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Teodore reacted to CzechPunter in US Open 2020
Well, we are getting a Grand Slam after all – and chances are that we’re going to get another one soon after as well!
Looking at the US Open, it’s hard to be confident with one’s bets when it comes to those players that haven’t played since the coronavirus break and there’s certainly a case to be made for staying away from the first round in many match-us. I’ll be in the action, though, so let’s take a look at some of the matches.
Outright-wise, Djokovic is the big favourite in the men’s draw and that’s obviously right for many reasons. We did see him struggle in the warm-up event though and I don’t want to back him at this sort of odds no matter what. I liked Raonic, though, and I’ll be backing him to win his quarter.
On the women’s side of things, the bookmakers know that Williams isn’t such a big favourite as the media are making her out to be and there’s not much that I like honestly. Osaka has been surprising me lately with how good she is, but getting back-to-back events in such a short time frame will be tough. She’s also withdrawn from the finals as I’m writing this, so there’s that.
Now for the matches – I might add a few more later on, but, for now, I’ve got theses ones lined up. First, I’ve got Feliciano Lopez to win against Carballes Baena. The latter was pretty average on clay in Europe and the conditions in this US Open are quick enough to give Lopez a good advantage, especially given that he’s kept himself in some for during the coronavirus break. I’m taking the set handicap, as I’d reckon that RCB will win if he drags the match on and on.
Next, I’ve got Dennis Novak beating Alejandro Davidovich Fokina for largely the same reasons. Novak can be great in quick conditions, Fokina can’t – and he’s also been disappointing me for quite some time now. I had him down as a big talent, but he’s been struggling to establish himself on the main tour.
Then, I like Corentin Moutet to beat the underperforming Jiri Vesely. Vesely has some wins under his belt and that’s fine, but not against the level of Moutet and the Frenchman has been keeping himself busy on hard in the off-season against top-class players, which should do him a world of good here.
I also like the odds for Bedene to beat Ruusuvuori, as I liked his performances in New York before that and especially his win over Fritz. That was a long match in which he stayed collected throughout and was serving really well.
And, as a small double, I’ll be taking Christian Garin to beat Ulises Blanch together with Ricardas Bernakis to beat Federico Gaio. Both are way better and have played on hard recently.
On the women’s side of things, I’ve got Pera to beat Diyas. She’s been the surprise package for me since the restart and she even has mental resilience after facing Serena and doing well, while Diyas has played just a single match against Li and lost with no resistance whatsoever.
I also like Golubic to beat Lapko. She’s got a good game for faster conditions and she has one of the better serves on the WTA, if that can be even said. Moreover, Lapko hasn’t played since March and has just three wins this year against poor players. Golubic has been keeping herself busy, on the other hand, and can make an impact here.
Milos Raonic to win the 4th quarter at 5.50 with Unibet
Feliciano Lopez (-1.5 sets) to beat Roberto Carballes Baena at 2.07 with Sbobet
Dennis Novak (-1.5 sets) to beat Alejandro Davidovich Fokina at 2.03 with Sbobet
Corentin Moutet to beat Jiri Vesely at 1.74 with Pinnacle
Aljaz Bedene to beat Emil Ruusuvuori at 1.84 with Pinnacle
Christian Garin (vs. Blanch) + Ricardas Berankis (vs. Gaio) at 1.70 with Bet365
Bernarda Pera (-3.5) to beat Zarina Diyas at 1.84 with Pinnacle
Viktorija Golubic (-3.5) to beat Vera Lapko at 1.86 with Pinnacle
Teodore reacted to allyhibs in SPL Predictions > Aug 8th - 12th
Livingston v Hibernian.
As @StevieDay1983 points out, the artificial pitch gives Livingston a bit of an advantage at home (Tony Macaroni is a chain of Italian restaurants up here, the stadium's been nicknamed The Spaghettihad by fans). They have, however lost a couple of key men from last season and were very poor away to St Mirren last week, looking lethargic and not looking up to match speed yet.
Hibs have clearly got the better squad and started the season with a good win over Kilmarnock, going 2 nil up after 30 minutes in a decent first half display, I think they tired a little bit in the second half and sat in and defended their lead quite comfortably, the Hibs goalie not really having a save to make.
