Here is one of our six Football premium syndicate bets for today - Sign up to paid premium for the rest, and get the best odds! —— firstname.lastname@example.org ————— Reims were over run by Marseille at the weekend, but the fact is they didn’t concede. Drawing 0-0 in the Velodrome was an excellent result, and it followed back to back home wins against Guingamp (2-1) and Monaco (1-0). The Champagne club have also beaten the likes of Nice (0-1) and Lyon (1-0) this season, so things are looking good for David Guion’s side. Reims couldn’t be meeting Toulouse at a better time, because the poor travelling visitors are a sinking ship. To be fair, Les Pitchouns were brave in battling back for a 2-2 draw against Dijon. However, their opponents helped them with some soft defending, and it wasn’t has though they created an abundance of chances. With regards to tonights match, the visitors are without injured players Sangare, Gonclaves, Todibo, Fortes, Vidal and Sanogo. And, then comes the big issue, goalkeeper Reynet was sent off on saturday and he’s suspended. Reims won last seasons Ligue two by a whopping 15 points, so it’s no surprise to see the host in a mid table ninth. The only thing Reims need to do better now is score, but that should be inevitable against a team like Toulouse.
The Wizards have been an interesting team to follow this season as their off court issues could fill an entire book but a new lineup that coach Scott Brooks has employed has provided a spark in winning 4 out of their last 6 games. The Hawks are a dismal 5-19 on the year and enter this matchup on the back of 3 straight losses. Taurean Prince is doubtful for the hosts and Dwight Howard remains out for the visitors. Both teams play at a fast pace and with poor defensive ratings for both as well, it's likely the game degenerates into an up and down match with minimal regard for defense. The new look Wizards have improved somewhat in that regard but this isn't the type of game where we see it in our opinion. Both teams are among the worst defending the 3 and the Hawks certainly aren't shy from launching shots from beyond the arc. We'd be surprised if both sides don't get to 120!
Two teams headed in opposite directions as the 8-17 Nets host the 15-7 Thunder. The Nets enter this matchup having lost 7 in a row and are coming off back to back sub 40% shooting performances against the Wizards and the Cavs. Of note, they have played tremendously poorly since Caris LeVert went down with an injury and key players such as Allen Crabbe and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has underperformed massively. It doesn't get any easier tonight facing one of the hottest teams in the league in the Thunder who have won 8 of their last 10 and have the best defensive rating in the league. Right now, the Nets don't seem to have much of a game plan and their usual reliance on the 3 ball will be difficult against a team that contests every shot and have a massive presence in the middle in Steven Adams. The Thunder's defense alone should be enough to keep this under!
Have this one on us ———— Call it what you like, but circumstances change football games. At the weekend, Huddersfield took a 1-0 lead against Brighton, and everything was going according to plan. That was until Steve Mounie received a red card from match referee Michael Oliver, which in our opinion was wrongly upheld by the FA. In any case, right or wrong it was a game changer and the Seagulls went on to score a brace and win! To be fair Brighton have only lost one game (3-2-1) at home this season, and amongst their victims was Wolves, West Ham and Manchester United. Crystal Palace on the other hand enjoyed an easy 2-0 win over Burnley, but that still leaves them three places and six points below todays opponent Brighton. Furthermore, the Eagles lost three of their last four road matches, albeit the other was a (0-0) draw in Manchester United. With that said, Palace are certainly improving, and that’s probably because they have managed to get many players back from injury. In fact, Roy Hodgson is just without Benteke, Wickham and Dann for now, and those players were only involved in five games all season! Their is no doubt manager Chris Houghton is one of the best motivators in the Premier, and his players always give 100%. However, the hosts are limited and we very much doubt that they will finish above Roy Hodgson’s team this season! Player for play Palace are far superior, and this is just a short trip down the road. Away win!
Have this one on us, albeit the odds have been slashed since we sent at 9.00 this morning! - Don’t expect a freebie everyday, and join PREMIUM for best results! email@example.com ! ——— SHOW’S OVER is 7+7 pounds (penalty + jockey) worse off with YOURHOLIDAYISOVER. However, the latter wouldn’t win a walk over, so we don’t have to consider the 11 year old. With regards to the O’Brien runner, 13/8 looks short. BY RAIL was a bit below his best at Bangor, but we still have him has a good place bet. For the winner it’s WISECRACKER, because Ben Case’s five year old should do much better on this left handed track.
The upstart Kings enter this matchup at 11-11 and are coming off a thrilling 111-110 win over the Pacers on Saturday to break their 3 game skid. On the other side, the Suns' dismal season continued with their 5th straight loss and 8th in their last 9 on Sunday in a 120-96 loss to the Lakers. To make matters worse, Devin Booker tweaked his hamstring in that game and is without a timetable for return. TJ Warren is doubtful as well for the hosts and Marvin Bagley is questionable for the visitors. Warren and Booker are two major losses for the Suns but they still face a Kings team that despite their positive start, still struggle defensively. Furthermore, the Kings play at the 2nd fastest pace in the league and will likely look to push the tempo here as well. Neither side should have much trouble scoring in our opinion!
