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EREDIVISIE WEEK 30 – Friday’s Preview & Betting Tip

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Will Burns returns with his selections for Friday night’s game and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Friday 28th March

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NAC BREDA vs. FC UTRECHT (19:00 GMT)

In the Friday night game, it’s 11th placed NAC Breda playing host to FC Utrecht who currently sit in 14th, both teams are uncomfortably too close to the relegation battle below them.

For NAC, they are six points clear of drop zone but without a win in five games, Nebojša Gudelj’s men could easily get dragged into the bottom three if they do not pick up points as we head into the business end of the season. Jan Wouters’ Utrecht are worse off, just three points ahead of 16th placed RKC Waalwijk and that is due to just one win in the last 12 Eredivisie matches.

For our best bet, I can’t see either side claiming all three points on Friday night. Last time out, NAC grabbed a great result by holding leaders Ajax to a 0-0 draw and although, the defending champions are not playing at their best, NAC goalkeeper Jelle ten Rouwelaar had an excellent game. Meanwhile, Utrecht failed to hold onto the lead twice last weekend to fellow strugglers NEC Nijmegen. This will an even game with an even score at full-time and the 13/5 price at Bet Victor is our best bet.

BEST BET: Draw (13/5 – Bet Victor)

 

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 29 – PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Just four games this weekend in the Eredivisie and Will Burns returns with his selections and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Saturday 22nd March

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FC GRONINGEN vs. VITESSE (17:45 GMT)

Third placed Vitesse visit FC Groningen looking to leapfrog FC Twente into second, taking an advantage of most their rivals for second place not in action this weekend.

Last weekend, Peter Bosz’s men great run of three wins in a row was halted by a 2-1 loss to PSV but Vitesse are level on points with Twente in second and are eyeing the Champions League qualifying place. Groningen are themselves chasing a European football hoping to clinch a Europa League playoff place but Erwin van de Looi’s side have been in poor form, winning only one game in the whole of 2014.

The visit of Vitesse will be too strong for Groningen and I see Bosz side sitting in second by the end of Saturday evening. Bet Victor have them as favourites but at 23/20 the price has great value.

BEST BET: Vitesse to win (23/20 – BetVictor)

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HEERENVEEN vs. NEC NIJMEGEN (18:45 GMT)

NEC Nijmegen, desperate for points head to the Friesland to face Marco van Basten’s Heerenveen in what I think will be a tight game, but will promise goals!

NEC’s English striker Michael Higdon cannot stop scoring at the moment, notching six goals in last nine outings and he will be the one to watch for the Heerenveen defence. Heerenveen have no troubles in attack with Alfred Finnbogason leading their line. The Icelandic international has now scored 23 times in 25 appearances, so it no wonder he wanted by some of Europe’s top clubs.

Our best bet has to be Over 3.5 Goals. Games involving NEC this campaign sees an average of 4.07 goals per game (the highest in the Eredivisie). For Heerenveen, well their matches are the second highest in the league, with an average of 3.64 goals per game, so it’s a no brainer that we take 21/20 at Bet Victor for our best bet.

BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (21/20 – BetVictor)

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PSV vs. RODA JC (19:45 GMT)

PSV are on fire and after winning their last seven games you would fully expect them to defeat Roda who sit rock bottom of the Eredivisie and six points from safety.

PSV’s run is largely due to the goalscoring exploits of Memphis Depay and Jürgen Locadia. One, or both, have scored in each of those seven victories and both have 10 league goals this season. However, after suffering a broken cheekbone last weekend, Depay may not feature this weekend, although it is reported that a protective mask has been moulded for the young winger.

Roda prop up the league where goals have been a problem. Before their 3-1 win over fellow strugglers NEC Nijmegen two weeks ago, Roda had failed to find the net in four successive matches. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s influence in 2014 for the side has not had the desired effect as he has witnessed his side scored just nine goals in the last ten matches.

PSV will win this one to extend their winning streak and I cannot see Roda getting past the PSV defence. Best bet, PSV to win and keep a clean sheet which is valued at 11/10 at Bet Victor.

BEST BET: PSV to win to nil (11/10 – BetVictor)

Sunday 23rd March

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AZ ALKMAAR vs. PEC ZWOLLE (13:30 GMT)

Ron Jans takes his PEC Zwolle side to Alkmaar after a great victory last weekend at home to Go Ahead Eagles. While Dick Advocaat’s side may feel a little jaded after a Europa League game in Moscow this past Thursday against Anzhi.

Zwolle have found a little form in recent weeks and I can see this continue into a tough match in Alkmaar. With Kamohelo Mokotjo back in the heart of the midfield, he pulled all the strings in last weekend’s 2-0 win at home to Go Ahead. Without him, Zwolle held their own claiming three away victories in their last six.

AZ will be jubilant and looking forward to a Europa League quarter-final to Benfica but I can see Thursday hard-fought 0-0 draw away to Anzhi maybe slow their progress in this game down. Zwolle can snatch a draw and at 15/4 at Bet365, this bet shows the best value.

