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The Toon make controversial approach for ex-Sunderland manager Steve Bruce

Newcastle are ready to make an official approach for Sheffield Wednesday boss Steve Bruce with the Geordie now the Toon’s top target to replace Rafa Benitez. Reports suggest that they are willing to pay the compensation to get Bruce out of Hillsborough which is thought to be no more than £1million. Ex-Sunderland manager Steve Bruce Bruce took charge of Wednesday in February but is only on a one-year rolling contract with the Yorkshire side. Despite managing Newcastle’s rivals Sunderland from…
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Manchester City fancied to retain Premier League title

The 2019/20 Premier League title race promises to be another thrilling affair, with all the usual suspects believing they can mount a sustained challenge. Manchester City lifted the trophy for the second successive time last term, claiming top spot by one point from Liverpool. Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur were a long way adrift in third and fourth place respectively, while Arsenal and Manchester United finished outside the Champions League qualification places. Read on as we assess the battle for this…
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How casinos can help you negotiate Premier League outrights in 2019/20

In May 2019, Liverpool, along with the two Manchester clubs and London’s big three (Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham) made up the Premier League’s top six for the third year running. Subsequently, there is now a sharp contrast in the Premier League’s outright markets that can mitigate the pleasure of betting. There is a real disparity between teams that have a realistic chance of winning the title and their short odds, versus those that have very long odds, but will be…
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Ranking some of the worst signings in Premier League history

The Premier League is the richest and most watched football competition in the world, attracting millions of spectators each week as 20 teams battle it out for the top prize in English domestic football. Owing to its popularity, the EPL is also one of the most wagered on sporting events on the planet. Coupled with the rise of new technology, each week pundits and ex pros fire out tips and dedicated punters are encouraged to place bets from their fingertips,…
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Top teams set for big battle at Africa Cup of Nations

The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) kicks-off in Egypt on Friday with 24 teams dreaming of winning the prestigious tournament. The hosts get the competition underway with a match against Zimbabwe and they will be keen to send out a message that they are the team to beat this summer. However, there are a plethora of other sides who have genuine hopes of lifting the trophy in Cairo on July 19. Read on as we look at the main contenders…
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5 of the biggest transfer flops in Premier League history

With the 2018/19 Premier League season now well and truly over, the summer transfer window is in full flow with clubs hoping to sign some top talent over the next couple of months as they look to bolster their squads for the 2019/20 campaign. All Premier League clubs will be hoping their signings are successful but that’s not always proven to be the case, even if you do spend big. Here are just some of the Premier League’s biggest transfer…
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Nations League Finals: A thriller in store at wide open tournament

The UEFA Nations League Finals promise to be an exciting affair, with all four teams in with a genuine chance of winning the inaugural running of the competition. Hosts Portugal take on Switzerland in the first semi-final on June 5, with England going head-to-head with Netherlands the following day. The winners of each match will meet in the final on June 9, with the two losing semi-finalists playing a third place play-off earlier the same day. Read on as we…
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Champions League Final: Tottenham and Liverpool eager to snap trophy drought

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool face a date with destiny on June 1 as they meet in Madrid in the final of the Champions League. Both sides have qualified for next season’s competition via their league position, but each will be eager to end the current campaign by claiming the prestigious trophy. The match is also hugely important for the respective managers, with neither Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp winning any silverware during their time in the English game. Read on…
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Europa League Final: Arsenal and Chelsea set for epic battle

Two Premier League giants will be in the spotlight on Wednesday as Arsenal and Chelsea battle to claim the Europa League trophy. The London rivals are set to go head-to-head at the Olympic Stadium in Baku, Azerbaijan, and both will be eager to end the season on a high note. The winners of the competition automatically qualify for the 2019/20 Champions League, although Chelsea have already secured a spot via their league position. Read on as we assess the two…
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Goals on the cards as Aston Villa face Derby County in the Championship Play-Off Final

Aston Villa and Derby County meet in the Championship Play-Off Final at Wembley on Monday with a place in the Premier League on the line. With promotion to the top flight estimated to be worth around £170 million to the winning side, the game is sure to be a hard-fought encounter. Villa finished fifth in the Championship during the regular season, with a run of one defeat in their final 13 matches securing their place in the play-offs. Derby also…
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