2014 FA Community Shield preview – Arsenal v Man City

The 92nd FA Community Shield match will take place between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday August 10, 2014 at Wembley Stadium. The last time the teams met in this tournament was in 1934 when Arsenal enjoyed a 4-0 triumph over the Manchester side.

The game will raise the curtain on another season of Premier League football and is a good chance for both teams to lay down a marker ahead of the new campaign.

The Sky Blues are becoming regulars in this competition and will be making their third appearance in four years while Arsenal will be competing for the first time since their 2005 loss to Chelsea at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium.

Arsene Wenger has previously led the Gunners to four Community Shield victories in seven appearances and will keen to add another trophy to the cabinet after their FA Cup triumph in May. That trophy finally brought an end to a nine year spell without any silverware. Victory in this game would give Arsenal their 13th title in this competition – a record only bettered by Manchester United and Liverpool.

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2014 FA Community Shield preview – Arsenal v Man CityunratedWilliam Webb2014-07-28 05:54:02

The 92nd FA Community Shield match will take place between Arsenal and Manchester City on Sunday August 10, 2014 at Wembley Stadium. The last time…

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ATP Tennis Rankings and US Open 2014 Preview

The top 5 of the ATP tennis rankings list remained unchanged this week with Novak Djokovic heading the list ahead of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka and Tomas Berdych.

There was only one change in the top 10 as David Ferrer jumped ahead of Canadian Milos Raonic into sixth place. The Spaniard made it to the final of the ATP 500 clay-court event in Hamburg on Sunday but was beaten by the Leonardo Mayer from Argentina. Mayer’s first ATP World Tour title has lifted him 19 places up to No. 27 in the world – an all-time high ranking position for the 27-year-old.

Last year’s champion in Hamburg, Fabio Fognini, only made it to round two in 2014 and the Italian has now slipped to 20th in the world. Argentine Federico Delbonis also suffered an early round exit in Hamburg – at the hands of German wild card Tobias Kamke – and the 6-3 6-4 defeat cost him a twenty place drop to 56th in the world. The clay court specialist will now be hoping to bounce back in Gstaad this week.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Roberto Bautista Agut and Tommy Robredo were the only other players to move up in this week’s Top 20 but no one made a significant move towards the top ten.

The biggest mover in the top 100 was Australian Bernard Tomic who jumped 54 places to World No.70 after victory in the Claro Open in Colombia. This was a significant victory for the controversial 21-year-old who had double hip surgery in January and was dropped by his management company last week.

As the US hard court season begins, all eyes will now be on the upcoming US Open which takes place in New York at the end of August. As this final Grand Slam event approaches, it seems more and more likely that we may be treated to another Djokovic v Nadal final. Andy Murray is out of form and still not fully fit while Roger Federer has the form but may just lack the stamina to endure a gruelling five set match against either of the top two.

Nadal has had a few blips this season but he is due another big performance and he will be keen to defend this title. He has a chance to win his third US Open in five years and leads Djokovic 2-1 in US Open head to heads. An early price of 18/5 for the Spaniard looks very good value.

ATP Tennis Rankings and US Open 2014 PreviewunratedWilliam Webb2014-07-21 06:32:30

The top 5 of the ATP tennis rankings list remained unchanged this week with Novak Djokovic heading the list ahead of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, …

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The Netherlands path to the FIFA World Cup Final

The Netherlands have started the FIFA World Cup in style.  Combining the experience of Arjen Robben and Robbin Van Persie with a youthful defense, the manager Louis Van Gaal has produced a team that has topped Group B in style.

Another high scoring game against Australia show cases the attacking partnership.  Allowing the Australians to score two goals cast some doubt on their World Cup chances.  We don’t buy this.  It can only serve as a wake up call to the teams less experienced (defensive) players.

The Netherlands where 14/1 on Betfair at the start of the tournament.  (I was lucky enough to get a sneaky 100 GBP on The Orange.  Odds of 10/1 are still available on Betfair.  As The Netherlands progress their odds will drop, allowing punters to ‘Cash Out’ early before the final (after placing a bet on the Betfair exchange, members get a big yellow button giving the profit or loss to ‘cash out’ early).  Let’s reach into the future to see what may happen.

