Assembling a strong football treble

Football betting ranks as one of the most in-demand forms of gambling in the UK. There’s several ways of betting on football and a popular method is by backing a Win Treble, which compiles three likely winning selections into one stronger bet. These can also be made up of Both Teams To Score, Over 2.5 Goals, Both Teams To Score In Both Halves or Match Result & BTTS selections, but it’s win markets that remain as being the most popular.

It can be a difficult balancing act when picking out three teams that fit perfectly into your own football treble tips. The odds are important, with them needing to be high enough to offer worthwhile returns but not be too strong that their chances of winning are slim. Oddschanger take these factors into consideration when creating their own football treble tips, with their own Oddschanger Treble Tips page devoted to recommended bets for that market.

How do I make my own football treble bets?

The primary factor that goes into creating any football tip is the research you need to do before picking your teams. By looking at the form of each side, records at home and away, and current player availability, you should be able to work out what’s likely to happen. Nothing is ever set in stone so always remember to gamble responsibly, but by doing your own research, you’ll increase your chances of landing a winner.

When you’re happy with the three likely winners you’ve selected, shop around for the strongest bookmaker odds. If the best you can find is around 1/2, you’ll need to find stronger odds for the other two picks or your possible returns won’t look all too appetising. Selections in Win Treble bets will usually be around evens, with some being under and others being over, but that being the typical price for this type of footy tip.

Why are three selections so popular?

In traditional football betting, you’re likely to back a side by itself to win, create an accumulator with six or more teams, or assemble a treble with three solid picks. A treble offers a fair balance of good odds and a reasonably likely chance of it going in your favour. Accumulators take a lot to land as there’s so many teams involved, and any less than three selections doesn’t offer much in returns, so backing a reliable football treble is a good way to bet.

2018 World Cup Diary

My thoughts on the matches of the 2018 World Cup, as the tournament progresses.

Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia

The Russians got themselves off to a great start against the one dimensional Saudi Arabia. The Saudi’s didn’t waver from their neat passing, and played right into the hands of the well organised Russians, who just waited for the Saudis to slip up – which they did continuously – and then just punished them.

Saudi Arabia look like they may well be the worst team in the world cup, based on this performance. Still not sure about the Russians, as they had little in the way of opposition.

Uruguay 1-0 Egypt

Fairly nondescript match. Suarez looked well out of sorts, and Uruguay weren’t their usual brutal selves, and in all honesty, they didn’t look anything special. That said, with better finishing from Suarez, it would have been a comfortable win for the South Americans.

Uruguay seemed to capitalise on the Egyptian’s negativity, when they didn’t introduce Mo Salah off the bench. The fact that they declined the chance to introduce Salah to the action late on suggested that they had settled for the draw, and the Uruguayans seemed to sense this and went for it more in the latter stages, resulting in their late winner.

Iran 1-0 Morrocco

Two sides that won’t be threatening the podium in Moscow on Sunday 15th July, fairly obvious statement I know, but this match showed why. Rubbish match, two negative teams, expect Spain and Portugal to fill their boots in their respective matches against these two.

Portugal 3-3 Spain

Although both sides went for it from the off, the Spaniards must be looking at this match and wondering how they didn’t win it. At times I thought they played the Portuguese off the field, and without stating the obvious, had it not been for the remarkable Ronaldo, this would have been an easy win for Spain.

The Spanish didn’t look like the furore over their manager had effected them much, and they look like they are still massive contenders to win the trophy.

France 2-1 Australia

The French can count themselves lucky to win this one against a plucky Australia. Didn’t see what all the fuss was about regarding the penalty incident involving Antoine Griezmann, I thought the penalty was the correct decision.

The French still managed to find a way to win despite not looking too convincing. The sign of a good side? Or is it a case of a team that will get found out when they play one of the real favourites? Only time will tell.

Argentina 1-1 Iceland

Argentina are one of those sides that (since 1986) have never really looked the part, but somehow keep getting to the latter stages of World Cup, and if they are to progress this way, it will be in a similar vein based on this performance. Obviously any side with Lionel Messi in it will always have a chance, but the great man aside, they did look average here (as did Messi with his penalty miss).

