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NBA December Picks 2016 (December 5-11)

The first few days of the December NBA Picks have come back with a positive return, but I am looking to kick on this week with plenty of gam...

Monday, 5 December 2016

Midweek Football Picks 2016 (December 6-8)

The Group Stage of the Champions League and Europa League are completed this week and there are still some places in the Knock Out Stages of both of those competitions which can be earned on Match Day 6.

Positions in the Group are also important in both competitions so it should still be an interesting round of games even if a number of the Groups have been decided.

The four English clubs in the Champions League all pretty much know their fates- Leicester City go through as Group Winners and Manchester City go through as Group Runners Up, while Arsenal are about 85% sure they will also finish as Runners Up.

Tottenham Hotspur are out of the Champions League and need to avoid defeat at home against CSKA Moscow if they are going to have a chance to at least fall into the Europa League. Some fans might suggest losing on Match Day 6 and going out of all European competition will benefit Tottenham Hotspur in the second half of the season, but players want to play football and there is also the financial benefit of at least being in one of the European competitions going into the New Year.

Things in the Europa League need clearing up for the English teams too with both Manchester United and Southampton needing positive results to go through to the Last 32.  Manchester United still have a chance to win the Group which comes with a better Seeding for the Last 32 draw, but Southampton will only be able to go through as Runners Up if they can get past Hapoel Be'er Sheva on Match Day 6.

Most of the other big names in the two competitions are set to go through to the Knock Out Stage which should make for an interesting draw on Monday 12th December when the next Round will be set.


After a really positive end to November which produced a winning month, the December picks started with a winning weekend of picks. It would have been better if Manchester City had taken a host of chances against Chelsea and Liverpool had not blown a 1-3 lead at Bournemouth, but as a Manchester United fan I am not going to be crying tears of disappointment over those two sides losing games.


Barcelona v Borussia Monchengladbach Pick: The permutations in this Champions League Group have been completed at the end of Match Day 5 with Barcelona through as Group Winners and Manchester City as Group Runners Up. Borussia Monchengladbach have also won the head to head with Celtic which means they have earned their place in the Europa League Last 32.

That does mean changes will be made to the home team, although less likely to happen for Borussia Monchengladbach who have been battling through injuries. However the home draw with Real Madrid on Saturday means Barcelona are looking to snap a poor run of recent form and so there should be focus for Luis Enrique to push his players to produce a big performance.

Neymar is missing, but Barcelona may start both Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi and that makes them dangerous even if they don't have to win. The fans will be demanding Barcelona turn a corner in their form and they do have plenty of time before they are back on the field which should keep them ready to produce their best in this game.

They should have a considerable edge over a Borussia Monchengladbach team who have been struggling all season both at home and in Europe. They have really struggled when having to play away from home as shown in their 4-1 loss at Borussia Dortmund on Saturday and Borussia Monchengladbach have had some big defeats on their travels throughout the 2016/17 season.

Freiburg, Manchester City, Schalke, Bayern Munich, Hertha Berlin and Dortmund have all beaten by Borussia Monchengladbach by at least two goals and all but one of those sides have scored at least three times. Even a Barcelona team with some changes should be capable of proving too strong at the Nou Camp and I will back them to win this game by at least a couple of goals.


Benfica v Napoli PickThere are quite a few dead rubbers in the Champions League this week which have to be negotiated, but the match between Benfica and Napoli is far from one of those. The winner of this match is going to definitely go through to the Second Round, while the losing team will be nervously wondering what is happening in the Ukraine where Dynamo Kiev are taking on Besiktas.

A loss for Napoli would mean a draw for Besiktas would be enough to send the Italian team out, while a loss for Benfica would still require Besiktas to beat a tough Dynamo Kiev team. I don't think either team will be thinking too much about that and the pressure could be on Benfica if they do hear that Besiktas are winning with Napoli holding the head to head tiebreaker if they avoid defeat here.

It does make it an interesting game and I do think we will see some attacking football on display with the Group win up for grabs even if the teams hear Besiktas are losing heavily. The winner of the match wins the Group and avoids some of the big names in the Champions League in the Second Round and that should give them the motivation to get forward.

The onus is most definitely on Benfica who can only win the Group by winning the game and that should make it an enjoyable one for the neutrals. Benfica have yet to get going in front of goal in their home games in the Champions League, but they have shown they do have an attacking threat on their travels and will cause Napoli some problems.

Napoli haven't had a clean sheet in their last 5 away games in all competitions and have managed that in 1 of their last 5 away European games which has to be an issue heading to Lisbon. However they have shown they can score goals and the counter attack is going to be very important for Napoli in this one with Benfica likely to want to push forward whenever possible.

It does give the feel of a game that will see chances and goals at both ends and I do think backing at least three goals to be shared out is the right call. That is being offered at odds against and there should be some spaces opening up as this game develops which both Benfica and Napoli have the quality to expose.


Manchester City v Celtic PickThis game doesn't have any real meaning aside from pride on the line in the 'Battle of Britain' although I expect that means more to Celtic than it does to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola will want to erase the memory of the 1-3 defeat to Chelsea in the Premier League as soon as possible, but he will make changes to his starting eleven in anticipation of the busy Christmas period that will be beginning on Saturday.

That might give Celtic a chance in this one, but I do think Manchester City have enough quality in the squad to make changes and still look the stronger team. Celtic have been very good in Scotland, but they don't travel well in European football where the difference in strengths of the Scottish League compared with many others is highlighted the most.

Celtic did earn a solid 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach, but they are going to have to be at their very best to challenge Manchester City even if the latter are going to make a number of changes. I do think it might take a little time for Manchester City to get into rhythm, but they should still be too strong for Celtic on the day and earn a morale boosting win.

I wouldn't be surprised if both teams score in this one, but I think Manchester City will pull away in the second half with a little more clinical finishing in front of goal. They have struggled to put teams away at The Etihad Stadium, but some of the fringe players will come out with something to prove and I think they will find room against this Celtic defence to show Guardiola they can be a part of this squad going forward.


Paris Saint-Germain v Ludogorets Razgrad PickMatch Day 6 of the Champions League can be something of a minefield with teams already through to the Second Round while others might be more focused on their domestic matters at a difficult time of the season. Getting some rest is important for managers, but Paris Saint-Germain still have some work to do knowing they can win this Group by matching the Arsenal result.

