Valencia vs Getafe Prediction & Match Preview

Valencia vs Getafe
Copa del Rey
Tuesday, 29 January 2019
Kick-off at 20:30 UK/ 21:30 CET
Venue: Estadio de Mestalla (Valencia).

Getafe are enjoying a strong season and they are in good shape to make it even better by knocking Valencia out of the Copa del Rey. The club from just outside Madrid lead this quarter-final tie 1-0 on aggregate after a goal from substitute Jorge Molina in the 77th minute of the opening leg. Avoiding defeat at the Mestalla Stadium would be therefore good enough to send Getafe into the last four and dreaming of a third appearance in the final of the King’s Cup, emulating their achievements of 2007 and 2008 when they lost to Sevilla and Valencia respectively. Sixth in La Liga table, Pepe Bordalas’ side are one place and two points ahead of Valencia who have improved their home form considerably with seven wins and two draws in their last nine matches at the Mestalla. The ratio of recent victories suggests Los Che are capable of turning around this tie, but it should also be considered that Getafe have won four of their last six matches and their latest defeat to Atletico Madrid was their first away from home since the very first weekend of the season – at Real Madrid. That ability to grind out results on their travels means the club nicknamed the Azulones should not be underestimated here and we will back them to avoid defeat and progress to the semi-finals.

Valencia vs Getafe Head-to-head

Getafe has been successful in recent h2h meetings with Valencia as they picked 3 wins out of 4 while losing once. Valencia still hold an excellent record against Getafe at the Mestalla having won 7 straight games between 2007 and 2012. However, the Azulones bagged a 2-1 win from their last visit to Mestalla. Both teams scored in 80% of their last 15 h2h encounters at this stadium; and 73% of the games during that period recorded 3 or more goals.

Valencia vs Getafe Prediction

This could be an intriguing battle with both teams hitting top form in recent weeks. Valencia come into this game on the back of an unbeaten home record since November 2018 (7 wins & 2 draws). On top of that, they are in excellent scoring form averaging 2.1 goals per game during that 9-match span. However, the visitors are no pushovers and thus we cannot fully rely on an outright home win or back Valencia to qualify to the semi-final. Remember, a 2-1 home win still push them out of the competition on away goals. While Getafe has been one of the tough teams to beat both home and away this season. Their defeat to Atletico this weekend is the first away defeat since August (5 wins & 7 draws). Another thing to mention is Getafe’s knack of scoring goals on the road. They consistently scored in 11 away games before falling to Simeone’s men 0-2 last time. To sum up, punters can expect some attacking football from the hosts and at the same time put faith in the visitors to grab a goal on the counter.

Bet Getafe AH (+0.5) Odds 2.04

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Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Prediction and Match Preview

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur
England – FA Cup
Date: Sunday, 27 January 2019
Kick-Off at 16:00 UK
Venue: Selhurst Park (London).

Sunday’s action in English FA Cup is going to be opened with the clash between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur. Home side is positioned in the bottom half of the Premier League table and they are only three points ahead of the danger zone. They have tied two defeats and the hosts need to improve their game in order to climb up to the safer zone. Roy Hodgson’s side hasn’t been too efficient in front of the oppositions’ goal as they have produced a total of 23 goals. Crystal Palace cannot be content of their home performances as they’ve managed to book only two wins when playing in front of their fans. The visitors are holding the 3rd position in the Premier League and they are seven points ahead of Arsenal and Manchester United. Harry Kane and the lads have been pretty efficient so far in the competition, however the Spurs have a lot of troubles with injuries. They have been in variable form lately as the away side booked three wins and lost two times in the last five rounds. However, their away performances are the best in the league as Tottenham Hotspur managed to get back home with a win from eleven outings

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur: Head-to-head

Tottenham Hotspur have been much more successful in their head to head clashes lately as they managed to beat their rivals five times in a row.

Interestingly, their last six encounters finished with the same result, 1-0. The crowd at Selhurst Park was able to see just one goal per match in the last three occasions

Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Perri; Ward, Kelly, Dann, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Kouyate, Meyer; Townsend, Benteke, Zaha

Tottenham Hotspur possible starting lineup:
Gazzaniga; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Winks, Dier, Eriksen; Lucas, Llorente, Lamela

Crystal Palace vs Tottenham Hotspur: Prediction

Although the visitors are in better form, this one is going another task challenge for them. Tottenham Hotspur are one of the favourites for the FA Cup trophy, however, Crystal Palace might remain undefeated in this one.

