And Now is it All Over?

There’s still plenty to play for in Serie A – but surely only at the bottom.

That’s because Juventus have just taken a massive step towards a seventh straight Scudetto.

Certainly, a four point gap is far from insurmountable but seems telling with eight matches remaining.

More on that in a moment.

Up and down the country, Easter football games provided plenty of goals and a few sports betting shocks, while live betting offered enough uncertainty on its own.
Especially when lowly Sassuolo led and then held title chasers Napoli and when Lazio had a brief scare from Bennevento.

In the end, however, it mattered little as Lazio crushed the basement battlers, Inter Milan were too strong for Hellas Verona, Torino cruised at Cagliari and SPAL held Genoa for what could be a crucial point.

There were also straightforward victories for Atalanta and Fiorentina, Chievo overturned Sampdoria, while Bologna frustrated Roma.

After Napoli’s slip-up, the main focus was in Turin and it didn’t disappoint as this clash between the current Italian heavyweight and a former heavyweight trying to rediscover past glories found its spark.

The Allianz Stadium was rocking by the end as two late goals gave the Italian champions a barely deserved victory over the Rossoneri – the last team to win the top prize before Juventus embarked on this run of dominance.

First, Juan Cuadrado powered home a header 10 minutes from time and then Sami Khedira, who provided the cross for Cuadrado, fired a match-clinching third.

This was after Milan had been on top for long spells of the contest, even before Juve’s former hero, now Milan skipper Leonard Bonucci, cancelled out Paulo Dybala’s ninth minute opener.

For all the glimmering sparkles of Napoli and Roma in recent years, not since Milan and their city rivals Inter has there been a true heavyweight rival to Juve.

Constantly booed throughout by the home fans, Bonucci’s return provided an added element of excitement as this rivalry threatens to return to its old glory.

A return to some form under Rino Gattuso, their former midfield general who now patrols the dug-out, also meant this game had a bit more about it.

Especially as Gattuso scored the only goal the last time Milan won in Turin and were then managed by now Juve boss Maxi Allegri!

Yet, despite all this; despite Bonucci scoring the first league goal Juventus have conceded in 2018; despite giving the champions a fright on their own turf, one fact remains constant right now.

Italy is still black and white!

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The Old Lady is on the Hunt for Revenge!

Juventus’ players and fans won’t need reminding of their 4-1 final defeat last year when they welcome Real Madrid to Turin in the Champions League tie of the round.

How ever many football games have passed, that defeat to Real Madrid will stick in the Bianconeri’s minds, and while betting odds say they have an uphill task, Max Allegri’s team is a tough nut to crack. And in the other of Tuesday’s ties, Asian Handicap Betting is the way to play as the Bundesliga giant Bayern makes a visit to Seville.

Juventus vs Real Madrid

It’s been five years since a final without either Juve or Real and there’s a big chance one of them will be there again. Juventus have been imperious all season with the goals of Paulo Dybala and Gonzalo Higuain firing them to a likely seventh Scudetto on the run. Los Blancos have been distinctly uninspiring for much of the season, that is, rather ominously, until the last few weeks. They are clicking through the gears as the preening Cristiano Ronaldo looks better by the week. The Beautiful One is top scorer with 12 already and that will surely increase if Los Blancos are to navigate this tough test.

Sevilla vs Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich makes the trip to Spain to meet the conquerors of Manchester United, and Sevilla fans know this will be a more demanding examination. They need to get ahead while they can, and their best hope is the form of Wissam Ben Yedder, who took his tournament tally to eight goals in the last round. Bayern’s powerful side has dominated the Bundesliga this year, but did suffer a rare defeat in Leipzig two weeks ago.

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Big Football Games Get the Blood Pumping

Want to scratch your football betting itch? There’s a good set of games waiting for you!

The Champions League quarter-finals are about to happen, and we can expect to see some fireworks! The draws star a grand battle between La Liga and Serie A as well as a Premier League battle! Meanwhile, Sevilla are in a tough spot as they square up against giant live betting favourites named Bayern Munich.

If these clashes don’t convince you to bet online, I don’t know what will.

Sevilla FC vs Bayern Munich (April 4, 02:45 GMT +8)

Bayern may have lost in their last outing, but that doesn’t erase the fact that they are still the overwhelming favourites in this match. Robert Lewandowski is still a goalscoring threat while the rest of the Bavarians can mount immense pressure on Vincenzo Montella’s men.

