Monday, 25 July 2011

Premier League betting preview 2011/12

With the start of the Premier League season just around the corner now is the time to get all you season bets down with the bookmakers. The coming season looks an exciting and competitive one and one that certainly could through up a few surprises. So with this in mind we’ll be looking at all the betting for the season and try and find that extra bit of betting value to help win that little bit more from the bookies.

Probably the most popular betting market for season betting will be for the winner of the Premier League. This market is certainly more competitive than it has been down the years and the bookmakers are well aware of it. Currently, as many would expect, Manchester United are the bookmakers favourites with most of them offering 7/4 for Manchester United to lift the title. Although Paddy Power have decided to go alone and offer the best bookies odds of 9/5.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Shay Given – football's nearly man

While no-one was particularly surprised when Shay Given finally moved from the Man City substitutes bench in order to find first-team football at Aston Villa, the signing of a FIVE year contract may have raised a few eyebrows.

After all the deal would take him past his 40th birthday, old for even goalkeeping standards!

Then again, if you consider Villa's previous number one, Brad Freidel, is the same age Given will be when his contract expires, there may be method behind the apparent madness. Plus to look at the Irishman, you wouldn't think he was 35!