Soccer Betting Tips – How to Bet on Soccer

Soccer is a sport which is quite popular, especially in Europe and Latin America. European countries, most of them, have actual bookmakers so betting on soccer is a normal thing for many people. Some people have no actual idea how they should bet on soccer, while others are entering expert territory, mostly due to their exposure to bookmakers and available data.

Betting online is a good place to start if you want to learn stuff quickly. There are plenty of online bookmakers that can help you out with promotions and tutorials. For example, you could keep an eye on this upcoming GiveMeBet promo code and make betting even more fun when it becomes active.

If you want to bet on soccer, you should know the following things.

The Odds

Before placing any bet, you are probably going to see the odds of a certain match. The things you can bet on when betting on soccer are usually whether team A or B will win or whether it will be a tie. The odds, whether decimals or fractals, will tell you which team is favored to win. If you bet on the favored team, you will earn less money should they happen to win. Yet, the team which might win you the money is never a favorite. This is a risk that you have to take if you want to bet on a team who has the odds pitted against them.

Know the Teams

This is where research comes in. You can find a lot of information on various teams online. They are usually tracked by a site or two, or you can gather data yourself by locating news, articles and rumors. If you follow a team long enough, you will probably know more about them than the people who make the odds. That way, you can place a relatively safe bet, though no bet is safe and that is why it is called gambling. You could call it an educated bet.

Choose Your Bookmaker

Where you bet is almost as important as which team you bet on or against. Betting at a local bookmaker would be great if you had one near you and if sports gambling was legal in your country. If that happens to be the case, find a trustworthy bookmaker, rather than a startup who has local drunks as customers, as opposed to an already established brand that accepts larger bets without much hassle.

If you’re planning on betting online, however, that’s a different beast. While you can easily find out if your local bookmaker is popular, given that they’ll be on more than one location in your city, online bookmakers have a way of slipping through the net. There are a lot of review sites dedicated to actually testing online bookmakers, but you can easily stumble upon a fake review or rather, a marketing article.

However, you can easily check the data yourself, actually searching for a specific bookmaker and checking whether they operate under a gambling license. All of these things should readily be available and easy to find. If not, think about searching for a new bookmaker.

Betting on soccer should be an easy feat after reading these tips. Once you get the basics down, it is essentially a very simple thing to do.

England’s Best Soccer Players of 2018

England is one of the most passionate countries when it comes to soccer. The fans are sometimes more passionate about soccer than parts of their own lives. There are plenty of fans who support their favorite teams and players, even. If you wondered who are England’s top soccer players, however, then read on and find out. Here are the players considered to be the best, at least as of this moment.

Kieran Trippier

Kieran Trippier was regarded as one of the best players who played on the World Cup 2018. He scored his first goal for England in the match against Croatia, in the semi finals. It was from a free kick and in the extra time. He was injured so England had to play the rest of the match with 10 players.

He was regarded as one of the best playmakers on that World Cup. He was compared to David Beckham due to his crosses and dead-ball delivery. He is also regarded as the most creative player who played on that World Cup. He’s currently playing for Tottenham Hotspur.

Jordan Pickford

He’s a keeper who also played on the 2018 World Cup. He had his first clean sheet in England’s victory over Sweden in the quarterfinals, making that the first year England reached a World Cup semi finals since 1990. He helped England win a match against Columbia where they won 4-2 in penalties. He saved a penalty shot from Carlos Bacca, earning England a victory and sending the team into their quarterfinals. He was regarded as one of the best players to have played on that World Cup. He’s currently a player for Everton.

Harry Maguire

This young player also took part in the 2018 World Cup, representing England, of course. He helped Harry Kane score the winning goal against Tunisia. He scored his first England goal on 7 July 2018 after Ashley Young sent the ball his way for a 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarterfinals. His position is a center back and he plays for the Leicester City club.

Harry Kane

Not only does he play the striker position for the Tottenham Hotspurs, he is also the captain of the England national team. Naturally, he was also a part of England’s World Cup team. Prior to his World Cup appearance, he also had many international appearances, including the UEFA Euro 2016. He scored both goals against Tunisia in their 2-1 victory. Against Panama, he scored a hat trick, bringing the total score to 6-1.

These are England’s current best soccer players. These things might change over time, yet at the moment, they are the best ones. In the next season, the picture might be a little bit different.