Iceland were Iceland, nothing new there. Well organised, well disciplined, and if you are not at your best, they have the ability to hurt you, and that’s what they did taking a deserved point off the Argentine’s.

Peru 0-1 Denmark

Not sure whether to call Peru unlucky, or to say that they blew it. Either way, the Danes can count themselves lucky to take all 3 points.

I thought Peru had the most of the play, but through a combination of bad Peruvian finishing and good goalkeeping from Kasper Schmeichel, they couldn’t make the break through. In typical fashion at a world cup, if you don’t take your chances you will get punished, and with a player like Christian Eriksen on the opposing side, that’s exactly what happened.

Croatia 2-0 Nigeria

Far from the greatest match of the tournament, I thought this was one of those matches that could be described from a Croatian point of view, as getting the job done.

Neither side looked great, the stand out player was Luka Modric, who sealed the win with a penalty.

Serbia 1-0 Costa Rica

I thought this was a tight game between two evenly matched teams, plenty might call it boring, but I thought it was a well contested tight dual.

In the end one moment of skill was the difference with Aleksandar Kolarov’s stunning free kick winning the match for the Serbs. Both these teams will be difficult to beat, and this could well end up being one of the most interesting Groups in the tournament.

Mexico 1-0 Germany

One of those days for the Germans I thought. They could play this match another 10 times and they would comfortably win them all. That said, the current holders were loose at the back, but that could have been down to the fact that they were chasing the game.

Germany backers needed be too nervous just yet, I think they will still be okay.

Brazil 1-1 Switzerland

Similar to the Germans earlier in the day, the Brazilians could play this game another 10 times and win them all. They looked the far better team on the night, but at the same time a goal never seemed inevitable. Could just be a slow start from the boys from Brazil, only time will tell.

100/1 on Russia to beat Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener

It’s finally here, the 2018 FIFA World Cup starts today, and – below – we have a massive price boost on the opening match between hosts Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

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These offers are available up until kick off which is 4pm, UK time. The match is live on ITV. The normal odds on a Russia win today are just 4/9. Saudi Arabia are 9/1, and the draw is 10/3.

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Russia V Saudi Arabia Tips

There has been a lot of negative publicity around Russia’s chances in this World Cup, with some predicting they won’t even make it out of the group.

I wouldn’t be surprised to see a tentative performance from the host nation today, and a 0-0 draw wouldn’t surprise me in the slightest. My tip for today’s match though in Under 2.5 Goals, which is 4/7 with Betfair.

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Opening the show with Russia and Saudi Arabia

Messi in action for Argentina

A match between the two lowest ranked sides in the tournament may not seem like the ideal curtain raiser for this year’s World Cup but in Russia and Saudi Arabia, you have two sides who have a lot to prove.

They kick off a month of footballing action when they face each other on Thursday 14th June at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. With both sides expected to find their other group matches against Uruguay and Egypt exceptionally tough, this match represents their best chance of picking up three points.

Excluding their time as the Soviet Union, this is just the fourth time Russia have ever qualified for the World Cup and they are yet to make it past the group stages. Of course hosting the tournament meant automatic qualification but it also means Russia have won just one competitive game since 2015, if you count their victory over New Zealand in last year’s Confederations Cup.

Despite being on home soil, expectations for the hosts are still low. Manager Stanislav Cherchesov, who was appointed after Russia finished bottom of their group in Euro 2016, has won just five of the twenty games he has been in charge for. The former international goalkeeper led Polish side Legia Warsaw to the league and cup double before taking the national team job but he has found that winning mentality hard to come by with Russia, especially with so few games to play and the vast majority of those being laboured friendlies.

If Russia are to delight their home support and reach the second round of the tournament for the first time ever, a win against Saudi Arabia is a must. They do have some talented attackers in their squad but it is at the back where they could struggle, despite being a defensive based side. They have included veteran centre back Sergei Ignashevich who will turn 39 on the eve of the World Cup final. At least behind him they will have one of the tournament’s most experienced goalkeepers in the form of Igor Akinfeev. Russia’s captain has been a fixture between the sticks for CSKA Moscow and Russia for over 13 years now and is still one the country’s key players.