Hibs will play with a different formation than last week, Christian Doidge coming back in to be the central focus up front with Boyle back on the right wing. The frankly disgraceful pitch means you have to alter your style of play and Hibs have the players to do that when required, going long for Doidge to hold up or for Boyle to run onto could unlock the Livi back 4 and I've got a feeling the game could go the same way as last week with Hibs racing into an early lead. I think the bookies have overpriced the away win here, I'd have Hibs as favourites.
Hibs @ 3.00 - 2pts.
Hibs Half Time @ 3.60 - 1pt.
Martin Boyle Anytime Scorer @ 3.25 - 0.5pt.
Teodore reacted to Darran in National League Play-offs
The first weekend of action in the play-offs sees what the National League like to call the eliminators. The National League play-offs will be live on BT Sport whilst the North and South games will be on a pay per view stream should you wish to watch them.
Boreham Wood v Halifax (Friday night 7pm)
A couple of seasons ago Boreham Wood upset the odds by getting to the final of the play-offs and I have a feeling that they might be capable of doing it again. Tonight they announced their 20 man squad for the play-offs and there is plenty to like about it. All the players who played in their last league game feature and they look really strong up front. Luke Garrard has done a hell of job with them this season and they look a good side. Halifax only have 3 strikers coming into the play-offs and losing Devante Rodney was a huge blow to their chances. I think Halifax are probably slightly fortunate to be in the play-offs as well as they were losing their form and they certainly benefited from having an amazing start to the season. I obviously would carry more confidence if it was a normal play-offs, but the 11/10 with William Hill is an attractive price.
Altrincham v Chester (Sunday 1.30pm)
Fair play to the Chester players who are playing for nothing to help the club afford to take part in the play-offs, but I think it could well be for nothing. They have suffered from losing players including their star striker who decided to go to Gloucester City instead! I was hoping that we should see odds against about Altrincham because they looked on paper to be the best bet of the first round of fixtures and low and behold we can get 13/10 with William Hill and as I write no one is odds against. Altrincham ended the season in good form and they have goals in them as well as being pretty solid at the back. On paper they are certainly the stronger team and hopefully they can prove it on the pitch.
Slough v Dartford (Sunday 1.30pm)
Going to have to try and watch two games at the same time as both bets in the Step 2 play-offs frustratingly kick off at the same time. This one is pretty self explanatory given I think Dartford can win promotion. Slough were in pretty awful form when the league stopped and as I mention in my outright preview Dartford have been superb since Steve King took over and are value for more points than they ended with in my view. 12/5 with William Hill is way too big in my view.
Boreham Wood 1pt @ 11/10 with William Hill
Altrincham 2pts @ 13/10 with William Hill
Dartford 1pt @ 12/5 with William Hill
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in Championship Predictions > Jul 10th - 12th
Fulham vs Cardiff
The brutal schedule of the Championship continues tonight when promotion-chasing Fulham entertain play-off hopefuls Cardiff in an 8:15pm BST kick-off from Craven Cottage. Both sides are in the thick of the action at the right end of the table but after contrasting results during their midweek fixtures will either team be brave enough to come away with all 3 points?
Fulham had appeared to be running out of steam when they returned from the suspension for covid-19. Scott Parker's men lost their two league games after returning but it's been 3 league wins on the bounce since. This has seen the Cottagers move up to 4th in the table and just 7 points off the automatic promotion spots with only 4 league games remaining including this fixture. Just 1 goal conceded in their last 3 matches has been key to the team's recent results. This game will also see the club's top scorer Aleksandr Mitrovic return from suspension and looking to add to his 23 league goals scored this campaign.
Cardiff had been in impeccable form since returning to action. The Bluebirds had gone unbeaten before the midweek 3-2 loss at home to Blackburn but that defeat was a reminder that this is the Championship where anyone can beat anyone. Neil Harris will be disappointed with the sloppy goals his team conceded having previously conceded just 1 goal in their last 5 league games. Disconcertingly, Cardiff have a poor away record against teams in the top half of the table having won only 2 of their away games against sides in the top 11.
I know I say this every week but I'm not optimistic about this one. I'm not going to read into our away form against the top half sides too much because that form has greatly improved under Harris. However, it's an awful record and I feel this is a Fulham side that are starting to believe in themselves again. Cardiff will bounce back because one thing Harris has shown is that he addresses problems quickly. The only issue is that in doing that he can sometimes unintentionally create other issues. If I'm being brutally honest, I think we'll do well to get a point but I can see us losing by a single goal.