They have to feel that Arsenal will win in Basel having done the same themselves earlier in the Group and that should mean Paris Saint-Germain come out focused in this one. If they do that, you have to believe they will have too much for a Ludogorets Razgrad team that have heart, but not the quality to really keep up with the home team.

Losses in the Champions League Group Stage over the last three seasons have come in heavy fashion for Ludogorets Razgrad including a 6-0 defeat at Arsenal. Paris Saint-Germain do seem to have saved their best performances of the season for the Champions League this season and they did beat Basel comfortably at home and will feel they can match that margin.

Any win will ensure Paris Saint-Germain win the Group regardless of what Arsenal do in their game so they don't need to go out and score a bunch of goals in this one. However the motivation to win the game should see Paris Saint-Germain create chances throughout this fixture and that should see them eventually wear down Ludogorets Razgrad and win by a comfortable margin.

They are very unlikely to match the six goals scored by Arsenal, but I do think Paris-Saint Germain can match the margin of win over Basel and I will back them on the Asian Handicap.


Juventus v Dinamo Zagreb PickWinning the Champions League Group would be a big achievement for Juventus who failed to do that last season and were handed a difficult Second Round tie with Bayern Munich. They will hope to avoid the German giants this time around as the most dangerous of the teams that have confirmed a 2nd place finish, but there is no doubting Juventus will want to win the Group and hope to earn a good draw in the next Round.

A win guarantees Juventus top spot in the Group and it would be a huge upset if they were not able to do that against Dinamo Zagreb who have found the teams in this Group a couple of levels too high for them. This is also a team that has struggled for goals in the Group as they have yet to score, while Dinamo Zagreb have not been the best travellers once they get into the Group Stage.

They have lost their last 11 away Group games in the Champions League since the 2011/12 season and 8 of those losses have come by at least three goal margins. It does have to be said that Juventus have not been as dominant at home in the Champions League as they have been in Italy, but they were 0-4 winners in Zagreb and I do think they will get to 3-0 at least in Turin.

Juventus haven't won a home game in the Champions League by a three or more goal margin since November 2012, a run of 17 games in the competition. However it has to be said that not many of those teams have been of the standard of Dinamo Zagreb and I think the Old Lady of Italian Football can earn a big win on Match Day 6 and confirm their spot in the Second Round as Group Winners.


Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund PickFor some reason there seems to be some pressure on Zinedine Zidane as manager of Real Madrid despite a 33 game unbeaten run in which they have won the Champions League and also put themselves in a commanding position to win the Spanish title for the first time in five seasons.

A late equaliser at Barcelona would have eased that somewhat and Real Madrid can continue their defence of the Champions League title by beating Borussia Dortmund at home and winning this Group. The German side can afford a draw to ensure they finish top, but Borussia Dortmund play a certain way and are unlikely to change that and that style should suit Real Madrid down to the ground.

Real Madrid have been scoring plenty of goals at home and they have covered for the absence of Gareth Bale effectively enough. They should be able to create chances against a Borussia Dortmund team that have conceded at least twice in 4 of their last 5 away games in all competitions and Real Madrid also have a strong home record against Borussia Dortmund.

This should be a really good game for the neutrals to enjoy with Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund two of the better attacking teams in European football. I am surprised that the layers have given Real Madrid the kind of prices they have and I think they have been very strong at home in the Champions League where they have had 20 wins from their last 22 home ties.

At just short of odds against, I think Real Madrid have the motivation to play a strong team and can score the goals to get the better of Borussia Dortmund. I'll keep the play simple and just back the current Champions League winners to earn the three points which will win them the Group on Wednesday.

MY PICKS: Barcelona - 1.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.05 Bet365 (2 Units)
Benfica-Napoli Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.00 Bet Victor (2 Units)
Manchester City - 1.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.98 Bet365 (2 Units)
Paris Saint-Germain - 2.25 Asian Handicap @ 2.02 Bet365 (2 Units)
Juventus - 2.5 Asian Handicap @ 2.06 Bet Victor (2 Units)
Real Madrid @ 1.91 William Hill (2 Units)


December Update: 5-3, + 3.50 Units (14 Units Staked, + 25% Yield)

November Final40-38-3, + 5.76 Units (159 Units Staked, + 3.62% Yield)
October Final29-41-2, - 21.23 Units (139 Units Staked, - 15.27% Yield)
September Final43-28-1, + 35.17 Units (133 Units Staked, + 26.44% Yield)
August Final31-38-2, - 9 Units (124 Units Staked, - 7.26% Yield)
Season 2016/17142-145-8, + 10.70 Units (555 Units Staked, + 1.93% Yield)

Season 2015/16133-174-2, + 0.89 Units (669 Units Staked, + 0% Yield)
Season 2014/15159-208-5, - 20.22 Units (647 Units Staked, - 3.13% Yield)
Season 2013/14164-185-3, + 15.84 Units (577 Units Staked, + 2.75% Yield
Season 2012/13+ 4.42 Units (415 Units Staked, + 1.07% Yield)

NBA December Picks 2016 (December 5-11)

The first few days of the December NBA Picks have come back with a positive return, but I am looking to kick on this week with plenty of games scheduled.

The picks will come out every day as I look to put a winning month on the board to start the 2016/17 season moving in the direction I will be wanting.


Monday 5th December
Washington Wizards @ Brooklyn Nets Pick: There might not be too many bigger disappointments to open the 2017 NBA season than the Washington Wizards who were expected to be challenging for a place back in the Eastern Conference Play Offs. They missed out last season and made a change at Head Coach, but the Wizards have opened 6-12 this season which has left them in the third lowest spot in the Conference.

There have been some signs that the Wizards can improve with close losses at the Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs in their last couple of games. Bradley Beal looks back to full health and has combined effectively with John Wall, but Washington would love to see more efficiency from Wall at Point Guard.

Both players will feel they can have a big night against the Brooklyn Nets who have lost some of the competitiveness that they opened the season with. Aside from a stunning upset of the LA Clippers, Brooklyn have suffered nine losses in their last ten games and all of those defeats have come by at least seven points.

It has been difficult for Brooklyn to find some consistency Offensively with their roster suffering injuries and not having the depth to be really competitive. That is going to be an issue against an improving Wizards team who should be able to expose holes in the Brooklyn Defense too and it could be another tough day for the Nets.

Washington have shown improvement when it comes to making plays off the boards and they have also looked after the ball better in recent games. Both of those factors can play into this game with the Nets and the Wizards can end this three game road trip with a momentum building win to take back home.

