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PGA Tour Wyndham Championship 2018 Golf Winner odds & Predictions

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The action at the Majors has all died down now for the season but the high drama continues still on the PGA Tour. The famous Wyndham Championship is the final stop on the regular season on the PGA Tour which means that this is the final chance for players to get themselves into the season-ending FedEx Cup Play-Offs. The top 125 in the standings at the end of the Wyndham will be making their way forward to the FedEx Cup playoffs and therefore players who are on the outskirts looking in, need to turn and leave everything out on the course. The course in question is the Sedgefield Country Club which has been hosting the Wyndham Championship since 2008. Here we take a look at Wyndham Championship 2018 golf predictions.

Wyndham Championship 2018 odds

Webb Simpson 12/1 Hideki Matsuyama 16/1 Henrik Stenson 18/1 Rafael Cabrera Bello 22/1 Brandt Snedeker 22/1 Shane Lowry 25/1 Billy Horschel 28/1 Joaquin Niemann 30/1 Ryan Moore 33/1 Daniel Berger 33/1 Sergi Garcia 40/1 Ollie Schniederjans 40/1 Si Woo Kim 40/1 Harold Varner III 45/1 Jason Dufner 50/1 Matthew Fitzpatrick 50/1 Bar 60/1 * (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 10:44 pm) Webb Simpson is out front as the 12/1 favourite in the outright winner market* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 10:44 pm). He has some pretty strong course history at the event including his 2011 triumph in the Wyndham. Since then he has fired off five other top-twelve finishes at the tournament so he can’t be written off really. He had a boost of confidence at the PGA Championship as he took a share of 19th which saw him earn his spot on the US Ryder Cup team after looking vulnerable in locking down a place. He was third here last year. He is also just one of two players taking apart who are currently sat inside to the 30 on the FedEx Cup standings and the only one inside the top fifteen. Looking down the list of players as well we can pick up on Brandt Snedeker who has done alright at Sedgefield before. He also has a nice bit of form behind him with a T3 at The Greenbrier, a T8 at the Canadian Open while it didn’t quite happen for him at the PGA Championship, he is at least trending in the right direction overall. Out at that juicy 22/1 odds mark, he will make for an appealing each way bet in the tournament* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 10:44 pm). In looking further at the form, Spain’s Rafa Cabrera-Bello has hit a nice peak after he carded a top ten finish at Bellerive over the weekend. That was a good showing in testing times for the Spaniard and he has a little course history too because he took fifth at Sedgefield two years ago. So if you put that together then he is pretty much in the same boat in terms of value as Snedeker is. Another one who had a good run at the PGA Championship was Adam Scott. Last year’s Wyndham Winner Henrik Stenson is back and looking for a strong title defence in a field which is massively hungry for FedExCup points. The fairways can be a bit tight around the Greensboro course and so you need someone who can deliver that consistent accuracy off the tee. Stenson is pretty solid and reliable when it comes to that and has a good chance of playing himself into contention at the tournament although title defences are a rare thing at the course. Stenson is the highest ranked player at the tournament. Stenson was the seventh winner in the last ten editions of the Wyndham Champions to have won the tournament after having ended the third round top of the leaderboard. Among other former winners taking part this week are 2016 champion Kim Si-woo and Sergio Garcia. When it comes to those all-important FedExCup points, there are men under pressure with twelve players within 50 points of that cutoff line to get into the top 125.

Prediction

We like the fit of Stenson, but because title defences are not an easy thing to pull off we have to look past him. We are going to lean instead on Snedeker coming through the field and producing a good tournament. He seems to be improving at the right time of the season for all of this and can push on from some recent steady results to better things. He is certainly worth a look at 5/2 odds for a top ten finish* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 10:44 pm). Our other tip is Chilean teenager Joaquin Niemann to make the top ten at 11/4 odds* (betting odds taken on August 13th, 2018 at 10:44 pm). He has amassed enough non-member points this season to have qualified for the FedEx Cup playoffs but can’t get into the event unless he wins here. So really there’s no pressure on him and he can just relax and have a great crack at the event.
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Sports Betting
It is a big night fight time on Saturday as we take a look at Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker betting. This is an important fight in the heavyweight division because the winner of this duel will then be in pole position to have a shot at the winner of the Anthony Joshua v Deontay Wilder showdown when it eventually happens. While Joshua and Wilder are still slugging it out over the details of actually booking a much-anticipated fight, this one has flown under the radar a bit, but it’s a big deal.

