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England - Premier League
West Ham United
West Ham United
4 : 2
26.02.2024
20:00
Brentford
Brentford
Draw
Odds: 3.55Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
Today as part of the 26th EPL tour, West Ham will host Brentford on their home ground. Due to recent failures, the Hammers have dropped to ninth place in the league table, while the Bees are hovering in 15th, just five points above the relegation zone. West Ham Currently sitting in 9th place in the Premier League, West Ham is not living up to fan expectations this season. Nevertheless, the hosts still have European ambitions; though they're eight points behind 6th place Manchester United, they have played one game less. The Hammers have had a challenging winter, with no victories in the PL since the start of 2024 (3 draws and 3 losses). Recent losses include Manchester United (3:0), Arsenal (0:6), and Nottingham Forest (2:0). West Ham hasn't fared well on their home pitch, garnering only 19 points from 12 home matches (10th best in the division) with 18 goals scored and 17 conceded. However, David Moyes' charges have advanced to the knockout stage of the Conference League and will face Freiburg in two weeks. West Ham is still without playmaker Lucas Paqueta, who is not fully healthy again. Additionally, midfielder Kalvin Phillips, loaned from Manchester City this winter, is suspended after receiving a red card against Nottingham Forest. Striker Michail Antonio is back following a long-term injury and was immediately in the starting line-up last weekend. On the flanks, Bowen (11 goals) and Kudus (6 goals) are likely to feature, and Tomas Soucek will likely cement the midfield. West Ham let defender Carrera (Monaco), winger Benrahma (Lyon), and attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals (Betis) go in the January transfer window. Brentford Lingering toward the bottom half of the table, Brentford sits in a modest 15th place in the Premier League, only five points clear of the drop zone. Thomas Frank's side needs to stay vigilant, considering their recent poor form: in the last 11 rounds, the Bees have suffered 9 losses and 2 wins. Although they've shown promise in matches with Liverpool and Man City, their recent results linger over the team. Like West Ham, the Bees have failed to impress this winter and have yet to win in 2024. This showdown hasn't ended in a draw for nine matches running time to break the streak. Head-To-Head The Hammers have lost all five of their most recent Premier League encounters with Brentford, including their first-leg defeat this season (3:2). Predicted Score My prediction is a 1:1 draw. Over/Under prediction Both teams have a strong attacking line and score many goals, but their defences are chaotic. The first-leg match ended in an exciting shootout, and the second leg will likely follow suit.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Wolves
Wolves
1 : 0
25.02.2024
13:30
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
Handicap1 (-1)
Odds: 1.72Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
draw
0
On Sunday, 25th February, as part of the 26th round of the EPL, Wolverhampton will host Sheffield United on their home ground. Last weekend, Gary O'Neil's charges clinched a sensational victory over Tottenham with a score of 1:2 in London, while the Blades were thoroughly beaten by Brighton 5:0. Wolverhampton At present, Wolverhampton is in 11th place in the Premier League and is just 3 points away from the 7th position, which could lead to a ticket to the European competitions depending on the winners of the two domestic cups. Although the Wolves looked unconvincing in the first half of the season, in recent weeks the hosts have been pleasing their fans more often with successes. They won 5 out of the last 8 league matches, drew once and lost twice. Having suffered a setback from Brentford (0:2), the Wolves got the better of Tottenham (1:2) last weekend. Joao Gomes, with a header from a Pablo Sarabia cross, gave the Wolves a slight advantage before the break, but Dejan Kulusevski quickly levelled the scores on the board; just 17 minutes later, Pedro Neto found Gomes with his pass, who finished a swift counterattack with a goal. The team will host Brighton in the 1/8 final of the FA Cup next Wednesday. It's significant to mention that the hosts have lost the last two home matches to Brentford and Manchester United, although they had an 8-match unbeaten run at Molineux before this. Wolverhampton is still forced to do without Brazilian forward Matheus Cunha (9 goals and 6 assists) he is injured. South Korean Hee-Chan Hwang (10 goals and 3 assists), who returned to action last weekend after participation in the Asian Cup, is expected to start again on Sunday. The trio of attackers are complemented by Sarabia (2 goals and 6 assists) and Pedro Neto (2 goals and 9 assists), with Lemina and Joao Gomes likely to show up in the midfield. French talent Noa Lemina (PSG) was acquired by the Wolves this winter, but he has yet to make his debut for the new team. Sheffield United The return of Sheffield to the top division is turning out to be a disaster, as the Blades are in last place in the Premier League, having garnered only 13 points in 25 rounds. The team is going to struggle to close a 7-point gap from 17th-placed Everton. After 7 matches without a win (2 draws and 5 losses), the striped ones claimed a 1:3 victory over direct competitor Luton. However, last weekend, Chris Wilder's charges were routed by Brighton (0:5). After Mason Holgate got a red card for a horrendous foul on Kaoru Mitoma, consecutive goals were scored by Facundo Buonanotte, Danny Welbeck and Simon Adingra (two), as well as Jack Robinson. As a result, Sheffield became the first team in EPL history to concede five goals in three consecutive home matches in all competitions. In addition, 65 goals conceded after 25 rounds is the worst figure in the history of the competition. Having been knocked out of both national cups, Sheffield United can now focus exclusively on the league. Several players are still missing from the guests' squad those are the experienced Basham and Egan, as well as substitutes Norrington-Davis (defender) and Jebbison (forward). In addition, the physical readiness of newcomer Brereton Diaz (2 goals in 3 games) and defender Baldock is in question, while centre back Holgate is suspended after being sent off last round. This winter, the club signed goalkeeper Ivo Grbic from Atletico Madrid, and the Croatian is sure to be between the sticks. Head-to-Head The Blades' first victory in the Premier League this season was indeed against the Wolves (2:1), however, since October 2002, the visitors have not triumphed at Molineux. Match prediction Wolverhampton - Sheffield United O'Neil's charges are eager to take revenge on Sheffield United for the November defeat, and given the current state of the Blades, such an outcome is more than likely. Wolverhampton garners an average of 1.5 points per home game and is motivated by the battle for the European zone it's barely conceivable that the visitors could counter the opponent this Sunday. My prediction a victory for the favourite.
England - Premier League
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
0 : 1
24.02.2024
17:30
Manchester City
Manchester City
Handicap2 (-1)
Odds: 1.67Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.4
On the Saturday, 24th of February, as part of the 26th round of the Premier League, Bournemouth will host Manchester City at their home ground. Last Tuesday, the "Citizens" eked out a victory over Brentford with a score of 1:0, whereas the "Cherries" drew 2:2 on the road with Newcastle last weekend. Predicted Lineups Bournemouth:Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Semenyo, Kluivert, Sinisterra; Solanke.Manchester City:Ederson; Walker, Dias, Akanji, Ake; Rodri, Kovacic; Foden, Alvarez, Doku; Haaland. Stadium The clash will take place at the Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth. Bournemouth Currently occupying the 13th position in the Premier League and being 8 points clear of the relegation zone, Bournemouth has every chance to ensure their stay in the top flight at the end of the season. However, after a series of good results from early November to late December, the Cherries have relented and have not won in the last 6 rounds (3 draws and 3 losses). Having recently conceded to Fulham with a score of 3:1, last weekend the red and blacks drew with Newcastle (2:2) on the road thanks to goals from Dominic Solanke and Antoine Semenyo. Since the start of 2024, only Burnley (two) have accrued fewer points in the Premier League than Bournemouth (three). Meanwhile, Iraola's players have scored at least once in 15 out of the last 16 league matches, earning a total of 28 goals. The only exception was the 0:4 home defeat to table-topping Liverpool last month. In the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup on the coming Tuesday, Bournemouth will host Leicester. Manchester City Manchester City is determined to become English champion for the fourth year in a row this season. At the moment, the "Citizens" are second in the Premier League standings, with one game in hand and trailing the leading Liverpool by 4 points. The visitors have not lost in the last 10 matches (8 wins and 2 draws), although the packed calendar is taking its toll on the quality of City's performance. After playing a 1:1 draw at home with Chelsea last weekend, City had a hard time getting the better of Brentford last Tuesday with a score of 1:0 - with the solitary goal coming from Erling Haaland. Next Tuesday, the Mancunians will head to Luton for the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup, and in the Champions League Guardiola's charges won the first playoff match in Copenhagen (1:3). Manchester City is still dealing with injuries from the Croatian centre-back Gvardiol and winger Grealish. Face-to-face meetings Bournemouth is eager to end their 19-game winless streak in the Premier League against Manchester City - the longest run of failure in the history of the English Football League. The first round meeting at the Etihad ended in a 6:1 demolition of the Cherries. Bournemouth vs. Manchester City Match Prediction This season, Bournemouth has already conceded heavily at home against Arsenal and Liverpool, and their unsuccessful run against Manchester City does not bode well for the red and blacks ahead of Saturday's match. The Citizens are a class above the competition and can't afford to stumble - otherwise, Liverpool could pull even further ahead. My bet is on a victory for the favourites with a handicap of -1. Total Prediction In the last three head-to-head matches, the Citizens have scored 14 goals! I'm confidently putting a bet on the visitors' individual total over two goals. Corner Prediction Manchester City will be the dominant number and possess the ball most of the time clearly, the visitors will overtake the hosts in all key aspects, including corners (handicap -2.5). Prediction for Yellow Cards Bournemouth will have to commit multiple fouls while battling the rapid attack from the opposition. My prediction is that the home team will win in terms of yellow cards. Score Prediction I'm putting my money on a precise score of Manchester City winning 1:3.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Manchester United
