February 18, 2019 15:30• FA Cup - England •Football
ODDS AND PREDICTION
-120 to yes
For a long time Stamford Bridge was a notoriously hard place to go for Red Devils. They have only won twice there since 2002 and have lost 14 out of their past 22 visits.
What is matter than recent performance and here is a deal. After a large defeat to City (6:0), Chelsea almost lost the victory in Sweden, playing against Malmo in 1/16 of the European League (1:2). Dont get fouled by rsult sesen only on a paper..
Manchester United also disappointed their fans this week. PSG verified that United is mile away from level presents in CL.
I decided to look closer to Chelsea playmaker Jorginho.
I see quite huge exaggeration for Jorge Jorginho's game, for a long time he never accomplished this number, he got 53 passes against Malmo. Also 60 against City. 83 in fact against Huddiesfiel who were outplayed by ball possessions will not happened today. Again only 59 vs Bouremouth. With top side Tottenham 57 again. Resistance stay o 60 points line. Okey got 80 against fantasy offensive Arsenal.
He makes around 91 passes so line set by bookies is also high ~84 but in my eyes would not happened today. For all of his passing abilities, Chelsea lead the passing stats but are fourth on the league table, 10 points behind Liverpool, having drawn blanks in their last two home matches against Leicester City and Southampton.
Many Chelsea fans are then asking why all these passes when they are not leading to goals. He recorded zero assist so far.When Mauricio Sarri made a late entrance into Stamford Bridge last summer, it was in tow with his midfield brain from Napoli, Jorge Luiz Frello Filho – Jorginho – for a princely £57 million. He can’t run. So he doesn’t give you anything defensively, and he doesn’t give you anything up the other end of the pitch,''
Pogba is much stronger than him. If Ole comes up with good plan I predict a hard time for host playmaker which lead him to attempt less completed passes. If you look on trio from United physicality of all of those players, United's midfielders are a lot bigger and more powerful, which is another reason I think this is an area in which they will be able to impose themselves on the game.With Paul Pogba, Ander Herrera and Nemanja Matic in the team, he has the choice of a single or double pivot at every stage of the game. Against Spurs and Arsenal, United essentially played with a midfield diamond and two forwards in wide areas. It worked very well. Pogba can cause Jorginho problems. He has to show up after red card in Champions League.
It is easy job to analyses The Blues as we know what is up to with stable and unchangeable 433 formation. The boss is not going to move away from his favorite formation, and his players are very restricted in terms of alternating positions and where they operate on the pitch. This game might be win in a middle of a pitch, That era of a grass where United failed against Paris in Champions League.
Especially when United weakness exposed after injuries forced to sub will Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial after a break. They are not available today as well. From othwmer side Solskjaer will still have plenty of options over how he sets his team up, and crucially he will be able to change things during the game too. Form tacticaly perspective he showed flexibility has already seen his side win at Tottenham and Arsenal in the past month and it could be the key to them beating Chelsea on Monday too..
February 18, 2019 11:00• FA Trophy - England •Football
ODDS AND PREDICTION
-135 to yes
Rovers will fancy their chances in the club history at a sold-out Keepmoat Stadium. Have banked around £400,000 in prize money by reaching the fifth round for the first time since 1956, and will earn a further £360,000 if they make the last eight.
'It's the first time the club has been to this stage in 63 years and we've got a chance to make history — not equal history — by getting to the quarter-final,' McCann said.
'It sounds mad but we have absolutely nothing to lose.
'My message to the players is, "Go and give it everything you have. Your family is in the stands watching you, make them proud".
Opportunity certainly knocks. What a chance for Doncaster Rovers to write a special chapter in their history and reach the FA Cup quarter-finals for the first time.
Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson: "Now, more than ever, you need to be wary in these sort of games.
"If you lose to a lower league team, it is seen as a giant-killing. If we had lost to Tottenham, no-one would have batted an eyelid.
For the record Doncaster fly high with numbers that why for lower ranked team line is pump so high 9.5 Match Shots draw by bookies. At home in League 1 produce around at least 16 Shots by them self, in FA so far have not meet any team of CP caliber but also look overish (for instance 16 attempts vs Oldham in FA Cup).
From opposite force in Eagles we can trust, it is very positive and open team, doesn't matter what quality of rival is waiting they always delivery, vs Soton 15, 'Pool 10, vs Wolves 15 which gives average 15 per away clash.
February 17, 2019 08:30• Pro League - Belgium •Football
ODDS AND PREDICTION
-139 to yes
Club Brugge and Genk play in the Europa League where they stayed undefeated in the round of 32’s first leg. Reigning champion Club Brugge unexpectedly had many problems and leading Genk has even 11 points more at the moment. Funny fact, Brugge is a lot more efficient than any other team. They not only shoot for goal more often than Racing Genk, they also shoot more often On Target (42%) than the Limburgers (34%). Many of those attempts turn to corner kicks. One of ex-player called Brugge as "a machine which relies on their automatisms".
However in mutual duels Bruges has been unable to win in Genk since 2014, Blauw-zwart found their momentum at continue in good moment, so I do believe will get good fight at the Luminus Arena today. I was leaning on total corners but this line seem good for me even if odds aren't that high (average takes 5.34 per game).
February 16, 2019 14:45•Primera División - Spain•Football
ODDS AND PREDICTION
-133 to yes
Valladolid total outsider will minimal chance to get anything from this battle since FCB in super form. as Visitors they don't take much in first halfs, got zero shots against Bilbao and for compirasion to strong rival likes Valencia again null attempt except scored goal. Barcelona willing to close the match as fast as is possible in order to rest and slow down before Champions League in next week.