We are going to follow the tradition of their head to head clashes and this one should be another low-scoring match. Since the hosts haven’t been involved in a lot of efficient games so far in the season, this one should remain under 2.5 margin.

Bet Crystal Palace AH (+0.25)  Odds 1.83

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Feyenoord vs Ajax Predictions & Match Preview

Feyenoord vs Ajax
Netherlands – Eredivisie
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019
Kick-off at 13.30 UK/ 14.30 CET
Venue: De Kuip (Rotterdam).

Feyenoord and Ajax both progressed in the KNVB Beker in midweek, and Sunday’s hosts will be hoping their extra day of rest and recuperation means they have the edge against one of their title rivals. Feyenoord are already thirteen points behind the league leaders PSV and that makes this weekends clash with Ajax a must win game if they are to stand any chance of being crowned Eredivisie champions. Ajax missed out on an opportunity to go level with PSV last weekend and wont want to drop points on Sunday for fear of that gap increasing once again.

Feyenoord thrashed Fortuna Sittard 4-1 on Wednesday night, with veteran striker van Persie scoring twice, van Beek netting the third goal, and Berghuis converting the hosts second penalty deep into stoppage time. Fortuna Sittard did equalise through Novakovich early in the second half, but Feyenoord dominated the match with 63% of the overall possession, fifteen corners to their guests three, and twenty-seven shots to Fortuna Sittard’s six.

After drawing 4-4 with Heerenveen in Amsterdam at the weekend, goals were expected when both sides went head to head in the KNVB Beker on Thursday. The hosts Ajax found themselves 3-0 up at halftime thanks to a goal from Mazraoui and a brace from van de Beek, but would have expected their guests to comeback at them during the second forty-five. Heerenveen threatened a late comeback when van Amersfoort pulled a goal back in the eighty-fourth minute and then Lammers was presented with a penalty, only to fluff his lines in the eighty-ninth minute. Ajax were by far the better team and deserved to progress in the KNVB Beker, but that result on adds to the frustration of last weekends 4-4 draw.

These two sides often put on a spectacle when they lock horns and we’re expecting to see goals for both teams and an end to end ninety minutes on Sunday. Four of the last six encounters between Ajax and Feyenoord have seen over 2.5 goals scored, while both teams have scored in five of their last seven matches. When you add those stats to the fact that both teams have scored and over 2.5 goals were scored in four of Feyenoord’s and Ajax’s last six matches in league and cup then you can see just why were backing at least three goals and for both clubs to find the back of the net this weekend.

Former Manchester United and Arsenal striker van Persie top scores for the hosts with eight goals in this seasons Eredivisie, while Tadić is out in front for Ajax at this moment in time with a very impressive twelve goals from midfield. Ajax are unbeaten in their last six matches having picked up five wins and one draw and as such head into Sunday’s game as the form favourites. We’re confident that both teams will score and over 2.5 goals will be produced on Sunday, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw. Both teams have been in good form of late, especially Ajax, but Feyenoord have proven themselves a team for the big occasions, winning the Super Cup against the league leaders and being the only team to beat PSV in the league this season.

Potential Feyenoord line-up: Vermeer, St Juste, Haps, Van der Heijden, Van Beek, Clasie, Vilhena, Van Persie, Larsson, Berghuis, Jorgensen.
Potential Ajax line-up: Onana, Mazraoui, De Ligt, Magallán, Blind; Schöne, De Jong, Ziyech; Van de Beek, Dolberg, Tadic

My Prediction: Bet Feyenoord  AH (+1)

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Anderlecht vs Eupen Predictions and Match Preview

Anderlecht vs Eupen
Belgium- First Division A.
Date: Sunday, 27th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 17:00 UK/ 18:00 CET
Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium (Anderlecht).

WIN/DRAW/WIN KEY STATISTICS:

Anderlecht have won 50%, drawn 30% and lost 20% of their last 20 home games. Anderlecht have scored in 85% of their last 20 home games. Anderlecht have kept a clean sheet in 5 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 4 and draw 1 of these matches. Eupen have won 20%, drawn 15% and lost 65% of their last 20 away games. Eupen have scored in 50% of their last 20 away games. Eupen have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 2 and draw 2 of these matches.

