Had the Cameroonian striker scored his last minute penalty against Mallorca, as opposed to seeing his effort strike the foot of the post, today we could be shouting from the rooftops about having raked in a Â£45 profit last weekend. Instead, the weekend produced a profit of Â£5.72, but ending the weekend up is in never something to be sneezed at.
Of our remaining predictions, we cleaned up on our Robbie Keane-2.5 goals double, as well as correctly forecasting that Lyon would upset Marseille at the Stade Veladrome. On the downside, Fernando Torres never looked like pulling his weight in our Torres-Anelka to score double, while in Germany visitors Cologne produced a surprising upset by turning over Hamburg.
C’est la vie.
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On Wednesday night in Switzerland, the Swiss Cup final takes place between Young Boys Bern and FC Sion. The sides met just last week in the league, with the Young Boys asserting their home advantage to claim a 2-1 win (7/1 to repeat the same scoreline) to maintain their one-hundred percent record against Sion this season. And with Young Boys riding high in third, compared to Sion being third from bottom, it seems that only a Young Boys’ victory will transpire in the final.
Yet, we are definitely backing the underdog Sion, who have an amazing history in Swiss Cup finals on their side. Since the competition began in 1925, Sion have reached the final ten times – amazingly winning on each and every occasion. Sion’s last final back in 2006 saw the red and whites beat Young Boys 5-4 on penalties.
With hugely attractive odds of 15/4 on the Sion win, we are staking Â£8 aiming to clear a Â£30 profit.
The big game on Wednesday night though is the UEFA Cup final in Istanbul between Werder Bremen and Shakhtar Donetsk. While it may be assumed that Werder are favourites, the Germans head to the final without suspended pair Hugo Almedia and talisman Diego, while Naldo, Mertesacker, Pizarro and Rosenberg are all carrying knocks and are in a race against time to be fit. By contrast, the Ukrainians have few concerns heading into the final, looking to the offensive quartet of Fernandinho, Ilsinho, Marcelo Moreno and Jadsen to do the damage up-top.
The bookies cannot separate the pair, pricing both Werder and Shakhtar at 13/8. As such, we are looking to hedge our bets with Â£16 on both Werder and Shakhtar which, if either side wins in 90 minutes, will guarantee us a clean profit of Â£10.