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Friday, April 11, 2008


<5.70> <3.60> <1.48> Match code: 0306

Getting rich 101: Bet against derby. Do that all season and you'd have made lots of money. And it's for that reason that, even with bad odds, I'm going for Aston Villa. Forget their 4-0 loss against Manchester United, that's Manchester United. We're too good. Aston Villa have gotten out of their slump and returned to their winning ways with an emphatic 4-0 victory over Bolton. Their attack has been looking sharp and I just don't see Derby keeping them out.

- Roland's prediction: $10 on Aston Villa @ 1.48 = $14.80 (why can't i place $100?)
$10 on Aston Villa -1.5 @ 2.45 = $ 24.50

"Bet against derby" is another theory in my book of football betting logic. however, recently, they have shown signs of improvement, possibly because they relax now, playing only for pride. also, their home form in the past 3 games has been good, with 2 draws, and a 1-0 loss against mighty manchester united (who will suffer a defeat this weekend against arsenal). derby have shown that they can fight, and frustrate teams, and i think it might happen this week. besides, what's the point of gunning for an aston villa win? go for the other villa, emmanuel villa, of derby. it's always more fun to support the underdog. take derby +1.5 (1.45). Those odds are likely to rise, as S'poreans pour money on Villa to beat Derby by two or more.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on Derby +1.5 @ 1.45 = $7.25

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