The weekend is finally here! Which means one thing, it's time for DST's Premier League picks! This week we had a rough time in our Champions League picks, and I hold my hand up, but it's time for our sweet redemption as we will break down three games and tell you who to bet on. But it doesn't stop there, as if you need any advice for the other seven games or any matches around the world, DM us on Twitter at DST_Tweets, and we will get back to you with everything you need to know. Even though the top four looks solidified there are still many places in the table to fight for as we get into the home stretch of the season.
Chelsea F.C. @ Southampton F.C.
It's been a pretty rough few weeks for Chelsea. Since being bounced out of the Champions League, they have been beaten by their biggest rivals Tottenham and drew West Ham to pretty much solidify them as out of the Top Four race. Now they take on Southampton in a tune-up for next weeks Semi-final match between the two as the home team (Southampton) try to get out of the relegation zone with a win. This is a bizarre game for many reasons, but the main one is that a draw doesn't help either team. For Chelsea to make top four they will need immense luck but also will need to win out, and Southampton are three points inside the relegation zone, which means they can't be looking for one point anymore, they need to go out and get three points. For Southampton playing the big teams is never easy, but when you also add they are the second worst home team, this mountain seems too hard to climb.
Prediction: 2-0 Chelsea
Manchester City F.C. @ Tottenham Hotspur F.C.
This entire season, I didn't think I was going say this, but I am so here it goes: "Manchester City go into this game in awful form as they have lost three games in a row." I know, this is a crazy statement, but it's also a fact, so this has turned into a must-win game because even though they are winning the league, you want to walk over the finish line proudly, not beaten, bloody and limping. Now they travel down to London to face the hottest team in the Premier League in Tottenham Hotspur in what could be the game that all but clinches Tottenham in the top four next season. The big news going into this game is Manchester City's injuries; they will be without John Stones and Sergio Agüero. They will also be without their best defensive midfielder; Fernandinho as he is suspended for the next two games. Tottenham, on the other hand, is in excellent form and have one of the hottest players in the world in Christian Eriksen. The big factor in this game for me is defense, this City defense looks terrible, and I don't see enough right now to give them a clean sheet, so for me, it will come down to the most amount of goals, and for that reason, I see Tottenham shocking the world.
Prediction: 3-2 Tottenham
Stoke City F.C. @ West Ham United F.C.
West Ham (-105)
For most of the year, West Ham was a joke, they were just a bunch of pissed off Brexiters watching their shit team and occasionally trying to attack their players and owners, but now everything has changed. Who would have thought getting beat so badly by Burnley would be the best thing to happen to your team. Since then they have flown up the table thanks to players like Marko Arnautović and Arthur Masuaku being the catalyst they need as they are pretty much safe. Stoke, on the other hand, looks like they will be relegated, they have one of the worst/unorganized teams we have seen in a while, and honestly, I think I speak for most people when I say, it's about the damn game they get relegated! If you go by skill, form, and matchups, they will only be one winner, and I agree, it's West Ham.
Prediction: 2-0 West Ham
Annnnnd exhale. Wow, what a day of UEFA Champions League on Tuesday as we had upsets, comebacks, and of course, a little controversy that keeps the world going round! If you have been living under a rock and didn't know, we saw Manchester City lose their third game in a row as they were knocked out by Mo Salah and Liverpool. But by far the biggest news was that Barcelona CHOKED against underdogs Roma as they lost 3-0 to go to the next round instead of the Spanish (probably should get used to using the term Catalonian) giants. Now we turn to Wednesday as we have Real Madrid vs. Juventus and the game we will be previewing Sevilla vs. Bayern Munich. We are here to break down everything so please, come and join us on this journey and let us help you make some money (and maybe learn a thing too).
