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Tyson Fury looks good for 5th round victory against Ustinov

July 26th, 2014 by Paul


It’s no secret, the Heavyweight division is currently a bit of a mess. What used to be boxing’s golden weight is presently having its own Gerald Ratner moment about the product on show to the public.

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10 Unforgettable Moments of the 2014 World Cup

July 14th, 2014 by Paul


10 :- Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Tim Howard!

tim howard

When Tim Howard pulled off save after save when the USA played Germany in the Last 16 he became an instant scoial media sensation with the hasgtag #thingstimhowardcansave. In the end the keeper couldn’t stop Germany from their destiny but he’s received the admiration of the planet.

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Germany v Algeria Betting Preview

June 30th, 2014 by Paul


germany vs algeria betting previewThe knockout stages of the World Cup is where Germany excel. The 3 x World Cup winners and 7 x World Cup finalists know exactly what’s required to manoeuvre through these tricky latter stages of the competition.

As for Algeria, this is virgin territory for the North African nation. They climbed out of Group H to Russia’s expense and now set-up a footballing equivalent of David vs Goliath.

Germany are odds of 1/7 on from Coral to qualify while you can get a best bet of 6/1 from Bet365 for the Algerians to shock Planet Football and make it into the last 8.

Thomas Muller has one eye on the Golden Boot award, finding the net 4 times in just 3 games and sits just 1 goal behind Columbian James Rodriguez who tops the table on 5 goals. If that wasn’t enough, the Germans can also call upon the services of vetran Miroslav Klose who only requires one more goal to become the top goalscorer in World Cup history.

Algeria’s main threat is Islam Slimani who plies his trade in the tough Portuguese Primeira Liga. Slimani scored in their emphatic 4-2 win over South Korea in the group stages and also was responsible for sending Fabio Capello’s Russia out of the World Cup when he headed home a second half equaliser. Watch out for the link-up play between Slimani and Yacine Brahimi – this pair could cause a few headaches in the German defence.

Prediction

The Germans have a 100% record over Algeria, winning 2-0 in 1964 and 2-1 in 1982. There is a backstory leading into this match with Germany and Austria freezing out Algeria from qualifying from the group stages in the 1982 World Cup. However, Algeria will require a lot more than a 32-year-old chip on their shoulder to beat Die Mannschaft.

Germany 2 Algeria 1 – best betting odds of 9/1 with William Hill

France v Nigeria Betting Preview

June 30th, 2014 by Paul


france vs nigeria betting previewIf Pele’s prediction of an African team winning the World Cup is ever going to come true, then the Super Eagles are going to have to be victorious against a very classy French outfit.

Of-course there is always the fall back of choosing Algeria who face the solid Germans in the 9pm kick-off.

France are understandably odds-on with the bookies to make the Quarter-Final stages. There isn’t really much on offer, with best odds for France to progress at 1/4 from Betfred.

Nigeria are 4/1 with BetVictor to book their place in the Last 8 and for them to achieve that, the most likely outcome is via the penalties route.

The Africans have hardly lived up to their nickname – Super Eagles – so far, there’s been few signs of soaring football that have thrilled audiences in previous World Cups.

France have, in contrast to Nigeria, been a delight to watch. Sure they drew their last Group E game 0-0 against Ecuador but Didier Deschamps team were already qualified and they rested a number of their top players for that goalless effort.

The Africa Cup of Nations champs will not make it easy for Les Bleus, at this level there is never any easy games, however it is the knockout stages and, as we have seen with Costa Rica last night, surprises are inevitable in these latter stages.

Prediction

Nigeria have notched up five draws in their last eight outings – they do give away possession easily at the back sometimes and one feels that France will exploit this weakness with Benzema, Giroud and co far too strong for the Nigerians to cope with.

France 3 Nigeria 1 – best betting odds of 14/1 with Ladbrokes

Tornado to blow away the field in the Queen Anne Stakes

June 17th, 2014 by Paul


It looks like Royal Ascot will have glorious horse racing weather for its opening day, however the betting forecast for The Queen Anne Stakes is for Toronado to sweep all before him.

