LA has been in fine form winning 11 out of their last 15 games and are coming off 3 consecutive wins over the Nets, Thunder and Suns. The Thunder broke their 4 game losing slide on Tuesday as they took down the champions Warriors 125-105 at Golden State. The Lakers were involved in a trade with the Cavs at the deadline and shipped Jordan Clarkson and Larry Nance Jr. for Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye and both are likely to see some playing time tonight but Lonzo Ball remains out with an MCL sprain. Andre Roberson remains out for the visitors and Carmelo Anthony is a game time decision for tonight. The Lakers won at Oklahoma City on Sunday but we have to wonder if they caught the Thunder napping a bit on Super Bowl Sunday and with the Warriors on deck. In any case, we expect the Thunder to dish out a measure of revenge and as well as the Lakers have been playing, they have largely come against bottom tier teams and will be sporting some new parts tonight.
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The Club Brugge players should be ashamed of how they performed in the reverse fixture, it ended 4-1 to St Liege. Whichever way you look at it they can’t find an excuse from player selection. Afterall, Jordi Vanlerberghe was the only player to start who had not been involved in ten or more games, and other than that it was a best XI. Ivan Leko’s side came out to draw 3-3 with Charleroi at the weekend, and in our opinion it was another average performance from the runaway league leaders. At the weekend St Liege enjoyed a rare away league win, and to be fair they were all over their opponents Lokeren. Nevertheless, in that competition the Reds have just 33 points compared to Club’s 58. And, it’s 37 against 12 if we look at home and away. On that note, Club won the league fixture at the Jan Breydal by a very easy 4-0, and they will be arrogant enough to believe they can turn the tie here. With regards to team news, the hosts have a handful of missing players but we don’t see any game changer!
GALILEE CHAPEL likes Newcastle, and his last form can be marked up because he missed the break. The nine year old is 7 pounds below his last winning mark and he’s particularly well suited by racing for an apprentice jockey. Start box 8 should be a perfect sit for this hold-up type, and the race should be run to suit!
TRADITIONAL DANCER is clearly a much better hurdler than he his on the flat. Nevertheless, flat horses with a mark of 77 would be expected to make 122 in that sphere, and todays 47 is a full 30 pounds below that. Trainer Iain Jardin had three winners from his last 8 runners, so theta augers well for a better effort from the six year old!
We are always sceptical with runners giving away weight in novice hurdles. However, we are surprised to see Emma Lavelle’s runner PAISLEY PARK being offered at 15/8, because quite simply his form is the best in the race. Whichever way you look at it the 6 year holds Ben Pauling’s runner GOWITHTHEFLOW, and you could even argue that SECRET INVESTOR should split the pair. We don’t like tipping anything at short odds, but this is just a three horse race on paper so the 15/8 with Blacktype isn’t bad!
DIDERO VALLIS didn’t live up to market expectations when racing in a handicap last time out, but he’s obviously got a chance back down at this level. With that said he’s got a penalty to carry and odds of 11/8 appear a tad short. GREAT TANGO seems to have a bout of seconditas, he’s probably going to place but not win. Lets trust MOUNT HANNOVER to bounce back under his decent 5 pound claimer. 100/30 appear to be decent odds and he’s the percentage call!
WE HAVE PREMIUM BETS AT 9/1, 13/2, 3/1, 3/1 AND THIS ONE ————BANG BANG ROSIE is clearly highly regarded, but she’s also been a beaten favourite on 5 from 6 occasions. While Willie Mullins mare did win a Punchestown bumper, she’s penalised 6 pounds for that! Extra weight helps us line out LOS ALAMOS, and FRANKIEFIVEANGELS looks more of a place type. Following his excellent third at Limerick, we readily prefer OR JAUNE DE SOMOZA. Henry De Bromhead’s six year old was surrounded by next time winners, and their should be more to come - PRICE DROPPED FROM 5/2 while writing preview - bummer!
This should be a game of contrasting styles has Breda like to play at a slower pace while Heracles prefer an open game. What we can imagine is the hosts having much of the ball and keeping possession, while the visitors will try and be disruptive and get an early goal. It’s easy to believe this game could end with under three goals, albeit with both sides missing defenders we wouldn’t feel confident enough to make that bet. Take Breda to find the open space and capitalise.
PREMIUM BET FOR FREE - LAST CHANCE TO SIGN UP WITH 50% DISCOUNT - RECEIVE ALL OUR BEST INFO/BETS FOR A FLAT RATE. WE HAVE NEVER OFFERED MORE FOR LESS!! Their is no particularly strong biased towards the host in Dutch Eredivisie, and Twente are just 3-2-5 at the Grolsch Veste. AZ Alkmaar on the other hand are fantastic travellers, and they come into this with 21 points (6-3-1) from ten road games. The Tukker’s lost by a single goal to Heerenveen in the last round, and that scoreline (1-0) was probably a fair reflection of what we had witnessed take place on the field. With 13 games of the season remaining the host are hovering close to the relegation zone, so at some stage they will need to start winning. However, recent head to heads between these two teams doesn’t suggest this will be the turnaround match, because it’s 5-1-0 to the visitor. Despite having a whopping 71% possession against Roda at the weekend, the Cheeseheads could only draw (2-2). From what we saw, coach John Van der Brom needs to blame his defenders for that result. Afterall, they were often left far too high up the field and GK Marco Bizot was left exposed. Maybe that’s one of the reasons why the visitors are better on the road, since crowd passion often forces an hosting team to be more aggressive. Team news looks good for both sides, but the pressure will be on Twente to deliver. That in itself should allow a great counter puncher like AZ to exploit the gaps - Away win!
LAREEN is lightly raced and open to improvement under the guidance of Willie Mullins. The stopper for LACKANEEN LEADER is the extra weight she’s giving to the others. In fact, she’s got 3.5 lengths and 8 pounds to make up on our selection CASTAFIORE PARK. With regards to Paul Nolan’s winning pointer, she’s clearly likes to be jumping and ran well enough on her hurdles debut. Since then she finished second in a heavy ground bumper, thus these testing conditions shouldn’t be an issue. We believe odds of 4/1 are more than acceptable, especially since Brian Cooper is taking the ride.
Earlier on in the league season these two force rivals played out a 1-1 draw in Mainz, the result was a fair reflection of what we had seen happen on the field. With regards to the league, it’s probably fair to suggest Eintracht Frankfurt have had the better of things since then. However, Niko Kovic’s sixth in the league have done much better on the road (21 points) compared to home (12 points), and head to heads tell us fixtures between these two teams often end in a draw. For the record, the last 27 times they methane delivered an equally balanced 7-13-7. Frankfurt come into this on the back of their worst performance of the season against Augsburg (3-0) at the weekend, and they only won one of their last five at the Commerzbank-Arena. Mainz tried hard against Bayern Munich (0-2) at the weekend, but in the end class came through. The 05’ers drew two of their last four away matches in Leipzig and Werder Bremen, form which suggests they should be good enough to give Frankfurt a real game. The journey for this match is just 25KM, and the visitors fans can be at the stadium in just 20 minutes by train. Suffice to say home advantage shrinks, and we are not convinced their was one in the first place!