<![CDATA[Soccer RSS Feed]]> en 120 <![CDATA[Universitatea Craiova vs AC Milan 27 July 2017: Europa League Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/27/universitatea-craiova-vs-ac-milan-27-july-2017-europa-league-preview-and-predictions#comments AC Milan will be making their much anticipated return to European football as they head to Romania to take on Romanian side, Universitatea Craiova. This is a knockout game and the first leg of this tie will be away from home for the one time Italian and European champions.

AC Milan have spent a lot of money this summer transfer window and it will be interesting to see how this has impacted the side. It is expected that the Italian side will be playing their strongest side.

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AC Milan will be making their much anticipated return to European football as they head to Romania to take on Romanian side, Universitatea Craiova. This is a knockout game and the first leg of this tie will be away from home for the one time Italian and European champions.

AC Milan have spent a lot of money this summer transfer window and it will be interesting to see how this has impacted the side. It is expected that the Italian side will be playing their strongest side.

As far as Universitatea Craiova is concerned, just playing against a side like AC Milan might just be a big step for this team. This side has great home support and are a good support at home but they are clearly a level below their opposition. A good performance at home is important

AC Milan on the other hand will look to have an easy win and get their season off to a good start. This is a very important season for AC Milan as they have spent a lot of money and they will want to make sure that they get some results from it. I think the defensive unit is looking good and although they are missing a striker at the moment, this team should be more than capable of getting the job done in this game.

I think we can expect AC Milan to win this game with ease and although we are not getting a great price, I think there are still some good bets in this game. AC Milan should score quite a lot and the over 2.5 goals makes sense as a result of that. Furthermore, I think the Italian side will keep a clean sheet so I am also going to suggest both team not to score as a bet.

 

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Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:06:50 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90276
<![CDATA[Inter Milan vs Bayern Munich 27 Jul 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/27/inter-milan-vs-bayern-munich-27-jul-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Bayern Munich take on Inter Milan in what should be a pretty good preseason friendly match. Inter Milan would have seen their cross-town rivals, AC Milan smash Bayern Munich a few days ago and they will hope they can do similar things in this game. Both sides will want to get some results since a winning mentality is important heading into the season.

Bayern Munich have had a dreadful start to the season as they have managed to lose many of their games. While it has been shown in the past that this does not count for much, it will be good for the…

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Bayern Munich take on Inter Milan in what should be a pretty good preseason friendly match. Inter Milan would have seen their cross-town rivals, AC Milan smash Bayern Munich a few days ago and they will hope they can do similar things in this game. Both sides will want to get some results since a winning mentality is important heading into the season.

Bayern Munich have had a dreadful start to the season as they have managed to lose many of their games. While it has been shown in the past that this does not count for much, it will be good for the German Champions to get a win and get some good, winning energy back into the side. This side looks like they will be losing Renato Sanchez but it seems like that will not bother them since they already have amazing depth in the team.

Inter Milan need to hold onto their star players but I think this might be hard with many big clubs such as Manchester United knocking at their door. Nevertheless, they still have them for this game and that seems like a bonus if you ask me. I think this game will test Inter Milan and it give them a good indication in where to further invest in this transfer window.

As far as this game is concerned, I am going to make a pick and back Inter Milan. Bayern Munich have been way too inconsistent for me this preseason and as a result I am not going to back them to win. We are getting a very good price on the Italians to win and as a result I am sure that is the best betting option for this game.

 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 03:06:51 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90204
<![CDATA[Real Madrid vs Manchester City 26 July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/26/real-madrid-vs-manchester-city-26-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Manchester City have been a big spending team once again this season and they will be put to the test this week as they take on Champions League winners and Spanish giants, Real Madrid. Both teams are filled with talent and it will be interesting to see how these sides fair up against each other when they take the pitch.

Manchester City need to sort out their defense since at the moment it looks like the pairing of Stones and Mangala will not do the trick. I think this team needs to invest in good center backs and that will change the entire complexion…

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Manchester City have been a big spending team once again this season and they will be put to the test this week as they take on Champions League winners and Spanish giants, Real Madrid. Both teams are filled with talent and it will be interesting to see how these sides fair up against each other when they take the pitch.

