Posted on | June 5, 2015 | No Comments
It’s turning out to be a great weekend for sport – the French Open, The Champions League final and the Canadian Grand Prix all happen this weekend, not to mention the Women’s World Cup that kicks off on Saturday as well.
We look at the three biggest events on this weekend as well as our recommended bets for them.
Roland Garros – Men’s Final: Novak Djokovic vs Stanislas Wawrinka
The men’s French Open will see a new champion this year as world number 1 Novak Djokovic takes on 2014 Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka.
Djokovic can become the eighth player in the history of the men’s game to win the Grand Slam with victory on Sunday having won Australia on five occasions, Wimbledon twice and the US Open once.The Serbian is a two-time runner-up here, losing to Rafael Nadal on both occasions. He also won the Australian Open at the start of the year, so would be the reigning champion of three of the four Grand Slams having won last year’s Wimbledon which he defends later this month.
Stanislas Wawrinka could be considered the fresher of the two as Djokovic’s semi-final rolled into Saturday, taking an additional set-and-a-half to see off Andy Murray. The weather was cool at least for the 28-year-old who had won his first five matches in straight sets before needing five to see off Britain’s number one.
The Swiss number two has only dropped a set in round two and in his semi-final win over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, though has been taken to tie breaks by both the latter and Roger Federer.
This could be one of the last opportunities for Novak Djokovic to complete the career Grand Slam and we don’t see him letting down. The odds aren’t great but we see the Serbian winning this none-the-less.
Best bet: Novak Djokovic to win 1/7 Sky Bet
Champions League Final – Barcelona vs Juventus
One of these two sides will complete an historic treble having both won their domestic leagues and cups this season.
Juventus are surprise finalists having eliminated Borussia Dortmund, AS Monaco and Real Madrid to reach the final.
Barcelona are many people’s favourites in Luis Enrique’s debut season as manager at Camp Nou. They have comfortably seen off Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich to reach their fourth final in the past 10 years. That was after winning of their six group stage matches.
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar – we see the Barcelona front three being too good for even this solid Juventus defence. Barcelona will dominate possession and territory, and despite the Italian side offering threat on the counter-attack we the pressure from the Catalans to be too overwhelming for the underdogs.
Best bet: Barcelona to win 8/13 Sky Bet
Formula 1 – Canadian Grand Prix
Lewis Hamilton is looking to bounce back after failing to win either of the last two Grand Prixs, having started the season by winning three of the last four.
The Brit, Nico Rosberg and Sebastian Vettel have accounted for 17 of the 18 podium finishes in the first six races this season but the wet weather in Canada this weekend good throw a spanner into the works of that trend.
Hamilton was the fastest in practice on Saturday but did crash in the rain.
If there’s one driver who is capable of splitting the top three this weekend, it’s Ferrari’s number two Kimi Raikkonen who was third-fastest in practice. The Finn is good odds to finish on the podium.
Best bet: Kimi Raikkonen to finish podium: 5/2 Sky Bet
Posted on | May 12, 2015 | No Comments
The reigning ladies Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova kick-started her 2015 campaign with a dominant win in the Madrid Open – and now looks set to repeat her success of last year at the All England Club.
The Czech star, currently ranked fourth in the world, had endured something of a mixed start to her season after being dumped out of the Australia Open in the last 32 by the previously unheralded Madison Keys.
This was followed by a pair of disappointing quarter-final defeats to Carla Suarez Navarro in WTA events in the sub-continent. So that triumph on the clay in Madrid will have done her confidence the world of good.
It wasn’t just the victory – but the manner of it – which will have lifted Kvitova’s spirits. She only dropped two sets en route to the title, and comprehensively beat the likes of Serena Williams, Svetlana Kuznetzova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova along the way.
Her performance in the final, in which she dropped just three games to Kuznetzova, was both brutal and clinical. Kvitova, if anybody had ever doubted her, was back with a vengeance.
The Queen of Grass
With her powerful serve and aggressive baseline dominance, it’s no surprise that Kvitova has taken like a duck to, er, grass.
Her triumph at Wimbledon last year was her second Grand Slam crown on the surface, following her 6-3, 6-4 demolition of Maria Sharapova in the 2011 final.
But it was in 2014 when she showed why she is perhaps the leading grass court specialist on the WTA Tour. She disposed of the likes of Venus Williams and talented youngsters Lucie Safarova and Eugenie Bouchard with ease: dropping just one set in seven matches.
And so she will head into this year’s tournament as one of the hot favorites alongside perennial hot-shots Serena Williams and Sharapova.
