Tag Archives: Champions league

Trippier betting ban to end in February after unsuccessful FA appeal

The Football Association’s (FA) appeal to extend Kieran Tripper’s match suspension for betting violations has been unsuccessful. As a result the Atlético Madrid and England national team defender can resume playing in La Liga fixtures from 28 February, it has been confirmed. Trippier was handed a 10 week match ban by the FA after it came to light he had encouraged …

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Paul Terry handed FA fine over ‘disturbingly high-stake bets’

Close-up shot of a Premier League matchball

The FA has issued former professional footballer Paul Terry with a £1,000 fine after the West Bromwich Albion employee was found to have breached betting regulations 209 times. The brother of ex-England international John Terry lost a total sum of £46,916.73 from betting on sport, including 35 wagers placed on competitions his own clubs were involved in. Terry joined Premier …

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Inside Edge: The case for the defence in the Premier League

defenders - Aston Villa's Tyrone Mings (right) celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the Premier League match at Craven Cottage, London.

There’s been little reaction from sportsbooks to a near 50% rise in goals by defenders in the Premier League, notes Nick Haynes from Form Labs – a division of Bettorlogic – in his Friday round-up of the weekend’s sporting activity. We’re already into the fifth week of the season and so much has happened already. Shock results by big scorelines …

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Jan Möller: How Oddspedia 2.0 caters for all sports fans

Oddspedia

Oddspedia has concluded an 18-month project to relaunch its flagship odds comparison portal in “good time” for the return of major global sports events from COVID-19 disruption. Originally launched in 2014, the revamped online portal – localised to languages including German, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, as well as English – went live on 4 August, less than two weeks before …

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Bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook as regulatory headwinds loom

bet-at-home AG has maintained its full-year 2020 corporate guidance, despite undertaking significant changes to its business strategy to mitigate COVID-19 circumstances and incurring DACH market headwinds. Publishing its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2020, bet-at-home posted net betting and gaming revenues of €49.1 million, down from €58.7 million in H1 2019 which it stated was ‘due …

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UEFA plans ‘Lisbon Final Eight’ to conclude 2019/2020 Champions League 

UEFA is set to ratify plans to complete the 2019/2020 Champions League by hosting a ‘Final Eight’ tournament held over 12-days in Lisbon this August. Reuters International has reported that the proposal is UEFA’s preferred option for completing its flagship tournament, which will be voted on tomorrow by UEFA’s executive committee.  European football’s governing body is reported to have ‘reached …

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UEFA confirms indefinite Finals postponement

UEFA, the governing body of European football, has confirmed that all club finals have been ‘postponed indefinitely’ as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. Last night, UEFA issued a short statement confirming its decision to postpone its roster of May finals for the Champions League and Europa League tournaments for both men and women’s football. In its update, UEFA …

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UEFA to establish third club competition in 2021

UEFA has confirmed that it will establish a third European club competition ‘The UEFA Europa Conference League – UECL’, beginning in 2021. President Aleksander Ceferin confirmed the development of the UECL at UEFA’s executive committee meeting in Nyon (Switzerland), detailing that the competition would allow for ‘more clubs to participate and benefit’ from European football formats. At present details remain …

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1xBet teams up with Champions League holders Liverpool FC

Liverpool

International gaming and technology company 1xBet has teamed up with Champions League holders Liverpool FC. The new partnership will see 1xBet become an Official Global Betting Partner for the club, enabling its supporters to take advantage of exclusive offers and sporting entertainment. Meanwhile,1xBet will increase its own brand awareness within key global markets through stadium branding at Anfield and branding …

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Optimove: Year-round engagement counters post-tournament drop off

According to recent figures published by customer retention specialist Optimove, it has been suggested that operators should focus upon growing their year-round player engagement figures. The data points out that the vast majority of punters mainly engage in betting activity during major sporting events, as Optimove suggests that ‘the average number of bettors drops 60 per cent following the finals.’ …

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