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  • World Cup 2018 Qualifying - Europe Group A

    undertherobe on 27 Aug at 14:59

    Following on from the success of OLBG’s Euro 2016 blogging assignments, fellow blogger Micko70 came up with the idea of something similar for the European World Cup qualifying campaign which gets underway in the first week of September. I’ve been tasked with looking at Group A and as well as a look at the six teams involved, this blog will be updated before each matchday to identify any new long term bets and to briefly preview the matches ahead. So can France kick on from reaching the final of Euro 2016, was The Netherlands Euro 2016 qualifying campaign a blip and can the likes of Bulgaria or Belarus emulate Iceland and provide a surprise package during this qualifying campaign? Netherlands The Netherlands were seeded 1st in the qualifying draw, courtesy of being ranked 5th in the world and 3rd in Europe at the…

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  • US Open Women’s singles title 2016

    The rabbit on 28 Aug at 14:26

    The US Open Tennis Championships begins on the 29th August 2016 and is the final one of the four Grand Slams to take place this year and it is held at Flushing Meadows in New York City and the surface is hard court. One change this year is that the Arthur Ashe Stadium will have a fully operational roof which can be used if it rains or there is the strong possibilty of inclement weather. The roof can close in about seven minutes and if it is closed whilst a match is in progress in the stadium then it will remain closed until the match has finished even if the weather improves a lot and it stops raining. The Louis Armstrong stadium will be demolished at the end of this event and will be replaced by a new stadium…

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  • Four things to watch at the US Open

    undertherobe on 28 Aug at 12:59

    We've reached the end of August which means only one thing on the tennis calendar, the final Grand Slam of the season. Monday August 29th sees the start of the US Open at Flushing Meadow. Here's my four things to watch over the next fortnight.... The British Charge As ever, Andy Murray leads the British charge but he has a decent supporting cast behind him who are more than capable of making some headway in the draw. Dan Evans loves the hard courts and famously reached the 3rd round here back in 2013, defeating Kei Nishikori along the way. Evans is the British number two and he has the most favourable draw of the challengers, as he faces off against Rajeev Ram in round one. Aljaz Bedene faces Nick Kyrgios whilst Kyle Edmund takes on Richard Gasquet. In the women's event, Johanna Konta…

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  • The Team I'm Backing For This Years Super Bowl Is...

    Gman84 on 27 Aug at 20:27

    After a seven month wait the 2016 NFL season is almost upon us. We have one more week of preseason games to go and then the time for talking will be done and the real games will begin in earnest. So it’s time to put my money where my mouth is. Last year in the OLBG American Football Discussion Forum I did make a post in preseason pointing out that the Denver Broncos were the team I felt were worth backing so let’s try and repeat that trick this season with my preseason Super Bowl prediction. There are many things to consider when making this kind of bet/prediction. Do I believe it offers value? Do I have valid reasons to believe it can be successful? Will it fall flat on its face early? The last statement…

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  • UEFA Champions League; where’s the value now the draw is complete?

    bobslay13 on 26 Aug at 22:26

    Champions League; where’s the value after the draw? Group A PSG; 16/1 BetStars Paris St. Germain made the quarter finals last season. They only conceded one goal in Group A, a joint record in Champions League history. This was a very impressive feat considering they were grouped with Real Madrid and Shakhtar Donetsk, both teams who are capable of scoring heavily in Europe. They also arguably outplayed Real in Madrid despite losing 1-0. PSG have bought well again this summer in the shape of Jese Rodrigues, Thomas Meunier and Grzegorz Krychowiak whilst landing Hatem Ben Arfa on a free is also a great coup when considering how well he played for Nice last season. More exciting than all of this though is the rise up the ranks of Jean-Kevin Augustin and Presnel Kimpembe. The big question looming over PSG is how they…

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  • NFL 2016: Who To Back In The Receiving Yardage Market

    Gman84 on 29 Aug at 03:30

    Continuing with a look at the individual stats markets for this upcoming NFL season I am now going to turn my attention to the receiving yards market having already covered the passing yardage market and rushing yardage market in two other recent blogs. I’m going to change tact though slightly and not talk so much about the players I’m not going to back. I will briefly touch on the top of the market though and then offer the selections I feel offer value but this is one of the most wide open markets from all the stat categories that you can place a bet on so whilst that means there are more value prices on offer it also means there are a lot more players to consider. What does Recent History Tell Us? Here is the list of who has…

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  • NFL - Offensive Rookie of the year 2016

    undertherobe on 29 Aug at 09:13

    Todd Gurley won the offensive rookie of the year award last season and in doing so, gave me a 14/1 winner and also became the 12th first round pick over the last 13 seasons to win the award. Only Eddie Lacy in 2013 has bucked that trend and the first round is where I’ll be focusing my attentions again in 2016. Unfortunately for offensive linemen and tight ends, this award seems to be out of reach with neither position producing a winner since the award was first given out in 1967. In the 2016 Draft, 15 offensive players were taken in the first round and from that pool, 8 were quarterbacks, running backs or wide receivers and it’s these players that I’ll be previewing below.... Jared Goff (QB, Los Angeles Rams) The Rams traded up to get Goff in this year’s draft and whilst…

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