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Where do we begin? Well, let’s just say if you haven’t seen Charlie Adam’s goal against Chelsea, head on over to YouTube and take a look. Yes, Stoke may have lost, but Adam still got all the headlines. Elsewhere in the world of football, Cristiano Ronaldo led Real Madrid to a tough 9-1 over Granada, scoring a hat-trick in eight minutes, and helping himself to two more. Who says Spanish football isn’t competitive outside the big 3?
Boston did us no favours last night, even though they got a win over the Leafs. But Portland did us a huge favour with a comfortable win. Rangers started with a bang, but the dismissal of Lee McCulloch didn’t help things. Still, we pointed out the HUGE value of a win for the Gers, and we’re happy to pick up our winnings here, even if it wasn’t the easiest second-half to watch. We’re 0-0 in the Burnley vs Spurs game at half-time, and we’re waiting for the Sunderland vs Newcastle game, so still plenty to keep us going today, before the NBA and NHL action.
Let’s get onto the free sports betting tips for April 5th, 2015.
English Premiership Betting Tips for 6th April
One game in the English Premiership on Monday, so, as we always do with our football tips, we’ll get them up early for you.
Crystal Palace vs Manchester City
All games right now are must-win for Manchester City, but if they can’t win in London, the trophy is definitely going to Stamford Bridge. The fact is that Manchester City haven’t looked great in recent weeks. Joe Hart has been the one stand-out week in, week out, while the rest of what should be a great team flounders around him. Defeat at Burnley? Unthinkable, but it happened. So they come to visit Crystal Palace, who are in rude form, with two wins in a row. The bookie favour City here, and, to be honest, so do we, but they odds are prohibitive. Instead, we think Palace are going to come at them, and make life difficult for City. Glenn Murray is full of confidence and will want to make it five goals in five games. Both teams to score and Manchester City to win is the value here, at around 9/4, simply because Palace have nothing to lose, so will play their attacking game, while City desperately need the win.
NBA Betting Tips for 5th April
Chicago vs Cleveland.
A lot to play for in this one. Cleveland win here, they will more or less wrapped up the Central Division. A Chicago win gives the race a bit of spark. So it’s safe to say both sides will be looking to dominate here. The expected return of Kevin Love for the Cavs could be huge. But what’s more important here is the home form of the Cavs. 17 wins in a row at home so far makes it looks like the Central Division will be going to Cleveland, especially when you look at Chicago’s run on this road trip. Chicago’s form doesn’t make good reading, and looking at the last game they played in Cleveland, this looks like LeBron and Co’s to lose. Cleveland to dominate and more or less wrap up the Central Division here, so get on Cleveland -8 and hope that Love can pick up where he left off, because if he does, it isn’t going to be pretty for the bulls.
Golden State vs San Antonio.
Definitely the pick of the day’s NBA action, as both teams are in great form at the moment. Golden State are continuing their free-scoring run, racking up 123 points over Dallas, with Klay Thompson bagging 21 of them. But, to be fair, the points come from all over the court for the Warriors, which is a sign of how good the current squad is. But they have such a hoodoo in San Antonio that it’s not even funny. They just can’t seem to win here in the regular season, which doesn’t bode well for a good result tonight. Not that they need it, with the division title in the bag, and home court advantage assured for the playoffs. But the Spurs are in even better form at the moment, with a 123-93 win over Denver on Friday being a high. The fact is, both teams score heavily, and we’re looking for triple figures easily for both teams in what should be a great game. Get on over 207.5 points, sit back and enjoy this one.
NHL Betting Tips for 5th April
Washington vs Detroit
The Capitals can wrap up a playoff spot against the Red Wings here, but it’s not going to be easy, with Detroit hoping to get a winning run going and keep their playoff berth nice and secure. So there’s going to be a lot of action here, and we think a lot of goals, too, because there’s too much at stake for both sides. Over 5.5 goals looks the value here, with both teams desperate for a win.