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.

Arsenal V Leicester City Betting

Arsenal and Leicester kick the new Premier League season off tonight when they meet at the Emirates in the first clash of the new season.

Albeit in the Community Shield, the Gunners already have a competitive fixture under their belts this season, and kicking off first at home in the Premier League represents a good chance to lay down an early marker live in TV.

Arsenal are 8/15 favourites with most bookies, apart from Betfair who are offering all customers opening a new account here a massive 20/1 on Arsenal (£1.00 only bet) and up to £100.00 in free bets.

Leicester City are as high as 6/1 with some layers, and the draw is at the 7/2 mark.

Saturday then sees a further 7 Premier League matches with defending champions Chelsea, and favourites Man City in action, before the weekend’s fixtures are completed on Sunday with Newcastle V Spurs (1.30pm), and Man Utd V West Ham in the 4pm fixture, both live on Sky Sports.

The weekend’s live TV football is as follows………

Arsenal V Leicester 7.45pm, Friday – Sky Sports
Watford V Liverpool 12.30pm, Saturday – Sky Sports
Brighton V Man City 5.30pm, Saturday – BT Sports
Newcastle V Tottenham 1.30pm, Sunday – Sky Sports
Man Utd V West Ham 4pm, Sunday – Sky Sports

……………. you can watch all the Sky Sports matches with a Now TV pass, depending on which package you choose, will depend on how many matches you can access.

Also with the return of the Premier League, we now have a full weekend of domestic football to choose from, and that means that acca insurance is back in full swing. Our dedicated page show you a comprehensive list of bookmakers offering acca insurance.

Make sure your bookmaker gives you some sort of incentive on your accumulator bets this weekend, whether it be acca insurance, or enhanced winnings on a winning bet.

UEFA Super Cup 2017 betting, what time is the match being played, and where

2017 UEFA Super Cup Betting, what time does the Super Cup kick off, where is the match being played, and how can I watch it. All the info you need is here.

If like me, you don’t really count the Community Shield as a competition, then the first Cup competition of the season takes place tonight, as Manchester United and Real Madrid clash for UEFA Super Cup.

UEFA Super Cup Betting

At the time of writing, Real Madrid are 21/20 favourites to win in 90 minutes. The draw is 23/10, and Manchester United are 11/4, all odds are with William Hill who are offering new customers opening an account here £30.00 in free bets.

To win the UEFA Super Cup outright (by any method, penalties, after extra time, 90 mins), Real Madrid are 2/5, and Manchester United are 7/4.

Where Is The UEFA Super Cup Being Played?

The match is being played at the Philip II Arena, in Skopje, Macedonia. Temperatures here are expected to be in the high 30’s, maybe even up to 40 (Celsius), and for players welfare, there will be two cooling breaks (drinks breaks to us), one in the 1st half, and one in the 2nd half.

What Time Is Kick-Off And Which Channel Is UEFA Super Cup On?

The match is live on BT Sport 2, and there will also be a live stream on the BT Sport Player.

Football Is Back

Don’t forget the Premier League is back this weekend, with Arsenal opening proceedings on Friday night, when they host Leicester, meaning acca insurance offers will be back in full swing. We have a page listing all the bookmakers offering acca insurance for you to check out.

Top 10 Best Football Players – Today’s Champions

Football is a multi-billion dollar industry and has one of the largest fan bases in the world. The beautiful game has been around for more than 100 years and grown into one of the biggest sports industries. Millions of people around the world fill up stadiums to watch the local, regional and international leagues. In 2001, a survey published by FIFA mentions that over 240 million people from more than 200 countries play football around the world. The industry goes beyond just players and supporters and is interwoven with other industries such as advertising, stadium developments and betting. In fact, football betting sites have increased in popularity and reach over the past decade showcasing the results of the most well-known names in popular culture. We look at these players more in-depth to gain a true understanding of their popularity below.

  • Lionel Messi

The Argentinean forward plays for the national team as well as the Spanish club FC Barcelona. Messi is the only player to have won five FIFA Ballon d’Or awards with four wins on a consecutive basis. He has also received three European Golden Shoes for his successful efforts. As part of Barcelona, Messi received a total of 29 trophies, holding the record and setting the way forward for many local hopefuls.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo plays for Real Madrid and is the captain of the Portuguese national team. He is well-rounded with outstanding performance as a forward and winger. Ronaldo won the FIFA World Player of the Year award as well as the FIFA Ballon d’Or. At current, he is the all-time top-scorer in European Leagues.

