According to ESPN, William Hill, one of Nevada’s largest sports betting operators, suffered the worst losses in their 5-year history. The Saturday before the game the favorites were up 6-0, but on Sunday the Nevada gamblers decided to made gambling news and go with the underdogs.
Bill Sattler, director of specialty games at Caesars Entertainment, commented on the football gambling results by stating “Seemed like a blue-collar betting day with public parlaying, teasing and pounding money lines on Packers and Steelers. We salvaged the under in [the] late game, but another solid week for the public.”
Nevada Sportsbooks won a total of $73.64 on football (NFL and collegiate) in September, October, and November.
There are only four teams left in this NFL season. The 2017 NFL Conference Championships will go down this Sunday, and some NFL betting experts are predicting we may see more crazy gambling results from the game.
The Patriots and Falcons are the NFL betting favorites to win their respective games, but as we saw last week, anything is possible in the NFL. Who will you bet on?
Real Madrid tied Villarreal on Wednesday at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu and they were to make a trip to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria island in hopes of clinching all 3 points against the Yellows. The home team, however, disagreed with the intentions of Los Blancos and fought hard in order to crush the Royal dreams. And they succeeded! Zidane’s men took the lead twice in the game but Las Palmas managed to equalize on both occasions, setting the final result at 2-2.
Sports scores news and online sportsbooks of course did not expect such a result: basically everyone expected Real Madrid to shine. It doesn’t happen very often that they lose points in 2 consecutive league games. However, they did so this time and their confident lead over Barcleona, which could have risen up to 5 points, decreased to 1 point only, although they still lead La Liga. After losing 4 points in 4 days against 2 yellow teams, they will play at Signal Iduna Park on Tuesday night against Die Schwarzgelben. Good luck against the other Yellows!
Meanwhile, Barcelona tied Atletico de Madrid in the midweek round of La Liga which meant they couldn’t decrease their disadvantage over Los Merengues at that point. However, like many online betting sites in Spain predicted, Barca were not capable of losing points in 2 games in a row, unlike their ancient rivals. They played at Sporting Gijón’s home and trashed their opponent by 0-5.
Premier League was full of great matches this weekend, let’s start with the biggest and most passionate derby in our championship review: Arsenal v Chelsea. The encounter was expected to be tight despite the fact that Chelsea are not even close to be at their best so far. They are only 8th in the league with their 10 points, however, they are likely to be in the top 6 at least by the end of the season.
Arsenal are rather in a good form, they won 4 out of 6 league games they had so far this season. And they didn’t let their fans down in the city derby: Sanchez, Walcott and Özil scored for the Gunners, setting the final result at 3-0. Quite a convincing performance, one which they haven’t really managed to achieve against Chelsea in the past few seasons. Arsenal are third in Premier League with 13 points thanks to this win.
Manchester City played against Swansea away. Pep Guardiola’s men keep winning so far: 6/6, 100%, 18 points, terrific way to start a season. Of course they lead the league. A bit of a surprise that Tottenham are second with 14 points. These two are the only unbeaten teams in the Premier League. Spur seized a 1-2 victory in Middlesbrogouh.
Another match that was highly expected by online gambling news was the derby between maybe the most prestigious English club Manchester United and last season’s champions Leicester City. However, the game ended up being a rather one-sided one: Mourinho’s Red Devils won the first half by 4-0. The second half was only played because it was obligatory, but nothing exciting happened then, except for that one goal that Leicester’s Demarai Gray scored, ending the match at 4-1. United came up to the 6th position with this triumph over last season’s odds upsetting heroes.
Bundesliga is not the most exciting one of domestic leagues in the past few years. Nobody even knows when the last time it actually has been exciting was. Bayern Munich has been dominating the league and this year doesn’t seem to be any different either. They won 5 out of 5 games so far and are already 3 points ahead of Borussia Dortmund. However, they almost managed to lose 2 points against HSV: Kimmich ended up scoring the winning and only goal of the game in the 88th minute.
Borussia Dortmund, on the other has, continues playing in a convincing form before hosting Real Madrid. The Black and Yellow side hosted Freiburg on Friday and left no questions: Aubameyang took the lead for them and Piszczek scored the second. Philipp brought back hopes for the away side but Guerrero, who came in as a substitute, scored another for BVB in the 91st minute, ending the match at 3-1.
Hertha Berlin started the season in an incredible form and won 3 out of their first 3 league games, surprising all Bundesliga betting tips at the time. However, they met Bayern Munich in the 4th round who ended their terrific series of triumph. In the fifth round on Saturday, they were hosted by Eintracht Frankfurt and played a fantastic game: HBSC took the lead but Frankfurt were leading 2-1 at half time. By the 65th minute, Hertha were leading again by 2-3 and were wining until the very last second when Frankfurt’s Hector equalized and set the final result at 3-3.
Italian football is not living its best days every since the Calciopoli scandal. However, we can still regard Serie A as one of the best domestic leagues in European club football. Gambling news do so at least and the latest sports scores in the last few Champions League seasons also force us to take at least Juventus seriously. They stand out of all the other Italian clubs.
Yet they suffered against Palermo this weekend: they almost managed to hold a goalless draw Juve won eventually by 0-1 with an own goal. They have 15 points after 6 rounds thanks to this. The second best Italian team is Napoli, who hosted Chievo and won by 2-0. Napoli are the only unbeaten team in Serie A. They are only 1 point behind the Turin-based rivals…
The New Saints (TNS), champions of the Welsh first division, have been drawn together with Cyprian champions APOEL Nicosia, who have been participating in several group stages of the past few Champions League and Europa League tournaments. Obviously the Cyprian side were the favourites according to all gambling facts predictions.
The first le’s goalless draw made us believe that it won’t be such an easy battle for the favourites, but APOEL showed its class in the second leg. They were far more confident on home field and have secured an easy 3-0 victory. TNS had no chance in the second leg and hence their dreams of qualifying for the next round for crushed quickly.