BEST BET: Draw (15/4 – Bet365)

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 28 – SUNDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns returns with his selections for the Eredivisie for the Sunday’s five games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Sunday 16th March

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FC TWENTE vs. AZ ALKMAAR (11:30 GMT)

Dick Advocaat’s AZ Alkmaar are on a good run, winning their last two games by 4-0 blowing away Heracles and RKC Waalwijk. They also are the last remaining Dutch side in European competition this season defeating Russian’s Anzhi 1-0 on Thursday.

AZ travel to Enschede to face FC Twente whose title challenge has all but gone after last week’s 1-0 defeat at Go Ahead Eagles. At De Grolsch Veste, Twente have a great record this season and are undefeated in their last 13 home matches in the league.

The fact that AZ had a tough game against Anzhi this week and I see this being a deciding factor in this match, although Advocaat’s men are quite capable of scoring a goal themselves. Best Bet will be at Bet Victor with FC Twente to Win with Both Teams to Score at 7/4.

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PEC ZWOLLE vs. GO AHEAD EAGLES (13:30 GMT)

After Zwolle went on a run of four straight wins last month, they have failed to pick up full points in any of their last five. Go Ahead Eagles will head to Zwolle oozing with confidence after last weekend’s 1-0 win over top five side FC Twente.

The Eagles do not travel well though this season with only two away wins in 13 games and both of those came against bottom half sides (Roda and RKC) before the winter break. Zwolle have not been beaten by Go Ahead in their last 12 meetings and Ron Jans’ side have drawn their last three home matches in Eredivisie.

I look to Zwolle pick up another draw which will be a result Go Ahead will be happy with. The draw is being offered at 13/5 with Bet Victor and I see this is the best bet in this one.

BEST BET: Draw (13/5 – Bet Victor) – Click here to bet on this market and receive up to £25 in free bets.

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NEC NIJMEGEN vs. FC UTRECHT (13:30 GMT)

NEC Nijmegen prop the Eredivisie up and are now four points adrift from safety, while opponents FC Utrecht have only a three point gap between themselves and the drop zone. This is what we call a six-pointer.

A Utrecht win should steer them away, while NEC are desperate to pick up the points to help them keep themselves in the division. The problem for Nijmegen is in defence, they have leaked 15 goals in their last six games while Utrecht are struggling to score just scoring six in six which is bad by Eredivisie standards.

This could be a game that goes either way but I fail to see a stream of goals heading past the excellent Robbin Ruiter (Utrecht) or Karl-Johan Johansson (NEC). The latter will be out to prove himself as he had an horror show gifting Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Roda a 3-1 win last weekend.

Best Bet will be Under 2.5 Goals which is 7/5 at Betfair.

BEST BET: Under 2.5 Goals (7/5 – Betfair)

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FEYENOORD vs. HEERENVEEN (13:30 GMT)

Fourth plays sixth as Marco van Basten’s Heerenveen take a journey to Rotterdam this Sunday to face Ronald Koeman’s Feyenoord.

Like last week, the hosts will rely on others to score as the suspended Graziano Pellè serves match two of his four game ban. This game should promise goals as Heerenveen’s forward line of Alfred Finnbogason, Hakim Ziyech, Rajiv van la Parra and Bilal Basacikoglu would frighten any Eredivisie back four.

Van Basten is without defenders Ramon Zomer and Mitchell Dijks so Feyenoord’s wingers Ruben Schaken and Jean-Paul Boetuis will look breach the defence and test Kristoffer Nordfeldt in the visiting goal.

I fancy a Feyenoord win but if Heerenveen fire on all cylinders they may prove to be real test for the Rotterdam side. Our best bet is at Bet Victor with them offering 8/5 for Feyenoord taking all three points but Heerenveen to notch at the other end.

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NAC BREDA vs. AJAX (15:30 GMT)

After dropping two points at home to Cambuur last Sunday, league leaders Ajax will look to this Sunday’s trip to Breda as an easy three points to keep the chasing pack at bay.

NAC are pretty safe sitting in 11th and five points clear of the drop zone but have only won once in their last six games, a 2-0 home win against the troubled Roda JC. It is not hard to see why Ajax are such heavy favourites in this match (2/5 in some markets), and I agree entirely with that although I have not been impressed with Frank de Boer’s men over the past month or so.

The defeats to Salzburg in Europe showed that the Amsterdammers are not as strong defensively and this goal can always be breached. I see a 2-1 or 3-1 win for De Boer’s men but to play it safe our best bet is at Bet Victor with Ajax to win and both teams to score at 2/1.

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 28 – SATURDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns returns with his selections for the Eredivisie for the Saturday’s three games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Saturday 15th March

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VITESSE vs. PSV (17:45 GMT)

Phillip Cocu and PSV may have finally found his stride and they have eventually started to gel and knocked up six wins on the trot. Vitesse themselves suffered a sticky patch at the beginning of 2014 and have now hit three wins in a row, at least one of the winning streaks will end when they both meet at the GelreDome this Saturday evening.