Sevilla FC @ FC Bayern Munich [Agg 2-1 to Bayern]
The life of a Bayern Munich player, fan and coach is one that is pretty exclusive and "different" than most or even every club in the world. Since forever, Bayern Munich has ruled Germany, obviously along the way they have been hiccups but they have a strong hold on the German game, and it seems like it will be that way for many more years. Due to this, the triumph of winning the Bundesliga (which they did last weekend) may be a joy and an incredible thing for most teams, but for them, it's normal. For teams like Bayern, they will always be graded by one thing, how they do in Europe. For this reason, Pep Guardiola will always be known as a bit of a failure in Germany due to never lifting this trophy in his three years at the club. So now with Manchester City, Barcelona, PSG and most likely Juventus out, you look at Bayern and Madrid as the smartest choices to win this competition, but usually you would think Bayern would stomp over a team that is seventh place in Spain, but this year has shown you can't count anyone out. Luckily for Bayern, they take a massive 2-1 advantage back to the Allianz Arena which is the perfect scenario for them. If there's one thing Bayern can do is use their Centerbacks to win the ball and quickly spray the ball to Thiago, Mueller or one of their speedy wide players to make one of the scariest counter attacks in the world, and funny enough Sevilla will see that first hand, and that's just a fact. With Sevilla needing AT LEAST two goals they will need to push forward which we have seen when Dortmund played Bayern is like hand feeding a shark, it's pretty much only a matter of time before you get bit and lose your arm. When you look at these odds, you may ask yourself, "where am I getting value for money," and I see it in two places, the spread (-1.5) and props. The one prop that sticks out to me is that Thomas Müller is 15/4 to score the first goal, which I think is worth slapping a few bucks on that. In conclusion, we all know there is no fun in betting something that's so heavy like Bayern ML, so if you are like me, go with the spread, and some fun props, and of course if you need any help on props, DM us on Twitter at DST_Tweets, and we will be sure to help or look below where I will place all my bets for this match.
Official Prediction: 3-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich -1.5: (-105)
Game Total (3.0): OVER (-125)
First Goal Scorer: Thomas Müller (15/4)
There are times where you need to put your hands up and accept defeat. In the words of many (cause I'm too lazy to look up who exactly said this), "you are only good as your last fight," and even though this year we have been red hot with picks and predictions we had a ROUGH weekend. BUT we are here to turn it around as we will preview the Liverpool vs. Manchester City match on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.
Liverpool F.C. @ Manchester City F.C.
Manchester City (-211)
It was an extremely bad week for Manchester City. I mean, like super bad, and not just for their standards (which is not beating a team by a million goals), but by normal standards, as they were smoked 3-0 in the Champions League in their first leg against Liverpool and choked a 2-0 lead to their rivals Manchester United and lost 3-2. Which meant they now have to wait for two more games before they have a chance to clinch the Premier League title. This Manchester City team worries me, on paper they are the best team in the league, but for the last month, we have started to see laziness and complacency which in the Premier League and especially the Champions League you can't do. In saying this, when their backs are against the wall, their players usually step up. Now in this game, Manchester City will need to go attacking as they need to score 3 or even more if Liverpool score to move on to the Semi-finals of the Champions League. Luckily, it looks like Mo Salah will not start for Liverpool, and for City, all of their big boys are fit and ready to host Liverpool. I am not the one to call a crazy comeback, but if you look at the game on paper, City are better, and they will push Liverpool's already squeaky defense. Will they go through? Who fucking knows, but will they win? Hell yes.
Prediction: 2-0 Manchester City
Manchester City ML
Manchester City -1
First goalscorer: Sergio Agüero
Manchester City to go through (YOLO am I right?)
It's time! The weekend has finally come, the day that the Champions can be crowned! This weekend there are many story lines to look forward too, but mainly there is the most important Manchester Derby ever. You may ask yourself, why? Its because if Manchester City win they have won the Barclays Premier League! Of course we will cover that game, but of course, we won't stop there, we will have more picks and more previews to help keep our 100% win record gong for the Premier League since the International Break!
Liverpool F.C. @ Everton F.C.
On the power rankings of awesome weeks, it's hard to say Liverpool isn't number one. In the Premier League they won at Crystal Palace, but obviously, more importantly, they SMASHED Manchester City 3-0 at home in the first leg of their Quarter Final matchup of the Champions League. Now they try to round out their great week with beating their struggling neighbors in Everton. Usually, it's tough to judge this derby, but this season, this is one of the most one-sided matches we have seen in this fixture in a while. Everton are slumping, they are lost and need a reboot during the summer, and Liverpool are the complete opposite, I don't see much of a chance for the Blues.
Prediction: 2-0 Liverpool
Manchester United F.C. @ Manchester City F.C.
Tomorrow, at 12:30 Eastern Standard Time (which is the most important time zone some would say) the ball will be kicked, and at the end of 90 minutes, we may have crowned the kings of England for 2018. This will probably be the only time I say this, but boy do Manchester City need this win, they were thumped by Liverpool 3-0 in their first game of the Champions League and seemed to be out of that competition, so they need to bounce back and make their fans happy again. Luckily they will have some good news as Raheem Sterling is rumored to be back in the starting eleven and Sergio Agüero is back and will most likely start over Jesus. I can sit here for days and suck off Manchester City for being the best, cause they are, but I won't now, I'll do it tomorrow after they win the Barclays Premier League.
