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  1. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Manchester City favoured to beat Sunderland in League Cup final

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 09:53pm by Nick Pulford

    ... from outside the big six. Going on most of their recent form, City should not let this opportunity slip. They are unbeaten in their last eight games against teams from the bottom half ...

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    Difficult for Spurs to shut out City at home

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 08:49pm by Nick Pulford

    ... the ammunition to match them in attack. Tottenham have managed only nine goals in 11 league games and just one of those was scored against a top-half side. The problem for Andre Villas-Boas is that his ... and Tottenham's scoring problem is most evident against the better sides. They have failed to find the net in three of their four games against top-half teams, with two draws and two defeats in those ...

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    England the pick on handicap despite Germany's quality

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 10:11pm by Nick Pulford

    ... Brazil last June in the Maracana- the stadium that will host next year's final. Brazil probably should have won comfortably after running the game in the first half without being able ...

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    World Cup team rankings have improved from past anomalies

    Posted Oct 12th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... and their only dropped points have been against teams in the top half of the table. Their record against bottom-half teams is three wins out of three at home and five out of seven (with only one defeat) ...

  5. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Punting needs a clear head, ignoring early season hysteria

    Posted Aug 17th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... performances. West Brom, who got off to a blistering start but were the third-worst team in the league over the second half of the season, are a prime candidate in the latter category ... will be worth noting. The best bet of the weekend is Tottenham at Crystal Palace, who are unlikely to avoid going straight back down. Tottenham won six out of 10 away to bottom-half teams last season ...

  6. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Don't overplay the importance of star English Premier League players

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... a win rate of 35 per cent with him in the starting team and 60 per cent without him. Nor do his goals have an overwhelming impact on Liverpool's win chances- fewer than half ...

  7. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    FA Cup final win for Manchester City against Wigan Athletic looks safe bet

    Posted May 11th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... scored the only goal of the return match just over three weeks ago. On that basis, a draw on the First-Half HAD looks a decent bet, and so does D-H on the HaFu- a half-time draw with a City full-time win. A 0-0 half-time score is also attractive at the odds- that has been the score at the break in nine of the past 20 finals. Nine others have been 1-0 at half-time, which is the other ...

  8. Sport - Soccer - YOU BET

    Manchester City a good bet in FA Cup semi-final

    Posted Apr 13th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... is that they have lost just one of eight at home to top-half teams this season. With United having the title almost wrapped up despite Monday's defeat by City, a low-scoring win (1-0 or 2-0) looks most ... while Sunderland have lost their past four away games. Most of Newcastle's poor home results came early in the season but they have won four of their most recent five at home to bottom-half ...

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    Win is vital for Gunners but champions United won't ease off

    Posted Apr 27th 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... a victory at Wigan tonight that would shoot them from fifth to third spot in the table. They should get it too, with Wigan having lost six out of eight at home to top-half teams and Spurs being ... top-half teams this season, with 11 defeats, and the best bet is over 2.5 goals with two-thirds of games involving Newcastle or Liverpool going over that mark this season. By contrast goals could ...

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    England must be wary of group's surprise package

    Posted Mar 23rd 2013, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... a draw to qualify by that stage, yet they had a positive approach and led 2-0 just past the half-hour mark. They looked much the better side in the first half despite conceding just before ... that they troubled England in the second half, even before Rooney's dismissal and the stoppage-time equaliser, suggests a stronger side on Tuesday could cause problems. The standout result ...




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