Manchester United
1 : 2
24.02.2024
15:00
Fulham
Fulham
W1
Odds: 1.73Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
Today within the frame of the 26th round of the Premier League, Manchester United will host Fulham on their home turf. The Red Devils have been in excellent form in February securing four consecutive wins, while the Cottagers, despite having no tangible tournament motivation and having settled in the 12th slot on the league table, can't be dismissed lightly. Probable Line-ups Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Lindelof; Casemiro, Meinu; Garnacho, Fernandes, Rashford; Hojlund. Fulham: Leno; Kastan, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Kearney, Iwobi; De Cordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Munis. Manchester United Despite a high-profile roster and high ambitions, Manchester United has been more disappointing than impressive this season. However, currently sitting in 6th place in the overall Premier League standings and trailing the 4th spot by 5 points, the Red Devils still have good chances for a top-four finish. Erik ten Hag's charges have not lost any of their last 5 league games: after a victory over Tottenham (2:2), the Mancunians triumphed over Wolverhampton (3:4), West Ham (3:0), Aston Villa (1:2) and Luton last weekend (1:2). Rasmus Hojlund made his mark twice in the opening seven minutes, while Carlton Morris managed to reduce the Hatters' deficit in the 14th minute. It's worth noting that the team last suffered a defeat at Old Trafford back in August last year, although the performance records here can certainly be improved: they've earned 22 points in 12 matches, scoring 18 goals and conceding as many. Come next Wednesday, Manchester United will be heading to Nottingham for a 1/8 final of the FA Cup clash. The coaching staff is still regretful over the absence of defenders Lisandro Martinez and Wan-Bissaka. Midfielders Mount, Malaysia and Martial are also in the injury ward. The Danish striker Hojlund, who disappointed in the first part of the season, now seems to have acclimatised to the demands of English football, having scored 7 goals in the last six matches in all competitions. The attack will also feature Bruno Fernandes (3 goals and 5 assists), Garnacho (5 goals and 3 assists) and Rashford (5 goals and 2 assists). During the winter transfer window, Van de Beek (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), right-back Mejbri (Sevilla) and wingers Pellistri (Granada) and Carreras (Benfica) were loaned out. Fulham Perched comfortably in the bottom half of the league table, Fulham currently occupies the 12th rank in the Premier League and enjoys a considerable cushion of 9 points from the relegation zone. However, the Cottagers haven't been doing well lately: they've only managed two wins, two draws, and five losses from their latest nine encounters. Recently, Fulham triumphed over Bournemouth with a 3:1 scoreline, after which, last weekend, they conceded defeat to Aston Villa at home (1:2). Ollie Watkins scored in both halves, while Rodrigo Munis gave the black-and-whites some hope for a comeback. The Londoners are heading to Old Trafford with the second-worst away record in the Premier League this season: only the sinking Sheffield United (five) have bagged less than the Cottagers (seven) on the road. Moreover, Marco Silva's charges have not won any of the last 11 away games, losing seven of them. As in the last round, Fulham will be without Mexican striker Raul Jimenez due to injury this will give Brazilian Rodrigo Munis another chance to shine. Following the defeat in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations, Nigerians Eberechi Eze and Alex Iwobi featured for the Cottagers last weekend. Albanian striker Armando Broja, who was loaned from Chelsea this winter, hasn't yet made any significant impact and could potentially stir up some action as a second-half substitute. Harry Wilson and Adama Traore will vie with Bobby De Cordova-Reid for a spot on the right flank of the attack, while Willian will be operating from the left. Head to Head Fulham has lost 13 of their last 16 away encounters with the Red Devils. The first-leg face-off ended with a narrow 0:1 victory for the Mancunians. Manchester United - Fulham match prediction Manchester United has been on a resurgence since the beginning of the year, churning out wins one after another. Previously injured players are gradually returning to fitness, which means ten Hag will have the luxury of choosing from a high-quality substitutes' bench. Fulham, on the other hand, has been rather appalling on the road and essentially lacks tournament motivation. My forecast is a routine victory for the hosts. Score prediction I predict the final score to be 3:1 in favour of Manchester United.
England - Premier League
Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion
1 : 1
24.02.2024
15:00
Everton
Everton
W1
Odds: 1.83Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
On Saturday, 24 February, within the 26th tour of the Premier League, Brighton will host Everton on its home field. The Seagulls will welcome the Merseysiders after a crushing 0:5 victory over Sheffield United, while Shaun Dyche's team on Monday drew 1:1 with Crystal Palace. Predicted lineups Brighton:Verbruggen; Lamptey, Van Hecke, Dunk, Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross; Adingra, Buonanotte, Mitoma; Welbeck.Everton:Pickford; Coleman, Tarkowski, Branthwaite, Mykolenko; Harrison, Onana, Garner, McNeil; Doucoure; Calvert-Lewin. Stadium The battle will take place in Brighton at the Amex Stadium. Brighton Brighton had a successful campaign last season, however now they are only in the 7th position in the Premier League, 6 points behind the top six. The club still hopes to qualify for the European competitions, especially as new vacant spots may be freed up depending on who wins the internal cups. Notably, the Seagulls have won only 3 of the previous 10 games in the Premier League with three losses. After the bitter fiasco against Tottenham with a score of 2:1, Brighton easily won against the sinking Sheffield United (0:5). The Seagulls were helped by an early red card for Mason Holgate for a harsh foul on Kaoru Mitoma, after which Facundo Buonanotte, Danny Welbeck, Jack Robinson and Simon Adingra (2) marked with goals. Importantly, the unbeaten series of the field hosts in all tournaments at the Amex counts 11 battles, and since August, De Zerbi's charges have never lost in home meetings at the Premier League. In the FA Cup, the Blue-Whites reached the 1/8 final, and they will play at the same stage of the Europa League playoffs next week. Everton Everton was under threat of relegation this season due to a 10-point deduction imposed by the Football Association for financial machinations. Currently, the Liverpudlians are in 17th place in the Premier League, having scored as many points as Luton Town, which is lower. Moreover, Everton is in a slump this winter: after four consecutive wins in a two-week December period, the visitors couldn't win any of the subsequent eight rounds, which is the longest losing streak in the current championship. Last Monday, the Toffees drew 1:1 with Crystal Palace at home: Jordan Ayew put the Merseysiders ahead, however, Amadou Onana restored parity on the board six minutes before the end of regular time. Everton's squad still lacks Portuguese midfielder Andre Gomes, who spent last season on loan at Lille, winger Danjuma and Dele Alli - all are injured. Head-to-head Everton fans can remember the sensational 1:5 victory of the Toffees at Amex last season, and in the November meeting at Goodison Park, the teams drew 1:1. Prediction for the Brighton vs Everton match Everton is going through a crisis and is winless in the last eight rounds. The Merseysiders urgently need to start gaining points, otherwise there is a risk of falling into the relegation zone. However, the Toffees are unlikely to manage to do this on Saturday: Brighton plays very reliably at home and is also motivated by the fight for the European qualifying zone. My prediction is a victory for the home team. The over/under prediction Brighton scores more than 2 goals per game at home, on average, while Everton has conceded only one goal at Amex in their last three outings - this is an anomaly. We confidently bet on the Southern men's individual total more than 1.5 goals. Corner kick prediction Brighton will have the initiative, while Everton will spend most of the time in deep defence. I bet on a home victory with a corner handicap of -1.5. Yellow card prediction Everton will have to foul a lot, regularly slowing down the tempo of the opponent's attack. I bet on the guests to prevail in yellow cards. Exact score prediction I'm betting on a precise score of 2:1 in favour of Brighton.
