Bale to Stay and Fire Real to Greater Glory

When Gareth Bale first swapped the surroundings of North London and annual outings in the Europa League for the chance of greater success in Madrid, the decision reaped instant rewards. Bale was an injured bystander when former club Spurs won their last trophy in 2008 but by the end of the 2013/14 campaign, the Welshman had helped his new club Real win two major competitions.

The Copa Del Rey was secured and Bale was instrumental in his side’s Champions League triumph, scoring the winner in extra time as Real Madrid beat cross-city rivals Atletico in the final.

Bale is Back

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Despite all the success in terms of medals, injuries have played a significant part in Bale’s time in Spain and supporters of the winger will have been encouraged by his recent performance against Real Sociedad, scoring his second of the new campaign in a 3-1 victory.

Real are a better team with Gareth Bale in their side and Zinedine Zidane’s men found themselves as an even money shot for the title in bet365’s La Liga betting markets in the wake of that win; it’s now even possible to claim a free bet to make that stake. However, even when he is scoring, reports of a return to the Premier League in England are never far away.


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Far from being a fan’s favourite as he was with Tottenham, Bale has been jeered by certain sections of the Real Madrid support in recent weeks. Reports of a rift with Cristiano Ronaldo appeared almost as soon as the Welshman arrived in Spain and regardless of the truth behind those rumours, they will only continue to fuel stories linking the player with a return to England.

Real’s official stance on the subject is unclear but a number of respected pundits, including Guillem Balague, have questioned why Gareth Bale would want to leave such a successful club. Manchester United are on their way back under Jose Mourinho and look like genuine Premier League title contenders for the first time since Alex Ferguson left the club. Then there is the question of Spurs, a team that are now competing for the Champions League places and a club with whom Bale may consider he has unfinished business. But they aren’t Real Madrid, a team that is at the pinnacle of world football and far more likely to win the Champions League rather than just make up the numbers.


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Ultimately the decision over leaving the Bernabeu may not be down to the player and it’s likely that the club will decide when Gareth Bale’s time in Madrid is up. As impressive as the Welshman may be, he isn’t Cristiano Ronaldo who is regarded as something of a God by Madrid fans and has the scoring record to make him indispensable.

That decision is for the future but for now, Real Madrid are a more potent force with a fit and firing Bale included in their ranks. They are only marginal outsiders for the La Liga title in 2017/18 but what little value there is in this market, lies with Zidane’s men right now.

Top Tips For The 2017/18 Champions League

The premier European club competition, the Champions League, is back underway which means there is plenty of top-class football to look forward to until the final on May 26 in Kiev. The tournament is also a great opportunity to find a few winners if you like betting on the Champions League. Here are some tips for the 2017/18 renewal of the competition.

Real Madrid to win the tournament – 4/1

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Real Madrid have dominated this competition for the past two season as they lifted the trophy in 2016 in Milan, while earlier this year they became the first team to retain their title. Going into the 2017/18 campaign, Real still look to be the best side in Europe. Their second half performance against Juventus in the 2017 Champions League final was as good as it gets in club football. They blew a very good defensive football team away in a breath-taking display. PSG are many people’s tip this season after they spent £400 million the summer on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. The French club may well dominate Ligue 1 with some big scorelines each week; however, they still don’t look to be anywhere near the standard of the champions. Therefore at 4/1, Zinedine Zidane’s team appear to be great value to make it a hat-trick of consecutive wins. Real Madrid have also been a popular Oddschecker football tip in La Liga this season where they are odds-on to defend their league championship.

Neymar to be the top goalscorer – 16/1

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the top goalscorer charts in the Champions League over the last couple of decades and rightfully both men are at the top end of the betting this year again. If you fancy taking a chance at a bigger price this season, Neymar could be a good bet at 16/1 to break their stronghold. The Brazilian is going to be the leading man at PSG and as long as they have a deep run into the latter stages of the tournament, he should be challenging in the scoring charts. PSG have been drawn with Anderlecht and Celtic and often the player who is the top scorer in the Champions League, gains the majority of their goals from the group stages. It hard to see PSG going all the way just yet in Europe, however, they broke the world record on Neymar to put them in serious contention so they can expect the Brazil international to give them something in return for their Euros.

The latest round of Champions League games take place on September 26, while the opening knockout games begin on February 13.