It’s obvious that the Northern Irish Premiership is not among the strongest divisions in the universe, but it was also expected to have some improved performances this season thanks to Northern Ireland’s pretty good series of performances in France at Euro 2016. However, the UK country’s champion did an even worse exit of Europe than what Brexit caused for them.
Crusaders were facing a tough challenge against Danish champions FC Köbenhavn. The Danes won the first leg 3-0 in Northern Ireland and were obvious qualifiers already before hosting the Crusaders at Parken Arena. However, the Danes wanted to prove what the are capable of so they didn’t show any kind of mercy: the Champions League qualifiers results in this leg will always be remembered in Northern Ireland as FC Köbenhavn humiliated Crusaders by 6-0 at home, going through on a 9-0 of aggregated result.
Hungarian First Division winner Ferencvárosi Torna Club were facing Albanian champions Partizani Tirana. The Hungarians were clear favourites for the encounters according to the latest gambling news, however they failed to prove in the first leg that they are the better team: they only managed to play a 1-1 draw in the capital of Albania.
Ferencváros were also favourites for the second leg, which they were about to play at Groupama Aréna in Budapest. They should have won easily but the game ended in another 1-1 so it was decided in a penalty shootout. That’s when Partizani star became Champions League hero: Hoxha, Partizani’s goalkeeper took the first penalty for his team and he scored, with a panenka, completely humiliating the entire opponent team.
Especially after he saved the first penalty of Ferencváros, which was shot by Hungarian football legend Zoltán Gera. Hoxha completely destroyed any remaining confidence and hopes of the opponent team in just one round and he basically won the penalty shootout in the first round immediately. He saved the next penalty as well. Partizani Tirana won by 3-1 on penalties in the end, they missed only one and they didn’t have to take the last penalty…
One of the most surprising Champions League Qualifiers results in the first leg of this round was the unexpected victory that Lincoln Red Imps achieved against Scottish giant Celtic FC. Online sports betting news were shocked when live sports results showed a 1-0 lead for the Gibraltarian champions and that 1-0 ended being the final result for the first leg.
However, as expected by online sportsbooks from all around the world, Celtic did not let such a disgrace happen to be knocked out by a semi-professional football club from Gibraltar. The Scottish champion hosted Lincoln and made sure to show them they have no chance here. Celtic won by 3-0 and can expect the next round after a confident and successful encounter after all.
Lately the rumours for Celtic to join Premier League have started re-appearing because of its dominant performances in the Scottish First Division thanks to the exit of Rangers. However, it’s not very likely to happen any time soon, especially if the UK falls apart thanks to that cute little Brexit… and of course Celtic wouldn’t have much benefits from it: how could they participate in the Champions League if they had to face teams like Man Utd, City, Chelsea, Liverpool, Arsenal week after week…instead of Aberdeen, Hearts or Dundee Utd.
As we know, Italy managed to defeat La Furi Roja in the Euro 2016 Round of 16 and can prepare for an even harder battle in the Quarter-Finals.
Italy and Spain were drawn together for the Euro 2016 Round of 16 encounter where La Furia Roja were favourites according to all sports scores news. All sportsbooks favoured Spain to go through and qualify for the Euro 2016 QFs yet the Italian side upset all odds with a relatively easy, 2-0 defeat against Vicente Del Bosque’s men.Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima was incapable of saving his team despite the fact that he was having a great tournament all in all. Elimination was at an expensive price for Spain manager del Bosque: He resigned a few days earlier and now one of the biggest questions at online sportsbooks in Spain is who will be the successor of the former successful manager of Real Madrid.
Spain are home by now and the pre-season will start for most Furia Roja stars, including Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima. The captain of Real Madrid must be really annoyed by the result as he got used to being successful and winning. Something which he and his national team has been incapable of doing in the past two years: after being humiliated in the 2014 World Cup, they once again made an early exit at Euro 2016, with a rather disappointing performance.
Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima must be waiting for the new Spain manager as he is the leader and the team captain of the national team as well as his club, Real Madrid. The Sevillan central back signed a new contract last year at Real Madrid. The Sergio Ramos signature on the paper made sure that he will belong to the Royal Club until 2020. That signature shut down tons of rumours about him leaving the Galacticos for joining Manchester United. These rumours were, at some point, regarded as one of the most certain gambling facts according to many online sportsbooks in the UK.
The European Championship is about to reach to its finish and Sergio Ramos El Heroe de la Decima will not be in it any longer, for which he must be really upset. However, he must accept that his national team does not dominate the football world any longer and it’s time for a new era with new set of players s well as a new manager. Most probably the new manager will still count on the team captain as there can be no complaints about his performances.
On the other hand, Italy will face World Cup holder Germany in the Quarter Finals of Euro 2016. According to the latest gambling news, Germany will be favourites for the encounter, yet it’s time to take Italy seriously. They already proved that they have a great team by easily defeating title-favourite Belgium in the first matchday of Euro 2016 and they also knocked out Euro title holder Spain in the Round of 16 with a pretty confident team performance.
Italy are not underdogs any longer at this point of the tournament as they have openly declared their intention of winning the trophy. Should they defeat Germany as well, they would definitely be the strongest candidates towards victory: defeating the World Cup holder after eliminating the Euro holder would be a major confidence-boost for Conte’s men.
On the other hand, Portugal eliminated Poland on penalties and are waiting for their opponent in the semi-finals, which will be the winner of the Wales v Belgium encounter. The winner of the Germany v Italy game will face the winner of the France v Iceland clash where the Icelandic dreams are expected to end finally, as the hosting nation are clear favourites for the clash.
The PokerStars RaiseIt challenge, as the name suggests, has been launched by one of the most popular online poker rooms in the world.
