It was another great year in the Barclays Premier League as we had amazing matches, goals, performances, underdog stories and of course, finally! Stoke City and West Brom have been relegated. But we still have one day left as the final games of the season are upon us. Even though we know who is going down, and who has won the league, the final spot of the Champions League is STILL up for grabs so this is a weekend my friends you can't miss! Before we start, I also want to say thank you for another fantastic season on this site. I truly appreciate you all, and thank you! I love you all
Leicester City F.C. @ Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (-1.5)
You may be asking, "Uhhhh, why is it just a photo of Harry Kane?" It's because that good-looking blonde man pretty much owns Leicester City. Since his loan from them, he has murdered them at every chance he gets as he has nine goals in his career against them which is the most out of any of the Premier League teams. Since their loss to Manchester United, Kane hasn't looked very good, but with the World Cup coming up, I see him breaking out and ending the season a true high. Also good news for Spurs, rumors are Sissoko will not start, which means Tottenham will start the game with 11 men! Leicester have been playing better after a dip as they beat Arsenal at home, but sadly for them, away to Spurs has been a mountain that has shown very hard to climb in their clubs history. This is the game where Tottenham branch out and murder their opposition, and I would be crazy not to be the spread and take Harry Kane to score 4/9, and he is also 11/5 for the first goal!
Prediction: 4-0 Spurs
Chelsea F.C. @ Newcastle United F.C.
Nothing warms my heart like a beautiful Chelsea loss, seeing their fans moan and their players forgetting to thank them after their final home game, is pretty much my viagra, but sadly, we will not get that again as they need to win to have any chance of making the Champions League. If they fail to do it it will be the THIRD Champion in a row to miss out on Champions League the year after winning it. They now go to Newcastle who looked great against Spurs during the midweek fixtures. Knowing Newcastle though can they do that again? I doubt it; they are extremely inconsistent. What this comes down to is it does or die, and even though I hate Chelsea, I can't see them bottling this game.
Prediction: 2-0 Chelsea.
After a week or so off, DST is back to preview the homestretch of the Barclays Premier League. Even though we know who is going down and winning the league, the battle between top four is heating up! Today we will preview Tottenham against Newcastle, so sit back, relax and enjoy the money.
Newcastle F.C. @ Tottenham Hotspur F.C. (-2)
Tottenham -2: (-105)
Newcastle +2: (-115)
This is a MUST win for Tottenham. Going into this game, they are only two points in front of Chelsea for the final spot in the Champions League places. Tottenham is coming off a terrible 1-0 loss to now relegated West Brom as they once again looked dull, disinterested and some would say worst of all narrow. We have seen time and time again that when Tottenham play like shit they get careless and they just flat out get boring. Now Poch will have to get Spurs back to their best as this is a game that they have no excuses. They have barely any injuries, they are playing a Newcastle team who is awful at home AND have been on the beach for a while. Frankly, Tottenham will show up in this game; I just can't see Kane, Eriksen, Alli, and Son all have stinkers again. I am so confident I will be taking the spread at -2.
Prediction: 3-0 Tottenham
As promised we are here to preview the big Monday fixture in Tottenham vs. Watford, as always we will break down everything important to make sure you know who to bet on, let's get to it!
Tottenham Hotspur vs Watford
This has turned out to be a much bigger game than expected for Tottenham, with Chelsea closing in on the top four, and now Liverpool dropping points, Tottenham now have the chance to push away from Chelsea and close in on Liverpool. Also, it looks like Mo Salah will be suspended for the rest of the season (as he should) as he tried to punch a Stoke player so that will help out them to get into the Top Three and help Harry Kane try to win the Golden Boot. After a good start, Watford are now only six points above the drop zone, as they look like they will be safe but they have a lot of question marks around the future of the club. For me, I look at a few factors, and all don't bode well for Watford. Firstly they have two points in five games. Secondly they haven't beaten Tottenham since 1994! Lastly, Harry Kane has five goal contributions in five matches against the club, which is why I am saying we will have a murder on our hands, I have Spurs winning by a lot, and I look at that "-2" spread very handsomely.
Note: I also see Kane 15/8 odds to score the first goal as a very smart bet as well.
Prediction: 4-0 Spurs
After a weekend of focusing on the FA Cup Semi-Finals, we are back to the Premier League as we will have one preview for each day of the weekend. We will in a separate blog preview a Sunday match and also Monday fixture between Spurs and Watford. It's been a wacky few days of Football, but it ends as always with a great DST blog, and it will be even better because as I am writing this, Dele and Harry Kane are playing Fornite on Twitch, what a beautiful day!
