Wednesday, January 31, 2007
French Cup LENS -3/4 ball 1.92 ........... down to 1.71
Premiership BOLTON WANDERERS -1 ball 2.15 .............. 1.91
I will be back very shortly, with some late information.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Saturday, January 27, 2007
No need to worry, I am not referring to Griffin Park this time, but the other one, Old Trafford, where Manchester United are hosting Portsmouth, in the final FA Cup tie, of the day.
Sir Alex has a fully fit squad to choose from and is considering one, or maybe two changes, but nothing more. No doubt Wayne Rooney will be desperate to play, having finally broken his goal scoring duck, at the Emirates Stadium last week.
I expect a classy performance from the Reds, they are the league's top scorers and have already put 3 past David James, when these two met in October.
United will be a little concerned that they seem unable to keep a clean sheet, they have only one in 11 starts and none in the last 6. Hope they do not start today, as I am going for the "over". Think Pompey may get on the scoresheet and favour a 2-1/ 3-1 result, but will side with the safer option.
4 points over 2.5 goals Manchester United-Portsmouth 1.72 asian line.
Brentford might not win, but I can tell you they have received a real boost this week and as a club, they are 100% committed to getting the 3 points today. Neil Shipperley will make his eagerly anticipated debut.
No ones place is safe, I understand, 1 0r 2 further players will join before the window ends and maybe a couple will leave, believe me, anyone that leaves will be going to a lower league club.
There will be no non triers.
I am going to add a further 2 points to our original bet, 2.75 is freely available and 2.82 on the exchanges.
2 points Brentford -1/2 ball 2.82 Betfair.
I have one more bet, for an evening kick off, that will be online at half time in the UK afternoon matches, so, circa 17.00 cet.
Friday, January 26, 2007
Maria -Serena, dream final for the sponsors and organisers, hopefully for the viewers too.
Last time these two met was, in the semis here two years ago, where Williams prevailed, 8-6 in the decider. Sharapova served for the match in both the second and third sets. Something similar would be fantastic.
These are two great champions and it could be just as close this time round, Williams is not overly concerned about her opponent, thinking that if she plays well, it will be enough, regardless of what Sharapova does.
From yesterdays interview ....
SERENA WILLIAMS: Like I've always said, I think if I play well, if I play my game, do what I can do, it's hard for anyone to beat me. I got to make sure I'm playing well. Sometimes I have a tendency to shank a few balls, to miss‑hit, not be on. If I'm on, it's tough.
"I think my stamina, my mental ability, my sheer desire. I played a couple good matches, but I definitely haven't peaked. Like I always say, I got to wait till I get to the finals to peak hopefully. Hopefully that's what I'm doing."
All credit to the American, she has not had things easy and found a way to beat Petrova, Jankovic, Peer and Vaidisova, en route to the final.
Maria has not lost a set since the opening round, when she struggled in the heat and was close to going out. However, she has been giving chances on her serve, despite beating Clijsters 4 &2, her opponent won the break point count 12-8 !
I think this will go all the way, feel that Williams is overpriced ( 3.05 +), but my bet will be on a third set. Pinnacle offer over 2.5 sets @2.24, nearer the start, a combined bet on both to win
2-1 in sets, on the exchanges, will pay a little higher, even allowing for commission.
I looked at the serve stats, Serena has a bigger serve ( 125mph- 118 mph) and is averaging about 3 aces per match more, which is why Sharapova is quoted at 2.68. However, few players ace the tall, broad shouldered Russian, who has a huge wingspan and can get a racquet to most balls, in her last 12 grand slam matches, no one has aced her more than twice, so beware!
4 points Williams-Sharapova over 2.5 sets 2.24 pinnacle.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
However, the following have come in for a little support ....
LIGUE 1 NANCY- ST.ETIENNE under 2 goals 2.04 ........ down to 1.91
SUDAMERICANO U20 ARGENTINA -3/4 ball 2.11 ............. 1.98
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
2 points Nicole Vaidisova 19.5 exchanges.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
CARLING CUP WYCOMBE +2 goals 2.22 down to .......... 1.87
CLUB FRIENDLY WERDER BREMEN -1.5 goals 1.77 ............. -1.75 goals 1.79
SUDAMERICANO U20 COLOMBIA level ball 2.095 ..... 1.93
The football and tennis looks VERY interesting today, I will be back early afternoon with my first selection.
Monday, January 22, 2007
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Will also put a quick preview of day 8 from the Australian Open tennis, online early evening. There are some very attractive looking match ups, highlights of which are, Murray-Nadal , Blake-Gonzalez, Sharapova-Zvonareva and Li Na- Hingis. Just 12 players remain in the singles events and our two outright selections for the Women's title, are still going strong.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
where I argued that, Osasuna would be the more motivated of the two.
Think it is time to jump ship and plunge on Atletico tonight, the hosts are eager to claim a Champions League place and have been big spenders this season. This will be the first of two home games, which precede a very tough February schedule. Future superstar, Sergio Aguero, the 18 yo Argentine player, will return to the starting 11, alongside Fernando Torres.
Osasuna are without six players, Flano is suspended, Delporte injured and Romeo, Corrales, Jusetxo and Milosevic, are all rested. The last 3 named plus Flano, are pretty much first names on the team sheet and are being "saved" for the "tough campaign" ahead. Squad rotation, it seems a little strange, especially so soon after the, admittedly short, winter break.
I expect the hosts to win.
5 points Atletico Madrid -1/4 ball 1.73 asian line.
Alicia Molik took the first set and had break points early in the second, before running out of steam, against Patty Schnyder.
Robby Ginepri lost in a first set tie breaker and then served for the second, having set points, before eventually losing in straight sets, we only needed him to take one !
Feels a bit like running up, the down escalator at present, win one, lose one, win two, lose two, VERY frustrating.
With regard to the NFL, I have written all my notes, it is just a matter of typing them out, that is always the tough part, especially with my two fingered typing skills.
Think I will get the afternoon football out of the way first, two more bets, the first of which will be online at about 13.30 cet.
Please check back.