WEEKEND FOOTBALL SYNDICATE PICKS - Get the whole weekend for just €30 - firstname.lastname@example.org --------Rennes were short odds to beat last weeks opponent Dijon, but after taking the lead they couldn’t hold on. During the week they took a 1-0 lead against Krasnador, 3 minutes later they had conceded an equaliser. Now three days later they are short odds to beat Angers, and they know next week a Champions league trip to Sevilla is waiting! Julien Stephane utilised his best team in the week, and during this busy schedule, he might be forced to make a few changes here. Teenager Eduardo Camavinga is likely to line up today, while Jeremy Doku and Clement Grenier are other options. What we do know is both Martin and Faitout Maouassa are missing, while Mbaye Niang is a doubt. Angers are 3-1-3, and they come into this on the back of drawing with Metz. It would probably be fair to say, the season to date has been a bit ‘’hit & miss’’ for Stephane Moulin’s team. Afterall, they beat Dijons, Reims, and Brest, but they did suffer 6-1 and 4-1 defeat to PSG and Montpellier. The visitors are without the newly injured Pierrick Capelle, while Farid El Melali, Lassana Coulibaly, and Mathias Pereira Lage are all sidelined. Stephane Bahoken returns from suspension, and Sada Thioub is now an option! The busy schedule and recent form of Rennes make this an interesting bet!
Interesting that both players arrive into the last 8 without dropping a set. We mention that because both are known for losing a bit of focus, and when they do the troughs can look quite awkward. We have watched both of these players with great interest, and that’s been especially the case with Ons Jabeur. The reason why is body language gives her away, and in our opinion she’s one of the easiest players to read in-play. In the first round the Tunisian had it easy against Strycova, and she seemed to benefit from how the service games panned out with Ostapenko. However, she’s hardly bombproof, and we want to take her on! Like her opponent, Maria Sakkari isn’t the most consistent player on tour. Nevertheless, her form this week has been exceptional. The 25-year-old is faster than her opponent, and she will know how to break Jabeur’s rhythm.
Going for some big odds today 7/1 7/1 11/1! This is the shortest of the lot, but still a great value pick. It's yours for FREE, give it a go!! GALVIN won all his 3 chasers this season. However, he was odds of 2/15, 2/9, 1/4 for those events. Suffice to say, Gordon Elliott has been taking the easy route with the 6-year-old, and that isn’t the case here. Along with SOLDIER OF LOVE, and DOCTOR DUFFY, he’s carrying an 8-pound penalty. ASK DILLON has scope for chasing, but it’s another debutant in the shape of MOSSY FEN for us. This winning pointer is switching codes after just 5 hurdle races. He was very progressive in that sphere, and he’s expected to do better again over the bigger obstacles. He comes from a stable in form, and he won the first time up last year!
Despite sitting at top of the Dutch Eredivisie, PSV hasn’t been impressing. Even the recent 0-3 in Zwolle was a wrong scoreline because it was more of a 50/50 game. The draw against Heracles is another match where they only had two shots on target, and it’s simply they haven’t beaten anyone of note! Roger Schmidt’s men did get through two rounds of qualification, and they didn’t have any issues against Mura (1-5), and Rosenborg (2-0). Nevertheless, this is a big step up in class, because now they face in-form Spanish La Liga team Granada. At the weekend, Diego Martinez saw his team win the Andalusian derby against Sevilla. The club has strengthened their squad for the new season, and they won three rounds of qualification with Malmo (1-3) being amongst the victims! Granada is from a stronger league, and they are really well organized!
For just the third time, a League of Ireland side will be involved in the group stage of a major European competition. For Dundalk, this season marks the second time the club has made it to this lucrative juncture of the Europa League, four years on from their memorable maiden participation under the current Republic of Ireland boss Stephen Kenny's guidance. Interim head coach Filippo Giovagnoli is at the helm this time however as Dundalk launch their group stage campaign against Norway's Molde at Tallaght Stadium, with future ties against the mighty Arsenal and Austria's Rapid Vienna still to come in Group B. Molde had a really good weekend when they beat league leaders Bodo/Glimt 4-2. The Elite club is very unlikely to win the league, but they do have a strong team, and they arrive at the top of their game. Great opportunity for Molde, they have the class for this! For this bet to win, Molde needs to win by 2 goals or more. If Molde wins by 1 goal, the bet is void and stakes returned!
From a betting perspective, we were annoyed by Jennifer Brady’s slow start against last round opponent Dayana Yastremska. Winning that 2nd set tiebreaker proved to be the turning point for the 25-year-old, albeit the third set was really easy. We could also mention both players proved hard to break, and Brady served 12 aces. If God had given Marie Bouzkova half a brain, the fact is Daria Kasatkina wouldn’t be in this 2nd round. With all due respect, that opponent was serving for the match but failed. And, earlier on in the 2nd set, Kasatkina missed out on two match points. Since then the Russian beat Elena Rybakina, or should we say Rybakina beat herself! It’s hard to see Brady giving up any service games, it’s that which should make this even more decisive than the odds suggest!