The Wizards have gone 4-1 against the spread in their last five visits to Brooklyn and I do think they can get the better of them and cover what looks a big number on paper.


Boston Celtics @ Houston Rockets Pick: The Houston Rockets and the Boston Celtics are two teams who will be expecting to not only reach the post-season, but also make some real noise in the Western and Eastern Conference respectively. Both teams have offered their fan bases glimpses of how good they can be this season, but finding the consistency is going to be key if they are going to upset bigger teams in their respective Conferences.

It is the Rockets who have the more eye-catching performances of late as they have concluded a five game road trip with a 4-1 record. That is more impressive when taking in the fact they have won game at Portland and Golden State and the Mike D'Antoni system seems to be right up James Harden's street.

There is no doubt that Houston have room for improvement Defensively, but the Offensive side of the court has been working effectively. They should have some success against a Boston team that have still to find their consistency on the Defensive side of things which has been a strength for them in recent seasons. A problem for the Celtics will be keeping Houston quiet from the three point range and I think the Rockets are going to be tough to stop.

Boston should have success too because they have shown they can score plenty of points, although it does have to be pointed out that their recent Offensive performances have come against some of the weaker teams in the NBA. The Rockets have struggled Defensively but Boston will be under pressure to keep up the scoring against them and Houston should also win the battle of the rebounding which can help them clear this number.

The Celtics don't make too many mistakes in the turnover department so Harden and company have to look after the ball. Doing that will give them every chance to extend their 4-1 record against the spread at home against Boston and I think the Rockets make a few more shots down the stretch to win this by at least six points.


Tuesday 6th December
I have to laugh at the way both picks went down on Monday with Washington missing the cover by one thanks to a really poor second quarter, and the Houston Rockets then laying an egg in the third quarter to allow Boston to hang around and stay within the cover despite the loss.

I truly believe both should have been winners so you can understand my annoyance that neither produced one. Hopefully that is the low point of the luck this week and I can bounce back in the coming days. I just hope there aren't too many more bad breaks down the stretch as I seemingly had on Monday.

New York Knicks @ Miami Heat Pick: The Miami Heat have shown signs of improvement in recent games, but they are in for a big challenge against the New York Knicks who have been better than advertised. Both teams will be hoping to make their way into the Eastern Conference Play Offs at the end of the season and this is an interesting game for both as Miami and New York have struggled at home/away respectively.

Those issues have played out in the head to head too with the road team winning five of the last seven games in the series, and this should be a fun game with two teams who have shown they can find a way to win games now.

A better Miami team has had a really strong record against the Knicks as they are 9-1 against the spread in the last ten games between them. However that was a Miami team that had LeBron James or Dwyane Wade or Chris Bosh to call upon, but none of those three players are still on the roster. With Dion Waiters also injured, the Heat have to keep finding the Offensive groove they have in recent games although it has come to the detriment of the Defensive side of the court.

The Knicks might not have been shooting as well as Miami, but they have been playing well Defensively and this game is going to come down to which of the teams can control the boards the best. New York may also feel they can stay in this one with their superior three point shooting which has been evident in recent games, especially as Miami have struggled to defend the three point arc.

However I do think Miami have looked after the ball a little better and have a big threat in the paint with Hassan Whiteside as they look to take some of their solid road performances into their home games. There is no doubt in my mind that this is going to be a close game, but the Knicks could easily be looking ahead to returning home to face the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday.

Taking away that little focus is enough for me to back the Heat and oppose the public in this one as I look for the home team to record a narrow win and just about cover this number.

MY PICKS: 06/12 Washington Wizards - 5.5 Points @ 1.91 Paddy Power (1 Unit)
06/12 Houston Rockets - 5.5 Points @ 1.95 Bet365 (1 Unit)

December 5-11 Update: 0-2, - 2 Units
December 1-4 Final4-3, + 0.68 Units

November Final24-25-1, - 2.92 Units
October Final8-9, - 1.72 Units

Season 201732-34-1, - 4.64 Units

Final Season 2016150-143-7, - 5.37 Units
Final Season 2015109-108-5, - 6.91 Units
Final Season 201458-72-1, - 16.86 Units
Final Season 2013105-93-3, + 10.49 Units

Final Season 201279-53-1, + 27.48 Units

Friday, 2 December 2016

College Football Week 14 Picks 2016 (December 2-3)

Last week was 'Rivalry Week' and this week it is 'Championship Week' as the College Football regular season comes to a close barring the Navy-Army game of next week. At the end of this week we are going to see the College Football Top Four and the teams that will enter the Play Offs to determine the National Champion.

One place has been assured with the Alabama Crimson Tide in regardless of how their SEC Championship Game goes, but there are some questions about the other three participants. The Clemson Tigers and Washington Huskies have to be considered as likely to get in if they win their Conference Championship Games, but the doubts are over the Big Ten Champion.

It is Wisconsin v Penn State in the Big Ten Championship Game, but the Ohio State Buckeyes are considered the best team in the Conference and it is hard to see the Ranking committee ignoring their presence as a one loss team compared with either the Badgers or Nittany Lions who have had multiple losses. However the committee have made it clear how much stock they put into Conference Champions so you have to imagine they are cheering for one of the other two potential Champions, Clemson and Washington, to fail to close the deal.

This is all going to lead to more people perhaps talking about the Play Offs being expanded to include eight teams rather than four. Personally I am not sure that is oversaturating the pull of the Play Offs, but this year the likes of Michigan, USC and Oklahoma could join Ohio State, Clemson, Alabama, Washington and Penn State/Wisconsin to make an exciting eight team Play Off but this feels like a special year where the Big Ten Champion clearly doesn't look the best team in that Conference.

There is clearly a set way the committee decides the Rankings because I would have a very different four team line up if it was down to the eyeball test over the last month of the season. Ohio State and Alabama would be in, but there might not be a hotter team in the nation than the USC Trojans, while the Oklahoma Sooners are unbeaten in their own Conference and have a long winning streak behind them too. The Sooners could potentially crash the Play Offs but they need to beat their rivals Oklahoma State and then hope both Washington and Clemson lose their Championship Games and perhaps even Wisconsin beating Penn State.

A guess now would be that Alabama, Clemson, Washington and, controversially, Ohio State will be put into the Play Offs regardless of what happens in the Big Ten Championship Game.


Week 13 was a little up and down for the picks and I was disappointed with how they went down. There are not as many games this week as we had last week but the picks will begin on Friday night and cover the Saturday games.