Prediction: 1-0 Manchester City
West Ham United F.C. @ Chelsea F.C.
West Ham: (+979)
Chelsea vs. West Ham is a pretty big derby on most weekends, two teams that are from London that band together to make Jew jokes and hate on Tottenham. But now they are enemies for the weekend as West Ham try to pull themselves fully out of the relegation scrap and Chelsea try to redeem themselves after being beaten by Spurs. For me, I do think West Ham will stay up, mainly due to Marko Arnautović who has been on top of the world this month and who is finally showing how good and consistent he can be. In saying this, Chelsea is too good, and at home, I only see one winner.
Prediction: 3-0 Chelsea
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It was an incredible weekend for Tottenham fans, they seem to have solidified themselves in the Champions League next year, Harry Kane is back and it seems like Dele Alli is back in top form. Sadly, with every time Tottenham do something great people/pundits always try to diminish their accomplishments with complaints. The two favorite for the haters do use are "but what have they won?" or "everyone will leave," but now people are finally realizing how stupid that is, they need to find something else, and this time it was a chant about one of Chelsea's players, Marcos Alonso. For people that may not know, Marcos Alonso On May 2nd, 2011 was involved in a car accident due to him being extremely drunk in Spain that ended in the death of a young girl. Obviously, it is a terrible situation, and we all feel for that poor girl's family, but is the situation fair game? The chant goes as follows:
"He murdered a girl; he murdered a girl, Marcos Alonso he murdered a girl."
By this notion, it's fair game; there is no talk about the girl, her family, or anything, it is simply reacting to someones selfish and poor decisions which if it were ANYONE else, would have most likely been put in jail. Even though Chelsea fans will love to make Spurs fans look like the bad ones, but you are allowed to give people criticism people for their actions, what you can't do is attack people for things they can't control like when Chelsea fans make Hitler remarks to Jewish Tottenham fans or when they don't allow black people on trains in Paris. Sadly, as a Spurs fan, I am used to it now, everyone tries to make us the bad ones even though we aren't, these chants are fair game, I mean, you murder someone and instead of prison you get a bunch of drunk Englishmen in Stone Island jackets yelling at you? Yeah, seems like a pretty fair trade-off.
We will be back to picks for this weekend with a few extra ones to celebrate our hot streak, thank you for the support!
We had a successful weekend in the world of Soccer gambling; we picked Burnley ML, Spurs ML, and a sexy prop bet of Dele Alli to score for Spurs. Now we try to keep our good luck going as we have a preview and our pick for the Bayern Munich match as they travel to Spain to play Sevilla in the first leg of the Champions League quarter finals. So sit back, relax and enjoy another incredible pick.
FC Bayern Munich @ Sevilla FC
Bayern Munich: (-168)
Out of the two games today, this one will be under the radar. We have two teams that in theory should be happy as they have made it this far, but that's not the case. These teams are in very different situations as Sevilla is coming off a 2-2 draw with Barcelona, which in theory seems good but they choked a lead in that game and should have won. They are now in seventh place in La Liga and seem like they will not be in Europe next year and it is mathematically impossible to make the top four in Spain as of this weekend. Bayern Munich, on the other hand has been cruising as they are on their way to another league championship. They are coming off a dominant, and somewhat sad 6-0 win over Borussia Dortmund. I like Sevilla, they are a decent team with a great striker in Wissam Ben Yedder, but there are levels in this world and Bayern are just another level, even away from home.
Prediction: 3-0 Bayern Munich
When I close my eyes and think about Tottenham's Dele Alli (which happens like 15 times a day), this is exactly what comes to mind, a player who is talented, passionate and most importantly hated by everyone around him. Dele is a player that has the Sean Avery/ Draymond Green effect, if you don't have him on your team, you probably hate him, but if he is on your team, you will give up your first child to keep him at your club. I said this during my audio preview of the game, with Harry Kane out, Dele had to step up, especially when it seems like the entire English media is shitting on him for pretty much no reason. So the 21-year-old did what he seems like he always does and shuts up his haters with a huge two-goal performance.
Now on to the picture, it's perfect, there aren't many things that get me going more than England's public enemy number one taunting Chelsea fans who all look like they had to drop their "Brexit Means Brexit" signs at home before going to to the match.
