Announcements
** August Nap's Competition Result : 1st Thebestthere, 2nd Glavintoby, 3rd Bathtime For Rupert, KO Cup Steve75, Most Winners Alastair, York Comp: Thebestthere**
**August Poker League Result : 1st Kevsul £75, 2nd Yossa6133 £45, 3rd Like2Fish £30**

DrO

Regular Members
  • Content Count

    228
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

Reputation Activity

  1. Like
    DrO reacted to thfc in Premier League Predictions > Sep 19th - 21st   
    I'm going to go against most of you as I just don't fancy Leeds at those prices.  Two newly promoted teams, and no real home advantage with the lack of fans.  I wouldn't want to be on Leeds at 1.66 which seems to be the best price at the moment.  They managed to lose in the cup to at home to Hull midweek, while Fulham managed a 1-0 win at Ipswich.  I know Leeds probably didn't care about the cup, but even so, you'd expect them to beat a Hull team (who also probably didn't care) who have just been relegated to league 1.  Fulham +1 at 2.38 with Betfair with a low stake is my bet on this game.
    Agree with @neilovan about Palace being a banana skin match for Man U.   Again i'm on the away side with a +1 handicap for this one at 3.5 with paddy power.  Reasoning is this is Man Utd's first game since the europa league exit, whereas Palace have a game under their belts and I thought were impressive in their game against Southampton last week.  Admittedly they managed to lose to Bournemouth on penalties in the week, but I assume weren't fussed about the game.  Palace won this game last season, and have a habit of winning away at the bigger teams.
    Finally, going with Newcastle again who did the business for me last week.  The bookies have Newcastle as only slight favourites which seems wrong given Newcastle finished well above Brighton last season, and have strengthened the team well IMO for this season.  Brighton still lack a proven goalscorer, and had to play on Thursday so two days less rest than Newcastle.  Newcastle at 2.8 is a great price all things considered.
     
     
     
     
  2. Haha
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in Tennis Tips - September 12 - September 20   
    Rafa Academy employee spying on Novak during today's match



  3. Like
    DrO got a reaction from four-leaf in Tennis Tips - September 12 - September 20   
    I would like to say something about the Nadal - PCB match.

    It is true that the handicap line is set very high and it seems that PCB should cover it, but keep in mind that the PCB went deep at the US Open, that he literally played a match against Zverev five days ago.
    I guess he flew to Rome the next day which means he lost a whole day on the road. He only had three days to prepare for this match. And there are also factors of fatigue, jet lag and in the first place - the factor of changing the surface.
    Changing the surface from hard to clay is one of the most difficult and demanding changes in tennis.
    On the other hand, it is true that Nadal did not play a competitive match for a long time, but he trained on clay all the time and had excellent preparations for this clay season.

    I'm not saying this to "distract" anyone from their picks,but because it should be kept in mind.
  4. Like
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in Tennis Tips - September 12 - September 20   
    I would like to say something about the Nadal - PCB match.

    It is true that the handicap line is set very high and it seems that PCB should cover it, but keep in mind that the PCB went deep at the US Open, that he literally played a match against Zverev five days ago.
    I guess he flew to Rome the next day which means he lost a whole day on the road. He only had three days to prepare for this match. And there are also factors of fatigue, jet lag and in the first place - the factor of changing the surface.
    Changing the surface from hard to clay is one of the most difficult and demanding changes in tennis.
    On the other hand, it is true that Nadal did not play a competitive match for a long time, but he trained on clay all the time and had excellent preparations for this clay season.

    I'm not saying this to "distract" anyone from their picks,but because it should be kept in mind.
  5. Thanks
    DrO reacted to liquidglass in US Open 2020   
    A huge percentage of that large assumption must center around how much Brady really believes in herself and play within the freedom of the invisible mode that has brought her this far. Both players really thrive on playing on the front foot and winning most of their points behind the first serve. Therein lies the equal chance for both.. Brady has a very potent serve backed up by the security of heavy balls on both sides of the racket. I really think that she has more chances of winning than has been reflected by the market.. I will not comment on Osaka aside the fact that I feel that she is too short a price from what I can see. Unless she has solely been priced in the hope that Brady might just be overwhelmed by the whole situation. I think not. Just to add an extra thought. I have this feeling that Serena's chances of making number 24 is predicated on a Brady victory. Alternative handicap Brady +5.5 on paddy power @ 4/11 heavy stakes seems the way to go.
  6. Thanks
    DrO reacted to Larkin22 in US Open 2020   
    Osaka is the best female tennis player right now. Her best > anyone elses achieveable best. I agree that Brady has been playing better this tournament, the assumption is that that will force Osaka to play better and ultimately come through. I do see a lot of value in Brady and the handicap though as its a large assumption. But similiar to how Serena has been struggling each round and then just raises it enough to get through, the market is assuming Osaka will raise her game enough to overcome anything Brady has to throw at her.
  7. Like
    DrO got a reaction from K8a in US Open 2020   
    Whoever come as a winner from Cornet - Pironkova tie,stand zero chance against Serena. 
  8. Haha
    DrO reacted to Torque in US Open 2020   
    And he wonders why he isn't popular
  9. Haha
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in US Open 2020   
    Looks like their in hurry for their sits 
     