A look into the future with Holland’s permutations; who will The Netherlands play at the quarter finals?

Mexico play The Netherlands next, 29th June 13.00.  If they win this match they will play the winner of the match between Costa Rica and Greece in the Quarter Finals.  Costa Rica have been a surprise success in Brazil beating Italy and Uruguay; LetsCompareBets expects it will be Costa Rica that will meet The Netherlands at the quarters.

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The Netherlands path to the FIFA World Cup FinalunratedEditor2014-06-26 13:41:29The Netherlands have started the FIFA World Cup in style.  Combining the experience of Arjen Robben and Robbin Van Persie with a youthful defense, …
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Make guaranteed betting profits on the World Cup

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the World Cup to kick off.

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Make guaranteed betting profits on the World CupunratedEditor2014-06-08 02:37:24I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for the World Cup to kick off.

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Brazil World Cup 2014 – Top Goal Scorers and Golden Boot Predictions

A team by team guide to the top scoring contenders

With the World Cup less than a week away, let’s take a good look at the betting options for top scorer. First, we will look at the likely top scorer for every team and then we will take a look at the contenders for the overall golden boot.

Algeria

Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani led the goal scoring in qualifying for Algeria with a total of five goals in five starts ahead of El Arbi Hillel Soudani and Sofiane Feghouli who both scored three. Slimani should have done enough to earn a starting place in Brazil and is worth backing at 4/1 with Betfair to be top the scoring for the Algerians.

Argentina

Lionel Messi and Gonzalo Higuain shared the top scoring honours during Argentina’s qualifying campaign but the South Americans also have quality attackers like Rodrigo Palacio, Sergio Aguero and Ezequiel Lavezzi at their disposal. Despite this, many people will be backing Messi to top the scoring for Argentina and he is available at 11/8 with Betvictor. However, Higuain looks much better value at 7/2 with Bet365.

Australia

It has been questioned by some whether Australia will even score a goal at the World Cup finals. If they do, then veteran striker Tim Cahill will be the favourite to top the scoring for the Socceroos. The 34-year-old is the top scorer for his country, with a total of 31 goals in 67 appearances and the absence of Joshua Kennedy will leave Coach Ange Postecoglou with little choice but to put his faith in the New York Red Bulls striker. He can be backed at 4/1 with Skybet.

Belgium

Belgium have plenty of striking options but they also have capable goal scorers all over the pitch. During qualifying, Kevin De Bruyne led the scoring from the midfield area with four goals in eight starts. Kompany, Hazard, Mirallas, Benteke and Lukaku all scored 2 goals each but Benteke has now been ruled out through injury. Based on current form and betting value, Eden Hazard looks like a good option at 11/2 with Bet365 but Romelu Lukaku is also decent value at 9/4 with Coral – especially when considering his recent form in friendly matches.

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Manchester City’s Edin Dzeko was top scorer for the Bosnians in qualifying with an impressive haul of 10 goals. That total was the second highest in the whole of the UEFA qualifying section. Dzeko also topped the assist chart alongside Pjanic and Misimovic with a total of four. Vedad Ibisevic scored a highly respectable total of eight goals in qualifying but it is Dzeko who has continued to impress in the recent friendly matches. He is prolific for his country and can be backed at 17/10 with Sporting bet to lead the Bosnian scoring.

Brazil

Neymar has scored 14 goals since the start of 2013 and is the current top scorer for Brazil. Despite a hit and miss debut season for Barcelona, he still remains the main man at international level and it is hard to see any other Brazilian player outscoring him this summer. You won’t get great odds unless you consider backing him to win the tournament golden boot.

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Brazil World Cup 2014 – Top Goal Scorers and Golden Boot Predictions unratedWilliam Webb2014-06-22 01:35:47A team by team guide to the top scoring contenders

With the World Cup less than a week away, let’s take a good look at the betting options for t…

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