PokerStars RaiseIt challenge is the latest social media marketing tool for the popular online poker room. The marketing team has decided that upon the popularity of competitive football tournaments such as Euro 2016 or the Copa América which, surprising all sports scores news who had predicted a win for Argentina, just finished with Chile’s victory, the best idea is to start doing marketing somehow in connection with football. The PokerStars RaiseIt challenge is nothing but the perfect solution for executing this idea.The main rule to follow is to do something impressive with the ball. Of course it doesn’t matter if you shoot with perfect accuracy or you have amazing skills or you can keep the ball in the air so long that nobody else can repeat after you. The point is that you have to be better than the ones before you, and that you have to be better than yourself every time you try again. You have to Raise It to the top, you have to Raise Yourself to the top.That is the social media marketing campaign that was launched as soon as Neymar’s video was released. Neymar showed his skills in shooting as well as placing and bending the ball in his first video when he put the ball in the car’s back from in front of the car. Neymar invited Ronaldo Luiz Nazario da Lima to join the PokerStars RaiseIt challenge and top his video by an even better performance.
Luckily for all football fans, we didn’t have to wait too long for the reply of the Brazilian legend. The incredible and outstanding Ronaldo skills were proved instantly in his reply video. He put the ball down on the street just behind a cabriolet car. One of the greatest strikers of all time waited for the car to leave. After it was far enough, Ronaldo shot and the ball enters the car after dropping on the ground once. Declaring a winner at PokerStars RaiseIt challenge won’t be as easy as simple sports scores results.
Ronaldo definitely Raised the bar to a higher standard, but that didn’t mean that Nexmar should have given up already. One of the most famous member of Barcelona’s MSN has tried to raise Ronaldo’s skills by another video that required tons of technical skills: he held the ball on this back and let go of it, perfectly putting the ball into a bucket meters underneath him. Then he takes his second ball, keeps it in the air for a while and then puts it perfectly in another bucket, tens of meters away from him.
Neymar definitely managed to Raise It for now, however online gambling news are still hoping to see another terrific idea from Ronaldo. We are sure he didn’t just give up on his PokerStars RaiseIt challenge. Moreover, it would also be interesting to see other famous PokerStars representatives, such as Portuguese world star Cristiano Ronaldo, entering the PokerStars RaiseIt challenge, but other footballers and non-footballers are also free to join. All they need to do is do something amazing, record it, submit the video at the website and wait for others to like the performance.
According to the latest gambling news, the chances for Hungary to win Euro 2016 are getting better and better. This is mainly caused by the amazing performances they keep showing at Euro 2016. They are still unbeaten at the tournament, they won Group F upon defeating Austria my 2-0 and tying both Iceland and Portugal, respectively by 1-1 and 3-3.
Hungary to win Euro 2016 is actually among the top bet recently as their odds are pretty high: 81.00 (80/1) at Bet365, 101.00 (100/1) at other popular online sportsbooks such as BetVictor, Paddy Power and Bwin. Could they do a Greece of 2004 in 2016? It would definitely be one of the biggest surprises in football history, but we should not believe it’s impossible.
The Austrians believed that it is impossible for them not to defeat such a weak team like the Hungarian. We all know how that ended: 2 fantastic goals from Hungary’s Szalai and Stieber and zero from Austria. After that they played like a real big team against Iceland: the Nordics took the lead in the first half due to a controversial penalty, but Hungary pushed hard in the second half and did manage to equalize in the 88th minute with an own goal. They created enough chances to win by 3-4 goals but the finishing never worked.
And then they faced Portugal, who were in desperate need of a win while Hungary were sure to qualify for the Round of 16 when the match started. Unmotivated Hungary versus overly motivated Portugal, that’s what all gambling online guides predicted but that’s completely not how they game looked like: it was a perfect game from both sides. and this was the type of “joga bonito” that an average football actually enjoys watching.
Hungary took the lead early on, but Cristiano Ronaldo assisted and Nani equalized in the end of the first half. Free kick master Dzsudzsák scored as soon as the second half started: his free kick changed its way on the wall and hence found its way to the goal. Cristiano Ronaldo equalized with a terrific finishing with his back heel which was one of the most beautiful goals at Euro 2016. However, it was not enough: Hungary captain Dzsudzsák had another free kick, he hit the wall but collected the ball. He shot. And Dzsudzsák scored against Portugal for the second time. And then as if it was on repeat: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo, who was playing like a true captain and world class player, which he obviously is, equalized again. Portugal went down 3 times and stood up 3 times, however Hungary were also rather heroic at this game. Terrific performance by the team and an incredible surprise from them throughout the entire tournament.
For Hungary to win Euro 2016, they must keep on playing like they have been so far and taking advantage of the fact that all opponents looked down on them. Everyone counted on underdogs Hungary finishing last in the group and that it’s a sure 3-points for all their rivals. That’s not really how it happened in Group F: they just won the group without a single defeat and with some amazing moments.
Bernd Storck’s men will play against Belgium in the Euro 2016 Round of 16. Belgium are among the top 5 favourites to win Euro 2016. One of the most obvious gambling facts is that betting on Hungary against Belgium would be rather optimistic and you can bet on Hungary to win at online sportsbooks for pretty high odds. Should they defeat Belgium, the chances for Hungary to win Euro 2016 would become even better as the winner of Wales v Northern Ireland would be waiting for them in the quarter finals. And oh well, anything is possible and in a world full of dullness and boredom, why shouldn’t we hope for a surprise team to win Euro 2016?
Underdog hero Hungary are rather inexperienced in major football tournaments and hence their chances were not too good against Austria…
Hungary failed to qualify for the Euro finals in the past 44 years and they played their last World Cup game in 1986. With those stats and records ahead, we were not supposed to give any chances to underdog hero Hungary: they should have lost the game rather easily against the likes of Bayern Munich’s David Alaba and all the other Bundesliga and Premier League players in Austria.
And that’s exactly how the game started: David Alaba could have scored a great goal as early as the 40th second. His shot hit the post, however. If it goes in, we might have seen a different game and what happened next, lead to incredible sports scores news with some terrific game from the Hungarian Euro 2016 squad.
Bernd Strock’s men put out a terrific team performance. After his shot on goal, David Alaba hardly even touched the ball because the Hungarian football tactics worked perfectly. In fact, they created lots of chances to score and could have won by even better live score results. Austria’s completely merited red card didn’t help Austria’s chances either.
