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French Open Betting 2017 Men – Winner Odds & Predictions

Tennis Betting
The action is on at Roland Garros for 2017 as Novak Djokovic sets out to defend his title. After a year of struggles by his very own standards, in which he has claimed just the one title this year (his season opener at the Qatar Open) the pressure is on Djokovic in Paris. He has made a change of coach and will be looking for much better fortunes. It is Rafael Nadal though who has been carrying the strong form through the clay swing of the ATP season and with his phenomenal record at Roland Garros, he will be looking to get his hands back on the title after a two-year gap. They are the frontrunners in the French Open Betting 2017 with Andy Murray, the current world number one, out of form (much like Djokovic is) and with no great track record at the French Open. It is a wide open and competitive field at the French Open this year.

French Open betting 2017 Odds

Rafael Nadal 5/6, Novak Djokovic 4/1, Stan Wawrinka 10/1, Andy Murray 11/1, Dominic Thiem 11/1, Alexander Zverev 14/1, Kei Nishikori 33/1, bar 50/1.

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French Open 2017 Draw

It is all important to go and look at the Men's draw for the French Open Betting 2017 because you need to kind of plot a route through to the business of the competition for them. Andy Murray is the top seed for the draw and that puts him right at the top of the draw, but there is a tricky quarter there for him with Juan Martin del Potro a potential third round opponent, while Tomas Berdych could be knocking around as a fourth round opponent. Then there is young Alexander Zverev, who could be in the quarter there to oppose him, or perhaps Kei Nishikori. Not the most comfortable of draws for the Brit and may be worth opposing with the likes of young Alexander Zverev who has performed well on clay recently. Player to win 1st quarter odds Andy Murray 2/1, Alexander Zverev 3/1, Kei Nishikori 5/1, Juan Martin Del Potro 8/1, Tomas Berdych 11/1, Pablo Cuevas 16/1, bar 28/1 The second quarter is headed up by Stan Wawrinka, the 2015 French Open champion. He looks to have received a pretty easy quarter with French opposition in Richard Gasquet and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga coming down the line. Clay expert David Ferrer is in there as well but isn’t running particularly hot right now, which leaves seventh seed Marin Cilic as the strongest opposition to Wawrinka in that quarter. There’s a really good opportunity for one of those to come through the pack and land something special. Player to win 2nd quarter odds Stan Wawrinka 6/4, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 15/2, Nick Kyrgios 6/1, Gael Monfils 15/2, Fabio Fognini 11/1, Marin Cilic 14/1, Richard Gasquet 14/1, David Ferrer 18/1, bar 33/1 The third quarter is being headed up by Rafael Nadal and it would be a surprise if he didn’t get all the way through it, to be honest. There’s not much genuine opposition in there aside from fifth seed Milos Raonic, who’s not likely to be too much opposition in the latter stages if he meets Nadal in the quarter-finals. This should be a fairly routine run through to the last eight for the Spaniard who has been in cracking clay form this year and is the one to beat. Player to win 3rd quarter odds Rafael Nadal 1/5, Milos Raonic 11/1, Grigor Dimitrov 14/1, bar 25/1 This is Novak Djokovic’s quarter of the draw as he goes off as the second seed. Of course what this means in that we could be in store for an epic Djokovic v Nadal showdown at the semi-final stage. Djokovic hasn’t been at his best this season at all and could face a tricky early opponent in Mischa Zverev in round 3. There isn’t too much to trouble Djokovic in his quarter, fortunately, which should give him time to find his feet. But Dominic Thiem, who is running red-hot at the moment is the biggest opposition who Djokovic could face in the quarter-finals. Player to win 4th quarter Novak Djokovic 4/6, Dominic Thiem 5/2, David Goffin 9/1, Lucas Pouille 18/1, bar 25/1

Main Contenders in French Open 2017 Tennis Betting

Rafael Nadal 5/6 The Spaniard has swept his way to three titles this season and all of them on clay. He has come very good over the summer and will a firm favourite to go and dominate Roland Garros once again. This season his wins at Monte Carlo, Madrid and in Barcelona, places at which he has won many, many times before shows that he can go and perform. Of course, the road to the French Open is going to be a little tougher as he goes in search of his tenth title at the event. He has had his setbacks there recently because of injury but looks prime to make another very strong run at the title this year. His big game is going to be the potential semi-final against Djokovic. Novak Djokovic 4/1 Big odds on the Serbian here who won the title for the first time last season. He beat out Andy Murray last term in the showcase match, but he may have to go through both Nadal and Murray to get there this time. Djokovic has a 20-6 win/loss record for the season going into Roland Garros and is 8-3 on clay. He did lose to Nadal in the Madrid Open semi-finals recently and went better when he went to the final in Rome in the following event. He lost there to Alexander Zverev which raises the stock of the young German and casts more doubts on Djokovic. Will the change of coach to Andre Agassi be enough to raise a title defence? It's a big gamble on Djokovic at Bet365 this time around Andy Murray 11/1 The world number one has been going through some struggles this season and has just the one title to his name this term when he beat Fernando Verdasco in the Dubai Final. Murray found himself in the final of the French Open for the first time last season and after taking the first set against Djokovic, couldn’t hold on. His lack of success at the French Open (in contrast, Djokovic had been to three of the four previous finals before he won it last year) in getting to the final doesn’t offer a lot of value for him to not only get there but get his hands on the title. He isn’t running in form as it is and if he were to get to the final, he would likely meet either Nadal or Djokovic there. Stan Wawrinka 10/1 He can’t totally be counted out. Although his consistency is a huge problem for him, he either looks very average or brilliant on his day, he made an impact here two years ago and is one of the better clay players around. He grabbed a little form in a warm-up tournament, taking the Geneva Open final over Mischa Zverev which will give him a confidence boost ahead of Paris. He actually doesn't have a bad draw ahead of him and should easily be in the quarter-finals and from there, you just never know with him. Probably better dark horse value than Murray is anyway. Dominic Thiem 11/1 The Young Austrian is playing some very good stuff now and has been to the final in two of his last three tournaments (and hit the semi-final in the other). He beat Andy Murray on his way to the Barcelona Open final where he was brushed aside by Rafael Nadal and then he was denied against by Rafael when they met in the Madrid Open. That didn’t really slow down Thiem though as in his next tournament he got the better of Nadal in a quarter-final match up in Rome, before losing in the semi-finals against Djokovic. This is the guy who ran all the way to the semifinals of the French Open last year where he was taken out by eventual winner Novak Djokovic. He is highly competitive right now but as both Djokovic and Nadal potentially stand in his way the best odds on him are to upset Djokovic by winning the fourth quarter at a 5/2 with Bet365. French Open 2017 Predictions With the drop in form of both Murray and Djokovic this season, this market the field a lot more interesting. Rafael Nadal has to be worth a punt at Bet365 because of the form that he has been carrying this season and while Dominic Thiem’s stock is super high right now, it may be a bridge too far for him to come through what could be a tough draw at the business end of the tournament. It pretty much leaves Stan Wawrinka as not a bad dark horse punt to get close to landing the title because as long as he has his A-game with him, he can take the top half of the draw.

