Who is your Sports Betting Money on?

That is the question after another dramatic weekend of Premier League action.
The betting odds have changed yet again on who can escape the drop.
Football games this weekend simply provided more permutations in a relegation battle which gets tighter by the day as the clock ticks down to the end of the season.

Liverpool 0-0 Stoke City

A decent point for Stoke City but one that is unlikely to be enough in their survival bid.
A third straight draw has given them a glimmer of hope as they prepare to face fellow strugglers Crystal Palace and Swansea.
Paul Lambert has an impressive record at Liverpool – the Champions League semi-finalists could be forgiven for having other matters on their mind – but Stoke, who rode their luck at times, remain 12 games without a win.

Burnley 0-0 Brighton & Hove Albion

A draw which eases both sides towards their respective targets.

One victory for Brighton in their final three matches should see them safe.

Burnley’s outside hopes of catching Arsenal are all but over but they are within touching distance of qualifying for the Europa League, which would be the Clarets’ first participation in Europe since the 1966-67 Fairs Cup.

Crystal Palace 5-0 Leicester City

Roy Hodgson and Wilfried Zaha – two men at the opposite end of the age spectrum but figures who, more than anyone, have surely guaranteed Crystal Palace their place in the Premier League next season.

Hodgson’s calm and experience has proved pivotal in turning the fortunes of the Eagles around, while Zaha – who opened the scoring and set up the second here – has been their shining light.

Marc Albrighton’s red card 10 minutes after the restart ended any hopes of a comeback by Leicester who had controlled spells of the first half, yet found themselves two behind.
This was a miserable day of a relatively upbeat campaign for the Foxes.

Huddersfield Town 0-2 Everton

Now Huddersfield have got it all to do.

With their final three matches against sides in the top six, this was one David Wagner would have targeted to claim a much needed victory.

The Terriers will now need to pull a surprise out of the bagto avoid being drawn into a real scrap.

A good win for Everton as they try and cement eighth place in the table.

Sam Allardyce faced abusive chants and a protest banner from some Evertonians – they should be careful what they wish for and show some respect to a figure who has turned their campaign around.

Newcastle United 0-1 West Bromwich Albion

Seven points from nine and the Baggies must only regret that they are quickly running out of games.

After victory at Old Trafford and a draw at home to Liverpool, West Brom returned from the north-east with another three point haul, courtesy of Matt Phillips’ goal just before the half hour.

Even wins in their final two matches is unlikely to save them but caretaker boss Darren Moore must be giving himself a chance of leading the club next season, although it will probably be in the Championshp.

Southampton 2-1 AFC Bournemouth

Dusan Tadic is the hero of the south coast.

His double earned the Saints victory in the derby, Mark Hughes his first victory since returning to the club and Southampton a lifeline in their bid to beat the drop.

An injury time save from Alex McCarthy could yet prove the crucial moment in their escape bid.

Swansea City 0-1 Chelsea

After results earlier in the day, the last thing Swansea wanted was to concede early.

Cesc Fabregas’ fourth minute strike was his 50th Premier League goal and gave the FA Cup finalists the early advantage.

And that was how it stayed as Swansea lost back-to-back matches for the first time since Carlos Carvalhal took over in late December.

West Ham United 1-4 Manchester City

Ultimately, a stroll in the park for the champions who just love playing at the London Stadium.

Goals from Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho, plus an own goal, sealed a 4-1 rout as City reached 100 league goals for the season.

Victory against the Hammers, who were shambolic defensively, means Pep Guardiola’s men have reached a century of top flight goals quicker than any English side since Everton managed it in 32 games in 1932.

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Watford

A routine win for Spurs as goals from England duo Dele Alli and Golden Boot chasing Harry Kane saw off Watford.

It could and should have been more, although Watford could easily have found the net too.

A victory which puts Spurs within a point of third placed Liverpool, with a game in hand.

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Firmino agrees new Anfield deal

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has persuaded Roberto Firmino to put pen to paper on a new long-term contract with the club.

