Liverpool reached CHL final

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Liverpool is in the Champions League final and all merseysiders fans are eager to see whether the miracle will happen again, as in 2004-2005, when Liverpool managed to turn  3: 0 Milan in the first half to 3: 3 in regular time and then defeated the Italians with penalties (3:2).

How merseysiders reach the final?

Liverpool really impressed with his constant play in the Champions League for the season 2017-2018, as the team did not regret to be on high level in every match. Despite the absence of Steven Gerrard, who for many years was the “engine” of the team and played a leading role for the title in the 2004-2005 Chl season, the new players managed to work out and show their potential and this was seen, especially against class teams such as Roma, Manchester City, Porto and others.

Against this year Premiership champion – Manchester City champion, which led by a big difference (14 points from second one in EPL), Liverpool showed a class and a great desire for victory, and although many did not believe it. English team met Roma where matches were really filled with many emotions and goals. The total score of the two matches was 7: 6 in favor of Liverpool and many soccer bettors take offers, like this promotions 50/1 Liverpool to beat Roma.

In the first match between Liverpool and Roma, the English team provided 3 goals in advance (5: 2) and they were looking almost sure to the final, but when they go to  Italy, we saw that Roma in the last few minutes quickly reduced the lead to a one goal but still failed to qualify for the final.

After we look at the statistics, it is clear that Liverpool deserve to be in the final of the Champions League this season. The top scorers are Ronaldo with 15 goals, but right after that we see the 2nd, 3rd and at 4th place Muhammad Salah, Roberto Firminio and Sadio Mane. In Assistants, James Milner and Roberto Firmino are again leading the ranking, with 9 and 8 assists, respectively.

Liverpool trio did work well and the team not only reached the finals of the most famous football tournament, but also ranks 3rd in the Premiership. After reviewing the ranking, 3 rounds before the end of the season 2017-2018, we see that Liverpool and Tottenham will fight for third place, while Chelsea is at 5th position and will be very difficult to take place on top4.

What to Expect in the Final of Champions League?

We are hoping for an interesting match between two truly historical teams, with many titles from the European club tournaments.

Interesting results we see over the years between these two opponents, and here are the last three games:

– 04.11.2014 CL Real Madrid 1-0 Liverpool

– 22.10.2014 CL Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid

– 10.03.2009 CL Liverpool 4-0 Real Madrid

In the final, Liverpool will try to defeat this title club, but the task is unlikely to be easy. Real M. Is of the teams who have a lot of experience in this type of tournament and have always been strategically and not underestimating others, especially when talking about the final. Cristiano Ronaldo is again in top shape and will rely heavily on him, but let’s not forget experienced players such as Luke Modric, Tony Cross, Gareth Bale, Benzema and many other famous players, many of whom will be available to coach Zidan (Zizu).

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We expect, that merseysiders will rely on his star trio in attack (Salah, Firmino and Mane) and they will try to hinder the defense of the Spanish club. What will happen in this match and who will win the title, we are going to understand on 26 May 2018 Venue NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, Kiev at 21:45, where will be held the Champions League final.

Ajax and AZ Alkmaar prepared for fight to Qualify in Champions League next year

Az Alkmaar willl make another attempt to fight for the second place, which gives the right to qualify for Champions League groups in the next season and as we know this is the most titled and commercial tournament.

The ambitions here for all teams to enter the Champions League Groups have always been large and every team want to placed at first or second place in Eredivisie. Here the chances of Az Alkmaar are small to replace Ajax, but still there is an opportunity, because there is a direct collision on 29/04/2018. AZ Alkmaar guest on Amsterdam Arena and it is up to this match to decide whether the fight remains, as the difference is now 5 points between the two leading teams. People interested in voetbalgokken can find average odds for home win of 1.50 and for win of Azalkmaar bookmakers offer 5.00-6.00. With Alkmaar’s victory, they will hope for Ajax’s error when they visit Excelsior. Although the points of precedence are pretty good, considering the remaining 2 rounds, chances are still there and we expect a lot of battle and fight in this game.

Let’s look at the ranking and the leading teams:

PSV

PSV has not left much opportunity for the other teams this year. They started very well at Eredivisie and over time they made a few losses, but this did not affect their leadership and they are now worth 81 points at general standing, 8 more than the second Ajax. PSV is a sure-footed qualified in the Champions League next season and can also say they are champions for the season 2017/2018 in Netherland.

