Saturday, July 23, 2011


Brentford scored a fully deserved 1-0 win over EPL side Stoke City last night . The visitors fielded their strongest possible side with nine starters and only made three substitutions the whole game, despite which they were second best all match to the Bees who really put in a very impressive performance. Hopefully some of you took a little of the 5.0 for the win and xxxxxxxxxxxx

The Copa America is coming towards the business end and tonight sees the 3rd and 4th place playoff match between Peru and Venezuela. Very much like in the World Cup, these games are when teams usually throw caution to the wind and go for it, obviously it is their last chance to impress and at the end of the day, few teams go around proudly boasting that they were third and you will forever be known as semi finalists, regardless of the result in this "warm up" for the final. Last four Copa's have seen all of these games go "over" and I feel that this will follow suit, Venezuela are very attack minded in any case, created plenty of chances against defensive Paraguay in the semis and only the woodwork stopped them going all the way. They looked much livelier when Miku came onto the pitch and the Getafe striker wiull surely start toninght. Peru will be without the suspended Juan Vargas and have not scored too many this tournament so far, but they are not the only culprit of that and they are likely to be sucked into the more friendly and lower key style of game and open approach of their opponent. "over" 2.5 goals at a nice looking 2.12 is a solid bet.

West Ham United make the trip across London to play Wycombe Wanderers this afternoon and are bringing a very strong squad, the same as the one which won 1-0 at FC Kopenhagen in midweek, plus Pablo Barrera and Carlton Cole, who can both expect a run out. These will mean plenty of Hammers fans will be making the trip and noise at the tiny stadium. Sam Allardyce is xxxxxxxxxx

Good Luck.

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