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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

FOOTBALL : JOSE MOURINHO’S ODDS SLASHED TO JOIN CHELSEA

Flamboyant manager Jose Mourinho is moving closer to a return to Chelsea, UK bookmakers Coral have slashed the “Special One” into 4-9 from 5-4 to replace interim manager Rafa Benitez this summer..

Nicola McGeady, Coral PR Manager said :
“With Mourinho set to pack his bags and leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, clubs have been waving their chequebooks at him.

However, it is looking more and more likely that the hopes and prayers of Blues fans could be answered as Mourinho and Abramovich appeared to have buried the hatchet”,


Coral Bookmakers - Market - Jose Mourinho "Special One" :
4-9 To be Chelsea manager at the start of next season

Monday, March 25, 2013

Bovada Sportsbook lines for NCAAB March Madness

Bovada Sportsbook has posted their odds for hte final phase of the 2013 NCAAB March Madness Tournament.

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Championship
#1 Louisville 3/1
#3 Florida 19/4
#1 Indiana 5/1
#2 Miami Florida 15/2
#2 Ohio State 15/2
#4 Michigan 11/1
#2 Duke 12/1
#1 Kansas 12/1
#3 Michigan State 14/1
#6 Arizona 18/1
#4 Syracuse 20/1
#12 Oregon 33/1
#3 Marquette 40/1
#9 Wichita State 40/1
#13 LaSalle 66/1
#15 Florida Gulf Coast 75/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAA Midwest Region
#1 Louisville 5/7
#2 Duke 11/4
#3 Michigan State 7/2
#12 Oregon 9/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAAB West Region
#2 Ohio State 1/1
#6 Arizona 2/1
#9 Wichita State 13/4
#13 LaSalle 9/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAAB South Region
#1 Kansas 5/2
#3 Florida 4/5
#4 Michigan 5/2
#15 Florida Gulf Coast 15/1

Odds to win the 2013 NCAAB East Region
#1 Indiana 1/1
#2 Miami Florida 2/1
#4 Syracuse 15/4
#3 Marquette 7/1

Friday, March 15, 2013

2012-13 Europa League Quarter-Final Draw

The prospect of an all-English final in the 2012-13 Europa League is very much alive, with the three Premier League contenders kept apart.

Chelsea, last year's Champions League winners, will meet Russian side Rubin Kazan, while Tottenham face Swiss club FC Basel after Friday's draw.

Chelsea v Rubin Kazan
Tottenham v FC Basel
Fenerbahçe v Lazio
Benfica v Newcastle

First legs to be played on 4 April and second legs to be played on 11 April.

In each of the previous two campaigns in which a country has had three sides in the quarter-finals, one went on to lift the trophy – FC Porto in 2010/11 and Club Atlético de Madrid last May and they both beat domestic rivals in the final.

The five other teams will have something to say about that, though.

FINAL : Amsterdam Arena, 15th May 2013

2012-13 Champions League Quarter-Final draw.

Four-time winners Barcelona will face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid face Galatasaray, including Didier Drogba, while last year's finalists Bayern Munich meet Juventus and debutants Malaga take on Borussia Dortmund. Ties will take place on 2-3 April and 9-10 April.

Malaga v Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid v Galatasaray
Paris Saint Germain v Barcelona
Bayern Munich v Juventus

FINAL : Wembley Stadium, 25th May 2013

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

NFL : Wes Welker moves to Broncos in $12m deal

The Denver Broncos have made a major free agency move, agreeing to terms with Pats wide receiver Wes Welker on a two-year contract.

The Patriots responded quickly to Welker's loss by agreeing in principle on a five-year, $31 million deal, including $10 million guaranteed, with St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, a league source told Schefter.

Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway tweeted the club's agreement with the former New England Patriot - "Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!" Elway wrote.

Welker joins a Denver offense that already featured two 1,000-yard receivers last season in Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

Welker's deal is reportedly worth $12 million.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Another English Premier League manager sacked ...

Reading have sacked manager Brian McDermott after a difficult first season back in the Premier League, the club said on Monday.

Reading posted on their website (www.readingfc.co.uk) :
"Reading Football Club has announced today the departure of Manager Brian McDermott. Owner Anton Zingarevich wishes to place on record his thanks to Brian who had achieved great success with the club since taking over as Manager in December 2009 ..."

"In our current situation, owner Anton Zingarevich felt that a change was necessary."


Reading, were promoted Premier League this season, and have struggled handle life in the top-flight and lie 19th in the table - four points away from safety after 29 games.

BETTING : Punter turns 15p into almost £90,000 with football bet

A Swindon man should be celebrating when he won almost £90,000 for just a 15p bet at his local Coral betting shop.

The customer, a regular at the Coral shop at Moredon Road, Swindon, placed the 14 match accumulator bet on Saturday morning on that afternoon’s football, and has won £89,919.39.

“This customer places three similar bets each week, never staking more than 50p in total, but he may not know he has won this massive prize yet as he always comes back to the shop for staff to check, so when he next comes in he is in for a fantastic surprise,” said Coral spokesman, David Stevens.

“It was an amazing piece of tipping to get all 14 outcomes correct, at odds of almost 600,000-1, and it just goes to show that you don’t have to bet big money to win big money,” added Stevens.

