The betting odds have been made available for many sporting events this year and while some are still available, many have already expired. It’s always interesting to look back at the betting odds for previous events to see how they compare to the present day market.
What does the +600 betting odds for the Alabama game mean? It’s simple, it’s an indication of just how badly the Tide want to win this Saturday’s big football game against Sparta. If you were to back the Crimson Tide at evens you would need to bet £600 on their victory. The reason behind this is that the bookies have assumed that the game is close to a 50/50 battle. The same can be said for a lot of games this year and as a result, the betting odds are pretty much in line with what you’d expect. If you want to know more, just follow the Moneyball approach and use our handy dandy betting calculator to work out the exact results of each game.
Why are the betting odds important?
The betting odds are always interesting as they give you an idea of just how much certain teams or players are valued at by the bookmakers. The fact that the betting odds for the Alabama game are so high is an indication that they view the Crimson Tide as a great matchup against Sparta this year. They might just as easily have offered less than evens had they not thought that Alabama would be such an attractive proposition. The same can be said for a lot of the top tier European teams this year too. It’s fair to say that European football is not quite at the level of the big game in England, but it’s not too late to pick up some valuable tips.
The Biggest Games this Year
This year has seen some incredible sporting events and the betting odds for many of them are very high indeed. The highest scoring game this year is definitely the one pitting Liverpool against Manchester United. The Merseyside rivals have been trading blows this year, with the Red Devils holding the upper hand. Currently, the Red Devils lead the way with 77 goals to Liverpool’s 73. While it’s true that Man United and Liverpool have both had their good days recently, the gulf in class between the two franchises makes this match-up one of the most eagerly awaited fixtures of the year. The Red Devils are a real danger to anyone down under, as they showed last year when they traveled to Australia and dominated proceedings with a ruthless 5-2 victory. This time around, the Aussies are determined to prove a lot more than just about any other team in the world, and they’re heading into the game with a very positive attitude.
The battle between arch-rivals Arsenal and Manchester City is another high-scoring affair this year, with the Gunners leading the way with 64 goals to City’s 57. The last time these two teams met it was close until the very end when Arsenal managed to snatch a 1-0 victory thanks to a Sergio Aguero goal. While this was a bit of a relief for the Citizens, it wasn’t the ideal way for them to win a game as they were dominated throughout. It’s safe to say though that City will be looking to make amends for this one and get back on an even keel with Arsenal.
Real Madrid are also in a five-way tie for first place in La Liga with 58 goals so far this year, while Roma and Napoli have both had very good campaigns too. The reigning Champions League winners have been far from disappointing either, with 11 goals already this season. The Spanish giants have adapted well to life in the Champions League and are looking forward to proving just how valuable this experience has been. The Champions League is a tournament that Madrid don’t get enough credit for winning. It’s not just about beating the best teams in Europe on a regular basis, but about the whole experience of playing in the competition. Winning the Champions League is considered a culmination of a successful season. Los Blancos are determined to go all the way this year and prove to the world that they are still the best in Europe.
Top European Teams To Avoid
If you’re an English supporter, it’s probably a good idea to avoid any matches involving teams from across the pond, particularly when they’re on the road to recovery. The last thing you need is a clash with Liverpool or Man United especially if they’re a few days removed from a game.
The same is true for Arsenal and Manchester City too. Both sides are hungry for success and winnable games will likely decide the outcome of the season. If you are fortunate enough to see these teams play on the same day, then by all means, go for it. Just be sure that you’re physically prepared for a rugby match. There is no substitution and a fully fit and well-prepared Englishman will always have the upper hand over an injured or otherwise unfit opponent from abroad. This is vital, as injuries have ravaged both Liverpool and Man United this year, causing them to miss out on games. While the red cards have not been an issue this year (only 4 in total), the injuries have proven difficult to overcome and a result, Liverpool and Man United have lost a lot of their potency. The Gunners and the Reds will both be looking to reassert their superiority next week against Swansea and Crystal Palace respectively.
Who has the upper hand in the North London Derby?
Last but not least, we have the North London Derby, one of the most important games of the year in the capital. Spurs are currently in third place, four points behind leaders Arsenal. The pressure is on the North Londoners to grab this opportunity and prove to the world that they’re the real deal.
The last time these two sides faced off it was an incredible game, with Spurs holding on for a 2-1 victory thanks to a Jermain Defoe brace. It was the first time in years that Spurs had managed to come from behind to win a match. The last five games between these two have all been tight contests, with Arsenal holding the upper hand. This year is expected to be no different and the bookies have backed this prediction, with Arsenal currently leading the way with 55 goals to Spurs’ 49.
The pressure is squarely on Arsenal now, as they look to close the gap on the top two. Can they do it? They certainly have the capability and with this in mind, Spurs fans might just want to settle for a little bit of silverware this year.
Working Solutions For Businesses
Every business, no matter how big or small, needs solutions to help them work more efficiently. There are plenty of independent contractors and freelancers who provide these solutions on a contractual basis. However, if you’re looking for a more comprehensive approach then why not consider looking at the whole suite of working solutions that are on offer from Microsoft?
The software giant has launched several new products and upgrades to existing products this year, with the aim of simplifying business operations and reducing administrative burdens. For instance, the Business Management Suite, which is essentially comprised of the new Microsoft Office 365 and Dynamics 365 applications, provide a complete digital workplace for business executives. With this suite, businesses can communicate and collaborate with ease, no matter where they are in the world. Additionally, they can track sales, track orders and manage finances, all from a single, secure portal. This is a game-changer for business. It used to be that different departments within a company would have to communicate with paper, or worse, emails, which proved problematic whenever one of those departments changed.
As you can see, though, the outlook for businesses is quite positive. The future of work looks considerably rosier than it has in a long time, with businesses having the capability to work remotely and collaboratively, without the need to spend hours stuck in traffic, or worse, caught in a crossfire between contractions.
If you’re in business, then working solutions for your business will prove invaluable. Independent contractors and freelancers, as well as business owners who provide these services, can also greatly benefit from solutions of this nature. With technology advancing at such a swift pace, it’s an ever-evolving field and one that continues to grow and change in surprising ways.