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Chelsea v Stoke Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

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Chelsea V Stoke
The Blues are without a win in their last three competitive matches now, the rot setting in against Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup. With draws against QPR and then Juventus, Roberto Di Matteo needs to get his side playing just a little bit better. The defence of Chelsea has come under some criticism and with Stoke’s aerial power and directness, the home side could come under some big threats from set pieces. The Blues have won their previous two home matches in the Premier League this season, but Stoke haven’t tasted defeat yet.

Chelsea v Stoke Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365:
Chelsea 4/11, Draw 15/4, Stoke 8/1

This should be a real test of character for Roberto Di Matteo’s men here. The Chelsea system is still a bit flawed, a lack of ability to really hold on to the ball in the middle of the park, and Fernando Torres cutting a frustrated figure up top, not really part of the team. Chelsea squandered a 2-0 lead against Juventus during midweek and it could have been worse for them because the Italians were wasteful in front of goal. However, Chelsea have won their last five home matches against Stoke and haven’t conceded a goal against the Potters in the last four. So there is good reason to suggest that Chelsea will get things back on track.. This should be a win for the home side given the run of form they have against Stoke and they have it in them to win by a couple of goals, that is the margin by which their other two EPL home matches have been won by this season. A Chelsea Two Goal Winning Margin is trading at a price of 3/1 with online bookmaker Bet365.

Stat Attack:
Stoke have not won any of their last 11 away matches
Chelsea have won the last five home matches against the Potters
Stoke haven’t scored in the last four visits to Stamford Bridge
Chelsea are without a win in three matches in now in all competitions

Head to Head:
The Blues are in the ascendancy in the head to head against Stoke. Chelsea are undefeated in their last ten matches in all competitions against the Potters and that is a pretty strong run. Stoke have failed to find the back of the net on their last four visits to Stamford Bridge, while Chelsea have netted twelve goals in those four matches. So things are heavily in favour of the Blues who have won the last five home matches straight against Stoke.

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Stoke City of course are kings of the draw. They have picked up four straight draws this season in the league, and in all competitions they are on a stretch of six straight draws in a row. They frustrated Manchester City to a draw last weekend and will they shut up shop and keep Chelsea at bay? Online bookmaker Bet365 have some great coverage on football betting with their 0-0 Bore Draw promotion. If a match ends in a 0-0 draw, then Bet365 will refund any losing bets placed on the Correct Score, Scorecast or Half Time/Full Time market. This is good coverage from online bookmaker Bet365 who offer a free £200 bet for new customers registering an account with them, and deliver great football betting coverage through their excellent live in play service.

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Can Roberto Di Matteo get Chelsea back on track? The Blues are without a win in three games and there are some problems which need fixing. They don’t look very capable of holding onto a great deal of possession and the back line is looking a bit disorganised and slow. Chelsea have some great young talent at their disposal to try and shake things up a bit. It could all come down to whether Di Matteo is going to be brave enough to shake up his team a bit and give other players a chance. It worked in playing young Oscar against Juventus, but the Brazilian is likely to go from the bench, so too new signing Victor Moses, as Di Matteo will likely continue with Lampard and Mikel in the middle with Juan Mata and Eden Hazard supporting Fernando Torres. Chelsea are on a good run of form at home against Stoke, but they really need to up their overall level of performance and game if they are going to really maintain any title challenge. They have been the early pace setters, but after a uninspiring 0-0 draw at QPR the last time out, Chelsea need to find a way to tap into their potential.

Stoke, under Tony Pulis are always going to be difficult opponents for any team. The Potters have picked up four draws in a row in the Premier League so far, only one of them being a 0-0. So they are really hard to knock off and will amass their defensive ranks to try and earn at least a point at Stamford Bridge. You would have to think that that would actually be a good result for them. They may have some advantage in this match by throwing long balls forward to Peter Crouch up front because he can really trouble the Chelsea back line which is not looking too solid at the moment. Stoke will try and block up the midfield make life as difficult for the home side as possible. The Potters will be a threat from set pieces and while the stats are against them, the way they are playing at the moment, they could hang on in there fore a draw.


