Another weekend, another three days filled with great sports event. OneHash Team, as every Friday, prepared for you list with the most important and the most bet-worthy rivalries from various disciplines all over the world. Why and how to bet on those events? Explanations below.
Novak Djokovic is already in the semi-finals without even hitting a ball in QF due to Marin Cilic’s food poisoning. So there is a big chance that we can get three biggest dogs of tennis in Madrid’s final four. Rafael Nadal will face Stan Wawrinka in the quarter-finals, while Roger Feder will compete against Dominic Thiem in the same round. Reigning champ Alexander Zverev waits for clash with Greek sensation Stefanos Tsitsipas. It looks like this weekend will be filled with world class tennis, nevertheless we feel that Nadal is now one step ahead of everyone this clay season. Failures in Monte Carlo and Barcelona only made him angry and his anger is no good for the rest of players in Madrid.
OneHash prediction: Rafael Nadal winning a title
With Kevin Durant’s out injured this series flips upside down. Durant has a minor right calf strain and won't play in Game 6 and a potential Game 7. He was striking force of reigning champs but now he’s gone. Rockets could and should win Game 5 but something bad happened to James Harden who took only one shot in last 8,5 minutes of that night. One of the best players on the globe won’t longer participate in this series so, James, for the sake of basketball, turn on your beast mode tonight in Toyota Center. Otherwise Warriors are pretty sure of Western Conference Finals. With no Harden, there won’t be upset of champions.
OneHash prediction: Houston Rockets
Bulls from Leipzig are Bundesliga’s one last hope for a season that won’t end up with Bayern as a champion. Bavarians have a chance to wrap up a 7th (SEVENTH!) straight Bundesliga title, knowing that away victory will solve the case. Leader from Munich is four points above second-placed Borussia Dortmund with two games to go. The whole Germany, maybe besides Bavaria, could be bored of Bayern’s never-ending dominance, though the country has a right to believe in stopping reigning champs? Bayern hasn't’ lose since 12 league games, winning 10 and drawing only two of that run. RB already secured third place and seems like the only Bundesliga’s team that can stop Bayern right now. Players from Red Bull Arena are in an impressive run, winning nine of their last ten matches. Bulls’ biggest worry should be lack of Kevin Kampl. Slovenian midfielder is card-out after last 3-3 draw against Mainz.
OneHash prediction: draw
Valtteri Bottas in Australia, Lewis Hamilton in China, Lewis Hamilton in Bahrain and finally Valtteri Bottas in Azerbaijan - this season of Formula 1 is split between two differents drivers from two different teams. Now this is the time for fifth addition to year 2019 and maybe the most important one. This weekend’s race in Spain maybe the key to the whole F1’s calendar, in the previous years the tone for the remainder of the years has been set right there, in Barcelona. There is a theory that if you have went through Catalunya Circuit in style, you'll probably do the same for the remainder of the season. Last season Hamilton dominated Spanish weekend, he should do the same this year, but we’re sure that Bottas has something to say in that matter. Something really interesting. Even if it’s not his turn in a winning line of this season.
OneHash prediction: Valtteri Botas
Now, where to begin? The last round of the most competitive and - what continental results show - the best league in Europe waits for us on Sunday. Of course, all eyes will be on Brighton. 17th team in the table doesn’t have to worry about relegation and now can upset Manchester City. Reigning champs go to American Express Community Stadium to secure back-to-back titles. With 95 points they are one above Liverpool and if they want to add another silverware to their cabinet, they simply have to win in Brighton. Liverpool players hosts Wolverhampton with thoughts more over City than themselves. The Reds, however, showed on Tuesday against FC Barcelona that with them any miracle and scenario is possible. Even the one with City losing points in Brighton.
Another games? Fight for 4ht place should be curious. Tottenham is exhausted after eliminating Ajax in the Champions League, so The Spurs’ lose against Everton is quite possible. Arsenal travels to Burnley with hope in hearts. Hope for Tottenham's failure and hope for Unai Emery’s boys big win Turf Moor. And we mean REALLY big win. If they want to steal fourth place from city rivals, they have to pull eight-goal swing. Seems unbelievable, but last weeks in European football proved us that there is a slight difference between unbelievable and impossible.
See you soon, Premier League, we’re gonna miss you really bad.
It has happened again. FC Barcelona one more time did what’s unthinkable and blew three goal advantage from the first leg in the Champions League’s knockout phase. The ghosts from Roma didn’t leave Camp Nou for good and now even scarier ghosts, those from Liverpool, will haunt the heart of Catalonia. Barca prepares for a game against Getafe with maybe the biggest hangover in the club’s history, feeling depressed and broken. Literally broken. Blaugrana that we know last couple of seasons falls apart right before our eyes.
Spanish press constantly informs about possible ways of rebuilding squad. Six players in, six out? Why not. With Luis Suarez injured for the rest of the season, Ernesto Valverde’s unsure future and Leo Messi broke down in tears this is not the best moment for Barcelona to play a game in LaLiga. On the other hand, Getafe couldn't imagine a better chance to finally beat Barca. Team from Coliseum Alfonso Perez hasn’t won against this rival since 2011. Fourth place and the Champions League’s playoffs practically secured, completely devastated opponent, what could go wrong? Leo Messi could go wrong. We’re sure that if only Argentinian will show up on Sunday, he will do everything to forget Liverpool’s nightmare. If only for a moment...
OneHash prediction: FC Barcelona two goals difference
Nothing has changed in Turin. After securing eighth consecutive title, Old Lady stopped playing football. Now Juventus more often thinks of next season and summer transfer window than remaining games of this season. Mods aren’t the best in Turin, Massimiliano Allegri supposedly shocked his bosses with a desire to leave club for Paris Saint-Germain where he can count on doubling wages. Juventus has other things on its mind than Roma’s match but duties must be performed. It doesn’t seem that this duties will be pleasant. Romans are unbeaten in their last six domestic matches and are among five teams teams thats still fight for the places from 3rd to 6th. Against Juventus Roma has to prepare for a tough, defensive battle. Juventus has not scored more than a goal in their last nine visits to the capital. The previous game of both teams ended up with a goalless draw. We expect another one on Sunday.
OneHash prediction: draw
Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trail Blazers forced decisive matches in both series due to enormous effort and great form of their leaders. Now Sixers wait for Game 7 in Toronto with huge anticipation what is highly understandable. Joel Embiid is finally healthy and game 6, which he finished with 17 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks in 36 minutes, should twist him for more. Furthermore, Embiid got a great help from his team-mates in Game 6 (Sixers starting five combined for 90 of the team’s 112 points) whileKahwi Leonard felt pretty lonely. The whole Raptors bench scored only 16 points in Philly. Sixers Game 7 might be a game of stars but as well it could be decided by guys from a shadow.
After 119-108 victory, Blazers stunned Nuggets and now the series comes back to Denver. This Western Conference Semifinal apparently doesn’t get the praise that it deserves. You ask why? Because in rivalry between those two teams there is everything. Great individual performances (Nikola Jokic’s triple-double in Game 3), historical nights (four overtimes in Game 3) and simply a lot of beautiful basketball. This series could last forever but it has to end in Denver. In our opinion, with another team show of Blazers.
One Hash prediction: Philadelphia 76sers and Portland Trail Blazers