Category:  Betting

Napoli vs Inter Milan (Coppa Italia Recap, 04.02.2015)

February 5, 2015 0 Betting, News, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -7 units, bet lost

Ajax Amsterdam vs AZ Alkmaar (Eredivisie, 05.02.2015)

February 4, 2015 0 Betting, Predictions, Soccer

Ajax Amsterdam offered a free lesson in how to lose your title chances without even trying in the match against Vitesse where they lost with 1-0. Tomorrow they meet AZ Alkmaar in another round of Eredivisie that Ajax must win in order to keep the Champions League place behind them.

Durdevic scored Vitesse’s only goal and Frank De Boer stated that his team should forget about the title for the moment and learn how to ply with a sparkle again. This defeat has Ajax Amsterdam nine points behind PSV and five in front of Feyenoord, and it was against a team that were coming from four consecutive losses in Eredivisie. Klaasen was even more categorical than his teammates and stated in a post-match interview: “I really thought today we played as amateurs. More I cannot do.” Sigthorsson, Veltman and Fischer are tipped to miss the match in Amsterdam Arena where Ajax keep an unbeaten run of nine matches in Eredivisie. The hosts are bound to see their reigning in Eredivise come to an end if they don’t gather their forces and fight back against their lackluster performance.
AZ Alkmaar are currently on the fifth place in Eredivisie, eight points behind Ajax and come from a 3-1 win over Heracles. Gudelj is their main goalscorer with 8 successes so far and Johansson is the one to score the first goal in their most recent win. Celso Ortiz is absent due to injury and is supposed to miss up to six weeks due to a broken arm which could see Elm get his starting spot. AZ Alkmaar are winless against Ajax since 2013 and last year they met three times in all competitions, which tomorrow’s hosts won with 8-1 on aggregate.

Among the most popular betting markets is of course Ajax to win outright with 1.52 odds and AZ Alkmaar with 5.60. If you look for somewhat higher odds you could bet on a draw with 4.25 odds from 888sport. We are going to bet 7 units on Milik to score anytime with 2.23 odds because he is the most productive striker Ajax can depend on. Over 2.5 goals has 1.52 odds, Ajax for both halves 2.28 odds, AZ Alkmaar 8.50 and the hosts with a -1.5 handicap have 2.48 odds.

Napoli vs Inter Milan (Coppa Italia, 04.02.2015)

February 3, 2015 0 Betting, News, Predictions, Soccer

Napoli return to Coppa Italia in a match against Internazionale Milano in a not so good form. However, a match between two big names almost never has the expected result and even if it does it has one or two dramas along the way. Napoli are currently on the third place in Serie A with 39 points, while Inter Milan fell to the 13th place with only 26 points.

Napoli have a high level of confidence ever since they managed to win twice after the heavy defeat against Juventus and are now just four points behind AS Roma. Insigne, Mesto, Henrique and Zuniga are all injured, while Ghoulam is with his national team which might prompt De Guzman to another starting position. The hosts have the advantage over Inter as they have won their last four matches played at Stadio San Paolo. Last year in Serie A both matches between the two ended in draws to preserve Napoli’s unbeaten streak of four matches against Inter.


The visitors looked back on track after a series of good results which let the fans believe in European football, but in an instant, things went from bad to worse. Inter not only lost against Torino, but also against Sassuolo with 1-3 and are now on the 13th place at an eight point distance from the last Europa League place. Campagnaro, D’Amrosio, Nagamoto and Andreolli are all missing for the Nerazzurri, and with a total of four defenders missing for inter, Roberto Mancini will take comfort in Davide Santon’s return to Inter after an unsuccessful spell in Premier League.

Napoli edged Udinese for a place in the semifinals which is why they could approach it with more practice against Inter, and with their attack of Hamsik, Callejon, Mertens, Higuain and if in a good goalscoring form De Guzman, Handanovic might not be able to keep a clean sheet. William Hill’s headline offers are Higuain to score and Napoli to win with 2.75 odds, and Podolski to score and Inter to win with 9.00 odds.

A Napoli win has 1.80 odds, Inter Milan 4.40, a draw 3.60 and we’re betting 7 units on Napoli to win and both teams to score with William Hill. Callejon has 2.15 odds to score, Zapata 2.30, Mertens 2.45 while Gabbiadini and Hamsik both have 2.50 to score. For Inter, Icardi has 3.10 odds to score, Podolski 3.20 and Bonazzoli with Palacio have 3.50 odds to score anytime.

Schalke 04 vs Hannover 96 (Bundesliga Recap, 31.01.2015)

February 3, 2015 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -7 units, bet lost

Liverpool vs West Ham (Premier League Recap, 31.01.2015)

February 3, 2015 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -5 units, bet lost

Schalke 04 vs Hannover 96 (Bundesliga, 31.01.2015)

January 30, 2015 0 Betting, News, Predictions, Soccer

Schalke 04 host Hannover 96 in the 18th round of the Bundesliga to try and aim for the three points all while avenging the 2-1 defeat from back in August. There is a three point gap between the two, but the visitors are on level with Gladbach and Augsburg, and even if they are rather inconsistent Schalke should be an example to follow on how to rise from the relegation zone and battle it out for European football places in the time span of a few matches.

