Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Read the content .....

 I feel a little like the school teacher who after a failed test, continually tells the student to "read the question",
as I am always going on about the value of reading the clubgowi content, as opposed to just the red type selections/ results, but it is true and yesterday was a prime example.

Only a brief preview of the Galatasar- Real Madrid match, but take one minute to read it and if you watched the match you will appreciate how on the ball ,the notes, written  11 hours before kick off ,were.

Champions League: Galatasaray-Real Madrid ( written yesterday)
Real won the first leg 3-0, but Galatasaray showed enough attacking intent in the first half in Madrid to make a famous home win tonight at least a possibility. There is no way that the Spanish giants will not progress, but they will be without Sergio Ramos and Xabi Alonso, with the pair ensuring they picked up yellow cards after the tie was secure, so that they can enter the semi finals with a clean slate, not the first time we have seen these tactics from Real and Jose Mourinho. I think that the visitors might look for an early goal , they have scored in all 16 road games in the competition with "The Special One" at the helm and then switch off, which would allow the hosts to at least save face in front of a hostile and passionate crowd. Unfortunately Galatasaray striker Burak Yilmaz is also suspended, which is a loss, but they still have the firepower to trouble the visitors and Didier Drogba proved his well being with two goals over the weekend, this is very likely to be his swansong at this level of competition and I would not rule out a goal ( or two ?) for him, especially with Real short of options in central defence and vunerable from set pieces. Given that I feel Real will score (hardly a big surprise) and Gala are also without central defender Dany Nounkeu (31-0-0 all comps), the match clearly has goal potential. I see something like 2-3, 3-2 here and am going to opt for Galatasaray to score two or more ( over 1.5 goals), this is on offer at between 2.75 and 3.25 and I would make it a 1 unit pick at the lower odds, 1.5 units at the upper end. Many companies who do not have this option at present, offer it "in play", once the match has kicked off.

What was right ?

Real scored that early goal.

Galatasaray won the match.

Real sat back after the break.

Didier Drogba scored.

The match ended 3-2.

Galatasaray scored two or more goals.

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Good Luck.

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