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2018 World Cup: Final

Sunday July 15th 2018 11 am France v Croatia A month long journey comes to an end Sunday. Our last two teams have survived 30 others to get to this final match. Croatia a perennial dark horse pick, has exceeded expectations and put themselves 90 minutes away from the pulling this thing off. Led by a midfield and target man with European and...

2018 World Cup: Semi Finals

Tuesday July 10 2018 2 pm France v Belgium Pick: Over 2.5 goals & France to advance -135   Wednesday July 11 2018 2 pm England v Croatia Pick: England to win +130

2018 World Cup: Quarterfinals

Friday July 6th 10am Uruguay v France I would have maybe given Uruguay a chance a here to pull it out but without Cavani they dont have enough offense to compete. France has too many weapons and they are actually showing up to play. Les Blues get it during regular time. Pick: France to win during regulation -106 2pm Brazil v Belgium Brazil was...

2018 World Cup: Round of 16

Saturday June 30th 10am France v Argentina Throughout this latest World Cup cycle Messi just cant get it done outside of La Liga. His teams have been underwhelming in the Champions League & Argentina was less than stellar during qualifying for this campaign. France looks like they finally might be able to put all that talent to good use. The...

2018 Champions League: Quarterfinal – 1st Leg April 2018

Champions League action picks up again this week as we get closer to the Final in Kiev. Just about all of these teams are playing some of their best ball of the year and look to continue against the best competition they will face all year. Bayern and Barca should make quick work of their opponents as they will they be over matched. Maybe a goal...

2017 Champions League: Group Stage – Matchday 3 Oct 2017

Back from the international break, Champions League action has returned. I don’t put much stock in these games as teams only had the weekend to play and get everyone back together. If you are looking for some mid week action I picked every game on the goal line. Some big favorites so picking the money line wouldn’t bring back a good...

2017 World Cup Qualifiers: USA v Panama

Friday October 6th 7:35 pm Orlando, Florida   Suggested Lineup and Formation Howard Yedlin        Cameron    Gonzalez    Villafana     Bradley      Arriola                Nagbe                     Pulisic                       Wood        Altidore   I ! I Believe! I Believe That ! …. You know the rest. It’s put up or shut up time for...

2017 Champions League: Group Stage – Matchday 2 Sept 2017

Group H:    APOEL home to Tottenham Tottenham looks to build on their opening match. Spurs will be without Alli and Vertonhgen who are on suspension. Its crucial they pick up 3 points as they have 2 games left against Real Madrid and 1 left versus Dortmund. Don’t be surprised if you see Llorente and Son start up top. They won’t be at...

2017 Champions League: Group Stage – Matchday 1 Sept 2017

Group E: Liverpool v Sevilla Liverpool took it on the chin this weekend against Man City. They were playing well until Mane kicked the opposing goalie in the face and received a straight red. Kloop will have his team ready and bounce back. They cant drop points here if they intend to win this weak group. Sevilla is their only competition and have...