Dillian Whyte v Joseph Parker Odds*

Joseph Parker 8/11 Dillian Whyte 11/10 Draw 20/1 * (betting odds taken at 7:47 pm on July 26th, 2018) Both have met Anthony Joshua before and both lost to him. This is such a big shot now for Dillian Whyte who is just a powerhouse in constant beast-mode. When he connects his opponents go down they go down. In his January 2018 fight against Australia's Lucas Browne he literally knocked his opponent’s teeth out when Whyte got through with a vicious left hook which left Brown stone-cold on the canvas. There wasn’t even a count. This isn’t a fight that was even supposed to happen. The WBC wanted Whyte to go against Cuba’s Luis Ortiz to get a shot at Deontay Wilder, despite Whyte thinking that he was the next mandatory challenger to the title holder. The IBF wanted him to go against Kubrat Pulev but it all got screwed up for one reason and another and it was confirmed in early June that Whyte would be going against Parker instead. So here we are and Whyte is the underdog for the fight at 11/10 odds with Paddy Power* (betting odds taken at 7:47 pm on July 26th, 2018). The power that Whyte has as well as his reach are two big assets of the fighter. He is at 15/4 odds to land the knockout win* (betting odds taken at 7:47 pm on July 26th, 2018). We have seen prime examples of his power and reach in bouts against Dereck Chisora, Lucas Brown and Dave Allen all themselves big hitters. There is no doubt that Whyte has the punching power to knock anyone in the Heavyweight division backwards. But in Parker he will be going up against a fighter who knows how to use his feet well and void a lot of trouble. New Zealand’s Parker lost to Anthony Johnson to a points decision and is the 8/11 favourite for this bout* (betting odds taken at 7:47 pm on July 26th, 2018). He is a savvy fighter because he moves so well and he does have a pretty decent chin if something from Whyte should get through. He is not someone who is naturally going to fade too much in terms of stamina either and while he is not going to have the punching power that Whyte has, he has quicker hands.

Prediction

This is going to be a challenge for Whyte because he is going to have a constantly moving target in front of him. The defence of Browne, who Whyte last met was pretty poor in comparison and the British fighter didn't have any problems in landing his punches. But Whyte needs only one of those big ones to land and rock his opponent. But because of the technical ability of Parker were are going with the 12/5 odds* (betting odds taken at 7:47 pm on July 26th, 2018) on Dillian Whyte by Decision or Technical Decision.
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2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup Odds & Predictions

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Hockey Women’s World Cup 2018 - 21 July-5 August The 14th edition of the Women’s Hockey World Cup will be starting up on July 21st and running through to its conclusion on August 5th, 2018. This is the pinnacle of the sport and it is being hosted in England at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre. It is the Netherlands who are returning as the reigning World Champions after success on home soil in the last edition. Actually, the hosts of the last two editions of the tournament have won the event on their respective home soil. So there could be good news ahead for England who are the second-ranked team, as they take on the challenge. Here is our 2018 Hockey Women’s World Cup betting preview.

2018 Edition

This is the first time that the tournament has had 16 participating teams before. Joining hosts England are the 10 teams from the 2016/17 FIH Hockey World League semi-finals stage, plus winners of regional Cups from around the World. The first round of action sees the sixteen teams split out over four groups. The winner of each of those four groups will each book themselves a place in the quarter finals. There is a predetermined format, with the winners of Groups A and D going to the top half of the draw and the winners of Groups B and C going to the bottom half of the draw. The second and third place teams from each of the groups will go into a playoff round. A winner of a playoff match will then go through to face one of the teams who qualified automatically for the quarter finals. So those who do get through as a group winner will have an advantage of having to play a game less. From the quarter-finals, it is then a straightforward knockout going forward. Pool A Netherlands, South Korea, Italy, China The Netherlands are the top seed at the tournament and will be favourites in Women's Hockey World Cup betting. But there is a competitive group ahead of them here. Arguably they are actually the best team in the world and they won the 2016/17 FIH Hockey World League beating China in the final. They are also the current holders of the EuroHockey Nations Championship. But they are going to have to come out strong because of the challenges ahead. China will likely be the biggest threat to the Netherlands. They finished as runners-up at the 2018 Women’s Hockey Asia Cup, losing to India in a penalty shootout. South Korea finished third at the tournament. There is a decent chance that Italy will bring up the rear. Prediction: Netherlands win, China and South Korea progress Pool B England, United States, India, Ireland This is a tough group for England to navigate their way through. They take on India who are the current champions of Asia and they will face them in their opener. That’s a tough first match for them to deal with. They will then go up against the USA who won the Johannesburg section of the 2016/17 Women's FIH Hockey World League, getting a semi-final shootout win over England. England finished third at the tournament. Four years ago the USA finished fourth in the World Cup. Ireland finished seventh in that tournament and make struggle in a competitive group. The second place team in this group would end up being on a path to meet favourites Netherlands in the quarter finals. Prediction: USA win, England and India progress Pool C Argentina, Germany, Spain, South Africa This appears to be a pretty well-balanced group really and it is wide open. Argentina have won two of the last four editions of the World Cup and the other two occasions they finished third. So they are going to be a threat without question here at least in this group. They lost to England in the third-place match in Johannesburg at the 2016-17 FIH Hockey Women’s World League. Germany finished runner-up in that section so you should have two evenly matched teams here. Germany look to be on a good positive swing at the moment and beat Argentina at the 2016-17 FIH Hockey Women’s World League Semi-Finals. South Africa are a competitive bunch and had a good semi final tournament at that 2016-17 FIH Hockey Women’s World League but Spain are ranked a few places above them but didn’t do as well. Prediction: Germany win, South Africa and Argentina progress Pool D Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Belgium We get an interesting clash between New Zealand and Australia which will go down in the final round of group stage matches. That’s something to look forward too in 2018 Women's Hockey World Cup betting and it was Australia who beat the Kiwis in the final of the 2017 Oceania Cup. There won’t be any love lost between those two and they both look strong enough in this group to get through to the next stage without too much stress. Belgium and Japan will be scrapping it out for that extra place in the knockout stage but we don't see either of them doing enough to get in the frame to win the group. Prediction: Australia win, New Zealand and Belgium progress   

