All German match taking place here. Despite leading head to heads 3-1, we don’t believe Carina Witthoeft can be trusted to win this match in straight sets. For whatever reason the younger of the two just can’t seem to close matches out like she should. Maybe it’s a psychological problem, but whatever it is it’s stopped her progressing has a tennis player. We are under no illusion about Tatjana Maria’s limitations, but she’s a journeyman who will at least make Witthoeft work. We can imagine Maria getting at least a set, but for betting purposes we shall take her with +4.
WE have seven premium tennis bets for subscribers. If you would like to join that service we are ‘’today’’ offering two months tennis for the price of one. That means just €100 for the next two months! - —— We were happy for Julia Goerges when she won Moscow followed by the WTA Elite at the end of last season. If anyone was deserving it was the 29 year old . 2018 started with winning Auckland were she beat the world number one Caroline Wozniacki, but then followed a disappointing second round exit at the Aussie to Alize Cornet and a semi final defeat to Kvitova. Lucie Safarova was tormented by injury last year, but that doesn’t appear to be a problem anymore. Nevertheless, her form hasn’t been good enough to suggest she can beat an highly confident opponent! Take Goerges to cover.
Kansas could not have looked worse against Baylor over the weekend but at 8-4 in the Big 12, the Jayhawks are still in good position just one game behind Texas Tech. Iowa St surprised many with their upset win over Oklahoma but the Cyclones have struggled, losing 4 out of their last 6 and sit in last place in the conference. We're not going to read too much into Baylor's win over Kansas as it was obvious the Bears put forth an all-in effort and shot an incredible 56.6% from the field. Ames is a difficult road environment but this Iowa St team is very much all or nothing this year and we can't see them duplicating their performance against the Sooners. Bill Self's teams are generally extremely motivated following a loss and this does not bode well for a very mediocre defensive Cyclones team.
It's getting into crunch time and every game has increased importance in the highly competitive SEC. Auburn leads the way at 10-2 but 8 teams are within 4 games of the lead. Texas A&M has battled injuries/suspensions and sits at 6-6 but have won their last 4. The Tigers are coming off 4 straight wins as well though they needed overtime against a tough Mississippi St squad over the weekend. Key contributor for the Aggies in Duane Wilson went down with an injury last game against Kentucky and Wilson is lost for the rest of the season. However, this is an Aggies team we rate very highly and they were much more convincing last game as they took down Kentucky 85-74. Home court is not enough here in our opinion!
St Bonaventure has won 6 in a row to vault into a tie for 2nd place with Davidson at 8-4 in the Atlantic-10. Unfortunately for the Bonnies and everyone else, it appears Rhode Island is running away with the regular season title as the Rams have yet to drop a conference game at 12-0. It's been a different story for La Salle as they sit in 13th place out of 14 teams at 4-8 and has covered in just 2 conference games this season. Still, the Explorers have 2 terrific guards in Pookie Powell and BJ Johnson who should match up well against Matt Mobley and Jaylen Adams of the Bonnies. With Rhode Island on deck for the Bonnies, this looks like an ideal spot for the Explorers to steal one on their home court.
It's been a trying season for UNC Wilmington as the defending CAA Champions sit in 7th place at 5-8 in conference play. Fortunately for the Seahawks, they face the last placed team in James Madison who have just 3 conference wins and 9 losses. The Dukes have been playing well, covering in 3 of their last 4 and are coming off a 79-73 win over Towson though the game took place nearly 2 weeks ago. The Seahawks are coming off an impressive upset of their own over Hofstra 90-70 over the weekend. The Dukes might be a bit rusty as their last game was canceled and in any case, they generally do not perform well when billed as the favorite. It's hard to see 3.5 points of difference!
The leagues worst home team take on the leagues best traveller at the Millerntor stadium in Hamburg this evening. From ten games played St Pauli managed just 11 points at home, and that compares to the visitors 22 from the same amount of games on the road. With that in mind, we are somewhat surprised to see the odds for this match fairly balanced. We believe the bookmakers are over reacting to team news, namely that the visitors have more players sidelined. On that note, Der Club (Nurnberg) will need to check on the fitness of Valentini and GK Kirschbaum is also described doubtful. On that note, Bredlow was preferred to wear the gloves for the 4-1 win against Aue at the weekend, while Kirschbaum sat on the bench. Other than that Salli remains suspended, but their is little else to concern coach Michael Köllner. The Freibeuter der Liga (St Pauli) won the reverse match in Nurnberg (0-1), and it was the same situation (0-2) last season. However, during the same campaign the match here ended all square (1-1). With regards to that game, it was particularly noted that their was a whopping 43 goal attempts and the strikers ultimately failed to deliver. The issues we have with St Pauli going into this game are back to back defeats. Markus Kauczinski’s players are amongst the lowest scorers in the league and they appear unbalanced without Sahin leading midfield. Buchtmann and Hornschuh are other absentees, and overall it’s hard to see this team stopping Ishak or Mohwald!!
Get ready for the ‘’parked bus’’ scenario has Antalyaspor will try and frustrate Galatasaray. The visitors come into this on the back of a last round win against Yeni Malatyaspor, and they also recently took three points against Alanyaspor. However, both of those matches took place at home, and now they are heading to a stadium that can best be described has Hell for visiting teams. If Galatasaray win this home match they will go top of the league, and why shouldn’t they win at the Turk Telekom Arena. Afterall, they are 9-1-0 as host, and their opponents are just 0-3-6 when travelling. The only question remaining is can they win by more than two goals, because that’s the challenge for betting reasons. An early goal will clearly help, and we feel good about the challenge ahead. For those not familiar, Asian h’cap -2 means stakes returned if Galatasaray win by exact 2. For this bet to win we need to win by 3 or more goals!
Despite good stable form, THIRD ACT doesn’t inspire us in the least. UPHAM RUNNING ran much better last time, but that doesn’t mean he will do the same today. SIXTIES IDOL could place, but winning is another story. We can see the argument for DREWMAIN LEGEND, but the one we would want to be on is BE DARING. While the seven year old hasn’t won he’s gone close a few times and he’s on a fair weight and with a jockey who knows him well!
FOR OUR BEST RACING BETS SUBSCRIBE TO OUR ELITE SERVICE - DO IT NOW AND WE WILL GIVE 2 MONTHS FOR THE PRICE OF 1-------- GOLDEN INVESTMENT appears a bit high in the weights, and he’s not that reliable either. We can understand why SHARP RESPONSE is favourite, but the worry with him is he’s extremely one-paced. Maybe he can wear off RED INFANTRY before the finish, but we believe Ian Williams has the right ammunition with the lightly raced 8 year old.
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West Virginia has fallen far from an early season top 5 ranking as the Mountaineers uncharacteristically endured 5 losses in a 6 game stretch that saw them tumble down to #19. While their pressure defense is as relentless as ever, their offense has been much too inconsistent which shows flaws against some of the high-powered offenses in the Big 12. TCU brings one of the best offenses in the country and having already won the reverse fixtures, we have to believe the Horned Frogs can keep this within reason despite playing in an extremely tough road enviroment.