Hungary’s number 9, Ádám Szalai, a creature of La Fábrica of Real Madrid took the lead for Hungary in the 61th minute at the end of a beautiful combination. That goal perfectly shows what the expression “joga bonito” means. Later on, Austria tried to open up in hopes of equalizing, but they couldn’t really create any serious danger. Their only result was the fact that they allowed underdog hero Hungary to hit them on a counter attack in the end of the game: Zoltán Stieber decided the match with a beautiful finish over the keeper’s head. Terrific skills, such an elegant move!
Underdog hero Hungary has not celebrated such a heroic victory in 44 years, that’s one of the most important gambling facts lately at Euro 2016. and they can enjoy every second of being up on the football map again. The players celebrated together with Hungarian football fans in the field, but that’s not even the best: Hungary’s capital Budapest went mad after the game finished: thousands of people went out to the streets, and celebrated as if they had won the entire tournaments. Even public transport had to cancel its buses and trams because singing and cheering football fans took over the main streets and meeting points in the city center.
Now underdog hero Hungary are looking forward to see how they can perform in their remaining games. Their next one will be on Saturday against Iceland who tied 1-1 versus Portugal. It will be another interesting games from both sides’ aspects. Even a draw would mean definite qualification to the top 16 for Hungary, but a win could give them even better odds for winning Group F. That would be something! I’m really curious what Cristiano Ronaldo and his team has to say about that one…
FC Barcelona played against Sevilla on Sunday night. The Spanish Cup final game was held in Madrid at Estadio Vicente Calderón, stadium of Atlético de Madrid. Online gambling news predicted Barcelona to become Cope del Rey winners once again, however it was not at all too easy for them.
In fact, the game started like all finals should: 2 equal sides, fighting for eventual glory and success of winning the golden medal. Both teams created several chances, however they failed to score in every single situation they had.
But the game was about to become really one-sided just before the half time. It happened in the 36th minute. Sevilla created a clear cut chance and Gameiro was about to go one on one against ter Stegen. However, Mascherano did not let that happen: he grabbed Gamerio’s shirt, and to make sure he won’t be able to go on, he pulled him down to the ground with himself.
The Argentinian’s purpose was crystal clear and unquestionable, only one thing was going on in his mind: “I must stop him”. And so he did. Unfortunately for him and his team, he was not doing the right thing according to the official rule book of football, even though he was most probably doing the right thing according to his own heart and mind.
The referee didn’t show any mercy. He rewarded the central defender with an immediate red card, forcing Barca to play the remaining minutes of the game with only 10 men. The referee’s brave decision increased Sevilla’s chances to win, according to most live sports scores reporting sites.
Despite the fact that Sevilla were playing one man more than their rival in the Copa del Rey final, and that they were created lots of chances in those remaining 10 minutes of the first half, they couldn’t score any goals so the half time result remained 0-0.
The second half started the way it was expected: Luis Enrique made a substitute because of the red card. Ivan Rakitic left the field, Jeremy Mathieu took his place in hopes of strengthening the defensive line of the Blaugrana.
As expected, the Andalusian side controlled the midfield in the beginning of the second half. That was mostly made possibly thanks to Mascherano being sent off, obviously. The Sevillanos tried to put the ball into ter Stegen’s goal on several occasions. They even hit the post in the 51st minute, Banega’s shooting changed it’s place thanks to Piqué’s interception. Barca were lucky this time.
Just one minute passed by, but Barcelona received another set of horrible news: they led a counterattack in which Suarez put the high ball back to Messi. The world class forward wanted to head the ball but instead of the ball, he found a Sevilla defender’s head.
He was knocked out for a minute, but the even worse happened to his Uruguayan mate: Luis Suarez got injured because of his pass. He could come back and play for a few more minutes but then he couldn’t continue the game. Rafinha replaced Suarez in the 57th minute. Cameras caught Suarez crying for having to miss the remainings of the Spanish Cup final, being unable to help increase the number of Barca trophies this season.
Sevilla continued to control the classic derby, having created several chances mostly for Gameiro to score. However, they failed all of them, mostly because of the incredible performance shown by Gerard Piqué, who made many important tackles and interceptions when it was needed the most.
For the last 10 minutes of the game, the pace speeded up incredibly: A member of the Barca staff was sent off by the referee for saying something inappropriate in the 83rd minute after a controversial foul. 10 minutes later we could see another red card, but this time it was for the Andalusian side.
Neymar was about to go one on one against the keeper, Evar Banega didn’t let that happen: he tackled the Brazilian, without even trying to pretend he was going for the ball. Similar situation to Mascherano’s, the red card was merited in both cases. It was in the additional time of the first 90 minutes, which ended in 0-0. Extra Time.
At this point, the latest gambling news obviously believed that Barca trophies this season will be increased by 1 by the end of the 30 minutes extra time. They hold up against Sevilla by 0-man less, they are clear favourites on 10 v 10.
And no surprise has happened in the extra time. Barcelona, as expected, were playing as the dominant favourite of the Spanish Cup final. Sevilla managed to keep the goalless score for only 6 minutes in the extra time as in the 97th, Jordi Alba scored the Copa del Rey winning goal from Messi’s perfect assist.
The extra time was obviously dominated by Luis Enrique’s men. They created as many chances as Sevilla did; the only difference being that the Blaugrana were capable of putting the ball into the net. Twice, in fact: Messi assisted again in the 122th minute, Neymar scored this time and set the final result: 2-0 for Barcelona.
Barca trophies list this season has increased to 2 thanks to being Copa del Rey winner after triumphing La Liga as well. Barca win cup again, adding another one to their incredible amount of domestic triumphs. The Blaugrana have already been ahead of Real Madrid in regards of Copa del Rey wins by 28-19, however they still have a lots of La Liga titles to catch up with the Royal Club’s 32 golden medals.
Sevilla have been crowned as Kings of Europa League for the third time in a row upon defeating Liverpool in the final.As the latest sports scores news report, the Liverpool v Sevilla Europa League final has been played on Wednesday, 18 May, with the success of the Spanish side. However, before the game started, online sportsbooks all around the world believed that Jürgen Klopp’s men were favourites despite the terrific experience of Sevilla in Europa League tournaments.
