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Another action packed weekend of Premier League football returns and there are two fascinating duels lined up for Sunday. Chelsea head to the KC Stadium with an eye on three points against the Tigers, who have lacked a lot of bite this season. The Blues have the league title in their sights and have never lost a Premier League game against Hull.

So Chelsea are favourites there, as are Liverpool in their home clash against Manchester United. Huge game and the atmosphere should be electric at Anfield with some vital points up for grabs in the race for a Champions League spot next season.

But the action gets even hotter into the evening as Barcelona v Real Madrid action from La Liga brings forth another round of El Clasico betting. What a game this is set up to be. Real Madrid have lost their way a bit lately and have handed top spot over to Barcelona who have been kicking up through the gears lately, scoring 14 goals in their last four home games alone in the league.

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21st March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

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Sunday should be a pretty epic day of football. Not only do you have Liverpool v Manchester United in the Premier League, but out in Spain later in the evening, there is massive El Clasico clash of Barcelona v Real Madrid. Games don’t come bigger than this.

The duo are once again embroiled in a scrap for top spot in the Spanish top flight. Real Madrid have had some indifferent form lately and have let slip a solid lead over their rivals, and now it is Barcelona out in front in the title race, but only by the one point. Luis Enrique’s men, who knocked Man City out of the Champions League in the week, will be hoping their brilliant attack picks up a four point lead over their rivals. However, is Real Madrid who are looking for their third win in a row over Barcelona after already having beaten them in La Liga this season 3-1.

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20th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

The quarter finals of the UEFA Champions League have thrown up a fantastic Madrid derby. There is a repeat of last year’s final as Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid Champions League betting will see a mighty battle between the two La Liga rivals.

With the big Spanish clash, it has pushed Bayern Munich into further favouritism at the head of the UEFA Champions League winner market at a price of 7/4 with online betting site Bet365. The German powerhouse get to take on FC Porto in the quarter finals.

Barcelona site behind Bayern Munich at a quote of 5/2 with Bet365 to land the trophy. Barcelona, who saw off Manchester City in the round of sixteen, go into a quarter final clash against Chelsea’s conquerors’ Paris St Germain. Juventus, who did a brilliant job against Bayer Leverkusen in their round of sixteen clash, take on Monaco, who knocked out Arsenal.

Paris St-Germain v Barcelona

Atletico Madrid v Real Madrid

Porto v Bayern Munich

Juventus v Monaco

The first legs are on 14-15 April, with the return matches on 21-22 April.

UEFA Champions League odds

Bayern Munich 7/4, Barcelona 5 /2, Real Madrid 4/1, Juventus 87/1, Atletico Madrid 16/1, PSG 18/1, Porto 66/1, Monaco 66/1

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20th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

Ronaldo - Messi

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Preview

Real Madrid’s dip in form recently has handed supremacy and perhaps favouritism over to Barcelona in the race to become Spanish champions this season. But this is a big opportunity for Real Madrid to hit back and take over at the top of La Liga again, as they trail their hosts by just the one point in a tight title race. Defeat would leave Carlo Ancelotti’s men facing an uphill struggle to get their hands on the domestic crown.

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Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Tips

Brilliant match to warm up Sunday evening. Real Madrid are on a two match winning streak in Clasico’s having beaten their rivals in last season’s Copa Del Rey and then again in this season’s La Liga meeting at the Bernabeu. However, it is Barcelona who are running as strong favourites, even though they have already lost two home matches this season. You have to go back to the 2007/08 season to find the last time that they lost three home matches in a single season though. But with a one point lead at the top of the table over Real Madrid, big opportunity to Barcelona stamp their authority on the title race. They are in form, winning nine of their last 10 La Liga outings (L1 – a home defeat against Malaga).

A record breaking 21 El Clasico goals Lionel Messi has scored during his immense career. He has scored eight of Barcelona’s last sixteen goals against Real Madrid too and is up as a quote of 3/1 in the First Goalscorer market at online bookmaker Bet365. Barcelona have the best attack (78 goals scored) and defence (16 conceded) in La Liga this season and only once have they conceded more than two goals in a game (their league defeat against Real earlier in the season). You throw in Luis Suarez and Neymar alongside Messi and you see why they have been so prolific. They have scored 14 goals in their last four home matches in La Liga, and 77% of their games at the Nou Camp have gone over 2.5 goals. The last six El Clasico meetings have done so too.

Real Madrid’s form in the title race suffered a setback recently having been held to a draw against Villarreal and then a loss at Athletic Bilbao. Gareth Bale answered his critics with a brace in a 2-0 win for them over Levante in their last league outing though, but they aren’t in great shape on the road. They have lost two of their last three away games, failing to find the back of the net in both of those defeats. They have put up a W10 D0 L4 record on the road in La Liga this season, and have a W3 L3 record in their last six road games. Only once in the last 30 years have they managed to do the league double over Barcelona too.

