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 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.
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.
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) February 15, 2016
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.
— Premier League (@premierleague) February 15, 2016
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…
The Eli Manning reaction, or seemingly lack of reaction was the main topic amongst NFL fans on the internet after Super Bowl 50.
The Denver broncos just extended their lead to 20–10 through C. J. Anderson’s six-point run, when the Manning family and the Eli Manning reaction was filmed. At first blink, it seems that everyone was jumping and celebrating, since the Broncos were very close to win Super Bowl 50.
Everyone was celebrating but Eli Manning, Peyton’s younger brother, a two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback for the New York Giants. Haters, critiques and trolls started to argue at once that he was jealous of his brother’s success, who was about to match his family record of two Super Bowl titles. But keen fans of sports scores naturally had other ideas.
The Eli Manning reaction wasn’t about that at all. If you look closely, you can see that on the left, their father, Archie Manning, the former QB of the New Orleans Saints is similarly blank-faced. Even their older brother, Cooper, a former NCAA wide receiver, is tight-lipped as he jumps up from his space.
First, from the movement of their eyes, you can see that they were checking the officials, to make sure that Anderson’s run was actually a touchdown. Second, I am positive that they were already thinking about the next play-call for the two-point conversion. Third, they were surely checking the time left on the clock for the Carolina Panthers who were trying to make a comeback.
This is how an NFL quarterback, or an expert of gambling facts watches the game. Especially if they are involved through family. The Eli Manning reaction was about concern. He was concerned, since he knows that the game wasn’t over at that point. He knows this better than anyone, since, as Martin Rodgers pointed out: Eli lost 6 of 10 games in the 2015 NFL season with the NEw York Giants after leading or tied with less than two minutes remaining in the 4th quarter.
Eli was just concerned for his brother, as anyone would have been in that situation.
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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.
Bet on Premier League games like this one for the full entertainment of sports betting! Exciting match with good teams and with great odds, these are the things waiting for you! Place your bet at Bet365 Sportsbook now and hope that none of the teams will be able to defeat each other. Should the game end in draw, you would be able to claim 3.40 (12/5) times your stake. This could be pretty realistic since despite Spurs are in better form, Everton have the advantage of playing at home.
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.”
Punters tend to bet more and more this year and while they are loosing less than in the previous years, football betting in Vegas expects another record-breaking year.
That would be the fourth straight year when football betting in Vegas broke the record. Punters are doing extremely well this season, however weekends packed with upsetting sports scores in the NFL like week 9 and 10 help Las Vegas sportsbooks a lot to be still in reach for another record-breaking season.
MGM Sportsbook vice president Jay Rood told that football betting in Vegas is up by roughly 10% according to their books. However, the amount of money that the bookies can keep, the hold percentage, is slightly lower than last year at the moment.
Rood said, “Our handle is up, but we just haven’t been able to capitalize on it. Dollar for dollar, we’re just a little behind last year. It seems worse than it’s really been. If you look just at the [hold] percentage you’d think we were getting killed, but really we’re not.”
— ESPN (@espn) November 17, 2015
Football betting in Vegas produced its finest years in the previous three seasons. The Nevada Gaming Control accounted that all sports betting produced a $227 million profit for Nevada sportsbooks in 2014, which was $25 million more than the previous record in 2013. Roughly $113 million of the 2014 profits was produced by football betting in Vegas.
Experts of gambling facts might remember that the previous record was $91 million from 2006. The year when among others the New Orleans Saints tricked football betting in Vegas, recovering quickly after the Katrina and going to the NFC Championship game.
After a heavy start to the 2015 NFL season, Las Vegas sportsbooks came back in October and November. Operators offering football betting in Vegas were helped by some hectic results and underperforming and/or surprisingly struggling teams.
Westgate Superbook’s head football oddsmaker, Ed Salmons revealed that they actually needed Denver and Green Bay to win to complete their third winning weekend in a row. “Which is just so weird, needing those teams,” he said, and it was actually funny to see those clubs being priced rightfully as underdogs before the game.
He added, “At the end of the day, it’s probably rounding into just an average season. Our handle from September and October was up over last season, and we’re under construction.”
It seems that it is really worth to bet on football this season, as bettors are doing extremely well this year according to online gambling news. Though results are sometimes hard to predict, the NFL has always been a league that is fun and profitable to bet on at land based and online sportsbooks in the US, thanks to the available selection of money line, point spread, total score and half time markets plus the list of prop bets.
Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond expressed that Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League is a must and will happen in the next decade.
Though professional football clubs based south from the Border rejected Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League six years ago, Desmond thinks that such a move is inevitable. The Celtic majority shareholder thinks that this is not just good for the Scottish giants, but for Scottish football and clubs playing in the English Premiership as well. He envisions a British Premiership for the future, online mobile news report.
According to Desmond, Celtic and Rangers belong to the top 10 British football clubs, and thus they should play in arguably the strongest league in the world. Actually Rangers should have to get back to the strongest division in Scotland first, as they failed to beat Motherwell in the final of the Scottish Championship playoffs last year…
Anyways, it is a topic that reappers from time to time. As all experts of gambling facts know, no other club than these two were able to win the Scottish top-flight in the last 30 years, and it is understandable that they see themselves playing in a different league. Though currently sitting second, four-points behind leaders Aberdeen, Celtic are 1.11 (11/100) favourites to win the Scottish Premier League at Betway Sportsbook.
Dermot thinks that if there would be a change in the structure at the English Premiership, Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League could actually happen.
He said, “In Italy and in Spain you have the bigger clubs like Barcelona and Real Madrid who negotiate their own football contracts, because they are more advantageous to them. I think that will happen in the UK with Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and then I think they will institute a change in the structure of the league.”
