I’m not a betting fanatic(at least that’s what I think so), but every Friday I’ve made a habit of doing a little research on the football games of the weekend and choosing the ‘right’ games and betting on them. I’m doing ok, not winning big, but I have fun and that’s all that matters (yeah right). So for this weekend I’ve chosen five games for my ticket. Now let’s take a look:
Saturday April 17, 2010
Birmingham – Hull City under 2.5 goals (odds: 1.80 or 17/20)
Hull City hasn’t won an away game all season and scored only 10 goals in 17 games away from home and is facing relegation. Birmingham is sitting comfortably in 9th place scoring 17 goals this season at home and losing only 2 games.
Schalke – Borussia Mönchengladbach 1 (odds: 1.35 or 4/11)
Schalke is in second place in the Bundesliga and trailing Bayern Munich for the first spot, being two points behind. Borussia M’gladbach on the other hand is in 11th place, safe from relegation and with no chances at a european spot and with only 2 victories away from home, looks like a sitting duck.
Wolfsburg – Werder Bremen over 2.5 goals (odds: 1.45 or 4/9)
Out of 15 games at home this season, 14 have been over 2.5 goals for Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen have scored 31 goals in 15 away games this season so it’s going to be a spectacular game.
Sunday April 18, 2010
Portsmouth – Aston Villa 2 (odds: 1.70 or 8/11)
This game has Aston Villa written all over it. With Portsmouth relegated and Aston Villa chasing a european spot for next season and with a better team and better motivated players, the team from Birmingham needs a win.
Lazio – AS Roma 2 (odds: 1.95 or 19/20)
I won’t lie, this is a tough one. AS Roma is leading the Serie A, but Inter is second and trailing with only one point behind, so Roma needs a win. Even if Lazio has had a bad season lying in 16th place (6 points away from the first relegation spot) it is still a derby game, anything could happen. You should keep in mind that both teams share the same stadium and Roma practically will play on home ground.
So these are the games this week. Betting on these five games will bring aproximately 12 times the bet amount. Keep in mind this is only a personal opinion (nothing is for sure). Hope you’ll win, hope I’ll win and have fun!