Naby Keita Proves His Worth Against West Ham

Naby Keita could not have picked a better time to make debut in Liverpool than in their 4-0 win against West Ham. The performance he showed proved that he brought something fresh and different to the team.

How Crucial is Naby Keita to Liverpool

Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool defender, expressed doubts that Liverpool might not have enough skill in the middle of the field. At the time, he also added that he hoped Naby Keita could bring the necessary craft back to his old team.

His estimates proved to be right during Keita’s debut against West Ham. Only 46 seconds into the game, Keita produced a skilful flick, but the action that led to the first goal in the 19th minute really proved how good of an investment the £52.75 million were. It appears now that Liverpool has much more creativity in the middle of the field.

Keita Played a Key Role in the Opening Goal

The opening goal could not have happened if it had not been for Naby Keita, and who knows how the rest of the game would have developed from there if West Ham’s net was not shaken at this point.

Keita took the ball in the small opening in the space between West Ham’s center and defence and sent a perfect pass to Andrew Robertson who took it from there. This made it easy for the left-back to pass the ball to Mo Salah, who had a clean opportunity to score and took it.

It was clear that the goal would not be possible if it weren’t for Keita’s perfect second-assist pass.

Keita Has a Unique Style of Play

One of the high points of Naby Keita’s play is that you never know what his next move is going to be. Players who guard him are never sure whether he is going to pass the ball quickly to a teammate or take it forward and tackle the opponent directly.

Even though this style of play might make problems for Liverpool as well, who might lose some certainty by gaining creativity, they are bound to get more than they lose. Keita is not an inexperienced player, he has already played this style of football at RB Leipzig, which has proven to be a big success. There is lots of evidence that shows the same will happen during his time in Liverpool as well.

Keita’s Best Moments

1’ – Produces a nonchalant pass to Robertson

6’ – Shakes West Ham with a fast one-two action with Firmino

19’ – His action with Robertson and Salah leads to a goal

25’ – Creates a chance for Wijnaldum

37’ – Creates another opportunity for Salah

52’ – Dribbles Antonio and gets cheered by the crowd

Premier League 2017/18: Week 25 Predictions

Lots of excitement is in store for us with a packed midweek Premier League schedule. Three matches are played on Tuesday and another seven on Wednesday. Here we give you the preview of the major matches along with the expert predictions to help you bet on these games. 888sport Welcome Bonus can help too, giving you £30 of free betting money if you make an initial deposit of £10.

One of the biggest clashes this week is expected to happen in United’s match versus Tottenham. United is currently second on the table, 12 points behind Manchester City and they need this victory to try to close the gap and stay in the race for the title. However, a win would bring Tottenham, currently fifth on the table, just five points away from Manchester United. United need to be careful, because Spurs are in excellent form and they are known for suddenly gearing up and moving up the table as the finals are coming closer. United will have to look out for Harry Kane, who continues to set new standards with his goal scoring. On the other hand, the Red Devils have just completed the most high-profile deal of the January transfer window, bringing in Alexis Sanchez as their new attacking talisman.

It’s hard to say who will win this game, but it is going to be a major clash. With such amazing scorers in front lines, there is no way that the match will end goalless.

Turning to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds, Liverpool probably still need to recover from the shock of being defeated by Swansea 1-0 last week. They play against Huddersfield on Tuesday and it’s essential they don’t make similar mistakes. Given how shaky Huddersfield are after losing three games in a row, Liverpool will probably use them as a punching bag to boost morale and keep their top four ambitions alive.

Although on the bottom of the table, after defeating Liverpool, Swansea will be hoping for more as they prepare for the match against Arsenal on Tuesday. They have a reason too: they are unbeaten in five games. However, the odds are still on the Gunners’ side who might be planning to test their new midfielder, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who was signed as a part of the deal that saw Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United.

However, Swansea shouldn’t get their hopes too high, as Arsenal are more than ready to crush them.

Finally, João Mário will join West Ham squad in a game against Crystal Palace scheduled for Tuesday. Both teams stuttered at the beginning of the season and chose to change managers. With David Moyes and Roy Hodgson bringing positive change, both sides will be hoping for the victory that would push their team in the top half of the table. It is possible that the game ends in a draw.

