Champions League 2018/2019 – Outright bets

Which team is the favorite to win the 2018/2019 Champions League? Will Real Madrid be able to make a miracle and win for the fourth consecutive time the strongest club race in the world? Well, right now in January, the bookmakers already have their predictions about that and we could see it with the help of their proposed odds.

Surprisingly or not, the second in the current standing in the Premier League of England – Manchester City is the favorites of the bookmakers. At this point, Pep Guardiola’s players triumph in May is estimated at exactly 4.50. Seems to me not the best possible option given heavy competition they have to face to win the tournament. It is a bit a surprise but the team, which performs better than Manchester City in the Premier League – Liverpool is only fifth placed with odds of 9 to win the Champions League this season.

Between the two English teams are placed clubs like Barcelona, ​​Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain. For Messi and the company the odds are 5.50, Ronaldo and the other players for Turin – 7.50, and Neimar, Mabape and Cavani have odds of 8.

Of course, it seems quite logical to stick with the traditions with our betting predictions, which right now say a success of Real Madrid. However, the odds of 13 don’t seem particularly attractive considering the crisis in which the royal club has fallen into this moment.

If you decide to bet on a surprise and look for a winner outside the biggest teams in Europe, then you might consider a possible bet for Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund, which have odds of 26. Interesting opportunity is also the recently revived under Ole Gunnar Solskjær Manchester United, which have odds of 34.

In addition to betting for the final winner in the Champions League, we can also bet for the top scorer of the tournament. There, the big favorites are clear – Messi and Ronaldo. The bet for the last is really attractive – 26, but it should be kept in mind that he is quite back in his number of goals for the season. As for Messi, his coefficient is only 2.87. The other favorites are Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich with 3.50 and Neimar from Paris Saint Germain with 9.

Nottingham – Arsenal: Betting preview

Nottingham Forest welcomes Arsenal in a third-round match from the FA Cup. The match will be played on City Ground and will be one of the most interesting matches in this round. Arsenal’s manager Arsene Wenger will choose a team among his reserve players, something that is confirmed by his interview for where his said that fresh players will start in the match. The key player would be saved from the upcoming League Cup semifinal against Chelsea, where much more effort must be provided for a positive result.

At first glance, Arsenal’s visit against Nottingham should be an easy one. The hosts are experiencing a lot of troubles in Championship this season and are currently on the 14th place in the standings. Only few days ago the manager Mark Warburton was fired and now Nottingham is led by Gary Brazil. Only the team’s results will show whether Brazil will remain permanently or will be only a temporary appointment for Nottingham.

Forrest players performance is also away from what it should be as they haven’t a single win in their last five matches in Championship, having failed to score a goal in their last three games.

Arsenal have bigger problems with injuries, besides the permanently injured Santi Cazorla, out for this match are also Olivier Giroud (who for sure would start this match if he was fit to), Aaron Ramsey, Sead Kolašinac, Nacho Monreal and Laurent Koscielny. For Forrest, the match would miss Henderson.

Matches against the Championship team are rarely easy for Arsenal and this is shown in the last year difficult success against Preston, which came in the last few minutes. With the B team, Wenger will not make his life easier, and this gives good betting opportunities to bet for Nottingham. Bet365’s offer of Nottingham’s win with +1 Asian Handicap bet is a good enough bet that can only be a loser if Arsenal wins with 2 or more goals. The last victory with a similar result for Arsenal was at the end of November against Huddersfield in the Premier League.

Finally, something curious, Arsenal has twice played against Nottingham Forrest for the FA Cup (in 1979 and 1993) and Arsenal won the trophy in both years. Whether it will happen again we would see on Sunday. The match starts at 16:00 UK time.

Live Betting On Football – Is It The Evolution of Gambling?

Nowadays we’re more technically advanced than ever, we are connected to the Internet 99.9% of the time, we have smartphones that allow us to do pretty much anything, anytime, anywhere. It’s only logical that this will affect our habits.