Washington Huskies v Colorado Buffaloes Pick: How can you be anything but impressed with the way the Colorado Buffaloes have played this season as they surprisingly won the Pac-12 South to earn a spot in the Championship Game to be played in Levi's Stadium on Friday night. The Buffaloes have shown they can play as an underdog and win games, but this is another big test for them when they take on the Washington Huskies who have a Conference Championship and the College Football Play Offs on their minds.

Neither team has ever been in this spot before which should mean nerves on both sides of the field, but the Washington Huskies have rightly been favoured to win the game.

The spread has certainly been moving in favour of the Huskies even though they are only narrowly favoured by the public which suggests the sharp money is on them in this Friday night game in Santa Clara. With the powerful Offense possessed by Washington and a Defensive unit that have shown heart through injuries, I can't say I blame anyone who has been backing Washington this week.

The Huskies have bounced back from their only loss of the season against the USC Trojans to wipe out the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Washington State Cougars, although they had to thank their Defense for some 4th and Goal stops in the win last week over rivals Washington State. The Defensive Line will believe they can give Washington a shot to win this game by shutting down Philipp Lindsay at Running Back and forcing Colorado to risk winning this game through the air.

Sefo Liufau has shown he can do that Quarter Back with some big numbers in recent games and the Washington Huskies Secondary have been guilty of giving up some big plays. However they have played better passing teams than the Buffaloes although I do think Liufau will have some nice passes in this one.

The problem for the Quarter Back is going to be if he is constantly in third and long with Lindsay likely to be stifled. At that point the Huskies have shown they can still generate a pass rush and take down the Quarter Back and it might lead to mistakes when throwing into the Secondary or drives to stall and having to settle for punts or Field Goals.

Washington should feel much more confident in what they can do Offensively because the Colorado Defensive Line has begun to show some wear and it might mean the Huskies are a more balanced Offense than the Buffaloes. Myles Gaskin should be able to establish the run against a Defensive Line that has allowed 5 yards per carry over their last three games and that will open things up for Jake Browning at Quarter Back.

Running the ball will slow down the pass rush that Colorado can generate and also perhaps ease the pressure on Browning who has been guilty of one or two mistakes throwing the ball in recent games. Whether that is down to the pressure of trying to take Washington into the Play Offs is up for debate, but Browning has shown he can move the chains with his arm when necessary and overall it feels like Washington will have the Colorado Defensive unit perhaps second guessing themselves.

I do have so much respect for the way Colorado have played this year and they are 10-2 against the spread and 5-0 against the spread as the underdog which makes it hard to oppose them. However Washington do look a little better on both sides of the ball and I think that will ultimately show up in what can be a win by around ten points for the Huskies and winning the Pac-12 Conference.


Temple Owls @ Navy Midshipmen Pick: This is the American Athletic Conference Championship Game, but instead of a neutral field it is going to be played at the home of the team with the best record. In this case it is the Navy Midshipmen who get that benefit, but I can't help feel the Temple Owls are being underrated here.

Maybe not by everyone though- while Navy are being supported hugely by the public having only three points to cover, the Owls have received the 'sharp' support with the number coming off the key number three the last few days. That says a lot about where the smart money is going and I do have to say that this Temple Defensive unit is more than capable of bringing a title home.

No one is going to dispute how good Navy have been this season and the Midshipmen are very disciplined which means they won't beat themselves in any game. They have some very good wins under their belt and Will Worth has done an exceptional job at Quarter Back despite beginning the season as the back up. We all know what Navy want to do too as does every team in the nation and it will be up to the Temple Owls to show they can limit the effect of the triple option rushing Offense they are facing.

The Owls Defensive Line is amongst the best and they have had success against other teams that run that Offense, although Navy might be the best at doing that. That battle at the line of scrimmage can dictate so much of how this game is going to develop, but Temple have shown they are very tough up front and I do think they can have some success even if Navy will also get their numbers on the ground.

Temple produce plenty of penetration up front and that has helped the Secondary show some strong numbers. The Owls are not likely to turn the ball over too many times, but they can play well enough to force some punts from their opponents and that gives them a chance to spring the upset in Week 14.

While there are some question marks as to how Navy will do against a very good Temple Defensive Line, I am not seeing the same issues on the other side of the ball. The Navy Defensive Line has allowed teams to establish the run and I think Temple have success even though Ryquell Armstead has been ruled out with an injury from the win over East Carolina in Week 13. Armstead has some big numbers, but Temple still have leading rusher Jahad Thomas and I very much expect Temple to earn some big yards on the ground.

It also looks an opportunity for Phillip Walker, despite some limitations he might be feeling, to make some plays with his arm. Whereas the Temple Secondary have been strong for most of the season, Navy's Secondary has allowed some big plays through the air and Walker could have a decent outing as long as his foot injury is not holding him back too much. Walker will have to be careful of the ball-hawking nature of the Navy Secondary but the balance on Offense and a strong Defensive Line looks to give the road team the edge in this one.

Navy have been very strong at home against the spread, but Temple are 5-0 against the spread on the road. I also like the fact that the Owls have produced when set as the underdog and I can see a close game decided by their stronger Defensive Line which can just make a few plays to slow what Navy are wanting to do. It is a shame the threes earlier this week have gone, but I will back Temple as the underdog to surprise Navy and the public with a road win for the American Athletic Conference Championship.


Oklahoma State Cowboys @ Oklahoma Sooners Pick: The Big 12 might not have a Championship Game like the other Conferences, but this is a Championship Game in Norman with the winner being crowned. The Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys both will feel they have an outside shot to get into the Play Offs if they can win this game, but ultimately the Big 12 needs help to get into that position.

Neither Mike Gundy or Bob Stoops will be thinking about their Play Off ambitions until after this game, but both will push for their teams to be involved if they are winners in Week 14. There is also some revenge on the minds of the Cowboys who were humiliated by the Sooners at home last season when trying to ruin their rival's ambitions of reaching the Play Offs in 2015.

Oklahoma State have blamed the injuries they were dealing with as a reason they were unable to challenge the Sooners as they would have wanted. There are no such excuses this year with Mason Randolph leading the way at Quarter Back with another year of experience under his belt after being gimpy in this game last season.

It won't be all up to Randolph as he can hand the ball off and allow his Running Backs to rip off big gains against this Oklahoma Defensive Line which has allowed 6.7 yards per carry over their last three games. Per carry is a big number, but the Sooners have also given up 243 yards per game on the ground in that time and the Cowboys should be able to establish the run with a healthy Randolph taking the attention at Quarter Back.

