FREE PICK - With seven league matches remaining Djurgarden are leading the league. However, the comfort zone is just 1 point over AIK and 3 more than Malmo. Two games back the Stockholm team had a ''wobble'' in losing to AIK, albeit the goal was a penalty and their opponents had just two shots on target. On a positive note the Blåränderna immediately bounced back to beat Helsingborg (2-0), and they are 11-2-1 over the past 14 league games. The visitors will be without top score Turay, but that shouldn't matter against bottom side Sundsvall.
FREE PICK - We had a great season in 2018/19, hopefully we can reward site visitors with more profits this time around. Both teams are missing five players each, albeit we would give the visitors the tick for team news. Goztepe failed to win and failed to score in four games. And, while they did draw back to back, it’s hard to see where the goals will be coming from. Last season the Izmir club ended one place above the relegation zone, chances are its going to be tough again. Konyaspor finished the last campaign eighth, and what about this for a stat. The visitors drew 50% (17 games), and that’s up at 75% for the current season. With that said, no shame drawing in Galatasaray, and they did win the last match in Denizlispor. Interesting enough, the hosts won (3-2) this fixture last season, but we don’t expect the same this time around!
FREE PICK - If you want our 5 Syndicate picks for tonight, and the 22/23 over the weekend subscribe ———— Want in? - you won’t get a better deal than today! ——— firstname.lastname@example.org . We have some excellent bets lined-up, and we want to build big on last weeks profits. After an opening draw in Monchengladbach todays host Schalke where outclassed by Bayern (0-3). However, since then it’s they who have done the outclassing, namely Paderborn (1-5) and Hertha (3-0). What we can tell you is the hosts are close to fully clean (Raman only player missing) and they won this fixture 1-0 last season. Mainz lost their first three games of the season, so it must have been a relief when they got the better of Hertha in the last round. Nevertheless, no team has conceded more goals, and this match will be played on the road. Furthermore, the visitors are still without five players, so it’s hardly optimum.
In a PAC-12 showdown tonight, USC hosts No. 10 ranked Utah with a lot on the line for both sides. Trojans coach Clay Helton probably thought he dodged a bullet last year in retaining his job despite a substandard 5-7 record. Nevertheless, fate wasn't too kind to him as the brutal early schedule all but assured that Helton would be fired before season's end and likely sooner than later should he lose another game tonight after falling to BYU last week at Provo. The Utes' head coach Kyle Whittingham has no such worries at the moment but lofty expectations set upon his team makes this a must win game for a shot at the playoffs. Injury news looked bleak for USC as two of their defensive backs were in the concussion protocol following their loss to the Cougars. Senior defensive end Christian Rector was questionable as well after missing last week's game with an ankle injury. However, Rector was medically cleared and on the practice field, indicating that the Trojans' most important defensive player will probably see the field tonight. DB Greg Johnson was also medically cleared and is likely to play as well though DB Isaac Taylor-Stuart is looking doubtful. WR Amon-Ra St. Brown was also questionable but after practicing, looks to be on track to play as well. In contrast, the Utes have a clean injury report. Last season's matchup in Salt Lake City saw the Utes come out on top 41-28 as QB Tyler Huntley threw for 341 yards and four touchdowns with RB Zack Moss adding 136 yards on 25 carries. The Trojans struggled to contain the dynamic Huntley all night and were forced to try to win a shootout. With so much on the line for Helton, namely his job, we expect a much more conservative approach to shorten the game and limit the explosive plays, an area that Utah has continued to struggle with. The Utes ranked in the bottom 30 of the entire country last season in marginal explosiveness and equally lacking was their red zone efficiency. Redshirt freshman QB Kedon Slovis has taken the reins for the Trojans since JT Daniel went down with a season ending injury in Week 1. Slovis has shown great skill and poise and still managed respectable numbers against BYU though the three turnovers were his eventual undoing. Slovis struggled most when under pressure and it's only fair to point out that the Utes have one of the top defensive lines in the country. Nevertheless, the home environment should help Slovis and we expect the offense to be more balanced with quick passes and runs to keep some of the pressure off. The Trojans' best chance of winning this game hinges on mistake-free play from Slovis and the only way to achieve that against a dangerous Utah defense is to play the time of possession game. After playing a tough overtime contest last week and at altitude, not to mention the Utes being able to give their starters rest in what was effectively a walkthrough against FCS Idaho State, we believe it wouldn't suit the Trojans to play their normal up tempo style of play anyway. Last year should indicate quite clearly that playing a shootout isn't the best gameplan for them as is and as such, we believe going under the total is the way to bet this given the circumstances!