Premier League – start of the season


All fans of football matches are really satisfied with the start of the English Premier League season 2017/2018. Although, that the season began weeks ago, we can say that it is more exciting to date. Let’s see standing at Leader for the first time is not Chelsea, Manchester City, Liverpool or Arsenal, but Manchester United. This Manchester Grand had started well with 3 wins in 3 games and hinted at the goals he had set for himself, namely the champions’ title. Leader of the team is one of the best coaches in recent years – Jose Mourinho. The team has been almost always in top 3 at the Sir Alex Ferguson years, but after his retirement we saw Manchester losing form and quite often in the middle of the table, which was not typical of such a grand. Time will tell, if the Red Devils will be able to qualify for the title with one of the best strikers like Ibrahimovic and Pogba.

An interesting development in the Premier League is observed at the moment when Manchester United leader and second Liverpool was followed by third – Huddersfield. They just has just been promoted this year. The team stood up strongly for the season and moved away class players to pose a threat to most of the league’s teams. Recently Huddersfield moved through opposed goalkeeper Robert Green of Leeds. Whether this is going to be the big surprise of the season is yet to be understood, but the start is definitely impressive.

Last season, the champion was Chelsea, and this year they will try to repeat their success, but at the moment, their start is not as good as they like to be. For 3 games played, the blue have 5 points in their assets. They are in 6th place, after 2 wins and one loss.

Let’s see what happens at the bottom of the table. In general, the heavily populated Tottenham in recent years is now in 9th place and Everton with Wayne Rooney is just 12th in moment standing. However, it is quite early in the season and it is likely that the ranking will be changed. We will look forward to the development of the fights in this interesting championship – the English Premier League.

3 Biggest Mistakes that Newly Promoted EPL Teams Make

When Championship clubs get promoted to the English Premier League they get a huge amount of money from TV rights and other types of revenue. Some clubs invest this money smartly, just like punters who regularly check the best sports picks invest their money on the right picks.

However, there are also clubs, which after getting promoted, decide to either keep the money or to spend them in a variety of wrong ways. Sometimes their owners get greedy and use the club as a money making machine, and sometimes the board splashes the money on a number of bad investments in the playing and coaching staff.

In this article we will take a look at the 3 biggest mistakes that newly promoted EPL clubs make.

Buying Championship Quality Players

This is probably the biggest mistake that newly promoted clubs make. In the past these clubs have been working with a restricted transfer budget and probably had a lot of difficulties in recruiting the Championship players that they wanted.

However, after getting promoted to the top tier and receiving a financial injection from the FA and their sponsors, these clubs suddenly have more money to operate with than they had ever had. So what do they do? Buy all the Championship players they had ever wanted of course.

Clubs such as Hull, Sunderland, Burnley and Norwich have all done this in recent years and all of them got promptly relegated in the same season they used this transfer tactic.

Championship players are Championship players for a reason. They score goals and look terrific in the second tier of English football, but when they need to make the step up they just couldn’t do it. And if you assemble a squad of Championship talent you inadvertently prepare for Championship football in the following season.

Buying Journeymen

Just like with the previous entry, buying journeymen, free agents and players with nomadic past is a common transfer tactic employed by newly promoted clubs.

The problem with this one however, is that these players have been moving clubs so often that they show no sense of loyalty to their club and as soon as things start to go wrong they will start pining for a move away.

In addition, they are rarely better than average and clubs try to get rid of them as soon as they realize this. To move and uproot your family every year if you had a chance to stay with the same club and in the same city is not the ideal situation we are sure you will agree.

Bad Managerial Choices

The best way to survive in the EPL is to hire a manager such as Tony Pulis or Sam Allardyce. These bosses have experience of saving relegation candidates from drowning and should always be the first choice.

The best way to get relegated from the EPL is to hire a former star player such as Gianfranco Zola or Alan Shearer who has been a great player, but is a terrible manager with limited experience.

Are free bets really free?


These days, in the era of technology and speed, we all are gifted. One of the booming industries in today’s era is gambling and betting industry. These industries spend and earn millions and billions of dollars. Most of us have tried our luck on online sports betting or casino games. We must have seen the words “free bets”. But are these really free? Let’s find out the answer in this article.