The Heat have gotten off to a slow start this season but broke out a 2-8 funk over the weekend with back to back wins over the Pelicans and Jazz. At 9-13, they host the Magic who sit at 11-12 on the year and just concluded a tough west coast road trip where they went 2-3. The Magic have shown improvement and did reasonably well last week with a win over the Lakers followed by close losses to the Warriors and Blazers where they held double digit leads both times. Nevertheless, their rebounding is still poor and this should be an area the Heat dominate with their big men. Furthermore, the Magic have had a challenging schedule of late and could be a bit out of sync after a few days off. Goran Dragic is still out for the Heat but James Johnson, Tyler Johnson and Derrick Jones Jr. are probable. The hosts shouldn't take the Magic lightly as they're hardly the doormat team of recent years and we believe Miami should come out focused and win by the necessary margin!
We are not going to give away our biggest bet for free, but here’s one for tonight! —— Aarhus won just three of their 17 games this season, and they lost five straight coming into this. Suffice to say, David Nielsen’s side are in desperate need of three points today. The problem with the hosts is not losing, it’s drawing too many. The fact is the Whites drew 9 from 17 games, and one of them was the return match (1-1). However, we have to say Aarhus were the better team that day, and playing a team like Vejle appeals has the ideal opportunity. The visitors haven’t won an away game this season (0-4-4), and they lost their last three to Midtjylland (5-0), Hobro (1-0) and Sonderjyske (3-0) without scoring. On that note, no team scored less goals (3) on the road than Adolfo Sormani’s outfit, and it’s noticeable that they don’t employ many strikers. In fact, with Louati still sidelined the team from Jutland are limited to an 18,19 and 21 year old! If Aarhus don’t win this Nielsen needs showing the door!
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The Warriors dropped their 2nd game in a row Saturday as they were downed by the Pistons 111-102 and by their standards are a rather pedestrian 15-9 on the year. On the other side, the Hawks are still one of the worst teams in the league and enter this matchup at 5-18 on the season. Draymond Green remains out for the visitors but Stephen Curry returned last game and looked to be back in good form despite the loss. For the hosts, Jeremy Lin and Dewayne Dedmon are both probable for this game. The Hawks' defense has improved in recent weeks but they are still dead last in the league in defending the 3, which they allow at a 37.9% clip. This doesn't bode well against a Warriors team that can light it up from long range and just got their 3 point extraordinaire Curry back from a groin injury. The Hawks have shown a willingness to push the pace regardless of the time and situation so we can only really see this playing out one way-- a blowout win for the visitors!
Minnesota saw their 4 game winning streak come to an end on Saturday as they were dismantled by the Celtics 118-109. Still, the Twolves have won 7 of their last 10 and have shown new life since the trade with the Sixers. The Rockets have struggled with injuries and chemistry issues but enter this matchup off back to back blowout wins over the Spurs and the Bulls. The Twolves are held back by antiquated coaching and this is a major reason that they've struggled to defend the 3 the past 2 seasons. Robert Covington's presence has helped but the Twolves still allow teams to hit 36.2% of their shots from behind the arc, 8th worst mark in the league. This doesn't bode well against a Rockets team that's fully embraced the 3 point revolution with over half of their shots attempted coming from beyond the arc. One area the Wolves have improved this year has been their offensive efficiency as the team runs their offense through Towns with Butler out the door. Derrick Rose has turned back the clock and is making significant contributions offensively and the team as a whole shouldn't have any lack of motivation against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs a season ago. Wolves games have been hard to stomach at times but this one should be a straightforward shootout!
In an ultra important NFC East showdown, the Eagles host the Redskins as both teams chase Dallas who sit atop the division. At 5-6, the defending Super Bowl Champions are in dire straits but a win tonight and next week against the Cowboys would go a long way towards putting them back in the playoff hunt. The Redskins lost their starting QB for the season but are still hanging on at 6-5 and would pull into a tie for the division lead should they come out victorious against the Eagles. RB Chris Thompson is on track to return for the Redskins after missing nearly a month of action but TE Jordan Reed, CB Quinton Dunbar, WR Trey Quinn, OL Morgan Moses, LB Zach Brown and WR Jamison Crowder are all listed as questionable. For the Eagles, LB Jordan Hicks, CB Avonte Maddox and CB Jalen Mills have all been ruled out and DE Michael Bennett is listed as questionable. RB Darren Sproles is expected back as well as CB Sidney Jones and CB Rasul Douglas providing much needed depth in the secondary. Thompson's return for the Redskins provides a boost but their offensive line is still an issue with 2 starters out for the season, another questionable and their starting left tackle less than 100% due to multiple injuries. QB Colt McCoy showed some promise last week against the Cowboys but also threw three interceptions and will be under heavy pressure from a dangerous Eagles DL. The Eagles' secondary has been ravaged by injuries but played reasonably well in the 2nd half last week against the Giants and Jones and Douglas' return coupled with a strong pass rush should be able to reasonably limit the yards through the air. The Redskins' secondary has struggled as well but they've been more susceptible to the deep ball and the Eagles lack the speed to exploit this matchup in our opinion. QB Carson Wentz has taken more of a check down approach with the team having an increased emphasis on the run with new found running back Josh Adams and Sproles' return should only encourage their commitment to the ground game and short passing game even more. With cold and blustery conditions in the forecast, we see only one way to bet this!