The Brazilian moved to Anfield from Hoffenheim in the summer of 2015 and has gone on to score 50 goals in 140 appearances for the Reds.

This season he has found the net 27 times in 50 games in all competitions for Klopp's team.

Firmino said: "It was an easy decision. The club have taken me in in an incredible way and I have grown a lot here with my work with the support of the whole team. I am very, very happy here.

"Everything fits in the best possible way. My team-mates are fantastic and I am very grateful to be able to play with them at this club."

Meanwhile, Klopp is looking forward to Wednesday's Champions League semi-final second leg clash against Roma at Stadio Olimpico and the meeting with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge which could see Liverpool confirm their place in the top four of the Premier League.

The German said: "Again, two massive games – what a season. You play the whole season – I said it a few times – we created a base and now we have to finish it. There are a few things to do. It's really exciting."

Firmino is 6/4 to score at any time against Roma while Liverpool are 1/20 to qualify for the Champions League final after winning last week's first leg against the Serie A side at Anfield 5-2. Klopp's team are 6/5 to win the Champions League this season and 1/100 to finish in the top four of the Premier League.

Gracia accepts Gray may leave

Watford head coach Javi Gracia has admitted that former Luton Town and Burnley striker Andre Gray could leave the club in the summer.

Gray moved to Vicarage Road for a club record £18.5million last summer but has barely featured in the first team since Gracia was appointed Hornets boss in January.

He has only scored four times in 30 matches this season, with 16 of those appearances coming from the substitutes bench.

Gracia says Gray may look for a move after growing frustrated with his lack of first-team opportunities at Watford, saying of the 26-year-old: "We will see at the end of the season if he prefers to change club, because he needs to play more and we can speak about it.

"In this moment, I will say I am very happy with him even if he is playing less minutes than others. I am happy with his behaviour and attitude.

"Andre has been working hard all season and maybe if other players are not in the best condition he will have a chance to play, but we will see."

Watford face Tottenham at Wembley on Monday and are 16/1 to beat Mauricio Pochettino's team, who are 1/12 to clinch a top-four finish this season.

Barca confirmed as champions

Lionel Messi believes that Barcelona have been able to win the La Liga title because they were far superior to their rivals this season.

Barca were crowned champions for the 25th time after beating Deportivo La Coruna 4-2 on Sunday with the help of a hat-trick from Messi.

They completed an eighth domestic double, after winning the King's Cup last week, thanks in a large part to Messi, who has now scored 32 league goals this season.

Ernesto Valverde's side have not lost a league game this term and have 86 points from 34 games, 11 clear of second-placed Atletico Madrid.

Argentina international Messi said after the match: "We were very superior to the other rivals.

"We did not lose games practically, only one in the Copa [del Rey] and, unfortunately, the Champions League, which was unexpected because of how we arrived.

"The truth is it has a lot of merit. It's very difficult."

Barcelona are 7/10 to beat Real Madrid on Sunday. Meanwhile, Real are 4/6 to win the Champions League this season and Argentina are 9/1 to win the 2018 World Cup outright.

New Teams, Old Rivalry: Watch Out for the Big East Clash!

Eastern Conference Semi-finals Game 1

Just when sports betting fans thought the NBA Playoffs couldn’t get any more exciting, the Eastern Conference pits two old rivals that have a long history of exciting playoff matches.

The Philadelphia 76ers will visit the Boston Celtics in what will be the 20th postseason meeting of the two franchises. The Celts hold a 12-7 record against the Sixers in the postseason, but the young and rising team from the City of Brotherly Love certainly won’t allow history to dictate their future.

There’s also the Toronto-Cleveland match-up that is sure to thrill online gambling and bring drama to betting websites, with the Raps eyeing to finally get over LeBron James.

Philadelphia 76ers @ Boston Celtics (May 01, 08:00 GMT+8)

Despite injuries to their star players, the Celtics pulled through and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks in a thrilling seven-game series. While that tells a lot about the team’s winning mentality, it also shows the genius of Brad Stevens who managed to win games despite his depleted lineup.

