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Again, I've been manic all day so won't have an opportunity to post a preview but I do like the look of the following games:
1) Brentford to Win or Brentford to score 2+ Goals
2) Chelsea and Sunderland Over 2.5 Match Goals
3) Derby to beat Leeds
4) QPR Win
5) Wycombe Win or to score 2+goals
6) Cittadella vs Brescia BTTS
7) Bolton and Huddersfield Over 2.5 Match Goals
8) Barnsley and Scunny Over 2.5 Match Goals (Yorkshire Derby) or Scunny to score 2+ goals as Barnsley are very poor at the back
9) Kuban vs Torpedo Moscow BTTS
10) Reading Not To Lose
11) Carlisle to Win
12) Burton Not to Lose
13) Wigan Win
I will post my bets on a separate page on Saturday morning. Just ideas at the moment....
Frank WARREN brings up two excellent match-ups this Saturday night. The card has been billed as ‘Bad Blood’ and lets hope it lives up to expectations. The Tony BELLEW Vs Nathan CLEVERLEY fight was a massive anti-climax and as a paying subscriber to BOXNATION and SKY SPORTS I can’t stomach another twelve rounds of mediocre action.
As always I’m not going to talk about the build-up and all the other Boxing chit-chat you can search on the Internet yourself as you guys only want the winner’s right? Well, let’s see if I can pick two out of two.
TYSON FURY V DERECK CHISORA
Tyson Fury is an undefeated British Heavyweight boxer. He talks the talks and usually walks the walk. He is ranked in the top ten by all four governing bodies. He is a very good all-round boxer and provides good entertainment to the casual fan because you’ll often see him climbing off the canvas to win his boxing matches. Ever since watching Tyson as four-fight novice, I distinctly remember two massive weaknesses in his armory; He leans far too much and leaves himself exposed. Fortunately for Fury he only has Dereck CHISORA dishing out the punches. I don’t mean that in a derogatory way as I think CHISORA is a fantastic boxer but he’ll be first to admit he is not a one-punch knock out artist. The man from FINCHLEY is more of a concussive puncher, which means he’ll probably two or three punches if he was to knockout the man ranked 12th in the Heavyweight Division.
These two have already met three years and Fury won a points decision. Fury was a novice boxer and CHISORA turned up in the worst shape of his life. I remember watching the fight on Channel 5 and recall it being a rather dull fight but I believe the re-match will be significantly better. FURY has been rather inactive of late with several fights being cancelled whereas CHISORA has been relatively active and has dispatched ranked contenders Malik SCOTT and Kevin JOHNSON away with ease. CHISORA is in the latter stages of his career now and this is his (realistic) chance of securing of a fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
For me there isn’t a stonewall certainty here. If I ‘m going to have a punt then I’d be looking at the 4/5 on offer for the fight to progress into round 10 with both fighters on their fight. I think both fighters will have their moments but I’m slightly concerned about Fury’s inactivity but I think the taller man will prevail and earn another points decision. William Hill’s are offering 6/1 on FURY hitting the canvas at some point but still winning the fight. Considering he spends a lot of time on the mat I think this is worth a couple of quid.
BILLY JOE SAUNDERS V CHRIS EUBANK JNR
Chris Eubank’s price has come plummeting down since 4pm this afternoon. I have read a lot of articles on this fight over the last week and the majority is swaying towards Saunders and I can see why. The Hatfield based fighter has fought the far superior boxers in all of his professional fights in comparison to Eubank Jnr. SAUNDERS is on the cusp of a World Title shot and I think a win on Saturday will get him a fight with one of the big boys. I’m stuck on the fence in relation to this bout because I genuinely can’t pick a winner. A part of me says Billy Joe is going to outbox him and outwork and win a landslide decision. However, there is a big chance that SAUNDERS may want to have a scrap at some point during the fight and that could be his undoing. I have watched the footage and couldn’t help but notice the size of Eubank in comparison to his opponent. Chris looked a lot bigger than Saunders in terms of size and stature. In my opinion Saunders looked like a light middleweight where as Eubank Jnr looked like a Super Middleweight so I’m not sure how much of a difference this will make come Fight Night. One of my favourite boxers Nick Blackwell had this to say on the matter; “I’ve fought and sparred Billy Joe and also sparred Eubank five or six times so I’m well positioned to analyse this.
Eubank hasn’t fought anyone near Billy Joe Saunders’s level. Neither are ‘one punch’ bangers but I give Chris the edge in power. However, he really loads up. The more we sparred, the more I started to get on top. In our last spar I was pushing him back and beating him up.
Billy Joe is a lot better technically, has better footwork, plus an edge is speed and work rate. He punches in snappy combos and, whereas previously he’s only trained at 50%, he’s really licked himself into shape for this, over in Spain.
It might start like a chess match but Billy Joe will gradually take Eubank to places he’s not been before; outbox him and make him look silly. If Eubank is as tough as his old man, he’ll not get stopped but Saunders will win clearly.” (Source Boxingnewsonline.co.uk)
Who will win? I don’t actually know, so at the moment there isn’t a bet for me but at a push I would say Saunders by a points decision. I would do round betting but the odds are pretty shocking.
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