Upcoming games:


Tuesday, January 30

7:45 p.m. Swansea City vs. Arsenal

7:45 p.m. West Ham United vs. Crystal Palace

8 p.m. Huddersfield Town vs. Liverpool        


Wednesday, January 31

7:45 p.m. Chelsea vs. Bournemouth

7:45 p.m. Everton vs. Leicester City

7:45 p.m. Newcastle United vs. Burnley

7:45 p.m. Southampton vs. Brighton & Hove Albion

8 p.m. Manchester City vs. West Bromwich Albion

8 p.m. Stoke City vs. Watford

8 p.m. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Manchester United

Best 3 Pubs to Watch Football in London

You are in search of the perfect sports bar where you can settle down with your friends, be as loud as you want and enjoy the action on the court as it unfolds? London has a helluva lot of excellent sports bars, from intimate pubs to lavish sports bars with big HD screens wherever you look. We’ve picked our top favourites below.

#1 The Famous Three Kings.  Located on 171 N End Rd, London W14, in the heart of west London, this is a pub for serious sports fans. The kind of fans who make sure to bet on their favourite team before heading to the pub to enjoy a match. The kind of fans that look for the best odds online and the most advantageous bonuses, which certainly increases their winning chances.

People come to the Famous Three Kings to watch live sport, and they sure do watch lots of it here. Football from all big European leagues is on top of the list, but fans of other sports will also enjoy hanging out here with their friends, as rugby, boxing, F1, handball, ice hockey and many more are also broadcast on the screens, so nothing gets overlooked.

The venue shows big matches across all types of sports and is not associated with any particular team or club. Games are shown on three big screens, 13 plasma screens and two 3D TV screens and the bar has access to over 71,000 TV channels.  Up to 14 different games can be shown at the same time, with six different commentary areas.

Besides that, there is a good range of beverages available, along with pizzas, burgers, sandwiches and sides to celebrate accordingly.

#2 Riley’s Sports Bar Haymarket is one of the oldest established sports bars in London and one of the largest such venues, able to accommodate no less than 600 people. It has thirty-seven HD screens and four giant HD projectors with access to more than 70 sports channels showing sports from around the world.  

And it’s one of those places where you can watch sports while you play sports, as it also features darts, pool and ping pong tables to keep the customers entertained in the quieter times.  Additionally, it has 4 bars, a restaurant and a Players` Lounge with its own bar, 3-metre HD screen, 3 plasmas and all the essentials for a meeting. 

When it comes to the food menu, customers can indulge in burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, racks of ribs, potato skins, pulled pork wraps and pizzas.  

#3 Belushi’s – This is not a single bar, but a chain of sports bars across Great Britain. In London, there are six Belushi’s, in Covent Garden, Hammersmith, Greenwich, Shepherd’s Bush, Camden and The Dugout at London Bridge. The latter one is our favourite.

The venue has got many large, state-of-the-art screens to watch and cheer up your favourite team, along with a projector for the big games. Visitors can enjoy the major football matches, but also other international sports like Rugby Union, Rugby League Champion’s League, Premier League, NFL, AFL, Basketball, NBA, Tennis, Cricket, Golf, Basketball, F1, and so on.

What’s also important for sports fans is that they offer a large selection of international bottled and draft beers, ciders, spirits, wine and cocktails. 

England faces Brazil – no goals scored

On November 14th, 2017, England played against Brazil at Wembley. It was just a friendly game, but it doesn’t mean the teams did not play tooth and nail to score a victory. Unfortunately, not only that nobody won but no player managed to score a single goal.

After the 0-0 draw with Germany, England’s manager Gareth Southgate made several changes to the team, allowing defender Joe Gomez a full debut and introduced Dominic Solanke. This decision gave Gomez the chance to prove his worth in the team’s central defence. Moreover, goalkeeper Joe Hart had an awesome performance in the second half when he saved shots from Coutinho and Paulinho.

Gomez and Rashford were definitely the ones that shone during this match. Rashford showed his willingness and ability to keep running at Brazil’s defence with courage and determination. There were moments when he even demonstrated footwork skills you’d normally see in Brazilian players. As for the visitors, they definitely put on a show at Wembley, taking the breath away from both Brazilians and British fans on multiple occasions.

