Chelsea vs. Wolverhampton Wanderers – Double Chance – Draw or Wolverhampton @ 2.26
Frank Lampard’s Chelsea outfit have been far from stellar recently. Their massive spending spree in the summer transfer window has yielded mixed results at best so far. The team has won just one of their past 5 contests in the Premier League with Lampard himself beginning to have his job called into question due to these poor performances. Enter Wolves; a squad that will smell blood in the water against a team with a manager on the ropes and will be hungry for at least a point. They’ve been disappointing themselves recently, only getting 2 points of a possible 15 from their past 5 matches. However, they’re largely still the squad that finished just outside of the European places last season – and potentially have a new striker in Willian José on the way to lead the attack at Stamford Bridge. Don’t count them out for a result here. 1 unit.
Manchester United FC vs Sheffield United FC – Sheffield United FC Multigoals – No Goal @ 1.92
Visiting Manchester United, who haven’t lost away from home in over 12 months and hope to bring that form to Old Trafford, is a tough task at the moment. Clearly, the league leaders are not in scintillating form, but neither are Sheffield United, who sit comfortably bottom of the table with only one win in their last five. Chris Wilder’s team have reportedly been eyeing a bid for Jesse Lingard, which speaks to the state of their squad. We think that a combination of nerves, a lacklustre and downtrodden squad, and United’s sometimes-potent attack will have the Blades on the back foot for the majority of the match, and they’ll be lucky to get many attacking chances, let alone score. 4 units.
Aston Villa Vs Newcastle United – 1×2 & Both Teams To Score – Villa & No @ 2.70
Dean Smith’s Aston Villa will be looking to bounce back from a poor run of form as they host beleaguered Newcastle this weekend. In fairness Villa have had a tough run of fixtures, playing Chelsea, Man Utd and Man City in their last three EPL fixtures. They certainly didn’t disgrace themselves in any of those matches, getting a deserved point at Stamford Bridge and being rather unfortunate to lose to both the Manchester sides. They couldn’t have picked a better time to face Steve Bruce’s Newcastle, whose only win in the last ten came against West Brom and who were smacked 3-0 in their last outing against Arsenal. Bruce made eight changes to the team that was beaten 1-0 by rock bottom Sheffield Utd in the game before and got very little in the way of a response from his players. They scored a miserly four goals in those ten games, with two of them coming against the Baggies. They’re also the fourth lowest scoring team in the EPL, with the bottom four the only clubs who’ve scored less. Striker Callum Wilson appears starved of service and the hapless Joelinton (who was dropped for Andy Carroll against Arsenal) has scored one goal all season. Expect Villa to win this one comfortably without conceding. 2 units.
Lazio vs Parma – Coppa Italia – 1×2 & Both Teams to Score – Lazio & No @ 2.26
Lazio seem to be back on the track that led them to a league title charge last season, following their comprehensive 3-0 win over fierce rivals Roma. Now, they host a Parma side in the Coppa Italia round of 16 who can’t take a trick right now. Added insult to injury for I Gialloblu is that the last six years of fixtures against Le Aquile has only brought two goals and no success. With that in mind, plus a dangerous Lazio side returning to form, we think there could be a belting in store for the visitors. Although Parma’s attack is strong enough to find a goal, we’ll back a sturdy Lazio defence to hold out a side short on confidence and set the foundations for a win and their place in the quarter finals. 1 unit.
Milwaukee Bucks vs Los Angeles Lakers – Over 228.5 @ 1.92
I’m sure it’s going to be a great match up between the Season MVP and the Finals MVP last season but I won’t be speculating on who will win the game. Over 228.5 seems to be a good pick given the average points per match for each team. The Bucks are averaging around 120 points in their home games while the Lakers have an average of 114 points for away games. That’s it, no in-depth analysis here. Now get on with your regular life. 1 unit.
Utah Jazz vs New Orleans Pelicans – Utah -5.5 @ 1.80
The Jazz are on a roll, are sitting second in the West (at time of writing), and are on the biggest win streak in the NBA. Sitting at a 10-4 record after already coming through a six game road trip fairly unscathed, they will be looking to use the remaining five games of their home stand to really cement themselves at the pointy end of the Western Conference. After easily dispatching of the Pelicans less than two days ago with an 18 point win, this seems like the value pick here. The Jazz were excellent in finding great looks on the majority of their possessions. Rudy Gobert dominated the paint, Royce O’Neale was able to guard Brandon Ingram out of the game, and Donovan Mitchell was almost unplayable, especially early. I expect the Pelicans to respond, they will certainly not roll over, with this contest being closer. With 8/10 Jazz wins so far this season beating this handicap, the Jazz should be able to extend their win streak to seven with a home win over a team they have also beat in five of their last six attempts. 1 unit.
Sri Lanka vs England – 2nd Test – 1×2 – England @ 2.10
England come into this 1-0 up in a 2-match series hoping for a repeat performance from last week at the same ground. It was also England’s fifth successive Test victory in Sri Lanka and their second successive victory in Galle. Prior to the 2018 tour, they had never won at the ground. As well as the statistics for the hosts, they should be worried that England’s bowling attack have arrived in form: Stuart Broad was bowling ‘as if he was in England’ by stand-in captain Angelo Mathews – a worrying statement considering the pitch heavily favours spinners. The spinners more than contributed too with Dom Bess and Jack Leach taking a 5-fer each. This bowling attack, plus an in-form Joe Root, will give England a very good chance to make this 5 consecutive overseas Test victories after the three that ended their tour of South Africa at the start of 2020.Sri Lanka’s, and more specifically Lahiru Thirimanne, valiant effort in their 2nd innings managed somehow to take the first test to a 5th day. However, if it not for Thirimanne heroics, with a pinch of English frenzy and anxiety on Day 4, it was not close. Their batting performance put them in that position, which has been a common theme of late. Sri Lanka have been bowled out for under 200 in each of their last 3 tests, and 135 on Day 1 of the First-Test when the pitch was at its best! This has lead to their No.3 Kusal Mendis to be dropped because of terrible form whilst they’re already without their injured captain and best batsman, Dimuth Karunaratne. Quite a remarkable price in our opinion considering the stats, team-news and short and long-term form. 2.5 units.
Multi odds – 169.45*
*Odds are subject to change prior to the beginning of each fixture
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