Betting

Monday, 03 March 2014

Spurs installed as second favourites for the Europa League

Theres been a big debate about whether the Europa League is worth bothering with for teams chasing a Champions League berth but now that Tottenham have come so far it seems a waste not tofocus on winning the trophy. It would mean seven more games if Tim Sherwoods side went all the way, but as the m...

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Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Champions League: Barcelona, Bayern, Dortmund or Real - Who will win the trophy?

Wembley is set to host its second Champions League final inside three years next month and theres every chance that UEFA get their dream all-Spanish final of Barcelona against Real Madrid as the pair were kept apart in the semi-finals. However, its by far a foregone conclusion as Barca must first se...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Will Arsenal, Chelsea or City bring Edinson Cavani to England?

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has made no secret of his admiration for Napoli striker Edinson Cavani. When asked about speculation linking the Gunners with the Napoli striker, who has scored 16 Serie A goals this season, Wenger said: Cavani is a player that I like. Will he cost a lot of money? T...

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Sunday, 06 January 2013

Chelsea: Who will be Frank Lampard's next club?

All good things must come to an end and so is Frank Lampards time at Stamford Bridge. Some eyebrows were raised when Lampard arrived at Chelsea from West Ham for £11 million, but the goalscoring midfielder has been worth every penny and then some. Lampard leaves the Bridge having won every major ...

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Saturday, 05 January 2013

Whose name is on the FA Cup? Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United?

The FA Cup Third Round gets under way this weekend and everyone is dreaming of Wembley. Even the big boys, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City, Man United and Spurs will all be looking forward to a sunny day under the arch in May. But who will win the FA Cup this season? Chelsea are the current ...

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Jose Mourinho: Will the Special One end up at Arsenal, Chelsea, City or United?

Its the worst kept secret in football but it looks as though the Special One Jose Mourinho and the Spanish giants Real Madrid will be parting company in the summer, but where will the former Chelsea boss end up? Mourinho has always said he wanted to manage in England again and most English clubs wo...

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Liverpool: Can Rodgers' men finish in top four?

Liverpool entered the top half of the table for the first time this season following their 2-3 win against West Ham United at Upton Park. The Reds are now just four points behind their Merseyside rivals Everton in fourth place so after a poor start can they go on to end the campaign in the Champio...

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Tuesday, 02 October 2012

Blackpool: Can Phillips pip Ince to be their top scorer?

Blackpool surprisingly failed to score at the weekend against Cardiff City. It was only the second time this season that the Tangerines had failed to hit the back of the net but it was their second league defeat on the trot. The Seasiders, who started the campaign with three wins on the bounce, hav...

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Who is your money on winning the Champions League?

Chelsea start their defence of the Champions League trophy this week but with giants such as Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United and AC Milan all desperate to be champions of Europe again, can the Blues hold on to the greatest prize in European trophy? A few weeks ago we ran an article on...

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Saturday, 15 September 2012

Who will Pep Guardiola manage next?

Pep Guardiola won it all at Barcelona and created one of the greatest teams ever seen. Thirteen trophies in four years is some achievement, but was he a great manager? It could be argued that anyone could win trophies with the tremendous trio of Xavi, Iniesta and Messi in it, but we will soon find o...

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Norwich City: Who will be the Canaries top scorer?

Norwich City made a dreadful start to life under Chris Hughton with an opening day 5-0 thrashing at Fulham. However, the Canaries have kicked on since then with draws against QPR and Spurs and a Capital One Cup victory over Scunthorpe. But who will finish this campaign as the Canaries top scorer? G...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Arsenal: Who will score the Gunners' first goal of the season?

There was a time when Highbury would rock to the chant of 1-0 to the Arsenal. Then Arsene Wenger took over and turned the Gunners into one of the greatest attacking sides the English game has ever witnessed. Arsenals style of play could carve teams open and the Gunners could score at will. However...

