Top 5 World Cup Opening Matches

As the first match of the world’s biggest sporting event draws near, hosts Russia take on Saudi Arabia at the massive 81,000 capacity Luzhniki Stadium in the capital of Moscow to a no doubt sold out crowd. World Cup opening matches are notorious for teams playing on the side of caution, as not to take too many risks and get kicked out of the tournament early. However, in the 20 opening games that have been played throughout the World Cup’s history, a few have stood out to fans and pundits alike. We take a look at the best top 5 in history. Who’s your money on in the world cup odds to win? Let us know!

1990 Argentina 0-1 Cameroon

Despite Argentina being the considerably stronger team with regards to World Cup performances, a ten man team in the form of Cameroon managed to slip an easily defendable free kick past the Argentinian goalkeeper to take the lead and eventually win the match in this opening match shocker from 1990. Continue reading “Top 5 World Cup Opening Matches”

My Top 5 Sports in the World

5 – Tennis

With a fan base estimated over 1 billion worldwide, Tennis comes into my list at 5th position. Tennis originated from France and England in the 19th century. The sport is played between two people, who appear at both sides of the net, and in order to win the point you must force your opponent to hit the ball at the net, too long or not return it at all. The game can also be played in doubles, where the rules are slightly different, but mainly the same as singles tennis. The sport is fast paced and you need skills such as technique, power, pace and determination to succeed. As well as physically strong, tennis is arguably one of the sports where mental strength is just as important. Tennis can be a frustrating sport, and placing a bad shot can cause stress, however the better players try and not let this affect them, and keep focused on their game. Tennis has four grand slam tournaments in a calendar year. In January there is the Australian Open, in May there is the French Open, starting in June is Wimbledon (held in England) and finally the US Open in September. Roger Federer has won the most grand slam tournaments and arguably the best player to have ever played, has won nearly $60,000,000 in prize money from tournaments alone. Rafael Nadal, is the current number one, who won all four grand slams in 2010.

4 – Hockey (NHL)

The National Hockey League is one of the most watched sports in the US and Canada. It is also watched around the world in many countries. The league was organized in Montreal back in 1917, where there was 4 teams participating. The sport grew, and in the current league, there are 30 teams competing, with 6 from Canada and 24 from the US.  The sport is played on ice, and the game is split up in three periods, each lasting 20 minutes, with 17 minutes interval between each. Over a course of the season, each team play 82 games, with 41 at home and 41 away. At the end of a regular season, the team with the most points is the division champion. The three division champions and 5 other teams with the highest amount of points play each other in the playoffs, in best of 7 matches. The final is called the Stanley Cup, which is one of the oldest tournaments to date, in sport. The most successful team in NHL history is the Montreal Canadiens with 24 Stanley Cup championships. Continue reading “My Top 5 Sports in the World”

Liverpool vs Manchester United

There are multiple games available for fans to place bets on over the weekend, but there is no doubt that the majority of them will be placed on the Liverpool vs Manchester United game at the weekend. In the 2016/17 season, both matches ended in draws. However with both teams having no problem finding the back of the net this season, fans will be hoping for a more exciting match.

Liverpool’s home advantage and their tendency to perform in the big games means that anyone who has bet on Liverpool to win has a very good chance of their bet to win. However derby matches very rarely takes previous form and matches into account and it is very plausible that United can also walk away with a win.

Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is now the richest turf race in Europe

The €5 million that is now on offer as prize money in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe means it is now the richest turf race in Europe and the second in the world only being the newly formed Everest. It is also the fourth richest horse race in the world only behind the previously mentioned Everest and the Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup. You can have your own horse racing bet on any of these major races up from day to day events here.

This year’s race was won by the star filly Enable with no other than Frankie Dettori as her jockey. Dettori now enters the record books as the winning most jockey in the history of the race. With his record victories now standing at 5 that started with a victory on Lammtarra back in 1995. He doubled his tally six years later with victory aboard Sakhee and in the process winning by an amazing 6 lengths. Continue reading “Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe is now the richest turf race in Europe”

Champions League Odds 2017

Another competitive year has begun in the Champions league and it is another year in which Real Madrid start as favourites. They are 7/2 to lift the trophy for an unprecedented third year in a row. PSG start as the second favourites at 13/2.

PSG have spent a staggering amount ahead of this season bringing in the likes of Neymar so are expected to be a force against any of the big teams. Group B is one of the most competitive with two of the top 3 favourites fighting it out.

Group C starts and Chelsea will be expected to win the group. They start as the even money favourites to top the group with Athletico Madrid next in at 7/5. Chelsea are also 1/4 to qualify from the group with Athletico 1/3. Will this be the year Athletico can finally triumph? Other teams in there group include Roma and Qarabag. Continue reading “Champions League Odds 2017”

Can seniors really benefit from Norwegian Casino Games

Everyone deserves to have casino games in their own language. But our hearts go out to many senior citizens that don’t know that they can really gambling online safely. If you’re in this category, know that the rumors are actually true — you CAN make heads and tails of this brave new world. It can even be a profitable enterprise for you,b ut for most of us it’s just plain fun. Whether you play for real money or not, you’ll find a whole new world waiting for you if you check out casino games online. Now, our friends are quick to go the norske casino spille på nett gratis, which just means that we’re going to be talking about Norwegian casino games online.

Norwegian Casino Games

Again, let’s repeat one thing: you can indeed play these games for free. There’s no need to assume that you can’t at least check things out before you deposit your hard earned money in. Sometimes we like to play free games just to see what’s out there and how well the gameplay really is. Who wants to drop in real money and then find that the slots or table games that they were really excited about just aren’t living up to the hype?

If you want to deposit real money later, you can do that. Many places also have communities where everyone’s sharing their favorite games and this can tip you off to new slots that have big jackpots, or other interesting features. Most interactive slots now have bonus games built in that trigger bigger prizes if you dare to complete the challenge. This is much more in depth than the first generation “fruit machine” games that you might have played here and there, or saw at a casino.

One of the hardest things about getting older is that fewer people come to visit. Everyone’s got something to do, which means that it’s up to you to keep yourself entertained. Scientists have actually shown that when we keep the mind active, we actually age slower than people that fully retire and do nothing but wish for a more active life. Deep down, we know that wishing for things isn’t going to change anything. Take action on your interests and seek out entertainment that will keep you occupied for hours on end. We believe in you!