Liverpool must win by more than one goal to ensure qualification. If PSG beat Red Star then Jurgen Klopp's men will need a 1-0 triumph or victory by two goals or more to qualify. If the game in Belgrade ends in a draw Liverpool will advance with any win, because all share the same points with PSG and Napoli. Insigne scored a 90th minute goal for Napoli (1-0) to win the reverse leg. To be fair, the Serie A team deserved all three points. However, that was at the San Paolo, and now the Reds get Carlo Ancelotti’s side back at Anfield. Juergen Klopp’s side won both fixtures at home against PSG (3-2) and FK Crvena Zvezda (4-0). And, at the weekend they warmed up for this with a cracking 0-4 win in Bournemouth. That took Liverpool to the top of the premier league, which in itself is an highly respectable achievement! We should also add Mo Salah scored an hat-trick in that most recent match, and from what we are witnessing the Egyptian striker is looking back to his best. The last defeat of Napoli was against Juventus (29 Sept), and their other league defeat was in Sampdoria (3-0). And, while it might mean little, Liverpool did at least win a pre season friendly (5-0) against Napoli! Take the Reds to deliver and win by two or more goals.
We are going all-in with 5 racing bets today, objective is to get our supporters (Premium subscribers) with a big win before the festive season starts! ——— email@example.comForm an orderly line, at these odds i’ll lay TAZKA until the cows come home. Afterall, she beat nothing last time out, and her penalty clears any weight advantage. French bumper form can be hard to evaluate, but this isn’t the best race and it affords FRESNO EMERY a big opportunity. What we can tell you is the horse which finished just in front won a €60K hurdle since, and even the fifth came out to win his next race. Rob Walford is in excellent form and soft ground looks ideal - we want action!
When the former number 10 is playing at an ITF tournament like this, it could mean she’s out to regain the thread. Mladenovic had a horrible 2018 (22/28), and it’s hard to find a reason for her drop in standards. In fact, her level started to drop off following the 2017 French open. Furthermore, during the same year she lost her last twelve matches, and she comes into this having won just four from her last twelve. Following her 2017 final in St Petersburg, now 21 year old Natalia Vikhlyantseva looked like she was heading in the right direction. However, despite making the final of Hertogenbosch and another end of season semi in Moscow, her form dipped. 2018 (26/28) hasn’t been much better for the Russian, albeit she did at least make a recent final of Poitiers. The up and coming Xmas means nothing to an orthodox Russian, and she should be fully wound up for this. Mladenovic on the other hand is likely to be in Dubai training, so she is unlikely to be fully ready. Lets be frank, both are disappointing. And, in our experience, you shouldn’t be betting disappointing teams/players at short odds. That’s our reason for suggesting a small punt on the younger girl!
The Rockets are struggling as they enter this matchup with losses in their last 3 and 7 of their last 9 games. The offense has mostly stagnated with poor ball movement and pace though they did show some positive things against Dallas on Saturday and played well enough to win if not for late heroics by Luka Doncic. The Blazers were mired in their own losing spell but appear to have righted the ship with 2 consecutive wins against the Suns and Twolves albeit both games were at home. One area the Blazers struggle at is guarding the 3 which is a terrible matchup against a Rockets team that still takes the highest rate of 3 pointers in the game by quite a fair margin over the 2nd place team. We expect the Rockets to go small and push the pace to get up as many shots against the poor Blazers' perimeter defense. The Blazers should have plenty of chances of their own, however, as the Rockets have the 6th worst defensive rating in the league. We see only one way to bet this!
Have this on us ——— Their was a time when opposing teams would be intimidated by playing in the Basque land. However, that isn’t the case anymore, and even crowds of 40,000 plus have been unable to motivate Athletic Bilbao. As it stands, the Lions won just 1/14 this season, and they currently occupy a place in the relegation zone. Now for the potential season changer. Coach Berizzo was fired following the 3-0 defeat in Levante, and on 5th december he was replaced by Gaizka Garitano. The next day the hosts came out to win a cup match in Huesca (0-4), and now they will be expected to perform in the league. Athletic will be without suspended trio Martinez, Nolaskoain and Yuri, while Belenziaga and Rico are still injured. Capa will also need to gain approval from the medical team before deciding whether he can participate or not. Girona are now without first choice goalkeeper Bounou, he will most likely be replaced by 37 year old Iraizoz. We can imagine this being a issue for the visitors, especially since Roberts and Aday won’t be available. While we have to respect the hosts for being 8 games unbeaten, they have relied a lot on there GK this season. With everything considered, Athletic have more talent and new coach who can drive them on!