Ryan Giggs 12/1 in next Sunderland manager betting

Ryan Giggs (Manchester United)
It was a pretty quick turnaround from David Moyes saying that he was going to stay committed to Sunderland, before announcing on Monday this week that he has resigned. Sunderland's decade-long stay in the Premier League came to an end under his reign this season, their relegation being confirmed with a loss against Bournemouth in April. At a club meeting on Monday, Moyes announced his decision to step down after Sunderland had finished bottom of the pile with just the six wins landed in the season. So this is another blight on his track record since leaving Everton. He was sacked at Old Trafford after taking over from Sir Alex Ferguson, then had a short stint at Real Sociedad in Spain which didn't go well at all, and now he has a relegation black mark against his name. To put his demise into perspective, he would still have two years left on his contract with Manchester United when he took over there. But regardless now, he is out of the door and Ryan Giggs was placed as an early contender to take over on Wearside, trading at 12/1 with online betting site Bet365. Former Sunderland striker Kevin Phillips has been well backed early on in the market at 5/2 while Nigel Pearson and Aitor Karanka have been touted around at 7/1. Former Swansea boss Garry Monk may have some appeal for the club though because he is a man who has experience in the Sky Bet Championship and who almost guided Leeds into the playoffs this season. Monk came in strong in the opening Next Sunderland Manager betting market at around 6/1 but has drifted in places to 10/1, with Alan Pardew a shortening 10/1 punt. This is a big time for Sunderland, who saw their rivals Newcastle bounce straight back up to the top flight his season after relegation. Will they be able to get the right man for the job to achieve the same? Striker Jermain Defoe, who scored 52% of the club’s goals in the Premier League this season looks set to head to the south coast to join Bournemouth on a free transfer.

Next Sunderland manager Betting odds

Kevin Phillips 5/2, Aitor Karanka 7/1, Nigel Pearson 7/1, Ryan Giggs 12/1, Garry Monk 10/1, Alan Pardew 14/1, Kevin Ball 16/1, Derek Mcinnes 15/1, Ally McCoist 16/1, Claudio Ranieri 16/1, bar 20/1. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Under 20 World Cup Betting 2017 Football Winner Odds & Predictions

Alban Lafont
Yes, there is some World Cup betting to look forward to this summer as the FIFA Under 20 tournament kicks off out in South Korea. This is a 24-nation tournament which kicks off on May 20th and runs through to June 11th and the tournament will be hosted across six different venues. There is some home nation interest as well, as England, are there on the back of a solid U-19 tournament in 2016 as they made the semi-finals there. So there you can see the natural development of the youth game. Just like England the rest of the UEFA contingent, all of the other qualified nations came through youth tournaments played out over the last year or so. It is now on to the World Cup and it looks as if it is going to be tremendously competitive tournament as well. There are six groups of four nations in the first round, with the top two from each of the groups making it through to the round of sixteen, where they will be joined by the four best third-placed sides from the group stage. So this is a long tournament for the youngsters, with a long, long road to the Under 20 World Cup Final.

Teams at the Under 20 World Cup

Host Nation: South Korean Asia: Iran, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam Africa: Guinea, Senegal, South Africa, Zambia CONCACAF: Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, United States South America: Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Venezuela Oceania: New Zealand, Vanuatu Europe: England, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal

Under 20 World Cup Betting 2017 Odds

TeamBetting Odds
South Korea20/1
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Under 20 World Cup 2017 Seeding & Draw

