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EUROPA LEAGUE ACCUMULATOR CASH!

EUROPA LEAGUE ACCUMULATOR CASH!

The accumulator special was focused on three games being played in the group stage of the Europa League!

We have recommended the following accumulator:

AC Milan to Win
AC Milan – Olympiakos

Bayer Leverkusen to Win
Bayer Leverkusen – AEK Larnaca

St Liege to Win
St Liege – Akhisar Belediye

 


The games end in the following results:

AC Milan 3 – 1 Olympiakos
As expected, Milan defeated Olympiakos at home ground in the Europa League group stages round 2, but the Serie A side failed to impress in the first half of the match. The Thrylos were the ones who took the lead, with Guerrero steering a bullet header from the centre of the box into the bottom right corner. Pepe Reina had no chance of stopping the shot. However, Genaro Gattuso’s men did well to come from behind and beat the Greek side at their Stadio San Siro, with the likes of Gonzalo Higuain and Patrick Cutrone helping the Rossoneri record their second win of the process. Cutrone scored the equalizer in the 70th minute of the match and six minutes later Higuain helped the Italian side take the lead. Only three minutes later Patrick Cutrone scored his second goal of the match and set up the final score.

14′ Guerrero 0 – 1
70′ Patrick Cutrone 1 – 1
76′ Gonzalo Higuain 2 – 1
79′ Patrick Cutrone 3 – 1

Bayer Leverkusen 4 – 2 AEK Larnaca
Bayer Leverkusen were desperate to bounce back from a 3-2 loss to Ludogorets and they managed to do so. The BayArena outfit outplayed AEK Larnaca at home ground on Thursday evening, but the Cypriotes scored the first goal of the match. Ivan Trickovski fired the ball inside the right post in the 25th minute of the match, but the hosts managed to equalize before the half-time break, with Kai Havertz finding the net for Heiko Herrlich’s troops. To make things even better for the fans, Alario scored the second for the Bundesliga side after 49 minutes, with the same player doubling Bayer’s lead in the 88th minute. However, that was not the last action of the match as two more goals were netted in the stoppage time. Raspas first scored for the visitors in the 91th minute and one minute later Julian Brandt put the game to bed.

25′ Ivan Trickovski 0 – 1
44′ Kai Havertz 1 – 1
49′ Lucas Alario 2 – 1
88′ Lucas Alario 3 – 1
90′ Dimitris Raspas 3 – 2
90′ Julian Brandt 4 – 2

St Liege 2 – 1 Akhisarspor
Standard Liege desperately needed a win against Akhisar of Turkey on Thursday evening and they managed to get one. The Red Devils opened the scoring after 17 minutes, with Renaud Emong finding the net from inside the box. However, Onur Ayik helped the visitors level the score 15 minutes later as he fired home from close range to make it 1:1. Standard Liege then went all-out attack and five minutes before the half-time break Moussa Djenepo scored the second goal for the hosts. Djenepo planted a brilliant header into the roof of the net, setting up the final score of the match. The visitors finished the match with ten men on the field as Mustafa Yumlu was sent off after 82 minutes. Taking everything into account, Standard picked up vital three points from their second group game despite failing to impress in Thursday’s clash.

17′ Renaud Emond 1 – 0
32′ Onur Ayik 1 – 1
40′ Moussa Djenepo 2 – 1

 


 

 

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Ligue 1 Season Preview 2018/2019

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2018/2019

If a good beginning makes a good end, this will be yet another successful season for PSG. Les Parisiens outclassed Monaco in the French Super Cup and they are now on a quest to defend their Ligue 1 title.

Paris Saint-Germain chiefs did remarkably well to keep hold of star players in the summer transfer window and, as a result, les Parisiens are considered No. 1 favourites to win the Ligue 1 trophy. Kylian Mbappe, the French rising star, impressed at the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals and the former Monaco man is widely expected to shine in the upcoming season. PSG have already won a trophy under new coach Thomas Tuchel as they hammered Monaco 4-0 in the French Super Cup. Seeing that Neymar and Edinson Cavani are still part of the Parc des Princes outfit, Thomas Tuchel’s men are likely to repeat the last season’s success.

Monaco, on the other hand, are determined to put an end to PSG’s dominance in the French top flight. Les Rouges et Blancs did well to sign the 2018 World Cup star Aleksandr Golovin, but regaining the domestic trophy is easier said than done. Monaco aim to secure yet another top 3 finish and given the quality of Leonardo Jardim’s team, they are definitely capable of meeting th goal. Radamel Falcao turned 32 in February, but the “Colombian Tiger” is still capable of making life difficult for opposition defenders.