England - Premier League
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
The match is over
24.02.2024
15:00
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest
On Saturday, 24 February, as part of the 26th round of the Premier League, Aston Villa will host Nottingham Forest on their home pitch. The pupils of Unai Emery triumphed over Fulham with a 2:1 score last week, while The Forest secured a victory over West Ham (2:0), pulling away from the relegation zone by 4 points. Predicted Line-ups Aston Villa:Martinez; Cash, Torres, Lenglet, Moreno; Bailey, Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey; Tielemans; Watkins.Nottingham Forest:Sels; Williams, Felipe, Murillo, Tavares; Danilo, Dominguez; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Origi. The Stadium The clash will take place at the Villa Park in Birmingham. Aston Villa Aston Villa impresses this season and currently occupies the 4th place in the Premier League table, lagging only 2 points behind the fifth spot. Thus, the Birmingham side aims for a spot in the Champions League yet they need to amend the recent weeks' results. The Lions managed to win only thrice in their last 8 league fixtures with two draws. After yielding to Manchester United at home 1:2, Emery's men managed to defeat Fulham 2:1 last weekend: Ollie Watkins' precise strikes allowed the Yellow-Blues to maintain the lead by the hour mark, with Rodrigo Muniz momentarily raising intrigue towards the end. Since Dean Smith's tenure in 2020, Aston Villa has not lost three consecutive Premier League home matches, with their phenomenal home goal streak now stretching to 33 matches! Nottingham Forest Currently, Nottingham Forest stands at the 16th place in the Premier League, just four points clear of the relegation zone. Last weekend, The Forest thrilled their fans by beating West Ham 2:0 at home: Calvin Phillips received a red card in the 71st minute, allowing The Forest to score thanks to Tyrell Avonyi and Callum Hudson-Odoi. Thus, they put an end to a 4-game winless streak (1 draw and 3 losses). The team scores only two away victories in the current EPL campaign, but they can boast about their effectiveness, scoring consistently in eight consecutive league matches. Next Wednesday in the FA Cup, Nottingham Forest hosts Manchester United in the Round of 16, but Nuno Espirito is unlikely to opt for squad rotation. Head-to-Head Granada will try to secure their first La Liga win over Valencia since December 2020, as the Red-Whites have lost three out of their last four h2h encounters, including a 1:0 setback in the first round in November. Prediction for the Match Aston Villa Nottingham Forest Nottingham Forest, despite defeating West Ham in the previous round, has an abysmal away record: a mere 9 points in 12 matches. Aston Villa, pursuing a spot in the Champions League zone and boasting a more robust squad not to mention the home crowd support should come out on top. My prediction is a victory for the favourites. Total Prediction With 31 goals in 12 home games, Villa has a superior figure only to current league-leaders Liverpool. Given The Forest's defensive woes, it seems reasonable to bet on the hosts' individual total of over 1.5 goals. Corner Prediction Aston Villa will likely control the proceedings, while Forest will spend the majority of the time defending deep. I would place a bet on the hosts' corner victory with a -1.5 handicap. Yellow Card Prediction Villa earns on average 2.7 yellow cards per match, while the visitors stand at 2.2. It is reasonable to bet that the hosts will, at the very least, not concede in this component. Score Prediction My bet is on the exact score of 2:0 in favour of Aston Villa.
England - Premier League
Liverpool
Liverpool
4 : 1
21.02.2024
19:30
Luton Town
Luton Town
Handicap1 (-1.5)
Odds: 1.6Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.0
On Wednesday, 21st February, as part of the postponed 26th round of the Premier League, Liverpool will host Luton Town at home. Last Saturday, the Reds trounced Brentford away with a score of 1:4, and the day before at Kenilworth Road, the Hatters fell to Manchester United (1:2). Predicted lineups Liverpool:Kelleher; Gomez, Quansah, Van Dijk, Robertson; Gravenberch, Endo, Mac Allister; Salah, Gakpo, Diaz.Luton Town:Kaminski; Bell, Osho, Mengi; Ogbene, Barkley, Lokonga, Doughty; Townsend, Chong; Morris. Stadium The match will take place in Liverpool at Anfield stadium. Liverpool This season, Liverpool have once again regained their previous form and are striving for the title in Jurgen Klopp's last season as head coach of the Merseysiders. Currently, the hosts lead the Premier League, beating the nearest pursuers - Arsenal - by 2 points. After a string of good results, the Reds suffered a deserved defeat, losing 3:1 in London to the Gunners in early February. Since then, Liverpool have successively dealt with Burnley (3:1) and Brentford last weekend (1:4). A precise strike from Darwin Nunez put his team ahead in the first half, after which Alexis Mc Allister, Mohamed Salah and Cody Gakpo distinguished themselves with goals. This season, the hosts have been undefeated at Anfield in all competitions, and in each of the last five triumphs on home turf, they have scored at least twice. Having reached the League Cup final, Liverpool's charges under Jurgen Klopp also made it to the 1/8 final of the Europa League. Luton Town Currently, Luton Town ranks 17th in the Premier League, only one point clear of the relegation zone. The league newbie shows a very combative game, which allows the team to hope for staying in the elite division. Nevertheless, the last week was unsuccessful for Rob Edwards' trainees: first, the "Hatters" lost with a score of 1:3 in a home game to the drowning Sheffield United, and then surrendered to Manchester United last weekend (1:2). Rasmus Hojlund exploited a gross error by Amari Bell and scored his sixth goal in the Premier League; the Dane doubled the advantage of the "Red Devils" 10 minutes later, and the white-blues responded only with a goal by Carlton Morris. It is important to note that Luton ranks fourth from the bottom in away results: only 9 points scored in 11 matches, with 15 goals scored and 25 conceded. Head-to-Head The guests can boast of a 1:1 draw with Liverpool from the first round, but they have not managed to succeed in any of the 14 previous visits to Anfield. Match forecast: Liverpool vs. Luton Town The efforts of Luton Town against the in-form Man United were praiseworthy, however, the loss of their attacking linchpin - Adebayo - is a heavy blow for the Hatters. Liverpool's fans can optimistically look forward to their first clean sheet since the turn of the year, even considering the fact that the Reds' injury list is also burgeoning. As the hosts are fiercely fighting for the championship title, stumbling at home against an outsider is simply unacceptable. I'm betting on a victory for the favourite with a handicap of -1.5. Total score forecast Liverpool boasts a lavish forward line and can count on the returning Salah. Luton are conceding more than two goals per away game, so we confidently go for the individual total of the favourite over 2.5 goals. Corner forecast Liverpool will take possession from the get-go and start storming the Hatters' goals. We bravely bet on the win of the home field corners with a handicap of -3.5. Yellow card forecast Luton will be forced to foul frequently in an attempt to stem their opponent's attacking tide. I'm betting on a victory for the visitors in yellow cards. Scoring forecast I'm betting on an exact score of 3:0 in favour of Liverpool.
England - Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester City
1 : 0
20.02.2024
19:30
Brentford
Brentford
Team 1 Over (2.5)
Odds: 1.79Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
On Tuesday 20th February, as part of the rescheduled 18th match of the Premier League, Manchester City will host Brentford on their home turf. The hosts concluded their 11-match winning streak by drawing 1:1 with Chelsea on Saturday evening, just a few hours after the Bees were thrashed by Liverpool with a score of 1:4. Predicted Line-ups Manchester City:Ederson; Lewis, Dias, Stones, Ake; Rodri, Nunes; Silva, De Bruyne, Foden; Haaland.Brentford:Flekken; Ajer, Collins, Mee; Lewis-Potter, Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard, Reguilon; Toney, Wissa. Manchester City Manchester City is rightfully seen as the favourite to win the title this season. Currently, the Sky Blues sit in 3rd place in the Premier League, with one game in hand and four points adrift of leading Liverpool. The citizens have been thrashing everyone in their way for weeks, as evidenced by their current run of 9 rounds without a defeat in the league (7 wins, 2 draws). However, last weekend, Pep Guardiola's men stumbled against Chelsea (1:1): Raheem Sterling struck the bottom corner of Ederson's goal at the end of the first half, yet relentless city pressure in the second half paid off Rodri restored parity to the scoreboard. As disappointing as this result might be, the reigning English champions extended their unbeaten home run in the Premier League to 23 rounds, and their scoring run at the Etihad to 45 bouts. At the end of December, the hosts won the Club World Cup, and in the Champions League made a serious step towards the quarter-finals, beating Copenhagen (1:3). Brentford At the moment, Brentford sits 14th in the Premier League and is 6 points clear of the relegation zone. Thomas Frank's charges have every chance of retaining their place in the top-flight division, but they need to maintain vigilance. The Bees have lost eight out of their last ten matches in the national championship, with