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Saturday, 18 August 2012

Southampton and Reading favourites to go straight down but market is tight

Last season saw a strong performance from the the three promoted clubs which consigned Blackburn Rovers, Bolton Wanderers and Wolves to the drop. But this season the bookmakers are not expecting the same collective result from Reading, Southampton and West Ham. The layers appear to have faith in Sa...

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Bookies believe Premier League title will stay in Manchester

The bookmakers are finding it hard to look beyondtheteams that finished in the top two places last season for the 2012/13 Premier League winners. The last-minute recruitment of Robin Van Persie hasnt shaken their conviction that Manchester City start as favourites to defend their title - despite th...

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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Olympics Betting: Tough Ask For GB Women

While the field for the Olympics is considerably weaker than fora Womens World Cup there are still some powerhouse squads for Great Britains womens squad to contend with. The qualifiers left less teams from strong areas such as Scandinavia for instance - and amazingly Germany are absent. But the US...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Olympics Betting: Brazil and Spain head the market

Two big names are expected to be the dominant forces in the Mens Olympic Football tournament, with the bookmakers favouring Brazil or Spain to come out on top. Despite Spains scintillating run in recent tournaments, on this occasion its the Brazilians who head the betting. Its no surprise though, b...

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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Blackpool v West Ham United: Championship play-off final betting special

The Championship play-off final is reportedly worth £90 million to the winner, but it could also be worth a few bob to you too. Blackpool and West Ham United are desperate to cap an immediate return to the Premier League. The Hammers should have sealed automatic promotion, but their poor home form ...

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Friday, 18 May 2012

Bayern Munich v Chelsea: Betting special

Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo will probably not be in the dugout at Stamford Bridge regardless of what happens in Munich on Saturday night, but the former Chelsea manager can write his name in football history by helping Chelsea to lift the Champions League for the first time in their history. ...

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Tuesday, 03 April 2012

Chelsea: Can Roberto Di Matteo win the Champions League for the Blues?

Salomon Kalou’s crucial away goal last week in Benfica has put the Blues in the driving seat for a semi-final place against either AC Milan or Barcelona, but can Roberto Di Matteo be the man to finally fulfil Roman Abramovich’s quest to win the Champions League? Chelsea host Benfica on Wednesday ni...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Will Arsenal or Chelsea finally bring the Champions League trophy back to London?

It remains one of football’s biggest mysteries. How can the capital of England, London, which boasts such huge names like Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs, have failed to land the biggest prize in European football? The Champions League, or the European Cup as it was called, has been won by Liverpool, Ma...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2012

FA Cup: Is Tottenham’s name on the trophy or can Arsenal end their trophy drought?

While the FA Cup holders Manchester City and Premier League champions Manchester United have been knocked out of the world’s most-loved cup competition, Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham Hotspur have breezed through to the fifth round of the FA Cup. They saw off Cheltenham 3-0 at the Lane before just edgin...

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Saturday, 10 December 2011

Chelsea Head Arsenal In Champions League Betting

Chelsea may have been struggling for form in the league but the bookmakers still feel the Champions League trophy has more chance of ending up in the Stamford Bridge trophy room than the equivalent at the Emirates Stadium. Their dimissal of Valencias challenge to ensure qualification - and the robu...

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Manchester Clubs Dominate Europa League Betting

They may not want to even be in the competition but Manchester City and Manchester United have immediately been installed at the head of the betting for the Europa League. Punters will have to try and second guess just how much effort the two clubs will put into winning the competition. Both should...

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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Can Paolo Di Canio Win A Trophy With Swindon?

Putting Paolo Di Canio in charge at Swindon Town was always likely to be something of a gamble. The Italian is the walking definition of the term mercurial and is always liable to end up in some form of controversy. When he got into an on-field barney with one of his strikers, everyone sucked in th...

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Tuesday, 08 November 2011

Can Arsenal or Liverpool will win the Carling Cup?

It’s getting down to the business end of the Carling Cup and the quarter-final draw has produced some mouth-watering games. The pick of the bunch are rejuvenated Arsenal taking on Premier League leaders Manchester City at the Emirates and Kop kings Liverpool hosting AVB’s Chelsea. But who is the sma...