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SYNDICATE PICK for tonight (1/3) - Want all the Syndicate bets for the coming weekend? We have 5 for friday, and we expect 22-23 picks overall —— Get all 3 days for just £33/€37/$45 — firstname.lastname@example.org ————We consider AZ Alkmaar one of the best travelling teams in the Dutch Eredivisie. For whatever reason the Cheeseheads are best when opponents make the game. And, while the same doesn’t necessarily apply in thee Europa league, they did win such games in Hacken (0-3) and Antwerp (1-4 ET). Travelling to a place such has Partizan is never going to be easy, but chances are AZ will perform better than other teams which played in the stadium. We are of course referring to qualification round wins against Molde (2-1), Malatyaspor (3-1) and Connah’s (3-0). With Manchester United in the group it’s probably fair to suggest the other three teams are playing for the other promotion spot. With that in mind, a draw won’t help either team. Neither manager can complain about injuries, since both have full squads available! We believe the Cheeseheads have too much about them!!
In the AAC opener for both school, Tulane hosts Houston with the Green Wave a 5 point favourite at the time of this writing. Houston enters this matchup at 1-2 after dropping their game to Washington State last week. Tulane recovered from their poor showing at Auburn by easily dispatching of Missouri State and moved to 2-1 on the year. Houston changed their coach in the offseason, hiring Dana Holgorsen away from West Virginia, so there's no reason to expect much different from last season where the Cougars' high powered offense ranked in the top 20. While this wasn't exactly evident against Washington State, this was more due to the improved defense of Mike Leach's team and the familiarity between the two coaches. Tulane's defense, while having one of the more efficient defenses in the country last year, were ranked 109th out of 130 schools in allowing explosive plays. This should provide a good opportunity for Cougars dynamic QB D'Eriq King to have his first breakout performance of the year after getting stymied last week. The Green Wave are coached by Willie Fritz who has built every program he's coached into a winner and he is known for a ground heavy option offense. However, with a dual threat QB of their own in Justin McMillan, offensive coordinator Will Hall has made it a goal to mix in more passes, especially as their receiving corps got a boost with Oklahoma State transfer Jalen McCleskey joining standout talent Darnell Mooney. This was evident against Auburn where the Green Wave attempted 33 passes but poor execution in addition to the elite defense they were facing limited them to just 6 points. it should also be mentioned that despite being a run-oriented team, their pace of play wasn't slow by any means! McMillan didn't get too much of a chance to show his stuff last season as he took over late in the season in 2018. This presents a good opportunity against Houston team that's showed some improvement but simply could not stop the run last season. We don't read too much into Washington State's 49 yards on the ground last week as the Cougars are strictly a pass first team. We have no doubts Houston will put up their share of points but with Tulane's faster pace of play and more passing incorporated in the offense, we see a high likelihood of this game turning into a shootout.
It's been a frustrating start to the season for the Jaguars. Big free agent pickup and starting QB Nick Foles broke his collarbone in Week 1's loss to the Chiefs, sidelining him for at least 10 weeks. Backup QB Gardner Minshew performed well in his place and very nearly pulled off a win in Week 2 but a failed 2 point conversion capped off an eventful affair that saw All-Pro CB Jalen Ramsey get into a heated confrontation with coach Doug Marrone and subsequently request a trade through his agent shortly after the game was over. For the Titans, they perhaps showed their best in Game 1 in a 43-13 demolition of the a hyped Browns team but then followed it up with a 19-17 loss to the Colts. Despite the controversial week for Ramsey, he is expected to play and despite the strained relationship with the coach, we believe he has never had issues with teammates and we should see him at his usual All-Pro level. OT Cam Robinson is also expected back after missing the first two games of the season as is DE Yannick Ngakoue after missing last week's game. LB DJ Alexander and TE Josh Oliver have both been ruled out and CB AJ Bouye and CB Joshua Robinson are listed as questionable. For the Titans, OT Taylor Lewan remains suspended. RB David Fluellen, OG Kevin Pamphile and CB Christopher Milton have all been ruled out. LB Wesley Woodyard is listed as questionable. The players returning for the Jaguars are key here with Robinson bolstering their offensive line and Ngakoue creating a fearsome pass rushing duo with Calais Campbell. The Titans OL is vulnerable with top LT Taylor Lewan still suspended. Despite their uneven performance, the Jaguars still have one of the most talented defenses in the league and the Titans' passing game isn't too dynamic with their lack of big play receivers. The Jaguars should be able to key in on the run and control the game in our opinion. Minshew has shown good accuracy and mobility and he has the superior weapons at his disposal with Dede Westbrook, DJ Chark and Chris Conley. The Titans are a bit overrated and an unimaginative team in our opinion and despite having the better coaching and team chemistry at the moment, we believe the hosts should have added motivation after last year's Thursday night loss to Tennessee that was a highly contentious affair. Anything over 2.00 is enough for us!