In undoubtedly the game of the weekend, both sides have different goals. Vitesse are six points behind defending champions Ajax in second, whether PSV are only five points away from Vitesse in second and would love to end up with the Champions League qualification place. This would salvage on what can be classed as a poor season for the Eindhoven side.

Both Peter Bosz and Cocu have virtually full strength squads to choose from and recent history shows that PSV may have Vitesse’s number as the Eindhoven side are undefeated in their last 14 away matches against Vitesse in all competitions.

Watching the last three games for Vitesse we have seen them victorious against relegation contenders RKC and Roda at home and NAC Breda narrowly away last weekend. No great shakes from those three sides so I see PSV a great price at 19/10 at Bet Victor to continue their winning streak to seven in a row.

BEST BET: PSV to win (19/10 – Bet Victor) – Click here to bet on this market and receive up to £25 in free bets.

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HERACLES vs. RODA JC (18:45 GMT)

After receiving a 4-0 pasting courtesy of AZ Alkmaar last weekend, Heracles are in real danger of being dragged into the relegation dogfight sitting just three points above the drop zone. Roda are deep into the relegation places and sit four points adrift but will head to Almelo with the confidence of last weekend’s 3-1 win over NEC Nijmegen.

Yes… shock horror… Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side stopped a run of six defeats on the bounce and scored three goals after not finding the net in four games in a row. The returning Guus Hupperts netted twice and he will be a real threat in this game. Heracles will look to Bryan Linssen, who has scored seven goals in his last ten outings to inspire them to victory.

I see the full-time whistle bring blown ending the game with a result neither side will want – a draw. Both need points but I feel this pressure may cause each side to cancel the other out. For the teams to end the game level, Betfair has offered a great 16/5 and I feel this is our best bet for value.

BEST BET: Draw (16/5 – Betfair)

ADOGroningen

ADO DEN HAAG vs. FC GRONINGEN (18:45 GMT)

Another two sides struggling this season are ADO Den Haag and FC Groningen, they meet on Saturday evening. However, for the home side, caretaker manager Henk Fräser has yet to taste defeat in his first five games.

Due to their decent form, ADO have gradually moved out of the drop zone with two wins and three draws they now sit two points clear of the bottom three. Groningen on the other hand have only won once and lost three in their last six and Edwin van der Looi will be eager to improve their point total of 30, to steer them away from being dragged down to the bottom.

To play it safe and for our best bet I look at the goals market. Groningen have scored just four in the last six outings with ADO going a tad better scoring six in six. If the current form runs on into this game, then we have to look at Under 2.5 Goals as our best bet. The highest price I can find is at Bet Victor at 5/4.

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 28 – FRIDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIP

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Will Burns returns with his picks for the Eredivisie for the Friday night game and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Friday 14th March

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SC CAMBUUR vs. RKC WAALWIJK (19:00 GMT)

Now undefeated for five games, Dwight Lodeweges’ SC Cambuur faces RKC Waalwijk in the Friday night game but without two of their star attackers.

Nigerian striker Bartholomew Ogbeche is still missing through injury but the ultrafast Jody Lukoki, on-loan from Ajax, is suspended after picking up too many bookings. On the plus side, Cambuur head into this game oozing with confidence after taking the game to defending champions and league leaders Ajax last weekend and coming away from the Amsterdam Arena with a 1-1 draw.

Their opponents RKC have an abysmal away record this season having failed to win 12 of their last 13 away matches in the league. However, RKC do have a good record against the boys from Leeuwarden, as they are undefeated in their last six matches against Cambuur in all competitions.

Cambuur have found the net in every single game in 2014 and have won four out of last five home games but without Lukoki and this being a must win game for RKC in their relegation struggle, I can see this one finishing a score draw. The draw is being offered at a massive 17/5 by our partners at Betfair.

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 27 – SUNDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns returns with his picks for the Eredivisie for Sunday games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Sunday 9th March

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RKC WAALWIJK vs. ADO DEN HAAG (11:30 GMT)

ADO sit two points and one place ahead of RKC in 15th heading into this clash which will leave the losing team with further relegation worries.

RKC will be desperate to clinch the win for their fans inside the Mandemakers Stadion to stop a three-game losing streak. ADO seem to have recovered from their poor goalscoring form in early February that saw them score only one goal in four games. They have hit four goals in the last two games.

RKC themselves have only scored twice in the last three games so I see the 23/20 offered by Bet365 for Under 2.5 Goals being our best bet.

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GO AHEAD EAGLES vs. FC TWENTE (13:30 GMT)

Even though they have only won once in their last five outings, FC Twente are in pole position for the second Champions League spot in the Eredivisie. However, they have Vitesse on the same points breathing down their necks.

Their opponents on Sunday, Go Ahead Eagles are very hard to beat at home and were unlucky that PSV Eindhoven, the in-form side in the Eredivisie, came back from two goals down to defeat them. AZ Alkmaar tasted defeat at Adelaarshorst in early February with league leaders Ajax getting out of Deventer with a narrow 1-0 win.