A move that would see Celtic and Rangers to join English Premier League was vetoed by English clubs last time in 2009. Their reasoning is also understandable: by including two new clubs at the top would cause two English sides losing their position. Some tinkering could be done with a 22-club Premiership for a year with four or five teams relegating to the Championship as the Premier League go back to 20 teams, but the UEFA would still have to approve all this.
Some say that this is absurd, but two years ago Premier League sports scores news featured two sides from Wales: Swansea City and Cardiff City. Though the Bluebirds – then playing in red – have relegated, Swansea continue to be an integral member of the English top flight. Maybe the time of a British Premier League will eventually come after all.
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.
NCAA rules against fantasy football threatens participating athletes with a year of suspension.According to Oliver Luck, the executive of the college sports organization and father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, entry-fee daily fantasy sports qualify as sports gambling, which is prohibited for NCAA players. This means that athletes playing fantasy games for money violate the organization’s gambling laws. They will automatically lose one year of their eligibility if caught playing DraftKings or FanDuel.
Like the NFL and unlike the NBA and the MLB, NCAA strongly opposes sports gambling. But the amateur sports organization went one step further recently. They declared that entry-fee daily fantasy sports are also a form of sports gambling.
Though the major leagues all embraced these games – or just did not act to prevent them growing – NCAA has a firm stance against the matter. They argue that it is a threat towards the integrity of the game and amateur players are far more vulnerable like their pro colleagues.
Since there is big money in this business, it is obvious that at some point it will worth it for someone to try to influence the result of college sports scores to make some cash. The majority of the NCAA athletes have no shot at professional careers at all. So, why not try to earn some extra income towards the end of their college careers?
A survey from 2004 found that 1.4% of college athletes changed their performance in order to influence the result of a game. According to a 2012 survey, 4.6% of college players were approached by outsiders for confidential information. The latest big point-shaving scandal in NCAA basketball from 2004 to 2006 also emphasizes the threats towards the integrity of college sports.
Taking all this into account, it is no wonder that NCAA rules against fantasy football are the same as against traditional forms of sports gambling. However, many experts of gambling facts consider this as an outdated and hypocritical approach. Labeling all this as gambling and prohibiting it, won’t solve the problem.
A few players might get caught and would be handed a year suspension, but this thing is so widespread, that it won’t avert athletes from playing. The 2012 survey that was mentioned above, found that 50% percent of NCAA athletes played fantasy sports. It was three years ago, and these games grew massively since then…
The NCAA want to ban college games from the catalogues of daily fantasy sports sites. Though this would be a better solution, it is hard to see happening anytime soon. And even if they would be able to get a gambling regulation like this implemented, all this would continue in illegality…
The South African sports minister warned the rugby team they can’t play again like vs Japan, and coach Meyer came back with Springboks changes before the next game.
Heyneke Meyer made eight Spingboks changes to their starting line-up. The overhaul was triggered by the embarrassing defeat they suffered from Japan last weekend. After the game, Minister of sports, Fikile Mbalula warned the side, that one more defeat and they will be referred to us “a bunch of losers”. Mbalula thinks South Africa can’t let to be represented by a side like this.
Mbalula also criticised the team selection and he demanded Springboks changes. He was unsatisfied with the performance of senior players in particular. After all that, national team coach Meyer reacted with a major refurbishing of the side, that did not come as a surprise for those, who follow rugby in online mobile news.
On Saturday, South Africa will face Samoa at Villa Park, in their second game at the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Meyer insisted that the Springboks changes were made with the game against Samoa in mind, not just because of the 34–32 defeat against Japan.
Experts of gambling facts might know that Samoa have never defeated the Boks in their eight previous matches. The average score is 48–12 to South Africa, who are favourites to win the game once again. Unibet Sportsbook offers the Springboks’ success with online betting odds of 1.09 (1/11), and this is the best offer on this market.
Samoa, who defeated the United States 25–16 in their opening game, are available at 8.00 (7/1). On the handicap markets, Unibet Sportsbook has the best offer for a 19-point Springboks win amongst websites providing online betting odds: draw with South Africa -19 is available at 30.00 (29/1).
Though it is expected to be a tough, overly phisycal game, there is a feeling that the fresh and angry Springboks could do some more serious damage. They are available to win with a -25 handicap at online betting odds of 2.67 (5/3). With Unibet promotions and the operators extensive coverage of the tournament, Unibet Sportsbook is a perfect destination to bet on the Rugby World Cup.
The biggest role in the new-look Springboks side will go to 21-year-old fly-half Handre Pollard. Pollard is considered as one of the best attacking 10 in the world. He is known for his spectacular charges and the incredible tries he is capable of scoring.
However this time his tactical wisdom will be needed from him. Meyer went as far as pronouncing to the media that “there’s a game, you’ll need 23 players, but this game is going to be won and lost by Handre.” Meyer emphasized thet Pollard’s tactical sense helped South Africa’s junior side to win the World Championship in 2012.
Meyer also spoke about Du Preez. He said, “He is a true general, he is one of the best rugby minds I’ve ever coached. He will look after Handre and obviously that’s been our dilemma; a lot of our superstars haven’t played a lot of rugby. I said before the World Cup that I thought the guys could handle pressure and now it’s up to them to show that.”
Many fans of rugby and sports scores overall can’t wait to see the side after the Springboks changes were implemented. They are 10.00 (9/1) to win the tournament at Unibet Sportsbook. That would be a major surprise after their fiasco against Japan, but would also generate thrilling headlines all over the world…
After the upheaval in EURO 2016 qualifying Group D, Republic of Ireland are in an excellent position to capture the third spot. They also have a chance to reach second place, ensuring outright qualification. This also means that the Scots went the opposite way. After Scotland v Germany 2-3 appeared in sports scores, and the failure in Georgia last week, they are sitting fourth, four points behind the Irish.
