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Saturday, May 17, 2008


<4.80> <3.30> <1.62>

portsmouth come into this game on the back of a horrible 4-match losing streak in the epl. however, the epl had ended a long time ago for them, and really they were just going through the motions, in preparation for their first fa cup final in 69 years. they have to win this, not only because it would be a major embarrassment if they didn't, but also because they have to win this to qualify for the uefa cup, or redknapp would be left red-faced, as he totally eased off in the epl when he could have had a go at securing a uefa cup spot through league placing. i see pompey coming out on top in this final.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on portsmouth @ 1.62 = $8.10
$10 on portsmouth to lift the fa cup @ 1.28 = $12.80

Portsmouth have the better quality. David James and Sol Campbell are set to return. While Jermain Defoe is cup tied, I still fancy the likes of Kranjcar, Muntari, Utaka to beat Cardiff, who haven't really been impressive. Furthermore, history is on Pompey's side - for the last 5 years every team that beat Manchester United won the FA cup.

- Roland's prediction: $10 on Portsmouth @ 1.62 = $16.20
$10 on Portsmouth to lift the fa cup @ 1.28 = $12.80


<3.05> <3.35> <2.00>

yokohama f marinos are truly a "home team", ie they can only play at home. in 6 matches played at home, they've won 4 and drawn 2. their away fortunes are much worse though, having 1 win to show from 6 attempts, in which 4 matches were lost. to add to yokohama's woes, they haven't won in 3 games, picking up a possible 2 from 9 points. while it looks like doom and gloom for yokohama in this match, at least kyoto aren't exactly world-beaters. they're third from bottom, although they have been playing quite well, considering they've just been promoted. in a clash of two teams that don't look likely to win, most would go for the draw, but i just think yokohma have enough in them to garner just their second away victory.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on yokohama f marinos @ 2.00 = $10.00


<4.00> <3.45> <1.70>

nagoya grampus eight are a side riding high in the j-league, second only to urawa reds. newly-promoted consadole sapporo from hokkaido, are second from bottom, and only managed to snap a long streak without wins last week when they took on omiya ardija. nagoya themselves only snapped a 3-match losing streak two weeks ago, when they beat fc tokyo and were then held by vissel kobe last week. nagoya to win. somehow i'm confident it'll happen.

- Eddy's prediction: $10 on nagoya @ 1.70 = $17.00

Thursday, May 15, 2008


<3.55> <3.25> <1.85>

woodlands wellington were the surprise losers last time out against the young lions, who are essentially a 3-man show consisting of khairul amri, isa halim and hariss harun. this time around, they have goalkeeper yazid yasin back from injury, although hasrin jailani, their tigerish midfielder will have to sit this one out due to suspension. dalian shide have not convinced me at all this season, and i feel they are a team that always struggles to get goals. woodlands looked unlucky against young lions, as they should have hit 4 or 5, if not for the fantastic saves from jasper chan. as such, i'm backing woodlands in this one.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on woodlands to win @ 1.85 = $9.25
$5 on woodlands -1.5 @ 3.15 = $15.75
$5 on woodlands to lead at halftime @ 2.35 = $11.75

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


<2.20> <3.15> <2.80>

in a welcome boost for zenit, they welcome back andrey arshavin for this uefa cup final, which has seen the two favourites sensationally knocked out earlier, bayern and fiorentina. The talented playmaker is rumoured to be on arsene wenger's radar, and he won't get a better chance at playing himself into wenger's good books than this match. on overall quality, i see zenit having the edge as well, even though top scorer pogrebniak is suspended. rangers will miss daniel cousin, allan mcgregor, and more importantly, kevin thomson is a doubt. i see zenit winning this.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on zenit @ 2.20 = $11.00
$5 on zenit winning uefa cup @ 1.55 = $7.75


<1.40> <4.15> <5.80>

and my losing streak continued. this sucks. same thing here, i think i'll stick to the safer bets. saffc have already qualified, and are looking to rest half their first team, including the likes of duric, wilkinson and shaiful esah. perak though, need a point at least to confirm their place in the next round, and i think they will go all out for it. also, perak are well-rested, not having played in 10 days. however, saffc are still a strong side, so i'll play it safe, and go for perak +1.5.

EDIT: turns out i'm not on a losing streak after all. my crystal palace bet WAS a winner. 2-1 after extra time, but 0-1 at full time. i really hope i haven't thrown the ticket away. GRR

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on perak +1.5 @ 1.50 = $7.50

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


<2.30> <3.10> <2.70>

crystal palace fell to a rather surprising 2-1 defeat at home to bristol city on saturday, and i must say i was quite impressed by the way bristol city played. however, i'm going to back crystal palace again today, despite james scowcroft's injury ruling him out of this crucial tie. crystal palace must win to have any chance of coming up into the premiership next season, and i fully expect them to do it.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on crystal palace @ 2.70 = $13.50

Monday, May 12, 2008


<8.90> <4.90> <1.23>

having endured a mostly-losing streak over the weekend, it's time to revert to safety bets for the time being. tampines have a good side on paper, while sengkang have a shit side, however you look at it. i think tampines should have no problems winning this one. whether they can do it convincingly is another thing, as sengkang love to defend very deep, and could yet frustrate the stags.

- Eddy's prediction: $10 on tampines @ 1.23 = $12.30


<1.35> <3.90> <7.55>

the korean super reds are in hot form, while geylang have been playing impressively, yet not getting the results. i think they are a good side, and so im tipping them tonight, to cause an upset in the singapore cup, which has been fairly predictable so far.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on geylang +1.5 @ 1.58 = $7.90
$5 on geylang @ 7.55 = $37.75