Wednesday, 04 December 2013, 19:35
This year the Becher Races will begin on December 7 and will be held as always at Aintree. The race is for horses aged at least five years, has a length of 3 miles and 2 furlongs and over the course the participants have to jump over twenty-one fences, the most famous being Bechers Brook, which gets its name from the famous Martin William Becher.
On His Own [8.00 at Bet365] is seen as the favorite to win this year s race. At the age of nine, he already won two major races this year: in February 19 at Navan and in May 22 at Sligo.
Trained by D Pipe and ridden by RM Power, Boston Angels[13.00 at PaddyPower], also aged 9 years, is announced as favorite number two this year. He won the third place at Punchestown in April 25, and the fourth place at Cheltenham on March 14.
Across the Bay, aged eight, is announced he will attend this year s Becher Chase. Ha had finished second at Aintree in December 2012 and in the first place in 16 February, 2013 at Haydock. His last race was at Wetherby, where he came in fifth place out of six.
Other favorite horses this year are Walkon and Wyck Hill , both having the same odd[15.00 by BetVictor] and Join Together [15.00 offered by Betfred], aged 8 years, who came in the second place in December 2012 at Aintree.
2000 - Young Kenny
2001 - Ambereigh House
2002 - Ardent Scout
2003 - Clan Royal
2004 - Silver Birch
2005 - Garvivonnian
2006 - Eurotrek
2007 - Mr Pointment
2008 - Black Apalachi
2009 - Vic Venturi
2010 - Hello Bud
2011 - West End Rocker
2012 - Hello Bud
Tuesday, 26 November 2013, 11:55
The two teams are in the top two places in Group A. Manchester United is in first place with two wins and two matches ended in a draw, and Bayer Leverkusen in the second place with two wins and one match ended in a draw . The difference in points between the two teams is small, only 2 points , which makes this game to be very interesting.
In the first leg on Old Trafford , Manchester United has managed a 4-2 . Then Rooney has scored twice and Van Persie and Valencia have scored the other two goals for Manchester, and for Bayer ,Toprak and Rolfes have managed to score .
Bayer Leverkusen plays very well when they are playing on home ground . They have won all the games played at home in the Champions League ( 2-1 with Real Sociedad and 4-0 with Shakhtar Donetsk ), but also in Bundesliga ,the home field advantage is important for them ( 5-3 with Hamburg and 2-1 with Augsburg ) .
Manchester United are getting only draws in Champions League, when they are playing away ( 1-1 with Shakhtar Donetsk and 0-0 with Real Sociedad ), and also in the last match of the Premier League the result was a draw ( 2 - 2 of Cardiff ) .
Even though they have lost in the first leg , Bayern Leverkusen will now play in front of their fans and I think the result will be a favorable one for them.
In the last two meetings between the two teams , both teams have scored a total of six goals and both matches were won by United.
And now we expect at least two goals in this match, Bayer Leverkusen almost always scoring two goals on home field . The most likely result seen by the bookmakers is a draw, 1-1. However I do not think this will be the result and the good results obtained by the German team at home, make me believe they will win with the score 3-1.
Thursday, 21 November 2013, 15:53
Between 22 -24 November 2013, Formula 1 will move to Brazil for the end of the season 2013. The Interlagos circuit traditionally hosts the last F1 race of the season, and 2013 is no exception to this rule.
In the middle of the fanatics Brazilian fans, Formula 1 will say goodbye to only one month before the Christmas holidays. Despite the fact that Sebastian Vettel and Red Bull Racing have already won the world title for the fourth consecutive time, the interest in the Brazilian Grand Prix is high, especially through the numerous breakups. This will be the last F1 race with the 2.4-liter V8 engine before switching to the 1.6-liter V6 turbo units . Mark Webber will retire along with Felipe Massa who will put an end to the eight-year career spent with Ferrari.
Besides these breakups, the Brazilian Grand Prix circuit proposes interesting fights. Red Bull Racing is the main favorite to win, but the duel between Vettel and Webber promises to be a balanced one: the German wants to equal the record of nine consecutive wins held by Alberto Ascari in 1952-1953, while Webber hopes to retire in glory in Formula 1 with a victory.