Liverpool v Stoke FA Cup Betting Odds, Preview and Money Back Special


Liverpool v Stoke FA Cup betting is being covered by a nice Money Back Special at online bookmaker Paddy Power. The Reds, who have already won the FA Cup this season are gunning for a domestic cup double, and they can take a step closer with a win over last season’s losing finalists Stoke City. The general thought about this match, is that it is going to be a pretty close one, and there is some insurance on your betting from Paddy Power if there is a spot kick scored.

If a penalty is scored in the Liverpool v Stoke FA Cup betting match, then the highly rated bookie Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. This provides great coverage and allows you to dip into the First Goalscorer market for example, where Liverpool’s Luis Suarez is 7/2 favourite to open the scoring, while in the Correct Score market, a 1-0 win for Liverpool is trading at 9/2 favourite So plenty of good options for your football betting with the coverage in place from the Paddy Power Money Back Special. Paddy Power welcome new customers with a free £50 bet, as the bookie will match the value of your first stake on your new account with a free bet, up to that maximum figure!

Liverpool v Stoke City FA Cup Betting Odds
Liverpool to win: 4/9 at Paddy Power
Draw: 18/5 at Bet Victor
Stoke to win: 8/1 at Totesport

A big match in store for Liverpool, as they stay at home again for the fourth time in this season’s FA Cup. While Liverpool’s form in the Premier League has been very patch, and by and large, disappointing at Anfield where they have drawn eight of their fourteen matches, they have shown themselves to be a very good cup side. They knocked out Stoke City on their way to tasting Carling Cup success this year, and also knocked Chelsea and Manchester City out as well. In the FA Cup this season, Liverpool claimed the big scalp of Manchester United, so they seem to have their Cup game boots strapped on. The Reds will be buoyed by their big Merseyside win over Everton on Tuesday night, but again, as it took three goals from Captain Steven Gerrard to get the job done, the Liverpool strikers were off the mark. Luis Suarez (1) has been the only forward to score in their last five Premier League matches, so again, a few problems up front for the Reds. Boss Kenny Dalglish looks set to call on Craig Bellamy for this one, after the Welshman missed the win over Everton. Liverpool have a great history at Anfield against Stoke, not losing to the Potters since 1959. Also, just to add to that, Liverpool have won all four FA Cup matches between 1900 and 1998 between the two sides.

Stoke have tasted success against Liverpool this season though. They beat the Reds at the Britannia Stadium earlier in the season in the league, and then held out for a 0-0 draw back at Anfield. Stoke can be a stubborn side on their day, and that has been their reputation under the guidance of Tony Pulis. However, those grinding, battling qualities have deserted them a bit this season, and they are not as strong. Last season’s losing FA Cup finalists Stoke are desperate to get back to Wembley to make amends for last season’s disappointment, but they could have an uphill task on their hands. Stoke have managed only nine away goals in the Premier League all season, and so perhaps their best shot at this would be to get another draw at Anfield. With six clean sheets in their last eight FA Cup matches, Stoke have a pretty decent shot at that, and it is a realistic option with Liverpool’s strikers far from prolific. Can Tony Pulis mastermind something special? Do Stoke, who are the Premier League’s second lowest scoring team pull off a win. If it happens, it certainly isn’t likely to be by more than a one goal margin. Striker Ricardo Fuller will miss the match following his red card at Stamford Bridge last week. With five losses in their last seven Premier League matches, do Stoke have enough?


Valencia v Stoke Europa League Betting Odds and Preview – 23.02.12

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - Peter Crouch (Stoke)

Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting sees the Spaniards take a 1-0 advantage into the second leg, and for all live televised Europa League and Champions League matches this week, online bookmaker Coral have a good Money Back Special running for their punters. If there are five or more goals scored in any live televised Europa League or Champions League, then popular bookie Coral will refund any losing First Goalscorer, Correct Score, Last Goalscorer or Scorecast bets placed on the match in question. So this provides a nice bit of insurance through the Money Back Special, and for the Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting, you could for example dip into the First Goalscorer market where Roberto Soldado is 4/1 favourite to open the scoring, while Stoke’s strikers a down the list with Jon Walters and Peter Crouch out at 10/1. So these bets and any taken in the aforementioned markets are covered by the Coral Money Back Special, if there are five or more goals scored in the match. Online bookmaker Coral offer a free £50 bet for new customers registering an account with them. The bookie will match the value of your first stake on a new account with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50, giving you some nice free betting cash to get started with on your sports betting.

Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting odds
Valencia to win: 4/9 at Totesport
Draw: 7/2 at Bet Victor
Stoke to win: 8/1 at BetFair

Unlike the other two remaining English sides in the competition, Man Utd and Man City, Stoke have a lot of work to do. They failed to take advantage of playing at home in the first leg, with Jon Walters missing a couple of good chances, which resulted in Spaniards Valencia came to down and walked away with a 1-0 win. So now Potters boss Tony Pulis has to pull out something special for his troops as they need to find a way to break down the strong Spaniards. Their failure to produce in the first leg, could have been the result of a run of poor form in the Premier League, where they haven’t won for five matches. However, they did turn in an FA Cup win over Crawley Town (with ten men too) on the weekend, just for a boost of confidence. But stepping up the level again to face quality like Valencia away from home is going to be a tough call for Stoke. Stoke hadn’t lost at home in Europe for eight matches until last week, and that seems to have been their advantage lost. This is the first time that Stoke have been this far in European competition and try as they might, working as they could, the chances were few and far between against Valencia, and scoring goals has been a problem for Stoke of late. Now they need at least two if they are going to take this fixture. Of course a 1-0 win for them would force extra time and penalties out in Spain, but that isn’t ideal. Stoke will want this done and they will have to show a bit more creativity to get the job done. Stoke do have a bit of advantage when it comes to set plays, from which they are strong, and their physical direct style does contrast greatly to Valencia’s slick passing, so Stoke need a high tempo, passionate encounter in Valencia v Stoke City Europa League betting if they are going to cause an upset. This tie is the first time that the two sides have come together, and is Stoke’s first encounter against Spanish opposition.

Valencia are the experienced side in the fixture and have faced English opponents 32 times before. At home, Valencia have ran off seven wins, five draws and three defeats, while overall against English opposition, their record reads nine wins, fifteen draws and eight defeats. Just to further highlight the missed opportunity by Stoke in the first leg, that was the first time in eight attempts that Valencia had scored a victory over and English side. At home in Europe, Valencia haven’t lost now in six matches, and haven’t lost in six straight European matches, period. With them sitting a comfortable third  in Spain’s La Liga with the dangerous Soldado the main man up front for them, they don’t give a lot away at the back, and that is that why they are strong favourites to win the second leg and progress through to the last sixteen of the Europa League at Stoke’s expense.


Manchester United v Stoke Betting Odds, Tips and Preview – 31.01.12

Manchester United - Rooney & Scharner - Albion

Manchester United v Stoke betting will see the Red Devils trying to keep up the pressure on leaders Man City in the Premier League by not falling further behind. United need to pick up the pieces of seeing yet more silverware slip through their fingers as they crashed out of the FA Cup fourth round against Liverpool on the weekend. Now all that is left for Sir Alex Ferguson is the defence of the Premier League title and the Europa League, which probably won’t draw too great of an interest from the club. So, going into Tuesday’s round of matches trailing leaders Man City by three points, United will look to bank on their usually reliable home form for previous points. After the home slip up against struggling Blackburn at the end of December, United knocked out a win against Bolton at Old Trafford in mid January, restoring a bit of order there. Despite losing back to back games, as United lost at Newcastle following the Blackburn defeat in the league, they are still well in touch for the top of the pile. Following those two reverses, United hit back with the Bolton win and then turned in a late winner against Arsenal at the Emirates to score an important three points there in their previous league match. Danny Welbeck’s late goal there was a crucial one to keep them on the tails of Manchester City, especially now as the injury list is really growing at Old Trafford. Nani will be sitting out the match against Stoke, while Wayne Rooney and youngster Phil Jones are doubts to make the match. It hasn’t been a period of total convincing play from United of late, although they dominated possession and the game against Liverpool, again it was big lapses in defence, which is lacking the control of Nemanja Vidic, which let them down. The centre half pairing is where United are struggling at the moment, and they can be got at, and Stoke could just have the right tools to undo the United back line again and put pressure on the under fire David de Gea in the United goal. United have conceded seven goals in their last four Premier League matches, so the openings are there. Rio Ferdinand looks set to drop back into the starting line up for this one. If United drop points and City pull out a six point lead, recovery will be tough.

