The stink from the 2006 Serie A match fixing scandal still lingers in the air of Italian football. The New York Times reports that new evidence produced in a case against Juventus’ former GM Luciano Moggi could implicate Inter in the scandal and fuel calls for Inter to be stripped of the title retroactively. However, it is unlikely that any charges lodged against the club would affect this season’s point tally.
While the Italian scandal may be old news, corruption is not and is unlikely to diminish given the large amount of money flowing into the game. It was only this year that Chelsea were served a ban for improper player transfer practices, suspicious dealings at Portsmouth came to light, and UEFA announced that they were investigating match fixing in Eastern Europe. As the sport expands to more regions the biggest job to come is ensuring that its quality is maintained.
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BOLOGNA ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN MATCH FIXING. THEY KEEP PLAYING TO DRAWS AGAINST BOTTOM HALF TEAMS. THEY TRIED TO DO IT AGAINST LAZIO; THEY WERE TWO UP THEN CONCEDED THE NEXT THREE.
THEY DONE IT AGAINST UDINESE, THEY DONE IT AGAINST ATLANTA, AND NOW THEY ARE PLANNING TO DO IT AGAINST CATANIA. I AM WRITING THIS BEFORE THE CATANIA GAME, BUT WAIT AND SEE THE GAME. DONT BE SUPRISED IF TI IS A DRAW, AND WATCH THE GAME AND SEE IF THEY DONT PALY FOR THE DRAW. IF THEY GO UP THEY WILL TRY AND CONCEDE.
HOW DO I KNOW THIS? THE STANDARD BETTING ODDS FOR A DRAW ARE “NO LESS THAN $3 USSUALLY $3.5-5, BUT GUESS HOW MUCH PUNTERS ARE BETTING ON THE DRAW AT ON BETFAIR.COM? $1.35 YES THAT IS RIGHT. IT IS MATCH FIXED. LARGE BETS AT 1.35. THIS IS SOMETHING I’VE BEEN FOLLOWING THE LAST MONTH OR SO. WHY WOULD ANYONE BET AT 1.35 IF THEY WEREN’T SURE IT WOULD BE A DRAW? THEY’RE PROBABLY CLUB OFFICIALS.
AND DON’T GET ME STARTED ON SERIE B AND THE LOWER LEAGUES. iT IS RAMPANT OF TEAMS PLAYING FOR THE DRAW AND THE SAME OCCURENCE OF PERCULIAR EXTREMELY SHORT ODDS BEING OFFERED FOR THE DRAW, BEFORE THE GAME AND THEN GUESS WHAT ENDS AS A DRAW. THE MARKET DOESN;T LIE. LOOK EN BETFAIR FOR YOURSELF AND LOOK AT DRAW ODDS IN ITALIAN LEAGUE MATCHES AND TELL ME IF IM NOT RIGHT.