|Laos vs Myanmar
Well done bro
|England vs Croatia
Loser will be eliminated.
0-0 = England qualify,
Other draw = Croatia qualify.
|Leganes vs Atletico Madrid
Atl Madrid 1-0 opened at 3.90 ONLY!
|Manchester City vs Fulham
City scored the most goal of 27 goals, against Fulham conceded the most goals of 28 in English Premier League
|Lyon vs Strasbourg
Lyon went into this season confident of being real challengers to PSG, but last week’s result might have proven they aren’t up to the task. Strasbourg have comfortably settled into their second year back in Ligue 1 and will be hoping for a blockbuster result in this match.
With a young vibrant squad featuring one of the deadliest attacks in Europe that scored over 80 league goals between their front four last season, Bruno Genesio’s men went into his campaign with the belief that they could win their first league title since 2008. Only a small margin of the squad played in the summer’s World Cup so many came back fit and healthy for the new season, their only pivotal player out due to international commitments being Nabil Fekir who returned from Russia with a winners’ medal.
The team also has two of the best young midfielders around with Houssem Aouar and Tanguy Ndombele making 32 appearances each at the ages of 19 and 20 last season. Despite all this strength, the team already have suffered their first loss of the season with them falling short to newly promoted Stade de Reims last week. The Olympians huffed and puffed with 66% possession and five shots on target, but a lack of real quality in front of goal saw this game fall into the hands of Reims who managed to convert one of their two accurate strikes. Last season’s top scorer Pablo Chavarria broke free of Lyon’s patchy defence and converted Ghislain Konan’s accurate cross in the first half to see them win 1-0.
For them to lose this early on in the season to a newly promoted club is extremely disappointing and manager Genesio will be hoping that he can recreate the form they managed after their first defeat last year of going unbeaten for the following two months. They face a Strasbourg side who managed to beat them late on in a dramatic 3-2 classic towards the tail end of last season.
The Alsatians have managed to bounce back from two relegations between 2008 and 2010 with two promotions between 2015 and 2017 and now find themselves treading water in Ligue 1, having gotten four points from their opening two games. A fantastic opening day victory over a strong Bordeaux side followed by a draw with Saint-Etienne has spelled a great start to the season for Thierry Laurey’s men.
They had much more possession than both of their opponents who probably expected to walk all over last year’s 15th placed team, Bordeaux and Saint-Etienne did play the large majority of the matches with ten men but are still good teams and should’ve been better despite the circumstances.
A solid pre-season coupled with great signings in the forms of Ibrahima Sissoko and Matz Sels has given them such confidence for these early parts of the campaign and due to their recent performances and summer, they could really get something from this game.
Strasbourg closed out last season with some pretty poor form of only one win in their last 14 games, but they really look like a newly invigorated squad and could extend their unbeaten streak here. They have scored 15 in their last ten including three so far this season against some tough defences and could get some more against Lyon who have been partial to conceding goals in recent years and has been a large roadblock in the way of their long-term success. Lyon do have a really strong front line with them finishing last season with nine league wins in their final ten games, scoring 29 goals along the way, but Reims managed to keep a clean sheet against the prestigious attacking trio of Mariano Diaz, Memphis Depay and Bertrand Traore last time out so it shows they are human. We do expect them to get a goal here though, Lyon are usually a quality side and should edge this buoyant Strasbourg team slightly, Lyon had the fourth best home record last season where the Alsatians had the second worst away record which should hand the Olympians the win in this one. We’re backing a home 2-1 victory.
|Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich
Middlesbrough have made a terrific start to their 2018/19 Championship campaign, winning three of their first four matches to push them to 2nd spot in the standings behind early leaders Leeds United.
Boro pit their wits against recently relegated West Brom at the Riverside on Friday in a game that sees Middlesbrough manager Tony Pulis come up against his former employers. Pulis’ reunion with the Baggies adds an extra layer of intrigue to what already looks fascinating encounter.
Having drawn 2-2 on the opening weekend of the Championship season at Millwall, Middlesbrough have gone an a three-game winning streak, taking maximum points from their clashes with Sheffield United, Birmingham City and Bristol City.
Adding to their impressive set of results, Pulis’ men secured clean sheets to go along with their points, though their recent 3-3 Carabao Cup draw with Notts County shows that their defence is far from rock solid. Boro evemtually progressed to the next round of the cup after a penalty shootout against County.
