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3 football bets you shouldn’t miss in 2018

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With all the top European leagues virtually decided as the new year kicked in, it’s natural to see a lot people struggling to find some good bets to invest their money at, but it’s now that checking bookmakers like NetBet Casino could be worth since they give you the best value for your money. In the Premier League, Manchester City holds a 15-point lead over Manchester United; In La Liga it’s Barcelona who already turned on cruise control as they have Valencia in second place, 9 points behind them. In Germany we’re seeing Bayern Munich comfortably on the top of the Bundesliga, 11 points on top of Schalke 04. Finally, in France it’s without much surprise that PSG leads the French League with 9 points above their rivals AS Monaco and Olympique Lyon. The odds for anyone to still bet on any of these teams to win their leagues are extremely low at this point, so everyone really needs to switch their focus to different markets.

 /1/ Champions League winner

It’s the best football club competition in the World and every year it seems to get more exciting. It’s quite hard to predict the winner and a good proof of that is the fact that since the competition’s new format was brought in in 1992-93, only once a club managed to win it in back-to-back years. It happened precisely last year, when Real Madrid beat Juventus to win their 12th European Cup title in history. This season however, they’re ranked 5th as favorite to win the Champions League, with the likes of Manchester City, PSG, Bayern Munich and Barcelona coming ahead of them. Our tip here goes for a bet on Manchester City.

/2/ Europa League winner

Often overlooked and regarded as the Champions League 2nd division, the Europa League still has plenty of reasons to attract football fans from all around of the world. This season in particular, with several European powerhouses like Atletico Madrid, Arsenal, Borussia Dortmund, Napoli or AC Milan, it’s definitely going to be very interesting to see who goes all the way and lifts the trophy in May. Atletico are the favorites but our pick here goes to Arsenal, who only once tasted European glory and it was back in 1993-94, when they won the now-abolished European Cup Winner’s Cup.

/3/ Champions League top scorer

One of the best tips for betting this season is definitely the Champions League top scorer. Similarly to the FIFA Ballon d’Or, it’s been a battle between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo since the 2007-08 season. Neymar still tied with the two in 2014-15, but it’s been all about the Argentine and Portuguese stars. This season it’s Ronaldo who leads the charts once again, with 9 goals in 6 appearances, while Messi sits way behind him with only 3 goals. The odds for the Real Madrid forward to finish as top scorer are incredibly high (2.00), with the second favorite being Harry Kane on 9.00 but having 3 goals less than CR7 going into the knockout rounds.


Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane in a Champions League match between Real Madrid and Tottenham in 2017

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane in a Champions League match between Real Madrid and Tottenham in 2017

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