Euro 2016: Frontrunners and darkhorses

With less than a month to go until the start of Euro 2016, preparations are well under way across the twenty-four nations who will all hope to achieve glory in France this summer.

The end of domestic league seasons across Europe have signalled the perfect time for national team managers to select a provisional squad containing players they believe have the quality to go all the way. A series of warm-up games could prove decisive in who makes the cut as a variable number of players are whittled down into a 23-man squad, with managers likely to give everyone a chance to impress and earn their place on the plane to Euro 2016.

Each day, more footballers from Zimbabwe are getting into betting

Football is a sport that is considered to be one of the most lucrative in the world with players earning huge salaries. Lionel Messi earns £336,000 every week and all the top performers in the world have similar earning.

However, taking into consideration that Messi is widely considered to be the best player in the world, it’s only appropriate that he has a salary at that same level. Shane Long is a lesser known figure who performs with Southampton and his salary is in the range of £50,000 which is significantly less in comparison to Messi and other renowned figures but his salary is still good enough for him to live an incredibly luxurious lifestyle.

Tips for choosing a soccer betting site

Soccer betting can be a great way to make some money as well as having some fun. But how do you choose the best ones?

Here are three tips to help you choose the best ones
Always go for a reputed site. If the soccer betting site is a new one, you will be better off avoiding it. Opt for sites that have been in business for a couple of years. This will ensure that you are dealing with a site that has a history of paying his customers. The worst feeling is making a bet, winning it and not getting paid for it.

It is always a good idea to check what other people are saying about the betting site online. Just a quick search on Google will reveal what other people are saying on blogs as well as forums. You might want to search Facebook as well as Twitter for posts related to the soccer betting site. This will give you a better perspective on the betting site.

Warnock had written Liverpool off

Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund faced off in what was one of the most exciting Europa League matches in the history of the European competition with a total of 7 goals being scored throughout the 94 minutes of playing time.

Borussia Dortmund took an early lead as they scored twice during the opening 10 minutes of the match.

Injury list hits Stoke City

The Premier League is reaching it’s final stages and all the clubs are giving it everything they got to finish the season on a high note but a fairly extensive injury list is preventing Stoke City from unleashing their best players which is a huge blow Mark Hughes as he has a big desire to conclude the campaign by securing as many points as possible but it will be harder to accomplish than initially expected.

Marc Muniesa, Marko Arnautovic, Glenn Whelan, Jack Butland, Jon Walters, Glen Johnson and Marc Wilson are all of the players who have recently been suffering with injury.

Rafa Benitez will be in charge of Newcastle United

Rafa Benitez will be in charge of Newcastle United for the first time at St James’s Park and he has a huge march straight away. The club will be taking on archrivals Sunderland in the Tyne Wear derby.

More importantly, this clash will also see Benitez coming up against his former nemesis Sam Allardyce. The duo have frequently flashed with each other when they were in charge of Liverpool and Bolton respectively. However, Allardyce has been much more mellowed in his pre-match press conference views about Benitez. After losing his first match against Leicester, Benitez will be hoping to inspire his players to a much needed victory.

Teams to keep an eye on at Euro 2016

Although there is still plenty to play for in the remaining weeks of the season across all the major European leagues, players and fans alike may be forgiven for having one eye on the upcoming European Championship which will take place in France this summer.

The hosts will hope that history repeats itself at Euro 2016, with France lifting the World Cup at the Stade de France eighteen years ago in the last tournament held in their country. Didier Deschamps, who led his nation to the famous 3-0 victory against Brazil, now has the chance to achieve the same feat as manager, but they are unlikely to have things their own way in a competition which will involve a number of strong and emerging nations who will also have their eyes on the prize.

United can still reach the Champions League

Manchester United’s latest Premier League result saw them losing against West Bromwich Albion as both teams faced off against each other on March 6 at the Hawthorns and it was the home team that came out on top with the surprising triumph.

A solo goal from Salomon Rondon was enough for West Bromwich Albion to collect all 3 points.

Promotion to the Premier League will undoubtedly be the biggest prize

Promotion to the Premier League will undoubtedly be the biggest prize on the minds of Derby County supporters, but they will just hope to get past Manchester United by creating a major upset in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

Hosting United gives the Championship outfit a great opportunity to take advantage of the recent shortcomings shown by Louis Van Gaal’s team. United recently suffered a 1-0 loss against Southampton. This was the second consecutive season in which Southampton have been able to get a victory at Old Trafford. More importantly, United were extremely poor in an attacking sense and this has always been not the case.

Arsenal have a great opportunity of building momentum

Arsenal have a great opportunity of building momentum in the title race when they host Manchester City at the Etihad stadium in the midweek match.

This fixture comes just a week ahead of the Boxing Day fixtures. Traditionally, this is a busy period for English clubs. Titles have often been won and lost during this period since the weak teams have been unable to cope with the never-ending run of games around this time. This has also been one of the weak spots for Arsenal in the last decade. However, the team got into the Christmas schedule with a real opportunity of becoming winter champions.