Premiership Betting

The Premiership season promises to be as intriguing as ever. The established favourites in the title race, Chelsea and Manchester United, will be casting a nervous eye over their shoulders at the potential impact of Manchester City. Previous challengers Liverpool will want to progress under a new manager and Arsenal will try and ensure their own title bid can last the distance this season. Outsiders Tottenham Hotspur, Aston Villa and Everton could also play a part.

The Favourites – Chelsea and Manchester United

Champions Chelsea, and Runners up, Manchester United, start as favourites for the Premier League Title. Chelsea are available a shade over 6/4, and the Red Devils are widely on offer at 5/2. With transfer activity having been fairly low key for both, the playing squads remain largely unchanged.

At Chelsea, Joe Cole and Michael Ballack have left, but Yossi Benayoun has arrived. That continuity may provide the Blues with a strong, settled start to the season. Other clubs desperate to improve their playing squads may well take some weeks to find their best form. Chelsea will rightly start this season as favourites, but 6/4 looks tight in what will be a hugely competitive season.

Manchester United have been extremely quiet in terms of transfers and seem content to stick with the squad as it is. Sir Alex Ferguson will hope the younger members of the squad such as Nani and Darren Fletcher can continue to progress, while the more experienced players like Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs can maintain their standards for another 12 months. 5/2 Seems a fair price – Without new signings there is a chance United could be overtaken, but it is still a very brave punter who backs against the Red Devils.

Manchester City

The team that provide the real ‘unknown quantity’ in the coming title race are Manchester City. Having spent vast sums over the last 18 months, the expectation for a return on that investment, as well as betsson bonus, if ever you go that path will be immense. From the outside, it still appears that signings are being made with no real thought to squad balance or a particular formation or playing style. Yaya Toure joins a growing list of defensive midfielders and they will not all get a starting berth.

Despite those reservations, City are putting together a squad of impressive talent. Should Roberto Mancini find a way of getting his side to play to it’s full potential then a shot at the title is a real possibility. Even those players not starting games will remain happy while the team is winning. The general 5/1 available on City illustrates the view that they are not seen as the finished article just yet.

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Premier League

The English premier League, also known as Barclay’s Premier League is the most awaited events among sports enthusiasts right now. Not only is this the country’s premier professional Live football event but it is watched the world over, with international footballers chipping in; the English Premier League has a diverse international audience.

Like in all other seasons, 2009 Live football for the English premier League will follow the same rules. The championship is to last from August of 2009 to May of 2010, translating to a year full of sporting mania. There’s a total of twenty clubs who participate in the championship, playing matches against each other, in all total thirty eight matches being played. Each Club therefore will play their particular opponent twice according to the home-and-away system. Every winning team will be awarded three points and no points for the losing team; in case of a draw each team receives one point each. At the end of the season, the team which will have the largest points will be the champion of the series. On the other hand, the bottom three clubs from the list of twenty at the end of the season are replaced and are to play for the Football League championship and the top three teams from that championship are to participate in the next season of the English Premier League.

The teams this year that have been promoted from the Football League Championship series of 2008-2009 to play in the Premier League this season are; Wolverhampton Wanderers, Birmingham City and Burnley. The teams however this season to watch out for the ultimate in Live Football include biggies such as Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester United and others. If big names like Rooney and Michael Owen and others like Craig Bellamy aren’t good enough for you to catch the Premier League Live this season, watch it for the sheer adrenaline rush. So the third week of August, when the Premier League begins, get ready to catch every match and support your team. The lower rungs of matches usually start about a week earlier.

Fans around the world have already started to claim that this might just be the best season in its history; but you would just have to catch all the matches and then see for yourself. Manchester City is being predicted to create the largest Spur this season with the host of big football names that they have brought to their club. Hull City is another team to look forward to having upset the bigger clubs last season; this gives teams like Fulham quite the encouragement they need.

Monday 4th July 2011
International Friendly Matches Live: FC Kobenhavn v SK Sturm Graz, Maccabi Haifa v Dinamo Bucharest, Steaua Bucharest v Istanbul, Universitatea Cluj v Neftchi.
MLS Live: Colorado Rapids v Houston Dynamo

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Confederation Cup

This year’s Confederations Cup takes place in South Africa from 14th June until 28 June 2009. It is actually the eighth time that this tournament is being held in its various guises, but it is now firmly under the umbrella of FIFA, with the format, competitors and matches very much standardised.Confederations Cup

The very first incarnation of the tournament took place back in 1992 when Saudi Arabia organised an invitational event named the King Fahd Cup which included the Saudi national team and some of the continental champions. They followed this up with the second tournament in 1995 after which FIFA took over the organisation of it and renamed it the FIFA Confederations Cup in 1997.

Up until 2005, the tournament was held every two years, but from then it was decided to hold it every four years, in the year before the World Cup finals. This year’s contest in South Africa is the first one under this guise. It was also decided that the tournament will always take place in the country that will host the upcoming World Cup finals. The reasoning for this was simple – to give the country involved (and FIFA) the chance to check out the stadiums (half the World Cup stadiums will be used), the infrastructure and generally the organisation of the competition as a whole. Basically it is a dress rehearsal for the World Cup finals.

It also gives the host nation some much needed competitive fixtures in the lead up to the World Cup, as these hosts do not have to qualify and therefore only play friendlies for the two years leading up to the World Cup, while everyone else is battling to qualify.

