Tuesday, November 15, 2011

England v/s Sweden - friendly at Wembley 2

England to win @ 1.80

After their very Italian style victory against the World champions last weekend, this English side should be odds on favourites for a victory against the visiting Swedes this evening. In fact, i'll go out on a limb here and state that the prices offered for a home victory are worth taking on and i'd expect these to reduce over the course of the match.

Half-time update: England 1 - 0 Sweden
The above graph of the prices tells the story of a one way match. The spreads took off after the 25th minute, thanks to an own goal by the Swedish. In fact, the spread should have been even wider with England at least 3 goals up. However, quite a few botched chances have kept the Swedes in this game and I wouldn't rule out an equaliser.

Full-time update: England 1 - 0 Sweden

The spreads continued to widen in the second half, though nothing material really happened. The English couldn't get another goal, and the Swedes had a few shots at the target too. I stopped tracking the price on a Swedish victory as early as the 65th minute; the runaway prices (at one point in the game it was over 100:1) were playing havoc with the scales on the graph.

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