EPL Weekend Round-Up Feb24

EPL Weekend Round-Up

The FA Cup never ceases to offer it’s share of Cinderella stories.  However fans of the EPL live for league play and this weekend there should be drama in some unusual spots.  To break it all down by offering his favorite betting angles is James Kempton sharing analysis as only he can. Chelsea v Swansea City Chelsea -1.75 and 3 goals Swansea are an impressive well organised outfit now under Paul Clement and they will be no pushovers in a rematch of that 2-2 draw on opening day last season. It’s hard to make a case that Swansea will take anything outright from this game but do they offer any value on the handicap line? A tentative lean to Swansea given their strong recent form but I sense the solidity of the Chelsea midfield two of Kante and Matic limits some of our slim value.  Crystal Palace v Middlesbrough Crystal Palace -0.25 and 2 goals Middlesbrough will look to keep the game tight, stay well organised, and play on the nervousness of the home crowd. Boro are eight games without a win but they’ve only conceded eight goals in their last nine EPL games. We keep saying Palace will be safe from the drop as they have Big Sam but four points and five goals in their last ten, yes ten, EPL matches suggests they are deep in the relegation mire. Boro for me plus a quarter of a goal as I just sense they will make less mistakes than their hosts.  Everton v Sunderland Everton -1.25 and 2.75 goals David Moyes’ side are a right Jekyll and Hyde bunch and here he takes a squad full of ageing Everton veterans back to Goodison Park. The home team are becoming the kind of reliable...

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Match Week 25 Feb10

Match Week 25

Another week and more breathing room atop the table for Chelsea.  There won’t be drama for the EPL crown this year (barring a collapse) but there’s still plenty of money to be made each week.  James Kempton is here to give you everything you need to know for making some cash this weekend. Arsenal v Hull City Arsenal -1.5 and 3 goals The sides have met nine times since December 2013 and Hull have failed to win a game while Arsenal have won by two or more goals on six occasions. This line priced at just -1.5 seems to be a quarter of a goal too short but the home club are, yet again, in complete disarray. When the Gunners are in desperation mode they usually find a way to win games when a state of emergency has been announced at the Emirates. Unders on the goal line is the only bet I’d consider making. Manchester United v Watford Man Utd -1.75 and 3 goals Watford’s two wins in their last two outings have propelled them to the verge of safety. Those six points earned could see Watford  take their eye off of the ball in what is essentially a free roll game for them. Another one to avoid for me as it’s difficult to gauge which gear this United team will elect to play in making covering this number a real challenge. Middlesbrough v Everton Everton -0.5 and 2.25 goals Everton won 3-1 at Goodison Park back in September and the teams come into this game on opposite trajectories. Middlesbrough were very workmanlike at White Hart Lane last week but at no point appeared capable of creating a clear cut chance. Everton, when they flow, are smooth to watch making for a typical...

Match Week 24 Feb02

Match Week 24

It might be all about the big game around these parts but life across the pond doesn’t stop in the EPL.  James Kempton is here to break down every single weekend fixture including the big match in London to start things off on Saturday. Chelsea v Arsenal Chelsea -0.5 and 2.75 goals The match of the weekend is the opening game of the card and Chelsea can all but kill off Arsenal’s feint title hopes in this game. Oh wait the Gunners did that to themselves midweek with a dismal home loss against Watford. The reliability of the home side make them the only possible side to take. This flimsy Gunners mental strength is set to be put to the test but if they do perform the home team know a draw is an adequate result. I lean to the home team and they should win.  Crystal Palace v Sunderland Crystal Palace -0.75 and 2.5 goals  Sam Allardyce hosts his old side and many of the loyal traveling faithful wish Big Sam was still in charge at the Stadium of Light. I can’t understand though how Palace can be more than half a goal favourite against anybody in the EPL. David Moyes’ bid to turn Sunderland into Everton 2007 is nearly complete so backing the away team is fraught with danger. They also tend to save their best performances for home soil so backers beware! Everton v Bournemouth Everton -0.75 and 2.75 goals Everton are a side I just cannot fathom and here they meet another team I consistently struggle to read. I lean to the away team here as I wouldn’t want to lay more than half a goal on them against anybody. The goal line looks a little too high for me...

SUPERBOWL SPECTACULAR Jan31

SUPERBOWL SPECTACULAR...