It is worth mentioning that Sevilla have won the tournament twice in a row. Their battle against Liverpool was going to secure them their third consecutive Europa League title, something incredibly admirable. In fact, this was Sevilla’s 5th Europa League final in the club’s history. This was Sevilla’s 5th Europa League / UEFA Cup trophy.
The game didn’t start all too well for the Andalusians. Live sports results after the first few minutes were about to predict an easy win for Liverpool as the English side gave everything in its power to control the game. And they managed: Liverpool created lots of chances and were in total control of the game.
In fact, Liverpool took the lead early in the game thanks to a terrific shot from the penalty area, executed by Daniel Sturridge. This could have given much confidence for Liverpool players as in the past 10 years, it happened only once that the team who scored the first oal of the Europa League final, failed to win the trophy: that was last year, when Dnipro scored against Sevilla, but the Spaniards came back and won.
The same thing was about to happen but we didn’t even know about it yet. On the one hand, Sevilla were performing a horrible game in the first half. On the other hand, so was the referee. When the result was 1-0, Liverpool should have been given a penalty for Sevilla defender’s handball in the penalty area, with which he stopped a serious chance. The referee blew nothing and Liverpool’s other chances were all missed so the half time result was 1-0.
Whenever you play online sports betting, you know that the second half can easily overturn what a game look like. Liverpool were far better in the first half, but we couldn’t predict if Sevilla were going to change that or not. Whatever happens in the dressing rooms during the 15-minute break, it’s unknown to the public. However, it’s one of the most common gambling facts that you should definitely not bet on Europa League final and on any other football game during the break!
So the second half started. And it started pretty quickly and intensively: Sevilla needed only 17 seconds to equalize, Gameiro was the scorer, Mariano, the architect. The quick goal completely destroyed Klopp’s expectations of how the second half should go and Sevilla were in total control of the game from now on. Liverpool hardly even managed to have a chance to score.
The 64th minute was the time when Sevilla finally managed to score their second goal. Coke scored from Vitolo’s assist. Moreover, the Spanish side needed just 6 more minutes to decide the game as Coke scored again following an unforgivable mistake by Liverpool defense. 1-3, and only 20 minutes to go…
Sevilla were clear favourites to win Europa League at this point thanks to their terrific comeback. And so they did: they didn’t let Liverpool try to make a comeback. Sevilla controlled the game much more safely and more importantly, much more effectively than Liverpool did in the first half. But Europa League is finished, Sevilla won the trophy once again, for the third time in a row and for the fifth time in the club’s history, thanks to their terrific performance against Klopp’s men.
Thanks to this achievement, Sevilla are going to participate in the Champions League’s group stages. They will not be favourites to win that title. However, they can always go for reaching the third place in the group. That means qualification to Europa League’s first knock out round. Should they be third in their groups once again, and they will have another great opportunity to win the title for the fourth time in a row.
To see what a major success it is to defend the Europa League / UEFA Cup title, we must pay attention to the fact that only 2 teams managed to defend their titles: Real Madrid won it two consecutive years in 1985 and 1985, while Sevilla did it twice: They won in 2006 and 2007, and now it’s their on-going row as they won in 2014, 2015 and 2016. No other team managed to defeat their Europa League / UEFA Cup titles apart from the two Spanish sides.
La Liga winners in 2016 remain undecided as both Spanish giants seized victory. Atletico gave up on title-dreams.
The 37th round of La Liga had everything that football has to offer: easy wins for the title-favourites, exciting derby between a great team and another favourite and a surprising defeat for the third most likely La Liga Winners.
As usual in the last two rounds of La Liga, all 10 games are played at the same time in order to make things even more exciting as well as decrease the possibility of football championship cheats.
Before this round, the most popular to the question „Who is going to win La Liga?” was obviously FC Barcelona at all La Liga betting sites. The Blaugrana hosted city-rival Espanyol in the 37th round and it was expected to be a great battle between two ancient rivals.
However, Espanyol failed to stop Luiz Enrique’s men: the home-team easily trashed Espanyol by 5-0 at Camp Nou. Messi scored the first goal in the 8th minute and the half time result was 1-0. Espanyol gave up in the second half: Suarez scored a double in the 52nd and 61st minutes of the game, then Rafinha and Neymar also scored respectively in the 74th and 83rd minutes. We can see at sports scores news that the final result is 5-0 which means even better Barcelona odds to win La Liga.
The second favorite to win La Liga was Atletico de Madrid, according to most online gambling news in Spain. The capital-based team visited Valencia-based Levante. A team that has already relegated and are staying in the last position. It seemed to be the easiest possible game.
Especially that the Rojiblancos took the lead as early as the 2nd minute, thanks to a great goal by Torres. However, UD Levante managed to equalize in the 30th minute by Casadesus. In addition, they even managed to turn the game over as Rossi scored a winning goal in the 90th minute. Atletico seem to have a habit of letting go of titles in the last seconds of their important games… Because this defeat against Levante means their exit of the race for La Liga title.
The biggest derby and most difficult game out of the 3 title-candidates was unquestionably played by Real Madrid. The Royal Club hosted Valencia at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu. They were in the worst position before the games began as they were 1 point behind both Barcelona and Atletico, and their only hope in the last 2 rounds was both teams to fail. Atletico did so…
Real Madrid took the lead in the 26th minute with Cristiano Ronaldo’s terrific shot just outside the penalty area. The capital-side created many chances and Diego Alves was the only person who kept up the Valencian hopes of stealing points from Zidane’s men and hence their wish to win the league.
However, not even Alves managed to save his team in the 42nd minute, when Benzema scored his team’s second goal. He was offside at one occasion just before the goal, so the referee made a mistake in allowing this goal. The half time result was 2-0, and in order to make the game exciting again, Rodrigo scored in the 55th minute, 2-1.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo did not wish to give up on Real Madrid chances to win La Liga: He scored only 4 minutes later. André Gomes, who came on as a substitute, scored another goal for Valencia to change the result to 3-2, however, Rodrigo took away his team’s chances when he said something wrong for which he was immediately sent off by Fernandez Borbalan.
