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Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels. An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.

Gayle’s absence gives Villa the edge

Aston Villa’s dramatic comeback in Saturday’s first leg against West Brom could give them the psychological edge heading into the return clash as the two Midlands rivals attempt to reach the Championship play-off final. Dwight Gayle’s first-half goal had given the Baggies the lead at Villa Park but two goals in the last 15 minutes […]

Villa and Rams to take control

Aston Villa and Derby County can take the initiative in their Championship play-off matches against West Brom and Leeds United respectively on Saturday. Villa are the form team heading into the play-offs, winning 10 games in a row to surge up from 11th in the table in early March to finish fifth, although they did […]

Rested Barca to finish Reds off

Liverpool will no doubt put on a good show at Anfield against Barcelona on Tuesday but the La Liga champions have the ability to ride out the storm and reach the Champions League final for the fifth time in the last 14 years. Jurgen Klopp’s team were a little unfortunate to lose last week’s semi-final […]

Hazard to keep Blues on track

It may almost have been by default but Chelsea now find themselves in the box seat to finish fourth this season and they can edge closer to that aim by beating FA Cup finalists Watford on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri opted to use Eden Hazard from the substitutes’ bench in Thursday’s Europa League draw at Eintracht […]

Vibrant Ajax to shock tired Spurs

Nine months after they started their Champions League campaign in the second qualifying round with a 5-1 aggregate victory against Sturm Graz, Ajax can move closer to reaching the final in Madrid by beating Tottenham on Tuesday. It has been an incredible run by Erik ten Hag’s team, who held Bayern Munich to two draws […]

Misfiring Gunners to lose again

Recent results have suggested that Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea are not too bothered about playing in the Champions League next season but they all have the opportunity to get back on track on Sunday. Chelsea currently occupy fourth spot in the Premier League but they have hardly been in great form recently, losing five […]

Spurs to sink sorry Seagulls

Tottenham can enhance their top-four hopes and deepen Brighton’s relegation fears by easing to a routine victory against Chris Hughton’s shot-shy side on Tuesday. Spurs have not been in great form in the Premier League recently, with Saturday’s 1-0 loss at Manchester City being their fifth away defeat in a row. However, they have of […]

Solid Reds to batter Bluebirds

Liverpool‘s trip to Cardiff City on Sunday is probably the hardest test they have left in the Premier League this season – but it is one Jurgen Klopp’s team can come through with flying colours. Liverpool to win 3-0 @ 19/4 The Bluebirds may have enhanced their hopes of avoiding the drop by winning at […]

Emery to enjoy good fortune in Naples

Arsenal may have struggled away from home this season but they have the ability to score in Stadio San Paolo which should be enough to see them past Napoli and confirm their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League for the second campaign in a row. Only Liverpool and Manchester City have scored more […]

Ajax to triumph in Turin

Ajax have been outstanding in this season’s Champions League and they could claim another famous scalp by knocking Juventus out of the competition on Tuesday. The youthful and exuberant Dutch side stunned Real Madrid in the last round and were a little unfortunate to only draw last week’s quarter-final first leg against the Old Lady […]