Ronald Koeman Latest Sack Race Betting

Not sure how long this price – or Ronald Koeman – will last after today’s disaster, but at the moment you can get 2/5 with Paddy Power on Ronald Koeman to be the next manager out the door.

Today’s 5-2 thrashing was an absolute embarrassment for the Toffees. It wasn’t just a loss, it was a complete hammering, and with rumours abound that David Moyes is being lined up for a return, it really doesn’t look too clever for Koeman.

As so often can be the case in football, it’s not always necessarily the defeat that does for a manager, but the manner of the defeat. Today’s loss stated a lot about Everton, and even if Koeman still has the dressing room, he looks to have run out of ideas about how to lift his players.

It is also a results business, and the old adage about being too good to go down is fast being replaced, by the fact that Everton are in serious danger of going down as things stand. They are currently in the bottom 3, and don’t look capable of buying a win at the moment.

Friday evening it was Slaven Bilic’s turn to be the favourite in the Next Manager To Leave His Post Betting, now it has switched to Merseyside, showing just how quickly things can change in the Premier League.

Harry Kane to score anytime V Liverpool Betting

The big match in the Premier League today sees Tottenham at home to Liverpool (well, at Wembley Stadium), and with it set to be an open match, there is a fair chance there could be plenty of chances, and that means another possible appearance on the goal sheet for Harry Kane.

In the Anytime Goalscorer Betting market, Kane is a best price of 5/6 with Ladbrokes to score against Liverpool today.

Such was Kane’s performances throughout September and into October, he is the bookmakers favourite in Premier League Top Goalscorer Betting market. One of his main rivals in this market, Romelu Lukaku, scored a blank in yesterday’s 2-1 defeat away at Huddersfield.

In 90 minutes match betting, Tottenham are 6/5 to win today with William Hill, The draw is 5/2, also with William Hill, while Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team are a best price of 5/2 with bet365. Prices correct at the time of writing.

Lukaku to score anytime against Huddersfield betting

Romelu Lukaku will be looking to get back to scoring ways when his Manchester United team visit Huddersfield this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

Lukaku hasn’t scored in his last 2 matches for Manchester United, the midweek 1-0 win over Benfica in the Champions League, and the 0-0 draw in last weekend’s league match away at Liverpool.

Such has been Lukaku’s form this season, 2 matches without a goal represents a drought to him.

If you think he is likely to get back on the score sheet this weekend, Lukaku is currently 8/11 with both William Hill and Ladbrokes to be an Anytime Goalscorer against Huddersfield.

This is the sort of match that looks ideal for Lukaku to score in, as far this season he has been scoring regularly against the lessor sides in the Premier League. The only question marks against him have been his ability to score in the big matches, a debate that goes back to his days at Everton.

In outright Premier League Betting, United are currently 9/2 to win the title with 10Bet. An away match at Huddersfield is the sort of match United have to be winning if they are to challenge for the title.

Kevin De Bruyne Player Of The Year Odds

So far this season he has to be the outstanding player in the Premier League, with the recent performance against Stoke City up there with one of his best ever performances in a Manchester City shirt.

Here we are going to be keeping an eye on De Bruyne’s odds for being the 2017/18 PFA Players Player of the Year, a prestigious award that the Belgian seems well on his way to winning this season.

Player Of The Year Odds

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Other strong candidates in this season’s Player Of The Year Betting are the red hot Harry Kane of Spurs, who is now getting linked with a move to Real Madrid, and Romelu Lukaku of Manchester United who will be getting stacks of chances in front of goal this season, and seems to be filling his boots so far.

Big Sam early favourite in Next Leicester Manager Betting

Leicester’s poor start to the season has seen Craig Shakespeare’s reign at the 2015 Champions come to an abrupt end, as he has become the second manager to lose his job this season (already) in the Sack Race Betting.

