Friday, June 25, 2010

2010 World Cup Betting: Brazil vs Portugal Live Updates

Brazil vs Portugal Live World Cup Betting: The big news Thursday was the untimely exit of the defending champion Italians and going into Friday, all eyes are on the Group G match between Portugal and Brazil.

The Portuguese are +230 underdogs, the Brazilians are -135 faves, a draw pays out at +145 and the Total is set at 2.5.

Brazil is currently in the lead of the Group G pack with 6-points and Portugal is close behind in second with 4-points, so the game will not only be a showcase of two soccer powers, top spot in the Group will be on the line as well.

During World Cup 2010, Brazil is a perfect 2-0 straight up and Portugal is merely 1-1 SU with Over/Under records to match.

In terms of Margin of Victory betting, Brazil is listed at +350 to win by a goal and +7000 to win by 6 or more goals.

Portugal on the other hand, is listed at +400 to win by a goal and +8000 to win by 6 or more.

In First Goalscorer betting (in the first 90-minutes only), Brazil’s Luis Fabiano is listed at +400 and Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo is listed at +600.

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World Cup 2010 Brazil vs Portugal: A Goal Less Half Time Finished

Brazil vs Portugal Live World Cup Betting: Death Group Last Match Portugal vs Brazil at Moses Mabhida Stadium, on Friday, June 25, 2010. Brazil and Portugal finishes Half time with out any Goal.

Brazil dominating from the first minute of the game and Portugal trying to give an counter attack. Both teams getting opportunities to took the advantage by scoring first goal but both are having strong defense.

In the second half the Portugal Captain disappointed with loosing the possession of ball in the dangerous areas. Portugal earned only three corners where as Brazil won five corners but both missed the chances. Match will be ended with a Goalless draw if they play continues like this. 

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Wimbledon 2010: Venus Williams vs Alisa Kleybanova Live Updates

Venus Williams vs Alisa Kleybanova live Tennis Betting: Venus Williams playing against Alisa Kleybanova in the third round of the Wimbledon at Court No. 1 on Friday, June 25th, 2010.

Venus won the first round match against Rossana De Los Rios in the first round and won in straight sets 6-3, 6-2. In the second Round it played against Ekaterina Makarova and won in straight sets 6-0, 6-4.

Alisa Kleybanova won the first round against Sandra Zahlavova and Second Round against Alla Kudryavtseva in straight sets and now facing the World Number two player Venus Williams.

2010 Wimbledon Longest Tennis Match Highlights @ Sportsbook

Ivory Coast vs Korea DPR: Cote d'Ivoire vs North Korea live Updates

Ivory Coast vs North Korea Live World Cup Betting: Ivory Coast vs Korea DPR Live from Mbombela Stadium. Ivory Coast playing their Final match in the Group stage against Korea DPR On Friday, 25 June, 2010. It’s a must win game for the Ivory Coast to enter into the Knockout stage.

Ivory Coast finished half time with 2-0 against North Korea where as in other match Brazil finishes Goalless Half time against Portugal.

In the 14th minute Ivory Coast opened their lead through Y. Toure and at the 20th minute C. Romaric Doubles the lead.

Ivory Coast is having one point and if they wins with huge goal difference and at the same time Portugal need to lost against Brazil. Then there is a small chance to review their points for the second Round.

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Brazil vs Portugal: World Cup Portugal vs. Brazil Live Updates

Brazil vs Portugal Live World Cup Betting: Portugal vs Brazil Live from Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban. Brazil playing their last match against the Portugal in the Death Group

Brazil is at the top of the table with two wins at group stage over Ivory Coast and North Korea. Portugal is at second in the table with a win over North Korea and a draw with Ivory Coast.

Brazil and Portugal are entered in to the Super 16 irrespective of this match result. If Ivory coast wins against North Korea with huge number of goals then only problem for the Portugal otherwise it will enters to Knockout Stage.

Prediction: Draw with 1-1

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Portugal: Mendes, Alves, Rolando, Ronaldo, Beto, Pepe, Fernandes, Duda, da Silva Muniz, Simao, Almeida, Danny, Costa, Fabio Coentrao, Veloso, Meireles, Carvalho, Miguel, Ferreira, Eduardo, Tiago

Brazil: Silva, Cesar, Juan, Nilmar, Alves, Baptista, Gilberto, Silva, Melo, Robinho, Josue, Ramires, Doni, Maicon, Gomes, Lucio, Bastos, Luisao, Kleberson, Fabiano, Grafite

2010 NFL Picks and Predictions: Detroit Lions Week 1 Pick

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2010 NFL Picks and Predictions - Detroit Lions Week 1 Pick @ Football Betting: 2-14 last year, 0-16 the year before; there’s only one way for the Detroit Lions to go…right?