only two victories. After stunning Wolverhampton with a 0:2 score, the capital side suffered a crushing defeat against Liverpool at the weekend, losing 1:4: Darwin Nunez brought the Merseysiders ahead in the first half, followed by Mohamed Salah, Alexis Mac Allister and Cody Gakpo capitalising on Brentford's defensive failures. It's worth highlighting that Brentford's away performances haven't been particularly impressive: in 11 matches they collected just 10 points, scored 13 goals, and conceded 16. Having been eliminated from both national cups, the Bees can now focus on the national campaign. Head-to-Head The two sides met just two weeks ago: City walked away successful in London, winning 1:3 thanks to a heroic hat-trick from Phil Foden. Match Prediction: Manchester City vs Brentford A showdown with a fuming City, who just last weekend suffered a disappointing setback, could be a rather daunting outlook for crisis-ridden Brentford. The visitors lost thrice in their last four rounds and failed to hold onto their advantage against the Citizens even on home turf. It's unlikely that the favourites will stumble two times in a row, so my bet is on a home win with a -1.5 handicap. Total Prediction City will be tearing and throwing after their failed performance against Chelsea, with Holand himself keen to debunk the criticism thrown his way. My forecast individual TO of the favourites exceeding 2.5 goals. Corner Prediction Man City will seize the ball from the first minutes and storm the Londoners' goal. Therefore, I confidently bet on individual TO of home corners exceeding 6.5. Yellow Card Prediction Brentford will be forced to foul regularly in order to hold off the attacking onslaught of the opposition. Thus, I'm placing my bet on a victory for the visitors in yellow cards. Score Prediction I will wager on a precise score of 3:1 in favour of Manchester City.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Luton Town
Luton Town
1 : 2
18.02.2024
16:30
Manchester United
Manchester United
W2
Odds: 1.77Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.9
Today as part of the 25th round of the Premier League, Luton Town will host Manchester United. Last week, the Hatters unexpectedly stumbled in a home encounter against Sheffield United (1-3), whereas The "Red Devils" accelerated and dealt with Aston Villa (1-2) efficiently. Predicted Lineups Luton Town: Kaminski; Bell, Osho, Mengi; Ogbeche, Barkley, Lokonga, Dowty; Townsend, Morris; Adebayo.Manchester United: Onana; Dalot, Varane, Maguire, Shaw; Matic, Casemiro; Garner, Fernandes, Rashford; Hjlund. Luton Town Since returning to the top league last summer, Luton Town currently holds the 17th place in the Premier League and has distanced itself by one point from the relegation zone, having one spare match. The team's winter signee has pleased its fans with several successes, earning crucial points in the fight for survival. However, after three rounds without a loss (2 wins and 1 draw), Rob Edwards's team disappointed last weekend. Despite fan support, the "Hatters" lost 1:3 to Sheffield United: Cameron Archer, James McAtee, and Vinicius Souza upset Thomas Kaminski while Carlton Morris only managed to "sweeten the deal" with a penalty goal. Meanwhile, in the FA Cup, Luton got past Everton (1:2) and reached the tournament's round of 1/8. A surprising fact: only Tottenham has managed to score against a bigger number of opponents during the current PL season than the hosts. The coaching staff still can't count on Andersen (defender) and Nakamba (midfielder), who haven't fully recovered from their physical ailments. Additionally, Captain Lockyer has been out of action since suffering a heart attack last December. Japanese Defender Hishioka, who joined the club this winter from Sint-Truiden, might debut for his new team this Sunday. Adebayo (9 goals) and Morris (6 goals and 4 assists) should occupy their spots in the attack, while Tahith Chong fights Andros Townsend for the right to play on the wing. In transfer news, lateral Giles (Hull City) was loaned out in January, with no other significant squad changes. Manchester United Falling short of fan expectations, Manchester United holds the 6th place in the Premier League. The gap from the "big four" is 6 points, but a Champions League ticket is still within reach. The Red Devils have been undefeated since their 2:1 loss to Nottingham Forest in late December. After this setback, the Mancunians divided the points with Tottenham (2:2), subsequently beating Wolverhampton (3:4), West Ham (3:0), and Aston Villa last weekend (1:2) respectively. Rasmus Hjlund opened the score in the first half, but Douglas Luiz quickly replaced the balance on the score; however, the Brazilian's celebration was premature, as Scott McTominay's accurate shot brought the visitors all three points at Villa Park. In fact, the "Reds" scored at least two goals in each of their six most recent matches since the beginning of the year. Proteges of Erik ten Hag made it to the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup after a tight match against Newport from League 2 (the 4th strongest division), ending with a score of 2:4. The squad for the weekend will miss the injured Malaia and Martial, defenders Lisandro Martnez and Wan-Bissaka, as well as midfielder Mount. We are most certainly going to see the Danish forward Hjlund (5 goals) up front, recently very effective on the edge of the attack (4 goals and 2 assists in the last 4 rounds). He should be supported by Bruno Fernandes (3 goals and 5 assists), Garner (5 goals and 2 assists), and Rashford (5 goals and 2 assists). During the winter transfer window, Van De Beek (Eintracht Frankfurt) and Sancho (Borussia Dortmund), as well as midfielder Mejbri (Sevilla) and wingers Pellistri (Granada) and Carreras (Benfica), were loaned out. Head-to-Head Manchester United is heading south undefeated in 12 matches against Luton, including a 0:3 win in the League Cup at Kenilworth Road in the 2020-21 season. Match prediction for Luton Town - Manchester United In 2024, Manchester United has picked up momentum and stands a good chance to close the gap from the Champions League zone at the end of the 25th round. Armed with a formidable forward line and with Hjlund finally finding himself in the new club, "The Red Devils" look promising. Luton has already surpassed expectations in January, so there is a valid reasoning to bet on an away victory for the favourites.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Sheffield United
Sheffield United
The match is over
18.02.2024
14:00
Brighton and Hove Albion
Brighton and Hove Albion
Today as part of the 25th round of the Premier League, Sheffield United will host Brighton on their home ground. Last weekend, the Blades outdid Luton with a score of 1:3 while the Seagulls suffered a setback by Tottenham, conceding the deciding goal in the final minutes. Projected Lineups Sheffield United: Foderingham; Bogle, Robinson, Ahmedhodzic, Holgate, Lowe; McAtee, Hamer, Souza, Osborn; Archer.Brighton: Steele; Lamptey, Dunk, Van Hecke, Estupinan; Gilmour, Gross; Fati, Buonanotte, Mitoma; Welbeck. Sheffield United Returning to the top flight last summer, Sheffield United is heading straight to relegation into the Championship: the team is at the very bottom of the Premier League table, with just 13 points to its account in 24 rounds. With a game in hand and trailing 17th place Luton by 7 points, the Blades managed to beat the Hatters 1:3 at home last weekend, ending a league winless streak of seven games (2 draws and 5 losses). The Blades went into the break leading 2:0 thanks to well-executed strikes from Cameron Archer and James McAtee; Carlton Morris reduced the gap with a penalty following a foul by Vinicius Souza, who quickly made amends by reinstating Sheffield's two-goal advantage. It's worth highlighting that only West Bromwich (32) let in more goals than the Blades (31) in the inaugural 12 home games of the 2020-21 season. Moreover, the Blades haven't won consecutive Premier League matches since July 2020. In the squad, Sheffield still lack captain Egan, defenders Basham and Baldock, recently signed goalkeeper Grbic, and rookie Jebbison. They also might be without key forward McBurnie (4 goals) who's still recovering after an injury. Souza, who greatly contributed to Sheffield's victory over Luton last weekend, is expected to start; seasoned striker Archer (4 goals) may assist him. Winger Brereton Diaz (2 goals in 3 matches) was missing in the last round due to injury but has returned to the main squad this past week. The same goes for Everton's Holgate, who's emerged as a defensive leader since his transfer. During the January transfer window, Beni Traore (Nantes) and defender Luke Thomas (Leicester) were loaned out, whilst midfielder Fleck has moved to Blackburn. Brighton Currently, Brighton is 9th in the Premier League and is struggling to compete for the Europa league, however, depending on which teams claim national cup victories, there might be extra slots open for continental competitions. Having won just once in their last five rounds, the Seagulls are still mired. After conquering Crystal Palace 4:1, Brighton lost to Tottenham 2:1. Pascal Gross put the Seagulls ahead with a penalty, but Pape Sar equalised in the 61st minute, while Brennan Johnson sealed the win in stoppage time. What's more troublesome for fans is the following statistic: Brighton secured only two points out of a possible 18 in their last six away encounters. For Brighton, key striker Joao Pedro, Ensiso, veteran Milner, and winger March are anticipated to miss out. Adingra, who was part of the Ivory Coast squad that won the Africa Cup last weekend, could return to the starting eleven. Japanese forward Mitoma, who featured against Tottenham, is also expected to be at the helm of the attack; in Joao Pedro's absence (8 goals and 2 assists), either Welbeck (2 goals) or Ferguson (6 goals) will lead the strike force. During the January transfer window, midfielder Dahoud transferred to Stuttgart, while promising left-back Valentin Barco (19 years old) from Boca Junior signed a contract with the Seagulls and could make his debut this weekend. Head-to-Head The Blades haven't defeated Brighton in the Premier League since the 2004-05 campaign. The first-round match ended in a 1:1 draw, while in the 1/16 final of the League Cup, the Seagulls outclassed their opponents 2:5. Prediction for the Sheffield United Brighton match While it is uncertain if Sheffield United's resounding victory over Luton will stimulate a comeback, belief in a consecutive triumph for the Blades this Sunday is rather low. Brighton, motivated to secure a spot in the Europa league, simply cannot afford to lose again, or there is a risk of them getting stuck mid-table. My prediction is a victory for the favourite.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
