Getafe is good at scrounging home wins, but these odds are bordering on silly. With all due respect, we have always known the potential of Betis, and now they have found the right manager to exploit team strength. While Los Verdiblancos lost their last round match to Real Madrid (2-3), the situation conspired against Manuel Pellegrini’s team. In fact, Betis had an Emerson sent off on 67 minutes, and 19 minutes earlier the same player had scored an own goal. Real needed a penalty for the winner, and the champions had fewer goal attempts and shots on goal! Other than that recent defeat, Betis won back to back against Valladolid and Alaves. The team looks much more confident this season, and they will fancy themselves to beat anyone! Getafe won one and drew the other game to date. Defensively the Madrid team appears in good order, but offensively they are nothing special. We see a big opportunity for visitors!
For the first 60 minutes of Sundays match against Newcastle, we thought Tottenham played rally well. By the end of that game some of the players where looking leggy, and while a last minute penalty was injustice spurs had started to sit deeper. The problem for Jose Mourinho is match overload. The Tottenham schedule is bordering on ridiculous, and the coach suggested star player Son had a hamstring injury. While it remains to be seen how bad that is, you can be assured Mourinho will be looking to his bench players here! At 3-0 down against West Brom, Chelsea found themselves in a ridiculous position. Again defensive frailties where to blame, so boss Frank Lampard will want to address that situation. On a positive note, the team showed guts to fight back and get a 3-3 draw. In the last round of the EFL cup the Blues easily beat Barnsley (6-0), and best of all they don’t really have a second eleven. Whichever way you look at it, Lampard will be fielding the stronger team. Their is also an argument to suggest the Blues are better than their opponent, and while Mourinho might have joked that the EFL cup was priority we know he’s going to be pragmatic!
THE BUTCHER SAID is a sound jumper, and he will appreciate stepping back up in trip. However, he’s got a penalty to carry, and he’s no odds on shot. Point winner DIAMOND SHOT is one possible, but I prefer the mare SNOW LEOPARDESS. Charlie Longsdon’s 8-year-old is lightly raced, but she at least won 5 from 10 races and is 127 rated. Receiving 13 pounds from the 139 fav would give her a pound in hand, and she doesn’t take much getting ready. The champ is in the saddle, and she’s got the scope to jump!
WTA Premium - 4 winners and 2 losers yesterday. All odds were decent (Fernandez 2.32, Juvan 2.20, Swiatek 2.50, Hsieh 2.14) and +3.16 profit........ The rest of the tournament tips are available for €50 email@example.com --------- Alison Van Uytvanck doesn’t have much of a game plan. In fact, the way she plays suggests it’s going to be the same for every opponent, and it’s that which makes the redhead very predictable! In some ways, we have been disappointed with Rebecca Peterson. While the 25-year-old Swede (rank 50) is near to her career-high rank of 43, she needs to find more consistency. While this season's efforts on clay have been disappointing, she’s usually at her best on a slow surface. In 2018 she won 4 matches here, and She’s also won enough tournaments on such! Betting is all about beating the odds, Peterson does that for us!
HASANBAD was decent on the flat, and he won his hurdling debut easily enough. However, he didn’t beat much, and he’s not got to carry a penalty. The win of CELESTIAL FORCE is probably worth more than that of the favourite, it’s just that he’s a tricky customer and worth taking on with THE BEES KNEES. The son of Oscar was a good point to point winner, and he should come on a lot for his hurdling debut. If we include his jockey’s allowance, 9 pound is going to be a big help!
In the past, AIK have been guilty of getting rid of managers too quickly. However, in the case of Rikard Norling, they waited too long. Nevertheless, he was fired at the start of august, and Bartosz Grzelak was his replacement! The new coach started with a draw and three defeats, but more recently the message got through and the Gnaget started to improve. In fact, they are 2-2-1 over the last five, and in the last round they played their best football of the season to beat Hammarby (3-0). On the 9th August Mjallby beat AIK (3-1), and from what we witnessed the scoreline was a correct one. Furthermore, the visitors lost just one of their last six games, and most recently they beat Orebro (1-0). Based on those facts alone, the visitors would be given a decent chance here! With that said, AIK are living in the moment, and if they repeat that latest performance they will almost certainly gain revenge on an average team. The other thing to point out, Grzelak has literally changed the whole starting XI. In that recent win over Hammarby, they had 7 different players from the one which lost to Mjallby!
We are adding two for free use, the other four are for subscribers only. If you want to get the French Open (WTA), the deal price is €50 for the full 2 weeks. From tomorrow on, we are only adding max one per day for free use------- firstname.lastname@example.org ------- Magda Linette is a tough player, but she’s fairly limited and this looks a great opportunity for Leylah Annie Fernandez. The 18-year-old has taken some decent scalps in 2020, and she even made the final of Acapulco. The other thing is the Canadian won the French Open juniors (all 6 matches in straight sets) last year, thus she ticks the course and distance box. Linette made the third round ln 2017, but overall this isn’t her tournament!
