<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Leicester City vs. Liverpool - 2/27/17 EPL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/02/27/leicester-city-vs-liverpool-2/27/17-epl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments Leicester City and Liverpool meet Monday in Premier League soccer action at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City could use a bounce back win here to snap a five-match losing streak and their last win came on New Year's Eve against West Ham. To get back in the win column, Leicester City has to find the back of the net, as The Foxes haven’t scored a goal in their last six Premier League matches, which is obviously a serious issue if they’re going to make a climb up the standings anytime soon. To make matters worse, Leicester City has scored just…

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Leicester City and Liverpool meet Monday in Premier League soccer action at the King Power Stadium.

Leicester City could use a bounce back win here to snap a five-match losing streak and their last win came on New Year's Eve against West Ham. To get back in the win column, Leicester City has to find the back of the net, as The Foxes haven’t scored a goal in their last six Premier League matches, which is obviously a serious issue if they’re going to make a climb up the standings anytime soon. To make matters worse, Leicester City has scored just one goal in their last eight Premier League matches. Overall, Jamie Vardy and Islam Slimani have combined for 10 goals while Riyad Mahrez has two assises. It goes without saying Leicester City needs to get off to a strong start in hopes of building confidence in this tough match.  

Liverpool enters this match in pretty good form and is fresh off a convincing 2-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool has now earned points in nine of its last 11 Premier League matches and is quickly positioning itself for a run at the top-four in the standings. Liverpool is getting the job done with an offense that’s scored at least one goal in 11 of its last 12 games and had nine shots on goal in its last match. Overall, Sadio Mané leads Liverpool with 11 goals, Roberto Firmino has eight goals and Adam Lallana has seven assists. Liverpool has earned points in nine of its last 10 Premier League matches. As long as the Reds control the ball and limit its opponents offensive looks, Liverpool will be in great shape.  

Liverpool waxed Leicester City in the last match back in September, 4-1, and is 3-1-1 in the last five matches overall. Leicester City’s only win over Liverpool in the last five matches came in February of last year. Four of the last five matches between these two teams have produced at least two goals.

With the way both teams are playing right now, this should be an easy win for Liverpool, as Leicester City can’t score at all and has been losing to teams less talented because of it. I like the Reds to win this match by at least two goals.

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Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:20:38 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=78149
<![CDATA[Bayern Leverkusen vs Athletico Madrid 21 Feb 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/02/21/bayern-leverkusen-vs-athletico-madrid-21-feb-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments Athletico Madrid topped their group and as a result of that they have the pleasure of playing the second leg of their tie at home. As a result they will be travelling to Germany this week as the Spanish Giants take on Bayern Leverkusen in a game that most Athletico Madrid fans will hope is an easy win for the side.
Athletico are not doing as well as they would have liked this season with the hopes of La Liga all but gone. That being said, the dream of the Champions League still exists and with the likes of Diego Godin and Antoine Griezeman in the side, it is still a real chance. They have…

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Athletico Madrid topped their group and as a result of that they have the pleasure of playing the second leg of their tie at home. As a result they will be travelling to Germany this week as the Spanish Giants take on Bayern Leverkusen in a game that most Athletico Madrid fans will hope is an easy win for the side.
Athletico are not doing as well as they would have liked this season with the hopes of La Liga all but gone. That being said, the dream of the Champions League still exists and with the likes of Diego Godin and Antoine Griezeman in the side, it is still a real chance. They have a pretty easy round of 16 draw and although a win here is not essential, they would like to get an advantage since leaving too much to do in the second leg can often be problematic. I am expecting a solid performance from Diego Simione and his team and I think they have what it takes to win the game quite comfortably.
Bayern Leverkusen will look to cause an upset and if they are to do so, they have to win at home. That being said, I do not see that happening since they German side have not been playing very good football lately and they are up against once of the most organized teams in football that also have some pretty big match winners and superstars. The home crowd in their best chance but I do not think it is enough to overcome the differences in quality so I expect them to lose.
Betting on the overall result is by far the way to go. We are getting a good enough price on Athletico Madrid to win and I would say that any sized wager on this is good enough. Along with that, the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet since both sides like to play defensively.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:36:02 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77411
<![CDATA[Manchester City vs Monaco 21 Feb 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/02/21/manchester-city-vs-monaco-21-feb-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments The Round of 16 continues in the Champions League as Manchester City take on French powerhouse Monaco. The First Leg will take place at the Eithihad and this will give the Sky Blues a chance to get settled and gain an advantage before heading to France where they will have to play the second leg of this tie.
Manchester City will be without the services of Gabriel Jesus who is out with injury but lucky for them they can simply ask upon the services of Sergio Aguero who is more than capable. If anything this improves the side and it will give the Argentine striker a chance to show the world…

