Hafnarfjordur v BATE Borisov Betting Preview 2010-07-21 Champions League Qualifications
Yesterday’s games were intentionally skipped, because the odds were quite low for betting, and the first games ended with big victories for the favorite.
When that happens, most bettors tend to stay away from the game since, during the second game, especially when the favorite is a guest, doesn’t need anything from that game and might even loose.
Nevertheless they will still qualify but despite the first game and their domination, the second game can end in three ways.
So let’s look at the game I chose today. Hafnarfjordur is a team you might not know, so I went around to dig a bit of information about it. The team has been a champion of Iceland 5 times, and has played 13 games for Uefa Champions League, and 16 for Uefa Cup.
However out of those 13 games they have only 2 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses, and from those 16 games, 6 wins 5 draws and 5 losses. Apparently they do better in UEFA Cup (Europa League now days)
First game between these two teams ended 5:1 and Bate Borisov has pretty much advanced ahead. Head to Head statistics for these two teams are, total of three games, where BATE won 2 and tied 1.
Bate Borisov is Belarusian football team playing in the city of Barysaw. Despite their short history and small stadium this team was able to qualify in the group stage of Champions league 2 years in a row. A memorable game two years ago was the draw against Juventus, where they lead 2:0 in the first 15 minutes of the game.
What’s to expect from this game?
Bate is one of the teams that doesn’t give up even if they have “killed” the opponent in the first game. This is something some teams do but not them. I am pretty sure they will dominate this game as they did in the first one.
There are few bets you can check out and make up your mind.
The Betting Verdict?
Over 2.5 Goals @ 1.79 (Betfair.com): Given that the first game ended 5:1, and the one in 2007 ended 1:3 in Iceland for Bate, might be safe to go with this bet, since there are always alot of goals between these two teams.
Bate Borisove wins @ 1.87 (Betfair.com): Bate Borisov are still a young team that has a lot to prove. Every game is adding a bit in their history, and every win counts for something. This is why the 5:1 at home will not stop them to win today again, although they don’t really need it.
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