Randolph has been well protected and he should have time to throw the ball with the Sooners looking to stop the run and the only issue he has to worry about is turning the ball over. Protect the ball and the Cowboys have to feel they can move the chains up and down the field for much of the day.

The same can be said for the Sooners who have an elite set of Running Backs that have made life easy for Baker Mayfield at Quarter Back. Mayfield is another threat to run the ball, but he can hand the ball off to Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine to rip off big gains as they did against the West Virginia Mountaineers. While the Oklahoma State Cowboys Defensive Line has not struggled as much as the Sooners in recent games, it won't be a surprise to see Mixon/Perine/Mayfield earning some solid numbers on the ground in this one too.

That should ease any pass rush the Cowboys are generating and Mayfield should be able to make his throws in a similar manner to Rudolph as the Defenses try to load up and stop the run. Mayfield has been guilty of a couple of bad throws in recent games and this Cowboys Secondary thrive on turning the ball over.

Turnovers are going to be huge in this game with both Offenses expected to move the chains at will. That is the 'x factor' in a game like this, but on the face of it this does seem a lot of points to give the Cowboys. Oklahoma State have taken Oklahoma to Overtime in their last two visits and won one and lost one, but covered both times against the spread. Getting a double digit start looks very appealing and the public are all over the road underdog, but this time I am going the same way.

There is never too much in terms of overall yards gained when these rivals meet in recent years and I think this one comes down to the team who has the ball last. Either way, I like the Cowboys with the points to keep this one close.


Baylor Bears @ West Virginia Mountaineers Pick: The chance of winning the Big 12 ended for the Baylor Bears a few weeks ago, but the West Virginia Mountaineers were still in contention until Week 12. A blowout home loss to the Oklahoma Sooners ended their hopes, but that doesn't mean there is nothing for the Mountaineers to play for in Week 14.

Any time a team gets to win 10 games in a single season is a considerable achievement and a win for West Virginia gives them a shot to do that before the Bowl Game. It might also persuade Dana Holgerson to ignore any advances other schools may have for him to fulfil their vacant Head Coach roles, but the bigger factor may be the embarrassing way the Mountaineers were crushed by the Baylor Bears last year which has clearly not been forgotten by the players.

It looks like a good time for West Virginia to face Baylor who have lost five in a row, and been blown out in each of the last 4. The Mountaineers might have been a little disappointed by the way they were beaten by the Sooners, but West Virginia bounced back by crushing the Iowa State Cyclones and that should have kept the confidence going to earn revenge over the Bears.

Seth Russell has gone down with an injury at Quarter Back for the Bears which has hurt them, but they have still managed to keep the chains moving with young replacement Zach Smith. The Bears can run the ball effectively in this one to keep the pressure from Smith, but I do think the Freshman will have success throwing the ball too as the Mountaineers have struggled in both aspects.

However Baylor have not been running the ball as effectively as earlier in the season with teams daring them to win with Smith's arm, while a young inexperienced player is likely to make some mistakes. The Interceptions have hurt Smith which leads into a vicious circle as he is being asked to throw the ball more than perhaps Baylor would like thank to their own Defensive struggles.

Injuries to the Running Back unit has to be a concern for West Virginia, but they were able to bring in Martell Pettaway who had a huge game against Iowa State and may be the next star here. A couple of the injured Backs may return this week, and they should help West Virginia have a very strong day running the ball against a Baylor Defensive Line that has worn down as games have progressed.

Trying to stop the run hasn't been helped by the fact that the Baylor Secondary have been giving up some huge plays and now face an underrated Skylar Howard for the West Virginia Mountaineers at Quarter Back. They have been able to get some pressure up front, but Baylor haven't been able to stop teams throwing the ball and I can see Howard having a big game at home this week. Howard must avoid turnovers which can keep Baylor in this one, but it does feel like a very good opportunity for West Virginia to punish their visitors for the blow out last year.

The last four Baylor losses have come by at least 19 points per game and I do think West Virginia have shown Offensive power to think they can pull away in this one. I will look for them to exploit Zach Smith for a couple of turnovers and those extra possessions can see the Mountaineers pull away for a big win.

Both teams will have some big Offensive moments, but eventually I will look for the Mountaineers to come through with a win by around three Touchdowns and cover this very big number.


Alabama Crimson Tide v Florida Gators Pick: The SEC Championship Game feels like a mismatch and the layers are not going against that with the Alabama Crimson Tide set as a big favourite to knock off the Florida Gators in Atlanta this weekend. It is hard to argue against that mindset, but the public seem to be behind the heavy underdog with the points and they did play a closer than expected game in the SEC Championship Game just twelve months ago.

Fading the public simply to fade the public is not going to be enough and on first glance this is a surprising amount of points given to the Gators in a neutral field game. However the Crimson Tide have looked far and away the best team in the nation at this level and I am going to back them to cover the spread in this one despite the big number I have mentioned.

Essentially the Crimson Tide need to win by four Touchdowns which is asking a lot of teams facing non-Conference overmatched opponents, let alone the SEC West giving this to the SEC East Division winners. When you look a little deeper, you can't ignore the fact that Florida have lost by 21 points to the Arkansas Razorbacks and 18 points to the Florida State Seminoles and neither team is really comparable to what the Crimson Tide bring to the table.

Injuries to the Defensive unit has to be a big concern for the Florida Gators and, even though they shut down the LSU Tigers, they have to know Alabama are capable of exploiting those vulnerabilities. There has suddenly been an issue with Florida when it comes to slowing down the rushing Offense of teams and that is where Jalen Hurts and the Crimson Tide can get the ball rolling and begin to punish the Gators.

Establishing the run should mean Hurts is able to make some throws from Quarter Back without a fierce pass rush in his face and I do think the Crimson Tide can have a big game Offensively. Moving the chains at will can put the pressure on the Gators to play 'keep up' with them and it is a position no team in the nation really wants to find themselves when playing the Crimson Tide.

Unlike Alabama, Florida are not likely to have too many open running lanes to expose on the ground with the Crimson Tide Defensive Line proving they are the best in the country on a weekly basis. They have given up just 2.2 yards per carry over their last three games and can force Florida to make Austin Appleby throw the ball to move the chains which is not really what they want to be doing.

