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EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Sparta 0 @ 1.75 Pinnacle Simply must take bet in current situation. Sparta is the leader of the pack, winning 9 out of last 10 games with no bigger problems, loosing only once in away game against in form and second placed Plzen, so that was no problem whatsoever, big game it was and not surprise to loose it. Today they face Litvinov, team that is fighting for play off, but are in middle of injury crisis as they have both best players in attack out. Frantisek Lukes and Viktor Hubli which are the only real threat in this team are both injured and unable to play -. without them Litvinov is in slump. Sparta also with best defence in league which is led by also best keeper in league (save percentage) Poperlle, which was also rested one game ago, so he is certain to play. Sparta have no injury issues. In this conditions i find it great to bet on guests. Rodovre -1 @ 1.93 Pinnacle Not really much needed to be said here in this occasion, Hawks are not on level with Rodovre in this matchup and i do agree with the odds here, probably i would play this one with even higher hcp, but lets keep it simple. Teams met two times this season, both times on Hawks ice, both time easy win for Rodovre, and i have to mention that in one game Hawhs did have excellent chances as guest were nervous and got 12 chances for power play goal but did not make it, well that is the story of Hawks, they hove one decent (not solid) attacking line rest is bad. Rodovre on other hand team with two solid attacks, much better defensive line and very good goalie - Hawks even there much worse In Denmark home ice is crucial and that usualy does give some 0,5 goal advantage to teams in my book. Also Hawks miss out one 3 important defenders and attacker : Mike Martin, Andrew Sarauer, Christian Schioldan and Kennie Christensen

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Medvescak - KAC Medvescak is hosting Klagenfurt in a match of play off bound teams. The home team find themselves in 2nd place despite losing 3-4 in OT to Fehervar in the last round while Klgenfurt beat the Capitals 5-4 on their home ice to book a ticket for the play offs. I already spoke about the home ice in Zagreb: Medvescak is playing a stint of games not on their home ice in Dom sportova, but in the Zagreb Arena. The players are not satisfied with this change as the rink is smaller and visibility is not tha best either. With the great Kisatan in goal Medvescak will concede very few goals on the small rink but will have trouble scoring themselves.In addition the coach already announced that he will give fringe players more ice time so the starters can get some much needed rest before the play offs begin. I expect the Klagenfurt coach to do some rotating himself and add to that last 4 between these two in Zagreb have gone under the posted total. Pick: under 5.5 @ 2.40 Bet365

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Ilves – TPS (SM-liiga) 44 22 34 | 2.27 4.55 2.94 | ML: 1.77 2.29 | AHC -0.5: 2.27 1.79 | AHC -1: 2.83 1.55 O/U 5.5: 42 58 | 2.38 1.72 | O/U 4.5: 1.72 2.38 | O/U 5: 1.99 2.01 Now the table looks a bit more normal – at least what comes to TPS. At some point they were the 6th, and frankly the team isn't that good. Ilves have still some slight chances to get into playoffs, but that would require a win in this match – TPS are the last one going there [playoffs] at the moment and they can't get any more advance. Overall there's not that much between the teams; TPS material is slightly better, but Ilves have proofed that they can challenge almost everyone, but they can also lose to anyone. But lately they have played actually pretty good way. But the same goes with TPS. There have been mainly defeats recently, but TPS would have deserved more from the latest matches. Both have some injuries, but the absences hurt Ilves more (even though this is in practise normal situation to Ilves this season). Ilves aren't that special home team, and TPS have taken more points on road this season – Ilves are favourites, but in my opinion TPS have a decent chance to make Ilves' life even more miserable today. Both are starting with their no.2 goalies (no.3 maybe in Ilves' case, but Aittokallio is good goalie). The odds aren't the best, but TPS -0.5 3.05 @ Ladbrokes has some value.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Rosenheim Starbulls - Riessersee
Selection Rosenheim Starbulls -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 13/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Bet365 @ 2.60
Reasoning Round 34 of the 2nd ice hockey league of Germany, ESBG brings us the match at Kathrein-Stadion where the Rosenheim Starbulls will take on Riessersee for the 3rd time this season after both getting a piece in the first two. Rosenheim is having a good season, 4th in the league 15-1-4-11 record coming from a tight loss in Heilbronn, 2-3 and now they will head home where they are 2nd best team in the league. On the other side Riessersee is lower, just 10th with 10-4-3-13, coming from a win, their 2nd of the last 4, at home against Kaufbeuren, 6-3. Counting the fact that Roseheim are the 2nd best team in the league in home games and on a 4-game winning streak I think they should win this clearly against (just like in the first meeting against them on this arena) against Riessersee who is 3rd worst team on road, 4-2-0-9 record, 41:64, that`s weekest defense in that category. Win Rosenheim Starbulls by 2 or more goals.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 German 2.bundesliga 19:30 Lausitzer Füchse - Bremerhaven ------------------------------------- over 5.5 @ 1.70 betway 7pts I based this tim on stats, and stats for this one look awesome! Lausitzer Füchse played over this total line 5 times in last 6 games, at home also 5 overs in last 6 home games, their last 3 games ended 6,7 and 8 in totals. Bremerhaven has 6 overs in row on this total line, also on road they have 6 overs in row, their last 3 totals where 7,6 and 6. h2h this season 5 total and 8 total!

