Pick 2018 Jul 20
Dukla Prague - Viktoria Plzen
Free Pick 2018 Jun 16
Orgryte IS v Norrby IF
Orgryte IS & Over 2.5 (Result / Total Goals) @ 2.100
Football / Sweden / Kick off: 16 Jun 2018, 16:00
Orgryte'  overall /  home - vs - 'Norrby'  overall /  away.
ASD Rates :
'Orgryte' 302 pts by Overall results, with 25 points per games.
Summary ASD rates of opponents in Last 4 matches 6.
'Norrby' have -100 pts by Overall results and with -8 points per games.
Summary ASD rates of opponents in Last 4 matches 9.
Trends of teams :
'Orgryte' on Up-trend with 1 ppg in last 4 matches and goal balance 10-8.
'Norrby' on Down-trend, with -17 ppg in last 4 matches and with goal balance 2-8.
H2H stats :
1W-0D-1L3-6 gg by overall results
1W-0D-0L 2-1 gg by results on stadium of host
Free Pick 2018 Jun 13
Toronto FC - D.C. United
'Toronto FC'  place by overall results,  place by results at home matches only - vs - 'D.C. United'  place by overall results,  place by results at away matches.
ASD Rates :
'Toronto FC' -254 pts by Overall results, with -20 points per games.
Summary ASD rates of opponents in Last 4 matches +81 ppg
'D.C. United' have -58 pts by Overall results and with -5 points per games.
Summary ASD rates of opponents in Last 4 matches -50 ppg
Trends of teams :
'Toronto FC' on Up-trend with 10 ppg in last 4 matches and goal balance 7-5.
'D.C. United' on Down-trend, with 0 ppg in last 4 matches and with goal balance 7-7.
H2H stats :
7W-3D-6L21-19 gg by overall results
4W-1D-4L 13-9 gg by results on stadium of host
Specifics of the match :
* - last match at home lost -
'Toronto FC' in last two year has play 5 matches of this nature like today. Host won 4 time with Win rate 80.00% and summary profit 1.15 unit.
Free Pick 2018 Jun 9
Shamrock Rovers - Bray Wanderers
'Shamrock Rovers'  place by overall results,  place by results at home matches only - vs - 'Bray Wanderers'  place by overall results,  place by results at away matches.
ELO Rrates :
'Shamrock Rovers' -31 pts by Overall results, with -6 points per games,
'Bray Wanderers' have -180 pts by Overall results and with -13 points per games.
Trends of teams :
'Shamrock Rovers' on Up-trend with 10 ppg in last 4 matches and goal balance 6-6.
'Bray Wanderers' on Down-trend, with 10 ppg in last 4 matches and with goal balance 3-12.
H2H stats :
11W-6D-3L40-13 gg by overall results
8W-2D-0L 24-1 gg by results on stadium of host
Free Pick 2018 Jun 8
Galway FC - Finn Harps
Full Event Home (1X2) @ 2.010 2/10 PINNACLE
Football / Ireland / Kick off: 08 Jun 2018, 18:45
'Galway FC'  place by overall results,  place by results at home matches only - vs - 'Finn Harps'  place by overall results,  place by results at away matches.
ELO Rrates :
'Galway FC' 114 pts by Overall results, with 1 points per games,
'Finn Harps' have 238 pts by Overall results and with 9 points per games.
Trends of teams :
'Galway FC' on Down-trend with -18 ppg in last 4 matches and goal balance 4-5. Because they lost two matches agains Top teams 'Longford Town'  3:2 and 'Drogheda United'  0:1.
'Finn Harps' on Down-trend, with -28 ppg in last 4 matches and with goal balance 7-6.
H2H stats :
4W-1D-2L10-7 gg by overall results
3W-0D-0L 6-3 gg by results on stadium of host
Free Pick 2018 Jun 2
Ind. del Valle vs LDU Quito
Pick: Away win @ 2.20
Free Pick 2018 May 31
Corinthians - America Mineiro
Full Event Home (1X2) @ 1.558 1/10 PINNACLE
Football / Bra. Serie A / Kick off: 31 May 2018, 21:00
Corinthians after 2 matches without win, now good candidate for rehabilitation
They have 9 won from 9 with against teams like AMG
Optimal AH rate for this match -0.75, but for more safe just -0.5 here
Cruzeiro - Palmeiras
Full Event Home (1X2) @ 2.33 1/10 PINNACLE +1.33 1:0 (0:0)
Football / Bra. Serie A / Kick off: 31 May 2018, 00:45
Cruzeiro on up trend
Palmeiras one downtrend. They lost last home match against Sport Recife 2:3 (HT 1:0)
H2H last 5 y 4W 1D for a host
Free Pick 2018 May 23
IFK Gothenburg - Djurgardens IF
Full Event Home +0.25 (AH) @ 1.826 1/10 PINNACLE
Football / Sweden / Kick off: 24 May 2018, 17:00
Another trap of bookie
On Gothenburg in home @ 3.20 ?!
