Friday, October 29, 2010

Big Saturday football preview.

Dean Swift was indeed in the frame (came out second), so the last rounds of predictions are rolling in good.

Football Saturday. I say keep following Madrid. I've been recommending them since the start and they're unbeaten, and I see no reason to deviate course. Hercules will give them a game on Saturday, but that won't be enough to beat them. I say follow Mourinho's men again at Draw-no-bet. One day they will lose, but I don't think it's this week-end. Jose will make sure of that. As for Barcelona, they are simply finding it difficult to be as dominating as before, and I think it will be a close contest at the Nou Camp. But Barcelona should prevail or draw; so I will recommend them as Draw-no-bet too to be on the safe side.

In the Premier League, can Tottenham upset Man Utd? This has been trotting on my head a little this week. Redknapp has proven he knows how to beat Fergie's team home or away, and I do feel Man Utd are exposed right now with their flaky defence, and all the Rooney theatrics and absence. Chicharito is good, but he can't lift the team by himself. I won't recommend a Tottenham victory or draw, but I would single out that if ever Man Utd are vulnerable to lose a game at OT this year, it's against Spurs tomorrow. (Plus Spurs have been seriously knocking at the door of OT for the past seasons).

Can Blackburn steal points against Chelsea? Not impossible. I was mentioning in one of my last posts that Chelsea are not as dominating a force as a couple of seasons ago. Maybe Sam Allardyce can hatch a plan to take the spoils here. No recommendation as the result is too close to call, but don't be surprised if this game ends up in a draw.

Arsenal should be too much for West Ham. They both played during the week, and West Ham went to extra time, and Avram Grant is even conceding they are "tired". So Arsenal is another sure Draw-no-bet. I fancy Fulham and Everton to be good Draw-no-bets as well, as they will be particularly difficult to be worn down at home.

Draw-no-bet: Madrid, Barcelona, Arsenal, Fulham, Everton.