<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Tottenham Hotspur @ Real Madrid 10/17/2017 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Pick]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/17/tottenham-hotspur-real-madrid-10/17/2017-uefa-champions-league-preview-odds-and-pick#comments  Another cracking match up in the Champions League on Tuesday will see Tottenham Hotspur travel to Spain to take on the defending Champions Real Madrid. This one has all the makings of a classic.

Are Tottenham a genuine contender in the Champions League? all will be revealed on Tuesday night when the London side take on the defending Champions Real Madrid in the Bernabeau. Tottenham have had a stuttering start to their Premier League campaign but are off to a flyer in the Champions League with two impressive displays against Borussia Dortmund and Apoel. Harry Kane after struggling through…

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 Another cracking match up in the Champions League on Tuesday will see Tottenham Hotspur travel to Spain to take on the defending Champions Real Madrid. This one has all the makings of a classic.

Are Tottenham a genuine contender in the Champions League? all will be revealed on Tuesday night when the London side take on the defending Champions Real Madrid in the Bernabeau. Tottenham have had a stuttering start to their Premier League campaign but are off to a flyer in the Champions League with two impressive displays against Borussia Dortmund and Apoel. Harry Kane after struggling through August just can not stop scoring at the moment with nine goals in his last eight appearances. Delli Ali, Erikson and Son will need to provide the ammunition for Kane from the midfield but all three are in good form and Mauricio Pochettino's men have consistently created chances regardless of the quality of the opposition. At the back Tottenham are strong as well a solid goalkeeper in Lloris protected by the Premier League's best defence from last season. While Kyle Walker departed to Manchester City he has not been missed defensively with Kieren Trippier filling in aptly. Alderweireld, Sanchez and Vertonghen make up the rest of a really solid back four who have the pace to deal with Cristiano Ronaldo and co.

Opposing Tottenham on Tuesday will be the best team in Europe. Cristiano Ronaldo et al have had a stuttering start to their La Liga defence, partially because Ronaldo missed 4 games through suspension. Madrid dropped four points during his absence and are playing catch up to the fast starting Barcelona. With Gareth Bale missing through injury Asensio is getting an extended run in the side, the young Spaniard has looked exceptional at times and could be a superstar. Zinedine Zidane has an abundance of attacking players and needs to get the balance correct. Isco and Modric will be key in the creativity department but they will face a tough task against the hard tackling constant running of Wanyama and Dembele. 

I like lots of things about this game but I'm not convinced that Real Madrid should be such overwhelming favourites. I like Tottenham to keep this one tight for long periods, while I'm not sure that Tottenham can win the game outright I do think they may be able to come away from Madrid with a point. I'm going to take Tottenham on the first half handicap, I think Spurs can definitely frustrate Real Madrid in the first half and possibly even nick a goal. 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 06:09:34 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97661
<![CDATA[Napoli @ Manchester City 10/17/2017 UEFA Champions League Preview, Odds & Pick]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/17/napoli-manchester-city-10/17/2017-uefa-champions-league-preview-odds-and-pick#comments One of the games of the week in the Champions League will see a redhot and inform Napoli travel to the Ethiad to take on an equally impressive Manchester City.

Napoli have started the Serie A season on fire, winning all eight of their opening games. The only blotch on Napoli's resume this season was a loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, a strange loss given Napoli played well but just couldnt find the net early, something that hasnt been a problem for them since. With Insigne, Callejon, Hamsik and the sensational Mertens Napoli have a strike force that will trouble any…

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One of the games of the week in the Champions League will see a redhot and inform Napoli travel to the Ethiad to take on an equally impressive Manchester City.

Napoli have started the Serie A season on fire, winning all eight of their opening games. The only blotch on Napoli's resume this season was a loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League, a strange loss given Napoli played well but just couldnt find the net early, something that hasnt been a problem for them since. With Insigne, Callejon, Hamsik and the sensational Mertens Napoli have a strike force that will trouble any team on their day. Defensively Napoli have been somewhat guilty of giving up cheap goals against lesser opposition but when playing the top teams such as Roma at the weekend Napoli have been able to shut the door. Napoli are one of the most exciting teams in Europe this season and they will have no fear of playing Manchester City on Tuesday night.

What I have said about Napoli above can equally translate to Manchester City. City have had a terrific start to the Premier League season. Pep Guardiola's side are looking more and more like a Pep side, riveting going forward, slightly suspect at the back. With Sergio Aguero, David Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Gabrile Jesus this is a team with flair, creativity and goals. Guardiola was able to rest Sergio Aguero this weekend as the Argentine attacker had a slight strain, did City miss their top scorer? No is the answer as they put seven past Stoke City. Gabriel Jesus, Leroy Sane, Raheem Sterling , David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne ripped Stoke apart and showed no mercy. This is a tougher game for City but the way they are playing right now it's difficult to see how anyone can stop City scoring.