Early favourite to replace Shakespeare is Big Sam Allardyce, who was as low as 2/1 on Tuesday, but has since drifted out to 5/1 with BetVictor.

Even though Allardyce claimed he wouldn’t take another job after leaving Crystal Palace, we all know that football is a funny business, and I don’t think too many would be very surprised if Allardyce turned up at Leicester.

He would probably be a good fit for the Foxes, as he organises teams well, and sorts the defence out. These were two of the corner stones that helped Leicester to their magnificent league title two seasons ago.

I believe Shakespeare can count himself very unlucky.Yes, he has been on a bit of a bad run, six matches (in the Premier League) without a win, but he demonstrated last season that he has the character to turn a team around, after he arrested Leicester’s dramatic slide, which seen Claudio Ranieri get the sack, also – ironically – after a run of six Premier League matches without a win.

In Premier League Betting, Leicester are currently 1/66 to stay up, and 12/1 to go down, both with William Hill (prices correct at time of writing).

Liverpool V Man Utd – Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting

Liverpool host Manchester United at Anfield today, in what could well be a tight and turgid affair, which in my view could bring the Over/Under 1.5 Goals Betting market into play.

Anybody that has followed Jose Mourinho’s career in any small way knows full well that in big matches like this one, the priority of the Portuguese is generally not to lose.

If you do think Mourinho will park the proverbial bus and get a draw, it is currently 23/10 with William Hill. A Liverpool win is 17/10, and a Man Utd win is 7/4.

There is a couple of occasions in the past where Mourinho tried to go toe-to-toe with attack minded teams, and came spectacularly unstuck, most notably away at Tottenham with Chelsea with a 5-3 defeat back in January 2015, and the real stinger was the 5-0 thrashing Mourinho’s Real Madrid side took off Barcelona, back in November 2010. El Clasico was always very different under Mourinho after that night!

With Liverpool being very attack minded, and remembering how Mourinho stifled them in the corresponding fixture last season, I don’t see this year’s match being any different.

This match has all the hallmarks of low scoring tense match, with the odd goal being the difference, or maybe even a goalless, or 1-1 draw.

Over 1.5 Goals is 3/10, which I don’t see as great value, with Under 1.5 goals at 12/5. If you think it might be a more open match with goals and fancy a bet on the Over/Under 2.5 Goals market, then Overs is 19/20, with Unders at 4/5.

Manchester Clubs set to dominate Premier League

Going into the latest International break, the two Manchester clubs are neck and neck in the Premier League table, and this season’s championship race seems to be between these two clubs.

Favourites are Manchester City, and if anyone was in any doubts about their title credentials, they need look no further back than to the Light Blues’ 1-0 win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last weekend.

Chelsea were coming off the back of one of their best wins in recent years, an away 2-1 victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League, so confidence would have been high. In contrast City were rocked by injuries to Benjamin Mendy and Sergio Agüero in the build up to the match.

Despite all of this, it was as comprehensive a 1-0 victory as you could get, as City demonstrated their class and also showed the rest of the Premier League that they are capable of keeping a clean sheet, further underlining why they are the bookmaker’s 4/6 favourites in the Premier League Betting this year.

The other Manchester club, United, are putting mid table teams to the sword this year, with new striker, Romelu Lukaku, leading the way.

The matches they struggled with last season, such as against the likes of Southampton (lost 1-0) and Burnley (drew 1-1), they are winning with ease this season, as best demonstrated with the ruthless 4-0 thrashings of West Ham and Everton.

Anybody with any industry insight knows that these are the sort of matches United need to be winning if they are to win the league this year, and so far so good. They are dispatching mid table teams with ease so far this season, and this is why they are the bookmakers second favourites for the league title at 7/2.

United are greatly helped by the aforementioned Romelu Lukaku. So far this season, his 7 Premier League goals see him as the league’s top scorer, and he can currently be backed at 11/4 to be this season’s Golden Boot winner. Incredibly, he’s the second favourite behind Harry Kane, which just goes to show how well the Spurs front man is doing.

