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Author: [Soccer] Topic: Mexico v Jamaica World Cup Qualifier WED Night
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:01:57 PM

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Jamaica at Mexico over 3 -109  9:30 PM EST

Mexico is unquestionably the best team in the COCACAF region and despite what Jamaica did vs. the USA, that wasn’t so much a great team falling to a subpar team instead it was, in my view, a poor US Team falling to a poor Jamaican team that just happened to play better at that given time.

Sometimes we have to throw out the models and handicap the game the old school way... that is, talent vs talent.

Needless to say, things will be more difficult for the Jamaicans tonight, in fact, significantly more difficult as they play at Mexico’s Azteca stadium where the Mexicans have only ever lost 1 world cup qualifying match.  This is because Mexico has so many skilled attackers, namely, Hernandez can either break the defence alone or work magnificent dummy/decoys to draw defenders while leaving the ball for unmarked strikers. 

I don't want to come off as "touting" this play ... well, first and foremost, given that I don't charge for my picks and analysis, I can't possibily be touting ... but, if ever there was a chance for a blow-out in a world cup qualifier, this one smells like it has the makings of one.  This Mexican side can destroy Jamaica tonight and run up the score in no time and while perhaps I may be overly confident, there is a real possibility that this game can be 3-0 by halftime.  The real question is how motivated the Mexicans will be to run up the score ... sure they will want to pad their goal differential but since they are the odds on favorite to win qualificiation, their professionalism might be the difference.  They won't play with the Jamaicans by feeling sorry for them... They will play their game and force Jamaica to try to stop them.

So as a Jamaican defender, coach or tactician, what do you do?  Do you double team Hernandez and leave the other potent attackers open or do you take your chance and go one on one with him only to have him burn you with his speed and exceptional skill?

Let's put this play into context as to why I love it so much.  Jamaica just played at the Caribbean cup and looked dreadful failinbg to win any of its four games.  Two of the most notable losses for Jamaica in the Caribbean cup were to French Guiana (1:2) and Cuba (0:1).  So what do they do?  The simplest way to put it is that they cleaned house.  

I am of the view that not only are these changes too little too late and even questionable for tonight's clash, but when a team makes so many changes there is always the risk of communication breakdown on the pitch with players being unfamiliar with teammates’ tendencies and positioning. These are mistakes ready to happen.

To give you an idea of how out of sync this team will be tonight, of Jamaica's 23 man squad only 3 players that play in MLS will be there.  The team will also include 3 players who are still in high school and barely eligible to play (age) as well as 4 foreign players who have never put on the Jamaican uniform for an international match.  How motivated will those players (mostly from the Barclay's Premier League) be to give their all for this game given they are more concerned with their current domestic league obligations.

More importantly, one does not simply “clean house” before a world cup qualifying game set to be played away at Mexico and expect to be competitive in one of the toughest venues in the world against one of the toughest (home) World Cup Qualifying teams.  This smells like a disaster waiting to happen.

This new crop of 'Reggae Boys' will go up against a daunting linep that is expected to include a 4-2-3-1 formation of
Corona; Meza, Moreno, Rodriguez, Torres Nilo; Salcido, Herrera; Dos Santos, Fabian, Guardado; Hernandez.

The Mexicans played a tune-up game against Denmark and drew 1-1 for this game They are prepared for this match and know how to beat the Jamaicans.  All Mexican players are currently in form given they are all playing in worldwide domestic leages at this time. They surely outclass the Jamaicans on the field and where it counts... talent. 

I am not over sensationalizing this when I say that it would be a shocking surprise, perhaps one of the biggest upsets of the year if the Jamaicans even get a result from this match.

Other notable facts to consider:

  • Jamaica travels with 3 goalies who have been inactive (meaningful game action) for approximately 3 months;
  • The 23 man roster for Jamaica is comprised of 8 players that are inactive so they only have 15 players at their disposal.
  • Jamaica has been outscored 12-0 in its last 3 visits to the Azteca Stadium for an average margin of defeat of 4-0.
  • Mexico will have all of it’s world class players available
  • Team super star Hernandez has 8 goals in 14 appearances for Manchester United against far superior opposition

On any given day, anything can happen.  We sports bettors know that.  However our job is to handicap the game with what we know and try to keep those "any given day" dreams out of our handicapping.  Go with what we know is my motto and it applies for tonight's game.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:02:22 PM

Note: IN MY WORLD, no bet is ever better than the last one made. In this world where anything can happen, we never want to be caught going all-in on any play. This is asking for bankroll destruction. While this game may appear to be a given, nothing ever is. As such, I urge you to never bet more than you can afford to lose and to always maintain your strict money management rules. For me, this will remain a 2 unit bet (by the way, in order to adress the numerous direct twitter messages I get and the emails I get, for the record, I will only repeat this ONCE .... my unit value is $2,000. so for me, a 2 unit wager is $4,000. I have a good career that provides me with good income and I manage my winnings exceptionally well. This is why I am selective and this is why I go nuts with people that claim to bet 30-50-100 units without understanding what a unit really signifies.

