Posts Tagged ‘World Cup 2010’

World Cup 2010, Germany vs Spain semi-finals [Video]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

It’s time for the second semi-final in the World Cup, Germany vs. Spain. Both England and Argentina where favorites against Germany and if you take a look at the odds Germany are underdogs again today against Spain. Klose needs one more goal to level with Ronaldo as top scorer in the World Cup and he’s 7.00 to score the first goal or 3.20 at any time. David Villa is the top scorer at the moment with 5 goals and pays 4.50 to score the first goal and 2.40 at any time. You can also place a bet on which team will have the most off-sides and Germany pays 1.95, a steal if you ask Richie.


Today’s semi-final Wednesday 7th July:

20:30 Germany – Spain


Post your correct score prediction between Germany – Spain and we’ll give away €5 to the first correct prediction.



World Cup 2010, Uruguay vs Netherlands semi-finals [Video]

Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

It’s Uruguay against Netherlands in the first World Cup semi-final. Uruguay miraculously survived their quarter-final against Ghana in a game that had everything. But the price of a place in the semi-finals was Suarez who had to save the ball with what he calls “gods hand” and he’s therefore suspended against Netherlands. This is a major setback for Uruguay as they have Suarez along with Forlán to thank for the place in the semi-finals. Netherlands defeated Brazil in their quarter-final and they are clear favorites to reach the final.


Our bookmaker Richie Sheridan gives you a perfect preview ahead tonight’s clash. Will Robben score the first goal at 6.50 in odds, will it be most goals in the second half at 2.05 in odds or will you back the Netherlands to win on penalties at 11 times the money?


Today’s semi-final Tuesday 6th July:

20:30 Uruguay – Netherlands


Post your correct score prediction between Uruguay – Netherlands and we’ll give away €5 to the first correct prediction.



World Cup 2010, it’s time for quarter-finals!

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

I had the bet of the tournament I thought when I backed France at 21 times the money, but what a silly joke that was when this team continued to show how a lack of attitude and too much foie grais in the stomachs make you suffer, while Italy had a sinking ship without a skipper written all over them from day 1 to be honest. So 13 times the money was no value at all when they crashed out in the group phase. But I have Germany to hope for at the same odds as Italy but they could easily be out when they face Argentina in the quarter-finals, even if I fancy Germany´s chances as long they can reach the same heights as against Australia and England.


So what do you do to spice up the last 8 drama? You bet again, of course. With the help of Steve Boyle at the bookie department I got our winner odds in percentage and that is interesting reading for sure. It shows how long way these teams have to go. Brazil and Spain are on 24 percentages each and Argentina is on 17 percentages. Germany has an 11 percent chance to win while outsiders Uruguay, Ghana and Paraguay just have a really small chance to go all the way.


Wow. So have a look and place your bets. It is only eight matches left, and as I always says: enjoy it while it lasts.


Winner odds

Brazil 3.50 = 24 %
Spain 3.60 = 24 %
Argentina 5.00 = 17 %  
Netherlands 6.50 = 13 %
Germany 7.50 = 11 %
Uruguay 17.00 = 5 %
Ghana 34.00 =  3 %
Paraguay 34.00 =  3 %


Quarter-final odds

Friday

16:00  Netherlands – Brazil  4.25  3.30  1.95

20:30  Uruguay – Ghana  2.15  3.10  3.75

Saturday

16:00  Germany – Argentina  3.15  3.15  2.40

20:30  Paraguay – Spain   8.00  3.85  1.50



World Cup 2010, South Africa vs Mexico and Uruguay vs France [Video]

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

The World Cup kicks-off with South Africa-Mexico and Uruguay-France this Friday and Expekt.com ambassador, ex-Stuttgart striker Fredi Bobic, gives his view on the title race over the phone.


Fredi Bobic has three teams as his title contenders – and England is not included.


Matches Friday 11th June:

16:00 South Africa – Mexico Odds: 2.80, 3.15, 2.65 20:30

21. 00 Uruguay – France Odds: 3.75, 3.25, 2.10


For all our blog readers, post a comment with your prediction for the correct score in any of the two matches above. The first correct posted prediction will be rewarded with €5 on his Expekt.com account.


