Demichelis breaches Soccer Betting rules

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. Continue reading “Demichelis breaches Soccer Betting rules”

France Fancied to go the Distance

With the domestic football season across Europe reaching its climactic final throes, the anticipation for Euro 2016 this summer is bubbling under quite nicely.

If we can quieten the little voice in our heads that nags us about potential injuries and loss of form, now is as good a time as any to place our bets on who will win the tournament; expect prices – particularly those of the favourites – to be squeezed in the coming weeks and months.

Here’s a quick overview of the main contenders: Continue reading “France Fancied to go the Distance”

Manchester City are taking on Manchester United this weekend

Manchester City are taking on Manchester United this weekend and it will provide a great picture of the team that is likely to finish in the top four this season.

City are the favourites to qualify for the Champions League next season with odds of 3/10. United, who have been in terrible form over the last few months, at backed at a distant 4/1. Even though City themselves have been in a poor run of form as far as the Premier League is concerned, they can be comfortable knowing that they have the home advantage in this game.

United have already missed out on the top four in recent times, but City cannot afford to do the same at this stage. The club will be bringing in Pep Guardiola – one of the renowned managers in the world – next season and the former Barcelona manager will struggle to attract players if the club finds itself in the Europa league next season. Pellegrini is on his way out, but he is determined to do a great job in the remainder of the campaign. He has already led the club to Capital One Cup success, which is the second of his City regime, and the club has qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their history.

Aguero is rated at 6/5 to score at any time in the game. These are great odds given that the strikerhas been in fine form over the last 10 games. Aguero, however, has not scored since his two goals against Aston Villa in the 4-0 win a few weeks ago. Even though City win this game, it is unlikely to improve chances of winning the title. After only nine points behind table leaders Leicester City, the important objective for the club will now be to finish in the top four.

UNITED’S TV SPIRAL?

Manchester United suffered another disappointing result on a night when financial aspects took centrestage. A 2-0 loss against Liverpool in the first leg of the Europa League encounter between the two teams puts United at a major disadvantage as far as qualifying for the next stage is concerned.

Manchester United on TV

It also raises questions about their Champions League participation next season. Continue reading “UNITED’S TV SPIRAL?”

The FA cup resumes with a fourth-round action involving MK Dons and Chelsea

The FA cup resumes with a fourth-round action involving MK Dons and Chelsea.

This will be one of the most watched encounters in all of England due to intense rivalry between the two teams. There appeared to be a great chance for MK Dons to get something out of the game when Chelsea were in poor form a few months ago. However, this has all changed after the appointment of Guus Hiddink. The club now have the longest unbeaten record in the English top division. Chelsea continued this impressive revival in fortunes with a 1-0 win over Arsenal last weekend.

The fact that the blues were able to comfortably beat the team favourites for the title says a lot about their revival. This has been a major factor in the club getting through into the fifth round quite comfortably. Bookmakers are backing the West London outfit at around 11/2 to get a win in this away match, while MK Dons are pretty far behind despite being the home team. The Championship team has managed just two wins in the last five games. One of those victories came against lower league opposition in the FA Cup. MK Dons required a replay to overcome League Two Northampton Town. Hence, the team are backed at around 200/1 for a win. Continue reading “The FA cup resumes with a fourth-round action involving MK Dons and Chelsea”

A punter is about to get a huge cash-out thanks to Leicester City

A punter made a €5 bet on Leicester City that they would be at the top of the Premier League by Christmas time and somehow it has happened as the team of Claudio Ranieri has taken the world of football by storm is in first place of the top tier English League.

Leicester City has secured more points than any other club in the Premier League from their opening 16 matches of the season which is an incredible feat to have accomplished, especially taking into consideration the relegation threatened campaign that Leicester City in the previous season where they only managed to secure 11 wins in the entirety of the 2014-15 campaign.

The 2015-16 season is reaching it’s midway point and Leicester City has already reached 11 victories.

The real challenge that awaits Ranieri and Leicester City is for them to maintain their consistency through 2016 but despite what happens it has already been an outstanding start of season for the Premier League club which is about to give a cash-out of around €5,000 to a punter who made a prediction that Leicester City would be at the top by Christmas and it’s what has happened. Continue reading “A punter is about to get a huge cash-out thanks to Leicester City”