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    2.BUNDESLIGA - PREDICTIONS    
   
25-28/01/2002     19th ROUND
25/01 - h. 19.00 Duisburg Babelsberg PRED
25/01 - h. 19.00 Union Berlin Oberhausen PRED
25/01 - h. 19.00 Karlsruher Bochum PRED
26/01 - h. 15.00 Fürth Ahlen PRED
26/01 - h. 15.00 A. Bielefeld Reutlingen PRED
27/01 - h. 15.00 Saarbrücken Schweinfurt PRED
27/01 - h. 15.00 Aachen Hannover PRED
27/01 - h. 15.00 Eintracht Mannheim PRED
28/01 - h. 20.15 Unterhaching Mainz 05 PRED
   
     

Soccer & Gambling

The world of elite level football is one that’s dominated by testosterone and extravagance. Likewise, footballers have vast amounts of money, a passion for sport, and a lot of spare time on their hands. When coupled with the fact that gambling adverts are present at every turn, it should come as little surprise to learn that many footballers fall into the traps of excessive and addictive gambling behaviours.

Here are 10 players that have experienced problematic relations with gambling.

Keith Gillespie

Despite playing for Manchester United and Newcastle United, former player Keith Gillespie was declared bankrupt in 2010, citing accumulated gambling losses of £7m as the main reason. It also played a central feature in his autobiography ‘How Not To Be A Football Millionaire’.

Scott Davies

Once a prodigy at Reading, Scott Davies lost £200,000 to gambling in his 20s and has openly admitted gambling played a role in his plight into non-league football. The Harlow Town player now plays an active role in helping others battle their addictions.

Matthew Etherington

Matthew Etherington’s gambling addiction became common knowledge even while he was still playing. While his employers tried to help him out of the £1.5m debt with extra wages, this only provided the winger with more gambling money. As a recovering addict, he fights for changes to the industry.

Paul Scholes

Premier League legend Paul Scholes was recently charged for placing 140 bets on football matches. While they came after his retirement, the former midfield maestro still works in football, meaning he is governed by the same rules that the FA uses in a bid to battle gambling among players.

Joey Barton

Joey Barton is one of the more high-profile cases as the then-Burnley midfielder was given a year-long ban from playing due to his betting activities. While it’s far from being the only problem faced during his career, it’s the one that essentially resulted in premature retirement.

Clarke Carlisle

Anyone thinking gambling addiction is for idiots only need look to Clarke Carlisle to dispel the myth. Commonly known as the smartest footballer in Britain, Carlisle had a casino addiction as it was seen to be an escape from other battles he was facing. Sadly, it only made matters worse.

Paul Merson

An addict for over 20 years, Paul Merson appeared on TV in 2019 to seek help after falling back into his old ways. The former Arsenal star admitted that betting on random events such as Lithuanian basketball is pointless, yet he feels obliged to do it.

Phil Bardsley

Then at Sunderland, Phil Bardsley was pictured at the end of the 2012/13 season sprawled out in a casino covered in £50 notes. Already known for his excessive gambling & passion for online casinos & slots, the defender then had to face the wrath of manager Paolo Di Canio.

Gigi Buffon

Gambling problems aren’t limited to English footballers. Italy’s goalkeeping legend was investigated for match fixing incidents in 2006 and 2012 while his love of poker has even seen him become a patron for PokerStars.com. Gambling and fixing matches are rife in Italy.

Michael Chopra

At the height of his problems, former Cardiff player Michael Chopra was spending £20,000 on betting while teammates have reflected how it would distract him from football. The striker eventually lost £1.5m and had to play on through injury to cover his debts.

         
   
Friday 25/01/2001 - h. 19:00 CET
   
     
     

DUISBURG BABELSBERG 1
Probabilities: 1 55% - X 30% - 2 15%  
 
Duisburg need to play the same good football they played in December.
Babelsberg are not very strong and Duisburg need to get these 3 points. Home side are favourites.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: OVER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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Duisburg 1.65
Draw 3.40
Babelsberg 4.30
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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UNION BERLIN OBERHAUSEN 1
Probabilities: 1 50% - X 25% - 2 25%  

 
It is not easy to make a good prediction after the Winter break.
The two sides have different goals. Union want to get a promotion place, while Oberhausen hope to avoid relegation to the Regional Liga.

Under/Over 2.5 goals: OVER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Union Berlin 1.60
Draw 3.40
Oberhausen 4.70
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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KARLSRUHER BOCHUM X2
Probabilities: 1 25% - X 40% - 2 35%  
 
I think that Bochum can get a promotion place this season. Bochum can get at least one point against Karslruher.
It's the first match after the winter break and it is important for Bochum to start with a good result.

Suspended players: Kracht (Karlsruher).
Under/Over 2.5 goals: UNDER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Karlsruher 2.40
Draw 3.15
Bochum 2.50
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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Saturday 26/01/2001 - h. 15:00 CET
   
     
     

FÜRTH AHLEN 1X
Probabilities: 1 35% - X 45% - 2 20%  
 
Both teams are having a good season,and though they have little chance of promotion they will surely not be relegated.
Ahlen have never drawn an away match. Probably the draw is the most probable result.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: UNDER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Fürth 1.90
Draw 3.20
Ahlen 3.40
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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A. BIELEFELD REUTLINGEN 1
Probabilities: 1 60% - X 25% - 2 15%  
 
Bielefeld must win this game.
Betandwin see Arminia Bielefeld as clear favourites here and I agree with our favourite bookmaker.
Bielefeld has only one target this season: 1.bundesliga! To achieve this they must win this kind of game.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: OVER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
A. Bielefeld 1.60
Draw 3.40
Reutlingen 4.70
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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Sunday 27/01/2001 - h. 15:00 CET
   
     
     
SAARBRÜCKEN SCHWEINFURT X2
Probabilities: 1 15% - X 35% - 2 50%  
 
Proably Saarbrucken have no chance of avoiding a relegation place.
Schweinfurt still hope to play in 2.bundesliga next season and they need a good result this sunday.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: UNDER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Saarbrücken 1.90
Draw 3.20
Schweinfurt 3.40
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.80
Over 1.80
   
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AACHEN HANNOVER 1X2
Probabilities: 1 33% - X 34% - 2 33%  
 
Avoid this match.
Hannover are surely stronger than Aachen, but home team play very good football in their stadium!
I think it is not easy to find a clear favourite here.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: AVOID
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Aachen 2.45
Draw 3.15
Hannover 2.45
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.95
Over 1.65
   
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EINTRACHT MANNHEIM 1
Probabilities: 1 50% - X 25% - 2 25%  
 
Eintracht is still my favourite team to win a promotion place and I am sure they will play in 1.bundesliga next season.
Until now Eintracht have not played superb football, but nows the right moment to fight continuously.

Suspended players: Santos and Teber (Mannheim)
Under/Over 2.5 goals: OVER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Eintracht 1.70
Draw 3.30
Mannheim 4.15
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.90
Over 1.70
   
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Monday 28/01/2001 - h. 20:15 CET
   
     
     

UNTERHACHING MAINZ 05 X
Probabilities: 1 30% - X 40% - 2 30%  
 
Unterhaching are having a bad season, but I think they are strong enough to avoid relegation.
A draw could be a good result for both coaches.
Under/Over 2.5 goals: UNDER
  ODDS FOR THIS MATCH  
     
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1X2
   
Unterhaching 2.50
Draw 3.15
Mainz 05 2.40
   
Under/Over 2.5
   
Under 1.90
Over 1.70
   
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