Further forward, Cherchesov’s squad boasts one of the joint top scorers from Euro 2012. Alan Dzagoev scored three in the Euros six years ago but a move to one of Europe’s top leagues has never materialised. Despite that, the 27-year-old playmaker is still a key man for Russia. He was involved in fifteen goals for his club CSKA Moscow this season and could be the link between midfield and attack for the Russians.

Up top, Fyodor Smolov is enjoying the best spell of his career. A late bloomer, the 28-year-old made his national team debut in 2012 but it is only in the past three seasons that he has finally reached his potential. After signing for Krasnodar in 2015, Smolov has fired an impressive 63 goals in less than 100 club games. He also has six goals in his last 12 internationals. This comes after only managing to score four goals in 77 appearances for his first club, Dynamo Moscow. If you fancy Smolov to fire Russia to glory, you can have a bet on football.

Saudi Arabia are heading to their fifth World Cup as the second lowest ranked side in the tournament, three places above Russia in 67th. The Green Falcons beat Australia to automatic qualification for Russia in the third round of the Asian qualifiers but have since changed their manager twice. Bert van Marwijk was the man who guided Saudi Arabia through the qualification process but he will lead Australia to the World Cup. After the Dutchman’s exit, former Argentina manager Edgardo Bauza took over but he lasted just two months before being replaced by the man who won the 2016 Copa America in charge of Chile, Juan Antonio Pizzi.

Despite their recent coaching shenanigans, Saudi Arabia had an impressive qualification campaign and boasted the joint top scorer in Mohammad Al-Sahlawi. The 31-year-old, who has spent his entire career in his homeland, scored an astonishing 16 goals in qualifiers and now has 28 goals in 39 caps for his country. Earlier this year, he spent three weeks training with Manchester United in order to prepare for the World Cup and he is certainly his side’s biggest goal threat this summer. In midfield there is Salem Al-Dawsari, a talented winger who played in this season’s La Liga. The 26-year-old was one of nine Saudi players who joined Spanish clubs on loan in January following a deal between the two countries’ FAs. Al-Dawsari joined Villarreal and despite making only one substitute appearance for the club, it was a memorable one. The club were trailing 2-0 against Real Madrid, when, in the 57th minute, Al-Dawsari came on for Javi Fuego. Villarreal managed to score to goals to secure a 2-2 draw.

Their opening match is also as equally important for them as it is for the hosts as they look to make it out of the group stages for the first time since their World Cup debut in 1994. Anything other than a win against Russia will see the odds of them repeating this feat stacked against them. They will be hoping their experience can guide them to victory with just two players under the age of 25 in a squad which includes two players with over 130 caps.

It is unlikely that this clash between two sides favoured for an early exit will go down as a World Cup classic but that doesn’t mean this game will be forgotten easily. To the fans of the two sides, it is the culmination of years of hard work. For the Saudi fans, their qualification campaign to reach this stage started almost exactly three years ago and for the Russians, they have been looking forward to this tournament ever since FIFA awarded them the right to host in 2010. Don’t write off these two sides from making an impact this summer just yet.

Sports betting on the rise

Traffic Puma is one of the newest entities within the affiliate marketing universe. They focus on the UK market and fair core values. Casino and sports are their markets.

Online casino gaming and sports betting are very popular in Europe now.

It has been for a long time, particularly in the UK – which has a long and famous tradition of sports betting.

Of betting in general, really, as you can place a bet on virtually anything. But soccer games, rugby games, and all other imaginable and unimaginable sports are now available to bet on, in the comfort of your own home, 24 hours a day.

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With the online casino boom, the traditional sports betting shops in England saw a small decline. But overall betting and game playing stayed the same or increased rather.

It took some time, but soon sports betting sites popped up, and they got better by the month. These days it is a pure joy to enter a properly set-up and administered sports betting site.

The website Wisegambler is one of the newest casino and sports betting review sites in the UK market.

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“Wisegambler.com is the first project of Traffic Puma, and it has to do with the casino and sports betting markets in the UK,” explains Ken Larsen – CEO of Traffic Puma.

“We focus on responsible gaming, and we’re in full compliance with all the recent changes in relevant laws and regulations. Which in itself is almost like a business idea, seeing as the large majority of sites are late on this point”.

