Napoli travel to incosistent Torino

Napoli the fourth place travel to a tricky Torino squad, that are looking to rebound from its most recent loss.

Two teams

Napoli did win 2-1 against Brescia Calcio in their last Serie A match but in their UEFA Champions League clash midweek they had a very disappointing 0-0 draw against K.R.C Genk. If Napoli wants to move up the Serie A, Torino will prove a tough task for the Partenopei but in order to keep pace with the likes of Atalanta B.C, Internazionale, and Juventus FC standings they must continue to string together some victories.

Their Sunday opponents, Torino F.C have had have also had some ugly matches despite some very impressive ones thus far in Serie A. Coming off a loss to Parma Calcio 1913 with 3-2, Torino will need a much better effort to defeat against a much stronger SSC Napoli team.

Injury 

Coach Carlo Ancelotti and the Partenopei will be without the injured duo of Lorenzo Tonelliand Nikola Maksimovic. Also, Kalidou Koulibaly their top centre-back will be missing the match due to suspension.

Torino have had no listed injuries, so that except for suspended centre-back Bremer coach Walter Mazzarri should have everyone available.

Most watched players

In the summer Llorente joined Napoli on a free transfer and certainly he has proved that he can still play. Former Tottenham Hotspur FC Tthe 34-year-old player has added already one assist in just four Serie A appearances and scored two goals. Insigne has collecting four assists and three goals in his five Serie A appearances and quietly put together a very good start to the season. Look for Insigne to exploit Torino’s trio of centre-backs by using his pace down the wing.

Midfielder Belotti has collected five goals in that time when he started all six of Torino’s matches. Baselli has contributed two assists as he has also started all six matches. He is there and is not afraid of joining the attack. He moves the ball well when he can for more than just assists though.

Suzuki won the Toto Japan Classic golf tournament

Having reached the final round -17 after the final round of Toto Japan Classic, native Ai Suzuki golfer was satisfied in the journey to find the first trophy at the LPGA Tour.

Suzuki entered the final round at the top of the table with a score of -12, a three-stroke difference from second-ranked opponent Gaby Lopez. The 25-year-old owner of 14 JLPGA cups has maintained this advantage by scoring 67 non-bogey sticks in the last 18 holes.

Through 54 non-bogey pits, Suzuki averaged 241 yards, won the fairway in 10 of the 14 holes, onto the green in 14 of 18 holes and put the ball 27 times. The championship earned Suzuki $ 225,000 and a LPGA Tour membership card.

“I am in a stable state both in form and spirit, hitting hard in the final round. Therefore, I do not have to worry about the other opponents but just focus on the goal of not scoring bogey. thing, I want to record more birdsies in the second half to stay safer. This is my 15th victory but it is special because of the LPGA Tour USA”. Suzuki said after her coronation.

Scoring a score of 67 sticks including a bogey and seven birdies, Kim Hyo Joo finished at -14. This achievement helped her hold the runner-up position, receiving $ 137,000 and was the 12th in the top 10 final in LPGA Tour this year.

Less than three strokes behind runner-up, Lee Minjee held third place at -11, gaining nearly $ 100,000. Last week, the golfer also finished in the top three at the LPGA Tour event held in Taipei.

Jennifer Kupcho and Jin Yan shared the fourth spot with a score of -10, each receiving $ 70,000. The next positions are respectively T6 and T10 with a difference of one stick. The golfer in the T6 group received $ 41,000 while the T10 group received $ 28,000.

After Toto Japan Classic, the top 60 on the Race to the CME Globe chart was closed, with Stacy Lewis being the last to receive the ticket. The 60 golfers will compete for the trophy with the $ 1.5 million championship prize at the closing season of the CME Group Tour Championship starting November 21 at Tiburon Stadium in Florida.

Colorado & Kentucky On Their Way To Legalized Sports Betting

It goes without saying that 2020 is going to be a big year in politics. The Presidential race is going to dominate the headlines, but there will be a lot of gubernatorial elections, to go along with the usual turnover with senators and representatives. 2020 also profiles to be a huge year when it comes to legalized sports betting.

As we close the book on 2019 in the near future, there are 15 states that offer sports betting – Nevada, Delaware, New Jersey, Mississippi, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Arkansas, New York, Iowa, Indiana, Oregon, and New Mexico. Six additional states have passed legislation, but are not live just yet.

