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First World Cup insights after the group stage draw
by botev1921 on 06 Dec at 23:09
The World Cup might be six months away, but I have learned from previous tournaments that the best value bets are usually available right after the draw is out as long as one manages to come up with accurate conclusions. The draw itself pretty much determines who the bookies consider a bigger favorite based on several aspects, including group difficulty, which groups cross each other and which teams are more likely to come out of their half of the draw into the semi-finals and final respectively. With the odds already moving in different directions, I will try highlight the different potential trends and outcomes of each group and determine which are the real value bets and which could be considered totally unworthy of taking. Overview of the groups Usually the analysts divide groups into easy and difficult or the known cliché “groups..
Omega Dubai Ladies Masters Preview
by jimmywomble on 04 Dec at 00:40
Nocera the Best of the Gw”Ladys” in Dubai It’s the turn of the European Ladies to complete their season and like the men they head to Dubai for the Omega Dubai Ladies Masters. They head to a familiar venue as well as they head to the Emirates GC, home of the Dubai Desert Classic on the European Tour, they’ve also been here since 2006 and the winner last year was Shanshan Feng. This also gets underway a day earlier than normal, starting Wednesday, about 3am UK time. Plus unlike other finale’s it’s a full field event rather than the top 30 or so, and includes a few invitees from the LPGA Tour. The Course Obviously a familiar course as it’ll be played over the same Majlis Course at the Emirates GC. Although for the ladies it will play 6,425 yards,..
Tingle Creek Trends
by Micko70 on 04 Dec at 19:04
The Tingle Creek Chase is a grade 1 chase run at Sandown in early December and is sponsored by Betvictor The race is run over 2 miles and often attracts a very high class field with the Champion Chase on their agenda in March Last 10 winners of the race YEAR HORSE AGE OFFICIAL RATING LAST COMPLETED START LAST RUN GRADED WIN CHASE WINS DISTANCE 2012 Sprinter Sacre 6 169 1st Apr G1 6 7 2011 Sizing Europe 9 177 2nd Nov G1 7 6 2010 Master Minded 7 178 1st Nov G1 11 5 2009 Twist Magic 7 167 3rd Nov G1 6 6 2008 Master Minded 5 186 2nd Apr G1 5 2 2007 Twist Magic 5 158 1st Nov G1 3 3 2006 Kauto Star 6 176 1st Nov G1 4 1 2005 Kauto Star 5 150 2nd Nov G2 1 0 2004 Moscow Flyer 10 176 1st Nov G1 15 17 2003 Moscow Flyer 9 172 1st Nov G1 10 14 5 day declarations 11151- Captain Conan(247) 6 11-7 Nicky Henderson 159 2222-1 Hinterland(28) 5 11-7 Paul Nicholls 148 3F42-7 His Excellency(20) 5 11-7 David Pipe 148 1P7P-5 Kauto Stone(35) 7 11-7 Paul Nicholls 153 42RR-6 Mad Moose(20) 9 11-7 Nigel Twiston-Davies 143 314-54 Oiseau De Nuit(20) 11 11-7 Colin Tizzard 154 411-12 Sire De Grugy(20) 7 11-7 Gary Moore 169 34U-1 Somersby(32) 9 11-7 Mick Channon 161 11111- Sprinter Sacre(228) 7 11-7 Nicky Henderson 188 575F-5 Tataniano(20) 9 11-7 Richard Rowe 147 P5-036 Viva Colonia(14) 8 11-7..
Predicting early Goals in the Lower Leagues of English Football
by man o bong on 30 Nov at 10:45
This is a fairly simple approach to betting on teams to score early in football matches taking place in the lower leagues of English football I know from watching the score on a Saturday afternoon for another approach of backing to lay 0-0 scorelines, that the Premier league especially and the Championship have a high proportion of games where we have to wait some time for the first goal to be scored and whilst that has been successful to a point, although not magically so, I thought I would look at it from the opposite angle and lower down the leagues for sides that seem to get of the mark earlier and regularly. Early Goal Scorers So in this first attempt I am looking for sides, either playing home or away that have shown a penchant for coming out early and getting on..