If you take a look at match stats, Brazil had dominated the game in terms of possession: 66% over 34%, and Southgate admits it saying they “couldn’t get hold of the ball and keep it.” However, the manager is proud of his players who showed resilience, courage and had a great defence.

Stats show that Brazil had 13 shots out of which only 3 were on target whereas England had just 4 shots but 2 of them were on target. If you take a look at percentages, one could say England managed to direct half its shots toward the target while Brazil only about a quarter of them. The game had just 2 corner shots, both belonging to Brazil. In terms of fouls, England made 5 more than Brazil: 20-15.  Anyway, all these didn’t count toward the end result: England 0-0 Brazil.

Let’s discover the Callooh Callay Bar

If you’re like us, you’ll love to step away from the busy Old Street to find something a bit different. We have recently come across a very interesting bar in Shoreditch, London, called Callooh Callay. The name alone is usually enough to make you want to find out more, so let’s see why you should spend a night out in this quirky cocktail bar.

First of all, you can find Callooh Callay on 65 Rivington Steet. The nearest tube is Old Street while the closest Overground is Shoreditch High Street. The bar is open every day from 6 pm to 1 am, and they have recently decided to keep the kitchen open until midnight. The entire bar can be reserved for special events, so feel free to check out their website for more contact details.

What’s special?

For starters, the bar looks like it’s been taken out of Narnia. It looks small but in fact there is a hidden room accessible through a wardrobe, literally. Downstairs there is a bar section and a table service area but if you go upstairs you will get to a second bar with a more secretive vibe and a collection of limited edition spirits.

Another thing that sets this place apart from all the others is that bartenders are given the opportunity to prove their creativity. The bar manager gives every bartender the task to create a weekly menu based on a certain theme or list of ingredients. If you’re the type who enjoys to try new things, you will definitely be drawn to this place.

The overall feeling

Those who want to get away from the never ending chaos of Shoreditch bars, you will find Callooh Callay to be a calmer venue. The music still resonates through the entire pub but at a comfortable volume that allows you to carry on conversations without yelling to one another. The staff is well trained and quite chatty, so they can help you with the detailed cocktail menu. The place seems to be preferred by couples on a date, after work corporatists and alike.

The menu

At any moment you will see at least 20 different types of unique cocktails on the menu, created and skilfully mixed by experienced bartenders. Make sure to try Spruce Willis and Salt N Vinegar Martini. You will also enjoy delicious bar snacks to go with all the alcohol you’ll be ingesting throughout the night.

Watch a game in Walkabout, Bournemouth

Bournemouth, the large resort town on the south coast of England is a popular holiday destination. There are lots of pubs and clubs here, but one of them stands out: Walkabout on 156-164 Old Christchurch Road. It was designed with sports fans in mind.

Believe it or not, this great pub actually has an Australian theme, but after all, they do share the same queen, don’t they? So, what can you drink here? The most unusual thing about this pub is that it lacks beer altogether, which can be quite sad for ale enthusiasts.  The only beer you’ll find here is made of ginger. Anyhow, there is a wide selection of Aussie cocktails, shooters and bombs, for those who don’t plan on staying sober for much longer.

As for food, there are some delicious snacks such as crispy battered chicken strips, onion petals and sweetcorn fritters with maple bacon. Vegans will love mushroom bruschetta and Tempura Veg with Thousand Island dip.

If you want something more, you could try duck wings with hot sauce topped fries. Still, the main attractions are the Roo burger with salsa sauce and the Mega Wafflewich consisting in a beef burger between two giant waffles with a few more ingredients.

The pub is very student friendly offering a lot of discounts and epic parties. They organize live events quite often, but a big part of their success is due to broadcasting football games, especially those in the Premier League. They also focus on boxing matches, rugby and even Formula 1 races. Whenever there’s a big sports event, you can watch it at Walkabout in Bournemouth.

Moreover, every Tuesday is Stupid Tuesday, meaning huge discounts at shots and ridiculous competitions you learn about once you go there. Also, every Friday is Fest Friday when you should expect live CO2 shows, free glowsticks and festival inflatables only to prepare you for Selfie Saturday.

As you can see this pub caters to all sorts of clients, including those who want to dance and those who’d rather stay around a table watching a sports game. The lack of beer is indeed sad but the overall atmosphere easily makes up for it.

Why go to a pub and not a club?