You may want to sit down to read this stat, but Cristiano Ronaldo has scored just the two league goals in Real Madrid’s last nine games. He is a man who has been struggling for form, so too Bale, by and large. Bale is a 9/5 quote in the anytime goalscorer market, with Ronaldo, who scored from the penalty spot against Barcelona earlier in the season, at 5/4. Real have been shaky lately and just scraped through their Champions League second leg at home against Schalke, winning out 4-3. They can’t look to the boss for great inspiration either in big clashes, as Carlo Ancelotti has lost five of his seven league clashes with either Atletico Madrid or Barcelona since taking charge of Real Madrid (W1 D1).

Barcelona v Real Madrid Betting Odds

Barcelona 8/13, Draw 10/3, Real MAdrid 15/4

Barcelona v Real Madrid Predictions

Who are the more fluent and confident side at the moment? Barcelona. Three points here would see them take a firm grip of things at the top of La Liga and you would expect it to come. Real Madrid are just looking a bit shaken up at the moment for some reason, and would bank on Barcelona to capitalize on that in a high scoring game over 2.5 goals.

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20th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: European Football Betting

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What a day of football Sunday should be from across Europe. Two games of high importance are going off in the Premier League, starting at Anfield with the Liverpool v Manchester United high profile clash. There are a big three points up for grabs in the battle for a top four finish, and Liverpool go as favourites on Merseyside, not surprising given their hot streak of form and United’s dodgy away displays.

Also on Sunday, Chelsea will be looking for more points in their title hunt as they visit Hull, the Blues unbeaten in eleven previous Premier League fixtures against the Tigers. Then on Sunday evening the massive El Clasico Barcelona v Real Madrid fixture gets underway. Barcelona will be looking to at least maintain their one point lead at the top of La Liga over Real Madrid.

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19th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


Barcelona v Real Madrid betting, it is the game which is just about the biggest one in the European calendar, if not the world. The Spanish clash, which is also a battle for supremacy in this season’s title race.

Barcelona have the edge on the title battle in Spain, as they head into the weekend with a one point advantage over their rivals. While the Catalans have gotten better and better under Luis Enrique the longer the season has gone on, Carlo Ancelotti’s men have been struggling to hit their top stride lately. But they have won the last two against Barcelona including a 3-1 victory earlier in La Liga season.

Obviously there is no love lost between these two and there have been five penalties in the last seven El Clásico matches and online bookmaker Unibet will refund the following markets, up to £50, if a penalty is awarded in the latest clash:

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19th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Messi - Neymar (Barcelona)

Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Preview

Pretty long odds on Manchester City surviving this one. Manuel Pellegrini’s men have slumped to three defeats in their last four matches played in all competitions, not the kind of form to take to the Nou Camp and land a 2-0 win, which City needs to progress through to the knockout stage. Not too surprisingly, they are heavy underdogs for their trip to Spain on Wednesday.

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Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Tips

Can the Citizens pull this off? Well The stats of course are heavily against them doing so. They have lost four of their last five games against Spanish opposition in the UEFA Champions League (D1). They have only ever managed one away win in Spain as well, and that was against Villarreal back in November 2011. Given the way they have been playing lately, it is hard to see their defence banking a clean sheet, not the way that Messi got at them in the first leg. City have posted one clean sheet in their last 14 Champions league matches. Still, as they have to come out and try something, it is worth worth pushing for both teams to score for a price of 4/7 with online bookmaker Bet365.

Sergio Aguero is running at a big quote of 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market, which shows how much they are expected to struggle. In last season’s round of sixteen Man City were in the same situation, having lost their first leg at home against the Catalans, and then suffering another at the hands of Barcelona in the Nou Camp. City are going to have to reach deep, deep into their reserves here, going into this with three defeats in their last four games in all competitions. Barcelona have won through on 8 of their last 10 appearances in the round of sixteen in the Champions League, but the failures in there were against English opposition. Glimmer of hope for City?

Barcelona have posted a 100% home record in this season’s Champions League and to size up City’s task here, Barcelona have lost only one of their last 30 UEFA Champions League home fixtures, winning 23 of those. They also have a strong home record against English clubs of W16 D11 L2. From their last 35 occasions where they have won the first leg of UEFA Competition tie away from home, they have gone through on 33 of them. They have also posted a 6-2 aggregate over Man City in their three Champions League matches with them so far. Barcelona have won their last five games in all competitions, having scored at least two goals in each of them. Worth pushing Wednesday’s game to go over 2.5 goals.

Barcelona are also on a five match winning streak in the UEFA Champions League this season, and in each of their last 93 Champions League matches have dominated possession. Lionel Messi is 4/7 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market having scored 39 goals in 42 Champions League home matches. Luis Suarez has been producing too, with four goals in four games in this season’s competition. Just to highlight further the ability of Barca, 16 of Barcelona’s 17 goals in the Champions League this season have been scored from open play. With seven wins in their last eight home games in the competition this is going to be a big ask of City.

Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 2/5, Draw 17/4, Man City 7/1

Manchester City v Barcelona Predictions

Would expect a Barcelona in in this one. They are in decent form, are scoring freely and City are just bent out of shape at the moment. After their loss against Burnley on the weekend, it could end up being a pretty rough week for Manuel Pellegrini’s troops. Barcelona should be good enough to win by a good two goal margin you would assume.

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16th March 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League


For the second season running, Manchester City have a round of sixteen tie in the UEFA Champions League against Barcelona. So the Citizens pay the price heavily for not having won their group,  but the fact that having gone winless in their first four group matches, the fact that they made it to the knockout stage was remarkable.

Wins over Bayern Munich and Roma saw City turn things around and now they get another crack at Barcelona, in what is just their second appearance in the knockout stage of the Champions League. In last year’s round of sixteen they had to take on the Catalans also, and the Citizens lost out 4-1 on aggregate, suffering a 2-0 loss at home.

Can Manchester City turn the tables this time around and produce a different outcome to what happened last season? Tough of course, but Sergio Aguero is in great scoring form in the competition and the Premier League outfit will need him at his best, as their defence could struggle under the pressure of Lionel messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez.

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24th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions


This is a repeat of the clash from a year ago when City ran into Barcelona in the Champions League round of sixteen. Manuel Pellegrini’s men will be hoping for a much better outcome though this time around, after losing 4-1 on aggregate against her Catalans last term. City lost 2-0 at home and 2-1 at the Nou Camp, in what was their first ever taste of Champions League knockout football.

Now, in their second foray past the group stage, they have been put on a collision course with Barcelona again. The Catalans scored fifteen goals in their six group stage matches, and with Lionel Messi having scored eight and assisted two of them, he will be the big danger man with support coming in from Luis Suarez and Neymar. Not a bad front line. Will they be able to damage a City back line which has kept just one clean sheet in their last eleven games in all competitions?

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24th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Champions League

Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Preview

A repeat of last season’s round of sixteen tie, but the Citizens won’t be hoping for a repeat of the outcome as they crashed out 4-1 on aggregate against the Catalans. Huge night for City as the enter into what is just their second appearance at this stage of the competition so far. Will the weight of Barcelona’s experience and expertise be the telling factor again?

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Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Tips

Can Manchester City get a bit closer to Barcelona than they managed to do at this point last season? City lost 2-0 at home and 2-1 at the Nou Camp. If you want to look at a positive for City, they are on a winning streak in the competition, having won their last two Champions League matches, having taken wins over Bayern Munich and Roma. Those wins saw Manuel Pellegrini’s men squeeze through to the knockouts for just the second time in their history, just when things had looked doomed for them. Those wins though did come after failing to win any of their previous six games in the competition.

Manchester city are likely to concede. They have posted just one clean sheet in their last 11 games in all competitions, and they have managed just one clean sheet in their last 13 home fixtures in the Champions League. That should send you over to Both Teams To Score and Over 2.5 Goals as serious options to consider. City’s last gasp win over Bayern Munich at the Etihad on Match Day Five was just their third home win in ten European home matches. Sergio Aguero has scored in both of his last two home fixtures against La Liga opposition ,and he has scored 10 goals in his last 9 Champions League outings. Aguero is running at 7/5 in the anytime goalscorer market.

But City will take on a Barcelona, with the Spaniards in good form. They have won their last four UEFA Champions League matches and they have good history going against English sides in the competition. Of the last seven Champions League knockout fixtures against English sides, Barcelona have won through on six of them. They have a tremendous strike force of course and have netted 15 goals in their six match so far, and 14 of those came from open play. Lionel Messi is even money favourites in the anytime goalscorer market, with Neymar and Luis Suarez both at 7/5 with online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Lionel Messi has fired in eight goals and has assisted two others in Barcelona’s 15 goal tally so far in this season’s Champions League. He is on a five match scoring streak in the tournament as well, never having made it six in a row. Barcelona have completed an impressive 90% of their Champions League passes this term and in each of their last 92 matches in the competition, they have been the ones who have dominated possession. However, their slight blip is their away form. They have only managed to win one of their last seven away matches in the knockout stage of the tournament (D2 L4), but that was against Manchester City in February 2014.

Manchester City v Barcelona Betting Odds

Barcelona 23/20, Man City 5/2, Draw 13/5

Manchester City v Barcelona Predictions

The Citizens haven’t looked strong enough lately to really repel the Catalans. Barcelona slipped up at home in La Liga on the weekend, but their overall form remains strong and they have goals and options up front in them. Expect both teams to score in the game, but Barcelona still look the more likely to come away with a first leg advantage. They are a little bit of a different beast this time, a little more direct in getting forward, and that should trouble City’s defence.

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24th February 2015 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Champions League

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