Not all of those states have mobile or online betting capabilities, but they all accept sports wagers in some capacity. Some states have multiple operators. Some states run through the lottery. New Mexico has exemptions for some of the tribes that own casinos within the state borders.

With the tremendous revenue stream that sports betting has been in just about all of these locales, bordering states or state that are looking for new ways to make money are going to have to get down to brass tacks and hammer out some legislation.

The 2019 election results were positive for a couple of states in particular. The state of Colorado had sports betting on the ballot and Prop DD won by a very narrow margin. Legalizing things is just kind of Colorado’s motif at this point in time, but it was quite a fight to get sports betting pushed through. Colorado has 33 casinos and they will be able to start offering sports betting in May 2020.

Colorado became the sixth state in 2019 to adopt legislation for legal wagering. The others are Montana, Illinois, New Hampshire, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Along with those six states, Maine will go live with sports betting next year and so will the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

The language in Prop DD had several important provisions. For starters, mobile betting is allowed under the proposal. Mobile apps are going to make it remarkably easy to make bets. Colorado is a large territory and most of the casinos are centralized in the Black Hawk area of the state, about an hour from Denver and two hours from Colorado Springs. Wildwood Casino is the closest to Colorado Springs.

Colorado restricts prop wagering on college sports, but you will be able to bet the generic sides, totals, and money lines. Everything else, with the exception of high school and esports, will be offered.

Prop DD outlined a 10% flat tax rate for the state on the revenue generated by the operators.

Colorado wasn’t the only winner on Election Night. In a roundabout way, Kentucky scored a big win in the fight for legalized sports betting. Despite its ultra-rich betting traditions at the horse track, Kentucky was moving slowly on sports wagering. Governor Matt Bevin’s loss to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear was a big win for the proponents of legalized sports betting in the Bluegrass State. Beshear spoke many times on the campaign trail about an expansion of gambling in the state that included sports betting.

All the facts you should know about AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli (Part 4)

Put high press

Pioli’s teams tend to up the pitch to increase the pressure on the defending team to move as many players as possible by vercrowding the opposition’s half.

Pioli usually pushes his entire team high then even more to enhance the pressure whilst out of possession. Pioli’s teams are notorious for pressing on the opponents to win the ball back as high up in the pitch as possible using furious and immense. The pressing also continues in possession.

It also relies on Pioli’s players to create something which need enough creativity and not just stand on the opposition half. This is not accomplishing anything with the possession, very tiring for a defence to be exposed to repeatedly, knocking the ball from side to side.

Develop the youth

Pioli is an excellent manager when it comes to maximising the potential of his squad and developing his young players.

Throughout his years at Fiorentina, Inter and Lazio, Pioli has especially improving his young players and had really good results at man-managing his players. The most obvious is the rise under Pioli’s reign at Viola of Federico Chiesa at Fiorentina on the list.

There was Felipe Anderson, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Nikola Milenkovic, and Keita Baldé At Lazio, plus he helped nurture Giovanni Simeone at Fiorentina.

The 53-year-old coach is also really good at getting the best out of his senior players such as Antonio Candreva, Lucas Biglia, Jordan Veretout, Cristiano Biraghi, Marco Parolo and Luis Muriel.

Pioli also historically has not taken too long at implementing his ideas and is capable of quickly instilling in a squad a good atmosphere. His biggest accomplishment is finishing seventh in Serie A which hasn’t impressed the past three seasons. He can duplicate that 2015-16 season that gave Lazio the third place, yet one can hope that this criticism motivates and fires on Pioli even more to succeed at Milan.

Tennis betting – Tips you need to know (Part 2)

The figures speak only in part. You must focus on the real time of the player playing on the field. If Player A played two matches and won 1, he is at 50%. While if others have played 100 games and won 40 of them, he wants to be over 40%. It is more likely that Player B will continue to increase his 40% streak rather than let Player A stay a 50% streak. It could be reduced or increased, we didn’t know until he was playing more matches.

Learn Tennis matches

There are several ways to analyze a tennis match. You can do it while watching it, you can watch previous matches played on videos, or you can check the stats. Obviously the fastest way would be to analyze the statistics of the two players, but you might want to watch the game, it will give a bit of excitement.

