PREMIUM PICK - As per promised, a bcd up match. check back for more in the morning ———On both her visits here Darya Kasatkina was knocked out in the first round. Furthermore, in 2017 (won Charleston two weeks earlier) and 2018 (made final of Dubai + Indian Wells) she had been in much better form coming into this competition. Elise Mertens is probably the most consistent WTA player on tour. In our opinion, it’s just a matter of time before the 23 year old tops her highest rank of 12. Last year Mertens won both Rabatt and Lugano on clay, and she also made the fourth round of the French open. Mertens usually wins her matches in straight sets, that’s what we expect here!
PREMIUM WTA PICK - We started off the week with a winner, and we have another 8 bets lined up for the first round of Istanbul and Stuttgart. We had considered adding most for FREE use this week, but it will depend on the number of site visitors. We didn’t get that many clicks on the site yesterday, so maybe we will hold back. Lets take it one bet at a time, here is one to get you started in Turkey ———— Carla Suarez Navarro loves clay, but so does her opponent Lara Arruabarrena. The latter won their only meeting at last years grass tournament in Mallorca, and we want to point out something about playing that match. They might call it grass in the Balearics, but it is a dead surface that suits base-liners best. We have seen clay courters do particularly well at that event in the past, so maybe the form will hold up for playing here. Whatever the situation, CSN is very much hit and miss. Giving up 4.5 games won’t be easy, and at positive odds it’s the best option!
We are contemplating adding all our WTA bets for free this week. We will look at site visit stats and then make a decision of whether we will offer the full service for FREEMIUM use. PS - Most of the first round matches for Istanbul and Stuttgart start tomorrow! ———————Petra Martic is a class player, and in our opinion she has a good chance of winning the whole tournament. The Croatian made the semi final of the recent higher graded Charleston, and players she beat included Belinda Bencic and Amanda Anismova. Tamara Zidansek looks very beatable. Seven of her 8 defeats this season ended in two sets, and she’s been comfortably beaten by worse players than Martic. The only danger we can imagine is Martic needing a game or two to find momentum!!
FREE TIP —— With just one win from three games, it’s been a poor start to the season for Goteborg. Nevertheless, we believe Poya Asbaghi will be able to improve this young and interesting squad. The hosts did show a good level when beating Elfsborg (3-0), and a red card didn’t help them in the most recent defeat in Djurgarden (2-1) Helsingborg won last seasons Superettan by winning 18 of their 30 games. However, they where just the fourth best visitor (5-8-2), and they lost their only road game this season. For us, Goteborg are a good bet to return to winning ways, and with the draw no bet option we are planning a decent bet!
Lots of racing today, and we have five bets. This is one we are giving for free use———— Want to join paid PREMIUM and profit from our high quality tips firstname.lastname@example.org ———Can’t imagine LORD MARWAH needing this trip. FORGET ME NOT will need to find a bit for her recent wind surgery. BARCALONA looks very average, so it’s one of the Bowen brothers for us. Despite being exposed we prefer the chance of James on STEHANIE SUNSHINE. The 6 year old ran her best race over CD last time out, and she looks like a mare who can win in the spring. With all intent and purpose, these odds are more than fair.
SJK won the league title in 2015, but it’s been downhill since. The trend 3rd, 6th and 9th is one the hosts will be trying to break, because 12th place would mean relegation. On a positive note, two wins and a draw from three opening games suggest Aleksey Eremenko has no such issues. However, today they face a real test against a good Ilves side. The last three seasons have seen the IPA finish 5-3-5. Jarkko Wiss has reshuffled his pack a little for the new campaign, and the visitors started with a win in KPV Kokkola (0-2). What followed was a 0-0 at home to VPS, and with regards to that game. The coach must still be scratching his head how his players missed so many good opportunities. Nevertheless, he will be happy with how they dominated, and he will also be able to remind his players that they won all three meetings with SJK last season. In fact, two of them where in this stadium, and they both ended 2-3. We can’t imagine the scenario being much different today!