Consuming information 24/7, it’s only reasonable for us to find ways to use all of this knowledge somehow. Aside from that, we’ve become somewhat lazy. We want things to be a few clicks away from happening. Our habits have become intertwined with the devices we use. Of course, this has made its impact on betting.

It’s a sort of mutual agreement – we want to have as many opportunities to bet as possible, and bookmakers strive to reach and appeal to as many people as possible. And that’s how we got here – we can do anything online, and bookies will offer us all we want and even more. One of this great opportunities we can take advantage of today is in-play betting!

It’s becoming increasingly popular for people to wait until the game actually starts and then create a strategy and decide what to put their money on.

That’s obviously smart. You can observe the teams’ performance at the moment and take advantage of the positives. You can follow the results live on You have so many options to bet on. Bookies become very inventive when it comes to winning customers over. You can bet on who will get a yellow card next, which team will win a corner kick, who will score the next goal, and so on, and so forth.

With so much online streaming platforms available to us, we can keep up with the latest and greatest achievements of our favourite teams. There’s no worries that we’ll miss a match, or that our only possible course of action is to place a bet pre-game.

God bless!

Handicap Betting Explained

Handicap bets, or as they are commonly referred to – line betting, are a common practice in sports where the results are based on points. This means you can place handicap bets on football, basketball, hockey, and so on. These bets are quite popular in horse racing as well.

They reflect the way a bookmaker decides to give lower or higher odds to certain teams so as to even the field, a.k.a. adding points to the teams less likely to win. Let’s imagine Argentina’s national team is playing against Bulgaria’s. The former is more likely to win so the bookmaker gives Bulgaria 4-0 advantage. If you now place a handicap bet on Argentina and they only win by 3-0, your stake is lost – the bookie sees the result as 3-4 in Bulgaria’s favour.

These handicaps could be graphically presented as follows:

Argentina (-4) evens
Handicap tie (-1) 9/4
Bulgaria (+4) 2/1

It’s important to note that handicaps apply only to your chosen selection.

If the bookie finds the two teams evenly matched, the term ‘scratch’ will be used and no handicaps will be applied.
An interesting variations is the handicap league betting where you place a handicap bet on a team’s performance throughout a season. You stake your bet at the beginning of it based on given odds. Usually a scratch is given to the favourites, whereas the other teams are given handicaps according to the bookmaker’s expectations and predictions. The difference here is that you need to apply the handicaps to all teams, and not only to your chosen one, in order to calculate the results of your bet at the end of the season.

The purpose of handicaps is to make games with an obvious favourite a tad more enticing, so that people would be interested in betting on them.

Why People Love Yankee Bets

Today we’ll take a closer look in the oh so popular Yankee bet! But what is it exactly? It is a full-coverage bet that requires some know-how beforehand.

Allegedly, this system was named after an American soldier who once staked a small amount of money in an English pub. Somehow things worked out in his favour and he took home hundreds of thousands!

This wager is made up of 11 bets on 4 picks in different events – 6 doubles, 4 trebles and 1 fourfold accumulator, which means that all possible winning outcomes are included. At least two of the selections must be successful for you to have return on your investment.

When putting money on a single selection, that exact sum will be applied to all bets. If you tell your bookie you’re going for a €2 Yankee, your overall stake will be €22.

Let’s say you’re betting on football. You have chosen 4 teams: Barcelona (A), Arsenal (B), Milan (C), and Paris Saint-Germain (D). Your double selections will be as follows AB, AC, AD, BC, BD, CD, the trebles – ABC, ABD, ACD, BCD, and the fourfold accumulator is ABCD.

The idea behind the double bets is that both of the teams grouped together should win for the bet to be successful, and the same logic applies for the treble and the fourfold.

As you can see Yankee bets are quite interesting. They are the right choice for those who support the favourites. They have low odds by default so you have to put a large stake to get a big return. If you’re looking into backing up underdogs this might not be the best choice as it is very risky, but if you do place a Yankee bet on unpopular teams with high odds and even only 2 of your selections are successful, the payback will be generous.