Monday, January 29, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 25

Swansea v/s Arsenal - Away win
West Ham v/s Crystal Palace - Draw
Huddersfield v/s Liverpool - Away win
Chelsea v/s Bournemouth - Home win
Everton v/s Leicester - Draw
Newcastle v/s Burnley - Away win
Southampton v/s Brighton - Home win
Man City v/s West Brom - Home win
Stoke v/s Watford - Away win
Tottenham v/s Man Utd - Away win

Alexis Sanchez is one of the 3 best players in the EPL and his transfer to Man Utd is a game-changer for the Red Devils. Sure, the league is lost to their city rivals Man City but the Champions League and FA Cup do not look that far out of reach. The arrival of the Chilean superstar will have given the club an unexpected but spectacular lift in all areas; from team spirit, self-belief to goals. It is with renewed self-confidence that Mourinho's men will tackle Spurs in mid-week. Harry Kane has been in devastating form lately and is always a goal scoring threat for Tottenham. However, take away Kane's goals and it would seem not all is too well for Pochettino's men. On Saturday. they really struggled to get a draw at Newport County in the FA Cup while fielding some big names. Their temporary home Wembley has been a scourge where they have alarmingly dropped points this season. I think they are ripe for the taking for a team on the ascendancy like the Red Devils. It might pay to go for a straight win or draw-no-bet with Man Utd.

If there is a team reeling on and off the field at the moment, it is Newcastle. All the recent vibes sound wrong from Tyneside and I see them being vulnerable as Burnley come to town. Sean Dyche's men are having a season to remember and their form is backed up by some serious defensive results; they really do not let in many goals. There is every chance that they can squeak one or three points on this visit and a draw-no-bet on them looks enticing.

Win or draw-no-bet: Man Utd
Draw-no-bet: Burnley

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Meydan 25th Jan selections

1. Alabaster - Don't Give Up - Grand Argentier
2. Red Galileo - Natural Scenery - Los Barbados
3. Galvanize - Claim the Roses - Sea Skimmer
4. Gold Town - Blue Laureate - Rua Augusta
5. Rehana - Promising Run - Opal Tiara
6. Moqarrab - Hucklebuck - Racing Country
7. Dutch Masterpiece - Shaf - Jordan Sport
8. Banksea - Mountain Hunter - In the Lope

Friday, January 19, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 24

Brighton v/s Chelsea - Home win
Arsenal v/s Crystal Palace - Draw
Burnley v/s Man Utd - Draw
Everton v/s West Brom - Home win
Leicester v/s Watford - Home win
Stoke v/s Huddersfield - Away win
West Ham v/s Bournemouth - Home win
Man City v/s Newcastle - Home win
Southampton v/s Tottenham - Away win
Swansea v/s Liverpool - Away win

Watford were oh-so-lucky to salvage a point last week-end with the helping hand of midfielder Doucoure. I think there are signs that the Hornets are losing the kind of form that made them competitive since the start of the season. I expect them to have a torrid time in Leicester as Claude Puel's team are seriously in good form and rock solid at home. Mahrez is playing out of his skin and Vardy is always lurking for goalscoring opportunities. Home win for me.

I also see home wins for West Ham and Man City. The Hammers should prove too much for the visiting Cherries, particularly with Arnatauvic playing with great confidence since the arrival of Moyes. In my opinion, Bournemouth will be hard at work to keep their Premier League spot until the end of the season and West Ham will gun for the full points here. Man City should easily dispatch Newcastle where off-field distractions are taking precedence over football matters.

Finally, I see away wins for Spurs and Liverpool as they fight for a top 4 spot. It is no secret that Tottenham are more comfortable on the road and they have seen worse than travelling to Southampton. Liverpool should also be in a position to maintain their good momentum by dispatching sorry Swansea.

Win: Leicester, West Ham, Man City, Tottenham, Liverpool

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Meydan 18th Jan selections

1. Rayya - Winter Lightning - Expressiy
2. Tried and True - Janszoon - Montsarrat
3. Mountain Hunter - Thegreatcollection - Rodaini
4. Leshlaa - Born to be Alive - Light the Lights
5. Muarrab - Comicas - My Catch
6. Kananee - Van der Decken - Faatinah
7. Dream Castle - Salsabeel - Hornsby

Win: Dream Castle, Rayya
Dupla: Muarrab/Comicas

Friday, January 12, 2018

EPL 2017/18 - Week 23

Chelsea v/s Leicester - Draw
Crystal Palace v/s Burnley - Draw
Huddersfield v/s West Ham - Home win
Newcastle v/s Swansea - Home win
Watford v/s Southampton - Home win
WBA v/s Brighton - Draw
Tottenham v/s Everton - Home win
Bournemouth v/s Arsenal - Away win
Liverpool v/s Man City - Home win
Man Utd v/s Stoke - Home win

A Happy New Year to all the readers!

Apologies I missed week 22 New Year's Day matches, the festive mood caught up on me!

Man Utd to win against Stoke looks a banker. Although things seem a little agitated at the moment in the red side of Manchester with Mourinho going ballistic everyone, I expect the Red Devils to return to form after a below-par December. Stoke are a team in shambles and it remains to be seen whether getting rid of Hughes will solve their problems. More importantly, they are injury-riddled at the moment and I see them struggling in the short term at least. This should be a big win for Utd.

I also see a win for Watford as they entertain Southampton. The Saints are going nowhere under manager Pellegrino and the Argentinian is clearly running out of time to make his mark. Watford are capable of the best and worst but the visitors are really for the taking at the moment and the Hornets have a great opportunity to advance their chance for European football. Couple Watford and Man Utd wins.

Finally, Liverpool look juicy as they welcome Man City. Sure, they lost Coutinho to Barcelona but newcomer Van Dijk will bring much-needed stability to the defence in time. I like Liverpool here as their attack is potent even without Coutinho; more importantly, I see the time has come for the Citizens to stubble in the near future and Anfield is one of the most formidable places to go to. I cannot see a City win, so the recommendation is to go with either a straight Kop win or a draw-no-bet.

Accumulator: Man Utd/Watford
Win or draw-no-bet: Liverpool