On the Rizk Radar: Chelsea get a boost
All sorts showing up on the Rizk Radar ahead of this weekend’s sporting action. The NBA picks up a head of steam, while the NFL continues its International series in London.
There’s the small matter of Manchester United heading to Stamford Bridge and a rare sighting in Germany that would have David Attenborough dusting off his Lederhosen.
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The NBA is underway
The World’s Biggest Basketball league is underway, and current back2back champs, Golden State Warriors, are being tipped to go all the way again. The Oakland outfit have been formidable over the last two seasons and pundits are finding it hard to see who can challenge them for the title this season.
The Boston Celtics are the overwhelming favourites to take the Eastern Conference and may have what it takes to dethrone the Warriors, should the stars align and injuries be kept to a minimum.
Chelsea v Manchester United – 20.10.2018 (13:30 CEST)
There’s nothing worse than seeing your ‘ex’ living life to it’s fullest, while you’re still trying to figure out how to get the mustard stain out of your favourite Pink Floyd T-shirt. Hat-tip, Jose Mourinho, who’s torrid time at the helm of the United juggernaut seems to be nearing its conclusion.
Jose’s trip to his former club, who are unbeaten in the league, could be the final nail in the coffin, should they be on the end of a walloping. We’re expecting a classic ‘stubborn as a mule’ performance from the Red Devils, and a narrow scoreline of the odd goal here or there.
With this in mind, we’re opting for Boosted Odds on Chelsea to win & Under 2.5 goals from 4.10 to 5.00.
Malmo v Hammarby – 20.10.2018 (13:00 CEST)
Malmo’s chances of winning the league this season are disappearing quicker than a tray of doughnuts at a police convention. They are 13 points off the pace with five games to go, so a Europa league spot looks like their last possible chance of signing off the season as a success.
Hammarby, who occupy one of said Europa League spots, are five points ahead of Malmo and should cement their place in the tournament next season with a win here on Saturday afternoon.
To make this tie interesting, we’ve Boosted Odds on Malmo to win & Over 2.5 goals in the match from 2.35 to 2.55.
NFL heads to Wembley – 21.10.2018 (15:30 CEST)
The NFL makes its second trip across the pond this weekend when the Tennessee Titans take on the L.A Chargers at Wembley Stadium.
The Chargers destroyed the Browns 38-14 last week to go three unbeaten, while the Titans suffered an embarrassing 21-0 shut-out when they played host to the Baltimore Ravens.
Form may be temporary, but if recent stats are what we go by for this one, then expect the Chargers to have a jolly ol’ time when they visit England’s capital on Sunday afternoon.
Wolfsburg vs Bayern Munich- 20.10.2018 (15:30 CEST)
Somewhat of a phenomenon seems to be occurring in the Bundesliga – Bayern have not won in their last three matches and sit sixth in the table. The last time we witnessed such events was during the 2014/15 and 2013/14 seasons, though the Bavarians had already wrapped up the league title by then.
You’d have to go back to the start of the 2010/11 season to see a significant wobble from the twenty-eight-time German Champs when they went three without a win after beating, coincidentally, Wolfsburg on the opening day of the season.
It was 2-1 to Bayern on that opening day game, and we fancy a similar scoreline this weekend, so Boosted Odds on Bayern to win & both teams to score from 2.80 to 3.10 seems like a decent shout for this one.
That’s the thick of the weekend’s action. Check out what’s showing up on the Rizk Radar each and every week, for insights, Odds Boosts and Rizk Specials, at Rizk Sportsbook.