Burnley F.C. @ Brighton & Hove Albion F.C.
If you have been following the blog for a while, you know a few things about me, but one is that I LOVE Sean Dyche, what he has done at Burnley has been nothing short of amazing and I think he should win the PFA Manager of the year. To be in seventh with one of the cheapest squads in the whole league is just proof that he is truly the ginger Jesus. Now they host Brighton who has two points in their last five games, but luckily for them, they do seem safe. So since both teams don't have much to play for, it will go down to managing and ability, and for that reason, there is only one winner, it's Burnley. My prop pick for this game is Chris Wood first goal at 9/2 for Burnley. Good luck!
Prediction: 1-0 Burnley
I can't lie I thought this game was going to be the more exciting and open match, but wow! How will they be able to top that Liverpool vs Roma match as Liverpool won 5-2 at Anfield. Now the two favorites for this competition will battle it out in Germany in the first leg. This is going to be a barn burner; a must watch, so please, join us on our journey for another great pick, and some interesting facts along the way.
Real Madrid C.F. @ FC Bayern Munich
Real Madrid: +245
Bayern Munich: -101
Both of these teams got here in a very very separate way, and both have positives and a lot of negatives. First, Bayern got here by beating Sevilla, and they were far from convincing, but you are never going to be always on your game, so the fact they came out of it was impressive, BUT if they play like that against Madrid, it will be ugly. Real, on the other hand, got here after a 97-minute penalty goal by Ronaldo as they showed heart and determination to fight through choking their three-goals lead to Juventus. Now Real Madrid goes from PSG, Juventus to another giant of the game in Bayern Munich, will they fatigue? And will their other main players step up beside Ronaldo? Only time will tell. It will be easy for me to tell you to look.out for Ronaldo and Lewandowksi, but that's fucking boring, everyone knows they are good, but I want to focus on two players who will make or break this match. First off, Thiago, the Bayern Munich midfielder is no newbie to facing Madrid as he once upon a time on their bitter rivals Barcelona. It will be interesting to see where he will play because out of the three center midfielders we know their roles BUT his. We know James will push forward, and Martinez will sit back and move into the back four if need be, and Thiago will either player CM or sometimes even CAM and push James into more of an RM role with Thomas Mueller pushing into Center Forward. Which will show exactly what Bayern want out of this game, do they want a tight and defensive match or an open attacking fest? For Madrid it's Modric, for the same exact reason, with Casemiro behind him and Kroos next to him, he has that freedom to move, but showing how far he will get forward will once again show everything. If I had to guess I see Madrid pushing and pressing heavy, and later on in the game, if tied or in the lead will set up shop and get prepared for the second leg at home. On the other hand, I think Bayern will set up to play more dull and defensive and try to hit Madrid on the counter-attack. I see this being end to end, but I don't see this hitting the 3.0 over and I think it will end in a deadlock.
Prediction: 1-1 DRAW
The Semi-finals are here! We are down to our final four teams in the biggest club competition in the world as we have one from each of the major four European Leagues. Today we will focus on the battle between the capital of Italy and where the Beatles are from as Roma will take on Liverpool! As always we will break this huge game down and give you the best chance to make money, and yes, I am not over the Tottenham game so let's not discuss it.
AS Roma @ Liverpool F.C.
Liverpool is coming off a wacky week as even though they dropped points against West Brom, they can celebrate as their star man Mo Salah got PFA Player of the Year. He will now go against his former club Roma in a clash of the two underdogs to see who will get to the final against Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Even though I think it's cringe, the European Nights at Anfield are magical and will be a factor in this match. BUT the main factor in this match will be which Roma show up, will it be the one who beat Barcelona? Or the one who has been consistently inconsistent (if that's a thing) all season in the Serie A. With the form of Liverpool, it's tough to give them a lopsided win, because Roma knows if they can get back to Italy with a decent scoreline they will be happy. So I see them setting up a lot safer. Liverpool on the other hand will go for the jugular and I think they will get the win but not by a lot. It will be close.
Prediction: 2-1 Liverpool
I am writing this clinically depressed as Tottenham has lost in the Semi-Final for the eighth time in their last eight appearances. Now though I have to pull myself up and break down the second and some would say less exciting match in Chelsea vs. Southampton. As always we will break down everything and give you some great advice for gambling and some cool tips to impress your friends.