Manchester City need to sort out their defense since at the moment it looks like the pairing of Stones and Mangala will not do the trick. I think this team needs to invest in good center backs and that will change the entire complexion of the side. This team has invested in Walker and Mendy which were good purchases in my opinion so I think they are heading in the right direction.

Real Madrid on the other hand are a class act like they have always been. This team will look to build again in this window but as they currently are, they are still very good. Ronaldo is playing well and so is the likes of Modric and Isco. Bale is also back from injury so it will be critical that the Welsh superstar gets some game time in the preseason.

I think Real Madrid will be way too strong for Manchester City in this game and as a result I am going to predict that the Spanish side will win this game. We are getting a decent price on this bet so I am going to suggest that as the best bet for this match. The goals should also be flowing since City can’t defend so the over 2.5 goals also seems likely. Both teams to score also makes sense since both teams are capable of that.

 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 01:54:49 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90198
<![CDATA[PSG vs Juventus 26th July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/26/psg-vs-juventus-26th-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments PSG are trying to get Neymar as they believe that will allow them to win the Champions League. At the moment, they have to deal with the players that they have and that includes the likes of Di Maria and Lucas as they take on Italian Champions and Champions League runners-up side Juventus in this preseason friendly.

PSG will want to improve in their defensive half as the likes of Thiago Silva get ready for the season ahead. That being said, this team needs a lot of back up and improvements if they want to be one of the top teams in Europe. I think…

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PSG are trying to get Neymar as they believe that will allow them to win the Champions League. At the moment, they have to deal with the players that they have and that includes the likes of Di Maria and Lucas as they take on Italian Champions and Champions League runners-up side Juventus in this preseason friendly.

PSG will want to improve in their defensive half as the likes of Thiago Silva get ready for the season ahead. That being said, this team needs a lot of back up and improvements if they want to be one of the top teams in Europe. I think they will spend a lot more in this transfer window but at the moment it seems like they are not the finished product.

Juventus were hit with a big blow when Bonucci left the club meaning that there will be a hole in the defense of the Italian Champions. Other than that, this is still a very complete side with the likes of Dybala only getting better. I think they are going to we way too strong for PSG in this game and as a result I think we should appreciate this and place a bet on them winning.

We are getting a pretty good price on Juventus to win this game and this is my number one bet. I think in addition to that, the under 2.5 goals is also a good option since Juventus seem to be known to play games that are quite low scoring. I tihink a 1-0 or 2-0 Juventus win is the most likely result in this game.

 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:48:18 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90183
<![CDATA[Manchester United vs Barcelona 26 July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/26/manchester-united-vs-barcelona-26-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Paul Pogba and his Manchester United side take on Barcelona in what should be a pretty good preseason game. The Red Devils have added quite a lot of talent in this transfer window and they are heading in the right direction. That being said, they have had a very shaky start to the preseason campaign and they will want to change that around as fast as they possibly can.

FC Barcelona and their transfer window so far have been shadowed by the transfer saga of Brazilian superstar, Neymar. Neymar is wanting a move and PSG are interested but the move…

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Paul Pogba and his Manchester United side take on Barcelona in what should be a pretty good preseason game. The Red Devils have added quite a lot of talent in this transfer window and they are heading in the right direction. That being said, they have had a very shaky start to the preseason campaign and they will want to change that around as fast as they possibly can.

FC Barcelona and their transfer window so far have been shadowed by the transfer saga of Brazilian superstar, Neymar. Neymar is wanting a move and PSG are interested but the move is still doubtful. This game will be a chance for the Spanish Giants to show that they are not just made but of MSN and that they can compete without their star studded front three.

Manchester United need to provide more support to Lukaku. This will be their target for this game and I think if they get it right it can happen. Nevertheless, Barcelona are one of the best teams in the world and I don’t think they have what it takes to cause this kind of an upset. I think United need to improve a lot more if they are to compete with the likes of Barcelona.

All in all, I am going to predict that the Spanish team will win this game. We are getting a pretty good price on this bet and as a result that is the result that I am going to suggest betting on. The over 2.5 goals is also a good bet since United have a very poor defense and that could be exposed by the likes of Messi and Suarez in this game.

