OK - We have decided to add todays Tennis bet for FREE use ————Petra Kvitova raised her game against Viktoria Kuzmova, and she needed just 1:03 to win that match 6-4 6-0. The 28 year old leads Su-Wei Hsieh 3-0 on head to heads, and the one this year ended 7-6 6-0. The other match note is the Czech won all three of those matches in straight sets! Hsieh is super tough, and she comes into this having toughed it out against Kerber and Karolina Pliskova. However, it wasn’t all plain sailing, and the 33 year old will need to be more focused here. Although we like Hsieh, we don’t give her much chance here!
We have three Football Premium bets for today, here is one for FREEMIUM users ——— AC Milan (22) have exactly double amount of points of opponent Empoli (21), and that increases to six time the amount of points if we take AC at home (24) and Empoli (4) on the road. Il Diavalo won their last match at the very tough Atalanta by a convincing 3-1, and prior to that they had beaten Cagliari by a very comfortable 3-0. A draw in AS Roma (0-0), a cup win against Napoli (2-0) are proof of the strides this club have made under the highly motivating coach Gennaro Gattuso. The only defeat the hosts have suffered in their last ten games was in Juventus (1-0), and even then it was close and they were unfortunate to finish with ten men. In the last round, Empoli caused a bit of a shock with a win over Sassuolo. And, when we say shock it wasn’t just because they won, it was the scoreline of 3-0. Nevertheless, the Azzurri are not particularly good, and we feel that last win was more down to ‘’every dog has it’s day’’. Team news is hardly a deal breaker, only Suso is a notable absentee for the hosts. In simple words. we expect AC to cover -1.5 goals!
Potentially promising ONE FOR ROSIE should be given another chance. While the Nigel Twiston-Davies six year old was a little disappointing last time out, prior to that the grey had looked really interesting. This looks a good re-entry point, because all of NEW QUAY (recent form), MY WAY (ground) and FALCO BLITZ (PU latest) have questions to answer!
The Clippers surprised many this season by starting out the gates fast and pacing the Western Conference for much of November. However, their lack of star power was an issue and trading away their top asset signaled their intentions of going after a high-prized free agent for next season. Still, the Clippers currently hold the last playoff spot in the West at 32-27 and coach Doc Rivers continues to get the most out of his team on a nightly basis. The Grizzlies began the season positively as well but their flaws were exposed much earlier and a dreadful 8-27 run spanning December and January saw them trade away one of their franchise cornerstones in Marc Gasol and effectively begin a long rebuilding process. Kyle Anderson, Dillon Brooks and Jonas Valanciunas are out for the hosts. Jaren Jackson Jr. is questionable and Tyler Dorsey, Jevon Carter and Joakim Noah are all probable. The Clippers' management may have punted on the season but the players certainly don't feel that way and they've managed a respectable 8-6 mark over their last 14 despite a brutal stretch where they played just 4 home games over that span. The Clippers still have reliable scorers with Lou Williams and Danilo Gallinari whereas the Grizzlies are down to playing G-League callups and lack depth. Avery Bradley may provide a spark against his former team but the Clippers' transition after the trade deadline has been smooth and their new players such as Ivica Zubac and Landry Shamet have fit in well into their roles. We like the visitors to win this with minimal fuss!
It's been an up and down season for the Magic but they still find themselves in the playoff hunt, currently in 9th place in the Eastern Conference with a 27-32 record and 1.5 games behind the Pistons for the 8th seed. The Magic finished strong heading into the All-Star Break with 7 wins in their last 8 games. While the scheduling was favourable with weaker opponents and those with key players out, it was noticeable the improvement on the offensive end, as they averaged 115.6 points/game over that span. The Bulls maintained their status as a contender for the #1 draft pick with a 14-44 record at the break with only the Cavs and Knicks below them in the East. Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot and Chandler Hutchison are questionable. Kris Dunn is probable for the visitors. For the hosts, Mo Bamba and Markelle Fultz remain out. Since the trade that landed the Bulls Otto Porter Jr., the Bulls have played a much more up tempo style with fewer isolation and post ups that Jim Boylen favoured heavily. This has of course, led to better numbers on the offensive end but the early gains defensively that Boylen saw appears to have gone by the wayside and the Bulls' defensive rating has sunk to the 7th worst mark in the league after maintaining mediocrity. The Magic's recent good from is a bit of smoke and mirrors but they shouldn't have too many issues maintaining the offensive outburst they've shown over that span. The Bulls with a much clearer direction with regards to their own offense should be able to do enough here to send this over the total.
Last day this week for a FREE PREMIUM tennis bet, we don’t want to give too much away!! - We sent out four, here is one of them for the website —————— Nineteen year old Marketa Vondrousova leads twenty year old Anna Blinkova 2-0 on head to heads. And, while both matches took place in 2017, we have to say the Czech girl won with a bit to spare. Vondrousova struggled with injuries last year, so she will be hoping for a clear run this time around. In 2017, the teenager went an incredible 60/12, thus it’s easy to see just how talented she actually is. And, here is a killer stat, she’s won 88.9% of her matches on indoor hard court. Granted a clear run, we have to fancy the year younger player to beat Blinkova!
One of our football Premium bets for tonight ——— Eintracht Frankfurt have come a long way in a short time, and they should have won the reverse leg (2-2) in Kharkiv. On that occasion, Shakthar Donetsk where left with playing with ten men after just 11 minutes when Stephanenko was sent off for a second yellow card. Adi Hutter would have been disappointed that his players couldn’t add to the two goals they scored, because from a chance perspective they had many. Nevertheless, the Eagles manager will know that his team are in a good position to advance, and that’s especially the case back at the Commerzbank-Arena. The visitors might be running away with the Ukrainian league, but we doubt they are has good as the Shakhtar team which made the semi final of this competition in 2016/17!
