This blog post is our first guest written post, and previews some of the English League games coming up over the next few days, with some "Both Teams To Score" (BTTS) and scoreline predictions, and some recommended accumulator selections. I hope you enjoy the post.Upcoming Previews and Predictions
by Kully Bahia
The month of December always has been a busy schedule for football teams. I'll be concentrating on "Both Teams To Score" (BTTS) bets this weekend. Aston Villa v Leeds
(29th Dec 2016)
The 1st game is Thursday between Aston Villa and Leeds. The corresponding fixture was won by Leeds at Elland Road 2-0. Villa have won their last 5 home games and are unbeaten in the last 11. Steve Bruce is slowly turning Villa around, beating Burton 2-1 last game. Leeds have been on a astonishing run under Gary Monk. They've won 8 out of 10 games, losing only to the top two teams, both 2-0. Winning their last game at Preston 4-1.
Prediction: Aston villa 1 Leeds 2 (12/1 odds)Reading v Fulham
(30th Dec 2016)
The 2nd game is Friday between Reading and Fulham. Reading have won 8 out of 10 recent league games, losing only to Leeds 2-0 and Fulham 5-0. As a result they'll be wary of Fulham, and will be looking for revenge. Since beating Reading, Fulham have won two and drawn two. Winning the last game 2-0 to Ipswich, their only clean sheet in the last four games.
Prediction: Reading 3 Fulham 1 (20/1 odds)Preston v Sheff Wed
(31st Dec 2016)
Our third game is Preston v Sheff Wed. Since losing to Sheff Wed 2-1 five games ago, Preston have won two, drawn once, and lost to leeds 4-1 on Monday. One clean sheet in the last five suggest their defence is going to be tested by Sheff Wed. Sheff Wed come off a great away win to Newcastle 0-1. Their goalkeeper pulled off several good saves, to deny Dwight Gayle, and they've kept three clean sheets in three games. Preston won their corresponding home game1-0 last year.
Prediction: Preston: 1 Sheff Wed 2 (9/1 odds)
A BTTS Treble bet on the above three fixtures has odds of 5/1. Accumulator
HUDDERSFIELD - WIN
DERBY - WIN
NEWCASTLE - WIN
PETERBOROUGH - WIN
CARLISLE - WIN
ROCHDALE - WIN
Odds of 25/1
Huddersfield play Blackburn at home. Since drawing away to Blackburn 1-1 five games ago Huddersfield have won four games and look like making it 5 wins from 5. Blackburn currently look like relegation material, sitting in 22nd place. They have lost their last four straight games, and away from home have only won two, drawn once and lost eight, scoring less than a goal per game, giving them only seven points out of a possible thirty three.
Derby play Wigan at home, having beaten Birmingham 1-0 midweek. Derby have not conceded a home goal in 7 games. Steve Mclaren has managed to turn their season around, after the Nigel Pearson sacking. A tight defence is keeping them in with a chance of the play offs. Wigan lost 1-0 at home to Derby the last time these two teams met, they have lost their last 5 straight games and this will likely become number 6.
Newcastle were unlucky last game against Sheff Wed. Their keeper pulled off some great saves to deny them. Newcastle entertain Notts Forest on Friday, who beat them at the city ground. Forest have a terrible away record, won 2 drawn 2, and lost 8. Dwight Gayle is keeping Mitrovic on the bench and should pile more misery on forest.
Peterborough host Coventry, who are fighting to survive as a football club. Coventry have lost their last 7 games and have a poor away record. Won 1, drawn 2 and lost 9. A team consisting of youth players and have no experience or money to buy a decent player. League 2 beckons and I live in coventry, so I should know.
Carlisle play away at Notts County, who have lost their last 7 games. Notts also haven't scored a goal in their last 5 home games. Carlisle won this fixture last year 5-0,and are playing good enough to win again.
Rochdale take on Shrewsbury having beaten them the last 3 times at home. They've also won their last 4 games at home, keeping clean sheets in all except against leaders Scunthorpe. Shrewsbury's away form is sporadic, and they are coming up against a good Rochdale defence. They're struggling at the foot of the table, and will find Rochdale too hot to handle.
Guest written by Kully Bahia
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