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Dutch Eredivisie play-offs

Straby
04-14-2006, 06:59 PM
The last round of the regular competition is this weekend. The play-offs will start from next Wednesday and as much as I hate them already, the play-offs should offer some nice value plays. There is a home and away game to decide which team advance to the next round.

#2 - #5
#3 - #4
For a Champions League spot.

#6 - #9
#7 - #8
For a UEFA Cup spot.

Most of the matches this weekend are quite meaningless, but there are a few teams in a serious battle. I fancy Den Haag and Sparta to draw. This would mean both teams stay clear of relegation, presuming NAC won't beat PSV (highly unlikely, as PSV's director is a strong Sparta fan and he will make sure PSV will take the match against NAC seriously). The draw pays 2.90, which is quite nice, considering the situation.
Second play will be AZ (draw no bet) @ 1.75. If they lose to Heerenveen, it will mean Feyenoord finish second and AZ will be playing Ajax in the first round of the play-offs. A draw will be enough to secure the 2nd spot, that's why I rate the ML as a bit dangerous.
Also taking Feyenoord at whatever handicap and odds to beat RBC (probably -2,5 @ 1.80). 4/5-0 win on the cards here. Small fun play, as I rate RBC as one of the worst teams ever to compete in the Eredivsie.

Dollars & Cents
04-14-2006, 09:52 PM
Good stuff Strabavy :yeah:

Why have play-offs been introduced this year. I knew of the relegation ones from last year but only heard of the CL/UEFA format a few weeks ago. Is all this an eloborate plan for Ajax once again to get in the CL? :rolleyes:.

I know you want Feyernoord but who do you reckon will get that final CL place? AZ seem too weak although they have a decent UEFA coefficient to be any sort of threat. Feyernoord have not impressed in the last two seasons in the UEFA Cup and if you can keep hold of better players perhaps UEFA Cup again and a clear run at the league would be best with Hiddink gone?

I hate to have to say this but Ajax do appear the best option. Despite their poor form I can see why everyone wants to avoid them? What's the local view mate?

Straby
04-14-2006, 10:07 PM
Good stuff Strabavy :yeah:

Why have play-offs been introduced this year. I knew of the relegation ones from last year but only heard of the CL/UEFA format a few weeks ago. Is all this an eloborate plan for Ajax once again to get in the CL? :rolleyes:.



One word: money. Once again the Dutch FA and clubs don't give a damn about the fans. I know a lot of fans are boycotting the play-offs (including myself, although I don't if I can resist a home game against Ajax :p ), so hopefully this ridiculous thing is just for one time.



I know you want Feyernoord but who do you reckon will get that final CL place? AZ seem too weak although they have a decent UEFA coefficient to be any sort of threat. Feyernoord have not impressed in the last two seasons in the UEFA Cup and if you can keep hold of better players perhaps UEFA Cup again and a clear run at the league would be best with Hiddink gone?

I hate to have to say this but Ajax do appear the best option. Despite their poor form I can see why everyone wants to avoid them? What's the local view mate?

Ajax are lucky to be in the play-offs. They were 0-1 down against Vitesse last week, and if they hadn't scored an off-side goal in the dying seconds, they would be 6th now. But although they are playing extremely poor, I think they are really up for the play-offs. They haven't got anything to lose.
The winner of the CL play-offs will be decided in the first round if it's really going to be Feyenoord - Ajax, as it looks now.
AZ are a very decent side, but they are known for not showing up on important matches. And the 4th competitor (either Utrecht or Groningen) won't have a chance. They are just happy to have reached the play-offs with the certainty of playing UEFA Cup next year.

Straby
04-16-2006, 05:53 PM
I fancy Den Haag and Sparta to draw. This would mean both teams stay clear of relegation, presuming NAC won't beat PSV (highly unlikely, as PSV's director is a strong Sparta fan and he will make sure PSV will take the match against NAC seriously). The draw pays 2.90, which is quite nice, considering the situation.



Lost. A bit unlucky that NAC - PSV was already decided in the first half (0-3).



Second play will be AZ (draw no bet) @ 1.75. If they lose to Heerenveen, it will mean Feyenoord finish second and AZ will be playing Ajax in the first round of the play-offs. A draw will be enough to secure the 2nd spot, that's why I rate the ML as a bit dangerous.


Win.


Also taking Feyenoord at whatever handicap and odds to beat RBC (probably -2,5 @ 1.80). 4/5-0 win on the cards here. Small fun play, as I rate RBC as one of the worst teams ever to compete in the Eredivsie.

Lost. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Hoping for some better results in the play-offs.

Dollars & Cents
04-16-2006, 08:44 PM
Here's to the play-offs mate and good luck to your team :worship:

As for today...I managed to get on PSV once I saw the starting XI and the fact that it would be Guus Hiddink's 200th win if they managed it today. A fitting end to a great coach...and for punters it will be a loss for the amount of times this team delivered especially with fantastic prices as today. I cannot forget Ajax 0:4 PSV last year :p.

Any news on who's taking over next year? Oh...they still have the Cup final too don't they :D.

Straby
04-16-2006, 09:52 PM
Any news on who's taking over next year? Oh...they still have the Cup final too don't they :D.

Stevens (former Schalke 04) and van Marwijk (currently at Dortmund) seem to be favs to take over the vacant job.
Goob job on PSV mate. Was a bit afraid to take them against a team who were fighting for their last chance, but it ended up in one hell of a beating. :eek:

Straby
04-21-2006, 09:16 PM
Well, a black night for me. Not bettingwise, as I didn't have any bets on last night..

Ajax - Feyenoord 3-0
FC Groningen - AZ 3-1

Feyenoord were dominating the first half and were very unlucky to be 1-0 down at HT. After a somewhat bizarre 2nd half (3 red cards and 2 more goals) Ajax find themselves in an excellent position to advance to the play-offs finals.
But! As it looks now, the stadium will be sold out this Sunday. Initially a lot of people were boycotting the play-offs, but everyone is realizing now that the team need all the support they can get to at least win back some honour and dignity. Basically everything is allowed to get the win. I don't say we will get the 4-0 win we need (if we do I'm gonna be drunk for the rest of the year), but if I can find Feyenoord around 2.10/2.20, I will definitely have a go on my team.

Another surprising result, AZ lost away to Groningen. Surprising if you compare the teams, but not so surprising if you look into Groningen's home record in their new stadium (they've only lost 1 match there since the opening in January). But away from home they are a completely different team. Hoping to get juicy odds for AZ to advance, but only a small play here.

I'm back tomorrow with my final plays.

Straby
04-22-2006, 10:56 AM
Tonight:

Twente over Utrecht @ $2.24.

Sheva
04-22-2006, 11:48 AM
Good bet Strabavy! I think i am gonna go with a parlay: FC Twente x Roda JC

Straby
04-22-2006, 06:25 PM
Twente are 2-0 up, late in the 2nd half. :banana:

Straby
04-22-2006, 09:32 PM
Tonight:

Twente over Utrecht @ $2.24.

Win.

2 small ones tomorrow:

Feyenoord @ 2.00.
AZ -1 (asian) @ 1.95.

Straby
04-23-2006, 04:39 PM
Feyenoord @ 2.00.


:retard: :retard: :retard:


AZ -1 (asian) @ 1.95.


Money back.

Small loss on the day, nothing serious.