I spend a considerable amount of time handicapping. I may spend 5-6 hours handicapping a weekend's worth of EPL games and an equal amount of time on a weekend's worth of Serie A games. Then there are the nights where the family goes to bed at 11 and I'm up to 2am going over the next day's action to see if I can spot an edge. I've been doing this for over 20 years and have taken time to diligently develop my own automated spreadsheet game projection validation system that has been fine tuned, tweeked and adjusted over the years, to the point where I feel it is the most accurate it has ever been. All of this is very time consuming and I would not waste my time doing all of this for the sake of $100 or $200 bet. All this work warrants making sizeabe wagers to justify the time spent.

I know guys who will spend 2 hours scratching their heads over a play so that they can wager $50.00 on it. That's a kin to $25.00 an hour. At that rate, better to skip the betting and work some overtime at your day job.

I had to get that out of my system because I get so many questions about it. So, there you have it.... my take on tonight's game along with some insight into my methods, limits etc.

Good luck friends ....

Take Jamaica v Mexico over 3 -109. My bet for this is to win 2 units. I love this play but will stick to my rules.

Regards

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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:05:03 PM
BIG play? I will have to join you my friend.


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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:07:12 PM
Yes my friend ... BIG play meaning my MAX 2 units. 

Good luck to us. 
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:10:54 PM
Great advice fever, thanks for all the hard work and knowledge you share
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:13:18 PM
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:15:36 PM
Excellent writeup!  I agree with you about the 10-20-50 unit thing.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:25:26 PM
Im on it fever gl
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:28:48 PM
Just curious as to why you wouldnt play mexico - 2 instead of the over 3 considering in your writeup you think it has the makings of a blowout , good luck tonight 
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:29:28 PM
Meant to put the handshake sign not the moose 
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:35:48 PM
Come one fever, is it too much to ask for maybe some insight and thought for your plays? #sarcasm
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:13:16 PM
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:20:39 PM
Fever..........
Its so refreshing to hear about the hours you spend capping.......I spend roughly 8-10 hours a day.... with $1000 as my unit but I only play for that same unit on each and every play or a variance of between $1000-$1300 .......

Yes its important to me ......I only log around 20 wagers a week.........most are at plus money........and I cap all the sports........

It can be done .......

Again its so refreshing to hear just how serious you take it.......

Keep up the great work.....

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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:27:31 PM
ANyone know if this is on tv?  I have direct tv and cant find it
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:33:04 PM
Try ESPN2 or gala vision or local Mexican station in your area supporting direct TV....
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:35:29 PM

$2,000 per unit.  Yeah, right whatever. And, I bet $1,000,000 per unit, buddy.

 

Just giving you a hard time, my friend  .  GL with your play, but I'm also at a loss why not play Mexico -2 instead of the over 3.  Unless you think there's a reason Jamaica will score. 

I happen to get this early, so I'm technically on Mexico -1.75, Mexico ML.  In addition to over 3.  But I love this play as well and I'm thinking about heaping more on this play.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:36:01 PM
sweet im a jackass, its on espn 2.  Tks invest 
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:36:34 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Theone324:

ANyone know if this is on tv?  I have direct tv and cant find it


Direct tv should be channel 209 at 9:30. Let me know if it works...or just search for Mexico.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:45:14 PM
tks absolute, im an idiot and didnt even check espn 2.  
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:50:49 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by Theone324:

tks absolute, im an idiot and didnt even check espn 2.  


No problem buddy.

At least you found the game. Someone here as to know.
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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:53:02 PM
To answer some questions here about why not a play on Mexico -2 the answer is simple. Many Mexico players have club responsibilities in their domestic leagues and fly out after the game. I habe to take into consideration the possibility that if Mexico goes up early, some of those players will come out of the game leaving Jamaica with a chance to sneak one or two in. A -2 wager means you have to win by 3 to cash. Players let up some time to conserve energy if they have a big lead and a Jamaica goal or fluke play might spoil a -2 play whereas a Jamaica goal or fluke play will HELP the over.

Hope that clarifies.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 8:58:14 PM
QUOTE Originally Posted by fever:

To answer some questions here about why not a play on Mexico -2 the answer is simple. Many Mexico players have club responsibilities in their domestic leagues and fly out after the game. I habe to take into consideration the possibility that if Mexico goes up early, some of those players will come out of the game leaving Jamaica with a chance to sneak one or two in. A -2 wager means you have to win by 3 to cash. Players let up some time to conserve energy if they have a big lead and a Jamaica goal or fluke play might spoil a -2 play whereas a Jamaica goal or fluke play will HELP the over.

Hope that clarifies.

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Have to win by three to cash. But, yet don't you think Mexico will have to score three for the over to WIN?
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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:11:47 PM
I can't and won't speak for fever.......but its never easy covering 1 1/2 or 2 goals in a soccer match.......in this match probabilities are they should .......but if Mexico gets out 3-0 and let's in a goal whether its a freaky nature or not......3-1 gets u a push and your hard earned capping goes for nothing.....so over is the way to go. That is how i reason it in my world. Besides Jamaica won't quit trying to score if they fall behind allowing foreasy mexico counter attacks again leading to the over.

Just my thoughts and the way I do things....Huck I never lay more than -1 and that don't happen often.

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Posted: 2/6/2013 9:39:36 PM
How did that Jamaican not bury that???
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