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Litvinov - Sparta Prague
Selection Sparta Prague -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 13/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Sportingbet @ 3.00
Reasoning Another ice hockey pick for today will come from the 1st ice hockey league of the Czech Republic, Extraliga where the Litvinov will be hosting Sparta Prague. This will be the 3rd meeting of the season between the two with Sparta winning the first two. Trully big change for Sparta who even though started the season really poorly, managed to get back on the horse and now they are leading the league with 75 points, last time winning their 2nd in a row, at home against the modest Mlada Boleslav, 2-0. On the other side Litvinov who hasn`t regained the confidence of the few season ago are just 10 and on a 3-game losing streak, last time giving it up to Liberec on home ice, 0-2. Big change in the scores between the two teams, counting the fact that last season Litvinov was winning all 4 encounters against Sparta. No doubt that Sparta is still on a roll right now with 7 wins in 8 games and along with that they will be coming to this as the best in the league in road games, 11-3-2-5 record, having to face Litvinov who are a bit rusty lately on home ice where they lost 2 of the last 3 (both by two or more). In this 3-game losing streak Litvinov has lost just by 2 or more goals, so against the best team in the league in road games I think there is a chance that that could happend. Win by 2 or more Sparta Prague.

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Sparta 0 @ 1.75 Pinnacle Simply must take bet in current situation. Sparta is the leader of the pack, winning 9 out of last 10 games with no bigger problems, loosing only once in away game against in form and second placed Plzen, so that was no problem whatsoever, big game it was and not surprise to loose it. Today they face Litvinov, team that is fighting for play off, but are in middle of injury crisis as they have both best players in attack out. Frantisek Lukes and Viktor Hubli which are the only real threat in this team are both injured and unable to play -. without them Litvinov is in slump. Sparta also with best defence in league which is led by also best keeper in league (save percentage) Poperlle, which was also rested one game ago, so he is certain to play. Sparta have no injury issues. In this conditions i find it great to bet on guests. Rodovre -1 @ 1.93 Pinnacle Not really much needed to be said here in this occasion, Hawks are not on level with Rodovre in this matchup and i do agree with the odds here, probably i would play this one with even higher hcp, but lets keep it simple. Teams met two times this season, both times on Hawks ice, both time easy win for Rodovre, and i have to mention that in one game Hawhs did have excellent chances as guest were nervous and got 12 chances for power play goal but did not make it, well that is the story of Hawks, they hove one decent (not solid) attacking line rest is bad. Rodovre on other hand team with two solid attacks, much better defensive line and very good goalie - Hawks even there much worse In Denmark home ice is crucial and that usualy does give some 0,5 goal advantage to teams in my book. Also Hawks miss out one 3 important defenders and attacker : Mike Martin, Andrew Sarauer, Christian Schioldan and Kennie Christensen
sorry mate both time hawks won it easiy this time not rodovre...

