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Friday, July 4, 2008


<3.30> <3.20> <1.95>

jubilo have won three on the trot, which seems impossible for a team that are sorely lacking star quality. that's exactly why they will lose, against the kashima antlers, who should have no problems whatsoever seeing off jubilo.

- Eddy's predictions: $5 on kashima antlers @ 1.90 = $9.50

Thursday, July 3, 2008


<1.90> <3.20> <3.45>

tokyo verdy are on a HORRID run of form. they've won one in their last six matches, that being a very impressive 4-1 smacking of shimizu s-pulse. jef utd, despite being bottom of the table, look like they have turned the corner, going 3 matches unbeaten in the league. HOWEVER, if they were to get a point in this match, then they would go 4 unbeaten, which sounds impossible to me. HULK will grab the goals in this one. tokyo verdy to win.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on tokyo verdy @ 1.90 = $9.50


<3.07> <3.30> <2.00>

shimizu s-pulse are on a good run of form, grinding out a 0-0 draw away from home against high-fliers kashima antlers, and achieving a hard-fought win against kyoto sanga. these results suggest they should have no problems against the shitkickers from hokkaido, consadole sapporo. the likes of akinori nishizawa, marcos, and teruyoshi ito, should prove too hot to handle for sapporo. HOWEVER, sapporo have lost their last 5, so don't plonk too much on shimizu. remember how i believe all runs, bad or good, have to end someday?

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on shimizu s-pulse @ 2.00 = $10.00


Tipster Bets Placed Bets Won Win % Money Placed Money Won Profits
Eddy 51 30 58.8 320 382.6 $62.6
Roland 58 31 53.4 370 471.95 $101.95

well. spain won in the end eh? in case u guys forgot, these were my pre-tournament picks.

- Eddy's predictions: $5 on HOLLAND @ 10.00 = $50.00

$5 on SPAIN @ 6.00 = $30.00
$5 on RUUD VAN NISTELROOY TOP-SCORER @ 14.00 = $70.00

delighted to be on target with my spanish prediction, meaning that i have successfully picked the winners of the last two major tournaments, spain at euro 2008, and italy at wc 2006. RVN could have been top-scorer, scoring two goals before the russians knocked them out. it has been a great tournament, and i feel that spain were worthy winners in the end. since european leagues don't kick off till august, i will be focussing on j-league and s-league for now, hoping to maintain my decent form. - Eddy

Mine were similar predictions:

- Roland's Predictions:
$5 on HOLLAND @ 10.00 = $50.00
$5 on SPAIN @ 6.00 = $30.00
$5 on MIROSLAV KLOSE TOP-SCORER @ 9.00 = $45.00

Spain won, which means I have also profitted from getting 2 major tournament winners right. Italy (@ 14.00) in the World Cup and Spain (@ 7.50) for Euro. Klose was a disappointment, and the Germans eventually ran out of steam. I knew that bet was gone when, in his first game, David Villa scored a hat-trick. Oh well, Spain won in the end. Cheers. EPL next year! - Roland

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


<3.06> <3.30> <2.00>

super reds to win this one, because they are the better team. simple as that. oh ddog yi is brilliant, and has a brilliant name. he will score because of the power of his name, and his ddogged determination. hurhurhur.

- Eddy's predictions: $5 on super reds to win @ 2.00
$5 on super reds -1.5 @ 3.85 = $19.25

Sunday, June 29, 2008


<2.93> <2.85> <2.30>

finally, we're here. the final of euro 2008. as the both of us have tipped spain to win the tournament before it began, we stand to get $30 from $5 at 6.00 odds. so in order to "cover our backside", all we have to do is lay $5 wager on germany to win euro 2008, which currently offers odds of 2.10, meaning we earn no matter what, it's just whether we earn $0.50, or $20. hopefully spain wins, so we net the bigger payout. however, let's look at the match alone without talking about pre-tournament predictions. ballack is doubtful, frings should make it, while david villa is almost certainly out. those are the only injury concerns for both coaches. fabregas should step in for villa, meaning torres is a lone striker, a role in which he excelled in for liverpool. ballack and frings, despite injury reports, will definitely play. in such a tight game, all 3 outcomes are very likely, so i'm gonna go with spain to win in 90 minutes. the germans like to play a pressing game with a lot of offensive pressure, but will struggle to impose themselves as spain will keep the ball all the time, with their excellent ball-retainers like xavi, fabregas, iniesta and silva. also, i think torres' mobility should be hellish for the likes of metzelder and mertesacker, who have less mobility than an 80-year old in a wheelchair missing 3 of its wheels.

- Eddy's prediction: $5 on spain @ 2.30 = $11.50
$5 on under 2.5 goals @ 1.70 = $8.50

If you've followed my tips so far, you'd be wishing for Klose to score a hat trick while Spain wins 4-3, so take final score 3-4, 3-5 and 4-5 at odds of 100, 300 and 300 respectively. Then you'd win Klose top scorer, Spain outright tournament winner, as well as final score! Nah just kidding it won't happen.

Anyway, most of you probably didn't follow my tips, not knowing that I am THE Euro2008 guru. So this match as it is: Villa out, Fabregas in. Torsten Frings back for Germany. It's going to be a midfield battle. The thing going for Spain is that Metzelder and Mertesacker aren't mobile defenders. They can handle big strong guys like Luca Toni, Ruud van Nistelrooy, but against Torres who makes diagonal runs it's going to be tough for them. However, the thing is that Torres has been shitty lately, and that the energy of Torsten Frings will make it difficult for the Spanish to pass it around like they did against Russia. Sergio Ramos will be able to handle Podolski, MVP with 3 goals 2 assists, with no problem as he did Yuri Zhirkov. However, Bastian Schweinsteiger will be able to exploit the spaces left behind by Capdevila. I think it is a very evenly matched up match, and it seems like most Singaporeans are dumping their money on Germany. Well, it's going to be a 1-1 draw, and Spain will win in extra time.

- Roland's prediction:
$10 on Spain Champ Winners @ 1.63 = $16.30 (if you have the one at the start of the tournament, then don't need to bet on this one, take Spain @ 90minutes)
$5 on 1-1 draw @ 6.00 = $30.00
$5 on draw @ 2.85 = $14.25
$5 on Under 2.5 @ 1.70 = $8.50


<1.30> <4.10> <8.60>

gamba osaka are a team on fire. they haven't lost in the league since the end of april, and they regularly bang goals past their opponents, due in no small part to their leading goalscorer from brazil, bare. his physical approach to the game, coupled with some deft touches and an eye for goal make him the perfect targetman for a team like gamba osaka, who try to put their opponents under pressure straight from kick-off. i fancy him to score again here, against consadole sapporo, who are a bunch of shitkickers.

- Eddy' prediction: $5 on gamba @ 1.30 = $6.50
$5 on gamba -1.5 @ 1.90 = $9.50