Hosts full underestimated here
They had odds 2.40 against Norrkoping [3-rd place] and with amazing run at time to paly [May 13] and now 3.20 vs Djurgardens [7-th place] who have won vs Orebro, poor won against Dalkurd, lost vs Brommapojkarna (!).
This is total nonsense.
Last 6 matches in Gothenburg
3W 2D 1L
Free Pick 2018 May 19
Basel - Lucerne
Pick: Basel & Over 2.5 @ 1.83 Bet365
Free Pick 2018 May 18
Horsens - Brondby
Pick: Brondby @ 1.40
Free Pick 2018 May 12
Emelec - Delfin
Pick: Emelec @ 1,60
Regular Pick 2018 May 6-7
America de Cali - La Equidad
Full Event Home (1X2) @ 2.090
Football / Colombia / Kick off: 06 May 2018, 23:00
America De Cali have 7 won from 9 matches with the same kind of contenders in the last 2 season at home location
Sure, good value for the match
Free Pick 2018 May 5
Spartak Moscow - FK Rostov
Pick: Spartak Moscow @ 1,60 Bet365
Free BEEP Pick 2018 May 2
ITF-M Nigeria Doubles
Aryan Goveas / Anurag Nenwani WIN @ 4.00 2/10 Betfred
Tennis / ITF / Kick off: 02 May 2018, 15:55 (after 40 min)
Free pick 2018 April 21
Estoril - Benfica
Benfica & Match Over 2.5 @ 1.833
Football / Por. Superliga / Kick off: 21 Apr 2018, 19:30
Free Insider pick 2018 April 20
RUSSIA: PFL - West - Round 20
Murom - Veles Moscow
Pick: Veles @ 2.35 Bet365
Free pick 2018 April 16
Osmanlispor FK - Trabzonspor
Full Eve nt Away +0.00 (AH) @ 2.3 PINNACLE
Football / Turkey / Kick off: 16 Apr 2018, 17:00
Free pick 2018 March 24
3 de Febrero - General Diaz
Full Event Home (1X2) @ 2.970
Football / Paraguay / Kick off: 24 Mar 2018, 20:30
Paid pick 2018 March 17
Hamburger SV - Hertha BSC Berlin
FT(OT excl.) Away(1X2) @ 3.30
Football / Ger. Bundesliga I / Kick off: 17 Mar 2018, 14:30
Paid pick 2018 March 15
3 de Febrero v Olimpia Asuncion
Olimpia Asuncion & Over 3.5 (Result / Total Goals) @ 2.75
8/10 Bet365 Livestream
Football / Paraguay / Kick off: 15 Mar 2018, 22:45
Paid pick 2018 March 10
West Brom - Leicester City
Full Event Away -0.25 (AH) @ 2.23
Football / Eng. Premier / Kick off: 10 Mar 2018, 15:00
Paid pick 2018 March 9
Alanyaspor - Basaksehir
Full Event Away (1X2) @ 2.020 7/10 PINNACLE
Football / Turkey / Kick off: 09 Mar 2018, 17:00
Paid pick 2018 March 4
Bolivar v Guabira
Bolivar & Over 3.5 (Result / Total Goals) @ 2.290
Football / Bolivia / Kick off: 04 Mar 2018, 20:00
Paid pick 2018 March 3
Benfica - CS Maritimo
Full Event Home -1.75 (AH) @ 1.641 8/10 PINNACLE
Football / Por. Superliga / Kick off: 03 Mar 2018, 18:15
Free 2018 February 26
Sporting Clube de Portugal - Moreirense
1HF Home (1X2) @ 1.630
Football / Por. Superliga / Kick off: 26 Feb 2018, 21:00
Paid pick 2018 February 25
Sassuolo - Lazio
Full Event Away (1X2) @ 1.826
Football / Ita. Serie A / Kick off: 25 Feb 2018, 14:00
Paid pick 2018 February 24
Carmelita (n) - Herediano
Full Event Away -0.50 (AH) @ 1.793
Football / Costa Rica / Kick off: 24 Feb 2018, 20:00
Herediano have two draw in row, this is enough,
now time to beat weak Carmelita on neutral location
Paid pick 2018 February 23
Insider Free pick 2018 February 20
Free pick 2018 February 19
Veracruz - CF America
Full Event Away (1X2) @ 2.230
Football / Mexico / Kick off: 19 Feb 2018, 01:00
CF America have great run Last 4 matches 3W/1D 11-3 gg
Veracruz 2W/1D/1L 4-3 gg , but opponents was much weak
H2H 5W/2D/1L for CF America
Free pick 2018 February 17
Herediano - AD UCR
Full Event Home -1.25 (AH) @ 1.787
Football / Costa Rica / Kick off: 18 Feb 2018, 03:00