Manchester United v Stoke betting will probably lean towards the home side, but Stoke are a team in decent shape at the moment. After a sticky patch through October and November last year, to his credit, Tony Pulis has gotten Stoke back doing what they do best. Battling hard physically and being a tough side to beat. They wins have dried up a little bit, with just one in their last six, but there have been three drawn matches in there as well. What Stoke can throw at United is their big strong aerial presence in the box, which could very well unsettle a very unsettled United back line. That will be Stoke’s best offence but the away goals have struggled to come for Stoke on the road this year, scoring just eight so far. They are actually in pretty decent away from, winning three, drawing one and losing one of their last five away match in the Premier League, so they will be hoping for at least a point at Old Trafford. The trouble is, they have not got a great record at Old Trafford, as the Potters have not won there since way back in the mid seventies. Stoke should give a good battle, and they are still chugging along in the FA Cup and in the Europa League as well, but that is a lot of games having been played and they need an extra spark. Matthew Ethertington may miss the match, and that will be a big blow for Stoke getting forward. But they have the aerial power of Peter Crouch to aim for and he should be able to earn Stoke some spoils in the box against the United back line. If Stoke were in better winning form, instead of drawing matches, then this may be predicted as being a lot closer. It should be a tough, physical close encounter as it is, and after the long battle at Anfield against Liverpool in the FA Cup and coming up empty handed, there could be a window of opportunity for Stoke here. A point would be a mighty big reward for the Potters.

Manchester United v Stoke betting odds
Man Utd to win: 3/10 at Bet365
Draw: 9/2 at SkyBet
Stoke: 12/1 at Stan James

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Besiktas v Stoke City Europa League Betting Odds & Preview – 14.12.11

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) - Peter Crouch (Stoke)

Besiktas v Stoke Europa League betting goes on Wednesday night, as the final round of group matches in this year’s tournament starts. Stoke are already confirmed as qualified for the next round of the competition, it is all now a matter of where they finish. They hold a two point lead over Besiktas going into the his match, knowing that a draw will secure them top spot. So the most likely scenario from this outcome is that both of these sides are going to go through, it just a matter of jostling for position ahead of the round of the last 32, where the third placed teams from the Champions League group stage enter the fray. Stoke beat the Black Eagles of Besiktas at the Britannia earlier in the tournament, when Jon Walters netted a late penalty to give the home side the two points. That was the first ever meeting between the two sides, and with Stoke scoring an important win over Tottenham in the Premier League on the weekend, a run of three back to back wins now for the Potters, Tony Pulis’s men look to be in pretty good shape. It is just a matter of both sides holding their nerve really now on Wednesday night. Stoke will need that point to clinch top spot, and while second placed Besiktas are only three points ahead of Dynamo Kiev, the Turks hold a superior goal difference over the Ukrainians, being four goals to the good in that stat. So even if Besiktas were to drop three points, the chances are that they will squeeze their way through. But the Turks at home stand a good chance of picking something up.

Stoke’s encounter with Besiktas on Match Day of this season’s Europa League was the first time that they had encountered a Turkish side before. As for Besiktas, they have a W3 D3 L7 record against English sides. Of those matches, there have been two wins and five defeats on English soil for the Turks. However, they are in pretty good form at home and will give a good account of themselves in Stoke v Besiktas betting on Wednesday night. They have won their last three European games at home now, and not only that, in those three games they are averaging three goals a match. Besiktas have netted six goals in their two home matches in the Europa League group stage this season. As for Stoke, they haven’t lost in Europe now for eleven matches, producing seven wins in that run. They are a tough, physical side and are pretty tough to crack when they are on their game. In the group stage so far away from home, they drew against Dynamo Kiev and produced a narrow 2-1 win over Tel Aviv. But after showing some good resilience in their home encounter against Besiktas and with their up turn in form in the Premier League, seeing Stoke hold out for a draw is a plausible result for your Besiktas v Stoke Europa League betting.

