Craziest north African derbies

1.Casablanca derby
It is between Raja casablanca and wydad casablanca.The Casablanca derby has extensive national media coverage and is a topic of debate for several days before and after the match between the fans of both clubs, whether in the streets, schools or workplace.The clubs first met in 1956 with raja winning 1-0 they met for the second time in 1957 wydad won 3-0. On october 20th 2007 during an encounter between rival supporters hamza Eddali a 17 year wydad fan died. April 18, 2010, after Raja beat Wydad with a score of one to none, a fight broke out between Wydad and Raja fans, resulting in injuries and property damage. Over one hundred people were arrested.Wydad have won 19 league titles and 9 domestic cups to raja’s 11 league titles and 8 cup wins.Raja have a superior record in continential competitions where they have won 6 titles to wydad’s

2.Algiers derby
Between USMA and MCA. The first met in 1940 with MC alger winning 4-1.Drama occurred on 21 September, ten minutes after the end of the match between USM Alger and MC Alger. Part of the platform 13 from the Olympic Stadium collapsed, killing two spectators, and injuring several hundred others in Algiers. The ground was literally stolen from under the feet of the victims as they took the stairs no. 5 to leave the platform and celebrate the victory. “The overload in this part of the stadium, and the large number of supporters eventually provoked this incident,” said Youcef Kara, director of the Olympic complex.They have met 160 times MCa have won 40 times whilst USMA have won 29 times.Both have clubs have won the same number of league titles 7 and cups 8.MCA have won the champions league once.

1.Cairo derby
Between Zamalek and Al ahly. First mate in a friendly in 1917 al ahly won 1-0.Ever since their creation, both clubs have been the top clubs in the Egyptian Premier League, the country’s top-flight football league. In the first half of the twentieth century. Ahly won their first league title when the Egyptian Premier League was first created in the 1948-49 season and won 39 domestic titles after that. Zamalek managed to win the league 12 times only.

The largest winning margin in this derby was 6-0 for Zamalek This was in 1944 Egypt Cup Final. While the largest winning margin in the League was 6-1 respectively for Al-Ahly. A margin that was repeated twice by Al-Ahly once in 1942 and in 2002. Fans of both clubs can be violent when in anger. Numerous fights, injuries and deaths have been reported before matters became more controlled due to Egypt’s authoritarian regime. Yet many fights and riots still occur after derby matches between both sets of fans, leading the government to post even higher numbers of Central Security Forces troops in the stadium during the derby. The number of fights have increased with the increasing popularity of the “ultras” movement.

Matches between both teams can be decisive. Whenever they meet in the Egypt Cup the winner usually goes on to win the cup, or at least grab the runners up medal. Moreover, the team which has the aggregate result on its favor in the league rarely misses the chance to win the Egyptian Premier League.

Non-Egyptian referees are often flown in to officiate the derby in order to ensure impartiality.

In 2018, World Soccer Magazine selected the Cairo Derby as the 10th most fierce derby in the world.Besides the estimated 50 million domestic TV audience, the game is huge all over North Africa, the Middle East and the entire world.Al ahly have won 105 trophies whilst zamalek have won 29.


Betting predictions Thu 7th March 2019

Europa League
Sevilla vs slavia prague =sevilla win
Napoli vs salzburg =Napoli win
Egypt Premier Legue
El-entag El harby vs Al ittihad =OV2.5
France national league
Quevilly Rouen vs Le mans =OV2.5images (2).jpeg


betting predictions wed 6th march 2019

Merkantil bank liga (hungary)

Nyiregyhaza vs siofok =U2.5

Balmazujvaros sport vs zalaegerszegi =zalaegerszegi win

Italy serie c-group B

Ternana vs sambnedettese =sambnedettese win

Botola pro (morrocco)

