Just to reiterate this is a free pick and not premium. Both of these teams love to attack, and neither of them will be wanting a replay. In fact, that probably applies to first division side Peterborough even more, because at least they are chasing promotion. Whether the Posh are good enough for that remains to be seen, but under Grant McCann they are serious contenders for a play-off place. The Foxes have recovered well from a poor start to the campaign, but qualifying for Europe looks very doubtful. With that in mind the FA cup appears to be an interesting target, so here’s hoping Claude Puel sends out his best XI. Whatever the scenario, we expect goals and plenty of them, so Asian h’cap over 3 is best. ps - If it lands on exact 3, the bet is void and stakes returned.
Our France Premium bets are doing well with +44.43%, you have the option to join this service in our buffet section, or by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We just want to make it clear that this pick is a FREE BET. St Etienne need to wake up has 16th place in the table is less than satisfactory. Nevertheless, the hosts have the players to climb the table, and at least they beat Toulouse 2-0 when last playing at home. Caen appear to be hitting a brick wall at the moment, albeit we prefer to believe it’s just a matter of rebalancing. Afterall, their once fourth place was clearly exaggerated, and their recent 1-1-5 tells us they are going through a confidence crisis.
Their was a time when Konyaspor struggled against Genclerbirliga, but not anymore. Earlier on in the season Mehmet Özdilek’s side enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win over the team from Ankara. The other thing we want to mention is Konyaspor were involved in the Europa league for the first part of the season, and their tight squad didn’t appear to handle the extra workload. More recently the visitors forced a draw with decent teams Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor, so playing Genclerbirgli marks a step down in class! To be fair the hosts improved too, and they will know todays opponents are just 0-1-7 on the road. Nevertheless, we believe the visitors have better players, and with luck they can win this game tonight!
Despite only drawing their last two league games, Sheffield Wednesday are playing much better under the guidance of new manager Jos Luhukay. To be fair, playing Sheffield United away and 3rd placed Cardiff at home was never going to be easy. However, the Owl’s were the better team in both fixtures and their should be more to come. With qualification for the play-offs looking almost impossible, we can expect the hosts to concentrate fully on this match today! Reading drew with Wednesday in an earlier league fixture, but that was then and this is now!
This is not a premium bet has Sachia Vickery must give a big handicap start in the betting. Nevertheless, under normal circumstances the American should win this easy, thus if she stays focused and goes out to finish the job it’s going to be a tap-in. Nevertheless, we prefer to take the more conservative -4.5 games, and that’s despite Vickery blowing both her opponents away in previous rounds. Hibi has done a good job to come through qualifying and then beat another two opponents, but this is her hardest challenge to date and fatigue could be another issue!
In the first round Nicole Gibbs came from a set down to beat Julia Boserup, and on a point of note she won the third set by a one-sided 6-0. We are actually finding it hard to put in words how that match played out has Boserup seemed to suffer a bout of stage fright. In concluding, we will simply say Gibbs is playing below her best and this is likely to be tougher. Anna Schmiedlova lost the first set to Francesca Schiavove, but she had no problems winning the second and third by an easy 6-2 6-1. If we had one critic about that match it would be directed at the serve of Schmiedlova (broken 5 times), something she will need to clean up here. Nevertheless, it was nice to see the 23 year old Slovakian hitting the ball well, and it should at least give confidence going forwards. We like these odds!
18 year old Kayla Day did us a favour by beating Mariana Duque-Marino, albeit we have to accept the latter is out of sorts. We believe Day has potential to be a decent player, although to do that she will need to learn how to manage her opponents better. Despite only being the same age, 2015 Wimbledon junior winner Sofya Zhuk is already established than her opponent. In fact, in 2016 the Russian girl went 33-7 and that was followed up by last years 24-16. Zhuk has beaten decent players such has Taylor Townsend to win last seasons Naples (Florida), and she’s also competed well on the main tour. Easy wins this week tell us the Base liner is in solid form and repeating that level should be enough here.
Last years Wimbledon junior winner Claire Liu needs to bring more consistency into her game. However, we should bare in mind that she’s only 17 and she also made the final of last years French open juniors. Suffice to say that suggests the California girl should have a lot more to give, so we are somewhat surprised to see her chalked up behind todays opponent Su Jeong Jang in the betting. While the 22 year old from South Korea is the winner of 6 such tournaments (and ranked higher), we doubt she has the potential of Liu. If Liu can stay in the zone, this looks a great opportunity to advance.
The thing that speaks against Sachia Vickery is her horrible 0-4 head to head with Evgeniya Rodina. Vickery also showed her inconsistent side during the qualification stages of the Aussie open, because she lost then to a moderate Lesley Kerkhove. However, go back to the season opener in Aucland when she made the SF after battling through 3 rounds of qualifications. Afterall, she beat Radwanska, Cepede Royg and Lauren Davis to make the SF, that’s great form in context to this tournament. Rodina is very average at best, and if Vickery is firing this is a two setter!
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When Irina Falconi is on the ball she can look quite good. However, the 27 year old American suffers from massive lapses of concentration, and her good tennis can turn to erratic without any reason. Falconi beats herself often, and she’s simply not a person you want to trust. Amanda Anisimova is just 16 years old. Nevertheless, she’s already beaten the likes of Kayla Day and Christie Ahn, plus she qualified here in good style. The former French junior finalist (2016) has the potential to be a good player going forwards, and on that note she’s someone we want to side with here.
Wild card Danielle Collins is basically stepping up from college tennis, but the signs are she’s ready. Afterall, she beat higher ranked players such has Danka Kovinic and Irina Khromacheva at qualifying for the recent Aussie open, and she’s got past the likes of Stefanie Voegle and Tatjana Maria in the past. To get straight to the point, Marie Bouzkova doesn’t look that good and she needed 3 sets to get past Christiana Ferrando in the last round. Match simply looks winnable.