Go Ahead have scored 25 of their total 38 goals this season at home so I see goals in this game and with Twente only losing once in their last 16 games a Twente win or a high scoring draw could be on the cards. Best bet would be Over 3.5 Goals at Bet365.

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FC GRONINGEN vs. FEYENOORD (13:30 GMT)

After the antics of Graziano Pellè in the past few weeks, Feyenoord’s top scorer found himself on the end of four-game suspension this week and Ronald Koeman stripped his Italian forward of the club captaincy.

Without their main source of goals, the Rotterdam side head to Groningen who are experiencing a average season. Unable to put a run of good results together, head coach Erwin van de Looi is expected to just make one change to the eleven that were unlucky to just get a draw against SC Cambuur last weekend, with Maikel Kieftenbeld suspended for too many yellow cards.

I see this one being a close game, so much so that the 27/10 offered by Bet Victor for the draw is too tempting not to jump on.

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AJAX vs. SC CAMBUUR (15:30 GMT)

The final game of the weekend sees league leaders meeting SC Cambuur. Dwight Lodeweges’ side, promoted from the Eerste Divisie last season, currently are in 11th place but in a tight league this year, they are only four points from the drop zone.

The visitors are the only side in the division yet to win away from home, with five draws and eight defeats and if they were to change this fact against league leaders Ajax, it would be a major shock. Frank de Boer will expect his side to come out with the victory and put a further stranglehold on their fourth consecutive Eredivisie championship.

I see Ajax winning but Cambuur are a real threat on the attack and could grab an unlikely goal. Ajax proved in their first leg Europa League demolition by Red Bull Salzburg that they can concede. Their opponents on Sunday, Cambuur have scored at least once in every game of 2014 so far. Both Teams to Score is offered at 11/10 by Betfair and that is our best bet in the last game of Week 27.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Both Teams to Score (11/10 – Betfair)

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 27 – SATURDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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After nailing 11 out of his last 14 selections, Will Burns is on fire and he returns with his picks for the Eredivisie for Saturday games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Saturday 8th March

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AZ ALKMAAR vs. HERACLES (17:45 GMT)

Although Heracles were unlucky to lose at home to Heerenveen last weekend, I cannot see them turning things around in Alkmaar as they travel to face a AZ who thumped RKC Waalwijk 4-0 last Sunday.

Good news for the visitors is that regular first-teamers Mike te Wierik and Bryan Linssen return from suspension as they look to gain their first win in five games. They do not have a good record at the AFAS Stadion, with AZ winning eight of their last nine home matches against Heracles in all competitions.

I see that record stretching to a ninth win in ten and by a couple of goals. The best bet of the day is in the handicap market at Bet365.com with AZ Alkmaar -1 valued at 6/5. So we need AZ Alkmaar to win by two clear goals for this bet to come in

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RODA JC vs. NEC NIJMEGEN (17:45 GMT)

The basement boys clash in a vital relegation six-pointer as Roda host NEC and if the home side experience a defeat, then they could be nine points adrift from safety by the end of the weekend.

Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side are in major trouble and they need to find a run of results and quick. Currently six points from safety, they know that this game on Saturday is a must-win fixture but their main problem is front of goal. Roda have not scored a single goal in the last four games.

However, on the other side, why NEC are deep in the relegation quagmire is their away form. The Nijmegen side have failed to win 17 of their last 18 away matches in Eredivisie. However, who will win this game does not interest me when looking at my best bet.

Roda will struggle in front of goal again in this one especially with their main source of goals; Guus Hupperts, Jan-Mark Fledderus, Frank Demouge, Krisztian Németh and Anco Jansen are all out through injury. They may get one since Nijmegen have not kept a clean sheet for seven matches.

Under 2.5 Goals is valued at 6/4 with our friends at BetVictor and I see that our best bet.

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HEERENVEEN vs. PEC ZWOLLE (18:45 GMT)

After watching Zwolle’s defence concede three goals at home to NEC Nijmegen last weekend, I predict that this one will be a barnburner with goals galore.

Heerenveen are well capable of scoring goals with the astounding strikepower of Alfred Finnbogason leading their line. The Icelandic hitman has hit the back of the net an astonishing 22 times in the 23 appearances this season.

On-loan striker Guyon Fernandez is also in good scoring form for Zwolle, notching six goals in the last nine games. With the unpredictable Mitchell Dijks sitting in Marco van Basten’s defence, Heerenveen are also open to conceding, they have let 44 goals past in their 26 games this season.

The price of 5/4 that Bet365 are offering for Over 3.5 Goals is well worth a punt.

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NAC BREDA vs. VITESSE (19:45 GMT)

Vitesse seem to have got over the horror show that the start of 2014 brought to Peter Bosz’s side with two home wins in succession. The Arnhem outfit head to Breda with hope that they can clinch the number two spot in the Eredivisie to qualify for Champions League football.

The hosts, NAC Breda, are in good form themselves and are undefeated in six games that has took them to 10th in the league. Although four of those games have ended in draws.