Wisegambler.com will offer relevant content to players who are interested in implementing some kind of responsibility-based techniques and strategies to make sure their online gambling does not turn into a problem.

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Responsibility and Wisdom

“Wisdom” is a keyword for Wisegambler, and it definitely sounds better than “responsibility.” Because we don’t necessarily want to be one hundred percent responsible always, but who doesn’t want to be wise?

“We want to remain positive about the joy, entertainment, and relaxation you get from online gaming, but we admit to the fact that some people develop problems. And we address all this on our site”, says Ken Larsen.

Sports and casino

Wisegambler will cover all major online casinos and sports betting sites online, which is a huge task.

“Our researchers are working around the clock to gather information about the casinos. All the kind of stuff that is written in fine print is what we’re looking for. And the reason is that we want to tell our users which casinos are fair, and which are too strict on wagering requirements, etc.”.

Check out the full lists of casinos, and sports betting sites on WiseGambler.com and make sure you take in some of the content on the issue of responsible gambling. Online gaming has never been easier, and free access is great, but with it comes the need for responsibility at all levels of the value chain.

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Using Statistics To Gain An Edge

The use of statistics is a major tool in the armoury of a punter when it comes to betting on football.

For example, in the Premier League one of the most popular betting markets is Over/Under 2.5 Goals. This market is a statisticians dream. You can easily pull up all of the stats on Premier League teams, and you can plan your bets accordingly.

This means no betting on a hunch, you can accurately plan the teams whose matches are likely to have goals in them, or a likely to be drab affairs.

Obviously the bookmakers will also have access to these stats, but you will always get a match between two teams where the stats contradict, for example one team averages Under 2.5 Goals a match, and the other team averages Over 2.5 Goals a match, and that can be an area where you can find an edge.

In order to do this you will need to delve deeper into the statistics. You will need to look at the team who averages Over 2.5 Goals, and see where the majority of those goals were scored. For example, they might have won matches 4 or 5-0 against struggling teams, and had a few 0-0’s away from home against mid table teams.

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Likewise with the team who average Under 2.5 Goals. Have they played out a good few 0-0’s and 1-0’s against similar teams, but taken a few beatings away from home against higher placed teams? It could be that matches at that teams home ground are tight affairs without many goals, but they are poor on the road and concede a lot.

The statistics will tell you all this, and if you are prepared to put the research in, you can give yourself an edge and have a better chance of being successful.

The bookmakers base their odds on statistics, rather than hunches, so football punters have to be prepared to do the same. When Betfair are compiling their odds for the weekend matches in the Premier League, the guy or girl setting the odds doesn’t price them up on his/her gut feeling, it is based mainly on statistics, and also a bit on form.

Form is another area that can be used by punters to cash in. Not wishing to contradict myself (after saying odds aren’t set on a hunch), but if we have been following a team and know that they haven’t been performing, we can add this knowledge to the statistics and see if it gives us more of an edge.

The bookies will base their odds more on statistics than form, taking the two and combining it can give us punters the edge, so that’s why we have got to be prepared to get our heads down and do the hard work.

Bonuses That Every Gambler Should Be Aware Of

If you have not been using bonuses from bookmakers and casinos when placing bets, you have missed out on a huge amount of free money. Using the correct promotion alongside your bet can over treble the number of returns should you win. Been a successful gambler is about managing risk and by using bonus offers you can limit your exposure and reap the rewards. In this article, I will talk about the different bonuses available that you should be aware of and utilize to increase your winning chances.

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#1: Free Bets

If you have not been using gambling bonuses you have been missing out on the opportunity of free bets. There are many different types available so depending on your preferred betting option you will be able to find one that meets your requirements. If you enjoy playing slots you can get no deposit free spins offers, if table games are your thing then you can free chips and if you love betting on sports you can get access to risk-free bets.

#2: Welcome Bonuses

One mistake a large number of gamblers make it staying faithful to one single gambling platform. By doing this they are missing out on the biggest and best promotions around called “Welcome Bonuses”. These promos are only available to new players when they either sign up for an account or make their first deposit. The amounts of free spins, chips, and free money on offer via these bonus offers is the largest around and you can get your bankroll more than double along with a number of extras thrown in.

