November 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News
November looks to be a very lively month for sports betting fans with loads of action in the Champions League, the World Cup 2018 Play-Offs and lots of Premier League big games.
Champions League Group Stages - Matchday 4 & 5
The English clubs have continued to do well in the Champions League groups this year and confidence is growing that they may also be able to be more competitive at the business end of the competition with giants like Real Madrid, Barca and Bayern not looking quite as convincing this season.
The current outright odds for the Champions League are as follows:
Real Madrid 9/2 (Paddy Power)
PSG 9/2 (Bet365)
Man City 6/1 (Betfred)
Barcelona 13/2 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 8/1 (Paddy Power)
Man Utd 14/1 (Bet365)
Chelsea 20/1 (Ladbrokes)
Juventus 20/1 (Bet365)
Tottenham 25/1 (Betfred)
Liverpool 25/1 (Betfred)
Napoli 33/1 (William Hill)
Atletico Madrid 50/1 (Bet365)
Roma 125/1 (Bet365)
Borussia Dortmund 250/1 (Bet365)
Monaco 500/1 (Bet365)
Celtic 1000/1 (Bet365)
Real Madrid and PSG are now joint favourites at 9/2 after PSG's incredibly impressive start to this season with the front trio of Neymar, Cavani and Mbappe looking like the best strike force in Europe right now.
Man City have shortened to 6/1 after a really impressive start to this season as things have started to look like they are clicking under Pep Guardiola in his second season. City could be got earlier in the competition at 12/1 so their odds have halved.
Tottenham have come in to 25/1 after performing well in Madrid to get a draw against Real. Overall, this year's Champions League currently looks wide open, with some of the bigger clubs faltering a little bit, it could be time for a change this season?
World Cup 2018 - Qualifying Play-Offs
There is an important international break in November to decide the qualifiers for World Cup 2018, with 8 teams going head to head in play-offs to decide the final 4 European teams to qualify.
The play-offs are two-legged affairs and are as follows:
Northern Ireland vs Switzerland
Croatia vs Greece
Sweden vs Italy
Denmark vs Republic of Ireland
It is obviously of great interest to British/Irish sports fans how Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland get on and we will be cheering on the two sides.
The international break also features two prestige friendlies for England, who play Germany and then Brazil. This will enable England to see where they really are in their development after being handed a fairly easy World Cup qualifying group.
There are a few good fights in November for boxing fans with the following bouts of particular interest:
Sun 5 Nov - Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne
Sat 11 Nov - Liam Smith vs Liam Williams
Sat 18 Nov - Carl Frampton vs Horacio Garcia
The Wilder fight is particularly interesting as he is hopefully going to fight Anthony Joshua at some point in 2018 to unify the world heavyweight titles. Liam Smith vs Liam Williams is a rematch of the cracking scrap which ended due to a cut when many had Williams ahead, so this rematch is much anticipated in the boxing world.