Vitesse have also had their fair share of draws with three in the last seven games ending level. The last two games have brought wins but at home against two of the three clubs in the drop zone, RKC and Roda so I’m not getting excited by those two results. Bet365 are offering a huge 3/1 for the draw in this one and I see this one landing.

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PSV vs. FC UTRECHT (19:45 GMT)

The final game on Saturday sees FC Utrecht travel to Philips Stadion to face the in-form PSV, who are currently on a hot five-game winning streak.

Philip Cocu has seen his fortunes turned around, and last week’s fantastic 3-2 win away to the tenacious Go Ahead Eagles showed great character coming back from two goals down to take the three points.

FC Utrecht sit in 13th and are undefeated in their last three and with two respectable draws with FC Twente and AZ Alkmaar sandwiching a 1-0 win over Groningen, Utrecht could be capable of getting a something in Eindhoven and bursting Cocu’s bubble.

I see PSV winning again but to give us some real value I see Over 3.5 Goals as our best bet.

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 26 – SUNDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns has nailed TEN OUT OF LAST TEN tips and after making a lot of people rich he’s back with his selections for the Eredivisie for Sunday’s games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Sunday 2nd March

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FC UTRECHT vs. FC TWENTE (11:30 GMT)

Last weekend, a narrow 1-0 win over FC Groningen stopped an unwanted eight game winless streak for Jan Wouters’ FC Utrecht, but today they face a stern test in second-place FC Twente.

Ajax are six points ahead of Twente, so Michel Jansen needs to pick up wins especially as the Amsterdammers face Feyenoord this weekend, to put some pressure back on Frank de Boer.

I can see Twente winning this comfortably, they currently have the best player in the league in Serbian playmaker Dušan Tadić, who has been on fire since the turn of the year. Place him supply Quincy Promes and Luc Castaignos and I cannot see Utrecht handling that three-pronged attack.

Look for Twente to win by at least two goals at a massive 7/4 with Bet Victor.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Twente -1 (7/4 – BetVictor)

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FEYENOORD vs. AJAX (13:30 GMT)

In the De Klassieker on Sunday afternoon, Feyenoord host Ajax in a true six pointer. With Ronald Koeman knowing that a win would take them within six points of the leaders.

Ajax displayed two horror shows in Europe with a 3-0 home defeat to Salzburg and losing 3-1 in  the return leg in Austria, which showed some weaknesses that De Boer must deal with. The 4-0 win over AZ Alkmaar last weekend domestically will be thrown the out the window come Sunday.

The Amsterdammers head into the cauldron known as De Kuip, and the partisan Rotterdam crowd will be even louder for this match which is one of the most heated rivals in world football.

The defending champions are depleted with first-team stars like Lasse Schöne, Thulani Serero and Viktor Fischer missing through injury. De Boer will be hoping Lerin Duarte and Bojan (on-loan from Barcelona) step up their game after disappointing campaign so far, although Duarte’s two goals last weekend has gone some way in repaying his manager.

I feel Feyenoord will nick this with a narrow victory. Graziano Pelle is still scoring consistently, the bite of Jordy Clasie in the midfield could silence the attempts of Davy Klaassen. The Ajax defence may be too occupied by Pelle to give Jean-Paul Boëtius, Ruben Schaken, Lex Immers attention and the temptation to shoot on sight may give Japser Cillessen in goal a hard day in the Ajax goal.

It could be the two legs like the Salzburg games, relived for Frank de Boer. Feyenoord to win is 6/5 at Betfair and that is a price we cannot ignore.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Feyenoord to win (6/5 – Betfair)

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FC GRONINGEN vs. SC CAMBUUR (13:30 GMT)

SC Cambuur have failed to win their last 12 away matches in Eredivisie, but today I feel it changes. After viewing their last few games, they look a real attacking threat going forward.

FC Groningen are experiencing a poor season with just one win in six games, which was an uninspiring 1-0 home win over Go Ahead Eagles. Last weekend, they helped FC Utrecht end their winless streak as mentioned earlier, so it is safe to say, they are not playing well.

I see Cambuur finally getting the away win and at a HUGE 14/5 offered at Bet365, this win could be massively profitable for anyone gambling on it.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Cambuur to win (14/5 – Bet365)

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AZ ALKMAAR vs. RKC WAALWIJK (15:30 GMT)

AZ are the last remaining Eredivisie side in Europe after eliminating Czech side Slovan Liberec midweek so they may be a little tired when hosting RKC Waalwijk on Sunday.

I look at the goals in this game and especially at RKC Waalwijk. Although Dick Advocaat’s side are not great scorers in 2014, only 11 goals scored in eight games I see Over 3.5 Goals in this game mainly due to RKC’s record in the last few games.

RKC coach Erwin Koeman announced this week he would be stepping down as manager at the end of this season so this may affect he team and help AZ’s goal tally. There has been at least four goals in all the last four RKC games. Drawing 2-2 with Go Ahead, they defeated Utrecht 5-2, they were then turned over 3-1 by NEC and last weekend, handed a 3-1 loss by Vitesse.