#3: Matched Bonuses

Every time that you make a deposit at a bookmaker or casino you should combine your bet with a matched deposit bonus. These bonuses will match the amount that you deposit or in some cases, you will even get your money trebled. It means that your exposure risks will be limited and if you win your profits will skyrocket.

#4: Event Promotions

If you want to bet on a certain sporting event such as the world cup 2018, you need to find promotions that have been created exclusively for this event. You will find unique promos that will give you fantastic options and huge rewards should you win by using these bonuses. It is also worthwhile looking out for new online casinos as often they have huge promotions on offer to try to tempt players to try their platform.

#5: Cashback Promotions

There are a number of platforms that reward their loyal players by offering them a cashback on all the bets made on their platform. This means that each bet you make, the operator will give you a refund.

Conclusion

One of the best ways to find exclusive bonuses offers is by speaking with the live chat located on the best platforms. A large number will offer you free rewards so it is worthwhile asking the question. Make sure you join a number of gambling bonus sites so that you get notified of new offers that you can take advantage of.

Will The Champions League Final Provide A Goals Rush?

Having watched the two respective Champions League semi-finals involving Real Madrid and Liverpool, I think it’s safe to say defending isn’t a skill either side are very adapt at.

Real Madrid conceded 3 goals against Bayern Munich over their two legs, which doesn’t tell the true story as there could and should have been a lot more success for the Germans. While Liverpool conceded a massive 6 goals against Roma, although in defence of Klopp’s men, there was a couple of questionable penalties included.

Popular betting offers suggest that bookies and punters alike are expecting plenty of goals when Madrid and Liverpool meet in Kiev at the end of the month. Over 2.5 Goals (90 mins betting only) is only 1/2, Over 3.5 Goals is at 6/5, and Over 4.5 Goals is 3/5, all of which suggests they are expecting goals.

It’s not all been doom and gloom at the back for Liverpool in this season’s Champions League though. In fairness to Klopp’s side, they defended brilliantly against the free scoring Manchester City in the 1st leg of their quarter-finals, although they more than rode their luck during the second leg at the Etihad.

Even so, the way Liverpool put their bodies on the line in the 3-0 1st leg win, showed that they can defend resolutely when required. Although to counter that argument, they were all over the place in the last 10 minutes of the 1st leg against Roma, letting on 2 late goals to give Roma hope. They were then no better throughout the whole of their second leg, while conceding another 4 goals.

Madrid will sense opportunities against Liverpool. Both centre back Dejan Lovren, and goalkeeper Loris Karius, look to have mistakes in them. Full backs Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andrew Robertson both look like great prospects, but Alexander-Arnold is vastly inexperienced, and is likely to be targeted by Madrid. While Robertson is great at going forward, but is far from the finished article when it comes to defending.

Liverpool will also be looking to exploit Real Madrid weaknesses. Left back Marcelo – similarly to Andrew Robertson – is far better going forward, than he is at defending, and he is far more cavalier than his Liverpool contemporary, at times completely abandoning his defensive duties.

In the midfield area Madrid may have the far superior ball players in Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, but they can also be a touch negligent when it comes to defensive responsibilities – this could be an area Liverpool will be looking to exploit on the counter attack with the explosive running power of Salah, Firmino and Mane.

The Liverpool midfield has a totally different remit, with the discipline and work rate of James Milner and Jordan Henderson, providing cover to their defence, unlike Madrid.

There are plenty of strengths and weaknesses on both sides. Neither side totally convinces, and it could come down to tactics, big game experience which would suit Madrid, work rate which would probably favour Liverpool, or just some good old fashioned fortune on the night, when it comes to picking a winner.

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The Champions League final is being played in the Olympic Stadium in Kiev

The match is being played at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday 26th May, the match kicks off at 7.45pm, UK time.

Madrid are the favourites to lift the trophy (by any method) at 8/11, Liverpool are 11/10. In 90 minutes betting, Black Type have Madrid at 6/5, with Liverpool at 15/8, and the draw at 13/5.

No major surprise to see that Ronaldo is the 3/1 favourite in First Goalscorer Betting, Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah isn’t too far behind at 7/2.

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