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ivanhoe last won the day on January 23 2020

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  1. With all due respect but Sinner is just a boy - physically more than mentally. He is also an excellent tennis tennis player - don`t get me wrong. You`re right - Khachanov has been out of form this season, but I believe now is the right time to turn that around. I think there is some value on him ( 2,35 at my local)and I`m eager to take that. Low stakes though. Good luck with your bet !
  2. Konjuh - Keys over 20,5 It is a risky bet I admit (but which isn`t ?)... I told everything about Konjuh yesterday. She did not play brilliantly but she prevailed in the end. There is a quality gap between these two players and Keys should win this, but I think Konjuh can cause problems for the American. Konjuh is on some sort of a rise while Madison hasn`t find her rhytm yet and she has had many ups and downs lately. GL !
  3. You`re speaking to a long time Black Adder fan. I believe this won`t be a walk in the park for Croatia. All we have to do now is wait and see... Good luck anyways !
  4. That was shocking! I`m so sorry your bet didn`t come through. I watched the match and I have to say the quality of tennis was mediocre at best. Siniakova isn`t a shadow of a player she used to be while Konjuh has gained a couple of pounds (I know you don`t say that to a lady) and obviously has some fitness issues - especially in humid conditions like in Miami. Her serve was decent though.
  5. Slovenia - Croatia WC qualies are about to kick off this evening... I`m particulary interested in this group H encounter which takes place in Slovenia capital of Ljubljana. On the first look this looks like any other game for both sides, but one mustn`t forget that we`re talking about two neighbouring contries and, what`s more important, rivalry that has always existed between these two sides. Slovenia is managed by Matjaz Kek. He is an old-school sort of a coach who likes to put emphasis on defence and likes structured, responsible football. Slovenia hasn`t played the strongest European teams recently, but it`s important to say that they lost their last match in 2019. Jan Oblak is their star player, together with the likes of Iličić and Šporar. Croatia managed to stay in A group od Uefa Nations League athough I felt like it wasn`t the most important competition for them. They are still managed by Zlatko Dalic who led them to the 2nd place in WC 2018 in Russia. In Croatian national team everything revolves around Luka Modric. He`s like wine - the older the better. A leader and a great footballer. Croatia isn`t as strong as two years ago, but a team with the likes of Modric, Brozovic, Perisic, Kovacic, Lovren or Kramaric is more than respectable. I expect a duel in which Croatia will dominate possession and Slovenia will try to break on counters. Having Oblak between the posts is additional boost for the home defence. Keep in mind that Croatia has never dealt easily with the hosts. That`s why I exepect a game with only a couple of goals scored. Slovenia - Croatia under 2,5 @1,70 correct score 1:1
  6. Siniakova - Konjuh over 20,5 Siniakova hasn`t been anywhere near her best recently, while Konjuh is back after being absent for a long time due to injury (elbow issues). We can say that she is having "a fresh start". Konjuh has been in some kind of "warm-up" mode so far this season and has had ups and downs this season which I find completely normal due to the circumstances. Konjuh was Top 20 material before the injury. At least in my opinion. I believe these two will "cancel each other" today and I won`t be surprised if we see a 3 setter today. GL !
  7. Who am I to disagree with your brilliant picks and previews, but I have a hunch we`ll see more than a couple of goals at Molineaux tonight. It`s do or die for Liverpool tonight if they want to participate in Champions league race. That`s why I expect a bit more offensive guard from Klop`s side tonight. On the other hand Wolves have individuals who can cause problems to most sides in the Premier League. It`s true that they`ve gone through injury crisis and this season is not as successful as last year`s but they are definitely showing signs of improvement. I believe both sides will score tonight and it won`t be a surprise for me if we see an extra goal or more from any of the sides. That`s why I`ll try BOTH TO SCORE AND OVER2,5 @2,30 at my local bookie.