Predictions

The Netherlands are value in the outright winner market just because they are so good. They are the reigning World Champions and the reigning champions of Europe at the same time. They have won seven of the previous thirteen editions of the World Cup. They have to be back in contention here. They do have a tough group against China and Korea, but the Dutch beat them both last year in winning their section of the Hockey World League. England are very interesting because they will have home soil and home support cheering them on. They are the reigning Olympic champions lets not forget though but have struggled to make a huge impact at the World Cup before, yet to reach a final and having finished in the top four just twice. England did win the bronze at the 2018 Commonwealth games as well. Australia, if they are able to handle the pressure are a team who can make a positive run at this tournament and we do like how they are shaping up. They have finished runners-up in two for the last three editions let’s not forget. The USA have a very talented team at the moment and then there’s India and China as well who have potential. This is a really deep field. The other genuine contender we can see are Germany who look to be on an upward positive trend at the moment and who beat both Argentina and the USA, two of the stronger outside choices we could have gone with here at the 2016/17 Women’s HOckey World League Semi-Finals. It’s tough to break this down but we are looking towards the most likely group winners because of the advantage they will have in playing a game less than the other who qualify for the knockouts. Pool A: Netherlands Pool B: USA Pool C: Germany Pool D: Australia So that at least takes a step towards narrowing our field. If that’s the case it means the Netherlands and Australia would be on course for a semi-final clash, with the other two meeting in the other half of the draw. Netherlands are better than Australia while Germany and the USA would be a toss-up. Breaking it all down we see value in the Netherlands winning outright as they have such talent and depth. But Germany could be knocking on the door.
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European Big 5 Leagues – Betting Odds & Predictions

European Football
We are going to look at the pre-season odds on the most likely outcomes of the top leagues around Europe and find ways to search for some value beyond outright singles. Last season across Europe ended up somewhat predictable really with strong pre-season favourites sweeping the titles in England, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. Those are the league which we are going to be looking at again and for the ante-post markets on each of those, we are seeing the same pattern again. Namely that the bookmakers are not expecting any major upsets anywhere and that the only one of those leagues which is likely to produce a tight battle would be over in Spain between Real Madrid and Barcelona

England

Manchester City are the 8/13 favourites* (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) to go and land the Premier League title in the 2018/19 season. Pep Guardiola’s men made pretty light work of things last season as everything came together so well for them. They swooped early in the summer to bring in Riyad Mahrez from Leicester which looks as if it could be a terrific addition to the squad, but it would put some pressure on Raheem Sterling probably. City won the league last season by 19 points over their rivals Manchester United and that is a huge gap to try and close. That is the kind of thing that takes time and the dominance that the Citizens had last season is likely to spill over into this season. Manchester United may again be hampered by the tactics of Jose Mourinho, while Tottenham are lacking something to make them truly competitive in a Premier League title race. Chelsea and Arsenal have rebuilding to do under new managers, so it is Liverpool who makes for the interesting main contenders therefore. That is because of an improvement in the goalkeeping department through Alisson Becker which they have made over the summer as well as bolstering their squad with the arrival of Naby Keita, Fabinho and a bargain in Xherdan Shaqiri. Depth is being added but still, we don’t see them toppling City. Man City 8/13, Liverpool 9/2, Man Utd 13/2. Chelsea 14/1, Tottenham 16/1, Arsenal 20/1, bar 250/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)