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Sunday, 25 September 2011

Can Arsenal end their trophy woe by lifting the Carling Cup?

Arsenal lost the Carling Cup final to Birmingham City last season in the dying moments of the match and the Gunners have failed to erase it from their memories. They have made their worst start to a league seasons in decades and many people have already written off their chances of winning the Premi...

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Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Who will win the Champions League 2011/12?

Spanish giants Barcelona are attempting to make history this season. In May they destroyed Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United to win the Champions League, but no team has managed to keep hold of the famous trophy since it was renamed 20 years ago. However, the bookies firmly believe Pep Guardiola...

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Sunday, 28 August 2011

Arsenal at better than 6/1 for a league game?

I know that Arsenal have started the season slowly but to see bet365 offer 6/1 for Arsenal to win a league game against any opposition must be a first for an Arsenal team managed by Arsene Wenger. Paddy Power are also offering a money back guarantee in the event of an Arsenal win*. Which are unprece...

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Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Sergio Aguero 3/1 to win Golden Boot

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero took less than 30 minutes to get the attention of the fans in the Premier League. The former Atletico Madrid man scored twice on his debut and created another for team-mate David Silva against Swansea City in a display that will have defenders up and down the country ...

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Saturday, 13 August 2011

Will Rooney or Van Persie win the Golden Boot?

The Golden Boot was shared last season between Manchester United’s Dimitar Berbatov and Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez with 20 goals apiece, but who will be the top marksman in this season? The bookies believe the accolade will remain in Manchester with United’s hot Mexican sharpshooter Javier Hern...

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Friday, 12 August 2011

Who will win the Premier League 2011/12?

Manchester United start their defence of the Premier League title on Sunday away at West Bromwich Albion and the Red Devils are clear favourites among the bookies to keep hold of their crown. Sir Alex Ferguson has opened the chequebook this summer to bring Phil Jones, Ashley Young and David De Gea ...

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Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Arsenal: Gervinho betting special

Arsene Wenger shelled out £10 million for the Ivory Coast international Gervinho during the summer and hopes are high that the former Lille star can be a success at the Emirates. So much so that bookmaker Victor Chandler has a range of specials available to anyone wanting to take a punt on the ...

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Tuesday, 09 August 2011

Premier League: Blackburn’s Steve Kean is top for the chop

Who would want to be a Premier League manager? You have to deal with players who are at least 10 times wealthier than you, agents trying to flog you a guy from Ghana for £10 million, who is as fast as lightning but has never kicked a ball in his life, and chairmen who expect success as of yesterday,...

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Wednesday, 03 August 2011

League One: Who will be champions in May 2012?

Gus Poyet’s Brighton Hove Albion strolled to the League One title last season, but who will follow the Seagulls up to the Championship at the end of this campaign? Following the success of Brighton, Southampton and Peterborough United last time round, the bookies firmly believe it will be the turn ...

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League One: Who will be the first manager to be axed?

The 2011/12 season is just days away and everyone is optimistic of a bright season for their club, but it won’t be long before the first League One manager is thrown on the managerial merry go-round. Fortunately, those mischievous guys at Victor Chandler have already opened a book on who will be the...

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Tuesday, 02 August 2011

Championship: Who will be the first manager to leave their job?

The 2011/12 season hasn’t even kicked off yet but those mischievous blokes at Victor Chandler have already opened a book on who will be the first manager in the Championship to be axed or leave his post. However, one thing’s for sure, it won’t be long until somebody does find themselves out of a job...

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Sunday, 31 July 2011

Championship: Who will win promotion to the Premier League?

West Ham United were the biggest casualty from the top flight last season and it’s no surprise to see Big Sams men are among the favourites to bounce straight back up. The former Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers boss has added English grit to his squad in Kevin Nolan and Matt Taylor and they wi...

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Monday, 18 July 2011

SPL: Who will be the first manager to leave his post?

