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Eurobasket (M)
Serbia - Slovenia 1 ( ML) 58d 11h
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Eurobasket (M)
Serbia - Slovenia 1 ( ML) 58d 10h
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Eurobasket (M)
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France vs Germany (World Cup Prediction, 04.07.2014)


On July 4 France and Germany are going to meet in the fight for a place in the semi-final. They both didn’t have an easy win in the Round of 16 as their African opposition was on a good level; Europeans had to put a lot of effort to make it through.

An interesting thing is that France had an outstanding start against Honduras 3-0 and Switzerland 5-2; Germans also played a great game against Portugal 4-0. However, each next match became harder for both. Germans won over Algeria only 2-1 during the extra time. Nigeria resisted till the last moment until France broke through their defense by the end of the second half (2-0).

For the upcoming match, both teams are in a relatively same position with Germany having a slight advantage. Up till now, the teams played 25 matches: 11 wins for France, 8 for Germany and 6 draws; France scored the total of 41 goals, while Germany found the net 42 times.


At the moment, the German’s squad undergoes some difficulties: Hummels and a rumored 7 other players caught flu because of the temperatures hopping; Schweinsteiger still suffers from a knee injury, while Goetze shows inconsistent performance. At the last match, the overall impression was that the fitness level was highly impressive. Anyway, Germans are well known for their resilience; they never give up on a halfway down the final. Moreover, they have one of the best goalkeepers in the world – Neuer – who would make sure that no goals pass his net.

For France, Giroud is a doubt as he showed very poor performance against Nigeria; there is a possibility that he will be replaced. The bright side is that France have young and talented players like Pogba.

My prediction for this match is that Germany will win at the best odds 2.45 at bet365. You should expect Muller (2.75) and Benzema (2.75) to score. Another option is extra time; keeping in mind the fact that both teams are rather strong, I believe that they will “fight” till the end. Another option is for Germany to win but in extra time at the highest odds 13.00 (a nice bet for bettors seeking for big income).

Day by day, the competition gets more difficult and only the best from the best keep on playing. It’s a tough task to win at this stage but if a team does it, it gets closer to the ultimate dream.

France: Team’s Formation

H. Lloris
M. Debuchy
P. Evra
P. Pogba
B. Matuidi

Germany: Team’s Formation

M. Neuer
J. Boateng
M. Hummels
B. Höwedes
P. Lahm
T. Kroos
M. Özil
A. Schürrle
T. Müller

End prediction for the match:
Germany to win outright

England vs Italy (World Cup Recap, 14.06.2014)


On June 14th we watched the match between Group D teams: England and Italy. There were a lot of expectations placed on England and few days before the match we could read plenty of articles describing the fierce mood of English team.

Steven Gerrard looked pretty self-confident when he told that England had no excuses to lose and Rooney was ready to score goal after goal. Unfortunately for England, the score was 2-1 in favor of Italy, the same as we predicted. So if you placed a bet on Italy winning, then you had pretty good odds (2.50 by bet365) for making some income.

Claudio Marchisio opened the scoring for Italy (35’), Daniel Sturridge leveled the score after he got an assist from Rooney (37’) and Mario Balotelli netted the second goal for Italy (50’).


Initially, the bets were placed on Italy and they were the slight favorites in this meeting. It means that there was a pressure on England from the very start. However, it wasn’t the only thing that challenged English players. The hot and humid tropical climate of Brazil had its effect on the representatives of the mild European climate.

England played some good football, but they couldn’t get in front most of the time and thus didn’t have many chances to score. “I don’t think we deserved to lose the game. I thought we played some good stuff, created a few chances, so I think we were quite unfortunate. But that’s football, that’s how it goes,” said Rooney in his after-match-interview.

The next match England are going to play against Uruguay, which are a strong opponent. Nonetheless, England stands pretty good chances, if they play as good as against Italy and Uruguay show as bad performance as they did in their shocking match against Costa Rica.

As to Italy, they had some really good moments (such as impressive attacks and strong defense) and they are expected to repeat their performance when playing against Costa Rica.

Result: bet won

England vs Italy (World Cup Prediction, 14.06.2014)


England and Italy are going to meet at Arena Amazonia this Saturday evening. The match is going to be pretty interesting due to the fact that the outcome would be rather difficult to predict.

Both teams stand in a very similar position. Italy are not the domineering favorites and their squad is far away from all-star Germany or Argentina, nonetheless, they remain dangerous opponents. The same can be said about England. No one expects England to claim the victory at the World Cup and everyone talks about when the England squad are actually going home.

Nonetheless, England are not very easy to beat and they have two key-players such as Wayne Rooney and Jack Wilshere. Wayne Rooney has already played in two World Cups, but it’s not that he was on the top; so this time he has to think of something strategic and seize the moment (in the best-case scenario he can play only one more Cup). Ladbrokes gives 7.00 odds that Rooney would be the first goalscorer.


Whether it’s good or bad, both teams are not so great and they have to develop something for their game not to get out of the group stage. I thought of saying that the score would be 0-0, but most definitely someone will score at least one goal; if it is Italy, then the odds are 6.00 that Mario Balotelli would be the first goalscorer.

This game is equally crucial for Italy and England, however, they still have 2 games to play and if they win they both have good chances to advance. The weather is going to be hot and challenge the players; still it would be easier for Italy to cope with high temperatures, while Foggy Albion will have to struggle a bit. Another disfavor of England is that Danny Wellbeck may not play (he was absent during training on Wednesday) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain won’t probably recover in time for this game.

Keeping in mind all these factors, I would say that Italy is going to win the match (2.50) at one of our bookmakers.

England: Team’s Formation

J. Hart
G. Johnson
P. Jagielka
G. Cahill
L. Baines
S. Gerrard
J. Henderson
A. Lallana
D. Welbeck
W. Rooney
D. Sturridge

Italy: Team’s Formation

G. Buffon
De Sciglio
G. Chiellini
L. Bonucci
I. Abate
D. De Rossi
A. Pirlo
M. Verratti
M. Balotelli
C. Immobile

End prediction for the match:
Italy to win outright

Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern Munich (DFB Pokal Final Recap, May 17th)


A rather strange thing happened to our bet placed with William Hill on Arjen Robben to score and Bayern Munich to win. The Reds did end up winning and the Dutchman did score only that in extra time, which put him on a well-known La Bestia Negra for Dortmund nickname as he was the one to send the Champions League trophy back to Munich.

The match itself was really fast-paced with the opponents knowing each other very well, there wasn’t much with which they could have surprised each other. Pep Guardiola opted to confide in Hojberg’s abilities and what a great gamble that was. The 18 years old Bayern player was on the pitch for 100 minutes, and was amazing against a Dortmund team that was hell bent on injuries. The first to fall was Bayern’s captain Philipp Lahm who had to be replaced after just 30 minutes of play.


Mats Hummels header in the second half may or may not have gone into the net, while the defender may or may not have been in an offside position, which may end up being as confusing as it was for the referee. Marco Reus also had some powerful shots, but Manuel Neuer was right there in post to provide some great saves.

The extra time needed some individual spark to break off the deadlock, and such honor went to Dortmund’s nightmare: Bayern Munich’s number 10, Arjen Robben fired a shot from very close range, and Weidenfeller couldn’t do much, but go inside the net with the ball. During extra time, Thomas Müller took advantage of a well-placed Pizarro pass, outran Schmelzer and scored for what was Bayern’s second goal of the night that sealed the deal of Bayern defending their DFB Pokal title.

Result: -5 units, bet lost