That sideline wizardry will be crucial again for Boston when they meet the Sixers who are not only more talented than the Bucks but also better coached with Brett Brown at the helm.

Ben Simmons has been on a tear for Philly, while Joel Embiid has been a monster on the defensive end despite his struggles on the offence since his return from injury.

Ball distribution and transition defence will be key for a Boston team lacking the offensive firepower. Fortunately, they’ll be playing first at TD Garden where they are difficult to beat—just ask the Bucks about that.

This game should be close, but there’s a good chance Boston would win. With that said, bet on the Celtics +2.50 @ 2.06.

Cleveland Cavaliers @ Toronto Raptors (May 02, 08:00 GMT+8)

Let’s take a moment and appreciate LeBron James who has single-handedly lifted the Cleveland Cavaliers to the second round—read that as 45 points, nine rebounds and seven assists.

LeBron simply knows how to win games when it matters, and the Cavs need him to do that for another four or more games against the Toronto Raptors—unarguably the best team in the East this season.

Toronto are at a psychological disadvantage in this game. They have met LeBron and the Cavs in the postseason the last two years, and they lost both times including a sweep in the conference semi-finals last year.

Of course, another winless series is unlikely to happen this time. After all, the Raps are better than their 2016-17 selves and boast one of the best bench units in the league.

However, the problem for Toronto is how they can stop LeBron. Both DeMarre Carroll and P.J. Tucker failed to neutralise him in the regular season, with the King scoring 35 and 27 in their March and April games to lead the Cavs to a 2-1 series victory.

If there’s any silver lining for Toronto, it’s that they have the rest and home-court advantage in this opening match.

Another tight affair might be on the books, but betting on Cleveland +6.00 @ 2.00 seems a good move to take.

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Title triumph thrills Brown

Scott Brown could not think of a better way for Celtic to win yet another title than to beat Rangers 5-0 on Sunday.

The Hoops outclassed their Glasgow rivals as they secured a seventh consecutive league title with 32-year-old Brown playing a key role in the one-sided encounter.

"There have been a lot of wins over Rangers recently," the Celtic captain said afterwards. "But this one has to be right up there.

"The way we did it, in the sunshine in front of our own fans, and against Rangers as well, was great. We let ourselves down against Hibs last week but we managed to bounce back and we did it in style.

"To do seven in a row is fantastic but there's a lot of hard work ahead of us now, with three more league games before the cup final. There are places up for grabs in the cup final so everyone will want a chance."

Celtic have the opportunity to win a second consecutive domestic treble, something that has never been done before in Scotland, as they play Motherwell in the Scottish Cup final on 19th May having already won the Premiership and the League Cup. Celtic are 1/4 to beat Motherwell and 7/1 to win the game 2-1.

Brendan Rodgers' team have scored 70 goals so far this season and conceded just 23, winning 23 games, drawing nine and losing three.

Lucky Day in Baku for Happy Hamilton!

Lady luck smiled on Lewis Hamilton in Baku as the Mercedes star won an incident-packed Azerbaijan Grand Prix to take the lead in the Formula One drivers’ championship.

Sports betting pundits didn’t expect Hamilton to win. After all, the Brit hasn’t had the pace he wanted all weekend and never looked like a threat despite starting second on the grid.

However, a late drama that featured a crash, an ill-timed lunge and a puncture turned the betting odds upside down and brought chaos to betting websites.

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel led from pole and built a three-second lead early on despite several crashes in the first lap. Hamilton, on the other hand, dropped to third on Lap 22 after locking his wheels.

The match looked like a two-horse race between Vettel and Valtteri Bottas, who surpassed Hamilton after starting third. Nonetheless, with 11 laps to go, madness unfolded after the Red Bull drivers—Daniel Ricciardo and Max Verstappen—crashed into each other and prompted a safety car.

Bottas took advantage of the safety car, went to the pits and came out ahead of Vettel. The German driver tried to fight back after the restart, but an aggressive lunge caused him to run wide, allowing Hamilton and Kimi Raikkonen to pass him.