  8. Can someone please explain why the odds on Burnley are so juicy. I`m not saying this just because they beat Liverpool - they`ve shown incredible team spirit and have been rock solid at the back this season. They are a hardworking, physical team. They lack creativity but are SO difficult to break. Oh yes, I must mention goalkeeper Nick Pope who has been in tremendous form recently. I have 4,00 on Burnley at my local bookie which I find a value. I also like the option that Villa won`t score twice @1,75. That`s definitely too much if you ask me.
  9. The winter break is finally over and Croatian clubs are about to start, or better to say continue, their campaign in 1 HNL. I`m planning to write some kind of preview for the spring part of the season together with transfer news and an overview of each of the clubs as soon as possible. Inter Zapresic - Istra The first match starts soon and I`m really sorry I couldn`t post this sooner. Inter with a new chairman and manager Zeljko Petrovic. The new chairman is some kind of a football agent whose main goal is to earn some money by selling players and Inter can be a nice "platform" for that sort of a business. It`s been turbulent in Zapresic these days because many players arrived and some left in a very short period of time. To cut the long story short, there is a big question mark next to Inter`s name and all I can say their squad doesn`t look that impressive on paper. Istra has been is co-owned by Alaves for some time now and although they promised to invest serious money to make the club more competitive but this hasn`t happened yet. They have a promising coach Prelec and I have to say that in the first part of the season they were definitely the unluckiest club conceding many goals in the dying moments and this losing matches. They`ve lost 11 matches and they certainly did not deserve to lose in at least 5 of them. They are an organized side that know how to defend and hit the opposition on counters. This is an important match for both sides and I think Istra won`t lose tonight. Inter doesn`t have a real advantage playing at home because there are 200-300 spectators in average in each of their matches. My picks : Istra X2 total goals under 2,5
  10. Eintracht Frankfurt - Lipzig BTTS YES @1,44 Monaco - Strasbourg 1 @1,61 Leverkusen - Fortuna Dusseldorf 1@1,36 10 points treble
  11. Bayern - Schalke total goals 2-3 Usually I don`t like these kind of bets but I think this is the most probable outcome of this match. Schalke were underachieving in the previous seasons and something has changed this season - especially defensive wise. Their back line looks really solid and my impression is that they hevae finally become the team. I don`t want to talk about Bayern much because you know the whole story. All I can say is that don`t expect an easy match for them and that the odds are WAY TO LOW on Bayern win. I wouldn`t like to pick the winner of the match but I see it ending in something like 2-0, 2-1 or 1-1.
  12. Freiburg - Paderborn 1 Freiburg are a team that is usually closer to the bottom than to the top half of the standings but this year circumstances have been a bit different. They`re currently holding the 7th position which gives them hope they can qualify for European competition(s) - after all, they`re only 6 points behind Gladbach that is 4th and being 4th means you`ve qualified for Champions League ! Freiburg have been more than solid throughout of the season - especially at home having lost to Koln and Bayern only. They managed to draw with Dortmund and beat teams like Leipzig or Frankfurt. A very successful campaign so far. Paderborn are a different story I`m afraid. Of course they won`t give up but I think they won`t be enough for them to stay up. They didn`t want to change their offensive approach which was their trademark in 2 Bundesliga and hats off to that, but Bundesliga teams are a few steps above those who play in 2 Bundesliga and Paderborn are paying the price. Their defence is leaking and have difficulties dealing with Bundesliga forwards and I expect something similar to happen today. I have to admit I expected a lower price on Freiburg and that scares me a bit (bookies know everything!!) but I simply can`t see Freiburg not winning this one.
  13. Any thoughts on Stan Wawrinka ? He was the only player who could match Novak some 6-7 years ago. Odds aren`t that bad though I haven`t seen Isner in action.
  14. I watched him yesterday vs Lajovic. Even the commentators said that playing vs Schwatrzman is like playing against a brick wall.??? He`s defensively one of of the best players on the tour together with Djokovic. These odds are certainly inviting and definitely worth a risk.
  15. I know his father is rich. You`re right - let`s call him a brat then. ?
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