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Leeds United return to winning ways at home to Millwall

Published on 02/12/2011 22:47

Leeds United have not been able to buy a home win in recent weeks. In fact, Elland Road fans have been waiting since a 1-0 victory over Portsmouth on the 1st October to watch their side win at home. Since then they have been thumped 0-5 by Blackpool and went down to Barnsley just last weekend. They have won three of their last four matches in the division, all coming away and the latest when bouncing back to form in the week with a 4-0 win at Nottingham Forest. They can record…

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Can Bristol City Shock Again as Boro come South.

Published on 02/12/2011 22:26

Bristol City, last weekend, made a bit of a splash in beating current Npower Championship leaders 2-0 at Ashton Gate. A shock for some but not for all as the arrival of new manager Derek McInnes. The side who have climbed out of the relegations spots, although do sit on the same points as Nottingham Forest who occupy the final spot at present, are now unbeaten in six league matches. Games that have included the table toppers Southampton at home and going to Upton Park and…

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Hammers at Home to Burnley, Goals on the Cards

Published on 02/12/2011 22:10

West Ham entertain Eddie Howes Burnley on Saturday in the Npower Championship. Sam Allardyce will have one eye on the situation at the Keepmoat where leaders Southampton face a tricky trip to bottom of the division Doncaster Rovers knowing if there is any slip up there for Nigel Adkins side, three points at Upton Park would see the iron in with a chance of hitting top spot. The first thing to ensure is that West Ham win the game though. The Hammers are unbeaten in seven games…

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Can Saints Keep Their Lead at the Moat against Doncaster Rovers

Published on 02/12/2011 19:19

Nigel Adkins takes the runaway train that is Southampton FC to Doncaster Rovers Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday looking for yet another three points to maintain their two point lead over West Ham United at the top of the Npower Championship. At first glance this looks like it could be a banker away win on the coupons this weekend, but some caution should be employed as Saints slipped up at Lowly Bristol City on their last away trip. That is their only defeat in the last eight…

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Monday Night Football Best Bet Is Liverpool To Beat Fulham

Published on 02/12/2011 16:16

Liverpool come into this match boosted by their second win over Chelsea in as many weeks, meanwhile Fulham lost 1-0 in a midweek Europa League match against FC Twente. Liverpool have beaten Chelsea twice and drawn with Man City and Man Utd in recent weeks but they still have to prove they can get results against the smaller sides, Norwich and Swansea have recently gone to Anfield and picked up draws. As for Fulham, they continue to dangle above the relegation zone and it may be…

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Everton To Make It Fifth Straight Loss For Stoke Following Europa League

Published on 02/12/2011 16:16

Everton have shown what the bottom half teams can do with a couple of wins, having been close to the bottom three just a couple of weeks ago Everton have now shot up to ninth place (with a game still in hand) after two wins in a row and if Everton improve in the second half of the season as they normally do they could still be in for a decent season despite another slow start. Stoke have been showing how hard it is to balance a Europa League campaign with domestic commitments…

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Narrow Win Predicted for Man Utd At Villa Park

Published on 02/12/2011 16:16

Aston Villa are still proving fairly tough to beat this season, exactly what you would expect from an Alex McLeish side, but Aston Villa fans will be wanting more from their side's attack after two games without even scoring. Despite having the talentsof Gabby Agbonlahor and Darren Bent in attack both players have chipped in with just five goals each, not a bad return but not a great return when the rest of the team isn't helping out much (only six other goals for Villa…

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Tottenham To Show Superiority Over Struggling Bolton Defence

Published on 02/12/2011 16:15

Tottenham's brilliant league form continued last week with a 3-1 win at West Brom, that makes it nine wins and a draw from ten matches and Spurs fans can certainly be forgiven for getting excited, they are certainly on the way up whilst many of their rivals may have enjoyed better days and a win in their game in hand would currently take them above Man Utd into second place. Things look less promising for Bolton at the other end of the table, they lost at home to Everton…

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Van Persie Can Return To Scoring Ways At Wigan's Expense

Published on 02/12/2011 12:29

Arsenal have found the DW Stadium a tough plce to go in recent seasons with some high scoring games favouring the home side, last season the two teams played out a 2-2 draw whilst the season before Arsenal gave up a 2-0 lead to eventually lose the match 3-2. After seeing his team's five game winning streak come to an end last week, Arsene Wenger will be keen to forfeit no more ground in the race for a top four finish, this looks a must win game. Roberto Martinez has seen his …

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QPR's Poor Win Ratio At Home Ready To Continue In West Brom Match

Published on 02/12/2011 12:16

QPR were beaten 4-0 at home to Bolton on the first day of the season and it looked as though QPR were set to struggle but some great signings on transfer deadline day have turned things around at the club who now sit in a mid table position. It is a little surprising to see them above West Brom who were themselves tipped for a safe mid table finish this season but the fact that West Brom are three places but just one point behind QPR shows how tight the league table is and a win …

