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**WC POD 25/06/2018**

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  • **WC POD 25/06/2018**

    Here are main rules, you will find others here:

    Price booty will be a bit higher than for regular POD, 1st place will be awarded with 150 EUR, second place with 100 EUR and third place will bring 50 EUR!

    Here are the rules:

    The Competition

    The competition has the purpose to gather the best bets of a certain day of WC 2018. It's for fun, but the competition can also be a good place for tipsters to find picks quicker than browsing all pages. You can place your Pick of the day and score points if it satisfies the conditions that are stated below. The competition lasts one month and in that period, a contestant must give exactly 8 picks. YOU CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION UNTIL IT IS POSSIBLE TO PICK EIGHT POD-s. It means, entering competition after only 7 days of the WC left, is not possible. Every missing pick till 8 at the end of the month will be punished with -100 points per missing pick.
    You must be a registered user of this forum to participate. You must have a unique IP address, not more than one competitor can use the same address.
    Odds must be between 1.50 and 3.50 and only odds taken from these 3 bookmakers are allowed:


    You must write arguments for your pick or at least give a link to a prediction on BA main page, written by yourself.
    About the conditions

    You can only give one pick per day. Your pick must be different to all other placed picks, but you can back another team/player in the same game as someone else has taken. For your pick to count, it must be posted at least 1 hour before the event starts.

    You cannot back the same team/player as someone else even if you take a different bet type (for example handicap bet, different game total etc.). But this rule applies only for quarterfinals/semifinals/finals of the WC!!! In the group phase of WC and in 1/8 finals you can take picks that were already taken by other users!!!

    You can take these bet types (but only inside allowed odds from 1,50 to 3,50!):

    -Asian handicap bets (final or HT)
    -European handicap bets (final or HT)
    -Over/Under bets (Game total) (final or HT)
    -Home/Draw/Away bets (final or HT)
    -Double Chance (1X,12,X2)
    -Both teams to score (Yes/No)
    -Half time/Full time
    -Player to score (anytime scorer, first scorer)
    -Number of corners (final or HT)
    -Number of cards
    -First team to score (Yes/No)
    -Second team to score (Yes/No)
    -number of goals scored team 1/team 2

    You must write the correct bookie and correct odds in the time of your posting.


    A pick that was wrong will cost you 100 points. When you've made a correct pick, and it satisfied the conditions, you will gain 100 (Odds-1) points. For example, a successful pick @ 1.85 will give you 85 points. This is the net profit if you had staked 100 units. Asian Handicaps will be calculated accoringly to the net profit. It is not allowed to pick odds below 1,50 and above 3,50.
    The contestant that scores the highest number of points with 8 picks, will win the monthly competition. In case he fails to give 8 picks, 100p-for every missing pick- will be deducted from his score.
    To win Special WC POD you MUST make 8 bets ! Hopefully we will have time to update the standings everyday, but there may be some delays from time to time.

    Good luck to all!!!!!

  • #2
    Pick #3
    1-1-0 +102

    Iran v Portugal
    Total Bookings over 3.5 odds: 1.98 @Pinnacle

    Big battle is to be expected here. Decisive game for qualification, there will be lot of pressure and nerves. Both this teams are rigid, aggressive and defensively organised. They know one mistake can mean going home so they'll both try to stop opponents from creating at all cost. Both are also temperamental teams and they both have some dirty players(Pepe, I'm looking at you). I expect a lot of fouls here, desperate defending, a lot of nerves and time wasting in second half, which all can lead to cards.

    Referee for this game is Enrique Cáceres from Paraguay. You can see his stats here:
    As you can see he likes to give yellow cards and in game like this he should be very busy trying to control the players. Despite that we don't see that many yellow cards in this tournament with new FIFA instructions for referees to be more lenient, I think in this particular game referee will just have no choice but to punish the players, it'll be such a ferocious battle.
    Pick won in 64th minute, very dirty match,,,
    Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 22:23.


