Tag Archives: Anfield

Betgenius: The sound of silence… What impact does an empty stadium have on trading?

As football leagues around the world prepare to return behind closed doors, Betgenius’ Head of Trading Dmitri Agapov assesses what a lack of fans means for both pre-match and live pricing. In normal times, tonight’s match between Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich at Signal Iduna Park would have harvested one of the best atmospheres in European football. Watching this top …

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Government and racing face criticism for Cheltenham 2020 go-ahead 

UK racing is facing a media and political backlash for its decision to host the 2020 Cheltenham Festival in early March, as COVID-19 cases began to spread across the country. At Monday’s ‘UK Coronavirus Briefing’, Angela McLean – the government’s deputy Chief Medical Advisor – stated that an inquiry should be held post-lockdown on the ‘epidemiological consequences’ of UK sports maintaining …

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Theo Walcott hits form to light up League of Legends

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Gameweek 25 of the Premier League saw another raft of midweek fixtures thrown into the mix, providing a number of eye catching results. Swansea kicked things off with a 3-1 victory over Arsenal, following up on their 1-0 triumph of Liverpool, at the Liberty Stadium. Bournemouth’s thumping 3-0 win at Stamford Bridge was the pick of Wednesday’s results, while Tottenham …

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Aguero in triple delight for fantasy managers

The latest gameweek of the Premier League has come to end, with Swansea City’s game plan executed perfectly to crash Liverpool back down to earth, following the euphoria of ending the long unbeaten run of Manchester City. Fantasy managers within SBC’s League of Legends were left ruing decisions to stock up on players of the Anfield based outfit, however, Pep …

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Spurs back on form to delight of fantasy managers

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SBC’s League of Legends fantasy football league has seen a number of movers and shakers this week, in the aftermath of two huge derbies in the Premier League yesterday. A late penalty on Merseyside saw Everton rescue a point at Anfield, while Manchester City strengthened their place at the top of Premiership with victory at Old Trafford. In the world of …

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Tight at the top in League of Legends

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It’s been a weekend of mixed fortunes for fantasy football managers, with a stuttering top two in SBCs League of Legends being very much reeled in by the chasing pack. Sports expert Constantinos Digonis Pinillos has leapfrogged his way into third place, taking advantage of the paltry 23 and 30 points scored by current leader Charlie Cole and second placed …

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League of Legends leader stretches gap at the top

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Another Premier League weekend has come to end, which means more movers and shakers in SBC’s League of Legends.   Gameweek ten started and finished with 1-0 victories, Manchester United defeating Spurs and Burnley going over Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle by the scoreline, in a round which saw the new fantasy football leader build on his lead at the top of …

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SBC’s On the Ball: The football business insight

From sponsorship to the ever-expanding world of football media coverage, when it comes to the business of football, SBC has got you covered. The first biweekly review tackles the continuing saga of overseas TV rights money, as well as looking at some of the winners and losers from World Cup Russia 2018 qualification. Sky Sports backlash over Amazon Man City deal …

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Bankers take holiday as sun shines on bookies – AccaTracker data

It’s been a bumper Bank Holiday weekend for bookmakers on the football front, with a series of unexpected results confounding people’s bankers in their accumulator bets. According to data from AccaTracker, the mobile app developed by Team FA that keeps track of user’s bets, only three of the ten most popular matches included in multiple bets this weekend ended in …

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George Harborne: Football Stadia – What’s in a name?

George Harborne, Head of Partnerships at Premier League side West Bromwich Albion, reveals some reserach the club has done into naming rights for stadia. Old Trafford, Anfield, Bramall Lane, Goodison Park, The Hawthorns and the list goes on. English football has an abundance of beautifully historic stadia, all adding to one of the countries football primary unique selling points – …

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