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The Round of 16 continues in the Champions League as Manchester City take on French powerhouse Monaco. The First Leg will take place at the Eithihad and this will give the Sky Blues a chance to get settled and gain an advantage before heading to France where they will have to play the second leg of this tie.
Manchester City will be without the services of Gabriel Jesus who is out with injury but lucky for them they can simply ask upon the services of Sergio Aguero who is more than capable. If anything this improves the side and it will give the Argentine striker a chance to show the world once again why he is consider a world class player. Other than that, Manchester City need to sure up their defense and this will be important since not only do they have to win at home but they also have to avoid conceding goals at home because it could cause them problems with the away goal rule especially in the latter stages of this tie.
On the other hand, Monaco will also avoid giving away a big disadvantage and as a result we might not see the free flowing football that we know this team is capable of. As a result of these factors, I am expecting a pretty low scoring game and I am going to say that the under 2.5 goals is the best wager at the moment. We are getting a good price on this bet and as things look with the structure of this game, I think we are very likely of this outcome happening. If you are insintant on placing a wager on the outcome of the game, I am willing to say that the best bet is Manchester City since they are at home and Pep knows how to get the best out of his sides when it comes to big games.

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Mon, 20 Feb 2017 21:23:55 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=77408
<![CDATA[Manchester United vs Hull City 1 Feb 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/02/01/manchester-united-vs-hull-city-1-feb-2017-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments Manchester United will be at home at Old Trafford this week as the Red Devils take on Hull City in a game that both teams want to win. For Manchester United this is a game that they must win since all the top teams have been winning while for Hull City, any points they get from this game will make a huge road to them staying up and avoiding relegation this season.

Manchester United are starting to find some form and the transfers from the summer window such as Pogba and Ibrahamovic are starting to click. This will make this team a very scary proposition…

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Manchester United will be at home at Old Trafford this week as the Red Devils take on Hull City in a game that both teams want to win. For Manchester United this is a game that they must win since all the top teams have been winning while for Hull City, any points they get from this game will make a huge road to them staying up and avoiding relegation this season.

Manchester United are starting to find some form and the transfers from the summer window such as Pogba and Ibrahamovic are starting to click. This will make this team a very scary proposition and although the fear of coming to the red side of Manchester is still not as it once was, the fortress it once was is starting to appear again. This week the Red Devils will look to take a big win and I think they will be able to do that.

Hull on the other hand will know that they are under pressure and I think they will lose. This side know that all their rival teams got points this week and a win is the only way that they can keep up. That being said, away from home at Manchester United might be too much and thus I am expecting them to win.

We are getting a good price on the over 2.5 goals and I think this should be our best bet since I think United alone will be able to score more than three goals. This bet has good value and I think we should place a medium sized stake on it.

 

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Tue, 31 Jan 2017 20:42:55 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74441
<![CDATA[West Ham vs Manchester City 1 Feb 2017: EPL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/01/west-ham-vs-manchester-city-1-feb-2017-epl-preview-and-predictions#comments West Ham take on Manchester City in East London as life after Dmitri Payet begins for the Hammers. This is an important game for both sides because West Ham are in the process of rebuilding while for Manchester City they need to get three points if they want to keep up their title challenge.

Pep has been under a lot of scrutiny after his team’s recent performances have not been great. City did win on the weekend in the FA Cup against Crystal Palace but what the fans want is consistent wins in the Premier League and this will be the perfect opportunity…

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West Ham take on Manchester City in East London as life after Dmitri Payet begins for the Hammers. This is an important game for both sides because West Ham are in the process of rebuilding while for Manchester City they need to get three points if they want to keep up their title challenge.

Pep has been under a lot of scrutiny after his team’s recent performances have not been great. City did win on the weekend in the FA Cup against Crystal Palace but what the fans want is consistent wins in the Premier League and this will be the perfect opportunity for the team to do that. This side has great attacking options but at the back they are having a ton of problems so I think this will not be an easy game for them.