The seeing for the tournament saw the nations split up into four pots, with hosts South Korea joining the first pot of top seeds. The seeding pots then determined the draw for the Under 20 world Cup 2017 (one team from each pot being drawn per group), and the seeding itself was based on respective results over the last five FIFA U-20 World Cups with more recent tournament weighing more heavily. Unfortunately for England, that left them down in Pot 3 along with the likes of Venezuela and Zambia. Pot 1: South Korea, Portugal, Uruguay, France, United States, Germany Pot 2: Mexico, Argentina, new Zealand, Senegal, Japan, Costa Rica Pot 3: Zambia, Honduras, England, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Venezuela Pot 4: Ecuador, South Africa, Iran, Vietnam, Guinea, Vanuatu Group A: South Korea, Guinea, Argentina, England Frankly, the draw could have been a little worse for England because out of Pot 1 they managed to get the weakest side in the form of hosts South Korea. So that should leave Argentina as their biggest threat to winning the group. England, who have Paul Simpson has the head coach, carded their best ever finish at an Under 20 World Cup all the way back in 1993 when they finished third. So it has been a while since they really performed. They aren’t really a force at this level. This being young players, of course, they aren’t particularly household names yet, but there is a strong contingent from the likes of Chelsea and Everton in the squad, including Ademola Lookman and Dominic Solanke, while Liverpool’s Sheyi Ojo is with the squad. Argentina finished fourth at this year’s South American Youth Football Championship, behind Uruguay, Ecuador and Venezuela, so England have a real chance in this group. Prediction: England win, Argentina qualify Group B: Venezuela, Germany, Vanuatu, Mexico Germany are one of the front runners for the tournament and there is going to be nothing to trip them up in this tournament. Their trickiest challenge will probably come in their opener when they go up against Venezuela, who finished third at the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship. But Germany are a class, class act with plenty of depth running through their squad and they will have an impact. Vanuatu, making their first appearance at the tournament will probably just make up the numbers, leaving Mexico, who didn't make it to the second group stage of the 2017 CONCACAF U20 Championship the dark horse. Forward Ronaldo Cisneros could be one to watch out for in the goalscorer markets. Prediction: Germany win, Venezuela qualify Group C: Zambia, Portugal, Iran, Costa Rica Portugal did get to the semi-finals of the 2016 UEFA European U-19 Championship where they lost out to France. They only look average at best though and this is a wide open group here. Costa Rica were underwhelming in their 2017 CONCACAF U-20 campaign, while you have the unknown quantities of Iran and Zambia in the mix. A tough group to call, but perhaps it will be the pragmatism of Portugal who wins through. Prediction: Portugal win, Costa Rica qualify Group D: South Africa, Japan, Italy, Uruguay This will be in an interesting group to watch because it looks to be wide open. Uruguay will take the role as favourites though after winning the 2017 South American Youth Football Championship, so they will be a threat in this one. Japan are always enterprising, but perhaps just lack the overall quality, while Italy aren’t a tremendous force at this level, but they did get to last year’s UEFA U-19 Championship Final where they lost to France. Prediction: Uruguay win, Italy qualify Group E: France, Honduras, Vietnam, New Zealand The French will be delighted with such an easy looking group ahead of them. They are the outright favourites and can boast some tremendous talent. Les Bleus won the 2016 UEFA Under 19 Championship, thumping Italy 4-0 in the final. With the likes of Jean-Kevin Augustin And Kylian Mbappe around the squad, they are going to be a force to be reckoned with and they are justifiable outright favourites for this tournament. The rest of this group aren’t going to get close to them, and you'll have a toss up between the Kiwis and Hazardous for the second spot. The Central Americans are probably the best shot to take it. Prediction: France win, Honduras qualify Group F: Ecuador, United States, Saudi Arabia, Senegal Well, pick a winner out of this bunch. The United States will probably be the ones who edge top spot in this somewhat uninspiring group. That having been said though, this is a good chance for an underdog nation to really come through and make a bit of a splash in the tournament. As to which one that would be, that’s a hard call, but Senegal may just have the edge to muscle their way through to the round of sixteen. Prediction: USA win, Ecuador qualify

Round of Sixteen Set Up

It’s good for your U-20 World Cup 2017 betting at Bet365 to look ahead to the knockout stages and see what path your team could be taking. For England, coming from Group A as winners would give them a nice tie against one of the third-placed teams in the round of sixteen. If they finish second, they would go up against the Group C runner-up, which probably wouldn’t be a disaster. All in all, it’s about avoiding big guns like France And Germany for as long as possible. Runner Up Group A v Runner Up Group C Winner Group D v Third Place Finisher Winner Group B v Third Place Finisher Winner Group F v Runner Up Group E Winner Group E v Runner Up Group D Winner Group C v Third Place Finisher Runner UP Group B v Runner Up Group F Winner Group A v Third Place Finisher

U20 World Cup 2017 Predictions

Well, France are the front-runners at Bet365 and they are well worth a punt. They are such a strong side and have some of the best youth in the world running in their squad at the moment. They are going to be a hard, hard side to stop. Germany should be in the mix at the business end of the tournament but aren’t quite as well rounded out as the French. England should be a solid quarter final lock for this one, and Italy will be looking to push on from progress at the U-19 Championships. Our outside wager would be Uruguay because they are carrying some very good attacking talent at the moment and won’t be easy to break down either. They impressed this year at the South American Youth Football Championships.

EuroLeague Final Four Betting 2017 Basketball Winner Odds & Predictions

Fenerbahce - ZSKA Moskau
EuroLeague Final Four Betting 2017 Basketball Winner Odds & Predictions There is a big weekend of basketball as the Final Four is being held out in Istanbul to round off the EuroLeague season with. This is Europe’s premier basketball competition and this is the semi-final stage of the season with both of them being played on May 19th, followed by the Championship game on May 21st (along with a third place game). After the close of the regular season, the top eight sides move through to a best-of-five play off series. The top eight in the regular season (in order of position) were Real Madrid, CSKA Moscow, Olympiacos, Panathinaikos, Fenerbahce, Anadolu Efes, Baskonia, Darussafaka Dogus. So that pitted top side Real Madrid against Darussafaka Dogus in the play offs, Panathinaikos against Fenerbahce, Olympiacos against Anadolu Efes and CSKA Moscow against Baskonia. The winners of each of those four matches then head off to the semi-finals in what is known as the Euroleague Final Four. This year it is Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, Olympiakos and CSKA Moscow who will be battling it out or the crown in Turkey. The play offs didn’t see any really upsets this season, perhaps only fifth-placed- Fenerbahce taking down Panathinaikos in three matches.

