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Saturday, August 23, 2008


<6.40> <3.65> <1.43>

arsenal come into this match after a not-too-convincing display against the baggies. samir nasri though, looks like absolute quality, and i think the match rests on his performance tonight. cesc fabregas is still out, which is bad news, but i still think arsenal have enough in their tank to see off fulham, who are still missing andrew johnson, meaning they'll rely on the likes of erik nevland and seol ki-hyeon, which is kinda sad. an arsenal win, and i think the -1.5 is not very worth it.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on arsenal @ 1.43 = $7.15


<2.18> <3.10> <2.87>

Which team is more depleted? City have Dunne out through suspension and a host of strikers missing (Benjani, Vassell, Bojinov and Jo @ Olympics). West Ham have even more people who are out - Anton Ferdinand, George McCartney, Jonathan Spector, James Collins, Kieron Dyer, AH SO MANY INJURIES KNN. Dean Ashton injured himself while taking a free kick last week and won't be at full fitness. City are very strong at home and I'm backing them to win tonight.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Manchester City @ 2.18 = $10.90


<4.85> <3.45> <1.58>

If I had to support another team, it would be Aston Villa. They play great exciting football with Ashley Young and Agbonlahor's electrifying pace down the flanks with Carew as a focal point in attack. Their movement and lethal set pieces will definitely tear apart Stoke's defense, which was totally raped by Bolton last week.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Aston Villa @ 1.58 = $7.90


<3.00> <3.15> <2.10>

West Brom showed that they like to pass the ball around, something that you hardly see relegation tipped teams do, which is why I'm supporting them and backing their cause to stay up. West Brom play against an injury ravaged Everton side which has Cahill, Neville, Hibbert, Van der Meyde, Pienaar out and Anichebe still in the olympics and they should have a great chance of clinching a crucial home victory. Kim Do Heon was really impressive and Luke Moore is back in contention, which is good news for West Brom.

Roland's prediction: $5 on West Brom @ 3.00 = $15.00


<1.70> <3.30> <4.20>

After working their socks off and holding United to a draw last week, everyone's going to be betting on Newcastle winning, which is why I'm going to tip a draw. Bolton are by no means a shitty side, with new signings Elmander and Muamba impressing last week. Newcastle look a totally different side with their new fitness program, but I believe they were able to eke out a draw with United because United like to pass it around and their extra fitness helped in tracking back and getting numbers back, but the physical Bolton style of football should cause them some problems at the back. Owen could be back but he's not close to match fitness and will be manhandled by Bolton.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Draw @ 3.30 = $16.50

newcastle are a good side, but so are bolton. however, with the game being at st james, i think that newcastle hold the advantage, especially as they hold the creative edge in midfield. kevin nolan and fabrice muamba are solid, but they surely cannot compare with the guile of duff and gutierrez, both of whom i tip to shine this season. james milner's direct running will also cause all sorts of problems, while obafemi martins will be his usual explosive self. newcastle to win. (edit: changed this post to newcastle to score first, cos i felt it was a safer bet. but newcastle won anw, problems)

Eddy's prediction: $5 on newcastle to score first @ 1.65 = $8.25

Friday, August 22, 2008


<1.65> <3.25> <4.65>

with this being the first leg of a tight semi-final, i expect both teams to be really cautious, and as such, i'll do something that i really seldom do. i'm gonna tip a draw here, especially cos both teams recorded impressive wins last time out. tampines beat home utd 2-0, while saffc sensationally overturned super reds 3-0.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on draw @ 3.25 = $16.25

Thursday, August 21, 2008


<1.77> <3.03> <4.25>

woodlands have not had the best of games in recent matches, but they will have to turn the corner someday, surely. young lions, on the other hand, recently won 2-0, and that is why they will lose today, because shitster teams like young lions are not meant to win relatively bigger teams like woodlands wellington. hasrin jailani and ismadi mukhtar are finally back for the rams, and this will no doubt strengthen their side, which has been losing its feet recently.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on woodlands @ 1.77 = $8.85
$5 on woodlands to score first @ 1.70 = $8.50

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


<2.50> <2.70> <2.80>

clash of the titans! well well. i think everyone was looking forward to this matchup since day one. i think brazil will be the team that advances to the final, because they have never won the olympics before, and i think this is their best chance. argentina have looked far from convincing in this tournament, but neither have brazil. it's a tough call, but i'll go for brazil through to the final. as for a straight brazil win, i think it's risky, and as such, i'll go for a combo with the nigeria win as well.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on brazil to qualify @ 1.90 = $9.50
$5 on BOTH nigeria and brazil to win @ 6.10 = $30.50


<2.10> <2.98> <3.15>

i'd like to thank the african nations for helping me during this olympics. ivory coast and nigeria have contributed to some serious earnings during this tournament. but looking at current matchups, i think nigeria has the quality to bring an over-achieving belgium back down to earth. belgium might have impressed many with their 3-2 win over italy despite having vermaelen sent off early on. however, therein lies the key. vermaelen will be suspended for this match, and coupled with vincent kompany already being called back by hamburg, i feel a place in the final will be one step too far for belgium. i'm tipping nigeria, as i feel the likes of odemwingie and anichebe will have too much for a belgian defence missing their two top-class defenders.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on nigeria @ 2.10 = $10.50
$5 on nigeria -1.5 @ 4.85 = $24.25
$5 on nigeria to qualify @ 1.60 = $8.00

Monday, August 18, 2008


<2.05> <3.00> <3.25>

clash of the titans, as saffc look to arrest a three-game winless streak. however, facing the super reds, it's hard to predict a clear-cut win for saffc. as such, my tip shall be taking saffc to score first.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on saffc to score first @ 1.88 = $9.40