For City to win the league, I believe it’s imperative they don’t allow United to open up a gap at the top. We’ve all seen how tactically astute Mourinho is, and I believe if his United team can get a lead, it will be incredibly hard for City to catch them.

United don’t look like dropping points against the teams outside the top 6, and if United go into the Manchester Derbies with a points lead, Mourinho will just use his nullifying tactics to kill the game, and ensure that the status quo is maintained by playing for (and most probably getting) a draw.

The acid test is yet to really come for United though, as they have tricky away fixtures coming up at Liverpool and Tottenham.

The Liverpool fixture is United’s first match back after the international break, kicking off at 12.30pm on Saturday 14th October. Liverpool are slight favourites at 8/5, given home advantage. Mourinho’s United are 17/10, with the draw at 23/10.

City have a far easier task that same weekend, at least on paper anyway, they are at home to Stoke. Guardiola’s team are 1/6, with the draw at 7/1, and unlikely Stoke win is 16/1.

Becoming a personal trainer lets you work real close to sports

If you enjoy watching sports on TV and playing them yourself, you are probably intrigued by the concept of working directly in the world of sports. There are many reasons for which someone can’t play the sport they love, or can’t be a professional athlete. However, that doesn’t mean that people in that position should let their passion and knowledge go to waste. One of the coolest ways in which you can stay close to fitness and sports is by becoming a personal trainer. You can help others get in shape and pursue their dreams, and you get a huge satisfaction out of it, not to mention that the pay is not bad either. It might sound easier said than done, but trust us, doing it is not that hard either. Here are the steps you need to go over if you want to become a professional personal trainer.

Get education

Just like any other career, being a personal trainer requires a knowledge base. The first step in becoming one is to make sure you have the knowledge necessary to help others model their bodies and to achieve their goals. There are specialized institutions that will help you become a certified trainer by giving you the proper training for the job.

Look for funding

If you’re afraid that this new initiative might have a negative impact on your finances, don’t fret. You can get funding to help you pay for your trainer school and whatnot. With just a bit of research, you can come out of training extremely cheap if you get PFA Funding. This will help you remain financially stable throughout your training program.

Looking for a gym

Once you are a certified trainer, your next move should be to look for a gym. Your first instinct might be to open up your gym, and that’s great, but you should test the waters first before jumping all in. You can find a job as a personal trainer at an already existing gym, and move your way up from there. This will help you figure out the ropes without having a huge investment on the line.

Promote yourself

Once you are ready for business, make sure that you get someone to build you a website, or that you do it yourself if you know how. You need a website to have a place where people can find you and learn more about you and your business. This is where you can share anything there is about schedules, prices, home sessions and whatever else you need to inform people about.

On top of a website, you need to have a strong social media presence. Crate solid account on the top social media platforms. Read up on how to successfully lead an online marketing campaign and use this extremely efficient free channel to promote your business.

The next step would be to enjoy your new career as a personal trainer. It will require quite a bit of hard work and dedication, but it’s one of those things where you can easily say at the end that it was all worth it.

No Bale, Any Chance?

Despite the – wrong, in my opinion – views that Wales are apparently just a one man team, Chris Coleman’s men are still favourites to finish in the top 2 in Group D, even without the injured Gareth Bale.

News broke today that Bale will be missing for his nation’s final two qualifiers later this week, away in Georgia on Friday (kick-off 5pm), and at home to Republic or Ireland on Monday night (kick-off 7.45pm). With Bale missing, the Welsh have opted to call up Tom Bradshaw, of Barnsley.

Despite this, bookmakers William Hill still have the Welsh as 2/5 favourites to finish in the top 2, with Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland side at 7/4 to achieve the same feat (prices correct at time of writing).

