Tagged:  FA Cup

Newcastle United – Everton [Recap]

January 8, 2013 4 Betting, Soccer, Sports

The match between the English football teams Newcastle and Everton ended dramatically for Newcastle United, who suffered a 2-1 loss in front of their neighbors. This also means that I’ve won the bet I placed on Newcastle’s victory.

After losing their top goal scorer (Demba Ba) to Chelsea, Newcastle United should worry about losing their place in the Premier League after the defeat from Wednesday, when the victory of Everton condemned them to a 10th defeat in a total of 13 games. When Newcastle began 2009 hovering just above the drop zone, it was hard to believe that they would go down. Still, they did. Those scars that have barely healed and the excellent performance of Everton proved to be a fatal combination.

Also, while Everton is still good enough to finish on top four this season, the manager of Newcastle, Alan Pardew, couldn’t say the same about his team. It is absolutely clear that Newcastle United is in desperate need of a lift and a source of motivation.

The goals of this match were scored in the 59th minute, when Newcastle United managed their first and only goal with the help of Anichebe, in the 65th minute when Bigirimana from Everton scored the first goal for their team and in the 80th minute, when Sammy Ameobi added the triumphal goal for Everton.

All in all, the result of this match was pretty easy to predict, judging by the latest performances of Newcastle, which were really poor.

 

Result: +6.25, bet won

Man City – Stoke [Prediction]

May 14, 2011 0 Betting, Soccer, Sports

Prediction: Man City to win, under 2.5 goals

Stake: 10/11 and 4/6

Match date: May 14

Competition: FA Cup Final

Stadium: Wembley, London

 

The long-expected FA Cup Final is finally here and my soccer prediction comes with it. It will be a strange FA Cup Final, since we don’t get to see any of the big names who traditionally fight for this trophy. In fact the last big name, Manchester United, were kicked out in the semis by their arch-rivals Manchester City at one goal difference.

Neither of these two teams have won anything in ages. Man City’s most recent trophy was the League cup in 1976, whereas for Stoke City, their last and only trophy was in 1972. So chances are, and as a sports bettor I trust the statistics, both teams will take this final very seriously. Manchester City already played it 8 times (4 wins, 4 losses), but it’s the first time that Stoke is playing it. Tensions will be high in the crowds.

Both teams are known for their defensive styles. And though Stoke has had a very good run (5-0 against Bolton and 3-1 against Arsenal), they usually rather defend and go for counter-attacks when they have the chance. Manchester City on the other hand has some fabulous talent in front (Balotelli, Tevez, Dzeko being their stars), but in their past 6 games they only once scored 2 goals.

I’m going for an under 2.5 goals at 4/6 stakes on bet365 for 3 units. And I’m also favoring Man City to win, although the stake is kind of low at 10/11 on bet365. That’s why I’m putting 4 units on this one.