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Chelsea favourites to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund

Football Betting
Do Chelsea have £70 million to shell out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? Reports are that Borussia Dortmund are prepared to sell him off to the Premier League Champions but the Blues will have to pay a fair penny for him. This has come about because the player himself has allegedly told the club that he wants a move away from the Bundesliga giants. PSG were in the market for the Gabon international but they have since pulled out interest, so the player will be looking for another club. The Blues had launched off a matching deal to Manchester United’s successful offer to Everton for Romelu Lukaku, so after missing out there, they could be looking for alternative sources to provide the goals up front for them in a busier season than last, because of Champions League duties. There have been rumours that they are going for Alvaro Morata, but Aubameyang, who netted 31 goals in the German top flight last season is something that Chelsea fans would get excited about. That goal haul was from 32 games. With Dortmund apparently keen enough to let the 28 year old go for the right price, he looks as if Aubameyang will be departing. Chelsea could of course just keep their money in their pockets and make peace with Diego Costa who still seems to be sticking around with little market interest in him. But for now, the odds on Aubameyang going to Chelsea in the summer have fallen from 33/1 down to 7/2 with Coral. There is still a price of 7/4 on him going over to China something and AC Milan are potentially going to come into the market for him at a price of 11/4. But you would imagine that if Chelsea launches a serious bid for him, with the allure of Champions League football and going to the champions of England, they would probably get their man. Online betting site Coral offers a Bet & Get Club for their customers. Each week from Monday through Thursday, if you make the qualifying stake amount of £25 across any sport in their sportsbook, then on Friday you will claim a free £5 bet back to use that weekend! You can opt into this great promotion each and every week and start amassing those free bets just from your regular betting! The offer is open to new and existing customers. Register an account with online betting site Coral and also enjoy £20 worth of free bets as well from them!
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Wayne Rooney 6/4 to score against Man Utd next season in EPL

Premier League Betting
Wayne Rooney’s return to Goodison Park has caught a lot of media attention. He has gone back to his boyhood club after the Toffees sold Romelu Lukaku on to Manchester United. While Rooney’s return to Goodison Park will delight the player, there is going to be pressure on him to perform and after only netting five league goals for Manchester United last season, Rooney will have to work hard to rediscover his scoring touch. It may very well be that Rooney ends up being second fiddle up front to whoever the Toffees go out and spend money on to replace Lukaku. Bet365 have quoted 6/4 on Rooney to score a goal against Manchester United next season in the Premier League bit he is an odds on price of 8/11 with the bookmaker to score less than nine league goals this season. He is 11/10 to over that mark. As a teenager with Everton, he scored only 17 goals in 77 appearances for them in the league so wasn’t prolific for the club. Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud has been touted as a potential replacement for Lukaku and it could end up being the case that much like last season, Rooney finds himself on the bench a lot. Giroud is as short as 5/4 to join the Toffees in the summer with the Gunners making a bid for Alexandre Lacazette. But going back to Rooney, he brings precious experience and leadership to the Toffees who have been on a bit of a spending spree this season. Rooney could make his debut in Everton's home match against Stoke on the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Premier League season and he's a price of 7/4 to net in the game. The other question is, will the move boost Rooney’s chance of getting back to the international scene? Certainly more games would help him out and he is 3/1 to be with England at the World Cup 2018 next summer in Russia. Bet365 have him at 100/1 to be the Premier League top scorer next season. Take advantage of some fantastic football betting products available at online betting site Bet365. For starters, there is their great 0-0 bore draw insurance available on all matches which offers great protection on your pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wagers. There are great each-way first goalscorer odds to be taken as well and you can enjoy extensive live in-play football betting as well as live streams from some of Europe’s top leagues. With cash out and partial cash out options available as well, sign up for an account with Bet365 and enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus from them to get in on the action!
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Wayne Rooney slashed at Ladbrokes to make Everton return

