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November 28th, 2009 provides independant gambling reviews, sports betting tips, previews, and bookmaker odds for club and international games played in Europe.

There are sections for English Premier League, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga.

US sports are covered with NFL Football and College Football picks online as well.

Paddy Power bookmakers refund to punters after handball

November 18th, 2009


After Ireland were cheated out of a place in the 2010 World Cup Finals tonight with a blatant hand ball by French football thief Thierry Henry, Ireland’s biggest bookie Paddy Power are refunding over €110,000 to punters who backed Ireland to qualify for next years Finals.

Paddy Power are refunding a further €140,000 on tonights game after they pledged to refund all losing first/last goalscorer, correct score & scorecast bets placed on the match if Ireland won the game in 90-minutes.

Paddy Power said, “Luck of the Irish me arse!  Not only did FIFA change the rules to protect the big teams, but then we drew France and that dirty little thief Henry cheats us out of a place in the World Cup. After all that we’re only too happy to put our hand in our pocket and hopefully ease some of the pain for our patriotic punters”

2010 World Cup
Outright Betting

9/2      Spain
5/1      Brazil
6/1      England
9/1      Argentina
11/1    Germany
12/1    Holland
14/1    Italy
16/1    France
18/1    Portugal
20/1    Russia

All prices remain subject to fluctuation check Paddy Power’s betting website for the latest odds.

Ireland 8/1 outsiders to reach World Cup according to Paddy Power

November 16th, 2009

-Bookies forced to cut odds on match not being shown live-

According to Paddy Power Irish punters are waking up to the belief that their World Cup dream is well and truly over with the bookie reporting less than €200 wagered on the Boys in Green successfully qualifying for next years Finals since their defeat at the hands of the French in Croke Park. 

In an effort to entice patriotic punters into backing Ireland Paddy Power pushed Ireland’s qualification odds from 7/1 to 8/1 but this move resulted in only one bet of €20. Paddy Power have also pledged to refund a variety of losing bets on  Wednesday’s match should Ireland win the game in normal time.

Paddy Power said “We literally cannot give Ireland away at the moment.  Punters seem to believe it’s the end of the line for the boys but we all know the impact an early Irish goal would have on Wednesday so I wouldn’t be inclined to throw in the towel so fast”

As the ongoing dispute between the French Football Federation and Irish broadcasters intensifies Paddy Power have slashed the odds on Wednesday’s game NOT being televised from 6/1 to 2/1 second-favourite.  

The national broadcaster RTE remains favourite to televise the match live but have drifted in the betting from 1/4 to 1/3 amid growing concerns that a deal will not be struck in time.


To Qualify for the World Cup
1/25    France
8/1      Ireland

Betting on Wednesday’s Return Leg

8/15    France
11/4    Draw
6/1      Ireland

Who will show the 2nd Leg?
 1/3     RTE
 2/1     Not Shown
 8/1     Sky One
12/1     TV3

World Cup Playoff : Greece 0-0 Ukraine

November 16th, 2009

A goalless draw was just about the right score as a Greece side held off a Ukraine team that played too defensively after an enterprising first half-hour.

The conservative Greeks threw a little more caution to the wind in the second half but without exerting too much pressure on a solid Ukrainian rearguard, leaving the tie level at 0-0 ahead of Wednesday’s return game in Donetsk.

The Ukraine are favoured to progress now at a best price of 1.91 to win at Ladbrokes, while Greece are at 5.41 at PinnacleSports to win away from home

 Get Live Sportsbook betting odds for the Ukraine v Greece second leg


FIFA U17 World Cup Final – Switzerland 1-0 Nigeria

November 16th, 2009

Switzerland stole the show at the FIFA U-17 World Cup Final in Abuja, dashing Nigeria’s hopes of crowning an exciting tournament with a title on home soil.

Taking part in the competition for the first time in their modest history, the Swiss made light of their status as newcomers to win the country’s maiden FIFA title.

No one can argue that the unfancied Swiss did not deserve their success either.

After beating Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Italy along the way, the central Europeans won the trophy the hard way, earning a 1-0 win against the hosts and defending champions in front of a passionate 60,000 crowd at the National Stadium.

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