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Punters are will now be able to watch free La Liga streams with online betting site Bet365. As part of their brilliant live streaming service which offers a wealth of football matches from across Europe, as well as allowing their customers to indulge in other live sports such as top tier tennis events, basketball and more, now Bet365 punters can enjoy Spanish top flight football.

Barcelona swept their way to a treble last season and they are back trading as 8/11 favourites in the La Liga title race with online betting site Bet365. Once again, the Spanish top flight is likely to come down to a two-horse race between the Catalan giants and their big rivals Real Madrid. Los Merengues are now running under former Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez and they are a 7/4 quote to land the title.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won the Golden Boot in the Spanish top flight for the last two seasons running as an 11/10 quote to finish the season as top scorer, with Lionel Messi at 5/4. It’s incredible to look at the market and see huge stars like Luis Suarez at 20/1 and Neymar at 25/1 respectively to land the top prize. Gareth Bale is out at 150/1.

So if you want to get a little bit closer to the top flight action from Spain then sign up for an account with Bet365 and get access to live La Liga streams. Other great features to be enjoyed at Bet365 are their partial cash out options, 100% acca win bonuses, 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance and welcome bonus offer on sign up which will earn you a 100% matched deposit bonus.


22nd August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News


There is a great offer running at Unibet which you will want to get in on. The new Primera Division (La Liga) in Spain gets underway this weekend and reigning champions Barcelona will be out to try and defend their title. The Catalans, fired along of course by an enviable attack of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez are 8/11 favourites to pick up the title again. As usual the biggest threat to them is Real Madrid who are going at 13/8 to land wrestle the crown back to the Bernabeu.

Online betting site Unibet are running a Season Start Boost on La Liga betting as they are offering Barcelona at 7/5 to win the league and that big price can be snapped up by all Unibet customers, both new and existing.

To find the promotional odds just look down on the left hand side of their sportsbook menu and right up the top you will see a link called Unibet Promotion or Season Start Boost. Click through and you will have access to the 7/5 enhanced odds on Barcelona to win the Primera Division.

This offer is time sensitive and the odds will disappear at (09:30) on 22/08/2015.

Open a new Unibet account and receive a risk free £20 bet as a welcome bonus and Unibet also will be providing live streaming of La Liga matches this season!

22nd August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Sports Betting

Bet365’s Top Goalscorer market for the new La Liga season (which stars on Friday night) includes just the five players. That’s it, that’s the sum of everything. The fact of the matter though is that it is not unrealistic that it will be anyone other than one of the five listed players who walk away with the crown of being the top goalscorer this season. Of course, heading up the market there is the familiar site of a Lionel Messi v Cristiano Ronaldo duel going on.

There has been nothing that the bookmaker can produce to split up Messi and Ronaldo this season, both are being offered at an even money quote to top the goalscoring charts this season. The other names really in the mix are Luis Suarez, Neymar and Karim Benzema. But realistically then you can trim Benzema out of the picture as he’s not prolific enough and may yet end up at Arsenal, while Suarez and Neymar, as good as they are will still likely play second fiddle to the Messi and Ronaldo shows.

So it probably will all boil down to a two horse race again, highlighted by the fact that Suarez is 20/1 third favourite to top the La Liga goalscoring charts while Neymar is a 25/1 poke. Adding further weight to it being either Ronaldo or Messi who gets the title, one of them has won the La Liga golden boot in each of the last six seasons. No-one is likely to come along at the moment and break that kind of dominance.

Ronaldo is looking to win it for the third season on the bounce. It was again staggering numbers from both of them last season, Ronaldo banging in 48 goals across the season while Messi chipped in with 43. Just to put into context just how many goals they individually produced, of all the teams which finished 13th and lower in last season’s La Liga, none of them scored as many goals as a club as Lionel Messi alone did. Cristiano Ronaldo scored more goals on his own than fourteen of the other La Liga clubs managed to tally for themselves across the season.

