Match Preview Between Manchester United vs Newcastle united

New signing Florian Thauvin could be thrown straight into the Newcastle United squad for Saturday’s trip to Manchester United.

Thauvin, 22, agreed a five-year deal at St James’ Park on Wednesday, becoming manager Steve McClaren’s fifth signing after Georginio Wijnaldum, Ivan Toney, Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba.

And the French attacker, who has moved from Ligue 1 side Marseille, could hardly have wished for a tougher debut, with Newcastle having only picked up one victory at Old Trafford in the Barclays Premier League era.

However, Newcastle’s assistant manager Paul Simpson has no qualms about utilising Thauvin as soon as possible.

“He’s a really talented footballer, somebody who we hope will add to the group and improve the group,” Simpson told nufcTV. “If he’s involved at Old Trafford on Saturday, we’re not expecting him to go and set the world alight straight away but if we can get him involved it’ll give the whole football club a boost, and the rest of the players because they want competition for places.

“And I also hope it’ll give the supporters a boost, because so far we’ve only got one point but the level of performance against Southampton [in a 2-2 draw] gave us all a little taster of where we can get to and what levels can be achieved.

“Hopefully, with the new signings coming in, we’ll go into the rest of this period before January with a good group of players, a group of players who all want to be part of this football club, who all want to give 100 per cent every day in training and in every game that we have.

“If we’ve got that, we can’t really ask any more of them.”

Louis van Gaal’s side came from behind to register a 3-1 first-leg victory over Club Brugge in their UEFA Champions League play-off on Tuesday and are one of just four clubs to hold a 100 per cent record in the BPL after two matches.

Defender Chris Smalling is determined to maintain that momentum and believes Saturday’s early kick-off could prove beneficial for United.

“We must continue our good start,” Smalling told MUTV. “It is another home game and we have to assert ourselves early on.

“It is good that we again get to be in the first game that plays and, hopefully, set the benchmark for the weekend.”

Marouane Fellaini serves the last of his three-match ban for United, while Phil Jones is set to remain sidelined due to mild thrombosis.

Newcastle, meanwhile, have Daryl Janmaat suspended after the Dutchman was sent off for two bookable offences in last weekend’s 2-0 defeat at Swansea City.

Manchester United (from): De Gea, Romero, Johnstone, Lindegaard, Blackett, Darmian, Evans, McNair, Rojo, Shaw, Smalling, Blind, Carrick, Herrera, Januzaj, Lingard, Mata, Pereira, Schneiderlin, Schweinsteiger, Valencia, Young, Depay, Hernandez, Rooney, Wilson.

Newcastle United (from): Darlow, Elliot, Krul, Coloccini, Dummett, Haidara, Janmaat, Lascelles, Mbemba, Taylor, Williamson, Aarons, Abeid, Anita, Bigirimana, Colback, De Jong, Gouffran, Obertan, Sissoko, Thauvin, Tiote, Wijnaldum, Cisse, Mitrovic, Perez, Toney.

NaijaBet Odds

As at this post Manchester United  has 1.37  odd to win the match on NaijaBet while  has 7.60 odd to win the match also, while the odd to draw the match is 4.66

Burnley vs Chelsea



Match facts

  • Burnley lost their only previous opening weekend fixture in the Barclays Premier League (0-2 to Stoke in Aug 2009).
  • Burnley lost both games against Chelsea during their only previous Premier League season (2009/10).
  • Burnley allowed fewer shots on target against them than any other team in the Championship last season (159).
  • Jose Mourinho has seen Chelsea win on all five opening weekends that he has been manager.
  • In fact, the Blues are unbeaten since 1998/99 on the opening day, winning 13 of 15 games (D2).
  • Chelsea have won more points than any other team on the opening weekend of Premier League seasons (47).
  • Cesc Fabregas has scored in each of his two Premier League appearances against Burnley.


With a formidable squad, Chelsea are tipped to win this. Seeing the goals that has been scored in preseason and the bets on him scoring in this match, the signing of Cesc Fabregas, is really sinking in now. Costa is an amazing number 9,  and not forgetting Drogba is back. It however would not be a walk in the park for them, but Chelsea should seal this with a 2:1 at final whistle.

NaijaBet Odds

At the time of this post, NaijaBet is tipping Chelsea to win at over 100% and  Burnley to win at over 800%.

Current Odd :8.35, 4.42, 1.33


The game at the Emirates between Arsenal and Fulham in November was one of the most entertaining this season,Dimitar Berbatov was the best player on the pitch and controlled the game without actually moving very much; helping Fulham come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2,After another Arsenal goal and then a last-minute Mikel Arteta penalty miss, the teams shared the points and six goals between them.

Fulham are unbeaten against Arsenal in their past four meetings with Arsenal’s last win was 2-1 at home in December 2010, The Gunners last triumph at Craven Cottage in September 2009, Arsenal have won 15 of the 23 Premier League meetings between the two clubs. Fulham have only won three of them.

