One of the top pieces of football action this weekend comes from La Liga where Atletico Madrid take on Barcelona in what will be the last ever La Liga clash between the two parties at the Vicente Calderon. That is because Atleti will be moving to a new home soon and therefore this is going to be a special and emotional afternoon for the home side as they welcome the Catalans to town. The two played out a 1-1 draw earlier in the season, so who will be collecting the points this time around in what is a top four clash?
Barcelona 7/5, Atlético Madrid 9/5, Draw 12/5
Atletico Madrid are just running in some fine form at the moment with a three match winning streak going in the Spanish top flight and they have gone unbeaten in their last eight. They have won each of their last four at the Calderon as well and the only side to have beaten there this season in the top flight has been rivals Real Madrid. So they are clicking in some nice form and making a charge towards the top three where they have found extra opposition alongside Real and Barcelona in the form of Sevilla this term. But the head to head that Atletico have against Barcelona is far from great.
Barcelona are unbeaten in their last 13 league games against Atletico Madrid, winning ten of those and with them sitting just one point behind leaders Real Madrid in the table, the incentive is certainly there for the Catalans to push on. As long as they can keep Atletico’s star forward Antoine Griezmann, who has three goals in his last two at the Calderon against Barcelona, quiet, the will fancy their chances of taking the points in this one.
Barcelona’s own power attack will put the home side under massive pressure. Lionel Messi has 11 goals against Atletico at the Vicente and only against Sevilla has he scored more goals in his career against than he has done against Atletico. Then there is Luis Suarez who has five goals in his last six games against Atletico Madrid in all competitions. Will they be able to extend their six match unbeaten streak at the Calderon (W5 D1)?
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24th February 2017 / lee - Category: Bookmaker News
Manchester United v Southampton betting is up for the EFL Cup Final on Sunday, February 26th. The first piece of domestic silverware will be handed out and there is an extra prize awaiting the victor as well because the winner will qualify for the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League as well, so it guarantees an entry in to Europe. This clash between the two Premier League sides is expected to be pretty tight deal as well and it should be a pretty tense 90 minutes of betting action to come.
Manchester United have collected 17 clean sheets this season and were on a five match clean sheet streak before conceding in their FA Cup tie with Blackburn at Ewood Park recently. So that has been some defensive form from Jose Mourinho’s men and that will mean that the Saints will have a hard time cracking them. But then the same can be said of things the other way around because Southampton made it through to the final without conceding a single goal in the tournament this season.
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Manchester United 4/5, Draw 5/2, Southampton 4/1
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Southampton will have been enjoying some extra rest as well as Claude Puel’s men haven’t played since February 11th. Manchester United meanwhile, have played four games since then as they have been going along in both the FA Cup and the UEFA Europa League too, so will that allow the fresher-footed Saints the chance to get a better foothold in the Wembley contest?
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22nd February 2017 / lee - Category: FA Cup & League Cup Betting
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13th January 2017 / lee - Category: Betting News
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10th January 2017 / lee - Category: Free Bets & Bonus
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10th January 2017 / lee - Category: Free Bets & Bonus
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9th January 2017 / lee - Category: Free Bets & Bonus
The FIFA Club World Cup 2016 has already started and it is a tournament which struggles to attract a lot of attention. What the tournament is, is a coming together of the seven continental confederation champions to see who is crowned the best club in the world. It all sounds like a big fancy thing, but it is struggles to live up to its name. That is because the lack of big named clubs in the event and the whole lopsided set up of the thing. It’s not the most straightforward of tournaments because there is a quarter-final stage with just two games and a play-off round before that.
Entering at the play off stage this year was the hosts from the AFC, the Kashima Antlers. They took on the OFC Champions League winners Auckland City and pulled off a win to move through to the quarter finals. They didn’t stop there as they won that match to move through to the final four. Yes, even though there is quarter final stage, there are only two games and the winners of those two games go through to the semi finals, the stage at which the big two teams in the tournament enter, namely the champions of the CONMEBOL and UEFA confederations.
The winners of the Copa Libertadores from CONMEBOL and the UEFA Champions League winners then only have to win two games to be crowned the best club in the world by winning the FIFA Club World Cup 2016 Cup. It looks like an unfair advantage and the whole thing would probably be more entertaining if it was just a random draw, but FIFA obviously wants the best teams in the final. All but two of the twelve previous editions of the FIFA Club World Cup has been a showdown between the CONMEBOL and UEFA Champions.
Real Madrid are running as 1/8 favourites in FIFA Club World Cup 2016 betting at Bet365, a huge dominance in the market over second favourites Atletico Nacional from Colombia.
Real Madird 1/8, Atlético Nacional 9/1, Club America 14/1, Kashima Antlers 20/1
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Here were the entrants for the FIFA Club World Cup 2016
Play Off Round
Kashima Antlers (AFC) Hosts
Auckland City – OFC Champions League Winners
Quarter Final Entrants
America – CONCACAF Champions League Winners
Mamelodi Sundowns – CAF Champions League Winners
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors – AFC Champions League Winners
Semi Final entrants
Atletico Nacional – CONMEBOL Copa Libertadores Winners
Real Madrid – UEFA Champions League Winners
So the tournament is already underway and the semi-finals will start on December 14th. Having one already is the play off round where the Antlers, as mentioned, beat Auckland 2-1. The host club then took out South African side Mamelodi Sundowns 2-0 to set themselves up with a game against Colombia’s Atletico Nacional on December 14th. Mexican side America beat out Korea’s Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in the other quarter final to move through to get the sucker draw against Real Madrid in the semi finals on December 15th.
