Friday, October 16, 2009

Valencia vs FC Barcelona (La Liga edition): What are the odds?

Here we are again, testing our beliefs against the betting world. This match will be difficult as it always is against Valencia. Villa is rumored not to be playing, although you never now if that's just a tactic. Henry is also out. Being a post national team match, you may never know if the players are up to speed again. These are tricky matches.

We seached at the odds for this match. As it is an away match, they're not as much in favour. The best paid option is, of course, a Barça defeat, but a draw isn't that bad either. Seeing Barça win won't give you much money as they seem to be at about 8/11 :

Bookie offers on FCBarcelona vs Valencia

To make things more interesting, you can also bet for an exact result. The common sense one, 2-1, 2-0 or 1-0 (this last one being the highest one) victory for Barça are the most betted on. If you want to play with fire , try betting for a 5-2 for Barça, wich is a result that's happened before or if you want to get real rich, maybe think about a 9-0 (wich is paid 100 to 1):

Valencia - Fc Barcelona Correct Score Best Betting Odds

We also searched for the first player to score, Ibra has some advantage on this field against Messi. Injured players Henry and Villa appear third and fourth, I guess it would be quite a susprise if they scored, being it's most likely they won't play.

Valencia - Barcelona - First scorer best betting odds

As we said, tough match in Valencia. These are the ones that really win the championships. My prediction? A 1-3 victory, with Messi, Ibra and Alves scoring (I can dream, can't I?)

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