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what are you talking about?
sorry mate dont mind, i do follow you often and you doing really good, just wanted to correct you on your earlier post as you mentioned these two teams met this season twice on hawks home ice and both easy win for rodovre but in reality where i looked at it both time rodovre lost it big time.. just correction you can double check if you like cheers

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sorry mate dont mind, i do follow you often and you doing really good, just wanted to correct you on your earlier post as you mentioned these two teams met this season twice on hawks home ice and both easy win for rodovre but in reality where i looked at it both time rodovre lost it big time.. just correction you can double check if you like cheers
you got it wrong, they met three times this season (after checking, thought they met only twice so far), and Rodovre won both away games, while Hawks won one on Rodovre ice - the one that slipped away from me.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Skeleftea @ 1.96 pinnacle Imo very good set of odds for better team in this matchup. Skeleftea won it last time i bet on them, pretty easy against Linkopings. Now they face Timra who are already practically out of any chances for po and will have to play in their play off for staying in Eliteserien. Again Erikson best goalie, today he will face Riderwal or Lundstrom who are not the bright stars. Anyway, its also a game in which guest have all to play - win will get them on points with leader Brynas, while Timra already 15 pts behind Modo - salavation from relegatrion duels. Odds are good and im taking it - aha, no major injury worries at both teams

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event SaiPa - Pelicans Lahti
Selection 2
Strength 10/10
Date 14/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Ladbrokes @ 2.10
Reasoning Round 38 brings us today the meeting between the SaiPa and Lahti Pelicans from the finnish SM-Liiga. Things are the same when it comes to SaiPa a team that are at the same level as they were a few years ago, now at the bottom of the table with just 38 points after 38 games played. Last time they were losing their 8th of the last 9 on road to Lukko Rauma, 2-4. On the other side the thing is totaly different with Lahti, ending 2010/2011 season on the last position they reinvented themselves and are surely the revelation in this one, now 2nd in the league with 72 points. After a modest 2 straight losses period the Pelicans won it on road against the leaders KalPa 4-3. This is the 4th meeting of the season against the two with Lahti leading the series by 3-0 (2 out of 3 by two or more goals) and counting the fact that SaiPa is still the worst team in the league on home ice (on a 4-game losing streak) I think there is a chance that Lahti could take a clear win today. My pick in this one is for the Lahti Pelicans to win.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Kloten - SCL Tigers
Selection Kloten -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 14/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price 5Dimes @ 1.87
Reasoning Kloten is on a very bad run. The team have won only two of their last seven games and also lost their last three games in a row (one after over time). But just one of those five defeats were at home, so Kloten is still showing good hockey when they play infront of their home fans. Kloten lost their last home game, but before that they had five wins in a row and in four of them they won with two or more goals difference. SCL Tigers is showing great form recently. The team won their last three games in a row, which is their best form since the start of the season. SCL Tigers also won their last two away games in a row, so now it's time for them finally to lose as visitors. Kloten won the last seven games in a row against SCL Tigers and also the last eleven home games against this opponent. In eight of those eleven games Kloten won with two or more goals difference.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Chaux de Fonds - GCK Lions
Selection Chaux de Fonds -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 14/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Bet365 @ 2.00