Fulham have only taken one point from their last three matches, having been unbeaten in the previous five while, Arsenal have won seven of their last nine league games,The Cottagers have picked up 11 points from London derbies this season.

Match Prediction:  Arsenal To Win – 1.55 on Naijabet

Bank On Both Team To Score: 1.65 On NaijaBet


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Aston Villa v Chelsea-Preview

Chelsea FC will be making the trip to Villa Park on Saturday for their eighth Premier League fixture against Aston Villa.

The blues are coming off of a colossal 2-0 victory over Arsenal last weekend and will be eager to extend their points tally. Although they’re eight points clear of Aston Villa, Manchester City are nipping at their heels with just four points separating the two sides.

Aston Villa are currently in eighth place with ten points, which means that these three points are extremely valuable to them and could boost morale significantly if obtained. Players to keep an eye on up front are John Carew and Emile Heskey.

This match is sure to be entertaining because although it is still fairly early in the season, this is when teams set the tone for what is to come. Success usually doesn’t happen overnight. It takes dedication, which Chelsea have been displaying ten-fold recently. Villa is capable of a win but will have to put it all on the table and be firing on all cylinders.

5 Traits of A Successful Football Bettor

Whether you bet football as a hobby or for a living, we all share one thing in common when we make up our mind to put our money down on a team – we want to win.
There is no 100% chance of winning a football bet at any given time (although it can come quite close with enough information) but there are certain traits to follow if you want football-betting to prove a profitable venture for yourself in the long run.
In other words, you might not always be able to win the battle, but you can definitely win the war.
These are the 5 traits of a highly successful football bettor…

1. Proper Planning

Planning usually takes the fun out of betting somewhat for most people but is an important component of long-term betting success.
Proper planning usually involves setting up a suitable betting bank and staking strategy. This aids in terms of discipline as having such a plan will make it easier not to make spur-of-the-moment decisions when it comes to amounts to stake.
A good staking strategy protects the betting bank while allowing for progressive increases in wager amounts when the betting fund grows.
Other useful factors to keep in mind when deciding on a suitable money management system would for example be, the targeted amount of winnings you would like to make by the end of the season, or each month. Knowing this will help you decide how aggressive you would want your plan to lean towards.
The logical thing to do when you have got your plan down pat is to stick to it always. This way, there are fewer surprises.

2. Courage

It takes a certain amount of courage to bet against what everyone else is betting on in football. When all your chums have their money on Chelsea, it is tough putting your money where your mouth is when it is Derby, even if the Asian Handicap is a 1.5 goal advantage.
And yet, you have to remember that this is exactly what the bookmakers are facing perennially. Ask yourself which is the party laughing all the way to the bank most times and you will find that it is more often than not, the bookies. The fact is, more than 95% of bettors lose in the long run.
Don’t be afraid to bet on the underdogs when your match analysis (or trusted tipster service) dictates so. There is a good chance you will win and the returns are always high when you do so.

3. Discipline

Without a doubt, the most important trait that a football-bettor can have.
Without discipline, a successful bettor can lose all his winnings in one day.
Without discipline, a losing bettor can run up huge debts that might prove life-ruining. In the long-run, you cannot win without discipline.
Discipline is essentially the will to remember how to control your betting patterns no matter how emotionally charged you are at the moment.
Challenges to discipline come in the form of:
– “Absolute certainty” that you will win a certain match which makes you feel like risking an entire season’s winnings on one match.
– Desperation from making too many losing bets and the hope that this last one will win and dig you out of all the problems you have gotten yourself into.
– Feeling invincible after making a few winning bets in succession. You just don’t believe you can lose and test this repeatedly with ever-increasing bets.
– Greed.
– Stupidity (often goes hand in hand with Greed).
You might be able to get away with not paying any heed to discipline and making a profit sometimes. But this only serves to reinforce these bad habits with probably more dire consequences to come in the future.
You can instill self-discipline by following the other traits here which follow:

4. Diligence

Always make a thorough analysis of match factors before placing your wager on a team. As it is, most people already do not have access to enough information for matches unless they have intimate connections with insiders like managers, players, club officials, etc.
Although the internet has leveled the playing field a little for football-bettors, there is still a vast difference between what a person with good connections has access to as compared with the kind of information one can find from other general sources. Hunches and intuition is well and good but in my betting career, I have not heard of anyone who has lasted long by making his bets based on hunches in the long run.
Match analysis is something that can be mastered with deep thought and enough practice. However, a common mistake is made when some bettors place successively winning bets. They tend to cut short the analysis process and base their selections on progressively less research/factors. Such an attitude limits true potential too wastefully.
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5. Patience

Patience is purely a matter of the mind. If you’ve got the other traits mentioned above, it shouldn’t matter to you whether or not you bet the next game since there is always another one round the corner. If one is able to quantify patience, there would be a direct correlation between patience and profits and an inverse one with risk.
Patience aids discipline. Patience reminds you that you do not have to win all the money at once. There is always the next match, the next day and the next season. Understanding this prevents unnecessary risk and protects the betting bank.