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Gareth Purnell is a sports betting analyst and a short priced expert for Betfair, specialising in identifying opportunities for making money from sports 'exchange betting'. He writes the daily 'iBet' column for the 'i'.

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Ibet: European Cup competitions latest betting, Notebook

Ibet: European Cup competitions latest betting

Chelsea have been given an unlikely chance of another Champions League night of glory

By | Notebook | Friday, 11 April 2014 at 5:02 pm

Ibet: Real Madrid To Get The Job Finished In Dortmund, Football

Ibet: Real Madrid To Get The Job Finished In Dortmund

Dortmund have top scorer Robert Lewandowski back for Real Madrid’s visit but you have to wonder whether the Germans are a little bit out-gunned here.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Monday, 7 April 2014 at 4:07 pm

Ibet: Manchester United may not have the armoury to breach Bayern Munich’s defence, Football

Ibet: Manchester United may not have the armoury to breach Bayern Munich’s defence

Sir Alex Ferguson will surely have choked on his Premier Cru when he saw that bookies are offering 13/2 (that’s six and a half to one) about Manchester United winning a game at home

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Monday, 31 March 2014 at 5:40 pm

Ibet: Stats Point To A Lay Of Arsenal As Manchester City Come To Town, Football

Ibet: Stats Point To A Lay Of Arsenal As Manchester City Come To Town

Arsenal put in a storming end to last season to secure Champions League football but this time around they are losing momentum at just the wrong time.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 27 March 2014 at 4:55 pm

Ibet: Manchester United’s Record Against Top Half Teams Is Poor, Football

Ibet: Manchester United’s Record Against Top Half Teams Is Poor

I’m against Manchester United in tonight’s Manchester derby. It’s not just a perception that David Moyes’ men are having a rough old time of it against top teams – it’s backed up by the statistics.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 25 March 2014 at 9:11 am

Ibet: Manchester United to kick on against West Ham, Football

Ibet: Manchester United to kick on against West Ham

Sometimes a single game can turn a season around – look what followed Aston Villa’s 4-1 win against Norwich – and there are reasons for thinking that at a shade of odds on Manchester United are a good bet to beat West Ham on Saturday.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Friday, 21 March 2014 at 5:25 pm

Ibet: Get With Juventus In The Europa League If The ‘Big Guns’ Are Back, Football

Ibet: Get With Juventus In The Europa League If The ‘Big Guns’ Are Back

A late equaliser for Fiorentina in the first leg of this last 16 tie gained them an unexpected 1-1 draw and I see this as a chance to get a price about laying the home side.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Wednesday, 19 March 2014 at 6:57 pm

Ibet: Lewandowski To Notch Against Zenit; Second Half To Open Up At Old Trafford, Football

Ibet: Lewandowski To Notch Against Zenit; Second Half To Open Up At Old Trafford

Of the two Champions League ties on Wednesday night I would be happier taking a position about the Dortmund game than the fixture at Old Trafford.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Tuesday, 18 March 2014 at 1:26 pm

Ibet: Big guns Manchester City and Chelsea to show their firepower, Football

Ibet: Big guns Manchester City and Chelsea to show their firepower

Manchester City are not on a good run on the face of it. They’ve lost two in a row and were pretty awful for 65 minutes when getting dumped out of the FA Cup by Wigan. But although they lost to Barcelona in midweek, they played very well indeed in my opinion.

By | Football, Notebook, Sport | Friday, 14 March 2014 at 6:37 pm

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle, Notebook

Ibet: Big Buck’s Age Against Him In World Hurdle

I’ve been lucky enough to see Big Buck’s score twice at Cheltenham. Indeed I once saw someone (successfully) place a £30,000 win bet on him in the Betfair tent. Nice. The issue here revolves around whether Big Buck’s can regain the crown that injury denied him defending last season.

By | Notebook, Sport | Thursday, 13 March 2014 at 10:35 am

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