Most of the new players tend to sign up on the basis of free bets provided by that company. However, how true is the free bets, we will explore. The most important and tricky part involved in this situation is the terms and conditions section. This is however written in very small fonts and is the most tricky part where all the terms and conditions are described and on the basis of those terms and conditions its determined that how many free spins player will get or even if he qualify to have one free spin. The companies very cunningly make you feel it’s a good deal but is that true.


Online casino companies offer promo cash as part of free spins.But you actually never get these promo cash; you can only use them as stakes. Only your winnings will be reflected in your account not your promo cash. Free bet is also one of the tricky part that company uses to trick your mind and make you feel you are getting something for free. But always remember you have to bet from your own money if you want to qualify for the same. In simple words, your money will always be involved and you are getting nothing for free.

Either you are an experienced person or a newbie in this online gaming industry, you should always be careful and read all the terms and conditions in detail. To be on a safer side you should always check the license for that company. Do not get excited reading free bonus, spins, free bets etc.  They are meant to trick you, so that you sign up.

In some cases, free spins or bonus does not mean it’s a bad place. It could be the best place to place your bets. Just be careful and bet safely.

Online casino guide


We live in a world of speed, internet, mobiles and what not. The technology has evolved, it affects everything and so does the gambling industry. Gambling industry mints millions of dollars each day using technology. The companies are investing big in making gambling and casinos more fun and easy to reach. Today we have millions of online casino games, slots, roulette etc. With just one click we can browse to our favorite place for playing our favorite online casino game. In a live casino game, a human dealer starts the game in real time from a casino table. The users or players can see the live feed on their devices. Players can make betting decisions via a console on their computer screen, and can communicate with the dealer using a text chat function.

Online casinos are basically virtual casinos where people come and play. These online casinos are more or less like the real casinos; one can play with real money and earn millions of dollars overnight.One needs an internet connection to browse and play their favorite game. There are many benefits if you play online. First and foremost is you can play anytime, anywhere you want. You can play on your mobile device or laptop or tablet, games like bet spin, slots, roulette, bingo etc.. You can play with real money or if you are new you can also play for free and practice and master the skills.

There are few games which are very costly for the company and for the player too. A live dealer game is very expensive. It requires huge investment. This is because there will be a live stream which will be seen the players playing around the globe from their devices. Players have to make their betting decisions from their devices while sitting at home or office or any other place.


Many people are afraid too because playing online involves real money if you want to play as a player. But most of the online casinos provide very high standards of security. Your money is always safe and your accounts are always protected. You have the option to get paid via various online money transfer websites which are reliable and 100% safe too. For example: Skrill and PayPal are one such example.

So just grab your device and enter into the world of endless possibilities and fun.

Football betting types


What’s football betting and why so many people all over the world like it? Now a days betting is very popular, not only in the UK, the “country of football”, but all over the world. People bet in future games, or in live games trough betting sites. Live betting becomes hit last years and in biggest bookmakers, there are sometimes more than 100 live betting options per match. There are many types of Football betting and we will make review for the most popular below:

Full time result /FT/

Bettors use this type of football betting regular. This is one the most common type of bets and is usually based on the match result / total 90 min /. Here you have 3 options: 1 /home wins/, X/draw and 2/away win/.

Half time /HT/

Half time option predicts the outcome at half-time. There is matter what will be the FT result. Bettors only predict first 45 minutes of the game. Sometimes in HT results, there is an additional time, mainly 1, 2 minutes and they also count in bets. There are also HT/FT predictions, which is for professionals. It’s very difficult to predict half time and the final result at the same time, but odds here are big and with small stake you can get big profit. Extremely big odds are for probability of the half time home team to win and full time away team to win the match. Its offer over 21.00.


Mainly here players put stakes on over/under 0.5, 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, 4.5 and more in a football game. In over 0.5 for FT result, chance is big, but the odds are small. For example, 1.05/1.10. Most players try over 2.5 and under 2.5, it’s mostly used for goals in football betting. Here there is no draw possibility for the over/under bet, like FT result and player will win or lose his stake.

Asian Handicap

It’s kind of bets in a football match, where for 2 teams are given a handicap. It can be positive or negative. You have 2 options to beat and there is no draw. For example, +0.5, +1.0, +1.5, +2.0, +2,5 or -0.5, -1.0, -1.5, -2.0, -2.5. Your options here are betting on home or away win. Nowadays there are a lot of Asian handicap lines, so you will carefully read all explanation of each of them.