Another interesting round of Champions League action is in the books. Hence, it is time to revisit my predictions. I clearly fell for Jose Mourinho when he said this was the best CSKA Moscow team he had ever faced. It’s also clear, that Group G is going to prove tricky for a lot of people to predict. Time to tally up.
Real Madrid won for the first time at Borussia Dortmund, triumphing 3-1 in an entertaining game. For the neutral, the game lived up to both — its history and its hype. It has to be said, Peter Bosz’s tactical naivety was exposed, as predicted by ESPN’s Stefan Buczko. It was no surprise to see Real’s class and calmness come to the fore, as hinted by the excellent Graham Hunter. My pick for this game on the other hand, was a bit naive.
There were some excellent performances from the men in white, rather less so for the home team. Here are the ratings for all the players on the Through Ball.
Matchday 2 of the Champions League is almost upon us, hence it’s time for me to write down my picks. I can’t wait for this round to get started. We have some stellar games to follow including:
- Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid
- Monaco vs Porto
- Besiktas vs RB Leipzig
- Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich
- Sporting vs Barcelona
- CSKA Moscow vs Manchester United
With these games and other great action around the continent, its another difficult round of predictions. The following are my picks for all 16 matches.
Round 6 of the Premier League season came to an end as Arsenal eked out a somewhat fortuitous victory over West Brom. Was I as fortunate in my picks? Before revealing whether I did better than my first two attempts, I should mention that I was in a for a good haul but for some atrocious defending by Alfie Mawson at the Liberty stadium. Let’s tally the results against my picks.
It has been a very busy week for me, so no bells and whistles in this edition of Premier League predictions. Like most weeks, this is another tricky set of picks to get right. Consider some of the fixtures — Spurs visiting West Ham, Liverpool at Leicester, Chelsea away to Stoke and United with a tough trip to Southampton. It’s not going to be easy, but after seven points at the first attempt and eight in the second, I will take another incremental gain this time around.
With Round 5 of the Premier League in the history books, it’s time to revisit my predictions. The aim was to do better than last time. Since I had scored only seven points then, the bar was pretty low. As is the case with predictions, a few surprises dented my total and I certainly wasn’t helped by both Manchester teams winning by emphatic margins. Let’s take a look at the predictions, with my post-game thoughts and final tally updated below the table.
With Matchday 1 of the 2017/18 Europa League in the books, it’s time to revisit my predictions for the round. There were some statement wins for AC Milan, Atalanta, Arsenal, Zenit St Petersburg and Real Sociedad. Did I predict dominant wins for these teams? Let’s take a look at the table.
Time to check in and see how I did on my first stab at predictions for the Champions League. First, let’s compare the predictions and results in the table below. Then we’ll tally up the correct results and accurate scores to see my points total.
As round 4 of the Premier League concluded with West Ham’s win over Huddersfield, it’s time to revisit the predictions I made on Friday, ahead of the weekend. As mentioned before, I get three points for guessing the accurate score and one point for predicting the right result.
I had the privilege of talking to Eduardo Alvarez on the podcast again earlier today. Eduardo is a real football intellectual and discussing the beautiful game with him is a true pleasure. My intention was to run through the Champions League groups quickly just after they were drawn, but we managed to go deeper with our analysis while enjoying some natural tangents along the way.
I genuinely enjoyed this episode as we predicted who will get out of the groups, while Eduardo also provided his expert opinion on the new La Liga season. Have a listen and enjoy a great episode of the Football Podcast with Wasim Parkar.Embed from Getty Images