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Thursday, September 26, 2013

BETTING : Paddy Power offers a CAN'T LOSE accumulator on the weekends English Premier League

Top Irish bookmaker Paddy Power is offering a "You Can't Lose" £/€10 bet on this weekend's English Premier League football.

If your 5-fold Win-Draw-Win ACCA bet (or bigger) on England's Premier League doesn’t win this weekend, then Paddy Power will give you your money back as a free bet on football. You can't lose!

  • Applies to 5+ fold accums on English Premier League win-draw-win markets placed pre-match only.
  • Applies to all Premier League fixtures played from 28th-30th Sept. The offer will be credited the following day.
  • Accums placed with a free bet will not count towards the offer.
  • Refund will be credited as a free bet on football and will be valid for 7 days.
  • Max free bet €/£10 per customer. Free bet stake not included in winnings.
  • Applies to online and mobile bets only. Phone, text or shop bets do not apply.
It's the best ACCA offer you'll see this weekend. Get along to Paddy Power - and place your accumulator now!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE : Arsenal, Barca and Basel (!?) all grab opening day wins.

FT : MARSEILLE 1-2 ARSENAL : Arsène Wenger’s side secured a vital victory at Marseille on the opening night of Champions League Group F on Wednesday and, with it, extended the Club record for consecutive away wins to 10 games.

Match report at

FT : BARCELONA 4-0 AJAX : A Messi hat trick plus a Piqué header handed FC Barcelona the three points in their first group game this season.

Match report at

FT : CHELSEA 1-2 BASEL : Chelsea fell to a first home defeat in the Champions League group stages for a decade, having surrendered the lead against a dogged Basel side.

Match Report at

Sunday, September 15, 2013

FOOTBALL : Sunderland 1-3 Arsenal - Goal highlights (2mins)

Aaron Ramsey's scored twice in the second half to seal the points for Arsenal at the Stadium of Light.

Arsene Wenger's men dominated the first half but only had Giroud's 11th-minute opener to show for it after the Sunderland defence was carved open by impressive £42.5million debutant Mesut Ozil.

Craig Gardner brought the hosts level from the penalty spot after a "foul" by Laurent Koscielny on Adam Johnson two minutes into the second half, then Steven Fletcher had an effort ruled out for offside.

Ramsey put Arsenal back in front with a superb volley in the 67th minute, before Sunderland striker Jozy Altidore thought he had equalised for the Black Cats.

Altidore was fouled by Bacary Sagna, but continued on after the referees whistle and bundled the ball over the line in the 70th minute, only to be brought back.

Three minutes later Ramsey was sent through by Olivier Giroud at the other end to wrap up a 3-1 win for the Gunners.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

WORLD CUP : Italy and Netherlands qualify for 2014 Finals in Brazil

The Netherlands and Italy have qualified for the finals of 2014 World Cup in Brazil with wins in UEFA Qualification on Tuesday night.

Robin van Persie scored twice as the Dutch beat Andorra 2-0, and combined with Turkey's 2-0 win in Romania ensured that the Dutch side could not be overtaken at the top of Group D.

Italy just needed to beat the Czech Republic to qualify, and goals from Giorgio Chiellini and Mario Balotelli overturned an early Libor Kozak strike for a 2-1 Italian victory and qualification.

Elsewhere in Europe, Germany and Switzerland and Belgium are still unbeaten and now only need two points from their final two games to secure a place in Brazil.

Group A - Belgium (5 points ahead of Croatia)
Group B - Italy (confirmed)
Group C - Germany (5 points ahead of Sweden)
Group D - Netherlands (confirmed)
Group E - Switzerland (5 points ahead  of Iceland)
Group F - Russia (1 point ahead of Portugal)
Group G - Bosnia-H (tied with Greece)
Group H - England (1 point ahead of Ukraine and Montenegro)
Group I - Spain (tied with France but played 1 game less)

Blatter admits : Qatar 2022 World Cup award may be a mistake

FIFA may have made a "mistake" in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar, according to president Sepp Blatter.

Asked by about awarding Qatar the tournament, the 77-year-old said: "It may well be that we made a mistake at the time."

