The Magic stole Game 1 in Toronto as DJ Augustin came up clutch with a game winning 3 for a 104-101 win. Toronto's Kyle Lowry was a major disappointment with 0 points and the Magic got stellar play from all their role players and bench in a true team victory. OG Anunoby and Patrick McCaw remain out for the hosts and Mo Bamba is out for the visitors. We liked the Magic in Game 1 and not much of our assessment has changed after Saturday. We still believe the Magic aren't getting the proper respect here and they have been one of the best teams since the All-Star Break, not to mention owning a top 5 defensive rating over that span. Lowry continues to be a disappointment come playoff time and while Kawhi Leonard is a top 3 player in the league, we do have to question his commitment somewhat as he will be a free agent this summer and he will likely be in a different uniform come fall. At any rate, while another win might be a longshot, we will gladly take the 10 point head start here!
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Don’t expect too much home advantage in Finland, because Clubs rarely get more than 1500 supporters. And, with regards to todays host HIFK, they lost all five cup matches before the league season began. They then suffered a first round 1-0 defeat at the hands of SJK, and it’s worth noting Lahti won one of those cup fixtures! The Helsinki club are newly promoted, and now they get to play a team that are well established in this division. Sami Ristilä will be hoping is team can defend better than they did against KuPS (3-3), although to be fair they encompass a style which is about taking the game to their opponents. With the draw no bet option being suitable cover, we are ready to chance the more proven Lahti!
One thing we have learnt when adding more variation of tips, it doesn’t bring extra site visitors. Nevertheless, we will keep adding a few to keep things interesting, and we know you like our Turkish league tips for the right reason! The bottom two clubs go head to head in this outstanding round 27 fixture. The survival task for both clubs is going to be a real challenge, albeit a win here would take one of the teams into close proximity of safety. Erzurum will be without defenders Lokman Gör and Egemen Kormmaz, while Ibrahim Akdag is on the doubtful list. Akhisarspor have an additional absentee, because Andoul Sissoko is suspended. Lopes, Yumlu and Nizam are also sidelined. Erzurum come into this match on the back of three straight defeats, albeit they where against better clubs than they meet today. And, while the hosts are the bottom performing home side, at least they took 15 points from 14 games. That compares to Akhisarspor managing just 7 on the road, although one of them was in the last round! Travelling clubs have it difficult in Turkey, and Erzurum did recently beat Sivaspor. Team news favours the home team, and todays opponent is much softer than they faced recently. While both teams are likely to be nervous, we believe the hosts will win with a bit to spare!
The Nets took Game 1 of the series by a score of 111-102 despite Sixers' star Joel Embiid taking the floor after holding a doubtful tag for much of the day leading up to the game. It was clear Embiid's knee was still bothering him, however, and he struggled to find his shot though in the end, tallied an impressive 22 points and 15 rebounds. Aside from Embiid and Butler, none of the Sixers' players would make much of an impact and we have to question some of coach Brett Brown's decisions as well. The Nets, meanwhile, abused the poor Sixers' perimeter defense and a heavy dose of pick and roll with D'Angelo Russell proved difficult for the hosts to stop. Embiid is again questionable for tonight's game. James Ennis is doubtful and Jonah Bolden is probable. For the Nets, Ed Davis and Jared Dudley are questionable and Allen Crabbe remains out. Embiid's presence, whether injured or not, clearly makes a difference but after Game 1, we have to believe the Sixers err on the side of caution or at the very least, limit his minutes. We expect a much different game plan this time around and we believe the Sixers will look to go with smaller lineups that emphasize speed and utilize the pick and roll much as the Nets did. We expect the offense to revolve much more around Jimmy Butler with Embiid acting more as a shielder or screener or even perhaps a decoy given his status.
PREMIUM PICK - Don’t miss the chance to get all our Football/tennis picks to end of May for just €180 (6 weeks for price of two) email@example.com ————Can’t really call this a South of France derby, because 240KM separate the two clubs. At one stage of the season Montpellier looked capable of getting something, and they still have a chance of sorts. With seven games remaining, La Paillade are eighth in the table and five points behind fourth placed St Etienne. However, Michel Der Zakarian’s team will need to do better than last weeks defeat in Nice, because on that occasion they never got going. On a more positive note, the hosts did at least win their last game at home against Guingamp. It’s also worth noting they won the reverse match in Toulouse by an easy 0-3. The visitors started the season well, before then going through a 13 competitive match spree without a single win. Fortunately for them they regathered and took seven points from their last four matches, and the only defeat was to PSG (0-1). During that phase the players of Alain Casanova beat both Nantes and Guingamp, albeit both those teams had a player sent off. All-in-all, Toulouse are just an average team. Furthermore, they don’t travel well, and while they have averted relegation it doesn’t mean they are good. If Montpellier can’t win this, we will be a bit surprised!
