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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..
NFL Expert Picks - Your Ultimate Guide To Week 14
by Chipmonkadidooda on 06 Dec at 03:40
NFL EXPERT PICKS WEEK 14 Thursday Night Game HOUSTON TEXANS (2-10) @ JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-9) CURRENT MONEYLINE ODDS: 1.62/2.40 (HANDICAP -3 TEXANS) CONSENSUS: 5-3 TEXANS CHIPMONKADIDOODA: Much is made of the Jags being better on the road, but no-one mentions the fact that the Texans are rubbish EVERYWHERE! Couldn’t believe the Jags were dogs here and I take full advantage at the bookies here at least on the handicap. Texans are playing for a draft pick to find a franchise QB now (Schaub is 32) – mark my words they’ll have the worst record in the NFL come January. (JAGUARS) DECO121: The Houston Texans started their season 2-0 yet now, somehow, stand alone with the worst record in the NFL at 2-10 as we begin week 14. I say "somehow" because in my opinion they have been nowhere near the worst team in the league especially..
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..
The Stewart Family Thank You Gold Cup Trends
by Micko70 on 10 Dec at 19:14
The Massey Ferguson Gold Cup is run at Cheltenham racecourse in December, it's a grade 3 handicap chase which is run over 2 miles and 5 furlongs. The race started in 1963 as the above named race but has been also run under plenty of other titles, in 2006 Boylesports took over the sponsorship and the race was known as the Boylesports.com Gold Cup until 2009. Since 2009 it has been run as a different named race every year, in 2010 it was called the Vote A P Gold Cup to try and get racing fans to vote for Tony McCoy in the Sports Personality of the year in 2010, in 2011 it was called the Spinal Research The Atlantic 4 Gold Cup. Last year it changed it's title again and was run as the Paul Stewart IronSpine Charity Challenge Gold Cup and..
UK Championship Round-up: Positives and Negatives
by TeddyT on 09 Dec at 17:08
UK Championship Round Up Who Did Not Impress? Mark Selby In some ways Selby did remarkably well to make the final of the UK Championship considering he didn’t play well for most of the week. That may seem an unlikely theory given that he won six matches and made a 147 break but Selby himself admitted as much after losing to Neil Robertson. Selby did quite well with the draw in York, playing three low ranked players and then meeting little resistance from Graeme Dott and Ricky Walden. Barry Hawkins should really have knocked the reigning UK champ out in the quarter-final but Selby managed to win the last three frames of that match to pinch a victory. Selby's victory probably had as much to do with how few matches Hawkins has won recently as it did Selby’s resilience. In my opinion Selby’s confidence is..
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..
Stats to give us the edge on Score & Win and Both Teams to Score
by Scratville on 10 Dec at 15:13
In recent weeks I've been looking at the new betting phenomenon of Score & Win, this bet is like Both teams to Score but you have to choose a winner the odds are obviously much more attractive. I have approached this from a statistical point of view, the table below shows the number of times the home team have been involved in a Score and Win match when playing at home and the number of times the away team has been involved in a Score and Win game when playing away. The middle to figures are the numbers of times the home team has scored and won plus the number of times the away team has scored and lost and vice versa, are you with me so far lol! Last week when doing this for my personal interest I highlighted 9..
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 botev1921
06 Dec 00:44
Weekly Euro Football Predictor - Week 3
A collective of opinions on the weekends top European league matches. The idea behind the blog is to get differing opinions on the best bets for the best matches in Europe over the weekend from a panel of experts. Each...