With the Champions League final dominating the next couple of days, I have temporarily turned my attention to the French Open tennis and previewed two matches from there on today's email.
I have found two players to back at odds of circa 3.0 and 2.38, the first is facing an opponent, who has been struggling in training and was trounced by an opponent ranked outside the world top 300 in practice. This top ranked player is also about to change racquets and has been testing out new equipment, which has made it impossible for him to find any consistency in his game.
To be able to oppose him at such huge odds looks great value and shows you how profitable tennis betting can potentially be, if you do a little homework.
Returning to the Champions League final, as soon as the finalists were known, I put up a massive bet on United to win the cup, this was sent to subscribers on May 7th (reproduced below) and the odds were never going to last under the circumstances. Top quote is now 1.95.
UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
MANCHESTER UNITED - BARCELONA
I have to put a big bet up on United, the oddsmakers have put them at odds against for the final and that is simply wrong. The best I can see leading up to the game is "pick em", so we should get on quick.
Barcelona are a great attacking force, but are very fragile at the back and will be further weakened in this department, by the suspension to both full backs, Daniel Alves and Eric Abidal. Rooney and Ronaldo would be licking their lips at the prospect of facing this first choice backline, let alone a patched up version.
Chelsea have shown United how to handle Barce's attacking threat and it is clear to me that the Catalan giants and Spanish teams in general, do not match up well with English teams in Europe, where they do not receive the same level of protection from the officials. In La Liga a hand on the shoulder is a yellow card and the number of red's shown is becoming farcical.
Anyway, very fine odds on United and they have to be taken for big stakes.
12 points Manchester United to win the cup 2.05 + ..... up to 2.12 available....... lots of liquidity @ 2.10.