Month: August 2016

Stoke City 2016-17 Preview and Betting Tips

Despite a sour end to the 2015-16 season, the 9th place finish can be seen as a success. It was the Potter’s 3rd consecutive finish in the top half of the table. Not too long ago the Stoke faithful wouldn’t have fathomed the possibility of the likes of Shaqiri and Afellay playing for their club. Mark Hughes is the man who must be credited with their strong finishes over the last few seasons. The Welsh manager has completely revamped Stoke’s playing style from boring long balls to inventive attacking play.  The goal for Stoke this season would be another top half finish...

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Southampton 2016-17 Preview and Betting Tips

It has become a norm for Southampton to be raided by fellow Premier League clubs every transfer window. After a 6th place finish last season Ronald Koeman was lured away by Everton while key players such as Sadio Mane, Victor Wanyama & Graziano Pelle have all bid adieu to the Saints. Koeman’s replacement at the club is former Lille and Monaco manager Claude Puel. The French manager like Pochettino and Koeman before him has a rebuilding task at hand. A repeat of their 6th place finish from last season might prove to be too difficult a task. However the club will...

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Middlesbrough 2016-17 Preview and Betting Tips

After 7 seasons in the Championship, Middlesbrough returns to the Premier League on it’s 25th anniversary. Aitor Karanka is the man who must be credited on Boro’s return to the top flight. In his three seasons with the Boro, the club has gone from strength to strength. Boro narrowly missed out on promotion in his 2nd season with the club. The club lost play-off final against Norwich City after finishing 4th in the league. The runners-up finish in the Championship last season can be seen as a disappointment. Boro lead the table with only 4 games remaining but four consecutive draws lead to the club finishing...

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Manchester United 2016-17 Preview and Betting Tips

United’s struggles over the past three seasons is understandable. Rarely has a club not suffered when a long term manager has departed. Coming into the 25th anniversary of the Premier League, Manchester United will be hoping to challenge for their 14th Premier League and 21st English League title. Since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013, United have failed to challenge for the title in any of the following three seasons. The club even failed to finish among the top 4 in two of those three seasons. It’s safe to say neither David Moyes nor Louis Van Gaal were the chosen one.  The appointment...

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Man City v West Ham – Prediction, Bet Tips & Odds

Man City v West Ham – Prediction It’s safe to say City are flying and are the early leaders heading into Gameweek 3. Despite much of the attention being on the imminent exit of Joe Hart, the Citizens have been improving on the pitch as each week passes by. The Hammers on the other hand come into this game with a severe lack of confidence. It should be a good game and Manchester City will be made to work for what will be their 5th consecutive win under Guardiola. Verdict: Manchester Win – (2-1) Fixture Overview Gameweek 3 Man City v West Ham Etihad...

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