Promotion playoffs game Almere vs Roda.
Both these teams are realy bad when it comes to defending. Almere being the worst of the two, they have conceded so many goals in JupilerLeague. Also both teams find the net pretty easy. So i cant see this game being 1-1 or goalles.
Almere actually plays nice football if you consider their financial abilities. Pass and move, pass and move. This is realy hard to master cuz if a pass goes wrong, they are very vulnerable to counters. And this is exactly what Roda likes. Roda can be deadly in counter attacks as their flanks are speedy.
Home team has this “try to score as many goals as possible” philosiphy, cuz they cant rely on their defence. So i expect Almere to take the initiative and attack. This should give space for Roda to counter and they need 1 away goal. And i think Roda will score atleast once.
Kohlschreiber should be winning this match in two easy sets and I would be surprised if he dropped more than 6 games here against a Sugita who can’t really play on clay court and is totally out of form.
Kohlschreiber comes into this match after loosing in the final at Munich against favorite Zverev, despite a poor start to the season on hard court he’s finally found some form since switching to clay and playing against a Sugita who is on a 7 match loosing streak, I see just 1 outcome. Last year was Sugita’s best ever on the ATP tour and despite being a really weak player on clay court he got wins over some decent clay court players but this year he’s struggled to win even on his preferred surface and has a total of 5 wins in 19 matches.
This is typically a meeting with intense atmosphere between two rivals. Similar to Manchester United and Liverpool, these are the two most successful Swedish teams. You understand that there is a lot of title counting and comparisons, as well as the respective fan bases enjoying when the rival is struggling.
Recently, these meetings lost the spark since Malmo have become too dominant and Goteborg entering a rebuild due to poor finances. Nevertheless, this is a rivarly worth watching. Last time Malmo failed to win the league was 2015 when they finished on 5th place. They quickly got back to win it 2016 and 2017. It is therefore reasonable to believe that 2018 will be yet another successful year, but clearly not at the start.
Malmo have fantastic opportunities to become a real dominant in Swedish football due to their superior finances compared to their competitors. However, with two away losses in a row with excessive results such as 3-0 to Kalmar and 3-0 to Djurgarden, questions are rightfully being asked. Big money has been spent on players who are currently not performing or in some cases even getting playing time, which leads to heavy questioning of the upper management. The squad is under severe pressure to win the next few matches in convincing fashion.
The Sachsenderby in the 2nd Bundesliga between Aue and Dynamo Dresden continue the dramatic battle for survive in the competition. Erzgebirge Aue and Dynamo Dresden face each other in the Lößnitztal on Sunday, both in search of vital points and tricky position. It is the 90th Sachsenderby. In 33rd game day, two games before the end of the season.
I expect fight for life, corners well… according to last track of records do not look so great, however when there is no more calculation I expect an other something like 5-10 against any odds. Host despite of mix of results still take 9.69 per game. From opposite side, Dresden would get average 10.63.
here are some teams who are never an easy task for Bayern on domestic league. If you review only results o na paper than is less visible however Koln used to give hard time to his oponennt in a past.
Once again Cologne face against
the leader and in my opinion going to take at least 3 corners. Why not? They took 3 or more in 15 of 16 games at home turf and will compete in moment when Bayern was influenced of many games in past weeks. With average 4.88 this line looks easy even when you compete against much higher rated rival.
You should know that bookie consider Cologne as “unmotivated” ahead match without a stake.
Since the last matchday, voiding relegation is no longer possible for 1. FC Köln. The 2:3 defeat in Freiburg vanished any mathematical chances. In the last home game as a Bundesliga club Cologne want to give the fans an unforgettable afternoon.
After four consecutive defeats, players of Auxerre managed to respond well in the previous Ligue 2 round when the side won over Chateauroux with a 1:2 result.
They were set as a really strong outsider and the match started in a really poor form for them since the home team took the lead in 32nd minute via Sarr. It was very open first halftime where the hosts looked better than the opponent, however the things got very different in the second halftime.
Hosts were limited to a more passive role and the visitors were the ones who used their chances better. Finally they have reverted the scoreline thanks to goals from Skahi in 47th and Barreto in last moments of the game.
Central back Mickael Tacalfred (30/3) is out injured. Midfielder Romain Philippoteaux (35/11), central back Abdoul Ba (26/1), striker Mohamed Yattara (24/10) are continuing to be sidelined injured.
Even though the game started in the worst possible way for Atletico in the first leg, the team managed to pull out more than decent 1:1 draw in London and are now favorites to progress to the finals of Europa League. They stood playing with a man less already in tenth minute when right back Vrsaljko got excluded but the team managed to fight back.
Despite much of the ball possession and chances created from the Gunners, Atletico managed to fight back and be dangerous on counter attacks leveling up the result in 82nd minute with a goal from Griezmann. Overall, they should be happy since goalkeeper Oblak saved them for more than couple of times. As for domestic league, the team comes from a narrow 1:0 victory away from home against Alaves last weekend. Only goal was scored back in 78th minute from a penalty kick taken by Gameiro.
Even though the winning goal came late and from a penalty kick, it should be said that it was fully deserved and that the team from Madrid missed couple of really good chances prior to leading goal including one penalty kick as well. They continue to be at the second position with four points more than third placed local rivals from Real Madrid.
After unexpect defeat at last round on road trip match vs last placed squad of Pro Vercelli by 1-0, now hosts are under pressure, sharing one of the key moments of the season and probably one of the must win situation on 4 round left until and of season. Been placed on 2nd place, having only a single pts more than Frosinone, two more vs Venezia and Bari, sharing the current position with Palermo as well. So, the competition up-front is though and each major opponent for overcoming are waithing to grab their own chance. Simple, Parma was weakness side on last match, something need to be change in order to bealive of direct promotion to Seria A, the moment which is expect the most since their dropping to lowest football leagues to play.
It’s a quick turn around in the League of Ireland as Dundalk host St Patricks Athletic at Oriel Park just 3 days after the last round.
Dundalk were involved in a big top of the table clash on Friday against Cork City at Turners Cross. Despite going down 1-0 Dundalk were probably the better side and created more chances than Cork, hitting the post twice! This leaves the Lilywhites 3 points behind Cork so will see some importance in bouncing back straight away.
Karolis Chvedukas is still unavailable and Sean Gannon will likely not feature due to an injury against Cork.
St Patricks were cruising against Bohemians on Friday night leading 2-0 at home. However, with the dismissal of Ryan Brennan, Pats conceded 2 goals and only came away with a point. They’ve struggled away from home too going down to Waterford, Cork, Shamrock and Derry already this season.
Well, I find this line very interesting, knowing that Depor generates plenty of corners in past weeks line of 9.5 gives some chances to gain a profit.
The truth that the thing has complicated much for La Coruna lately and although they have reacted in recent games need to come out of the relegation zone. Even so hope La Coruna’s capability to play attack football even against FCB, it is one of a few last games of their life in La Liga. The club has averaged 5.8 corners at home in the last games and the conceded averages 5.
Barca is poor recently in corners case of course, with less motivation? that is question mark actually, believe that want to close the league and I think this will make it an open round trip with enough chances and little defensive rallying.