Gareth Purnell takes a look at the outright prices in the World Cup betting market with a touch of value in mind
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The World Cup is on its way, and soon some of the planet’s best players will be in a very tempting and wholly global shop window.
It all points to goals in the Champions League semi-final clash between real Madrid and Bayern Munich, but even though the bookies are well aware of this there are still chances to profit
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
With the World Cup approaching, Neymar was always going to be a name on everybody’s lips. However, rather than his form on the field, it is his controversial transfer to Barcelona that is currently attracting the most discussion.
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.
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