Besiktas v Stoke Betting Odds
Besiktas to win: 5/6 at Paddy Power
Draw: 5/2 at Totesport
Stoke to win: 10/3 at Blue Square

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Stoke v Spurs Betting – Money Back Special 11.12.11

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Stoke v Tottenham betting sees form Spurs boy Peter Crouch line up against his old club on Sunday. Spurs have been in incredible form this season, unbeaten in their last eight and having won seven on those matches, and suddenly they have put themselves out there as genuine title contenders. They need a win to pull back within two points of second placed Manchester United, and still maintain their game in hand over the Red Devils. They have been in fine fettle, with big contributions going forward from Emmanuel Adebayor, Jermain Defoe, Rafael Van der Vaart and Gareth Bale and they are playing some truly wonderful football at the moment. There have also been times this season when we have seen them dig in and scrap for points, a valuable trait for a title contending team to have. A trip to the Britannia Stadium to face Stoke is never an easy affair, and after a poor stretch of form from Tony Pulis’ men, they have responded with back to back wins in the league, and have also qualified for the next stage of the Europa League. So things are starting to look up for them as well. But Stoke’s big problem is in the goalscoring department, where they are averaging just one a game. Put that into context alongside Spurs, who are averaging over two goals per match at home and away this season, then it is no surprise that Spurs are favorites to win this match. Can Stoke look to Peter Crouch to come back an haunt his former employers?

Well, online bookmaker Paddy Power have a money back special for Stoke v Spurs betting on Sunday. If Peter Crouch scores anytime during the match, the bookie will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles placed on the match. This provides some great betting coverage for Stoke v Spurs. Over in the Correct Score market for example, Adebayor and Defoe are favorites to open the scoring at 5/1, while a Spurs 1-0 win will fetch a decent price of 13/2 in your betting.

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Stoke v Spurs Betting Odds at Paddy Power
Stoke 5/2, Draw 12/5, Spurs Evens


Stoke v Newcastle Premier League Betting – Money Back Special

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Bet there weren’t many people thinking that Newcastle would be one of only two unbeaten teams in the Premier League after ten matches, huh? Well, Alan Pardew has really done  a great job with the Magpies, who have the best defensive record in the Premier League so far. The mean Magpies have conceded just six goals on the season, two fewer than league leaders Manchester City. Pretty remarkable really, and more fascinating would be the outcome of the scenario of seeing Newcastle beat Stoke on Monday night. This is because, with another three points under their belt, Newcastle would move up into third place, overtaking Chelsea and sitting just one point behind Manchester United. The Magpies ran out 1-0 winners over Wigan in their last Premier League outing, and while they haven’t faced any of the three teams above them before Monday night’s match, they have held both Arsenal and Spurs to a draw. So there is a big buzz about the Toon Army this season and rightly so, and they will head to Stoke in search of that big three points. As for Stoke, they are in mid-table, just where everyone expected them to be, winning three, drawing three and losing three. Stoke have made the Britannia Stadium a very difficult place for teams to go to over the past couple of seasons, and they are unbeaten there so far this season, including a win over Liverpool there, and a 1-1 draw against Manchester United. Stoke have been struggling for goals though this season, managing just seven in their nine games, and while they are generally tough to break down themselves, they haven’t offered much going forward. So Stoke v Newcastle Premier League betting is going to be interesting on Monday night, and online bookmaker Paddy Power have a great Money Back Special running for the match.

We have seen a flurry of red cards lately, with Chelsea, Arsenal and Bolton being the worst offenders with three red cards a piece in the Premier League this season, but Paddy Power are hoping that there won’t be one at the Britannia Stadium on Monday night. If there is a Red Card in the Stoke v Newcastle match, then Paddy Power will pay out refunds on all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast singles placed on the match. While neither side have seen a Red Card this season, both have racked up 18 yellow cards so far. This Money Back Special offers some great insurance for your Monday night football betting. In the First Goalscorer Market for example, Newcastle’s top scorer Demba Ba is priced at 13/2 to open the scoring, while Stoke’s Peter Crouch is 6/1 favourite. So there are good options for value in this market, all covered by the Paddy Power Money Back Special which will pay out refunds if a Red Card is shown. A 1-1 draw in the Correct Score market is the favourite outcome priced at 5/1 with the bookie. So good options, great value in Stoke v Newcastle betting at Paddy Power. The popular bookie offers a free £50 bet as a sign up bonus for new customers registering an account. Paddy Power will match the value of your first bet with a free bet up to the maximum of £50! Stoke won both Premier League encounters against Newcastle last season, beating the Magpies 4-0 at the Britannia.