We have never been the biggest fans of Karolina Pliskova. Despite reaching the rank of number one, the 28-year-old has never won a grand slam or tour final. What Karolina has been good at is bullying lower-ranked opposition, but she is limited in talent, and hasn’t been at her best this season! Veronika Kudermetova had some real issues with consistency, and she’s often lost to players which should have been easy meet. Nevertheless, the 23-year-old Russian is in great form this week, and she’s got a game that could get under her opponent's skin. On that note, the Russian won a recent encounter at the US Open, she can afford to be confident here!
BEAR GHYLLS was a whopping 33/1 when bolting up on his racing debut. That bumper he won by 19L was backed-up when the 2nd won next time out. Bearing in mind Nicky Martin’s gelding ran green that day, it would be easy to believe he will be even better for his hurdling debut. The soft ground is proven, and this looks like an interesting starting point!
We don’t know anything about the wellbeing of the Venetia Williams runners. The King’s Caple trainer held back her string for the proper season, so that’s one question mark against HOLD THAT TAUGHT. However, the 5-year-old won his first race ever, and he returned from a break to win on his rules debut. While he disappointed next time out, switching to fences after just 4 runs suggest he’s going to be better at this game. The ground and trip are ideal, and a mark of 117 is more than fair!
Brentford won the last meeting between these teams 5-0, but Sheffield Wednesday won the last three at home. Since 2014, head to heads are 6-3-1 in favor of the Owls, and at Hillsborough, it’s 5-0-1. Whether that makes Wednesday a bit of a bogey team for the Bee’s is open to conjecture, what isn’t is the 12 point deduction for the hosts. Without that unfair burden, Garry Monk’s team would be sitting nearer the top than the bottom! The Owls have been responding well, and at the weekend they pulled off a really good 0-1 win in Birmingham. Another win over Cardiff (0-2), plus draws against both Watford and QPR suggests they are fully focused, and that’s what we expect to see tonight! Wednesday is expecting to be without injured trio Dominic Iorfa (hamstring), Liam Palmer (back), and Tom Lees (groin). Monk will also need to decide on whether Liam Palmer, Izzy Brown and Liam Shaw are ready! In the 2nd half of last season, Brentford was just about unbeatable. However, after looking to be in a good place for automatic promotion, Thomas Frank’s men lost their last two normal league fixtures. It was an opportunity missed from the team owned by Betting syndicate owner Matthew Benham, and it got worse when Fulham beat them in the play-offs. The Bees have already been beaten by both Birmingham, and Preston, chances are they will need to improve if they want top league football! Brentford will be sweating on the fitness of top scorer Ivan Toney, he’s on the doubtful list with Emiliano Marcondes and Christian Norgaard. Shandon Baptiste is a confirmed absentee for the visitors! Take Wednesday on Wednesday!
We have been skeptical about Liverpool this season, and with Virgil Van Dijk now injured it’s going to get harder. At the weekend the Reds played well in the 2-2 draw against Everton, and they probably deserved to win that game. Still, they do have at least two key players out for this trip to the Netherlands. The Reds team news, Thiago Alcantara will be assessed ahead of the clash with AFC Ajax, while Naby Keita has returned to training and could be involved. Goalkeeper Allison Becker is back in training, but he needs more time and a realistic return date is the end of the month. Oxlade Chamberlain remains injured, nothing new for him! At the weekend, Ajax enjoyed an easy 5-1 win over Heerenveen, which made it 3 from 3 at the Johan Cruijff Arena. The hosts failed to qualify from the last season's group stage, but only finished one point behind both Valencia and Chelsea. A season earlier the Dutch champions made it all the way to the semi-final of this competition, and only a 96th minute Tottenham goal cost them a place in the final. Ajax is blessed with a clean bill of health for this match. Quincy Promes and Antony should both start after being on the bench at the weekend. The Merseysiders do boast an impressive record against Dutch opposition, remaining unbeaten in their last 13 such games. By contrast, Ajax has only won one of their last six meetings with English sides, as well as just one win in their last seven home games in this competition against all opposition. With all that said, this is the best time to play Liverpool. If the Eredivisie team can put Adrian (GK) under pressure, they will get goals!
Premium Racing picks - Why hold back, you can get them all for €150 per month. We send out circa 120 picks per month, with an ROI of around 18% - do the maths, get in touch when you are ready to go ------- email@example.com -------- LORD ACCORD won a bumper, but it was a weak one. Either way, it didn’t match the form of what NORLEY achieved by finishing (6.5L) 5/16 at Warwick. Oliver Sherwood is a top trainer, and he can be trusted to have this one well-schooled. I’m simply not seeing anything further down the line!