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2018 Winter Olympics – OAR v Germany Men’s Ice Hockey Final

Sports Betting
So no Canada in the final of the Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Final then. After winning three of the four previous Gold Medals, the NHL’s fall out with the Olympic Committee has cost them dearly and they were shockingly dumped out of the semi-finals by underdogs Germany. There are no NHL players in attendance at the 2018 Winter Olympics, because of a dispute over insuring players. Four years ago the IOC covered insurance but weren’t prepared to do it again. So they are out and with the USA beating Canada’s dominant women’s team to the gold medal at Pyeongchang it has been an Olympics for them to forget pretty much. So now, one of the real highlights of any Winter Olympic Games, the final of the Ice Hockey will be a strange affair to see a lack of the world’s stars in it.

Germany make final debut

Germany are in the final of the tournament for the first time ever in the competition and they were so good in that semi-final against the Canucks. The question really would be though, whether or not they could really pull off a repeat performance of such a high level? Germany actually only finished third in their group behind Sweden and Finland and they had to get through a play off qualifier against Switzerland to stay in the tournament. But they then raised ambitions with a win over Sweden in the quarter finals, a side they had lost to in the group stage, before holding off a comeback from the Canucks in the semi-final. Germany had raced out to a 4-1 lead but hung on to take the victory 4-3 to beat Canada. In the Olympic Final they will take on the OAR who really haven’t batted an eyelid in getting to this stage in the knockouts and who are 8/13 favourites at Boylesports* (Betting Odds taken at 5:41 p.m. on February 23rd, 2018). They won their group with wins over Slovenia and the USA, following an opening defeat against Slovakia. They scored more goals than any other team managed in the stage of the competition as well. Their group win put them straight through to the quarter finals where they demolished Norway 6-1 and then they took out the Czech Republic 3-0 in the semi finals, the Czech’s having ditched the USA out in the quarter-final stage. While the OAR, the team made up of Russian athletes, don’t have their NHL superstars, they are able to call on a wealth of talent still from the highly rated domestic KHL league and that is going to be a telling difference at the end of the day. They would have been expecting a tough challenge in the final and must now feel pretty good about their chances of walking off with gold.

Predictions

The OAR should get this gold medal in the back. It was a heroic effort by the Germans in the semi finals but that was probably the pinnacle of their campaign. The OAR have the quality and depth to succeed where the Canucks failed. They can ease their way to success.
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Six Nations 2018 Rugby Betting – Winner Odds & Predictions

Rugby Betting
The bruising battles that make up the RBS Six Nations 2018 will be kicking off in early February and it is England look to step out against their rivals to defend the crown that they have won in the last two seasons. Will anyone be able to knock them off their perch this time around? Last year the action threw up a really competitive competition with France, Ireland and Scotland all taking points off of each other in the challenge to catch England. It was the rise of the Scots which was one of the most notable features of the 2017 Six Nations Championship and it will be interesting to see how well they go this season. Can they push on? The action starts on February 3rd, 2018 with Wales v Scotland in what should be heated battle at the Millennium Stadium, especially after the Scots snapped a record nine-match losing streak against the Welsh. Will the Grand Slam be achieved? Will anyone get the Triple Crown? [get_wp_related_posts_short]

Reigning Champions

England goes to the tournament as the reigning champions as they look to try and pull off a three-peat. They are even money at Boylesports to win the Six Nations this season as well. They have won it in the last two years and if they were to manage to land another Six Nations title this time around, they would create history, being the first side in the Six Nations format of the competition to have won it three times in a row. Twice before they have been in this position and have failed to convert. England streaked away to the title last year, winning their opening four matches and they were helped out by a competitive battle behind them with Ireland, France and Scotland all talking points off each other. England were denied the Grand Slam once again though as Ireland took them down in Dublin in the final round of matches.

Betting Odds

England Even money, Ireland 7/5, Scotland 12/1, Wales 16/1, France 20/1, Italy 1500/1

Fixtures

Week 1: Wales v Scotland (February 3rd) France v Ireland (February 3rd) Italy v England (February 4th) Week 2: Ireland v Italy (February 10th) England v Wales (February 10th) Scotland v France (February 11th) Week 3 France v Italy (February 23rd) Ireland v Wales (February 24th) Scotland v England (February 24th) Week 4 Ireland v Scotland (March 10th) France v England (March 10th) Wales v Italy (March 11th) Week 5 Italy v Scotland (March 17th) England v Ireland (March 17th) Wales v France (March 17th)

Main Contenders

England are the frontrunners, trading as even money favourites at Boylesports to land the title for the third season running. They have been taken to a new level under Eddie Jones and will be the ones to catch. They are blessed with a lot of talent and while they struggled to get going at times last season, especially early on in matches, they will be better and stronger for the experience. This time around, while they do have to go to France, they will get a final home game against Ireland and that could be crucial. Last season they were denied the Grand Slam for the fifth time in the history of the Six Nations (third time by the Irish). Ireland themselves, having earned great wins over South Africa and New Zealand in the last couple of years, they are the only ones to have beaten England with Eddie Jones as boss of the Red Rose. There were some vulnerabilities with them last season as both Wales and Scotland got the better of them, and those were blows which damaged their chance of catching England in the long run. But they are on the up, without question and are likely going to be the only ones who can actually stop England from winning the title and they will have appeal in the Boylesports Six Nations 2018 winners market. Will it come down to a final weekend decider between the two?

