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Derry City vs Sligo Rovers

May 31, 2018 0 Uncategorized

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At the Irish League, Sligo sits one place above the relegation play off spot (thanks to the goal difference) despite playing 11 of the 19 opening matches at home. They haven’t won a single game in the last 5, having scored just one goal in the process. Sligo is hit with injuries as G. Boylan, A. Morgan (top-scorer), P. McClean, G. Moorhouse, M. Schlingermann and R. Donelon all missed the last game and going to be out again this match. Moreover C. Waters (D 16/0) returned to the parent club Kilmarnock and Sligo’s coach confirmed that he played hğis final game for Sligo last week. Standout youngster J. Mahon (D 8/0) is suspended. It will be a huge blow as Mahon was probably the best player in the last matches and thanks to him, they improved their defensive record.

Derry lost its last game 4-0 and I expect big reaction here. They are a different team at new Brandywell winning 6 out of 9, dropping points only against the league’s best teams like Dundalk, Cork and Shamrock Rovers. Cole and Low returned last week after recovering from minor injuries so Kenny Shiels should have all key players on the field for this game.

Derry has plenty of talent at its disposal. Yet Sligo were tipped for relegation battle before start of the season and haven’t surprised anyone. I predict that this match will not have many goals. I will be placing my bets on less than 2 goals.

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Italy vs Netherlands (Recap, 04.09.2014)

September 5, 2014 0 Uncategorized



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Result: +11,4 units, bet won

ROLAND GARROS FINAL: SHARAPOVA VS HALEP – RECAP

June 10, 2014 0 Uncategorized

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This Saturday we watched the pretty much legendary Women’s French Open final played between Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep. Everyone agreed this final was spectacular and both players showed the highest level of performance.

Maria Sharapova won her second Roland Garros title with the score 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-4; the first title she got in 2012 when she defeated Sara Errani (6–3, 6–2). All in all, she played 11 French Opens, whereof 3 were finals.

It’s worth mentioning that it was the first 3-set-final played since 2001 (Jennifer Capriati defeated Kim Clijsters). It was an epic battle that lasted for 3 hours and 2 minutes. The first set was full of long rallies and the only thing you could do is holding your breath when the score jumped from advantage to deuce and then once again advantage-deuce.

The second set ended in a tiebreak and was won by Simona, who showed throughout the match unbelievable persistence (keeping in mind that it was her first-Grand-Slam-final-ever). Nobody actually expected this score and many known bookies, such as bet365 and William Hill, predicted that the match would be over in 2 sets; or if it were to be three, they expected Masha to drop the first set as she previously did with Stosur, Muguruza and Bouchard.

So it was a pretty bad start for Halep considering the fact that the last 41 matches played by Sharapova on French Open were won by her from the very first set. The statistic was against Simona but she made an amazing effort and won the second set in a tiebreak.

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The second set turned out to be a shock for Sharapova and she took a break to put it all together. When Masha returned to the court, she was ready to win. While Simona looked like the pressure finally got to her: unforced mistakes, double faults and Sharapova taking too much time to deliver a serve (eventually, she got a time violation warning for that; however, many would say in Masha’s defense that the sun was too bright and it was all hot and humid during that day).

To make a long story short, Sharapova nailed it even though she made a plenty of double faults (her weakest point on which she has to work before Wimbledon). Still Simona played at her best; no one could say that she didn’t put everything in that match. Yes, she was the underdog but it was a great starting point in her career. Now it’s just a matter of time for Simona to win her first Grand Slam title.

In an allegorical way, this match was a battle of present and future; Masha stood for the present and proved herself as one of the best players of today, while Simona – the future – showed that we should wait for great achievement from her and we can be safe and sound about the younger tennis generation (that could not be said about men’s tennis, where the “old-school” rules).

Only two weeks left until Wimbledon and everyone waits in anticipation to see what results will show Sharapova and Simona on grass courts; and do not forget about Serena Williams, who is the Wimbledon’s no.1 favorite, even though she dropped out of Roland Garros so early.

ROLAND GARROS FINALS: SHARAPOVA Vs HALEP

June 6, 2014 0 Uncategorized

This year, Roland Garros has brought many surprises and one of them is that Serena Williams and Li Na didn’t even get to the semifinals at that making Maria Sharapova the number-one-favorite of the tournament.

Simona Halep is the biggest breakout of the French Open; she showed great performance and reached the finals without dropping a set (last time it was done by Justine Henin in 2007). Just one year ago Simona was ranked world No.57 and today she’s seed No.4 and plays Roland Gaross finals against Maria Sharapova.

In semi-finals Halep won against Petkovic in two sets 6-2, 7-6; her fastest serve was 175 KMH and she made 20 unforced errors. Comparing it with Sharapova’s semi-finals against Bouchard (4-6, 7-5, 6-2), we see pretty much the same fastest serve – 172 KMH, but Sharapova made more unforced mistakes – 35. However, Masha has a rather weak second serve and according to statistics she won only 41% of them.