At the end of the day, I love that Dele is hated, all they are doing is pushing him closer to Tottenham. When the entire world is attacking him for being overrated and being kind of a dick on the pitch, and you have a few thousands of Spurs fans screaming his name constantly, he will slowly and slowly fall madly in love with the club which at the end of the day is what you want from a 21-year-old English phenom.
As always, thank you for the support, and it was awesome to do the previews once again this weekend as we went two for two! Love you all, and come back tomorrow for our Champions Leagues picks!
We are back! The Premier League is back! Finally, my life is no longer filled with nothingness and alcoholism, I can get back to what God put me on this earth to do, and that's wake up at 7:30 Am and watch mediocre teams battle it out for the all-important 14th place in the Premier League. For this weekend we have two picks, sadly, that's all we have as it's the holiday weekend and I had to go home and starve myself for Passover. But it's okay! Because we have an audio preview of Spurs vs. Chelsea!
Burnley F.C. @ West Bromwich Albion F.C.
This is a match between two teams who are in the complete opposite position. Both have a limited amount of money to spend on players and are in completely small and hard selling markets in England, but one is the worst team in the Premier League, and one is defying odds in seventh place. West Brom are dead, they have 20 points and will 100% get relegated they have zero hope, and they have five losses and have only two wins at home the ENTIRE YEAR. That's one of the worst records in the history of the top flight of English football. Burnley, on the other hand, is the sixth best away team, and just all in all are a superior team. Sean Dyche has been the best manager this season for what he has done with this team, and even though he won't move up or down the table, they will be motivated and will easily get a win away from home.
Prediction: 1-0 Burnley
Audio Preview: Tottenham Hotspur F.C. @ Chelsea F.C.
Prediction: 2-1 Spurs
Well, Well, Well, I am back, during the international break I live in a nest, I get a bottle of red wine and drink and sleep until my life is complete again with those Premier League 7:30 am kickoffs between West Brom and Crystal Palace. But I have left the comfort of my cocoon to talk about the United States Soccer federation doing something so rude and poorly timed in releasing their new jerseys (as seen below).
Uh yeah, I get it, they are gorgeous, I mean super gorgeous, and for a kit slut like me, this week has been incredible. All of these teams are getting ready for the World Cup with their jersey launches, so it's fine that the U.S. wanted to get in on that, but it's not fine because of news flash! WE AREN'T IN THE World CUP! Just when I have come to terms with it, now I have to see us releasing new jerseys for what? To play Paraguay and Tahiti at Red Bull arena on ESPN5 while Mexico is at the World Cup. So yeah, thanks, guys, thanks for ruining my week.
Now, on a better note, I will be back to posting daily posts! So don't worry, life isn't all shit!
It is a special weekend in the English footballing world as we don't just have the Premier League, we also have the FA Cup. Both are equally important as it's time to get down to business. It was a rough week for me, with Harry Kane going down for a month, my heart is truly broken, but we are going to try to get over it by wining some major money this weekend. Sadly, we will have no audio preview as I somehow got strep throat , I don't know how because I don't think you can get it if you stay in your room all day watching porn, so instead we have two written previews!
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. @ Swansea City A.F.C.
As I said before, it has been a pretty rough week for Tottenham. Even though they show loads of resilience to come back against a pretty strong Bournemouth team, they lost their best player Harry Kane as he will miss huge FA Cup matches and the big match against Chelsea next month. Now, in saying that, that won't affect Tottenham in this game because regardless of health, there was no way Harry Kane would have started this fixture. Now for this game, the front three will be for Spurs: Lucas, Llorente, and Lamela. Which I think is enough to take down Swansea easily, Swansea's defense is abysmal, and they can't be trusted against two top wingers and one lamp post (Llorente). I think Swansea doesn't stand a chance; they need to focus on staying up, personally, I would hammer the spread.
Prediction: 3-1 Spurs
West Bromwich Albion F.C @ A.F.C. Bournemouth
West Brom: (+295)
Bournemouth is coming off a rough loss to Tottenham, but they will look to bounce back as they welcome the worst team in the Premier League in West Brom. I hate to be the guy who kills the hearts and soul of a club, but they are dead. West Brom are dead, they will be relegated, they are shit, and their manager Alan Pardew is the worst thing to happen to England since Margaret Thatcher. What this comes down to is levels, Bournemouth at home are usually exciting, fast and smart defensively, I have loads of confidence in this pick, they are the superior team. I haven't done this in a while but it's time to bring it back, this is getting my DST Guarantee of the week (shoutout old readers)
Prediction: 1-0 Cherries
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