Monday, 30 April 2012, 12:00
The 1000 Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in UK opened to three-year-old thoroughbred fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile Race Track at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 meters), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May. This race is the second of Britain`s five Classic races, and the first of two restricted to fillies. It can also serve as the opening leg of the Fillies` Triple Crown, followed by the Oaks and the St Leger.
Location: Rowley Mile, Newmarket, England
Race type: Flat / Thoroughbred
Distance: 1 mile (1,609 meters)
Track: Turf, straight
Qualification: Three-year-old fillies
Weight: 9 st 0 lb
Allowances: 3 lb for fillies
Purse: £350,000, £213,739 for the first place
Monday, 30 April 2012, 11:30
The 2,000 Guineas Stakes is a Group 1 flat horse race in UK, opened three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies. It is run on the Rowley Mile Racetrack at Newmarket over a distance of 1 mile (1,609 meters), and it is scheduled to take place each year in late April or early May. This race is one of Britain`s five Classic races, and at present it is the first to be run in the year. It also serves as the opening leg of the Triple Crown, followed by the Derby and the St Leger.
The new flat season in the UK is just about and all the attention is turning towards the 2000 Guineas race. The first Classic of the season is always one of the highlights of the year and 2012 crop look particularly exciting at thus stage of the year. Born to Sea remains a leading contender after a great season as a juvenile and although we are yet to see him in 2012 he could still be a major player. Camelot remains the warm favourite in the 2000 Guineas Betting after his coach confirmed he was being prepared for the race on the Rowley Mile.
The 2000 Guineas is always one of the most prestigious races of any season and the 2012 race will be no different.
Saturday, 28 April 2012, 09:15
The 2011-2012 UEFA Champions League was the 57th season of Europe`s premier club football tournament. The final will be playd on the Allianz Arena in Munich. The two teams that till play against each-other will be Chelsea and Bayern Munich that will have the huge advantage to play the final on ther own stadium.
76 teams started this tournament back in the summer of 2011, many of those teams with high hopes to became the 2011-2012 Champions. Among those teams, and situated in the top of the favorites list by the odds offered by the bookmakers, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid or Barcelona had to face elimination and pospone their plans at least for the next season. The teams from Manchester were eliminated since the group stage, and then face further elimination from the Europa League tournament, and the two big favorites, the team everyone expected to see in the final, were liminated in the semi-finals by the teams that will play the final this year, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
Chelsea managed to find the perfect solution to neutralize Barcelona`s football well oiled mechanism. They kew that the only chance they had was to defend as best as they can and try to score on fast breaks. And that`s it exactly what they did, and they did it perfectly. In the first game played in London they managed to score in the final minutes of the first half, and after the break they kept the score with a very exact defence. In the second game, everyone thought that Barcelona will score at least 3 times and assure their place in the final. But it wasen`t like that. Barcelona took a 2-0 advantage, but again, in the ending minutes of the first half Chelsea managed to they the goal they need to regain the advantage. Barcelona had a penalty at 2-1, that could have taken them n the final, but Messi sent the ball in the crossbar and that was it. They could not penetrate Chelsea`s defence and Torres scored the goal that sent Chensea in the final in the dying moments of the game.
Bayern Munich had to play against Real Madrid in the semi-final. They started the double leg as the outsiders and bookmakers credited Jupp Heynckes` team with few chances to reach the final. They also had the dissadvantage to play the frist leg at home, but thet didn`t kept them from trying to make their game and win. They played very well and got a 2-1 advantage into the second leg. Real Madrid needed a 1-0 win to get to the final and after the first 15 minutes the score was already 2-0 for them. The fans were extatic and they were already thinking at the final. But then the 27`th minute came and Bayern Munich managed to score from a penalty kick by Arjen Robben and leveled the score. After the goal scored bu the German team, both teams played with caution, and this brought the game into extra time. Nothing special happend in that period and the qualification was to be decided on penalty kicks. Real Madrid missed 3 of the 4 penalty kicks they shot and Bayern Munich produced a huge surprise, eliminating one of the top favorites.
Bayern vs Chelsea Previous meetings
The two teams previously met in the 2004/05 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
• Chelsea 4-2 Bayern (J Cole 4, Lampard 60 70, Drogba 80; Schweinsteiger 52, Ballack 90pen)
• Bayern 3-2 Chelsea (Lampard 30, Drogba 80; Pizarro 65, Guerrero 90, Scholl 90+5)
Chelsea won 6-5 on aggregate to reach the semi-finals, where they lost to Liverpool. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba, Petr Cech and John Terry are the only survivors from the squads now.