Other Challengers

Scotland earned themselves a lot of plaudits last season for a much more positive approach to the game. Will they be able to get under the skin of the likes of Wales and Ireland again? They probably are not going to be able to push on enough to get in the mix for the championship, but under Gregor Townsend, they reached a high of 5th in the IRB World Rankings and their win over Australia last year will have made even more people sit up and take notice. Wales just went missing last season in terms of performance quality and commitment. They did have a great chance to beat England last season were it not for the misfiring boot of Jonathan Davies but they just overall weren't sharp enough or competitive enough on a consistent basis. They didn’t put in too bad of performances in the Autumn Internationals, but they still look a bit rough around the edges are likely looking at a mid-table finish. France were a little better last season to what they have been, but they are lacking a spark. The home support doesn’t fully seem to believe in them and with a change of coach again it is just more turmoil and a lack of stability there. There is just little continuity with them and while they will challenge in their big home games against Ireland and England, they are still likely to come up short. As for Italy, coach Conor O’Shea has actually given them a little lift despite losing all games last season. They have some exciting players but are likely to need at least another year under O’Shea to get themselves going. Wooden spoon.

Prediction

England are the ones to beat and they are likely going to land the Championships Title. The crucial game could be on Week 5 when they play host to Ireland. They would surely have to get it right this time around against the men in green. Ireland would have to stamp out those drops in levels which saw them lose crucial games last season. England just look more settled and have more depth to grind their way to the title, but the Grand Slam may elude them.
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King George VI Chase 2017 Preview and Predictions

Horse Racing Betting
One of the biggest sporting events over the Festive period is the running of the King George VI Chase on Boxing Day. There has been a lot going on in the build up to this famous race as Thistlecrack goes out to try and defend the crown which he won as a novice last season. But he hasn’t been trading all that great for this renewal as he is out at 13/2 with Boylesports to make it back to back wins. The big reason for that really is because of his recent failed attempt in the Long Walk Hurdle. That was the first outing for him, granted since an injury, but there was nothing in his run to suggest that he is at his peak and he just had no finish in him whatsoever. So in only having a short time to get ready for this title defence in the King George VI Chase, it has left punters questioning his chances.

King George VI Chase 2017 Odds

Might Bite 6/5, Bristol de Mai 7/2, Thistlecrack 6/1, Fox Norton 6/1, Whisper 9/1, Tea For Two 20/1, Outlander 40/1, Double Shuffle 66/1, Traffic Fluide 66/1. Heading up the market is Might Bite who has just been backed into shorter and shorter odds across the season in King George VI Chase 2017 betting at Boylesports. He went out for a run at Sandown in November and duly won and that just increased his popularity for going out on Boxing Day and getting his hands on the King George. He was impressive last season and his drive famously got him the RSA Novices at Cheltenham this year. Twelve months ago he went in the Novices Chase and looked fully in control before falling and he should have the beating of a lot of the pack. He is improving all the time and with Thistlecrack not at his best then things could be lining up nicely for him. There’s no Cue Card for the race remember, who was well beaten in the Betfair Chase recently, and there’s no Sizing John who skipped the Betfair and is likely to stay away until the Cheltenham Festival. Bristol de Mai has been a notable name in the national hunt season and that is because of his victory in the Charlie Hall and in the Betfair Chase. He destroyed the field in the Betfair Chase and in heavy going he just pounded out a pace that no-one could even get close to matching. The ground at Kempton probably won’t be quite as testing as he has liked it for his successes at Haydock, but he’s up there at a price of 7/2 and a decent contender. The conditions will be a big question for him though. Fox Norton looks like one who can shine in the field and make a challenge to Might Bite and at 6/1 is well worth a look. He has had some good runs and he will be stepping up to the 3 miles for the first time, but the suggestions are that it will still be well within his range. He has the speed in his tank for sure and has been so strong at two and a half miles, will he carry enough stamina to contend down the end at if he's up against a rampant Might Bite?