Fulham to Win @ 2.07 with VBet
BTTS @ 1.92 with VBet
Teodore reacted to Neubs in Premier League Predictions > Jul 4th - 6th
I´ve got West Ham DNB - for sure they have on paper easy Matches next 2 Games - but the Pressure is still on in these 2 Games. Also look on last 2 WestHam Games in Season - away to ManU who i think at this Time are still fighting for CL-Spot and then last Game against Aston Villa who are also fight against Relegation. I think WestHam want´s to secure his Premier League Place for next Season before these 2 Games. So i think they must win todays Game and also next 2. Win against Chelsea also should give a boost for them.
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in L1 Predictions > Jul 3rd - 6th
Portsmouth vs Oxford
The League One play-off semi-final first legs kick off tonight and the first game up is the 5:30pm BST start between Portsmouth and Oxford at Fratton Park. The League One and League Two seasons were curtailed early with final positions decided on a points-per-game basis. That left Peterborough as one of the teams to miss out unfortunately. Still, the show goes on!
Portsmouth finished in 5th place with a point-per-game average of 1.71. That left them 0.02 inside the play-offs. That's how close it was. Kenny Jackett will be delighted that his side have reached the play-offs for a second consecutive season. Pompey might also be slightly relieved the season was cancelled because they'd only won 3 of their previous 7 league games before lockdown. However, they come into this game boasting the best home form in the division with 12 wins and 6 draws from their 18 league games played at home this season.
Oxford ended up just one place above their opponents for this game but they also finished with a points-per-game average of 1.71. The differing factor was goal difference. Karl Robinson has exceeded expectations with The U's with the FA Cup run and added bonus for the season. United might feel slightly aggrieved that the season finished early with the team having won their previous 5 straight league games before the suspension. They were only 2 points off automatic promotion at the time. It's also bad news that they come into this game having won just 3 of their last 8 away games.
The statistics for this game all point towards a home win. The ELO ratings give reason to dither before making that call but this is a game between a Portsmouth side that haven't been beaten on their home patch all season and an Oxford side that have faltered repeatedly on the road. I do feel that without the home crowd behind them that Pompey might not be as effective on their own turf as they could be. United could well sense this and I think the odds of a draw are very appetising.
Draw @ 3.20 with Betway
BTTS @ 2.05 with William Hill
Teodore got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Poland Ekstraklasa Predictions > 2019/20
Round 33, only 5 rounds to go.
Rakow Częstochowa - Arka Gdynia
Rakow 47 points and holidays. Arka with small chance to avoid relegation but they still fighting.
2.13 on Arka x2 for me is huge value.
I takie the risk and make smallbet on Arka
Arka x2 2.13
Zagłębie Lubin - Korona Kielce
Zagłębie few last matxhes poor results, ok they won against poorest ŁKS at home and tomorrow they play against Korona.
Korona medicore team, for sure they Will be relegated.
Zagłębie 1x 1.32
Wisła Płock - ŁKS Łódź
Płock poor form last rounds and they have some problems but if they dont win against ŁKS....
They need to także points against ŁKS on Holiday.
Wisla Płock 1x 1.23
Legia Warszawa - Piast Gliwice
I dont trust Legia here. Yes they are better but will be Marciniak as a ref.
Górnik Zabrze - Wisła Kraków
Similar like Arka, value on away team.
Górnik on Holiday with 47 points, they play well at home but Wisła have more to play.
Wisla Kraków x2 1.85
Jagiellonia Białystok - Lechia Gdańsk
No bet, could be everything.
Maybe small bet on 1x.
Śląsk Wrocław - Lech Poznań
Śląsk play well against Cracovia yesterday but Lech is too much for them. Another level.
Lech will not lose in Wrocław for me.
Lech x2 1.44
Cracovia - Pogoń Szczecin
Time for Cracovia. Cracovia maybe underform but have bigger potential than Pogoń.
