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Best of the Premier League 2018-19

Posted on May 27th, 2019

Now that the hotly contested run of the Premier League 2018-19 is over with the title won by the defending champions, Manchester City, the time for transfers and changes to the team has arrived. A team that is speculated to go through most change is Manchester United, for example one of their star players and […]


Battle to avoid the final relegation slot in the Premier League

Posted on May 4th, 2019

We are reaching the business end of the season and the relegation fight is still very much on. Huddersfield were the first team to have their fate confirmed when they were beaten 2-0 by Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park back at the end of March. Their return to the Premier League only lasting a single […]


Thanks, But Sarri That Wasn’t Good Enough

Posted on May 1st, 2019

It’s never dull as far as Chelsea are concerned, if it’s not the weight of an impending transfer ban on their shoulders, then it’s the continual questions as to just who will be in charge of the club at the start of the next season. With so many headlines being created due to matters off […]


Will Newcastle stay up? Supercomputer says ‘No’

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The international break has prompted talkSPORT to fire up their so-called ‘supercomputer’ in a bid to see what the table will look like at the end of the season. To many, it will come across as more of a gimmick and really just a way of whiling away the time until the international break is […]


Can Manchester United Win the Title?

Posted on January 28th, 2019

After Jose Mourinho left Manchester United, which came as no surprise at all, the team has been reinvigorated. Under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United has won 7 games in a row in all competitions, showing the kind of football that’s to be expected from a team like that. Led by Paul Pogba’s brilliant return to […]


Can Tottenham Have a Say in the Title Race?

Posted on December 30th, 2018

For many, this Premier League season is shaping up to be a two-horse race. Defending champions Manchester City look like they are going to have their work cut out if they are to be the first team to win back-to-back titles since 2009. A look at https://www.paddypower.com/football/english-premier-league for Paddy Power’s latest Premier League outright odds suggests that even […]


Some Premier League Predictions for 2019

Posted on December 7th, 2018

It feels like the Premier League season has just got underway, but already we are reaching the busy Christmas period which usually acts as a catalyst for, or puts a dampener on, most teams’ seasons. For many teams, the narrative has changed dramatically from the start of the season to this point of the beginning […]


How you can use tactics to improve your betting skills

Posted on November 12th, 2018

Football has never changed, it’s always been eleven against eleven on a similar-sized pitch with exactly the same objective: to score goals. Yet somehow, every generation seems to want to reinvent the wheel, find new and impressive ways of lining up on the pitch and defeating the opposition. Teams played with a sweeper in the […]


Football Tips – Friday 19 October 2018

Posted on October 18th, 2018

WITH international football out of the way for another four weeks, competitive club action returns in earnest tonight with sides all across Europe looking to maintain their good start, or get their season up and running. The same could be said of punters who’ve been looking to profit from the betting market all season, and […]


Will Newcastle stay up? Supercomputer says ‘No’

Posted on October 11th, 2018

The international break has prompted talkSPORT to fire up their so-called ‘supercomputer’ in a bid to see what the table will look like at the end of the season. To many, it will come across as more of a gimmick and really just a way of whiling away the time until the international break is […]