Can Twitter help our betting in the specials markets?
by drobgod on 03 Dec at 09:57
I have no idea whether the amount of Twitter followers a celebrity has could be a useful guide for us when betting on programmes such as I'm A Celebrity, X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but after having two winning bets at 16/1 and 5/2 in the last two days, purely down to those statistics, it's certainly something I wanted to look at in more detail. Before the first elimination from I'm A Celebrity I compiled a list of how many followers each participant had on Twitter (see below) and because of the fact that several of the contestants were immune from the first vote-off it meant that Annabel Giles was some 40,000 behind her nearest rival, Alfonso, in the twitter followers stakes. I backed Annabel on this basis to be evicted first and she duly obliged after being in the bottom..
YOUNG Sports Personality of the Year 2013 - Young SPOTY
by garlicsauce on 04 Dec at 20:43
YOUNG Sports Personality of the Year 2013 - Young SPOTY Previous Winners 2012: Josef Craig 2011: Lauren Taylor 2010: Tom Daley 2009: Tom Daley 2008: Ellie Simmonds 2007: Tom Daley 2006: Theo Walcott 2005: Harry Aikines-Aryeetey 2004: Andy Murray 2003: Kate Haywood 2002: Wayne Rooney 2001: Amy Spencer YOUNG SPOTY 2012 - Read it Here! Here is the shortlist of Ten as picked by a panel of judges that included Triathlete brothers Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee. Also on the panel was 2001 winner Amy Spencer. The contenders all had to be 17 or under on January 1st 2013. Dina Asher-Smith will just have turned 18 before the show in December and is an Athlete. She was the youngest Athlete to be selected for GB squad for the World Championships in Moscow. She went onto be the second youngest female athlete to win a medal..
World Cup 2014 Draw - Reaction and Betting Odds
by man o bong on 06 Dec at 17:37
The World Cup Finals 2014 draw has taken place at Costa do Sauipe, Brazil on Friday Dec 6 2013 Here I take an immediate look at the draw, the odds and possible bets for the finals. World Cup Finals 2014 Betting Odds Brazil 4.5 Argentina 6.5 Germany 6.5 Spain 7.5 Belgium 17 Holland 21 Italy 23 France 26 Colombia 26 England 26 Uruguay 26 Chile 34 Portugal 34 Russia 81 Bosnia-Herzegovina 151 Ecuador 151 Ivory Coast 151 Switzerland 151 Croatia 151 Ghana 151 Mexico 151 Japan 176 USA 201 Australia 251 South Korea 251 Nigeria 251 Greece 251 Cameroon 301 Iran 751 Algeria 1001 Costa Rica 1001 Honduras 1501 The groups are made up as follows, World Cup Group A Brazil Previous World Cups: 1930, 1934, 1938, 1950, 1954, 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970, 1974, 1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 and 2010. Key player: Neymar (Barcelona). How they got here: Hosts Where will they finish: I have had Brazil down as winners from a long way out for no other reason than they are a terrific side and have home advantage. The thing that may work against them is actually that home advantage with home support and expectation. If they can overcome that, indeed rise to it, they can get the final Cameroon Previous World Cups: 1982, 1990, 1994,..
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03 Dec 09:40
Midweek Live Premier League Matches (Booking's Stats)
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES (BOOKINGS & STATS) Two live Premier League matches on show for us to watch over the next few days & both look close games, so expect a battle & cards to be shown. I have kept all...
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03 Dec 09:57
Can Twitter help our betting in the specials markets?
I have no idea whether the amount of Twitter followers a celebrity has could be a useful guide for us when betting on programmes such as I'm A Celebrity, X-Factor and Strictly Come Dancing, but after having two winning bets...