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Soccer Odds: Ramis injury worries Martinez
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 7 February 2013 11:47
Roberto Martinez, Wigan Athletic manager, fears that Ivan Ramis, who makes very good soccer odds, suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury on Saturday against Fulham.
Soccer betting fans saw that the Spanish defender was stretchered off the field after having twisted his knee in a tackle with Dimitar Berbatov, as Wigan came from behind to draw at Craven Cottage 1-1.
Ramis is yet to receive scans which will determine how serious the problem is, but Martinez and many fans that follow the soccer odds fear the worst.
“I wouldn’t want to say anything before seeing the scans, but I fear the worst,” he said.
“He has damaged the ligaments in the right knee and the signs are not great.
“I expect the worst, cruciate ligament. We are going to take him to hospital on the way back.
“Those injuries go from six to seven months, but obviously it is impossible for me to tell yet because we need to get the scans.
And the player’s fans, especially those that follow the team’s soccer odds, are knocking on wood.
“The manner he has done it, the way he has felt the knee opening and the pain he has got in the top of the patella tendon, I do fear the worst.”
And soccer betting fans learned that Martin Jol, Fulham manager, was feeling frustrated over his squad’s inability to kill off the game, having led through a goal from Giorgios Karagounis, veteran midfielder who makes very good soccer odds.
“It is always the same story,” Jol said.
“You go one up and you need another goal but cannot score another goal and then you are vulnerable.
“It is easier said than done but when you are 1-0 up you still have to dominate the game.
“We had a little problem to contain them and they had players in the pockets but we are a big team at the back.
“But we needed a second goal and we did not score a second goal. It was the same against Southampton when we needed second goal and didn’t score and they scored an equaliser.
“We have a problem in our balance but we have quality and that will pull us through but we have to score two goals.
“Last year, if we scored one goal it was decisive. This year most of the time, it wasn’t decisive.”