Our best bet will see this run continue into the fifth game with Over 3.5 Goals valued at 11/8 by our friends at BetVictor.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (11/8 – Bet Victor)

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 26 – SATURDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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After nailing his last three tips at 8/5, 10/3 and 11/5 – Will Burns returns with his selections for the Eredivisie for Saturday games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Saturday 1st March

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PEC ZWOLLE vs. NEC NIJMEGEN (17:45 GMT)

Ron Jans’ Zwolle braces himself today for the visit of a NEC Nijmegen fighting for Eredivisie survival. The Nijmegen side sit 17th even thought they have only been defeated twice in 2014.

Indeed in the eight games so far in 2014, Anton Janssen has lead his side to three wins and three draws with losses coming to Eredivisie heavyweights Feyenoord (5-1) and PSV (2-0) and this is why I am backing them to grab a vital point in Zwolle this evening.

Zwolle sit in eighth place desperate to hold onto a Europa League playoff place but after holding league leaders Ajax to a 1-1 draw three weeks ago, they fell 3-1 in Cambuur and had to grab a late equaliser to snatch a point last weekend at home to Heracles.  Not the greatest performances and I see 13/5 offered at Bet365 for the draw our best bet of the day.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Draw (13/5 – Bet365)

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ADO DEN HAAG vs. NAC BREDA (18:45 GMT)

NAC Breda travel to Den Haag this evening knowing that they are not out of the relegation quagmire as of yet. Although they sit in 10th spot they are only five points from the drop zone.

ADO are 15th, one place above the dreaded three bottom spots and his is due to really struggling to find the net as of late only scoring seven goals in the last six games and not notching in three of those matches.

NAC also have only scored seven in six games and I see our best bet for these two to struggle in front of goal again today. Bet365 are offering 11/10 for Under 2.5 Goals and this is a price too good to miss for this game I see being the borefest of the weekend.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Under 2.5 Goals (11/10 – Bet365)

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GO AHEAD EAGLES vs. PSV (18:45 GMT)

Phillip Cocu takes his PSV side to Deventer tonight to face Go Ahead in search of their fifth consecutive win with still a glimmer of hope of finishing second in the Eredivisie to qualify for Champions League football next term.

Once again, I look at goals in this game and although PSV are improving they are missing a vital player at the back today as Jeffrey Bruma will be missing in central defence. Nineteen-year-old Jorrit Hendrix will replace the former Chelsea man and I can see PSV conceding to the Eagles.

The Eagles, are just two points above the relegation places and they aim this season is to consolidate their top-flight position. Young midfielder Deniz Türüç pulls the strings in the Go Ahead attacks and he will need to be on form today if they hope to get anything against PSV.

Looking at the prices today, Over 3.5 Goals offered at 6/5 by Bet Victor looks to be the best bet in this match.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (6/5 – BetVictor)

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VITESSE vs. RODA JC (19:45 GMT)

Jon Dahl Tomasson has a huge task ahead as his Roda side looked doomed, rock bottom of the league five points adrift of safety and unfortunately for the young Danish manager, I do not see it getting any better for him today.

Goals have been hard to find for Roda, with just three goals in the last seven games it is not looking good for the remainder of the season.

Vitesse suffered a blip at the start of the year but a great home win last week against RKC (3-1), with a weakened side, should give them some confidence. I cannot see Roda scoring today, but they cannot stop the talent of the young Chelsea lads – Christian Atsu, Lucas Piazón and Bertrand Traore.

Our best bet in this one is Vitesse to win but keep a clean sheet with is a massive 11/10 at Bet365.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Vitesse to win to nil (11/10 – Bet365)

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 26 – FRIDAY’S PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Tipster Will Burns is back with his picks for the Eredivisie this Friday’s game and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Friday 28th February

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HERACLES vs. HEERENVEEN (19:00 GMT)

Heracles will host Heerenveen on Friday night as they look for their first win in three games.

Marco van Basten welcomes Hakim Ziyech, Marten de Roon and Joey van den Berg back from suspension and all three will be set to return to the starting line-up. Speaking of suspensions, Heracles are without dangerman Bryan Linssen and defender Mike te Weirek due to bookings they picked up last weekend at PEC Zwolle.

Although Heracles were unlucky not to win that game and conceded a late equaliser, I cannot see them getting anything in this one. Heerenveen will be too strong and at 11/5, the price offered by our friends at BetVictor, this is a bet we cannot ignore and hopefully get our weekend off to a good start.

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EUROPA LEAGUE BETTING TIPS – SALZBURG vs. AJAX & AZ ALKMAAR vs. LIBEREC

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Tipster Will Burns takes a look at the upcoming fixtures involving AZ and Ajax in the Europa League Round of 32 first-legs below. Good luck if your having a punt, and please click on one of our sponsors to have a bet to help us pay the bills. All Will’s tips are over EVENS so you can get yourself some value in the markets.

THURSDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2014

ROUND OF 32 MATCHES – FIRST LEGS

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AJAX vs. RED BULL SALZBURG (20:05 GMT)

Ajax head to Salzburg on Thursday with nothing to lose – as of now, they are three goals down and out of the competition after last week’s demolition – so Frank de Boer side needs to go for goals and try to win by four clear goals to qualify for the next round.

Can they do it? No. Why? Simply because no team can stop Red Bull Salzburg from scoring on recent form and I really cannot see them conceding four at home either. Die Roten Bullen have now won all of their last eleven matches, scoring a massive 35 goals while now leading the Austrian Bundesliga by 19 points and on Thursday night, I can see them notching at least another two past De Boer’s men.

Last week Salzburg tore Ajax apart with goals from Spaniard Jonathan Soriano (2) and Senegalese winger Sadio Mané and at the weekend, they blasted six past Admira with Brazilian Alan coming on at half-time and notching a hat-trick, as you do…

Lets look for another goal fest and with BetVictor offering a massive 8/5, it’s a price not be ignored especially given the past attacking form of these two sides.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (8/5 – BetVictor) – Click to take advantage of our deal that will get you £25 free bets for all new customers.

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AZ ALKMAAR vs. SLOVAN LIBEREC (20:00 GMT)

AZ Alkmaar will look to ensure coach Dick Advocaat has reason to remember his 100th European competition game as a coach fondly as Slovan Liberec visit the Netherlands on Thursday night.

Advocaat was named AZ coach on 16 October last year, returning to the club where he spent five months in charge at the end of 2009/10. Twice Oranje national coach, he won the 2007/08 UEFA Cup with Zenit, as well as domestic championships titles with PSV Eindhoven, Rangers and the Russians.

Even with a manager with such credentials leading the way, this will be a tough test in more ways than one for AZ. Liberec have been known to dish out some physical punishment while progressing in the Europa League. So far in this year’s competition, The Czech side have committed 142 fouls since the start of the group stage, 23 more than any other side.

Last Thursday, Alkmaar left Liberec with a narrow 1-0 win, thanks to Nick Viergever’s opportunistic late winner. The first leg was a close affair until Viergever’s timely intervention to secure the spoils for the Eredivisie club.

I see the second leg are being tight with the game ending in a draw which has been priced at 10/3 by our partners at Bet365. 

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 25 – SUNDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns is back with his picks for the Eredivisie for this Sunday’s games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Sunday 23rd February

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FC UTRECHT vs. FC GRONINGEN (11:30 GMT)

How many weeks now have I been writing that Jan Wouters is under pressure? This weekend means no different when FC Groningen visit the Stadion Galgenwaard.

Although, Utrecht have defeated Groningen their last five home matches against them in all competitions, I cannot see Wouters’ leading them to a victory today. The hosts have yet to win a game in 2014 and their last win came in a 2-0 away win at Cambuur in December.

However, Groningen have not win away in five games but ended five games without a win last weekend hosting Go Ahead Eagles. Look for Erwin van de Looi to lead his side to another win on Sunday morning and at 11/5, the price offered by Bet Victor, this is bet that cannot be ignored.

BURNS’ BEST BET: FC Groningen to win (11/5 – BetVictor) – Click here to bet on this market and receive up to £25 in free bets.

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AJAX vs. AZ ALKMAAR (13:30 GMT)

After suffering a humiliating and demoralising 3-0 defeat in Europe this week at the hands of Red Bull Salzburg, Frank de Boer has the task of motivating Ajax to a win against AZ Alkmaar at the Amsterdam Arena on Sunday afternoon.

De Boer’s men were run ragged by Salzburg whose high defensive line and ultra-pressure did not give Ajax time to think on Thursday. Although, Ajax have found their game in ten wins of their last 12 Eredivisie matches, however, the Amsterdammers were held to a 2-2 home draw to AZ last season.

AZ Alkmaar hope not to be suffering from the travel to the Czech Republic on Thursday where they picked up in a late 1-0 win against Slovan Liberec. How will Thursday’s defeat affect Ajax’s play and AZ’s tactics is set to be seen on Sunday come kick off? Last week’s hat-trick hero Lasse Schone is out with ankle ligament injury for an unknown time and he will be a big miss to the hosts. I think 7/2 at Betfair for a draw in this game looks too good to miss here.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Draw (7/2 – Betfair) – Click here to bet on this market.

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VITESSE vs. RKC WAALWIJK (13:30 GMT)

Peter Bosz’s Vitesse were flying-high before the winter break but the Arnhem side are currently experiencing a run of five games without a win, gaining just two points from a possible fifteen. On Sunday, they face the visit of RKC Waalwijk who are fighting for their lives just two points off the drop zone.

There has been Under 2.5 Goals in the last five Vitesse games but Bosz’s men need to pick up points soon if they wish to catch Ajax, who are seven points clear.  I think Vitesse will win and there will be goals. Also, RKC are well capable of notching with 12 goals in the last six games so I see Over 3.5 Goals as the best bet in this game.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (23/20 – Bet365) – Click here to bet on this market and get up to £200 in free bets.

