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European soccer is back with La Liga, Serie A and EPL fixtures
After the Bundesliga lead the way last month, June will see the return of more of Europe’s most popular soccer leagues. La Liga, Serie A and the EPL are back in action this month and the three returning leagues have some stunning matchups on offer.
La Liga – back 11 June
Spain’s premier soccer league shut its doors on 10 March with Real Sociedad hanging onto a tenuous fourth place on the log beating Eibar 1 – 2. Since then, the bastions of Spanish football from the Bernabéu to the Nou Camp have been painful reminders of a bygone era.
No longer. On 11 June, Spanish soccer returns with Messi already spotted gracing the fastidiously kept grass of the Barcelona’s home turf. La Liga is set to kick off with Sevilla taking on Real Betis. Although Sevilla are well behind second-placed Real Madrid, the club is in a tight-race to remain in third with just three points separating four clubs.
In other exciting opening weekend fixtures, Athletic Club take on Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid take on Eibar, and Mallorca won’t see their relegation prospects helped when they face Barça.
As the league’s action pushes into the new week, there will be La Liga action from Monday to Thursday. This run will be concluded with Valencia trying to get within striking distance of the top three as they face Real Madrid. Los Blancos will also need the win if they hope to keep within reach of Barcelona at the top of the log.
English Premier League – back 17 June
The last EPL game before the league was shut down was played on 9 March and saw Leicester City trounce Aston Villa with four unanswered goals. Although a week behind La Liga, when the EPL opens on 17 June the opening days promise some exciting matchups.
The Wednesday 17 June opener will see the promising newly promoted Blades take on a Villa side desperate for a win. After this tantalising starter, the action kicks up to high gear with Man City taking on the Gunners at the Etihad. Arsenal are languishing in ninth and would relish a win against second-placed City. Just two days later, Tottenham face United in a matchup that Spurs will be desperate to win.
As the first weekend back rolls around, Villa will be given no respite as they face Chelsea. In other weekend action, Brighton will take on Arsenal, Wolves will travel to London Stadium to face West Ham, and Everton will be a small bump in Liverpool’s march to the 2019/20 EPL title.
Serie A – back 20 June
The Italian Serie A shut down on 9 March with Sassuolo cementing Brescia’s place firmly at the bottom of the log with a 3 – 0 victory. As the last major European league to reopen, the Serie A has some catching up to do.
The league opener on 20 June will see an all but inconsequential battle between middle of the log Torino and Parma facing off at the Olimpico di Torino. The action won’t speed up much through the first weekend as Inter take on Sampdoria, Lecce face Milan and Bologna draw the short straw opening with Juventus.
After the weekend’s action, the following week will feature Serie A action almost daily as the league attempts to make up for lost time. The week’s action will see Napoli take on Verona, Milan face Sassuolo, and Lecca come up against a second top-three team in days when they travel to Allianz to meet Juventus.
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Top Ten betting types:
In this type of bet the END RESULT of a match is predicted. The selected outcome can be one of the three options:
- 1 – Home team to win
- X – Draw
- 2 – Away team to win
Double chance bet allows you to select two of the three possible outcomes in a match:
- Home team and draw: You win the bet if the home team wins or draws the match.
- Away team and draw: You win the bet if the away team wins or draws the match.
- Home team and away team: You win the bet if the home team or the away team wins the match.
Predict the total amount of goals that will be scored in the game by both teams. The variances all have a 0.5 decimal, although a half goal can never be scored.
- Over 0.5 – means 1 goal scored
- Under 0.5 – means 0 goals scored
- Over 5.5 – means 6 goals scored or more
- Under 5.5 – means under 5 goals or 4 or 3 or 2 or 1 or even 0 goals scored
- One of the two teams is given an advantage before the match starts, but there are still three possible outcomes – home win, draw and away win.
The handicap is applied to the final result of the match and the team with the most goals after the handicap has been applied will be the winner.
A simple calculation is done when the match ends, taking into account the handicap given before the match.
Game: Chelsea vs Huddersfield
Selection/prediction: Chelsea (0:2)
This basically means you back Chelsea to win the game although Huddersfield starts the game with a 2 goals advantage (handicap)
If at full time the score is (2 - 1), without including the handicap.
The final score with the handicap included will be (2:3) – meaning this would result the Betslip being a loss, as Huddersfield the away team will be the winner (1 goal scored + the 2 goals advantage they started the game with)
- Predict the total number of goals that will be scored in the game by both teams during normal (90 minutes) time, including any added injury or stoppage time but not extra time.
- Predict what the score will be in the first 10 minutes of the game. Up to 9th minutes 59 seconds.
The player has the option to choose the home team to win or the away team to win or a draw in the first 10 minutes. Once the 10 minutes has lapsed the bet is complete.
- Predict how many goals the team who wins will win by/with.
To give you a simple example, if you bet on winning margin with 2 goals, the team needs to win by 2 goals, i.e. 2-0, 3-1, 4-2 etc.
- Predict whether or not both teams will score in the match. No prediction is made on the actual result of the game or the score line.
Player needs to either select ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on the bet selection.
- Predict the exact score of a match at the end of normal time (90 minutes including injury time but not extra time)
Scores will appear in the following way: ‘Home team score – Away Team Score'
- Predict whether or not the total goals scored in a match will be an odd or even number.
Odd - means total goals scored by both teams at the end of the game would be an odd number. e.g. 1, 3, 5, 7
Even - means total goals scored by both teams at the end of the game would be an even number. e.g. 0, 2, 4, 6, 8