Wayne Rooney
There seems to be growing speculation that Wayne Rooney is heading away from Manchester United this summer. While he wasn’t a regular last season, having spent a lot of time warming the bench under Jose Mourinho's tutelage, on Monday, the club launched off their new shirt with him in attendance, but that hasn’t stopped the price on him leaving the club to join Everton, being trimmed. He is now shorter than ever at bookmaker Ladbrokes to go and rejoin Everton this summer, which is where the root of the speculation lies. The bookmaker reported seeing a flurry of bets on Rooney making a switch back to Everton on Monday, so much so that they had to trim the price on him from 9/4 down to just 1/5. A Ladbrokes spokesperson said: “Punters have been piling in on a Rooney reunion at Goodison Park this summer. “The odds have never been shorter and our traders will soon be closing the book if they continue to tumble.” Rooney left Everton in 2004 for a sum of £25m, making 559 appearances for the Red Devils, scoring a record-breaking 253 goals for them. A move to any Chinese Super League club for Rooney is a price of 5/2 while he is 5/1 to go off to the MLS.

Wayne Rooney – Club at the end of the Summer Transfer Window 2017

Everton – 1/5 Any Chinese club – 5/2 Any MLS club – 10/1 AC Milan – 12/1 Stoke – 16/1 Celtic – 25/1 Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer.
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Ladbrokes launch Premier League 2016/17 betting specials

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Ladbrokes have priced up some good specials ahead of the start of the new Premier League season. While the action doesn’t start until early August, there are still plenty of betting markets open to get your teeth into at the moment, starting with their quote of 4/1 on any side in the division to go and set a new points record this season. Chelsea’s 95 point haul back in the 2004/05 season is the current bench mark so will anyone top that amount next season? That would need an average of over 2.5 goals so it’s a tough old feat, but this year’s Premier League title is likely going to be a wide open scrap again as it would have been last season with Chelsea not being in the picture. During that 2004/05 title campaign for the Blues, keeper Petr Cech picked up 21 clean sheets, the most managed in a single Premier League season ever and Ladbrokes quote 9/2 on that record being beaten by someone between the sticks next season. With the evenness of the big guns in the top flight, that’s going to be a bit of a stretch but the looks of it, but not as big of a stretch as the 9/1 the bookmaker has on a side going unbeaten. Arsenals’ Invincibles did it of course, but the signs would suggest that that’s not likely to happen this year. There is a great market that Ladbrokes have priced up and that is 8/1 for any side NOT in European competition to win the Premier League, with Leicester City and Chelsea having done just that in the last two seasons. Celery the extra burden of European campaigns can blight the domestic effort and it is a factor. At the other end of the table, Ladbrokes are offering 5/1 on a new lowest points total being set. That’s going to take some beating as the worst ever points return in a single Premier League season was Derby County’s 11 back in the 2007/08 season. Coming up this season to the Premier League are Bright and Huddersfield along with Newcastle, but it is the former two who are favourites to go back down. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “Interest in the new Premier League campaign is really heating up right now, and our traders are fancying a few records to be broken throughout the season.” “That 5/1 on any side recording a lesser points tally than Derby County suggests Huddersfield or Brighton could be in for a tough time of things, while at 4/1 we’d hardly be surprised to see any side picking up 96 points or more.” Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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New Crystal Palace boss De Boer 4/9 at Bet365 to last the season

