[Tobbe “Hippie hockeydynamit” from the northern parts of Sweden is an avid sports punter and Expekt.com customer since many years back. Tobbe has been with us on multiple customer events, last in New York for an exclusive NHL-weekend with our own ambassador Niklas Wikegård. Tobbe blogs mainly about ice-hockey and trotting.]
First of all I’d like to congratulate Niklas Wikegård a.k.a “Mr Hockey” to his 3-1 victory over me when it comes to picking out which teams to go through to the third round of the NHL play-offs in our private little battle with “only” our honour at stake and crushing him 7-4 in which teams to go through from the first round means nothing now – congratulations Niklas Wikegård!
Second, I’d like to congratulate Philly in making history and thanking them for letting me watch them do so. For the first time in 35 years a team has succeded in overtake another team after being down 3-0 in games and in what a way they dit it! After ten minutes Bruins lead 3-0 in the game and Flyers took a time-out as they were losing each and every battle on the ice and then totally turned the game around. Congratulations to a great win, Philly an Gagne!
Third, I’d like to congratulate Denmark to their 6-0 win over Slovakia as well as to their other wins in the IIHF Ice-hcokey World Championship and most of all ex-Timrå IK players Peter Regin and Frans Nielsen to being totally out-standing in their performances as well as Timrå IK player Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson for being the same for the swedish team. Congratulations all Red & White!
Last I must send a thank you to all Russian stars of the NHL that shows heart and comes to europe to play for their national team. My guess is that Satan as well as Chara will do the same for the Slovak team and then maybe, maybe I will at least have one of my long-term bets right for this season – can’t say I’ve had any luck there with my bets on Franzén as best swedish scorer and Zetterberg as everything “best swedish” with Franzén in top of the list of points made and Zetterberg second in goals and third in points but that summons the Red Wings season as well as my bets quite well, I think.
Today, Saturday, I will not watch nor bet on any sports at all as I’m awaiting tomorrows season endings of La Liga and Serie A as well as the start of the NHL semi-finals with San José taking on Chicago in the Shark Tank and a great trotting race in Oslo Grand Prix as well as Team Sweden playing Team Canada in the IIHF Ice-hockey championship but I’ve put in some pocket change on some trotters already, trying to avoid to have to put any more money into my betting account.
This brings me to the cruelness of betting on trotting and what happened to my bets last Thursday. It started out just so well with the winner I’d picked, Viola Silas, being just as great as I guessed and I even had a bet on a horse that made it top 3 to 4.75 in odds.
Then my best bet for the evening came on the course and with each and everyone speaking of it and the odds dropping to about 10 on the course (I had 40 in odds and 8, around 2 in odds on the course, on top 3 with Expekt.com on my early bets) I had at least the odds on my side. But then what happens? Well, top driver Jorma Kontio makes the wrong decision in a split second and Askö Toy passed the finishing line with the best speed of all even though it had lots of more left but with nowhere to run with a wall of horses in front of it.
And now everyone watching trotting have seen that and the odds will be too low to care to bet on on Askö Toy in it’s next race. Put in my winnings from my first bet on my third idea for the night and that one was of course totally useless.
Today I don’t really have any good ideas at all so I’m just betting on a horse called Rano as I’ve had some success in betting on him before and the same goes for Brianson and as I believe 8 in odds are good enough to try on a favourite I’ve put these in a system with Fax Ivar K.R. but to be honest I don’t have any real feeling for any of them today or at least they all race against some great horses but maybe luck will be on my side – usually is when I just put in pocket change on my bets so maybe I should stick to that and it was a 5-fold with a stake of € 0.50 that took me to NY with Expekt.com the first time. Good Luck!