the lost 1-st place in last round play draw against Santos ( they play in home very strong 2/4/0 8:3 10pts) and now have great chance to take back it against poor UCR
they have very weak record in away and lost even against Carmelita
last 4 matches record
Herediano - 3/1/0 10-3 gg
AD UCR - 1/0/3 2-7 gg
also we show here visualization for additional decide
Free pick 2018 February 16
Monaco face Dijon on Friday night to kick off another round of Ligue 1 matches and the champions will start off the clear favourites to get all three points.
Wins over Lyon where they got revenge after their cup exit and Angers has propelled Monaco back to 2nd position in the league. The club has scored 7 goals in those matches and look bang on form to win this match. There are 36 points left to play for and leaders PSG are 12 points clear of Monaco. Reality says the league looks over but Monaco will give one last push not to give up their title so easily.
Monaco has won an impressive 32 points from a possible 36 at home and only PSG has come here in the league and won. The club are scoring almost 3 goals a game at home and the goals have been greatly spread around the team, just like last season Monaco has plenty of goals in them.
Dijon has won their last 2 games to get them out of trouble and they are now 6 points clear of the bottom three. This means they can come into this game and try to enjoy it, in other words this is not a must win game and Dijon will be more concentrating on their home form to see them stay in Ligue 1.
Free pick 2018 February 14
Carmelita (n) - LD Alajuelense
Full Event Away (1X2) @ 1.800 5/10 PINNACLE
Football / Costa Rica / Kick off: 15 Feb 2018, 02:00
Resons for a pick
1 - match on neitral place
2 - H2H Alajuelense seems match better
By Home/Away status 1-1-6
3 - Alajuelense had much stonger oponents in last 4 matches
2W-1D-1L(against Saprissa) 6-3 GG
2W-0D-2L 4-6 GG
Free pick 2018 February 10
Municipal Liberia very poor team especially when play away, lot of matches lost to nill with 2+ goal different last 4 match 0-9 gg. Herediano strong team and have good chance to go 1-st place
Ajax have rebounded from a disappointing goalless draw to Utrecht in some style, netting an impressive seven-goal tally in back-to-back wins over NAC Breda and Roda JC in last two league ties. De Gidenzonen have thus continued with the pressure on the runaway leaders PSV who are still seven points ahead at the top after beating Excelsior in their mid-week’s fixture.
The team led by Erik ten Hag had troubles on Wednesday when they conceded a second-minute goal away at Roda, but de Godenzonen have managed to show the class later on netting four until the end to confirm the favourites tag. It was Klaas-jan Huntelaar who has notched a brace to move level on goals with the likes of Donny van de Beek and David Neres at the top of team’s goalscorers list.
The former Schalke 04 striker will have a nice chance to take his tally to double digits in his 19th appearance for Ajax given that Twente will travel to the capital off the back of a 0-4 home loss to AZ in mid-week. The Tukkers have thus once again revealed their defensive woes and their second consecutive loss has pushed Verbeek’s side into the drop zone.
Doesn't have new damaged only long-term missing
Injured: O. Assaidi (A 19/6),S. Thesker (D 11/3),
Red card: C. Cuevas (D 15/0)
Doubtful: F. Jensen (M 21/4), A. Maher (M 4/0)
The head to head stats will also only confirm Ajax’s dominance.