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Frank de Boer, who has not been a stranger to having his name attached to potential Premier League managerial openings before, has finally locked down a job in the English top flight for the first time in his career. Crystal Palace have scooped up De Boer as their new manager, and fans will be hoping to see some exciting, free-flowing football next season. This will be De Boer’s first job in England and bookmaker Bet365 have gone 13/8 for him to be out of the job before the final kick of the season. The bookmaker have gone 4/9 on De Boer managing to stick around for the entire term and that is after the Dutchman lasted just 85 days in his former job at Inter Milan but prior to that, he did lead Ajax to four Eredivisie titles in six years before that should lived tenure. Scrapping it out in a congested Premier League with a side that just dodged relegation last term, is a totally different kettle of finish from managing one of the top sides in the Netherlands. De Boer comes in, replacing Sam Allardyce who managed to get the Eagles safe from the drop last season, and then decided to take a break from the game. Bet365’s Steve Freeth said of the Barcelona playing icon's arrival: “Palace have gone down a different route with this managerial appointment, and although it didn’t work out for him in Italy, we’re odds-on about De Boer being around for a season at least." Crystal Palace are 9/2 at Bet365 to get relegated this season and De Boer seems to know what he has ahead of him, saying “I had a good feeling about the club and the prospect of managing a team in the Premier League was exciting,” De Boer said before going on to explain that his first aim would be to keep the club clear of any relegation battle. Palace are 2/9 for a bottom half of the table finish, with a 66/1 quote on them to break the top four. The Eagles are 40/1 to win the FA Cup this season and 500/1 to do a Leicester and win the Premier League title. Palace opens with a game at Selhurst Park against the newly-promoted Huddersfield Town. One of the top football betting products around is Bet365’s 0-0 Bore Draw Insurance which they offer on all matches listed in their sportsbook. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy other top features like each-way goalscorer odds, live streams and cash out options.
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How correct were the bookmakers in Premier League betting last season?

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Going into last season's Premier League, the front runners were Manchester City who were in at a price of 13/5 ahead of the big kick off to win the title. That was of course on the back of Pep Guardiola being in charge for the first time with the club, but things didn't quite go to plan for the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager as City suffered a season of ups and downs and came in third. So the heavily-backed Manchester City's failings was a really big win for the bookmakers and it was backed up by Manchester United, who were a top price of 18/5 in August to win the Premier League. The Red Devils were expected to be stronger under Jose Mourinho, but in a season win which they drew far too many games and finished a lowly sixth, 24 points back of leaders Chelsea, it became apparent just a few weeks into the season that Mourinho’s men weren’t, after all, going to be Premier League title challengers. It was Chelsea who beat everyone to the punch and on that fateful day when they lost 3-0 at Arsenal on September 23rd, the Blues could have been backed at as big of a price as 25/1 to go and win the title. But that was the defeat which sparked Chelsea into life as they changed things up in their following match against Hull and never looked back. The Blues went on to win their next thirteen Premier League games in a row, setting the platform for success in Antonio Conte’s first season in charge. So the Blues were the ones who defied the odds and going into next season. The Blues are 10/3 at Bet365 to retain their title, with Manchester City going as outright favourites again, trading at 15/8. Manchester United are 3/1. The relegation scrap was an interesting one this year. You had Sunderland who 11/4 value at the start of the season to suffer relegation and compared to the price of 5/2 on Middlesbrough to go straight back down, the Black Cats were some big value back then. It was Hull, who had such limited resources who were the favourites to take the drop to the Championship and they so nearly overcame those odds with Marco Silva guiding them to precious home points, but they couldn’t get across the line. The narrow-priced 21/20 relegation shots Burnley and 23/10 rated Watford survived. It is always hard for teams to come up and stay up and the newly promoted Huddersfield are 4/7 odds on favourites to go straight back down where they came from. Brighton looks slightly better equipped to stay afloat at a price of 6/5 with bet365 while Newcastle's chances of survival are rated even higher at a price of 7/2. Burnley are in at 11/8 second favourites, with Watford at 6/4 and Swansea at 9/4. The top four finish market for last season's Premier League betting didn’t really go the way of the bookmakers at all. Manchester City and Chelsea obliged at expected odds-on prices while the bookmakers got Manchester United (2/5) and Arsenal (4/6) wrong. It was Spurs and Liverpool who filled the other two spots in the top four and Liverpool made it in at a price of 6/4 from the start of the season with Spurs at 13/8. So things are a little different heading into next season with Man City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Spurs and Liverpool all varying degrees of odds-on prices, with Arsenal back at even money. The bookmakers got the Golden Boot wrong as well because they had priced up Sergio Aguero as the outright favourite from the start of last season at a price of 8/2. But he only netted twenty goals for the Citizens (joint-fourth) while Harry Kane blitzed his way to the finish line with seven goals in its last two games to clinch the title and he could have been backed at a price of 7/1 before the start of the season to prove that he wasn’t a one-season wonder. Kane actually scored more league goals than Middlesbrough did as a club last season (and he played seven games fewer). Six managers left their managerial positions in the Premier League last season and this again, the bookmakers got wrong. Their stock was in Tony Pulis being the favourite to get the chop but West Brom stood by their man. He was 5/2 favourite to get the boot before the season had started and it was 8/1 shot Francesco Guidolin who was the first last season to lose his job, with Swansea ditching him. Take advantage of some fantastic football betting products available at online betting site Bet365. For starters, there is their great 0-0 bore draw insurance available on all matches which offers great protection on your pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wagers. There are great each-way first goalscorer odds to be taken as well and you can enjoy extensive live in-play football betting as well as live streams from some of Europe’s top leagues. With cash out and partial cash out options available as well, sign up for an account with Bet365 and enjoy a 100% matched deposit bonus from them to get in on the action!
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Frank de Boer trending in Next Southampton Manager Betting

