Archive:  October, 2014

Lorient vs Paris Saint Germain (Ligue 1, 01.11.2014)

October 31, 2014 0 News, Predictions, Soccer

Paris Saint Germain are the only unbeaten side left in Ligue 1 and they had a full week to prepare for the trip to Lorient seeing as they were eliminated from the Coupe de la Ligue. The visitors know how important a win will be to keep up the pace with Marseille, while Lorient, on the brink of relegation after 11 matches played will push for the win that will push them above Caen on the table.

Lorient has only one win in the last six matches, and in their last three defeats they were unable to score at least a goal; all this while having 14 goals against. Their most recent result is a qualification in the next stages of Coupe de la Ligue after coming from behind a goal to beat Evian with 1-2. Their main player, Jordan Ayew was satisfied with his team’s performance even if he admits that Lorient will have to be at their best if they are to walk away with at least one point. Diallo, Autret and Lautoa will miss due to injuries, while Ripoli will hope they can cut back on the difference in class.
PSG won comfortably against Bordeaux, Sirigu kept a clean sheet, but Thiago Silva insists that his team is not thinking about the derby against Marseille. With Ibrahimovic still nursing his ever present injury, PSG will get Cavani back from suspension, and hopefully no red cards will be shown this match. Lucas Moura scored two of the goals against Bordeaux, Lavezzi got the third one and Thiago Motta is also picking up form after missing out for quite some time. The visitors will be pushing for the 19th match in their quest to remain without losing any game, and last time the two teams met, PSG struggled to get a 0-1 win, which is another thing they will try to improve as they are not missing on any offensive power.

PSG to win outright has 1.44 odds, Lorient 7.50 and both teams to score 2.15 odds at Ladbrokes. PSG for both halves has 2.20 odds, Lorient to lead after 60 minutes 6.00 and over 2.5 goals 1.90 odds. A goal line of +2.5 has 1.92 odds and we’re betting 7 units on PSG to score in both halves with 2.37 odds, hoping Lavezzi does score one of the goals.

AS Roma vs Cesena (Serie A Recap, 29.10.2014)

October 30, 2014 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -7 units, bet lost

Schalke 04 vs Augsburg (Bundesliga, 31.10.2014)

October 30, 2014 0 Betting, Predictions, Soccer

Bundesliga gets interesting this Friday as Schalke will try to inject some of their Champions League form into the domestic competition when hosting Augsburg. The teams are separated by just one point, yet the visitors are on the 9th place, while Schalke are on the 12th.

Schalke are undergoing a makeover under Roberto Di Matteo, and yet the same team that won in Champions League, without Boateng started against Leverkusen, and lost with 0-1. The Royal Blues put pressure only in the second half when it was already too late to look for the equalizer. Against Augsburg, Kevin Prince Boateng is set to miss out with a knee problem, while Matip is under doubt. With Höwedes back Schalke regained some control of their back line, which bodes well for the hosts keeping the unbeaten record.
Statistics wise, Schalke 04 are the favorites to win as out of the last 5 matches they won three, and the other two ended in a draw. Augsburg gained confidence after two consecutive defeats by winning against Freiburg and keeping a clean sheet in the process. Verhaegh put Augsburg ahead and Altintop doubled the effort to give the hosts a well-deserved victory. No new fitness problems worry the team that will go for the win against Schalke as they are just 2 points short of the Europa League place.

Both teams display problems in different areas of the field, but looking at the odds, it’s easy to spot the obvious favorite. Schalke 04 got 1.80 to win outright, with Augsburg getting 4.33 to produce an upset. Another draw got 3.60 odds and Schalke for both halves got 2.80 odds as opposed to Augsburg’s 6.50. We are betting 7 units on Schalke to score in both halves at 2.65 odds from Ladbrokes seeing as Draxler, Huntelaar and Choupo-Moting could either open or close a match.

AC Milan vs Fiorentina (Serie A Recap, 26.10.2014)

October 29, 2014 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -8 units, bet lost

Getafe vs Atletico Madrid (La Liga Recap, 26.10.2014)

October 29, 2014 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -8 units, bet lost