Spain

You can’t of course look past the big two of Barcelona and Real Madrid. Barcelona powered their way to the league title last year and they almost did it with an unbeaten season as well. That went south as they surprisingly lost their penultimate game 5-4 against Levante. Still, the Catalans won all but ten of their games last season and they are looking pretty stable. They seem to be well settled and boss Ernesto Valverde probably isn’t going to spend too big in the summer, not in comparison to what their rivals Real Madrid are going to do. Madrid clearly needs a shake-up after finishing third in the Spanish top flight last season and a massive seventeen points back of Barcelona. There was just too much instability from them at the back through the early part of the season and when it came down to them recognising that they had no chance of overhauling Barcelona, they fully switched their focus to the serious business of winning the UEFA Champions League again. They are entering a new era with Cristiano Ronaldo having been sold off, expect them to spend heavily, but if they do would it all come together immediately for new boss Julen Lopetegui? Maybe not. We like the more stable Barcelona. Barcelona 8/11, Real Madrid 11/8, Atletico Madrid 14/1, Valencia 100/1, bar 150/1

Germany

Bayern Munich topped the Bundesliga once again last season and that was by a margin of a ridiculous 21 points over Schalke. They have a new manager in Niko Kovac and really they are so strong compared to the rest of the league it’s hard to not back them for more domestic success. As long as they keep a hold of their scoring threat of Robert Lewandowski, who has been linked with Chelsea, then the Bavarians aren’t likely to let their crown slip. That is without doing a great deal of business in the summer transfer market. We do like the direction in which Lucien Favre is taking Borussia Dortmund and they have some great young players there like Max Philipp, Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic and you blend that in with the spattering of experience that they have then they are set up pretty well. It is likely to be enough to get the better of Bayern Munich though? Probably not. The same can be said of RB Leipzig who would need a couple of real marquee signings to step it up. Bayern Munich 1/6, Borussia Dortmund 11/2, RB Leipzig 33/1, Schalke 40/1, Bayer Leverkusen 66/1, Hoffenheim 100/1, bar 200/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)

France

This is the most straightforward of all the big five leagues in Europe to call. It is PSG all the way and they aren’t going to fall from grace anytime soon. They have a ridiculously good squad and the rest of the Ligue 1 just isn’t up to scratch at all. There have been a lot of rumours that Real Madrid are going to come in and try to pry Neymar away from them, but even if that happens PSG wouldn't exactly be short of talent. They would also have more than enough to go and spend to fill any holes that they may have floating around. They will be holding on to Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani and they are going to be dominant again for new boss Thomas Tuchel. Monaco have been sellers this summer while Lyon look the better bet to at least of some kind of challenge to PSG. PSG 1/10, Lyon 12/1, Monaco 14/1, Marseille 14/1, Bordeaux 250/1, Montpellier 350/1, bar 500/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)

Italy

For the first time in a long time, Juventus were under pressure last season in the Serie A title race. That pressure was from Maurizio Sarri Napoli. With Sarri having moved over to Chelsea the club have brought in Carlo Ancelotti. But there could be something of an exodus happening with Sarri gone with it starting with midfielder Jorginho who went to Chelsea and Dries Mertens could be following him there. So Napoli may have some trouble sustaining their status of last season. Juventus showed their quality and class last season to get over the finish line and wrestle the title back into their grasp, despite losing against Napoli with five games to go. They held on, didn’t crumble and they are keeping Massimiliano Allegri around as manager and made what will likely be the biggest signing of the summer in Europe (unless Neymar moves to Real Madrid) as they captured Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. If they can keep the bulk of their squad together from last season, and there’s no reason why they shouldn’t, throw Ronaldo in there and despite his ageing legs, that’s a huge boon for Juventus’s title defence. Juventus 2/5, Napoli 6/1, Roma 13/2, Inter Milan 7/1, AC Milan 20/1, Lazio 50/1, Atalanta 200/1, bar 250/1 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm)

Euro Big 5 Multiples

So there are the odds for the forthcoming seasons across Europe. Let’s just list the favourites Man City 8/13 Barcelona 8/11 Bayern Munich 1/6 PSG 1/10 Juventus 2/5 * (betting odds taken from July 19th, 2018 at 6:23 pm) So you have some pretty strong odds-on prices there and there really isn’t going to be a lot of value in backing them as singles. Imagine having to wait a whole season for a £10 bet on Man City at 8/13 for a profit return of £6.15 at the end of the season. It is hardly worth the wait at all for that return. That is one of the better-priced options among the league winners in the big five league as well too.

Big Five Accumulator

So this is an occasion where you might want to think about creating some multiple bets. Remember though because you are looking at such short odds you are not talking about huge margins here. If you were to throw together a five-fold accumulator then you would be looking at a £40.13 profit from the five selections with a 10 stake. So that is much better than backing them all as win singles. But of course, you are increasing your risk with needing all five selections to win and nothing less.