The FIFA bid document clearly stated that FIFA World Cup is, in principle, "expected to be held in June and July of the year of such Competition" ... but summer temperatures in Qatar can reach 50C  and it will clearly be impossible to play in such conditions.

Despite that fact, Blatter oversaw a decision process that awarded the 2022 tournament to Qatar anyway, and now the head of FIFA wants to move the World Cup to a European Winter timeframe - but that has met with loud resistance from European football federations and leagues.

The next step will be a FIFA Executive Committee meeting on October 3/4 where it will be discussed further and the committee will decide whether to adopt Blatters "recommendation" to change the dates to Januaary 2022.

Will FIFA continue to submit to Blatter's increasingly eccentric diktats? Or will the October meeting see the end of Blatter's reign and will FIFA see common sense and revisit the decision to award Qatar the World Cup ?

Thursday, September 05, 2013

AFL Finals : Punters tipping Carlton to beat Richmond


The Richmond Tigers have finally made the Finals, but punters are tipping their celebrations will be short lived, with more money coming for the Blues to beat Richmond with online bookmaker

Richmond v Carlton
Punters are tipping an upset as there has been more money bet on the Blues. Despite being $2.65 outsiders, punters have come for the Blues and have been well backed, with little interest on the Tigers at $1.50.

“It’s taken the Tigers 12 years to make the finals, but punters are tipping their September action will be short lived and we keep taking money on Carlton, with their price of $2.65 appealing given they beat the Tigers only a few weeks ago,” said’s Shaun Anderson.
Hawthorn v Sydney
Despite missing Buddy Franklin, the Hawks have so far been the best backed team in the first week of the Finals. There has been little interest in the Swans and they have drifted from $2.58 to $2.60.

Geelong v Fremantle
The fact the game will be played in Geelong and not Etihad Stadium has seen the odds change significantly (Cats would have been $1.42 if it was played at Etihad instead of $1.35 in Geelong. Fremantle would have been $2.85 if it was played at Etihad instead of $3.25 in Geelong). Regardless, punters cant split these two teams, with money virtually even.

Collingwood v Port Adelaide
Punters have declared Collingwood as the safest bet of the week. There has been five times the money on the Pies, with virtually no interest in Port Adelaide.

Markets courtesy of

Finals Week 1

(Prices in brackets from Monday 2 September)
$1.50   Hawthorn                   (steady)
$2.60   Sydney                         (out from $2.58)                  

$1.35   Geelong                      (out from $1.32)
$3.25   Fremantle                   (steady)

$1.28   Collingwood               (in from $1.32)
$3.75   Port Adelaide              (out from $3.30)

$1.50   Richmond                   (steady)
$2.65   Carlton                        (out from $2.55)                  

2013 AFL Premiership winner
$2.75   Geelong                     
$3.00   Hawthorn                   
$6.00   Sydney                     
$7.00   Fremantle                  
$14      Collingwood               
$34      Richmond                   
$51      Carlton                    
$101    Port Adelaide             

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

NCAAF : Can Georgia bounce back against South Carolina?

College Football Odds: SEC Contender Georgia Faces Formidable South Carolina Challenge

The Georgia Bulldogs start to the 2013 NCAAF season always looked a tough task, and losing a high-profile Week 1 matchup 38-35 on the road to a highly ranked opponent the Dawgs will have to find a way to bounce back from the opening game loss and brace for a Week 2 tilt with yet another top 10 opponent.

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While the Bulldogs entered the season as the #5 team in the AP polls, Georgia’s three-point loss to #8 Clemson was enough to bump them down to #11 in the national rankings.

Now this weekends clash with #6 South Carolina Gamecocks should give fans and critics alike a good idea of what to expect over the course of the rest of the 2013 season.

The college football moneyline gives hometown Georgia a 3-point advantage over the Gamecocks on Saturday, but given everything that’s happened so far already this season, will home cooking be enough without momentum?

Georgia's only SEC conference losses the past two seasons have come against South Carolina, but I've got a feeling that Georgia will put that right this weekend - and get their season back on track with a win.

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