     
  10. Haha
    DrO got a reaction from Torque in US Open 2020   
    Looks like their in hurry for their sits 
     
     
  11. Thanks
    DrO reacted to Torque in US Open 2020   
    4pts Maria Sakkari to beat Amanda Anisimova @ 1.91 Betfred
    The bookies have this as a pick 'em match, but I give Sakkari a slight edge. She's the more consistent player in this match-up and she has some good wins coming into this, including against Serena recently which will have boosted her confidence. It's a slight concern she's needed three sets in each of her matches here so far, but Anisimova hasn't had it all her own way either - she went a set and a break down against Scott in the last round before making a comeback. Sakkari is significant upgrade on the American youngster and is far more likely to convert if she gets ahead in the match.
  12. Like
    DrO reacted to darko08 in US Open 2020   
    Cornet (vs. Davis) + Cilic (vs. Kudla) at 1.76 with 888
    Davis is in a very bad form. She has played 3 matches after the pandemic and she has not won a single set (inlcuding a lost against a total unknown player): K.Scott (6-3, 6-4), Linette (6-3, 6-2) and Samsonova (6-4, 6-1). Cornet has played several matches during the pandemic and she left good sensations in Cincinatti, where she won in straight sets against Mcnally and Kenin. I know Cilic is not at his best form but the conditions here are great for him and he's so much better than his opponent.
  13. Like
    DrO got a reaction from delfino in US Open 2020   
    Two more picks for me today and no more,i promise

    Dimitrov G. - Paul T. over 3.5 sets @1.60 (local bookie Soccerbet)
    I don't fancy Grisha too much these days to be honest. His game have too many ups and downs and except of last year his US Open record is very modest. Paul is no world beater but with his big serve and ground strokes he can be dangerous. They met in A.Open earlier this year and it was a long,five setter match.

    Jabeur O. - Kawa K. under 18.5 games @1.65 (local bookie Meridianbet)
    I expect a pretty routine job for the Tunisian player. Jabeur was solid lately,i think she have a good mentality and game stability. About Kawa i don't know much but this pick is all about Jabeur and i hope she will deliver.

    GL
  14. Like
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in US Open 2020   
    Two more picks for me today and no more,i promise

    Dimitrov G. - Paul T. over 3.5 sets @1.60 (local bookie Soccerbet)
    I don't fancy Grisha too much these days to be honest. His game have too many ups and downs and except of last year his US Open record is very modest. Paul is no world beater but with his big serve and ground strokes he can be dangerous. They met in A.Open earlier this year and it was a long,five setter match.

    Jabeur O. - Kawa K. under 18.5 games @1.65 (local bookie Meridianbet)
    I expect a pretty routine job for the Tunisian player. Jabeur was solid lately,i think she have a good mentality and game stability. About Kawa i don't know much but this pick is all about Jabeur and i hope she will deliver.

    GL
  15. Like
    DrO got a reaction from darko08 in US Open 2020   
    One early pick

    RBA - Sandgren T. over 33.5 games @1.65 (local bookie "Soccerbet")
    I think that Tennys is underrated here a bit and could take something out of it. The line is not that high and it could be cover in three long sets.