You are talking about phenomenal numbers here. Luis Suarez really looks like the only one in the league who could realistically push them. He finished with a bang last season with nine goals in nine games and netted 16 in total across his 27 league appearances after missing the first two months of the term. As for Neymar, he netted 22 goals in 33 league appearances, but still, stand that up against the returns of Messi and Ronaldo and you are nowhere close.

In the La Liga outright winner market, reigning champions Barcelona are trading at 8/13, with Real Madrid at 7/4. As in the La Liga Top Goalscorer market, it is a two horse race, with Atletico Madrid the nearest contenders at a 16/1 quote with Bet365.

Online betting site Bet365 run a great Euro Acca Win Bonus offer which can pay dividends for punters. Place yourself a threefold acca with them on select leagues (including the Premier League and La Liga) and if your bet wins then you will be paid out up to a 100% win bonus. The size of the bonus coming your way will depend on how many winning selections are in your wager. The offer applies to the Full-Time Result or Result/Both Teams To Score markets for the Premier League, Serie A, Primera Liga, Bundesliga 1 or Champions League.

18th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Sports Betting

Free Bets & Promotions

It is the UEFA Super Cup Final on Tuesday night and online betting site Boylesports have come up with a great promotion for the match. It is Barcelona v Sevilla in an all-Spanish affair (the third time in the history of the UEFA Super Cup) for the honours this time around, in the match which comes from Tbilisi, Georgia.

Sevilla boss Unai Emery has faced Barcelona nineteen times before and has failed to pick up a win, and in those matches, Lionel Messi has scored a total of 22 goals against them. Messi has actually scored a total of eight goals in his last five appearances against Sevilla (netting in each of those five games) and is trading as 5/2 first goalscorer in the match and 4/9 anytime goalscorer.

So Messi could be star of the show again as Barcelona look for their fifth Super Cup title, having won it on four of their last five appearances. Their one slip up in that sequence did actually come against Sevilla in the 2006 edition of the trophy. But Barcelona are currently on an eleven match unbeaten streak against Sevilla and are running as 1/3 favourites, with the draw at 9/2 and Sevilla at 8/1.

If Lionel Messi scores the last goal of the game then Boylesports will refund all losing bets on the First/Last/Anytime Scorer, Correct Score, and Scorecast Markets. The offer applies to pre-match bets only and there is a maximum free bet refund of £25 per customer.

10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

European Football Betting

Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Preview

Another all-Spanish affair in the UEFA Super Cup as Champions League winners Barcelona take on Europa League experts Sevilla. It should be a great match up which is being hosted in Tbilisi, Georgia. Barcelona are going for their record-equalling fifth UEFA Super Cup while Sevilla are looking for their second.

There is a great promotion up and running for the UEFA Super Cup final betting. If Lionel Messi  scores the last goal of the game (and he has a great scoring record against Sevilla), then Boylesports will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, correct score and scorecast bets as a free bet up to the value of £25. New customers registering an account with them can also earn a free £50 bet.

Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Tips

Barcelona are unbeaten in their last eleven matches against Sevilla now and they are going as heavy favourites, as expected, in the UEFA Super Cup on Tuesday night. The Catalans have won four of their last five appearances in the UEFA Super Cup, the only loss in that run though, actually coming against Sevilla in the 2006 edition. Lionel Messi has scored hat tricks against Sevilla, netting one in the league meeting at the Nou Camp last term, plus firing one off in the 2010 Spanish Super Cup against Sevilla. Of the nineteen times that Sevilla boss Unai Emery has faced Lionel Messi, the little genius has netted a total of 22 goals.

Messi, who has scored eight goals in his last five appearances against Sevilla (having scored in each of those five games) is running as 3/1 favourite in the first goalscorer market and 8/13 in the anytime goalscorer market. Barcelona will be without Neymar who is out with mumps, but Luis Suarez is in and running at a 4/6 quote to net anytime in the match. Goals will be expected in the match as Sevilla have only taken three clean sheets in their last 14 competitive matches and could have a host of new players on show, which will take some time to gel together.