Predictions

Might Bite looks such a great fit for the race and can have a real impact here. There really nothing negative to write about him and along with absentees and out-of-form contenders, the field is there for him to take. Fox Norton is worth a flutter to improve his distance to a sharp three miles to get in the picture.

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Rafa Benitez cut to 10/1 to be next Premier League manager to go

Newcastle
Is the writing on the wall for Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez? The Spaniard was cut down to 10/1 at Boylesports on the weekend after yet another loss. The Magpies leaked an own goal four minutes from time to hand the visiting Leicester three points from their match. That was Newcastle's sixth defeat in their last seven games, with just the one point collected in that sequence. The last time that they won a top flight game was against Crystal Palace back on October 21st. Since then in their terrible run, they have failed to score in three of their following seven and have conceded at least two goals in each of their last five games. Each of their last four defeats has seen Newcastle ship at least three goals in each. They have tough remainder for December as well with games against Arsenal and Manchester City coming up. Boylesports spokesperson, Aoife Heffron, said: "Benitez knew it would be a tough task to revive a fleeting Newcastle and once again the club’s relegation concerns are becoming all too real. "Having failed to record a win since October, Rafa could be joining the long list of managers given their P45, which is currently priced at 10/1 that he will be the next manager axed in the Premier League." The Magpies have also been moved in from a price of 9/2 down to 3/1 at Boylesports to suffer Premier League relegation this season as that has become a reality because of their slump. Swansea's Paul Clement remains the Premier League Next Manager To Leave favourite at 11/10, with Stoke boss Mark Hughes having received a lot of attention recently as the Potters have slipped back towards the drop zone as well.

Premier league Next Manager To Leave Odds

Paul Clement 11/10, Mark Hughes 6/4, Mauricio Pellegrino 7/1, Rafa Benitez 10/1, David Moyes 12/1, David Wagner 16/1, Sean Dyche 25/1, bar 33/1.

Premier League Relegation Odds

Swansea 2/5, West Brom 6/4, Crystal Palace 11/8, Huddersfield 7/4, West Ham 5/2, Brighton 5/2, Newcastle 3/1, Bournemouth 10/3, Stoke 9/2, bar 20/1
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Boylesports offer Benfica v Man Utd free scorecast bet

Boylesports
Manchester United have comfortably won their opening two games of the UEFA Champions League group stage this season and they will be expected to do a number on Benfica out in Portugal on Wednesday night. The Red Devils have only lost once against Benfica before. In contrast to the start Manchester United have produced, Benfica have had a tough start to their campaign with back to back loses. Will they be able to raise a response? Boylesports are running a free scorecast bet offer for Benfica v Man Utd. Free £2 Scorecast when you back a £5 First Goalscorer and £5 Correct Score on Benfica v Manchester United. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at the Boylesports website. This offer from Boylesports is open to both new and existing customers. Place a first goalscorer and correct score on Benfica v Manchester United game and get a free scorecast on your selections. Customer must place a pre-live £5 first goalscorer bet and a pre-live £5 correct score on Benfica v Manchester United game and they will receive a £2 free scorecast on the same game. A minimum stake of £5 is required for each qualifying bet. You will receive a free bet in the form of a £2 scorecast automatically placed on your selections. In-Play selections will not qualify for the offer. One free bet per customer per match. Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers/Skrill will not qualify for this offer. Only first bet of £5 or more placed on First Goalscorer and first bet of £5 or more placed on Correct Score qualifies for free £2 scorecast.
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Boylesports Real Madrid v Tottenham Double Winnings offer

Boylesports
Tottenham’s Champions League credentials will be put to the test on Tuesday night when they go to the Bernabeu to face Real Madrid. Both Spurs and the Spaniards have collected maximum points from their opening two games of the campaign and so this is showdown for supremacy in the group. Will they be able to keep the Merengues quiet and cause a shock out in Spain or will Real Madrid’s supreme European home from win out? Boylesports are offering Double Winnings for Real Madrid v Tottenham if the crossbar is hit in the match! The offer is open to all new and existing Boylesports customers. There is a maximum stake of £20 per customer and a maximum bonus per customers of a £500 free bet. The Real Madrid v Tottenham offer applies to all winning single bets over all pre-match markets. The initial stake will be paid out in cash with the winnings doubled as a free bet. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at the Boylesports website. The ball must rebound back into active play off the crossbar, the side posts do not qualify for this offer. Applies to 90 minutes only in Real Madrid v Tottenham. One qualifying bet per customer (first bet placed on match). One free bet per customer. Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers/Skrill will not qualify for this offer.
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Boylesports offer Double Winnings on Liverpool v Man Utd

