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  1. Re: AS Monaco v Arsenal > Tuesday March 17th The referee (to his credit actually) really didn't want to dish out cards last night and preferred to let the game flow. There were at least 4 or 5 challenges that warranted a yellow and Sanchez was very lucky on at least 2 occasions not to pickup a second yellow. On another night with a different referee this would have been different.
  2. Re: 10K INVESTMENT IN BFAIR V ISA Am I the only one nervous for the OP? I really hope you quit while you're ahead. The majority of your selections are sound ones, but you are laying far too many 0-0's, especially in mediocre fixtures. The South American league fixtures are notorious for being tight affairs and low scoring, yet you seem to be picking a lot of 0-0 lays. From my experience try and avoid laying mid/bottom table clashes in La Liga where you intend to lay 0-0 swell, as they again are notoriously tight affairs with few goals. The Dutch, Belgian and Scandinavian (particularly Finnish and Norwegian) leagues however seem flush with goals.
  3. Re: AS Monaco v Arsenal > Tuesday March 17th AS Monaco v Arsenal Red Card In The Match? - Yes - WilliamHill - 3.75 (5 pts) Opportunity for both sides to become heated during this one. If Arsenal manage to turn things around then Monaco may become desperate in their defending efforts. If Monaco put this game out of reach at any point (i.e. score a goal or two) then Arsenal players will become frustrated. If it is too close to call (i.e. Arsenal pull two goals back) then both sides will be going for it. Arsenal in particular have a few hot headed players under pressure. I really think we will get a lot of cards tonight, so two yellows could easily come about. Bit speculative but all the ingredients are there, and at 3.75 the value is there.
  4. Re: Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid > Wed 24th April Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Real Madrid @ 2.30 (William Hill) 10/10 I can't see both Barcelona and Real not making it to the final, and in that respect, I expect Real to at least snatch an away goal for the return trip to Spain. Real have lost out on the league title, and the Champion's League is the one cup that has evaded Mourinho as Real manager. The atmosphere will be intense, but Real have shown that under pressure in the CL they can overcome it (as they did at Old Trafford not so long ago). Purely speculative and no real stats to back this one up. Real have not just been relying on CR7 for goals either with Ozil and others getting on the score sheet fairly frequently.
  5. Re: Barcelona v Milan > Tue 12th March Small profit. So close to a bigger profit. Went as expected really.
  6. Re: Barcelona v Milan > Tue 12th March Barcelona v AC Milan Milan Corners - 2 or 3 @ 2.05 (Ladbrokes) 5pts Milan Corners - Over 3 @ 3.60 (Ladbrokes) 5pts I think this will play out like the first leg. Barcelona will dominate possession and Milan will hit them on the counter. I don't really rate Barcelona's defence (aside from Pique) and Barcelona in my opinion are more likely to concede corners against Milan than Milan are against Barca who prefer direct play through the centre or passing it around on the edge of the box/cutting in and back. As long as Milan get more than 1 corner, I'll make profit. More than 3 corners and I'm in huge profit. Even if Barcelona dominate and score a couple of goals early on, Milan should fight back to try and get that away goal, leading hopefully to at least a couple of corners.
  7. Re: FA Cup Quarter Finals > 9th - 10th March Manchester City v Barnsley Barnsley +3 EH @ 1.95 (William Hill) This price is amazingly good value. This is the quarter final of the FA Cup, not a league game, and as such anything can easily happen (e.g. MK Dons beating QPR 4-2 at QPR's own ground, separated by two leagues!) I do think City will win the game, but I don't think it will be easy. I've followed a few of Barnsley's games. Under their new boss they've realled pulled out some decent form and have become a hard to beat side. Chris Dagnell is superb up front and a real goal poacher. Again, I'm sure City will win this, but I also think there's a very good chance Barnsley will sneak a goal. This is superb value for a +3 handicap. City will have to score 3 or more and hope Barnsley don't score.
  8. Re: Manchester United v Real Madrid > Tue 5th March Can I just say...60 minutes gone and BOTH my tips have won! Nani red card and Real have already achieved 4 corners by the 60 minute mark. Please don't delete this post, I think it's a decent achievement considering the odds! Really pleased! Massive profit!