The twist, however, didn’t stop there. With two laps remaining, Bottas appeared on his way to victory until a piece of debris punctured his right rear tyre and ended his run. It gave Hamilton the opening to take the win and the lead for the first time this season.

“It was mixed emotions,” Hamilton said after the win. “Grateful for the opportunity to win but on the other side I did not drive the way I feel like I normally drive, so that hurts a little bit in my heart.”

Ferrari’s Raikkonen claimed second despite dropping all the way down to 14th after an early collision, while Sergio Perez fended off Vettel to give Force India their first podium finish since 2016.

The result allowed Hamilton to move four points ahead of Vettel in the driver standings. However, Ferrari’s 2-4 finish pushed them back to the top of the best constructor race.

Next up is the Spanish Grand Prix at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya where Hamilton won last year.

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It’s a Spectacular Double for Brilliant Barcelona

It’s been coming for a while, and tonight Barcelona lifted the La Liga title with a thrilling 2-4 win over Deportivo La Coruna, courtesy of a Lionel Messi hat-trick…of course!

Football betting pundits have agreed it’s Barca’s title since Christmas, and Ernesto Valverde’s stars have won it with four league football games to go.  And after hammering Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey, it’s a superb double for the Catalans.

Deportivo La Coruna 2-4 Barcelona

Defeat consigned Depor to relegation, but they will be favourites on betting websites to bounce straight back.

It took just six minutes for Barca to go ahead when Philippe Coutinho brilliantly chipped into the top corner. Then on 37 minutes, Messi volleyed home his 30th goal of the season. Lucas Perez halved the lead for Depor before half-time and Emre Colak levelled on 64, but it was the genius Messi who won the game—and the title— with yet another fantastic hat-trick.

Alaves 0-1 Atletico Madrid

Kevin Gameiro’s 78th-minute penalty settled this tetchy affair which featured nine yellows and a late red card for Atleti’s Angel Correa. Alaves had won three in four and frustrated Atletico for much of the game; however, the visitors got the opening they needed when Mubarak Wakaso handled in the box.

Real Madrid 2-1 Leganes

Zinedine Zidane made ten changes to the side which beat Bayern in midweek and the second string had to work hard to beat Leganes in this Madrid derby. Gareth Bale and Borja Mayoral scored for Los Blancos, while Darko Brasanac pulled one back for the who can look forward to a third season at the top flight.

Valencia 0-0 Eibar

Valencia lost ground on the top three and failed to confirm a Champions League place after playing out a goalless draw at the Mestalla. In a game dominated throughout by the hosts, Simone Zaza came close to winning it with a late header. But Eibar escaped with a second point in five games.

Villarreal 4-1 Celta Vigo

The Yellow Submarine stay in sixth place after a resounding win over Celta Vigo to end the visitors’ hopes of European football. A first-half hat-trick from Carlos Bacca blew Celta away. Pione Sisto scored for the visitors, but Samu Castillejo made it four in injury time.

Getafe 1-1 Girona

Neither of these two has given up on Europa League football just yet after sharing the spoils in a tough battle. Amath Ndiaye had put Getafe ahead, but Cristhian Stuani levelled from the penalty spot after Damian Suarez saw red for Getafe.

Levante 2-1 Sevilla

Levante can look forward to another year in the Primera Division after goals from Roger Marti and Jose Luis Morales gave them a fourth win in five matches. Carlos Fernandez had equalised for Sevilla but defeat meant the end for coach Vincenzo Montella.

Real Sociedad 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Bilbao’s Mikel San Jose had a nightmare as Real Sociedad got back to winning ways. The defender put through his own net twice to hand victory to Sociedad. Meanwhile, the host’s sub Ruben Pardo had a bad game as well after he was sent off minutes after coming on!

RCD Espanyol 1-1 Las Palmas

Espanyol are safe, though they secured their top-flight status in an underwhelming draw at home to relegated Las Palmas. Jonathan Calleri put the visitors ahead from the spot, but Gerard Moreno scored on 76 minutes as the Catalans breathed a collective sigh of relief.

Bottom club Malaga visit fifth-placed Real Betis on Monday.

