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  • Belgium Best Bets and Analysis For Euro 2016

    RACHACE on 24 May at 14:40

    Euro 2016 Team Review Belgium Hello and welcome to my blog. This is a blog looking at the Belgian squad and reviewing their chances in the upcoming Euro 2016 championships in France with a view to hopefully being able to highlight a few profitable bets on them. Die Roten Teufel (The Red Devils, typical lol) have only competed in the European Championships 4 times in total. They qualified in 1970, 1980, 1984 & 2000 with their runners up place in Euro 1980 being their best finish to a European Championship. They qualified for this summers tournament having topped group B which had Wales, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Israel, Cyprus & Andorra in it. Their record was played 10, won 7, drawn 2 and with just the 1 defeat to Wales who also qualified from the group. Below…

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  • Wokingham Stakes at Royal Ascot Key Race Trends - 18 June 2016

    Robmull on 28 May at 16:15

    The Wokingham Stakes is a Class 2 Heritage Handicap for runners aged 3 years and older which is run over the final 6 furlongs of the straight course at Ascot on Saturday, 18 June 2016 and is the biggest betting event on the fifth and final day of the Royal Ascot meeting. With an average field size of just under 26 runners hurtling down the straight course, the Wokingham Stakes resembles an old fashioned cavalry charge and is always a fiendishly difficult event for punters to assess. During the past decade, just 1 market leader has obliged for a loss of 4.50 pts, with 5 further winners starting odds of 10/1 or shorter, whilst the exceptions were sent off at odds of 14/1, 20/1, 25/1 and 33/1, which suggests that winners can come from just about anywhere in the betting…

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  • Euro 2016 - Yellow & Red Cards

    Micko70 on 29 May at 21:54

    In this blog i am looking at Yellow & Red Cards in this summers European Championships. I have looked back at the last 3 tournaments and also looked at the qualifying tournament and how many Yellow & red Cards each qualifying nation received, and used friendly games for the hosts France over the same period. The rules regarding being the last man have slightly changed, meaning that a player who denies a clear goal scoring opportunity will no receive a guaranteed red card, although this is quite big, i don't think it will make a huge difference to the amount of cards dished out. Click HERE to read the OLBG forum thread on bookings throughout the tournament Euro 2012 In Euro 2012 there were 31 games in total, 24 in the group stages and 7 knockout games. Group A had 26 yellows, 1 red and 1…

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  • American Football - More Than Just The Basics (Defense)

    Gman84 on 24 May at 13:31

    In this continuing series of blogs aimed at helping increase or help with the basic knowledge of American Football and the NFL I’m going to take a look at the defensive side of the ball and hopefully be able to share some tips and hints that can help with your understanding of how defenses work and how they are described during the game. Formations You’ll hear two basic descriptions of how a base (regular) defense lines up. They are the “4-3” and the “3-4”. All the numbers refer to are the basic setup of the front seven in a defense. The first number refers to the number of defensive linemen a defense uses and the second number refers to the amount of linebackers. So in a 4-3 you have four base lineman and 3 linebackers, in a 3-4 you have…

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  • Euro 2016 UEFA Player Of the Tournament Best Bets and Preview

    dannyblue on 25 May at 12:37

    The UEFA Player of the Tournament award is a very interesting market, as It's never been given to the top scorer of the tournament and has always been won by a key player from the winning side. Considering the teams most likely to win the competition or at least reach the final we can draw a line between great players playing for a usually underachieving side, and the others playing for one of the favorite nations. If we consider the stats during the tournament of previous winners there is also to consider the interesting fact that none of them really shine in terms of goals or assist, and that they are usually well established players never under 27 years old. Year Player Apps Minutes Goals Assist MotM Age Caps (before Euro) Goals (before Euro) 1996 M.Sammer (GER) 6 apps 575 min 2 goals 0 assist no info 29 66 caps 12 goals 2000 Z.Zidane (FRA) 5 apps 493 min 2 goals 1 assist 2 MotM 28 54 caps 14 goals 2004 Zagorakis (GRE) 6 apps 570…

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  • Come And Join The One A Day Horse Racing Competition

    Gman84 on 29 May at 15:02

    So you like horse racing? You like discussing your selections and making a strong argument for why your selection could and should win? Wouldn’t it be great to have a chance to pick and discuss your selections whilst having the chance to win real cash whilst also never having to risk a penny of your own? If that sounds good to you then the One A Day competition at the OLBG Horse Racing Forum is the place you need to be! What Is “The One A Day” Competition? Every month a new competition starts. The month is split into two “races” so the first race runs from the 1st until the 15th and the second race from the 16th until the last day of the month. Each day a race will be nominated from all the racecards…

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  • 7 Top Goalscorer Bets For The Euro 2016 Football Championship

    dannyblue on 27 May at 12:46

    PREVIOUS TOP SCORERS 1996 Alan Shearer (ENG) 5 goals 2000 Patrick Kluivert (NED), Savo Milošević (SER) 5 goals each 2004 Milan Baros (CZE) 5 goals 2008 David Villa (SPA) 4 goals 2012 Mario Mandžukić (CRO), Mario Gomez (GER), Mario Balotelli (ITA), Cristiano Ronaldo (POR), Alan Dzagoev (RUS), Fernando Torres (SPA) 3 goals each Unlike the UEFA Player of the Tournament award which is given to a player from the winning side, the golden boot can be won by any player from any side, so It is important to analyze groups, possible match up, form and history. The top scorer bet list is a long one, so It is better to start dividing it by teams and see who is more likely to succeed whitin his side. It is worth a mention that this will be the first edition of the European Championships with 24 teams and not 16…

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