Terrific encounter instore for everyone on Tuesday, while people will talk about the potential clash of the week being Real Madrid and Tottenham I think from a pure entertainment point of view this one is going to be very tough to beat. I'm going to take Napoli +0.5 on the first half handicap, while City were exceptional at the weekend I believe Napoli can score early and should be able to avoid conceding two in the first half. 

 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 05:37:49 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97658
<![CDATA[Manchester United vs Benfica 18 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/18/manchester-united-vs-benfica-18-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments Portuguese side Benfica will take on Manchester United at home this week in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United will hope to get an easy three points this week while Benfica will hope to cause an upset at home with the aid of their home fans.

Benfica have not started their Champions League campaigns well having lost both of their games. The loss to Basel was a big loss and that was the most concerning for the side. This will not be an easy game for the home side but they will hope to use their fans to get an added boost. When comparing…

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Portuguese side Benfica will take on Manchester United at home this week in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United will hope to get an easy three points this week while Benfica will hope to cause an upset at home with the aid of their home fans.

Benfica have not started their Champions League campaigns well having lost both of their games. The loss to Basel was a big loss and that was the most concerning for the side. This will not be an easy game for the home side but they will hope to use their fans to get an added boost. When comparing players, they have the weaker squad by far but the home crowd has done bigger aids in the past.

Manchester United have been in incredible form and I think that this season they are looking like they can beat any team in the world. I think they will hope to win this game will ease and if they want to, they will do that. Lukaku is looking dangerous while he has been supported well by the likes of Martial, Rashford and Herrera. This should be a game where the Red Devils get three points and I see them doing that, even though they are away from home in Portugal.

As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting the right price to bet on Manchester United to win this game and as a result we should not place this bet. That being said, the value in this game is in regards to the over 2.5 goals. United have been scoring freely and that should not stop so I like this bet very much.

 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:46:55 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97652
<![CDATA[Manchester United vs Benfica 18 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/18/manchester-united-vs-benfica-18-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments Portuguese side Benfica will take on Manchester United at home this week in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United will hope to get an easy three points this week while Benfica will hope to cause an upset at home with the aid of their home fans.

Benfica have not started their Champions League campaigns well having lost both of their games. The loss to Basel was a big loss and that was the most concerning for the side. This will not be an easy game for the home side but they will hope to use their fans to get an added boost. When comparing…

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Portuguese side Benfica will take on Manchester United at home this week in the UEFA Champions League. Manchester United will hope to get an easy three points this week while Benfica will hope to cause an upset at home with the aid of their home fans.

Benfica have not started their Champions League campaigns well having lost both of their games. The loss to Basel was a big loss and that was the most concerning for the side. This will not be an easy game for the home side but they will hope to use their fans to get an added boost. When comparing players, they have the weaker squad by far but the home crowd has done bigger aids in the past.

Manchester United have been in incredible form and I think that this season they are looking like they can beat any team in the world. I think they will hope to win this game will ease and if they want to, they will do that. Lukaku is looking dangerous while he has been supported well by the likes of Martial, Rashford and Herrera. This should be a game where the Red Devils get three points and I see them doing that, even though they are away from home in Portugal.

As far as betting is concerned, we are not getting the right price to bet on Manchester United to win this game and as a result we should not place this bet. That being said, the value in this game is in regards to the over 2.5 goals. United have been scoring freely and that should not stop so I like this bet very much.

 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:46:55 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97655
<![CDATA[Chelsea vs Roma 18 October 2017: UCL Preview and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/18/chelsea-vs-roma-18-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-prediction#comments Chelsea take on Roma in what should be a great game in the UEFA Champions League. The game will take place at Stamford Bridge meaning that Chelsea will be the home side for this game. A win in this game will be important for both teams so I am expecting a strong and interesting game.

Chelsea had an embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace on the weekend and the West London side will want to bounce back quickly from that. This team is missing a lot of players due to injury and they will need to deal with that if they are to beat Roma this week. The defense…

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Chelsea take on Roma in what should be a great game in the UEFA Champions League. The game will take place at Stamford Bridge meaning that Chelsea will be the home side for this game. A win in this game will be important for both teams so I am expecting a strong and interesting game.

Chelsea had an embarrassing loss to Crystal Palace on the weekend and the West London side will want to bounce back quickly from that. This team is missing a lot of players due to injury and they will need to deal with that if they are to beat Roma this week. The defense is still looking solid and that is something that will encourage the Blues. Morata should also be back for this game but they might be still missing Kante who is a critical part of the side.