So how about coverage?

In dropping PSG at such terrible odds you could look at the options of a Yankee or Lucky 15 on the other four short priced options. These are forms of Full Cover Bets. They are both built off four selections as well, the difference between them being that single bets are covered in a Lucky 15 and not included in a Yankee. Frankly, because the odds on the single bets aren’t great it’s worth passing them and looking at the Yankee. Remember a Yankee is 11 separate bets created from those four selections 6 doubles, 4 trebles and a fourfold accumulator. So whatever you base stake is, in this case, £1 for our example, that would be £11 played and you would be looking at almost doubling your money with a profit of £19.18 coming back if all four of those wins. The difference between that and the acca is if say just Bayern Munich at 1/6 odds lost, you would still get a little bit of profit back (albeit £0.38) however if you had done the acca then you would be out of pocket. So the bit of coverage through a Full Cover Bet like a Yankee on four of the five big coming through offers a little extra insurance and less risk against the stake. You could, of course, look at a Canadian or a Lucky 31 if you wanted to get all five of the selections in one multiple bet. Just remember the stake will increase and here is an example. A Canadian (also known as a Super Yankee) is 26 separate bets: 10 doubles, 10 trebles, 5 fourfolds and a fivefold accumulator. So your stake goes up significantly but the coverage of your stake is there should only one of the selections lose. It is that which makes it more appealing than just throwing those unappealing odds-on selections of league winners from across Europe into one big bet accumulator bet. It is always wise to keep your options open.
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Juan Martin del Potro v Rafael Nadal Prediction & Betting Odds

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Juan Martin del Potro v Rafael Nadal preview - July 11th, 2018 The men’s draw at Wimbledon hits the quarter finals on Wednesday and the big guns of Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic are all still firing along. This clash between Del Potro and Nadal is the highlight of the quarter final matches and if things go with seeding then it could bring about a Nadal v Djokovic semi-final and then a potential showdown against Federer in the Final. But first things first and Wednesday’s meeting between these two should be very interesting. Nadal has made it through to the final eight without having dropped a set along the way and he will have a little bit of an advantage in this one as well over his opponent. That is simply because Nadal will have had an extra day of rest. So it has been plain sailing for Nadal so far as he goes in search of his third title at the event.

Nadal in high energy

His looking full of energy but he will get a tough game in this one against Del Potro who is the fifth seed. It’s no secret that this is Nadal's least favourite surfacee and this is the first time that he has been beyond the fourth round at Wimbledon since reaching the 2011 Final. We are definitely backing Nadal to drop a set in this one and therefore over 3.5 sets for 4/7 odds at bet365* (betting odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 2:45 am) makes a conservative start for our Juan Martin del Potro v Rafael Nadal prediction. Interestingly Nadal has never before lost in either a quarter-final or a semi final match at Wimbledon, so he has that perfect strike rate of five from five in Wimbledon quarter-finals. Overall this is the 36th Grand Slam quarter-final of his career. Nadal is the current World Number One and has four titles to his name this season including yet another French Open crown recently. But he is facing a player who can bring the power and the pressure.

Is Del Potro physically ready?

Just back at the French Open this summer the Argentine suffered a semi-final defeat against Nadal and that, of course, can be excused. Del Potro came through the first three rounds easily enough without dropping a set but he did drop one against Gilles Simon in round four, a match which started on Monday and was finished on Tuesday because of poor light. The thing about that match though for Del Potro is that while he won 3-1 each of the three sets that he did win was on a tie-break. So he was made to work hard and while he leans on his physical approach a lot, he was looking a bit tired towards the end of that. You don't want any disadvantage going into a game against Nadal. This is just the second ever quarter-final place at Wimbledon for Del Potro, his previous coming in his 2013 run to the semi-finals. Other than that his track record at SW19 isn’t great. Del Potro is the current world number four and has earned two titles this season.

Head to Head

These two have met fifteen times before and Nadal is 10-5 ahead. As mentioned they met at Roland Garros this year and Nadal won easily in straight sets, dropping just the seven games. Just twice before have they met on grass and that first was at Queens back in 2007 with Nadal winning that one. Their other clash on grass was at Wimbledon 2011 with Nadal taking a 3-1 win in that one. Nadal has won six of the last eight meetings between the two players.