This Group 1 miler seems perfect for the Richard Hannon-trained Bay Colt. He finished runner-up to Dawn Approach in the St James’s Palace Stakes at Ascot last year. He then carried on that fine form by winning the Goodwood Sussex Stakes but was nowhere in the York Stakes a month later.

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Bet on England to Beat Peru by 3 or More Goals

May 30th, 2014 by Paul


It’s going to be a busy weekend for the staff of Wembley this weekend as tonight England meet Peru in their last friendly on home soil before they head over the pond to Miami and then tomorrow the national stadium will be transformed into a boxing arena for the Carl Froch vs George Groves rematch.

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Derby Favourites to Beat QPR in Play Off Final

May 23rd, 2014 by Paul


derby v qpr play off finalWembley Stadium is the perfect setting for the richest game in football (it’s now worth around £120M for the winner) and around some point at teatime on Saturday evening we’ll know who from Derby County and QPR will be joining Leicester and Burnley in the Premier League next season.

Derby came through the semi-final play-offs pretty much unscathed as they beat Brighton home and away winning 6-2 on aggregrate.

It wasn’t as straightforward for QPR however, as they needed a Charlie Austin extra-time goal to see off a formidable Wigan side to win 2-1 over the two legs.

Out of both teams Derby are the more in-form side, winning 7 out of their last 8 games – they drew the other away to Leeds (1-1) for those who are interested.


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5 Reasons Why Arsenal Will Win The FA Cup

May 13th, 2014 by Paul


arsenal fa cup win 2005On Saturday, Arsenal meet Hull to contest for the FA Cup and as much as we like to cheer for the underdog here at FreeBettingOnline.co.uk, we feel that the time has finally come for Arsenal to end their long wait of winning some silverware.

Here are 5 reasons why we think Arsenal will win the FA Cup this weekend…

5: The Barren Years

At the time of writing this article, Arsenal – The Gunners – have went a total of 8 years, 11 months and 21 days since they last won a trophy. It does seem strange that the club who gave the footballing world “The Invincibles” can go though campaign after campaign and not deliver a piece of silverware at the end of the season.

Since Patrick Vieira netted the winner in that Penalty Shoot-Out at the Millennium Stadium in 2005 for The Gunners to win their 10th FA Cup they’ve contested in 3 cup finals losing them all: lost 2-1 in the Champions League Final against Barcelona in 2006, lost 2-1 in the League Cup Final against Chelsea in 2007 and again losing 2-1 this time to Birmingham City in the 2011 League Cup Final.

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Brighton v Derby County Play Off Betting Preview

May 6th, 2014 by Paul


brighton v derby play off semi final 1st legThe race to the ultimate richest game in football as the first semi-final leg of the Championship Play Offs between Brighton and Derby County gets underway on Thursday evening.

No matter if you’re a fan or not of the play-offs, the sense of excitement and anticipation that these games muster is barely matched elsewhere.

For Brighton, their stoppage-time win over Nottingham Forest secured their second successive Championship play-off spot – they fell to eventual winners Crystal Palace at this stage last season.

Brighton lost both Championship games to Derby this season (1-2 at home in August 13 and 0-1 away in January 14) however Brighton have finished the campaign strongly are unbeaten in their last 8 games home and away (W4, D4).

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Sure Signs That Liverpool Will Win The League

April 23rd, 2014 by Paul


liverpool look odds on to lift the titleBrendan Rodgers and Liverpool could take a massive step towards the clubs first top-tier title in 23 years if they can beat Chelsea at Anfield this Sunday.

There are a few omens from that 1989–90 season when Liverpool were last masters of the old English First Division that are aligning as The Reds push towards the finishing line.

Back in 1989–90, Manchester United failed to finish in the top six (a lowly 13th was their final resting place) this was the last time that United failed to end a season outside the top six – they currently sit in 7th spot, 6 points behind Spurs. Back then Arsenal finished 4th just above Everton who finished 6th. Liverpool lost just 1 league game at home in 89-90 and 4 away – they have the exact same statistic this season and, erm, that’s about it really!

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