CORRECT SCORE KEY STATISTICS:

Anderlecht have scored exactly 2 goals in 6 of their last 20 home games, going on to win 4, draw 2 and lose 0 of these matches. Anderlecht have conceded 1 goal or less in 60% of their last 20 home games. Eupen have scored 1 goal or less in 15 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 2, draw 3 and lose 10 of these matches. Eupen have conceded exactly 1 goal in 4 of their last 20 away games, going on to win 1, draw 1 and lose 2 of these matches.

BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE KEY STATISTICS:

Anderlecht have failed to score in 15% of their last 20 home games. Anderlecht have kept a clean sheet in 25% of their last 20 home games. Eupen have failed to score in 50% of their last 20 away games. Eupen have kept a clean sheet in 20% of their last 20 away games.

OVER/UNDER 2.5 GOALS KEY STATISTICS:

In their last 20 home matches, Anderlecht have scored 1.9 goals per game and conceded 1.2 goals per game on average. The last 20 Anderlecht home matches have produced an average of 3.15 goals per game. In their last 20 away matches, Eupen have scored 0.8 goals per game and conceded 1.9 goals per game on average. The last 20 Eupen away matches have produced an average of 2.70 goals per game.

The team from Brussels has had a good start to the league season. They are 5th at the moment after 22 matches have been completed. A healthy 37 goals have been scored by their talented front line, but 28 of them were conceded as well.

Three of their 5 previous matches in the Jupiler League were defeats with the only win coming against Waasland-Beveren. Recent home form has also been a problem for the side managed by Fred Rutten. At this rate, a 3rd place finish as last season looks well out of reach for Fred’s team. Less than 2.5 goals came in the vast majority of their home games in the recent past.

The Pandas are well behind in the title race but had an average season so far. They are mid-table after losing 12 of their 22 league games so far. The defense has been their problem with 39 goals conceded till now.

In the last 5 competitive games, they have 3 wins and 2 defeats. Less than 2.5 goals were scored in 4 of those 5 matches in both Cup and league. With 2 wins and the same number of losses in their last 4 matches on the road, away from is not perfect either.

Since the hosts are struggling a bit at this time, Eupen can get something positive out of this match if they play well.

Anderlecht vs Eupen: Prediction

Anderlecht have been in unstable form recently and they lost 5 out of the last 7 league games. On the other hand, AS Eupen grabbed back-to-back wins of late. So Anderlecht should not earn our favour.

My Prediction:  Bet Eupen AH (+1)   Best odds  2.06

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Angers vs Nantes Prediction & Match Preview

Angers vs Nantes
French Ligue 1
Date: Sunday, 20th January 2018
Kick off at 16:00 UK/ 17:00 CET
Venue: Stade Raymond Kopa (Angers).

This match is known sometimes as the Loire rivalry as the two teams are quite close to one another in terms of distance and so there will be bragging rights and points to be had when they both clash on Sunday afternoon.

Angers lost 2-1 against Bordeaux in midweek and that was the clubs first loss in their last five games. Although it should be noted that their 4 game unbeaten streak was all achieved by four draws. In the reality, the club have struggled this season and are in 15th place and just three points above the relegation zone.

Nantes are just three points in front of Angers and will want to stretch that lead when the teams meet. Nantes lost to Nimes in their last game and have now lost two in a row. Indeed their victory over Montpellier is their only win in the last 4 games and the team are in poor form.

Away from home Nantes have the 3rd worst record in Ligue 1 where from a possible 30 points they have picked up just 8. They come into this game having lost their last 3 in a row on the road.

Angers vs Nantes: Head to Head
Earlier this season in the reverse fixture the teams drew 1-1.
Nantes have won the last 2 games played at Angers.
Angers have not beaten Nantes when at home since 2013.
There is a 70% chance to see under 2.5 goals.
Angers vs Nantes: Prediction
This should be a very close game as we have two teams who have the same qualities and suffer from a lack of confidence.

As the game progresses, we should see some sparks fly as they passion increases as this is a derby.

We will back to see a sending off in the game as pressure mounts and we believe we could see more goals in the 2nd half of play.

Prediction: Bet Nantes to win  Best odds 3.33

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