English Premier League Week 9 Preview

Written by Damien Kayat for @Hollywoodbets.

The Premier League exploded last week, awash with goal-laden spectacles that couldn’t help but capture the imagination of the collective footballing consciousness. QPR somehow contrived to lose against a dire Liverpool side, a team whose aura of perpetual supremacy was finally muted by the gargantuan Madrid in midweek. Chelsea continued in metronomic fashion while Southampton’s reputation skyrocketed following their demolition of a hapless Sunderland side; Sunderland have promised to reimburse last weekend’s travelling supporters, which may offer some economic respite but will not diminish the broader psychological torment experienced. Harry Redknapp’s post-match explosion is a clear indication that he is receptive to the ominous media speculation that he seems so adamant to dismiss. This weekend sees no shortage of crucial encounters, the epic tussle at Old Trafford set to pit the tactical mastery of Mourinho against the financial power of Louis Van Gaal.

Telkom Knockout 2014: Quarter-Finals Preview

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The Telkom Knockout reaches the quarter-final stage this weekend. All the big guns are still in the tournament and have avoided each other in the quarter-finals due to the seeding system for the draws. Kaizer Chiefs host Telkom Knockout holders Platinum Stars, while Orlando Pirates entertain Ajax Cape Town in Soweto. In the other ties, Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns welcome embattled AmaZulu, and Bidvest Wits face visiting SuperSport United in the most evenly weighted of the fixtures. Please note at the time of writing the below teams had not played their midweek league matches.

Manchester United vs Chelsea Preview

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Manchester United vs Chelsea | Sunday 26 October | Old Trafford | 18:00

League leaders Chelsea travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to take on Manchester United in a mouth-watering showdown. These sides shared the spoils the last time they met at Old Trafford in a boring 0-0 draw, but with the attacking talent on show this time it has all the makings of an entertaining match that will leave you at the edge of your seat.

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona Preview

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona | Saturday 25 October | Santiago Bernabeu Stadium | 18:00

No introduction needed for this historic rivalry. Mighty Real Madrid and giants Barcelona contest one of the biggest occasions on the football calendar—a game eagerly anticipated before pundits endlessly dissect it in the days and weeks that follow. On Saturday, the two clubs will go head-to-head in an epic encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time this season. Glitz, glamour and prestige are always a part of this mouth-watering fixture, and this year fans will be hoping they get more of the same.

La Liga Week 9 Preview

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The El Clasico seems to be happening at just the right time as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look to be in red-hot form. Ronaldo netted his fourteenth and fifteenth goals to set a record start in a Spanish league season, while Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer. Messi is now poised to equal Telmo Zarra's milestone 251 goals, a record that has stood since 1955, when Barca travel to face Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Barca lead the La Liga standings, four points ahead of third-place Real Madrid, while Sevilla occupy second spot with a point more than Los Blancos.

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2 Preview

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The first round of the Rugby Championship Cup proved a tame one with regards to predictability, all the results going the way of the favourites for a change. The Sale Sharks came painstakingly close to delivering the competition’s first upset, but a menacing Munster side had other ideas. The visitors staged a magnificent second half rally to pull back within a couple of points of their hosts, but as the clock ran out a cracking last-play forty meter Ian Keatley drop goal secured Munster yet another of their trademark last-gasp victories. Ospreys took an early lead on the consolidated standings by claiming the most convincing win of the opening round, outclassing the troubled Treviso 45-7 at Liberty Stadium. But it was Glasgow’s emphatic 37-10 home victory over Bath that made the biggest statement of the weekend, with the Scots shaping up to be a real threat to the existing European club rugby hierarchy. This week brings with it several exciting clashes, meaning a greater chance of upsets and decent returns for the more brazen punters out there.

Fairview Sunday 26th October Best Bets




Winning Form brings you their best tips for Fairview's racing on Sunday the 26th of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

Kenilworth Saturday 25th October Best Bets


Winning Form brings you their best tips for Kenilworth's racing on Saturday the 25th of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

Turffontein Inside Saturday 25th October Best Bets




Winning Form brings you their best tips for Turffontein Inside's racing on Saturday the 25th of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

Currie Cup 2014 Final: Western Province vs Lions Preview

Western Province vs Golden Lions | Saturday 25 October | Newlands, Cape Town | 17:00

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A colossal clash in Cape Town this Saturday fittingly wraps up what has been one of the most fiercely contested title races in recent history, and you couldn’t find two more deserving finalists. Western Province bulldozed their way through the opposition from the first round of clashes to finish comfortably in pole at the close of the regular season, before powering past a passionate Bulls side in the semis to book a spot in their third consecutive final. The Lions finished just three points shy of Province on the log, but have hands down been the most thrilling side in this year’s competition, crashing across the whitewash a whopping 44 times before advancing to the knockout stages. There they flew over for another six tries as they unceremoniously disposed of the defending champions with a brutal 50-20 thumping at Ellis Park. This is will be the third time these two collide this season, Province having drawn first blood back in round three with a commanding 27-14 home victory, while the Lions got their own back a few weeks later when they served Province their first taste of defeat for the year in a narrow 35-33 win at Ellis Park.

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Fairview Friday 24th October Best Bets


Winning Form brings you their best tips for Fairview's racing on Friday the 24th of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.