Del Potro v Nadal Prediction

We have to stick with Nadal given the form that he has carried this season. He has been managing his season well and didn’t push himself ahead of Wimbledon which is clearly paying off at the moment. Del Potro’s game against Simon on Monday/Tuesday seemed to be wearing the Argentine down and we are rolling with Nadal 3-1 in set betting for 11/4 odds* (betting odds were taken from July 11th, 2018 at 2:45 am) as we see him dropping a set early in this contest when Del Potro will come out strong and attack.
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Bet365 World Cup 2018 penalty payback offer

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Place a bet on the To Win Outright market for World Cup 2018 and if any team you back is eliminated on penalties, we will refund your losing bet. This offer is available on Win and Each Way bets on the World Cup 2018 To Win Outright market until the final kicks off at 16:00 UK Time on Sunday 15th July. This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out only the remaining active stake will be refunded. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature prior to kick-off and the team you back is eliminated on penalties, only the new stake will be refunded. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the offer will no longer apply. Bets placed from your Withdrawable Balance will be refunded to your Withdrawable Balance and bets placed using Bet Credits will be refunded as Bet Credits. T&Cs apply. Only available to new and eligible customers.

World Cup 2018 Penalty Payback

How it works: 1. Place a bet on the To Win Outright market for World Cup 2018. 2. If any team you back is eliminated on penalties, we will refund your losing bet. See details directly at Bet365's website. 18+ Please gamble responsibly!
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Bet365 Significant Terms and Conditions World Cup 2018 Penalty Payback

• This offer is only available to new and eligible customers. • This offer is available on Win and Each Way bets on the World Cup 2018 To Win Outright market until the final kicks off at 16:00 UK Time on Sunday 15th July. • This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out only the remaining active stake will be refunded. • If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature prior to kick-off and the team you back is eliminated on penalties, only the new stake will be refunded. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the offer will no longer apply. • Bets placed from your Withdrawable Balance will be refunded to your Withdrawable Balance and bets placed using Bet Credits will be refunded as Bet Credits.

Bet365 Full Terms and Conditions World Cup 2018 Penalty Payback

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Bet365 World Cup 2 goals ahead offer

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Place a pre-match single bet on the Full Time Result market for any World Cup 2018 match and if the team you back to win goes 2 goals ahead at any stage during normal time, we will settle your bet early as a winner regardless of the final result. This offer applies to pre-match single bets on the Full Time Result market for any World Cup 2018 match, up to and including the final on Sunday 15th July. This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the remaining active stake. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature prior to kick-off and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the new stake. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the offer will no longer apply. T&Cs apply. Only available to new and eligible customers.

World Cup 2018 Early Payout Offer

How it works: 1. Place a pre-match single bet on the Full Time Result market for any World Cup 2018 match. 2. If the team you back to win goes 2 goals ahead at any stage during normal time, we will settle your bet early as a winner regardless of the final result. See details directly at Bet365's website. 18+ Please gamble responsibly!
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Bet365 Significant Terms and Conditions World Cup 2018 Early Payout Offer

• This offer is only available to new and eligible customers. • This offer applies to pre-match single bets on the Full Time Result market for any World Cup 2018 match, up to and including the final on Sunday 15th July. • This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the remaining active stake. • If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature prior to kick-off and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the new stake. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the offer will no longer apply.

Bet365 Full Terms and Conditions World Cup 2018 Early Payout Offer

1. This offer is only available to new and eligible customers. You can see a full list of your available offers by logging in and selecting the Offers section on mobile or the Promotions section on desktop. bet365 maintains a record of customer contact in relation to eligibility for offers and this record, including the date and time of any restrictions being imposed, will be final in the event of any dispute. 2. Applies to pre-match single bets on the Full Time Result market for all games from World Cup 2018, from Thursday 14th June 2018 up to and including the final on Sunday 15th July 2018. 3. The offer does not apply to bets placed on the Draw selection in each game. 4. Your bet will be paid out in full if your team is winning by two goals at any stage of the match regardless of the final result. 5. This offer applies to the Full Time Result market which is settled on 90 minutes play. This includes any added injury or stoppage time but does not include extra time or time allocated for a penalty shootout. 6. This offer will not apply where a stake has been fully Cashed Out. Where a stake has been partially Cashed Out and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the remaining active stake. 7. If a qualifying bet is edited using our Edit Bet feature prior to kick-off and your team goes two goals ahead, the bet will be settled on the new stake. Where a bet has been edited to include or amend a selection for an event that is In-Play, the offer will no longer apply. 8. This offer will not apply to bets placed through the Bet Builder feature unless the bet is a pre-match single on the Full Time Result market. 9. We will aim to settle all qualifying bets and have funds credited into your account within 15 minutes of your selection going two goals ahead. 10. If your bet is paid out early in accordance with this offer it will not be paid out again if your selection goes on to win the match. 11. Where any term of the offer or promotion is breached or there is any evidence of a series of bets placed by a customer or group of customers, which due to enhanced payments, Free Bets, risk free bets, Bet Credits or any other promotional offer results in guaranteed customer profits irrespective of the outcome, whether individually or as part of a group, bet365 may reclaim the enhanced payment, Free Bet, risk free bet or Bet Credit element of such offers and/or void any bet funded by the Free Bet or Bet Credits. In addition, where there is evidence of such activity, bet365 may levy an administration charge on the customer up to the value of the Bet Credits, Free Bet, risk free bet or enhanced payment towards the administrative costs incurred in identifying and taking action against the activity. 12. et365 may reclaim any bonus amount, Free Bets, Bet Credits or enhanced payments that have been awarded in error. 13. bet365 may, at any time, make minor amendments to this promotion to correct typographical errors or to improve on clarity or customer experience and may cancel this promotion for legal or regulatory reasons. 14. Employees, officers and directors of bet365, its promotional or other agencies, licensees and licensors, service providers and any other associated or affiliated companies shall not be eligible for the promotion. The same terms shall apply to the direct families of such persons.