PREMIUM WTA PICK - Never know what you will get with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, and she was beaten by Kiki Bertens at the US open. Nevertheless, that was a really close match, and we believe Pav’s has improved since. In fact, we thought she was the most impressive player in R1 when she beat Dayana Yastremska 6/3 6/1. With regards to that match, the 28 year old Russian returned better than we have seen for a long time. She converted 6/8 break points, and won 69% on 73% first serves. Simply a top performance, and she likes playing in Japan! Bertens is a cool 45/19 on the year, and she really needs to keep winning for an invite to the lucrative Singapore. With that said, she’s hardly bombproof and our eyes tell us to go the other way!
PREMIUM RACING PICK - Low grade chase here, with most of the runners fully exposed. EVER SO MUCH wins when he feels like it, but it’s rarely back to back. ZOLFO has the right man on board, but we feel he’s weighted to his best. We want to get with 5 year old EXIT TO WHERE, because the five year old should make a better chaser. Legging up a 7 pound claimer gets the weight down further, and he’s dropped to a fair mark now!
JOIN SYNDICATE BETS NOW — one win and one loser last night - Still, no stopping our recent profits, and we are going for it big time over the coming week. If you would like to get the the very best out of your betting, join syndicate!! ————— Having discussed this match with our Belgium Jupiler league correspondent, we where told if Club Brugge don’t win the league this season he will be shocked. The hosts had to qualify, and they did so at the expense of Dynamo Kiev and LASK Linz. In the league they are 4-2-0 with an aggregate of 14-2 goals. Despite cashing-in €33M from player trades, the Blauw-Zwart appear to be stronger than ever this season! With regards to scoring, new striker David Okereke is leading the way and we expect even more from the 21 year old. Just has important, Philippe Clement has bolstered his defence with former Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet being the most impressive signing. The stopper is being well supported by other new signings Simon Deli and Federico Ricca. Team news for the host couldn’t be much better, no players sidelined!! Galatasaray are 2-1-1 in the league, and those wins where the latest games. However, beating 15th and 18th teams by single goal margins don’t amount to a great deal, and they benefitted from Kayserispor getting three red cards!! If we go back to the last campaign, the visitors lost all three Champions league away matches. At this stage last year Club drew at home with Atletico Madrid, they drew in Dortmund, and won in Monaco (4-0). After finishing 3rd in the group, they beat Salzburg at home in the Europa, but couldn’t hold out in the reverse leg! We believe the bookies have this badly wrong!
PREMIUM WTA - Any takers to join Premium — Just €150 to end of season if done within next 24 hours — thats 2 months for price of one email@example.com —————— Two unorthodox players going head to head in this one. Kirsten Flipkens easily disposed of Denisa Allertova. Her opponent was very one dimensional, and once the Belgium girl learnt what to expect it became easy. The former number 13 is having an average YTD (14/20), and age (33) appears to be catching up with her. Margarita Gasparyan got past Tatjana Maria in straight sets. The match itself was a bit messy, and the Russian made it harder work than it should have been. Afterall, she only took 3/15 break points, albeit on a positive not she only allowed her opponent 3 break chances. Lets take it Gasparyan will benefit from that first match in two weeks. The 25 year old should get a lot of court to aim at, and she’s got the punch to take such openings!