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Mike Richardson - There is more to life than just the Champions League as Valencia look to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in their Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Atlético Madrid.
 
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Mike Richardson - Just because the Champions League hogs the midweek soccer spotlight don't forget that there are other football competitions, for instance Italy's top flight features a couple of very tasty picks for the discerning gambler.
 
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Mike Richardson - While an El Clásico victory might be “sweet as” for Real Madrid (and any smart punter) there is still the “not insignificant” matter of a Champions League semi-final to win, especially as Bayern Munich have set Madrid an uphill battle.
 
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Mike Richardson - Tuesday night sees Barcelona host Chelsea in a do-or-die Champions League semi-final; second leg encounter and matches don’t come much bigger than this! Having totally out played Chelsea at Stamford Bridge surely Barca will win comfortably at home?
 
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If you support either of the Spanish giants, Real Madrid or Barcelona you will likely be as giddy as a kipper. If away semi-final first leg defeats weren't enough for you there was the little matter of El Clásico on Saturday, and the excitement isn't over yet.

 
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The first leg of the semi-finals saw both Spanish sides record frustrating away defeats. But while they were two unwelcome results for Spanish fans they have set up a pair of thrilling second round, winner takes all matches.

 
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Mike Richardson - Everything points to victory for the Phoenix Coyotes as they head into Game 5 of the play-offs against the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 up. Can they put the final nail in the coffin tonight and secure their place in the second round of the Playoffs?
 
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Mike Richardson - Everton may have an FA Cup Semi-final defeat to atone for but Sunday's match will be all about the home side as David Moyes' boys go up against a bullish, title chasing Manchester United at Old Trafford.
 
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Mike Richardson - It's time to forget about cups (but not about Dre) and concentrate on the Premier league when Chelsea travel to Arsenal in a hugely significant London derby, in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off. This one has big implications for bragging rights and next season.
 
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Mike Richardson - Champions League; you’re having a laugh! The real Spanish action comes on Saturday in the game of games; El Clásico, when Real Madrid take on Barcelona.
 
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Mike Richardson - The Los Angeles Kings are poised to make it a clean sweep of the Vancouver Canucks , going into Game 4 of the playoffs at home up 3 nil, but this could be the time for Vancouver heroes (or rioters).
 
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Mike Richardson - The Champions league may be getting the lion's share of the headlines this week, but there is still the small matter of the Europa League. Thursday night sees Atlético de Madrid and Valencia take to the pitch in an all-Spanish semi-final first leg clash.
 
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After their impressive 5-1 victory over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday Chelsea need to regroup, refocus and try and get something off Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final on Wednesday night.

 
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We are down to the final fantastic four in the Champions League and a shock result might just be on the cards at this stage of the competition.

 
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Mike Richardson - It's honours even going into Game 3 for San Jose and St Louis, but home ice advantage (and some hot blood) makes this (too hot) handicapper favor the Sharks. Will Game 3 be the game a team steps up to lay a claim to this series?
 
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After the shock midweek defeat at Wigan all Premier League eyes turn to Old Trafford to see if the Red Devils will get their title push back on track against Aston Villa on Sunday. Certainly Fergie will have had the hair dryer out for his troops ahead of this one.

 
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Mike Richardson - Just when the English Premier league was looking like a done deal Manchester United drop points at Wigan allowing Manchester City to close the gap at the top to just five points.
 
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It may not quite be El Classico but the Madrid derby is still a massive game in Spanish football and with the Spanish league poised as it is Atletico Madrid vs. Real Madrid has huge ramifications for the title.

 
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Easter weekend saw the most significant pair of results this season in regards to the title race, as Manchester City lost to Arsenal and subsequently dropped to 8 points behind Manchester United with just six games left to play. 

 
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Two teams at opposite ends of the table, but with comparatively sized problems go in search of an elusive victory when (three consecutive defeats) Blackburn host (one point from their last 12) Liverpool, on Tuesday night in the Premier League.

 
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Two teams with exciting new European prospects must park their cup dreams and concentrate on the league when Real Madrid host Valencia in Spain's top flight this weekend. Can Valencia do Barcelona a favour?

 
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All eyes look to the Emirates stadium on Easter Sunday in a season defining clash. A faltering Manchester City face a resurgent Arsenal, knowing that anything less than three points would effectively end their title hopes.   

 
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QPR look to buck the odds and confound the bookies when they take their tooth and claw relegation battle to Old Trafford on Sunday in the Premier League. United know nothing less than three points will do.

 
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Two troubled Premier League teams face off when Liverpool host Aston Villa on Saturday at 3pm. Much had been expected of both these outfits at the start of the season but for various reasons fans have been left unimpressed.

 
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Mike Richardson - Despite avoiding defeat in their last three meetings, Newcastle United will be wary of facing an Arsenal side who have got their mojo back (big time), at the Emirates in on Monday night.
 
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Mike Richardson - There is a potentially thrilling mid-table clash in Italy's Serie A when ninth place Palermo take on sixth place Roma on Sunday. What odds are on the table for our soccer betting pleasures, and which are worth a look?
 