Watching the turnaround in Group D, it is interesting to see the odds for qualification. Republic of Ireland qualifying goes for online betting odds of 2.20 (6/5) at Bet365 Sportsbook. This is actually good business, since the Irish still have a shot at second place finish. They are also in contention for the sole spot of the best third-placed team, and their fighting spirit should help them in a possible playoff fixture as well.
Germany ended their Euro 2016 qualifying struggles by beating the hosts at Hampden Park. The Scotland v Germany 2-3 meant that Joachim Low’s team is only three points away from officially being qualified for the tournament in France next summer.
For long periods of the match, they played like the side that won the World Cup last summer. They kept letting back Scotland to the game however. The hosts were able to equalize twice against the dominant Germans. They also had a shot at leveling again at the very end of the contest.
Joachim Low has to sort out these suicidal tendencies, if he wants to make Germany ruthless champions once again. After the Scotland v Germany 2-3, they are favourites for the European Championship title next summer however, gambling news report. Bet365 Sportsbook has a reasonable offer for them to be crowned. They are available with online betting odds of 4.00 (3/1).
With Scotland suffering two defeats in a row – they were beaten in Georgia last week -, Republic of Ireland were able to overtake them. The Boys in Green won against Gibraltar and Georgia, and now they have a shot at second place.
This will be an interesting group to watch in the last two rounds. The Irish will entertain Germany, while Poland will visit Scotland on the penultimate matchday in Group D. Then in the closing round, Poland and the Republic might decide outright qualification between each other.
Scottish national team coach Gordon Strachan said after Scotland v Germany 2-3, that his side still have a chance to qualify for the EURO 2016. Some chance. Scotland to qualify for the tournament is available with internet betting odds of 13.00 (12/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook.
That would be good money for sure. However you can bet on their failure at 1.04 (1/25). You don’t have to be an expert of gambling facts to sort out what that means. However, Strachan thinks that tracking third-placed Republic of Ireland by four points doesn’t mean that his team is out of the competition yet.
He said, “We are still in this. We’ve had two chances over the last couple of days to pick up points and we’ve not done that, so we can’t look about and blame anybody else for anything. But trust me, we’re still in this.”
He continued, “If we play like that, the same determination with a wee bit luck – when you play the world champions you need a wee bit of luck. You don’t need deflections coming off someone’s foot and creeping in the back of the net.” Strachan was talking about Germany’s luck by Thomas Muller’s shot. However, his side was also favoured by fortune, when the ball came off from Manuel Neuer and bounced back into his net from the chest of Mats Hummels, to make it 1–1.
Strachan added, “They’re a bit disappointed in there but I can feel within that disappointment that they gave it a good shot. We were just a fraction away from it being the perfect performance. We’re three or four passes from being a right good side.”
Then he concluded his press conference after the Scotland v Germany 2-3, “Every one of those guys has got something inside them that drives them on. To go behind against the world champions, go behind again and you keep coming back, keep plugging away – they can be proud of their performances. I can’t wait to get them back together. I’m really proud of them and they should be proud of themselves”.
California could join those states that enable high-stakes raffles for the purpose of charity at professional sports events.
A bill that passed the state senate that would let professional sports franchises to organize high-stakes raffles. Those 50-50 games are very popular all around the country, raising considerable amounts of money for charities. Lucky players can feel like casino winners at the same time. Those who participate have a shot at half of the revenues, so it is easy to understand why these games are so exciting. Meanwhile players also know that they have contributed to a good cause. The other half of the money goes for charities. There is also criticism though. The bill currently in effect would still apply all the remaining charity organizations. That makes it really hard to raise money through raffles.
Major sports franchises in California strive for holding high-stakes raffles. According to current state regulations, only 90-10 raffles are legal. This means that players can go only for the 10% of the pot. At least 90% must be given away for charity. The 2001 bill also has that no electronic device can be used for selling raffle tickets or performing the draw.
A new proposal would let professional sports teams to be given an exemption from this law to organize 50-50 raffles. They would be also able to use devices, selling electronically generated tickets and employing a random number generator to determine the winner. Spectators at professional sports games, pro golf tournaments and NASCAR races would be able to participate. The raffle could be held only at the events itself.
This high-stakes raffles system works in almost 30 states in the US and it is in place in Canada as well. The point would be raising considerable amounts for charity through the large pool of sports fans. High-stakes raffles offer a much more tempting prize than the 90-10 raffles. Thus a large number of sports scores fans are expected to participate if the bill passes.
Many nonprofit organizations oppose the bill however. They feel that legislation would favor major sports unfairly. CEO of California Assn. of Nonprofits, Jason Masaoka said, “This bill is a carve-out. It creates special rules for raffles by sports leagues, but the old rules still apply to PTAs and school bands.”
Native American tribes operating casinos think that this would be a new form of gambling. David Quintana, California Tribal Business Alliance lobbyist said, “When you go from a 90-10 split to a 50-50 split, you’re moving away from charity to something more like a lottery. This is a huge change.”
Professional sports teams are lobbying for the possibility of organizing high-stakes raffles at sports events in California. These 50-50 raffles would be held at sports events only. 18 pro sports organizations, 23 minor league teams and golf and racing events are in the mix. Half of the revenues would go for charities. The players would go for the other half of the pot.
The bill already passed the state senate, online gambling news report. A similar law failed last year however. Several nonprofit organizations naturally opposes the new proposal. They argue that making an exemption favoring professional sports franchises would be unfair towards small charity organizations like food banks or churches. Jan Masaoka, CEO of the California Association of Nonprofits was quoted by online mobile news, “Any bill that says there’s an exemption from the law for 11 corporations as named below, that immediately doesn’t smell right.”
Meanwhile high-stakes raffles are great success in many other states. Texas locals will vote in November whether to change state constitution or not in order to enable pro sports teams to organize raffles at their games. In California the bill is supported by franchises like the Los Angeles Dodgers, the San Francisco Giants and the Sacramento Kings. Service groups like the American Legion and Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club also back the proposal.