Bayern v English teams
Bayern have already played against Premier League teams this season, against Manchester City FC in the group stage. Every team got a 2-0. Overall Bayern played 35 matches against English sides, winning 13, drawing 12 and losing ten with 51 goals scored and 43 against. They have lost only once in Munich in 16 matches, including ten victories – 2-1 versus Norwich City FC in the 1993/94 UEFA Cup second round – and have won four out of the last five contests in Germany.
Chelsea v German teams
The Blues lost 2-1 at Bayern 04 Leverkusen on round five having won 2-0 in London in the opening round of group games. Of their 13 previous fixtures against Bundesliga teams they have won seven and lost four, all those defeats coming in Germany – indeed they have won only one of their six visits, 1-0 at VfB Stuttgart in the 2003/04 Champions League round of 16.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 23:15
Three rounds left to be player in Premier League and there are plenty of things left to play for. The title, the European Cups places and also to avoid relegation. The teams that are involved in this event are fighting for two different objectives, Tottenham is still in the battle for the fourth palce, place that will take them to the Champions League preliminary rounds and Blackburn still hopes that they can avoid relegation and remain in the Premier League for at least one more season.
ottenham goes through a bad period in their play. They were close to the top and involved in the battle for the title at some point, but now they fell on the fifth place in the Premier League and they are in danger of loosing the presence in the Champions League next season. They are 3 points behind fourth place, Newcastle United and they need to win the remaining games in this season and hope that Newcastle will lose at least one game. Newcastle has the bigger chances to play in the Champions League next season, but Tottenham has to win their hames and hope for the best.
Blackburn is in a very difficult position in thie seasin end. they managed to get only 3 points in the last 6 games and it will be very hard to get the points they need to avoid relegation, especially when they will play two games away from home of the three left, against Tottenham and Chelsea. They need a miracle to avoid relegation, but we think we have seen enough miracles this year.
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Wednesday, 25 April 2012, 22:30
This will be the second leg of the first semi-final of the 2011-2012 season in the Europa League Tournament. It has been a great season, with many teams announcing their intentions to win the trophy, with the teams from Manchester, City and United as big favorites, but with Spain showing their dominance in European and World football, having three out of the four semi-finalists. Sporting was consifered as an outsider in this double leg, but they managed to win the first game, 2-1, and they will come on San Mames with a slight advantage.
Ahletic Bilbao got what they wanted on the first leg. A draw or a defeat at minimum goal difference, and most important, to score a goal. They will play at home the second leg, and they only need a 1-0 victory to qualify in the final that will be played in National Arena in Bucharest. If we take a look at the odds offered by the bookmakers, we can say that Athletic Bolbao are clearely the favorites to win this game, but they must be very carefull because any goals scored by Sporting could chance the outcome of this double leg.
The best way for Sporting to defend in this game is to try to score at least one goal. Athletic Bilbao needs to score at least 1 goal as well, ane they will come to attack. At the beggining of the game Sporting is the team qualified for the final, so the pressure is on Bilbao.
Checkyourodds prediction for Athletic Bilbao v Sporting Lisbon: 2-0
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Tuesday, 24 April 2012, 23:15
With only 3 rounds remaining in the Premier League, this will be the "final" of this season. Man Utd are currently first, with 83 points after 35 gams and Man City are second, with 3 points less. Both teams have a tough end of a season, with both teams loosing points agains teams that usualy are not capable to pose serious problems to the "big guns" in the Premier League. Man Utd got 13 points in the last 6 games and Man City managed to get only 11 points from the last 6 games played in the Premier League. With both teams already qualified for the Group Stage of the Champions League tournament, this game will probably decide the title in England.
In the first game played this season, Man City got a stunning win, 6-1 on Old Traford. It was a victory seen by very few, not as outcome, but as score. With that victory, Man City has a huge advantage in the case that the two teams will finish tied on points. With this advantage at hanh, Man City must do whatever they can to win this game, they will get tied on points with Man Utd and with better head-to-head results they will get on the first place.
Man Utd will come to Etihad Stadium to get at least one points, and they have the experience to leave the field undefeated and remain on the first place. No need to say that if they will win this game, they will get to six points and they will be champions in the Premier League. The pressure is on Man city as they need to win, Man Utd has the other two results, a draw and victory for them.
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Monday, 23 April 2012, 23:00
This has been a very good season for Newcastle. They are on the forth place at the moment and they are favorites to play in the next season of the Champions League. They are going through a very good period in their play, having won all of the last six games played in the Premier League. 18 points from the last 6 game, this brought Newcastle three points from the thirs place, place that will assure the presence directly in the Group Stage of the Champions League tournament.