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Mike Richardson - With Manchester City still two points ahead in the Premier League Manchester United have a welcome distraction in the Europa league and their first leg clash against Athletic de Bilbao to look forward to on Thursday night.
 
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Mike Richardson - It is mission (practically) accomplished for Barcelona who take a 3-1 away win into their second leg match at Camp Nou against Germany’s Bayern Leverkusen, with no-one really expecting an upset. That being said, where can we find value?
 
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Mike Richardson - French side Lyon, who are struggling in their domestic league travel to Cyprus boasting a narrow lead after their tight 1-0 victory in the first leg over Cyprus’ APOEL in the Champions League last 16. Who are we on in this match?
 
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Mike Richardson - Spurs get the chance to stop their mini-slump becoming a crisis when they take on a side in the bottom half of the league, while Everton might think there’s never been a better time to face Tottenham.
 
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Mike Richardson - We could be in for a cracking Champions League clash when Benfica host Zenit St Petersburg on Tuesday night in their second leg tie for a place in the quarter-finals. Lets look at what odds are on the table for us in this matchup.
 
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Mike Richardson - Do Arsenal dare dream the impossible dream when they host AC Milan in the Champions League last 16 second leg match? See what soccer odds the sportsbooks are offering and which picks we find to hold the best value.
 
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This Saturday should see business as usual at Camp Nou when Barcelona take on Sporting de Gijón, and expect to take all three points from a team in the Spanish relegation zone and to keep some pressure on Real Madrid.

 
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Mike Richardson - We should be in store for a classic game to rival anything else in the wide, wide world of football this Saturday lunchtime when Arsenal and Liverpool, two teams who both had a great result last weekend clash in the Premier League.
 
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Mike Richardson - With so much talk about Redknapp for England it’s almost easy to forget there’s a little matter of the Premier League title race. If you focus on that you’ll see the most significant game of the weekend; Manchester United at Spurs!
 
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Mike Richardson - It should be a foregone conclusion when Palermo host table topping AC Milan in Italy's Serie A table this weekend. Just picking the winner won’t make you rich, but here some betting tips that might turn a tidy profit.
 
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Mike Richardson - Sunday gives us the closest thing to a sure thing when league leaders and title favourites Real Madrid host eighth place Espanyol in a one-sided contest that will be all about how many goals the home side score…spoiler alert it will probably be lots.
 
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Mike Richardson - It may not be a title deciding clash when Roma host Lazio this weekend in Serie A, but the Rome derby is NEVER just a “making up the numbers” match. We run down all the soccer odds and betting options.
 
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Mike Richardson - It’s not often that the a mid-season round of games packs in more excitement than a cup final but last weekend’s Premier League delivered thrills, spills, goals and groans that almost overshadowed the (thrilling) Carling Cup.
 
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Mike Richardson - When the Rangers host the Devils on Monday night you can expect a classic encounter, although with so much conflicting information and form flying around I get the feeling that anything could happen.
 
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Mike Richardson - There may be a Cup final on Sunday, but there’s also a game arguably bigger being played in London a little earlier. Arsenal V Tottenham won’t decide any silverware, but is arguably the biggest game of the weekend.
 
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Mike Richardson - Clear your schedule for there is a majestic and momentous match coming up in Italy when table topping AC Milan host second place Juventus in quite possibly the most significant game of the season.
 
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Mike Richardson - When table topping, goalscoring Manchester City host lose-happy, goal-conceding, relegation battlers Blackburn on Saturday, we could be looking at the surest thing since Rovers’ last trip to Manchester.
 
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Mike Richardson - Barcelona can't afford to drop any more points in La Liga and history tells us that Atletico de Madrid could be just the opponents they’d want, to keep pressure on Real Madrid. There will be no favors given to the league leaders here.
 
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Everything points to Manchester United easing themselves through to the last 16 of the Europa League on Thursday night, when they host Ajax, so either pick a very specific or a shockingly unlikely result to make it worth your while.

 
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Mike Richardson - The scourges of the two Manchesters', (that is City and United) face-off in the last 16 of the Champions League in what should be a very entertaining fixture when Basel host Bayern Munich on Wednesday night.
 
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Mike Richardson - An in-form side take on an out of form side in what might be the le match du jour in the Champions league Knock Out stages when Marseille host Inter Milan on Wednesday night and Seria A plays Ligue 1.
 
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Mike Richardson - Competitions don't get much bigger than the Champions League and the clash between Chelsea and Napoli doesn't get much crunchier for Chelsea, who desperately need any form victory.
 
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Mike Richardson - There is no such thing as a sure thing in the last 16 of the Champions League, but when Real Madrid take on CSKA Moscow I'm expecting the usual Madrid victory. Jose "Special One" Mourinho will now focus on another Champions League title.
 
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Mike Richardson - Barcelona could do with a softer opponent than third place Valencia as they look back to domestic affairs and they try to claw back Real Madrid’s lead in the Spanish Premier division.
 
 
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