Boylesports
The Anfield clash on Saturday lunchtime between Liverpool and Manchester United is the feature game of the weekend. Manchester United have produced a strong start to the season having only dropped the two points so far. But their defence is likely going to have its hands full in trying to keep the quick Liverpool attack at arm's length. Who will come out in the duel at Anfield? For Liverpool v Manchester United betting, Boylesports are running a Double Winnings promotion. Get Double Winnings as a free bet on all markets if the crossbar is hit in Liverpool v Man Utd from Boylesports. The offer is open to all new and existing Boylesports customers. There is a maximum stake of £20 per customer and a maximum bonus per customers of a £500 free bet. The Liverpool v Man Utd offer applies to all winning single bets over all pre-match markets. The initial stake will be paid out in cash with the winnings doubled as a free bet. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Boylesports’ website. The ball must rebound back into active play off the crossbar, the side posts do not qualify for this offer. Applies to 90 minutes only in Liverpool v Man Utd. One qualifying bet per customer (first bet placed on match). One free bet per customer. Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers/Skrill will not qualify for this offer.
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Boylesports offers Wales v Ireland Double Winnings

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The winner of the Wales v Ireland duel in Cardiff on Monday will be assured of at least second place in Qualifying Group D. Wales can get over the finish line with a draw on home soil, but they know that they will face an assault by the men in green who simply have no other way to the World Cup next summer than to win this fixture. It is a massive clash between the home nations and there is a chance that top spot could be claimed as well. For the Wales v Ireland World Cup Qualifier, Boylesports are offering Double Winnings on all markets! The offer is open to all new and existing Boylesports customers. There is a maximum stake of £20 per customer and a maximum bonus per customers of a £500 free bet. The Wales v Ireland offer applies to all winning single bets over all pre-match markets. The initial stake will be paid out in cash with the winnings doubled as a free bet. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Boylesports’ website. The ball must rebound back into active play off the crossbar, the side posts do not qualify for this offer. Applies to 90 minutes only in Wales v Ireland. One qualifying bet per customer (first bet placed on match). One free bet per customer. Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers/Skrill will not qualify for this offer.
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Punters take Boylesports to the cleaners

Boylesports
There was a hard blow to Boylesports in midweek as two punters combined to hit them for over €27,000 on Wednesday’s horse racing action. One of the punters collected over €11,000 from a six horse treble while the other was nearly €16k off a Trixie. The €15 Trixie across Naas and Nottingham saw the punter collect €15,873.75 in total and if that’s wasn't bad enough for the bookie, later in the day, the €10 treble by the other punter returned €5,161.88. But becaues of the Boylesports Best Price Guarantee, a bonus of €6,291.25 was added bringing their grand total up to €11,453.13. The selections for the treble were, Bonobo in the 4.45 at Bangor, Mr Top Hat in the 3.05 at Salisbury, Salt Whistle Bay in the 4.30 at Nottingham, Scoil Naisiunta in the 4.45 at Naas, Eagle Creek in the 7.40 and St Andrews in the 9.10, both at Kempton. Aoife Heffron, spokeswoman for BoyleSports said: “The early bird doesn’t always catch the worm and that’s where BoyleSports best price guarantee comes in! "This lucky online customer gained an extra €6,291.25 as a result of the offer seeing them walk away with €11,453.13 instead of €5,161.88.” She added: “There was a racing payout double whammy on Wednesday with a Kildare punter bagging €15,873.75 seeing nearly €27,500 paid out between just two customers.”
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Northern Ireland v Germany Free £2 Scorecast bet offer at Boylesports

Boylesports
Thanks to a wonderful qualification campaign, Northern Ireland can go into Thursday nights’ fixture against group leaders Germany with no fear and nothing to lose. With the pressure off them, because they will end up in second place most likely, they at least have the chance to impress against the World Champions. Germany though have been pretty ruthless in the group, not only inflicting the only loss on Northern Ireland in the campaign but averaged over four goals per game too. Boylesports are offering a Free £2 Scorecast bet for Northern Ireland v Germany. Free £2 Scorecast when you back a £5 First Goalscorer and £5 Correct Score on Northern Ireland v Germany. T&C’s Apply, 18+. Please Gamble Responsibly. See details directly at Boylesports’ website. This offer from Boylesports is open to both new and existing customers. Place a first goalscorer and correct score on Northern Ireland v Germany game and get a free scorecast on your selections. Customer must place a pre-live £5 first goalscorer bet and a pre-live £5 correct score on Northern Ireland v Germany game and they will receive a £2 free scorecast on the same game. A minimum stake of £5 is required for each qualifying bet. You will receive a free bet in the form of a £2 scorecast automatically placed on your selections. In-Play selections will not qualify for the offer. One free bet per customer per match. Customers depositing via Neteller and Moneybookers/Skrill will not qualify for this offer. Only first bet of £5 or more placed on First Goalscorer and first bet of £5 or more placed on Correct Score qualifies for free £2 scorecast.
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