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£100k Snooker Acca landed at Ladbrokes

There was a stunning win for a punter at Ladbrokes this week as they collected a £100,000 windfall from a staggering 15-fold snooker accumulator. The total profit was £100,124.82 after placing the wager was struck late on Sunday. This was a long-shot punt, to say the least, and it was focused on the first round matches at the World Open in China. The punter selected 15 players from the field to make it through their opening matches at the event including the likes of Marco Fu, Ryan Day and Ali Carter. Six of the fifteen selections in the bet were settled in a deciding frame just to add a bit of tension. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “This is the biggest snooker accumulator win we’ve ever seen placed on a BetStation. Predicting the wins of 15 games has sent our traders snooker loopy, but we can only applaud this gentleman’s belief.”

Winning bet in full

Matthew Selt to beat Lee Walker – 4/5 Robert Milkins to beat David Lilley – 4/11 Ricky Walden to beat Dominic Dale – 2/5 Fergal O’Brien to beat Zhao Xintong – 11/8 Marco Fu to beat Peter Ebdon – 4/11 Noppon Saengkham to beat Rod Lawler – 4/9 Stephen Maguire to beat Thepchaiya Un-Nooh – 4/11 Jamie Jones to beat Zhou Yuelong – 1/1 Barry Hawkins to beat Akani Songsermsawad – 3/10 Gary Wilson to beat Tom Ford – 5/6 Jack Lisowski to beat Chris Wakelin – 2/5 Jak Jones to beat Zhang Anda – 8/5 Ali Carter to beat Rory McLeod – 2/9 Ryan Day to beat Robbie Williams – 1/3 Luca Brecel to beat Scott Donaldson – 8/13 £100 stake returned £100,124.82

Oasis markets attract attention after Reunion talk

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Here we go again. Another rumour of an Oasis reunion? There was talk of Liam Gallagher pleading with his brother to get the band back together. The two brothers have been estranged for a long time now but Liam reached out to his older sibling on Twitter urging him to “get the Big O back together”. It’s fair to say the Tweet has been doing the rounds. But apparently, the response from Noel (which hasn’t been made public) didn’t go all that well as Liam followed up with a tweet that said: "I'll take that as a NO then as you were LG x." Still, it is something that fans are craving and it hasn’t stop punters having a flutter. Ladbrokes have a price of 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on an Oasis Reunion happening. The band broke up in 2009 and the brothers have been through a rocky relationship since then. Earlier this year Liam said that Noel was keen to get the band back together, however, Noel’s wife Sara MacDonald was blocking the idea of it all. Liam took to Twitter to blame MacDonald for the band not being an item again, but insults towards her and Noel probably didn’t make the situation too much better. Ladbrokes are also offering odds of 10/1* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on Oasis performing on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury next year as well. Jessica Bridge of Ladbrokes said: “Fans are desperate to see Noel and Liam back together. Some might say Glastonbury could well be the perfect place to see Oasis’s comeback gig.” The brothers haven’t performed together since 2009 when Oasis headlined V Festival at Weston Park. Other bookmakers have offered 5/1* (betting odds taken on July 21, 2018 at 1:17 am) on the release of an Oasis single before the end of the year while they are 10/1 to make a comeback gig before the end of the year as well.

Gracia 4/1 favourite in First Premier League Manager To Go market

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We have some time to look forward to the new domestic season of the Premier League. The return of the action is less than a month away now and already you can take a punt on who the first manager to be out of a job will be from the English top flight.

Gracia to go first?

Naturally, there is always a temptation to look at the managers of the newly promoted sides, just because the step up to the top level is a tough gap to bridge. But the current 4/1 favourite in the Ladbrokes next Premier League manager to go market is Watford’s Javi Gracia* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm). Gracia took over at Vicarage Road in January 2018 as he came in to replace Marco Silva. He ended the season with a P15 W4 D3 L8 record which was nothing spectacular at all as the Hornets limped to the finish line. So will there be a tough season ahead for Watford? Southampton boss Mark Hughes is up there as well as a 6/1 punt* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) and the Saints had a really tough battle for survival last season. It was a pretty big drop in standards by them and Hughes struggled to turn the club around after coming in during mid-March to try and rescue them. He was only on a temporary contract until the end of the season, but the Saints got safe and Hughes was rewarded with a permanent deal despite a W3 D2 L5 record in his ten games in charge. Chelsea and Arsenal both have new managers with the Blues dumping Antonio Conte for Maurizio Sarri and the Italian is at 16/1 odds with Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) to be the first Premier League manager out of a job next season. Arsenal have put their stock into Unai Emery who is at 25/1 odds* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm) in the market. They are both a long way from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola who is the biggest price of all managers at 50/1 odds* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm).

