World Cup 2018: Who’s Hot, Who’s Not and Who’s Going to Win It?

World Cup 2018 is a week old, and already we have seen plenty of the things we expect from one of sport’s greatest spectacles: outstanding goals, brilliant play, vociferous pan-continental support and the occasional turgid clash between teams who, perhaps, shouldn’t really be playing amongst football’s elite. A week is a decent sample size to… Read More »

Since England Last Won the World Cup

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1966 was a great year for English football. Since then? Not so much. There’ve been highs, sure – that World Cup 1982 kit was pretty smart, and some half-decent songs – but most of the 52 years since have been one crushing disappointment after another. Indeed, the world is a much different place today than… Read More »

World Cup 2018: The Key Group Games

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The wait is almost over and after four years of preparation, 32 international sides will soon be taking to the field at Russia 2018. We now have over a month of world class action to look forward but in one week’s time, some of those sides will already be staring at an early exit. All… Read More »

Four Potential World Cup 2018 Banana Skins

Typically, every edition of the World Cup has one of those ‘banana skin’ fixtures in the group phase, where a plucky underdog turns the form guide – and the bookmakers’ odds – on their head to record a victory over a more illustrious opponent. In 2014, you might just recall the Netherlands’ 5-1 hammering of… Read More »

World Cup 2018: A Guide to England’s Opponents

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We’re just one week away from the big kick off and the 2018 edition of the biggest sporting event of them all. The World Cup is finally here and for all England supporters, we’ll soon know whether to expect another big let-down or maybe, just maybe, this young team, assembled by Gareth Southgate, can cause… Read More »

The Very Best World Cup 2018 Team Bets

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Outright winner, Golden Boot, group winner….these are the three most popular bet types ahead of any edition of the World Cup. There is money to be made in each, of course, but in a renewal of football’s greatest prize that appears to be wide open, it takes a brave punter to tie their colours to… Read More »

World Cup 2018: Guide to Enhanced Odds

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Since the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Liverpool brought an end to the 2017/18 football season, the bookmakers have steadily been introducing their offers for this summer’s World Cup. Straightforward refund deals currently sit alongside huge jackpot offers and the tournament in Russia could be the busiest ever in terms of World Cup… Read More »

5 Players Set for a Breakthrough World Cup 2018

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Major tournaments inevitably provide the stage for hot prospects and talented young guns to strut their stuff in front of a worldwide audience. Representing your country is one thing, but securing a huge money transfer to a big club is quite another, and there is a rich lineage dating back decades of players hitting the… Read More »

Golden Ball Betting for World Cup 2018

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Among the many side markets available for this summer’s World Cup, the betting for the Golden Ball is one of the most interesting. This is awarded at the end of every tournament to the best player, in the judges’ opinion, and it doesn’t always go to the most obvious candidate. This isn’t like the Premier… Read More »

World Cup 2018: Five Players at the top of Shopping Lists

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There have been countless instances through the years when a footballer has leapt to global attention after a series of fine performances in a major competition. Who can forget former Arsenal boss George Graham signing John Jensen after his stellar showings for Denmark, who won the European Championships in 1992. Graham claimed he had solved… Read More »