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Punters Bet on Double Seven for Grand National Success

April 4th, 2014 by Paul

grand national 2014 betting previewTony McCoy’s only ever win in the Grand National was when he rode home joint-favourite Don’t Push It back in 2010 and this year the champion jockey will be saddled on the punters choice – Double Seven.

Five wins from six races is what Double Seven served up in 2013 although the 8-year-old could only manage a mediocre midway finish from a field of twelve in the Carrickmines Chase back at the start of March.

That hasn’t stopped the money piling on him though for Grand National success and his odds have dropped from 33′s to his current best betting price of 14/1 with Ladbrokes.

Historically its been jumpers in their prime who have done well in the Grand National – from the last 10 winners we’ve seen 1 x 12-year-old, 2 x 11-year-old’s including last year’s winner Auroras Encore and the 2012 winner Neptune Collonges, 4 x 10-year-old’s and 3 x 9-year-old’s. You need to reverse all the way back to 2002 and Bindaree for the last 8-year-old to win this 4-miler.

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FHM’s Sexiest Women 2014 betting preview

March 29th, 2014 by Paul

fhm 100 sexiest women bettingAsk yourself, just who is the sexiest woman alive on this planet today? No doubt that thought process will keep you occupied for some time. However, one scientific survey undertaken by the men’s magazine FHM on a yearly basis tries to answer just that question.

FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World rankings have been running since 1995 and it takes public and editorial voting into consideration from their website before they publish their findings.

Click to vote for this year’s winner!

Last year the Sexiest Woman in the World title was won by actress Mila Kunis (she was actually the voice of teenager Meg Griffin from Family Guy – not that ugly now huh!) and winning the title has certainly not held back her career.

The winner of FHM’s Sexiest Women is revealed on Tuesday (1st of April) and here are the latest betting odds to help you make your choice…

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Arsenal and Arsene ready for a “Grand Battle” with Chelsea

March 21st, 2014 by Paul

chelsea vs arsenal betting previewHow crucial that 1-0 loss to Aston Villa last week was for Mourinho’s Chelsea will become more apparent with the early kick-off on Saturday as London neighbours and title rivals Arsenal come to Stamford Bridge.

The normally formidable midfield of Chelsea will be arguably weakened with the absences of Ramires and Willian who both suffered from red card dismissals against Paul Lambert’s side last week.

Arsenal’s important 1-0 win over their North London rivals Spurs last Sunday brings them within 4 points of leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.

Arsene Wenger will take charge of his 1,000th game in charge of Arsenal but he’ll do it without four of his key players including Ozil who is still sidelined with a hamstring injury, Jack Wilshere, Aaron Ramsey and Theo Walcott.

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Aberdeen vs Inverness Betting Preview – League Cup Final

March 14th, 2014 by Paul

aberdeen vs inverness league cup bettingTwenty years ago the Highland teams Caledonian Thistle and Inverness Thistle merged to gain entry into the Scottish Football League. On Sunday, just two decades on since their inception, Inverness Caley Thistle will play in their first major final against strong favourites Aberdeen.

It hasn’t been the best preperations for Inverness leading up the League Cup final. They’ve failed to find the net in their last 3 games and been on the wrong end of two 5-0 defeats at the hands of Celtic and Dundee United.

John ‘Yogi’ Hughes, who took over the management position after Terry Butcher left for Hibernian, must be worried that his team are conceding too many at one end and not scoring enough at the other.

As for Aberdeen, they come into their first domestic cup final for 14 years on the back of a pretty successful season so far. The Dons currently sit in 2nd spot, 3 points clear of chasing Motherwell, with European football guaranteed next season at Pittodrie.

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Is it Double Gold Cup Success for Bobs Worth?

March 13th, 2014 by Paul

bobs worth cheltenham gold cup bettingThere are some things in life which are just meant to be together like Morecambe & Wise, fish & chips and Cheltenham & Bobs Worth.

The finale of the Festival focusses on the Betfred sponsored Cheltenham Gold Cup Chase and the Nicky Henderson-trained nine year old gelding is attempting to make it two successive wins in this Blue Riband race.

The ante-post betting has Bobs Worth at best odds of 2/1 with BetInternet to accomplish a Gold Cup double but he has a few rivals in the field who are worthy of taking his crown.