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The Warriors enter this matchup at 18-9 on the year and have recovered to win 6 of their last 8 after a 4 game losing streak that was marred with multiple injuries to their top players. Draymond Green is expected to return tonight after an 11 game absence which means the Warriors will have all 4 of their All-Stars in the lineup. However, with Damian Jones out for the rest of the season, the Warriors are severely lacking depth inside. The Timberwolves are coming off a tough 113-105 loss to the Blazers on Saturday but have been in good form with 6 wins in their last 8 games. Karl-Anthony Towns should have an ideal matchup here against a Warriors team lacking a strong inside presence and the Twolves overall team defense has improved vastly the past few weeks. Robert Covington is expected back after missing last game with a sore knee for the visitors and we expect them to keep this within reason!
The Bulls' positive outlook with their new coach was short lived as they followed up a 114-112 upset over the Thunder by suffering the worst loss in franchise history the very next day- a 133-77 loss to the Celtics. Without getting into too much detail, there is clear tension between the players and Jim Boylan and it boiled over into Sunday where the players didn't take part in practice. One aspect of Boylan's first two games as head coach was the improved defensive intensity but that clearly fell by the wayside against the Celtics and we don't expect much of it against a Kings team that prefers to speed the tempo up. We believe the players will be focused and motivated to bounce back after the loss but given the circumstances, we see little attention paid on the defensive end. The Kings have played 9 overs in their last 11 games and play at the 2nd fastest pace in the league. We have this close to 230!
Two teams fighting tooth and nail for a playoff spot face off as the 7-5 Seahawks host the 6-5-1 Vikings. The Seahawks have won 3 straight and are coming off a relatively easy 43-16 win over the 49ers though they were aided by turnovers and only produced 331 yards of total offense. The Vikings have alternated wins and losses their last 6 games and coming off a 24-10 loss to the Patriots last week. TE David Morgan, CB Trae Waynes and WR Chad Beebe have all been ruled out for the visitors and LB Eric Kendricks is questionable. For the Seahawks, LB KJ Wright is out and OG DJ Fluker is doubtful. WR Doug Baldwin and RB Rashaad Penny are questionable. The Seahawks have played 4 consecutive overs but we believe their totals have been inflated due to turnovers and explosive plays. They are still the most run-heavy team in the league and face a stout Vikings defense that's allowed just 27 explosive run plays on the year, 2nd fewest in the league. The Vikings also bring a dangerous pass rush to this game and this doesn't bode well against a poor Seattle offensive line that's 4th worst in the league with an adjusted sack rate of 9.9%. Needless to say, it will be difficult for QB Russell Wilson to work his magic, especially if Baldwin is unable to suit up and it bears mentioning that head coach Pete Carroll's comments weren't too encouraging in that regard. The Vikings' OL is a bit better in pass protection with an adjusted sack rate of 5.5% and Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen are one of the top wide receiver tandems in the league. Still, QB Kirk Cousins generally fares poorly on the road and Century Link Stadium is one of the most difficult venues to play in for an opposing quarterback. In situations like these, it helps to have a strong ground game to lean on but the Vikings have had very little success running the ball this year. All things considered, we see only one way to be this!
Have this one on us - Anderlecht are just fourth in the table, and they are currently 8 points behind leaders Genk. Fortunately for the team of Hein Vanhaezbrouck, the teams above haven’t been taking advantage. And, we need to bare in mind that all points will be halved at the end of the normal season, and then follows the 10 matches of the Championship round! Suffice to say, the Purple and White still have the possibility to win this seasons championship, and from a player perspective they have enough quality to be competitive. Charleroi are in the midst of having a good moment, and they come into this on the back of three straight wins. With that said, only one of them was on the road, and they are just 2-2-4 when playing away! The thing about the Zebra’s is they usually take double the amount of points at home, and they are hardly renowned for being good on the road. Anderlecht won the reverse match (1-2), and that makes it three in succession against Charleroi. The hosts have nothing more to play for in Europe, and that should take away some pressure! Team news for both sides isn’t going to be an issue, because they are close to complete. We can’t look further than Anderlecht!
We have to respect the Spurs for showing up in a big way against the Lakers on Friday but this is still a team that's deeply flawed in our opinion. The Lakers couldn't close out the game despite holding a large lead for much of the time but we expect a different result from a much more polished Jazz team with good depth and reigning 2 time defensive player of the year in Rudy Gobert. The Spurs play much better at home but their offense isn't terribly efficient and quite frankly, we wouldn't be surprised if this is a repeat of their game on Tuesday that saw the Jazz win by an eye-popping 139-105 score.
The Pistons enter this matchup at 13-10 on the year but have suffered 3 straight losses to the Thunder, Bucks and the Sixers. The Pelicans sit at 13-14 on the season and have alternated wins and losses in their last 6 games. Reggie Bullock and Ish Smith remain out for the hosts and Stanley Johnson is questionable. Blake Griffin is probable. For the visitors, Elfrid Payton remains out and E'Twaun Moore is probable. The Pelicans have found an adequate replacement at PG with Tim Frazier but the Pistons seem to be floundering without Bullock and Smith's offense with the 2nd unit. Griffin simply can't do it all and faces a tough matchup with all world player Anthony Davis. Pistons are reeling and we expect the visitors to take advantage!