De Godenzonen have won 19 and lost only 2 of 25 home ties with Twente over the history.
However, we must mention that the Tukkers have managed to avoid a defeat on two occasions against Ajax in this season.Moreover, Twente eliminated de Godenzonen out of KNVB Beker on penalties in late-December.
It seems that everything is set for the sweet revenge of Ajax for the cup elimination and we would not be surprised to see the hosts clinch a demolishing win by three or more goals here.
Ajax have notched 14 goals in last four home matches against Twente. Given teams’ most recent spells of form, we just have to back the home win by three or more goals as the main betting option at 2.13 odds.
Free pick 2018 February 09
Despite being second best on the pitch for most of the game, Independiente de Campo Grande touched a mini miracle last Monday, losing to Olimpia 2-1. They reacted to going 1-0 down, equalized, didn’t give up after going down again, 2-1, and until the last minutes they were trying to score that second goal that would have given them an unexpected point. They did lose, but… if you are Independiente de Campo Grande and play against Olimpia, you have to be left satisfied if you manage to look competitive and stay in the game until the dying minutes. That’s exactly what they did at Defensores del Chaco on Monday, and that decent performance is something they can build on, playing at their real home this time (against Olimpia they played at the much bigger national stadium, to sell as many tickets as possible to Olimpia fans, as their own fanbase is… close to non-existent).
Couldn’t have hoped for anything better on their Apertura debut. Nacional beat reigning champions Cerro Porteño 2-1 at Defensores del Chaco, in front of just a few of their fans, and thousands of opponents, despite playing as hosts – only typically. No one can say Nacional didn’t deserve the three points. They started the game better, took advantage of Cerro’s weaknesses, kept their opponents outside their box (most of Cerro’s chances came from long-distance shots), plus, they had Adam Bareiro on a fantastic afternoon. The 21-year-old striker scored seven goals in 29 appearances last season, and has already two goals to his name in this Apertura. Both his finishes were… top class, and the second goal was 100% his, from start to finish, stealing the ball in the middle of the field, and finishing it off in style. A very interesting player to watch, a guy who if he plays at 50% of what he played last weekend, won’t stay at Nacional for long.
Against Independiente they will have to be more dominant, ball possession-wise, a very different challenge to that of last weekend. I think they can still pull it off and earn all three points. Nacional’s win pays 2.20 nice value
Pre-Game Lead-Up: Despite already having a finals spot all sewn up, this game is still of importance to Perth, they need a victory to try and avoid facing Melbourne in the first week of the finals. Although the other teams are Adelaide and NZ, so no matter who Perth face, it’ll be a tough task. While simply put, for Cairns, this game is all about trying to win back some pride and respect to their club after they have suffered 16 losses so far this season.
Perth last round lost 94-82 to Adelaide. They lost three out of the four quarters and the first quarter they lost 31-17. While they could only manage to put up 16 in the second. The only saving grace for them from this game was the 4th period, in which they won 26-15. Bryce Cotton shot a dismal 5-18 on his way to 14 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and a steal. Angus Brandt also had 12 points, 13 rebounds and an assist and a block each. Of the bench, Lucas Walker had 13 points, 2 boards and a steal. While Clint Steindl had 10 points, 3 rebounds and a dime. He also shot a bad 3-8, while Wagstaff also shot a laughable 2-10. For the Taipans, in their last match, they came close but couldn’t quite get over the line as they lost 93-86 to Sydney. They were down by 7 heading into half-time and 12 at the end of Q3. And despite their best efforts in winning Q4, 22-17, they couldn’t quite pull it back enough to win the match. Alex Loughton had a very good performance with 19 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals. While Weeks scored 18 and Gliddon 13. Mitch McCarron also got 14 points, 5 boards and 5 dimes. While of the pine, Heuir scored 10, had 2 rebounds and got a steal.
What Should Happen: A Wildcats victory. Yes Perth might be struggling, but so are Cairns and they’re coming of a lost to the last-placed Kings, so it doesn’t really get much worse than that. And leading the Wildcats to an all-important confidence-boosting victory should be Bryce Cotton. Last round he shot 5-18, but for the season he’s shooting 44%, while getting just under 20 points per game. The former Memphis Grizzlie is about to erupt against the poor old Taipans.