Olympique Lyon did well to make it to the Champions League qualifiers in the last season finale and it remains to be seen if playing on four fronts is going to prove to be a big problem for les Gones. Lyon were scoring goals for fun in pre-season and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the 2018/2019 Ligue 1 campaign. The likes of Memphis Depay, Nabil Fekir and Mariano Diaz are still part of the Groupama Stadium outfit and they are likely to play an important role in the French elite division for yet another term.

Despite producing fine performances in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign, Olympique Marseille eventually failed to book their place in the Champions League. OM aim to make it to the elite competition this time out, but it has to be noted that only Duje Caleta-Car (centre-back) and Jordan Amavi (left-back) joined the club in the summer transfer window. Dimitri Payet was linked with a move to West Ham United, but the former Premier League ace is likely to stay at Stade Velodrome.

Reims and Nimes return to the French elite division and, no doubt, their main goal is to secure the Ligue 1 survival. Saint-Etienne want to continue where they left in the second half of the 2017/2018 season, whilst Bordeaux will be without Brazilian star Malcolm, who joined Barcelona earlier this summer.

Yet another entertaining Ligue 1 campaign is on the horizon and, one thing is for sure, the likes of Monaco, Olympique Lyon and Olympique Marseille will give 100% in order to prevent PSG from defending their trophy.

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2017/2018 (Second Half)

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2017/2018 (Second Half)

Against all odds, Monaco won the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 title, but they have slim chances of defending the trophy. Paris Saint-Germain have been impressive in the French top flight this season and it remains to be seen if les Rouges et Blancs are capable of making yet another miracle.

When Neymar signed for PSG in the summer nobody expected that the Brazilian superstar would have such a big influence to the team. The former Barca winger has been producing splendid performances in the Ligue 1 this season and he is on the right track to help les Parisiens regain the domestic trophy. Edinson Cavani is enjoying a season to remember as well as he scored 19 goals in 18 appearances for the capital club in the first half of the season. Yet another summer signing Kylian Mbappe is playing an important role in Unai Emery’s team as well and seeing that PSG are nine points clear of second-place Monaco in the standings ahead of their first game of the year, there is every chance les Parisiens are going to win their seventh Ligue 1 trophy.

Monaco chiefs were forced to sell several first-team regulars in the summer transfer window and many people expected that les Rouges at Blancs would struggle in the French top flight this season. Nonetheless, the title holders have been proving their worth on the field week by week and they are on the right track to book their place in the Champions League. Leonardo Jardim’s men have been scoring goals for fun in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play in the remainder of the season. Radamel Falcao is not getting any younger and the Colombian attacker, who has netted 15 goals in the French top flight so far this term, will be the man to watch in Leonardo Jardim’s team in upcoming league fixtures.

Olympique Lyon and Olympique Marseille, the two fierce rivals, will give their best to finish the season in top three. Unlike previous seasons, les Gones have been impressive on the travels in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign and we believe that they will book their place in the Champions League if they continue with splendid performances on the road in the remainder of the season. Rudi Garcia’s men, on the other hand, are a real force to be reckoned with at home, but their displays on the travels leave a lot to be desired and that is the main reason why we do not believe OM will secure a top-three finish.

Speaking of the battle for survival, Metz made a very slow start to the season, but they have been showing signs of improvement. Back-to-back wins over Montpellier and Strasbourg helped them regain a much-needed confidence, but they are still eight points behind the “safe zone” in the Ligue 1 standings. Angers have been playing below expectations in the national championship this term, but coach Stephane Moullin has a number of quality players to choose from and we believe Les Scoistes are going to secure the top flight survival. Lille are expected to rise from the dead as well, whilst Troyes and Amiens should be considered candidates to suffer relegation to Ligue 2 as they do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment.

Paris Saint Germain’s Tridente: The new kids on the block

Paris Saint Germain’s Tridente: The new kids on the block

Paris Saint-Germain chiefs did well to reinforce the squad in the summer transfer window and trio Edinson Cavani – Kylian Mbappe – Neymar looks unstoppable at the start of the season. Les Parisiens are eager to go all the way in the Champions League this term and the aforementioned Tridente is definitely capable of helping the Ligue 1 side win their first ever trophy in the elite competition..

Edinson Cavani

After scoring no more than 19 goals in the 2015/2016 Ligue 1 campaign, Edinson Cavani impressed in the French top flight last term. In Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s absence the Uruguayan attacker established himself as PSG key striker and it has to be noted that he netted 35 goals in 36 appearances for the capital club in the national championship last term. Edinson Cavani continues where he left last season and he has been scoring goals for fun in all competitions this season. The former Napoli attacker has been having much more clear-cut opportunities to score ever since Kylian Mbappe and Neymar joined the squad and, taking everything into account, yet another successful season is ahead of Cavani.

