After the international break, domestic football returns this weekend with an intriguing Premier League clash on Saturday lunchtime. It’s been a difficult week for Wayne Rooney and it will be interesting to see what reception he gets as his current side Manchester United take on his previous employers Everton at Goodison Park.
Argubly the best domestic league in world football, Spain’s Primera Division gets underway this weekend with last season’s champions Barcelona 2/9 facing an easy opening day fixture away to Racing Santander 11/1. Let’s take a look at the betting for some of the matches taking place in La Liga and hopefully provide some winning football tips.
La Liga is often heralded as ‘the best league in the world’. Whilst arguments may rage for days as to whether the quality of the football and the excitement of the league make that statement true, it certainly isn’t if you are looking for a competition with an unpredictable winner.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have dominated the Spanish league for decades and, yet again, the 2010/11 season looks very much like a straight fight between two of the world’s biggest clubs.
After their decisive Premier League title win, Chelsea have the chance of securing the first double in their history this Saturday as they face Portsmouth in the FA Cup Final at Wembley.
With many of Chelsea’s stars heading off to the World Cup in South Africa, it could be the second leg of an unprecedented treble medal haul. Carlo Ancelotti’s side are 2/9 to retain the FA Cup and even though the pressure is off Portsmouth, I can’t see anything other than a Chelsea victory.
With nine of the players who started Chelsea’s 8-0 win over Wigan Athletic heading for the World Cup this summer, this Saturday’s FA Cup Final could be the second part of an unprecedented medal haul come the 11th July.
Chelsea have never won a Double, although they will surely have no better opportunity than facing a Portsmouth side already resigned to Championship football next season. Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been in superb goalscoring form over recent weeks, and an early Chelsea goal could open the floodgates on Saturday. It’s 100/1 that Chelsea win 7-0 and 375/1 for them to repeat their 8-0 triumph over Wigan.
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The decisive match in the Premier League title race takes place at Anfield on Sunday as Liverpool host leaders Chelsea. It’s been a season to forget for Liverpool, but they still haven’t secured qualification for Europe yet and so still need points to be sure of at least a Europa League spot.
The absence of leading scorer Fernando Torres is a blow, and despite the Reds home form being pretty decent, Chelsea should still be good enough to take all three points at 10/11.
It’s crunch time at the top of the Premier League and one crunch clash stands out as the battle to become champions intensifies. Chelsea travel to Liverpool on Sunday knowing that a win will almost certainly guarantee them their fist title since 2006. Rafa Benitez’s side are 3/1 to do their Lancashire rivals a giant favour.
Whatever the outcome at Anfield, Manchester United can take the race to the final day with a win at Sunderland whilst Arsenal can win at Blackburn Rovers at evens.
With a minute of the Manchester derby to go last Saturday, the battle for the Premier League title was as good as over. And then, up popped Paul Scholes to secure an invaluable three points for Manchester United, and after Spurs beat Chelsea the gap is once again back to a single point.
United’s trickiest remaining fixture is on Saturday lunchtime as they face a confident Spurs side coming off the back of wins over Arsenal and Chelsea. Harry Redknapp’s team are in pole position to secure the final Champions League qualifying spot, and they are 6/1 to add United to their list of notable recent scalps this weekend.
So, we’re on the home straight in the Premier League and there’s still everything to play for. The title race and the battle for fourth place collide at Old Trafford on Saturday lunchtime as Manchester United look to overhaul Chelsea (at least temporarily) with a win over Tottenham Hotspur. Spurs have seen off Arsenal and Chelsea in the last fortnight and are 6/1 to make it a hat-trick of scalps.
Manchester United’s title challenge all but ended in their lacklustre goalless draw with Blackburn Rovers last weekend and Sir Alex Ferguson’s side could face an uncomfortable afternoon on Saturday as they travel to goal-happy neighbours Manchester City.
City have hit eleven goals in two games and look to have almost secured the coveted fourth Champions League spot. What price Carlos Tevez to heap further misery on his former employers?
It hasn’t been the best couple of weeks for Manchester United. A defeat to title rivals Chelsea was followed by their Champions League elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich before their title hopes took a huge dent with a 0-0 draw at Blackburn Rovers.
Things could easily get worse for the Champions this week as they travel the short distance across town to face Manchester City. City have scored eleven goals in their last two league games as they edge ever closer to securing the Champions League spot and with confidence high, they are great value at 17/10 to win the derby.