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It’s Live Betting Chaos as Juve grab a Last-Gasp Win!

Two goals in the final three minutes of a dramatic Derby d’Italia gave Juventus a vital 2-3 win over Inter to put them in pole position in the race for the Scudetto.

Betting websites couldn’t split Juve and Napoli before the weekend’s fixtures, but after Napoli lost 3-0 to Fiorentina, the betting odds have swung firmly back in the champions’ favour.

The Bianconeri had the perfect start at the Giuseppe Meazza when Douglas Costa put them ahead on 13 minutes. Inter went down to ten men soon after when Matias Vecino saw red, but Mauro Icardi’s 27th goal of the season and an own goal by Andrea Barzagli looked to have won it for the hosts until the late, late drama.

First, Juve drew level when Milan Skriniar put through his own goal on 87, and then two minutes later, Paul Dybala crossed for Gonzalo Higuain to head home the winner.

Napoli had a disastrous start in Florence when Kalidou Koulibaly was dismissed after just six minutes for a rash challenge. The Viola took full advantage, with Giovanni Simeone helping himself to a hat-trick.

A Sergej Milinkovic-Savic header gave Lazio a 0-1 win against Torino to move third, and Roma warmed up for their upcoming Champions League clash with Liverpool by dispatching Chievo 4-1. Edin Dzeko grabbed a brace, and though Juan Jesus was sent off for the hosts, Chievo couldn’t capitalise and now find themselves in the bottom three.

New boys SPAL gleefully left the drop zone, coming from behind to win 1-3 in Verona, a result which leaves the hosts in big danger.

Atalanta, Milan and Sampdoria all won in the race for Europa League football, while

Udinese ended a run of 11 consecutive defeats with a 3-3 draw against bottom club Benevento. Meanwhile, Crotone boosted their chances of survival with a thumping 4-1 win at home to Sassuolo.

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This Could be Live Betting to Keep You Guessing

In theory, the semi-finals of the Champions League should offer football games on a knife edge, when the outcome is unclear until the very last kick.

That may not necessarily be the case this time but that hasn’t made my betting tips any easier to determine.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich (May 02, 02:45 GMT +8)

Real Madrid have an aura in the Champions League.

Their domination of the competition in recent seasons (three successes in the past four years) has lifted them to 12 European Cup wins, well clear of any other club.

That they won in Germany last week, hot on the heels of impressive triumphs over Juventus and Paris St Germain, was further proof.

Their experience and pedigree to win, even when not at their best, was again evident, just as in the second leg of their quarter-final.

Bayern’s pedigree in European football is also well known, in fact they have pushed Real closer than anyone in recent tournaments.

I feel this will be close but Bayern just have too many injuries to prevail.

With Arturo Vidal and Jerome Boateng out and Javier Martinez and Arjen Robben unlikely to make it, it’s hard to bet against Real progressing overall.

I will go for a 🌟🌟🌟 tip of first half over 1.50 goals @ 2.14 and a 🌟 prediction of 1X2 draw @ 3.45.

AS Roma vs Liverpool (May 03, 02:45 GMT +8)

The maths is simple – Roma need to score three times against Liverpool to progress, just as they managed against Barcelona in the quarter-final.

Only problem is they can’t concede a goal against a side which netted five times against them in a blistering Anfield display.

Against Chievo in Serie A at the weekend, Roma scored twice, hit the woodwork twice and had a goal disallowed, all inside the opening 45 minutes.

If they can have a first half like that in the Stadio Olimpico they will give themselves a chance but Chievo are hardly Liverpool.

I simply can’t see it and feel this tie is over, although it will be attacking and wide open in terms of how the match progresses.

My 🌟🌟🌟 tip is First Half over 1.50 goals @ 2.19. My 🌟🌟 bet is total goal 4-6 @ 2.23 and a 🌟 bet is for Liverpool to win both legs, Asian Handicap 0.00 Liverpool @ 2.11.

A short explanation on how our (🌟) bets are worth:

🌟🌟🌟 = £20
🌟🌟 = £10
🌟 = £5

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