November 7th to November 13th is Responsible Gambling Week and here at Free Footy Tips we're proud to support it.
What is Responsible Gambling?
Gambling is a form of entertainment that you pay for. This means that you are handing over money for something which should be fun, and which will last for a finite length of time – like buying a cinema ticket.
The difference between gambling and any other form of entertainment is that you are playing games of chance for money. Now this could mean that you walk away with more money than you started with, or some other kind of prize – which is great.
But if you start with that as a goal, you will likely be disappointed time and again. If you were assured of a prize every time, you wouldn't be gambling, you'd simply be purchasing a product or service. Chance is what makes gambling fun, but it is also what makes it a risk.
When we talk about responsible gambling we're talking about being able to gamble without putting yourself or others at risk of harm. Part of gambling more safely and responsibly is understanding the odds of the game you are playing, what the rules are, and accepting that losing is just as much a part of gambling as winning.
To help you manage your gambling here are some safety tips and warning signs you should be aware of.
It's easy to get carried away and there is a wealth of information & support out there should you need it.
For more information, please visit https://responsiblegamblinguk.org/ or call the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133, which is available for free 24 hours a day, every day.
Both Teams to Score is a good bet to place and is simply a bet for each team to score within 90 mins. Often shortened to just BTTS, these are very popular especially in accumulator bets.
Here's the teams I'm watching for Both Teams to Score, based on current stats and recent games in August.
Bournemouth are the only team in the Premier League to have a 100% record so far on the Both Teams to Score, with all 4 of their first Premier League encounters seeing goals at both ends.
Premier League new boys had possibly the hardest start with a trip to Anfield on the first day, finishing up on the losing end 4-1 despite a good performance. Just the latest game against West Ham which failed to see both teams score.
Currently in 4th place in the Championship, West Brom have a 100% BTTS record. 1-1 seems a popular score for them at present, which has been seen in 50% of their first games.
League One's Doncaster Rovers have fired in 7 goals from 4 starts in League One but have had a reply on every occasion so far, with both teams scoring in 100% of their games so far.
Six games played so far for Port Vale and with neither keeper keeping a cleaning in 83% of their games so far this season in League Two.
League Two newcomers and Class of 92 boys, Salford City, have seen stalemate and both teams scoring in all 4 of their last games. They travel to Morecambe on Sept 7th, who have a 50% both teams to score record so far from 6 games.
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The Champions League is eagerly awaited and once the qualifying rounds are over with, it's down to the big boys to show us their best.
Liverpool were crowned champions in Madrid last season and they'll be looking to defend their title. They're 7/1 to retain their Champions League title at bet365. Man City are favourites at 4/1 with bet365 and will be looking to claim their first Champions League title.
July and August sees the qualifying rounds and playoffs rounded off, with the Group Stage draw taking place in Monaco on the 29th of August.
When is the 2020 Champions League Final?
The Champions League will be on Saturday 30th May and will be at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in Istanbul.
Champions League Fixtures & Draw Dates
11th June: Preliminary round draw – Nyon
18th June: First and second qualifying round draws – Nyon
25th June: Preliminary round semi-finals
28th June: Preliminary round final
9th/10th July: First qualifying round, first leg
16th/17th July: First qualifying round, second leg
22nd July: Third qualifying round draw, Nyon
23rd/24th July: Second qualifying round, first leg
30th/31st July: Second qualifying round, second leg
5th August: Play-off round draw, Nyon
6th/7th August: Third qualifying round, first leg
13th August: Third qualifying round, second leg
20th/21st August: Play-off round, first leg
27th/28th August: Play-off round, second leg
29th August: Group stage draw, Monaco
17th/18th September: Group stage, matchday one
1st/2nd October: Group stage, matchday two
22nd/23rd October: Group stage, matchday three
5th/6th November: Group stage, matchday four
26th/27th November: Group stage, matchday five
10th/11th December: Group stage, matchday six
16th December: Round of 16 draw, Nyon
18th/19th/25th/26th February: Round of 16, first leg
10th/11th/17th/18th March: Round of 16, second leg
20th March: Quarter-final and semi-final draws, Nyon
7th/8th April: Quarter-finals, first leg
14th/15th April: Quarter-finals, second leg
28th/29th April: Semi-finals, first leg
5th/6th May: Semi-finals, second leg
30th May: Champions League Final – Atatürk Olympic Stadium, Istanbul
Champions League Tips
Huddersfield Town and Paddy Power certainly made a splash, or should that be sash, with their new kit for the 2019/20 season!