Wigan got two very important wins in the battle to avoid relegation, 1-0 against Manchester United and 2-1 against Arsenal, but they failed to bring any points from the last game against Fulham, they lost 2-1. The battle to avoid relegation is still opened in Premier Leageue and Bolton, Wigan, QPR and Blackburn will fight to avoid the two remaining places that will take them into the Premiership division, as we could already consider that Wolverhampton is relegated.
After the incredible record from the last six games, Newcastle are favorites to win this game, and they will come to Wigan to win. They need the points to stay on the Champions League places, but so does Wigan to avoid relegation. It will be an open game, with plenty opportunties to score from both teams. At the end of the game we think that the value and experiece of Newcastle will get them the three points.
Checkyourodds prediction for Wigan v Newcastle: 1-2
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Monday, 23 April 2012, 22:00
Both teams are having a difficult end of a season. They are already probably thinking at the next season and the play displayed by both teams shows it. Norwich is safa from the relegation worries, and they got only one point in the last four games played in the Premier League.
As for Liverpool, they got only one win and a draw in the last 6 games and it looks that they will not participate in the European Cups for England this season. We could say that this is a disspointing season for Liverpool, they started the season with high hopes, but they soon discovered that they don`t have what it takes to be involved in the battle for the title.
It will be a game between two teams that don`t have a clear objective for this seasin end, Norwich is safe from the relegation zone and Liverpool is far from the European Cups places. Both teams will score and despite Liverpool are slightly favorites to win this game, a draw is a more probable result.
Checkyourodds prediction for Norwich v Liverpool: 1-1
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Sunday, 22 April 2012, 17:00
There are a lot of predictions on the web that look like: "Team X will win against team Y because the have more valuable players." There are plenty ways to make a prediction for a game, every tipster has his own methods, but most of them
are using the same factors that we will try to explain in the following lines.
- Teams and all the information you can get about those teams. This is the key factor when making a prediction. First of all, any bettors should have access to information about teams, players, injured or suspended players, because no
team in the world is so perfect that they will have substitutes with the same value as the key players. Still, you should consider the players that will enter the field to replace the injured or suspended ones. They could be your,
perpective players that wish to show that they are good , or the could be plder, but more experienced players that will bring a plus to the game with their experience. Motivation, is another important factor, when making a prediction. A
weaker team playing at home against a much stronger team, they will have a stong motivation to show that they could make a good game. Players are also motivated when getting in the game as substitutes, have signed a new contract or play
against big teams. The desire to change a coach is also to be considered, as well the relation between players - coaches - management.
Morale is another important factor, there are teams that come after a series of great victories with high morale, and other teams that play bad and the relationships between players are weak. Fatigur can occur at some payers, especially on teams from top leagues, involved in more competitions, like the championship, cup and european cups. Surprises might appear, due to fatigue. The tactic used is essentian, when picking a winner, there are teams that will come to defend when playing away from home with any cost, to obtain at least one point, but at home theit game will be more open, as they will play as hosts.
The condition of the pitch and weather conditions are important factors as well for bettors that are playing under/over. The information is essential, especially for events from the inferior leagues, pitches tend to get very bad on bas weather condidions, and you can`t play very well on bad pitches.
Head to head record - H2H is not very ofter used by tipsters as every league has it`s specific "tricks". By example, in Brasil, you cant`t rely on H2H beause teas change every year, new players are coming all the time, making this factor`s influence close to 0.
Saturday, 21 April 2012, 15:00
We look for a favorite with odds slightly higher than 1.5, and we will put two bets. HT 1 and HT/FT X/1 (or HT 2 and HT/FT X/2, depending on the case). The goal of this strategy is to "hunt"the X/1 prediction to obtain a higher odds than the 1 prediction. Comparative with betting just on the 1 outcome, this strategy has it`s advantages and it`s dissadvantages. Dissadvantages: The game could end 2/1, case in which we lose our bets; - the final ods are smaller. Advantages: - if the favorite leads at half-time, one bet will win, no mather what the outcome of the game will be at the end.; - the final odds are higher. Normaly the advantages are higher than the dissadvantages.
Example: Stuttgart - Herta Berlin 1.70 3.95 6.00. Odds for 1 at HT 2.32, we bet 5 units. If Stuttgart leads at HT, we will have: 5 units * 2.32 = 11.60 - 10 units bets = 1.6 units profit. The final odds will be 1.16. If we will have X HT / 1 FT, 5 units * 5.40 = 27 - 10 units bets = 17 units profit, final odds 2.70. The bets could be divides so we could have equal profit for both bets, but we think is more safe to put the same stake on each bet. The success of this strategy will depend most on the choosen events.