BEFORE THE SOCCER PLAYS:
 

This is just a mere briefing message about what will be my plans for the near future regarding all the sports.

The Major League Baseball is now entering the final stages with the World Series matchup between the Cardinals and the Rangers. We had a successful regular season and we are enjoying a terrific postseason as well. Our Top Play record has been pretty phenomenal with a 21-4 YTD record w/Triple Dime Plays. Unfortunately we have only two more weeks of action so let's enjoy them while we can...

The upcoming NBA season is still uncertain and I must tell you that I have no good feeling at all so let's see what will happen. Regardless any decision, I'm now finishing the process of reviewing ALL last season's plays and taking all the considerations that will guide me for the future. I will compile a detailed report about the season later...

During the summer I was able to get a ton of statistical information for College Basketball. I have now some powerful advanced stats sheets' for all teams and I'm working to develop them into a Power Ranking system that I'll use in the NBA. I'll most likely cover this upcoming season with regular plays.

Being myself an European, my "background" sport was the soccer, the NBA appeared only later... Nowadays I'm still a follower of this sport, as I still watch a absurd number of soccer games and personally I'm betting in soccer for years. It makes no sense for me to keep betting it without sharing my opinions so soccer will be back to the card.

I've been sucking pretty hard in NFL since...well ever! After a another frustrating weekend for me I've decided to change my handicapping approach: basically, I will need "more edge" in order to get a NFL play so my volume will be extremely low from now on.

SOCCER PLAYS:


OTELUL GALATI  VS  MANCHESTER UNITED

SOCCER PLAY - UEFA Champions League: Manchester United @ Otelul Galati



***SINGLE DIME PLAY***

In this contest I’m riding the Manchester United to win for at least two goals against the Romanian Champions Otelul Galati.

Man Utd didn’t start well the Champions League this season. They started with a draw (1-1) on the road against Portuguese team SL Benfica (which was understandable because on the paper, the Portuguese team is the second best team in the group) but then they draw at home against Basel 2-2 after being up 2-0 in the first half. They didn’t bring their best effort to the field and the outcome was a disaster. They are now 3rd in the group, with just two points, so they really need to start picking up points quickly!
So far in the CL, Head Coach Sir Alex Ferguson has been rotating their best players to make them fresh mainly for the English Premiership but this won’t happen in this contest. Last Saturday against Liverpool, Sir Ferguson took his chances by sitting Rooney, Nani, Anderson and Chicarito Hernandez from the starting lineup. His idea in my opinion is pretty simple: make them ready (and fresh) to play this contest! We can expect Man Utd to be ready physically and most importantly mentally for tomorrow…

Regarding the Romanian team… I saw their game against SL Benfica in the last round of the Champions League and they were completely outplayed at home. They lost 0-1 but the Portuguese dominance was pretty evident! They had 65% of ball possession, 8-1 edge in corners and 7-2 on shots attempts on target.  Even though Galati’s gameplan was basically to lay back and try to score on a fast break or a set pieces chance, they conceded several chances to SL Benfica while several holes on the back were exposed. Against world class strikers like Rooney or Hernandez, I expect them to be pounded.

Finally, they are not playing on their own stadium. Instead, this game will be played in Bucharest far away from Otelul in a large field that will benefit more Man Utd than the “home team”.

I’m taking Manchester United in here to win by 2 or more goals. 

Pick: 3 units (Single Dime Play) on Manchester United AH -1.5 @ -146 / 1.68 on 5 Dimes

MORE TO COME LATER....