  • Neymar da Silva Santos Jr.

Neymar is a young Brazilian football player and plays for Barcelona. He started his career at the tender age of 17. He’s won the South American Footballer of the Year award on two occasions and helped lead Barcelona to victory in the La Liga, Copa del Rey as well as the UEFA Champions League. Neymar was third place for the FIFA Ballon d’Or in 2015.

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović

Ibrahimović plays for England’s Manchester United and the Swedish national team. He’s known for being a great goal scorer and won 33 trophies during his career. As of 2017, he is the second most decorated active footballer. Ibrahimović is one of ten players to have made more than 100 appearances for Sweden and is their leading goal scorer with 62 goals in total. He won a Guldbollen 11 times and ten consecutive times, between 2007 to 2016.

  • Luis Suarez

This Uruguayan striker plays for Barcelona. Suarez is has one of the highest net worth’s and was named the third best player in the world by the Guardian. He scored more than 300 career goals for his club and national team.

  • Manuel Neuer

Neuer is a German national player and plays for Bayern Munich, as goalkeeper and vice- captain. He won the world cup with Germany as well as a golden glove. Neuer was also nominated to win the FIFA Ballon D’or and came 3rd to Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

  • Marco Reus

Reus plays for Germany and German club Borussia Dortmund as midfielder, winger or striker. He won a DFL-Supercup in 2013 and is the cover athlete for EA’s FIFA 17 videogame.

  • Eden Hazard

Hazard plays for Belgium and the English club, Chelsea FC. He’s known for being a great passer and was the first non-French player to win the Young Player of the Year award for UNFP( National Union of Professional Footballers).

  • Thomas Muller

The German footballer scored 23 goals in the 2012-13 season of the Champions League and helped his club Bayern win a historic treble- Premium league, FA Cup and Champions League. He plays for Germany as an attacking midfielder, second striker and centre forward.

  • Paul Pogba

Pogba won four consecutive titles for Juventus before moving to Manchester United. He was named tops as part of the 2015 UEFA Team of the Year as well as the 2015 FIFA FIFPro World XI. Pogba was awarded the Golden Boy award in 2013, followed by the Bravo Award in 2014.

Why Football Is The Best Sport To Bet On

Football is the world’s most popular sport and it is also the best to bet on in terms of the broad range of games and the enormous number of betting options available. The advent of technology has made it possible to bet on thousands of games every week, throughout the year, and by no means is betting confined to backing the winner. You can bet on the first goal scorer, the last goal scorer, the number of corners, the half-time score, the number of goals, the number of yellow cards and many more weird and wonderful options. There is no other sport that comes anywhere close to soccer when it comes to the sheer amount of bets you can place.

Data has been a big driver of this. Previously it was too risky for bookmakers to offer markets on obscure leagues from around the world, so fans were confined to betting on the top leagues that were well covered. But companies now scout matches across the globe, recording every goal, tackle and yard run, and pump it into algorithms that deliver probabilities. Bookmakers now feel confident to offer lines on the Armenian second division and the Chinese fourth division. The leading bookmakers now offer customers the chance to bet on more than 700 leagues spread across more than 100 countries.

The amount of data available to fans also helps them make decisions about how best to approach these games. There are sites offering a detailed breakdown of recent head-to-heads between two teams, and all the information you could hope to arm yourself with on how strong each team is in defence and attack. Even if you do not feel comfortable saying which team will win, you can find something tempting. If it is two dull teams that play conservative football, you might look to under 2.5 goals, or under 3.5 goals. If they both like to play attacking football and leave gaps at the back, you can go both teams to score and over 2.5 goals. Or if one team is weak defensively and the opposition has a talented striker, back him to score at any time. Then there is all sorts of handicap betting, and proposition betting on different markets within the game, like corners.

Check out the list and rating of over 200 online sports betting sites and review them yourself, and you will see excellent online betting sites offering a gigantic range of different lines for you to bet on, whittled down to the nth degree.

The technology applied to football is also superior to other sports. Live betting on football matches is offered continuously throughout the game. You can live stream the match on a bookmaker’s website, have all the stats popping up and bet as you see fit. Watching an NFL match, you are more likely to have to wait for a commercial break or an extended break before live betting becomes a possibility.