The Terriers who were relegated from the Premier League last season, announced Paddy Power as their new kit sponsor for their new season in the Championship and the style has left some people wondering whether it's actually real.
As well as the diagonal sash, Huddersfield Town’s new crest for the 2019/20 season is also on the move, switching to a position right in the centre of the shirt in a woven badge, complimented with an embroidered Umbro logo.
The club’s commercial director Sean Jarvis explained: “We’ve gone for a really modern twist on how we feature the famous Paddy Power logo.
“Paddy Power is a very forward-thinking, innovative company – that’s one of the main reasons that we’re so excited to work with them – the new ‘sash’ style logo is really eye-catching and helps maintain our reputation as being innovators too.”
Paddy Power are renowned for their pranks so we'll wait and see if this is the real thing at Wednesday evening’s pre-season match at Rochdale.
Rory McIlroy leads the betting at 8/1 for the 2019 Open Championship at Royal Portush with Brooks Koepka slightly behind Rory at 9/1 currently.
Fancy an outsider though? Paddy Power are offering 10 places instead of 5, as well as a £20 Risk Free Bet for new customers!Claim Offer
Applies to pre-tournament bets on the “Win or E/W” market. 1/5 odds for E/W bets. Applies to Online, Mobile, Phone & Text bets. Irish retail paying 10 places & UK retail paying 8 places bets. Dead heat rules apply. Risk Free €20 bet is for new customers only. Card/Paypal deposits only. T&Cs apply.
England are 13/8 to reach their first FIFA Women’s World Cup final after goals from Jill Scott, Ellen White and Lucy Bronze put the Lionesses into Tuesday’s semi-final against USA.
bet365’s Steve Freeth “USA have never failed to reach the last four of a World Cup and kicked off their campaign in style with a 13-0 victory over Thailand – they look worthy favourites.
“England have also impressed in reaching the semi’s, conceding just once, with 5-goal Ellen White (150/1 before the Japan game) challenging the States’ Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe for the top scorer crown.”
White also features prominently in bet365’s 2019 BBC Sports Personality of the Year betting as do 16/1 Steph Houghton and 25/1 Lucy Bronze.
The wait is finally over – the announcement of next season's Premier League fixtures is now here!
All eyes have been on the Premier League newcomers Norwich, Sheffield United and Aston Villa to see who they get on their first day in the Premier League.
Championship title winners Norwich face a tough trip to Liverpool in a baptism of fire on the Friday night, runners-up Sheffield United are away to Bournemouth and play off winners Villa make a trip to London to face Spurs at their new stadium.
Pep's Man City start their campaign to defend the Premier League title against West Ham in the early game on Saturday 10th August and have a big Manchester Derby game on 7th December against Man United.
The Red's face Chelsea at Old Trafford in the first of the Super Sunday games.
Liverpool have a busy start to their season with a trip to Istanbul first for the UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea on the 14th of August. They will be keen to kick off their Premier League battle at Anfield against newcomers Norwich. They face Everton at Anfield on the 4th of December in the Merseyside Derby.
Arsenal travel up to Newcastle in the second of the Super Sunday games on Sky Sports.
Full Premier League 2019/20 Fixtures can be found here.
Premier League 2019/2020 Title Odds
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*Odds are correct at time of writing from Bet365.
Liverpool are 7/1 with bet365 to retain their Champions League crown next season after defeating Tottenham in the 2018/19 showpiece in Madrid on Saturday night.
Chelsea face Arsenal in the Europa League Final tonight over in Baku, but here's a look back at how they got there and five of their best goals.
Chelsea's Top 5 Goals in the Europa League
Arsenal's Top 5 Goals in the Europa League