[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.]
Hey there, betting fans! Coming up this weekend is first of all the last games of the italian and spanish top leagues in soccer and together with the final clash between Boston and Philly in the NHL play-offs (what a great series this has been!) and with the IIHF World Championships going into a more interesting phase this must be one of the most interesting betting weekends in a long, long time. And a great time in front of the TV is also expected for us “armchair sportsmen”
My own betting weekend is soon to begin while I’m writing this with two of the biggest trotting races in Sweden for 4-year old trotters with Queen Silvia’s and King Gustaf’s cups, and these two races each holds two really outstanding horses as favourites in Viola Silas and Maine Wise As and I’ve placed a couple of early bets on both of them to 1.85/3.25 as winners and as they are now down to 1.69/2.35 and still dropping it feels great right now anyway.
I also have a bet for a trotter named Askö Toy to 40 times my stake as winner of his race and 8 times on a place (top-3) bet and after as well a swedish expert as top catch-driver Erik Adielsson put out warnings for this one the odds has dropped to 20/7.50 so even that bet feels good but as you all know it ain’t over ’til the fat lady sings and just about at the same time I guess this blog will be posted.
I will have the answer to if my bets were that good that I believe right now. The clash between the toughest teams in the NHL right now will be interesting in more than one way as my beliefe (or hope, as I have a bet on Slovakia to win the World Cup) is that Satan as well as Chara will join the Slovakian team if Bruins get knocked out and I look upon this as a fairly good chance even if a team coming back from three straight losses from start to win a series hasn’t happened in the play-offs since 1975.
For the game as such I hope Expekt.com will have live-betting for this game as I for one will not miss watching it live! This game has a great chance to become a classic one and it will spell B-L-O-O-D and W-A-R on the ice!
And now to the football games at last. Nerves, psychology and maybe even bribes (in Italy, ha-ha) are things to consider here and I for one will place some money betting on the Supertoto Euro mix extra coupon for sunday. What happens if Inter or Roma scores early? Or if Barca or Real does the same? Or the other way around? And will teams like Xerez (sad to see them leave, frankly…) or Atalanta put up a fight?
Well, I must say this is the kind of Supertoto coupon I look for all year and with one match out (Milan-Juve) there’s only 11 left and with a guaranteed winning of €10,000 to one sole winner this one really thickles my nerves! Won’t tell you how I’ll be betting on my coupon but come join me to make a great pot for the winner now, will ya?
Now I’m going back to trotting for a while with my expectations for swedish Elitloppet (on May 29:th) where I’m looking forward as many trotting fans to see if US #1 trotter Lucky Jim is as good as the rumour travelling across the Atlantic before him speaks of. You can still get 3.50 on a win bet and 1.85 on place (top-4) betting with Expekt.com and as he is compared to a trotter like Mack Lobell it feels like quite good odds here, especially as there will most probably be no great french trotters in the race (Solvalla racing course will not pay for any flights to get trotters here from France as they have done before) and as swedish favourite Torvald Palema has not looked any impressive at all on the course this far.
If anyone is looking for high odds here I recommend a bet on canadian trotter Define The World which has been up there with Lucky Jim in the trans-atlantic elite races and will most probably be given a nice race by his driver to 35 in odds to win and 5 times your stake to finish amongst the top four.
Well, I believe that’s all for now and in a couple of hours I will have the answer to if my trotting bets for tonight were right or just useless and don’t forget mr Hockey’s blog here – he’s HOT right now!
Good Luck with your bets!