High-stakes raffles can raise a lot of money quickly. The Arizona Diamondbacks were able to sell a record USD 100,016 worth of raffle tickets in one game, using electronically generated tickets for their 50-50 raffle. They supported charities reacting to the Yarnell fire that killed 19 firefighters. Sen. Isadore Hall, the author of the law expressed that critics should be ashamed of fighting the bill. He argues that money generated by the high-stakes raffles would be vital for poor communities he represents, like Watts and Compton.
Although this is all about charities, there is a lot of money on the table too. Pointstreak Sports Technologies Inc. is an operator providing an electronic raffle system. That system is used by more than 70 pro sports teams all around the United States. Is is understandable why they spent more than 100,000 dollars in the last two years on lobbying to enter the largest market of the states…
The Washington Redskins are reportedly plan to make an RG3 trade, as the franchise quarterback seems to be surplus to the team.
However, the owners are allegedly against the RG3 trade. Robert Griffin III was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. Followers of live sports results might remember that he had an amazing rookie campaign, however, injuries struck and sophomore slump hit him too. He failed to retain his rookie form since, and it seems that head coach Jay Gruden doesn’t rate him as an outstanding QB.
Gruden took over the team before the previous season, however he wasn’t able to improve the team much. Scot McCloughan was named as new general manager this year to help to rebuild the team. The first big issue – among many – he will have to sort out is the quarterback issue and the possible RG3 trade.
It seems that virtually everyone at the Washington Redskins want an RG3 trade, online gambling news report. Except the owners, who still hang on their former 1/2 pick. According to team and league sources, the Redskins offered an RG3 trade for a few NFL franchises. There were no interest for Robert Griffin III, however.
It seems that Griffin ceased to be the starting quarterback in Washington, D.C. Maybe he will be removed even from the roster in the coming days. An influential part of the Redskins coaching staff is ready to forget RG3 for good. Since it doesn’t make sense to keep a former franchise QB on the books in surplus, they are willing to make an RG3 trade. However, they might not have the power to get rid of Griffin.
Teams will name their 53-man roster for the start of the season in the coming days. Scot McCloughan took over the team as general manager this year to rebuild the team, as sports scores followers might remember. He is expected to play a key role in making the decision whether to ditch Griffin or not.
It won’t be easy to arrange an RG3 trade. Griffin has a guaranteed USD 16.1 million on his contract for 2016. The Redskins decided to keep Griffin on the books using the fifth-year option of his deal. When the decision was made in April, it seemed that the Redskins will need him for 2016. Now it seems that that move was unthinkingly made or forced on the front office by the ownership.
Jay Gruden is 2.20 (6/5) favourite to be fired first in 2015 among NFL head coaches at GTbets. According to that, it seemed that he might loose out on the RG3 issue eventually. It turns out that he just might outlast the quarterback at the FedExField. But maybe only just, if his team fails to improve this season.
The injured Robert Griffin III didn’t participate in the third preseason game of the Washington Redskins. It seems that he still might have been hurt though. Kirk Cousins stood in for him when the starters took the field. The former Michigan State QB was praised by head coach Jay Gruden for his performance after the 31-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Griffin was cleared to play on Thursday after suffering a concussion, online mobile news reported. However, on the next day it was announced that he was unfit to take the field. And maybe he won’t take a snap in the Redskins’ preseason opener against the Miami Dolphins either. Especially as an RG3 trade can possibly happen before the start of the regular season. Washington are 2.55 (31/20) underdogs to win that match according to GTbets.
Jay Gruden tried to explain the situation about Griffin’s health reports. He revealed to the reporters after the game on Sunday, “We’re all as confused as you are. People have to understand that this has nothing to do with the Washington Redskins. I know people want to make it out that we’re incompetent, but this has nothing to do with us.”
Gruden was asked which quarterback will start against the Dolphins in the first 2015 regular season game of the Redskins. Gruden however refused to answer. He said, “First of all, I need to read these reports. These reports are confusing.” It seems that Griffin was announced to be cleared to play without reading the medical reports thoroughly, and after that came the new announcement about the player being unfit to play. It suggests a certain level of incompetence indeed.
And reports suggest that Cousins will start against the Dolphins. Moreover, a possible RG3 trade is circulating in the news in these days. Gruden dared to say that he doesn’t have a quarterback issue at all. However, he did not name franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III as his starting QB when the player was healthy. He said instead, “I believe we have three NFL-caliber quarterbacks on our team”. Which means that he is undecided. And now with a rumored RG3 trade… It seems pretty much like a quarterback issue.
Gambling Result’s Serie A preview expects Juventus retaining the title again.
There were some big changes in Italian football this summer. Many players left the peninsula, and many fresh faces have arrived. The top clubs were able to spend some serious amounts of cash on new acquisitions. Reigning champions and Champions League runners-up Juventus were seriously hurt by the changes. They have lost three key players. However, there is no Serie A preview around the web that would forecast they losing out on this year’s championship. They might have a more difficult task to solve this time, but they are expected to succeed once again.
After years of decline, Italian clubs were able to spend some considerable cash this summer. Juventus, AC Milan, Inter and AS Roma together spent EUR 392 million on new players. This is almost three times the figure they invested last summer. The new arrivals should bring more excitement to the league. Any Serie A preview expects the competition to be fiercer this year.
The most expensive footballers in calcio were Paulo Dybala, Geoffrey Kondogbia and Carlos Bacca this transfer window. All of them costed more than EUR 30 million and the spending is far from over actually. Julian Draxler of Schalke 04 and Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Paris Saint-Germain might also sign for an Italian team this summer, gambling news report.
However, three star players left Serie A. Andrea Pirlo went to New York, Carlos Tevez returned to Boca and Arturo Vidal signed for Bayern. The exodus of the trio weakened Juventus. Therefore it is no surprise that experts of gambling facts think that the Old Lady won’t have another smooth campaign this time.