Roma are looking in good form and the side will want to get a win here since it will give them a massive boost in regards to getting to the next stage of the tournament and also in regards to winning this group. Roma are well balanced and the side looks in good form so I think they have what it takes to get a point in London.

While Chelsea are at home, judging by form, I don’t see them winning. I am going to predict that this game ends in a draw and that is the best bet in my opinion. In addition to that, I am going to also predict the under 2.5 goals which might get home since this is a big game and both sides will want to defend.  

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:36:18 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97649
<![CDATA[Bayern Munich vs Celtic 18 October 2017: UCL Preview and Prediction]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/18/bayern-munich-vs-celtic-18-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-prediction#comments Bayern Munich will be at home this week in the UEFA Champions League as the German champions take on the Scottish Champions, Celtic. This is a big game for both sides since another loss will be detrimental for Celtic while a loss for Bayern Munich will be even more problematic after they were beaten by PSG in their last outing.

Celtic were never really expected to make it out of this group but the side will still have hope of getting a result here since it will make an impact. In the domestic stage, Celtic are dominant but unfortunately, they are…

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Bayern Munich will be at home this week in the UEFA Champions League as the German champions take on the Scottish Champions, Celtic. This is a big game for both sides since another loss will be detrimental for Celtic while a loss for Bayern Munich will be even more problematic after they were beaten by PSG in their last outing.

Celtic were never really expected to make it out of this group but the side will still have hope of getting a result here since it will make an impact. In the domestic stage, Celtic are dominant but unfortunately, they are no challenge for the big teams in Europe. At home, Celtic might be a force but away in Germany, I don’t think that they have a real chance of getting a result in this game.

Bayern Munich recently fired their manager and now the pressure is really on the side and the whole club set up. This should be an easy win for the German side but they have not been in great form and that is something that will be playing on their mind. This is a quality team and they want to do well in Europe and with all that analysis, I think they will win here.

Unfortunately, we are not getting a great price on this bet and as a result, I am not suggesting betting on Bayern Munich winning this game. That being said, there is still tons of good bets which can be made for this game and the best option is the over 2.5 goals. Bayern Munich should score more than 2.5 goals on their own and as a result, this bet makes a lot of sense.

 

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 03:43:35 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97646
<![CDATA[RB Leipzig vs Porto 17 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/17/rb-leipzig-vs-porto-17-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments RB Leipzig will be in action this week as they take on FC Porto in their home ground in Germany. This is will be an important game for both sides since it is an opportunity for the teams to get some much-needed points and boost their chances of getting a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

RB Leipzig are coming off a huge win in their domestic league as they won against Borussia Dortmund away from home. That is a big performance and the side will be feeling very confident after that. FC Porto will present another test for this…

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RB Leipzig will be in action this week as they take on FC Porto in their home ground in Germany. This is will be an important game for both sides since it is an opportunity for the teams to get some much-needed points and boost their chances of getting a spot in the round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.

RB Leipzig are coming off a huge win in their domestic league as they won against Borussia Dortmund away from home. That is a big performance and the side will be feeling very confident after that. FC Porto will present another test for this young side, but they have been able to do well so far. Timo Werner, Emil Forsberg, and Naby Keita have been the three stand out players for the club and at the moment, they will need to lead the side once again.

FC Porto had a big loss in their previous game of this group stage and they will know that they have to win if they want to qualify for the next stage. Playing away from home is never easy, especially in Germany where the home crowds create a massive atmosphere. This is a game where they will need to play on the counter, otherwise, the high pressing game of RB Leipzig will be too much for them.

All in all, I am going to go for the home side. RB Leipzig are in good form and at home, they should be good enough to get the three points. We are getting a pretty good price on this bet and as a result, I think that it is the best option in relation to betting.

 

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:20:03 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97526
<![CDATA[Real Madrid vs Tottenham 17 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/17/real-madrid-vs-tottenham-17-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments The Santiago Bernabeu will be treated to football this week as the UEFA Champions League sees Real Madrid host Tottenham in what should be an incredible game of football. It is easy to say that this is the group of death and as a result, both sides will not be taking any games to chance and that should mean a really good game of football.

Real Madrid have not been looking their best but they managed to get three points on the weekend and that will be a boost for the Spanish Giants. This game against Spurs will be a big test for Ronaldo and his…

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The Santiago Bernabeu will be treated to football this week as the UEFA Champions League sees Real Madrid host Tottenham in what should be an incredible game of football. It is easy to say that this is the group of death and as a result, both sides will not be taking any games to chance and that should mean a really good game of football.