Free pick 2018 February 06
Gilles Simon start new season strongly and already won one turnament on Hard in Chennai, during which he beat the obviously stronger opponents, including Roberto Bautisa-Agut, Marin Cilic and Kevin Anderson. Then Simon lost in Sydney Jared Donaldson, and at the Australian Open, having figured out the first game with Marius Copil, was forced to withdraw during the game against Pablo Carreno-Busta. Of course, such a performance the Frenchman can not enter into an asset, however, most likely, all the difficulties with long flights and injuries behind. Now Gilles announced himself to the home tournament in Montpellier and is ready to show his level to his native public. Especially against Madden, who is on the 142ndin ATP rancing.
H2H one match and won G.Simon 6:3 6:2
Free pick 2018 February 05
Kazakhstan is better year after year. Too much money is invested in this sport there. Have in mind they have Brazilians in their national team and that's why they are so strong.
Odds in local bookies 1.60 already
Bet365 price - 1.57 only
Free pick 2018 January 28
Willem II will miss central back Jordens Peters (11/0) and forward Etien Velikonja (5/3) both being injured.
AZ are the clear favourites to take third place come the end of the season, as they have a great record against most teams in the league barring the top, top clubs. It would usually then be a no brainer that they would win this game, but here they face two of the league's most fierce strikers in Fran Sol and Bart Ogbeche. If they can keep them quiet they should see this through.
Free pick 2018 January 21
The Spurs have netted as many as five goals when the two teams met on the Boxing Day. Harry Kane has completed a hat-trick.
On ln ast match he scored 2 goal against Everton.
At latest one goal here by Harry
H. Kane scored
Free pick 2018 January 19
Utrecht lost their last game for 2017 year with 1-3 against Breda away at home. Even with this defeat they finished 6th in the table with 28 points and great chances to keep their place in top 7 and participate on the playoffs for Europa League places. 5 loses for the club in Eredivisie this season, but 4 of them came in the visits. At home much better performance and 4-2-1 balance with draws vs Heracles 1-1 and Breda 2-2, also wins against Excelsior with 3-1 and Heerenveen with 3-1 in the past 4 home games. In the winter break played 2 friendly matches and made positive results after 0-0 vs Wurzburger Kickers and 4-3 over Anderlecht. Bahebeck and Makinok are still with injuries and will miss again, while Joosten and Kali are doubts and with chances to come back in the squad.
AZ Alkmaar are 3rd in the table after first part of the season with 38 points or 8 behind first place and only 3 behind second place. They have chances for the title, but small ones, while for the second place and Champions League their chances are real as Ajax is only 3 points over them. In the previous round won against Heerenveen with 3-1 at home, while before that lost the derby against Ajax with 1-2. Away at home the team is very strong and with 5 wins in 8 trips, also 13 scored goals. In the last 5 Eredivisie trips made 3 wins and 2 draws, which is an impressive away form. Stengs, Vejinovic and Vlaar are long term injured and out, but there are no fresh injury problems.
Important statistical cases
Utrecht scored in currect season 15 matches from 17 at latest one goal and 7 from 7 in home . They scored home at latest two gial in 5 matches from 7 (!)
AZ Alkmaar have scored at least 2 goals in 7 of their last 8 matches against FC Utrecht.
Last 5 H2H matches from 6 in Utrecht end with BTS+Over2.5
Each of last nine H2H ties between the two likes saw at least three goals scored.
We wait a highly effective and open game from both teams and Over2.5 best selection here.
Free pick 2018 January 17
Free pick 2017 December 30
If worst comes to worst, Cagliari could finish the year in 18th and in the relegation zone. But the odds are stacked in their favour to finish safe with fellow relegation foes, Crotone, facing Napoli at home and Spal travelling to face Sampdoria.
As the January transfer windows looms, Atalanta have reportedly had West Ham and Manchester United knocking on their door about 22-year-old attacking midfielder Bryan Cristante, who has scored six goals this season and a memorable brace against Everton in the Europa League.
Players to watch: Atalanta’s 29-year-old Slovenian international midfielder Ilicic Josip is showing he’s easily worth his price tag of £8.10m after scoring five goals in his last six games.
Cagliari will be looking for goals from their second top scorer, Pavoletti Leonardo (four), as their top scoring midfielder, Joao Pedro, will miss this match and three others (Juventus, AC Milan, Crotone) due to simulation and a stamp on Fiorentina's Federico Chiesa.