Xherdan Shaqiri and Mateo Kovacic both left Italy recently, and another asset departed earlier when Manchester United acquired Matteo Darmian. The Italian teams brought in some considerable talent though. Edin Dzeko and Mohamed Salah have signed for Roma, and Stevan Jovetic went to Inter. However, retaining Paul Pogba by Juventus or Gonzalo Higuain by Napoli seems to be equally important.
With this newly set power relations, emphasized by almost every Serie A preview, the Italian championship could be much more competitive and thrilling than it was in recent years. Juventus might still be 1.44 (4/9) favourites to win the Scudetto according to BetVictor, but the rivals will be much closer this time.
Football Italia’s Serie A preview also expects Juventus to retain the title. The Zebras will be significantly weaker than they were last year. However, they might still dominate Italian football. Roma are expected to be their number one challengers according to many of those, who follow live sports results. BetVictor priced their title at 7.00 (6/1), and looking at their new acquisitions, placing a wager on them is tempting.
The Serie A preview considers Napoli to be another challenger. Their possible victory worth 10.00 (9/1), which is reasonable for a top team coming off from a troublesome season. Internazionale could have a shot at Champions League football as well. Their top 3 finish is available for 2.63 (13/8) at BetVictor. They expected to be in a desperate fight with Napoli. After the major changes this summer, this duel could go either way for the Nerazzurri.
Some pundits and fans expect that AC Milan will be in title contention in the spring. However BetVictor handed them the exact same odds for European football as well as for the Scudetto (13.00; 12/1), as they gave to Inter. Former Inter player and current AC Milan manager Sinisa Mihajlovic can cause some surprises however. AC Milan are also toying with the idea of bringing Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the Serie A. Looking at Ibra’s resume, his arrival would almost guarantee the championship title. Ibrahimovic returning to AC Milan is available for wagering with odds of 2.50 (6/4) at BetVictor.
Lazio is expected to fight for European football, according to Football Italia’s Serie A preview. They could top the middle of the field hands-in-hands with Fiorentina. The Roma-based outfit had a heroic season that saw them returning to Champions League. However, the pressure of the strongest European club competition might have a negative effect on their league campaign. Fiorentina have replaced Vincenzo Montella with former Juventus midfielder Paulo Sousa. This could equally mean that there are some surprise sports scores in the making, or nothing else just mediocrity.
Rafael Benitez added another Croatian central midfielder to his squad, as it was announced that Real Madrid signed Kovacic. Mateo Kovacic will have the opportunity to play alongside his compatriot Luka Modric in Madrid. Since Modric is a key player for Real, he might help Kovacic to settle in at the Bernabeu quickly. Since the new acquisition is eight years younger than him and plays in a position similar to Modric’s role, he might be considered as his successor. Real Madrid are top underdogs to win the Spanish La Liga with odds of 2.75 (7/4) at Bet365. They are third favourites to conquer the Champions League at 6.50 (11/2).
It was confirmed by the Spanish mega club on Tuesday that Real Madrid signed Mateo Kovacic. The Blancos pay GBP 22.5 million (EUR 32 million) for the highly rated Croatian midfielder for Italian giants Inter, according to gambling news. Kovacic was signed by Inter in 2013. They bought the player form Croatian side Dinamo Zagreb.
Media reports expect the Milan-based outfit to acquire the services of Ivan Perisic after Real Madrid signed Kovacic. Though experts of gambling facts noted that Wolfsburg-man plays in a slightly different position, Inter might take advantage of the skills of Perisic, who plays with a more attacking mindset.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, the Spanish club is due to pay GBP 2.1 million more for Kovacic in add-ons. The Croatian midfielder was also wanted by Liverpool in the summer. However, it turned out that he will join arguably the biggest club in world football. At Real Madrid he will have the opportunity to play alongside his fellow Croatian midfield maestro, Luka Modric.
Internazionale manager Roberto Mancini confirmed that financial fair play forced them to sell Kovacic. He said,“We need to sell Mateo because of financial fair play. We are sorry because he is a good player but those are the rules. Now we can try to sign some other players.”
Kovacic had a tally of five goals in 80 league matches at Inter. He can cover the middle of the park, and is also available to play in front of the backline as a deep-lying playmaker. He is considered as a versatile midfielder, who can adapt to playing on the wings or as an attacking midfielder behind the striker as well. After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, many followers of sports scores expect Los Blancos manager Rafa Benitez to let Asier Illarramendi to join Liverpool.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic from Inter, the midfielder will join his fellow Croat Luka Modric at the Spanish outfit. Los Blancos gave a six-year deal to the 21-year-old, who follows several other Croatian players at Real Madrid. He is the fifth player who made it to the Bernabeu coming from Croatia.
Robert Prosinecki was the first Croatian, who wore Real Madrid’s white jersey. He arrived at the Bernabeu in 1991, when he was 22. He made himself a name in the Crvena Zvezda side that won the Champions League, and in the Yugoslavian national team before the Yugoslav war broke out. He arrived as a star, but he failed to live up to the expectations as his three-year spell at the club was hurt by several injuries. He left for Oviedo in 1994, and spent a year in Barcelona as well later on.
Davor Suker arrived from Sevilla in 1996. He also played for Real Madrid for three years, but his spell was full of success. Suker was part of a thrilling attacking department also consisting Predrag Mijatovic and Raul Gonzalez. They won La Liga as well as the Champions League against Juventus in 1998, as many of those who follow live sports results might remember. He starred for Croatia at the 1998 FIFA World Cup as well, but left for Arsenal in the following year.
