Friday, December 3, 2010

Week-end football preview.

Quite a busy football week-end ahead. Hopefully the snowy conditions will not get too much in the way because I can see quite a few opportunities in football.

Premier League. I like Chelsea's chances against Everton. With the return of Terry, Chelsea should be more rigid at the back, and use it as a main springboard for their offensive play. Drogba is due one big flourish very soon, and this could be the game he finds form. Although Everton are always a difficult team to deal with, they have been in a bad spell lately. The loss of Arteta to suspension is non-timely for their tough visit to Stamford Bridge. Chelsea will either win or draw this, so I recommend them as draw-no-bet.

La Liga. I see Barcelona continuing their winning ways in Osasuna. They wouldn't want to lose points there following their flawless performance against Real Madrid. So I select them to win outright. Unless something has snapped in Madrid's side as a result of Monday's debacle, things should be back to normal for the Los Blancos when they host Valencia. Arguably this Valencia team is very dangerous, and it would not surprise me if they escaped with a point. Still Madrid should not be losing this game, so I have them as draw-no-bet .

In the Dutch league, I cannot see Heracles go win 3 points at PSV Eidhoven. The only downside for PSV is that they're coming back from a Europa league match in Sampdoria on Thursday. Still, they cannot afford to lose this match after their shock defeat last week-end against Nac Breda. So, PSV as a draw-no-bet is the recommendation.

Win: Barcelona.
Draw-no-bet: Real Madrid, PSV Eidhoven, Chelsea.

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