Access tennis statistics

This is very simple. Simply fire up Google and type in ‘player A versus player B + statistics + tennis’. In rare cases you won’t be able to find a good website this way. There you will see an overview of the battle, simply click on the head-to-head link to see the top stats.

There are many ways to consider a tennis match. Obviously, the most complete is when the game starts, two players directly on the field and we focus on the two sides.

To take the other level analysis, it is possible to look at the singles to see if Tomas won a few sets before Novak lost the last one and won. Count everything, be creative.

Summarize it up

Perhaps the most important thing to keep in mind when betting on sports is that there is never a 100% chance of winning (unless you are doing arbitraging, more on this later). Analysis can only take us so far to give us a (good) hunch of who will win the match.

All the facts you should know about AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli (Part 3)

Weaknesses

Pioli’s tactics has a weakness that he do not prepare a plan B. You can rely on overcrowding the opponents half and intense pressing, but Pioli doesn’t seem to have any other alternative plan to go to when that doesn’t work, no matter in-game situation or which opponent.

The oppositions now are quick to resolve to a defending and low-block deep because they know how Pioli plays due to his worrying tactical inflexibility. Then a manager cannot solve that issue by relying on his players with individual brilliance. Maybe not over the course of an entire season in an in-game situation or single game.

The man-marking system he uses also receives some concerns. Pioli removes every safety net by assigning an opponent to mark to every outfield player.

His opponent then has no obstacles to motor forwards if one of his players misses losses a runner or a tackle. In the first Coppa Italia match against Atalanta Josip Iličić provided the most clear example, and there were also countless others, especially in the midfield role.

Pioli’s biggest pitfalls are the man-marking comes and explosive pressure.

Pioli’s teams have tended at getting past low-blocks to struggle while in possession on the opponents half. For example, teams who defend with all ten players behind or sometimes with the ball two banks of four.

Perhaps it was Pioli’s ideas that were lacking  or this can explain because his players weren’t creative enough to know how to get past them.

One thing is for certain: Pioli leaves his team vulnerable for counters due his utilization of many players to overcrowd the opposition half teams and he struggled against teams which sit deep in the past.

Multiple times opponents ping a ball long in behind Pioli’s defence that is often unable to recover the situation after looking for the right time to regain the ball and having ended up with their low-block suffering through the intense pressure.

Japan’s exhilarating Rugby World Cup run ended by South Africa

Japan’s dream Rugby World Cup campaign ended with a 26-3 defeat by South Africa in Tokyo.

The host country took the tournament by storm after winning all its group stage matches but was overpowered by a physical South African side in the quarterfinal clash on Sunday.

The victory means that the Springboks will next face Wales, having beat France 20-19 earlier in the day, with England and New Zealand contesting the other semifinal of the tournament.

A fourth-minute try from Makazole Mapimpi gave South Africa an early lead after the winger Yu Tamura’s tackle to run in from 25 meters.

Japan strongly came back, however, began to move the ball with trademark skill and speed that has worked so effectively so far in the tournament.

Although a try proved elusive, Tamura cut the deficit to 2 points with a penalty midway through the first half, 9 minutes after Tendai Mtawarira was yellow carded due to a dangerous tackle.

Damian De Allende was denied a goal on the stroke of half time as he was deemed to have got back to his feet having been tackled, which meaned the scores remained 5-3 at the break – the lowest-scoring first 40 of the Rugby World Cup so far.

Since then, South Africa took control of proceedings.

Japan, recorded a famous victory over South Africa at the last Rugby World Cup, had little answer to the visitors’ brute force. Though the “Miracle of Brighton” couldn’t be repeated in Tokyo, the Brave Blossoms bow out of the tournament with their heads held high after having reached the quarterfinals for the first time.

The progress throughout the tournament of Japan has gripped the host nation, with record numbers tuning in to follow their progress through the group stages.

Victories over Scotland and Ireland lifted Japan to an all-time high of sixth in the world rankings, but this South African side, going in search of a record-equaling third Rugby World Cup title, proved a bridge too far.