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The best match bets of the World Cup group stage

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We look at the first round of World Cup group fixtures and seek out the best possible value. The 2018 World Cup kicks off on Thursday 14 June, with Russia clashing with Saudi Arabia and we’re casting our eye over the first round of group games to hunt out the best value. The Russians are a terrible price to win this curtain-raiser considering they have a low FIFA ranking, although there are some better odds over the coming days should you want to strike some bets. URUGUAY look a decent shout at 4/7 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) for the other Group A opener if the South American side can tame Mohamed Salah and his Egyptian teammates. La Celeste have * (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) in attack and will be out to make this a successful tournament in an easy section. The Uruguayans * (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.)in the CONMEBOL qualifying section and Oscar Tabarez has a wealth of experience within the ranks, while there are* (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.)coming through. * (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) on 15 June when they face Portugal in their Group B opener. While the European champions will play defensively, the* (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) to create chances and get an early three points on the board. An eye-catching * (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) suggests that La Roja could be the team to beat this summer and there’s a bunch of midfield playmakers who can keep the ball and make life difficult. ICELAND are 8/1 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) to beat Argentina in their Group D opener, with the European side looking to nullify Lionel Messi and the other dangerous forwards, with a potential shock on the cards for the European team. The Icelanders play with no fear and will consider the opener as the best time to be facing La Albiceleste who have well-documented defensive problems. CROATIA are a 17/20 poke with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 5th, 2018 at 2:19 a.m.) to beat Nigeria and there could be a gulf in class between the two teams, with the former likely to dominate the ball in midfield and it could see them come through comfortably. Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic are particularly adept at controlling the game and their experiences for Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively provide a big advantage. SERBIA also look a big shout to overcome Costa Rica in the Group E curtain-raiser, with the Serbs likely to have a big following in Russia and they have an experienced spine of players which can help them enjoy a winning start. World Cup 2018 Outright Winner Odds*
  • Brazil 4/1
  • Germany 9/2
  • Spain 6/1
  • France 13/2
  • Argentina 9/1
  • Belgium 11/1
  • England 16/1
  • Portugal 25/1
  • Uruguay 28/1
  • Croatia 33/1
  • Colombia 40/1
  • Russia 40/1
  • Poland 66/1
  • Switzerland 100/1
  • Denmark 100/1
  • Mexico 100/1
  • Sweden 150/1
  • Bar 200/1
* (Betting Odds taken at 4:07 p.m. on June 4th, 2018)
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Who will embarrass England at the 2018 World Cup?

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While England will have a genuinely tough battle at the World Cup 2018 in the group stage against Belgium, their other two group match against Tunisia and Panama are expected to be won by the Three Lions. But are Gareth Southgate’s men in any danger of being embarrassed in the group stage? Frankly, this is not about pessimism, it is about a beat of realism because their track record in major international tournaments isn’t great.

