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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..
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 - Quarter Finals, Tenth Elimination
by garlicsauce on 07 Dec at 20:47
Strictly Come Dancing 2013 - Quarter Finals, Tenth Elimination 1st Blog - Partnerships and Initial Thoughts - Read It Here! First Dances, Second Impressions Blog - Read It Here! Second Dances, First Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Love Week, Second Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Third Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Fourth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Halloween Fifth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Sixth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Blackpool Seventh Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Eighth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Ninth Elimination Blog - Read it Here! Joy of Joys, Brucies off and Claudia is back as we are down to the last six now at this quarter final stage. Some couples have a lot to prove this week after a mediocre Musical Week. Will it rain tens again this week or will they be brought back down to..
Nelson Mandela Championship Preview
by jimmywomble on 10 Dec at 13:41
A Silva Lining as Golf Pays Its Respects to Madiba Golf will almost take a back seat this week on the European Tour following the passing last week of Nelson Mandela, just a week before the tournament that bears his name, The Nelson Mandela Championship presented by ISPS Handa. Although he has had one last say on the event as it has been moved forward to start on Wednesday 11th December to accommodate for his funeral which will be on the Sunday. This will be the second year of the event and winner last year was Scott Jamieson at the Royal Durban it what was a rain soaked opener to the 2013, where the event was cut to just 36 holes and the course shortened to a mere 5,594 yards. This year we have a new course as they move..
Overseas Football Syndicates
by The Executioner on 08 Dec at 20:04
We seem to be hearing more these days of foreign betting syndicates becoming involved in attempts to bribe professional footballers in to trying to influence the outcome of matches. Players have been recorded on camera by undercover reporters and allegedly telling them how easy it is to make thousands of pounds via contacts attached to these syndicates. I don’t condone any wrong doings and anyone found guilty of such offences should be punished accordingly and in severe cases face the possibility of a lifetime ban from the sport. However if you think about it , is it any great surprise that these attempts on corruption appear to be happening more frequently ( or is it a case that they have been happening for years and we are now only hearing about them more often ) ? Bookmakers can be offering..
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..
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..
by Micko70 on 10 Dec at 23:45
The Australian Open is the first of the 4 grand slam events in Tennis played in a calendar year, the 2014 version gets underway on January 13th and will finish on January 26th. Novak Djokovic is the current reigning mens champion, whilst the reigning womens champion is Victoria Azarenka MEN You have to go way back to 2005 to find an upset in the Men's singles, that was the last year and the first year since 1988 that a homegrown player reached the final. Lleyton Hewitt was beaten in the final by Marat Safin, who was winning the title for the first time after twice being a losing finalist. Since 2005 only 3 players have won the Men's singles, Roger Federer (2006, 2007 & 2010), Rafael Nadal (2009) & Novak Djokovic (2008, 2011, 2012 & 2013) LAST 10 YEARS Below is the table of results from the..
MOST POPULARby Micko70
09 Oct 11:00
Turning £10 into a small fortune within 3 months
Turning £10 into a small fortune within 3 months We know there is no such thing as a certainty in any sport but if you could find a 1/10 shot every day and started off with only £10 you would win...
MOST DISCUSSEDby drobgod
04 Dec 15:14
If you like NFL and Football you'll love this - probably!!
Okay let's not take this too seriously, but over the last six weeks or so I've been dabbling with the NFL on a weekend. This new found love for American Football coincided with my wife watching Downton Abbey and Paradise...