Whoever said Bundesliga is not competitive should have a look at the table where up to eight teams are battling it out for places in Europa League. Hannover 96 has 24 points out of 17 matches is just at a 3 point gap between them and Schalke. Didier Ya Konan returned to the team from Saudi Arabian football and is pumped up to score, considering the visitors are unable to win an away game since November. Schulz, Andreasen, Almer, Miller and Hoffman will have to miss the match which will put the scoring chances on Joselu and Kiyotake, and we know how easily Schalke likes to concede. Hannover played 7 matches without conceding a goal in the first half of Bundesliga and if you think the trend will continue you can bet so with 7.00 odds from 888sport.
The Royal Blues have gained stability in Bundesliga under Roberto Di Matteo, and despite being hit by injuries with Fahrmann, Aogo, Ayan, Goretzka, Kolasinic, Farfan, Draxler and Obasi missing they are boosted by Huntelaar being in great form to count on goals. Choupo-Moting could be paired up with the Dutchman in the forward line seeing as Cameroon was eliminated from the Africa Cup of Nations. Höwedes is sure that with Nastasic’s arrival Schalke’s backline will only improve which will give them a boost in their pursuit of Champions League football; after all they are at just one point from Bayer Leverkusen.

Schalke are heavily favored to win and 888sport gives them 1.90 odds to win, Hannover got 3.85 odds and a draw has3.60 odds. Huntelaar has 2.23 odds to score, Chinedu 3.15, Sam Sidney 3.45 and Max Meyer 4.75; for Hannover Joselu has 3.55 and Karaman 4.80 to score anytime. Schalke to win the first half has 2.50 odds, Hannover 96 4.10, and the visitors with +1 handicap 1.46 odds. We are going to bet 7 units on both teams scoring in the second half with 3.20 odds from 888sport.

Liverpool vs West Ham (Premier League, 31.01.2015)

January 29, 2015 0 Betting, News, Predictions, Soccer

Anfield Road host West Ham United to give Liverpool a chance to claim the 7th place in Premier League. The teams are separated by just one point, and while Liverpool have displayed an improved version of what they can actually show, West Ham are unbeaten in six matches, the last three being wins with six goals scored and only two conceded.

Liverpool are the favorites to win, seeing as they not only will have Sturridge back in the squad, but also Anfield behind them. The matches against Chelsea form the League Cup might have taken their toll, but they did have an unbeaten run of seven matches in all competitions. Another bonus point form them is also the fact that their defensive line is getting better with each match, do notice Chelsea’s forward line, and the fact that they were able to score from a penalty spot, but either than that Diego Costa was not efficient in front of the goal.
West Ham have Carroll and Downing with a point to prove at Anfield and with not as many absences as the players who took part in the Africa Cup of Nations and Collins and Demel who are under doubt, they will look forward to repeat another 3-1 from last year. However, at Anfield West Ham do not have a very good track record with three defeats and a draw in the last four matches. Their Premier League calendar is not one of the easiest either; with Man United and Southampton in the following rounds the visitors will be pumped to win this match.

The visitors are tipped to play a defensive football, and Liverpool have a hard time opening up spaces, and still Unibet gives them 1.66 odds to win, West Ham got 5.30 and a draw has 4.00 odds. It may very well end up being a low scoring match where individuality actions will decide the three points. Sturridge gas 2.15 odds to score, Balotelli and Lambert 2.40, Sterling 2.55 and Borini with Coutinho 3.60; for West Ham Carroll has 3.70 while Sakho has 3.80. We are going to bet 5 units on both teams to score in the second half with 3.25 odds from Unibet.

Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey Recap, 28.01.2015)

January 29, 2015 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -5 units, bet lost

Atletico Madrid v FC Barcelona (Copa del Rey, 28.01.2015)

January 27, 2015 0 Betting, News, Predictions, Soccer

Atletico Madrid stated they wouldn’t have even get out on the field if they did not believe it would be possible to overturn the result against Barcelona. The odds however seem to disagree with said statement as Ladbrokes gives Barcelona 1.15 to qualify while Atletico got 5.00.

Barcelona come to Vicente Calderon with a minimal advantage
after they were awarded a controversial penalty five minutes prior to the finish that Lionel Messi converted. Atletico Madrid are unable to win against Barcelona in 12 home matches and the visitors will try to increase said statistics all while hoping either Neymar, Messsi or Suarez if in good form get to score against Oblak or Moya. The hosts will miss Diego Godin in the backline due to suspension and during yesterday’s training Diego Simeone experimented with his starting eleven. Torres and Griezmann started as the forward line, but Koke trained on the sidelines and it is yet unclear whether he will be fit to start in time.
Barcelona are due to travel to Madrid today and chances are Rakitic will be available for selection despite neither he nor Mathieu having the medical leave. Luis Enrique called up Halilovic and Diagne to the first team, but it is yet unclear whether either coach will risk not fielding the best he has at the moment. Lionel Messi is recovering the lost form he had when scoring goals; he now has 7 in the last four matches in all competitions. One of the things Barca have to do to secure the lead is prevent the hosts from scoring early in the game. The visitors are aware Gimenez will be as good in the backline with Miranda as Godin was, but it is still hard to see how Barca could lose this match.

Simeone seems to push for Torres to start, but Mandzukic/Griezmann duo is far more efficient in front of the goal. Luis Suarez sat out Barca’s 6-0 win over Elche, but is tipped to start against Atletico who also won in their last league match against Rayo Vallecano. One of the most popular betting markets is the draw, with 3.40 odds. A Barcelona win has 2.20 odds, an Atletico win 3.20 and both teams to score 1.75. Barca for both halves has 3.30 odds, Atletico 5.20 and a handicap of +1 for Atletico has 1.66 odds, Barca with a -1.0 has 3.80. Messi has 2.25 odds to score, Neymar 2.60 and Suarez 2.90; for Atletico, Mandzukic has 3.10 while Torres and Griezmann both have 3.30 odds to score anytime. We are going to bet 5 units on the wincast market Lionel Messi to score and Barcelona to win with 3.50 odds from Ladbrokes.

Lazio Roma vs AC Milan (Serie A Recap, 24.01.2015)

January 26, 2015 0 Betting, Recaps, Soccer


Result: -7 units, bet lost