The new season hasn’t even kicked off yet but William Hill have already begun taking bets on who will be the first managerial casualty in the SPL. The bookies have a three-way tie at the top with St Johnstone’s Derek McInnes, Hearts’ Jim Jeffries and Kilmarnock’s Kenny Shiels all at 4/1, all for to...

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Sunday, 17 July 2011

SPL: Who will win the Scottish title?

For the past 26 years it’s really been a toss of a coin as to who will be crowned champions of Scotland, with the Old Firm pairing of Celtic and Rangers dominating the landscape north of the border. Ally McCoist’s Rangers are the current holders, but Neil Lennon will be desperate to prise the title ...

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Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Can Darren Bent end season as league’s top scorer?

Darren Bent’s decision to leave European hopefuls Sunderland for relegation threatened Aston Villa has shocked the football world, but the former Spurs striker insists his decision to leave the Stadium of Light is purely a football reason. Many cynics may not agree – preferring to look at his huge i...

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Friday, 07 January 2011

Premier League sack race: Hodgson tipped to be next for the boot

What an awful start to the new year it has been for some Premier League managers. Chelsea’s Carlo Ancelotti has found life tough without Ray Wilkins, Avram Grant was brought back down to earth with an almighty thud against Newcastle United and Gerard Houllier is already under intense pressure at Ast...

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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Mancini leads the way in the Premier League sack race

Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp was livid after his side’s midweek draw with Sunderland. However, it had nothing to do with the lack of commitment or effort from his players ‑ he thought they were terrific ‑ it was the fans’ decision to boo them off that enraged the Spurs chief so much. And yo...

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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Loss of Schwarzer for Fulham points to Bolton win

With the team news now in it seems that Mark Schwarzer may be on the verge of a switch to Arsenal as he is not in the Fulham match day squad for the game at Bolton. David Stockdale is in goal with Pascal Zuberbuhler on the bench. Interestingly with Shay Given on the bench for Man City today, Arsen...

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Sunday, 08 August 2010

Who will be the Premier League’s top goalscorer?

Goals win games so it’s no wonder Chelsea won the league last season with Didier Drogba in sparkling form. The Ivory Coast forward found the back of the net an astonishing 29 times in 32 league appearances just edging out Manchester United’s star man Wayne Rooney with 26. So will the England marksma...

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Tuesday, 03 August 2010

Can Newcastle finish above Sunderland?

The fierce Tyne-Wear derby is back on the agenda this season and the fans in the north east just can’t wait for October 31 to arrive. That will be the day Newcastle host Sunderland for the first time in more than a year and while both sets of fans would sell their grannies to ensure victory just who...

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Monday, 02 August 2010

Blackpool Odds On To Finish Bottom

When every Premiership season starts, the smart money is on promoted clubs going straight back to the Championship, just as Burnley did last season. However, Hull City defied those predictions and managed two campaigns in the top flight. There is an extraordinary uniformity in the views of the lead...

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Lambert Backed To Fire Saints To League One Title

After tough times at St Marys, Southampton fans were able to take a great satisfaction from 2009/10. Despitea ten point penalty the team clambered into seventh place in League One and the fans had a trip to Wembley to enjoy, lifting the Johnstones Paint Trophy. After New Year, the season had the fe...

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Middlesbrough Installed As Championship Favourites

The betting for this seasons npower Championship is wide open because at least two of the teams relegated from the Premiership arent expected to dominate the division. Neither Portsmouth or Hull City are in position to do what Newcastle United managed last term, even with the parachute largesse. Bu...

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Who Will Be Top Dogs In The Midlands?

Just a few years ago the Midlands representation in the Premiership was decimated leaving Aston Villa as the only real standard bearers for that part of the country. The East is still suffering but in 2010 the West is back with a vengeance. The traditional Big 4 of the West Midlands conurbation are...

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Saturday, 26 December 2009

Manchester City should get Mancini off to a winning start

When all the fuss dies down over Roberto Mancini's quick replacement of Mark Hughes there will be no excuses available if the players fail to give their all. Being upset at the loss of a manager is one thing - playing poorly is quite another. Add to that the fact that the majority of players at Ea...

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