Hassania Agadir vs Berkane=Hassania Agadir win


Why you should be excited for the new mls season

Mls 2019 season began with a bang with 41 goals scored with every team scoring except for defending champions atlanta united who lost 2-0 to wayne rooney’s dc united even new boys cincinnati scoring their first-ever mls goal through Leonardo Bertone but unfortunately lost 4-1 to seattle sounders.
Despite major departures such as sebastian giovinco,miguel almiron and david villa mls teams have not disappointed in their recruitment with the likes of marco fabian joining philadelphia union from frankfurt the attacking midfielder has 42 caps for his nation mexico he also won the german cup last year orlando city have signed champions league,english premier league euro 2016 winner and former manchester united and sporting lisbon winger luis nani carles gil has joined the new england revolution for 2 million dollars a club record fee the spaniard joins from deportivo la corona he previously played for aston villa atlanta united have replaced miguel almiron who joined newcastle united in january with copa libertadores winner and south american player of the year pitty martinez he is joined by florentine pogba who atlanta joined for free forward alexandru mitrita has joined new york fc some of the new coaches are matias almeida who joined san jose earthquakes from chivas guadalajara where he won the concacaf champions league frank deboer has been brought in by the champions atlanta united to replace the departed tata martino copa libertadores runner-up and twice winner of the argentinian league with boca juniors guillermo barros schelotto has joined la galaxy kaleb porter has joined columbus crew mark Santos has been brought in by the vancouver whitecaps luchi gonzalez will be at the helm of fc dallas most of these coaches like to play attacking pressing high-intensity football and have won at a levels despite the departures and the and the new arrivals some of the players to watch will be those who have not made any movements the likes of wayne rooney at dc united ignacio piatti of montreal impact carlos vela and diego rossi of lafc and of course zlatan ibrahimovic of the la galaxy they are some exciting young footballers also the likes of gianluca busio of sporting kansas city and efrain alvarez la galaxy
The mls viewership ratings went up last year with the mls cup final drawing in more than two million viewers becoming the most-watched mls cup since 1997 viewership went up by 71% compared to 2019 final. All-in-all if the first gameweek is anything to go by then we are in for an exciting mls season with goals goals and more goals being the order of the day a lot young exciting footballers will be on display and judging by the way teams have boosted the squads we are in for exciting high intensity football matches week in week out I hope we don’t get disappointed.


Bet Predictions Monday 4th march 2019.

1. Sheffield wednesday vs sheffield united
Both teams are currently in great form having not lost in any of their last 5 games a win for currently placed 14th sheffield wednesday will take them 11th points of a playoff spot. A win for sheffield united will take them second. Sheffield wednesday have scored 2 or more goals in their last three games united on the other hand have not conceded a goal in the last 3 games united have the 4th best away record in the championship this season both teams have won once each in there last 5 meetings recording 2.5 goals twice both the last meetings have ended 0-0.
PREDICTION- DRAW and under 2.5 goals

2. Leganes vs levante
Both teams are on 30 points and are placed 14th and 15th respectively Leganes have lost once in their last 5 games levante have only one once in their last 5 games however three of the last five meetings between these two sides have been won by levante four of leganes’ five games have had over 2.5 goals with both teams scoring in three of those games levante have concedede two or more goals in their last 5 games
PREDICTION- Leganes win and GG

Honorable mention.images (2)
Guimares to beat Maritimo with over 2.5 goals scored inthe portuguese top flight


Footballers to watch out for inthe future

Nicola zaniolo
The As Roma midfielder became the youngest italian to score a brace champions league aiding Roma to 2-1 win over Porto inthe first leg of the knockout stage.The 19 year old started his career at Fiorentina and then moved to Entella where he made his first team debut on march 11th 2017 aganist Benevento.He moved to inter that summer for a fee of €1.4 million.He became inter youth’s topscorer with 13 goals but didn’t make any first team appearance.The italian was onthe move again joining Roma for €4.5 million.He made his Roma debut in 19th september aganist real madrid in a 3-0 loss,this was followed by his serie debut aganist frosinone in 26th september.He scored his first goal for Roma aganist Sassuolo on boxing day 2018.He has scored 5 goals this season for an underperforming young Rona side.He has already attracted intrest from PSG,juventus and Bayern Munich.

Jadon Sancho
The 18 year old became the youngest player to score 9 goals inthe bundesliga In February 2019 after scoring in a 3-2 win over Bayer leverkusen.The english teeneger started career at Watford joining them at 11 years age three years later he joined Man city for £500,000.He then moved to Dortmund inthe summer of 2017 for £8 million.He made his debut in October aganist Frankfurt.He made his first league start 14th of january 2018 aganist Wolfsburg.Scored his first goal aganist Leverkusen a game in which he also assisted twice.Sancho has been setting the bundesliga a light this season scoring eight goals and assisting ten for an entertaining Dortmund side that look like ending Bayern munich’s run of titles.He has been linked with moves back to england with Man utd leading the chase for him.

