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Premier League Weekend Preview

Saturday Arsenal (-1 ½) vs. Fulham: The Cottagers have stayed out of the relegation fray the last couple years, but are in the thick of it now. Winning at Arsenal

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La Liga Weekend Preview

Saturday Levante (+ ½) vs. Atletico Madrid: There’s no reason why Atletico should fail to win this match, but it could suffer a hangover after losing a big one last

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Serie A Weekend Preview

Friday Lazio (Pick) 3-1Inter Milan: A 74th-minute goal from Goran Pandev got Inter back into the match, but Giuseppe Biava and Mauro Zarate won it for Lazio. Hernanes tallied the

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Europa League: Thursday Recap

Group D Villareal 3-0 Dinamo Zagreb: Villareal kept it chances at advancing alive and even managed to overtake two teams for first place heading into its final group match. Guiseppe

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Champions League Recap: Wednesday’s Matches

Group A Inter Milan 1-0 Twente Enschede: Inter used a goal from Esteban Cambiasso in the 55th minute to shake off their poor recent form and advance out of group

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UK Football Betting

NFL dominates the sports betting marketplace in North America, but everywhere else in the world football is king. With sportsbooks offering action on more than 35 European Leagues, plus national club competitions, European Cup competitions and other big events there is never a shortage of football betting opportunities available year round. Combine that with the wide variety of betting options available on each individual game, and the result is more betting opportunities in football than any other sport in the world.

The biggest leagues in the world in terms of popularity and quality of competition are all in Europe. The top league internationally is the English Premier League which rivals the National Football League in economic clout. Other important European leagues include Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s La Liga. While these are the ‘big players’, virtually every country in the world has several levels of professional football competition with wagering available on most of these leagues.

In addition, football has a number of competitions outside of league play. National competitions include UK’s FA Cup and Italy’s Coppa Italia, and most countries have similar national club tournaments. There are big regional tournaments, the most prestigious being the Champions League which attracts the top teams from throughout Europe. A recent addition to the European tournament scene is the UEFA Europa League, which is essentially a secondary competition behind the Champions League. The biggest football event in the world is the World Cup, held every four years. The recently completed 2010 World Cup in South Africa may very well have been the biggest single sports betting event in history.

As if the countless leagues and competitions weren’t enough to keep football betting enthusiasts busy, there may be a greater number of different types of bets in football than any other sport. In addition to the basics—moneyline wagers on which team will win (or draw), over/under totals and goal handicaps similar to pointspreads there are also Asian handicaps, goal scorer prop bets, in running betting and countless others.