English club side, Liverpool FC take on Spanish opposition, Sevilla in the Europa League final in Basle on Wednesday, with a place in the group stages of the Champions League on offer to the winner of the much anticipated encounter.
Sevilla, winners in each of the past two years, will try to become the first team to win it three years in a row, setting an amazing record. Both sides had disappointing league seasons, finishing just outside the European qualification places, so this takes on even more meaning for both. For Liverpool, having qualified for the UEFA Champions League just once in the past six seasons, it represents a massive opportunity and a chance for manager Jurgen Klopp to win a trophy in his first season.
Bet365 make Liverpool narrow favourites at 11/8 to win in 90 minutes, with Sevilla 2/1 and the draw 9/4. To win outright, you can get Liverpool at 8/11 and Sevilla at even money. Sevilla have a danger man in Kevin Gameiro, who has scored 16 league goals and half of his team’s Europa League goals since the round of 32. Read more »
Roberto di Matteo is seen as the favourite next Aston Villa manager according to bookmakers.
The Italian has struggled to make an impact at any club since leaving Chelsea in 2012. Despite spending only a short period with the blues,Di Matteo won the Champions League before leaving the club a few months later. In his managerial career, the Italian has been in charge of teams like Schalke, West Brom, and MK Dons. He is currently out of work after having left German outfit Schalke in the summer of 2015. Di Matteo has reportedly been looking at a potential return to English football without a proper avenue still not opening yet.
Aston Villa, meanwhile, are on the lookout for a new manager ahead of some troubled times. The next Villa manager will certainly have a hard job on his hands. Apart from having to resurrect the club from the Championship back into the Premier League, he also has to do so on a limited budget. The club has already been put on sale by owner Randy Lerner, who is not ready to invest any more of his own money into the club. However, the valuation of £ 200 million by Lerner will put off any interested parties as the club are now playing in the second division of English football. Read more »
The European Championship gets underway on June 10th and the continent’s top footballing nations will all travel to France as they seek to make a major impact on the world stage. This year, many believe that Roy Hodgson’s England are in with a sniff but it might be worth looking closer to home and specifically at Didier Deschamps’ imperious French side.
Meanwhile, Bookmakers.co.uk can keep people updated on the latest news, gossip and odds surrounding the tournament. Their bet calculator can help punters to figure out the latest prices on accumulators – crucial for those looking to place multiples based on the group stages. Here are three of the leading contenders for this summer’s tournament. Read more »
With some speculating that Arsenal may be in deep trouble with their upcoming battles versus Tottenham and Leicester, there’s still plenty of evidence that’s showing otherwise and that they can in fact overcome them both to the Premier League title.
This would be their first title since the 2002/2003 season but fans haven’t given up hope yet.
While many have just flat out given up on Arsenal winning the Premier League title for this season, many are hanging on to hope claiming that naysayers are just rivals or other managers hoping to crush the spirits of everyone who wants them to win. Jamie Carragher believes the gap is far too wide to fix now and that there’s far too much for them to do to come back.
The Southampton manager also shared those views stating that Arsenal was completely out of the title and it was more than likely going to be a fight between Tottenham and Leicester. Looking at this from a math perspective though, Arsenal is only 11 points behind the other leaders in the League for Leicester and only 6 behind Tottenham. So what does this mean for Arsenal? There’s one game in hand and they have an additional 21 points that they could earn before this season is officially over. Read more »
Soccer betting can be a great way to make some money as well as having some fun. But how do you choose the best ones? Here are three tips to help you choose the best ones
Always go for a reputed site. If the soccer betting site is a new one, you will be better off avoiding it. Opt for sites that have been in business for a couple of years. This will ensure that you are dealing with a site that has a history of paying his customers. The worst feeling is making a bet, winning it and not getting paid for it.
It is always a good idea to check what other people are saying about the betting site online. Just a quick search on Google will reveal what other people are saying on blogs as well as forums. You might want to search Facebook as well as Twitter for posts related to the soccer betting site. This will give you a better perspective on the betting site.
The appearance of the soccer site can also inform you about the trustworthiness of the site. Always go for a site that is professionally designed and not for one that appear to have been designed by a 12-year-old kid. Remember that you will be uploading money to the site before actually making your bet and you would not want to be scammed. Read more »
Martin Demichelis isn’t really playing a big role for Manchester City as the Argentine defender is mostly utilized as a back-up option in the Premier League. However, even though he is not getting much playing time in official matches for his club, Demichelis is starting to appear in the headlines of magazines or websites related to football as he is being accused of breaching a number of rules involving soccer betting.
The 35 year old defender is blamed for of having broken worldwide rules which were created with the purpose of prohibiting players from betting on any football activity whether this is outside or inside of their respective domestic league. Read more »