Wales are still massively in the driving seat of Group D, and they know that 4 points from their last 2 matches will see them finish in 2nd place. There is also the slight possibility that 2 wins could still see them top the group, but they would be relying on a highly unlikely slip up from the Serbs, who currently top the group with 18 points (4 ahead of Wales).

There is plenty of international football available to bet on this week, and that means acca insurance is back on the agenda.

Don’t forget that under the terms of their Acca Five offer, all William Hill customers, new and existing, can get money back as a free bet on all 5-folds if only one team lets you down. The maximum refund is £20.00 a day.

Latest La Liga betting as Barcelona open up a 7 point gap

The 2017/18 La Liga season may only be six matches old, but already Barcelona have stolen a march over their old foes Real Madrid, with the Catalans opening up a 7 point gap over Zinedine Zidane’s Madrid team.

So far this season Madrid have failed to win any of their three home La Liga fixtures, drawing two (1-1 with Levante and 2-2 with Valencia), and losing one (Real Betis 1-0). Madrid’s away form has been fine, with three wins from three.

Barcelona have really cashed in on this sloppy start by the defending champions, by accumulating 18 points by winning all of their six matches, and this has led to some pundits claiming the title race is already over.

This isn’t a theory totally backed up by punters and bookmakers alike though, as given their 7 points lead, Barcelona are still available to back at a value looking 4/7, with Madrid still looking at touch short to me, at odds of 13/8.

A few years back with Pep Guardiola in charge, the prospect of getting 4/7 on Barcelona to win La Liga with a 7 point lead at this stage, would have been non existent.

Coming up this weekend, Barcelona are at home to Las Palmas on Sunday afternoon. Barca are heavy odds on favourites at 1/12 with bet365. The draw is 10/1, and an unlikely Las Palmas victory can be backed at between 25/1 and 50/1, depending on which bookmaker you use.

Madrid have a trickier looking fixture at home to Espanyol. Zidane’s team are 1/10 to win, with the draw at 9/1, and an away win for Espanyol at a tasty looking 28/1.

Both these matches are included on the latest bet365 live streaming list of matches, which includes all of the top leagues from around Europe, as well as numerous other sports, such as Tennis, Snooker, Badminton, Horse Racing, etc, etc.

Back to the La Liga outright betting, and although odds of 4/7 might not seem that great to some, but this is a two horse race, and one of those horses is already a long way in front. What it does show though, is that there is a slight lack of confidence in Barcelona claiming the league.

I believe there are a couple of reasons for this, with the first being the two head to head matches. The two El Clasico matches give Madrid the chance to claw back 6 of the points they have already dropped, and given the two results against Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup back in mid August, it’s not hard to see why this is a fairly reasonable possibility.

The Super Cup seen Madrid hand out a footballing lesson the Barca, winning the 1st leg at the Camp Nou 3-1, before finishing off the job 2-0 at the Bernabeu, three days later. An aggregate score of 5-1, meant Madrid went into the new season firmly on the front foot.

The first of the El Clasico matches takes place at the Bernabeu on Saturday 23rd December, with the second one at the Nou Camp, at the back end of the season on Sunday May 6th.

The second reason why Madrid are still in the hunt to win La Liga is because they have been without Cristiano Ronaldo for their stuttering start to the season, and they now have him back available after his 5 match ban.

The Portuguese is essential to Madrid, and seeing how the champions struggled against defensive minded teams in the opening three home league matches, shows just how important Ronaldo still is. His presence would surely have had an impact in one or two of those matches (if not all three), and he would have ensured that the current 7 point gap would have been smaller.

Madrid can’t afford any more slip ups now though, at the very worst, a draw and a win is required from the two El Clasico matches, any defeat would surely spell the end of their league defence.

Despite Barcelona’s impressive start to the season, they are still smarting over the departure of Neymar, and there is still general unhappiness about the way the club is being run, so there is the prospect of unrest ahead. All this backs up the theory that the league is far from over, and why you can still get 4/7 on Barcelona.