FREE BETTING TIP (not premium). We won’t be adding Russian Premier league to premium until it’s better proven. This match completes the first round, and interesting to note that only one of the games (to date) ended with a two goal (Sovetov 2-0 CSKA) difference. Make no mistake, it’s a tight league and margins are minimal…………….. 2017/18 champions Lokomotiv Moscow could only finish 8 points runner-up in the last campaign. Consequences for that are six players where let go on free transfers, two others left without clubs, while long time servant Igor Denisov went into retirement. Yuri Semin remains in charge, and he’s strengthened the squad by adding ex PSG player Grzegorz Krychowiak for €12 million. Other incoming players are Dmitri Zhivoglyadov (€2.5M UFA) and Murillo Cerqueira (€2.5M Cruzeiro). As it stands, the 24 man squad have an average age of 27.7, so plenty of experience. Rubin Kazan could only finish a disappointing 11th during the last season, and they only managed 11 from 36 points on the road. The club have increased squad size to 24, but only 3/12 of their new players where acquired for hard cash. Since they also sold three, investment was only €600K. Rubin where moderate (1-1-3) in pre season friendlies, and they lost this fixture last season 4-0. Lokomotiv come into this having beat Zenit (2-3) in the recent Super Cup, and they went 2-1-0 in pre season. Because of the tightness of this league we wouldn’t want to go with more than -1 for the host. This is a Asian h’cap bet, so please understand if it ends with Loko winning by exact 1 bets are void and stakes returned!
FREE PREMIUM RACING PICK ————— Nico De Boinville made the long journey for just two rides, and the other one is a 16/1 shot. That makes us believe he’s got the thumbs up for RAVEN’S TOWER, and we are keen to go with the nine year old. This fella ran a really good race on his only start here, and he’s 12 pounds lower now. This type of track suits best, and this isn’t the most competitive of races. THEFLYINGPORTRAIT is the one to beat, but he’s shortish odds. GO WEST YOUNG MAN will likely need this run, while JURBY has a lot to prove!
PREMIUM FOOTBALL PICK - Horsens do a fair job with limited funding, but looking through the current squad coach Bo Henriksen will have a tough job on his hands this time around. Our main worries for the hosts is they are going to operate with a 21 man squad, and losing centre back Mads Juel Andersen to Barnsley will make life harder. In fact, in pre season friendlies defeats to Aalborg (0-4) & Aarhus (0-3) point to defensive difficulties. Last but not least, the hosts are not what you would call ‘’hot’’ at home. In fact, they took less points at the CASA Arena than on the road since winning promotion at the end of the 2015/16 season! Nordsjaelland took the title in 2011/12, and since then they ended 6-3-6-9-6-6-2! Flemming Pedersen was appointed before last seasons Championship group remains in charge, and the club have again decided to go with youth. On that note, the 24 man squad comes with an average age of just 21.6, making The Wild Tigers the youngest team in the division. Great opening odds for the visitors!
PREMIUM RACING TIP - We have five bets for today, this is one of them ———— MOON KING keeps winning, and he’s clearly suited by this staying trip. However, if we include jockey’s allowance, he’s giving 14 pounds to GLUTNFORPUNISHMENT (that’s a lot in a small field). The challenge here is for Darragh Keenen to get the fractions right on this strong front runner, because he will need to leave a bit up his sleeve for the short straight. One this is certain, the gelding is very game and receiving weight in a small field is a massive bonus.
PREMIUM FOOTBALL BETTING TIP - We have five for today, and this one is for free use! ————— Home teams have one of two choices when they take on the classy Goteborg. They can go for the win, or keep the game tight and play for the draw. Newly promoted Falkenbergs are currently 2nd bottom of the table, and they won just one of their most recent thirteen games. Last weeks defeat in Hammarby (6-2) was costly on two fronts, with the other being a late red card means Mahmut Ozen is suspended! Goteborg are not really know for being resilient on the road, but the current mob appear to be particularly good travellers. The tricky Giorgi Kharaishvilli (new this season) could be one reason for that, because he likes to run at exposed defenders. The Blue-White have a really solid squad for the season ahead, and they come into this in great physical shape. In fact, they lost just one of their last eleven (6-4-1) games, and they are building game to game! Considering the difference in class, these odds about Poya Asbaghi’s team are more than reasonable!
PREMIUM PICK - Join for next weeks tournaments in Lausanne and Bucharest, they are playing qualifications today and we are preparing ahead. Price is €40 for the week, or, €150 per month, or €300 (special deal) for the remaining 4.5 months of the season email@example.com——————. What can we say other than both semi finals where an anti climax. Barbora Strycova was clearly intimidated by the situation when she met Serena Williams, while Elina Svitolina looked way off the pace against Simona Halep. We didn’t really learn much from those matches, but we do know Serena leads head to heads 9-2. We only see one danger here for Serena, and that is she tightened up in last years final. That aside, she’s the best female tennis player of all time, and the winner of 23 slams doesn’t have anything to prove! While Halep got the better of Svitolina, that player made some amateur mistakes. On several occasions the Ukrainian had the chance to finish the point, but for some unknown reason she gave Simona the ball back. Despite Halep winning her last match convincingly, she did show signs of emotion. Today the Romanian will be facing bigger pressure, and she will need to do a lot more with the ball. We picture Serena taking control early and no comeback for Halep. PS - We had the undisputed champion shorter in the betting, giving up three games is more than fair!