Furthermore, Mercedes, Ferrari and Lotus are still fighting for the second place in the constructor s championship. The Germans have the first chance due to 15-point lead in front of Scuderia, while Lotus hopes to climb in the third place ,18 points separating them from this place. McLaren has secured the fifth place, but hopes to obtain a place on the podium to save some of the bad image of this mediocre season.
The tires supplied by Pirelli will be medium and hard, the toughest compositions range from the Italian manufacturer. The pilots will have every chance to use intermediate and rain tires during the Grand Prix of Brazil. Weather forecast indicates that there will be rain showers in each of the three days of the event, but this time it is uncertain whether the rains will affect the race. The maximum temperature is 20-22 C in each of the three days.
Sebastian Vettel had won last time in Brazil in 2010. Now he has the chance to equal the record of nine consecutive wins held by Alberto Ascari in 1952-1953 and to equal the record of 13 wins in a season held by Michael Schumacher in 2004.
Mark Webber had won in 2009 and 2010, Felippe Massa in 2008, being the last driver to win at Interlagos after leaving the pole position. Last season Jenson Button (McLaren) was the champion here in Brazil.
Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 17:48
The 12th round of the Premier League will begin on November 23 and will end on November 25. The situation in the rankings for the first five places in the Premier League is: Arsenal first place with 25 points, Liverpool in second place with 23 points, Southampton in third place with 22 points, Chelsea in fourth place with 21 points and Manchester United ranked 5th with 20 points.
Everton vs Liverpool
The opening match of the round will be between Everton and Liverpool. In the last match played away Liverpool lost to Arsenal, score 2-0. Everton in the last game played at home, has made a draw with Tottenham. And now I think Everton will get a good result, at least a draw.
Arsenal vs Southampton
Southampton is the team that has a very good shape in this season. She has won against Hull, score 4-1, in the last round. Arsenal has lost to Manchester United with the score 1-0, and in front of Chelsea in the League Cup, score 2-0. But Arsenal will win this match, the team has the home field advantage, and also the fact that the last time Southampton has won in front of Arsenal was in 2002.
Fulham vs Swansea
Swansea will play away to Fulham. Last time the two teams have met was in May 2013, when Fulham won by a score of 3-0. Now the team does not look good, they did not get any points since round 8, when they defeated Crystal Palace by a score of 4-1. Swansea in the last round has got a 3-3 draw with Stoke. In fact the team in the last five games played has 4 draws and one lost match against Cardiff. Swansea is the favorite in this match and I think they will get at least one point.
Manchester City vs Tottenham
Tottenham will try to get the victory on Etihad Stadium against Manchester City. The team hopes to repeat the performance from April 2013, when they managed a 3-1. City in the last round has lost away against Sunderland, but now they are playing home and lately results show that the City feels very good when is playing in front of his supporters.
Cardiff vs Manchester United
Cardiff will have a tough match against Manchester United at home. Cardiff has three wins so far, and it plays pretty well as a newcomer in Premier League. The team has lost the last game against Aston Villa, score 2-0. Manchester is the favorite to win the title this year in Premier. It has a good game, which is reflected in the results. In the last 5 games played, had one draw against Real Sociedad in the Champions League. It is clear that The Red Devils will have no problem in front of Cardiff.
Friday, 15 November 2013, 19:33
Round 5 of the Champions League will begin on November 26 and will end on November 27. So far we know that four teams will proceed further in the Champions League. (Bayern Munich, Manchester City - Group D ,Atletico Madrid - Group G and Barcelona - Group H).
Celtic vs Milan. Draw
Celtic has lost the game in the first leg against Milan, score 2-0, but now the team will play at home, and at home they are playing very well, achieving a victory against Ajax score 2-1 and losing at limit against Barcelona score 1-0. So far, Milan has not won a game away, she has made a draw with Ajax and has lost to Barcelona 3-1 score.
Ajax vs Barcelona. Ajax to win
Even if Barcelona has won the first round with a score of 4-0 , I think Ajax will win the match with a one goal difference . The dutch team is more motivated to win, and will take advantage of a more relaxed Barcelona team, who is already qualified further in Champions League. Ajax has not lost any home match so far , making a draw with Milan and a win against Celtic.