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Arsenal vs Everton FA Cup Betting Odds

March 7th, 2014 by Paul

arsenal vs everton fa cup betting oddsThere’s been a lot made in the media about Arsenal’s lack of silverware since 2005 but you can say the same for Everton who have 10 years on The Gunners since they last won anything shiny and silver.

Roberto Martinez won this grand old trophy with Wigan last year when he stunned the footballing gods by beating Man City 1-0 at Wembley. Since his switch to Merseyside to manage The Toffees, Martinez has won many plaudits and admirers for the way he has sent out his Everton team to play football.

London isn’t one of Everton’s favourite destinations to play football as they have history of struggling in the Capital City and favour even less so at The Emirates.

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Ricky Burns vs Terence Crawford Betting Preview

February 28th, 2014 by Paul

ricky burns vs terence crawford bettingRicky Burns will step into the ring for his tenth title fight in under 4 years as he hopes to make another “successful defence” of his WBO Lightweight title at a packed SECC in Glasgow against unbeaten American Terence Crawford on Saturday night.

Controversy seems to be a word which Ricky Burns fight fans have grown used to over the past year. When Jose Gonzalez retired in the 9th round, ahead on points, claiming he had suffered a wrist injury against Burns a few eyebrows were raised. Most fight fans just put it down to Gonzalez wanting no more with Ricky Burns who had begun to finally find his fight game a couple of rounds prior to Gonzalez’s retirement.

However, eyebrows were raised to maximum when Burns claimed an unexpected draw against Mexican Raymundo Beltran. Burns had his jaw broken in the 2nd round, and to the honest eye, Beltran dominated the remainder of the fight. Yet a draw was the result and for the first time in Burns’ 13-year career an embarrassed silence rang around the arena when the fighter held the WBO Lightweight belt above his head.

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Top 10 Arsenal vs Man Utd Matches

February 12th, 2014 by Michael Cox

top 10 arsenal vs man utd matchesTonight’s meeting between Arsenal and Manchester United sees both clubs coming into the game with little confidence – Arsenal after their 5-1 thrashing to Liverpool at the weekend, United because of their continued under-performance under David Moyes.

These sides have a habit of producing memorable matches, however, which means this game tonight could still be entertaining. Here are ten of the best in the Premier League era.

10 – Arsenal 2-2 Manchester United (2003)

This match was one month from the end of the season, when these two were the main title contenders. This was a topsy-turvy battle at Highbury on a midweek evening, in a contest that felt incredibly intense throughout. Neither side had true control, with the teams swapping goals and the action continuing all the way through until the final minutes, when Sol Campbell was dismissed for elbowing Ole Gunner Solskjaer.

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England Odds-On Favourites to Beat Scotland in Calcutta Cup Clash

February 6th, 2014 by Paul

scotland vs england calcutta cup betting previewThe oldest international rugby fixture in the world takes place this weekend as Scotland faces off against England for the Calcutta Cup in a Six Nations Championship game.

Scotland and England have been playing each other since 1871 and the first ever Calcutta Cup game was played eight years later in 1879.

Flipping through the record books it shows that England are the more dominant nation in this fixture, winning 71 times while the Scots have 42 victories and 18 matches have finished in a draw.

Murrayfield has been a bit of a leveller for Scottish rugby against the might of the English down through the years however English dominance has been witnessed more on Scots soil in recent times.

Over the last two decades (since 1993) at Murrayfield there has been 7 English wins, 3 Scottish wins and 1 Draw – the Scots last won at home back in 2008.

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Everton Aim to Beat Liverpool and Bin Their Anfield Hoodoo

January 28th, 2014 by Paul

liverpool vs everton betting analysisIt may be the shortest away journey for Everton as they head along the boundary of Stanley Park to face their City rivals Liverpool but it is without doubt their toughest.

Not since September 1999 have Everton came away from Anfield with a win and that includes 13 Premier League attempts and 1 FA Cup fixture.

Both clubs are heavily involved in the attempt to capture that 4th placed Champions League spot alongside Man Utd, Spurs and Newcastle and I suppose it could also be argued that the Merseyside duo are still in contention for the Premier League title itself – Liverpool are 18/1 from Ladbrokes to claim their first title since 1990 while Everton are much more of a gamble at 100/1 from Winner.

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