Reasoning Chaux de Fonds is in great form. The team just can't be stopped in the last games and won the last seven games in a row (in four of them they won with two or more goals difference). This allowed the team to move up to third place and today Chaux de Fonds hosts the fifth team in the table GCK Lions. But the situation in the league is that the top four teams are well ahead of the rest and they are a class above them, so in this game I expect an easy home win. GCK Lions lost their good form in the last games and managed to win only three of their last eight games. It should be mentioned that all those wins were at home, so GCK Lions now have five straight defeats as visitors and only six wins in eighteen away games since the start of the season. Chaux de Fonds have great h2h stats against this opponent and have won fifteen of the last eighteen games between the two teams.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event EHC Munchen - Nurnberg Ice Tigers
Selection EHC Munchen -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 15/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Paddy Power @ 2.75
Reasoning The Nurnberg Ice Tigers will head to Olympia Eishalle to take on the Munchen for the 3rd time athis season after losing the first two, 0-2, 2-4. Both are close to the bottom of the table, Munchen 11th and Nurnberg 13th and they need points if they want to qualify for the playoff. After a great run for Munchen who has won 5 out of 6 now they are running on a 4-game losing streak. On the other side Nurnberg is coming after an important win, at home against Eisbaren, 6-2 but still its just their 2nd in their last 4. Counting the fact that in the last 6 meetings between the two teams the EHC Munchen came on top 4 times all of them by 2 or more goals, I think there is a good chance for that to happend here. Nurnberg is the 2nd worst team in the league in road games, with the 2nd worst defense and one of the weekest offense so yes I think there is a chance.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Linz Black Wings - Red Bulls Salzburg
Selection 1
Strength 10/10
Date 15/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Ladbrokes @ 2.05
Reasoning A nice "derby" is going to be on today in the Austrian EBEL with the Red Bull Salzburg going on road to meet the Linz Black Wings for the 4th time this season after losing the first three. Salzburg who is now 3rd in the league has regained a bit of confidence after a slump and last time they were winning their 2nd of the last 3 games, in Vienna against the Capitals, 4-3 in overtime. On the other side Linz has just finished playing two straight road games, in which they didn`t get a win and lost it very close, 2-3 to 99ers and 1-2 to Villach. But still now they will head home where they are the 2nd best in the league where they have the best defense, losing just 4 times in 18 games played. Salzburg has been bad of late on road losing 3 of their last 4, so counting the fact that they haven`t been abble to win against Linz in the last 4 in a row now, I think the home side stands a good chance here. I chose the home win here where along with the best defense in the league on home ice advantage they can profit from the fact that Salzburg has one of the weekest offense in road games. Win Linz Black Wings.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event PSG Zlin - Kometa Brno
Selection PSG Zlin -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 15/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Paddy Power @ 2.50
Reasoning My pick from this round of the Tipsport Extraliga, the first ice hockey league of the Czech Republic will come from the meeting between Zlin and Kometa Brno at Zimní stadion Lu?ka ?ajky. This will be the 3rd meeting of the season between the two with Zlin winning the first two 4-1 at home and 1-0 on road. Zlin is now ranked 6th in the league and is in a bit of a slump, last time losing their 4th of the last 5 games, at home against the 3rd ranked team Budejovice, 2-3. On the other side we have Brno who is only 10th coming from a modest win over the worst team in the league on home ice, Boleslav, just 2-1 in overtime. Even though Kometa looks stronger lately on home ice where they have won 3 straight, when it comes to road game s the thing isn`t the same, they have just 5 wins in 18 games played so far and lost 3 of their last 4, last two by 3 or more goals. Counting the fat that Zlin is more stable team on home ice and has the moral advantage over Brno, beating them in the last 4 meetings, I think the home side cound get out of this slumb with a clear win today. My pick in this one will be for Zlin to win it by 2 or more goals.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Sweden Second 19:00 Sundsvall - Oskarshamn -------------------------------- over 4.5 @ 1.50 bet365 8pts Stats for this game to go over this line are very hot, Sundsvall has 5 overs this line in last 6 games played, Oskarshamn has alos 5 overs this line in last 6 played, this team in their last 3 h2h matches from 2011 till now all over this line! Banker in my option!

