Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Liverpool Vs Everton | Preview & Predictions.

     Liverpool is flourishing under Kloop to say the least. He has revived the belief of fans and players alike. Quite simply, they are in the best shape in recent history. They have just lost once in last seven League games and not to mention their astonishing run in Europa League. Qualification for Champions league next season is not a distant dream anymore. This might well be the start of new Liverpool era with the old Liverpool success under "The Normal One".

     Everton has had a scrappy season so far, reaching nowhere near their desired targets. Currently sitting in 11th spot, they havn't won a single League game in their last six attempts. The likes of Lukaku, Barkley, Deulofeu and Stones has shown glimpses of their talent but consistently still lacks. However, a derby atmosphere can sometimes provide that much needed spark, especially at Anfield against Liverpool in an Everton shirt.


     The merseyside derby is one of the most tense rivalries in Premier League. Six of the last seven encounters has ended in a draw, with plenty of injury time levelers over the years. This fixture always guarantees pulsating action, one you definitely can't miss !      

     Over the years, there has been a no. of draws, but the momentum is with Liverpool in this one. They are favorites to win this this one but its definitely not going to be an easy game for them.

Top Picks :

  • Corner Match - Liverpool.
  • Half Time Goals : One or more.
  • Full Time Goals : Two or more.
  • Full Time Result : Liverpool.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

La Liga 2015-16 Shooting Vs Scoring | Insights

     It has been a tremendous season for Barcelona both on their Domestic as well as European Fonts, but not now. The ultimate dream of repeating a treble is gone following their defeat to Athletico Madrid over two legs of the Quarter-final in Champions League.

     For Real Madrid, when you thought the season couldn't have gone any worse especially after that Wolfsburg defeat in Germany, fate takes a strange turn. Into the Semis of Champions League and closing the gap on League leaders Barcelona and ofcourse lets admit it, they added joy of Barcelona being eliminated from Champions League.

     Truth to be told, both of them are in a league of their own domestically with Athletico Madrid appearing on the fringes every now and them. There is no doubt about the goal scoring expertise of these two great clubs, but how they perform put against the rest of clubs and ofcourse against each other.


     Real Madrid and Barcelona are in a league of their own, with Real Madrid hitting more shots and more goals per game than any other side in Spanish top division.

     Five Insights to take away from the above plot are :

1. Real Madrid undoubtedly is the most attacking side in La Liga, significantly outscoring and outshooting any other side to find themselves in the extreme top-right of the plot. They have registered 18.87 shots and 2.90 goals per game over the course of season so far. That indeed is massive but when Ronaldo is leading the attack, nothing is impossible.  

2. Barcelona compared to Madrid, looks a bit dull but when you compare them with the rest of teams in the division, difference is clearly evident. They have an impressive 2.71 goals per game showing just what MSN is capable of. They however have a better defensive record than Real Madrid conceding just 0.8 goals a game, justifying their position at the top. 

3. Athletico Madrid. Now coming back to the teams in Spain which haven't got either of the superhumans. Athletico Madrid has done exceptionally well to find themselves in the mix of teams bidding for the title. They can't be ruled out of the race as yet, not because of how many they score but because of how many they concede, just 0.5 goals a game conceded makes them the tightest defense in the League. Such fine balance between scoring and defending is the main reason for their impressive position in the league standings challenging Barcelona & Real Madrid despite just 1.68 goals per game, which is actually third best but significantly less that that of Real & Barca.

4. Villarreal is a surprise package this season. They have the second lowest no. of shots per game in the league at just 9.18, yet they find themselves at 4th position. This is down to the fact that they have third best Goals-to-Shots ratio in the league, complemented by an impressive Goal conceding rate of just 0.8 goals a game with as many as 13 clean sheets so far.

5. Espanol is the shyest team in the league in terms of shooting with just 5 shots a game. Interestingly, their Shooting accuracy is second to none with a Goals-to-Shots ratio better than that of Barcelona or either of Madrids,  or anyone in the league in that case. Apparently, if they shoot, they are quite simply more likely to score that even Barcelona or Real Madrid. Take a Bow.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Chelsea Vs Manchester City | Predictions.

          Chelsea will host a pumped up Manchester City side this Saturday on their home turf. It's ironic that Manchester City has recently knocked out the PSG side which ended Chelsea's European dreams, thanks to ex-Chelsea playmaker, Kevin de Bruyne. He is the one Chelsea's defense has got to keep an eye on, and Aguero, and Silva, and probably Toure as well...little too much to handle for a Chelsea defense with significant absentees.  

         Last Season, Chelsea was at top of the pile at this time, now they find themselves at 10th, quite a turnaround. City also has had a frustrating season so far, out of the title race, but motivation can be drawn from their current run in Champions League and and the fear of not securing a top 4 finish this season.

          Chelsea are bookmaker's favorites to edge this tie. However, I don't see this happening at Stamford Bridge this Saturday. With several key defenders and willian unavailable for Chelsea, a draw might be as good as it gets for them. However, a City win seems to be the most realistic outcome.

         Even though City are into the Semi-Finals of Champions League, securing a top 4 finish is their most realistic chance of European qualification next season. After all, there is a massive chance of them facing their future manager in the Semis or the final itself.

Top Picks :

  • Full Time Result - Man City.
  • Two or more Full Time Goal.
  • Corner Battle - Man City.

Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Tottenham Hotspurs Vs Manchester United | Predictions.

          Tottenham Hotspurs will host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on sunday. Both teams are playing for what the other used to play for. Manchester United are looking to squeeze into Top Four while Tottenham are looking to submit an improved fresh bid to make their Title hopes come alive.

         This will be a tough game for both sides to try and win, chances of a draw are high since these two sides are very well matched. However, Tottenham are slightly more favorite than United.

Top Picks :

  • Under 6 Cards.
  • One or more Half Time Goal.
  • Under 12 Corners.

West Ham UTD Vs Arsenal | Predictions.

          Arsenal plays West Ham United away at Boleyn Ground. This is bound to be a crucial match for both sides looking to achieve what they haven't for some seasons now.


          Arsenal will have a little edge over West Ham united in what is guaranteed to be close encounter. A draw might be a possibility but Arsenal are slight favorites to edge it.

Top Picks : 

  • Under 5 Cards.
  • 2 or more Full Time Goals.
  • 1 or more Half Time Goals.  
  • Corner Match : Arsenal.