Result: -7 units, bet lost
Paris Saint Germain return to Coupe de France against Nantes, a team they have a good record against even if this match will be their third this month. Nantes edged Lyon in the previous round with an unexpected 3-2, while PSG overcame Bordeaux.
In Ligue1, PSG are fresh off a clash with title hopefuls Lyon, where it took Ibrahimovic a penalty to level the score. However, Matuidi feels his team deserved to win, despite Lyon’s goalkeeper being in one of his finest forms. “We deserved to win, but luck wasn’t on our side. We played well. We played some good football. We were up against an excellent goalkeeper and he should be congratulated,” he told reporters. What PSG need to do now that Champions League is just around the corner is be more clinical in front of the goal. Their last three games prior to said draw against Lyon were identical 1-0 wins and they tend to keep it late to score unless they are being led on the table which is why goals in the second half could be your shoe in bet.
Nantes is 9th in Ligue 1, and looking at their results with only one win in five matches in all competitions and against Nice they managed to keep a clean sheet. Their manager is confident in his team’s abilities to at least frustrate PSG to a draw during regular time. Gapke was once again left out of the squad and Bammou was pushed up front seeing as the striker has now 23 goals scored in Ligue 1. Nantes usually start with four at the back and two defensive midfielders, which allows the general midfield area much more space for creating goalscoring chances.
PSG are going on 30 matches of being undefeated in Coupe de France and in the last six matches against Nantes they managed to score at least two goals, which is why Titan Bet has 1.75 odds for over 2.5 goals per match. Taking into account that PSG also won the last eight matches against Nantes it’s no wonder why they have 1.35 odds to win, as opposed to Nantes 8.50. Nantes have 4.20 odds to win either half, PSG got 1.22 and the first half with the majority of goals has 2.87 odds. We are betting 7 units on PSG to score in both halves with 2.15 odds from Titan Bet, mainly because they have the talent and should find their scoring boots.
Hull City got a much needed confidence boost during the weekend as they held the Premier League champions to a 1-1 draw that gives them hope in the battle to avoid relegation. For the 25th matchday Hull City will host Aston Villa in a fight for survival that could either give Aston Villa an advantage or take Hull City out of the relegation zone.
The hosts were losing four matches in a row prior to the clash against Manchester City that was deemed finished before it even started. Only that Meyler scored a wonder 35th minute goal and the champions were left stunned and unable to provide a comeback despite having both Dzeko and Aguero on the pitch. It took James Milner’s goal on the 92 minute to give the Citizens an undeserved draw and Hull City the confidence they can do better. Diame, Chester and Rosenoir are all set to miss the match due to injuries and it will take Livermore in a great form to lead once again the team from the midfield area.
Aston Villa are looking out of their element in this Premier League season with only 22 points out of 24 matches and no win in their last nine games. Fortunately they only have Senderos and Kozak injured while Delph, Cleverley, Carles Gil and Agbonlahor are expected to push Villa forward on the table. The visitors managed to score only four goals in 12 away matches this season, while managing to concede 17. If Aston Villa only managed to lose 1-2 against Chelsea, the trip to Emirates saw them lose with 0-5 against Arsenal London.
Hull City may not have a good track record against Aston Villa, but Bet365 still favors them to win and gives the hosts 2.30 to win, the visitors got 3.50 and a draw has 3.25. Aston Villa with a +0,5 handicap has 2.00 odds, Hull City with a -0,5 one 1.92 and Hernandez got 3.00 odds to score anytime. N’Doye, Jelavic and Aluko got 3.10 odds to score, Benteke got 3.60 and we’re betting 7 units on both teams to score with 2.10 odds from Bet365.
Steven Gerrard’s last Meyerside derby potential win is under doubt after Everton vowed to break the winless run against local rivals by claiming the first three points since 2010. Liverpool’s captain is so foar the best goalscorer these derbies have seen with 10 goals in over 30 games. The bookies also favor the Reds to win and the real question seems to be who will score first.
Tim Howard and Osman are sure to miss the match against Liverpool, McCarty is under doubt while Atsu is helping Ghana win the AFCON 2015. Everton are 12th in Premier League and were specializing in draws prior to losing against West Ham in the FA Cup. The win came last Saturday against Crystal Palace after Lukaku scored the only goal of the match as early as the second minute. The hosts can’t seem to win at Goodison Park in four matches, the latest one dates back to December in the 3-1 win over QPR. Much of the match will be decided if the respective strikers will be in good form, and it is yet unclear whether Sturridge will start or come later on to boost Liverpool’s scoring chances.
The visitors are pushing for another Champions League qualification, which they are confident of achieving. The Reds have had a clean sheet in the last three games away from Anfield and another one has 2.90 odds from Titan Bet. Liverpool had a horrendous start to the season, but they have picked up form recently and are coming into the derby just 5 points behind the last Champions League place. Leiva, Markovic and Lallana are under doubt for the derby and while Kolo Toure is taking part in the AFCON, Henderson could get a starting spot.
The matches between the two teams usually have a lot of goals, like the 4-0 Liverpool win from 2014 or the 3-3 draw from 2013. Liverpool have also scored at least two goals in the last three matches at Goodison Park, which is why over 2.5 goals with 1.85 odds looks like a bet with value. An outright Liverpool win has 2.20 odds, an Everton win 3.30 same odds as a potential draw. Under 5.5 bookings has 1.92 odds and a Lukaku goal 2.95. Sturridge is also the frontrunner in the goalscorer betting market for Liverpool with 2.60 odds while Sterling and Balotelli both have 2.95 odds. We are going to bet 8 units on Liverpool scoring over 1.5 goals with 2.10 odds form Titan Bet.
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