First Premier League Manager to Leave Odds*

Javi Gracia – 4/1 Mark Hughes – 6/1 Claude Puel – 8/1 Rafa Benitez – 8/1 Roy Hodgson – 10/1 Neil Warnock – 16/1 Eddie Howe – 16/1 Manuel Pellegrini – 16/1 Marco Silva – 16/1 Nuno Espirito Santo – 16/1 Maurizio Sarri – 16/1 Mauricio Pochettino – 16/1 Sean Dyche – 20/1 Chris Hughton – 20/1 Slavisa Jokanovic – 20/1 Jose Mourinho – 20/1 David Wagner – 25/1 Unai Emery – 25/1 Jurgen Klopp – 33/1 Pep Guardiola – 50/1 * (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 8:15 pm)

Chelsea Transfer Market Odds – a clear-out on the cards

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It has been a summer of uncertainty for Chelsea. They had the long drawn out affair over sacking and replacing Antonio Conte hovering over them and that even extended over to the start of their pre-season training. But Conte, who won the league for the club in his first season in charge and lifted the FA Cup earlier this year, was given the push and the Blues got their man in Maurizio Sarri. The arrival of Sarri is supposed to spark a whole new style of play for the Blues. Sarri is a big advocate of the quick short passing, high pressing and creativity that the likes of Manchester City and Barcelona are famed for. Getting that done at the club with less than a month of preparation is going to be a tough thing for the Italian to achieve and the job is going to be made even harder if the Blues have an exodus of players.

Hazard to lead Exodus?

Eden Hazard is 4/9 at Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to be heading off to Real Madrid in the summer and that is the biggest loss that the Blues could suffer because he would fit right into Sarri’s style. But the player himself has hinted that it could be time for a new challenge for him and he could be making the move there with keeper Thibaut Courtois as well. Courtois has been linked with a move away and like Hazard is at an odds-on price with Ladbrokes to do so. The Belgian shot-stopper is at 4/11 to move on* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) while midfielder Willian has also been linked with a move to Spain. This is another Chelsea player who is at an odds-on price to depart over the summer as the Brazilian has been linked with a move to Barcelona, while Manchester United reportedly have interest in him as well. So there could be a huge shake up at the club. The Blues have signed midfielder Jorginho so that is one in, but another of their star players who could be heading out is N’Golo Kante. The defensive midfielder, who is the best in the world at his position without much debate has been linked with a move across the channel to join up with French champions PSG. So that could be a another big hole that new boss Sarri has to try and fill. In total, Ladbrokes have six current players at Chelsea at 2/1 odds or shorter* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to leave in the summer including Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Alvaro Morata.

Incoming Faces

So one way or the other Chelsea are going to have some big shopping to do. It is that or put a lot of trust in pushing some of the youth at the club into the limelight. Chelsea have a big depth in youth but most of them are out on loan and Sarri is generally not a manager who has used youth before, instead, he has worked with a few key star players in a side and build around that. But of course Chelsea have been linked with more moves and there is 7/2 option* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) on them getting scoring sensation Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich which doesn’t sound too plausible, while there has been a big link with them getting Anthony Martial from Manchester United. There were rumours that a trade for Willian would help make that happen. With Courtois potentially leaving the Blues have been linked with Stoke keeper Jack Butland. Another big name who has been linked to Chelsea and one that does carry a bit more weight is Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain who worked with Sarri at Napoli. The Argentine is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to make the move to Chelsea in the summer transfer market. Incidentally, Sarri is 16/1 odds at Ladbrokes* (betting odds was taken from bet365 on July 17th, 2018 at 10:55 pm) to be the First Premier League Manager to go in the 2018/19 season. He certainly has a massive challenge ahead of him.

