Another four years has passed and it’s time for the football World Cup once again! Last time it was, surprise surprise, the Germans celebrating and many anticipate the same old story this summer as well. But the other 31 national sides might disagree and it will not be a walk in the park even for the Germans. The biggest favorites include Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain, in addition to Germany of course. As a matter of fact, Brazil is currently favored with odds of around 4/1 | 5.0 | 20%. The Germans follow with just a tad greater odds, with Spain now the third most likely team to win it according to odds market. Before getting all worked up and predicting the winner of the football World Cup 2018, let’s have a look at the groups and Accuscore ’s simulations. Group A: Surprisingly one of the suddenly more interesting groups of the tournament include Uruguay, Russia, Egypt and Saudi-Arabia. The odd man out is obviously the latter, but otherwise it’s a … [Read more...] about World Cup insight – Accuscore’s tournament predictions
England to win world cup odds
Gareth Southgate's England team will aim to make it five from five with a win against Montenegro in Podgorica on Monday evening. Most indications are that the manager will be making few changes to the team that beat Czech Republic 5:0 on Friday it looks like he’s betting on a repeat performance against Montenegro tonight. You too can, with another England 5-0 currently being priced at 33/1 at thepools.com . The last time England produced a five goal win margin (6:1 vs Panama during the 2018 World Cup) they followed it up with a 0:1 loss versus Belgium, but Montenegro are no Belgium, ranked 46th in FIFAs rankings (Czech Republic are 44th, England 5th). It seems England need not worry, with the bookie having them 4/11 to win . Raheem Sterling is scoring freely these days, under the guiding hands of Pep Guardiola and Gareth Southgate, scoring 24 this season for club and country. You can back him to bag the first goal at 17/4, or score anytime in the 90 at 6/4. Meanwhile … [Read more...] about Montenegro vs England: What are the odds on Three Lions win? What you need to know
It's the calm before the storm as this weekend's fare is rather lower key in comparison to what takes place on the Epsom Downs next week. But there are still good betting opportunities and Royal Ascot clues at Haydock where the Sandy Lane Stakes at 3:45pm takes centre stage. Gifted Master is 6/4 favourite with StanJames.com and Hugo Palmer's charge is bidding for his sixth win in a row. Partnered by Pat Smullen, the son of Kodiac (horse, not jockey!) is currently 6/1 second favourite behind Acapulco (7/2) for the G1 Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot next month-a price that will shrink if winning easily here. Buratino steps back down to 6f in the same race which will definitely suit and we're top price 5/1 last season's Coventry winner can bring home the bacon. Speaking of top price, from 10am this morning, Stanjames.com will be paying best odds on all runners in the 2:50pm at Chester, a wide open race that currently sees Godolphin’s Best Of Times heading the market. Don’t … [Read more...] about Stanjames share the best odds for the horse racing and Grand Prix over the Bank Holiday weekend
"How close is Edwin Van der Sar to a new world record for consecutive clean sheets?" asks Ellis Roberts. Not very is the short answer, Ellis. Van der Sar's 13th consecutive league clean sheet for Manchester United at the weekend doesn't even take him into the top 10 best goalkeeping shut-outs. The Dutchman has gone 1,212 minutes without conceding, but he'll need another seven clean sheets for Sir Alex Ferguson's side to overhaul the current No1 No1. The Fifa-approved International Federation of Football History & Statistics lists the 10 best ever goalkeeping spells as follows: 1 Mazaropi (Vasco da Gama, Brazil) 1,816mins 2 Thabet El-Batal (National, Egypt) 1,442mins 3 Dany Verlinden (Club Brugge, Belgium) 1,390mins 4 José María Buljubasich (Universidad Católica Santiago, Argentina) 1,352mins 5 Thabet El-Batal (National, Egypt) 1,325mins 6 Essam El-Hadari (National, Egypt) 1,288mins 7 Abel Resino (Atlético Madrid, Spain) 1,275mins 8 Gaëtan Huard (Bordeaux, … [Read more...] about How close is Edwin Van der Sar to a new world record?
Saurabh Mukherjea, Founder, Marcellus Investment Managers, is of the view that market has been historically poor in reading election results. He also believes there is very poor evidence that with different governments, there are changes in policy and reforms. In an interview with ET Markets, Mukherjea said Nifty and the Sensex are not performing the function of being the “glittering jewels,” the best the country has to offer in investment options, and the stock market itself faces challenges because the best growth opportunities are being taken up by the giant PE funds, which accentuates the issue. Edited excerpts: With elections around the corner, how do you feel the market could react in different scenarios -- a) NDA gets a clean majority or a close majority and forms the government or b)the current opposition forms the government with a majority or a close majority or c) it is a hung parliament? The whole notion of trying to guess how markets will read elections is a … [Read more...] about Stock market increasingly becoming a poor play on India’s economic story: Saurabh Mukherjea