Euroleague outright winner odds

CSKA Moscow 2/1, Fenerbahce 7/4, Real Madrid 3/1, Olympiakos 7/1 Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.

Fenerbahce v Real Madrid

Fenerbahce are 5/7 favourites at Bet365 to take the win in their semi-final against Real Madrid who are 6/5 for the match. That may be a little surprise as Real Madrid topped out the table in the Euroleague regular season with 23 wins. Fenerbahce finished back in fifth with 18 wins but they were on fire in the play offs. In the head to head across the course of the season, Real Madrid took a 61-56 home win over the Turks, with Fenerbahce edging a 78-77 win on home soil against the Spaniards. Fenerbahce finished second in last season’s tournament, missing out on the title in a defeat against CSKA Moscow. Real Madrid though are no stranger to the Euroleague Final Four as they have taken two runners up spots and one title in the last four seasons. Their title win came in 2015 after they had finished runner-up in back to back seasons. They missed out on the Final Four last season as well so will have a point to prove. There’s nothing wrong with seeking out the little extra value in this one by backing the Spaniards. Prediction: Real Madrid

CSKA Moscow v Olympiacos

CSKA Moscow are 5/12 odds-on favourites at Bet365 to make it through their semi-final, leaving Olympiacos as heavy 2/1 underdogs in the showdown. CSKA Moscow are the reigning champions of the EuroLeague Final Four having taken down Fenerbahce in last season’s tournament. That was their first title since 2008 at the event. But they are a powerful side and generally there or thereabouts in the postseason affairs. CSKA Moscow finished second in the regular season to Real Madrid, finishing with just one win fewer than the Spaniards, but the Russians had a vastly superior Points Difference across the course of the season. After working their way past Baskonia in the play offs, they are going to take some stopping Olympiacos edged out Turkish opponents Anadolu Efes in the playoffs, winning the final leg in an epic series. Olympiacos suffered a 75-81 home defeat against CSKA Moscow earlier in the season, while they lost 90-86 on the road to them. Olympiacos won back to back titles in 2012 and 2013 but their only appearance in the Final Four since then was a second place finish to Real Madrid in 2015. So they are back on top but they have a tough quarter-final ahead of them and given their head to head form against the Russians, they aren’t likely going to have enough to pull themselves through. Prediction: CSKA Moscow

EuroLeague Final Four History

Panathinaikos are the most successful side in the history of the Original FIBA Champions Cup and EuroLeague Final Four competitions. They have won the title six times, with Maccabi Tel Aviv the second most successful side with four wins. Then you have three of this year’s Final Four, Olympiacos, CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid all sat on three wins each so there is a chance for one of them to pull ahead of the other two. As for Fenerbahce, they have yet to taste EuroLeague success, their best finishes coming with a second place and a fourth place at the event. Five of the last nine tournaments have been won by a Greek side, which gives some preference to Olympiacos and two of the other four in that sequence were won by a Spanish club. But CSKA are the outright favourites for the 2017 edition of the EuroLeague because of their superior scoring power. In terms of that, they topped out the regular season with Real Madrid the only one within touching distance of them. So our money would be on seeing a Real Madrid v CSKA Moscow Final and if that happens, the betting for the final gets very tough with nothing much to choose between them. If it ends up like that, the two sides traded home wins in the regular season, but Real Madrid outscored the Russians over the two matches.

Giro d’Italia Betting 2017 Winner Odds & Predictions

Nairo Quintana - Tour de France 2016
Punters have been having a good look at the Giro d'Italia Betting 2017 with the exhausting race underway. The Giro runs right through May 28th, 2017 and it takes in 21 stages for a total of 2,243 miles. 18 UCI World Teams are in attendance for the race with four wild card UCI Professional Continental teams getting to join in on the action. Each team running in the Giro d'Italia Betting 2017 are running with nine riders (aside from Astana who suffered the death of Michele Scarponi). Homegrown talent Vincenzo Nibali is the one defending his title and the Giro makes up one of the legs of the big Grand Tours along with the Tour de France and Vuelta a Espana. Vincenzo Nibali was one of the strong front runners in Giro d'Italia Betting 2017 at Bet365 to take the title ahead of the start of the event but went on the drift to around 14/1 after failing to win any of the first ten stages of this year’s running and facing a serious challenge to get himself the pink jersey for the leader of the general classification. It is Tom Dumoulin from the Netherlands who has dominated the first half of the Giro d'Italia Betting 2017. Dumoulin put in a telling ride in winning the tenth stage of the event, which saw him take over the lead from Nairo Quintana, who in turn had broken Bob Jungels’ possession of it over five stages of this year’s event. So that was a positive, positive move from Dumoulin who did not finish at last year's Giro d’Italia, his first appearance at the race. But with his record in the Grand Tour events, he is probably going to be passed up by punters at a price of 6/4 to win the thing outright. Colombia’s Nairo Quintana is still well within striking distance and is odds-on favourite to take the title at 8/11 with Bet365. He won the Giro back in 2014 and this is is his first time back since then. Quintana finished third in last season’s Tour de France before going on to win the Vuelta a Espana so is a man in form in the big events and has already taken a win in the Tirreno-Adriatico major stage race this season. Quintana is a specialist climber as well so will go from strength to strength in the Giro. On his way to winning the 2014 Giro, he won two of the last six stages, his big move coming in the 16th stage where he took the pink jersey and held it until the end. Quintana is looking sharp and probably going to take some stopping in this one. You should see him coming on strong from stage 16 again where the difficulty levels go up and up on climbs. Britain’s Geraint Thomas took a crash on Sunday, but the Welshman responded with second place in the Time Trial on Tuesday, finishing behind Dumoulin. That crash on Sunday for Thomas, which saw Quintana take the lead in the overall classification on that 9th stage, really hampered his chances of getting in contention for the race title with his shoulder popping out. Sunday’s crash put Thomas a good five minutes behind the race leader and therefore his chances are gone because he went into second in second place overall. Francesco Nibali is well positioned in the general classification to still mount a challenge for the race. The Italian is looking for his third Giro title having won it in 2013 and last year. Fifteen of the last twenty editions of the Giro d’Italia have been won by an Italian out of interest. It was a dramatic finish for Nibali last season, who only took over the pink jersey on the 20th stage of the race from Esteban Chaves. Steven Kruijswijk had held the lead from stages 14 through 18 prior to that. So it was a late charge from Nibali to seal the title and that was in stark contrast to his dominating ride in his 2013 title. Back in 2013 the Italian got a hold of the pink jersey on stage 8 of the Giro and held it all the way to the final, winning three stages along the way. Nibali, who is a former Tour de France and Vuelta champion as well should be in the mix over the second half of the race as well. So there is plenty of life left yet in the Giro d'Italia Betting 2017 to go and both Quintana and Nibali could yet make moves. The other name in contention at the moment is Thibaut Pinot. The Frenchman has made a good impact in the first Giro of his career to stay in touch with the leaders at the halfway stage. Can he stick in there and pull off what would be a shock outcome?