Pre-watershed advertising regulations to be considered by Ladbrokes Coral

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The Guardian recently ran a report about advertising during the 2018 World Cup and it said that one in five commercials during broadcasts of the tournament were gambling advertisements. It was also reported that the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received a huge spike in complaints about the amount and nature of gambling advertising during the tournament. Saturation seemed to be the biggest complaint because, with the timing of matches, there was a lot of pre-watershed advertisements pushed out. Under current regulations, gambling advertisements are allowed pre-watershed, but Ladbrokes Coral have announced that they would be “supportive” of changes. GambleAware chief executive Marc Etches said there were increasing concerns about sports betting becoming “normalised” for children. Etches said in a statement: “In the absence of evidence, the concern is that this is an adult activity and young people are growing up with it being normalised. “They get exposed to it on television around sports, advertising online and gambling activities within [computer] games. “It seems to have gone too far. And for young people growing up there just seems to be a stronger and stronger affiliation between the two [gambling and sport] and I’m wary of that.” Ladbrokes Coral market director Alexis Zamboglou said that “Sports betting is enjoyed by millions of people across the UK every year and we wanted to make sure that this great sports entertainment product enhanced sports fans’ experience of the World Cup, without diluting our strong commitment to responsible gambling.” He went on to state that commercials that were produced for Ladbrokes and Coral during the 2018 World Cup “enhanced” the coverage of the football tournament for sports fans.

England 3/1 odds at Ladbrokes to host World Cup 2030

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PM Theresa May has put some support towards England hosting the 2030 World Cup and online betting site Ladbrokes have responded by pricing up at 3/1 odds* (betting odds taken from July 17th, 2018 at 6:49 pm) England playing hosts in 12 years time. The next two World Cups are already locked into place with the 2022 edition being hosted in Qatar. That will be a ground-breaking tournament as it will be played starting in November, the first time in the World Cup has not been hosted in the summer. It is also the first time in World Cup has been hosted in the middle east and the tournament will be the biggest ever with 48 teams taking part. Following that the 2026 edition of the World Cup will be heading to Canada, Mexico and the United States after a successful joint bid by them. So as the World Cup is subject to a continental rotation policy, it could well bring Europe back into play with the main challengers likely be in South America and Africa. England has only hosted the tournament once before which was back in 1966 and that brought home success for the Three Lions. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “A successful England bid for the 2030 World Cup has never looked more likely. Football could finally be coming home!”

Eden Hazard odds-on for Real Madrid move this summer

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It has been a really strange summer for Chelsea with the long-standing managerial turmoil still not totally settled. The club have given Antonio Conte the boot which everyone saw coming but they haven’t settled on a firm replacement. They have been working at getting Maurizio Sarri although the Italian is still contracted over at Napoli. There could be more disruption on the way with Eden Hazard now 10/11 odds on at Ladbrokes* (betting odds taken from July 13th, 2018 at 10:01 pm) to join Real Madrid in the summer. There has been a lot of speculation about a move to the Santiago Bernabeu for Hazard, but once Real Madrid shipped Cristiano Ronaldo out the door to Juventus then the speculation hit new levels. Belgium star Hazard does make a great fit for the Spanish giants, who are looking to shake things up over the summer after falling so short in their La Liga campaign last season. The money that Chelsea would get from the sale of Hazard would at least let the Blues dip into the transfer market to try and bolster their own squad before the close of this summer’s transfer deadline in August. While Hazard is odds-on to make the move now there is the Neymar factor in all of this. Real Madrid had to come out and again and deny they have approached the Brazilian. This has been another long saga, has Real Madrid’s supposed interest in former Barcelona star Neymar who is now at PSG. If the rumours and speculations are true that they are going to go for broke and get the signature of Neymar then that complicates the Hazard situation because the two of those would be in direct competition in terms of roles at the club. Neymar is 13/8 to sign for Real Madrid* (betting odds taken from July 13th, 2018 at 10:01 pm) in the summer. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Antonio Conte may well be swiftly followed out of the Stamford Bridge exit door by Hazard, who is now shorter than ever for a sensational summer switch.”

