De Graafschap 1 – 0 ADO Den Haag
Sunday, March 13th 2011, 12.30 CET
I am really really surprised with this result. Not only have I lost 3 units for my sports bet on ADO Den Haag as justified in this post, but a team struggling against relegation defeated a team with a big chance of playing in European competitions this fall.
I was not at all worried when De Graafschap opened the score in the 10th minute through Rydell Poepon, because I knew ADO was famous for speedy comebacks and many goals. Plus, that was also visible from ADO’s chance in the third minute of the game Dmitry Bulykin, who fired past the post about 8 meters away from the target. Peter Jungschlager had another chance to increase the advantage quarter of an hour later after ADO’s defense was careless once again. I was starting to think I got the previous football tips totally wrong. In fact, I had done that. But at this point there was still a long way to go in the game.
Nothing else interesting happened in the first half. Come the second half, Bulykin once again threatened De Graafschap’s goalkeeper. His chance was really good, and it seemed he tricked the goalie, but Waterman cleared the shot with his foot! But just like in the first half, about quarter of an hour later, Graafschap looked eager to score. They were close to that through Yuri Rose from a corner action.
All in all, nothing else interesting happened until the end. Nothing that would advantage my soccer prediction anyway. ADO’s post was attacked several times by De Graafschap’s strikers, but they didn’t manage to increase their lead. In the end, De Graafschap won 1-0, and I lost 3 units on my stupid football tips.