Saturday, July 03, 2010

SATURDAY .......

No time to write much, but I do not want to let such a big day pass without comment, so, very briefly .....

Serena Williams -5 games 2.16 Pinnacle Sports

You can also find this handicap bet giving up 4.5 games @ circa 1.80 in a number of places, so shop around.

This is Zvonareva first final in 30 attempts, she has been fairly negative in pre match interviews and gives the impression that simply getting here has been the limit of her ambition. She started very slowly against both Pironkova and Clijsters and if she is as tardy today, the match could slip away from her very quickly.

Serena has already hit 80 aces this fortnight and is looking awesome, hard to see nerves affecting her, she is looking for grand slam title number 13 and it is worth noting that she has won three of her six opening sets 6-0 here, two of those came against top 50 level opponents, so if nerves get the better of Vera and it has happened many times before to her, then something similar is not impossible and a quick first set could leave us in very good shape with this bet.

Argentina -0.25 2.0
Argentina to keep clean sheet 3.43

These two have played a very open style so far, but I feel we might see a tense affair this afternoon. Argentina know how to keep things tight when they have to and will take great heart from their 1-0 win over Germany in Munich four months ago, that was a game of very few chances and today could be similar. I am still unconvinced by the german keeper and central defence and will be surprised if they progress, they will certainly not be given the acres of space that the english allowed them last weekend. Argentina have said they will adopt a cautious approach today and build from that and they have the personnel to do so.

Good Luck.

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