The teams that participate in the tournament are the winners of FIFA’s six international continental competitions, namely CAF, CONMEBOL, UEFA, AFC, OFC and CONCACAF, as well as the FIFA World Cup winners and the host nation, which brings the total participants to eight.

Brazil will be taking part for the sixth time in this year’s competition, which will be the record. They had shared this honour with Mexico on five but the Mexicans are not involved this time round. Brazil have also won it twice, and along with France share top spot in tournament wins. Brazil managed to win in 1997 and the last tournament in 2005, France won in 2001 and 2003, while the other winners were Argentina in 1992, Mexico in 1999 and Denmark in 1995. A total of 26 national teams have taken part in the tournament since its inception.

This year’s tournament in South Africa is sure to be as, and if not more, exciting than any other previous Confederations Cup event and the home fans will be hoping that the host team will give a great showing, if not to win the tournament, then to give them some hope that their impending World Cup venture will be one to remember for a very long time.…

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Emirates Cup

The Emirates Cup is a pre-season tournament that has taken place for the last two summers and is hosted by English Premier League team Arsenal at their Emirates Stadium in North London. Emirates Airlines have agreed to sponsor the tournament for another two years after this summer’s extravaganza, so fans can enjoy their pre-season entertainment for a couple more seasons yet. You can catch all the action as it unfolds by joining us here at oleolefootball.com and enjoying the live stream football in all its glory.

The tournament always plays host to just four European teams, the hosts Arsenal, and three others who are invited. They only play twice each, so each team will not play one other at all during the tournament. It is played over just two days, and this summer’s games will take place on August 1st and 2nd 2009. The tournament has adopted a different points system to conventional league football; although there are still three points for a win and one point for a draw, each goal scored adds an additional point to the tally.

The participants who will line up this year include the hosts Arsenal, Scottish champions Rangers, French side Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish team Atletico Madrid. Day one kicks off on August 1st with Rangers facing Paris Saint-Germain in the early match, which is then followed by Arsenal against Atletico Madrid. Day two on August 2nd will see the early match of Paris Saint-Germain against Atletico Madrid, followed by Arsenal versus Rangers.

All the matches that have taken place in the two year history of the tournament so far have attracted crowds in excess of 50,000, and this summer’s games will be no different, especially with thousands of fans expected to travel down from Glasgow following Rangers.

The first tournament which took place in the summer of 2007 featured Arsenal, Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan from Italy and Spain’s Valencia. Arsenal lifted the inaugural trophy after two 2-1 wins, the first over Paris Saint-Germain and the second against Inter Milan.

The 2008 tournament saw Arsenal pit their wits against Hamburg of Germany, Spanish giants Real Madrid and the classy Italians from Juventus. Each team in the tournament won one game and lost the other, so the goals scored and the extra points for doing so came into play. Hamburg managed to score the most goals, four in total, and therefore win the trophy, but not before scoring two goals in injury time against Juventus in their second game to secure a 3-0 win.

This season’s tournament will give all four managers a very good test just before the start of their respective 2009/2010 league campaigns. The level of football is normally very high in the games as each team is almost at an end of their pre-season training and almost ready for competitive action.

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Champions League

Call it whatever you like; Champions League, UEFA Champions League or simply European Cup, this has got to be one of the biggest annual events for any football fan. In short the UEFA organizes this football championship between the highest ranking football clubs in Europe; and this has been a long standing tradition since 1955. Whether you are a Barcelona fanatic (the current champions of the series) or an ardent Real Madrid supporter (Club with the highest number of wins – nine) or any other European football club you may be supporting, you cannot deny that Live Football can never be this great!

This season 2009-2010 will be the fifty fifth series of the championship ever since its establishment in 1955. Barcelona is the defending champions and who defends their mettle or rises from the ashes of last season’s defeat will have to be waited out and watched. The Final Match for this season will be played at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid, Spain on the appointed date of 22 May 2010. The Format this year will remain the same as every year.

A total of thirty two teams will be taking part in the Group Stage and seventy six in the qualifying stage and every team has its particular fan following around the world; but among some of the favorites of the world which will be participating in one of the most popular annual sporting events in the world include – Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal, Lyon and more and more.

International Friendly Matches Live:

MLS All Stars v Manchester United, MTK Budapest v Al-Ahli, Galatasaray v Liverpool, Deportivo Xerez v Sevilla

Friday 29th July 2011
International Friendly Matches Live: Juventus v Chivas Guadalajara, Roda v Malaga.
CONCACAF Champions League Live: Alianza v Dallas

However there are a series of changes that the championship as a whole will be facing from this year. The main format of the main competition is to remain the same with no changes in the rules of thirty two teams splitting into groups for the group stage followed by the knock outs. But from this season, the system of involving four qualifying rounds is going to be started. This will be played in the home and away system to complete matches for all the teams of the group stage.

According to sports critics, these are the football top players to watch out for this season – Yoann Gourcuff; from the French Bordeaux team club. His performance in the French Cup final is supposed to trigger off the critics who are claiming his stardom. Diego Milito; from the Argentinean Inter Milan Club. He has proved himself over three seasons and might just make the biggest splash in this one. Yuri Zhirkov; he is a Russian belonging to the Chelsea club. His brilliant performance last season is expected to be just a premier to this year.

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