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Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels. An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.

Latics to land knockout Hughes blow

Mark Hughes’ first match as Southampton boss is a tricky FA Cup quarter-final clash at League One side Wigan Athletic and it may prove to be another banana skin for the Welshman. Hughes was axed by Stoke City in January after the Potters had been dumped out of the competition by League Two side Coventry […]

Simeone can derail Lokomotiv’s challenge

Atletico Madrid can move closer to winning the Europa League for the third time in the last nine years by getting the better of Lokomotiv Moscow over two legs and reaching the quarter-finals of this season’s competition. Atletico, Champions League finalists in 2014 and 2016, beat Fulham in the 2010 Europa League final and Athletic […]

Benitez to endure grim Anfield return

Rafa Benitez is unlikely to enjoy his return to Liverpool when his Newcastle United side visit Anfield on Saturday. The Spaniard managed to guide his team to a 1-1 draw against the Reds at St James’ Park in October but it is set to be a different proposition on Merseyside as Liverpool remain unbeaten in […]

City have the quality to silence Gunners

A quadruple is now out of the question for Manchester City but Pep Guardiola’s team can beat Arsenal on Sunday and win the Carabao Cup. City are aiming to win the competition for the fifth occasion in their history and third time in five seasons following their 2014 victory against Sunderland and the shoot-out win […]

No stopping rampant Wolves

Wolves can inch closer to a return to the Premier League after a six-year absence by beating, and keeping a clean sheet, against Norwich City at Molineux on Wednesday. Wolves’ success has been built on a water-tight defence which has only conceded 24 goals in their 32 Championship matches. They have kept clean sheets in […]

Spotland trip no problem for Spurs

Five days after producing a brilliant comeback to draw 2-2 at Juventus in the Champions League, Tottenham face a trip to the more mundane surroundings of Spotland for a fifth round FA Cup tie against League One strugglers Rochdale. Mauricio Pochettino’s team have been handed relatively easy draws so far in the competition having had […]

Spurs can stifle Juve’s threat

Tottenham showed before Christmas when they beat Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund that they can live with the best teams in Europe and they have the ability to frustrate Juventus in Tuesday’s Champions League clash between the two sides in Turin. Juve, who were runners-up in the competition to Real Madrid last year, were beaten […]

Blues can return to winning ways

Chelsea have the perfect opportunity to get back on track on Monday when they play rock-bottom West Brom at Stamford Bridge. After winning the Premier League last season, the Blues face a battle to secure a top-four finish this term while it is looking increasingly likely that Antonio Conte will not be in charge of […]

Toothless Terriers no match for in-form Blues

Birmingham City have been in excellent form since the turn of the year while Huddersfield Town are in freefall so everything points to a victory for the Championship side in Tuesday’s FA Cup fourth-round replay at St Andrew’s. Steve Cotterill has transformed the Blues from relegation certainties to mid-table hopefuls in the last six weeks […]

Newcastle can clip Eagles’ wings

Newcastle can take advantage of Crystal Palace‘s lengthy injury list by recording a crucial victory at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Eagles boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed Bakary Sako will not play again this season after the striker suffered a serious ankle injury during Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham. He joins Jeffrey Schlupp, Scott Dann, […]