2 : 2
17.02.2024
15:00
Bournemouth
Bournemouth
W1
Odds: 1.96Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
Today as part of the 25th round of the Premier League, Newcastle will host Bournemouth at home. The Magpies, after a failed stint in January, picked up the pace and won three out of their last four games, while the charges of Andoni Iraola are only 13th in the general classification. Predicted line-ups Newcastle: Dubravka; Trippier, Schr, Botman, Bern; Mylie, Guimares, Longstaff; Almirn, Gordon, Barnes. Bournemouth: Neto; Smith, Zabarnyi, Senesi, Kelly; Christie, Cook; Tavernier, Kluivert, Sinistra; Solanke. Newcastle After an impressive performance in last year's campaign, Newcastle is not meeting the expectations of fans this season. At the moment, Eddie Howe's team is seventh in the Premier League, 10 points behind fifth place. To make it to the European zone, the hosts may need to focus on a successful performance in the FA Cup. After four consecutive Premier League losses, the Magpies are gradually regaining their old condition: after a 4:4 draw at home against Luton, the black and whites beat Aston Villa (3:1) and Nottingham Forest (3:2) last weekend. In the first half, Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi's goals were met with precise strikes by Bruno Guimares and Fabian Schr, after which the Brazilian provided Newcastle with a victory with a stunning shot in the 66th minute. The main reason for Eddie Howe will be the fact that his team conceded 16 goals in the last six rounds of the championship - almost half as much as last season (33). The Magpies also conceded at least three goals in each of the previous three home games - as many as in the previous 16 games at St. James' Park combined. Newcastle is missing first-team goalkeeper Nick Pope, attacking midfielder Joelinton and forward Isak, experienced Anderson and Willock, as well as centre def Targett. Midfielder Sandro Tonali continues to serve a lengthy disqualification. Bruno Guimares scored a double last weekend and is certainly expected to start this time, with help in the attack from Gordon (7 goals and 5 assists) and Wilson (7 goals). This winter saw the departure of defender Manquillo (Celta Vigo) and midfielder Hayden (QPR). Bournemouth Bournemouth currently sits 13th in the Premier League and, with 1 game in hand, is 8 points clear of the relegation zone. After a poor run of form in the first half of the season, the Cherries turned their campaign around thanks to successful results in November and December. However, in recent weeks, the guests have stalled yet again and are winless in their last 5 rounds (2 draws and 3 losses). Last weekend they lost 3:1 to Fulham. Marcos Senesi scored five minutes after the break, but the Cottagers restored a two-goal lead just two minutes later thanks to a goal by Rodrigo Muniz. The red-blacks have managed to score at least once in 14 of their last 15 Premier League matches, netting a total of 26 goals. Away from home, Iraola's charges have scored in each of their last eight matches (a total of 15 goals), which is the longest such away streak in the Premier League for the club. Bournemouth's squad still doesn't feature defenders Aarons and Hill, backup goalkeeper Randolph, Adams and Fredericks - all of whom are still recovering from their injuries. Winger Fajr (Lorient), who returned from loan this winter, is currently just a rotation player. Striker Enes nal (Getafe, 14 goals in La Liga last season) played his first minutes for his new club last weekend and should strengthen the attacking line led by Dominic Solanke (13 goals). Philip Billing will return after a one-match ban, and the midfielder will fight for his place on the field with Ryan Christie, Lewis Cook, and Alex Scott. Head-to-head The Cherries are eager to end a three-match winless run at St. James' Park and record their first ever Premier League double over the Magpies: the first round match ended in a 2:0 victory for the red-blacks. Newcastle - Bournemouth match prediction Recent meetings between these two teams have been contested, but now the Magpies have every chance to comfortably deal with the Cherries. The fact is that the guests have slowed down significantly in recent weeks, having pulled away from the relegation zone. The support of the home stands and a team superior in quality and skill will help the black and whites secure a comfortable victory.
England - Premier League
Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur
1 : 2
17.02.2024
15:00
Wolves
Wolves
W1
Odds: 1.57Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
On Saturday, 17th of February as part of the 25th round of the Premier League, Tottenham is set to host Wolverhampton on their home pitch. Last weekend, the "Spurs" clinched a dramatic victory over Brighton with a 2:1 score, while Garry O'Neil's team lost to Brentford on their visit, with a score of 2:0. Projected Line-ups Tottenham:Vicario; Emerson, Romero, Van de Ven, Davies; Sarr, Bissouma; Kulusevski, Maddison, Son; Richarlison.Wolverhampton:Sa; Toti, Dawson, Kilman; Semedo, Lemina, Gomes, Ait-Nouri; Sarabia, Neto; Hwang. Stadium The clash will take place in London at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tottenham This season, Tottenham has shown a great revival under Ange Postecoglou's management and currently occupies the 4th place in the Premier League. The London club has fallen behind in the championship race (a 7-point deficit from the top spot), but could very well contend for a Champions League ticket. The "Spurs" are in good form of late, with three wins and two draws in their last five rounds. After a draw with Everton (2:2), they defeated Brighton (2:1) at home last weekend. Pascal Gross took the lead with a penalty kick just before half-time, already around the hour mark, Pape Sarr restored parity with a close-range shot; Son Heung Min - for the first time after his return from the Asian Cup - assisted Brennan Johnson, who netted the decisive goal in injury time. It's important to note that Tottenham has failed to keep a clean sheet at home for eight consecutive matches, and only Fulham and Manchester United failed to score against them on their home turf during this campaign. Wolverhampton Wolverhampton, currently 11th in the Premier League, feels comfortable mid-table and should have a relatively calm second half of the season. Moreover, the Wolves have been in good form recently, suffering just 2 losses in the last 7 rounds of the championship while securing 4 victories and a draw. After defeating Chelsea (2:4), the Wolves were disappointing last weekend, where they were beaten at home by Brentford (0:2). Christian Norgaard and Ivan Toney netted the goals, while a goal scored by Craig Dawson was overturned by VAR due to an offside. As a result, O'Neil's charges failed to score at home for the first time this season. It's equally important to note that the visitors are heading to North London without having lost in their previous five away matches in all competitions. Wolverhampton can field their optimal squad, with the exception of Matheus Cunha - the Brazilian picked up an injury a week ago. Head-to-Head The Wolves' visit to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in August 2022 ended in a 1:0 defeat, but since then the men in orange have secured two consecutive victories in head-to-head clashes at Molineux. Betting Forecast Tottenham vs. Wolverhampton Hwang will have to replace Cunha, who has been in excellent form in January, however, the loss of the Brazilian represents a catastrophic setback for O'Neil's side. Considering the Spurs' leaders who have returned to the line-up, the capital club stands a good chance of substantially closing the gap to the Champions League zone by the end of the round. Tottenham clinched six victories in the last seven home matches, so we confidently back a win for the favourite. TO Forecast Tottenham averages 2 goals per match on their home turf and possesses an excellent array of attackers. I expect the Londoners to score at least two goals this Saturday. Corner Forecast Tottenham, backed by home crowd support, will take the initiative and immediately lay siege to the visitors' goal. I confidently place a bet on a victory for the host in the corners with a -1.5 advantage. Yellow Card Forecast Both teams average 2.5 yellow cards per match in the current campaign, so I confidently place a bet on the overall total of cautions to be over 4.5. Score Forecast I'll place a bet on an exact score prediction of 2:1 in favour of Tottenham.