What makes betting on football potentially more difficult than other sports is that it is low scoring and susceptible to last minute changes. There is also the risk of one team having a player sent off, by which time all planning goes out the window. And, unlike most sports, there is the chance of a draw, so the three-way lines stack it against you. But you can use handicaps or bet options like draw no bet and double chance to negate that. At the end of the day, the best sport to bet on is probably the one you know the most about. As soccer is the world’s most popular sport, it makes sense that it attracts the most betting action, and it is a self-perpetuating cycle as bookmakers devote more resources to it.

One relegation spot left after Middlesbrough bow out at the Bridge

Last night’s 3-0 comprehensive win for Chelsea at Stamford Bridge was not just the win that all but clinched the Blues their 2nd Premier League title in 3 years, but was also the result that condemned Middlesbrough to relegation down to the Championship, meaning there is now just one relegation spot left to fill – with north east rivals Sunderland having already gone down last week.

The three teams in with a realistic chance of also going down are Crystal Palace, Swansea, and Hull City.

Given the odds are stacked in favour of Palace, it is no surprise to see that they are the rank outsiders in the betting for relegation from the Premier League. Bookmakers currently make then a huge 18/1 to go down (it would also be the first time Sam Allardyce has ever been relegated).

Swansea are second favourites for the drop at 5/1, while Hull are massive odds on at 1/5 to join Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the Championship next season. You can currently get some great new account offers from the bookmakers for Premier League – and football in general – betting from websites like allgamblingsites.com, and this one.

The remaining spot to be filled is currently occupied by Hull – hence why they are 1/5. The odds really are stacked against them too overhaul one of Swansea or Crystal Palace and extent their current stay in the top flight to two seasons.

Hull have a massive fixture away at Palace on Sunday (kick off at 12noon), when they know an away win would put them just 1 point behind Allardyce’s team going into the final round of fixtures.

On the same weekend Swansea travel to Sunderland (Saturday, kick off at 3pm), knowing that a win at the Stadium of Light would guarantee them Premier League football next season, should Hull lose at Selhurst Park the following day.

A Swansea win along with a draw for Hull would also all but to it for the Swans, as that would mean the worst that could happen would be that Hull could draw level with Swansea on points, and Swansea currently also have a +5 better goal difference that their relegation rivals.

For Crystal Palace the equation is far simpler, avoid defeat to Hull on Sunday, and they stay up. If they lose on Sunday, Big Sam’s Palace side would still have another chance to put it right the following week, but they are away at Old Trafford, so they will surely looking to get the job done before then.

Given that Palace only need a draw on Sunday, there is a fairly good chance that Allardyce will shut up and shop and park the bus. If you fancy it might end in a goalless draw with Palace parking 10 men behind the ball Under 0.5 goals can be backed at 10/1, while Under 1.5 goals is 5/2.

Who is the Premier League signing of the season?

In a busy transfer window which saw the likes of Angel Di Maria, Esteban Cambiasso, Alexis Sanchez and Cesc Fabregas join Premier League teams, it’s no wonder that many stars have adjusted to the English game immediately. While some have underperformed since their arrival, others have sparkled throughout the early part of the Premier League season so far, and it could even be argued that some are directly responsible for their side’s domestic form. We take a look at those players that have adapted quickly to the pace of England’s top flight and consider who was the transfer window winner?

Diego Costa – Chelsea:

The Spaniard has already shown the Blues exactly what they were missing last season and it could be argued that his goals are the main reason why Chelsea are currently top of the Premier League. The Blues have been in exquisite form so far this campaign and Costa, who has scored 17 goals in 19 appearances, has been phenomenal. The 26-year-old striker is strong and refuses to be bullied by opposing defenders but he does have a tendency to retaliate which can get him into trouble at times.

Bojan – Stoke City:

The former Barcelona man has been a breath of fresh air in Mark Hughes’ side and has helped Stoke to adopt a better brand of football. The Spaniard has been instrumental for the Potters this season and has been directly involved in five goals during his 16 matches this year. Unfortunately, he has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign but Stoke supporters will remain positive that the 24-year-old can return and continue in similar fashion to before his season-ending injury.

Alexis Sanchez – Arsenal:

Without Sanchez, the Gunners would be in serious trouble this season as the Chilean continues to shine and lead Arsenal to victory with some impressive individual performances. The former Barcelona forward has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances this campaign while also notching seven assists. The London side were unlucky with injuries earlier in the season but Alexis stepped up to the mark and performed effectively in a number of positions – sometimes even carrying the team through matches. With players returning, the 26-year-old will become even more dangerous in the second half of the season.