Another hit at the 1998 FIFA World Cup was Robert Jarni, who helped Croatia to the bronze medal as a left wing-back. He arrived at the Bernabeu after the tournament, however he moved on next year. He came to Madrid at the wrong time, as he had to compete for a spot in the starting line-up with a certain Mr. Roberto Carlos…
Before Real Madrid signed Kovacic, Luka Modric was the last Croatian player, who joined the Meringues. He is a very important player in the Madrid midfield alongside German international Toni Kroos. However, he needed time to settle in at his current club after his move from Tottenham Hotspur in 2012. In his first season he was considered to be a flop. However he established himself as a fan favourite in recent seasons, winning the Champions League in 2014. Now he is a key contributor to Real Madrid’s free-flowing football.
After Real Madrid signed Kovacic, he became the fifth Croatian international in the History of Los Blancos. The fact that his role model, Modric will be already in the squad might boost his integration to the team. Regarding that he is a very young player, only 21 years of age, maybe he won’t be considered as a flop even after a poor start in Madrid…
The Red Devils have to emerge as victorious from the Man United v Club Brugge qualifying tie to get back to the Champions League after one year of absence.
After a very disappointing year with David Moyes that saw Manchester United finishing as low as 7th, Louis van Gaal took over the Red Devils. The Dutch genius led them back to the Champions League in his first year as United manager. However, Wayne Rooney and co. finishing fourth meant that the team had to join the competition at the play-off stage of the Champions League Qualification, starting with the Man United v Club Brugge fixture.
Teams like Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and Lazio will also involved in the midweek qualifiers. However, many eyes of sports scores fans will be at Old Trafford, since the Red Devils start their Champions League campaign at home. The hosts are 1.29 (2/7) favourites according to Bet365, while a draw in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier is priced at 6.00 (5/1), gambling news report. The Belgians are 8.00 (7/1) underdogs at Bet365.
The Red Devils failed to qualify to the Champions League for the first time in 19 years with David Moyes. This means that Louis van Gaal will make his Champions League debut in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier with his current team. The Dutch manager and his side have to eliminate the Belgian outfit to reach the group stage of the competition.
According to Van Gaal, the Man United v Club Brugge qualifiers could determine United’s whole season. He also highlighted the importance of a clean sheet ahead of the first leg. He said, “It’ll be a big two games in fact – they could help set us up for the season. What we have to gain is very important, but you approach both matches as any other games. We want to win on Tuesday and not concede.”
United starting the season with two 1-0 wins might boost their confidence. Keen followers of live sports results argue that the Red Devils weren’t this organized at the back in two years. A clean sheet from the hosts in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier is available at 1.80 (4/5) in Bet365’s selection.
Club Brugge reached the playoff by eliminating Panathinaikos by a 4-2 aggregate score in the previous round. They also reached the Europa League quarter-finals last season, putting together a 15-match-long run without a defeat. They only conceded six goals during that series. It seems unlikely though they will be able to keep a clean sheet this time. Though injuries hurt them in the attacking department more seriously, they will also miss right-back Thomas Meunier due to a knee injury. The hosts will have only one absentee, Phil Jones, who is out for two weeks with thrombosis.
According to many pundits, the Red Devils were far from convincing in their first two league matches in the 2015-16 season. However it is hard to expect anything other than a home win in the Man United v Club Brugge Champions League qualifier. Wayne Rooney is favourite to open scoring with odds of 3.75 (11/4) at Bet365. In United’s last match, Adnan Januzaj registered the winner against Aston Villa on Friday. He is available to score against fellow Belgians at 2.88 (15/8).
Man United v Club Brugge will be the teams’ first meeting in European international club competition. The Belgians have some sour memories of English sides in UEFA competitions. They were defeated by Liverpool in the 1976 UEFA Cup and in the 1978 European Cup finals as well.
The hosts have won their last three home matches against Belgian sides. They met Anderlecht on all three occasions and registered a tally of 18-1. The Red Devils made their debut in European club competition against a Belgian side. It was in the 1956/57 edition of the European Cup, and the opponents were Anderlecht once again. They went home with a 10-0 defeat. This is United’s biggest victory in European football. Another big margin United success would be beneficial for punters, as the hosts are available with a -2 handicap at 3.00 (2/1) on Bet365‘s handicap betting market.
Belgian teams were able to score at Old Trafford only one goal so far. That was provided by former Czech international striker Jan Koller. He found a net in a 5-1 defeat fifteen years ago. That was the latest United home match against a Belgian side. Both teams to score in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier goes for 2.20 (6/5) at Bet365.
Experts of gambling facts might now that Club Brugge have never won in England so far. They registered two draws and nine defeats in their previous 11 visits. The last time that the Belgian outfit reached the group stage of the Champions League happened ten years ago. This could come through a huge upset only this time, priced at 7.50 (13/2) by Bet365.
However, this is quite unlikely, considering United’s strength and the fact that they have never lost a qualifying tie in the competition. They lost only one game so far from their 16 qualifying matches – that came in 2002/03, when Zalaegerszeg defeated them 1-0 in Budapest.
Raheem Sterling might exploit the Blues’ lack of full-backs in the Man City vs Chelsea game on Sunday.
The two teams expected to be involved in a title race will meet on Sunday. The most waited game of the Premier League’s second round will be the Man City vs Chelsea clash. Chelsea news were dominated by Jose Mourinho’s row with team doctor Eva Caneiro. All this secured an opportunity for the Special One to avert the attention from his workshop. Somewhere in a dark room a master plan for the Man City vs Chelsea game was being drafted.
Since Chelsea has only one natural full-back, the Blues’ defence might need some tinkering. The lack of quick, mobile defenders might forecast a big game for the hosts’ attackers like Sergio Aguero or Raheem Sterling. However, fans of live sports results expect Mourinho to cope with the lack of speed in his defence through organization and team effort in the Man City vs Chelsea game. Man City are 2.05 (21/20) favourites according to Bet365. Draw is available at 3.40 (12/5), while Chelsea’s success is priced at 3.50 (5/2).
