Waiting for Euroleague 1st matchday (16-17-18 October), I look at Italian Supercup, the opening match of  the Italian basket season.

PalaEstra – Siena (ITA)
Tuesday 08, October 2013 – 20:30 cet
(cet is Central Europe Time)


Montepaschi Siena are the Italian Champiions and they will host the Italian Supercup game. Anyway, usually, this match is in neutral venue, it’s not clear why this season Siena host the match.

Varese lost Italian cup against Siena and they also lost againt the green & white team in Serie A playoff. Anyway, in my opinion, last season they were stronger than Siena and also this season they have something more than thier rivals.

• My bookmaker odds •
Money line:
 Siena @ 1.28 – Varese @ 3.50
Spread bet: Siena (-7.5) @ 1.87 – Varese (+7.5) @ 1.87

What my bookmaker thinks: Siena are favourite because they play at home, where usually they are a winning team.

What I think: this is the first match of the season for Siena, but Varese have already played in Euroleague playoff, I mean, Varese are surely ready or the new season, I am not sure Siena are ready too. I back Varese in spread betting.

TV: live on Sportitalia

My bet
Varese  (+7.5) @ 1.87
stake 5


Siena – Varese 81-66
Bloody Tuesday for me.

My October bets
N° Proofed Tips: 2
Results (W-D-L): 0-0-2
Staked: 9.00 units
Won : 0.00 units
Profit: -9.00 units