The English top-flight is like the NFL was in the middle of the 2015 regular season. Hectic Premier League Results keep on upsetting bettors week by week.
Alright, you could see Arsenal beating Leicester coming, but with a winning goal that late in the game and from Daniel Welbeck? Weird. Okay, it’s not that crazy like Kolo Touré scoring in an EPL game or Tottenham defeating Man City at Etihad, since this Sunday was full of surprises. However, many players and experts of gambling facts lost money on these hectic Premier League results.
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Mentioning Kolo Touré, this match against a rubbish Aston Villa side was vital for Liverpool. Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Divock Origi just came back from injuries and Jordan Henderson is also in the gathering speed phase of his game. This means that the Reds line-up did not have to feature the likes of Jordon Ibe or Adam Lallana, resulting a more fluid, and most importantly, more fruitful attacking game. But this was virtually against a Championship side, so you might not want to draw too many conclusions from this.
Manchester City slipping at home, again, is a blow to their campaign. They are still close, but could have moved within three points from Leicester and overtake Tottenham. Instead they remained fourth and Spurs second. There are still 12 games to go and Leicester have no European football in their schedule. However, as things are now, it seems that Arsenal are the favourites of this year’s championship. They have the best odds at Betway Sportsbook, available for 2.63 (13/8). Tottenham are second favourites, selling for 3.50 (5/2). Leicester goes for 3.75 (11/4), however, hectic Premier League results and sports scores can still alter this picture in the following weeks.
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Manchester United going down at Sunderland virtually ended their campaign. They have too many things to sort out, including the position of their manager, plus Europa League football in their schedule, which is a huge distraction. The Red Devils might start to concentrate on Europa League however, as with some more hectic Premier League results, it will be easier for them to qualify to the Champions League by winning that competition than coming fourth in the English top-flight…
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Leicester City will host Bournemouth on Saturday, 2nd of January. The home team are in an amazing form and they have been surprising all football fans who like to bet on Premier League encounters. Leicester are second in the Premier League leadership, they have collected the same amount of points as Arsenal in the first 19 games and are one of the greatest surprises in the football world in 2015. Despite their many great achievements, their odds at online sportsbooks are still pretty high so it could be worth placing bets on them. Bet365 Sportsbook would be willing to pay 1.95 (19/20) times the stake if they defeat Bournemouth and continue the race for Premier League leadership.
Chelsea are not in such a great form as Leicester City are. In addition, they are quite the contrary, despite the fact that they have remained unbeaten for 3 games ever Since José Mourinho has been sent away and replaced by Guud Hiddink. Online gambling news report that they will be favourites against Crystal Palace, yet Palace have been doing much better so far this season. They are fifth in the league while Chelsea are only 14th. Hiddink said his team needs to continue collecting points to be able to compete for European participation at the end of the season. Bet on Chelsea not to lose the game for 1.29 (29/100) at Bet365 Sportsbook.
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The show started with Manchester City going down 2–0 at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, where the hosts converted their first to shots through Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian winger also hit the post twice in the first half, so the Sky Blues actually lucky to start the second half with only two goals down. They were unable to recover, however.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Leicester City pulled out a confident, 3–0 win away at Swansea, thanks to a hat-trick from Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. This helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to climb back to the top of the Premier League table, stunning many experts of gambling facts. They are 26.00 (25/1) to win the league according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal defeated Sunderland and though it wasn’t a surprise, this meant that two teams have passed City in the weekend, who fell back as down as third on the table. Still, Manuel Pellegrini’s men continue to be favourites to win the Premier League according to gambling news. Bet365 Sportsbook has the best offer for their success with online betting odds of 2.50 (3/2).
Their chances were boosted by Manchester United playing a goalless draw at home against West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils had only one shot on target during the 90 minutes and this stat speaks for itself. Jose Mourinho’s struggling Chelsea, increasingly getting involved in the relegation battle, suffered a 1–0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season, if it continues like this for them, his position might be reviewed even sooner…
To complete the list of crazy Premier League results, Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at Newcastle United, second bottom before the weekend. Just after Jürgen Klopp’s Reds were getting considered by more and more punters for the title – they are available for 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook –, they came out with a performance. that was awful to watch. They might have been unlucky with the refereeing, but a defeat is all whet they deserved for their unimaginative display.
The holiday fixtures will expectedly bring an ever bigger mess, full of crazy Premier League results, and bettors should always consider the underdogs, especially when it’s about Premier League revelations like Leicester City and West Ham United.
After the last seven days of European football it is right to ask the question: Is Manchester United the best team in England? According to the numbers, it currently is.
At the time when the Anthony Martial transfer to Man United was announced, there was a feeling that this could be big. Now it seems that the transfer deadline day move just provided the last piece in the attacking puzzle of Louis van Gaal. Manchester United are in excellent form since Martial made his debut for the Red Devils against Liverpool.
Meanwhile, the other members of English football’s top four or top five, as you like it, are struggling. In the land of the Blighty, and on the continent as well. After analyzing the numbers, any expert of online betting and gambling facts might ask himself that “Is Manchester United the best team in England? Really?”
The fact that Van Gaal’s men are topping the Premier League table at the moment, suggest in itself that Manchester United are the best team in England at the moment. Moreover, their 1 win, 1 loss statistics in the Champions League group stage means that amongst the European horror of English clubs, they are the best side representing their country on the continent as well.
