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How Competitive is The Horse Race?
by nors on 21 Jan at 21:34
When it comes to either backing or laying horses one area that is often ignored or at least not factored in is the competitiveness of the race. This competitiveness I feel is key to successful betting, when you choose a horse that you like do you consider the race it is in? Just because you have followed it, or it ran well last time, or the trainer and jockey have a great strike rate when teaming up means nothing unless you first consider its opposition. In handicaps horses are rated by their ability, with the highest rated given the highest weight to carry. Handicaps are restricted to horses with ratings in a particular range, the weight it carries is decided by its rating and what class of race it is in. On most weekdays with say 3 meetings there would..
SUPERBOWL XLIX - Your Ultimate Analysis & Betting Preview
by Chipmonkadidooda on 26 Jan at 22:00
SUPERBOWL XLIX YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO GREATEST GAME ON TURF And so it begins here then at the end as it were. A full season behind us: 17 regular season weeks and 3 weeks of play-off football with the annual round of highs and lows for those who willingly sign up to this most nail-biting of sports and now just one game remains in the world of the NFL. Fitting really that the two No1 seeded teams from both the NFC and the AFC will come together on a field in the middle of the desert to contest the 49th Superbowl (to those of you familiar with the OFL forum, can I just point out that I have to physically stop myself from writing SUPERBOLBG every time I write the word Superbowl as I have become so conditioned to write it!!! Anyway..
Manchester United to outfox the Foxes
by tbuckley on 25 Jan at 16:32
Manchester United to outfox the Foxes Hello there fellow OLBG bloggers, members and users, I really hoped that you've enjoyed and benefitted from the blogs I've done so far covering Manchester United against QPR and then Cambridge United in the F.A. Cup. I won't go into full detail explaining my allegiance to Manchester United again as I did that last week in the QPR match blog, but suffice to say I've followed them since I was 8 years old, that's 30 years being a Red Devil, and I'm a former season ticket holder who went all the country watching Manchester United home and away. With these series of blogs on Manchester United, I'm aiming to combine my passion, knowledge and views on Manchester United to cover each Manchester United league match as it comes along, also F.A. Cup ties while they remain..
Special Teams in the NHL
by undertherobe on 24 Jan at 20:05
My first blog on OLBG looked at how important special teams is in the NHL. Over the last five seasons, 20 of the teams finishing in the Top 5 in Powerplay percentage have reached the playoffs whilst 20 of the teams finishing in the Top 5 in Penalty killing have also reached the playoffs. An impressive 80% strike rate and not surprising given that scoring goals (and stopping them) is the name of the game on the ice. In stark contrast, just six of the teams finishing in the Bottom 5 in Powerplay percentage have gone to the playoffs and of the teams finishing in the Bottom 5 in Penalty killing, again just six have gone on to extend their season. That’s a less than impressive 24% strike rate. Of course, things can change massively once a team gets into the postseason...
Mitchell v Estrada - Saturday - Sky Sports
by FrankieMonkhouse on 26 Jan at 16:24
We extend a very warm welcome to the return of big-time British boxing to our screens this weekend as Matchroom Sports kick-start 2015 with their star-studded show at London’s 02 Arena on Saturday night with the Sky Sports cameras in attendance. Kevin Mitchell’s bid for the vacant WBC Silver lightweight title headlines a fantastic bill on Saturday but there’s little value about so we’re polishing off a couple of the undercard gems that look to be priced in our favour. First up Tommy Martin should get the better of Ricky Boylan in their English light-welterweight tussle. Undefeated Martin is an improving fighter and being a former gym-mate of mine in East London I can tell you he has what it takes to succeed at this level. Regular readers of my column will remember we had an incredible win when opposing Boylan last..
Chelsea v Manchester City (Live Stats & Bookings)
by mercer on 26 Jan at 18:38
LIVE PREMIER LEAGUE MATCHES (BOOKINGS & STATS) Four live Premier League matches on show for us to watch over the weekend. My 2014-2015 Live Premier League Stats & 2013/2014 Live Premier League stats & 2012/2013 Live Premier League stats may help out also in you deciding bets on certain markets for these matches. The match I am blogging about here is Chelsea v Manchester City CHELSEA V MANCHESTER CITY YEAR FIXTURES YELLOW CARDS RED CARDS PLAYERS BOOKED PLAYERS SENT OFF 14/15 1 8 1 Ivanovic, Ramires, Matic, Costa, Zabaleta, Silva, Fernandinho, Toure Zabaleta 13/14 3 17 Matic 2, Luiz, Willian, Ivanovic, Ramires, Lampard, Javi Garcia 2, Nastasic 2, Kompany, Zabaleta, Y Toure, Jovetic, Kolarov, Demichelis 12/13 4 19 1 Ramires 3, Cole, Lampard, Obi-Mikel, Bertrand, Zabaleta 2, Kompany 2, Kolarov, Balotelli, Y Toure, Savic, Pantilimon, K Toure, Rodwell, Barry Ivanovic 11/12 ..
by Micko70 on 24 Jan at 20:30
As i write this there are still 16 games to go and still 48 points to play but realistically only the top 8 (Chelsea, Man City, Southampton, Man Utd, Arsenal, Tottenham, West Ham & Liverpool) have enough points to come themselves out of the relegation scrap. Liverpool are currently in 8th place on 35 points and will grab themselves enough points to stay up with still 16 games to go. Swansea are currently sitting in 9th place on 30 points and looking at their fixtures, you would fancy them to get at least 10-12 points which should see them safe but in all honesty, you just never know. The bottom 12 sides are their current point totals with matches played home and away are as follows - POS TEAM PL W D L GF GA PTS 09 Swansea 22 8 6 8 26 30 30 10 Stoke 22 8 5 9 23 27 29 11 Newcastle 22 7 6 9 26 35 27 12 Everton 22 5 8 9 30 34 23 13 C Palace 22 5 8 9 25 33 23 14 West Brom 22 5 7 10 20 29 22 15 Aston Villa 22 5 7 10 11 25 22 16 Sunderland 22 3 11 8 19 33 20 17 Burnley 22 4 8 10 21 36 20 18 Hull 22 4 7 11 20 30 19 19 QPR 22 5 4 13 23 39 19 20 Leicester 22 4 5 13 20 34 17 PREVIOUS MEETINGS Let's look at how each of those 12 teams has got on..
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