The referee was main character once again when he disallowed Danilo’s goal, which was a result of the great architecting work of Alvaro Arbeloa, who came on as a substitute. The home-grown player of Real Madrid played his very last game at Santiago Bernabéu as he will retire at the end of the season.
As we can see, live sports results see Atlético de Madrid out of the race for La Liga, while Real Madrid took over their place in the second position. A great miracle should happen for Real Madrid to win La Liga as Barca need to lose points in Granada in the last round while the Galacticos still need to win their last game. Which, by the way, would be their 12th league win in a row.
A great football derby will be held in Gelsenkirchen this Sunday; however, Schalke vs Dortmund betting tips suggest a one-sided encounter.
After Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund are the second best football club according to all latest gambling news. They have been showing a series of great performances throughout this season; however, they had a tough challenge on Thursday in the Europa League. The third place is far away and if we are honest, we must admit the fact that they don’t really have a chance of being champions. Bayern Munich are not likely to give away their 5-point advantage just 6 games before the end.
If Dortmund players feel that, and they must feel that, considering the outcomes of the last few Bundesliga seasons, their attitude towards the game could drop significantly. Should that happen, with a little bit of concentration and a lot of fighting, the home side would stand a chance despite the fact that they are underdogs according to all Schalke vs Dortmund betting tips.
The Gelsenkirchen-based side has been highly under-performing during this season. They are standing in the 7th spot of the table, which means that their chance to participate in a continental tournament is at stake. By defeating their rival, they could already be in the 4th place with a bit of luck. That’s what they will be hoping to achieve by Sunday evening and that’s what they will be fighting for.
In addition, as German football enthusiasts must know, Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund are two cities pretty close to each other, which means there is a strong rivalry between Dortmund and Schalke. Should Dortmund players think this game is not too important, even if they do so only for a second, Huntelaar and his mates will strike back immediately. Not to mention the dreadful environment that will be created by the fanatic supporters of Die Königsblauen.
Sports scores news indicate that the home side will stand no chance against BVB. The odds for Thomas Tuchel’s men collecting the 3 points are at 1.73 (73/100) at Bet365 Sportsbook while those for Schalke’s triumph are at 4.50 (7/2). A tie would pay 4.00 (3/1) times the stake to online bettors.
As we can see, Schalke vs Dortmund betting tips suggest that wagering against Tuschel’s men equals throwing money out of your window. However, gambling predictions do not really matter at football derbies. It’s all decided on the field. We will see on Sunday afternoon which side will take the game more seriously, and which side will be able to collect the 3 points.
FC Barcelona hosted Real Madrid on Saturday night at Camp Nou. Preliminary El Clásico betting tips predicted easy win for the home team.
It’s not that El Clásico betting tips would be useless to read or anything like that, but we always must expect an El Clásico to offer something interesting. That is what happened this time as well: something completely unexpected happened, but let’s not get that far into the future. Let’s see what happened this weekend.
The most important thing that we must notice was how all gambling facts were in favour of betting on the Blaugrana: Luis Enrique’s men have not lost a single game out of their last 34 matches at Camp Nou, and counting all competitions, they have been undefeated for 39 games in a row.
On the other hand, there was the underachieving Real Madrid, with an inexperienced trainer, trying to pick up the trash that Rafa Benitez has left. In addition, Barca won in Madrid’s stadium by a humiliating 4-0, how could the Merengues stop them this time, when it seems even easier for the Catalan side?
If we had needed more assurance on how to bet on Barca v Real, checking out El Clásico betting tips certainly made sure we have no doubts about Barcelona winning by at least two goals. Online betting sites also showcased easy victory for Barca: the odds for their success were 1.57 (4/7) at Bet365, while those for Los Blancos were 5.50 (9/2).
And that’s exactly what we had expected before the game hasd started. In addition, that’s the exact same feeling we could have had after watching the first half of the game: Real Madrid slightly even tried to attack, they were there to defend. However, the Catalan side were also achieving under the expectations as they hardly ever had occasions to score a goal as well.
Luckily the second half did bring a much better entertainment for football fans. El Clásico betting tips seemed to become true as Gerard Piqué took the lead for the Blaugrana with a great header in the 56th minute. Only 6 minutes later, Real Madrid hit Barca on a perfect counter attack, of which Benzema scored a beautiful goal eventually. The Madrid managed to equalize and they had the chance to start building up their game again.
However, it didn’t go as easy as it sounds. The referee hasn’t been on top of the game all night, and he proved his skills against in the 80th minute, where he almost robbed Real Madrid the victory. Cristiano Ronaldo got the ball on the left flank, crosses in to the long side and Gareth Bale’s header finds its way into the goal. It was completely legal, yet the referee disallowed it for reasons unknown and impossible to understand.
Barcelona players looked incredibly exhausted by that time but still they seemed to be in favour of winning the game. Especially from the 83rd minute, when Sergio Ramos made another wrong tackle. It earned him his second one of the game, which he exchanged for a red card. 10-men Real Madrid against Barcelona at Camp Nou… protecting the draw would be perfectly enough for any other team…
…Any other team, but the Royal Club! Despite the bad form they have been playing this season, despite the robbed goal, despite Ramos’s red card they once again managed to overcome everything and win the game! It happened in the 85th minute when 3-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo turned over the score and won the game for his team.
Real Madrid defeated Barcelona in a game like this, despite all odds and by proving all preliminary El Clásico betting tips wrong. The next step is the Champions League, where Real Madrid will face Wolfsburg, while Barca’s rival are Atlético Madrid before the semi-finals. We will see how the defeat affected the Blaugrana, but it might give much more hope to the Rojiblancos.
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Great news from junior hockey – 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships (U20) gathered the future of the best hockey nations in the world in a spectacular event. The most spectacular game, though, was the final, when Finland met Russia.
The final of the 2016 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships took place last night in the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki.