Points Classification

You don’t have just the general classification, there are also other betting markets to have a crack at in Giro d'Italia Betting 2017. Points are awarded for placings in the daily stages, which has nothing to do with time gaps or anything. Just placement across the stages. Giacomo Nizzolo has won this for the last two years running but it is Fernando Gaviria who is looking a lock for this at the moment having held the lead since Stage 5 and he is 2/7 odds on to land the Points Classification 2017 with Jasper Stuyven at 7/2 with Bet365 the only main challenger.

Mountains Classification

Pierre Rolland and Omar Fraile are 13/2 joint-favourites at Bet365 to win the King of the Mountain with Mikel Landa at 3/1. You can take a look current leader at the halfway stage, Jan Polanc at a price of 14/1 and even the great Nairo Quintana at 9/1 to land it. There are some tough climbs to come from around stage 16 and that is when this market is going to get really lively. Mikel Landa is a 3/1 shot and you are probably going to want to skip the main runners in the Giro title race and go for someone longer priced. This is wide, wide open.

Young Rider Classification

Our money wouldn’t go much further than Bob Jungels who won this title last year by a country mile. He is already having a very good tour by Great Britain’s Adam Yates is in the mix at the halfway stage for this one, along with Jan Polanc and Italy’s Davide Formolo. But Jungels at a price of 2/1 with Bet365 is the one who has to be caught and he has been leading the general classification for five legs over the first half of this year’s Giro and can step it up. Formolo makes the best value behind him at 3/1. Register an account with the award-winning betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as a welcome bonus. As a Bet365 customer, you can enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play rugby betting and partial cash out options on live bets with them.

Chelsea 11/4 to retain Premier League title in 2017/18

Conte (Chelsea)
Antonio Conte’s first season in England went pretty well then. The Italian took Chelsea to the Premier League title at the first attempt and did it with a couple of games to spare as well. With the Premier League 2016/17 title secured for them already then, punters have already started looking forward to next season’s campaign which should be a tighter battle than the two-horse race that it was this term. Chelsea are a quote of 11/4 at betting site Bet365 to retain their title next season but it is Manchester City who are 9/4 favourites. It is likely that Pep Guardiola is going to go on a big shopping spree in the summer to bolster the Citizens, particularly in defence, because that is where their challenge this season really fell down. They will be expected to be on a much different level next season and with Chelsea also being involved in the Champions League too next term, the title race is probably going to be closer. The Champions League can serve as a big distraction and Chelsea themselves will need to add some strength in depth to their squad over the summer and Conte will have the spending funds to do just that. Chelsea are 11/4 to not finish in next season’s top four in the Premier League (which shows how competitive it is) while they are a 2/7 odds-on to get in. The signings and the extra workload involved from European games are going to be something for the Blues to juggle next season and should naturally have an impact in their league dominance. Manchester United are right there with Chelsea at a price of 10/3 in Premier League 2018 Winners betting. One way or another United will be involved in Europe next season again and Mourinho will have some serious shopping to do as well in the summer. The thing about Mourinho is that he has a pretty solid record in his second season with clubs. At both Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho secured a domestic league title and Champions League titles his second season, while he won La Liga with Real Madrid and the Premier League twice in different spells with Chelsea. Tottenham, who have come close to landing the title in the last two seasons are a big 8/1 price to get their hands on the title. They have a very settled, talented young side and don’t need much tweaking other than some better back-up for Harry Kane. They are a big price to land the title, pretty much because they are playing their home games at Wembley next season and punters will be wondering what it is that has kept them from winning silverware so far with just a good set up. Liverpool are further adrift at a price of 10/1 to land the title, because they will be juggling European action as well, followed by Arsenal who are the longest priced option of the big six in the league at 12/1 to land the win. The Gunners are as big as 14/1 at places like Sky Bet to win the Premier League 2018. Will Arsene Wenger still be in charge? If so, what kind of players will the usually frugal manager make to his squad to add some steel? If he’s not, what kind of identity will they take on under the new manager? Will Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez stay? There are too many variables for punters to back them with confidence to turn next season into a title-winning season.

