Liverpool v Arsenal Prediction (21.Dec)

Liverpool v Arsenal Prediction
We have two very average defences on show here who have struggled to keep clean sheets all season. But in each side's attack there's pace galore and a high probability of goals. Liverpool's Raheem Sterling looked close to his best last Sunday against Man United - only his finishing was missing but he rectified that in midweek with a brace against Bournemouth, while for Arsenal Alexis Sanchez continues to shine and Olivier Giroud looks back to full fitness and is quickly back amongst the goals again. Liverpool are averaging 14.7 shots per game this term, the 4th highest figure in the Premier League, while Arsenal, with 17.2 shots per game, are 2nd. Both teams have scored in 3 of the last 4 league meetings between them.

Liverpool's 3-1 win over Bournemouth ended a 3-game winless run and Brendan Rodgers will challenge his players to build on that against Arsenal. The Reds won this fixture 5-1 last season, though that is their only win in their last 6 against the Gunners at Anfield.

Arsenal returned to winning ways in impressive fashion in the Premier League last time out, dispatching of Newcastle with relative ease in a comprehensive 4-1 win.


Liverpool have won just 2 of their last 8 Premier League fixtures (W2 D2 L4), with one of those coming at rock-bottom Leicester, while Arsenal have won 5 of their last 6 in all competitions. The Gunners have scored at least 2 goals in 5 of their last 6 matches against the Reds in all competitions.

Liverpool failed to convert some good possession in the 3-0 defeat at Man United but a change of strategy which involved playing Raheem Sterling as a lone striker among other things saw them beat Bournemouth in the League Cup in midweek and can perhaps be the basis of something to build on. Sterling scored twice in last season's 5-1 win against Arsenal, and he'll have a spring in his step after his return to the scoresheet against Bournemouth.

Sanchez has had a hand in 19 goals in all competitons this term, bagging 13 of them himself.

Posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:35 GMT

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Posted on 18 Dec 2014, 20:15 GMT

Sampdoria v Udinese Prediction (21.Dec)

Sampdoria v Udinese Prediction

Sampdoria have lost just one Serie A game all season and they are undefeated in their last 7 home matches. The Blucerchiati have heard almost since the start of this season that their squad would fall away in the race for a Champions League berth, that it lacked the quality to stand up to the likes of Juventus, Roma, Napoli and Milan. Over the past two months, they have taken points off all of those teams – culminating in last weekend's 1-1 draw away to the champions. That last result ending Juve's run of 25 consecutive home wins in the league.

Udinese have lost 4 of their last 8 games (1-3-4).


Sampdoria have only kept 4 clean sheets thus far and the basis of the Blucerchiati's success seems to be on outscoring the opposition - just twice have they failed to find the net in all competitions. Samp have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 3 matches against Udinese in all competitions.

Gabbiadini leads the team with 6 goals.

Posted on 19 Dec 2014, 20:25 GMT

Marseille v Lille Prediction (21.Dec)

Olympique Marseille are unstoppable at the Velodrome, with their 3-1 defeat of Metz earlier this month seeing them make it 8 consecutive home wins in Ligue 1. OM have scored 36 goals in 18 games so far, more than any other team in the division.

Lille continue to languish in the bottom half of the table, just 4 points clear of the relegation zone, and they have won just 6 times in 28 matches in all competitions this season. Les Dogues have not won any of their last 7 away league outings, while 4 of their 5 points claimed on the road this term have come in matches played at neutral venues.

Marseille may have endured another disappointing day on their travels last Sunday, going down 1-0 at Monaco, but they know that, regardless of how their rivals PSG and Lyon get on this weekend, a victory here in front of a crowd upwards of 60,000 will see them take the symbolic title of 'Autumn Champions'.

Lille ended a run of 13 matches without a win in all competitions, when they defeated 10-man Toulouse last weekend.


Lille have scored fewer goals than anyone else in the top flight (14). Before last weekend, Les Dogues had scored just 5 goals in their previous 11 league matches, and just 7 times in 16 games in all competitions.

Thirteen of Marseille's goals have been scored in the opening 35 minutes of games.

OM's success this season has been built around the most exciting attack in Ligue 1, led by the goals of Andre-Pierre Gignac. He is their leading scorer with 12 goals.

Marseille have scored at least 2 goals in their last 8 home matches in Ligue 1, while Lille have conceded just 15 goals in 17 games this season.

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Posted on 19 Dec 2014, 19:15 GMT

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QPR continued with their remarkably poor away form when beaten 3-1 by Everton on Monday night, but I think that they can kick-start our perm on the £10 million Colossus this week by beating West Brom 2-1 on Saturday. But I will play it safe by adding in 1-0 and 1-1, too. Monday’s defeat at Everton now means that QPR’s away record this season stands at played eight, lost eight, conceded 20 goals, scored three – relegation form if ever you have seen it. But what has kept their head above the water have been four home victories. Indeed, that is more than any other team in the bottom half of the table, which includes Liverpool, and one more than Tottenham and Everton, sitting 7th and 10th respectively. And the fact that they welcome back Charlie Austin, suspended against Everton, is obviously a massive plus. This is no gimme, as West Brom have won at Tottenham and Leicester this season and beat Villa at the weekend, but Harry will be viewing this a must-win game going into a crucial Christmas and New Year period for them.

