October 2017 - Latest Sports Betting News
October is looking like being a very lively month of sports betting action, with loads of action especially for football and boxing fans.
Champions League Group Stages - Matchday 3 & 4
The Champions League Group stages have so far seen the British clubs doings very well and it looks like all the English clubs will probably get through their groups. That's really good news for the Premier League and maybe we will finally see the English clubs featuring more regularly again at the business end of the competition.
The current outright odds for the Champions League are as follows:
Real Madrid 9/2 (Paddy Power)
PSG 5/1 (Coral)
Barcelona 6/1 (Bet365)
Bayern Munich 8/1 (Paddy Power)
Man City 9/1 (Bet365)
Man Utd 11/1 (Betfred)
Chelsea 16/1 (Paddy Power)
Juventus 16/1 (Bet365)
Atletico Madrid 25/1 (William Hill)
Tottenham 33/1 (Betfred)
Napoli 33/1 (William Hill)
Liverpool 40/1 (888Sport)
Borussia Dortmund 80/1 (Bet365)
Monaco 150/1 (Bet365)
Roma 150/1 (Bet365)
Celtic 1000/1 (Bet365)
Real Madrid remain favourites after the first two match days and do look on paper to be the strongest team. PSG have come in to 5/1 after the signing of Neymar and Mbappe meaning they probably have the best attack out of any team
Man City have shortened to 9/1 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. Man Utd also look strong and have shortened slightly. Liverpool have drifted out to 40/1 after two draws in their first two group games - they could still be a handful for anyone on their day but worries about their defence remain.
World Cup Qualifiers
The month of October starts with another international break, with most countries having two important World Cup 2018 qualifiers to contend with.
Whilst not offering a great level of excitment compared to the Premier League and Champions League action, these qualifers will be crucial for Gareth Southgate's men and two positive results could see England already half way there to the World Cup Finals in June.
England face Slovenia at Wembley and Lithuania away in two crucial games, which could see England home and dry for the summer.
Most fans will be hoping for the return of the club football and for none of their best players to get injured!
Boxing - Anthony Joshua vs Kubrat Pulev
Anthony Joshua makes his return to the ring for the first time since beating Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley at the end of April. He is facing Kubrat Pulev who is a solid world level fighter with only one defeat on his slate - to none other than Wladimir Klitschko by KO in November 2014.
Since that defeat Pulev has rebuilt and beat good poperators like Dereck Chisora, Samuel Peter and Kevin Johnson, so he is no mug. That being said, we don't think he will have the power to trouble Joshua and we should see another clear win by KO for the undefeated Brit.
The best odds you can get are 1/6 for a Joshua KO, so it will probably be better to go for round or grouped round betting, we'll have a full preview nearer the time with our betting tips.