The Final of the FIFA Club World Cup will be played on December 18th from Yokohama and as you can see, until the CONMEBOL and UEFA Champions come in at the semi final stage, it’s easy to bypass the interest in this tournament.
This tournament throughout its fairly brief history has been about the CONMEBOL and UEFA sides entering. The event is set up for them really and it’s basically been a championship match between the two Confederations each year. The tournament was started in 2000 but didn’t get contested again until 2005 and this will be the 13th edition of the event. From the twelve previous editions of the FIFA Club World Cup you have had eight UEFA winners and four CONMEBOL winners.
You can read further into dominance as well though because only on two occasions has there been a side in the final who hasn’t come from either UEFA and CONMEBOL. That was when CAF sides TP Mazembe lost the 2013 Final to Inter Milan and when Raja Casablanca lost to Bayern Munich in 2013. So this is why you can expect to see the FIFA Club World Cup being nothing more than a showcase game between UEFA and CONMEBOL.
So with four teams left now in the FIFA Club World Cup and Real Madrid being one of them, it’s hard not to side with them. They took it seriously a couple of years ago when they lifted the title for the first time and they are likely going to have too much in their tank for whoever they go up against in the final. It will most likely be Atletico Nacional that they stomp over to get their hands on the title.
13th December 2016 / lee - Category: International Football Betting
Manchester United have had a bit of a sticky season on home soil this season in the top flight. They have won just two of their seven home games this season and have drawn each of their last four on the bounce there. So they are not running in title contending form at the moment by any stretch of the imagination, but they have a chance to land a confidence-boosting win when they play hosts to Tottenham. The Red Devils need the three points from this one to just pull to within three points of Spurs, who start the weekend up in fifth place.
So this is not a game in which United can afford to lose more ground in. They did land a 1-0 home win over Spurs last season in this corresponding fixture and Spurs have lost more Premier League games at Old Trafford than at any other ground visited in the competition. Tottenham have won just two of their last seven Premier League games but were thrilling in a 5-0 home win over Swansea last weekend. The return of Harry Kane from injury has done them the power of good and it will be down to a battle between him and United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic in the striker stakes to try and fire their respective clubs to an important three points.
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10th December 2016 / lee - Category: Free Bets & Bonus
It is the return of Pep Guardiola (for the second time) on Wednesday night as the former Barcelona boss heads back to the Nou Camp. He takes Manchester City there on Wednesday night in a crucial match in the UEFA Champions League group stage because his Citizens go into the game trailing group leaders Barcelona by two points. City were tripped up in a 3-3 draw with Celtic at Parkhead last time out, meaning that they can’t afford to go and lose this one in Spain. A win would put them in the driving seat to go on and win the group, but it’s a tough thing to go to the Nou Camp and expect to come away with a victory.
Barcelona have averaged 3.3 goals per game this season across all competitions and have scored nine in two Champions League matches this season. City have seven in their two games so there are goals to be expected in this Nou Camp clash. The Citizens have lost their four previous Champions League games against Barcelona and had a man sent off in three of the four clashes, while Sergio Aguero missed a penalty in the other meeting. So things haven’t gone their way, but they haven’t been beaten heavily by the Spaniards. Can they mix things up and pull off a surprise win, a win that would blow the group and perhaps the Champions League, wide open?
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17th October 2016 / lee - Category: Free Bets & Bonus
Portugal, the reigning European Champions look to have fallen on their feet in this one. They march into their 2018 World Cup qualifying group as firm favourites and it is easy to see why. This is a draw which they should be lapping up, especially with their new found confidence of being the kings of Europe. During Euro 2016 qualification, the Portuguese were not that overly convincing at any stage but still battled their way through. Things have to be smoother for them here.
Portugal 5/8, Switzerland 13/8, Hungary 20/1, Faroe Islands 350/1, Latvia 500/1, Andorra 5000/1.
The head to head between Portugal and Switzerland is pretty even though, with Portugal just ahead with a W3 D3 L2 record. The last time these two met was at the Euro 2008 Championship with the Swiss taking a 2-0 win. That did snap a six match unbeaten streak that the Portuguese were on against the Swiss though, so you would have to side with Portugal here who have a W2 D1 L0 record at home against Switzerland. Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t have a huge hand in them qualifying for Euro 2016 and don’t expect him firing out of the gates in this qualification campaign.
Still, he is a special player that they can call on in times of need and Switzerland don’t have that. The Swiss barely did anything of note at Euro 2016, bowing out of the round of sixteen on penalties against Poland, with the Poles actually making them look good in that game because of how defensive they went themselves. Switzerland have been to the last three consecutive World Cup Finals but are likely to have to have to get back there through the play-offs. They aren’t good enough in attack or defence to beat Portugal to the punch.
Top 2 Finish Odds: Portugal 1/25, Switzerland 1/6, Hungary 9/4, Faroe Islands 28/1, Latvia 28/1, Andorra 200/1
As for Hungary, can they make an impression after reaching Euro 2016? They started the tournament positively and got out of the group as winners, but then it all fell apart in the round of 16 when they were pummelled by Belgium. That was a steep learning curve for them, but they did well in Euro 2016 qualifying, it has to be said. The same end product may not be there this time around though and their games against the Swiss will decide it all. The head to head between the two is actually even but the Swiss have lost just one of their last four against them and should edge second place.
Qualification Prediction: Portugal, Switzerland, Hungary, Latvia, Faroe Islands, Andorra
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30th August 2016 / lee - Category: International Football Betting