Eden Hazard Club after Summer transfer window

Real Madrid – 10/11 PSG – 6/1 Barcelona – 12/1 Man City – 20/1 * (betting odds taken from July 13th, 2018 at 10:01 pm)

To join Real Madrid in Summer transfer window

Eden Hazard – 10/11 Neymar – 13/8 Kylian Mbappe – 2/1 Robert Lewandowski – 5/2 Harry Kane – 9/2 Paul Pogba – 10/1 * (betting odds taken from July 13th, 2018 at 10:01 pm)

Maguire move on the cards as clubs rally to get England star

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One of the stand-out performers for England at the 2018 World Cup has been big defender Harry Maguire. He has shown great grit in the three-man backline alongside Kyle Walker and John Stones, and he popped up with a towering header to give England a lead against Sweden in their quarter-final battle. That was his first goal for his country and along with some great defensive headers and the ability to stride out from the back with the ball at his feet, he has attracted a lot of attention. So much so that Ladbrokes have reported that they have had to place five Premier League sides at 6/1 or less to sign him in the summer. Maguire moved to Leicester last summer from Hull last summer for an initial £12 million fee and was player of the year for the Foxes. Manchester United are the 9/4 favourites* (betting odds were taken from July 9th, 2018 at 11:43 pm) to be his next club after the summer transfer window with Liverpool and Manchester City also supposedly in the running. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “England fans have fallen in love with Maguire, but so have a whole host of football managers by the looks of it, with plenty thought to be interested in his services.”

Harry Maguire Club After Summer*

Man United – 9/4 Liverpool – 5/2 Man City – 11/4 Tottenham – 9/2 Chelsea – 6/1 Arsenal – 8/1 Real Madrid – 16/1 Barcelona – 16/1 * (betting odds were taken from July 9th, 2018 at 11:43 pm)  

Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 odds

Who will walk away with the World Cup 2018 golden boot? Who will be the leading light in the goalscoring charts for the tournament? There is something of a simple formula to consider for your selection in the Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 top goalscorer market. That is the more games the player is likely to get more chances he has to score. Whenever you can it is always worth looking at statistics to try and backup your options in markets such as this for example. Eight of the last 10 winners of the World Cup Golden Boot all played seven games exactly. From start to finish in the tournament to get seven games that means you are playing in the World Cup final itself. Honestly, the perfect thing is finding world-class perfect top goalscorer playing for a team who is a front-runner. If you take a look at Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 top goalscorer odds that’s not actually a hard thing to find. Brazil who are the World Cup outright favourites have Neymar. Germany who are second favourites have Thomas Muller. Spain have Diego Costa. France have Antoine Griezmann and Argentina have Lionel Messi. While you will have your own opinions of how good each of those are in comparison to the others, but you will find that they all make solid options for a top goalscorer bet.

Messi and Neymar lead the way

Lionel Messi and Neymar are the joint 9/1 favourites* (betting odds taken on June 4th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.) in the Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 top goalscorer market. That’s no real surprise as Neymar's strike record for Brazil is stunning and he is the focal point of a very powerful team that will be churning out a challenge. Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players that the world has ever seen and even though Argentina are the least fancied of the big nations heading to the 2018 World Cup this summer he has the individual brilliance to carry the hopes of a nation on his shoulders. Making up the list of main contenders in the top goal scorer market are France’s Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane, Timo Werner, Romelu Lukaku and Gabriel. The list, of course, goes on and on but those are at the main options under 20/1 odds in the Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 top goalscorer market. If you can pair up a top goalscorer with a leading contender than you may be close to producing a winner. Of course, this such a wide open market that surprises like James Rodriguez top-scoring four years ago happens, whereas surprises in the World Cup outright winner market don’t so much.

Brazil and Germany Strong Favourites

So looking back at the Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 betting odds it is Brazil and Germany leading the way as 9/2 odds joint favourites* (betting odds taken on June 4th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.). Both do look mightily powerful and if you look through their squad, not just their starting elevens, then is hard to find any chinks in their respective armour. That extra quality in depth is something that is needed especially in the latter stages of the tournament.