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Okay, its a speculative bet as LInkopings depsite lieague postition not as bad as it seem, but they are struggling at the moment, but they sure are a bomb waiting to explode, thier problem is that their Slovakian duo in attack just aint performing as they should, while on Modo team, offence is clicking and theri goalie is making wonders in net. No bigger worries for both teams, so thats not crucial for his bet, but the style and confidence Modo are showing makes me believe these odds are value. smaller stake Modo 0 @ 2.31

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Sweden Second 19:00 Sundsvall - Oskarshamn -------------------------------- over 4.5 @ 1.50 bet365 8pts Stats for this game to go over this line are very hot, Sundsvall has 5 overs this line in last 6 games played, Oskarshamn has alos 5 overs this line in last 6 played, this team in their last 3 h2h matches from 2011 till now all over this line! Banker in my option!
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Liberec +0.5 @ 1.95 Pinnacle Great odds in this case. I rate Liberece as a better team in this game. They are on a way back, and before lost game against also in form Plzen they were playing good hockey and won 3 in a row. In last game, they did not play badly, which is evident also from SOG which was 42-36 for Plzen, but backup goalie Vosvrda was having awful game and he didnt get a change after conceeding 4 in first quarter. Today first gk Marek (93,3% SP) should play as he is rested and it seems it was a tactical move from Liberec coach and he wants points today. Both have no major worries with injuries, the most noticable is missing of defender Hrabal for Trinec. I must note that hosts are one of worst at home with only 8 wins in regualtion. I believe Liberec can win today and to get them on + hcp is crazy, A must bet imo. HC Mountfield Ceske Budejovice 0 @ 1.85 Pinnacle To start with team news, no bigger on newer injuries, so teams will continue as before, but looking at performances Budejovice are better, they are playing better hockey and heve much more firepower than Boleslav, who are amongst worst offensive teams in league. Home team also without any chances for getting to places that guarantee worry free off season and they relay just too much on the goalkeepers, who i must add, were brilliant lately. Both Valent and Hulbl are playing excellent and this is probalby only worry about this bet. Still i do believe Budejovice should take this as they are excellent at bouncing back, while also their goalie Kovar should get better in this game as he had awful last game. In all this season games guests were the better, taking all three wins off season 3-2, 4-2 and 5-2. I expect someting similar here. Sparta - Plzen over 5.5 @ 1.93 Pinnacle Its a gut bet firstly, but also the way this teams perform just points to high scoring game - even Plzen coach said he was excited about another attacking game with lots of action. Plzen themsleves great when it comes to scoring - 36 goals in last 6, while SParta on place 2 in tihs category in same time. Add to that Plzen do not have the best goalies - or better defence it could be that this one could be really entertainig to watch. Only worry is Spartas goalie Poperle, who is amongst best ones in league, with almost 94% save percentage. But still Plzen is so good offensivley this one is bound to go over the line, last Plzen results are clear indication of that to happen: 10-4, 4-3, 6-4, 7-2, 5-1 and 5-2. Overs for me here, Plzen just too attacking team for small amount of goals Wolfsburg ml @ 2.65 bet365 Max stakes on this one, cant go against this information packed bet. Berling in huge crisis, they miss out on 10 players today, most of them important for the team: Dominik Bielke (cruciate ligament), Stefan Ustorf (craniocerebral trauma), Mads Christensen (finger fracture), Constantin Braun, André Rankel, Tyson Mulock (all concussion) and Nick Angell (Hüftprellung) are the polar bear team now also Denis Pederson (knee complaints ) and Sven Felski (suspended after match penalty in the game in Mannheim) is missing. Similarly, Julian Talbot is struck (upper body). I dont need any addtional explanations here just to add that Wolfs are in form with 5 wins in last 6.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Vienna Capitals - Fehervar
Selection Over 6.0
Strength 10/10
Date 17/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Pinnacle Sports @ 1.92
Reasoning Two of the teams that scores and in the same time concedes a lot of goals in EBEL this season, so this one should be over on paper. Vienna Capitals is currently on ninth place and they are the team with the second worse defence this season (conceded 130 goals in 38 games). The average goals scored in their games so far is 6.42 and VIenna have 22 overs and 16 unders (10 of those 16 games finished with exactly five goals in them). The average goals scored in their home games is even 7.00 and at their arena the team have 14 overs and just five unders. Fehervar on other side is on sixth position and have scored 130 goals so far, which is the third best attack in the league. The team have also conceded 119 goals and there are only four teams in EBEL with worse defence. The average goals scored in their games is 6.38 and they have 23 overs and 16 unders. Eight of the last ten games between the two teams finished with over 5.5 goals in them and six of them were even over 6.5 goals.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Kalpa - Hameenlinna
Selection Kalpa -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 17/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Pinnacle Sports @ 1.86
Reasoning It's finally time for the leaders Kalpa to get a home win. The team have no win in regular time in four straight games now and also have only one win in regular time in their last five home games (before that had ten wins in eleven games). In seven of those ten victories Kalpa won with two or more goals difference, so today against the worst visitors in the league I expect another big win for the leaders. Hameenlinna is on 12 position in the table. The team have only three wins in their last ten games and all of them were at home. Hameenlinna lost their last six away games and in four of them they lost with two or more goals difference. The team is the worst visitor in the league with just four wins in eighteen games. Ten of the fourteen defeats away from home were with two or more goals difference. The two teams played twice so far this season and Kalpa won both games (4:2 at home and 5:3 as visitors).

