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Champions League: fixtures, preview and predictions

The Champions League returns on August 7 and 8, with the remaining round of 16 ties scheduled to be played to a conclusion. The winners of those four matches will join the four teams who have already booked their places in the quarter-finals. The format of the final phase of the competition has been revised with the quarter-finals, semi-finals and final all now set to be staged as one-off ties in Portugal. Favourites in Pole Position to Progress Manchester City…
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Predicting England’s Euro 2021 line-up

With a young group of players, as well as a manager who seems to be adept at getting a sense of cohesion like few of his predecessors, most pundits agree that the sky is the limit for the current England team. Indeed, when we look at the squad of young players, as well as those knocking at the door, it seems there is room for this side to improve. And, make no mistake – England are already one of the…
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Will the MLS merge with Liga MX?

Despite commonly held misconceptions, soccer is a popular sport in the United States. Over 24 million people regularly play the beautiful game, and 15% of whom are registered players. In 2018, the analytics company Gallup reported that soccer was the fourth most-watched team sport in the country, behind American football, baseball, and basketball. Its top-flight league, known as Major League Soccer (MLS) is the fastest growing professional soccer league in the world. Its creation came about as the US held…
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Why Liverpool still need more quality to retain title

Liverpool’s first Premier League title has been confirmed in extravagant fashion following an unbelievable season. But, it’s imperative for title-winning sides not to believe that the same will happen the year after if the squad hasn’t been improved. Bookmakers and online casino sites are already placing Manchester City as the favourites at 11/10 whilst the Reds come in second with quite favourable odds of 9/5. For Liverpool, this upcoming transfer window could be more important than last year’s and head…
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The rise and fall – and rise again – of Leeds United

On 2 May 2001, Leeds United faced Valencia in the first leg of a Champions League semi-final. Their appearance in the last four of the competition represented arguably their biggest achievement since lifting the league title in 1992. A 0-0 draw at Elland Road was followed by a 3-0 defeat in Spain and, though Leeds’ decline wasn’t immediate, elimination from the competition and subsequent struggles to scale similar heights in the seasons that followed saw the club’s fortunes suffer a…
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How to win big on a betting accumulator

Successful betting accumulators are the holy grail for punters, offering them the opportunity to win life-changing sums of money for small stakes. They can be fraught with danger, but the additional level of excitement makes them an enticing proposition for people who like betting. The term ‘accumulator’ generally relates to a bet that involves as least four selections, with each of them needing to be successful in order to secure a winning return. Read on as we take a closer…
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Soccer players with best stats today

For the last 15 years or so, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been ranked as the world’s best players. Ronaldo is famous for his remarkable longevity in the game, surpassing the expectations of many fans, while Messi's dribbling skills have earned him a place in the history books. Additionally, the Argentina native has remained loyal to Barcelona since the start of his career, making him an almost unique player. While the celebrated duo have earned their place amongst the…
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The numbers behind Liverpool’s recent Premier League triumph

Following the arrival of Jurgen Klopp on Merseyside back in October 2015, Liverpool have gone on to establish themselves as English football’s top club after decades of near misses. In clinching their 19th league title, the Reds have done so in record-breaking fashion, bettering numerous achievements by prior champions. So, let’s take a look at the statistics behind their long-awaited triumph.  Record Breakers  Although Klopp’s side didn’t seal the 2019-20 Premier League title on the field, Chelsea’s 2-1 victory at Stamford…
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Premier League football underway as the UK prepares for a festival of football

The Premier League has resumed following its extended delay after coronavirus (Covid-19) safety regulations forced professional football leagues worldwide to a halt. The Premier League will play its remaining games behind closed doors in what many pundits have described as a ‘festival of football’. The football resumed on Wednesday 17June with Man City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa kicking off against Sheffield United. With empty stadiums galore in the first weekend, the fixtures that followed felt more like pre-season friendlies…
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Major League Soccer to restart season on 8th July

After three months of no live-action in the MLS, the league is set to make a comeback on 8th July. The first game will be staged in Disney World, Florida, without any audience, though it will air live. The reason for the selection of Florida is to have neutral ground for easy control of all the twenty-six teams. This decision was made by football officials in a bid to ensure the safety of the players, coaches, and other supporting staff.…
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