Thursday, 8 January 2015

Round Of 16 Preview

A fairly quiet midweek round, with just a handful of entries from the Serie A and the one Ligue 1 game last night, and everyone involved would have been better served by staying idle. The two Cassini Value selections dominated their games but couldn't win. One of these (Genoa) was also selected by Football Elite, while Football Investor found value in Cagliari winning at Palermo (DNB) but they not only ruined FI's Epiphany, but also spoiled Zola's Sardinian managerial debut, losing 0:5. Talkies Tips had Palermo, but lost on AC Milan and Juventus, before Wednesday's selection of Lille (v Evian Thonon Gaillard) reduced the loss to just 0.28 points. The relevant updates are below:

I was looking ahead to the Erskine Cup, and the round of 16 on the weekend of 31st January, and the way things stand, the top two in the league will be facing each other.
Based on the current standings, the top half of the brackets is a lot stronger than the bottom half. Placings 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 are in the former, while 6, 7 and 8 are in the latter. At least two teams in 20th place or below will go through, with at least one in the semi-final.

Four of the sixteen have been idle for some time (Randolph 22.Nov, Abromo 6.Dec, Club Havana 13.Dec and Betcast 15 Nov) and while a 0:0 draw would have been fine in the Group Stages, in the knock-out, we need a winner. Hopefully, they will be back.

A little premature, but the early leaders in the race for January are:

1 comment:

Marty said...

How are winners decided in the event of a tie?