15p 14-fold bet went on the following games:
Bristol City to beat Middlesbrough
Charlton to beat Huddersfield
Doncaster to beat Bournemouth
Coventry to beat Scunthorpe
AFC Wimbledon to beat York City
Barnet to beat Morecambe
Burton to beat Cheltenham
Chesterfield to beat Bristol Rovers
Macclesfield to beat Telford
Cambridge United to beat Woking
Kidderminster to beat Grimsby Town
Hartlepool draw with Yeovil
Sheffield United draw with MK Dons
Fleetwood draw with Exeter

Bet Wins £89,919.39

Coral are one of seven recommended online betting sites for UK and Irish punters - you can check out our full page review of Coral here - or visit the Coral online website directly.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

FOOTBALL : Chelsea draw at Man United - Man City wait in the semis.

FA Cup Holders Chelsea, produced a solid second half performance when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

The hosts took a fifth-minute lead through Javier Hernandez and soon doubled it with a Wayne Rooney free kick in the 11th minute.

But Chelsea pulled a goal back on 59 minutes through substitute Eden Hazard before Ramires levelled nine minutes later.

The day's other quarter-final will also be replayed after Championship (second division) Millwall and Blackburn Rovers played out a 0-0 draw.

Manchester City and Wigan Athletic booked their places in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The draw for the semi-finals was also made with Manchester City to face the winners of the Chelsea / Manchester United tie, and Wigan Athletic to play either Millwall or Blackburn Rovers.

Both semi-finals will be held at Wembley Stadium.

Thursday, March 07, 2013

CHELTENHAM : Daily first race £10 free bet from Coral

Coral Bookmakers are offering a top Cheltenham Offer to new and existing customers based in UK and Ireland.

BET £10 on the 1st race of any day during the Cheltenham Festival racing from March 12th to 15th and Coral will deposit £10 in your account by 4.30pm on the same day. You can use your free £10 on any Coral product.

This offer is available at Coral every day of the festival. (A total of £/€40 free)

CONDITIONS :
- Applies to bets placed on day of event.
- UK and Ireland punters only.

Coral's Cheltenham Festival Offer - Daily Bet £10 Get £10 - Check it out now.

FOOTBALL : Juventus and PSG move through to QFs.

Paris St Germain squeezed past Valencia and Juventus saw off Celtic to reach the Champions League quarter-finals, joining Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the last eight.

PSG made it through to the quarters for the first time in 18 seasons, with a 1-1 home draw to win 3-2 on aggregate.

Valencia, who lost the first leg 2-1 at home, went ahead stunning long-range shot from Brazilian Jonas after 55 minutes. However, PSG equalised after 66 minutes when Argentine Ezequiel Lavezzi scored when the ball rebounded back from goalkeeper Vicente Guaita who saved his first shot after good running from Kevin Gameiro.

Twice winners Juventus, who were 3-0 ahead from the first leg in Glasgow, beat Celtic 2-0 on a rainy night in Turin as goals from Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella gave Juve a 5-0 aggregate success and a place in the last eight for the first time since 2006.

Juve also stretched their unbeaten run in all European games to 18 matches.

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

SPORTSBET.COM.AU Refund Man United bets after Nani sent-off.

Australian Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has refunded bets on Manchester United in the Champions League after a red card handed the balance of power to Jose Mourinho's Real Madrid.

The sending off resulting in the Red Devils giving up a 1-0 lead to eventually lose 2-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing the winning goal for Real Madrid, a result that sent the Spaniards through to the Quarter-Finals 3-2 on aggregate.

The refunded markets include for Manchester United to win the match, for a drawn match, for Manchester United to qualify for the next round of the Champions League, and for Manchester United to win the Champions League.

“The dodgy decision made Fergie see red but at least sportsbet.com.au punters will be counting their green,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Haydn Lane.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

FOOTBALL : Bet365 have Man Utd v Real Madrid Free Bet Offer

Manchester United host Real Madrid at Old Trafford on Tuesday 5th March in a UEFA Champions League last 16 tie - and Bet365 are giving all new and existing customer a "Free Bet" offer on this weeks big Champions League clash between Man Utd v Real Madrid.

Place a pre-match bet on the Man Utd v Real Madrid game and Bet365 will give you a free In-Play bet to the same stake during the big match.

To qualify all you need to do is simply place a bet on the Manchester United vs Real Madrid match before kick-off.

Then once the game starts place another bet on any In-Play market - if this FIRST In-Play bet loses Bet365 then will refund this stake, up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (max $50 or currency equivalent).

As always, there'll be plenty to choose from with over 70 In-Play markets available at Bet365 throughout the game including Next Goal, Match Goals, Total Corners, Half-Time Result, Full-Time Result and much more.

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Friday, March 01, 2013

BETVICTOR : Spurs v Arsenal - Man of the Match £10 Free Bet

Stake £10 on Sunday's Tottenham v Arsenal game at BetVictor and if you lose you'll get a £10 bet to use on Monday.

Place a bet on the Man Of The Match market on Sunday’s Tottenham v Arsenal match and if you lose Victor Chandler will refund you up to £10* as a free bet to use on Monday's Aston Villa v Manchester City match!


Offer open to new and existing BetVictor customers in the following territories :
UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Greece, Israel, Holland and Australia

Current Odds :
Gareth Bale4/1
Jack Wilshere8/1
Santi Cazorla8/1
Theo Walcott10/1
Aaron Lennon12/1
Any Goalkeeper12/1
Olivier Giroud12/1