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The Southampton v Everton game is very tricky to call. The home side’s mettle will now be tested after their fourth successive defeat last weekend. They aren’t playing badly all of a sudden – no-one would have argued, let alone their opponents, if they had taken at least a point from both of their defeats against Arsenal and Man Utd – and their 1-0 loss at Burnley would probably have been very different if they had converted their penalty at 0-0. Of course, losing does play on your mind though. Everton have disappointed me so far this season, and they just don’t seem able to put a series of wins together. It is probably only a matter of time before that happens though. I favour 1-1 here, but if one side is going to nick the win, then I just favour Southampton by the odd goal, either 2-1 or 1-0.

I don’t have a strong opinion in the next two matches, so I am going to keep it short, sharp and simple. Nottingham Forest are a decent side at home and likely to be strong favourites against a struggling Leeds team who have lost seven of their 10 away games, winning just one. I take Forest 2-1 or 1-0.

And those are the correct scores that I am taking for Celtic to win at Dundee Utd. Celtic are predictably clear in the league and have handed out a few beatings this season. But they have struggled on occasions – indeed their two winning score lines before Saturday’s 4-1 home win against St Mirren were just 1-0 – so this may not be another stroll. Dundee Utd lost their unbeaten home record when beaten 2-0 by Aberdeen last weekend, but before that they had won six from seven in front of their own fans, and are third in the league. So this could be competitive.

Competitive is certainly a term that you can use to describe the North East derby, as I know full well, and Newcastle will be out for revenge after Sunderland did the double over them last season, including a 3-0 win at St James’ Park. Newcastle were blown away by Arsenal on Saturday but a look at their previous results dictate that you have to fancy them here. Sunderland are difficult to beat, and have only lost two from seven on the road, but I just think Newcastle will have too much for them going forward. I go for a 1-0 or 2-1 home win.

What to make of Liverpool at the moment? Clearly, these are worrying times. Out of the Champions League, only 10th in the league with just three home wins to their name, and after a 3-0 loss against Man Utd, it probably couldn’t be any worse. I think anyone who saw them at Old Trafford would probably concede that they weren’t as bad as that result suggests – well, not up front anyway – but whether you can fancy them to beat Arsenal in their current form is another matter. If Arsenal play with the fluency and attacking intent that they showed against Newcastle, you have to fear for Liverpool. But, then again, if Liverpool get as many chances as they did against Man Utd, you can’t see Szczesny doing a De Gea and keeping a clean sheet, either. I’m sitting right on the fence here, either 1-1 or Any Other Draw (AOD).

Stoke have proved inconsistent this season but they don’t roll over when the big teams come to town, as Arsenal found out recently. And they have also won at Man City and Tottenham. So Chelsea may have to be at their grinding best here, as they were against Hull on Saturday. Mourinho will find a way, though, so I take Chelsea 2-0 or 2-1.

Posted on 18 Dec 2014, 19:50 GMT

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Posted on 18 Dec 2014, 20:20 GMT

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1X2 Predictions: December 2014

1X2 Predictions
Picks: 62 (WIN: 34, loss: 28)
Success Rate: 55%
Net Profit: -£28,90 (stake: £10/pick)
Average Odds: 1,94

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    Sunday, 21.Dec
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    SPA 2 Las Palmas - Osasuna 1  1,66
    ITA Torino - Genoa 1  1,95

    Saturday, 20.Dec
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    ENG CH Blackpool - Bournemouth 2 1,70
    EGY Wadi Degla - Al Ahly 2 1,85
    ITA Sassuolo - Cesena 1 1,44
    SCO CH Raith - Hibernian 2 1,70

    Friday, 19.Dec (Profit: -£6,70)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    HOL J FC Emmen - RKC Waalwijk 1 1,33 WIN +3,30
    HOL J FC Oss - Jong Twente 2 4,75 loss -10,00

    Thursday, 18.Dec (Profit: -£6,40)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    ITA Cagliari - Juventus 2 1,36 WIN +3,60
    EGY Ala'Ab Damanhour - Al Asyoty X 3,25 loss -10,00

    Wednesday, 17.Dec (Profit: -£18,80)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    GER 2 Ingolstadt - St. Pauli 1 1,40 WIN +4,00
    GRE OFI - AEL Kalloni 1 1,57 loss -10,00
    SPA CUP Espanyol - Alaves 1 1,72 WIN +7,20
    FRA CUP Lille - Bordeaux 1 2,15 loss -10,00
    FRA CUP Lyon - Monaco 1 2,10 loss -10,00