PREMIUM FOOTBALL TIP - We have 3 today, including Denmark Superliga, MLS + China Superleague. The weekend should be more again, are you ready for the season ahead? ———————————We don’t like the idea of a Betting syndicate owner having control of Midtjylland. Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear to concern the footballing authorities, and Sports Betting companies also own football clubs. In any case, it’s Denmark and the owner is a Brit! The Matthew Benham owned club could only finish 2nd in the last championship, and they did struggle following a change in management. Still, we expect Kenneth Andersen to do a good job, and to be fair he did receive funds to acquire new players Sory Kaba, Evander and Paulinho. All should do a good job for the Wolves, and no doubt they will again put home advantage to good use! Esbjerg had a good 2018/19 campaign to finish 3rd in the table, that means a meal ticket to play Europa league qualification. With that in mind, we would have expected the visitors to acquire new players, although we haven’t seen any movement on that front! At the end of last season, EfB did win a championship match in this stadium. However, it was a dead rubber, and two early goals changed the complexity. This fixture last season ended 3-1 to the hosts, and if anything the Wolves look in better shape now. Last but not least, Midtjylland took twice has many points at home compared to the visitors away. And, we shouldn’t forget EfB have only spent one season in the Superliga!
PREMIUM RACING TIP - We have six today, and this is the one we are giving for free use ———— ONE MASTER got there a bit soon at Ascot, and she was out battled close home. She also finished behind stablemate BESHAAYIR when they met at the Curragh, and the latter will like it here. In short, we couldn’t pick between the pair, but we don’t need to has QABALA is our bet. No surprise to see her trainer change jockey on the Scat Daddy filly, because she’s been given a poor ride by David Egan the last twice. Nevertheless, she was third in the guineas, and racing back at Newmarket is a big tick!
PREMIUM PICK - I don’t know whether we where guilty for collapsing the market, but liquidity is low and these bets are on a ‘’take it - or leave it’’ basis. The stronger leagues start returning one by one from next week!! ———— Want to get the season ticket, join PREMIUM now and save firstname.lastname@example.org —————————Brann don’t have any recent history in this competition, and it’s not has though they come into this match in good form. At the weekend, the best Lars Arne Nilsen’s team could do was a home draw with 14th placed Mjondalen. Three games back they where again beaten at short odds in the cup by Ranheim (4-0), and they also lost to poor traveller Rosenborg. Shamrock Rovers are currently 2nd in the Irish Premier league. While the visitors didn’t get past the first round last year, they did at least win ( 0-1 in 90 minutes) at Swedish league champions AIK. Unfortunately for the Hoops they conceded a goal during extra time and that cost them advancement to the next round. A season earlier Shamrock won their opening away match in Stjarnan (0-1), and in 2016 was a draw in Rovaniema. All-in-all, we see an opportunity for Shamrock to surprise. Lets take the visitors with +1
PREMIUM RACING TIP - No luck yesterday, but some decent stuff today and this is one of them ————— VISINARI was really impressive when winning his debut race over course and distance. The form appears to be working out well, so no surprise to see him installed favourite for this group two. However, odds of around 10/11 are very short, especially when we consider he was 10’s on his debut. Those odds suggest he wasn’t fancied that day, and that makes us want to get with the proven form of GUILDSMAN. We thought this fella was going to win at Ascot, but he was just touched off in the dying stages. Oisin Murphy will likely hold him to him a bit longer, and proven class to win the day!
PREMIUM TENNIS PICK - We are already preparing for next weeks tournaments, but for now some important business at Wimbledon ———— When Johanna Konta sprinted into a first set 3-0 lead she appeared very short odds to beat Barbora Strycova. What happened next was Konta tightened-up and started feeling the pressure. That made it easier for the 33 year old Czech, but all credit for taking her chance. Alison Riske made Serena Williams fight for every point, and the only thing missing was that extra bit of confidence. We thought Serena either looked very good, or very laboured. By that we mean she found some big shots, but her movement around court was slow! On that note, what Serena does well is reduce the court by stepping. However, her reflects are slowing, and it was noticeable that she was often left puffing for air! To put it all into context, Serena reminds us of a champion heavyweight boxer who is well past their prime. If her opponent allows it she knocks them out, but someone with more confidence will make it interesting! Whether Strycova is the player to test Serena is the only question remaining. We are of the opinion she has the skills, so it’s going to be down to a question of confidence and execution. Either way, Serena didn’t do enough for us against Riske, and that’s what makes these odds very questionable! It’s a punt, but we have to try the Czech with a start. Afterall, she’s got nothing to lose, and that could be the inspiration!!
PREMIUM FOOTBALL PICK - We have to put some of our tips on site, so this is a football bet for today. If you would like to join Football Premium service for the coming season, take our now only offer of €1500 for a whole year email@example.com ……….. Valur are in mid season, it’s fair to suggest they won’t be wanting for fitness. The hosts won back to back league titles, so they will no doubt be disappointed with their current fifth place in this seasons Pepsidelid. On a more upbeat note, Olafur Johannesson’s team have been showing signs of improvement, and they come into this match having won four from their last five games. In the first round home fixture of this competition last year, the Valsarar shocked Rosenborg (1-0). And, while they where beaten in the reverse matchh, they did go on to beat Santa Coloma (3-0) and Sheriff Tiraspol (1-0) at home in the Europa league qualifications! The Slovakian league starts at the weekend, meaning the players of reigning champions Maribor should be relatively fit. In fact, they prepared by playing five friendlies, albeit they lost three of them. Last season, the visitors made it to the third round of Europa league qualification. However, they only won the first road match, and their is nothing to suggest they can make the grade of the 2017 team. They went on to the group stages of the Champions league, and interestingly beat Icelandic team Hafnarfjordur (0-1 1-0) on the path! Valur are value!