The interesting tendency about French Open, is that Sharapova drops the first set and then she gets a second breath and wins over her opponents as it was with Bouchard (4-6, 7-5, 6-2), Stosur (3-6, 6-4, 6-0), and Muguruza (1-6, 7-5, 6-1). The same scenario happened one month ago during the Madrid Open when Sharapova played in finals against Halep and won (1-6, 6-2, 6-3). As Maria explains it, she is very competitive and by losing the first set she gets it all together and becomes more concerned about winning the match. “When you’re forced to be in those situations when you’re either not playing well or you find yourself in a losing position, I just don’t want to give up, because I work too hard to just let a match go,” Sharapova said.

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It’s quite clear that Halep wants to take the revenge for the lost match in Madrid, and to tell the truth, she made a great work over the last year. Foremost, she has a chance to be the first Romanian to win in the Grand Slam finals since 1978 (by the way, Halep’s manager Viriginia Ruzici was the last one to win Roland Garros; she played on the same venue Simona will play tomorrow).

Of course, Halep is all on the edge because it’s the first Grand Slam final she’s going to play. She had never been so close to win a major before and up till now her best performance was the quarter-finals at Australian Open 2014.

Tomorrow Halep sees as a great chance for revenge, as she says, “I have to take that revenge. I will fight for this one. I played a really good match in Madrid first set. I started really well. I was very fast on court, and I opened the angles very well. But she came back very, very well and she hit strong, stronger than me at that moment. Now, I have to be aggressive again, to play fast, like my style, and to stay there with the nerves. It will be a tough moment for me.”

But what are the chances? Maria, 27-year-old, is older and thus more experienced tennis player, who won 31 titles, Simona, 22-years-old, won only 7 titles; Maria plays her 9th Grand Slam final, while Simona would be there for the first time; Simona moves faster, but Maria has stronger groundstrokes; her serve is powerful but it is very inconsistent, and her second serve is poor; while Simona has served better than Maria over the last two weeks. Sharapova definitely has to improve her serve. As to Simona, she has to take a hold on herself and play the way she did throughout the whole Roland Garros. Simona also would want to attack Maria’s second serve, which is proved to be rather weak; and in general, she has to take the game straight away and not give Maria a change to “get aggressive”, otherwise we will see the same outcome as with Bouchard and others. Final tip for Halep is to play deep balls because any ball that falls in the middle would be hit back by Sharapova as hard as possible.

At the moment, bookies have the odds in Sharapova’s favor; for instance, bet365 has 1.53 that Masha wins, while Simona gets only 2.50. bet365 also predicts that Maria wins in 2 sets (1.57) with the score 2-0 (2.50). Another bookie Betfair has slightly different odds but also in Maria’s favor; Betfair gives 1.6 that Maria wins. The highest odds (1.73) are that there will be two sets with the exact score 6-3 (5.7).

The thing is that these are only odds based on the previous performance and a lot depends on Simona. Yes, she is a Grand Slam rookie, and she might go down because of nerves OR she might be one of those newbies, who seize the moment as it was at Wimbledon in 2004 when mighty Serena Williams dropped the finals to a Russian teenage player – Maria Sharapova.

So according to the way both Sharapova and Halep have recently played, we are going to bet 7 units on Simona Halep to win the first set with 2.2 odds from bet365.

FC Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid [Recap, May 17th]

May 20, 2014 0 Uncategorized

The bet we placed with bet365 on the exact number of corners in the match between FC Barcelona and Atletico Madrid didn’t pay off, as there were 12 corners instead of the 11 predicted by us. In the end it did not matter as Atletico Madrid were crowned the La Liga champions, even if the president of the football federation had more important things to do than award the trophy to the winners.

Barcelona knew that any other result but a victory was going to cost them the title, that’s why they went out all guns blazing on Atletico. The visitors received a serious blow in the beginning of the match when both Arda Turan and Diego Costa left the pitch in tears after receiving injuries. The good news comes from Turan, who was said to receive just a small concussion and should be clear to play starting tomorrow.

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Alexis Sanchez opened the score on the 33 minute, with a powerful strike that should have left Atletico in the dust. Only that once again, the hosts didn’t think much of their adversaries and underestimated their ability to play without their main stars. Atletico regrouped in time to deny Barca any other attempts to score, and the pep talk they have received at half-time paid off as the equalizer came from Godin on the 49th minute.

This draw was the score with which the match ended, signaling Atletico as the winner of the title for the first time in 8 years, which earned them praise from all sides including this Barcelona team which put an end to a disappointing season in which they were not able to win against the current La Liga champions.

Result: -7 units, bet lost