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Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - race by race preview and selections for Saturday 8th March
by tbuckley on 06 Mar at 01:24
Dubai World Cup Carnival 2014 - race by race preview and selections for Saturday 8th March There are only two more Dubai World Cup Carnival meetings left for 2014 with an amazing, high quality card lined up for this forthcoming Saturday (8th March) and then it all culminates on Saturday 29th March with the Dubai World Cup night. This year on Dubai World Cup night, all the horses, trainers and jockeys from virtually every continent of the world will be competing for a total prize fund of nearly $28 US million dollars with the Group 1 Dubai World Cup itself worth $10 US million dollars, the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Sheema Classic and the $5 US million dollar Group 1 Duty Free the key focal points of the meeting. While the other races on the Dubai World Cup..
Adding Extra Value to 1X2 Bets: Part 3 - Goal Quantities
by danbradley on 04 Mar at 23:36
The over/under 2.5 market has exploded over recent years, with many punters trying to take advantage of generally quite common knowledge regarding the goalscoring nature of certain teams. Unfortunately the bookies have also sensed this opportunity, with the majority of 'obvious' overs and unders only available at very low prices. Knowing that the majority will bet on the obvious outcome, they are able to keep reducing to such a level which makes it very difficult to make a profit using this market alone. You will see from the monthly comments table of 'Football Goals over/under' that the profit margins across a month are usually quite low and it is rare to find the same tipster topping the table twice in the same year. Therefore I am proposing a different way of looking at the goals markets, namely going one step further..
The Fate of the Festival Favourites
by lazarus76 on 02 Mar at 18:17
This is a look at how the favourites have feared at the festival in an attempt to see if there are any particular stats or trends that can help us as the greatest sporting occasion approaches, for this piece I will only be going back over the last 20 years and will be concentrating on the Championship races and ignoring the handicaps, that still gives us fourteen races to look at that can hopefully give us a few pointers and insights as we take on the bookies. Day One (Tuesday) Supreme Novices’ Hurdle This race has been an absolute graveyard for favourites, there hasn’t been a favourite win this race for 10 years, the last winning favourite of this race was Brave Inca @7/2, in 2004 and only three favourites have won this race in the past 20 years (15%), so favourite backers..
Puerto Rico Open ( PGA Tour ) 2014 Preview
by The rabbit on 02 Mar at 21:40
The Puerto Rico Open takes place this week from the 6th March - 9th March 2014 and it is played on the Trump International Golf Club (Championship Course) in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. It is part of the FedExCup schedule and the winner will obtain 300 points. This tournament has only been going since 2008 and the previous winners ( with their winning scores ) are - 2013 - Scott Brown - 20 2012 - George McNeill - 16 2011 - Michael Bradley -16 2010 - Derek Lamely -19 2009 - Michael Bradley -14 2008 - Greg Kraft -17 The Course The course is situated at the foothills of the El Yunque Rainforest and was designed by Tom Kite. It is a par 72 course with a length of just over 7500 yards and it has four par 5's and four par 3's and conditions can get..
College Basketball Tournament Preview
by undertherobe on 05 Mar at 22:31
With less than 48 hours between Selection Sunday and the start of the end of season College Basketball tournament there doesn’t leave much time for a full analysis of the bracket. So instead I’ve picked a handful of the strongest contenders and will look at their chances of cutting down the nets in Arlington, Texas on April 7th. The make-up of the bracket is a little less muddied than that of College Football. The 31 Conference Tournament winners earn a spot as does the winner of the regular season in the Ivy League (they don’t hold a conference tournament). The selection committee then chooses the remaining 36 teams to give us a total of 68. The committee then seeds each team in groups of 4 from 1-17 to give us 4 different brackets. The winner of each bracket then goes onto..
Weekly Euro Football Predictor - Week 15
by botev1921 on 06 Mar at 21:32
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 tipster provides their perception of the way the game will pan out and where the value bet in the mass football markets might be. These opinions can be used in any way you wish. You may wish to take one bet where the panel agrees and add that to existing bets you have or mix and match the various European Leagues and make a weekend European accumulators. Or very simply play a point per tip. Because each contributor has a different approach and area they may like to concentrate on, from time to time there may be a conflict of interest with..
by garethp1981 on 02 Mar at 19:35
A game of football can be thought of as a three horse race, the three horses being “home win”, “away win” and “draw”. If we look at the Premier League over the previous five seasons, the performances of these ”horses” are as follows. We can see here that by far the most common result is a home win, over the whole of the five seasons (1900 games) there were 882 home wins, meaning this outcome happened 46.4% of the time. H D A H% %D %A 2008-09 173 97 110 45.5 25.5 28.9 2009-10 193 96 91 50.8 25.3 23.9 2010-11 179 111 90 47.1 29.2 23.7 2011-12 171 93 116 45.0 24.5 30.5 2012-13 166 108 106 43.7 28.4 27.9 Overall 882 505 513 46.4 26.6 27.0 Draws and away wins accounted for 26.6% and 27% of the games respectively. Away wins then happened slightly more than draws, but I wouldn’t take this to mean that they always happen more often. Away wins happened just eight times more often that draws over the five season, but over 1900 games I don’t think that this is significant. In two..
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