ENGLAND FAVOURITES OVER SPAIN

England are believed to be the favourites when they meet with Spain in a friendly match on Tuesday.


Both teams are expected to slug it out on Tuesday night with the Three Lions hosting the much-awaited game at Wembley Stadium. In the last decade Spain have been a major force in international football. However, they have been failing to live up to expectations in the last few years. In the last two major international tournaments – the 2014 World Cup in Brazil and the Euro 2016 in France – Spain have disappointed many.

Chinese police wary of betting

Soccer betting has been on the rise in China and in the neighboring countries.


The Chinese police are monitoring the situation closely as the gamblers make use of new technologies to escape the vigilance of the police.

Manchester City Backed to End Drought against Southampton

Just a few weeks ago, Pep Guardiola was one of the talking points in the Premier League after his Manchester City team had made a stunning start to the league campaign.


The club created a new record for the most number of consecutive wins, but they now have fallen into the darker periods. Even now, Guardiola continues to create a lot of debate but for different reasons. City have failed to win in the last four matches of all competitions and also includes a thrashing at the hands of Barcelona. Even during this difficult run, Guardiola has persisted with his techniques of playing out from the back and keeping the ball.

ARSENAL GETS BETTING PARTNER IN ASIA

English Premier League side Arsenal FC have partnered with 12Bet according to reports.


The deal with the English giant is reported to be a long one as 12Bet becomes the official betting partner of the Gunners in Asia.

FOOTBALL PUNDITS PICK LIKELY RELEGATION TEAMS

The English Premier League is set to begin this weekend with the first round of games.


Jamie Redknapp joined Soccer Saturday pundits to pick out likely clubs to lose out in the race come May next year when the season ends. The Soccer Saturday pundits are Phil Thompson, Paul Merson, Charlie Nicholas, and Matt Le Tissier.

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INTERPOL RAID OVER 4000 OVER ILLEGAL SOCCER GAMBLING

Interpol was reported to have arrested over 4000 people in well coordinated raids as they clamp down on illegal soccer gambling.

Interpol carries out the raid across eleven different countries during the Euro 2016 continental tournament in France. The latest global operation was mounted against illegal gambling and the operation in China, France, Malaysia, Singapore, Greece, Thailand, Vietnam, and Italy. The operation SOGA VI is the sixth investigation into football gambling by Interpol, the organization that facilitates cross-border policing, according to the Guardian.

SOGA is short for “soccer gambling” and has bedevilled the game and people for long, so the raid was to cut on the illicit operation. Another operation called Aces is well targeted at illicit betting websites and call centre operations in Cambodia, South Korea, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

China experiencing boom in soccer betting

With soccer continuing to develop in China, soccer betting is also experiencing a boom. More and more people are turning to online betting sites to gamble.


However, this has also given rise to illegal gambling online.

Illegal gambling in China is mostly done through messaging apps such as WeChat and Alibaba apps. Given that online gambling is illegal in China, it is very difficult to get accurate information from gamblers. They said that most of the gambles are done through the use of messaging apps and that the payments are distributed by money transfer services such as bank transfer, Alipay or WeChat.

OWEN GIVES SOCCER BETTING FANS HIS TIPS ON EUROPA LEAGUE FINAL

Newcastle legend Michael Owen shared his thoughts on the Europa League final before he flying out to Basel for BT Sports ahead of the final.


The retired footballer turned Pundit is also a BetVictor Ambassador.

The Reds have won all three UEFA Cup/Europa League finals they have played to date whilst their Spanish opposition in Wedneasday’s final are unbeaten on four of such finals so one of the sides will lose their proud record in Switzerland. Owen predicts the Spanish guys will be the one to lose it. The retired player thinks Liverpool will lift the trophy (7/5) and will not only do so but will do it in regular 90 minutes.

Jose Antonio Camacho believes that Vicente del Bosque should continue

Former Real Madrid star Jose Antonio Camacho believes that Vicente del Bosque should continue as the Spain manager even after the Euro 2016.

The World Cup winning coach is expected to announce his decision to step down from the job after the European championships next month. The 65-year-old has so far not made it clear what his future holds. The recent disappointment of the World Cup 2014 seems to be playing a lot in his mind. Despite going into the World Cup 2014 as the reigning champions, Spain suffered an embarrassing group stage exit.

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