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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Real Madrid beat Barcelona to reach Copa Del Rey Final

Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 3-1 in the Camp Nou to reach the Copa del Rey final.

After a 1-1 draw in Madrid a fortnight ago, Barcelona were favoured to win the tie, but Cristiano Ronaldo was the inspiration with two goals and defender Raphael Varane scored his second of the tie before Jordi Alba netted a late consolation for Barcelona.

Madrid go on to face either Sevilla or Atletico Madrid in the final, with their city rivals taking a 2-1 aggregate lead into tomorrow's second leg.

The two sides will clash again this Saturday in a Primera Division match at the Bernabeu in Madrid.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


A Coral betting shop customer who was dreaming of a million pound win tonight had his hopes dashed when AC Milan scored a controversial opener against Barcelona.

The customer, from Wiltshire in the UK, had entered Coral’s free to enter “Win A Million” competition and having predicted the correct scores in the first six Champions League last sixteen matches, needed Schalke and Galatasaray to draw 1 v 1 and Barcelona to beat AC Milan 2 v 0.

The customer’s million pound dream was very much alive after 57 minutes with the Schalke game poised at 1 v 1 and Barcelona and AC Milan still goalless, but then Milan scored after following a blatant handball not spotted by the referee.

Simon Clare, Coral Spokesman said :
“This has been the most extraordinary rollercoaster for the poor customer as at half-time tonight the million pound dream was very much alive. Twitter was going absolutely crazy and the customer, @SimonTorresPike, was bombarded with good luck messages, but it wasn’t to be,” said .

“It has been such an incredible effort by the customer that we have offered him a consolation prize of a trip to Barcelona with a pal to watch the second leg. I imagine after their poor performance tonight he will almost certainly be cheering on AC Milan!!,”.

We recommend Coral to punters living in the United Kingdom and Ireland as a safe place to play - and these players will get a matched "free bet' up to £/€50!

Check out our full page review of Coral now or visit Coral's online Sportsbook now.

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Collingwood have been tipped to start off their NAB Cup campaign in style, priced as favourites with online bookmaker to beat both Essendon and the Western Bulldogs in their opening round 1 matches.

Collingwood are priced up at just $1.30 to beat the Western Bulldogs ($3.40) and $1.47 to beat Essendon ($2.60).

It is expected to be a long night for the Western Bulldogs, $2.40 outsiders in their head to head match against Essendon ($1.55).

Punters are confident that Collingwood’s form will extend beyond round one, priced at $10 to win the pre-season competition only behind Hawthorn ($3.75), Sydney ($7.00) and West Coast ($7.50).’s Shaun Anderson says : “The Pies look to be near full strength and punters are tipping that even though it is only the pre-season, they will show no mercy,”

Head to Head Match Betting Odds

$1.55 Essendon v $2.40 Western Bulldogs

$1.30 Collingwood v $3.40 Western Bulldogs

$1.47 Collingwood v $2.60 Essendon

NAB Cup Winner

$3.75 Hawthorn
$7.00 Sydney
$7.50 West Coast
$10 Collingwood
$12 Carlton
$13 Geelong, North Melbourne
$15 Essendon
$16 Richmond
$17 Adelaide
$18 Fremantle
$31 St Kilda
$34 Brisbane
$51 Western Bulldogs, Melbourne
$67 Gold Coast
$81 Port Adelaide
$501 GWS

Markets courtesy of

Sunday, February 10, 2013

UK Bookmakers declare Manchester United 2013 EPL Champions

Two major UK bookmakers have paid out on this season's Premier League title race, believing the trophy is heading to Old Trafford.

It has become a feature of recent championships that bookmakers call the outcome before it actually happens, although Betfred have sometimes called it too quickly in the past, including last season when they paid out on Manchester United, only for Manchester City to overhaul their rivals over the final six games.

Paddy Power have decided the Manchester United will be champions, paying out on Saturday night following Manchester City's 3-1 defeat by Southampton.

Betfred made their decision after Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Everton on Sunday, with figurehead Fred Done saying on Twitter: "I'm paying out early again. 12 point gap and 12 games left, it's over. I won't be wrong this year."

Top Six Standings after Sundays Games :
No movement1Man Utd263165
No movement2Man City262453
No movement3Chelsea262749
No movement4Tottenham261448
No movement5Arsenal262144
No movement6Everton26842

Thursday, February 07, 2013

BetVictor offers BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE free bet.

Prop betting is becoming a popular way for punters to enjoy a game without having to pick a result - and one of the most popular bets is the BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE option.

You can get this option on most matches, and depending on the sides you will get a price of between 1.70 to 2.10 for both teams to score in the match.

Now BetVictor is offering a "Both Teams To Score" coupon this weekend - giving punters a chance to try a five-match accumulator bet - and if the bet loses then they will give you a free bet up to £10 to try again next weekend.

BetVictor - Both Teams To Score Free Bet!

Place a Both Teams To Score 5-fold or more on any of this weekend's matches and if you lose then BetVictor will give you a free bet up to £10 to use on a Both Teams To Score 5-fold next weekend!

Offer only applies to your first 5-fold or more placed using the ‘Both Teams To Score’ Market on matches played over the weekend of 9th and 10th February to a maximum of £10 (or currency equivalent).

Offer only applies to losing 5-fold or more accumulator placed using the Both Teams To Score Market on matches played on the 9th and 10th February.

If one or more matches are made void or postponed meaning your bet has fewer than 5 eligible selections then this bet does not qualify for a free bet.

Internet, telephone and mobile bets only will count.

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

INTERNATIONAL : Germany, Spain, Argentina win friendlies

Germany came from behind to beat France 2-1 in Paris.

Mathieu Valbuena scored the opening goal to put Les Bleus in front in the first half, but Thomas Muller and Sami Khedira turned the tables in the second 45 minutes as Germany started the year with a win.

Germany's second goal might have been slightly offside, but the visitors had arguably done enough to celebrate a win in the French capital.

Spain claimed a 3-1 victory in an entertaining friendly encounter with Uruguay in Qatar.

Cesc Fabregas gave Spain the lead as Uruguay goalkeeper Fernando Muslera flapped at his long-distance strike, but Cristian Rodriguez levelled the scores after 32 minutes.

Spain earned victory with two second-half goals from Pedro Rodriguez - the final goal thansk to a superb assit by Fabregas.

Argentina were 3-2 winners at Sweden in a match that produced an action-packed start, with four goals in the opening 23 minutes.

An own goal from Mikael Lustig put Argentina ahead in the third minute, but West Brom defender Jonas Olsson drew Sweden level in the 17th minute.

Two goals in four minutes from Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero and Real Madrid's Gonzalo Higuain soon afterwards earned the South Americans the victory, with Rasmus Elm's late strike nothing more than a consolation.

INTERNATIONAL : England beat Brazil 2-1 at Wembley

Frank Lampard's second-half strike earned England their first win over Brazil for 23 years, a 2-1 success in the friendly international at Wembley.

England goalkeeper Joe Hart saved Ronaldinho's first half penalty, and also saved a shot off the rebound Jack Wilshere was adjudged to have handled.

Wayne Rooney scored for England before half-time and, after Fred had equalised for Brazil early in the second period, Lampard struck his 27th goal for the Three Lions to settle the match.