Interesting stat is Shuai Zhang leads head to heads 3-2, albeit Madison Keys won their only meeting on clay. That was a 2-setter, and we are expecting this one to be the same. While Keys hasn’t being playing a lot of tennis, it’s probably wise considering her injury record. Carrying that big frame is a lot of work, and we think it’s great that she puts her health first. What we will say about the 25 year old is she’s an excellent clay player. Over the past two years she’s been a quarter and semi finalist here. She also won last years Charleston, and gun to head we would take her has the tournament winner! It’s impossible to dislike Shuai Zhang, but she’s seen better days and red clay isn’t her thing!
For the Ravens, CB Tavon Young has been ruled out for this game. OG DJ Fluker, LB/DB Anthony Levine, DT Justin Madubuike and WR Chris Moore are all listed as questionable. For the Chiefs, DE Alex Okafor has been ruled out. CB Charvarius Ward, FB Dorian O'Daniel and WR Sammy Watkins are listed as questionable. This is one of the most anticipated matchups of the NFL season as the defending Super Bowl champions Chiefs visit the team that was expected to win it all last year and is the favourite to win a title this year. As we wrote in the past, both teams saved up their playbook and tactics for this game so we expect this to be played like a playoff game but almost without the defensive intensity. In recent meetings between these teams, neither side has shown the ability to stop the other defensively and we don't see too much reason to think differently. The Chiefs' defense is a bit worse this year in our opinion and their run defense is a glaring problem against the premiere running team in the league. There are also still questions regarding the Ravens' secondary and we fully expect Chiefs' QB Patrick Mahomes to air it out tonight as opposed to the short game on display in the Chiefs' Week 1 and 2 victories over lesser opponents. There is a lot on the line here as these coaches are very familiar with each other and we expect the offenses to show out.
For the Packers, WR Davante Adams, TE Josiah Deguara and LB Randy Ramsey are all listed as doubtful for this game. OG Elgton Jenkins, S Darnell Savage and DL Kenny Clark are all listed as questionable. For the Saints, WR Michael Thomas and LB Chase Hansen have both been ruled out for this game. DE Marcus Davenport, DE Trey Hendrickson, RB Ty Montgomery and DL David Onyemata are all listed as questionable. Both sides will likely have their top receiver out. Michael Thomas for the Saints and Davante Adams for the Packers. However, it's worth noting that Adams still has a slight chance to play and he even wanted to get back in the game last week against the Lions though the score dictated that he didn't. While this doesn't bode well for the over, the Packers' defense has been highly suspect this year and this provides a good opportunity for Saints' QB Drew Brees to get back on track as he's struggled this year. Quick passes to the outside and in the middle should be easy against a Packers' coverage unit that's struggled in those areas. On the other side, the Saints' could be down 2 of their fierce edge rushers which should provide a rejuvenated Aaron Rodgers all the time he needs to get the passing game going. We see only one way to bet this.
For the Lions, TE Hunter Bryant has been ruled out for this game. CB Desmond Trufant is listed as doubtful. S CJ Moore, WR Kenny Golladay and OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai are all listed as questionable. For the Cardinals, OL Mason Cole and WR Christian Kirk have both been ruled out for this game. DE Jordan Phillips and CB Dre Kirkpatrick are listed as questionable. The Cardinals have certainly improved this year but we're not certain this kind of number is warranted, especially as home field advantage is minimized. The Cardinals still are a bit shaky in the secondary and the Lions' QB Matt Stafford should feel right at home playing in a domed environment. Staying within a shade over a field goal should be within reach.
For the Patriots, C David Andrews, RB James White and LB Josh Uche have been ruled out for this game. DL AdM Butler, WR Julian Edelman, WR N'Keal Harry and OL Isaiah Wynn are listed as questionable. For the Raiders, OT Trent Brown, LB Nick Kwiatkoski and WR Henry Ruggs III have all been ruled out for this game. OL Denzelle Good, RB Josh Jacobs, TE Darren Waller and OT Sam Young are all listed as questionable. Jacobs and Waller are both expected to play however. The Raiders are getting a tough assignment here on a short week after an emotional victory against the Saints on Monday night. Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick appears to have found a new system for Cam Newton after Tom Brady's departure and we're encouraged by the way the offense is running with a different type of quarterback. With Ruggs out, we expect the Raiders' passing game to be severely limited against one of the best defenses in the league as the Patriots should key in on Waller. Likewise, the Patriots should lean heavily on their running backs here so all things considered, this number looks a touch too high to us.