Ajax

The Ajax team started the championship well, but lost valuable points against weaker competitors and failed to fight for the title this season. Ajax has shown good games and is currently second in the Eredivisie. Next round in championship, Ajax has an important match against the team of the AZ Alkmaar, who is also struggling to enter the Champions League. Here Ajax can try to beat or finish a draw in order to be calm for his second place and not wait for the last round where will play games with Excelsior’s team. Ajax need at least a point with Alkmaar to be calm until the end of the Eredivisie.

Az Alkmaar

This team has a few chances in the Champions League, two rounds before the end of the season 2017-2018. The team tried to become a champion, but PSV firmly occupied the first place. Now the fight is to enter the Champions League, where he has to take the other 2 games and add 6 points to his asset and at the same time rely on Ajax to lose points and matchups. A difficult task, but not impossible. Even if he stays in 3rd position, AZ Alkmaar will play in the League of Europe teams, which is still an achievement and satisfaction from the entire season 2017-2018.

Feyenoord

The Feyenoord’s team made a nice series of six consecutive wins in the last rounds, boosting their game, but losing valuable points against Venlo, Vitesse, Nak Breda and this led to difficulties entering Top 3 of Netherlands championships. Feyenoord has two more games to play, but despite the results in them, the team remains in fourth place, having no way to overtake Alkmaar and at the same time Utrecht, cannot reach them.

Will Alkmaar be able to beat Ajax as a guest and shorten the gap in the fight for the Champions League qualifications, we are going to understand on 29/04/2018 the Amsterdam

Real Madrid continues the fight for the Cup in the Champions League

Real Madrid showed a very good game in the Champions League and delighted its quarterfinals in the most popular football tournament in the world.
Real Madrid does not perform very well in the Spain Primera league, taking 3rd place and is 15 points from the leader at the moment – Barcelona. On Second place is Atletico Madrid, which also show a solid game in Primera and not only there. The team plays well in the Europa League and continues in the tournament, but let’s look at the table again and see that Real Madrid needs to improve its performance in the Premira League Spain to retain the 3rd position as only a point behind is team of Valencia.
The championship is clearly not a priority this season or rather the title, but the Champions League events are at a very good level.
Many were expecting a PSG victory in the first game, as there are world stars starring Neymar, the most expensive footballer.
The result surprised many, especially in Paris, where the French lost 2:1, then to 3:1 in Madrid, the overall score was 5:2 in favor of Real.
In spite of the big PSG investment, it has been shown that Real is a Club of strikes, a club that is constantly present not only in the Champions League but also in the semi-finals and finals so that the french team have to work more to win against competitors like Real.
Cristiano Ronaldo continues to lead the team to victories in the most reputable football tournament, and it seems that the goal this year will be a new bowl, as the 15 points difference is already too high for the league.
In our view, Real Madrid has a real chance to raise the Cup in the Champions League this season and to delight millions of football fans of the Royal Club.

Manchester United and Manchester City in a battle for the top

This year we are watching both Manchester grands, who are fighting for the top, Manchester City and Manchester United.

Despite the 8 points advantage of City, the leader, which for the past 14 rounds is a big advantage in the points, we know that the title fight in England is leading to the last game and nothing is decided yet. On December 2017 will be the derby between these two class teams. Manchester United hosts this match and it is extremely important in the fight for the title.

In winning, the odds of the Red Devils will increase significantly, and at a loss the difference will be 11 points, which really tilts the balance in favor of Man City in the remaining matches until the end of the Premiership.  It is also possible to have an equal result, which suits to a certain extent City, but not Manchester United. “The Red Devils” think they will try to play the match at 100% of theitr power and give all from themselves for these valuable 3 points and against their opponent for the title.

The team has class-top players, and let’s not forget the experience of coach Jose Mourinho, who has been one of the best in the world for the past 10 years. Manchester United has sold Wayne Rooney to Everton but has enough good strikers, including Lukasko and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who have returned to the team and this will give more ambition and incentive to the club’s players.  Lukako is the top Premier League striker and those wishing to bet can make it at odds of 2.45 / goal anytime – Premier League / at sport.netbet.co.uk

Manchester United won valuable points against Everton, Leicester and Tottenham, who are in the top 10 of the Premiership, but lost to Chelsea and Liverpool, the 4th in the standings.

City really impresses with its point asset and not just that, team is 6/1/0 at home, and as a guest there are only wins. The goal difference is an impressive 44-9 or 35+ goals so far. It’s going to be hard game for Man Utd. to fight at this meeting, but it’s all possible, so we’re looking forward to the match on December 10 at 6:30 pm, which will give us more insight into Manchester United’s chances of winning the Premiership title for this season.