Stat attack: Since 1992, Cagliari have never managed to beat Atalanta on their travels away (14 games). In the last ten games between the sides, Atalanta have a record of: W5, D2, L3. Both teams have scored 11 goals over the ten fixtures, 22 goals in total - an average of 2.2 goals per game.
At home, Atalanta have not been beaten in the last 12 games in all competitions. Their last home defeat was in round one against AS Roma. They have scored 18 goals at home - an average of two goals per game. Away, Caliari have not managed to find any form as yet and have only scored six goals - an average of 0.6 goals per game.
Atalanta to WIN at 1.46
Free pick 2017 December 30
Deivson Bobo (F 12/10) has been enjoying a fantastic spell of form lately netting four goals in last two games and backing him as the anytime goalscorer just has to be the way to go here.
Also Mierzejewski to score at any time good pick @ 1.95 bet365
Bobo Score 3 goal (!) WON
Free pick 2017 December 26
"Oostende" spent a strong last season - a modest team was the 4th in the Zhupiler-League. But her campaign in the European League was as short as possible, because the first enemy was "Marseille".
After a terrible start it was possible to give out a strong band of results and to jump out into the middle of the table, but not higher - in December again there were two defeats in a row. However, in the last round, "Oostende" won "Wassland-Beveren", and approaches the game environment in a good mood.
"Genk" is an ambitious team that is used to fighting in Belgium for high places. But last season, the "miners" were extremely unconvincing, eventually remaining without European competition. Moreover, they still do not look better. 6 games in a row "Genk" does not win (in the cup went further thanks to a successful penalty shootout). In the Zhupiler-League team has 2 points in 4 rounds, which caused a fall to 9th place.
By H2H stats 5 from 6 mutual matches ended with BTS.
Both Teams To Score good selection here
Free pick 2017 December 26
Free pick 2017 December 24
Groningen is in a somewhat complicated position after 17 round, so they have to take advantage of what goes against the worst team in the league for the team at home is where it plays best because it is where they have obtained the best results, it is then vital importance that this duel they leave with everything to take the 3 points
Sparta Rotterdam is in the last position of the table the team is not to be in the top category of this country because they are more likely to descend, come with 4 defeats to the last thread by a 0-7
Groningen’s top scorer Mimoun Mahi who arrived to Pride of the North just from Sparta where he spent three years upon introducing himself to the Eredivisie football. Sparta’s horrendous form at the back should be the music to his ears and we can expect him to add to his six-goal tally on Sunday.
M. Mahi to Score at Any Time
Free pick 2017 December 23
Mouscron - 10th place in the standings, three factors behind their guests on Saturday, which took 11th place in the magazine. Formatally, each group is in an awful type, however Mouscron found some confidence with a thin victory of 1-0 against the last weekend of Oostende. They had been with out a win in 10 games previous to that with four attracts and 6 losses.
At the same time, Waregem bought their win-win run, extended to six video games with a 1-2 defeat as opposed to Royal Antwerp. Throughout the interval, they missed the big 5 video games. Moreover, they missed 9 of their final 11 games in the league, which summarize the poor shape of the workforce on average.
Waregem are unbeaten in the last 7 matches against Mouscron, 5 wins and several prizes.
They already met as soon as this season, which led to a 2: 1 win for Waregem at the entrance to their followers.
Judging by the current type, neither side can be trusted. Both parties are likely to lose more than they score or win, and because of this, you should avoid full-time bets for this match.
However, over 2.5 full-time targets appears a good punt, with 4 of the final 5 head-to-head conferences between the perimeters seeing the identical.
Over 2.5 goals 1.80
Free pick 2017 December 22
Wellington Phoenix coach Darije Kalezic has a handful of headaches with key trio Roy Krishna, Michael McGlinchey and Andrew Durante battling injuries, while Dario Vidosic looks to have suffered a serious knee injury too during last round’s 1-0 loss in Perth.
Sydney FC have few problems with Milos Ninkovic returning from a calf injury with 30 minutes off the bench in last round’s 3-1 home win over Melbourne City.