West Brom will be bouncing into Friday’s game after their most recent result and performance. The Baggies rattled seven goals past a dreadful QPR side at the Hawthorns, six of which arrived in a rip-roaring second half.
The victory was West Brom’s 3rd in a row in all competitions after they conquered Norwich at Carrow Road in a pulsating 4-3 victory and saw off Luton Town 1-0 in the Carabao Cup.
The Baggies, who performed so poorly in front of goal in the Premier League last season, have found defences easier to breach in the Championship so far this term. The Baggies have scored an incredible thirteen goals in their four fixtures in the division since the new campaign got under way.
Middlesbrough’s unbeaten start is undeniably impressive, though WBA haven’t lost to Boro in any of their last eight meetings with them. With both of these teams in such good recent form, Friday’s match promises to be high on quality. We’re tipping this pair of Championship big hitters to cancel each other out somewhat, which should result in them sharing the points. We’re predicting a draw in the outright result market.
Both Middlesbrough and West Brom have 100% scoring rates so far this season. Both attacks have been purring and both teams have managed to get their names on the scoresheet in all five of their domestic fixtures in 2018/19. We expect that trend to continue this week, so we recommend taking the both teams to score option.
Our correct score prediction follows the same train of though. Middlesbrough and WBA have been finding the net with regularity this term. They have plundered twenty-one goals between them in the Championship so far, so goals are likely again at the Riverside on Friday. We’re forecasting a 2-2 draw.
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|Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
|Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
Betting Preview: Bayern Munich vs Hoffenheim
German champions Bayern Munich – a title the Bavarians have had for six years now – began preparation for the new season at the International Champions Cup in the United States (W1 L2). Niko Kovac’s charges followed that up with a commanding 5-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Super Cup, with last season’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski sending out an intimidating message with three well-taken goals. Lewandowski struck again on Saturday as Bayern Munich edged past SV Drochtersen/Assel in the first round of the DFB Pokal to maintain Kovac’s 100% start as coach.
Hoffenheim’s third place finish last season secured them automatic qualification into the UEFA Champions League group stages for the first time in the club’s history. Coach Nagelsmann’s achievements over his two and a half seasons at the club, turning them from relegation contenders to two consecutive top four finishes, has naturally drawn a lot of attention, even more so due his age – at 31 years old, he is the Bundesliga’s youngest coach. He will leave Hoffenheim to join RB Leipzig next summer, but has stated his commitment to go out on a high.
The visitors’ pre-season has been positive to that end, with loanee signing Joelinton scoring a hat-trick in a 6-1 rout of Kaiserslautern in the DFB Pokal first round last weekend. However, even with a few other transfers in over the summer (see team news), Nagelsmann will have a massive challenge in finding a way to break through the Bayern defense at the Allianz Arena without two pivotal players from last season, forwards Mark Uth (sold to Schalke) and Serge Gnabry (returned from loan to Bayern). Some selection headaches in midfield due to injuries will do him no favours either, especially with Bayern Munich having returned to their best at the back with captain Manuel Neuer between the sticks once again.
While there is no better feeling in German football than getting one over on Bayern Munich, unfortunately for Hoffenheim, their chances look slim on Friday. Bayern love nothing more than winning on the opening day of the season – the Bavarians have won all of the last six Bundesliga openers, with scorelines like 3-1 against Leverkusen, 5-0 against Hamburg, and 6-0 against Bremen being some more notable results – and Hoffenheim, as with most German sides, have a poor record on the road to the champions. Bayern Munich have won 8 of the 10 meetings at home to Hoffenheim (W8 D2), scoring three goals or more in five of them. Nagelsmann couldn’t have asked for a tougher opener.
Hoffenheim have managed to get a few results against the Bavarians since he took over (W2 D1 L1), but both wins have come on their own turf. On the road with a much weakened squad should prove a much tougher challenge this time around, especially with Bayern missing only forward Serge Gnabry, who was also absent for their 5-2 pumping of Hoffenheim at the Allianz Arena back in January. Bayern are consistently the best home team in the Bundesliga (see statistics), and taking everything into account, it’s tough to see anything other than a high scoring home win. Our prediction: 4-0 Bayern.
contributed by freesupertips.co.uk