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Asian Handicap Betting as a Tug of War
by garethp1981 on 20 Nov at 13:16
What is now known in the West as Asian Handicap Betting was originally called Hang Chen betting has been popular in Indonesia for a long time but is said only to have gotten its English name as late as 1998. The story goes that Joe Phan, an Indonesian bookmaker sent an Email to a journalist called Joe Saumarez Smith who at the time worked for an organisation called Vegas Insider, asking for an English name for this type of bet. Asian Handicap was the name that Smith came up with. In the simplest terms it is a way of evening up a game of football so that there are two main outcomes that can happen which have a roughly even chance of happening. Contrary to popular belief, the Asian Handicap doesn’t always rule out the chances of a draw although..
Saunders v Eubank - Saturday - BoxNation
by FrankieMonkhouse on 24 Nov at 09:45
One of the most talked about domestic fights in recent years goes ahead in London on Saturday when unbeaten pair Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jnr clash for British, Commonwealth and European middleweight titles. It’s an old cliché in the fight game, somebodies ‘0’ has to go, but don’t we just love it! BoxNation screen all of the action live from the ExCel Arena and bookmakers give fans the chance to back their opinions up with a bet. This fight has split opinion right down the middle and odds compilers have taken up their position on the fence with little to separate the warring pair in the betting. 25-year-old Billy Joe Saunders signed professional terms with promoter Frank Warren after a hugely impressive career in the amateur ranks which culminated with an appearance at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing...
Hennessy Gold Cup, Newbury, Saturday 29/11/14 Stats & Pointers
by The Executioner on 21 Nov at 18:56
The Hennessy is a staying handicap chase that is steeped in history, run over 3 miles two and a half furlongs at Newbury, it was established back in 1957 ( the first three runnings were at Cheltenham ) and is open to horses aged four years old and upwards. The first winner of the race was Mandarin ( also took the race in 1961 ) and he was owned by Peggy Hennessy who was a member of the sponsors family. Legends of the turf such as Arkle ( 1964 & 65 ) , Mill House ( ‘63 ) etched their names on the victory roll of honour and also won the Cheltenham Gold Cup at the festival in March, as too did Bregawn ( ’82) , Burrough Hill Lad ( ’84 ) , Denman ( ’07 & ’09..
20/1 shot for the Hennessy Gold Cup
by Micko70 on 24 Nov at 23:08
The Hennessy Gold Cup is a top class handicap chase that is run at Newbury in either late November or early December. The race is run over 3 miles 2 and a half furlongs and 21 fences will be jumped during the race. Could we see this years Cheltenham Gold Cup winner running in this race, both Bob's Worth & Denman have won this race before winning the Gold Cup, in total 8 horses have won this race before going to glory in the Gold Cup in their careers. I am using 10 trends for this race, they are Age, Weight, Official Rating, Last Time Out, Last Run, Year Runs, Year Wins, Chase Wins, Graded Wins & Distance Any horse passing a trend with 10 gets 5 points, a 9 gets 4 points, an 8 gets 3 points, a 7 gets 2 points..
Weekly Euro Football Predictor 2014 - WEEK 10
by botev1921 on 20 Nov at 22:29
After the great season we had last year and the tons of positive messages regarding our Weekly Euro Football Blog, we are back with a bigger team and even more determined to help you out with well-developed selections on the biggest European leagues and the Champions league. 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 (signalled out as CONSENSUS PICK) and add that to existing bets you have or mix and match the various European..
Champions League Gameweek 5 - Ludogorets vs Liverpool
by ibfm23 on 25 Nov at 05:44
Liverpool travel to Bulgaria on the back of 4(!) straight defeats and knowingly needing a win to keep their Champions League hopes alive. With the transfer window on the horizon the news is full of speculation about potential Liverpool targets, however, a growing number of articles have started tackling the Rodgers situation with several pundits putting pressure on the Liverpool boss. Ludogorets currently trail CSKA Sofia by 5 points in the Bulgarian League and come from a hard fought 1-1 draw against the same club on Saturday. Their recent form has been good and except from the 4-0 thrashing in Basel they had raked up 5 wins before last weekend’s result. In his write up, fellow blogger botev1921 (http://www.olbg.com/blogs/post.php?id=408161) favored the Bulgarian champions and in all fairness I cannot fault him for doing so. Sunday’s match against Crystal Palace pretty much summarized..
Ludogorets - Liverpool Preview - The Bulgarian Perspective 2
by botev1921 on 23 Nov at 22:32
Unlike many OLBG members, in a couple of days I will be cheering for Ludogorets to beat Liverpool and remain with a shot at making it further in the Champions league, but betting on this match is a totally different cup of tea. I must confess that from the start I was pretty much convinced this will be one of the two potential Ludogorets home wins in Europe and little changed since as they did beat Basel and were a late penalty away from getting that vital point in England. This time around, as I am preparing this preview, I see absolutely no reason to trust Liverpool in Sofia and you must all start from there in my humble opinion. Still, the situation is worth looking at closely, because while Liverpool are well known around Europe, I doubt many people..
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