Over 2.5 goals is trading at 4/9 with Boylesports and Barcelona have scored at least two goals in each of the last six Barcelona v Sevilla fixtures. Also having appeal is backing both teams to score for a price of 4/6 as both teams have scored in each of the last six meetings as well. Overall Barcelona have an 80-38 head to head lead over Sevilla and Unai Emery has failed to beat Barcelona in 19 previous attempts. After selling off top scorer Carlos Bacca in the summer, scoring duties fall on Ciro Immobile and Kevin Gameiro who are both 3/1 quotes in the anytime goalscorer market. This is the fourth UEFA Super Cup for Sevilla, having lost two of their previous three.

Barcelona have won just five of their 21 games in Europe against fellow Spaniards (W5 D6 L10), while Sevilla have won six of their fifteen (W6 D3 L6).

Barcelona v Sevilla Betting Odds

Barcelona 1/3, Draw 4/1, Sevilla 8/1

Barcelona v Sevilla Predictions

You don’t anything beyond Barcelona picking up a win in this one. They are still the same old Barcelona, ticking along nicely, while Sevilla have tried to do some reshuffling over the summer which may take time to work out. Look for Barcelona to take the victory in a high scoring game in which both teams score.

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10th August 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting


The favourites, Barcelona delivered the goods on Saturday evening in Brazil as they fought and battled their way to a 3-1 win over Juventus in the final of the UEFA Champions League. It wasn’t a game in which the power trio of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar really got to stand out, but Suarez and Neymar still managed to pop up with a goal each.

Italian champions Juventus gave Barcelona a good run for their money in the game, but came up short and became the first club to lose six European Cup finals. Barcelona, who won 50 of their 60 games played all season in all competitions, are running at 7/2 favourites to win next season’s UEFA Champions League at online betting site Bet365.

It was a brilliant treble winning season from coach Luis Enrique, emulating what Pep Guardiola did in his first season with the Catalans. The difference now is that Enrique has added a killer touch to Barcelona, simply by playing a more direct game which involves them just getting the ball to the front three as quickly as possible.

If their squad stays intact during the summer, which it is likely to do, then they are strong contenders to go all the way next season and land a sixth European Cup. Their nearest challenger in the market is Real Madrid at a quote of 11/2, followed by Chelsea, the only other team in single figures in the outright winner market at an 8/1 quote.

7th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League


If you saw the goal that Lionel Messi netted in the final of the Copa del Rey recently, then it was simply confirmation that he is on a different planet. There’s little doubt that he is going to reclaim the Ballon d’Or after showing some brilliance this season including his brace against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League semi final first leg. Messi has now returned five goals in his last four games and is on fire.

He is the joint top goalscorer in this season’s UEFA Champions League with a ten goal haul for himself and he is on the brink of making some history. If Messi finds the back of the net on Saturday evening against Juventus, then he will become the first man ever to score in three different UEFA Champions League finals. This season, Lionel Messi has scored 58 goals in 56 appearances in all competitions.

So there is a strong possibility that he will score and a very strong probability that odds-on favourites Barcelona are going to walk away with the title.

But instead of the industry average of 13/8 on Messi to score and Barcelona to win, you can instead take enhanced odds of 10/1 on that happening in Saturday’s final.

That’s a huge boost and the enhanced odds are available to new customers registering an account with Coral only. After registration, place your first bet on the account of a win single of £5 on ‘Messi to Score and Barcelona to Win – 10/1. The maximum stake on the promotional offer is £5.

But Coral have thrown even more value than that, because if the bet loses, then there will be a £20 free bet if the selection loses, which will be credited to your account within 48 hours of settlement.

6th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

Juventus v Barcelona Betting Preview

This isn’t just about the UEFA Champions League title. With Barcelona having won the Primera Liga and the Copa del Rey and Juventus having landed the Serie A title and the Coppa Italia someone will be walking away with a treble winning season from Berlin on Saturday night. It adds a great extra dimension to the clash, as two of the great European sides go into battle. Can Juve pull off another shock as they did against Real Madrid in the semi’s or will this be all about Barcelona’s impressive attacking power?