Neymar

When PSG signed Neymar from Barcelona in a £200m world-record deal, nobody expected that the Brazilian ace would pay-off. However, the pacey winger has been producing terrific performances with les Parisiens and, no doubt, he is capable of bringing glory days back to Parc des Princes. Neymar is helping PSG improve their game and he is likely to play key role in Unai Emery’s team in the 2017/2018 Champions League campaign. The big-money signing needs to remain injury-free and that should be the key to Paris Saint Germain’s success in the elite competition this season. Neymar scored his first ever Champions League goal with PSG in a 5-0 win over Celtic, with the Brazilian ace finding the net in a 3-0 victory over star-studded Bayern Munich as well. Neymar is always attacking, he is always on the move and it is more than obvious that his class is pushing les Parisiens forward.

Kylian Mbappe

Last but not least is Kylian Mbappe, who signed a loan deal with Paris Saint Germain ahead of a £166.4m transfer from Monaco next summer and the 18-year-old France international is widely expected to shine in the 2017/2018 season with les Parisiens. The teen sensation is very fast with and without the ball, and his explosive turn of pace is always giving him advantage over opposition defenders. Mbappe is undisputedly the piece of the puzzle Paris Saint-Germain were missing and he proved his worth in the 3-0 crushing of Bayern Munich. The French rising star is on the right track to become one of the best strikers in the football history, but PSG coach Unai Emery must warn him against complacency.

PSG chiefs obviously have big ambitions for the 2017/2018 Champions League campaign and aforementioned Tridente is widely expected to impress in the elite competition. Given the pace, technique and finishing of each of the three PSG attackers Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe, it is no surprise they are considered the best trio in the Champions League.

 

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2017/2018

Ligue 1 Season Preview 2017/2018

Against all odds Monaco won the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 title, with the team putting an end to PSG’s dominance in French football. Les Rouges et Blancs are on a quest to defend their trophy, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of repeating the success.

Monaco were producing splendid displays in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League last term. Les Rouges et Blancs finished the season in top position in the standings, eight points clear of star-studded PSG, while making it to the semi-finals of the elite competition. The likes of Mendy, Bernardo Silva, Bakayoko and Germain all left the club in the summer transfer window, while last season’s top scorer Kylian Mbappe is heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. Without the talented attacker up front Monaco would have slim chances of defending their Ligue 1 title as he will be sorely missed in the 2017/2018 campaign.

Paris Saint Germain are eager to regain the domestic title. Les Parisiens have big ambitions for the upcoming season and the club chiefs are determined to reinforce the squad. Barcelona superstar is on PSG’s radar and the Parc des Princes outfit are seen as main favourites to sign the Brazilian. The club management has already signed Juventus full-back Dani Alves and Real Sociedad left-back Yuri this summer, whilst Barcelona are keen on bringing PSG midfielder Marco Verratti to Camp Nou. Anyhow, les Parisiens are considering No. 1 favourites to win the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 title as Monaco are unlikely to keep hold of their first-team regulars.

It has been seven years since Olympique Marseille won their last domestic title. OM owners did well to add several top-class players in the January transfer window, with Premier League ace Dimitri Payet joining the Stade Velodrome outfit. Payet is likely to play the main role in Rudi Garcia’s team, whilst latest signing Vincent Germain should pose a big threat for opposition defenders as well. Many people believe that the time has come for Olympique Marseille to bring glory days back to Stade Velodrome and I predict that they will record a good result in the 2017/2018 Ligue 1 campaign. Taking everything into account, OM are definitely capable of finishing the season in top three and booking their place in the Champions League.

Nice impressed in the national championship last term, with the team finishing the season in third place in the standings. Les Aiglons take on Ajax in the Champions League third qualifying round and upcoming matches against the Eredivisie club will be anything but a walk in the park for Lucien Favre’s troops. Mario Balotelli is still part of the team, but Younes Belhanda, who was producing scintillating showings in the 2016/2017 Ligue 1 campaign, joined Galatasaray earlier this summer. Coach Lucien Favre still has a number of high-profile footballers to choose from and I would not be surprised if les Aiglones book their place in European competitions.

Olympique Lyon head into the new season without their top scorer and key player Alexandre Lacazette. The new Arsenal attacker will be sorely missed in the 2017/2018 season and I do not believe that les Gones are going to win their first Ligue 1 title since 2008. Taking everything into account, Paris Saint Germain, who managed to keep hold of their star players in the summer transfer window, are widely expected to regain the domestic trophy, but, no doubt, yet another entertaining season is on the cards.