Stoke v Newcastle Betting Odds
Stoke to win 6/5, Draw 9/4, Newcastle to win 12/5 at Paddy Power


Stoke v Liverpool Carling Cup Betting Odds – 26.10.11

Liverpool Steven Gerrard

Stoke v Liverpool Carling Cup betting looks as if it will be a pretty interesting match up on Wednesday night. Kenny Dalglish watched with frustration as his side were held to a 1-1 draw against Norwich City at Anfield on Saturday. Even though Liverpool missed some golden chances right at the death, when Andy Carroll and Luis Suarez should have both scored, Liverpool only had themselves to blame as they never mounted any pressure on the Canaries. It was a lack luster second half performance from Liverpool, which saw them lose further ground with the title contenders in the Premier League. So now Dalglish can turn his attention back to the Carling Cup, hoping to get some silverware into the cabinet at the end of the season after spending so heavily. But the Reds, who made hard work of a 2-1 win away at Brighton in the Third Round of the competition have drawn a tough task for the Fourth Round. Liverpool lost when they went to the Britannia Stadium at the beginning of September, unable to get on the score sheet in a 1-0 defeat. This is what Stoke City are great at. They have a mixed back of results this season, but again they are so difficult to beat at home. While Liverpool were defeated there this season, Stoke have also frustrated Chelsea and Manchester United into drawn matches there as well, so Stoke v Liverpool Carling Cup betting is not one of the easier calls for the last sixteen of the competition. Stoke knocked out Spurs in the Third Round after a thrilling 7-6 penalty shoot out win at the Britannia. Stoke play a good, tough physical game and really have the ability to stop Liverpool getting into any stride in the middle of the park. So it will be interesting to see what Kenny Dalglish does here, will he go for a stronger team selection. They will need to play better than they did in the league against Stoke, but the Reds won’t want to totally discard the chase for silverware in the Carling Cup.

Stoke City v Liverpool Carling Cup Betting Odds
Stoke to win: 5/2 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at SkyBet
Liverpool to win: Evens at SkyBet

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Stoke v Liverpool Carling Cup Live Stream at Bet365 – 26.10.11

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We focus on midweek Carling Cup betting action this week, as the last remaining sixteen teams in the tournament scrap it out for a place in the Quarter Finals. One of the big matches of the night is Stoke City v Liverpool, with the Potters having already beaten Liverpool at the Britannia in the Premier League this season. So Stoke boss Tony Pulis and his men will be looking for a repeat performance in shutting out Liverpool, who could only manage a 1-1 draw against Norwich at Anfield on Saturday. Online bookmaker Bet365 are showing a live stream of the match to accompany your Stoke v Liverpool betting. The highly ratted bookie, well known for the amount of live football streams which it provides for their customers, is bringing this all Premier League clash to its account holders on Wednesday, October 26th. All live streams at Bet365 are free, you just need to have some funds in your account, or have placed a bet on the match in question to get to see it. It is a great way to get closer to the action, especially if you are looking at enjoying some live in play betting as well. You can stream the live action and get your bets down right along side the game, so you can get a good feel of what live in play bets to take. Bet365 welcome new customers with the chance of a free £200 bet on a new account, so if you are not signed up there, there is even more good reason to do so! The bookie will match the value of your first deposit, up to the maximum of £200, but it gives you a huge opportunity to get some free cash in your new Bet365 account. Turning that free cash into profit can start with backing a winner in the Carling Cup this week.


