After winners on Monday and Tuesday, Kev hopes to take advantage of what should be a monumental mismatch in Slovakia...
"Denmark are fielding a team with no international experience and no proven quality, and Slovakia should hammer them."
Slovakia v Denmark
Wednesday 05 September, 19:45
We can profit from Danish disaster
A case of all systems GO last night, as Atletico GO beat Ponte Preta 2-0 to maintain our perfect start to the week. We'll now switch our attention to international football for the rest of the week, and we'll make a rare trip to Slovakia for what's turned out to be a very controversial friendly against Denmark.
The Danes have got themselves into an almighty tangle, with the DBU in dispute with the players' union about the terms of their new contract. The players want concessions on sponsorship and travel arrangements (amongst other things), and the Danish FA aren't budging. A similar dispute with the women's team saw them fail to fulfill a fixture in the World Cup qualifiers, so the DBU knew they had to play the game somehow.
Their solution has been to select a squad from the third and fourth tiers of Danish football, and some of the players are primarily knows as futsal players. Coach Age Hareide says he won't manage a team he didn't pick, so Euro '92 winner John Jensen has stepped in to lead the side.
Slovakia are outraged by this turn of events, and have reportedly lowered the entrance fee for the game to just one euro. Coach Jan Kozak has called the game meaningless, and it remains to be seen how strong a side he'll select.
Slovakia have dropped to [1.1] to win the game, and while you might think that's effectively free money, it's too short for our purposes. Instead we'll back Over 4.5 Goals at [1.77] - it'd be a huge surprise if Slovakia weren't to smash this severely weakened Danish side, but we don't want to be too greedy, in case Kozak decides to make too many changes in the second half and lose momentum.
Points Staked: 129
Points Returned: 137.35
P/L: +8.35 points