Track record of failures

Look at their European Championship campaign two years ago. A 1-1 draw with Russia, a last-minute win over Wales and then a 0-0 draw with Slovakia. Then their big crash in the round of sixteen against Iceland. They didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory there. Four years ago at the 2014 World Cup, it was even worse for them as they limped out of the group stage with just the one point from their three games. The defeats against Italy and Uruguay were hard to swallow yes, but at least they were against average quality opponents. But their 0-0 draw with Costa Rica in their final match summed them up, no fight and no desire, combined with a lack of quality saw them go home with their tails tucked well and truly between their legs. Go back a further four years to the 2010 World Cup and you may recall their 1-1 draw with the USA, their 0-0 draw with Algeria and then their 1-0 struggle against Slovenia. So it’s not as if England haven’t been without their embarrassing results recently at major tournaments. Which makes the fact that they are taking on two relative minnows at the World Cup all that more nerve-wracking. The Three Lions should be going out and comfortably beating Panama and Tunisia but there is still an air of trepidation and all confidence is surely tinged with a drop or two of doubt about whether or not the Three Lions will actually be able to turn out the points. England’s first test at the World Cup comes against Tunisia on June 18th and the Three Lions are 1/3 odds-on favourites at Bet365* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.) to win that fixture. England went up against Tunisia at France ‘98 in the group stage and took a 2-0 win thanks to Alan Shearer and Paul Scholes getting on the scoresheet. Tunisia are currently ranked 23rd in the world and from their four previous World Cup appearances they have never managed to get past the group stage. In fact, their record is W1 D4 L7 from their twelve previous World Cup matches. Not a threat but the African nation are likely going to be the ones who will come the closest to embarrassing England. We’re not suggesting that The Eagles of Carthage are going to go out and beat the Three Lions. However England weren’t a high scoring side in qualification against some average looking opposition and you wonder if they have the clinical finishing in them to see off a side who are likely just going to turn out and be as stubborn of a defensive side as they can be. England should have fewer troubles against Panama because the quality of their defence and overall ability isn’t there compared to that of even Tunisia. They are making their debut in the competition and it is except that they will be going away from the experience without a point and without a goal. It just appears to be one of those World Cup games which not even England can stuff up. England take on Panama on June 24th and they are 4/5 odds at bet365 to win to nil* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.).    England are 11/5 odds at bet365* (betting odds taken on March 5th, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.) to go home at the stage of last sixteen and are a massive 7/1 to screw things up royally and go home at the group stage. They should be in the round of sixteen. Can they get there without embarrassment?
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World Cup 2018 Group A betting preview and prediction

World Cup 2018 Betting
Uruguay look set to go well in 2018 World Cup Group A and should be a cut above Russia, Egypt and Saudi Arabia The current odds at bet365 are 4/5* (betting odds taken from June 7th, 2018 at 5:08 a.m.) on Uruguay winning Group A, with La Celeste looking like the only team that boasts quality from front to back in this section. Oscar Tabarez is understandably preaching caution ahead of showdowns against Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Russia, although the reality is that the Uruguayans are a team that finished second in South American qualifying and have a strong nucleus within the squad that can help them win the group. Tabarez is one of the longest-serving international managers and he can call upon the twin strike threat of Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani, with the pair coming into the tournament off the back of successful domestic seasons.

Uruguay Strong Defensively

Defensively, Uruguay should be able to stop the other Group A teams from scoring and you might do worse than back the South Americans to win to nil in every match, with Diego Godin and Jose Maria Gimenez having operated brilliantly for Atletico Madrid and they should mop up everything in Russia. Tabarez has plenty of options in the midfield section thanks to the emergence of some exciting talent and it could be a tussle between the other three teams to see who lands the runner-up spot and gets the unenviable clash of meeting Spain in the last sixteen.

Tournament Hosts a risky option?

Russia are the favourites to qualify, although it’s a risky bet considering that the tournament hosts haven’t played a competitive match since being knocked out of Euro 2016 at the group stage. The Russians weren’t up to much at the 2017 Confederations Cup where they suffered two defeats although a 3-3 friendly draw against Spain suggests there could be goals in the team.

World Cup Group A Winner Odds*

Uruguay 4/5 Russia 9/5 Egypt 11/2 Saudi Arabia 40/1 * (betting odds taken from June 7th, 2018 at 5:08 a.m.) A Group A opener against Saudi Arabia is a big positive for Stanislav Cherchesov’s team who will be confident of picking off their Asian opponents, despite the big concerns over the defensive positions. The midfield unit looks a lot stronger, with Aleksandr Golovin, Aleksei Miranchuk and Alan Dzagoev bringing plenty to the table. However, Egypt will also be feeling bullish about their chances in this section, especially if they can avoid defeat in their opener against Uruguay. The Pharaohs boast Mohamed Salah who has been brilliant for Liverpool this season and he usually delivers for his national team too, although he might not get the service he enjoys at club level. Hector Cuper is not an attacking manager and will hope that his Egyptian team can defend stoutly and then counter-attack to good effect, with Ramy Rabia and Ahmed Hegazi operating in front of veteran goalkeeper Essam El-Hadary. Not having a Plan B could be a concern.

Group A Betting Tips

Uruguay to win Group A Uruguay – Russia Straight Forecast

World Cup 2018 outright winner odds at bet365*

Brazil 4/1 Germany 9/2 Spain 6/1 France 13/2 Argentina 9/1 Belgium 11/1 England 16/1 Portugal 25/1 Uruguay 28/1 Croatia 33/1 Columbia 40/1 Russia 40/1 Poland 66/1 Denmark 100/1 Mexico 100/1 Switzerland 100/1 Sweden 150/1 Bar 200/1 * (betting odds taken on June 6, 2018 at 4:03 a.m.)
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