Porto vs Austria Wien . Porto to win
Porto has one the first leg against Austria , and now the team is having the home field advantage. Although they have lost both home matches so far , against Madrid and Zenit, I think Porto will not have any problems against Austria who has only one point gained against Zenit.
Arsenal vs Marseille . Arsenal to win
In the first leg Arsenal has manage a 2-1 on Stade Velodrome. Now , Arsenal needs a win to secure a place further in Champions League , and Marseille has lost every match so far , everyone earning points from the direct meetings against the French team. With the home field advantage Arsenal should not have any problems to score at least two goals in the French s net.
Bayern Leverkusen vs Manchester United . Bayern to win
Is a very difficult match for both teams. Bayern has lost the first round with a score of 4-2. United has two wins at home and two draws away. Bayern has won both games at home. The team is playing very well at home(2-1 with Real Sociedad and 4-0 against Shakhtar Donetsk. ), while Manchester has not won a game away, the only goal being scored in the draw with Shakhtar Donetsk.
Basel vs Chelsea . Chelsea to win
After the victory against Chelsea in the first leg , Basel has lost to Schalke and made two draws with Steaua. Chelsea on the other hand has won all the matches and has not received any goals . Being more motivated , the London team will definitely win this match and will score at least twice , the result in the first leg was a pure luck for Basel.
Wednesday, 13 November 2013, 16:20
The fifth phase of UEFA Europa League will begin on November 28, 2013. 23 matches will be held that day from 15:00.
Already we know seven teams that will advance further in the Europa League. (Valencia-9 p, Ludogorets Razgrad - 10p, Red Bull Salzburg -12 p, Esbjerg - 9 p, Rubin Kazan - 10 p, Fiorentina - 12p, Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk - 9 p,) and seven teams that have no chance to continue(Dinamo Zagreb-1p, Standard Liege - 1p, Elfsborg-1P-1P Miami Dolphins, Pacos Ferreira-1p, Legia Warsaw - 0p, Tromso - 1 p).
Swansea will meet Valencia. Valencia is already qualified . Swansea needs a win to secure their place further in the Europa League. In the first leg, Swansea managed to pass with a score of 3-0 for the Spanish team and now that they are playing at home , Swansea chances to win are very high.
Tromso will play against Tottenham, who with 12 points has secured his place further in the Europa League. The Norwegian team has one point and no chance of qualifying. The game is without stake for both teams. And now, as in the first leg, even if they will play away ,Tottenham will win this match and will qualify from the first position in the group.
A difficult match will have Wigan against Zulte Waregem. Both teams have chances to qualify and this match will decide who will continue further in the Europa League. If Zulte will lose the game,it is over for the Belgium team. In the first leg the score was 0-0, and now Wigan are playing at home, and the they are doing very well when they have the public on their side and I think they will win this game.
Lazio will play at Legia Warsaw in this round of Europa League. In the first leg the score was 1-0 for Lazio, Hernanes scoring in the 53 minute. Legia Warsaw is the only team that did not get any points and now has the chance to get at least a draw. Anyway the Poles will not proceed further in the Europa League , this game and the match with Apollon Limassol it will be the last in the Europa League this season.
Bordeaux, the last place in Group F, will play home against Eintracht Frankfurt, who is in first place. The French team needs to win to keep their hopes. It will be very hard for them, the Germans winning the first leg by 3-0 . Frankfurt, even if are in the first place , they are not yet qualified, and for them winning this match would secure a place further in the Europa League, and I think Eintracht will get the three points.
Lyon will play against Real Betis. Both teams are in the first places in Group I. If Real will win this match they will qualify on. Lyon has managed to get a draw in the first round, and now that they will play at home, the team has a chance to get in the first place in the group. Lyon has earned a draw with Rijeka and in Ligue one has won against St Etienne. Betis has won with Guimaraes and has a lost in La Liga with Barcelona. Chances are by the French team, which I think they will score at least twice.
Wednesday, 06 November 2013, 13:37
On November 5 and 6 will have matches in the 4th round of the Uefa Champions League.