West Ham on the other hand are getting back in some form as some of their best players are returning from injury. That being said, they are up against one of the best teams in England, although out of form, it will still be a big task for them,

All in all, I think this is going to be a really tight game since Manchester City are the better team, but they have been out of form and they are also on the road. The home crowd should get West Ham going and although the atmosphere of Upton Park is no longer there, the new ground still full of Hammers and that should really boost the side. We are getting a good price on the draw and I think this is quite a likely outcome so this is for me the best bet in this game. Other than that, both teams to score is also a good bet since they both are capable of scoring and the Manchester City defensive has had its problems.

 

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:12:07 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74216
<![CDATA[Arsenal vs Watford 31st Jan 2017: EPL Cup Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/31/arsenal-vs-watford-31st-jan-2017-epl-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Arsenal are back in North London this week as they take on Watford in what is a game that the home team will want to win and will know that they have to win if they want to keep up their title fight. Watford on the other hand will also want to get something out of this game since points will come in handy at the end of the season for the Hornets in order to ensure that they don’t end up in a relegation battle come the last few weeks of the season.

Watford have not had the worst season so far but it is safe to say that they are not safe being only…

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Arsenal are back in North London this week as they take on Watford in what is a game that the home team will want to win and will know that they have to win if they want to keep up their title fight. Watford on the other hand will also want to get something out of this game since points will come in handy at the end of the season for the Hornets in order to ensure that they don’t end up in a relegation battle come the last few weeks of the season.

Watford have not had the worst season so far but it is safe to say that they are not safe being only 8 points above the relegation zone. They will know that every point is important so I am expecting them to put in a lot of fight but that is not going to result in much in my opinion since they are away from home and they are up against one of the best teams in the league in the form of Arsenal.

Arsenal will know that this should be an easy win for them and to be honest I think that will be the case. This side is one of the best at the moment and I expect a big win to be honest. Furthermore, I think that they should be able to keep a clean sheet so both teams not to score is the best bet that I can see in this game. In addition to that, the over 2.5 goals is also a good bet since I am expecting a 3-0 or 4-0 win to the gunners.  

 

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:28:25 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74204
<![CDATA[Liverpool vs Chelsea 31st Jan 2017: EPL Cup Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/31/liverpool-vs-chelsea-31st-jan-2017-epl-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments The biggest game this week in the English Premier League is to take place at Anfield as Liverpool play host to their rivals Chelsea. Both teams are real title contenders and this is set to be one of the best games this year.

Liverpool has had a bad run of form and their loss to Wolves a few days ago did not go down well with the fans. That being said, the Premier League is back and this will mean a lot more to the Anfield faithful and a win over Chelsea will surely get the crowd going again. This team has a lot of talent but their defense has been…

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The biggest game this week in the English Premier League is to take place at Anfield as Liverpool play host to their rivals Chelsea. Both teams are real title contenders and this is set to be one of the best games this year.

Liverpool has had a bad run of form and their loss to Wolves a few days ago did not go down well with the fans. That being said, the Premier League is back and this will mean a lot more to the Anfield faithful and a win over Chelsea will surely get the crowd going again. This team has a lot of talent but their defense has been a problem all season and with the likes of Diego Costa and Eden Hazard visiting, it could make things really hard for them.

Chelsea on the other hand are on red hot form and they will want to keep winning knowing that the title is now theirs to lose. This team has a great formation and their superstars are performing which is making Antonio Conte look like a genius. I think this will continue this week as the Chelsea attack will take advantage of a weak Liverpool defense.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price on betting on Chelsea to win outright. Chelsea are the better team and Liverpool are tired after playing two cup games and by losing both of them, the Reds are also looking disheartened. Chelsea on the other hand are much fresher and this should give them the edge come gameday. In addition to that bet, betting on the under 2.5 goals is also a good bet since these high profile matches generally are not high scoring.

 

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 01:04:17 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74201
<![CDATA[Swansea vs Southampton 31st Jan 2017: EPL Cup Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/31/swansea-vs-southampton-31st-jan-2017-epl-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Swansea are in a difficult position at the moment and they will need to improve if they are to avoid relegation this season. This week they are at home as Southampton makes the trip to Wales in an attempt to get three points. Both teams need the win for different reason and as a result this should be a game with a lot of fight and passion.