 

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Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:13:04 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90177
<![CDATA[Tottenham vs Roma 25th July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/25/tottenham-vs-roma-25th-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Tottenham take on Roma tomorrow in a game that should be a great to watch as a preseason friendly. Both sides have been a little quiet in the summer transfer window and as a result it will be good to see how these sides look as the face up on the pitch.

Roma are a good side but they have lost Salah to Liverpool in this transfer window and that is sure to cause them a bit of trouble in the attacking third. This side still has a lot of talent with the likes of Naingolan still at the club. Nevertheless, they will be tested against Tottenham in this…

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Tottenham take on Roma tomorrow in a game that should be a great to watch as a preseason friendly. Both sides have been a little quiet in the summer transfer window and as a result it will be good to see how these sides look as the face up on the pitch.

Roma are a good side but they have lost Salah to Liverpool in this transfer window and that is sure to cause them a bit of trouble in the attacking third. This side still has a lot of talent with the likes of Naingolan still at the club. Nevertheless, they will be tested against Tottenham in this game.

Spurs on the other hand are relying on their side from last year to improve and get them the title this year. This side is well built and their high pressing defense comprised of Alderwierld as Vertongen are doing a great job. This side are also solid going forward with the likes of Harry Kane, Christian Erikson and Dele Ali all turning into superstars. I think this team is going to do well and since they need to play their star players to get them warmed up, I think they will be more than good enough to get the win in this game.

As far as betting is concerned, we are getting a good enough price to bet on the result and as a result that is probably the best thing to do. In addition to this, I am also going for the under 2.5 goals since Spurs have a really good defense and I think with Salah gone Roma will be struggling to score at this stage of the preseason.

 

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Tue, 25 Jul 2017 00:52:46 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90099
<![CDATA[Chelsea vs Bayern Munich 25th July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/25/chelsea-vs-bayern-munich-25th-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments The champions of England take on the champions of Germany in what should be a great preseason game in the International Champions Cup. Both sides are filled with talent and both sides are improving so it will be very interesting to see how this game goes.

Bayern Munich have not had a great start to their preseason as the have lost both their games. Their loss to Arsenal in the opening game can be considered unlucky as they lost on penalties but their loss to AC Milan was a real eye opener. The Italian giants slotted four goals past Bayern Munich…

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The champions of England take on the champions of Germany in what should be a great preseason game in the International Champions Cup. Both sides are filled with talent and both sides are improving so it will be very interesting to see how this game goes.

Bayern Munich have not had a great start to their preseason as the have lost both their games. Their loss to Arsenal in the opening game can be considered unlucky as they lost on penalties but their loss to AC Milan was a real eye opener. The Italian giants slotted four goals past Bayern Munich and the 4-0 loss is something that the team really needs to improve from. It has to be said, that there is a lot of improvement left in this side but a win against Chelsea will definitely be on the Munich players minds to get some joy back to the fans.

Chelsea on the other hand are not a finished product but this team is surely improving and moving in the right direction. This team signed a great replacement for Diego Costa and although they failed to get Romalu Lukaku, I think they ended up with a much more complete player in Morata. As far as this game is concerned, I like the team's chances of winning since they seem to playing quite well at the moment.

I am prediction Chelsea to win this game and that should be a pretty good bet to make since we are actually getting a very good price. I think that both teams to score is also a good bet since neither sets of defensive units are at peak yet and that will allow for a lot of goals to be conceded.

 

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Mon, 24 Jul 2017 06:54:54 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90057
<![CDATA[Inter Milan vs Lyon 24 Jul 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/23/inter-milan-vs-lyon-23-jul-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Preseason is well under way for the big teams in Europe and today we will get an opportunity to see Inter Milan in action as the Italian side take on French outfit, Lyon. While neither side have had massive transfer windows, there is a lot to hope from the fans nonetheless and it will be interesting to see how these two teams go in this week's game.

Lyon lost a big superstar this summer with Lacazette leaving the French side to use his skills in the Premier League at Arsenal. This is leaving a big hole in the center of attack for the French side…

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Preseason is well under way for the big teams in Europe and today we will get an opportunity to see Inter Milan in action as the Italian side take on French outfit, Lyon. While neither side have had massive transfer windows, there is a lot to hope from the fans nonetheless and it will be interesting to see how these two teams go in this week's game.

