Odds Alpha #1

Odds Alpha #1


A defeat for league leaders Arsenal over the weekend topped the headlines, whilst Harry Kane’s crucial goal was the difference in his side’s victory against the current Premier League Champions, Manchester City. Kane’s winning goal also finally took him past Jimmy Greaves as Tottenham’s all-time top goalscorer, a poignant moment for the England captain.

This week promises to be no different to last, with more bumper action to enjoy throughout the week. Man Utd will play the recently manager-less Leeds twice in 5 days as their rearranged fixture from earlier in the season takes place on Wednesday night. United will then make the trip down the M62 to Elland Road on Sunday afternoon for a 2pm KO.

In the Wednesday evening fixture, I think Man Utd can give the struggling leeds a good seeing to. They have been in incredible form of late and are pushing for a title charge with the two clubs above them both beaten at the weekend.

The Selection: Manchester United -1.5 vs. Leeds United

Details: Wednesday 8th February at 8pm GMT

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Arsenal will hope to get back to winning ways with 7th placed side Brentford making the trip to the Emirates for the 3pm KO on Saturday afternoon. As if things couldn’t go any worse for Klopp’s Liverpool side at the moment, they will host their bitter rivals, Everton, at Anfield on Monday evening, starting at 8pm GMT. A defeat at home in their derby fixture would surely leave their owners asking serious questions, although they themselves want out at the moment too…chaos.


Away from the footballing world, the second round of Six Nations Rugby games will draw the attention of many. Steve Borthwick’s England team will hope to make amends for their loss at home against Scotland as Italy travel to Twickenham. Italy made a promising start to their campaign against France, going down narrowly in a fiercely fought contest. However, they have never beaten England in competitive rugby. Surely they couldn’t, could they?

There were no hiccups for Ireland as their visit to Cardiff was a resounding success, finishing 34-10 in the visitors’ favour. Ireland vs. France at 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon could well be the deciding fixture of the whole competition. Should Ireland win, they will be strong favourites to go all the way and bag the grand slam. Scotland looked strong against England and can be expected to dismiss the travelling Welsh side. Scotland’s team is at the peak of their power. If they are going to win the Six Nations with this generation, they need to do it this year.

Selection: Scotland -10.5 vs. Wales @ 2.51

The Details: Saturday 11th February at 4.45pm GMT

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Last but certainly not least in this week’s preview is the Super Bowl, the biggest prize in American Football. Patrick Mahomes, MVP in 2018, has led his side to a third superbowl in four seasons with this year’s title charge. However, the bookies currently have the Kansas City Chiefs as slight outsiders compared to the Philadelphia Eagles after two convincing performances from the Eagles in their last two games. This should be no easy task for the Eagles, however, as the Chiefs have been ruthless in ensuring tight victories in almost every one of their recent games. I think Kansas’s recent form can prove itself telling. They have been the masters of cagey affairs and I expect them to come out on top, just.

The Selection: Kansas City Chiefs to WIN @ 2.09

Details: Sunday 12th February at 11.30pm GMT

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It should be a feisty encounter to close out the weekend’s sport with a typically extravagant super bowl halftime show being headlined by the superstar Barbadian singer, Rihanna.

Note: Odds stated in this article we're accurate at the time of writing