Injured/unavailable: Dylan Fox (hamstring); Dario Vidosic, Roy Krishna (both knee); Michael McGlinchey (groin), Andrew Durante (calf)
Injured/unavailable: Rhyan Grant (knee)
Sydney FC haven’t lost in New Zealand in the league since 2013, so the trip across the Tasman holds no fears for the champions. Sydney have also won four of their five away games this season, proving they travel well.
Wellington Phoenix’s woes haven’t been helped by poor home form, having only recorded one win from five games at Westpac Stadium this campaign. The Phoenix have scored 12 goals in those five games, but conceding an alarming 13, the highest in the A-League.
Sydney have only conceded two goals in five away games this term and I think that says it all. The Phoenix won’t be able to break them down nor stop the goals the other way.
Wellington Phoenix haven’t beaten Sydney FC at home since 2013, with the Sky Blues unbeaten in their past five matches across the ditch. These two clubs have met 37 times, with only five draws, while Sydney have won 17 of them.
Both teams will be happy with their starts to the season, separated by ten points and five places, both teams still have high European hopes. Den Haag sit just one point outside of the top seven and could move up above Vitesse into seventh, for the time being, with a victory. They may be hard pressed to do that as at home vs Zwolle, they have won only one of the last five encounters (W1, D2, L2).
The visitors have a man in form in the form of Mustafa Saymak, as the Dutch striker has notched five goals in his last five league appearances. Now on seven goals (in 17 games) for the season, this is his best goal scoring season of his career so far and he is looking like a man on the up. He only bagged six goals in 26 appearances last term.
Whilst the Zwolle players played in the cup in midweek, Den Haag’s first team used their extra preparation time to give back to their local community! First team players cooked up and served a hot Indian Buffet to local residents in the Hague as a way to thank them for their support - an annual tradition for Den Haag.
Stats ahead of the game:
- Zwolle have won each of the last five league meetings vs Den Haag, three at home and two victories here.
- Zwolle definitely aren’t goal shy when playing Den Haag, they have bagged 2+ goals in each of the last seven meetings!
- Den Haag have seen over 2.5 goals scored (total) in eight of their last ten home games, whilst they have conceded 2+ in their last five games.
Den Haag is at the 9th place table. They have played 17 games and scored 23 points with a goal difference of 21:28. On home field they have a 3-2-4 ratio with a goal difference of 13:16. In the last three rounds they won six points. They won 2-3 at Twente, then 3-2 defeated Rode while in the previous round defeated PSV. Zwolle is on the 4th place table. They have 33 points scored with a goal difference of 26:17. The odds are 4-4-1 with a goal difference of 11: 9. In the last three rounds they won seven points. They played 1-2 at Excelsior, then 1-1 played against AZ, while in the previous round they won 2-3 at Willem II.
Both teams can play openly, attacking so I expect goals in this game.
My choice is at least three goals in the match.
Free pick 2017 December 20
Pascal Dupraz must be wondering what he has to do to get his Toulouse side a win! Currently just one point from safety, the hosts are on a run of one win in their last nine league games - they now face a mammoth task as they welcome third placed Lyon to the Stadium Municipal for this Ligue 1 (L1) clash.
Prior to the Strasbourg game, Toulouse won a penalty in four straight games. They missed a penalty in three consecutive games before finally scoring one in a 2-0 win vs Caen. On-loan Bournemouth man, Max Gradel, has scored three in his last three games (league and cup) since he put away that penalty.
This game is a mismatch based on the form of these sides as Lyon have earned 12 points in their last five games and scored 12 in the process, whilst Toulouse have registered just one victory in that time (W1, L4).
The visitors have scored the second highest amount of goals behind PSG this season with 44 in 18 games. They can put this down mostly to the lethal attacking trio of Mariano Diaz (13 goals), Nabil Fekir (12 goals) and Memphis Depay (eight goals). Their combined haul of 33 goals makes up for three quarters of Lyon’s total goals this term.
Lyon star Fekir has reportedly announced his desire to come to the Premier League, but whether he will join his old teammate Alexandre Lacazette and take the journey across the channel remains to be seen. How much longer can Lyon hold on to their top scorers?
Stats ahead of the game: Toulouse have seen under 2.5 goals in total in 12 of their last 14 home games, although vs Lyon the last six encounters have ended with over 2.5 goals. Both teams average over nine corners per game this season (total). Lyon are extremely dominant in the recent head-to-heads, having won five of the last six meetings between the two, scoring 15 goals - an average of 3+ per game (L1).