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Real Madrid  vs.
Bayern München 14:45 BET-IBC
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Evian TG 12:30 Unibet
24 april 2014
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Juventus 15:05 12bet
25 april 2014
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Olympique Marseille 14:30 Betsson
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Milan 14:45 Titan Bet
Fulham will travel to the 6th placed Tottenham in search of those three points that will bring them out of the relegation zone. Even though the stakes are high for both teams, the hosts are supposed to win in order to distance themselves from Manchester United who have a game in hand. The bookmakers favor Tottenham to win and more than one goal to be scored.
The hosts had a draw in their last game which doesn’t help at all their hopes of finishing in front of a lack luster Man United. To their credit Tottenham displayed a far better character than their opponents as their managed to come from behind three goals and end the match in the draw we all witnessed. The 4-0 loss to Liverpool was their first in 5 matches, out of which they won two and recorded two draws. the injuries that affect both teams might end up being crucial for the end result of this match, even though Tottenham plays better at home where they won six matches out of eight.
Fulham on the other hand is after two consecutive wins, and the majority of their points come from matches against teams lower than them in the table. The visitors are tipped to stay in the Premier League, but the question is whether they will be able to do so by winning against Tottenham. Rodallega scored the only goal in the match against Norwich City, which proves that without having anything to lose; the teams threatened by relegation are always unpredictable.
Betsson has 1.51 odds for a Tottenham win, 6.35 for a Fulham one and 4.35 for a draw. Over 2.5 goals is at 1.58, both teams to score at 1.66 and Tottenham to score the first goal in the first half at 2.60. We are going to bet 8 units on Tottenham having a winning margin of exactly one goal at 3.50 with the same bookie.
Chelsea vs Sunderland is an interesting Premier League match if only due to the fact that while Chelsea are battling for the title, Sunderland are at the very bottom of the table, and would need more than six points to avoid relegation. It’s no wonder then that The Blues start as favorites with 888sport to win, as they have 1.18 odds to do so.
Not many would have seen Sunderland walking away with a point from the match against Manchester City, one could think that to an extent they didn’t even think so themselves. They could have walked away with all three points after Wickham’s brace, but a stunned City managed to equalize in the dying minutes of the match. By still having to play with Man United, Cardiff and Swansea, the Black Cats could have a shot at avoiding relegation. Their away form has them with three wins, five draws and nine defeats in 17 matches, going surely for the 10th in the match against Chelsea.
Chelsea managed to pull themselves together in the return leg against PSG, and now look confident enough to win every match that is left in order to win the title, and could do so even without Eden Hazard who is injured. Their latest away win against Swansea was with a minimal margin, as the Blue couldn’t score more against a team with only 10 men on the pitch. Chelsea might have some issues in the attack, but with their brilliant defense, the lacks are not that obvious.
An improbable Sunderland win is priced up at 17.00 and the eventuality of another draw at 7.00. Both teams to score is at 2.18, and a -1.5 Handicap for Chelsea at 2.50. We are going to bet 8 units on Chelsea London winning both halves at 2.5 with odds from 888sport.
Heading into the match with Elche, Atletico Madrid know the title and the points are theirs to lose. The bookmakers favor the hosts for the three points, especially since Elche is on the 15th place in the table and Atletico didn’t lose at home since November 2013.
Elche will not be able to count on Ruben Perez for the match against Atletico, as they would have to pay 300.000 Euro to the hosts for the right to use the player belonging to Atletico Madrid. Taking into account the fact that Perez played for the entire 90 minute in the first match of the season, and Atletico had no problem allowing the player to start against his team. Elche have only one win in five matches, and considering the obvious result in the Friday match, their path towards relegation seems as clear as the sky after a heavy rain.
Atletico Madrid got the good news that Diego Costa’s injury was bad only in an esthetic way as the player was cleared to play not only against Chelsea, but also against Elche. The hosts have been undefeated in their last seven matches, had six clean sheets and have the ability to score in both halves.
An obvious Atletico Madrid win is at 1.20, a draw at 6.50 and an Elche win at 16.00. In the over/under betting market, over 3.5 goals per match looks valuable at 3.15, while Atletico to win both halves stands at 2.50, on which we are going to bet 8 units with Unibet.
Napoli managed to come from behind one goal in the match against Lazio and win in the end with 4-2 after a Gonzalo Higuain hat-trick and we won the bet with bet365 on Napoli scoring in both halves. The hosts needed the win in order to distance themselves from Fiorentina and get a firm grip on the third Serie A place.
If anything, the Argentina coach will be happy to know he can count on Higuain and not only Messi for the World Cup, as the striker helped his team get a third victory in a row over Lazio in all domestic competitions this year. Lazio stunned the local fans when they opened the score on the 21 minute when Lulic gave Lazio the lead, but it didn’t take Napoli long to react and Mertens equalized on the 42 minute after Albiol assisted him with a great pass.
In the second half Lazio was left with 10 men after Cana received a red card and Napoli was awarded a penalty, converted skillfully by Higuain on the 49th minute. Almost 20 minutes afterwards the Argentinian scored a brace after Insigne sent a perfect high ball which Higuain finished off with a header. Onazi made it 3-2 on the 82 minute in a desperate effort to being Lazio back into the game, but it was already too late as Higuain scored Napoli’s fourth goal on the 94th minute and left the visitors at level of points with AC Milan.
Result: +11.34 units, bet won
We lost the units placed on an Everton win and both teams to score with Ladbrokes as Everton did end up winning the match, but it was by means of a Sunderland own goal. The hosts were heading towards a monumental result after practically being relegated, but a deflected shot ended their hopes and sent Everton onto the top four teams of this season’s Premier League.
Deulofeu was deemed Man of the Match as he was always in position to score, created other several chances and would have credited with the 75th minute goal, had it not been deflected. Roberto Martinez had faith in his team that won against Arsenal last weekend and sent in the same squad with only one change. Sunderland on the other hand made several changes that affected their team for the better.
Bardsley nearly put Sunderland ahead in the second half, but his header was easily blocked and despite several other attempts the score remained blank. Closer to the final whistle, Deulofeu managed to get past Alonso and send a powerful cross that unfortunately bounced off Brown and ended up in Sunderland’s net, for three points that give Everton a minimum advantage of their nearest competitors with several match days to go in this edition of the Premier League.
Roberto Martinez managed to change the way the Everton players are thinking before a match, he managed to make them sound and look confident that they can get a good result out of any match, which looks well for the team when glancing at the Premier League table.
Result: -7 units, bet lost