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|Del's Soccer Tips - March 2|
Three of the best
Had you listened to our show live on Perth's 91.3 SportFM earlier in the week, you wouldn't have missed my strong tip that the Perth Glory would easily account for Adelaide last night, and at odds of $3. Nevertheless, there are three games still remaining in the current round of A-League action, possibly four - dependent on what happens with Gold Coast's clash with Wellington.
Starting tonight, the Brisbane Roar will simply be far too strong for the Melbourne Heart, and will win comfortably. Take them to score at least two goals in the game, and to win with a -1.0 handicap, essentially meaning that they need to win by two goals or more at $2.50. My A-League value bet of the round comes from the first of the Saturday double header, and at $3.90 you will be kicking yourself if you don't take the Newcastle Jets to defeat the always inconsistent Melbourne Victory. Then again, the Jets to win or draw is probably the safer bet.
Finally, Central Coast will be desperate to put in a convincing performance against Sydney FC, and I'm tipping they will, but only just. The Mariners to win by exactly one goal is my best bet here, while at $1.90 the hosts to win is also at decent value.
Del's outrageous multi of the week: Brisbane -1.0 to win, Newcastle to win, into CCM to win by one goal (Odds: $35.10)
EPL form to continue
Tips in last weekend's round of English fixtures were near perfect, so we will be looking for a repeat this time around, starting with the heavyweight clash between Liverpool and Arsenal. Both teams are certain to score, 1-1 looks a great value bet, while the draw at $3.30 is the likely outcome result wise. Robin van Persie is paying a cool $2.40 to score at any time, but my tip is Theo Walcott to add to his brace from last weekend and score at any time, paying $4.50!
In other EPL fixtures, Manchester City will again cruise to victory at home, again score at least three goals in the process, and win to nil against Bolton. Everton will win or draw away to QPR, and at exceptional multi value of $1.33 - take it! Don't be surprised if Norwich go to the Britannia and win at Stoke at odds of $4.50, while Newcastle and Sunderland will both score in their clash.
Chelsea will struggle to win against the red hot West Brom, so take the Baggies to win or draw there, Fulham should win at home to Wolves, while in the final game of the round, my EPL value bet of the round is Tottenham to win at home to Manchester United at odds of $2.90, and effectively end any hope the Red Devils have of winning the title this season.
In Italy, there are a couple of title-deciding fixtures that will be played, starting with AC Milan's difficult trip to Palermo. The Sicilians have a great record at home, but the return of Zlatan Ibrahimovic should change that. Ibra to score first at $5 is juicy, but the Rossoneri to win at $1.73 looks great value for a team of their quality. Rivals Juventus host bogey team Chievo at home in another crucial fixture, but the Bianconeri should be too strong for the visitors, narrowly edging them out.
In other Serie A matches, Genoa should win away to Lecce, paying a whopping $3.40, Fiorentina and Udinese must win at home in their respective fixtures, while Inter Milan - a team who have scored in just one of their past six games, could very well be held again at home, this time to Catania paying a cool $3.50. In the Roman derby, Roma have it all to play for, and will win at odds of $2.10, with Daniele De Rossi to score at any time, while my Serie A value bet of the round is Sebastian Giovinco and Parma to defeat the high flying Napoli (probably 1-0) at home at odds of $3.40.
In Spain, Barcelona and Real Madrid will cruise to home victories, Villarreal are at $2.30 to win away to bottom placed Real Zaragoza and therefore are my La Liga value bet of the round, while Mallorca and Athletic Bilbao should also pick up wins in front of their own fans.
Elsewhere in Europe, PSG and Lille should cruise to another three points in France, Borussia Dortmund will follow suit in Germany, as will AZ in the Dutch Eredivisie. Take Fenerbahce to win in Turkey, put your house on both teams to score in the heavyweight clash between Benfica and Porto in Portugal, and Celtic to triumph in Scotland once again.
Del's extremely weird multi of the week: Bastia (French Ligue 2), York (English Football Conference), Luton (Blue Square Premiership) and Lokeren (Belgian League) all to win (Odds: $3.32)
DEL'S TIP OF THE WEEK: Manchester City, Juventus, Real Madrid and PSG all to win (Odds: $2.08)
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