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Big Race Reviews and Cheltenham 2014 Clues (7th/8th December)
by man o bong on 08 Dec at 09:35
A great weekends racing in the UK and Ireland and I take a look at The Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown and the clash between Hinterland and Grandouet on the same card. Whilst the main action was down at Sandown with the Tingle Creek Chase and the Henry VII Chase, we also had good races from Aintree and the John Durkan at Punchestown on Sunday Sandown Tingle Creek (7th Dec 2013) Pos Dist Horse Trainer Age Weight Jockey SP 1st 6 Sire De Grugy (FR) G L Moore 7 11-7 J E Moore 7/4j Held up in 5th, closer order in 4th 3rd, mistake 8th, blundered next, travelling well before 3 out,not clear run and switched left after 3 out, tracked leader before next, led before last, ridden clear and stayed on strongly flat opened 15/8 £2000-£1000 £1500-£800(x2) £750-£400 2nd 4 7 Somersby (IRE) M R Channon 9 11-7 D Elsworth 4/1 Held up in 6th, went right and bumped 8th, blundered next, travelling well in 5th after 4..
Money to be made on MS Dhoni and co in ODI series in SA
by lb1975 on 05 Dec at 08:47
Even though the BCCI took there time agreeing with CSA, it is finally on. This is number 6th ranked South Africa hosting 1st ranked India. Not too much recent history between the teams as they have only played twice in over two and a half years. India have grabbed the number one ranking in ODI due to their tremendous 2013 form. Winning 13 of 15 games on the road. With match winners on all fronts off their batting lineup they can chase down any score that the opposition put on. As evidenced in the recent home series against Australia. The emergence of superstars in their batting lineup of Shikhar Dhawan (6 top hs from India's last 23) and Rohit Sharma (5 top hs from India's last 18) to compliment the likes of Kohli (17 top hs from India's last 47) and MS..
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,..
PDC World Darts Championship
by Hogsback on 04 Dec at 19:22
I still find the PDC World Darts Championship the single most exciting sports event in any year. It is the competition that has it all. The big star, Phil Taylor, always shines brightly having won 14 World Championship titles. This could be his last time in this tournament as he is 53 Years of age now. No Phil Taylor would be devastating and that can be contemplated for another year. He might well go out on a ‘high’ so if he wins it again this year who knows? His hunger does not fade and neither does his eye sight as shown by winning the recent Grand Slam of Darts for the fifth time. Taylor is certainly a phenomenon and a true sporting legend. He is odds-on to win this year, so the bookies are giving nothing away. Taylor’s main rivals..
DR MATT'S ALTERNATIVE VIEW - week 1
by drmatt on 07 Dec at 12:09
I often wonder how many people follow the ‘hot tips’ on the OLBG website. For me I like to look at this page to get an idea of the overall feeling of the tipsters on the site. But rather than following the selections, I like to see if I can take an alternative view in the hope that if this is against the general feeling there might be more value in my selection. But this is not just about opposing all the consensus choices blindly; there still needs to be some consideration as to which are the ‘top tips’ to avoid. I have been doing this over the course of this season and it has been turning out quite well. So starting today, the tips that I have identified are as follows Chelsea (v Stoke, confidence 90%) Chelsea this..
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..
Best Football 1x2 Betting Odds - Bet Victor v Pinnacle Sports
by man o bong on 07 Dec at 13:44
I have made an interesting observation about both Bet Victor and Pinnacle Sports this winter and the respective betting odds on offer. I wanted this year to have separate accounts for my football betting and after much research settled upon BetVictor based on an overall better offering in terms of odds. I did spend a considerable amount of time researching past odds on the leagues I wanted to play and Bet Victor came out on top every time. So I opened a BetVictor account straight away as a choice. However, with much debate about how quickly BV will close down accounts I wanted a back up, and my research gave me confidence that if I had found the Golden Egg, PINNACLE would be the best bet as they do not restrict accounts nor close them down. Football Betting Profit As it is, at the..
MOST POPULARby mercer
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...
MOST DISCUSSEDby drobgod
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...