Good Morning !
Well, despite the ATP tour moving out of the UK, the rain has not relented and there was very little play in Gstaad yesterday. I did have some ideas for this tournament, but am going to wait a day or two and hopefully, for some better weather.
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This was the only extra selection on yesterday's newsletter....
ASIAN CUP ..... JAPAN - QATAR
The outsiders have dominated in the tournament so far and given the quote here, feel we have to side with Qatar.
Japan have had a poor preparation, arriving late, due to J-League commitments, with an inexperienced squad. Their coach is very cautious and has been under attack for being too defensive minded. The conditions are brutal and it will be very hot at kick off today, we can expect teams to pace theirselves.
Money is no problem for Qatar, who have been in Vietnam for a month. Both teams are coached by Bosnians, who I understand are very friendly, having worked together in the past. With Vietnam having won the other group game, these two will strongly fancy their chances of progression to the next stage. With the one goal line I see little downside here..... famous last words.
5.5 points Qatar +1 ball 1.96 asian line.