The home team faced up against the Russians in front of 13,479 fired up fans. The Russians took the lead twice during the game but the Fins tied it up each time.
In the third period it was the Fins turn to take the lead to 3-2 and it looked like they will be cruising to a well deserved victory when with only six seconds left on the clock Russia scored tying the game up at three.
At 1:33 in the overtime Kasperi Kapanen the son of Finnish hockey legend Sami Kapanen eluded his defenseman scoring on a wrap-around and winning the gold for the Fins. This gold is the second in the last three years for the Finnish juniors and the analysts are calling it the greatest era in the Finnish under 20 history who won gold only four times so far.
There was an immense celebration after the final whistle. The players’ gold medals were handed out by the president of the country. Finland showed that is a true hockey country by setting a new record for ticket sales for Europe, which was over 200,000 tickets. This though, does not even come close to North America (last time in Alberta the number of fans that came out for the games exceeded 600,000).
In December the Canadians can go for a new audience record for the junior games because on the 26th of December they will kick off the 2017 games in Toronto and Montreal.
Nick Foligno and Mikael Granlund scored two goals in two seconds in the Minnesota Wild v Columbus Blue Jackets game, tying an NHL record.
The Columbus Blue Jackets entertained the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday in the NHL. It was just another inter-conference battle first. However, the two goals in two seconds NHL record dominated sports scores news all over the world.
The hosts made it 3–2 through Foligno’s goal with 16 seconds to go. They lined up with an empty net for the restart. However, Finnish forward Granlund was able to find the empty net right from the face-off, winning the game for Minnesota. This two goals in two seconds achievement is an NHL record for the fastest two goals.
Experts of gambling facts might know that the only time before the same happened came in 1987. Then two goals in two seconds were scored by Boston’s Ken Linseman and St. Louis legend Doug Gilmour. That two goals in two seconds came in a 7–5 thriller.
The Minnesota Wild are in a race for the playoff spots in the Western Conference, meanwhile the Columbus Blue Jackets are dead last in the East. We are halfway into the season, so this is a perfect time to place some NHL futures bets at Intertops Sportsbook, which is a legal online betting site accepting US players.
He joined Globetrotters in 1954 and left the team fourteen year later over a contract dispute.
He later formed the Meadowlark Lemon’s Bucketeers, the Shooting Stars and Meadowlark Lemon’s Harlem All-Stars and continued to tour an play until he was 70. Lemon is remembered as the “Clown Prince of Basketball” for the pranks he was playing on referees and fellow players. Globetrotters CEO Kurt Schneider surely remembers him like this: “He was an incredible entertainer and brought happiness and lifelong memories to millions around the world. We have lost a great ambassador of the game.”
Lemon received the John W. Bunn Award in 2003 for his outstanding lifetime contributions to basketball and the Globetrotters dedicated their 90th anniversary tour to him and his former teammate Famer Marques Haynes, who also passed away, earlier this year.
A cheerful guy, Lemon also appeared as an animated character on “The Harlem Globetrotters” cartoon series and on episodes of “Scooby Doo.” He enjoyed life and basketall and in his own words, he was one of the most fortunate athelets : “I was one of the most fortunate athletes that ever lived,”…”I was able to watch history.”Globetrotters will retire Lemon’s No. 36 jersey as well as Wilt Chamberlain’s (13), Fred “Curly” Neal’s (22), Haynes’ (20) and Reece “Goose” Tatum’ (50).
A star player for Boston University (BU) has been banned for the season following a university hockey gambling scandal.
Following a university hockey gambling investigation, a junior forward for the BU men’s hockey team named Nick Roberto has been banned for the season. According to sports gambling news, another player on the same team is rumored to have been involved as well.
BU will not disclose details of the scandal, saying in a statement that: “Beyond confirming that Mr. Roberto will not play for the Boston University hockey team this season, federal privacy laws prevent us from discussing his status.”
BU said that the initial investigation—which took place last season—was spurred by “rumors that a BU hockey player had engaged in gambling.” The university did not waste any time launching a search into the matter.
“Although the rumors did not involve gambling on either college or professional hockey games, we nonetheless immediately conducted a thorough investigation and turned the results over to the appropriate authorities at the NCAA. Based on that investigation, the NCAA made its own findings and took remedial action, and we would refer you to that organization for further information,” explained BU.
Per NCAA gambling laws, any collegiate player who is found betting on a sporting event—regardless of whether the gambling is done in person or online, or whether the game is collegiate or professional—is subject to a suspension of one year minimum.
Said Silver on FiveThirtyEight’s Hot Takedown podcast: “My view is that daily fantasy should be a regulated industry in New York and elsewhere, and I think ultimately that should be a decision for the voters.”
Silver is the first head of a major sports league to comment on the ongoing DFS controversy, and the most outspoken advocate of legal sports gambling. He made his opinion first known in October, when he told ESPN that the NBA is not considering “withdrawing or backing off our relationship with the [DFS] industry”, and that “it’s something that we’re deeply engaged in on the broader subject of daily fantasy-slash-sports betting.” He also had written a New York Times piece about why sports betting should be legalized shortly after entering into an equity deal with FanDuel.
The most pressing question in American gambling laws right now is whether DFS is a game of skill, or of chance. Silver declined to discuss whether he believes that DFS constitutes as gambling or not, but did say that the legalization and regulation of both DFS and sports gambling would be in the best interest of major sports leagues.
Said the NBA commissioner: “One of the reasons I’ve been pushing to legalize sports betting is not because that I’m necessarily an advocate of sports betting, it’s because all the research shows that it’s a multi-hundred-billion dollar business just in the United States right now.”
“In terms of the integrity of the sports league, it’s only bad news for us when it continues to remain underground… [to] the extent there are fantasy sites or flat-out betting sites, where consumers identify themselves by putting credit cards in and then can be tracked the same way the stock market can track buying and selling, then that’s much healthier for the leagues.”
In a cringe worth mix-up, the wrong Miss Universe was crowned by host Steve Harvey during the competition finale.
Gambling news is flooded with videos of the awkward beauty pageant finale, in which the wrong Miss Universe was crowned for three minutes before Harvey realized his mistake and revealed the rightful winner.
