The way THE GIG GETAWAY stopped on his chasing debut is a concern. Afterall, most of Willie Mullins runners turn up fit, and he was beaten a long way by a supposedly 13 pound inferior horse. Lets get with CEDARWOOD ROAD because the 5 year old won was only rated 5 pound lower over hurdles. That recent 7/11 isn’t a concern, because he did the same on his debut last season and followed up by beating 25 runners on Boxing Day. This fella looks every inch a chaser, nice bet!
That race MIDNIGHTREFLECTION won wasn’t anything special, she’s worth taking on from a mark of 130. EMMPRESSIVE LADY is in great form but up in grade. Whether she’s capable at this level remains to be seen. I think there is a lot more to come from MOLLY OLLYS WISHES. She still won after being badly hampered at Hereford, and if anything this 6-year-old should be better suited by this track!
Wolves come into this match following a 2-1 defeat in Burnley. In that match Espirito’s team never got going, and they seemed to struggle in taking that game to their opponent. As it stands, the hosts are 6-2-6 in the league and that means they go into this game 11th in the table. Wolves will be hoping to get Leander Dendoncker back from a slight injury he picked up against Chelsea. The hosts will continue to be without both Jonny and Raul Jimenez with long-term injuries. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says Giovani Lo Celso will miss the entire festive period through injury. The Argentina international picked up a hamstring injury in Sunday's loss to Leicester and is set for a spell on the sidelines during a busy run of games. Fellow midfielder Tanguy Ndombele will be available at Molineux, so the only other confirmed absentee is Japhet Tanganga. Gareth Bale appears to have recovered from a calf injury, but the Real Madrid loanee doesn’t appear to be very high in Mourinho’s pecking order. The visitors come into this following back to back league defeats against Leicester and Liverpool, so they clearly need to pick up the gauntlet again! Wolves do better against the bigger teams, this pairing looks ideal for the hosts!
In the last round Antwerp bounced back to beat Waasland 0-3. While that team isn’t particularly good the performance from the Great Old was much improved. In fact, Ivan Leko’s side led 0-3 by the break, and in the 2nd half they just went through the motions. Charleroi have won their last three, and in the last round they took all three points from Anderlecht. On that occasion, the Zebra’s were a tad fortunate to score a 93rd minute winner because the goalkeeper should have had it. Nevertheless, 9 points from the last three matches is a positive for the third placed team! The biggest issue for the visitors is playing this game with several players sidelined. While it worked out against Anderlecht, a few of the missing players could be described has important. And, unlike with the hosts, their last opponent had many injuries too! On dissecting this game we are totally convinced that the hosts should have the upper-hand. They have more options, and that recent performance suggest they are ready to hit top form!
Odds have slipped since we sent - You can get around that and optimize your betting by joining Premium firstname.lastname@example.org ———— Chris Wilder must have been furious when Lundstram got himself sent off (for a dangerous tackle after just 40 minutes) against Brighton. Despite going into halftime at 0-0, the writing looked to be on the wall for this luckless club. However, the Blades didn’t accept the script, and their players showed a lot of fighting quality. On 63 minutes Bogle got them a vital goal, and United had several other chances to double the scoreline. Unfortunately, Welbeck came on for Brighton and scored a late equalizer, albeit the 1-1 draw was fair enough! Everton is doing much better under Carlo Ancelotti, and following three straight league wins they went 4th in the table. Those wins came against Arsenal, Chelsea, and Leicester, and the latter was on the road. However, in midweek the Toffee’s were beaten in the quarter-finals of the EFL Cup by Manchester United (0-2), and basically, they got what they deserved! The visitors still have a handful of injuries to contend with, and they are going to be playing a very physical team today. Sheffield United can progress further, and they should be good enough to get something out of this game!
Premium pick - Christmas to new year offer (big saving) Get one year of our football picks for €1200, and an extra €200 off for anyone who ever subscribed to one of our subscription packages. ——— email@example.com ————Leuven is undoubtedly exceeding expectations! At the end of the last season, OHL was just 3rd in the Belgium Proximus. In fact, they promoted on the back of winning 14 from 28 games, and after losing their last five games of which two were for the chance of promotion. Normally they shouldn’t have gained promotion, but the Jupiler was extended by two teams. With that in mind, the owners bought in Marc Brys to take control of management. The 58-year-old increased the squad size from 29 to 38, and the result of all the hard work is a current 4th place in the table. The hosts also have 29 points from 18 games, that’s 7 more than today's opponent. However, here comes the caveat, Oostende were resounding winners of the reverse match. The Kustboys were very decisive that day in scoring 3 goals from 4 shots on target, and no doubt strikers Sakala and Gueye will be looking forward to today! Prior to the last round defeat in Anderlecht (2-1), Oostende had beaten both Gent (2-1) and Cerclee Brugge (0-1). The visitors have also won in Mechelen, and stopped the likes of 2nd placed Genk! We believe this game will suit Oostende!