Real Madrid have not been looking their best but they managed to get three points on the weekend and that will be a boost for the Spanish Giants. This game against Spurs will be a big test for Ronaldo and his side since Tottenham are full of quality. It will also be a chance for Gareth Bale to get some goals against his old side. Tottenham have a very solid defense which means it will not be easy for Real Madrid to break them down, even at home.

Tottenham, on the other hand, will see this as an opportunity to beat one of the biggest clubs in the world and make in impact. Harry Kane is in incredible form and he is well supported by the likes of Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Erik Lamela. Playing away against Real Madrid will not be an easy task but I think they will have what it takes to cause the reigning champions some problems.

I am going to predict that this game ends in a draw. We are getting a really good price on this bet and as result, I think it is the best option. In addition to that, I also like the under 2.5 goals since Tottenham might just park the bus in this big game.  

 

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 09:09:16 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97523
<![CDATA[Manchester City vs Napoli 17 October 2017: UCL Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/17/manchester-city-vs-napoli-17-october-2017-ucl-preview-and-predictions#comments Two of the most in-form teams in Europe will clash this week in the Champions League as Manchester City will play host to Italian side, Napoli. This is a group that will be challenging for all teams in it and all the teams will want to top it so I am expecting a good performance from the teams in this game.

Napoli are a team that are in great form and it looks like they might have what it takes to win the title in Italy this season.The likes of Dres Mertens and others add a lot of pace and skill to the side while they also have a solid defense…

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Two of the most in-form teams in Europe will clash this week in the Champions League as Manchester City will play host to Italian side, Napoli. This is a group that will be challenging for all teams in it and all the teams will want to top it so I am expecting a good performance from the teams in this game.

Napoli are a team that are in great form and it looks like they might have what it takes to win the title in Italy this season.The likes of Dres Mertens and others add a lot of pace and skill to the side while they also have a solid defense and midfield to back the attackers. In this team, they will look to use their wingers and that will challenge Manchester City who are missing their starting wingbacks at the moments.

On the other hand, Manchester City looks like a well-oiled machine. David Silva and Kevin De Bruyne are creating chances and Gabriel Jesus, Raheem Sterling and others are finishing them. They looked dominant on the weekend and they will hope to perform a similar performance this week in the Champions League. Napoli will be a big test for this side since they are of a much higher level than Stoke City but at home, I am expecting them to win the game.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a very short price on the home side to win this game and as a result, I am not betting on it. That being said, there is still a ton of value in this game. Both teams are good at scoring so the over 2.5 goals and both teams to score bets are both good options in my opinion.

 

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:59:11 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97517
<![CDATA[Leicester City vs West Bromwich Albion 10/16/2017 Premier League Preview, Odds and Pick]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/10/16/leicester-city-vs-west-bromwich-albion-10/16/2017-premier-league-preview-odds-and-pick#comments Monday night football comes to us from the King Power Stadium in Leicester with the visitors West Bromwich Albion looking for their first win in over a month.

West Brom started the season very strong. Tony Puis side won their opening two games but have picked up just three points in their next five games. The baggies will always be hard to beat under Pulis but winning games requires scoring goals and West Brom have struggled to do that this season scoring more than one goal on just one occasion this season, up front are where the struggles are with Kanu, Rodriguez and Rondon managing…

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Monday night football comes to us from the King Power Stadium in Leicester with the visitors West Bromwich Albion looking for their first win in over a month.

West Brom started the season very strong. Tony Puis side won their opening two games but have picked up just three points in their next five games. The baggies will always be hard to beat under Pulis but winning games requires scoring goals and West Brom have struggled to do that this season scoring more than one goal on just one occasion this season, up front are where the struggles are with Kanu, Rodriguez and Rondon managing just two goals between them. West Brom have a work horse type of team. Mclean, the Irish hero from the midweek internationals will provide alot of direct running and can be a source of goals in the right situations. West Brom have injury doubts over Robson Kanu, Chadli and Morrison.

Leicester City find themselves in the relegation zone, the darling story of 2016 when they were the fairytale winners of the Premier League have struggled again at the start of this season. Are Leicester City a relegation zone team or a top ten team? Looking at their squad I would say they have top ten talent if they perform to the best of their ability. Leicester though are definitely reliant on their live wire striker Jamie Vardy and he is carrying an injury after the international break and may miss this game Rhiad Mahrez and Okazaki will provide the threats up front if Vardy is missing. This is a team that needs all of its stars to play well in order to be successful.

This one has draw written all over it in my opinion. I like West Brom to come to the King Power and frustrate Leicester and I am not sure that either team will have enough firepower to win it outright. Just the one unit on a Monday night draw.

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 21:48:04 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=97346