Will we see a game between Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder?

All admirers and boxing fans have probably watched the recent encounters of some of the most famous fighters at the moment – Anthony Joshua and Deotnay Wilder.

What did Joshua do with Takam?

Surprisingly for many Joshua fans, he was not quite adequate in this match. He started well, but the opponent stood very vigorously on the pitch, very moving, and although the hits were strong, Takam was in condition and in a good shape. This was not expected from Joshua, and in the course of the rounds, his form fell and began to play more passively in the ring. Separately, he also suffered some serious blows, but not so serious as to be shot down. One of the reasons for this is his preparation for months for fight with Kubrat Pulev and only 15 days of preparation for the match with Takam. Either way, Joshua won the match, though in the tenth round. Takim, however, opposed and played a very good game according to the experts and presented himself worthy.

A long-standing match for Wilder has been played, but Joshua, who, despite his strong match against Vladimir Klitschko, has shown that he has great potential in this sport, not to be allowed, but to train permanently and to prepare for a future meeting with Wilder.

What can we say about Diontay Wilder?

A very aggressive boxer that the audience eagerly awaits in every game. He makes spectacles, play very dynamic and movable in the ring. Impressive is his boxing history so far. 39-0, out of these 39 wins, only one is win by points and he very much regrets that he has failed to make 39 of 39 knockout. Joshua is 28 years old, and Dionysus is 32, giving a slight advantage to the Englishman. Diontay is slightly higher than Joshua’s 2.01 centimeter at his opponent’s 1.98. In pounds, the differences are already noticeable. There the advantage is for Joshua and according to boxing specialists, this tilts the balance in favor of Joshua 115 per 100 kg. Wilder will rely on more match dynamics, more movement and higher growth. Joshua has an advantage in weight and technique and defense.

Everyone asks if it really is so good. Somebody even criticizes him for choosing easy opponents, but here with Stiverne things were not like they think. Stiverne was the WRC champion in 2014 and 2015, and in the first round he was knocked out. Diontay definitely rehearses the opponent, but one is visible, at least at first glance. Diontay has no good defense, has a very good push, but the defense, according to most specialists is not at a very good level, that Joshua can surprise him here.

What will happen in the battle between the two athletes and when the match between them will not be known yet, but we definitely think that there will be a match because the fans want it and they want it, and not forget that the revenues from such match would be great.

Joshua v Takam!

In one of the top years of boxing in recent years following on from Golovkin and Canelo’s bout in Vegas we have another huge fight now in the heavyweight division. The undefeated Anthony Joshua takes on IBF mandatory challenger and extremely experienced Carlos Takam. Joshua is looking to defend his International Boxing Organization World Heavyweight title as well as the WBA and IBF World titles.

Joshua moved into the professional ranks in 2013 with a big reputation having won the gold medal at the Olympic Games. He has climbed the ranks rapidly winning titles at both British, European and World level. Joshua’s first major challenge came when he fought rival Dillian Whyte in a big grudge match. He ended up finishing him via TKO.

Following on from one of the fights of the year; Joshua will be looking to make a statement that he is the best heavyweight on the planet. He came through a tough fight with WladimirKlitschko in which he had to get up from hitting the canvas.

Takam has had a long career in which he has only tasted defeat in the professional ranks on three occasions. He goes into the fight with 35 victories and just three defeats that came at the hands of top opponents in Povetkin and World Champion Parker. Joshua v Takam lay betting has shown that not many people are looking to take on Joshua which comes as no surprise considering his record throughout his career. Joshua has been made the 1/50 favourite where as Takam is 13/1. Check out the infographic below which shows the key stats, facts and betting odds ahead of this Heavyweight bout.

Hidden images in Football Logos Quiz!

While everyone loves a good logo, there’s just no arguing that some logos are more memorable than others. One of the best ways people have found to help make their brand a little more memorable is to sneak a little surprise in there for the more observant viewer who gets an Easter egg whenever they see the branding. Never is this more prevalent than with sports teams, the NFL has plenty of teams with distinctive logos that bear hidden messages to help sneak some subtle branding across to the viewer. Things like the Atlanta Falcon where they stretch the falcon itself into an F to drive home the teams name. We don’t see quite as much of this in European Football, but working with Paddy Power Betting, we’ve managed to get enough together for a short quiz where hidden symbolism and meaning are rife- how many can you spot?