Whichever way you look at it Derby are specialists in blowing promotion. After a slow start to the campaign the Rams fairly flew up the table, and at one stage they looked serious contenders for automatic promotion. However, just one win and five points from their last five matches put a mockers on that. To say the hosts have dropped standards is probably an understatement, and that recent 2-0 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday was their worst performance for some time. Leeds have a reputation for changing managers more often than not, so it was no surprise when Thomas Christiansen was recently replaced by Paul Heckingbottom. The new coach at least managed to get his team back on track at the weekend with a draw against Bristol City, and to achieve that they had to come from two goals down. The good news for Hickingbottom is his team are just 8 points outside the play-off zone, and with this game in hand. Team news couldn’t be much better, although Luke ailing is missing! Take the visitor.
Bristol City are known for their prowess at Ashton Gate, albeit this season they won just 8 from 16 at home. However, an even bigger concern for coach Lee Johnson is the fact that City only won one from their last 8 league matches, and that includes a 3-3 against the struggling Sunderland. Bad news for the host is injuries and missing players. While Josh Brownhill should be ready, Merlon Pack is now suspended. Then comes Pisano, Duric, O’Neil’ Taylor, Hegeler and O’Dowda all sidelined! Fulham are the form team of the league, and after a poor start to the campaign they are flying up the table. Over the past ten league matches the Cottagers are an amazing 8-2-0, and that includes wins against several other promotion candidates. In fact, their was wins in Cardiff (2-4) and Middlesbrough (0-1) during this spell! The visitors are just without Sheyi Ojo, while Cairney needs to prove his fitness. We believe Fulham will continue to progress and gain automatic promotion!
Sevilla are not at the level to be serious contenders for this seasons Champions league, and the same could be said for Manchester United. However, you have to believe that the EPL team are going to get through to the next round. Afterall, they come from a more competitive league, and are at least fighting it out for second. We believe the board of Sevilla let the club down badly by cashing in on players during the summer, and that’s the reason they sit a full 23 points behind league leaders Barcelona. The winners of 3 from the last 4 Europa league titles didn’t finish ahead of much during the group stage. And, while they came from 3 down to level it with Liverpool when they visited, that only happened because their opponents switched off! If United poach a lead they won’t let their opponents back!
Shakhtar Donetsk finished 6 points ahead of Napoli to end second to Manchester City during the group stage. And, while it goes without saying we shouldn’t pay too much attention to the 2-0 over City (already confirmed group winners), their was an impressive 2-1 victory against the Italian league leaders. And, since that team are 16 points clear of Roma in the league table, it does suggest that they won’t fear the visitors. AS Roma pipped Chelsea (goal difference) to claim Group C. However, they were easily beaten in Atletico and also struggled for a long time against group whipping boys Qarabag (1-2). Since then the visitors won just 4 of their 12 games, albeit that includes the last three. We could discuss missing players, but only Florenzi (Roma) stands out has being important. Take the Ukrainian team to get a first leg win!
ONE DAY OFFER ONLY - ALL RACING BETS TO END OF SEASON (10 MONTHS) JUST €300/£270 - THAT’S LESS THAN A POUND PER DAY - PAYPAL ONLY - GET IN TOUCH NOW BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM - RAYVIN BLACK is a course winner, albeit we believe he’s better on a galloping track. Although he’s lightly raced, we are worried that SEYMOUR STAR weight until he was ten to go chasing. It sort of suggests he’s not a natural. TOWN PEAKS has a lot on his plate giving away a double penalty, so ready preference is for COASTAL TIEP. Drying ground, dropping back in trip and racing right handed are key!
ARDEA is a decent type, but odds of 9/2 look short in this grade. HARD STATION needs to prove his fitness, while WARDEN HILL might struggle at this level. It goes without saying that PACHA DU PALDER is the one to beat, but he’s hardly a penalty kick. At the odds the one which stands out is KILFINCHEN BAY. The 10 year old is only rated 6 pounds inferior to the fav, and he’s proven in the past that he can win following a break.