England - Premier League
Fulham
Fulham
1 : 2
17.02.2024
15:00
Aston Villa
Aston Villa
Handicap2 (0)
Odds: 1.75Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.8
On Saturday, 17th February, as part of the 25th round of the Premier League, Fulham will host Aston Villa on their home turf. Last weekend, the "Lions" were defeated by Manchester United with a score of 1:2, whereas "The Cottagers" broke their streak of six losses by overcoming Bournemouth (3:1). Predicted Line-ups Fulham:Leno; Castagne, Diop, Ream, Robinson; Cairney, Palhinha; Decordova-Reid, Pereira, Willian; Muniz.Aston Villa:Martinez; Cash, Torres, Lenglet, Digne; Luiz, McGinn; Diaby, Tielemans, Bailey; Watkins. Stadium The match will take place in London at the Craven Cottage stadium. Fulham Sitting at 12th place in the Premier League standings and having a 10-point gap from the relegation zone, Fulham no longer has any significant tournament tasks for the rest of the season. The "Cottagers" have suffered only one defeat in the last 5 rounds, with 2 wins and 2 draws. After sharing points with crisis-ridden Everton (0:0) and Burnley (2:2), Londoners delighted their fans last weekend with a home victory over Bournemouth with a score of 3:1. Rodrigo Muniz scored two goals against the "Cherries", while another goal was accounted for by Bobby Decordova-Reid. It's worth noting that five of the last seven Fulham Premier League matches on home territory ended with wins for the black and white team. In total, the hosts have scored 22 times in 12 home matches, conceding 13 goals. Having been knocked out of both domestic cups, Marco Silva's charges can now focus on successful performances in the championship. Aston Villa Since the appointment of Unai Emery as their manager last season, Aston Villa has been a delight to watch and the 2023/2024 campaign is no exception. Currently, the Birmingham team is in 5th place in the Premier League, lagging behind the league's top four by just 1 point. However, the "Lions" have only won 2 out of their last 7 league matches with two draws and three losses. After thrashing Sheffield United with a score of 0:5, Villa fell at home to Manchester United (1:2) last weekend. Already at the 17th minute, Rasmus Hojlund stood out in his fifth consecutive Premier League game; and although Douglas Luiz levelled the score in the second half, substitute Scott McTominay brought all three points to the Mancunians - the Scot's 86th-minute goal deprived Aston Villa of the chance to once again overtake Tottenham. Aston Villa was knocked out of the FA Cup by Chelsea in the 1/16 final replay but made it directly into the 1/8 final of the Europa League. Head to Head The "Lions" have emerged victorious in four of their last five meetings with Fulham, with the only blemish in this series being a 3:0 defeat at Craven Cottage last season. The match in the first half of the current season ended in a victory for the Birmingham side with a score of 3:1. Match Forecast for Fulham vs Aston Villa If Fulham scores in a home Premier League match, they usually achieve success in the current campaign. However, in recent weeks, Londoners' defence has been regularly failing, which the fight-for-top-four motivated "Lions" won't miss to exploit. Unai Emery's team is eager to make up for their two losses in the last two games, hence, my money is on their victory with a 0 handicap. Forecast for total Only in one of the last four games between these two teams did both sides score - although this happened in the first half of the current season. Both sides have quality forwards, so I expect another high-scoring encounter. Forecast for corners Aston Villa will aim to take possession of the ball and impose their style of play on the Londoners - the visitors need to win at all costs. I'm betting on a victory for the Birmingham side in terms of corners. Forecast for yellow cards Aston Villa earns an average of 2.8 yellow cards per match; for Fulham, it's 2.2. I confidently predict that the visitors will at least not lose in this regard. Forecast for a score I'm predicting an exact score of 1:2 in favour of Aston Villa.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Manchester City
Manchester City
1 : 1
17.02.2024
17:30
Chelsea
Chelsea
Handicap1 (-1)
Odds: 1.51Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
On Saturday, 17th of February, as part of the 25th round of the EPL, Manchester City will host Chelsea. The Cityzens are striving to catch up with Liverpool at the top of the league table, while the Londoners are still quite a distance from securing a spot in the European competitions. Predicted Lineups Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Diaz, Ake; Stones, Rodri; Bernardo, De Bruyne, Alvarez, Foden; Haaland. Chelsea: Petrovic; Gusto, Disasi, Colwill, Chilwell; Fernandez, Kaisedo; Palmer, Gallagher, Jackson; Nkunku. Manchester City Manchester City are challenging for their fourth consecutive title: currently, the Cityzens occupy 2nd place in the Premier League, trailing league leaders Liverpool by just two points, with one game in hand. The Sky Blues have gathered tremendous momentum in recent weeks: after triumphing at the FIFA Club World Cup, City have claimed victories in their last six EPL fixtures. Last weekend, Manchester City defeated Everton 2-0, and previously, they knocked Tottenham out of the FA Cup in the 1/16 finals (1-0). Pep Guardiola's charges secured their place in the Champions League quarter-finals last week, dispatching Copenhagen 3-1 cool deliveries from Kevin De Bruyne, Bernardo Silva, and Phil Foden were all contributing factors. An important fact: the hosts have not been defeated in any of their last 22 home matches at the Etihad in the EPL. Despite this, City can't boast of defensive solidity as they have conceded goals in 11 out of their last 13 championship matches. But, there's no problem with the team's attack: they've scored the most goals in the EPL, hitting the back of the net 56 times in 23 matches. Josko Guardiol and defensive midfielder Kovacic missed this week's Champions League match due to injury, but have returned to full training. Erling Haaland (16 goals and 5 assists in 18 EPL matches) netted a brace against Everton last week and should once again be spearheading the attack. Kevin De Bruyne is also in great form (2 goals and 7 assists in his last 7 matches across all competitions) and will start, alongside Rodri and the electric duo of Doku and Foden (8 goals and 7 assists). Calvin Phillips was loaned to West Ham this winter during the January transfer window. Chelsea Like last season, Chelsea are failing to meet fans' expectations despite the club management's ambitious goals. As a result, the Blues are most likely going to miss out on a European slot. After two consecutive victories in late January, Pochettino's charges faltered against Liverpool (4-1) and Wolverhampton (4-2). The Londoners made amends last Monday with a hard-earned victory over Crystal Palace (3-1). The aristocrats couldn't manage a single shot on target in the first half, despite enjoying 80% of the ball possession at Selhurst Park. However, Chelsea showed a different side in the second half, and their efforts paid off: Conor Gallagher netted after the break and Enzo Fernandez sealed the victory towards the end of the second half. Overall, Chelsea haven't been performing well on the road, amassing just 16 points in 12 matches, having scored 21 goals and conceded 22. It's important to note that Chelsea have reached the League Cup final and will face Liverpool at the end of February - a legitimate chance to earn a Europa League spot. The capital team's lineup is still dampened by injuries. Captain Reece James, first-choice goalkeeper Sanchez, long-term injury-stricken defender Fofana and Cucurella, Lavia and Ugbo - they are all in the treatment room. French centre-back Badiashile was absent in the last round and is unlikely to feature this Saturday. Youngster Cole Palmer (10 goals and 6 assists) will face off against his former club and will certainly aim to prove his worth; he'll be supported in the starting lineup by playmaker Gallagher. Frenchman Christopher Nkunku (2 goals in 6 matches) is still struggling to find his best form but could potentially bolster the game coming off the bench in the second half. Head-to-Head The Blues have failed to win any of their last seven encounters with the Cityzens; moreover, the Londoners have lost in 18 of their last 19 face-offs with City in the Premier League. Match prediction: Manchester City - Chelsea It's hard to imagine that an injury-plagued Chelsea could pose a significant challenge to a Manchester City side pumped up by the title race. The hosts have turned the Etihad into a fortress and seldom stumble on home turf. Haaland, De Bruyne and Foden are in terrific form, the midfield is cemented by Rodri and a long bench gives Guardiola the option to turn around the tide of a match in the second half if things are not going their way. My prediction - a victory for the favourite with a -1 handicap.
England - Premier League
Burnley
Burnley
0 : 5
17.02.2024
15:00
Arsenal
Arsenal
Handicap2 (-1.5)
Odds: 1.92Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+4.6
On Saturday, 17th February, in the 25th match week of the Premier League, Burnley will host Arsenal. Last week, Mikel Arteta's charges hammered West Ham 0:6 in the derby, whilst Burnley's trip to league leaders Liverpool was marked by a 3:1 defeat. Anticipated Line-ups Burnley:Trafford; Assignon, O'Shea, Esteve, Delcroix; Odobert, Berge, Brownhill, Bruun Larsen; Amdouni, Datro Fofana.Arsenal:Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Kiwior; Odegaard, Rice, Havertz; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli. Burnley Burnley's return to the top division has been unsuccessful so far: they currently occupy the 19th place in the league table, having merited only 13 points in 24 match weeks. Consequently, Vincent Kompany's charges are wrestling for survival (seven points adrift the safe 17th position). The Clarets have not won any of their last seven matches, conceding defeat in five of them. After overcoming two goals behind and squeezing a draw against Fulham (2:2), Burnley lost 3:1 at Anfield to Liverpool last weekend. Dara O'Shea responded to Diogo Jota's goal, but in the second half, the underdogs couldn't hold off Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez. Furthermore, the Uruguayan's goal became the 50th conceded by the hosts in the current Premier League campaign: they averagely concede slightly more than two goals per match. However, after seven losses at Turf Moor from the season's start, Kompany's charges have taken points in three of their last five home matches. Arsenal Having returned to the title race last season, Arsenal is vying for the title again in the ongoing campaign. The Londoners are in the third place of the Premier League table, just two points off the top. After a disappointing December, the London giants are back on track in 2024: the visitors have won the last four Premier League matches: against Crystal Palace (5:0), Nottingham Forest (1:2), Liverpool (3:1), and West Ham last weekend (0:6). William Saliba opened the scoring, followed by goals from Bukayo Saka (twice), Leandro Trossard and Gabriel Magalhaes, while Declan Rice splendidly netted with a fantastic long-range shot. Conceding only 11 goals on the road this term, the Gunners brag the third most efficient attack: netting 23 goals away from home. Arsenal will head to Porto on Wednesday for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16. Head-to-head The Gunners defeated Burnley 3:1 at the Emirates in November last year. Arsenal's last 10 visits to Turf Moor in the Premier League have ended without a loss, though 50% of them ended in draws. Match Forecast: Burnley vs Arsenal Although Burnley has somewhat improved their home results in recent weeks, it's unlikely they will give Arsenal tough competition. The Gunners, who are in pursuit of the title victory, have been performing exceptionally away from home and cannot afford setbacks. Otherwise, they might fall grievously behind the leading Liverpool. My prediction is a win for the favourites with a -1.5 handicap. Total Goals Forecast Arsenal scores two goals per away game this season, whilst the Clarets have conceded a staggering 50 goals in 24 match weeks. We confidently bet on Arsenal's individual total over 2 goals. Corner Kicks Forecast Arsenal, who will undoubtedly have the initiative, should win in all key statistics, including corner kicks (handicap -2.5). Yellow Cards Forecast Significantly lagging in class, Burnley will be forced to commit many fouls, disrupting the Gunners' attacking tempo. The hosts should win the yellow cards tally. Score Forecast I'll bet on a precise scoreline of 0:3 in favour of Arsenal.