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012 Medvescak are meeting Olimpija in tonight's game at Arena Zagreb. I keep repeating the same thing over an over when it comes to home ice, asthere is no new info: Medvescak is playig a stint of games not on their home ice in Dom sportova, but in the Zagreb Arena. The players are not satisfied with this change as the rink is smaller and visibility is not tha best either. With the great Kisatan in goal Medvescak will concede very few goals on the small rink but will have trouble scoring themselves.In addition the coach already announced that he will give fringe players more ice time so the starters can get some much needed rest before the play offs begin. Olimpija are safe for the play offs and may rotate more than usual themselves. Medvescak are 3-1 under in the Arena and the only over was a result of a last second goal vs the Hungarians. Pick: U 5.5 @ 2.38 Paddy power

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Eisbaren Berlin - Wolfsburg Grizzlies
Selection Eisbaren Berlin -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 17/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Bet365 @ 2.65
Reasoning It could be considered a derby yes with the Wolfsburg Grizzlies heading to O2 World to meet the now leaders Eisbaren Berlin for the 3rd time this season with both getting a piece after the first two. Eisbaren is coming after a 3-game road trip where they got their 3rd losing streak of the season, last time giving it up at Adler Mannheim, 2-5. On the other hand Wolfsburg is still going strong, 5th in the league and now on a 4-game winning streak, last time in Koln when they beat the Sharks, 6-3. Looking at last season Berlin was winning all 7 encounters against Wolfsburg, but things have chanced a bit, but not in the manner so that Eisbaren couldn`t still be on top because they are best in the league at the moment. Counting the fact that Wolfsburg aren`t at their best when on road this season, winning just 8 out of 18 with just 54:52 goals and meeting the Eisbaren for the first time at O2 World who are at their best at home with 9-4-0-3 record and +30 goals (66:36), I think they have a chance that they can get payback from the 2-5 from the first meeting of the season between the two at EisArena Wolfsburg. My pick in this one is for the Eisbaren Berlin to win it clearly, by 2 more goals.

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Sport Ice Hockey
Event Sparta Prague - Plzen
Selection Sparta Prague -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 17/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Bet365 @ 3.10
Reasoning This should be an interesting one with top 2 teams in the league Sparta Prague and Plzen clashing forces for the 4th time this season. Sparta is leading the league with 81 points with a very good 4-game winning streak, last time in the Prague derby at Slavia where they won it 2-1. On the other side, Plzen is close, 2nd with 80, going on a extraordinary 12-game winning streak, last time beating Liberec on home ice 10-4. This should be interesting to see because despite de fact that Plzen is best in the league in home games (with a weeker record on road) they have now won 5 straight and even though Sparta is best in the league in road games (with a weeker record on home ice) they have now won 5 straight as well. The confidence with surely be with bot teams but I think Sparta has an edge in this one and that is the suporters and maby that they have won 2 times in 3 meetings so far this season against Plzen, last time when they played here at Tesla Arena the Prague team won it 4-1 even without an empty net. I believe that in this 5-game winning streak that Plzen is on on road isn`t that impressive because they won against if not modest, maby against average teams (Brno, Budejovice, Trinec, Kladno, Pardubice). This should be definitely a bigger challege for Plzen who will have maby the strongest opponent in the league on their hands. My pick is for the Sparta Prague to win it clearly in this one, by 2 or more goals and snap the Plzen winning streak.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012

Sport Ice Hockey
Event Skalleftea AIK - Vaxjo Lakers
Selection Skalleftea AIK -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 18/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Paddy Power @ 2.25
Reasoning Today in the Elitserien the Vaxjo Lakers will head to Skellefteå Kraft Arena to meet the Skelleftea AIK for the 4th time this season after losing the first three. Skelleftea is now having a very good season and confirming that by leading the league with 69 points, following 2 straight losses with their 2nd win in a row at Timra by 6-2. The home side of Skelleftea has a 4-game winning streak when it comes to home ice. On the other side Vaxjo who is gaining more and more experience is now ranked 7th and with real chances of a playoff spot. They are on a 4-game winning streak with the good game they played last time at home against the once fearced road team of Farjestads, 4-1. This should come very easily for the hosting team of Skelleftea because Vaxjo will have to deal with a number of injuries, having Johansson, Hallberg, Urbas, Iggulden, J. Andersson, Kallio and Eriksson out. My pick is for Skelleftea AIK to win it by 2 or more goals.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012

