Champions League Last 16 preview: PSG look to break through against Barcelona as Arsenal face season-defining trip to Bayern

PSG vs Barcelona: Draw and BTTS (10/3 Boyle Sports) Unai Emery’s moment has arrived: making the difference in the Champions League is why the Spaniard replaced Laurent Blance last summer. PSG lost both legs to Barcelona two seasons ago in the quarter-finals but Emery’s intimate knowledge of the Blaugrana offers some added hope along with … Continue reading

Gunners To Misfire And Klopp To Stop The Rot

Chelsea and Arsenal kick Saturday off with a London derby that Arsene Wenger’s side have typically struggled with in the past few years. Before the Gunners’ 3-0 win over Chelsea in the corresponding fixture in September, they hadn’t even scored a goal against their capital city rivals in six games. Chelsea are looking too strong … Continue reading

FA Cup 3rd Round Weekend: Shock Patrol

FA Cup Third Round Weekend comes round quickly every year, doesn’t it? That first or second weekend in January really does creep up on you… We don’t usually start things off by talking about Fleetwood Town, but the magic of the FA Cup makes people do strange things. They’re a massive 4/1 to win at Bristol … Continue reading

Back Pep to give Wenger the Christmas (Sky) Blues

  The last Pre-Christmas Premier League matchday is here, and last weekend’s Cappa Acca proves that I’m probably on Santa’s naughty list this year. If you’re in my boat, I’ve got a few gems that will ensure you won’t give a toss by Boxing Day. Promise. We kick things off with a London derby at Selhurst Park, … Continue reading

Conte To Canter Over City’s Hurdles

There’s no better place to start this weekend’s betting preview than with Saturday’s crunch lunchtime clash between Man City and Chelsea at the Etihad. Antonio Conte’s side continue to dominate anything that’s put in front of them. I was getting bored of saying Chelsea had won their last x amount of games without conceding, so … Continue reading

Leicester To Sail But Spurs Set For One More Euro Fail

It’s that time of the blog where I come up with a hilarious metaphor to summarise the fixtures ahead… Well, we’re into the business end of the Champions League, with teams more keen for 3 points than somebody who loves committing motor offences. Aaaaanyway… Let’s dive straight in with my tip of the day. Real … Continue reading

Spurs to get a kick up the Arse-nal at the Emirates?

If you’re a traditionalist, you’ll be furious to see a Premier League fixture list that sees as many games on a Sunday as the day before. Football hipsters and Super Sunday fan boys will be delighted to know there’s five games on Saturday as well as Sunday, meaning an equal opportunity for you to win/lose (delete … Continue reading

Do Barca Absentees Leave the City Door Ajar?

I don’t think I’m the only one who fell foul of the Halloween horror show over the weekend. Man United couldn’t find the net with one of their 38 shots against Burnley. Before that, Shkodran Mustafi took my tenner and shoved it up his arse as his error for Arsenal ruined my clean sheet tip; And … Continue reading

Champions League Value Picks (No, really)

So we’re at that time in the footballing year when leagues and competitions start to take shape, and this year is no different. Pre-tournament group favourites in the Champions League are doing the business, with most of them making inroads towards the knockout stages. Meanwhile, over in the Championship, much-fancied Norwich and Newcastle’s charges towards … Continue reading

English Sides Set for Another Year of Euro Struggle

The Champions League is back… And in totally unrelated news, the nationwide search for online football streams is set to skyrocket this week. Totally unrelated. Honest. If you manage to make it that far (or decide to not be a cheapskate and invest in BT Sport) you will probably be most drawn to the glamour … Continue reading