In light of him giving so much weight to the winner at Doncaster, we thought EARLY RETIREMENT ran a cracker. Caroline Bailey’s runner is progressive, and we can feel comforted by the fact he’s not giving away weight today. Aidan Coleman is an excellent booking and this decent ground should suit better again. BUCKLE STREET and CLASSIC BEN might struggle now that they are re-handicapped. DUKE DEBARRY will need to improve, so CEPORINE could be next best.
We have been odds watching with the Nicky Henderson runner FRENCH CRUSADER, because our main requirement was getting 9/4. This French import should improve a lot on his hurdling debut form, and this better ground is key. DYNAMITE DOLLARS has a lot to do giving away a double penalty, while CANELO is already looking a bit exposed.
ONE DAY OFFER ONLY - ALL RACING BETS TO END OF SEASON (10 MONTHS) JUST €300/£270 - THAT’S LESS THAN A POUND PER DAY - PAYPAL ONLY - GET IN TOUCH NOW BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM - CUT THE CUSTARD has been a big let down this season, and his recent form isn’t worth more than 105. We could rate NARCISTIC about 115, so receiving 8 pounds from the other two (principals) means he’s probably the one to beat. However, we like the 5 pounds Adam Short is taking off CATWALK KING has that should guarantee he stays in front of THERMISTOCLES. We believe the son of Kutub improved again last time out, form which is worth about 124!
ONE DAY OFFER ONLY - ALL TENNIS PREMIUM BETS TO END OF SEASON (9 MONTHS) JUST €300 - THAT’S JUST €33 PER MONTH - PAYPAL ONLY - GET IN TOUCH NOW BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM - Petra Martic made a strong comeback from injury last year, and a season 5-2 would suggest she’s going to cement that progress this time around. With that said, her first round win against Antonia Lottner was a bit of a formality, and she will need to turn it up against the up and coming Aliaksandra Sasnovich. The girl from Belarus has already made the final of Hobart this year, and to get there she had to qualify first. Beating the likes of Kontaveit, Cornet, Sevastova and Mladenovic show just how far the 23 year old has come, and that was rubber stamped here with her win over Roberta Vinci! More of the same!
ONE DAY OFFER ONLY - ALL TENNIS PREMIUM BETS TO END OF SEASON (9 MONTHS) JUST €300 - THAT’S JUST €33 PER MONTH - PAYPAL ONLY - GET IN TOUCH NOW BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM - If Viktoria Kuzmova plays like she did against Sorana Cirstea, we believe the 19 year old should win this. The Slovakian player was right on top with her serve against the Romanian, and her use of the court was really effective. Everything we are seeing from the teenager suggests she’s ready to turn it up on the WTA circuit, and in Sabine Lisicki she’s been given a great chance to advance. As professional gamblers we know to move on once a bet has been completed, but we can’t get out of our heads how Lisicki played against Parmentier the other day. While the German won the last two sets dropping the first 6-1 showed a lack of focus. The word dopey cow was being used in the office, and their is not a lot more we can add. Lisicki needs to get more consistent, and if that match was anything to go on it won’t be happening any time soon!
ONE DAY OFFER - ALL TENNIS PREMIUM BETS TO END OF SEASON (9 MONTHS) JUST €300 - THAT’S JUST €33 PER MONTH - PAYPAL ONLY - GET IN TOUCH NOW BETTING.ANALYSTT@GMAIL.COM — Catherine Bellis is in absolute incredible form. In our opinion their is nothing stopping the 18 year old progressing to the top 20, and that should be sooner rather than later. Garbine Muguruza seemed to twist her knee in Doha, so that alone brings a question mark. The other thing with the Spaniard is she’s not what you would call at the top of her game, and we say that despite her making the final of Doha. Last but not least, she had an hard match there, so you see the danger of her under performing here.