English Teams in the Champions League

The Champions League this season is going to be more intense than ever and for the first time in 20 years, the English line-up is missing one very familiar face, Arsenal. With a record of securing a direct spot in Europe’s elite competition, Arsenal shocked the world when they failed to finish in the top 4 and will now have to contend with life in the Europa League. So what chances do the English teams in the Champions League have?

  • Chelsea

With a recent surge in form and the arrival of Alvaro Morata to the squad, Chelsea are the most likely English team to have a shot at landing that big-eared trophy. Having missed out on the competition last year this could be the season they wrest the title from the clutches of Madrid and bring it back to English soil for the first time in 5 years

  • Manchester City

Having barely scraped through into the top 4, Manchester City are looking to re-write their history by going all out for the trophy this coming season. Champions League has not been very kind to the Citizens and the furthest they have ever reached so far is the semi-finals in 2015/2016. Chances of them getting any further this season still look low

  • Tottenham Hotspurs

Having become regulars at this competition Spurs have been producing less than stroller performances in the Champions League with their perennial group stage exits summing up their short stint at this stage. Despite always having the luck of falling into the easy group it appears they have never quite gotten used to this level of football. They stand no chance.

  • Liverpool

Another surprise entrant this season, No chance of them going past the group stage. They still have qualifiers to play

  • Manchester United

Having secured a spot through winning the Europa League they have the second best chance of going far this season. With new players like Lukaku and Matic they have the spine needed to go toe to toe with the big boys like Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.

5 Young Players to Watch Out For

Every season always comes with a new reason to watch more football. Beautiful goals, daring tackles, bust-ups between players and managers, the English Premier League is always full of entertainment. But the most exciting dish that every season brings out is the excitement of watching new young players come through. What surprise will the new season serve us? Here are the 5 potential young players who will light up the coming season.

  • Demarai Gray

This 21 year old youngster from Leicester City has been in the shadows at the club for a while now, pushed down the pecking order by the likes of Vardy and Mahrez but has the skill to play alongside the big names and even surpass them. The coming season could be the one he has been waiting for.

  • Jordan Pickford

When Everton splashed a staggering £30m for this 23 year old goalkeeper the world gasped in shock. But what the world doesn’t know is that Jordan Pickford is a gem for the future. Playing under Koeman is going to boost him to the limelight.

  • Tammy Abraham

A Chelsea youth player who made only 2 appearances for the senior side last season despite having loads of talent. He scored 26 goals while on loan at Bristol and this adds to his case the need to get more senior appearances. This could be his breakthrough season.

  • Dominic Solanke

Having struggled to get regular football under Antonio Conte last season, Dominic Solanke has finally gotten a break through after moving to Liverpool recently to play under Jurgen Klopp who is known to favour youngsters. He already has shown shades of what he would offer with goals in pre-season friendlies.

  • Alfie Mawson

This 22-year-old central defender has been a fringe player at Swansea since his move from Barnsley. Under the new coach, however, Alfie Mawson has started to find his feet and with the confidence of the coach behind him, he is going to be stellar performer this coming season.

New Summer Transfer Records

Football is slowly becoming a mad money sport as far as the value of transfers is concerned. When Zinadine Zidane broke the transfer fee records in 2001 when he moved from Juventus to Real Madrid for £46m the world was left reeling in shock. A lot has happened since then and the sheer amounts of money that players go for these days will leave one with their mouth gaping open. The transfer season has already seen records get broken

  • Jordan Pickford

The young goalkeeper endured a horrid season at Sunderland but surprised many when he moved to Everton this summer for a cool £30 million.

  • Michael Keane

The former Manchester United youngster has grown tremendously since he left the Old Trafford outfit to the extent that Everton paid £26m for his services from Burnley.

  • Theo Hernandez

The former Atletico Madrid man has moved to the European Champions club for £27m this transfer season.

  • Victor Lindelof

Having been a subject of transfer speculation from United for quite a while Victor Lindelof finally secured his dream move to United but it came at a hefty price for a defender, Benfica received £30m.

  • Andre Silva

AC Milan had to fork out £33 million to secure the services of the talismanic striker who has scored 41 goals since he made his debut for the senior Porto side 2 years ago.

  • Ederson

The Brazilian born goalkeeper broke goalkeeper transfer records when he moved to Manchester City from Benfica for a prize of £35.5 million to make him the most expensive goalkeeper in history.

  • Corentin Tollso

This 23-year-old French man has moved to Bayern Munich from Lyon for £37 million breaking Bayern Munich’s transfer record in the process

  • Mohammed Salah

The former Roma man has joined Liverpool for a fee of £37m and will be looking to partner up with Coutinho and Mane in their push for a title.

  • Bernado Silva

Manchester City added Bernado Silva to their ranks by paying Monaco £44m for the services of the attacking midfielder.

  • Alexandre Lacazette

£46m from Lyon to Arsenal

Betting in Football

Sports betting is as old as sports itself. All over the world there are millions of betting agencies, such as Unibet Euro 2020, that provide betting options on all sports for the people, so many that you wonder how they are able to get clients, but in the world of betting clients will never run short, money has a way of attracting everyone towards it and betting provides an opportunity that many find hard to resists. But no sport in the world has made betting a global frenzy more than football.

Football betting is quite easy and straightforward. You simply stake your money on the team that you believe will win after the completion of the stipulated 90 minutes. These stakes (the cash) is put against odds. Each team has its own odds with the one most likely to win having the lowest. With time football betting has evolved from just the fundamentals of having Lose-Win options, betting firms now have thousands of options that one is allowed to make from just one game. Some of these options are:

  • 1X2 (3-Way)

This is basically a betting option where you place a bet either on a team winning or the match ending in a draw after 90 minutes. It has 3 outcomes: A home win, A draw or an Away win.

  • Over/Under 2.5

It has 2 possible outcomes, OVER which means more than 3 goals have to be scored and UNDER, less than 3 goals.

  • Both Teams to Score

This is banked on the possibility that both teams score at least a goal each for this to qualify as a settled bet. The number of subsequent goals does not affect the outcome.

  • Double Chance

Allows one to cover 2 of the 3 possible outcomes with one bet. Either a home win and a draw, a draw and an away win or a home win and an away win. If each set of outcomes turns out as expected the bet is settled.

  • Correct Score

The accurate prediction of the exact scores in a match at the end of the 90 minutes.