Cracovia 1x 1.28
Teodore got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in Poland Ekstraklasa Predictions > 2019/20
Arka Gdynia - Zagłębie Lubin
Really last chance for Arka. They looking poor but this is last chance for them but... Fans both teams like eachother this is very important... Few year ago situatiin was the same. Last round Arka play away in Lubin need to win and... They did it.
Arka Gdynia 1 2.70
Arka Gdynia 1x 1.50
Korona Kielce - Raków Częstochowa
Korona on friday lost in Zabrze in 95 min after that few players coach sent of to second team.
After win against Wisła Kraków Rakow is safe but here they have chance to get minimum 1 point.
Rakow x2 1.47
ŁKS Łódź - Górnik Zabrze
Yes, as I wrote home team will be relegated but here I see some chance for them. Few rounds ago they lost 0-1 against Górnik. Small bet on ŁKS 1x
ŁKS 1x 1.65
Wisła Kraków - Wisła Plock
Very important match for both teams but home team is fighting for lives.
Wisla Kraków 1x 1.34
Lechia Gdańsk - Piast Gliwice
As I predict Lechia won in Szczecin and Piast lost at home against. Piast have -10 point to Legia and if they want have rest of chance they need to win this.
Important fact. Few weeks ago, before covid Lechia won in 1/4 Polish Cup. I dont belive on Lechia here.
Piast x2 1.38
Jagiellonia Białystok - Legia Warszawa
Legia on the best way to win championship. Much better team than Jagiellonia.
Nothing more to say.
Legia x2 1.21
Lech Poznań - Pogoń Szczecin
Lech on fire right now, good form. They fighting for 2nd place.
Pogon as I wrote, season for them is over.
Few rounds ago Lech won at home against Pogoń 4-0.
Lech 1 1.62
Śląsk Wrocław - Cracovia
Smallbet on 1x.
Both teams lose today but here i belive that Śląsk can get minimum 1 point.
Śląsk 1x 1.40
So tasty.... 🙃
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in Premier League Predictions > Jun 5th - 7th
FC Slutsk vs Torpedo Zhodino
Well, who saw that result yesterday coming?! Not anybody in the world except the most optimistic Smolevichi fan I believe! Let's hope we can get back to winning ways today! The action begins at midday BST when FC Slutsk face Torpedo Zhodino in an intriguing encounter at the Haradski Stadium. Both sides are competing at the top end of the table and will want a win to keep the pressure on league leaders BATE Borisov.
FC Slutsk are in 5th place coming into this game but results haven't been great lately for a side that had briefly looked like front runner candidates for the title. Vitaliy Pavlov has now witnessed his team go 4 league games with a win including 3 defeats. It's seen them drop to 8 points off the title pace and they risk plummeting down the league table unless results and performances pick up soon. Goals have not been short in supply during the team's recent games with both teams scoring in 4 of their last 6 matches.
Torpedo Zhodino will be quietly confident heading into this match. Yuri Puntus has led his team to 3rd in the table and just 4 points off top spot. The 2-1 win at home to Smolevichi last week now looks even more credible after Smolevichi's hammering of Gorodeya yesterday and showed this squad can bounce back from a set back having lost 3-1 away to Neman Grodno the previous week. Goals are constantly present in Torpedo's recent matches with both teams scoring in 4 of their last 6 league matches and in all three of their latest league victories.
This is a tough one to call. FC Slutsk may be at home but their form is going down the drain at the moment. Torpedo Zhodino appear to have galvanised after that bump in the road against Neman Grodno but this is their first away trip since that away defeat. Despite the difference in the form book, the ELO ratings favour the home side quite heavily so with my feelings torn I'm going to follow them and back an FC Slutsk win.
FC Slutsk Draw No Bet @ 2.00 with Bet365
BTTS @ 1.66 with Bet365
Teodore reacted to DrO in Serbian Super League Predictions > 2019/20
So,football is coming back this weekend in Serbian "Super" League..and funny thing is that the first match is between Vojvodina and Cukaricki,which was actually last fixture i tipped on this topic back in October.
I won't write about these two clubs again..you have all written in that post..i however fancy Vojvodina again even though there will be no audience. There are three reasons why i believe that the home side will prevail.
First,even without home supporters.i think Vojvodina is very strong on the "Karadjordje" Stadium in Novi Sad. On the other hand..Cukaricki haven't won a single match on the road since October 2019..pretty poor record for the team this quality if you ask me..