You can take some great UEFA Champions League Final betting insurance with online betting site Bet Victor. Place a pre-match correct score, first/last/anytime goalscorer, half time/full time, scorecast & spincast bet and if a wager loses and the game goes all the way to a penalty shoot out, then you will get your lost stake refunded as a free bet up to the value of £10. New customers registering an account with Bet Victor can get up to a free £25 bet as a welcome bonus.

Juventus v Barcelona Betting Tips

Big night for both of these then, and Juventus are looking for their third European Cup title, Barcelona their fifth. Juventus have struck gold just twice from seven previous visits to the European Cup final, and this is the first time in twelve years that they have been in the showcase match. If they do happen to lose on Saturday in Berlin, and they are underdogs of course, then they will become the first ever club to have lost six European Cup finals. If they play as well as they did in the semi final where they took a 3-2 aggregate win over Real Madrid, then they could push Barcelona hard. That effort was based on great organisation and work ethic. The Old Lady are unbeaten in their last nine UEFA Champions League games, having taken five clean sheets in that spell.

They went up against Spanish opposition in the group stage when they went up against Atletico Madrid. Juventus failed to score in the two game, losing 1-0 at home and then earning a 0-0 in Madrid. The overall record against Spanish opposition that Juventus have recorded is a not particularly impressive W15 D11 L18. Carlos Tevez is their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market at a price of 5/2 with online betting site Bet Victor, while star of the semi finals, Alvaro Morata is a quote of 3/1. Their great defence is going to face a stern test in keeping Barcelona out, and the under/over 2.5 goals market is completely split down the middle at 5/6 either way.

Despite their European history, there have only been the eight previous meetings between them, which started with a Fairs Cup duel back in the early seventies. Juventus hold a 4-2 head to head lead over the Spaniards in those eight meetings and they are unbeaten in their last three games against Barcelona as well. The last time that the two came together was in the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League which Juventus won 2-1 aet. But Barcelona are in brilliant form at the moment and Lionel Messi’s performance in the final of the Copa del Rey was simply brilliant, scoring a fantastic individual goal. He has netted seven in his last five against Italian sides and is joint top scorer alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in this season’s UEFA Champions League. He could become the first player ever to score in three UEFA Champions League finals if he finds the back of the net on Saturday.

Messi is going to be a very backable 5/6 anytime goalscorer and a 3/1 First Goalscorer quote. Just give him back the Ballon d’or now. Barcelona hold a very good W22 D13 L8 record against Italian opposition and the last time that they ran into a Serie A side was against AC Milan in last season’s group stage. Barcelona took a win and a draw. Luis Enrique’s men are in fantastic form having lost just one of their last 22 games played in all competitions (against Bayern Munich in the semi finals) and they have found the back of the net in each of those twenty two games. Messi, Suarez and Neymar have combined for a whopping 120 goals in all competitions this season, Messi netting 58 of them. Incidentally if this season’s final does go to a shootout, Barcelona hold a W5 L1 shootout record in UEFA competition, while Juventus hold a W3 L3 record.

Juventus v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 8/13, Draw 29/10, Juventus 19/4

Juventus v Barcelona Predictions

The Old Lady may get shown up in this one. Barcelona are just in irresistible form at the moment and Messi is bang at the peak of his game. His relationship with Neymar and Suarez is telepathic at the moment and as good as Juventus are at the back, as organised as they can be, you would have to comfortably picture Barcelona finding a way to break them down. Go for a Barcelona win and Messi to score.

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6th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Paddy Power

Barcelona are running at around an industry average of 8/13 to beat Juventus in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night. They of course carry the huge power of Lionel Messi, who is joint top scorer in this season’s competition, and adding to the threat from them is Luis Suarez and Neymar of course. Between them they have netted 120 goals this season in all competitions and have been well backed to take the Italian champions apart in Berlin on Saturday night, and finish the season with a bang by taking the European crown to go along with their Copa del Rey and Spanish league titles.