Kai Havertz
The 19 year old german midfielder is the youngest 50 bundesliga appearances he joined leverkusen aged 11 He made his senior debut in 15th october 2016 in a loss to weder bremen becoming the youngest bundesliga debutant aged 17 he made his first champions league start on 21st february 2017 against atletico madrid and was ruled out of of the second leg because of his school exams he scored his first goal on april that year against wolfsburg becoming the youngest leverkusen goalscorer he has scored 12 goals and assisted six times in both the bundesliga and the europa league this season.

Haussem Aourar
The young french midfielder made his debut for lyon againist az alkmaar inthe europa league on 16th february 2017 he scored his first goal in the return in a 7-1 win he made his ligue 1 debut againist bastia in a match which was interrupted and lyon awarded the win he has scored 6 goals and assisted twice in ligue 1 this season and was nominated for the golden boy award 2018

Vinicius junior
The 18 year old brazilian joined real madrid from flamengo for 46 million euros he made his debut against atletico madrid in 29th september 2018 he scored his first goal for real madrid on 3rd november 2018 after coming on against real valladolid he was the top scorer in the south american under 17 championship in 2017 with7 goals he has played 26 games for real madrid this season scoring four times and assisting eight goals.
Honorable mentions include Joao felix of benfica, hamed traore of empoli, alphonso davies of bayern,Achraf hakimi of dortmund and Eder Militao of Porto.


World cup 2018:England and Belgium do battle for third place in Saint Petersburg.

A Belgium team looking for their highest world cup finish took on England.Belgium went ahead inthe fourth minute through Thomas Meunier after a terrific cross by Nacer Chadli.A slow game but chances were plenty and both front men  Lukaku and Kane had chances but they couldn’t bulge the oppositions’ net.England came super close to leveling it up inthe seventieth minute through a Dier little dink over goalkeeper Courtois was cleared off the line by his Tottenham teamate Toby Alderweireld.Hazard finished off the English challenge with eight minutes from time with a brilliant finish.Belgium with their highest ever world cup finish after finishinh fourth in 1986.


World cup 2018;Croatia world cup finalsts for England It’s not coming home

Both England and Croatia were playing inthe first world cup semi-finals since the 90s.Kieran Trippier gave the English the lead just five minutes into the game with a delicious freekick that left goalkeeper Subasic a spectator.Ivan Perisic equalised for Croatia inthe sixtyeight minute after a brilliant cross from Vrsaljko.It ended 1-1 at full time,then inthe one hunded and nineth minute Mario Mandzukic fired home the winner to send Croatia to their first ever world cup final.England’s curse at international tournerments countinues they will take on Belgium for a third place play off.Croatia’s will battle France on sunday inthe ultimate match of matches.


World cup 2018:France are world cup finalsts Belgium are out.

The first semi-final at world cup 2018 was between France and Belgium.France had won every European world cup semi-final they have contested belgium on the other hand were playing only intheir second semi-final.The first half of the match was a closely contested affair and both sides created chances but couldn’t find the opposition.The first goal came inthe second half with France taking the lead inthe fiftyfirst minute through a Samuel Umtiti header from an excellent corner from Antoine Griezmann.It was his third ever goal for his country.Belgium dominated the game from that point on and created alot of chances but French skipper and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made alot good quality saves.Inthe end Dechamps won it over Martinez.Dechamps could become only the third man to win it both as player and manager.


World cup 2018: Croatia beat the hosts Russia on Penalties.

Croatia were looking to get to a world semi-final for the first time since 1998 but intheir way were the spirited host nation Russia who themselves were looking to get to a world semi-final for the first time since 1966.Denis Cherychev’s thirtyfirst minute thunderbolt of a strike that gave goalkeeper Subasic no chance gave the host nation a 1-0 lead but Croatia crawled back just nine minutes later with a header from Anderj Kramaric after some neat work from Mario Mandzukic.It was 1-1 at the end of the regular ninety minutes so both teams had to do with extra time for the second game running.Besiktas defender Domagoj Vida headed in Croatia’s second from a Luka Modric corner ten minutes into extra time. Brazilian born Mario Fernandes head in the equaliser inthe one hundrendth and fifteenth minute from a Allan Dzagoev freekick.It ended 2-2 after extra time and so it was penalties again for both sides.Brozovic,modric,Rakitic and Vida scored for Croatia but Kovacic missed.Dzagoev,Ignashevich and Kuzyayev scored but misses from Smolov and Fernandes saw the hosts knocked out.Croatia will face England inthe semis.