They say there are two kinds of people: those who go clubbing and those who go pubbing. We’re from the latter category, so we’ll try to give you reasons why pubs rock. It may be a biased view since we love both football and beer and you won’t find neither in a club.

Sports betters will love this combination since they can place their bets online while watching the game in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. Speaking of online betting, claim your bonus here and sign up to a reliable betting website. Anyway, we hope this article will make at least a clubber consider going to a pub for a change.

Did we mention the good ales?

Many pubs are tied houses, meaning they are owned and operated by local breweries. While this restricts the brands of beers you will find a tied house, you will have the chance to taste traditional British ales. They usually sell a guest beer as well, meaning you will have a second option if you don’t like the main ale. If you don’t like what they have, you can simply try another and then another pub until you find the right brewery.

Now, if you are the type who wants a wide range of choices, you can go to a free house, meaning it is free to sell any brand of beer available on the market. They offer lots of draught ales but also bottled options.

Watch football

There are hundreds of British pubs dedicated to football fans. So, you basically get a few friends, sit around a table with pints of beer in front of you watching live football games on huge TVs. There’s a special bond created between men when they simultaneously cheer for a common favourite team.

Good music

While you might not be able to dance, pubs are the perfect place for good music. Some of them are dedicated to rock culture while others prefer a retro theme featuring total legends like Queen, The Beatles and Eurythmics. Anyway, you will definitely find plenty of pubs with modern commercial music if that’s what you prefer.

Board games

Believe it or not, there are pubs dedicated to board games, meaning that each table has a certain board game or you can ask the personnel to bring one of your choice, ranging from the popular Monopoly to games like Catan and even Activity.

There are of course pubs for those who prefer classic games like chess and backgammon, but it might be counterproductive to play chess in a place where you can barely hear each other speak because of the loud music, not to mention, how are you going to watch football?

All kidding aside, board games pubs are quite popular in London. Also, some pubs have real vintage games and arcade machines if you want a throwback to the 90s.

To recap, why go to a pub? High quality football on 4K flat screen TVs, traditional delicious ales, good music and fun games should be enough to make you try it out.

Party 40s style in Cahoots, London

London is home to all sorts of quirky pubs and Cahoots is definitely one of them. You can find it in Soho at 13 Kingly Court, Carnaby. The pub usually opens around 4-5 pm during weekdays and a few hours earlier in the weekend.

What to expect?

The minute you enter, you will leave 21st century London behind to discover the 1940s. Most of their clients weren’t alive back then, so there’s a certain feeling of curiosity to discover post-war Britain through nothing more than a pub in the country’s capital.

The location is actually a disused air-raid shelter used during the war and now transformed into a tube station with all sorts of old art objects like decorated teacups that speak of how people used to decorate their homes with a selection of items they could find in places like street markets. It’s one of the best nostalgic themed pubs in London.

Drinks and food

Drinks are served in old mugs, vintage milk bottles, and even tins to recreate the 1940s atmosphere. You will be enjoying classic cocktails, liquors and other beverages people used to drink in that period, probably from the black market considering the scarcity of resources in the post-war era. Expect beverages like Hendrick’s gin, white wine, ginger ale, Russian standard original vodka and cherry-almond milk.

As for food, there aren’t many choices, but you can definitely eat some delicious snacks like platform pastries and toasted treats. There are several events organized at Cahoots. For starters, every Saturday you can book a Squiffy Picnic, meaning that for about £46 per person your table will get a hamper full of sarnies and picnic treats.

If you provide a 48-hour notice, the chef can create a gluten-free or a vegetarian picnic. That’s not so 1940s like, but they have to adapt to the clients that seek their service. You can call this the point where the old meets the new.

Music genres

Jazz and swing are regular here, but you will also hear some lindy hop beats, rock’n’roll and electro-swing music later in the night. Friday to Sunday after 10pm, you will listen to live music bands that match the theme of the place so that you experience an authentic and complete experience of those days. As for dress codes, you’re encouraged to look sharp in a glamourous 40s vintage style.

Things you should know

One disadvantage might be the pub’s age policy of allowing only people who are over 21 years old. Apart from this, the venue is quite intimate and you can’t book tables for more than 8 people. The standard booking time is 2 hours and you get half hour extra if you come in groups of 5-8 persons.