Lyon lost a big superstar this summer with Lacazette leaving the French side to use his skills in the Premier League at Arsenal. This is leaving a big hole in the center of attack for the French side and it will be interesting to see who the likes of Depay and Fekir turn to when they are in need of a goal.

On the other side of the coin, Inter Milan have been overshadowed by their rival team, AC Milan, this transfer window and the team will look to fight back and get a win here to show their stature. This team has quality and they have improved and I am hoping that they can show that in this fixture.

I am going to go for Inter Milan to get the win here. The Italian side are better on paper and Lyon are not a complete side at the moment. We are getting a decent price on this bet and as a result I think it is the best betting option. In regards to the number of goals being scored, I think the over 2.5 goals is a better bet since in these early preseason game, the defenses have not been up to scratch. I am expecting a 4-2 scoreline so both teams to score is a bet that is also worthy of attention.  

 

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Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:56:59 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=90048
<![CDATA[Arsenal vs Chelsea 22nd July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/22/arsenal-vs-chelsea-22nd-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Arsenal take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly in what should be a great London derby away from the English capital. Both teams are making additions to their sides and it will be interesting to see how they perform at this stage on the pre-season.

Arsenal have made some new signings that are yet to have hit the ground running. This team did manage to get a win over Bayern Munich a few days ago on penalties but they need to improve a lot more if they are to compete this season in the Premier League. Lacazette in still settling in but he seems…

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Arsenal take on Chelsea in a pre-season friendly in what should be a great London derby away from the English capital. Both teams are making additions to their sides and it will be interesting to see how they perform at this stage on the pre-season.

Arsenal have made some new signings that are yet to have hit the ground running. This team did manage to get a win over Bayern Munich a few days ago on penalties but they need to improve a lot more if they are to compete this season in the Premier League. Lacazette in still settling in but he seems to be a great addition and his partnership with Ozil looks like one which can produce great things for the North London side. This team still needs to sure up their defense and there is a lot of work to do but there seems to be signs of improvement.

Chelsea have signed Moratta and although he is not to feature in this game, he is a big signing. This team is building well and I am sure they will do great things in the future. This game seems like a game where they will be testing their young players so I think they don’t care enough for this game to win.

We are getting a good price on Arsenal to win this game and as a result I think it is the right bet to make. The over 2.5 goals is also a decent bet but I think betting on Arsenal is a better bet.

 

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:33:56 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=89910
<![CDATA[AC Milan vs Bayern Munich 22 July 2017: ICC Preview and Predictions]]> https://sportschatplace.com/soccer-picks/2017/07/22/ac-milan-vs-bayern-munich-22-july-2017-icc-preview-and-predictions#comments Bayern Munich take on AC Milan in China in the next match of the International Champions Cup. Both teams lost their first game with Bayern Munich losing their first game to Arsenal on penalty shoot-outs while AC Milan were beaten 3-1 by German side Borussia Dortmund. While these games don’t mean much to either side, they will be a chance for the teams to get some much needed practise.

AC Milan are expected to get some more of their new additions on the pitch and it will be interesting to see how the team starts to shape up as we slowly approach…

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Bayern Munich take on AC Milan in China in the next match of the International Champions Cup. Both teams lost their first game with Bayern Munich losing their first game to Arsenal on penalty shoot-outs while AC Milan were beaten 3-1 by German side Borussia Dortmund. While these games don’t mean much to either side, they will be a chance for the teams to get some much needed practise.

AC Milan are expected to get some more of their new additions on the pitch and it will be interesting to see how the team starts to shape up as we slowly approach the start of the season. Bonucci has made his way to China and it is expected he will wear the AC Milan shirt for the first time in this game. Milan should do pretty well in this game but Bayern Munich are a great side so it will be interesting to watch this game.

Bayern are testing some of their new players and this team is looking pretty good. Granted they lost to Arsenal, this side is still a class act. Whether or not they win this game is unclear but I think they should play well.

All in all we are not getting a great price on Bayern Munich and I don’t trust AC Milan enough to place a bet on them as a result we should be betting on the number of goals being scored. I think this will be a high scoring game and as a result  I am going to make a bet on the over 2.5 goals and take it as a banker bet.

 

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Sat, 22 Jul 2017 00:22:29 -0400 https://sportschatplace.com/index.php?id=89901