Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014
The new season is almost upon us. Clubs have been going on a spending fest and this will continue right up to the end of August. Arsenal have finally decided to join in and I expect the Gunners to be in with a more realistic chance of success this season.
Manchester United under Van Gaal will be much stronger but I can’t see Van Gaal winning the premiership at his first attempt. United certainly are going to build a very strong and talented squad.
Liverpool have been equally busy. With Suarez moving to Barcalona I cant see any player coming anywhere near Suarez’s influence. I still expect Liverpool to make a top 4 finish.
Chelsea at 9/5 and ManCity at 17/10 to win it will both always be up there. Out of the 5 mentioned I think Chelsea will miss out on a top 4 finish.
I’m going to tip Arsenal for the title this season, who are 11/2 right now on www.irisheyesbet.com/sports to take it..... spending the big money will finally put Arsenal on top.
Regarding relegation I’m tipping new boys Burnley and Leicester with Swansea.
The Championship is notoriously difficult to predict.
Cardiff City (33/5) have bought a number of players. Guerra, Le Fondre, Burgstaller, Macheda and with more to follow they will have the strongest squad in the Championship. I would expect Norwich (9/1) to press them hard with Reading Forest and Brighton all at 27/2 to take the honours chasing these two.
It's difficult predicting who will struggle but I'd say Millwall, Blackpool (off field problems too) and possibly Bournemouth.
In my opinion Sheffield United (53/10 = just over 10 1/2 to 1) will do well. They are a massive club (as are Wednesday) and belong in a higher division. With their fan base and a few more players they will do well. I also expect Preston North End and Coventry will be in the top 5 also. I would be more confident of Coventry if they could get back to their home ground. Playing their home games in a different town is ridiculous.
I can't see any obvious clubs who will struggle. I'll avoid any mention of teams that will struggle.
Tranmere Rovers look a likely team that will do well. I think Luton could surprise a few people after being out of the league for a few seasons. Portsmouth, Plymouth and Exeter could improve too. Particularly Plymouth. When it comes to tipping results I believe the lower leagues are more predictable.
Whichever club you follow, I hope you have a good season.
Posted by Irish Eyes Poker at 9:49 pm
Monday, July 07, 2014
The World Cup Semi-Finals are here already. What will we do when this amazing event is over?
All eyes on Belo Horizonte for the first semi -final.
Germany are my red hot favourites. The injury to Neymar is massive. The loss of Thiago Silva is equally big. Germany’s threat going forward will be even bigger without Brazil’s top defender. But there is a chance that Brazil will get the suspension overturned.
I am very confident of Germany progressing to the final , particularly with the absence of Neymar and Silva.
Current prices with Irisheyesbet.com are both Brazil 17/10 (2.70) and the same for Germany. The draw is currently 21/10 (3.10)
Germany progressing to the final for me, though it might take longer than the 90 minutes.
The second semi final, Argentina v Holland is the most unpredictable of the two games.
I recently tipped Argentina to lift the trophy but I am becoming less convinced the longer the competition goes on. Has the time finally arrived that Holland become World Champions?
Di Maria is out and will be missed. Messi is playing superbly and could win the game single-handed. At times Argentina looked very strong against Belgium....a team I rate highly.
Holland with RVP, Robben and others can win this game and I think they will. In fact they are my new tip to life the trophy.
I believe both games will be exciting and hopefully it will lead to a memorable World Cup Final.
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Posted by Irish Eyes Poker at 2:36 pm
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
Its already been an exciting World Cup with many great matches. However we are now into the potentially really exciting stages as we get to the Quarter-finals. The teams remaining are much more evenly matched and the results are much tougher to call.
France v Germany (4th July)
Brazil v Colombia (4th July)
Argentina v Belgium (5th July)
Holland v Costa Rica (5th July)
I do believe there will be a surprise in store for one of the supposedly bigger countries.
My first tip is Holland to beat Costa Rica. The Dutch are priced at 1.49 to win over 90 minutes. The draw is currently 4.15 with IrishEyesBet.com. Although I've been massively impressed with the Costa Ricans I think this hurdle will be just too big for them.
France and Germany could go either way. The Germans are favourites but I am going to go for a French victory. The French have flair and I do believe Deschamps now knows his best starting XI. Karim Benzema could have a huge say in the outcome of this game, he oozes class. It’s France for me over 90 minutes and IrishEyesBet.com price a French victory at 3.15 the draw is 3.10 with a German victory at 2.42.
Brazil v Colombia. Will Brazil continue to struggle? I believe Neymar will drag them through yet again. For the life of me I can’t understand why Scholari continues using Fred. He obviously sees something in him that I don’t. Colombia have done well and will certainly match the Brazilians in most departments. The home factor will probably settle this. Brazil are priced at 1.82 the draw is a generous 3.55 with a Colombian victory at 4.55.
Argentina v Belgium. There could be an upset here. I am going to go for Belgium. I like their overall shape and they are quick and dangerous going forward. It could be heartbreak for Messi and co. I’m certainly sticking my neck out for a Belgian victory but I do believe they can deliver.
Belgium are 3.75 the draw is 3.30 and an Argentinian victory is priced at 2.08. A game not to be missed as there could be a good few goals in this game.
Best of luck
Posted by Irish Eyes Poker at 2:26 pm