  9. Re: Manchester United v Real Madrid > Tue 5th March Manchester United v Real Madrid 2nd Half Real Madrid Corners - Over 3 @ 2.80 (William Hill) Also like the look of this one. Real managed reached 12 corners at home, and their style of play reflects this with Ronaldo the main feeding point. Man United were quite content to head the ball out for a corner with the amount of pressure Real put on. I expect United to win, however if either team takes a lead then one of two things should happen....if Real take the lead during 90 minutes, they will keep the ball by the corner in the last 5 minutes and win at least one or two corners. If United are leading in 90 minutes, Real will be mounting the pressure through their wing man Ronaldo with lots of runs inside near the touchline. Either way, 4 corners should come easily, one every 10 minutes in the second half.
  10. Re: Manchester United v Real Madrid > Tue 5th March Manchester United v Real Madrid Red Card in the Match - Yes @ 3.40 (William Hill) I just think this has all the ingredients for this type of bet. The referee Cuneyt Cakir is unpredictable and likes to show his cards in big games. I do think Man Utd will come away with the win/qualify and with the Champion's League Mourinho and Madrid's major trophy target this season slipping away, I think Real will definately be flying in the with the tackles and frustrations will show in the second half. The likes of Ramos, Di Maria, Coentrao etc all attract cards frequently. Let's not even get started with the likes of Rooney, Evra etc who also seem to be card magnets in big games.
  11. Re: Last 16 > Real Madrid v Manchester United > Wed 13th February 2 points+ profit. Almost hit the over 3 to make huge profit but Man United kept their discipline. Still, I like this bet and will use it in any big/grudge game United have coming up (return leg, Manchester derby etc).
  12. Re: Last 16 > Real Madrid v Manchester United > Wed 13th February Real Madrid v Manchester United Total Man Utd Cards - 2-3 @ 2.05 5pts (William Hill) Total Man Utd Cards - Over 3 @ 4.20 5pts (William Hill) My old favourite bet. This is sure to be a fiery encounter. Real Madrid will really be at the top of their game and are sure to score against a questionable United defence. Man Utd will be happy with a draw and at worst a very narrow defeat. Should Real Madrid get a first half goal, I can easily see the tackles flying in from an impatient United. The likes of Scholes, Vidic, Evra, Rooney should all play and all a frequent yellow carders in the big games. As long as United get at least two cards, I will at minimum break even. Four or more cards (likely) will see a decent profit.
  13. Re: Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United > Sun 20th January Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester United Total Man Utd Cards - 2 to 3 @ 2.15 (William Hill) 10 pts Total Man Utd Cards - Over 3 @ 5.50 (William Hill) 10 pts Lots of ingredients in this one for a feisty encounter at White Hart Lane. The weather will play its part, having starting snowing again at the time of writing this (I don't live far from the ground). I feel Spurs will really give United a good go, they are teams both in decent form and Spurs easily pushing for a top 4 spot. This is more speculative, however I just can't see Man Utd not picking up 2 bookings. A small profit will be made, the 2-3 cards bet covers the over 3 cards, so as long as Man Utd pick up more than one card, this ones a winner. Spurs are a wing based team with players like Bale, Lennon etc running the wings. United's defenders are also quick and aggressive (Raphael, Evra) and I'm sure we'll see a few tempers in this cold weather.
  14. Re: La Liga > 20th Dec - 22nd Dec Valladolid v Barcelona First Half Goals - Over 1.5 @ 2.10 (Bet365) Great value on this - every one of Barca's last five games had over 1.5 goals in the first half. Valladolid have had two of their last five games go over 1.5 goals in the first half. Messi is on fire, having scored two goals in his last five games in all competitions and will play today. Valladolid are no pushovers and know how to play against tough teams. Their recent match with Real Madrid ended 2-3 to Madrid when Valladolid played at home and there were 4 goals in the first half in that game. The only caution I have with this bet is that Valladolid have been fairly impressive at home and don't concede many at home. Still, the value is good and with Messi's goal rate and Barca having won their last 6 games and being unbeaten in god knows how long, I'm going in with a strong stake.
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