This is a tough time for English top clubs. Title holders Chelsea are only fourteenth in the Premier League table, while Arsenal are fourth – just behind West Ham United. Manchester City have lost their last two league games, so they were overtaken by United on the top of the table.
In Europe, the picture is even worse, according to sports scores. The four teams were good for three victories in their first eight games in the Champions League group stage. Arsenal are rock bottom in Group F with two defeats – they were beaten by European giants Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos, while Man City and Chelsea are third in their respective groups.
Meanwhile the Red Devils jumped to place 2 in Group B thanks to their 2-1 home victory vs VfL Wolfsburg. Their 3 points and zero goal differential is the same tally that Man City produced, and in fact, worse than what Chelsea achieved so far. Still, Man United are the only English side occupying an advancing position in the most important club competition in world football.
This poor performance might hurt English football a lot. Underachieving in Europe was a tendency for them in the last few years, and this might be resulting in UEFA taking their fourth Champions League spot to give it to Serie A. Yes, Serie A, the Italian championship that is as bad as ever…
And all this came after a summer that had no World Cup and no European Championship to waste their players completely. South American influence isn’t that high at top English clubs that it can blew their season start. Or is it?
Van Gaal just ditched one of the best players from South America when he sold Angel di Maria to Paris Saint-Germain, and also got off Javier Hernandez, minimizing the Latin-American influence on his side. That might be a contributor to their okay season start, which was enough for a positive answer for the question “Is Manchester United the best team in England?”
However, the picture might change quickly, since United will visit the Emirates in the Premier League on Sunday. Online mobile news report that BetVictor Sportsbook offers the best online betting odds for their success against Arsenal with 3.80 (14/5). The hosts are 2.05 (21/20) favourites with draw being available at a tempting 3.60 (13/5).
Looking at the teams’ current forms, Man Utd/Draw for 1.75 (3/4) with Double Chance looks like a good deal. It would be interesting to consider a goal from Anthony Martial for 3.12 (85/40) too, as Arsene Wenger just missed out on his fellow Frenchman’s signature, as his previous club, AS Monaco refused to sell his top asset to the Gunners.
It was speculated by many pundits, supporters and gambling blogs that City’s Chilean manager is no more than a benchwarmer until Pep Guardiola becomes available. However, Manchester City ended, or at least postponed all this with a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension. The new deal will run out at the end of the 2016-17 Premier League season as opposed to his previous one which was due to expire next summer. Will the Pellegrini contract give City the distraction-free base they’ll need?
Pellegrini’s job was reportedly under threat after his team produced a poor second half in last year’s Premier League season. That run ended without a trophy, and this is always a possible motivation for change at Etihad Stadium. However, Pellegrini, who revealed this offseason, that he needed a new Lionel Messi, got Raheem Sterling to take on next year’s campaign. Man City are 1.67 (4/6) favourites at West Brom in their first league game this season on Monday night. Gambling news reported that Sterling is 2.75 (7/4) to score at Bet365.
Manchester City announced that Manuel Pellegrini signed a new, two-year contract with the club. His previous deal was due to run out at the end of the 2015-16 Premier League season. The news about the Manuel Pellegrini contract extension can come as a surprise to many, who follow sports scores.
It was speculated long that City wanted to acquire the services of ex-Barcelona and current Bayern Munich boss, Pep Guardiola. Former AC Milan, Chelsea and Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and Jurgen Klopp, who recently left Dortmund were also mentioned in the media as possible replacements for Pellegrini. Answering a question regarding that, Pellegrini said,“I am not talking about Pep Guardiola, he is a manager that every team will want to manage because he is a great manager.”
He added, “I have no problem with my relations inside the club. I know exactly how the owners think. I was used last season to the speculation. Carlo Ancelotti had a contract signed and Jurgen Klopp had also a contract. For me, the owners are happy with the way I am working. Me, I am also happy at this club. It is impossible to know about the future.”
The Pellegrini contract also covered his lieutenants, assistant manager Ruben Cousillas, goalkeeping coach Xabier Mancisidor and fitness coach Jose Cabello. His commissions have also been extended by the Sky Blues. Pellegrini commented the set of new contracts happily. He expressed, “The contract shows the club trusts in my work”.
It seems unlikely that Pep Guardiola is joining Manchester City next summer, as the club announced a Manuel Pellegrini contract extension, online mobile news report. The Chilean manager took over Man City before the 2013-14 season and took the Sky Blues to a Premier League title and a Capital One Cup victory instantly. After a trophyless second season however his future was questioned. His previous contract was to run out next summer, but he signed a new, two-year deal.
Pellegrini said, “I am proud to manage Manchester City and am therefore very pleased to have agreed this contract. I have a very good quality group of players and a great team of people to work with on and off the field and at all levels of the club. I am focused on the coming season and confident that my team and I will respond to the constant support shown to us by everyone including of course our fantastic fans.”
The Manuel Pellegrini contract extension was also commented by Manchester City’s CEO, Ferran Soriano, who previously worked with Pep Guardiola at FC Barcelona. According to Soriano, the Sky Blues gave the new deal to the 61-year-old because the team improved significantly under his supervision.
Soriano said, “We are delighted to reach this agreement with Manuel Pellegrini, who has already contributed so much to the development of Manchester City in his first two years with us and we look forward to further progress in the seasons ahead. This agreement allows Manuel to focus on the challenge of guiding a team capable of both fighting for domestic titles and competing for European honours.”