Appleby might feel some pressure behind an Offensive Line which has struggled, but Alabama have shown they don't need considerable pressure to shut down the pass. I do think the Crimson Tide pass rush will get to Appleby at Quarter Back, but they also have a Secondary which has made big plays all season and I think Florida will do well to stay competitive in this one.

You can't disguise this is a big number, but Florida have shown they might not have the Offensive output to stay with Alabama and a couple of turnovers can see the Crimson Tide push clear. I do think Nick Saban has been irritated by suggestions that Alabama can lose this game and still make the Play Offs and I think he will want a more dominant win than they produced against Florida in the SEC Championship Game in 2015. They won that by 14 points, but I can see them being more ruthless in 2016 and I will ask them to cover this number.


Clemson Tigers v Virginia Tech Hokies Pick: The Clemson Tigers have to be aware that failing to win the ACC Championship Game is going to end their interest in the College Football Play Offs. That puts some pressure on them as they head to Orlando to face the Virginia Tech Hokies who have already lost three times this season and basically outlasted the North Carolina Tar Heels to win their Division and make it to the Championship Game.

This is far from an easy game for the Tigers who have bounced back from their single loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers and simply cannot afford to drop another game. Virginia Tech might not be up to the standards of previous years, but they have plenty to be positive about for their future and a win in the ACC Championship Game would be a huge shot in the arm for the entire school.

It could easily have been a different scenario for the Hokies in Week 14 if they had not dropped silly losses to the Syracuse Orange and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Take those away and they might have been considered for a spot in the College Football Play Offs with a win in this one, but instead they are preparing to build something that can eventually lead to the Play Offs and potentially National Championships.

This is a real test for the Hokies who have to put their Offense up against the Clemson Defensive unit which has played well. It is going to be very difficult for Virginia Tech to establish the run in this one and that will only increase the pressure on Jerod Evans at Quarter Back even if he has dealt with it well for much of the season.

Evans has had some problems behind this Offensive Line in recent games and the Tigers will be able to generate a pass rush that can get to him. The Quarter Back has proved to be a dynamic one who can make some plays with his legs as well as his arm, but Evans has turned the ball over a little more than he would have liked in recent games and may need his own Defensive unit to help keep this one close.

It does look difficult for the Defensive unit to get on top against the Clemson Offense which has slowly improved in each passing week this season. Wayne Gallman has to be excited seeing the Hokies Defensive Line just suffer some wear and tear over the last few weeks and the Running Back can set up Clemson and Deshaun Watson up for a big day.

Gallman is likely able to establish the run against a Virginia Tech Defensive Line which has given up 4.9 yards per carry over their last three games and that should open up some passing lanes for Watson. He has to respect how well the Hokies Secondary has played but Watson should be able to make plays from third and short spots which will give Clemson a chance to move the chains effectively in this one and eventually force some mistakes from Evans at Quarter Back for Virginia Tech.

Those mistakes should see Clemson have a chance to pull clear in this one and I do think they are the better team in this one. I will back the Tigers to show that on the field in this Championship Game and I will look for them to cover this number and move on to the College Football Play Offs later this month.


Wisconsin Badgers v Penn State Nittany Lions Pick: The biggest decision the College Football Play Off committee are going to have next week is whether the Big Ten Champion deserves to be Ranked above the Ohio State Buckeyes. If the Pac-12 is won by the Washington Huskies and the ACC is won by the Clemson Tigers, this question is going to have to be answered.

The controversy may come if Penn State were to win the Big Ten Championship Game this weekend and finish below the resting Ohio State Buckeyes whose sole loss came to the Nittany Lions. On the other hand a Wisconsin Badgers win would be easier to explain away as they were beaten by both Michigan and Ohio State during the regular season, but even then there will be some questions with the committee previously noting how much stock they put into Conference winners.

There is nothing either the Penn State Nittany Lions or the Wisconsin Badgers can do about that right now but an impressive win in the Championship Game might just swing some voters in their direction. Whoever wins this one is going to have to earn it with both Defensive units proving to be amongst the best in the Conference.

Both teams will be aware that the other wants to run the ball and the key to this game is going to which of the Defensive Lines will step up the most. I really do think the Penn State Defensive Line can do that in this one because they won't respect the Wisconsin passing game as much as the Badgers will respect what Penn State can do through the air.

Neither Secondary has really allowed too much against them and I expect that to continue in what could be a low-scoring Championship Game. When you are expecting a low-scoring game, getting the points looks the smart play and I do think the Penn State team are the more likely winners in this one. They have a little better play coming from the Quarter Back position which can make all the difference in a close game and I will be taking the points in this one and looking for the Nittany Lions to have chances to win this one outright in the Fourth Quarter.

MY PICKS: Washington Huskies - 8.5 Points @ 1.91 William Hill (1 Unit)
Temple Owls + 2.5 Points @ 2.00 Sky Bet (1 Unit)
Oklahoma State Cowboys + 11 Points @ 1.91 Ladbrokes (1 Unit)
West Virginia Mountaineers - 17.5 Points @ 1.95 Bet365 (1 Unit)
Alabama Crimson Tide - 24 Points @ 2.00 Paddy Power (1 Unit)
Clemson Tigers - 10 Points @ 1.91 Coral (1 Unit)
Penn State Nittany Lions + 3 Points @ 1.86 Bet Fred (1 Unit)

Weekend Football Picks 2016 (December 2-5)

If you think where the November totals were just two weeks ago, you would not have predicted positive numbers to end the month but a strong two weeks has turned things around. That means adding to the season totals as two positive months and two negative months has put me in a decent position knowing I've had considerably more success in the second half of the season compared with the first over the last three years.

I don't want to take anything for granted as previous performance isn't always an indication for future success, but I am comfortable with how things have gone to this point.


December is always a tough month for players and making picks as the games come thick and fast and making the right adjustments in regards to team strengths can be tough. Watch out for players being rested at this time of the season to keep them fresh for the five months in 2017 that determines where silverware goes, but managers will do well to note how important this time of the year can be, particularly in England.

It is a month with domestic football around Europe up until the weekend of the 17th/18th December before most Leagues shut down for a short 'Winter Break'. The English Leagues continue with games scheduled for Boxing Day, New Year's Weekend and Monday 2nd January where a lot of the players will be tested.

Personally I love this time of the year for the football we get to see, although December has been proven to be something of a graveyard for my picks even if last season was one of the better Decembers I have had. Hopefully I will be getting the month off to a really strong start this weekend which can build some momentum before we head into the final Champions League/Europa League Group matches next week.

