September 2018 - Latest Sports Betting News
With the Premier League and football season now well under way, September brings the first international break plus the Champions League group stage gets started. There are also two huge boxing events with Anthony Joshua and George Groves in action.Champions League Group Stages
The draw for the Champions League groups took place at the end of August and there are some interesting ties for the English teams involved.
The groups containing the English teams are as follows:
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Man City arguably got a fairly easy group, but Liverpool and Man Utd both have tricky groups and Tottenham have landed in the group of death with some very tough ties.
The outright Champions League odds are as follows:
Man City 9/2
Barcelona 6/1 (Betfred)
Juventus 7/1 (Betfred)
PSG 8/1 (Unibet)
Real Madrid 9/1 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 10/1 (Bet365)
Liverpool 12/1 (Coral)
Ateltico 14/1 (Unibet)
Tottenham 25/1 (Paddy Power)
Man Utd 28/1 (Bet365)
Roma 60/1 (Unibet)
Napoli 60/1 (Unibet)
Borussia Dortmund 80/1 (Bet365)
Inter Milan 80/1 (Ladbrokes)
All other teams 150/1 or greater.Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
Man City start as favourites at 9/2, although they only got as far as the Quarter Finals last year where they lost to Liverpool. Liverpool for their part can be got at odds of 12/1 which we believe represents better value than the City price.
Last year's winners Real Madrid can be had at 9/1 but have not had a great summer in the transfer market, losing talisman Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus and not really replacing him, Man Utd at 28/1 don't really appeal but Tottenham could develop on from last season and make some appeal at 25/1, although their tough group tempers confidence.
Overall it looks quite an open and exciting Champions League this season, with no one outstanding team looking a clear favourite, it's a great market for betting fans.
Boxing - Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin
Anthony Joshua returns with another fight at Wembley on Saturday 22nd September, as he gradually moves closer to a unification bout with Deontay Wilder. In the meantime he fights solid Russian opponent Alexander Povetkin, who brutally chinned David Price last time out.
Povetkin is a good test for Joshua, he's only lost once, to Wladimir Klitschko back in 2013 and has never been stopped though he was put down in that defeat. We expect Joshua to win, he has a big size advantage over Povetkin who isn't the biggest of heavyweights, but he does carry a dig and will be dangerous throughout the fight.
The outright odds are predictably strongly in favour of Joshua:
Anthony Joshua 1/9
Alexander Povetkin 7/1 (Betfred)
Draw 40/1 (Paddy Power)
Please note all odds are correct at time of article publishing.
We'll have a full fight preview nearer the time and try and find some good betting tips in the other markets such as method of victory and round betting.