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Midweek Football Dec 1st-3rd

Not To Be Sniffed At
The Carling Cup takes centre stage in this midweek's football but despite what the big boys may say, it's still a soccer competition they all want to win. The 1/4 final lineup would back up that statement and maybe a team that would like to win the cup competition more than the others is big spending Manchester City. Boss Hughes knows he is under pressure to deliver success quickly to his newly assembled England Premier League side and they could be the value picks to go all the way in this year's Carling Cup and first in their way is an Arsenal team that looks like will provide a mouth watering clash. Elsewhere in the midweek football schedule, Barcelona travel to Xerez in the Spanish Football league revelling in their defeat of bitter rivals Real Madrid on Sunday night and the Europa League kicks back into action over wednesday and Thursday, albeit with a lot of the groups already more or less decided... click link for midweek football value betting picks...





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Selection: Portsmouth vs Villa

Bet: Corners under 12

Info: Both teams will have a changed lineup hence the line of 12 is wrong and more often than not will hit the under in these circumstances tonight, thus making evens a good price

Confidence: 65-70% Stake: 3.5pts Odds: 1/1 Book: Bet365

Selection: Man city vs Arsenal

Bet: Arsenal to qualify

Info: There may be value with City to win the competition as mentioned but after seeing the ridiculous price of 7/4 being offered on arsenal to progress by any means in what is a close to 50/50 tie, I'll be backing them. Likely to start with a strong team with the likes of walcott, Vela and Rosicky leading the line

Confidence: 50% Stake: 2.75pts Odds: 7/4 Book: PaddyPower


Selection: Man city vs Arsenal

Bet: Over 2.5 goals

Info: Emphasis will be largely on attack from both sides and with the attacking and creative talent on show,chances and more than likely, goals, are in the offing

Confidence: 75% Stake: 4pts Odds: 4/5 Book: Sky Bet


Selection: Xerez vs Barcelona

Bet: Barcelona win(-1) handicap

Info: Fresh off the back of a win vs their biggest rivals, and with a champions league spot all but secure for the knockout stages and a full team back from injury, expect a show of football vs Xerex

Confidence: 75% Stake: 4.5pts Odds: 8/11 Book: Betfred


Selection: FC Twente vs Fenerbache

Bet: Twente win

Info: Nic's Picks antepost tips for an outside shot at the Europa league look a good price to get the win they need to secure a place in the knockout stages against an already qualified Fenerbache

Confidence: 60-65% Stake: 2.5pts Odds: 6/5 Book: Betfair

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Please note that player attribute ratings are derived from the official PGA Tour and European Tour golf stats, and updated with a rolling average each golf betting year for precision.


Bryan Nicholson is the pioneer of the progressive form and course fit ratings for golf betting, with the associated progressive form model and course fit profiling model. Bryan is the author of the increasingly popular annual course fit profiling manual and #1 golf betting book Angles & Edges and runs the Sharp Sports Bettors Blog.

What is expected Strokes Gained Course Fit ?

Bryan also pioneered the concept of Expected Strokes Gained Course Fit (xSGF) in golf betting. xSGF can be predicted using my model below. For prospective golf betting tips it projects ahead of time how many shots a player is expected to pick up per round on average on a particular golf course. It's weighed against a neutral golf course of the same rating. For example: Sam Horsfield at Celtic Manor vs TPC Southwind. This number will also portray ability level in terms of strokes gained total. Click "find out more" under the course fit golf betting model for info.

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What is Progressive Form in Golf Betting?

Progressive form in golf betting differs from current form in that players are showing a trend in the right direction in their recent scoring. Trending form has a high predictive value in golf betting and can also catch players under the radar at an inflated price vs their true betting odds. For example - a player shows form of T40 - 24 - 24, but last week he was in the leading PGA Tour group on Sunday with Tiger Woods and had a bad round due to nerves. His finishing position may not fully capture his actual form... See more with our calculators and betting tools

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