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Life After Bruce Likely To Begin With Draw For Sunderland At Wolves

Published on 02/12/2011 11:51

Wolves manager Mick McCarthy has been under pressure from the fans all season because of poor results and he will be hoping to avoid the same fate as Steve Bruce who this week became the first managerial casualty of the Premiership season after being sacked from his job at Sunderland. It looks as though Martin O'Neill will be his replacement and Sunderland fans will be hoping that appointment can transform their season, they sit two points above the relegation zone heading…

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Man City Able To Live up To Favourites Tag Against Surprise Package Norwich

Published on 01/12/2011 17:30

Both of these teams have undergone pretty recent transformations with both teams having played in the third tier of English league football in the not so distant past. In 1999 Man City were promoted back to the Championship (then First Division) via the playoffs whilst ten years later it was Norwich who found themselves in that division, successive promotions have then seen Norwich hit the big time again. Man City have benefitted massively from recent investments and now sit top …

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Blackburn Predicted To Struggle To Beat Swansea At Ewood Park

Published on 01/12/2011 16:35

Steve Kean has managed to survive the first Premiership sacking of the season, many had backed Steve Kean down to odds on to be the first manager out this season but Sunderland, who are four points ahead of Blackburn currently, have instead pulled the trigger on Steve Bruce's two and a half year reign at the Stadium Of Light. Blackburn are still bottom of the Premiership after their 3-1 loss at Stoke last week and they take on the pre season favourites for bottom place…

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Newcastle Very Likely To Get A Result From Chelsea

Published on 01/12/2011 15:57

As a result of a great start to the season from Newcastle and a poor start to the season from Chelsea it is actually Newcastle who go into this match above Chelsea in the league. Newcastle have a one point lead over Chelsea in the Premiership and with Chelsea still struggling for results Alan Pardew will head into this match fancying his chances of an upset. We saw the first managerial casualty of the season in the Premiership this week when Steve Bruce lost his job at…

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Bryan Ruiz Gives Fulham The Inside Track On FC Twente

Published on 30/11/2011 17:07

Fulham are in a decent position to qualify from their Europa League group but they will need to beat FC Twente, who are top of their group, if they are to even have a chance of winning this group and gaining one of the easier fixtures in the next round of this competition. Former Twente star Bryan Ruiz, who joined on transfer deadline day for over £10m, has been filling his new team mates in on the opposition and that could give Fulham a slight advantage heading into this…

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Stoke Can Secure Top Spot With Win Over Dynamo Kiev

Published on 30/11/2011 16:32

It is entirely possible that Stoke's recent dip in form has been down to their exertions in the Europa League but Tony Pulis certainly wants to remain in the competition that his side have been doing so well in this season. Stoke sit top of their group, four points above Besiktas and five points above Thursday's opponents Dynamo Kiev which means a win in this match would guarantee top spot with a game still to play. Tony Pulis has been calling on fans to make this game a …

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Birmingham Look Likely To Struggle in Portugal Against Braga

Published on 30/11/2011 11:36

Birmingham continue the rare balancing act of Championship football and Europa League football and they still appear to be doing pretty well on both fronts, they sit just three points below the playoffs currently with three games in hand over the teams above them whilst in the Europa League they are still in with a decent chance of qualifying despite being drawn in a tough group. Birmingham sit on the same amount of points as Braga and Club Brugge in Group H but are behind both…

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Spurs Second String Strong Enough To See Off PAOK Salonika

Published on 30/11/2011 10:55

Tottenham continue to look incredibly strong on the domestic front and they have also been performing admirably in the Europa League with what has very much been a second string team. Tottenham gained a 0-0 draw in Greece in the away leg of this tie with what was a less experienced team than the one that will take to the field at White Hart Lane tonight so the bookies are taking few chances with the odds available on Harry Redknapp's side. Roman Pavlyuchenko and Giovani…

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Man Utd Youngsters Can Gain Narrow Win Over Crystal Palace

Published on 30/11/2011 10:16

The Carling Cup may not be very high up on many managers' shortlists at the start of the season but Sir Alex Ferguson clearly likes to win the competition, his Manchester United side have gone on to win the Carling Cup on three occasions in the last six seasons. That is a very impressive return and suggests Man Utd are a good bet to go all the way again this season. They have certainly been handed one of the more favourable quarter final draws against Crystal Palace who have …

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Cardiff Well Backed To Knock Blackburn Out Of Carling Cup

Published on 29/11/2011 16:46

Cardiff take on Blackburn on Tuesday night in the Carling Cup and although many might have overlooked this fixture with Arsenal v Man City and Chelsea v Liverpool on the same night it seems punters have latched on to this game more than the others with Cardiff's odds of beating Blackburn being cut across the board. The Football Steamers on Valuechecker show that the bookies have been quick to cut the Cardiff odds and that they are amongst the best backed teams today with…

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