    GL
  16. Thanks
    DrO got a reaction from darko08 in US Open 2020   
    I completely agree with Torque over Zverev - Anderson and Goffin - Opelka matches.
    So,my choice is going to be:

    Anderson K. - Zverev A. over 3.5 sets @1.70 (local bookie)
    Opelka R. - Goffin D. over 3.5 sets @1.60 (local bookie)

    Also,i'm going with one match which is my original pick:
    Krajinovic F. - Ymer M. under 35.5 games @1.90 (local bookie)

    You never know with Filip Krajinovic,but i hope he can deliver an easy victory here. He was very good last week in Cincinnati. Yes,he struggled with Caruso in first march,but then he was briliant against both Thiem and Fucsovics. He even served for the match against Raonic. Ymer debuts in the main draw of US Open. Swede player lost to Harris last week,and also lost to Krajinovic in Montpellier early this year by 61 61. Like i said..it's not easy to trust Krajinovic,but with this line and odds i'm willing to take risk

    GL
     
  17. Like
    DrO got a reaction from darko08 in US Open 2020   
    Two more picks for me today and no more,i promise

    Dimitrov G. - Paul T. over 3.5 sets @1.60 (local bookie Soccerbet)
    I don't fancy Grisha too much these days to be honest. His game have too many ups and downs and except of last year his US Open record is very modest. Paul is no world beater but with his big serve and ground strokes he can be dangerous. They met in A.Open earlier this year and it was a long,five setter match.

    Jabeur O. - Kawa K. under 18.5 games @1.65 (local bookie Meridianbet)
    I expect a pretty routine job for the Tunisian player. Jabeur was solid lately,i think she have a good mentality and game stability. About Kawa i don't know much but this pick is all about Jabeur and i hope she will deliver.

    GL
  18. Like
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in US Open 2020   
    One early pick

    RBA - Sandgren T. over 33.5 games @1.65 (local bookie "Soccerbet")
    I think that Tennys is underrated here a bit and could take something out of it. The line is not that high and it could be cover in three long sets.

    GL
  19. Like
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in US Open 2020   
    I completely agree with Torque over Zverev - Anderson and Goffin - Opelka matches.
    So,my choice is going to be:

    Anderson K. - Zverev A. over 3.5 sets @1.70 (local bookie)
    Opelka R. - Goffin D. over 3.5 sets @1.60 (local bookie)

    Also,i'm going with one match which is my original pick:
    Krajinovic F. - Ymer M. under 35.5 games @1.90 (local bookie)

    You never know with Filip Krajinovic,but i hope he can deliver an easy victory here. He was very good last week in Cincinnati. Yes,he struggled with Caruso in first march,but then he was briliant against both Thiem and Fucsovics. He even served for the match against Raonic. Ymer debuts in the main draw of US Open. Swede player lost to Harris last week,and also lost to Krajinovic in Montpellier early this year by 61 61. Like i said..it's not easy to trust Krajinovic,but with this line and odds i'm willing to take risk

    GL
     
  20. Like
    DrO reacted to Neubs in Bundesliga I & II Predictions > Sep 18th - 20th   
    So after this Day we´ve got a little Plus here. TeBe Berlin and Under in Chemie Leipzig-Hertha BSC II are Win - Lok Leipzig was void after late Goal from Jena in 92th Minute. Cottbus and Rathenow was lost....
  21. Like
    DrO got a reaction from CzechPunter in Tennis Tips - August 24 - August 30   
  22. Haha
    DrO got a reaction from vikki37 in Tennis Tips - August 24 - August 30   
    Very brave thinking considering that he should have lost to Krajinovic last night. Somehow he slipped trough.

    And who said there is no spectators in stadium?
    There was one to watch this particular match


  23. Haha
    DrO got a reaction from four-leaf in Tennis Tips - August 24 - August 30   
    Very brave thinking considering that he should have lost to Krajinovic last night. Somehow he slipped trough.

    And who said there is no spectators in stadium?
    There was one to watch this particular match


  24. Like
    DrO got a reaction from four-leaf in Tennis Tips - August 24 - August 30   
    Krajinovic's game was almost flawless until he served for the match. And then he choked..completely choked. Nerves started to do their thing and once again it turned out that Filip does not have a good mentality for this kind of matches..it's a shame becuse he fought and really played good  tennis and he showed that victory over Thiem was not "one match wonder".
    Hope that his coach,Janko Tipsarevic,could work on his mental issues as well as on his game..

    As for the Raonic. He was nowhere until the end of second set. But from that time on he was on fire. He gave no chance to Filip. My impression is that he improved his bh for a bit,while his fh is like some missile on the fast surface like this one. Still,he have to do much better against Tsitsipas.

     
  25. Like
    DrO got a reaction from Torque in US Open 2020   
    Novak was given a soft draw. Isner could be a possible problem in R4 and then Tsitsipas in semifinal. Other part of draw is way trickier.