92-78-9 on Soccer in 2018 up 8.17 units
41-32-9 on Soccer in 2019 down 2.05 units
Lille +1.5 at -148 for 9 units. Coming into Champions League swinging.
Ajax fade. Ajax had the dream season last year and I loved watching it. Ajax tied Bayern twice in the group last year, beat Ronaldo (Juventus) in the knockout rounds, and beat Real Madrid at the Bernabeu 4-1.. before finally losing to Tottenham. Van de Beek, the scorer in Ajax’s first leg win against Tottenham, is out this game along with Mazraoui. De Ligt (last year’s captain for Ajax), de Jong, and Dolberg have all transferred for huge deals. Ajax lost 235 million Euros worth of players from last year.. a club record. Quincy Promes was the big off-season signing for Ajax, and as a Sevilla fan I can tell you he is talented, but seems to lack that final third ability that makes players great. Ajax still have Huntelaar, Ziyech, Tadic, and Neres. They still have talent, but last year is going to be near impossible to repeat.
This Lille team has a wild roster.. Euro 2016 Champion Jose Fonte, former Chelsea striker Loic Remy, and former Bayern midfielder Renato Sanches all play roles. Victor Osimhen has 5 goals in 5 Ligue games this year for Lille. Osimhen is about to introduce himself to Champions League. Luiz Araujo, Osimhen, and Jonathan Ikone are super talented and young for Lille. Going to Johan Cruijff Arena is never easy, but I like Lille to keep it close with all of Ajax’s missing players. Lille’s last 6 Champions League games have all seen 2 goals or less. Nicolas Pepe has obviously moved on to Arsenal, but I still like this Lille team. El Ghazi has moved on to Aston Villa.. and got in a fight with Villa’s Captain on the pitch yesterday…
Leipzig at +167 for 4 units. Leipzig/Benfica draw at +250 for 4 units. RB Leipzig are leading the Bundesliga after their 1-1 draw with Bayern over the weekend. Timo Werner could play for just about any club in the World. Forsberg, Sabitzer, and Poulsen can all kick a ball. Half of Benfica’s team is injured. I like Leipzig to at least get a draw today. Leipzig’s defense was great all of last year and that shouldn’t change this Champions League season.
Inter -1 at +105 for 1 unit. Slavia Prague are not as good on the road. Inter are 3-0 in the league this year with a 7:1 goal difference. They have been playing solid soccer and I like that to continue at home today (with or without Lukaku). Prague have not lost in their last 19 matches, but that’ll change today.