For this week’s pick, we will turn our eyes to Belgium, to watch a match for the Pro League between Royal Excel Mouscron and KV Oostende. Let’s look at the numbers and try to pick the best choice: Our home team will be the 16th placed Mouscron. They have 7 wins, 9 draws, and 14 losses, 30 points in 30 games, with 27 goals scored and a terrible 45 conceded, which gives us a – 18 goal difference. There is not much we can say about them, they are average […]
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The 10th placed Gent is going to host the league leader, Club Brugge at Ghelamco Arena. In recent years, Gent has proven to be the kryptonite of the invincible team from Brugge. Let’s see if history will repeat itself. Having won 11 times, drawn 7 times, and lost 11 times, Gent is currently sitting in 10th place, trailing the 8th placed Waregem by only 3 points. The remaining fixtures are crucial for them as having a place in the top 8 means that they will have a place in the […]
We will be flying to Belgium this week to analyze a match between the 13th placed Eupen and the 2nd placed Genk. The visitors are coming off a disappointing draw and we have reasons to believe that they won’t stumble again. Having won 4 times, drawn 8 times, and lost 5 times, Eupen is having a mediocre campaign again. They are only 1 point clear away from the relegation zone and the fact that they have had two consecutive defeats doesn’t indicate that they are on the right track. The […]
The 2nd placed Club Brugge are going to be hosted by the 16th placed KV Mechelen counting for the 17th matchday of Belgium Jupiler League. The quality gap between these two teams is substantial, which is one of the reasons why we believe Club Brugge have the upper-hand. Starting off with the home team, KV Mechelen have won 3 times, drawn 5 times, and lost 7 times so far. Having conceded 28 goals, they are the third-worst defensive team in this league not to mention that they are below average […]
ХудожникJoleon Lescott hopes England can build on their victory in Norway by beating Belgium at Wembley in their final warm-up match before Euro 2012. England are 4/9 with bookmaker to win Saturday’s friendly international while Belgium can be backed at 7/1 to secure a victory. Lescott played a key role in helping Manchester City clinch the Premier League crown earlier this month and the former Everton and Wolves defender was arguably England’s star man during the 1-0 friendly win in Oslo. He hopes Roy Hodgson’s squad can continue to build […]
Portugal vs France In Group 3 of League A, Portugal welcomes France for a clash that could establish the winner of the group. The two teams are perfectly balanced with 10 points each after winning three matches each and a 0 – 0 result when France hosted Portugal in October. Looking at the most recent clash between these two teams, it’s hard to pick a favorite. The balance is extraordinary, with 10 shots and 3 shots on target each. However, looking at the results from the friendly games played earlier […]
Belgium v Israel – 13 October Israel slipped to fourth behind Bosnia and Herzegovina after losing at home to Cyprus at the weekend and must now win and hope the Bosnians drop points in Cyprus in order to claim a play-off place. However Belgium have a five year unbeaten record in qualifiers and the young, dynamic side will be aiming to continue to perform going into the Euros after disappointing in Brazil last year. It doesn’t help Israel’s chances that the country is in dire form at the moment – […]
Czech Republic v Turkey – 10 October The Czech Republic come into their penultimate Group A game secure in the knowledge that they will be playing in the finals. Group A’s surprise package Iceland means that Turkey and the Netherlands have been pushed back to content for a play-off spot, meaning that two of the continents stronger teams may not even make it to France. Turkey can confirm a play-off place with a game to spare if they can extend their two-point lead over the Netherlands. They have the superior […]
With Euro 2016 around the corner, this week brings the next round of qualifiers. We take a look at some of the more interesting fixtures below. Cyprus v Wales – Thursday 4th September It’s been awhile since Wales qualified for the finals of a major international tournament. In fact they’ve only done it once, and that was many decades ago. Currently Chris Coleman’s side are sitting pretty at the top of Group B, and they need just two wins from their next four games to see them through. First up […]
Tottenham star Gareth Bale remains upbeat about Wales’ chances of reaching the 2014 World Cup finals in Brazil but knows that victory against Serbia is vital to their hopes.
Wales lost their opening qualifier against Belgium 2-0 with Vincent Kompany …