New customers registering an account with Paddy Power can take enhanced odds of 7/1 on Barcelona to beat Juventus.

But what if you fancied the Old Lady to grind out the win? Well, good news because you could instead back Juventus to win at a massive price of 25/1.

The offer is open to new customers registering an account with Paddy Power through the links on this page only. After registration, place a FIRST BET up to a maximum of £10 on Juventus or Barcelona to win the match in 90 minutes in the Champion’s League Final on Saturday 6th of June at the normal price on site.

If your chosen selection wins the match, you will be paid in cash based on the normal price on site and will have the extra amount, to reflect the enhanced odds, credited to your account as free bets!

6th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


The UEFA Champions League final is right here now and the outright markets have been pretty busy at online betting site Bet365. Of course, it is Barcelona who have taken the heaviest amount of backing in the game as they are in as short as an 8/13 quote for the win, with Juventus dangling a long way back at 5/1. These are two of Europe’s greats, who between them have made sixteen European Cup final appearances, clocking eight each.

Barcelona 8/13 to win is being backed heavily at Bet365 because of the comparative strike rates of the two in European Cup finals. Barcelona have won four of their eight appearances while Juventus have only managed to win two of the eight that they have previously been in and have lost each of their last three visits. With Barcelona having been beaten just once in their last 22 matches played in all competitions, it is hard seeing Juventus overcome them.

Of course, most eyes will be on Barcelona’s Lionel Messi in the game, who has scored 58 goals across 56 games played this season in all competitions. It’s been another phenomenal season from him and he has scored some truly outstanding goals during the season’s run-in, his effort in the Copa del Rey final was out of this world. Messi could also create some great history for himself because he could become the first to score in three different UEFA Champions League Finals after netting in previous wins over Manchester United In 2009 and 2011. Messi is trading at a price of 10/3 in the Bet365 First Goalscorer market, but punters will recognise the huge value of even money riding on him to score anytime.

One of the great features of online betting is the ability to bet live in-play and there is a trend running which you are going to be looking at for your UEFA Champions League Final betting. The last three finals in the competition have all seen more goal scored in the second half of the game. That’s only natural with teams coming out with a little caution in the first half, not wanting to throw the game away. So you are going to want to consider the 20/21 option price on the second half being the highest scoring, as well as hanging around the live in-play betting which include Next Goal, Match Goals, Match Corners, Half-Time Result and Full-Time Result.

What may help to push the game towards more goals being scored in the second half, is the weight of the Juventus defence. The Old Lady have kept five clean sheets in their last nine games in the UEFA Champions League and their defence is going to be key to them getting close to success in Berlin on Saturday. However, their backline has taken a major hit with Giorgio Chiellini picking up a torn calf muscle and replacement Andrea Barzagli hasn’t had fitness concerns too.

Juventus are no pushovers after Massimo Allegri led to the Serie A title by a seventeen-point margin and took them to Coppa Italia success. They, of course, showed their tactical prowess in the semi-finals against Real Madrid by taking a 3-2 aggregate win which was against the odds. Even with all of that said, it still seems like a stretch to see them beat Barcelona, but they look some value to have a shot at picking up a draw over 90 minutes at a quote of 5/1 with online betting site Bet365.

Both sides are set up for a treble-winning season and while the strike force of Messi, Suarez and Neymar has the ability to destroy any defence in the world for Barcelona, Juventus are likely to make life very difficult for them, especially in the midfield area. But Barcelona have scored twice as many goals as Juventus have done in this season’s competition, so this really could end up being a wonderful classic

Pick up a free £50 in-play bet at online bookmaker Bet365 for the game. Just place a qualifying pre-match bet on Juventus v Barcelona and following kick-off, head to Bet365’s vast in-play markets and place a live wager. If your first in-play bet loses, then the bookmaker will refund your lost stake up to the same value as your largest pre-match bet (maximum £50!). The offer is open to new and existing customers and if you need to join, then you can get up to a free £200 bet as a welcome bonus too!

5th June 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

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