We have 6 racing premium bets today - here is the 2nd one for free users - MINT CONDITION won two and followed up with a close-up 4th from his new handicap mark. He clearly likes this type of ground, and his performance ratings suggest he’s very consistent. With just 7 races under the bet, the 6-year-old should improve again, and Lilly Pinchin taking off 5 pounds could be the key. This claimer is a very good rider, and she won’t do much wrong!
RACING OFFER - From Christmas to the new year, you can book a whole year of racing tips for just €1200. And, for anybody rebooking (existing client) for the year, we are giving an extra €200 off (€1000 for 12 months) - firstname.lastname@example.org ------ MARIO DE PAIL is giving the field weight, and I for one can’t imagine legging up a 5-pound claimer increasing his chance. In fact, the jockey who won on him last time is riding our bet SHANG TANG and he rode him to victory at Ascot. Going right-handed clearly suits, and the handicapper hasn’t overreacted to that tidy win. With improvement likely, and the ground to suit he ticks the boxes!
Syndicate betting pick - Two underestimated teams will go head to head in this one. In the last round, Lugano did what we expected by getting a point out of perennial champions Young Boys. As it stands, the team coached by Maurizio Jacobacci lost just 1 from 11 games this season, and they have 2 games in hand on the three teams above them. The hosts won the reverse match on 7th November (0-1), and they have also beaten the top three teams St Gallen and Basel at the Stadio di Cornaredo. Lugano has Lavanchy suspended, and Guidotti injured. The readiness of Ošs and Lovric is in doubt, other than that all is good for the host! Lausanne is a balanced 5-3-5, and they did at least win their last two games against Luzern and Vaduz. No doubt the owners of the newly promoted visitors are happy with the season to date because stepping up a league is never easy! Only Falk is a confirmed absentee for the visiting team, although Geissmann, Nanizayamo, and Zekhnini are doubts! We are big fans of the Lugano project, these odds are more than fair!
Premium subscriber pick - Nimes fought hard for a 2-2 draw in St Etienne, but it would be fair to say they rode their luck. Les Verts had double the amount of goal attempts in that match, and 9-4 shots on target. Their opponents also missed a penalty, whereas Nimes scored from the same. While it’s true to say Jerome Apiron’s team got a vital point that day, it came with good fortune. For the record, Les Crocodiles lost 8 from their last ten matches, but they do have a recent good record (3-1-0) against today's opponent Dijon! Nimes have a 29 man squad, and they need all those players. We say that because the injury list has been brutal, and coach Apiron is still without Deaux, Meling, Depres, Valerio, Cubas, Martinez, Banrahou, and Landre. On a bit of a positive note, club captain Briancon could return tonight. Dijon has similar issues, in that Scheidler, Chala, Chouiar, Chafik, Lautoa, Benzia, Assale, and Ngouyamsa. To put it into some sort of perspective, the hosts are missing players who were involved in 54 matches between them, while the visitors have players out who were involved in 60 games! Dijon is bottom of the league, and since appointing David Linares they are 1-3-3. The visitor's most recent efforts were back to back defeats at home to Monaco, and Lille. However, the Owls did at least take a point more on the road than Nimes at home, but with empty stadiums that means little! We would make the hosts favorites, they are at least showing tenacity!
Premium football tip - Traditionally speaking, Sampdoria takes most of their points at home and do very little on the road. However, with no crowds to spur them on things have changed, and the fact is La Samp has actually taken more points away. The hosts come into this on the back of beating their last two rivals Crotone and Verona, and they did that by stopping the opponent from playing. Whether the hosts can be as efficient in the future remains to be seen, but we are not overly impressed with how Claudio Ranieri’s team is playing! At the weekend, Sassuolo lost just their 2nd game of the season to league leaders AC Milan. Roberto De Zerbi’s men were allowed most of the ball in that match, but they were not overly efficient with the end product. The other negative coming out of that game was all of Duricic, Defrel, and Rogerio picked up injuries. The good news for today is Locatelli is back from suspension because he’s certainly the driving force behind this team! We like the Neroverdi, they are simply a better team!
HART OF STEEL is in great form, but he’s going up the weights and that makes life harder. WINDS OF FIRE is challenging for favoritism. Whereas our selection GAVROCHEKA is more than double those odds. While the selection was a bit under-par last time out, that was 111 days ago. Furthermore, Philip Hobbs is in much better form now, and this 4-year-old can improve again!