It’s fair to say that only the odd player on either the mens or womens tours really excels on grass, and Petra Kvitova certainly belongs in that bracket.
She serves hard – as quick as any woman out there – and hits the ball with so much force on the forehand side that she wins many cheap points.
Her relentless aggression and line hitting puts so much pressure on her opponents’ serve that she tends to break almost at will – as demonstrated by that 6-3, 6-0 mauling of Bouchard in last year’s final.
If all of the components of her game come together – and the signs from Madrid are that she’s peaking at just the right time – then she will take some stopping once again at Wimbledon.
Posted on | February 3, 2015 | No Comments
The Kentucky Derby is three months away and the prep/qualification races have only just begun. It’s still too early to get a good grasp on which horses will qualify for the ‘Run for the Roses’, let alone win the race. That’s why the Wynn Las Vegas Kentucky Derby betting futures odds have a couple hundred horses listed as betting interests. The story this year is the same as in every other year—the road to the Triple Crown is brutal, young racehorses are fickle, inconsistent and one misstep away from injury and nothing is certain except ‘uncertainty’.
That doesn’t stop railbirds and horse bettors from trying to speculate about contenders for the Kentucky Derby. A few horses have already caught the eye of handicapping experts as very strong prospects for the race. Other horses that were among the favorites have either been taken off the Derby trail due to injuries or lost some of their support due to a substandard performance.
Here’s a rundown of the recent developments among possible Derby Contenders.:
LEAVE THE LIGHT ON: Winner of the Grade II Remsen Stakes as a two year old, Leave The Light On was to make his 3 year old debut in the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Unfortunately, a fairly minor ankle injury necessitated surgery. He’s expected to be fine but will be sidelined until late summer/early fall.
CALCULATOR: Saw his Kentucky Derby futures odds plummet after winning the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita in mid-January. Yesterday, however, trainer Peter Miller said the colt would be sidelined for six months with an unspecified injury.
TEXAS RED: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Texas Red was an upset loser in the San Vincente Stakes, edged out by a neck at the wire. That isn’t expect to derail his Derby bid or even hurt his support among the horse betting public. Texas Red was entered in the five furlong sprint as a ‘warm up’ to the 1 1/16 mile Risen Star in New Orleans later this month. Other than not winning, Texas Red looked fast and strong.
TAKE CHARGE BRANDI: The superstar filly was considered a possibility to make a run at the Kentucky Derby. She won her season debut on Saturday in the $100,000 Martha Washington Stakes at Arkansas’ Oaklawn Park. After the race, owner Willis Horton effused that Take Charge Brandi could be pointed toward the Arkansas Derby and the Kentucky Derby. D. Wayne Lukas seriously doubts that, however, and suggests that the Kentucky Oaks is still the goal.
And so the Derby prep world continues to turn. A slew of horses have been proclaimed ‘possible contenders’ but the most realistic favorites at this juncture include Smarty Jones Stakes winner Far Right and Holy Bull winner Upstart.
Posted on | January 22, 2015 | No Comments
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In general, using a simple system that takes the weak university Hoops, we overlaid a filter that played a top 1/3 of the game only in terms of the number of bets. Winning percentage was increased by more than 2%! Since the game with public interest will lead to high favorite, this makes sense. The moral of the story: If you are betting against the public partner, I focus on the public many are interested game.
Posted on | January 16, 2015 | No Comments
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Posted on | August 18, 2010 | No Comments
The video replay one of the most discussed topic in football in the recent years.
Everyone expects from the referees to be perfect, or at least to reduce the mistakes during the games but it looks that this is a very hard task to do. So everyone tries to find solutions, and Fifa is pressed from all sides to come with an alternative.
In the first phase Fifa tried the system with 6 referees, tested it in Europa League, but even this solution doesn’t seem to be better. There were also speculations that the ball should contain a chip to signal when the ball passes the line of the goal but the solutions is not well seen by the specialists.
So at the moment it looks like the only viable solution is the video replay.Regarding the video replay the opinions are divided with a plus for it. Fifa is pressed to take a decision especially after the World Cup mistakes, when some of them proved to be crucial.
So after rugby, basketball, tennis or american football we might have video replays also in football. This decision would bring advantages but not only.
At advantages we can mention fewer mistakes that can decide games and fewer scandals. On the other side the spirit and the charm of the game would suffer. Imagine for example a game show with a similar setup – a Who Wants To Be Millionaire Online Game for example would take so long and become boring. Also the game could have more than 10 minutes of additional time which could determine the players to lose their patience awaiting for the verdict, the fluidity of the game could also suffer.
The final decision will be taken in November but there are chances for a positive answer.keep looking »
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