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FC TWENTE vs. FEYENOORD (15:30 GMT)

The main event of the weekend is a true six pointer at the De Grolsch Veste as second play third when Twente host Feyenoord. Michel Jansen’s men are three points clear of their opponents in second, which earns a spot in the Champions League qualifying round and with 10 games left to play, this game proves vital for both sides.

The Enschede outfit have been defeated just one of their last 13 matches in the league, a 3-2 loss at PSV on February 8th, and will take some confidence from Feyenoord’s record of having won just two of their last five. Twente celebrated a 4-1 victory when the sides met in Rotterdam earlier in the season, and will see this as a pivotal week in their campaign as they bid to reduce the four-point deficit to leaders Ajax.

Undefeated at home this season, the odds weigh in the favour of Twente in this clash, but Ronald Koeman’s Feyenoord are in good away form clinching ten points from a possible fifteen. It is make or break for both sides today and I cannot pick a winner but with two most potent attacks in the Eredivisie this game promises goals. Let’s get on Over 3.5 Goals for the bet and enjoy watching this one.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Over 3.5 Goals (31/20 – BetVictor)

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EREDIVISIE WEEK 25 – SATURDAY PREVIEW & BETTING TIPS

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Will Burns is back with his picks for the Eredivisie for this weekends games and like all his tips, you will not see a ‘best bet’ under evens – good luck!

Saturday 22nd February

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HEERENVEEN vs. NAC BREDA (17:45 GMT)

NAC Breda gained an excellent home draw against title chasing Feyenoord last weekend as Heerenveen were on the end of a 3-0 defeat away to league leaders Ajax.

The hosts are forced in to make three changes with Hakim Ziyech, Marten de Roon and Joey van den Berg all suspended so Marco van Basten will look to Anthony Lurling, Daley Sinkgraven and Samir Fazli to fill in and gain all three points. Van Basten’s men home form is promising as in their last 9 games at the Abe Lenstra Stadion, only three sides have left with all three points, all in the top four – Feyenoord, Vitesse Arnhem and FC Twente.

However, Breda are in great form with two wins and two draws in their last four and will head to Heerenveen looking to improve their away record as they have only one win in their last nine games. The best bet for the day would be a great 2/1 at BetVictor for Rydell Poepon to score anytime. The striker is the designated penalty taker for NAC and Heerenveen are suspected in defence for discipline.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Rydell Poepon to score anytime (2/1 – BetVictor) – Click here to bet on this market and receive up to £25 in free bets.

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SC CAMBUUR vs. RODA JC (18:45 GMT)

After a tremendous display last weekend against PEC Zwolle with a 3-1 win and Jon Dahl Tomasson’s Roda still unable to find their feet, one cannot look past Cambuur picking up another three points on Saturday evening.

Tomasson is under great pressure at Roda since taking over after the winter break with only one win in six and after falling at home to fellow strugglers ADO Den Haag last weekend, I feel the Dane may feel more strain at the full-time whistle of this one.

If the hosts can get going like last weekend and exploded out of the blocks, I think we have to look at the best bet of Cambuur to be winning at half-time and full-time at 7/4 at BetVictor.

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PEC ZWOLLE vs. HERACLES (18:45 GMT)

Ron Jans will looking to get his side back-on-track after last week’s slip up at Cambuur, Zwolle’s first defeat after a run of three wins in a row a draw against Ajax.

Heracles will looking to bounce back after a narrow 2-1 defeat at PSV last time round and will rely on the in-form Bryan Linssen if they are to get anything out the game. Zwolle have not kept a clean sheet since the 24th November last year in a 0-0 draw away to Groningen. That is a run of 12 games in which they have conceded at least one goal.

Linssen has seven goals in his last seven games and let’s see if he can make it eight in eight at a great 11/5 at Bet365.

BURNS’ BEST BET: Bryan Linssen to score anytime (11/5 – Bet365) – Click here to bet on this market and get up to £200 in free bets.

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NEC NIJMEGEN vs. PSV (19:45 GMT)

Philip Cocu takes his PSV side to Nijmegen in Saturday’s night game with his club captain, Georginio Wijnaldum back from injury and could make an impact from the bench. Looking to get their season back on course, the Eindhoven side are on a three-game winning streak and they have not recorded four successive wins since late 2012.

NEC bullied RKC Waalwijk last weekend and came away with a great 3-1 away win but target man Michael Higdon, creating a lot of goals with headed knockdowns, will find it tough against PSV central duo Karim Rekik and Jeffrey Bruma, both good in the air.

NEC have no problem scoring with goals in their last ten games but I see PSV gaining their fourth win and winning clear, espeically if Wijnaldum is ready to go if brought on. PSV -1 is being offered at 8/5 at BetVictor so we need PSV to win by two clear goals to win the bet.

BURNS’ BEST BET: PSV -1 (8/5 – BetVictor) – Click here to bet on this market and receive up to £25 in free bets.

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