Europa League Play Off Betting – Second Legs – 25.08.11


It’s round two of the Europa League playoffs this week. The draw for the Group Stage is on Friday, so who will be there? We have a whole clutch of British sides aiming to be in the draw, and some have more work to do than others after the first legs of their respective play offs. This is now down to the wire for the British sides, as these matches will determine their European futures for the rest of the season. Tottenham made the biggest impression of the British clubs, thumping Hearts 5-0 in their first leg. But all of the British side in the Europa League play offs are still in with a chance after the first leg, even Shamrock Rovers. Rangers are the only side which have to come from behind on Thursday night to get into the Group Stage. Will all the British sides prevail? Check out your Europa League Play Off betting preview here.

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Dnipro v Fulham
The boys from Craven Cottage hold a good 3-0 lead from the first leg. That is just what they needed ahead of this long trip to the Ukraine. Can’t see the hosts here over turning such a big deficit, not on the evidence of the first match. Fulham will just have to go there and consolidate, soak up a bit of pressure and just keep the ball. Boss Martin Jol will be happy enough with the first leg display to carry this off. Shouldn’t be any scares, just get the job done and get back home.
Prediction: Draw 23/10 at Bet365 (Dnipro 13/10, Fulham 5/2)

FS Sion v Celtic
The Scots will have been thoroughly under whelmed by their first leg performance. Their accuracy up front was nowhere near good enough, certainly not at home if they are expecting to go far in the Europa League. Their 0-0 first leg tie is not a disaster, as they can go away and grab and away goal which will set them up nicely. They need to be a bit more patient and clever with their play though. Still enough in them to get past the Swiss side.
Prediction: Celtic win 11/5 at Skybet (Sion 6/4, Draw 23/10)

Partizan Belgrade v Shamrock
Well it was a big night in Ireland last week, as Shamrock Rovers held Paritzan Belgrade to a 1-1 draw. The only disappointing factor about the result, was of course the fact that the visitors got an away goal under their belt. That will likely be huge, as seeing Shamrock score away from home against the Serbs is hard to see. Unfortunately don’t think we are going to see too much of a surprise here as the home side has that extra quality in their side to deal with this.
Prediction: Partizan win 1/4 at Bet365 (Draw 5/1, Shamrock 14/1)

Rangers v Maribor
It is back to Ibrox for Ally McCoist’s men, after coming back from the first leg in Slovenia with a 2-1 defeat. They have an away goal, which could prove vital on the night, but they have to go out and score. Not sure if we saw enough of a threat from the Scots in the first leg, with the two sides looking pretty evenly match. Rangers need to ramp up the volume and they aren’t in bad shape for the second leg, as a 1-0 win would do it for them. Don’t see a lot more than that happening, but have to stick with the home side.
Prediction: Rangers win 4/7 at Victor Chandler (Draw 3/1, Maribor 11/2)

Birmingham v Nacional
We thought that Birmingham were the British side most likely to tumble out at the Europa League play offs. Truthfully we expected a lot more from the Portuguese side at home, better than a 0-0 draw anyway, in which neither side really looked as if they were going to threaten a winner. It was a bit disappointing, but Birmingham will be the happier of the two sides getting back to home advantage with the job half done. However, there could be a sting in the tail from the Portuguese, and if they sneak and away goal, it’ll be hard for Birmingham to muster up enough to fight back.
Prediction: Draw 23/10 at Bet365 (Birmingham 6/5, Nacional 14/5)

Stoke v Thun
Stoke City did a good job of keeping the Swiss side quiet in the first leg. There was a lot of hard work to get through for them, but it all turned out well for Stoke, as they snatched a 1-0 win. That was the perfect result for them, and fully expected. It was the smash and grab raid that they wanted, so that they could get back to home turf with relative safety. Stoke are tough to break down at home, and they will bully and batter their way through this tie.
Prediction: Stoke win 8/15 at Totesport (Draw 16/5, Thun 13/2)

Tottenham v Hearts
Well, the big Battle of Britain in the Europa League whimpered out after the first leg. It is pretty much done as a contest really, with Spurs winning 5-0 north of the border. Didn’t expect that degree of a victory to come, but it means that we know who we are going to see in the next round. It was a good win for Spurs, and they should be able to grab another win back at White Hart Lane.
Prediction: Spurs win 2/7 at Bet365 (Draw 19/4, Hearts 11/1)