One of the NFL’s most maligned teams, the Lions haven’t really had anything to cheer about since, well, the last time they made the playoffs, which was in 1999 (sportsbooks had them as a 7-point dog in that Wild-Card game, which they lost 27-13 to the Washington Redskins).

Will the Lions be Kings of the Jungle again? Let’s say that’s highly unlikely this year and the current NFL Future odds posted at online sportsbooks are evidence of that.

They are longshots to take the NFC North division, currently listed at +1400, longer shots of course to win the NFC championship (+5000) and off the charts when it comes to the Super Bowl (+20,000).

Brian Taylor, sportsbook manager at SPORTSBETTING.com, said of the early betting volume on the NFC North, they actually do have some clients who are taking a chance on Detroit in 2010.

Of all the betting action on the future bet “To win the NFC” 9% of the money is on the Lions at +1400 (a $100 wager pays $1,400 if they win).

It might be a little optimistic and a year or two early, but remember the Dallas Cowboys were in rough shape before Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin came together to lead them. And it took Tom Brady supplanting Drew Bledsoe for the Patriots to really emerge as a consistent championship caliber team.

But do the Lions have a QB that can step forward and turn this franchise around? I think they do.

Matt Stafford had a very good rookie season…as good as Mark Sanchez, despite the numbers and Sanchez’s playoff performance.

In 10 starts in his rookie campaign, Stafford threw for 2,267 yards and 13 TDs but also was intercepted 20 times as well – not the prettiest of stats but then again, look at the team in front of him.

The Lions had the worst defense in the league, in terms of yards allowed, as opposing teams amassed 6,274 yards against Detroit’s defense.

To that end, the Lions selected DT Ndamukong Suh in the first-round of this year’s draft.

If the Detroit Lions are to really make a push for the postseason though, they are going to have to improve their record against divisional opponents.

The Lions have lost 15-consecutive games to fellow NFC North teams, 0-15 straight up (SU), and have gone 4-10-1 against the spread (ATS) at the same time.

They can start to turn the tide Week 1, when they’ll open the regular season in Chicago against the Bears. SPORTSBETTING.com has the lines up for Week 1 games and the Lions are currently listed as 7-point underdogs.

Looking at the numbers, Detroit is only 3-8 SU in their last 11 overall against the Bears and they aren’t much better against the spread at 4-7 ATS. In their last 20 when listed as underdogs of 8-points or less, they are only 4-16 SU and 5-15 ATS.

That said, I like the Lions plus the points in the opener.

I expect them to take a big step forward in 2010, winning six or seven games, maybe more.

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Italy vs Slovakia Highlights: Defending Champs Out from World Cup

Italy vs Slovakia 2010 World Cup Highlights @ Sportsbook: Just a day after the French national soccer team was sent home in humiliating fashion after not winning a single game in the 2010 World Cup, the defending World Cup Champions from Italy were eliminated in the first round in a 3 – 2 loss to Slovakia in their last game of the group stage.

Slovakia jumped out to a 2 – 0 lead early, and even extended their lead to 3 – 1 in the dying minutes despite a desperate Italian onslaught in the last 10 minutes.

The loss doesn’t just put Italy out of the group of 16, but leaves them finishing last in their group, below even the 78th ranked All Whites from New Zealand – a team that probably contributed to the Italians downfall by playing the Azzurri to a draw in their group match-up.

Italian Coach Marcello Lippi left the field without even bothering to shake the hand of Slovakian coach Vladimir Weiss after losing as a World Cup odds-on favorite in this game, and resigned from his post, taking full blame for the performance of his team, stating:

“I take all responsibility, because if a team arrives at such an important appointment as this with terror in their legs, heads and hearts, unable to express themselves, then it means the coach has not prepared the squad properly on any level”

With the ousting of both the Italians and the French, the last two World Cup Champions are now out of the 2010 World Cup.

Italy’s loss lets Slovakia advance to the elimination round in second behind the surprising Paraguayans, and will move on to play the Netherlands as the winner of Group E.

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Wimbledon Longest Match: 2010 Wimbledon is longest ever

2010 Wimbledon Longest Tennis Match Highlights @ Sportsbook: The 2010 Wimbledon tennis match between John Isner and Nicolas Mahut is the longest tennis match in the history. The match was suspended on Wednesday night at 59-59 in the fifth set because of the darkness. On Wednesday, the players have played and played so much time and the match was suspended due to darkness.

This match already postpones on Tuesday after the fourth set. Finally the match has completed at 11 hours and 5 minutes. This was the longest time taken in the tennis history for a single match. Finally John Isner defeated Nicolas Mahut with 6-4, 3-6, 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 70-68 and it took 3 days from 22–24 June 2010.

The tennis fans are waited and waited to see when the match will complete. Finally this match was completed after 11 hours and 5 minutes with a great record in the tennis history. John Isner won this longest tennis match over Nicolas Mahut in 2010 Wimbledon.

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