Monday, August 22, 2011

Now or never for Tottenham

Oh, Everton! It's not looking good for the Toffees! Chelsea, Dortmund, Bayern and Bremen all won except for Everton who got stunned at home to QPR! I mentioned in my preview that Everton did not strengthen from last year, and I actually now think they are much weaker. Their play was out-of-sorts and their strike force looks impotent. From what I saw, I cannot see them scoring a lot this year. Unless David Moyes can produce some sort of miracle, they are not a team to bank a lot this year.

In a few hours, Man Utd host Tottenham, and I see Spurs as value as +1.0 & +1.5 in the handicap market. Harry Rednapp's men have been knocking at Old Trafford's door in the past few years and the time to go get a result there is early in the season when the Red Devils are not at full flow. Even better for them, the Devils will be missing key defencemen and a goalkeeper under fire in De Gea. Spurs have a troubled backline as well, which means there could be many goals in this match. Brad Fridel, the new Spurs stopper, always seems to reserve his best matches against Man Utd and is sure to come up with some vital saves. This leads me to think that this will be a close encounter with maybe Man Utd edging it in the end. Tottenham could also nick it at the end if the Devil's young backline ends up to be porous. So, going with Spurs at +1.0 & +1.5 goals looks the right punt for this match and is the recommendation. You only lose if Man Utd win by 2 goals and I don't see that happening.

Handicap +1.0 & 1.5: Tottenham

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