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Premier League 2017/18 Outright

Down Down you bring me Down Amidst a tremendous deal of blabber and hoo-ha, truths can get understated. And yes, it is said too often. And yes, it is said too often by terrible people (looking at you Keys.) But we are lucky with our Premier League. Six teams could win the Premier League this season, all priced within 10/1. In France, the third favourites are 22/1 (and watch Monaco, currently 13/2, soar once Mbappe goes,) whilst in Germany, 20/1 is available for their third pick, RB Leipzig. But with such an open race comes a difficult gamble, and we think momentum and mood could be vital this season. Never have footballers been as keen on downing tools as the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, August 7th, 2017
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Championship 2017/18

Blah Blah Blah The most-competitive league in the world. The hardest to predict. The most gruelling league in the world. Yes, the Championship really does come free with some of the most-cliched crap in football speak (a pretty stiff contest all things considered). Given the favourites won it last year, it makes sense to look at the betting, where Middlesbrough and Aston Villa loom large. The former are managed by Garry Monk, a manager rated vastly higher than his track record suggests he should, possibly due to the fact he dresses like football journalists think cool people should dress, and that he is a very nice man. They should be good for a play-off berth, but no higher. Likewise Aston... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, August 4th, 2017
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League 1

Go Up Pompey Winners: The betting is dominated by two of the teams who have joined us from the Championship. Blackburn Rovers are a mess, but surely the Venky’s won’t want to fall any further. They have birds to sell after all. Tony Mowbray appears to have been backed, and the combination of Peter Whittingham’s delivery and Danny Graham’s finishing should not be understated. Paul Cook had great success with Pompey last year, and he has now returned to Wigan, in the manner that only an ex-player can. His signings however of Terrell Thomas, Gavin Massey and Chey Dunkley don’t inspire confidence, and Rovers look the better equipped of the two favourites. Speaking of Pompey, Kenny Jackett has been brought... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017
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League 2 Betting

The Man City of League Two Winners: We like evidence here at Oggs; nice, hard evidence. In May, a document surfaced showing the playing budget for League 2 clubs. The top of it, very nicely correlated to the top four league positions, and thus it is to the big spenders that we must look, if we are hunting the titlewinners. Yes, even in League Two <sigh>. Mansfield and Luton seem to be the main culprits this summer, with Luton pumping the money they have received for Cameron McGeehan and Jack Marriott into their wage bill. All pales into comparison to the stags however. 11 new signings, and a boss in Steve Evans who has done course and distance before. It... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, August 1st, 2017
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Womens Euro 2017

4 to Watch (Part 1) Group A: Holland, Norway, Denmark, Belgium Hosts Holland have sold out all three of their group games, and hope is certainly high that the ladies can make up for a massively under-performing chaps team. Yet Norway will certainly be competitive in this group; the last team not called Germany to win it, have fierce striking power in Ada Hegerberg and Caroline Graham Hansen. They may miss Isabell Herlovsen who is obviously in China. Oh, women. Scandi neighbours Denmark are no pushover either, having reached the semis in 2013, and with that rarity in the womens game, a goalkeeper who isn’t a complete clown in Stina Petersen. Belgium are likely to bring up the rear in... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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European Under-21 Championships 2017

Cauley Woodrow anyone? So to Poland for another European tournament that UEFA have needlessly dicked around with – three groups now instead of two, with only the winners guaranteed semi-final spots, alongside the best runner-up. Bona fide global stars Gianluigi Donnarumma, Saul Niguez and Renato Sanches will be there, but of course, this tournament isn’t quite good enough for Marcus Rashford. Enough said about England’s chances, and we expect them to struggle against the holders Sweden in Group A, despite Aidy Boothroyd’s tactical prowess. Given the weakness of the rest of that group however, they may just squeeze into the last four. Germany go off as favourites following a 100% record in qualifying, and the fact that they are managed... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, June 16th, 2017
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Summer Qualifiers 2017

4 to Watch Latvia vs Portugal: Second in Group B to Switzerland (who beat them in the opening round), European Champions Portugal, have now begun to click into gear. Winning their last six matches by at least three goals, they now face Latvia, who most recently got honked 5-0 by Georgia. Even the Faroes won in Riga, and having dealt with Cyprus 4-0 at the weekend, we expect another big Portugal victory. After a long, old season, Latvia may hold out for a while, but take Ladbrokes 2/1 on 3+ goals in the second half. Belarus vs Bulgaria: Belarus have struggled so far, confounding those who predicted they would be the next Eastern bloc nation to break through at a... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, June 9th, 2017
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Scotland vs England

I thought the Season was Over A curiously low-key build-up to the ‘Battle of Britain’, possibly due to the ICC Trophy or the General Election, neither of which would have come close to eclipsing this fixture back in the good old days. Perhaps however, with Wales and Northern Ireland performing so well of late, it is indeed tricky to muster up too much enthusiasm for the second best versus the worst team in Great Britain. Media coverage so far has focused on Nathaniel Clyne getting held underwater by an aggressive military type, although quite how that is going to help him when getting embarrassed by Saúl Ñíguez next summer is unclear. Maybe the reservoir will offer him a place to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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The Battle for Survival 2017 (Part 1)

Fixture by Fixture Sunderland may be all but gone, yet teams as high as 9th could still feasibly drop. But who will it be? Out for the final time, comes the Oggs crystal ball. nike air max 2017 goedkoop As it Stands: Southampton 40 Watford 40 Stoke City 39 Crystal Palace 38 Bournemouth 38 West Ham United 38 Leicester City 37 Burnley 36 Hull City 33 Swansea City 31 Middlesbrough 27 Sunderland 21 Saturday 29th April 3.00 Southampton vs Hull City A brutal run-in means that Saints will want to secure that one extra win sharpish, to guarantee another season of finishing mid-table. air max pas cher They should do that against the Tigers, whose form away suggests that unlike... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, May 28th, 2017
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Championship Play-Off Final – Reading vs Huddersfield Town

Ferguson vs Klopp Ah, the Sir Alex Ferguson School of Management, home of such star disciples as Bryan Robson, Steve Bruce and Steve McLaren. Yet what is this on the horizon? A former Fergie student who looks like he could be the real deal. The secret – well perhaps because he’s foreign, and of course, he also famously fell out with the Ferg. Which suggests Jaap Stam possesses both brains and courage. adidas uk But it isn’t just Fergie who will be represented on Monday at Wembley. Jurgen Klopp’s buddy, Huddersfield’s equally excitable manager David Wagner, will be strolling out of the tunnel too. With neither the Royals or the Terriers antepost favourites to have even reached Wembley, this game... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 25th, 2017
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