Ladbrokes World Cup Outright Winner Odds*

Brazil 9.2 Germany 9/2 Spain 6/1 France 6/1 Argentina 9/1 Belgium 10/1 England 14/1 Portugal 25/1 Uruguay 25/1 Croatia 33/1 Columbia 33/1 Russia 40/1 Poland 40/1 Denmark 80/1 Mexico 80/1 Sweden 80/1 Switzerland 100/1 Bar 150/1 * (betting odds taken on June 4th, 2018 at 11:44 p.m.)

World Cup 2018 Kick Off

The action at the 2018 World Cup starts on June 14 with host nation Russia facing up against big underdogs Saudi Arabia. Will the tournament get off to a routine start as expected with a win for the home side, or will there be a memorable upset just as there was at the 2002 World Cup when France who were the reigning world champions, lost their opening fixture against Senegal and crashed out group stage? That’s the kind of excitement that thrills neutrals and breaks hearts of patriots. Don’t forget though that Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 odds goes broader and reaches far wider than just the tournament outright winner and the tournament top goalscorer markets. There will be 64 individual matches to bet on during the 2018 World Cup in just the space of a month. Take time to consider your multiple bets, accumulators and some forward planning as well as much as is possible. If you have the World Cup chart you can see the difficulty of the potential route to the final for your backed selections. Plan it all out, look at statistics, look back at World Cup history as all this will help you make informed decisions in selecting your Ladbrokes World Cup 2018 betting odds. Of course, nothing is set in stone, it doesn’t have to be one of the big 5 to come through the field and win it. It doesn’t have to be one of the world superstars who wins the golden boot. It doesn’t have to be, but more likely than not at the end of the day it will be.

Next West Ham Manager betting opens up as Moyes leaves

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The Premier League season has barely finished an already there have been some managerial casualties. With Sam Allardyce getting the boot from Everton, West Ham saw David Moyes walk away from his position at the club. Moyes had been at the London Stadium just six months and with the struggles that West Ham had over the course of the season, especially in defence, to the point where they were flirting with relegation one point, the Scotsman has packed his bags. So that opens the next West Ham manager betting market wide open and the two early front-runners are Paulo Fonseca and Manuel Pellegrini. It will be interesting to see just what the London club can attract in terms of pedigree in a manager. The Hammers haven’t done very well in recent transfer markets and fans have protested the lack of action from the club owners this season. So if they can get their hands on Pellegrini for example the former Manchester City boss who took the Citizens to the Premier League title in 2013/14 season, it would be quite the coup for the Hammers. He does have a decent track record of turning struggling sides into strong challengers for some form of silverware and that can be seen in his track record at both Malaga and Villarreal whom he took deep into UEFA Champions League campaigns from nowhere. So he has the quality to turn clubs around and the 65-year-old is at 6/5 odds at Ladbrokes* (Betting Odds taken at 7:06 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) to get the job. The only man shorter than him in the market Paulo Fonseca. This would be more of a gamble for the Hammers because, despite successes with FC Braga and Shakhtar Donetsk, he hasn’t been in top-level managerial situations in any of Europe’s big 5 leagues. So he’s a bit of an unknown quantity in that regard. Rafa Benitez is a short 5/1 odds option* (Betting Odds taken at 7:06 p.m. on May 16th, 2018) in the next West Ham manager betting market, however while it would be a pretty decent fit for the London club in terms of being able to pick up positive frugal signings, it could be hard for them to get him away from Newcastle. Benitez has done a great job on Tyneside, however, the club could be sold over the summer which could potentially leave Benitez in the cold. Other early names on the list of next West Ham managers include former Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boa, Unai Emery, Claudio Ranieri, Marco Silva and of course Arsene Wenger.

West Ham manager betting odds*

Paulo Fonseca 10/11, Manuel Pellegrini 6/5, Rafa Benitez 8/1, Unai Emery 10/1, Andre Villas-Boas 16/1, David Wagner 16/1, Julian Nagelsmann 16/1, Claudio Ranieri 20/1, Marco Silva 20/1, Eddie HOwe 20/1, Arsene Wenger 33/1, Sam Allardyce 33/1* (Betting Odds taken at 7:06 p.m. on May 16th, 2018)