England - Premier League
Brentford
Brentford
The match is over
17.02.2024
12:30
Liverpool
Liverpool
On Saturday, 17th of February, during 25th matchday of the Premier League, Brentford will host Liverpool on their home turf. The Reds have reasserted their rightful place at the top of the league table, subduing Burnley with a 3:1 scoreline, last weekend, while the Bees have managed a successful away match at Molineux, seizing victory over the Wolves with a 0:2 score. Predicted Lineups Brentford:Flekken; Collins, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard, Reguilon; Toney, Maupay.Liverpool:Alisson; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Jones, Endo, Mac Allister; Jota, Nunez, Diaz. Stadium The clash will take place in London at Brentford Community Stadium. Brentford Currently sitting comfortably mid-table, Brentford hold the 14th position in the Premier League. With one game in hand, they sit six points clear of the drop zone. However, the Bees have slowed down in recent weeks as evidenced by their record of seven defeats in their last nine matchdays with only two victories. Last weekend the Bees secured an important victory over Wolverhampton with a 0:2 scoreline, which followed two defeats from Tottenham (3:2) and Manchester City (1:3). Christian Norgaard's close-range strike put the Londoners ahead and Ivan Tony marked the second half with another goal. Having been knocked out of both domestic cups, Brentford can now focus solely on the national championship. An interesting fact: in only one out of their last 25 home Premier League matches haven't the Bees managed to score. Liverpool Impressing this season, Liverpool currently top the Premier League table, having a game in hand and a 2-point lead over Manchester City. After winning four consecutive games, the Reds fell short in a clash against Arsenal, losing 3:1. Over the last weekend, they came back to form, triumphing 3:1 over struggling Burnley. Diogo Jota and Dara O'Shea each landed goals in the first half, while in the second half, Luis Diaz and Darwin Nunez secured the three points for the Merseysiders. 14 out of 18 points the Reds have lost have been away from home, yet manager Klopp's charges have not faced consecutive defeats this campaign. Worth noting, Liverpool boast the second most productive attack in the championship: 55 goals scored and only 23 conceded. Having reached the League Cup final, Liverpool continues its participation in the FA Cup. Unavailable for the Reds' lineup are: irreplaceable Mo Salah (14 goals, 8 assists) who began training with the regular group last week. Head to Head In the November clash at Anfield, Liverpool secured a 3:0 victory. However, neither of these clubs have managed to secure an away victory in head to head games throughout the Premier League era. Prediction for Brentford vs. Liverpool No Premier League team has lost more points when leading than Brentford (26) this season, whilst the Merseysiders have gained 19 points when trailing. Generally, even without the injured Salah, the visitors feel very comfortable playing against mid-table teams, while the Bees can rely heavily on Ivan Tony in attack. I don't expect a surprise here and bet on a triumph for Jurgen Klopp's collective. Predicting the Over/Under Four out of five head-to-head matches between these two teams have seen an over 2.5 goals total. Liverpool is not faultless in defence hence I expect a high scoring game from both teams. Predicting Corner Kicks Of course, the Reds will tend to be more offensive and generally control the initiative however, it's unlikely the Londoners will hole up in front of their goal completely. My prediction - Total corners over 9.5. Predicting Yellow Cards Neither of these teams are known for excessively rough play on the pitch, therefore, a confident bet would be a total bookings under 4.5. Predicting Score I will bet on a final score of 1:3 in favour of Liverpool.
Soccer
England - Premier League
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
The match is over
12.02.2024
20:00
Chelsea
Chelsea
On 12th February, within the framework of the 24th round of the Premier League, Crystal Palace will host Chelsea on their home field. While the Blues defeated Aston Villa 3:1 in a replay of the fourth round of the English Cup last Wednesday, the Eagles lost lavishly to Brighton away - 4:1 last week. Projected lineups Crystal Palace: Henderson; Munoz, Richards, Andersen, Mitchell; Hughes, Wharton, Lerma; Ayew, Mateta, Schlupp.Chelsea: Petrovich; Gusto, Disasi, Silva, Chilwell; Fernandez, Caicedo; Madueke, Gallagher, Palmer; Jackson. Crystal Palace Sitting at the lower half of the league table, Crystal Palace is 14th in the Premier League, with a five-point handicap from the drop zone. The Londoners have won just 2 of their last 12 matches in the championship, drawn thrice and lost 7 times. Having just barely defeated Sheffield United (3:2), Roy Hodgson's charges were demolished by Brighton last weekend (4:1). Lewis Dunk, Jack Hinchelwood, and Facundo Buonanotte put the Seagulls ahead within the first 34 minutes; after the break, Jean-Philippe Mateta brought intrigue back into the game with a precise header, but Joao Pedro quickly restored the southerners' three-goal advantage. However, there is a silver lining for the red and blue fans ahead of their clash with Chelsea: the capital team has gained seven out of the possible nine points in the last three home matches. Having dropped out of both domestic cups, the hosts can now focus on preserving their Premier League status. Crystal Palace will still be missing defenders Ward and Doucoure, as well as centre-back Holding due to injuries. Also, the participation of key playmaker Eze and young midfielder Rak-Sacky in the match is questionable. French striker Mateta (3 goals) has recently surpassed his compatriot Edouard (6 goals) in the strikers' counts and is likely to start on Monday. This winter, Crystal Palace signed defender Munoz (Genk) and promising midfielder Wharton (19 years, Blackburn). Chelsea Just like last season, Chelsea is in dire straits in the league. The Blues are currently only 11th in the Premier League and will most likely not be able to claim a finish in the European zone. However, the Londoners have recently scored three consecutive victories followed by two losses - from Liverpool (4:1) and Wolves last weekend (2:4). Thus, for the first time in Premier League history, the visitors may concede four goals in three rounds in a row. Last week, Mauricio Pochettino's side secured a place in the 1/8 finals of the English Cup, defeating Aston Villa 3:1 in a replay with goals from Conor Gallagher, Nicholas Jackson and Enzo Fernandez. This result means that Chelsea is still in contention for a domestic cup double - the team is preparing to face Liverpool in the League Cup final at the end of February. Chelsea's roster still lacks primary Sanchez, captain James, centre-back Fofana and talented Cucurella, Lavia and Ugochukwu. Added to this is the uncertainty about the physical readiness of centre-back Chalobah and defender Colville. Playmaker Gallagher and striker Jackson (7 goals) contributed to the rout of Aston Villa last week, and are sure to start on Monday. Scott Palmer (10 goals and 4 assists) and Frenchman Nkunku will be responsible for creativity in attack. Not showing much activity in the transfer market this winter, Chelsea decided to loan out left-back Matsen (Borussia Dortmund), midfielder Andre Santos (Strasbourg), and forwards Datro Fofana (Burnley) and Broja (Fulham). Head-to-Head The visitors have won each of the last 12 Premier League games against Crystal Palace, and the first round ended with a 2:1 victory for the Blues. Prediction for the Crystal Palace - Chelsea match Palace is weakened by serious manpower losses: Olise, Eze and Guehi are injured. What's more, the team itself managed to secure only one win in the last five matches in all competitions and has historically performed poorly against Chelsea. Mauricio Pochettino's charges are inspired by their victory in the country Cup and are eager to redeem themselves in front of the fans for the recent failures in the league. I'm betting on an away win. Prediction for the total Chelsea scores an average of 1.7 goals per away game and has a quality attacking line. Nkunku, Fernandez, Jackson and Palmer - these guys should be able to break down the Eagles' defense at least twice.
