In just a momentwill start. We are looking forward of new season. But we have few questions for everyone.
- Will Bayern dominate the league?
- What about Ingolstadt – they stay in ?
- Robert Lewandowski is number one who can win a top scorer of the league?
All of these are curiuous. Pep Guardiola sees Vidal as a key player to achive next title. But there is still such teams like Wolfsburg, Bayer, Schalke and maybe Borussia Dortmund will again be one of the best in Germany.
We have some odds for you on first round:
- Bayern will win versus HSV 1.10
- Augsburg will win versus Hertha 2.04
- Dortmund will grab 3 points versus M’Gladbach 1.77
That are our best tips on 1st round.
will announce soon other great league. Stay tuned.
The Premier League is back in all its glory, andthe dust beginning to settle on the many new additions, both players and managerial, this weekend should offer some excitement.
Here we take a peek at three of the most interesting looking games from this weekend’s selection.
- Tottenham (L) v Stoke City (L) – Saturday August 15th – 3pm
Both these sides suffered narrow 1-0 losses in the opening weekend, and will be looking to make amends this time around. This one’s at White Hart Lane, it follows a narrow defeat to Man Utd and star man Hugo Lloris is back in action; Spurs are quite strong favourites at 1.82. They’ve a full strength squad to pick from, though Kane appears to be the only viable striking option Soldado seemingly La Liga bound, and Adebayor also heading for the exit.
Stoke were unfortunate to lose against Liverpool, and it would have ended a stalemate if not for that moment of wonder from Coutinho. Odds of 5.3 for Mark Hughes’ side to win seem too generous, especially given the acquisition of record signing Xherdan Shaqiri in the week. A signing this remarkable will lift the whole side, and moreover it’s very possible he’ll go straight into the matchday squad on Saturday. Anyone whose arrival makes Mark Hughes say the words ‘sprinkle stardust’ must be something special.
Arnautovic and Marc Wilson are back in contention too after missing the Liverpool fixture. Add in that Stoke did the double over Spurs last year, and only conceded 45 goals all season, and there’s yet more fuel to the fire for the generous odds argument.
Verdict: Shaqiri’s impact, and a solid defensive unit… expect Stoke’s odds to drop to below 5.2 to take all three points. So bet on Stoke by buying under ’s 5.3.
- West Ham (W) v Leicester (W) – Saturday August 15th
Both West Ham and Leicester are under the watchful eyes of new managers, in the form of Slaven Bilic and old hand Claudio Ranieri respectively. Both were in a jubilant mood this week after convincing wins in their openers. West Ham caused the biggest shock; dismissing Arsenal 2-0, whilst Leicester dominated the opening 45 minutes against Sunderland: they were three goals to the good by halftime. The game eventually finished 4-2.
The Hammers have a lot to get excited about with new signing Payet in particular looking dangerous, and youngster Reece Oxford more than holding his own despite his 16 years. One notable piece of news is Diafra Sakho’s arrest in midweekfollowing allegations that he assaulted his girlfriend on August 6th. His manager has stated that he was ‘training normally’ this week, and will feature against Leicester on Saturday. Whether he’ll be fully focussed is questionable, and this could affect West Ham’s chances of scoring. As such it’s very possible we’ll see their odds of 2.28 rise slightly to over 2.35.
Consider too that against Sunderland, Leicester looked composed, lethal and solid. Granted this was against a not-so-hot Sunderland team, but Leicester have a team full of pace, and a vastly experienced manager who knows the Premier League in Claudio.
Paul Merson thinks Leicester stand a very good chance of taking three points against the odds this weekend. That could be going a little far, but 3.5 for the draw is definitely worth considering.
Verdict: Two new managers who are on the high of great opening performances… chances are that it’s a draw so bet on the odds to fall to below 3.45.
- Crystal Palace (W) v Arsenal (L) – Sunday 16th August
Yes, Arsenal messed up against West Ham, and yes Cech was not the rock everybody thought he would be but teams and players have off days. The overreaction from one defeat has gone a little overboard; Arsenal certainly remain title contenders and the bags of star quality in their squad have not suddenly up and left. This said, 1.77 for a win away from home in a London derby seems a little tight, you can expect this to rise to around the 1.8 mark.
After all, Crystal Palace were impressive in their 3-1 victory over Norwich, and in Yohan Cabaye they have a player who could stake a claim for a starting place in arguably any team in the league. Also a player who’s great at set-pieces. The speed of Puncheon, Zaha, and Bolasie has the potential to hurt Arsenal on the counter, and it’s something Wenger will be hoping his defence are ready for. With Alan Pardew at the helm Palace have a manager who is well versed in the league, and in taking on bigger teams with smaller ones. Pub quiz time he’s the former manager of West Ham, Charlton and Newcastle.
Spiffindex Verdict: The draw is currently at 4.0 but anticipate this falling a little to 3.95.