PS. Don’t forget to fan Fredi Bobic on facebook. During the World Cup he will give you all his best insights of the matches.



We take the Pulse on Germany in the World Cup [Video]

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Inside Expekt and Dan Vikman are back from Las Vegas and Scotty’s Boot Camp. We’re in sunny Malta, Sliema, outside the German Bavarian sausage van taking the pulse on Germany to win the World Cup. Mario is convinced that Germany will win the World Cup, no question about it.


What are your thoughts on Germany, can they make it this year? Germany pays 13.00 times the money currently if the would win the World Cup.




Stanley Cup Playoffs, Trotting and the World Cup – Read about my betting weekend [Guest blogger]

Friday, May 28th, 2010

[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.]


Stanley Cup Playoffs


As I’ve had some days off not only from blogging here but also from following any sports as well as from betting on them I’ve almost lost interest in it as I tend to do over the summer.


Okey, I’ve been watching the NHL semi-finals and the Ice-hockey World Championship with at least one eye, and I send BIG congratulations to 19-year old Timrå IK player Magnus Pääjärvi-Svensson for making the all-star team as well as finishing in the top of most statistic listings for the World Championship and bringing home a bronze medal to Sweden with him!


Coming up soon is of course the World Cup in South Africa and I will watch it but not follow every game and I’m a little surprised to see so many seems to think Spain will win the cup easily and even more surprised that England is among the favourites. I think this Cup will be hot in more than one way. Because of that I believe either Brazil or Argentina will win it. As for surprise teams I’ll go for the African ones, and looking back at the last African Nations Cup I think there will be more nations than Ivory Coast and Nigeria to watch out for this time as Ghana, Algeria and Cameroon all are teams good enough to stir up some fuzz even if neither of them of course will stand there as winner in the end.


South Africa will most certainly leave with three straight losses as they are simply not good enough in my eyes. But there’s still a couple of weeks until the World Cup starts and for me as a trotting and ice-hockey fan I have the swedish Elitloppet to look forward to already this weekend as well as the first game of the Stanley Cup final on the same sunday and on saturday there will also be some great races on Solvalla to watch and bet on with Sweden Cup as the highlight.


In the clash between Chicago and Philly I will put some money on Flyers as I think they’ve had the most impressive play of the two so far and has a great defensive. Blackhawks are too big of a favourite here and I really think they’ve had an easier way to the final so despite the fact that they have players like Toews I believe they at least will have a hard time going all the way – my guess for the series is that this will go to 6 or 7 games and a couple of overtime wins will be in it so I put my money on a draw in 60 minutes for the first battle to 4.10 in odds.


In Elitloppet I already have a bet on Lucky Jim but that was placed long before I knew he would have grid 7 behind the starting car in his trial heat. Now the race looks quite open and the qualifying races will show more and I rest for now when it comes to betting on the winner of the final. In Sweden cup I would have liked the opportunity to bet on from which qualifying heat the winner will come from as I think heat 1 has all the best trotters in it.


Now I’ll sit back, watch and look for anything worth betting for in the final instead but a small tip is that french horses are the best in the world so 5.50 on Quito D’aveze as winner of trial 1 for Sweden Cup seems okey at hand but remember grid 8 is almost impossible to win from at Solvalla and most probably you will see a lot of horses winning from the lead as usual in the summertime and especially on Solvallas track.


As I look for some higher odds as I’m not betting with big stakes on these two days of great racing I look at some place bets (top-3) instead and will put them in some kind of system, most likely in a Yankee, Patent or Trixie but I’m not at all clear about on which horses yet – much depends on what kind of weather and what type of track there will be and the first races of the two days will show a lot more of what to expect in the ones later on even if a first glimpse at the racing form looks like a lot of favourites will win both days.


Well, that’s all the thoughts I’ve got when it comes to betting right now and if I have to recommend just one bet I would put it on Copper Beech NOT reaching the Elitloppet final to 2.10 in odds – this horse has done well but I think he’s up against too good horses to finish top 4 in his heat this time.


Good Luck!