Secondly,Cukaricki will have some absences in the squad..three very important midfielders are out due to injuries and suspensions. Vojvodina will have full squad available.
Finally,from what i read in Serbian newspaper,i understood that Cukaricki is much more interested in the Cup competition than League..they have very big match upcoming on Wednesday against Radnicki Nis on home ground. It's a quarter-final stage of the Cup and it's seems like they got more focus on that match..of course Vojvodina will also play on Wednesday but against a weaker opponent..Vojvodina still has bigger motive in the "Super" League,trying to finish the season as runner-ups.
So,for me Vojvodina @1.90 2pt (local bookie)
( @StevieDay1983 Hajduk Lion still exist,they are now in a lower Regional League of Belgrade..something like 4th or even 5th Division..)
Teodore reacted to StevieDay1983 in Bundesliga I & II Predictions > May 26th - 28th
RB Leipzig vs Hertha Berlin
The 5:30pm BST kick-off in the Bundesliga today comes from the Red Bull Arena (no matter how many times I type that name it never gets easier to stomach!) where RB Leipzig will face Hertha Berlin. The home team have a chance to leap frog Borussia Dortmund into second place against an away side that still holds hopes of pushing for the European qualification spots.
RB Leipzig are progressing well under the young head coach Julian Nagelsmann in 3rd place. The team have returned to action after the suspension continuing their unbeaten run that they held before the break. A disappointing 1-1 draw at home to Freiburg in their first game back was built on with a pleasing 5-0 win away to Mainz 05. It's now 8 league games undefeated for this club. We can anticipate goals here because both sides have managed to score in 11 of the club's last 13 home league games this season.
Hertha Berlin sit in 11th place with aspirations of a late push to gate crash the Europa League qualification positions. Bruno Labbadia's men are currently 8 points off the pace but that could change after today and there is also the possibility that more European qualification spots could open up when the winners of the different cup competitions are decided. Labbadia only took charge of the team after the suspension kicked in and since they have returned it's been very positive stuff. A 3-0 win away to Hoffenheim was followed up by a 4-0 victory at home to Union Berlin.
Hertha Berlin are free-scoring at the moment and that's a worry for this RB Leipzig side that has a defence that can be best described as leaky. I completely understand why the bookies are backing a RB Leipzig win but the price is uncomfortably short. I can see Hertha Berlin pushing their opponents all the way in this game and I certainly expect us to see some goals scored today.
Hertha Berlin AH +1.5 @ 1.98 with Bet365
BTTS @ 1.75 with Betway
Teodore got a reaction from StevieDay1983 in LOI, NIFL, and Cymru Premier Predictions > Mar 3rd - 7th
Guys, what abouy Coleraine and Linfield both away wins?
Teodore reacted to Darran in Non-League Predictions > March 3rd
I have 3 bets for tonight although given we have had late call offs from all 3 venues of late there is no guarantee they will be on even though 2 have passed inspections already.
Concord v Royston
Not going to repeat myself from Saturday although sadly, but not surprisingly, the price is shorter than it was. Royston still the value play for me. Both sides will surely be dreaming of Wembley as well given they will be playing Halesowen in the semi-final.
AFC Fylde v Notts County
I put Notts County up for this game a couple of weeks ago when it got called off late. I am happy to play County again here. They had an easy afternoon in the FA Trophy against Aveley where they won 5-0. Meanwhile Fylde ended up having to go to extra time when losing 3-2 to Harrogate. The arguments used when the original game still stand and County look a big price.
Barnet v Boreham Wood
Barnet's home form has been strong in the league having lost just 3 games, but the players will need to be mentally strong to bounce back from losing to Halesown on Saturday. Barnet were poor and it could be that they thought they only had to turn up to beat a Step 4 side whereas tonight they are playing 4th in the league. Even so I think Boreham Wood are over priced here. They are having an incredible season and they are a side full of goals with Tshimanga and Marsh having scored 16 and 13 respectively. Matt Rhead was a cracking addition as well to the front line. They have only lost once since October and they have a chance better than the odds suggest,
Royson 2pts @ 13/5 with Betfair and Paddy Power
Notts County 1pt @ 23/10 with Bet365
Boreham Wood 1pt @ 21/10 with Bet365