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The Champions League group stage kicks-off on September 18 and teams across Europe are dreaming of lifting the famous trophy in the final in Madrid next May.

Real Madrid are chasing their fourth successive victory in the competition, but there are a host of clubs who hold a genuine chance of winning Europe’s top football prize. Continue reading “Champions League 2018/19: Ronaldo to be the difference maker for Juventus”

Opening games at any major tournament can often be subdued affairs but that certainly wasn’t the case at this summer’s World Cup. Host nation Russia were under pressure, having failed to win a competitive match since 2015, but they brushed aside a weak Saudi Arabian unit with an impressive 5-0 scoreline.

The game was particularly notable for a double strike by Russian midfielder Denis Cheryshev who produced an early contender for goal of the tournament in second-half injury time. The former Real Madrid winger also made a significant move in what can often be the most lucrative outright market of them all. Continue reading “Cheryshev Double Highlights Golden Boot Conundrum”

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With the World Cup in Russia fast approaching, bookmakers are starting to give their odds regarding the chances the countries involved have of taking home the coveted trophy. It is interesting to peruse the line to see who is fancied and who might be given the tag of “longshot”. We take a look at three categories that could best describe one nation’s chances of winning in Russia. Continue reading “Favourite, Realistic, Wildcard: Our World Cup Picks”

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I get the same feeling every year around the end of May. There is just something missing in my weekends. There is a lack of excitement and a lack of interest. I’m used to getting a buzz watching the football and then come May, it all just stops.

Once the FA Cup final has been played, there is literally nothing left for a few months. I miss the action. I miss cheering on my team. I even miss the disappointment when we lose and I really miss the anger when we are rubbish and don’t even get in the game.

But it’s not even any of these that I miss the most. It’s the other teams which I really miss. I don’t really watch their games, but every result matters and it all comes down to two little pounds. Continue reading “Filling The Football Void”

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After a brutal season in English Premier League Aston Villa is making some changes. Currently the week 36 premier league predictions have them on the sharp side of a record breaking streak. It has been widely reported that Aston Villa are on the verge of appointing a new manager and the rumors are that it is going to be Nigel Pearson. It is believed that he is the hot favourite ahead of David Moyes who is also in the running for the head coach role in the West Midlands. Continue reading “Aston Villa is closing in on appointing Nigel Pearson as their new manager”

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After a torrid start to their Serie A title defence, the 2015/16 is finally looking up for Juventus.

The reigning Scudetto champions won just one of their first six domestic fixtures back in August, and head coach Massimiliano Allegri was coming under fire from supporters as well as scrutiny from the club’s board of directors. Continue reading “Football betting: Keeping Pogba could be the difference for Juve”

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In what has been a turbulent year for Premier League fans, with several of the ‘sure-fire’ teams losing to newcomers like Bournemouth, Watford and Leicester and Chelsea-legend Mourinho getting the boot, it seems that several Bettors and Spread Betting customers are enjoying this more unpredictable start to the season. Comical odds of what a lucky punter would have achieved had they placed a bet on Leicester to win at the start of the season or Jamie Vardy to get the Golden Boot have been doing the rounds on Social media, but several Betting enthusiasts have actually realised these potentials. Continue reading “Take Advantage of Spread Betting”