Monday, 26 August 2013

Hits, Not Runs

A little surprisingly, none of the FTL entries have any selections from tonight's Manchester United v Chelsea game, so I can publish the FTL. It's not too impressive that only one entry (of 13) is currently in the green, but it is still early days of course.

Last week's leader Forza Fizzer dropped a couple of points, although I personally played his Inverness Caledonian Thistle selection by laying Celtic which was a winner.

Second placed Football Elite went for a back of Aston Villa, with the Draw No Bet, but this one was a loser, and third placed Punter's Friend had four lay selections, only one of which obliged by failing to win. Here's the latest table:

The XX Draws had a mixed weekend with nine of eleven selections staying Under 2.5 goals, but only three of the matches ending even. The last two matches of the weekend were both perfect (0-0) draws and nine winners was good enough to lift the XX Draws U2.5 to first place in the table, but the three draws this weekend means that the same selections backed as draws stay in the wooden spoon position. In baseball terms, we are getting hits but not runs right now.

Premier Betting had a better weekend, with three winners from five FTL selections and four from seven official winners, and move up to third. The Bundeslayga system found one winner from three for a small loss, and Skeeve's FTL entries found one winner from three selections.

Peter Nordsted's Drawmaster again found one winner from five selections for another small loss, while Fedslam took a rest this week.

Scatter Gun improved on previous weeks finding three winners from ten, but another small loss on the week. He needs to stop selecting Coventry City at "home". They followed up a 5-4 win v Bristol City two weeks ago with a 4-4 draw with Preston North End, and their four league matches to date have seen a total of 26 goals. It's a brave man who picks Unders on Coventry's matches these days.


fedslam said...

Cassini, I (Fedslam) sent you my picks by email on Friday at 19:23pm and indeed have a pick for tonight's match.

fedslam said...

Hi Cassini, I sent you my picks on Friday at 19:23, and indeed have a pick for tonight's game. You seem to have missed them.

Anonymous said...

I taught Pete Nordsted a half time strategy which is to profile games using half time shot on target data and other variables. Looks like he was not paying enough attention