Bryne vs Brann – an away win

One of the favourites for the title in Norway – Brann Bergen will play its final friendly match before the start of the season against a team from the second division in the country – Bryne. Generally, in such friendly matches it is usual the opponent to be a much weaker team so the bigger team to enter into the championship with a big win. brann2Moreover, the first meeting of the new season for Brann is against a very tough opponents – Vålerenga where the victory is mandatory and it will be really tough to get it.

This is why I expect a full mobilization of the Brann’s players, although the match is a friendly. In the played friendly matches so far the players from Bergen didn’t play particularly well. In six matches they have achieved only one victory against Las Palmas with 3-1. In addition to this victory, the team scored four draw against Varden, Estrella, Molde and Sadnes Ulf and conceded a defeat with 1:2 in their last friendly match against Kongsvinger.

Surely not particularly impressive results, but Bryne didn’t perform much better. In their friendly matches the team from Adeccoligaen had four losses, two wins against much weaker opponents and a draw.

Because of all said above for me a betting prediction for a win for Brann with coefficient of 1.4, proposed by Bet365 seems justified and will play it.

My predictions for 09.12

After a relatively successful betting yesterday, I hit two draws and that there will be more than 3 cards shown in the match between Chelsea and Sunderland with odds of 2 I will bet only on two matches today. Again, both are from the Premier League, where I will miss only the derby between Manchester United and Manchester City, because it is too unpredictable.

My bets for today are an over 2.5 goals scored in the match between Everton and Tottenham and a bet for the hosts West Ham against Liverpool. Here I bet on Asian Handicap market with a margin for West Ham 0;0.5 and coefficient of 1.85.

Rubin Kazan vs CSKA Moskva 1 DNB

Extremely difficult match to predict is that derby in Russian Premier League. First Rubin Kazan shows better play and results in last few games. However, if we take a look at the stats between those two clubs – it is not in hosts benefit at all.

CSKA won in last two meetings and haven’t lost six games in a row against Rubin.

Both teams lost in midweek matches for Russian Cup, with Rubin played with their second team against 2nd division Ural and CSKA against 5 in the Premier League standing Samara.

Both teams have not huge problems in the squads. For CSKA will play again Wagner and Carvalho, Dominguesh is back for Rubin.

It is clear for me that nobody can say how this match will end. But I will back host here. The reasons for that are simple. First, the form they showed last two weeks, second the main players rested on Wednesday and finally Rubin will play on their stadium.

So a home win here, but secured with DNB for 1.75 coefficient.

England U21 vs Sweden U21 – 1

I will make another bet against the hosts. It is nothing against them as a team, but they simply are not too good for England. A bit more, they have to stand up against fresh and relaxed, after a match pause England squad. Manager Stuart Pearce left all eleven start ups out of the last match against Germany, after the perfect start with qualification with two wins in first two games.

Theo Walcott, Joe Hart, Martin Cranie, Micah Richards, Nedum Onuoha, Kieran Gibbs, Lee Cattermole, Fabrice Muamba, Mark Noble, James Milner and Agbonlahor are the names of the players who missed the match with Germany.

Sweden made it through after a win against Serbia, but didn’t convince me they are good enough. I think England will show their potential here and they will win against young Swedish.

Something more, in stage like semis one of the most important part of winning is the experience. I think we can not even compare both teams here.

So, what we have? More experience player for England, more relaxed players, hmm again for England and better players again for England. What else can we bet here except to back England? The answer is nothing.

Brann – Aalesund Under 2.5

It is a bit risky bet and I know many punters will bet here over. More of them believe Brann will win with many and of course Aalesund can score a goal. Of course this scenario can happen. What I think about this match?

First of all. As far I know Kjetil Rekdall as V?lerenga coach he likes to play really safety in those type of matches. He usually fill the midfield with many players which does not give so much opportunities to the other team.

My words up there are proved by the statistic. Aalesund gives only 3.64 opportunities per match for the opposite team – 6 best in the league. Brann is a bit better with only 3.21 – second best in defense, after RBK.

At the other hand Brann sees difficulties in last games against Aalesund. They lost all of them. This is why Jan Gunnar Solli said for Aftenposten, that three loses in a row are far too match. I know that Brann will probably win this one, but it will be tough and I hope it will be scoreless. A match in the middle of the field with not so many opportunities for the strikers.

Nevertheless the odds are high – 2.3 for under.

Brunei DPMM vs Geylang 1

Some wise men have been said the match can’t be compared with another match, but I will make exactly this with my bet today. 11 days ago Brunei DPMM defeated Geylang with 5:3 in League Cup match and I don’t see anything which will prevent the same result to happen again.

However there are some problems in Brunei DPMM squad. The midfielder Ivan Jerkovic will miss the next 8 matches for the team after surgery. He will be replaced by Azwan Salleh.

The team spirit is high after winning the League Cup and this is what the coach Vjeran Simunic liked most. “We respect Geylang, they are a very good team. It will be a tough game,” he said for the team official site. “It will be a crucial match tonight as Brunei DPMM are trying to close the gap on current league leaders Gombak Utd and also to extend our points from Tampines whom are just a point behind.”, Simunic added.

So the percents for this match to end with home win are high enough to back Brunei DPMM and I am going to do it.

Sweden U21 vs Serbia U21 2 DNB

I am totally against all people who think the hose will do something in this tournament. I wrote why few days ago and the main reason for that is the tournament preparation where the coach duo used 70 players, before choosing the needed 22. I think Serbia is better prepared here and they will take what they need and this is a win.

Nothing else is enough for the Serbians if they want to qualify for the semis.

There are few problems in Serbia squad, but nothing so special. At the other side the Swedish coach duo will choose from everything they have.

I read a comment from a punter from Sweden. He/she wrote “Serbia knows how to win big games”. I agree with him and I will back them, but I will secure myself again with DNB.

Germany U21 vs England U21 Draw

The reasons for this pick are quite obvious. The draw will secure Germany’s place on the semifinals and also will give to England squad the first place in the group, which means they will avoided Italy in the next match. So, I bet for a draw here without having any pure football reasons.

Egypt vs USA X2

May be I underestimated Egypt, I bet against them versus Italy and I lost. I will do the same thing today and I will bet for USA or draw and I do not see a reason why I shouldn’t do this. Egyptians made a good result against Brazil, but the fact was they could lose that game 5:1, great win against Italy, but the reality was if Italians decided to play as they can they would win.

US will play without any pressure, just for their pride, which make them very dangerous. However, this is not an easy pick. “Obviously they’re athletic, they’re talented and they have a few players who can make special plays. They run hard and they work hard and I give them a lot of credit for the way they played. It’s going to be a difficult match.” The words are from Jason Donovan, taken by It is going to be difficult match, I agree, but US will take something from here. They need just clear win and loss for Italy from Brazil to advance forward. Oh, right and +6 goals difference. They can do it.

The task became easier with Mohamed Zidan out for the match for Egypt.

Sandefjord – Valerenga 2 DNB

Both team are going well in Norwegian Tippeliga, but I will prefer V?lerenga. The reasons are simple. They are in better form, they are more financial stable (which becomes more and more important in Norway, three teams already sent information, that they have to sell players to survive) and finally V?lerenga has the tradition to win against Sandefjord.

Last seven matches between those teams finished with win for V?lerenga. I don’t see a reason why this winning row not to continue.

However, right now both teams are really close in form, so I will secure backing V?lerenga with DNB.