The last four return games of the round of sixteen of the Champions League are taking place this week. Bet365 specially offers an incentive for the match Chelsea London against SSC Naples. But we will have a look at all matches in a chronological order.
FC Bayern Munich against FC Basel
Munich is going to play against Basel. At the moment, Basel disposes of an outstanding shape. This should be known to everyone since the preliminary round at the latest. At first they made up a 3:0 against Manchester United and then they played 3:3 in the Theater of Dreams. The decisive match of Manchester United against FC Basel took place at the last match day of the preliminary round. FC Basel won this match in St. Jakob Park and they moved into the round of sixteen. The consequence for Manchester United was the third place within their group and therefore the knockout in the Champions League. That means that Manchester United is going to play its next match on Thursday within the Europe League. FC Basel won its last match in the Swiss league 0:2 against Grashoppers Zurich in Zurich, which means that they won their last match just as Bayern Munich, which won 7:1 in their own stadium against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Does that mean that Munich is now ready for Basel? Or does that mean that there is nothing left anymore after Saturday? Odds on Munich are very low but since Munich has to win with a difference of one goal, handicap-1 can be applied very well. If Munich does not reach the next round, huge discussions will follow there. I assume that Munich is going to win in a very clear manner, even though I would grant the next round to Basel since they are the big surprise of this year´s Champions League season. A great deal will also be the 1.5 since I believe that Munich will score one goal and Basel is only going to reach the next round if they score a goal by themselves.
Inter Milan against Olympique Marseille
Today, in addition, there will be the match Inter Milan against Olympique Marseille. Since Marseille won the first leg against a flagging team from Milan, they are odds-on favourite on reaching the quarter final. Therefore my predictions turn out to be clear with Marseille reaching the next round with a 1.44 on Bet365.
Chelsea London against SSC Naples
Tomorrow (14 March 2012), Chelsea London is going to play against SSC Naples. London lost the first leg in Naples with 3:1. Of course, London is intending to straighten this result at Stamford Bridge but at the moment, Naples has the self-confidence to reach the next round. If Naples scores a goal, they will be nearly unreachable for London. Since they are an Italian team, it is said that they dispose of a very good defence. Although Naples possesses a strong offensive, they should make use of this Italian virtue. This season, Chelsea is not in a good shape and even within the English league they have to be careful not to lose the rank allowing the participation in the Champions League and being kicked out of the Top 4. In general, the English teams are flagging at the moment, which offers a huge chance for Naples even though this will not be good for the five-year-assessment of the Uefa from a German point of view. I think the result will be 2:1 and therefore my predictions will be 2.5 goals. You should bet on this match at Bet365 in any case since Bet365 offers a great incentive. If you bet using a sum up to £25 regardless which kind of bet, you will be given a free bet in the amount of your previous wager on a live bet at the match Chelsea-Naples. That means making proper predictions and maybe assuring them during the match or maybe making more profit.
Real Madrid against ZSKA Moscow
The last match of these four will take place in Madrid between Real Madrid and ZSKA Moscow. Here, Real Madrid should be odds-on favourite. But how often did teams fail when being the odds-on favourite? In Moscow the result was only a 1:1. But although Moscow scored the 1:1 not until the additional time, a 1:0 against Madrid within the regular time was also a great success. So if Moscow again disposes of a great defence and maybe scores a goal, they will have the possibility to reach the next round, which would mean the knockout for Madrid within the Champions League. Basel against Manchester offers a great example for such a result. Therefore I prefer not to bet on this match and, in addition, the odds are too low.
The Launch of the app has come today. So now the prediction app is launched in the android appstore and you can download the newest prediction app. I don’t see a prediction app for football in the app before. So i think it is the first one. You can manage all predictions you see on this site easily with the app.
The app is updatet very often and I add more leagues on request. You’ll find the first 4 leagues of England (Premier League , Championship, League One, League Two) in the app. As prediction formats you can choose between back / lay, asian, numbers, words or all 4 formats changing every 5 seconds.
You’ll find more then 20 leagues in this app with prediction for almost every game. Afte the game the results are shown too.
Got to the android market and download the app or scan the QR code at.
Asian Handicaps are mostly Football Prediction bets, whereby one of the opposing parties starts their face-off with a handicap. The term has gained a lot of popularity over the last few years. The specialty of the Asian Handicap lies in the fact that unlike to ’normal‘ Handicap Bets in case of a possible draw you’ll get your stake refunded.
Contrary to the usual handicap bets the range here differs from one quarter goal to several goals. Those can vary from half or third to even quarter goals.
The term Asian Handicap is ordinarily used for Football Prediction betting systems but is sometimes used in other sports as well. It was originated by a journalist named Joe Saumarez Smith. In November 1998 the Indonesian bookmaker Joe Phan asked him to translate this Result Prediction method formerly known as ‚hang cheng betting‘ by bookmakers in Asia.
Basically Asian Handicaps cut both ways for bookmakers. The upside is the fact that the risk for bookmakers minimizes because trading with the party is simplified and the amount of wagering can be balanced on each side of the match. This gives bookmakers the chance to take bigger positions on major matches.
The downside with this particular Result Prediction gamble lies for bookmakers within the lower margin offerings. Those do not contribute such significant profits as for example the 1X2 system does.
A lot of the matches stand with a handicap of one half (½ ) or even a quarter (¼ ) intervals, while a quarter bet is the most difficult. Nevertheless in both cases a push is not an option, because a half-goal can not be scored.
In a quarter handicap bet the wager will be split into the next two quarter intervals. If the wagerer bets on Team A ¼ and loses his bet the whole wager is lost. If the match ends in a draw, half the bet is seen as won and the wagerer gets back half his stake multiplied with the given rate. If he wins his bet the wagerer will get his stake refunded multiplied with the given rate.
A ½ Asian Handicap on the home team for instance is just the same as a DC1/0 bet which is described in this encyclopedia as well. On top of that the full Asian bet is almost the same as the ½ Asian Handicap. With the 0 Asian Handicap the wagerer gets back his full stake in case of a draw.
It is common in Europe in Football Prediction Bets to write the home team first, this is in stark contrast to the american habit of writing the home team last. In a european 1X2 Football Prediction Bet the 1 stands for a victory of the home team, the X stands for a tie and the 2 stands for a victory of the visiting team. The result prediction is only given for one of the three options.
If the customer is using different betting systems it is adviseable to look closely which denomination is used, the american or the european way of 1X2 bets.
On this website the Euopean Standard is used.
A few examples.
The customer wants to bet that the home team is winning. He therefor bets on 1.
The customer predicts that it will be a tie. He therefor bets on X.
The customer predicts that the visiting team will win. He therefor bets on 2.
A loss occurs if any of the other two possibilities occurs.
Double Chance Bets
This betting system has a lower payout rate but a higher chance of winning than the 1X2 Football Prediction system. The result prediction in this system is given for two of the three possible instances (1 for a win of the home team, X for a tie and 2 for a win of the visiting team in the european denomination). For example of a result prediction the customer wants to bet on „The home team will win OR it will be a tie“. In the 1X2 betting system the customer can only bet on one possibility of the two choices.
In the Double Chance Bet system the customer can bet on both results at the same time. A loss only occurs if the third chance is picked.
A few examples.
The customer predicts that the home team will win or it will be a tie. He therefor bets on 1X. A loss occurs on a victory of the visiting team.
The customer predicts that the foreign team will win or it will be a tie. He therefor bets on X2. A loss occurs on the victory of the home team.
The customer predicts that the home or the foreign team will win. He therefor bets on 12. A loss occurs on a tie.