Sevillistas Los Rojiblancos need to score as many goals as they can at home because they will definitely have a tough time scoring at the Allianz Arena. Wissam Ben Yedder will have to do a lot of scoring to negate Bayern’s explosive XI.

Bayern won’t likely buckle again after tripping against Leipzig, so they should at least secure a one-goal lead here. My first tip is Bayern -0.75 @ 1.92 for 🌟🌟.

Juventus vs Real Madrid (April 4, 02:45 GMT +8)

This matchup intrigues me the most out of all of the quarter-final draws.

Real Madrid are way behind Barcelona in the Spanish league, so defending their Champions League crown is the only way for Zinedine Zidane to salvage the season.

However, he will have a difficult time breaking Juventus in Turin. Not even Barcelona were able to break the Old Lady in their home turf, and Los Blancos will have a tough time breaking Massimiliano Allegri’s defence-heavy formation.

I think things would be bleak for Real Madrid and this game will end in a draw. My second tip is Juventus +0.25 @ 1.71 for another 🌟🌟.

Barcelona vs AS Roma (April 5, 02:45 GMT +8)

The other half of the Italy-vs-Spain matches see Barcelona hosting Roma. While their Madrid rivals will likely struggle in Italy, the Blaugrana are heavy favourites to win.

The hosts are looking as deadly as ever with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez up front, while players like Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele and Andres Iniesta will make life troublesome for them in the midfield.

Eusebio Di Francesco has a lot of defensive adjustments to make in order to stop Messi and friends from scoring. Unless Edin Dzeko manages to shake off Gerard Pique and the Barca defence to score some goals, I don’t see them winning at all. My third pick is Barcelona -1.75 @ 1.97 for yet another 🌟🌟.

Liverpool vs Manchester City (April 5, 02:45 GMT +8)

It’s easy to dismiss this game as a runaway win for Manchester City, but hear me out a bit.

The Sky Blues are pretty much sure winners of the league title, but the Reds pulled off one of the most impressive victories over Pep Guardiola’s team. Thanks to the heroics of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah, Jurgen Klopp enjoyed a great victory in their last match.

However, Pep Guardiola’s lads proved that they can score if they will so. Klopp needs to make sure that their defence is air-tight to prevent themselves from facing a difficult task at the Etihad.

I have full confidence in the Reds to pull off a draw, so my final 🌟🌟 tip is Liverpool +0.25 @ 1.60.

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Mo Delivers Every Time for Live Betting Thrills

Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

Mo Salah banged in his 29th goal of the league season as Liverpool broke the Eagles’ hearts with a late winner at Selhurst Park.

Palace looked like beating the betting odds after going in ahead at half-time, and staying level until the last ten minutes, but Salah’s strike leaves them deep in relegation trouble, while online betting fans who backed a Reds win started the weekend in style.

Roy Hodgson’s side gave it a real go and Wilfried Zaha had the first big chance of the game, bursting through a sleepy Liverpool defence only to see his shot bravely saved by Loris Karius. But the Reds failed to heed the warning and just five minutes later Zaha found himself on the end of a long ball and all Karius could do was to wipe the striker out. Luka Milivojevic is one of the best penalty takers in the league and he made no mistake, thumping his spot-kick into the corner.

Liverpool thought they had their own penalty on 23 minutes but Sadio Mane was booked for his theatrical dive. And the passionate home crowd was cheering and jeering again, soon after, when Mane celebrated a headed equaliser only to see it chalked offside. Then, moments before the break Wayne Hennessey made a smart save to deny Sane and send the Eagles into half-time ahead.

But it didn’t take much of the second half for Mane to finally get some joy, firing home from close range on 48 minutes to quieten the Selhurst Park faithful. Palace fought back; breaking for quick-fire chances only for Christian Benteke to miss two sitters.

And they continued to give as good as they got; and looked like they’d earned a hard fought point, until that man Salah popped up to score his dramatic winner.

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Alonso: Spurs is ‘must-win’

Chelsea defender Marcos Alonso concedes their clash with Tottenham at Stamford Bridge on Sunday falls into the 'must-win' category.

The Blues are fifth in the table, five points behind Spurs in fourth.