Marcos Rojo – Manchester United:

Although he has had his critics at times, the Argentina international has made that central defensive position at Old Trafford his own and helped add stability to United’s backline. Although he is yet to justify his £16 million price tag, the 24-year-old has been solid, isn’t scared to commit to challenges and has excellent control on the ball. The Manchester outfit have the third best defensive record in the Premier League and in his 14 appearances, United have won nine and lost just two while scoring 30 goals and conceding 16.

Frazer Forster – Southampton:

Forster has been superb this year and currently leads the league in clean sheets with 12 in 25 matches. The Saints have the best defensive record in the division and, although the defensive unit have been exceptional, the former Celtic goalkeeper is a key reason for this. It could be argued that, excluding David de Gea, the 26-year-old has been the goalkeeper of the season so far and he will look to help Southampton earn a European berth at the end of the season with some more brilliant individual performances against the league’s top sides.

Diafra Sakho – West Ham United:

Sakho has been one of the best performers for Sam Allardyce’s side this season and has become a huge threat alongside Andy Carroll in the West Ham attack. The former Metz striker has scored 10 goals in all competitions with eight of those coming in just 16 Premier League matches. With pace in abundance and a killer final ball, the 25-year-old provides another point of attack for the Hammers and he can be used as an out-and-out striker or wide as part of a three pronged attacking unit.

6 Contenders for the Newcastle Manager’s job

Newcastle United again find themselves looking for a new permanent manager. After the departure of Alan Pardew last month, John Carver is in charge till the end of the season. Few believe he’ll be appointed full-time boss, but at Newcastle you never know what’s going to happen next.

Whoever gets the job has a task few would relish as they have to work with a chairman who isn’t going to be spending millions on players and seems rather too interested in the goings on at Rangers. So who could Mike Ashley be looking at to appoint in the summer in his side project to get the Magpies up the Premier League rankings?

Steve McCLaren

The current favourite to get the job, but a lot depends on how Derby fare this season. After a shaky period in his management career, the former England manager has rebuilt his reputation at the Championship side. Having just missed out on promotion last season, Derby have a good chance of getting into the Premier League this year. If he wins promotion, would McCLaren leave them for Newcastle? Probably not, but if the Rams miss out again then he could well be on his way to St James’s park this summer.

Steve Bruce

Every time the Newcastle job becomes vacant, Steve Bruce’s name always seems to come up. He seems to be settled at Hull City at present, but just what can he achieve there? Perhaps a good cup run every now and then, but probably not much more than just Premier League survival. Even that looks in jeopardy this season. His appointment at Newcastle would be a popular one, and keeping the fans happy at St James’ Park is always a good idea.

Harry Redknapp

Was it just a dodgy knee that caused ‘Arry to hobble away from QPR? We’ll probably never know, but Redknapp does want another job once his surgery is sorted out. A battle between him and Ashley would have the tabloids purring and it might be a bit too far north for him. But if he truly wants to be in charge of one more big club before retirement, then Newcastle could be just right.

Eddie Howe

Howe is building a really good reputation for himself at Bournemouth and sooner or later he’ll move to a big club. It didn’t work last time and his spell at Burnley was a short one, so could he handle the pressure of managing Newcastle? His sides play attacking football and that would keep the Newcastle fans happy, but many will have memories of Kevin Keegan’s time at the club. They might love it, just love it, at times, but all the flair in the world doesn’t win trophies.

John Carver

How would fans react to the appointment of Carver as full-time boss in the summer? Would they just see it as the chairman looking for the easiest and cheapest option? Granted, Carver knows the club well and was caretaker manager way back in 2004, but his only full-time job as a boss was for Toronto… and that wasn’t a great success. He hasn’t set the world alight since Alan Pardew left and with a tough fixture list coming up; his popularity with the fans might not last too long.

David Moyes

After his disastrous experience at Manchester United, Moyes now finds himself in Spain with Real Sociedad. He’s not doing too bad a job over there, but Spanish sides do have a reputation for getting rid of managers once form begins to dip. It may have gone wrong at Old Trafford, but he did a great job at Everton without having a massive transfer budget and that could be a talent that Ashley might want to exploit.