Sunday Ligue 1 & Bundesliga – Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Just a quick review of yesterday. Unfortunately, both picks in Germany lost, and for once I can have no complains. Augsburg legitimately deserved their win and Hamburg delivered a sub standard display. I can’t knock Stuttgart either. I have no idea where they dug out such a good performance from, but the 3-1 win was no fluke. Wolfsburg were dire but credit where credit is due. Toulouse – Lille pushed, Continue reading

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Sunday Dutch Eredivisie – Pre Match Analysis & Picks

Excelsior – Cambuur

Cambuur won last week for the first time this season. I would imagine that will greatly reduce the pressure on the team, now allowing it to play more freely. Cambuur aren’t as bad as their league position suggests anyway and they retain a reasonable squad, spearheaded by striker Ogbeche. This is definitely a winnable match for both teams and each will fancy getting the 3 points. I am not sure which w Continue reading

Saturday German & Dutch Picks

Hamburg – Augsburg

I just feel that Augsburg might physically struggle here. They’ve had a tough season so far, having to jiggle both league and europe, at times they’ve had issues with this. Unfortunately, they had no rest this week either because they faced Borussia Dortmund in the cup on Wednesday night. Augsburg have had a better run of form recently but HSV should be nicely rested in approach to this game, Continue reading

Saturday French Ligue 1 & 2 Pre Match Analysis & Picks

So to review last night, and I believe myself to be very unlucky. Nimes lost with the last kick of the game against Laval, despite playing well on the night and facing 10 men for more than an hour. The Le Havre – Auxerre match was ruined thanks to an early harsh red card given to the Le Havre GK. Contrary to popular belief, red cards decrease goal production and often lead to dull games if matches are still goall Continue reading

Friday Night French & Dutch Football Previews & Picks

Brest – Clermont

Brest have had no consistency this season. At no stage have they managed to win back to back games and that is something which has really hindered them. Their solid defence of last season has looked a shadow of that this campaign too. Another negative has been a downgrade of home form and performances. Le Stade Francis le Ble used to be a fortress but they have felt more vulnerable in front of th Continue reading