Tennis betting – Tips you need to know (Part 1)

Sports betting can certainly be profitable. This is proved by betting experts. I hear the allocation of the requester every single day if it can make sports betting life. The truth is; that is. In fact the allocation to people currently making a large amount of money, simply by betting on online sports.

What sports to bet on?

Tennis is a single sport and tennis bets we can control. Playing football betting – this topic is always on top, but not when it comes to tennis. When betting on tennis, you already have only two good results. Simple math says that you had a 50% chance of winning (bet randomly).

50%? That was a good start

Exactly! This is why we are going to be analyzing the previous matches and combining the data with a few ball betting tips – we have immediately increased our chances of winning significantly.

Before we get into exactly how we are analyzing a match, let’s take a look at some tennis betting tips.

Tip 1. Don’t pay too much attention to the odds. Obviously, if someone has a 1.03 odds and a odds of 6.0, they are better off allocating the most likely that the player will win. They are most likely right. However, to be successfully bet on these types of odds you will need a well built system.

Tip 2. Analyzing tennis is much easier than other team sports (there are pairs of course, but stay away from these unless you know what you’re doing). When analyzing, try to use a head-to-head overview. This allows you to allocate that data easily for management.

Tip 3. Some experts claim that matches in the women’s league are more difficult to analyze. This is not true. You already have access to the same data and it is just easy to read.

All the facts you should know about AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli (Part 2)

Personality

Stefano Pioli is having an incredible personality despite may be lacking past success in form of top placements in the table and trophies. This is one thing you can’t fault him for and very striking to Gennaro Gattuso is surprisingly enough.

Pioli is a very caring and empathic human being. He creates an affectionate and deep bond with his players so many players admire about him.

There are many signs of his kindness, like just to be the first one new players talk to by meeting up them at the train stations or airport in the middle of the night. All of his honesty, kindness, grace and empathy combines into his players who are ready to go to war for him. He has also bought sandwiches for fans who stopped to serenade him at a gas station as a sign of appreciation.

Pioli has also never been one to refuse for responsibility. He has always been the first one to take the blame when the team goes through rough spells or a common denominator from wherever he has been.

Even if it is the fault of his players, he never lets them become solely accountable. It’s a really admirable personality trait whose much like Rino Gattuso. This can probably explain why his players are so keen on him.

But above all, when Davide Astori’s shocking and tragic death in 2017, Pioli handled the situation surrounding that we simply can’t forget. Stefano Pioli was a supporting pillar in the middle of the darkness and a beacon of light during one of Fiorentina’s darkest moments in their history.

He is seen as a icon simply and club legend by many Fiorentina supporters because of the way he brought through it all with his impressive grace and empathy to the team, fans and the city of Florence. As a tribute to his former captain and late friend, Pioli put a tattoo “DA13” on his arm.

All the facts you should know about AC Milan’s new head coach Stefano Pioli (Part 1)

It’s official announced that this summer just over a 100 days after the former got signed, Stefano Pioli has replaced Marco Giampaolo as AC Milan’s manager.

This article will give you more information about the new coach, his personality, formations and tactics, his strengths and weaknesses here belows.

A man-marking approach

When defending Pioli often opts for a man-marking approach instead of the zonal-marking approach. One thing is for certain and that is that it demands bigger responsibility from the defenders so it’s a risk although this has its ups and downs.

There is often not a team-mate there to cover the ground which you’ve just given your opponent, as if you lose your man. This puts increased pressure on his defenders who can not make any mistakes.

His formation

Between 2014-2017 during his tenures with Lazio and Inter Milan, Pioli’s favorite team deployment is a 4-2-3-1, especially when he coached the latter. However, after succeeding Paulo Sousa Pioli switched formation into an attacking 4-3-3 when he took over Fiorentina.

The two formations have been similar that he seem to prefer alternatively great crossers and two fast and technical wingers. There’s usually a complete striker which is skilled at scoring through headers and with both feet centrally between the wingers. During his Fiorentina days Giovanni Simeone occupied and in Inter Mauro Icardi played that role perfectly.

Occasionally at the back Stefano Pioli has used different variations of three. This has mainly been against two types of opponent: Firstly, lower table teams to have as many players as possible on the opponents half where Pioli’s team can play possession based. Secondly, he needs to rely on counters with those that are playing possession and ball moving based football.