Tag Archives: Champions league

Punters backing the Blues for historic campaign

Manchester City’s scintillating start to the season has left punters with renewed optimism that the Blues could be in for a memorable campaign. Pep Guardiola’s side have already booked their place in the second round of the Champions League and have cruised to an eight point lead at the top of the Premier League, whilst retaining an undefeated record. Betfair’s …

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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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Slow La Liga starters find form in top match on bettingexpert

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It has been a tough start to the season for Real Madrid, but the highlight of their 2017/18 campaign so far also doubles up as September’s top match on bettingexpert. Despite sitting outside of the top four in La Liga after seven games played, the Champions League winners from the last two seasons have been faultless in the competition again …

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The ‘Real’ deal: Betcart teams up with the European champions

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Betcart.com, the leading sportsbook brand in the BCourt Group, has agreed a multi-year deal to become the Official Betting Partner for Real Madrid C.F. Dave Gal, CEO for Betcart, has credited this year’s Betting on Football conference at Stamford Bridge with providing the platform to negotiate a “landmark deal” with the now 12-time European champions. The operator will get “significant …

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UEFA’s curtain raiser crowned ‘Super’ match on bettingexpert

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The UEFA Super Cup, labelled in some sporting quarters as a ‘glorified friendly’, surprisingly came out as August’s top match on bettingexpert. Held in Macedonia on 8 August, European football’s traditional curtain raiser beat off competition from Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Leicester City at the Emirates and Tottenham Hotspur’s Wembley bow against reigning champions Chelsea. 15% of tips on …

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Turner Broadcasting expands digital presence with new Champions League streaming service

US media owner Turner Broadcasting has announced that it will launch a new ‘standalone sports streaming service’ for US consumers in 2018. The Media group which operates CNN, TNT, TCM plus US sports channels NBA TV, Turner Sports and Nascar TV has recently agreed a $60 million content deal with UEFA for the rights to broadcast Champions League matches, beginning …

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Football holds sway on bettingexpert despite domestic break

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The Confederations Cup final between Chile and Germany came out as July’s top match on bettingexpert, in a month dominated by football despite the absence of domestic league action. Surprisingly, the Champions League qualifier between Rijeka and TNS took second spot behind the final in Russia, ahead of the competition’s third place play-off between Portugal and Mexico. Unibet was the …

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NBA season finale claims June top spot on bettingexpert

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The last game of the NBA Finals between Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers was the top match on bettingexpert in June, with more tips than for the Champions League final. The Warriors beat the Cavaliers 120-129 at the Oracle Arena in California to cap a 4-1 triumph, after becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to reach the …

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Facebook to stream UEFA Champions League content for US market

Tech giant Facebook has furthered its position within live sports content by brokering a deal to stream UEFA Champions League matches in partnership with US broadcaster Fox Sports. The Champions League content will be only available to United States Facebook users. At present, Facebook has agreed to stream two live matches per group match day, four round of sixteen and …

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Unibet & bet365 lead the way for top match tips on bettingexpert

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Unibet and bet365 shared top billing for May’s biggest match on bettingexpert, with both bookmakers accounting for 10.29% of the tips on last month’s Madrid derby at the Bernabeu. The pair made up the top two for each of the top five matches on bettingexpert, which also included both matches between Monaco and Juventus, San Antonio Spurs vs Houston Rockets …

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