Sport Ice Hockey
Event Bofors - Oskarshamn
Selection Bofors -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 18/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Ladbrokes @ 2.10
Reasoning Win with at least two goals difference for the home team is my call here. Bofors is currently on second place of the table, six points behind the leaders Orebro. Bofors is playing incredible at home so far this season, haing only one defeat from nineteen games in the league (two of the wins were after over time). The only defeat was exactly against the leaders Orebro in their second home game of the season. In six of their last eight games infront of their fans Bofors won with two or more goals difference and today I think the result will be the same. Oskarshamn played incredible hockey in December, winning six of the right games they played that month. But now in the last four games the team is plating like they used to at the start of the season and Oskarshamn won only one game (after over time) from the last four. The team have six wins and twelve defeats away from home this season. In nine of those twelve defeats Oskarshamn lost with two or more goals difference. Bofors have seven wins in a row against Oskarshamn at home and in six of those games the win was with two or more goals difference.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012

Sport Ice Hockey
Event Frolunda Indians - Brynas
Selection Frolunda Indians -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 18/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Paddy Power @ 3.50
Reasoning For my 2nd pick of the day I will go in the same league, Elitserien, but this time at Scandinavium Arena where Brynas will head to face the Frolunda Indians for the 4th time this season. So far the series is led by Frolunda 2-1 winning once on road, 2-0 and one at home, 5-1, while Brynas took the last, 4-3 on home ice. Frolunda, 13-5-8-12, 5th in the league is starting to get in dangerous teritory after letting the guard down, now with teams like Modo, AIK and Djurgardens close to 1 and 2 points of kicking them out of the playoff position. In the previous round they were losing their 2nd straight, at home against AIK, 1-2 after overtime. For this meeting the hosts will get back players from the injury list, Tol along with Lundqvist and Kahnberg, while Lasu is still missing. On the other side, Brynas, 19-4-3-12, 2nd in the league showing a good form lately, losing just once in the last six games, on a 3-game winning streak, last time with a success at Lulea by 3-1. Brynas will miss players like Lauritzen, Dackell, Holmqvist, Sundqvist and Lavander for this road game. Despite the week form of the Indians (just 3 wins in the last 10 games), they have managed to have a streak of 4 games where they got points and most importantly they regain some confidence by winning 2 of their last 3 at Scandinavium Arena. This time I`m going to count on that to beat Brynas who although is 2nd best in road games in the league, is still just +2 in goals (53:51). I will bet for Frolunda to snap out of this slump and beat Brynas clearly, profiting from the opponents misses in the roster.

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Re: EUROPEAN ICE HOCKEY - JAN 2012

Sport Ice Hockey
Event HC Linkopings - Djurgardens
Selection HC Linkopings -1.5 (Asian-handicap)
Strength 10/10
Date 19/01/2012
Bookmaker/Price Betway @ 3.10
Reasoning With 16 rounds remaining from the Elitserien regular season teams will most definitely would like to secure a place in the playoff. Two of these teams who are in a battle for such spot will meet today at Cloetta Center, and that is Linkopings (6 points from the playoff zone) and Djurgardens (1 point from the playoff zone). Despite of the Linkopings having a decent roster they are just 11th in the league after 39 games, snapping last time a 3-game losing streak with a win at home against Modo by 7-2, just hoping that it`s not to little to late. Just like in the last round they will miss Hakanson and Ottosson. On the other side Djurgarden is in the same situation, just a little closer to the zone, 9th coming from a win as well which snapped a 2-game losing streak but against the very modest Timra, 3-0. For this road game Djurgardens will miss Olvestad, Tjarnqvist, Zibanejad, BOumedienne and Nilson. Surprisingly Djurgardens has won all previous three encounters of this season (4-1 and 3-1 at home and 3-2OT on road), extending the winning streak against Linkopings to 5 in a row but now I believe the situation will be different as Linkopings has noticed a change in results at home arena, winning 3 of their last 4 games plaed at Cloetta (all by 2 or more goals) while the team of Djurgardens, now with quite a hole in the roster have lost 3 of their last 4 road games (all by 2 or more goals). Counting these facts I am sure that Linkopings wouldn`t like to share not even 1 point to the away team and get the whole 3 key points. My pick in this one is for the Linkopings to win it by 2 or more goals.

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