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). Super Bowl 51 at NRG Stadium in Houston is here, Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down the side, total, and every prop bet they could think of from a betting angle.  The boys dive deep into prop bets, from players to novelty you name it; Lady Gaga hair color?  Luke Bryan National Anthem over or under?  Lots of angles to attack! Deep dives into the side and total to conclude; Can Matty Ryan cement his legacy?  Will Dan Quinn formulate a game plan to slow down Brady like he did through 3 quarters in Super Bowl 49?  The Falcons defense has improved as the season went on, but will the sophistication of New England’s complex offense be too much for a young Atlanta secondary?  Points galore expected with the highest Super Bowl Total ever, will games this postseason continue to fly over? As always, Dave Mason joins from BetOnline.ag to share where all the sharp and square action is for this weekends big game! Mason Interview: 12:15-26:53 Props: 30:20 – 65:20 Game Preview: 67:21 –...

Mid Week Match Report Jan31

Mid Week Match Report...

It’s the gift that keeps on giving…mid week matches from the EPL.  While league action may not deliver the same fairytale storylines we saw over the weekend in the FA Cup, we can only hope there’s an upset brewing somewhere.  James Kempton gets you ready for the biggest matches at the top (and bottom) of the table. Arsenal v Watford Arsenal -1.75 and 3.25 goals It was a tetchy victory for Arsenal last time out as they laboured to a win over a workmanlike Burnley side. I don’t see the Hornets lying down in this game but they played on Sunday lunchtime whilst the Gunners have an extra nights rest. The stats on the extra day recovery between two and three days are stark so I would take Arsenal if betting this match. However with a big match against Chelsea on deck it’s a brave man who backs Arsenal for anything more than small stakes. Bournemouth v Crystal Palace Bournemouth -0.25 and 2.5 goals Both sides were unable to register a victory last time out as the Cherries were held in check on home soil by Watford whilst Palace lost yet again as Everton beat them 1-0 at Selhurst Park. I can’t take the home side here but the away side receiving just a quarter of a goal isn’t appealing either. I had high hopes for the ‘Allardyce’ effect at Palace but so far he seems to have bitten of more than he can chew, so to speak! A game I want to avoid. Burnley v Leicester City PK and 2.25 goals A week last Sunday saw contrasting performances from these two teams. Burnley put in a resolute and well organised showing in away performance at Arsenal and were unlucky to lose 2-1 in...

Match Week 22 Jan20

Match Week 22

The race at the top of the table might be one thing but the real action in the EPL right now is in the drop zone.  Regardless of where your favorite team sits in the table James Kempton covers their betting prospects this coming weekend. Liverpool v Swansea Liverpool -2 and 3.25 goals Liverpool have won the last five meetings of the sides at Anfield across all competitions. It is hard to put any kind of case forward for the away team here given the way they caved in on home soil against Arsenal last week. A further week of work on the training ground though with new Head Coach Clement could give them some impetus but without any new signings of any note coming into the club how can we expect them to greatly improve? Home win for me in this one but covering the two goal line may be a tall ask.  Bournemouth v Watford Bournemouth -0.5 and 2.5 goals The match ended two apiece in London earlier this season and both of last season’s EPL matches between the sides ended all square. In fact over the past three games we have had a 0-0, 1-1 and 2-2 scoreline. Anyone for 3-3 here? Grabbing the half goal on the away team would be the only play I could consider making here but I won’t be rushing to back the Hornets on the road until I see a spark from them. Crystal Palace v Everton Everton -0.25 and 2.25 goals It was one apiece at Goodison Park back at the end of September and both of last seasons’ meetings of the sides ended all square. It shows you how far the Eagles have dropped that this pretty average Everton side are favourites at Selhurst...

Conference Championships Jan19

Conference Championships...

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). Conference Championship Weekend is here and Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down every Playoff game on the slate from a Betting angle — sides and totals!  We’re two weeks away from Super Bowl 51, can Atlanta’s Matt Ryan cement his legacy as an elite QB or will Aaron Rodgers get a crack at a second ring?  Points galore expected with the largest ever Playoff total set at 61 — expect a good old-fashioned shootout. The late game features Handsome Tom vs. Big Ben, the defense that gets pressure on the aforementioned signal caller will determine whether it’s the Steelers or Patriots playing in Houston on February 5th.   Both offenses are Top 10 in efficiency, which one finishes drives with touchdowns instead of field goals?  New England #2 in Red Zone Success Rate, Pittsburgh #15. As always, Dave Mason joins from BetOnline.ag to share where all the sharp and square action is for this weekends big games!...

