Football Odds Explained

February 20, 2017
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Football Odds Explained

Unlike popular belief, football betting is so much more than just luck and a few good guesses. The main thing that influences your profit is the odds assigned to each team in a certain match. Generally speaking, odds simply represent the probability of that particular team finishing the game with a specific score. Hence,...

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Case Study: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona 14/2/2017

February 19, 2017
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Case Study: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Barcelona 14/2/2017

There was little romance in the air as Barcelona visited Paris for the return of the Champions League on Valentine’s day. Neither side are setting the world alight domestically – Barcelona falling behind Real Madrid and scrapping with Sevilla for second while PSG, who finished 31 points clear last season, are struggling against Leonardo...

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Case Study: Manchester United 0-0 Hull City 1/2/2017

February 3, 2017
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Case Study: Manchester United 0-0 Hull City 1/2/2017

Manchester United must be sick of the sight of Hull City after playing them three times since Christmas. Despite a slow start to the season, United seemed to be picking up some momentum with their unbeaten record of 17 games coming to an end in the return leg of the League Cup semi-final last...

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Case Study: Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid 15/1/2017

January 25, 2017
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Case Study: Sevilla 2-1 Real Madrid 15/1/2017

After extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to 40 games by moving past Sevilla in the Copa del Rey on Thursday, Real Madrid had every right to be confident of putting some distance between themselves and the chasing pack at the top of La Liga. Nevertheless the hard work had been done in...

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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

November 28, 2016
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Book Review: Studying Football by Ellis Cashmore and Kevin Dixon

“Studying Football” is something of a misnomer, because the sport itself has very little to do with the book. Having a flick through the index, it’s surprising quite how few footballers are listed and very few of them are in there for anything they do out on the turf. The book instead focuses on...

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Case Study: Fenerbahce 2-1 Manchester United 3/11/2016

November 8, 2016
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Case Study: Fenerbahce 2-1 Manchester United 3/11/2016

Failing to muster a decent run of form as title rivals pull out in front and a Champions League place up for grabs meant the Europa League had a sudden importance for Jose Mourinho. Although a Uefa cup winner with Porto, the competition became devalued due to the expansion of the Champions League in...

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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

October 30, 2016
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Case Study: West Brom 0-4 Manchester City 29/10/2016

For years we have heard of a mythical wet and windy night in Stoke that would be the true test for Barcelona. European cups and league titles all meant nothing until the world’s best footballers had been kicked a lot on a plough-field. Many thought the fateful day would never come, and they were...

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Premier League 2015/16 awards

July 24, 2016
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Premier League 2015/16 awards

Wonderful story, but one you would never want to actually watch back. While Leicester’s rise is incredible, it’s worth noting that it simply wouldn’t be allowed to happen if the Premier League was any good. It is an embarrassment that the league has been this poor for so long yet has shown no signs...

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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

February 10, 2016
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Case Study: Olympique Marseille 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain 7/2/2016

Is French football in bad health or is it as good as health as its ever been? On one hand, Paris Saint-Germain are so far ahead in the league that they will probably wrap it up in the coming weeks and with Dmitry Rybolovlev’s expensive divorce all but ending his interest in Monaco, no...

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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

January 29, 2016
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Case Study: Manchester City 3-1 Everton 27/1/2016

Although in very different situations and neither in any peril, both Manchester City and Everton aren’t particularly happy with how their seasons have gone. City once again looked to improve their squad with heavy investment in the summer, spending over a hundred million on Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi and Fabian Delph....

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