Plymouth didn’t react well last Saturday afternoon when the team lost 2:0 away from home against Charlton. They didn’t actually play that poor, however the side paid the price of entering the game too slowly and have conceded two goals inside the early phase of the game.
Page scored in third and Zyro in seventeenth minute, while the guests tried more and more but the scoreline never changed. They made two early substitutes in second and were bit more concrete, but it wasn’t enough to revert the things around.
The side is now sharing the sixth and last play-off position together with Peterborough, meaning that they are in a must win situation in this one.
Plymouth should be playing in 4-3-3 formation with Lameiras, Taylor and Carey as forwards. Forward Simon Church (2/0) and defender Gary Miller (13/0) are both highly doubtful with their injury problems and probably won’t be risked. Midfielder Antoni Sarcevic (26/3) is injured too.
The match-up with highest expectation from tipster point of view. Derby clash where the encounter could go on each way, covered with great team performances from both sides.
Thisted had lost 3 pts road match with late conceded goal at 90+1 on last round vs Nykobing, the only chance lately to broke the run of 6 matches without produced an single win. Unlucky but meanwhile solid game as Thisted demonstrated to their self that quality is present, it’s only a question of time to express better. The fact is that one of the most offensive teams from 1st Division have defensive problems, conceded quiet constant or to be more precise, the last clean sheet was since 8th round match vs Amager and 20th round vs Velje, from 23 rounds played. But even that, 4th placed team despite bad shape recently still have good standing to fight for eventual promotion.
Scottish Premiership for me in a game that will be played on Wednesday 28th March 2018. The game will kick off at 19:45 and will be played at McDiarmid Park and will be played between St.Johnstone and Hamilton Academical.
The hosts are favourites for the win here, however, the visitors do head into the game unbeaten in their last 3 games. St.Johnstone are currently in 8th in the table on 34 points, the visitors for the game a place behind in 9th in the table just 4 points behind, however, they have 2 games in hand.
St.Johnstone have only managed 9 wins from their 30 league fixtures this season with 7 draws and 14 defeats. What stands out to me is the amount of goals they have conceded. They have leaked 43 goals from 30 games, so it’s clear that against good attacking sides they are liable to ship a few goals. They also average a goal per game themselves too.
St.Johnstone have been a little inconsistent of late and 6 league games has consisted of results 2 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats. their last fixture was a 1-1 draw at home vs Hibernian (who had a man sent off after just 14 minutes). they do have around 5 players still injured which will have an impact.
League One action for me again and this game will be played at Fratton Park and will kick off at 16:00 UK time. The game will be played between Portsmouth and Oxford United. The home side head into this game still with a shout at the play offs. They are currently less than 7 points behind the play off places as things stand at the moment during today’s games.
They have managed 16 wins and 4 draws with 17 defeats. they have been a little inconsistent this season and now is the time to turn their season around and try and sneak into the play off places. Manager Kenny Jackett does have a good squad to choose from and should be higher up the league in my opinion.
Portsmouth head into the game on the back of a 2-0 win away from home vs Oldham. Portsmouth deserved the win and 2 goals from star striker Brett Pitman secured the points. He has been a key player for Pompy this season and i expect him to be one of the leagues top scorers come the end of the season.
Portsmouth’s home form hasn’t been great recently, however, i expect them to put this right tomorrow when they welcome Oxford.
League One action on the weekend for me in a game that will be played at the ABAX Stadium, Peterborough and kick off at 15:00 UK time. The game will be played between Peterborough United and Bristol Rovers.
The home side have recently got a new manager in Steve Evans. He has done a good job in his previous roles at other clubs, his latest club was Mansfield Town who he guided into a great position in League Two, however, the opportunity to manage Peterborough and the potential to get back to Championship football (if Peterborough go up) was too much for him to turn down.
Peterborough are only a point behind the play off spots, however, they do have a game in hand over 5th placed Scunthorpe who are only 2 points in-front of Peterborough. So they know a win could see them sneak into the play off places. Many fans would have expected that Peterborough would be up there come the end of the season and they have not disappointed.
Peterborough do head into the game on the back of a 2-1 defeat away at Oxford. However, prior to that they won 3 games in a row, 2 of these games were at home and both ended with over 2.5 goals. Peterborough have scored 59 goals and conceded 47 in their 37 league fixtures this season.
I think we found rather nice odds here, even though this match will be played on neutral field in Liege, Belgium. Japan qualified for the World Cup and played in the qualifiers very nice football in the attacking end. Mali are a totally different team, their game focuses on defending their own goal and we can see it from the results as they didn’t get into WC finals drawing four times 0-0 in the qualifiers. They will face Japan on Friday and on Tuesday Ukraine.
It will be interesting to see how two totally different teams what it comes to their game style will play against each other but those 1.80 for Japan win are in my opinion just a bit too much, Japan scored at least two goals in the qualifiers against most of their opponents. Maybe Japan + clean sheet would be even better one to this…I strongly believe Japan are able to break that defending lock of Mali and win the game against the poorer opponent.
Port Vale are currently in the 19th place at League Two, having 7 points more than relegation zone. Their recent record has been not great as they have failed to win any of their previous 12 games but they are difficult to beat almost in their field as they haven’t lost any match in their last 8 home games with 3 wins and 5 draws. A major part of their troubles has been their inability to maintain their advantages in many games and to defend well as we have seen both teams to score in 8 from their last 10 games.
For team news, the home team will miss Adam Yates (9/0 d) and Antony Kay (31/2 d, suspended).
On the other side, Exeter sit currently in the 8th place and at least one point here would see them move to the play-off zone.
Irish champions Cork City welcome Bohemians to Turners Cross in round 7 of the Irish football season.
Cork have been Ireland’s best side now since the start of last season and they have continued their form into this season so far. Currently in 1st place by a point they will be looking to make it 3 from 3 on home soil after really good wins against strong sides in Waterford and Shamrock Rovers.
Dunleavy, Beattie and Bennett will be absent but Gary Buckley will be back in contention for a starting place. Sadlier and Cummins will be looking to add to their tally of 4 goals so far this season.
Bohemians started the season with an impressive 3-1 home win over Shamrock Rovers but are winless since picking up only 2 points against Limerick and Sligo.
Marseille’s safe progress to the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday night, and Lyon’s failure to join.
to next round. That is huge blow as we know final will be played at The Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu. there is a few inside problems explain why the team suffer lately. They lack of chemistry, too many players with ego and independent on a pitch etc.allowed their egos to disrupt.
Lyon have the chance to proved that last defeat was just mistake at work. They have the ability within their ranks to go and win at Marseille. Given the recent performances and attitudes of the two sides, it is a scenario that appears more than unlikely that Lyon will overcome today. The end of last match took place under pressure as this intense explanation between Fernando Marçal who had just refused to shake the hand of his coach Bruno Genesio say a lot.
After four consecutive games away from home and not that impressive record, players of Sheffield United replied with much better performance and a 2:0 victory in front of own fans against Burton last Tuesday evening.
The game was more difficult than what the final result says, as the players of Burton looked threatening too, especially in the first halftime when they probably deserved to score more, but the hosts scored against the flow of the game via Stevens in 29th minute.
However, they outplayed the opponent in second as the guests looked like they stood without energy, with Sheffield United sealing the victory via Brooks in 64th minute. The team is now two points behind sixth placed Middlesbrough and surely needs to get a victory here only.
Home side should continue in 4-4-2 formation with Brooks and Sharp as forwards. Right back Kieron Freeman (8/0) and midfielder Paul Coutts (16/1) are injured, while doubtful is forward Leon Clarke (31/15) after a minor calf problem but could be involved if needed.