Premier League 2018 Winner Betting Odds at Bet365

Man City 9/4, Chelsea 11/4, Manchester United 10/3, Tottenham 8/1, Liverpool 10/1, Arsenal 12/1, bar 150/1 Take advantage of some fantastic football betting products available at online betting site Bet365. For starters, there is their great 0-0 bore draw insurance available on all matches which offers great protection on your pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wagers. There are great each-way first goalscorer odds to be taken as well and you can enjoy extensive live in-play football betting as well as live streams from some of Europe’s top leagues. With cash out and partial cash out options available as well, sign up for an account with Bet365 and enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus from them to get in on the action!

2019 Rugby World Cup Draw and Betting Odds

Rugby Betting
The 2019 Rugby World Cup, which is being hosted in Japan and begins on September 2nd, 2019, has the pools for the tournament set out. The draw for the 2019 Rugby World Cup was done in May 2017 and the twenty participating nations will be split over four groups with the top two from each making their way through to the quarter-final knockouts. Reigning World Champions New Zealand appear to be happy enough with their draw, while Ireland and Australia can also be relatively happy with the pools they have been drawn in. For England though, they were drawn in the group that nobody really wanted to be in, as they will take on France and Argentina. England, now coached by Eddie Jones who has led them to back to back Six Nations Grand Slam titles, will be targeting redemption. At the 2015 Rugby World Cup on home soil, England failed miserably not even managing to get out of the group stage. But now they are a different beast, they are running on a different mentality and despite a tricky draw, they are trading as a 7/2 second-favourites at Bet365 for 2019 Rugby World Cup betting. New Zealand are up as 11/10 outright favourites.

2019 Rugby World Cup Betting odds

New Zealand 11/10, England 7/2, Australia 11/2, Ireland 6/1, South Africa 10/1, France 20/1, Wales 201/, Argentina 25/1, Scotland 40/1, bar 125/1 Pool A Ireland, Scotland, Japan, Europe 1, Play-off Winner The Irish will be more than happy with the draw that they have received in this one. Although they were beaten by Scotland in the 2017 RBS Six Nations, and they will go against a Japan side who thrilled in the 2015 World Cup, winning three of their four group stage matches including an opening dramatic win over South Africa, the men in green are favourites for this pool. Ireland are the more consistent and reliable of the pack and Scotland will have new head coach Gregor Townsend going into his first big test. Ireland and Scotland know each other well of course, but at the top tier, Ireland will be expected to win the group, with Scotland following them through. Japan should challenge on home soil, but they have a new head coach in Jamie Joseph so are a little of an unknown quantity at the moment. Prediction: Ireland win, Scotland qualify Pool B New Zealand South Africa, Italy, Africa 1, Repechage Winner The All Blacks will be delighted with the group that they have received. Even though it looks as if they have a heavyweight showdown against South Africa, the Proteas are going in the wrong direction and would not only have to stop a bad rot that has crept into their game but also turn that around and get themselves back to a positive, powerful state. That’s not likely to happen in the next two years for them. But what will help New Zealand qualify is that Italy was extremely poor in the 2017 RBS Six Nations and they aren’t blooding enough new talent through their ranks to raise their game. They beat South Africa in a test in November 2016, but will probably be beaten to the punch by South Africa in 2019. Prediction: New Zealand win, South Africa qualify Pool C England, France, Argentina, Americas 1, Oceania 2 So England will have a tough couple of battles in their group to get through to the knockout stage. They will be taking on France and Argentina which won’t be the easiest of matches under pressure. Argentina are one of those nations in the world who can be very unpredictable and produce a top scrap against the better sides on their day. But much like Italy, they aren’t a youthful side and there is no sign of youth coming through. As for France, they have been on the ropes for a couple of years, but their performances at the 2017 RBS Six Nations showed that they are just starting to turn the corner. So if they continue on that trajectory down the line, they have a chance of showing up well as they usually do in World Cups. France aren’t traditionally good travellers though and you would still expect the Red Rose, who has plenty of time to evolve their young side even further, to get better still. Regardless, both England and France would have liked easier passage to the quarter-finals. Prediction: England win, France qualify Pool D Australia, Wales, Georgia, Oceania 1, Americas 2 This is probably the most open of the World Cup 2019 pools. Australia are always good when it comes to the World Cup, but they aren’t anything special at the moment though. They are going through a rough time in their domestic game at the moment and need to just get themselves a little more organised and settled. But they will show up and play but Wales, as long as Warren Gatland sticks with them, will be in the same boat really. They will have the potential going into the group and the big showdown with the Wallabies will be the key match there. Australia and Wales both saw their 2015 World Cup campaigns suffer because of injury issues. There is a minor threat from Georgia, who want participation in the Six Nations and are an evolving nation. Their big game will be against Wales. Prediction: Wales win, Australia qualify

Quarter Final Knockouts Format

Winner Pool A v Runner Up Pool B Winner Pool D v Runner Up Pool C Winner Pool B v Runner Up Pool A Winner Pool C v Runner Up Pool D


It is hard to see a great deal of upset happening across the pool stage of 2018 Rugby World Cup betting. The major nations should have enough nous and quality in depth to get through their respective challenges. If you take New Zealand out of the picture, then the other top eight sides in the world are all capable of beating each other on their day. It is going to be important to land group wins, to increase chances of making it through to the quarter-finals. England, for example, will want to top their tough group to avoid New Zealand until the semi-finals. Although if England finished as runners-up in their group, they would arguably have an easier run to the final, avoiding New Zealand until then. New Zealand who are Bet365 11/10 outright favourites are still head and shoulders the best side in the world and they are the ones to beat without question. England, if they stay on course under Jones and can add maturity to their game over the next couple of years could be right up there. Australia and Wales can make impacts, but will ultimately fall short most likely, but they should be quarter final locks, and Ireland could be the ones, thanks to the master tactician that head coach Joe Schmidt is, who are the best option from the chasing pack at the moment at a price of 6/1. Register an account with the award-winning betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them as a welcome bonus. As a Bet365 customer, you can enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play rugby betting and partial cash out options on live bets with them.