Southampton have a had a busy week with a lot of cup football and will hope that they get an easy game this week as they take on Swansea. Swansea are not a very good side but they are playing in Wales, at that…

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Swansea are in a difficult position at the moment and they will need to improve if they are to avoid relegation this season. This week they are at home as Southampton makes the trip to Wales in an attempt to get three points. Both teams need the win for different reason and as a result this should be a game with a lot of fight and passion.

Southampton have a had a busy week with a lot of cup football and will hope that they get an easy game this week as they take on Swansea. Swansea are not a very good side but they are playing in Wales, at that should make a big difference. The crowd in Wales is passionate about their team and I expect big support since these games need to be won in the Swans have a chance of not getting relegated come the end of the season.

Southampton are tired at the moment with the number of games they have played in the last seven days and I think this will have an effect on them as they travel again, this time to Wales. Granted their opponents are not the best, but I am going to put my neck out and say that they are not going to get all three points.

I am going to predict a draw. Southampton are the better team but they are tired and this game is in Wales so I think Swansea might just manage to get a point. We are getting an amazing price on this bet and I think this is by far the best bet for this game.

 

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:38:42 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74198
<![CDATA[Middlesbrough vs West Brom 31st Jan 2017: EPL Cup Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/31/middlesbrough-vs-west-brom-31st-jan-2017-epl-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Middlesbrough and West Brom are both sitting comfortably at the middle of the table at the moment and with not long left in this season, they will both attempt to do their best to get three points here to ensure they are not in any danger of relegation come the end of the season.

Middlesbrough spent a lot during the summer and after a lot of mixing and matching, a sense of unity is finally coming through this team. At the moment the currently sit at 16th spot, only 4 points above the relegation zone and so I think the pressure will definitely be…

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Middlesbrough and West Brom are both sitting comfortably at the middle of the table at the moment and with not long left in this season, they will both attempt to do their best to get three points here to ensure they are not in any danger of relegation come the end of the season.

Middlesbrough spent a lot during the summer and after a lot of mixing and matching, a sense of unity is finally coming through this team. At the moment the currently sit at 16th spot, only 4 points above the relegation zone and so I think the pressure will definitely be on since they know if they have a bad run now, a relegation battle will begin for them in a few weeks. They are going to be at home for this game and that makes them favorites in my books but it will tough for the side to break down the Tony Pullis system which they will need to do if they are to get 3 points on the night.

West Brom on the other hand are in 8th spot but as far as quality is concerned, I don’t think that they are that much better than their opponents in 16th spot. The advantage this side has though is the system that Pullis has implemented and that has given them a lot of success. They are going to be on the road for this game which will make things tougher but I think they will still be hard to beat.

I am going to predict a draw. West Brom know how not to lose while Middlesbrough want wins at home a lot more. Both teams are evenly matched and as a result this is my prediction. We are getting a good price on this bet so I think this is the number one option for a wager.

 

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Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:01:04 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74195
<![CDATA[Burnely vs Leicester City 31st Jan 2017: EPL Cup Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/01/31/burnely-vs-leicester-city-31st-jan-2017-epl-cup-preview-and-predictions#comments Burnley and Leicester City are both in relegations battles this season and as they face off this weekend, it will be a very important for both sides as they battle to stay up to spend another season in the top flight of English football.

Burnley will play host to the reigning champions and that will be a huge advantage for them since this side plays a considerable amount better at home than away from their home stadium. This week they will hope for a lot of the same since getting points here will be very important come the end of the season.

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Burnley and Leicester City are both in relegations battles this season and as they face off this weekend, it will be a very important for both sides as they battle to stay up to spend another season in the top flight of English football.

Burnley will play host to the reigning champions and that will be a huge advantage for them since this side plays a considerable amount better at home than away from their home stadium. This week they will hope for a lot of the same since getting points here will be very important come the end of the season.

Leicester City have fallen from the heavens and the fairytale of last season seems so far away. That being said, this team is still filled with some very talented players with the likes of King, Vardy and Mahrez still at the club. This week they will be away from the King Power Stadium and that will cost them their home support but I think they are good enough without them and with the pressure on now, I expect the big names to step up and get the team three points.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a really good price on the reigning champions to win this game outright and I am going to take it as my bet for this game. Aside from that, the under 2.5 goals is the other appealing wager since Leicester are away from home and Burnley have struggled to score so a 1-0 or 2-0 win are the two most likely outcomes.

 

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Sun, 29 Jan 2017 23:45:26 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=74192