Southampton
Southampton are the hunt for a new manager after having parted company with Claude Puel after just one season in charge. The Saints got to the League Cup Final under his management and they landed a top ten finish in the Premier League as well. But that didn’t tell the whole story because it was by and large, a season of disappointments. Down the final stretch of the Premier League season, they only managed to win one of their last eight games and only netted one goal in total in their last six games of the season. There is clearly better that could be gotten out of the club and now Southampton are looking in a new direction. Puel’s departure is the third Southampton managed to go in the last three years, with Mauricio Pochettino going to Spurs and Ronald Koeman going to Everton. Thomas Tuchel has already ruled himself out of the race as the former Borussia Dortmund manager not interested in a journey to St Mary's. So it is Frank de Boer who has risen to the head of the next Southampton manager betting market because he is out of a job at the moment and has been cut from 9/1 down to 5/2 at Ladbrokes. Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelmann has been out there after having gotten the club into the UEFA Champions League for next season and he is a 12/1 punt at Ladbrokes. Reading’s Jaap Stam is a 20/1 poke in the market and former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini, who left Alaves at the end of the Spanish domestic season, is an 8/1 punt and he has been heavily linked with a move to Crystal Palace though. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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AC Milan 11/10 favourites to sign Diego Costa

Diego Costa (Chelsea)
It looks as if Diego Costa’s Chelsea career is done and dusted with reports that he has been told that he is surplus to requirements next season at the Bridge. There has been a butting of heads brewing between him and boss Antonio Conte for some time and now it look as if he will be looking for a new club for next season. His preferred choice would be former club Atletico Madrid, however, they have a transfer ban which would mean that Costa would have to miss several months of action before linking up with them. Their ban is lifted in January. They can still sign players but have to park them elsewhere on loan detail until the player can be registered when the ban is lifted. AC Milan are 11/10 favourite with bookmaker Ladbrokes to be Costa’s next club and that would be following the same route as former Chelsea forward Fernando Torres took. He went to Milan before re-joining with his former club Atletico so there are similarities there. Costa has said that he won’t take a job in China before the next World Cup but he is 4/1 to go there for a summer switch. There was much speculation earlier in the year that he had been offered a big-money deal to go there, which seemed to cause a rift with Conte. Costa is 5/1 to stay at Chelsea. So with the impending departure of the Spaniard, it just raises stock that Chelsea are going after Romelu Lukaku from Everton. Lukaku is as short as 1/9 to go to Chelsea next season and he has been rated over at Paddy Power at 5/1 to win the Premier League Golden Boot next season a well. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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Huddersfield rated 11/8 to stay in Premier League next season