After Sunday they'll have only seven games each left to play and Alonso knows that this is Chelsea's chance to thrust themselves into the picture for a top-four finish.

Chelsea have not lost a home league game against their London rivals since 1990, but they are under pressure to get the win this time.

"It is definitely a must-win game," Alonso told Sky Sports. "Here at Chelsea, we have to fight until the end for every target we can achieve, and next year we have to be in the Champions League. On Sunday, we have to get a win.

"It's a massive game. We have a very important target, which is arriving at the end of the season in top four. Starting on Sunday, it's the first important three points for us."

Chelsea are 7/5 to win, with Tottenham 9/4 and the draw 23/10.

Spurs are set to be without influential goalscorer Harry Kane, though Alonso says Chelsea cannot allow that, or Tottenham's poor record at Stamford Bridge, to impact on their approach.

"Kane is a very important player for them, that's for sure," he said. "But I think they are a very good side physically, with some quality players, and I think it will be a very tough game even without him.

"I don't think the past will have an influence. I don't like stats, I think it will be a different game and we will have to give everything and be fully focused to get the three points."

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Salah secures Reds win

Mohamed Salah yet again proved the difference as Liverpool came from behind to win 2-1 at Crystal Palace.

Luka Milivojevic converted from the penalty spot early in the first half to give Palace the lead after goalkeeper Loris Karius took out Wilfried Zaha.

Sadio Mane, fortunate not to have been red-carded by that stage, turned in James Milner's cross shortly after the break to level matters.

It was the home side that engineered most after that, with former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke passing up to presentable chances.

They were made to rue those six minutes from the end when Salah showed superb composure inside the box to cushion Andy Robertson's pass into space with his left foot and finish with his right past Wayne Hennessy.

It was Salah's 29th Premier League goal of the season – equalling the league record of scoring in 21 matches in a 38-game season with six games to spare.

The win was a timely boost for Liverpool, they host Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Champions League on Wednesday evening.

The Reds are 19/10 to win that game, with City priced at 7/5 and the draw 12/5.

Liverpool beat Man City 4-3 in the league at Anfield in January, with a repeat of that scoreline priced at 80/1.

Jurgen Klopp admitted that he wasn't surprised by his team having to scrap for three points at Selhurst Park.

"It is usual for us that we need to fight here, especially after a difficult start, but it makes it more special at the end. The win was deserved," said the Liverpool boss.

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Coleman not giving up on survival

Sunderland boss Chris Coleman claims his team have given themselves a glimmer of hope of staying in the Championship after thrashing Derby.

The Black Cats recorded their biggest win of the season at Pride Park as they tore apart promotion-hopefuls Derby 4-1.

The emphatic triumph ended a 10-game winless streak for the Wearsiders, lifting them off the bottom of the table as Burton, although they are still 1/5 to go down.

Sunderland are now just three points from climbing out of the relegation zone and Coleman is delighted his players have given themselves renewed hope of staying up.

“The performance was very important because of where we have been in the last nine or ten games – we just haven’t been good enough.

“We haven’t hit enough heights consistently, so this performance was huge for us and I was delighted.

“We’ve given ourselves a chance. We are still three points behind, but we’ve given ourselves a chance."

The next job for Sunderland is to improve their performances at the Stadium of Light having only won twice on their own patch all season.

Sheffield Wednesday are the visitors to the north-east on Monday and Coleman says it is vital the Black Cats start to build a head of the season heading in to the closing stages.

“We haven’t won back-to-back games all season, hence why we are bottom of the league of course, and it is a big challenge for us on Monday, a big opportunity," he added.

Sunderland are 11/8 to beat the Owls on Monday with the visitors 15/8 and the draw 12/5.

Maitland-Niles calls for Wenger support

Ainlsey Maitland-Niles says it is the responsibility of the Arsenal players to take some of the pressure off manager Arsene Wenger, believing he deserves better.

The versatile 20-year-old was been brought in to the senior squad by Wenger for this season and has rewarded the Frenchman with some assured performance.

The England Under-21 international has featured 19 times in the Premier League and Europa League, and says he owes his manager a lot for the support he has shown him during the early part of his career.

Maitland-Niles was left on the bench for Arsenal's four-game losing run recently, a sequence of results which saw Wenger's position come under intense pressure.