Chelsea F.C. @ Southampton F.C.
For Manchester United vs Tottenham it was close, tight and could go either way, now we have something completely different as we have a team battling to stay up versus one of the biggest teams in England as they try to get at least one trophy this year. I think most people will agree Chelsea are going to win, which is why I will discuss two props to look for in this game as I see Chelsea really pulling away quickly even without Marcos Alonso who is suspended. First is the goal total, it is set at 2.5 and I think for two teams that strength are attacking, both teams will use that tactic to win, and especially when you see that Southampton usually collapse late in games, so that is easily the best bet to take. Secondly is Eden Hazard to score first goal at 4/1. He is by far is most dangerous player for Chelsea and will be looked to get most of the chances for Chelsea, so this is a no-brainer whether you want to put five or fifty. To keep this short, I don't see much of a chance for Southampton.
Prediction: 3-0 Chelsea
While the rest of the worlds 21-year-olds were smoking weed today, I was out here grinding, having anxiety attacks and panic drinking to get into my element to get ready for this incredible weekend of Soccer. The FA Cup Semi-Finals are here! The oldest cup competition in the world has hit crunch time, and we at DST are here to cover all of it. Today, we have our preview of the Saturday's match in Spurs against United and around midday tomorrow we will post our one of the Blues vs. the Saints. I am shitting myself, and as a Spurs fan I realize how badly we need this, but I will stay unbiased and impartial to give you guys the best chance to learn and make some Shekels this weekend.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. vs Manchester United F.C.
Manchester United: (+215)
Going into this game, I don't think many people have given this match the importance it deserves because honestly, both teams NEED this win, and especially need the FA Cup. Manchester United will be upset they couldn't do better in Europe or battle City more for the League and Spurs need to finally shut the haters up and win a trophy to move to the next step of the process. Obviously, a lot has been said about Tottenham getting an advantage because they are pretty much playing a home game as they have played at Wembley the whole year. Especially when you remember that Tottenham destroyed Manchester United at Wembley a few months ago as Christina Eriksen scored one of the fastest goals in the history of English football. Going into this match, Tottenham is coming off a dull and boring draw to Brighton, but besides that, they have still been one of the hottest teams in the league, but they need to show more character and offensive directness in this match. Manchester United on the other hand after their tough loss to West Brom they bounced back to beat Bournemouth midweek. For me the biggest factor will be Harry Kane, we know on his day he is the best striker in England, but since his injury, he hasn't looked very good, and we don't know if its bad form or it's coming back from that injury he had too soon. Even though I think he will start, I don't think he will have the most significant presence for Spurs in this game as I see once again Christin Eriksen being the big game player to push Tottenham over the edge. If you do gamble, I look at a few props, first off, the over at 2.5, it's a great bet, it's a big pitch, and there is always a chance of this game going to extra time. Secondly, I see Son Heung-min scoring at anytime a great bet at 7/4 and for United, Jesse Lingard scoring at anytime at 10/3. I think it will be close, and hard fought but I think Spurs will sneak a win.
Prediction: 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Money Line
Son Heung-Min goal ANYTIME 7/4
Jesse Lingard goal ANYTIME 10/3
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With all of the competitions in England, many games get pushed back, moved, time changed, etc. Today we have Tottenham against Brighton due to these circumstances, and even though you look at both teams situations you may say "Is this match that important?" you would be wrong to sat that because it's bigger than you think, and we are here to tell you why and of course, who is going to win this extremely vital match.
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. @ Brighton @ Hove Albion F.C.
After suffering their first defeat of 2018 Tottenham look to bounce back as they visit Brighton today to try to go level with Liverpool on points for third and make their gap back to 10 on Chelsea for the final spot in the Champions League. Brighton is coming off a tough loss to their bitter rivals Crystal Palace 3-2. Now both teams will try to get back to winning ways especially when they have some huge games respectively coming up. Obviously, it looks like Brighton are safe, they are one win away from hitting the ever so sought after 40 point mark which usually means safety. Spurs, on the other hand, need to keep pace with Liverpool but also get back to form as they have their biggest game of the season this weekend in the FA Cup Semi-Finals. The reverse fixture was a pretty easy win for Spurs as they won 2-0. What this game comes down to is that Brighton even though not on the 40 point mark yet, don't have much to play for, Spurs do, so it's hard not to see a Spurs victory. If you bet, I would highly recommend betting Kane to score during this game (4/6 anytime, 5/2 for the first goal).
Official Prediction: 3-0 Spurs
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