A number of teams will be playing twice a week right through to the weekend of the 17th/18th December when they will have eight days to get ready for the Boxing Day fixtures.


Manchester City v Chelsea PickThere has been a lot of high praise given to Antonio Conte in recent weeks which is a far cry from when he was favoured to be the next manager to lose his job in the Premier League after the 3-0 loss to Arsenal. I think the Italian should be given credit for the change of formation which is getting plenty of positives out of Eden Hazard and Diego Costa, but you can raise some questions about their 7 game winning run in the Premier League.

They scored early against Manchester United and Southampton, but both of those teams had opportunities to get back into the game which could have changed the whole feel of the game if they had taken them. Last weekend Chelsea were far inferior to Tottenham Hotspur in the first 45 minutes and being fresher helped them turn that game around as well as scoring right on half time when they might have been out of the game by that point.

It is hard to ignore the results, but Manchester City is a completely different test to what they have faced away from home since the 3-0 loss at Arsenal. Chelsea have beaten Hull City, Southampton and Middlesbrough in the League, but they have also lost at West Ham United in the Cup in that time and having odds against quotes on the home team look very appealing.

Manchester City might have drawn 3 home games in a row, but Chelsea won't sit back and make life awkward as much as Everton, Southampton and Middlesbrough did. In all seriousness, Manchester City had enough chances to win at least two of those games and the win over Barcelona shows what this team can do when they are facing a team that might be a little more positive and thus leave some spaces.

Tactically it should be a fascinating game and Manchester City's poor defensive record would be a big concern for Pep Guardiola. However the Spaniard has had a full week to prepare his men for this one and the freshness won't be a concern as it became for Tottenham Hotspur last Saturday.

I simply also don't think Chelsea are as good as their recent results suggest and I do think Manchester City will prove too strong on the day. The home team will create enough chances to win this one and it is all about whether they can punish Chelsea when they come unlike the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in recent weeks.


Crystal Palace v Southampton PickThis has to be a huge weekend for Alan Pardew whose run to the FA Cup Final as Crystal Palace manager at the end of the 2015/16 season papered over the really poor form in the Premier League. Despite a huge outlay financially in the summer, Crystal Palace have not been able to get out of a consistent slump and are on the brink of falling into the bottom three.

I do have to think the Chairman at Selhurst Park and others in power might be waiting to see if Pardew can turn things around having had faith in him before. However a fall into the bottom three might see a little bit of panic creep into any decision about the manager's future at the club and another defeat on Saturday would ramp up that pressure.

You simply can't avoid that when overseeing 6 straight losses and not when Crystal Palace managed to blow a 3-4 lead at Swansea City last weekend in an eventual 5-4 loss as The Eagles conceded twice in injury time. The goals being conceded at the moment has to be a big concern for Pardew especially as they are facing a Southampton team full of confidence after 2 wins this week and one that doesn't concede a lot of goals.

There is definitely an attacking threat in the Southampton line up that will feel they can expose the soft underbelly of their hosts, but I do think this is a side that is not as strong away from home as they are at St Mary's. The win over Arsenal in the English Football League Cup Quarter Final came against a much changed home team and you can't easily ignore the 2-1 loss at Hull City in a game Southampton took the lead.

However the recent Crystal Palace form makes it tough to believe in them too much either and the vulnerabilities that both have shown suggests the layers may have got it wrong with odds against quotes for at least three goals. 4 of the last 7 fixtures between these two teams have featured at least three goals and the goals being conceded by both at home/away respectively suggests the attacking players will have their chances to improve those numbers.

Crystal Palace are likely to want to tighten up at the back considering recent performances, but Pardew might have to rely on his own attacking players to help the club out of trouble. At odds against I think the chance of seeing goals has been underestimated because of Southampton's lack of goals in recent games, but I think that may change here.


Stoke City v Burnley Pick: There are a few teams in the Premier League from who you simply don't know what kind of performance you are going to see from game to game. Stoke City are one of those and that has contributed to a really inconsistent start to the season for Mark Hughes' team who have plenty of quality but from players who can produce 9/10 performances one week and 5/10 the next.

The football is more enjoyable these days but the results have not been as positive at times as shown when Stoke City were beaten 0-1 by Bournemouth here two weeks ago. This is not the fortress it used to be under Tony Pulis, but Stoke City are able to produce results on their travels more than they ever could under their former manager.

This is the kind of game Stoke City should be winning when they host Burnley, but the layers are taking no chances with the price on the home team. That looks very short to me when you think Burnley have been able to hold out at Manchester United recently even if they did ride their luck in that one.

A real issue for Burnley is finding enough goals to win games and that leads me to my pick. They have only scored in 1 of their 6 away games in all competitions this season and even that was through a penalty at Southampton. Burnley have had some tough away games, but they have also failed to find the net at Accrington Stanley from League Two and at West Brom and I do think Stoke City can become the latest to keep them out.

At some point I would think Stoke City will create their opportunities to win the game, but a small interest on them winning with a clean sheet is the call.


Sunderland v Leicester City PickLast week David Moyes took some criticism from the media for the defensive shape Sunderland played with at Liverpool, but most fans would have recognised any points from that game at Anfield would have been considered a bonus. This week there will be a different feel with Sunderland at home and facing a team that is surprisingly considered a relegation rival when Leicester City visit the North East.

The poor performances that Leicester City have produced away from home is a big concern for Claudio Ranieri and recent weeks has seen the side slide down into the bottom half of the table. Even games at home have begun to bog Leicester City down and this is a very difficult game for them.

While Sunderland have conceded plenty of goals at home, they have also found a way to score goals here and have to believe they can take the game to Leicester City. It is that belief that potentially plays into Leicester City's hands as they might be able to have more success on the counter attack than they have for much of this season.

That will make Leicester City a dangerous proposition this weekend, but Jermain Defoe will believe he can help Sunderland get on the scoreboard too. The away side have really been struggling defensively and Sunderland could pose a real threat from set pieces but the home team have also had defensive problems.

With that in mind, I do think this is a game that could feature three goals at least as the two clubs involved chase an important three points to get their seasons turned around. At odds against I think you can back this game to have at least three goals shared out.


West Ham United v Arsenal Pick: Games between West Ham United and Arsenal at Upton Park were highly entertaining in recent seasons, and I feel the move to the London Stadium will not take away anything from what these teams could produce. Both suffered disappointing English Football League Cup Quarter Final exits on Wednesday, but the changes made suggested they both had one eye on this big Premier League game which will have an impact at both ends of the League table.