FREE PREMIUM PICK + VERY SPECIAL ‘’ONE OFF DEAL’’ ——— Join PREMIUM FOOTBALL/ WTATENNIS to end of May for just €180, that’s six weeks for the price of two!! - We have been avoiding special offers for a long time, and we won’t be making a point of discounts in the future. THIS IS A NOW OFFER, firstname.lastname@example.org!!! —————— If Villarreal don’t get something here, it’s time to panic. Afterall, with 6 matches remaining the Yellow Submarines will still be stuck in the relegation zone. Whatever the situation, we believe the team Javier Calleja inherited is much better than their current position. Last week they would have got a draw in Betis if Sami Cazorla had converted an injury time penalty. During the week they where better than Valencia in the Europa league, but two injury time goals leave them 3-1 behind before the second leg. We should also mention they drew with Barcelona (4-4), and the two equalising goals for their opponent came during injury time. Furthermore, Villarreal had been reduced to 10 men! Girona have the advantage of not having to play in midweek. Nevertheless, Pepe Bordalas’s men are struggling for points, and they have the worst home record in the league. As it stands, the hosts lost four from their last five games, and the last round 1-2 to Espanyol could have proven to be costly. Girona have just 4 points in hand of todays rivals, and other teams below them are begging to point. However, if we can give the Gironistes one thing, it’s the fact that they have a relatively easy set of fixtures coming! We can’t imagine this 3.5 hour drive up the AP-7 having a negative effect on the visitors. Javier Calleja has a much stronger team than the opponents, and they should prove too good!
FREE PICK - Use them or lose them - Hits on the website tips means we add more - Few hits = we don't waste our time ! -------- Spread the word for more!! ----------Bodo/Glimt have a 100% record after beating both Rosenborg (2-0) and Mjondalen (4-5) in their opening two matches. However, they are now playing a team we believe will win the Championship, namely Molde. Erling Moe is doing a fantastic job at Molde, and his reward for that is being allowed to carry on has the man in charge. While the 48 year old is still down has caretaker boss, a few more wins should give him a contract. MFK are playing some wonderful football, and we are particularly impressed with how they dissect opponents. Last weekend they hit Valerenga with a 4-1, and prior to that it was Stabaek who where brushed aside 3-0. While the visitors still have to prove they are capable on the road, they won this fixture last season. The other thing is Molde took 50% more points on the road than Bodo/Glimt on the road, and chances are they are going to do better again this season! Decent odds, and Unibet have a very different opinion to us!
FREE PREMIUM - FREE PREMIUM PICK + VERY SPECIAL ‘’ONE OFF DEAL’’ ——— Join PREMIUM FOOTBALL/TENNIS to end of May for just €180, that’s six weeks for the price of two!------------ Andrew Robertson is available for the Reds after serving a one match suspension against Porto. With the Scot coming back in at left back, James Milner is likely to be switched to his more normal midfield role. Coach Jyrgen Klopp will have to decide whether he’s going to keep Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson in the starting line-up. Adam Lallana should return to the bench after missing the last two games with a muscle injury. Chelsea will recall Eden Hazard, and Callum Hudson-Odoi should be at least given a place on the bench. Emerson Palmieri is the only doubt for the visitors! Chelsea haven’t lost at Anfield in their last six visits, and they are on a roll themselves. The coach was able to save the likes of Hazard for this match, rather than play them from the beginning of the Midweek Europa league match against Sparta Prague (0-1). Things appear to be coming together again for Mauricio Sarri, and the coach will have a best XI for today. The pressure is on Liverpool, and we can imagine this being a banana skin for Juergen Klopp’s side!
At first sighting these odds look quite short for Ilves. While the hosts won their opening match and have home advantage, these clubs where separated by just one place last season. Furthermore, the IPA took just three points more on the road than VPS did on the road, and the fixture in this stadium was drawn! However, we have to point out Ilves have put a lot more effort in getting the right players for the season ahead, and in a recent cup match they where thrashed by todays host (3-0). We are expecting more from Jarkko Wiss’s side this season, and based on last weeks effort they look a good thing here. The biggest question you have to ask yourself is whether you are willing to take odds of 1.66!
FREE PICK (bought in for site followers)——— For us it would be hilarious to see Fenerbahce relegated, but it’s not going to happen. Talk about a club with ‘’all the gear and no idea’’, and it’s got to be the Yellow Canaries. As it stands, one of the most successful clubs in Turkish history is just 13th in the league, and with seven games remaining they have a five point cushion over the relegation zone. With that said, the hosts are much better when playing at home, and the fact is they lost just two games at the Şükrü Saracoğlu Stadium this season. Despite Fenerbahce being deeperate on the road, they did at least hold Galatasaray (2-2) in the reverse fixture. The Lions are fighting for a different cause, namely the Turkish Championship and Champions league football for next season. The visitors have six points to find on Basaksehir, but they do have a game in hand and a home game against that team. Suffice to say, Galatasaray have destiny in their own hands! Fenerbahce are without suspended Mehmet Ekici, while Hasan Kaldirim is doubtful. The visitors are without suspended pair Marcao Teixeira and Christian Luyindama, they played 17 matches between them this season. Doubts remain over the participation of Mitroglou and Nagatomo, but Badou Ndiaye returns! We are going to take a chance with the across town visitor, although we prefer the draw no bet option!