In-form Nadal to conquer Tennis ATP Rome field?

Tennis Betting
Andy Murray is back defending his Rome title from last year. He took down Novak Djokovic in the final, pretty easily as well at the end of the day on the clay. It was Murray’s first ever title at the event and it snapped back to back successes in the Italian capital for Djokovic himself. Now the big guns (minus Roger Federer) are back to compete this week as the season gains momentum towards the French Open 2017. Rafael Nadal is the man of the moment as he is on a big hot streak of form on the dirt. He landed his first title of the season at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters back in April and hasn't looked back since, claiming the Barcelona Open and then Mutua Madrid Open as well. He has lost just one of his last sixteen matches now (against Roger Federer in the final of the Miami Open) and with Murray and Djokovic both struggling for a bit of form at the moment, the Spaniard is even money favourite at Bet365 to win in Rome this week. Nadal has won the Rome title seven times before and with him hitting his stride on clay, the master is really back in business at the moment and it’s hard to see either of the other main challengers topping him. Djokovic hasn’t been close to a title since winning the Qatar Open over Andy Murray back in January. Andy Murray himself hasn’t produced anything since his title in Dubai in February and that should leave the Italian path clean for Nadal and he is the one that everyone will want to avoid in the draw. But it is Djokovic who gets him in his half of the draw, which means that there could be a repeat of the Mutua Madrid Open semi-final clash between them, which Nadal won. So Andy Murray is on his own in the top half of the draw and really there should be little to stop him winning his quarter of the draw, even if he phones it in a little bit here and there. It should be plain sailing. He could meet Milos Raonic in the quarter and then there is the potential of either Stan Wawrinka or Marin Cilic in the semi finals. So while the draw is relatively open for Murray, it’s still hard to back him at the moment and certainly even if he gets to the final and meets either Djokovic or Nadal, there is a tough game ahead for him. So it will probably be better to stick with one of the front runners, either Nadal or Djokovic who is 5/1 at bet365 to win the title. At the moment, even though he is playing a lot more games than the other two because of successes, it has to be Nadal all of the way right now. It’s always appealing to go against the favourite, but in this case, it’s hard to. It's going to take something special to snap Nadal's momentum at the moment.

ATP Internazionali BNL d Italia Tennis Betting Odds

Rafael Nadal Even money, Novak Djokovic 5/1, Andy Murray 7/1, Dominic Thiem 16/1, Alexander Zverev 16/1, Stan Wawrinka 14/1, Juan Martin Del Potro 18/1, bar 33/1 Online betting site Bet365 run a great tennis accumulator bonus where you can earn a bonus of up to 50% on accumulator wins. This offer applies to winnings on pre-match accumulators of 2 or more selections on To Win Match, First Set Winner and Set Betting markets for Singles and Doubles matches from any Grand Slam, ATP, WTA or Challenger Tour event, as well as Singles and Doubles matches from the Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Hopman Cup. The maximum bonus that you can receive is £100,000. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus as a welcome offer.

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Betting Odds and Preview

Sebastian Vettel
It is off to the Spanish Grand Prix 2017 on the weekend as the F1 season rolls on. Four races into the new season and Sebastian Vettel is still on top of the pile with his Ferrari after collecting two wins. Last time out at the Russian Grand Prix, Vettel couldn’t catch Valtteri Bottas in his Mercedes, the Finnish driver managing to go on and collect his debut win in the race. It wasn’t a great race for Lewis Hamilton who just couldn't find the pace and he couldn’t figure out why. Last year’s Spanish Grand Prix was a thriller with Max Verstappen putting in one of the drives of the season to land the win there. But you will have to stick with the Ferrari’s and the Mercedes cars for this one. This is a race which Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton have both only won once before in their careers. Vettel’s win was back in 2011 while Hamilton took the chequered flag in the 2014 season. So this is a tricky one to call for Spanish Grand Prix betting. Lewis Hamilton is going as 13/8 favourite at Bet365 to take the win in this one, but at the moment, they Ferrari looks to clearly have an edge over the Mercedes team, even with Bottas winning in Russia. Vettel has the bit between his teeth at the moment and will have taken heart from Hamilton struggling so badly last time out and the German is running at a price of 9/5 with Bet365 to win the Spanish Grand Prix. Perhaps what is most interesting about this is whether or not Hamilton actually has a new rising threat from Bottas, his new teammate. The Finn was struggling over the first few races of the season to really make a high impact against Hamilton and Vettel in particular but his win in Russia will add a new, fascinating aspect to the season as the European season drives on. Bottas became the third winner in four F1 races this season and now Bottas sits just the 10 points behind Hamilton in the Drivers’ Championship as the season heads to Spain. Hamilton trails leader Vettel by 13 points.

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Winner odds

Lewis Hamilton 6/4, Sebastian Vettel 9/5, Valtteri Bottas 7/2, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, Max Verstappen 18/1, Daniel Ricciardo 22/1, bar 500/1.