We are staying ahead of the game nicely, and we have 3 PREMIUM racing bets for today ——— Here is one on the house! ————DE PLOTTING SHED has been regressive. JETT has a big weight to carry, and the same applies to Willie Mullins six year old REAL STEEL. The last named is clearly the better proposition, because he’s less exposed and won well last time out. Nevertheless, 10 pounds is a lot to give MOON OVER GERMANY, and Rachael Blackmore’s mount could be suited by a tactical race. At the end of the day, weight and odds are the decision maker.
The young and upstart Bucks are pacing the league with a 43-14 record, tops in the league and 1 game better than the Raptors who sit right behind them at 43-16. Giannis Antetokuonmpo looks poised for a breakout year and a possible MVP award with a top coach at the helm in Mike Budenholzer who just got done coaching in the All-Star Game. The Celtics are coming off an Eastern Conference Finals appearance from a season ago despite a litany of injuries to their top players but their situation hasn't improved despite getting those players back. At 37-21, they precariously hang on to the 4th spot in the East, ahead by tiebreakers over the Sixers who hold an identical record. Antetokunompo is officially listed as probable on the injury report but is expected to go tonight. Donte DiVincenzo is out for the hosts but Nikola Mirotic is expected back after a long layoff from a calf injury. For the Celtics, Gordon Hayward is listed as questionable but Terry Rozier, Kyrie Irving and Robert Williams are all off the injury and expected to suit up. While the Celtics have done a reasonably good job defending Antetokuonmpo in the past, the Bucks have too many other weapons this season and their length at all positions on the court should be problematic as the Celtics are a bit undersized on the perimeter. The Celtics also have some ongoing chemistry issues that can flare up at any time and they're facing a team that's a class above them this year. Hosts to win by margin!
In the suddenly top heavy Eastern Conference, the Sixers sit in 5th place at the break with a record of 37-21, tied with the Celtics. The Heat are 26-30 on the year, identical to the Pistons, but sit in 9th place due to tiebreakers and really struggled to close out the first half of the season. Despite playing in the All-Star Game, Joel Embiid will sit out for a week due to a sore left knee. Furkan Korkmaz is also out with a torn meniscus for the Sixers. For the Heat, Goran Dragic and Derrick Jones Jr. both practiced and traveled with the team and both are listed as questionable for tonight's game after long layoffs. These teams developed a bit of a rivalry in last year's playoffs so we expect no love lost here tonight and a fierce competitive match tonight. Embiid's absence shouldn't be too much of a handicap for the hosts as they are still loaded with star power and a head coach that knows how to make adjustments. The Sixers have developed into one of the faster paced teams in the league, clocking in at 102.66 points per 100 possessions, 7th highest in the league. With Embiid sidelined, we expect even more willingness to push the pace at every opportunity, especially if Miami tries to play their big men. The Heat rotation looks to be logjammed again but Dragic's return should improve their offense and put their players back to their natural positions. We have this closer to 225!
In a matchup of two of the worst teams in the league, the Cavaliers host the Suns at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The Cavs have notched a 12-46 record thus far, good for 14th in the Eastern Conference with only the woeful Knicks below them in the standings. However, they closed the 1st half in somewhat respectable form, with 3 wins in their last 8 games and managed a winning 5-4 record ATS over their last 9. The Suns enter this matchup with the worst record in the entire league at 11-48 and lost their last 15 games prior to the All-Star Break. TJ Warren is the only absence for the Suns tonight as De'Anthony Melton is expected back from a sprained ankle. For the Cavs, Tristan Thompson is listed as doubtful. John Henson and JR Smith remain out for separate reasons and Kevin Love is off the injury report, though it's questionable whether he will continue to be limited. Cedi Osman should have a full workload after the long layoff. We like the way the Cavs have been playing and Love's return has improved their offense simply based on the extra spacing he provides other players. Tanking or not, the Suns have to be tired of losing and should be looking to end their 15 game losing streak. The Suns, in particular commented on eliminating the slow starts and play focused each and every possession. We expect both teams to play hard for the win and put up plenty of points in the process.
Hip dip dip, this is the game we have chosen for FREEMIUM users ———————— As per usual, Juventus are running away with the Italian league. We see the need to go into details about there performance at that level, other than to say they won the Scudetto for the past seven years! The Old Lady also won the group stage of the Champions league from Manchester united. The also made made the final of this competition in 2016/17, and last year they exited at the quarter final stage. Atletico Madrid spent many years in Spanish La Liga wilderness, but all that changed when Diego Simeone took over in 2011. The 48 year old had a couple of stints at this club during his playing days. And, has manager the former Argentinian international led Los Colchoneros to the domestic title in 2013/14. Atletico have also won the Spanish Cup (12/13) under the same management, and they won the Europa league in both 2012 and 2018. Atletico have also been runners-up in this competition in 2014 and 2016. As it stands, Atletico are second in La Liga, and at the weekend they won in Rayo Vallecano (0-1). At the Wanda Metropolitano the hosts have only lost one league match all season, and that was to local rivals Real Madrid (1-3). We should also add that Simeone’s side won all three group home games, and they haven’t tasted defeat in any of there last twelve CL games. Atletico appear to have Diego Costa and Stefan Savic fit again. Koke trained and should be called into the starting line-up. Lucas Hernandez will miss out with a knee issue. Juan Cuadrado won’t be fit in time for Juve, but both Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci have returned from injuries! Atletico won’t be wanting for effort, but Cristiano Ronaldo will know how to get the job done!