    • #3
      Pick 6

      2-0-3 + 127

      Saudi Arabia - Egypt

      Pick: Egypt -1.5 goals
      Odds: 3.45 @ bet365

      Last game in this group and last game for the Saudis and Egypt this World Cup. In the other game between Russia and Uruguay will be decided who will finish first and which will be the second in the group, everything else is already over. I think that despite the fact that this game does not carry out any significant value, it will be about honourable third place in this group and with a motivation to play for my bet goes with a fancy Egypt win. They are better prepared, have classier and more experienced players and for them to win this game will be important, this is why i expect them to have the needed motivation as well. Saudi Arabia could suffer a similar game like the one against Russia, from what i saw so far, they are in the ranks of Panama in this WC, competition for the worst teams so a 3-0 or 4-0 win for Egypt will not be surprising at all.
      1-2 Pick lost!
      Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 20:41.


      • #4
        Pick no 4 +385

        Saudi Arabia - Egypt
        Pick 2/2
        Odds 2.87

        I was not decided wether to bet on Mo Salah as scorer or Egypt win at half and full time. I chose the second option as I think is better to rely on the force of the African team rather than on a single player.

        As the previous tipster said, maybe Saudi Arabia is the weakest team in the tournament so far, alongside Panama. The Asians lost 0-5 to Russia in the opening game and 0-1 to Uruguay, without showing big improvements. They pass a lot but without creating real chances to score and their defensive play is quite bad with many man marking mistakes and goalie issues as well. It is important for the Pharaons to please their fans at the farewell match here at WC, that is the reason why I believe they will do their best collective efforts to win and will play with dedication from the very first minutes, taking the early lead before the half-time whistle. Egypt should win with ease and Premiership MVP - Mo Salah to shine on Monday.
        0-1 2-1 Pick lost!
        Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 20:41.


        • #5
          Pick#3 1/1 +47

          Uruguay - Russia

          Pick: Uruguay
          Odds: 2.90
          Bookie: Pinnacle

          Simply goin' with the better team, which needs a win to finish the group at top spot. Sure, Russia beat Egypt and Saudis in more convincing manner, Uruguay looked very pragmatic, but tonight it'll be another chapter of the story. For Russia it'll be the hardest test so far and in previous ones, despite the scores, they weren't that dominant like results might show. Lucky own goal vs Egypt turned the tides in the game, then taking basically every chance they had vs Saudis including two goals in additional time. Defense also wasn't tested too much and exactly defense was the Achilles heel of Russia for years. I don't believe in miracles and don't think that they finally somehow learned how to defend. Simply Saudis are toothless, while Egypt with out of form Salah couldn't do too much damage either, but still created some chances and scored. To stop Uruguay with Suarez and Cavani could be mission impossible for sloppy Russian defense. I'm well aware that both are not on top of their shape, wasting plenty of chances, but as long as they are creating it, and they does, they will hit smth sooner or later. Also defensivelly Uruguay is much much harder nut to crack.
          Maybe for Russia draw is enough to finish 1st, but they simply can't play pure defensive football, they doesn't have tools for that, and especially infront of home crowd they might still lose their heads and run forward at any given possibility, emotions might easily take over. Uruguay with their pragmatism can once again wait for their chance, nick a goal and close the game. Pretty much scenario I'm expecting. For Russia to come from behind might be another mountain to climb. GL
          3-0 pick won!
          Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 20:42.


          • #6

            7th pick

            Egypt - Saudi Arabia pick over 1.5 first half 3.00

            So both teams are out of World Cup.
            They left just this game to try to win and to make some impression much better.
            Expect open game from minute one and expect to see good game.
            Both teams will want to win, both have some troubles back in defense so far.
            Also, both teams have solid attacking lines and I think here about goals.
            We will see, I pick here over 1.5 first half!

            Good luck !!!
            1-1 Pick won!
            Last edited by Macot; 26-06-18, 23:39.
            Winner of the 2006/2007 POD! Winner of the 2007/2008 POD!! Winner of the 2010/2011 POD!!


            • #7
              Pick 3 / -300
              Iran - Portugal
              X(-1 EH POR) @ 3.25

              Football game from World Cup 2018 - the team on iran with well defense so far and the team was better for the first games at all. The team won 1:0 with the team on Morocco and the team loss 0:1 of the team on Spain. Now the economic Portugal against Morocco 1:0 not thinking to be with solid performance but now maybe 2:1 win over Iran who knows. I thik the team on Cristiano will play more careful for this game and wait the mistakes on solid defensive line on Iran of the first two games. Lets play Portugal to win exactly with one goal. Good luck!!!
              1-1 Pick lost!
              Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 23:06.