    Tuesday, 16.Dec (Profit: +£0,20)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    ENG CUP Derby - Chelsea 2 1,45 WIN +4,50
    ENG C-S Weston - Whitehawk 2 1,66 loss -10,00
    HOL CUP VVV - Zwolle 2 1,57 WIN +5,70

    Monday, 15.Dec (Profit: +£5,30)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    FRA 2 Troyes - Nimes 1 1,53 WIN +5,30

    Sunday, 14.Dec (Profit: +£37,80)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    GER Wolfsburg - Paderborn 1 1,36 loss -10,00
    ISR Hapoel Haifa - Maccabi Haifa 2 1,53 WIN +5,30
    ARG Quilmes - River Plate 2 1,45 WIN +4,50
    ITA Cesena - Fiorentina 2 1,50 WIN +5,00
    CHI Palestino Huachipato 1 1,85 WIN +8,50
    POL Podbeskidzie - Zawisza 1 2,00 WIN +10,00
    MOR Kawkab - Raja Casablanca 2 2,45 WIN +14,50

    Saturday, 13.Dec (Profit: +£16,50)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    CRO Hajduk Split - Istra 1 1,40 WIN +4,00
    SCO 1 Airdrieonia - Dunfermline 2 1,83 loss -10,00
    ITA Palermo - Sassuolo 1 1,90 WIN +9,00
    SCO 2 Montrose - Queens Park 2 1,75 WIN +7,50
    TUR Akhisar - Genclerbirligi 1 2,00 loss -10,00
    COL Deportes Tolima - Aguilas 2 2,60 WIN +16,00

    Friday, 12.Dec (Profit: +£12,50)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    FRA Lyon - Caen 1 1,45 WIN +4,50
    ITA P-B San Marino - Reggiana 2 1,70 loss -10,00
    BUL Lok. Plovdiv - Lok. Sofia 2 2,70 WIN +17,00
    HOL J Maastricht - Jong Ajax 1 2,80 loss -10,00
    HOL J Jong PSV - Almere City 2 2,10 WIN +11,00

    Thursday, 11.Dec (Profit: +£5,40)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    EL M'gladbach - Zurich 1 1,44 WIN +4,40
    EL Standard - Feyenoord 2 2,10 WIN +11,00
    JOR Al Jazeera - Al Sareeh 1 1,90 loss -10,00

    Tuesday, 9.Dec (Profit: +£14,00)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    ENG C Telford - Welling Utd 2 2,00 WIN +10,00
    CL Olympiakos - Malmo 1 1,40 WIN +4,00

    Monday, 8.Dec (Profit: -£5,60)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    HOL J Jong Ajax - RKC Waalwijk 1 1,44 WIN +4,40
    PER Juan Aurich - Sporting 1 2,05 postp. +0,00
    SPA B-4 Almeria B - Marbella 2 3,80 loss -10,00

    Sunday, 7.Dec (Profit: -£19,00)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    BEL 2 Woluwe-Zaventem - Roeselare 2 1,83 loss -10,00
    BRA Palmeiras - Atletico PR 1 1,44 loss -10,00
    ITA Parma - Lazio 2 2,10 WIN +11,00
    DEN FC Vestsjaelland - Hobro 2 2,90 loss -10,00

    Saturday, 6.Dec (Profit: -£22,50)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    POR Rio Ave - Gil Vicente 1 1,57 loss -10,00
    SLO Rudar - Zavrc 1 1,60 WIN +6,00
    ENG CUP Cambridge - Mansfield 1 2,00 loss -10,00
    SCO 2 Berwick - Clyde 1 1,75 WIN +7,50
    ISR Maccabi Haifa - Hapoel KS 1 2,25 loss -10,00
    BOL Sport Boys - U. Sucre 1 1,80 loss -10,00
    PAR Sol de America - Cerro Porteno 2 1,40 WIN +4,00

    Friday, 5.Dec (Profit: -£30,00)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    GER 2 Heidenheim - Aalen 1 1,72 loss -10,00
    BEL 2 Eupen - Seraing Utd 1 1,72 loss -10,00
    SPA CUP Betis - Almeria 1 1,95 loss -10,00

    Thursday, 4.Dec (Profit: -£20,00)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    RUS Spartak M - FK Rostov 1 1,50 loss -10,00
    ITA CUP Cagliari - Modena 1 1,57 loss -10,00

    Wednesday, 3.Dec (Profit: -£14,70)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    ISR M. Netanya - M. Haifa 2 1,70 WIN +7,00
    GRE Xanthi - AEL 1 1,83 WIN +8,30
    POR 2 Freamunde - Portimonense 2 3,30 loss -10,00
    POR 2 Braga B - Olhanense X 3,20 loss -10,00
    ITA C-P Como - Alessandria 2 1,66 loss -10,00

    Monday, 1.Dec (Profit: +£23,10)
    League Match Pick Odds Res. Profit
    POL Legia - Cracovia 1 1,36 WIN +3,60
    ENG C-N Hyde - Worcester 2 1,70 WIN +7,00
    ARG N-B All Boys - Huracan 2 2,25 WIN +12,50