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Pole Position Odds

Lewis Hamilton even money, Sebastian Vettel 6/4, Valtteri Bottas 7/2, Kimi Räikkönen 12/1, 50/1 bar

Spanish Grand Prix 2017 Prediction

It will be interesting to see how Hamilton responds to the Russian mire he was in. Was it just one of his off-weekends that of course happens to him as much as it does to any other driver? It raised some pressure on him though with Bottas taking the win, so you would imagine that there will be some fight back from the Brit. however, Ferrari's Vettel still looks to have the edge and he can turn the screw on the title race with another win. He's the value punt at Bet365 in Spanish Grand Prix 2017 betting. Register an account with online betting site Bet365 and enjoy a great welcome bonus from them. When you sign up they will match the value of your first deposit with them and in being a Bet365 customer you get access to an award winning site and one of the best live in-play betting portals around. You also get top features like free live sports streams, partial cash out options and huge accumulator bonuses as well. Register today to get your 100% matched deposit bonus!

League Two Betting – Title and Play-Off positions all to be decided on final day

Football Betting
The League Two promotion chase has been fantastic and everything, from the title itself, to the final two play off spots in the division are still to be settled on Sunday. So it is going to be a fascinating and interesting day up and down the country without question on Sunday.

League Two Title Race

Plymouth 86 Doncaster 85 Portsmouth 84 Plymouth: They have all gained promotion, so it is a three-way battle for the title and what makes this even more fascinating is that they all have winnable matches on the cards as well. Leaders Plymouth probably have the toughest game as they go off to visit mid-table Grimsby. The Pilgrims are unbeaten in nine away games in the league though, but were hammered 3-0 at home by Grimsby back in November. Plymouth are 11/12 at Bet365 to pick up the win. If Plymouth draw then they would need Doncaster and Portsmouth to both fail to win their games to claim the title. Similarly if they lose, they would need the other to both fail to win. Doncaster: Second-placed Doncaster are out on the road as well, but they have a game against the relegation-threatened Hartlepool who are desperate but who also are winless in eight games. Doncaster are on a three-match losing streak themselves at the moment though which makes this interesting. Hartlepool has to win and hope that Newport fails to do so in their game, to stay up. Hartlepool are 3/1 to take the home win with Donny coming in at Even money. Doncaster will win the league with a win if Plymouth loses. If Plymouth loses and Doncaster draw, Doncaster gets the title, as long as Portsmouth don’t win. Portsmouth: Third-placed Portsmouth have what looks to be an easy enough game against Gloucestershire club Cheltenham who are just above the drop zone, but safe. So their opponents have nothing at stake in this one. The only way Pompey win the title is if they collect three points and Plymouth and Doncaster both fail to win. Out of the three sides going into the final day with a shot at the League Two title though, Pompey are in the best form with a W5 D1 record in their last six played. Portsmouth are 5/12 at Bet365 to take the home win over Cheltenham who are around 7/1 to show up and win.

League Two Play-Off Race

4th) Luton 74 5th) Exeter 71 6th) Carlisle 68 7th) Blackpool 67 8th) Stevenage 67 9th) Cambridge 66 10th) Colchester 66 11th) Wycombe 66 12th) Mansfield 65 4th & 5th: The only things settled in the top twelve then, is the top three being guaranteed promotion while Luton and Exeter will finish in the fourth and fifth spots. Luton goes into the final day carrying some good form of W4 D2 in their last six and they host bottom half of the table side Morecambe, who have won just one of their last six. Luton are likely to hold on to fourth, even if they lose. Exeter are three points back of them and have a five-goal deficit in the goal different to make up Luton. Exeter have a tougher game because they host play-off hopefuls Carlisle who need a win to try and stay in the top seven.

League Two Top 7 Finish Betting odds

Blackpool 2/7, Stevenage 6/4, Carlisle 11/8, Colchester 10/3, Cambridge 11/2, Wycombe 8/1, Mansfield 33/1 So there is the situation of Luton and Exeter occupying two of the play off spots and that leaves an almighty seven-team scrap for the other two spots. As we mentioned, sixth-placed Carlisle go off to face Exeter in a tough match for them and Carlisle are 18/11 to take the win there with Exeter trading at 6/4. That should be a tight battle. Carlisle took a 3-2 win earlier in the season against Exeter. Crazily, if they lose, they can be caught by everyone down to 12th placed Mansfield. Blackpool are just handing on top the final play-off spot heading into the weekend and they have the easiest game of the play-off contenders, as they take on bottom side Leyton Orient at home, who have already been relegated. Blackpool also have the best goal difference (by a huge margin) of all the teams left in play-off contention in League Two. Blackpool are 3/10 to win on Sunday and they are value at 4/1 to gain promotion. Stevenage are the only side outside of the play-off zone going into Sunday, who could get in with a draw.That would require Carlisle losing their game though. Stevenage are 5/6 odds-on at Bet365 to win their game against Accrington who can finish no higher than 12th. 11th placed Wycombe play host to 9th placed Cambridge in a big showdown. Obviously, they both need to take a win in that one and hope that everyone above them fails to take a win. Wycombe are 6/4 to win that one, with Cambridge at 7/4 and that should be a great battle. Colchester host the out-of-sorts Yeovil and therefore have a great shot at three points and they are 4/6 at Bet365 to win that game. While Mansfield are 5/6 favourites at home against Crawley who are just above the drop zone but safe. Mansfield have the biggest hill to climb, needing a win and a loss for either Carlisle or Blackpool and for no-one else above them to snatch a win.

League Two Promotion Betting odds

Luton 15/7, Exeter 11/4, Blackpool 4/1, Carlisle 12/1, Stevenage 12/1, Colchester 22/1, Cambridge 25/1, Wycombe 40/1, Mansfield 200/1 Take advantage of some fantastic football betting products available at online betting site Bet365. For starters, there is their great 0-0 bore draw insurance available on all matches which offers great protection on your pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wagers. There are great each-way first goalscorer odds to be taken as well and you can enjoy extensive live in-play football betting as well as live streams from some of Europe’s top leagues. With cash out and partial cash out options available as well, sign up for an account with Bet365 and enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus from them to get in on the action!