Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Plus ça change .......... Spain closing in on another championship ......


UEFA EUROPEAN U19 CHAMPIONSHIP
SPAIN - ENGLAND

Spain have looked very good so far, a mini version of the World Cup winners, with an identical, quick,slick passing style . Seven of the squad are on the books of Barcelona and even Liverpool's Pacheco, who already has three goals to his name here, also came through the youth academy of the Catalan giants and all of them, as you might expect, have picked up only good habits. Spain are looking to win the tournament for the 5th time in just nine years and will be in great shape after resting several players for their last group game, despite which they still scored three unanswered goals against Italy. They have no injury doubts and the mood in their camp is absolutely sky high.

England struggled through their group and progression looked unlikely until a few minutes from the end of their final game against France, who were resting players. Several key players are carrying knocks and they have had to send back to the UK for at least one replacement. They were outplayed for long periods by Austria and did not create an attempt on goal worthy of note against the Netherlands, with the dutch controlling the midfield, hard (impossible ?) not to see the spanish doing the same and I would have opted for a double stakes bet, but just missed out on the 2.0 available for this quote.

Spain -0.75 1.94 asian line. ( written Monday night)..... odds now lower but you might find similar nearer kick off, or early "in running".

Good Luck.

1 comment:

Kent said...

Excellent tips, again!

Btw, I can see that Coventry has over 2 in odds in the first match in Premiership this season, vs Portsmouth. Portsmouth got smashed in the US, and I just read that they have 14 players in the squad, and no goalkeeper at the moment.

What do you think?