The Gunners youngster believes the players should have taken more of the blame during that poor run and says there needs to be a collective responsibility when things go wrong.

"When he talks about football and how our team is doing, it's solely his opinion and what he thinks on the team. It's nothing to do with things that are coming from the press. He's very straightforward in what he wants us to do and he tells us that," Maitland-Niles told Sky Sports.

"I don't think we take enough [blame]. We should also take some of the blame because we are the ones on the pitch. He only picks the team, so that's how far his judgement goes, but us on the pitch I think we need to take more responsibility and really fight and stand up for our club.

"He's a great manager. He's got a lot of experience and a lot of knowledge, and a big personality as well if he's taking a lot of the blame."

Since losing four games on the spin, Arsenal won their last three matches ahead of the international break.

They will look to extend their good run when Stoke visit the Emirates Stadium on Sunday with the Gunners 3/10 for the win. The Potters are 10/1 and the draw is 5/1.

Arsenal then take on CSKA Moscow in the Europa League quarter-finals, a competition Wenger's men are 3/1 to win.

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Alderweireld urged to be patient

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says there is no chance of him selecting Toby Alderweireld just to aid his World Cup chances.

The Belgium international and Spurs appear set for a parting of the ways at the end of the season with the former Atletico Madrid and Southampton defender refusing to sign a contract extension.

The relationship between the two parties has not been helped by the 29-year-old often being left out of Pochettino's starting line-up since his return from a hamstring injury.

Alderweireld has managed just two appearances for Spurs since the start of 2018 and is likely to be on the bench again for Sunday's game at Chelsea with Jan Vertonghen and Davinson Sanchez the prefered centre-half partnership.

While Alderweireld did get a run out of Belgium during the international break, he was also warned by his national team coach Roberto Martinez that his place in the World Cup could be in doubt if he does not feature more regularly for Tottenham.

Pochettino has now warned Alderweireld he will need to bide his time in his quest to become a regular for Tottenham again, claiming he has no plans to change his defensive system anytime soon.

"I need to care for my club and I can only pick 11 players and we have plenty of international players.

"I can only pick 11 on Sunday [at Chelsea] and if I pick one, another needs to stay on the bench or out of the squad.

"Toby in the last four months has struggled with his injury. I am not going to change the system because Toby needs games for the World Cup.

"I need to pick two centre-backs and if you are happy you keep the couple of players and he needs to wait.

"The interest for me is Tottenham, it's about Tottenham to win. I understand the [Belgium] manager but what can I do?"

Tottenham travel to Chelsea on Sunday searching for their first win at Stamford Bridge since 1990.

Spurs are 9/4 for the win, while the Blues are 7/5 and the draw is 23/10.

The fifth-placed west Londoners are five points behind Spurs in fourth and are 5/2 to secure Champions League qualification.

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Will Isner Give American Live Betting Fans the Big Win?

Miami Open Men’s Singles Final

Alexander Zverev vs John Isner

American sports betting fans are on a high as their homegrown stars keep on performing.

John Isner made sure that the local crowd are extra ecstatic when they see him duking it out with Alexander Zverev for the Miami Open trophy. Free bets are flying out the window as these two stars look to impress!

Alexander Zverev is having a fantastic run of form in this year’s iteration of the tournament. He pulled off an incredible run that saw him beat some incredible opposition. David Ferrer, Nick Kyrgios, Borna Coric and Pablo Carreño Busta were the players he had to take down to make the final. The 20-year-old is a sure threat for Isner’s crack at the title.

However, even Zverev himself admitted that Isner is playing some of the best tennis of his life. The 32-year-old is slowly climbing up the ladder as he establishes himself as the Miami Open’s dark horse. He took down Maric Cilic and Hyeon Chung in straight sets. He also put on an incredible display to stop the red-hot Juan Martin Del Potro in only one hour and 22 minutes.

Isner hasn’t won against Zverev in the three times they have met in the professional circuit. However, he has a chance if he maximises his service games the same way he did against Del Potro. The 20-year-old German is ready to trade blows and force his way, so fans can bear witness to some fantastic hard-court tennis.

Whoever wins this contest, fans will surely have a grand time watching these two play. I think everyone who will keep an eye on this match will be pleasantly surprised at how things will go.

Maybe Isner can show what the American Dream looks like for young boys that love the sport.

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