The Sky Blues’ marquee signing from the summer, Raheem Sterling thinks that the Man City vs Chelsea weekend match will be vital for their campaign. Manuel Pellegrini’s team had a promising start on Monday against West Bromwich Albion. However, they will play arguably their toughest game of the season on Sunday aganist Jose Mourinho’s side.
Sterling said, “I’m hoping this one will go our way and it’s vital that it does. We’re on our own ground and with it being our first home game of the season, we want to get off on the right foot. I’ve done alright against them in the past and results-wise, I think it’s been pretty even overall so far in the matches I’ve played in. Chelsea are very strong in every department from their defence and midfield to their attack, but it should be a good game and I’m really looking forward to playing in this match.”
The former Liverpool forward, who cost GBP 49 million, as it was all over in the sports scores news this summer, expects a close battle. Sterling doubts that any team could be able this term to wrap up the league as quickly as Chelsea did last season. He argued, “It’s going to be a really tough season. Everyone has strengthened their squads and the Premier League is always hard to second guess.”
Sterling admitted in the build-up to the Man City vs Chelsea match that he has set some targets for himself ahead of the campaign. However, he doesn’t want to make them public to avoid extra pressure. He said, “The only promise I will make is that I will try my best at all times – I will aim to create and score as many goals as I can for the team and work really hard every week.”
He added, “I’ve set myself targets for goals and assists and I know where I want to be but I don’t really want to reveal what they are because I’ll put myself under massive pressure – but I’ve got personal goals that I want to reach this season for City and hopefully I can meet them.” Sterling is 3.50 (5/2) to score anytime in the Man City vs Chelsea match at Bet365. An unlikely but fabulous Sterling brace is available at 19.00 (18/1).
Apart from the suspended Thibaut Courtois, Jose Mourinho has a full squad before the Man City vs Chelsea clash, gambling news report. However, his squad is relatively short on defenders. To cope with the lightning-quick attackers of the Sky Bluese, the Portuguese might have to shuffle his cards a bit. Having only one true full-back, he might need to deploy Kurt Zouma in that position at some stage of the match.
Mourinho is without a natural left back after Brazilian Filipe Luis returned to Atletico Madrid. Hence his first choice number three is Cesar Azpilicueta, originally a right back. On the right side of the defense plays Branislav Ivanovic. The Serb is a natural central defender, but excelled at full-back in the past. However, he might have problems against an extremely rapid forward like Sterling. Therefore experts of gambling facts suggest a possible shake-up in the Blues’ backline before the Man City vs Chelsea match.
Zouma is originally a centre-back. However Mourinho used the Frenchman at right-back and at midfield as well already. In the Community Shield, he appeared as a left-back after replacing Azpilicueta. According to a possible scenario, Mourinho might field the more agile Spaniard on the right to deal with Sterling. So that Zouma could take his place on the left in the weekend’s Man City vs Chelsea game.
Zouma commented the speculations revealing, he doesn’t have a problem with the left back position. He said, “Because I’m right-footed I have never played at left-back. It was different for me positionally so I had to learn quickly and adapt to it. It’s really not a problem because the boss needed me in that position and I have to give everything for the team. We all have to think about the team first of all so I always do that.”
He added, “They were good experiences for me because I played the games and I always want to be on the pitch enjoying myself and helping the team. I’m feeling very well. I had some opportunities to play in preseason and play in some good games. Now the Premier League has started we are just focused on the next game. We are looking forward to it.”
He concluded, “It’s a chance early in the season to show why we are champions. We want to defend our title. The season after a very good season is always hard but we have to show we are ready to try and do it.” Sergio Aguero scoring two-goals against the makeshift, but capable Blues defense in the Man City vs Chelsea clash is available with odds of 6.5 (11/2) at Bet365. A clean sheet from the visitors is priced at 4.00 (3/1).
Barcelona and Sevilla played a UEFA Super Cup final in Georgia that will stuck in our memories forever.
Tbilisi hosted a game on Tuesday night that will remain in the memories of sports scores followers for long. The UEFA Super Cup was special before it started. This was the first such game in Tbilisi, Georgia. And this was the first occasion, when the Europa League winners arrived with a spot secured in the Champions League through their cup victory. Not to mention that we saw another all-Spanish final.
Luis Enrique’s side had the task to reach their fifth UEFA Super Cup victory, but they almost slipped on the way. However they only threw their three-goal lead, not the whole game. Pedro saved them again, and probably for the last time. Barcelona leveled AC Milan’s achievement, winning a record five UEFA Super Cups. Though Pedro is about to leave, this team have the chance to defend their Champions League title. They are 4.00 (3/1) favorites at Bet365 in that regard, while Sevilla is available at 81.00 (80/1).
It was Pedro Rodriguez again. The forward, who won everything a footballer ever can, scored the winner in the 115th minute of a UEFA Super Cup. He did it again after 2009. In the same minute. And this will possibly be his last goal for Barcelona. At least this term, as latest gambling news report that he is on the way to Manchester United indeed.
Sevilla’s Argentine midfielder Ever Banega opened the scoring with a beautiful free-kick in the third minute. Marc-Andre ter Stegen had no chance. This was the fastest goal in a UEFA Super Cup final. However, in further 13 minutes it was Barcelona who had the lead. Lionel Messi first mirrored Banega’s free-kick and found Beto’s net from just outside the penalty area. Then he smashed in another free-kick to the near corner from much further, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
Barcelona added two more through Rafinha and Luis Suarez, so it was 4-1 in the 52nd minute. The game seemed to be settled, so Barca slowed down. But it was far from over, as Unai Emery’s side had the determination and the energy to come back. Jose Antonio Reyes and Kevin Gameiro both scored to make it 4-3 with 20 minutes to go. After both were substituted, their double’s equalized, as Ciro Immobile set up a goal for Yevhen Konoplyanka. So it was 4-4, and Barcelona had to deploy Pedro for the extra time, who duly scored the winner for Barca after another free kick from Messi.