Soccer
England - Premier League
West Ham United
West Ham United
0 : 6
11.02.2024
14:00
Arsenal
Arsenal
Handicap2 (-1)
Odds: 1.77Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
win
+3.9
Today as part of the 24th tour of the EPL, West Ham is set to host Arsenal on their home ground. A week ago, Mikel Arteta's charges thrashed Liverpool with a score of 3:1, whereas the "Hammers" fell to Manchester United (3:0) and are now trailing behind the European cup zone by 10 points. Projected Lineups West Ham: Areola; Coufal, Zouma, Aguero, Emerson; Soucek, Alvarez; Johnson, Ward-Prowse, Kudus; Bowen. Arsenal: Raya; White, Saliba, Gabriel, Tomiyasu; Odegaard, Rice, Jorginho; Saka, Trossard, Martinelli. West Ham Currently securing the 7th place in the Premier League and trailing 8 points behind the 5th place, West Ham will have to earn a ticket to the European cups through a domestic cup triumph. The London club closed off 2023 on a major note with three consecutive victories, but it significantly decelerated in January. After sharing points with Brighton (0:0), Sheffield United (2:2), and Bournemouth (1:1), David Moyes' players lost heavily to Manchester United last weekend (3:0). Rasmus Hojland tallied a goal, while Alejandro Garnacho sealed it with a brace. This campaign, only Manchester City and Everton beat West Ham away, but the hosts have failed to embark on a seven-match unbeaten run in the league at home since the 2015-16 season. The host team has qualified for the 1/8 finals of the Europa League, so they can focus on the EPL until March. West Ham still can't count on their best bombardier Antonio and key playmaker Paqueta. Additionally, in the last tour, the main goalkeeper Areola got injured - experienced Fabianski should step in as a substitution. Central defender Aguero has returned to the squad after the Africa Cup, while forwards Kudus (6 goals) and Bowen (11 goals) are responsible for the attack creativity. This winter, West Ham loaned England international Kelvin Phillips (Manchester City). German defender Kehrer (Monaco) and Algerian winger Benrahma (Lyon) left for Ligue 1, while attacking midfielder Pablo Fornals moved to Betis. Arsenal In the previous season, Arsenal came close to a title, thus the capital's grand team is once again aiming to climb to the top of the table. At the moment, the "Gunners" are in the 3rd place in the Premier League, lagging behind the top spot by 2 points. The white-reds raised concerns among their fans after losing many points in December but picked up good form in 2024. After thrashing Crystal Palace (5:0) and Nottingham Forest (1:2), Arsenal scalped Liverpool last weekend (3:1). Gabriel Magalhaes' own goal levelled the score after a precise hit by Bukayo Saka, but Gabriel Martinelli found the empty net of the Merseysiders after a collective mistake by the opponents' defence, and Leandro Trossard put the final point in the match. Mikel Arteta's squad advanced to the 1/8 finals of the Champions League and will soon encounter Porto. Dutch defender Timber won't be able to play for Arsenal this upcoming Sunday. The same applies to Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus and midfielders Partey and Fabio Vieira - they are all injured. On the other hand, Japanese centre-back Tomiyasu rejoined the squad after recently withdrawn from the Asia Cup. Wingers Saka (8 goals and 7 assists) and Martinelli (5 goals and 2 assists) should logically start this upcoming Sunday, and they will be aided by Trossard (5 goals). Credit goes to the "Gunners" defence, who have conceded only 22 goals in 23 tours (best score in the EPL) alongside 47 recorded goals. Head-to-Head The "Gunners" overcame West Ham in the first round at Emirates with a score of 2:0, although the "Hammers" won the League Cup 1/8 final - 3:1. Predictions for the West Ham - Arsenal match While West Ham rarely trips at the London Stadium, the host team's current form doesn't embolden much hope for the match against a motivated Arsenal. David Moyes' pupils haven't seen success in their last six matches in all competitions and are clearly struggling to organise play. At the same time, considering the victory over Liverpool, "Gunners" have a real shot at the championship, especially as their competitors triumphed earlier in their matches. So the bet is on the white-reds to win the derby.
England - Premier League
Nottingham Forest
Nottingham Forest
The match is over
10.02.2024
17:30
Newcastle United
Newcastle United
On Saturday, 10th February, as part of the 24th matchday of the Premier League, Nottingham Forest will play host to Newcastle. Last week, 'The Forest' secured a place in the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup by beating Bristol City, while 'The Magpies' put on a vibrant performance against Luton ending in a 4:4 draw. Projected lineups Nottingham Forest:Sels; Williams, Niakhate, Felipe, Tavares; Yates, Danilo; Elanga, Gibbs-White, Hudson-Odoi; Awoniyi.Newcastle:Dubravka; Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn; Miley, Guimaraes, Longstaff; Murphy, Wilson, Almiron. Stadium The match will take place at the City Ground in Nottingham. Nottingham Forest This season, Nottingham Forest is fighting to stay in the Premier League. The team currently sits in 16th place, just two points clear of the relegation zone. After a series of disappointing results, Nuno Espirito's team defeated Newcastle (3:1) and Manchester United (2:1) at the end of December, but the team's form has dipped again since. Consecutive losses to Brentford (3:2) and Arsenal (2:2) were followed by a draw against Bournemouth (1:1) last weekend. Last week, Nottingham fought hard to beat Bristol City in the 1/8 FA Cup rematch (1:1, penalties), thanks to a goal from Divock Origi. Notably, the hosts have suffered five defeats in their last six home games, conceding twelve goals. Nottingham Forest's main forward, Wood (8 goals in Premier League), is sidelined due to injury. Newcastle Considered a serious contender for a top six finish this season, Newcastle has failed to live up to expectations. Occupying only the 9th position in the Premier League, 'The Magpies' struggle to gain optimal form and hope that favourable results in domestic cups will earn them a European competition spot. After four consecutive league losses, Eddie Howe's men secured a 3:1 victory over Aston Villa last week. However, their latest match at St. James Park was disappointing, ending in a 4:4 draw with Luton. Notably, the visitors have conceded at least three goals in six of their last nine Premier League matches. Head-to-head encounters The 3:1 home defeat to Forrest came as a surprise to 'The Magpies', considering they had not lost in their last seven visits to the City Ground. Match prediction: Nottingham Forest Newcastle Both Forest and Newcastle are desperate for maximum points this Saturday, each fighting for different goals. It's key for the 'Magpies' to reduce the gap from the European zone. 'The Forest', however, will likely face challenges having had a tiresome cup match last week. I back a Newcastle victory. Total prediction In seven out of their last eight head-to-head fixtures between these teams, at least three goals have been scored. Both teams have been unreliable defensively, so I expect goals from both sides. Corner prediction Newcastle is undoubtedly the superior side and will dictate play for all 90 minutes. I expect the 'Magpies' to win in all key metrics, including corners. Yellow card prediction Newcastle on average has 2.4 yellow cards per match while Nottingham Forest has 2.2. With intense pressing from both sides, it is reasonable to bet on total warnings over 3.5. Score prediction I back a 2:1 victory for Newcastle.
England - Premier League
Wolves
Wolves
0 : 2
10.02.2024
15:00
Brentford
Brentford
Handicap1 (0)
Odds: 1.57Stake: 5/10
Pinnacle
lose
-5.0
On Saturday, 10th February, as part of the 24th round of the Premier League, Wolverhampton will host Brentford at their home ground. This is the fourth time the teams are meeting this season, and they will play just three and a half weeks after the Wolves secured a home victory with a score of 3:2 in the third round replay of the FA Cup. Predicted Lineup Wolverhampton:Sa; Kilman, Dawson, Toti; Semedo, Lemina, Gomes, Ait-Nouri; Bellegarde, Neto; Cunha.Brentford:Flekken; Collins, Mee, Pinnock; Roerslev, Janelt, Jensen, Norgaard, Reguilon; Toney, Maupay. Stadium The match will take place at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton. The Wolves Currently, Wolverhampton resides in the 10th position in the Premier League, comfortably settled in the middle of the table. It will be hard for the Oranges to aim for the Europa League zone, but hopes remain depending on the outcome of the domestic cups. Having only lost once in the last six rounds, the hosts have been in fine form this winter. After a disheartening defeat against Manchester United, with a goal in the compensated for second half-time (3:4), the Wolves grasped a victory against Chelsea last weekend (2:4). Despite having possession for only 35% of game time, Gary ONeils charges fought back after an early goal from Cole Palmer: Mateus Cunha first equalized the score, and soon after, Axel Disasi inadvertently deflected the ball into his own net. The Brazilian attacker then scored twice more, bringing his team their first victory at Stamford Bridge in 45 years. Overall, the Wolves have lost just one out of the previous 10 matches in all competitions at Molineux. Brentford This season, Brentford is teetering close to the relegation zone. Thomas Frank's team is in the 15th spot in the Premier League with one game in hand and only three points adrift of 18th-placed Everton. Having lost 7 out of the last 8 Premier League fixtures and securing just one victory, the Londoners have been rather lacklustre going into the second half of the campaign. After a victory against Nottingham Forest (3:2), Brentford succumbed in the derby games against Tottenham (3:2) and Manchester City (1:3) last Monday. Neal Maupay put the Bees ahead in the middle of the first half, but the Cityzens restored parity by the break courtesy of a Phil Foden goal, who completed his hattrick in the second 45 minutes. Its worth noting that the capital club has been knocked out of two cups and can thus focus on maintaining their Premier League status. Head-to-head The Bees have lost four of their last five encounters at Molineux and have conceded 11 goals. This season, the Wolves dominated in the first half of the championship, while both cup matches ended in a draw. Match Forecast: Wolverhampton vs Brentford O'Neil's side is currently brimming with confidence and hasnt lost sight of the possibility of making it to the Europa League end of season. In their last nine matches across all competitions, the hosts only tasted failure once, a stark contrast to Brentford. Myriad injuries and disappointing winter results have seen the London team roll back to the relegation zone I dont foresee the situation veering this Saturday. I am betting on a win for the favourites with a 0 handicap. Total Forecast In all three face-to-face matches played this season, both teams have managed to score. Theres no reason to think this trend will break now. Corner Forecast With home crowd support, Wolverhampton usually averages over 5 corners per match. Its clear that hosts will be in control most of the time, so I expect them to win in terms of corners. Yellow Card Forecast Across the three face-to-face matches played this season, a total of 8 warnings were issued, so my bet is on the total yellow cards to be under 4.5. Score Forecast I am betting on a precise score of 2:1 in favour of Wolverhampton.

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