Harvey named Miss Colombia, Ariadna Gutierrez, as the winner after he misread the results card. When he noticed he’d said the wrong name, he quickly corrected himself, saying that Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, was the true Miss Universe 2015.
Those who bet on Miss Universe are no doubt furious over Harvey’s monumental mistake. At least the Miss Colombia bettors are, as they won’t be receiving a payout even if their choice was named. However, the Miss Universe blunder is good news for people who put money on Miss Philippines.
Like most competitions, many online gambling sites offer betting lines for Miss Universe, with one of the most popular being Paddy Power. After Harvey’s embarrassing misreading, we’re betting that ‘announcing the wrong name’ will be an option on the site for Miss Universe 2016!
It has been officially announced at online gambling news that Pep Guardiola will leave FC Bayern Munich at the end of this season and Carlo Ancelotti will take over his place. This piece of information has given source to many of the latest transfer rumours, such as Lewandowski might be leaving FC Bayern. However, the team is said to already have found his replacement. Let’s check out the latest football transfer news now!
Goal reported that Carlo Ancelotti has been officially named as the replacement for Pep Guardiola, with whom Bayern Munich has dominated German football ever since his arrival in 2013. He won several cups including 2 Bundesliga titles, one German Cup, the UEFA Super Cup and the Fifa Club World Cup trophy.
However, his contract with the Bavarian side is coming to an end as soon as this season finishes. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Bayern Munich’s Chief Executive Officer, has announced that Guardiola’s contract will not be renewed and will be replaced by the Italian manager, starting from next season.
Rummenigge did not fail to praise both managers as his team can proud to be working together with the best managers in the world. He highlighted the successful years that Guardiola has been achieving in Bayern, and have praised the amazing experience that Ancelotti has as a manager.
Meanwhile, Daily Mail reports that Carlo Ancelotti has already started planning his new project at the helm of Bayern Munich. According to gambling news in Germany, the Italian wants to give key responsibilities to Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich’s 27-year-old striker.
The Polish forward however, has been linked to Real Madrid on several occasions ever since the season has started. Cristiano Ronaldo is going to leave Real Madrid at the end of the season according to the latest transfer rumours, and Florentino Pérez wants to replace him with a top class striker. His choice would be Robert Lewandowski.
However, Ancelotti has signed for Bayern Munich based on several conditions. One of those was that Bayern Munich will be able keep the world-class striker in the team. Ancelotti believes Lewandowski and Douglas Costa are the main people in the attacking third of his new Bayern Munich.
Nevertheless, the Italian manager can worry about his previous team crossing his plans. Lewandowski’s agent, Cezary Kucharski, has been spotted at the Bernabéu stadium at the Real Madrid vs Getafe game and latest transfer rumours indicate he was negotiating about the possible move of his customer. Lewandowski told AS that he would prefer not commenting the rumours in connection with his future.
On the other hand, AS reported that Carlo Ancelotti is not a man without a plan. Even if Real Madrid would manage to capture his number 9, he would not have to be overly dramatic since he is said to already have found the perfect replacement for the Polish striker.
Ancelotti is said to be interested in Napoli’s striker, Gonzalo Higuaín, who has been playing in superb form so far this season. Should Los Blancos purchase Lewandowski, Bayern would try to buy the former-Galactico, who has scored 16 goals in 17 games in this season at the Italian team.
According to the latest gambling news, Gonzalo Higuaín seems very similar to Robert Lewandowski in regards of style and abilities. The Argentine’s contract expires in 2018, however there is a buy-out clause in his contract: whoever wants to purchase him, the team will have to pay EUR 94 million.
The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, came to a climax last week with a pact reached by the 200 attending nations to come into effect in 2020 that seeks to limit global warming to less than 2 degrees before the end of the century. Despite not being as legally binding as some would have wished the first agreement of its sort in history has been greeted with enthusiasm by many world leaders including Barack Obama who called it “the best chance to save the one planet we have.”
Donald Trump, still leading the polls in the race to be the Republican nomination in the US Presidential race in 2016, earned the ire of all quarters last week by calling for a ban on all entrance to the United States for Muslims. Instantly condemned by both his opponents and fellow Republicans alike Hillary Clinton called it “reprehensible, prejudiced and divisive” whilst rival for the nomination Jeb Bush called Mr. Trump’s position “unhinged”.
Saudi Arabia finally allowed women to vote in elections last week holding the first to be open to both female voters and candidates. Despite being unable to meet male voters during their campaigns, the segregation of polling stations and numerous bureaucratic obstacles 900 women stood for election although few are expected to gain office with only 10% of votes cast by women. However Salma bint Hizab al-Oteibi was elected in Madrakah to the Mecca municipal council.
In sport Conor McGregor took just 13 seconds to knock out opponent Jose Aldo to take the featherweight title in Las Vegas at UFC 194. “Precision beats power, timing beats speed.” Said McGregor after the bout that ending Aldo’s 18 fight unbeaten run, will Conor be able to match it? You’ll have to read our daily news pages to find out, but in the meantime lets take a moment to glance back over some of the big news stories we covered over the last seven days.
Meanwhile police are investigating the source of 100,000 Euro that was discovered floating down the Danube in Vienna last week. A boy found the money and retrieved the mainly 100 and 500 Euro denominations from the water, and with Austrian law allowing him to keep 10% immediately and claim the full amount after a year if the rightful owner does not come forward he’s a lucky chap. Whilst the money’s origin is not yet known police have ruled out money laundering.
1. Ronda Rousey took her first interview since her knockout loss, in which she described her long road to recovery and her desire for a Holly Holm rematch.
2. Oscar Espinosa’s patertinty claim was verified by DNA test results, now Ruben Vazquez’s case is to be settled.
3. Arnold Peralta was shot dead in his hometown while on holiday before international football match vs Cuba.
4. The draw for the round of 16 in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League competition was made in Nyon.
5. Arguably the hottest fixture at the Euro 2016 group stages will be England entertaining Wales in group B.