Match Week 21 Jan13

Match Week 21

Clash of two clubs with a rich football tradition highlight this weekend’s slate.  James Kempton shares his thoughts on everything EPL for another busy weekend of football. 10 teams most impacted by player absences during the African Cup of Nations Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion Tottenham -1.25 and 2.75 goals The last three meetings of the sides, including this season’s game at the Hawthornes, have ended one apiece. That match continued a run of results that has seen the home team in the fixture win only one of the the last thirteen meetings between the sides since September 2010 with under 2.5 goals going 15-7 in all competitions since August 2004. West Brom have conceded more than once in a game just once in their last ten games with two 1-0 defeats away at Arsenal and Chelsea in that spell. Spurs rested many of their best players last weekend for FA Cup action but I still lean to the Baggies and under as they should be able to stay within striking distance of their hosts.  Burnley v Southampton Southampton -0.25 and 2.25 goals Southampton won 3-1 when the sides met back in October but when they last met at Turf Moor in EPL action it was Burnley who won 1-0 back in December 2014. Burnley have won five of their last six home games with the only defeat a 2-1 loss against Man City where they even managed to take the lead. Southampton are 2-3-5 on the road this season so I cannot understand the pricing of this game. It has at least adjusted from when the market opener when the Saints were -0.5 goal but money has trickled in on the home dog. Despite that move I still steel value in Burnley...

DIvisional Playoffs Jan12

DIvisional Playoffs

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). NFL Divisional Round of the Playoffs is here and Todd Fuhrman and Payneinsider break down every single game from a Betting angle.  We’re just a few weeks away from Super Bowl 51; the pressure is on, the stakes are high and it’s win or go home! Seahawks and Falcons get the party started, can Atlanta exact revenge or will Seattle show their championship pedigree?  The Texans can’t win, but will Brock bring his A-game back to back weeks and help bettors cover the massive number, or is Belichick and Brady too much?  Big Ben’s ankle created chaos in the betting market, but was the walking boot precautionary?  Andy Reid with extra time to prepare is an absolute monster (16-2 off a bye), but can Kansas City slow Bell on the ground?  Can Aaron Rodgers will the Packers to an 8th straight win, or will the loss of Jordy and a weak defense be too much to overcome in Jerry’s World against the Cowboys? Dave Mason joins again this week to share where all the sharp and square action is at Betonline.ag for the weekend ahead....

Wildcard Weekend Jan05

Wildcard Weekend

BetOnline.ag Bonus Codes: 75BTB for first timers (75% Bonus) and 50BTB for reloads (50% Bonus). The NFL Playoffs are here and Todd Fuhrman with an assist from Payneinsider break down every single Wild Card Weekend game; the stakes are raised and we’re playing for keeps!  Raiders versus Texans match up provide two backup signal-callers and the lowest over/under of the season (36); snooze fest or value to invest?  Just how bad is Matthew Stafford’s finger and can he exploit a Seahawks defense that’s not close to what many think they are?  Steelers are the popular team to make some noise and knock the Patriots off with Big Ben, Antonio Brown, and Le’veon Bell all playing this postseason, but can Gase and the Dolphins win another game they shouldn’t?  Will the Packers resurgent offense get the best of an elite Giants defense, or will it be a stalemate decided by a few big throws from Eli Manning that we’re accustom to seeing this time of year? The boys add a bonus in-depth preview of the National Championship rematch between Alabama and Clemson, plus Dave Mason shares a few sharp bets Betonline.ag took for the weekend and Monday night....

Holiday Football Jan01

Holiday Football

The clubs in the EPL get right back at it as part of their New Year’s Day holiday matches.  James Kempton lets you know where the best money making opportunities are across the EPL. Middlesbrough v Leicester City PK and 2 goals The first meeting of the sides finished two apiece back in November. Team news could be key here as how will the two coaches manage their squads with such a quick turnaround. I hate going under a goal line of two but in all honesty that’s the only bet I could consider making in this match.  Everton v Southampton Everton -0.25 and 2.25 goals Southampton won 1-0 when the sides met on the south coast back at the end of November but they travel north on short rest and on the back of that poor home defeat against West Brom. Can Everton exploit the momentum they gained from that late equaliser on Friday at Hull? I lean to the home team here as I sense the wheels may just be coming off on the south coast Saints. Manchester City v Burnley Manchester City -2.25 and 3.25 goals City came from behind to take all three points when they met a month ago at Turf Moor as the Blues won 2-1. Burnley are clearly targeting their home fixtures and they now sit nine points clear of the drop zone after that amazing weekend win over Sunderland. After this game they play in the FA Cup so this away trip could possibly gain more attention from Sean Dyche than other away games. That said the home team could unleash on the Clarets as I do not see any way in which they can repel wave after wave of City attack.  Sunderland v Liverpool Liverpool...