Wednesday, June 08, 2011


The closest I could come to a bet was the"over" in Panama - Guadelope, the pair met in the competition two years ago at this satge, with Guadelope winning 2-1. There was some very naive defending on both sides that day and whilst Panama were the better team and will doubtless be out for some revenge, they were troubled by the long range shooting and pace of their opponents. Tough group here, with Canada and the US seemingly booked for the next stage, so surely both will come looking for the three points.


The "Segunda" play-offs get underway tomorrow ( wednesday) when Celta entertain Grenada, Elche travel to Valladoid the next night, with the return legs played over the weekend. Only three points separated these four during the regular season, but I have already thrown my hat firmly into the Granada camp and I remain confident, my original post is reproduced below.

Granada ended the year much stronger than Celta collecting 13 points more in the second half of the campaign and only lost one of six regular season starts against their play-off rivals, that came early season at home to Valladoilid and gained revenge with a 3-2 victory in the return fixture. They drew both meetings with Celta and would doubtless accept that result again in what is sure to be a tight first leg. Hosts have won only nine home games all season the fewest in the top half of the table and conceded 23 home goals, the most amongst the top seven. Eight of those nine wins came in their first 12 starts and they are 1-3-5 on home soil since early February. Feel this is a good fixture for Granada, really like them to win the playoofs and therefore have to be pleased getting a full half ball start at Celta and we have to take some of that !

Granada +0.5 ball 1.87 ( Wednesday)

Good Luck.

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