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Saturday, September 6, 2008


<1.40> <3.50> <6.70>

Holland are expected to field the same lineup that drew against Russia. Robin van Persie has been in good form, bagging 2 goals for Arsenal last match and also scoring against Russia last month. While van Nistelrooy and Van der Sar have retired from International football, their replacements in Stekelenberg and Huntelaar are of quality as well, and I see the Australians crumbling to the Dutch attack. Australia have injury concerns with Matthew Spiranovic out and Mark Milligan + Grella doubtful, but they do welcome back Harry Kewell, who probably is the only creative spark in the entire Australian team. Do not risk it all on Holland though, as this is just a friendly and is very unpredictable, and the Australians have shown a dogged determination throughout the Olympics in their defence and keeping goals leaked to a minimum. Also, both teams have important matches coming up in 4 days time, the Dutch against Macedonia and the Australians against the Uzbeks, so we might see a shitty, scrappy game, but the Dutch should have the quality to triumph in the end.

Roland's prediction: $5 on Holland @ 1.40 = $7.00


<2.85> <3.10> <2.20>

japan look to avenge a defeat earlier this year to bahrain, where they went up to the national stadium and were outplayed in a 1-0 defeat. however, things are different now, shunsuke nakamura (my favourite player), junichi inamoto, and daisuke matsui make their returns, and i think this extra quality could swing the tie in japan's favour. also, i think japan will be desperate to start the campaign on a winning note, as bahrain are one of the weaker sides in the group.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on japan @ 2.20 = $11.00


<5.50> <3.40> <1.53>

france look to banish the memories of an appalling euro 2008, where an ageing team comprising only two players under the age of 62 stumbled out of the tournament in the group stages, having not won a single match. in good news for them, abidal is suspended, meaning the much-better patrice evra gets to play. nasri will also take over malouda, and i think evra and nasri should link up perfectly on the left flank. ribery is the only miss, and i think france will be too strong for austria. however, this being france after all, don't go all in, as austria are not THAT lousy as well, boasting the likes of ivanschitz, scharner and stranzl.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on france @ 1.53 = $7.65

Agree with France. Thuram and Makelele have FINALLY retired, which removes two dinosaurs who have loads of experience but no pace from the squad. Looks like Diarra and Toulalan might be the holding midfielders, which is great because Diarra has looked in great form recently, and makes me wonder why he was ever sold. Nasri and Govou should line up as wing forwards and that will give them lots of pace, while Benzema and Henry will be upfront. I think France will struggle to score because Benzema hasn't really performed on the international stage, and Henry has lost his former glorious freely scoring self. France to win, but by a slight margin.

Roland's prediction: $5 on France @ 1.53 = $7.65

Thursday, September 4, 2008


<1.50> <3.40> <5.95>

home united have not beaten gombak united in 4 previous attempts. enough said. home united to win.

Eddy's prediction: $10 on home united @ $1.50 = $15.00


<2.73> <2.93> <2.37>

no prizes for guessing who i'm going with here. balestier khalsa and young lions both suck, but young lions suck more, imo. plus i hate them and they are shitkickers. young lions also have a severe problem in attack, where they celebrate every goal they score by slaughtering 68 lambs and offering it to every god known to mankind. when interviewed, the lambs were not worried about a goalfest, most of them describing the young lions attack as "baaaaaaaaad". as such, i think the odds on a balestier win is definitely worth a shot, and i'm going with a fiver, and an outside bet of five on -1.5, where the odds are 6.00!!!!

Eddy's prediction: $10 on balestier @ 2.73 = $27.30 (EDITED, cos odds rose)

Monday, September 1, 2008


<1.10> <6.70> <14.00>

home united are very short favourites here and i can see why. they are good. dalian suck. however, +2.5 looks good, cos home united won by 3 in their last game, and shouldn't be able to do it again? haha, my reasoning. in a hurry, thus the short post. sorry...

Eddy's prediction: $5 on dalian +2.5 @ 1.70 = $8.50

Sunday, August 31, 2008


<1.27> <4.40> <8.80>

chelsea have won their first two without conceding, while spurs have lost their first two and looked very unimpressive. should be a walk in the park for chelsea then? considering that the game is being played at stamford bridge, where chelsea haven't lost since the likes of jesus patrolled the earth, tottenham don't seem to have a chance. however, i think that all runs have to end someday, and i think tottenham can end their own torrid run by breaking chelsea's wonderful run. they ARE that unpredictable. ballack is unavailable, thus reducing the bastard factor for chelsea, meaning they'll be SLIGHTLY easier to beat. luka modric has been tipped for big things, but he has yet to shine. i still insist that he is a player for the big games, as he showed in croatia's fantastic victory over germany in the euros. i think 8.80 is the best you'll get for a tottenham win, and it's worth a shot for sure.

Eddy's prediction: $5 on tottenham + 1.5 @ 1.67 = $8.35
$5 on tottenham @ 8.80 = $44.00