<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[West Bromwich Albion vs. Arsenal - 3/18/17 EPL Pick, Odds, and Prediction]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/03/18/west-bromwich-albion-vs-arsenal-3/18/17-epl-pick-odds-and-prediction#comments West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal meet Saturday in Premier League soccer action at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion head into this game earning points in five of their last seven EPL matches but has lost its last two matches. West Brom has been outscored 5-0 in its last two matches with the last time finding the back of the net came February 25 against Bournemouth. The good news for West Brom is that it’s only a matter of time before the mini drought ends, as this team has five players with at least four goals scored. Salomón Rondón leads West…

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West Bromwich Albion and Arsenal meet Saturday in Premier League soccer action at The Hawthorns.

West Bromwich Albion head into this game earning points in five of their last seven EPL matches but has lost its last two matches. West Brom has been outscored 5-0 in its last two matches with the last time finding the back of the net came February 25 against Bournemouth. The good news for West Brom is that it’s only a matter of time before the mini drought ends, as this team has five players with at least four goals scored. Salomón Rondón leads West Bromwich Albion with seven goals, Gareth McAuley has six goals and Matthew Phillips has eight assists. West Bromwich Albion have earned points in each of their last 12 EPL matches when scoring at least one goal.

Arsenal has been able to enjoy two weeks off after its match against Leicester City was postponed and has played just one match overall since February 11. Despite the rest, Arsenal has earned points in six of its last nine EPL matches and hasn’t been shutout since October of 2016. When you have an offensive attack led by Alexis Sánchez, Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud (a combined 33 goals scored), you’re going to stay in games and give yourself a chance to win anytime you take the field. The concern with Arsenal is on the defensive end, as this team has allowed two or more goals in three of its last four games. Petr Cech has come away with 78 saves and has allowed 31 goals.

Arsenal has won the last two meetings against West Bromwich Albion and four of the last five overall. In fact, West Brom has been shutout in three of the last five meetings against Arsenal. It’s last victory over Arsenal came in November of 2015. Three of the last four meetings overall have produced at least two goals.

I like Arsenal and the cheap price here, as it’s the team in better form, is better offensively, has owned the history and has a nice rest advantage with just one match in the last several weeks. This is a match Arsenal should be able to win.

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 14:56:25 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=80747
<![CDATA[Monaco vs Man City 15th March 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/03/15/monaco-vs-man-city-15th-march-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments The second leg of the Champions League is set to take place this week as Manchester City play as visitors to Monaco in a game where the English Premier League will look for its second team to qualify to the round of 16. Monaco will be a hard challenge for the Sky Blues who conceded three away goals in the first leg but still managed to come away with a 2 goal advantage which I am sure will come in handy in the second leg tie.

Monaco are one of the most talented sides in Europe but they lack big match players and that might be a problem for them…

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The second leg of the Champions League is set to take place this week as Manchester City play as visitors to Monaco in a game where the English Premier League will look for its second team to qualify to the round of 16. Monaco will be a hard challenge for the Sky Blues who conceded three away goals in the first leg but still managed to come away with a 2 goal advantage which I am sure will come in handy in the second leg tie.

Monaco are one of the most talented sides in Europe but they lack big match players and that might be a problem for them come this tie. In the last match, they led the match and a team with experience would know how to hold on to this lead but that was not the case and they ended up losing that match. I think this similar feature will cost them again and I think it might be what what will stop them from making the next stage of the competition.

Manchester City on the other hand have the experience in players such as Yaya Toure and Sergio Aguero. This team has won big tournaments in the past and their manager is one of the best in the world. I think that Manchester City will handle the pressure well and get through with their two goal lead to make themselves the second team from England in the quarter finals of the Champions League.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good price on the draw and I think this will be a good results. Manchester City are the better team but they are away from home so I think we can get a good bet in on the draw. We are getting a good price on this wager and as a result I think it is the way to go.

 

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Wed, 15 Mar 2017 04:56:17 -0400 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=80735
<![CDATA[Arsenal vs Bayern Munich 7th March 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/03/07/arsenal-vs-bayern-munich-7th-march-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments Arsenal are looking like they will be eliminated again as they are down by many goals as they head to the Emirates in a game which is almost a dead rubber for both sides. That being said, this is still the Champions League and it will mean something to everyone so this might not be the worst game to watch.

Arsenal are in real trouble and with the issues they are having with the likes of Alexis Sanchez of the field is going to make things hard. We are getting reports from North London talking about training ground fight between Wenger and some of…

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Arsenal are looking like they will be eliminated again as they are down by many goals as they head to the Emirates in a game which is almost a dead rubber for both sides. That being said, this is still the Champions League and it will mean something to everyone so this might not be the worst game to watch.

Arsenal are in real trouble and with the issues they are having with the likes of Alexis Sanchez of the field is going to make things hard. We are getting reports from North London talking about training ground fight between Wenger and some of his star players. This was reflected in their game against Liverpool on the weekend and I think that this might continue midweek as things like this are not solved so easily. I think Arsenal will lose again at home and it might be a bad loss since the morale seems to be gone from the Gunners.

Bayern Munich on the other hand a will be professional as usual. This side might not play their best team but the reserves of this side include the likes of Thomas Muller and Renato Sanchez so I am expecting a good performance from them regardless. This team at the moment is the favorite to win the Champions League and it is hard to argue against that.

I think betting on Bayern Munich is not a bad bet but too be honest I think the over 2.5 goals is a better bet. Goals will be flowing if the first leg was an indication and I think it will be a repeat so any sized stake on this wager is understandable.

 

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 14:06:10 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=79517
<![CDATA[Napoli vs Real Madrid 7th March 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> http://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/03/07/napoli-vs-real-madrid-7th-march-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments The Champions League is back this week and Real Madrid will look to complete the job that they started at home by holding of Napoli at Naples in the second leg of their Round of 16 Champions League clash. This game should be a good one as both sides are of exceptional skill and talent and I am expecting Napoli to give it a huge fight in front of their home crowd.

Napoli are one of the best attacking teams in Europe and the likes of Dres Merten and Lorenzo Insingne are dominating other teams at the moment Furthermore, they have a solid midfield…

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The Champions League is back this week and Real Madrid will look to complete the job that they started at home by holding of Napoli at Naples in the second leg of their Round of 16 Champions League clash. This game should be a good one as both sides are of exceptional skill and talent and I am expecting Napoli to give it a huge fight in front of their home crowd.

Napoli are one of the best attacking teams in Europe and the likes of Dres Merten and Lorenzo Insingne are dominating other teams at the moment Furthermore, they have a solid midfield and skillful backline which will cause Madrid a lot of challenges like they did in the first leg of the tie.

Real Madrid on the other hand are a class act but they will know that they might get in trouble if they are not careful. At the moment, the Spanish Giants are comfortably placed with a 2 goal advantage but Napoli does have an away goal and they are not out of the game yet. The big names should be back and Benzema seems to have picked up some form so I think we should be getting a good performance.

I think we can expect a close game since Real Madrid will try that and I think Napoli will manage to get a draw. I think 1-1 or 2-2 are the most likely outcomes and we are getting a good price on this so this is by far the best bet. Other than this, both teams to score is the other good bet and I think this has some good value in it as well.

 

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Mon, 06 Mar 2017 13:51:59 -0500 http://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=79514
<![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