Archive:  February, 2013

Eintracht Frankfurt – Mönchengladbach [Prediction]

February 28, 2013 2 Soccer, Sports, Tennis

The football teams Eintracht Frankfurt and Mönchengladbach are going to meet this Friday at Bundesliga.

Regarding this match and the latest five head-to-head confrontations between these two teams, I think it should be pretty clear who is going to win the match from Friday. Mönchengladbach has won 4 matches out of the latest 5 with Eintracht Frankfurt.

Last time they met was on the 7th of October, when the match ended in a 2-0 victory for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Earlier, on the 30th of January 2011, the match ended in a 1-0 victory for Mönchengladbach. The other two victories achieved by Mönchengladbach over Eintracht Frankfurt ended in a 2-0 and in a 2-1 victory.

On the other hand, we shouldn’t neglect the amazing 4-0 victory achieved by Eintracht Frankfurt over Mönchengladbach on the 11th of September 2010. That day, Mönchengladbach were simply humiliated in front of Eintracht.

In addition, Mönchengladbach hasn’t won any matches out of the latest five played, while Eintracht Frankfurt managed 2 victories, one against Hamburg this year on the 2nd of February and another one last year on the 26th of January against Hoffenheim.

All in all, judging by the latest performances of each team, I am going to place a bet on Eintracht Frankfurt. I bet 8 units at 2.10. The odds I used are from William Hill.

Chelsea – West Bromwich [Prediction]

February 26, 2013 3 Betting, Soccer, Sports

The English teams Chelsea London FC and West Bromwich Albion will meet this weekend on Saturday, March 2nd.
The last five direct confrontations saw Chelsea win three (6-0 in 2010, 3-1 and 2-1 in 2011) and West Bromwich have the upper edge in the two most recent ones (1-0 and 2-1 in 2012).

As far as the Premier League is concerned, the last 5 encounters look statistically the same for both teams, showing Chelsea with 2 games won (4-1 against Wigan Athletic and 2-1 against Arsenal), one tied (2-2 with Reading), and two lost (0-2 with Manchester City and 2-3 with Newcastle United). West Bromwich also won two (2-1 against Sunderland and 2-0 against Liverpool), tied one (2-2 with Aston Villa), and lost two (0-1 with Tottenham Hotspur and 1-2 with Everton). Momentum-wise, though, the Bromwich team looks like the favourite, having won its last two games and climbed to the 7th position in the championship standings.

But then, Chelsea has its morale rather high after managing to eliminate Sparta Prague and gaining access to the Round of 16 in the Europa League. And it will need a good result against West Bromwich in order to look optimistic for the game against Steaua Bucharest on March 7th. That, coupled with the fact that fourth-place Tottenham is trailing by only one point, thereby jeopardizing their sure-thing Champions’ League appearance next fall, will give Chelsea the necessary impetus to produce a good result.

Overall, judging by ratings and results, Chelsea has an advantage over West Bromwich. I place my bet on a Chelsea win, with the odds set at 1.40 at Bet365.

Ajjacio – Lille [Recap]

February 26, 2013 1 Betting, Soccer, Sports

Just as I’ve predicted, the match that took place on the 23rd of February between the football teams Ajjacio and Lille ended in a comfortable 3-1 Lille’s victory. This also means that I’ve won the bet I placed on Lille’s win.
Unfortunately for Ajaccio, who were unbeaten in 2013 before this match, the team found themselves in an awkward situation when Lucas Digne got a red card due to a bad foul on Mathieu Chalrne, and the visitors were reduced to 10 players.

Lille took the lead in the 38th minute, after Yoann Poulard scored the first goal of the match. Midway through the second half, Dimitri Payet from Lille added the second goal for his team. In fact, the goal was concretized in an amazing header from close range. After the second goal, scored in the 67th minute, Payet added another one in the 74th minute.

Three minutes later, in the 77th minute, Chakhir Belghazouani scored the first goal for Ajaccio. Unfortunately, it appeared to be just a consolation for the team, or better said “the goal of honour”.

All in all, it seems that a victory of Lille over Ajaccio was simply unavoidable, and that was augmented by a series of mistakes and some bad luck of Ajaccio.

Result: +12.1, bet won

Ajjacio – Lille [Prediction]

February 22, 2013 0 Betting, Soccer, Sports

The two football teams Ajaccio and Lille are meeting on the 23rd of February at the France Ligue 1.

If I were to judge only by the latest 5 head-to-head confrontations between these two teams, I would already declare Lille as the absolute winner. The last match between Ajaccio and Lille took place last year, on the 6th of October and ended in a 2-0 victory Lille’s victory. The ones who scored the two goals for Lille were Nolan Roux in the 42nd minute and Ryan Mendez in the 56th minute.

Before that match, the teams have met on the 15th of April, when Ajaccio were simply humiliated in front of a much stronger Lille. The score was 4-1 in Lille’s favor. The only player from Ajaccio who managed to score a goal in that match was Frederic Sammaritano in the 90+3rd minute of the game. On the other hand, the marvelous goals of Lille came in the 16th minute (Yoann Poullard), in the 37th minute when Joe Cole made himself remarkable, in the 81st minute when Gianno Bruno added the third goal for his team and in the 87th minute, when Eden Hazard scored the team’s last goal.

All in all, I think that this time Lille will also win comfortably in front of their opponents, Ajaccio even if it has been a while since their last head-to-head confrontation. Therefore, I am going to place a bet on Lille’s victory. I bet 10 units at 2.21. The odds I used are from IBCBET.

Yesterday evening I had a big surprise!!!!

February 22, 2013 0 A gambler's life
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As I’m a big fan of AFC Ajax, three days ago I’ve decided to go and watch live the UEFA Europe League game,Steaua BucharestAFC Ajax, in the round of 32.

All said and done. I went online and bought airplane and game tickets, made hotel reservation in Bucharest, and also decided not to wager on this game, so I would be able to enjoy the match for it’s beauty, not for the fact that the outcome of this game would bring me money.

Wednesday 20-february-2013, 10:30 A.M. I land in Bucharest for the second time, I’ve already been in Bucharest once for the UEFA Europe League Final in 2012, game that was won by Athletico Madrid and was played on Steaua’s home stadium, National Arena. The night before the game, nothing special happens, meeting with some fellow Ajax fans, took a tour or the bars, and went to sleep.

Next day when I got to the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, I was ammazed by the athmosphere created by the romanian Steaua fans. Even if in the first leg of the UEFA Europe League round, Steaua Bucharest lost by 2 goals to AFC Ajax, not being able to score any goals, the fans where enthusiastic.

When the match began I realized why where the fans so enthusiastic, Steaua Bucharest was playing a totally different football from what we all saw last week on Amsterdam Arena.

Steaua managed to open the score in the 38th minute, with a magnificent goal scored by romanian player Jasmin Latovlevici, and were able to increase their lead and take the game into overtime, in the 76th minute of the game thaks to a shoot taken by the romanian player Vlad Chiriches.

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After the romanian asault that lasted 90 minutes, the match went into overtime, and to another 30 minutes of war on the football pitch. Even if both teams tried to score the winning goal, neither of them could manage to do it, so the game went into the penalty phase, and as a great surprise Steaua Bucharest wins the game, qualifies in the next round and manages to send AFC Ajax back home as losers.

Even if Ajax was eliminate I’m really glad that I didn’t wager any money on this match.