              • #8
                Pick #3
                So far 1/0/1

                16:00 Uruguay v Russia, take Over 2,5 goals @2,51 Pinnacle

                We are entering the business part of World Cup, last round in the group stage and this match will decide about the winner of the group.
                This group will cross with B (Portugal - Spain) so in fact there is no big difference if you finish 1st or 2nd, but still: the winner could still hope that Iran surprises Portugal and plays in 1/8 finals.
                Russia has an advantage as they have better goal difference. So, in order to win Uruguay needs to win.
                What I count on here is the fact that there is no huge difference if you finish 1st or 2nd, I expect both teams to give the chance to some reserves. Also, I count on the fact that there is no need to play ultra defensive match. I expect both teams to try and win, Russia needs to show that they are actually a solid team and that their two wins against two minnows were no fluke.
                So, I can easily see both scoring and this could end 2-2!

                3-0 pick won!
                Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 20:42.
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                • #9
                  Pick no. 4
                  1 1 1 +50
                  Uruguay - Russia
                  Pick: Over 1.5 HT
                  Odds: 3.50 - bet365

                  Russia played very offensive football so far but their defense has not been properly tested yet becuase they played against Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Now they will face world class players from Uruguay and I can see goals in this match. This should be third consecutive match for Russia with goals in this world cup. They are through to the final round and now they will meet their toughest opponent yet and hardest opponent of their group. Uruguay are loaded with quality and goals should come here, Russia scored plenty so far and they won't lack any confidence to find more even against this team.
                  2-0 pick won!
                  Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 20:42.


                  • #10
                    Iran v Portugal
                    Total Bookings over 3.5 and 4 odds: 1.952 @Pinnacle
                    This match is a death and life for Iran and also Portugal.
                    Queiroz is always high in of psychological warfare.
                    Furthermore the two teams had issues last night that could be very psychologically effective.
                    Both teams have players who can be very rough.
                    In my opinion, it would be a very violent game that will have a lot of cards.
                    5 yellows, pick won!
                    Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 23:07.


                    • #11
                      pick1 0-0-0

                      Spain -Marocco

                      over 3.5

                      Most of the teams rising form as competition goes on, teams that were expected to start good , actually didnt find the net so much , but things are going to settle soon. Spain is a scoring machine and they need this to be scoring fiesta , same as Englang previous day. I expect similar result. Not much to say, i really like this Spain team they have very nice and fluid game, and they will for sure play only better here. Marocca as it seems it was tough games , they have nothing to find here. I do not rate their strength and defence as solid to stop Spanish from scoring 4 goals in whole match. As Spain score more they will play relaxed more and we will see more goals. So many times i watch games like this , so thats my point of view in thi sgame. gl all whatever you play.
                      2-2 Pick won!
                      Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 23:07.


                      • #12
                        Pick 5 2W/2L +91
                        Iran - Portugal
                        Pick: Iran with AH +0.5

                        Iran was worse than Morocco but luckily won on last moments. Against Spain they parked the bus and defend quite good most of the time and even made few dangerous attacks.
                        Portugal was worse than Spain but thanks to Ronaldo they draw that match. In match against Morocco fast Ronaldo goal but later Morocco was better and had several opportunities to scored goal. So except Ronaldo they are at most average. I think Iran could make surprise here. They must attack at least sometimes because draw isn't good result for them.
                        1-1 Pick won!
                        Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 23:08.


                        • #13
                          Odd dropped to 2.42 just before I clicked Reply


                          • #14
                            Pick # 3

                            Spain - Morocco

                            Pick : 1(-2.0 AH)
                            Odds : 3.1

                            Spain meeting Morocco at this game from WC 2018.
                            I think the team on Morocco is a good one but at the last game Spain will trushed them.
                            Morocco is lack of motivation and the teams lack of motivation cant be heads up for the game like this.
                            Spain is a team with solid squad and if the team have a low motivated opponent here can be easy win at least 2 goals win for the team on Spain.
                            they are needed of big win to back the team potential motiavtion for the title here in Russia.
                            I'll risk a bet for Spain by 2 goals at least for this game 3 of tournament...
                            2-2 Pick lost!
                            Last edited by Macot; 25-06-18, 23:08.


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