There have been a few signs that West Ham United are willing to turn a corner, but they can't afford to be as sloppy as they were in the 3-2 loss at Tottenham Hotspur a couple of weeks ago. That is going to be punished by Arsenal and I do think The Hammers are giving up too many chances at the moment which is going to lead to problems.

After initially struggling in their new home, West Ham United do come into this one with a 4 game unbeaten run and that includes being the only team in recent weeks to beat Chelsea. That should give West Ham United some confidence, but defensively they have only kept one clean sheet in their last 5 home games in all competitions.

A team like Arsenal might be missing the influence of Santi Cazorla, but they have shown they have goals in the side and should be able to expose those vulnerabilities. However I do think West Ham United can play a part in this one too with the defensive frailties Arsenal have shown in recent weeks and that makes it a fascinating League game on Saturday afternoon.

I do think the extra quality Arsenal have shown in recent games gives them an edge in this one. Darren Randolph will need to have a game of the highest standard as he produced at Old Trafford last week but he is facing an Arsenal team that have scored at least twice in 4 of their last 6 away games in all competitions.

I will have a small interest in Arsenal continuing their recent dominance of this fixture away from home and I will back them to win a game where both teams do score.


Bournemouth v Liverpool PickThis is a big game on Sunday for both Bournemouth and Liverpool and there are a couple of questions for both teams to answer. The home team have had a few sloppy results recently most notably the 1-2 loss to Sunderland here despite taking the lead, while Liverpool are missing a huge part of their attacking threat in Philippe Coutinho.

Confidence is a big issue for teams like Bournemouth, but I also believe their style of play makes it easier for the better teams in the Premier League to play against them. Unlike some of the other clubs in the bottom half, Eddie Howe will want his side to express themselves in every game they play and I think that has contributed to the fact that they were beaten in 7 of their 10 home games against teams that finished in the top half last season.

A draw with Tottenham Hotspur and a win over Everton this season might suggest things have changed, but Bournemouth will give Liverpool the space to operate and I think that makes it a tough afternoon for them.

Even though Coutinho is out of the line up, Liverpool have players like Sadio Mane and Roberto Firminho who can provide the quality to win this game. They do look stronger than Bournemouth and while I think Liverpool have some tougher tests ahead before the end of the year where Coutinho's absence might be an issue, I am not sure that shows up here.

I do think it will be a tighter game than the layers imagine, but Liverpool are likely to come away with the three points and I will back them to do that.


Everton v Manchester United PickThis is a big game for an out of form Everton and a Manchester United team desperate to put a winning run together in the Premier League.

Being at home should give Everton a little more confidence as they have kept their best performances for Goodison Park but they have been struggling to really put Ronald Koeman's ideas onto the field. It can be hard to understand what Everton are trying to do at times when they get into the final third but facing a Manchester United defence that is not at full strength should help them in that regards.

There is still talent in the Everton squad and they haven't been beaten in the Premier League at home which makes them dangerous.

However Manchester United have to feel they can start winning games consistently if they maintain the standards of their play. Another home draw might look like a bad result, but Manchester United dominated West Ham United as they have Burnley and Arsenal and only a second goal has been missing in those games to earn the wins.

Defensively Manchester United have made mistakes which have seemed to be punished every time they have occurred. That is going to be an issue at Goodison Park but I think Manchester United can create chances in this one and will feel they can win having earned more away wins in the Premier League than they have at Old Trafford.

It does have to be pointed out that Everton are yet to concede twice at home in the League this season but Manchester United can become the first team to do that if they can show their Cup clinical finishing in the Premier League. On the other hand I do expect Everton will cause more problems than they did for Southampton last weekend and this could be an entertaining game.

I do think both teams will score and I have a gut feeling Manchester United win this game. That leans me towards picking this game to feature at least three goals which has happened in 4 of the last 5 games between Manchester United and Everton and at odds against I feel this is a real possibility again this weekend.


Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United PickThis could be quite an interesting game for the live television cameras on Friday as Nottingham Forest have just shown improved form of late and they might be catching Newcastle United at the right time. The visitors were in action with a strong looking line up on Tuesday night at Premier League Hull City and having been forced all the way to penalties could easily lead to some fatigue to be addressed.

Nottingham Forest are a side that will get forward and create chances and that makes them dangerous, although Newcastle United have scored plenty of goals at this level themselves. The Magpies will feel they can expose some holes in the defensive areas of Nottingham Forest too and that makes it a game that could feature at least three goals.

Both teams have scored in every Nottingham Forest home game in the Championship while Newcastle United have scored at least twice in their last 3 away games in the League. They have had clean sheets in those games but the fatigue I mentioned can help Nottingham Forest earn some opportunities and play their part in this one.

The 1-1 scoreline could be a concern, but Newcastle United haven't played out too many draws this season and I will back at least three goals to be shared out.

MY PICKS: Manchester City @ 2.20 Bet Fred (2 Units)
Crystal Palace-Southampton Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.05 Bet365 (2 Units)
Stoke City Win to Nil @ 2.70 Bet Victor (1 Unit)
Sunderland-Leicester City Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.95 Bet365 (2 Units)
Arsenal to Win and Both Teams to Score @ 3.20 William Hill (1 Unit)
Liverpool @ 1.80 Bet Victor (2 Units)
Everton-Manchester United Over 2.5 Goals @ 2.05 Bet Victor (2 Units)
Nottingham Forest-Newcastle United Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.80 Bet Fred (2 Units)

November Final40-38-3, + 5.76 Units (159 Units Staked, + 3.62% Yield)
October Final29-41-2, - 21.23 Units (139 Units Staked, - 15.27% Yield)
September Final43-28-1, + 35.17 Units (133 Units Staked, + 26.44% Yield)
August Final31-38-2, - 9 Units (124 Units Staked, - 7.26% Yield)
Season 2016/17142-145-8, + 10.70 Units (555 Units Staked, + 1.93% Yield)

Season 2015/16133-174-2, + 0.89 Units (669 Units Staked, + 0% Yield)
Season 2014/15159-208-5, - 20.22 Units (647 Units Staked, - 3.13% Yield)
Season 2013/14164-185-3, + 15.84 Units (577 Units Staked, + 2.75% Yield
Season 2012/13+ 4.42 Units (415 Units Staked, + 1.07% Yield)
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