The Jazz missed out on a golden opportunity to get back into this series as they lost Game 3 104-101 despite an extremely poor shooting night from the Rockets' superstar guard James Harden. The Jazz's shooting woes continued as they did manage to shoot better than 40%, a number they failed to eclipse in the first 2 games of the series, but only barely doing so at 41.6%. Houston's switching defense was the culprit but with a 3-0 lead in the series, this is typically where we begin to see the Rockets' defense flag a bit. The Rockets finished the regular season 18th in the league in defensive rating and this is indicative of the poor start to the season they had with a different lineup but also their tendency to play a bit lazy going up against poor teams. The Jazz obviously don't qualify in that regard but we believe with the series essentially in hand, the Rockets may play this more offensively minded and try to win a shootout as opposed to an ugly physical grind it out affair as it was in Game 3. The Jazz certainly can't shoot it much worse than they have been in our opinion and we believe the no pressure situation should play to their benefit. The home crowd should be into it and the hosts should look to start out up tempo to match the atmosphere and intensity. We see a high scoring game!
FREE PICK - We haven’t been adding many MLS, because quite frankly we don’t have the audience for US soccer. We add stuff to the website according to supply and demand, so lets see how this one interests site visitors. What you have here is the East Conference league leader versus bottom of the table New York City. However, the teams have only played 7 + 6 games respectively, and their is obviously a long way to go. With that said, the Pigeons need to cut out drawing (5/6 ended this way) matches. From what we have seen, players such has Ismael Tajouri and Alex Ring have done a good job. However, it’s time forwards Jonathan Lewis and Heber took more initiative. The other thing that stands, Castellanos isn’t leading the line like he should. Maybe it’s time for coach Domenec Torrent to have a rethink, especially since he’s got prolific goalscorer scorer Heber in the squad. The Brazilian bagged 54 goals the likes of Rijeka, Alashkert and Slaven Belepu. A month back and these two teams played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture. What we remember about that game is NYC dominated. In fact, they had 21-7 goal attempts and 6-3 shots on target! Take the visitors to point today- We are getting the same odds for double chance has home win in the first fixture- that’s value!
FREE TIP - Hannover are no longer financially capable of being competitive in Germany’s top league, and with twelve players sidelined it’s double jeopardy. As it stands, Die Roten (the Reds) have just 14 points with five games remaining. They would need to make up seven points on Stuttgart to at least make the play-offs, and 8 league defeats in sequence would suggest they have no chance. Hannover have always had a reputation of being hard to beat at home, but powder puffs on the road. This season they managed just 4 points from 14 road games, and they failed to win an away game! Hertha lost five straight, and one of them was an embarrassing 5-0 at another former DDR club Leipzig. You can take it from us, if the hosts don’t get back on track today, the linch mob will be out for manager Pal Dardai and the board. The hosts have a handful of players sidelined, but the situation with them is much better than Hannover. Add to that they are a better team, and home advantage is massive! -1 Asian h’cap means Hertha have to win by two or more for us to collect. If Hertha win by exactly one goal, the bet is void and stakes returned. A draw or defeat would mean the bet is lost. Learn Asian h’caps if you are taking betting seriously!
Following just three games, Hammarby are sitting bottom of the table. However, a win of this match in hand would move the hosts into a share of sixth. The Bajan ended last season fourth in the Allsvenskan, and during that campaign they went 10-1-4 at home. For the start of the new campaign, the hosts have been able to get the impressive Vidar Orn Kjartansson on loan from Russian outfit Rostov. The Icelandic centre forward will only stay until mid july, so it’s important that Hammarby find momentum and use their trump card effectively. We believe improvement in Hammarby will be imminent, and they can start by beating newly promoted AFC Eskilstuna. The visitors played out a whopping 15 draws last season, and they had to come through the play-offs to gain promotion. On a positive note they won their opening fixture, but since then managed just one point from Orebro. Playing at this level will clearly be a bigger challenge, and with six players already injured sidelined Nemanja Miljanovic will have his work cut out to pick a best XI. Go with the hosts to win by two or more!
If this was Team A vs Team B, a look at the table would make team A substantially shorter. However, reputation and guaranteed betting support for Fenerbahce is making the visitors shorter than they should be! The fact is Alanyaspor could go fifth with a win today, and they are 8-3-3 at home. Sergen Yalcin’s side have been very consistent, and they have beaten better teams than todays opponent at the Bahcesehir Okullari Arena. The other thing which guides us to a hame win is team news, because the visitors have Kaldirim, Ekeci and Soldado all suspended. And, while the hosts have the same situation with Gulselam, he’s the only absentee! It could be prudent to take the draw no bet option!