Premier League Betting
The last three winners of the Championship Play-Off final have all suffered immediate relegation from the Premier League. So will Huddersfield suffer the same fate next season? The Terriers beat Reading at Wembley on Monday in a penalty shoot out, which was after edging their way past Sheffield Wednesday in the Play Off Semi Finals by a penalty shoot out as well. It has been a tremendous turnaround for the club who finished 19th in last season's Championship. They had the fifth smallest budget in the entire Championship this season but did manage to spend all but eight days of the season in the top six of the table this term. As is usually the case with Championship Play-Off Finals their game against Reading was a tight affair, with little in the way of goalmouth action. The Terriers had the best two chances of the entire game, both in the opening ten minutes. But with things at 0-0 after extra time, their players held their nerve again for the second time in the play off to put himself in the top flight. The club should be able to cash in now with around a £170 million windfall to come their way. So they will be joining Brighton and Newcastle in the Premier League next season and head coach David Wagner’s men are an 11/8 shot at Bet365 to stay in the Premier League next term. This is their first ever venture into the Premier League. They become the first side to earn promotion to the top flight with a negative goal difference for the season (-2) and they scored just the one goal in their three play-off games. This season in the Championship, Huddersfield won all but three of their 25 victories by a single goal margin. That’s resilience for you but they are going to need to spend to drive in the top flight. So there are some big games to come at the John Smith's Stadium next season. In the Premier League Relegation odds for next season at Bet365, Burnley and Watford are joint-second favourites to drop at 6/4, while Brighton are 6/5. Swansea are at 2/1, with Newcastle at 7/2 and Crystal Palace are at 9/2. The Terriers are a big 12/1 punt to pull off a huge surprise and land in the top ten next season. Online betting site Bet365 offer great 0-0 bore draw insurance on matches which you can take advantage of. Place a pre-match correct score, scorecast or half-time/full-time wager on a match and if the game ends goalless then the bookmaker will refund lost stakes on the selected markets with a free bet. This applies to all matches in their sportsbook. Register an account with the award winning Bet365 and earn a 100% matched deposit bonus from them and enjoy top features like live sports streams, extensive live in play betting and partial cash out options on live bets.
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Ladbrokes offer Money Back Special for Huddersfield v Reading

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It is the Championship Play Off Final on Monday, the richest game in England. The winner not only gets up to the top flight but with it comes a big pay day because promotion is worth around £200m to whoever comes out on top. A tight contest is expected at Wembley between the two finalists, Huddersfield and Reading, who are both defensively sound. Both were underdogs in their respective play-off semi-final contests as well. The prize is so huge that there is natural caution by teams going into this one, who don’t want to just throw the opportunity away. During the course of the regular season, they traded 1-0 home wins and there really isn’t anything much to chose between the two combatants and there is the feeling that this could go beyond the scheduled 90 minutes of regular time. If it does then you can take advantage of a great money back special at Ladbrokes. If the Huddersfield v Reading match on Monday 29th May results in a draw after 90 minutes, Ladbrokes will refund losing bets on that match up to £25 per market, as Free Bets. This great offer for Huddersfield v Reading Championship Play Off Final betting applies to bets placed for Huddersfield v Reading on the following markets before kick-off: First Goalscorer, Half-Time/Full Time & Correct Score. Bets placed in-play do not count. The offer also applies to single bets only and applies to the first losing bet on each market, up to £25 per customer. Subsequent bets on the same market(s) will not count towards the offer. On top of that, Ladbrokes have a couple of price boosts for the Final. You can take Reading to win & 3 or more goals in the match at a 6/1 price which is up from 11/2, and you can take Nahki Wells to score & Huddersfield to win at 7/2, which is up from 3/1. Register an account with online betting site Ladbrokes and earn a free £50 bet as a welcome bonus from them. Just follow our links to get signed up and then after making your initial deposit, place your first stake on the new account and the bookmaker will match the value of it up to the maximum value of a £50 free bet. Just register using the promo code F50 and there is a limit of one free bet per customer. Ladbrokes run 5-team (or bigger) accumulator insurance as well on selected matches on the Match Betting Market where you will get MONEY BACK as a free bet up to £25 if one team lets you down.
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