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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tales of the Unexpected...

A really good trio of games last night and whilst the final results were expected, some of the performances were not.
Chelsea, as the markets suggested, were not expected to win against a Shaktar side who have not lost for something near a year. From what I saw, they never looked in the game. No trade for me in this one but, given the outcome and performance, the European Champions looked a cheap lay.
Utd were expected to beat a decent Braga side and they did but their price was short and many expected and traded the early away goal. My lay of AUQ was easily covered, finishing with a nice green. 
The lay of U4.5 in Barca, with 0-0 cover made for an easy trade. Managed to get my 0-0 back matched at 55 and traded out for covering green at 30, leaving a free trade, which resulted in a scratch. With Celtic's opener and Barca struggling to break them down, a lay of Celtic at 7.6 and a back of 0-1 at 23's was the best and most profitable trade of the night.
And it was Celtic who brought about the most unexpected of last night's events. Albeit an own goal from Mascherano, Celtic taking the lead at the Camp Nou is the stuff of dreams but for them to keep out the most potent strike force in football today, to the extent that they did, was truly heroic. Fraser Forster was truly fantastic between the sticks, making incredible reaction and, what seemed to be, out of reach saves. 
I'm not a fan of Celtic or Scottish football as a whole but whatever accolades are heaped on them, they are all truly deserved after such a brilliant performance. 

I like 2-2 as trade-able in both the Arsenal and City games tonight.

Stay green. 

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