Archive for month: March, 2013

Champion Hurdle : Cheltenham 3:20.

12 Mar
March 12, 2013

Horseracing Markets

Back Hurricane Fly @9-4

The picture surrounding this year’s Champion Hurdle has changed markedly over the past week due to the change in the weather and ground conditions. Hurricane Fly seemed to be caught out last year by the very fast prevailing ground conditions and up to a week or so ago it looked as if we were set for a similar scenario. The course at Cheltenham is soft all round and underfoot conditions are set to deteriorate further. Many of the leading lights have done their best this Winter to avoid the heavier ground but events for the main day appear not to have panned out for them. In contrast, Hurricane Fly has won in desperate conditions in Ireland and few concerns have ever been expressed over his ability to handle wet ground. His hurdling this season has been sharp and he arrives off an unbeaten campaign. He deserves to be favourite to win back the Hurdling Crown and at 9-4 warrants a serious betting interest. He was posted at around 6-4 when it looked as if he was due to encounter fast ground and now finds himself at a fairer price with conditions in his favour.

Football Betting : March 10th.

10 Mar
March 10, 2013

Liverpool vs. Tottenham / Manchester United vs. Chelsea

Game Markets

Back Liverpool Draw No Bet @2-5

Back Manchester United Draw No Bet @1-3

The above bet is probably best played in a double, which pays better than 4-5 with the added insurance that if both teams avoid defeat the stake will at least be returned. The decision to take on the teams currently lying 3rd and 4th in the league table stems from the fact that both Chelsea and Tottenham are returning to the field off less than a 72 hour break. Statistically even an extra 24 hours to prepare for the next game would significantly increase the chances of success. United will be seething at the events that lead to their elimination from the Champions’ League on Tuesday night and will be highly motivated to put the season back on track. Chelsea on the other hand showed indifferent form in Bucharest and while many first team regulars didn’t play a few key players did get an outing.

Tottenham continue to fire on all cylinders but as with Chelsea a good few of the first teamers saw action on Thursday evening. In contrast Liverpool have not played for more than a week and will look to put the pressure on early. Liverpool’s shot count has increased since the turn of the year and the number of shots they concede in a game has decreased. Clearly they are in reasonable form and with Sturridge and Coutinho there is the promise of more end product; goals.

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