After the UEFA Super Cup, Lionel Messi said that he was lucky with his free kicks. Barcelona won the match 5-4 against Sevilla, and the Argentine genius scored two goals from free-kicks in the first 16 minutes. He has now 80 goals in UEFA club competitions, online mobile news report, the same tally as Cristiano Ronaldo. This is a record of course.
It was the first occasion in his career when Messi managed to score two goals from free-kicks in a single game. He said, “I’ve just been lucky enough to score those and I’m very happy the team won and very grateful to everyone for their support and such a warm welcome.”
The UEFA Super Cup is Barca’s first trophy in the 2015-16 season, but in the fourth in this calendar year. Next they will have a shot at the Spanish Super Cup against Athletic Bilbao. The first match is on Friday. Messi also commented the trophy count. He said, “The key thing is to win and to win as many trophies as possible. Winning today was significant because of what the UEFA Super Cup represents in terms of starting the season on the right foot, so we’re delighted. All trophies are great.”
Unai Emery, the head coach of Sevilla was proud of his players after the UEFA Super Cup final. Sevilla was able to come back from 4-1 and take the game into overtime against Barcelona, arguably the best team in the world. They had to leave Tbilisi with empty hands however, as Pedro Rodriguez scored the winner for Barcelona in the 115th minute.
Emery thinks that Barca’s Lionel Messi had a major role in the victory. The Argentine scored two goals from free-kicks, while Pedro hit the winner after another Messi shot. Emery said, “I want to congratulate Lionel Messi too – his ability to play at the highest level with Barcelona and their consistency is what wins them trophies. There’s a huge amount of teamwork behind it. Everyone has their role so that he can make the difference. Can we stop him next time? We’ll try.”
He added, “I do not know if the result is fair, but with the chances we had, I am left with honey on the lips. If there’s one thing we want to make this team, it is competitive. We want to go for victory whatever the circumstances. If you can reach the Super Cup and Champions League then you have to compete with these teams and see how far you can go. We lost but we were competitive throughout and we are very proud of our team. The worst thing would have been not to have recognised the Sevilla we want to see.”
Authorities attended the Balcarce cemetery on Friday to get the body of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed to solve two paternity cases.
DNA samples were taken from the remains of F1 legend Juan Manuel Fangio in Balcarce, Argentina. The five-time Formula One world champion was born and died in the town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio was never married and he was thought to be childless. However, two paternity cases emerged in the last ten years in Argentina, leading eventually to get the body of Fangio exhumed. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the children of the legendary driver.
Fangio won five Formula One world championship titles in the 1950s. He was only one-time champion, when he had a near fatal accident in Monza in 1952, breaking his neck as he was thrown out from his car. However, he made a comeback at 42, and went on to win four more titles.
Two men claims in Argentina to be the children of the legendary driver, Juan Manuel Fangio. With the purpose of subject to a DNA test was the body of Fangio exhumed on Friday in Balcarce. The procedure started just after 11 am local time in the hometown of the five-time Formula One world champion of the 1950s, online mobile news report.
To get the corpse of Fangio exhumed and perform a DNA test was ordered by a Mar del Plata judge. Mar del Plata is next to Balcarce in Buenos Aires province. The law-case had begun in 2013, as the 77-year-old Oscar Espinosa wanted to prove that he is the son of arguably the best racing driver of all time. The 73-year-old Ruben Vazquez has similar claims. His lawsuit was started in 2015. Now, after the body of Fangio exhumed, the tests can settle both cases.
Espinosa became a racing driver himself and is recognized as Oscar ‘Cacho’ Fangio in the world of motorsport. Juan Manuel Fangio did not married in his lifetime. He did not had any acknowledged children either. However, he and Espinosa’s mother, Andrea Berruet had a long relationship. According to Vazquez, his mother, Catalina Basili told him in 2005 that he is the son of the legendary driver, from a relationship in the 1940s.
Authorities in Buenos Aires province got the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed on Friday. Genetic samples were taken from the remains of the legendary Grand Prix driver. They will be to subject of DNA tests in order to determine whether two men are the children of arguably the best driver in motor racing history, or not.
One of them is Oscar Espinosa, a former racing driver himself, who was referred as Cacho Fangio in the world of motor racing. The other one is Ruben Vazquez. The two started separate lawsuits. Fangio is regarded as the best racing driver ever by many of those, who follow sports scores. He dominated Formula One’s first decade in the 1950s, winning five world championship titles. He died in 1995 at 84 years of age, without marrying or having officially recognized children.
The 73 year old Vazquez stated that his claim has nothing to do with money. He said, “There are no economic interests in my request. I just want to be recognised for the Fangio surname.” Andrea Berruet, the mother of Espinosa had a long relationship with the legendary driver that ended in 1960. He supported his claim to be Fangio’s son with letters the F1 legend wrote to Berruet.
According to the order of Judge Rodrigo Cataldo to get the corpse of Juan Manuel Fangio exhumed, the process was carried out on Friday. The genetic samples that were taken will be the subject of a couple of DNA tests. The point of the procedure is to determine two men’s paternity cases. Ruben Vazquez and Oscar Espinosa both claim to be the son of the Formula One legend.
Representatives of the Juan Manuel Fangio Foundation were present at the Balcarce cemetery. The five-time F1 world champion was born in the Argentine town in Buenos Aires province. Fangio died at 84 in his hometown 20 years ago, on July 17, 1995. He never married and did not have officially recognized children, as many of those, who follow sports scores news in Argentina might know.
Vazquez started his paternity lawsuit ten years ago. He said, “The paternity request was started a long time ago and I’ve had to overcome a lot of blockages and obstacles.” He added, “I have no contact with the Fangio family and of course I’d like to know them.” According to Vazquez, her mother, who died at the age of 103 in 2012, signed papers in front of a notary public, stating her son’s father was Fangio.