We already know that in group D Bayern Munich and Manchester City will go further in Champions League, first with 12 points , while the second with 9 points. The battle in Group D , are given for the 3rd place, which ensures a place in Europa League , between CSKA and Viktoria Plzen .
Chelsea will meet Schalke 04 at Stamford Bridge. Both teams have six points and are in the top of the group . Favorite in this match is Chelsea, who obtained a good result away in the first round , score 3-0 .
Ajax will play against Celtic . Celtic earned a 2-1 in the first round and go as favorites to win this match . Ajax is the last place in the group , with only one draw against Milan at home . The dutch team needs a win and i think they will get it.
Arsenal will play away to Borussia Dortmund. The Gunners are having a difficult match , especially that in the first leg ,on the Emirates Stadium they have lost by a score of 2-1 . Arsenal needs a victory .Dortmund has the same number of points as the English team. Dortmund has proven to be a strong team and I think they will get a good result especially now when are playing at home.
Barcelona will have a tough game at home against the Massimiliano Allegri team . Both teams are on the first places of Group H . The odds are on Barcelona side , who scored a goal in the first round and they also have the home field advantage.
Napoli has got a good result in the first leg against Marseille. The Italian team had scored twice while the French only once. Wednesday s match promises to be difficult for the French, who have no points in their group and if they do not win the game they will lose any chance to participate further in the European leagues.
Atletico Madrid will play against Austria Vienna, a match that they cannot possibly lose it. In the first leg ,on the Generali Arena stadium , Athletico Madrid have obtained an 3-0 clear, and now , with the fans on their side, chances are high that Madrid will repeat the performance of the first leg.
Zenit is in the second place in Group G and Porto in the third place. Now that Zenit will play at home, i think they will get a win, having the advantage of the result from the first round, when they have managed to win by Aleksandr Kerzhakov goal from the 86 minute. The match is quite interesting, Porto if will not get a good result, may lose the chance to play further in the Champions League.
After a 1-1 tormented in the first leg , Steaua will try to steal the victory at Basel, but I do not think they will succeed. For them, the victory is just as important as the for the Basel. This match will decide who will have a chance to go further in the European leagues. Basel it is the favorite , having the home field advantage and the fact that they obtained a 1-1 draw in Bucharest.
Friday, 01 November 2013, 21:18
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Tuesday, 08 October 2013, 18:37
In the 8th round of the Premier League, Chelsea will receive the visit of Cardiff. The match will be played on October 19, on the stadium Stamford Bridge.
The Blues, ranks third in the Premier League, with 4 wins and 2 draws. Chelsea continues the excellent form shown in the Champions League match against Steaua, 4-0, winning also in the Premier League against Norwich by a score of 3-1. The winners goals were scored by Oscar `4, Hazard `86 and Willian `87, while Pilkington had scored for the hosts in the 68th minute.
Cardiff in the Premier League ranks 14th, with two wins and two matches ended in a draw. In the 7th round, they have met Newcastle. The match ended with the win of Newcastle by 2-1 , Peter Odemwingie scoring the only goal for Cardiff.
The two teams have met in the past, in 2010 in FA CUP. Chelsea has managed then a 4-1. Now we expect also a victory from Chelsea , who is passing through a much better shape than Cardiff, having four wins and only one tie game in the last 5 games played.
10Bet offers the best rate for Chelseas victory(1.26) which I think is going to happen and the most likely score is 2-0, William Hill and Bet365 offering the best rate of 6.5 for this result. The chances of Cardiff to win at Stamford Bridge are quite small (12 from Bet365 ) and the bookmaker Winner has the best odds for a tie ( 6 ).
Last five matches :
06-10-2013 Norwich - Chelsea 1-3
01-10-2013 Steaua - Chelsea 0-4
28-09-2013 Tottenham - Chelsea 1-1
24-09-2013 Swindon - Chelsea 0-2
21-09-2013 Chelsea - Fulham 2-0
05-10-2013 Cardiff - Newcastle 1-2
28-09-2013 Fulham - Cardiff 1-2
24-09-2013 West Ham - Cardiff 3-2
22-09-2013 Cardiff - Tottenham 0-1
14-09-2013 Hull - Cardiff 1-1