Spanish football heats up over the weekend as La Liga frontrunners Real Madrid and Barcelona find themselves level on points, and both facing bottom-half teams away from home. An intense local derby mid-table fight for a European spot between Villarreal and Valencia is the highlight of the remaining fixtures in the Spanish league and offers some interesting options for La Liga betting in Week 32.


Celta Vigo

Focused and determined to climb the ladder, Celta have hit their stride following an unpredictable restart to the league. Although currently positioned in 16th place, Celta Vigo fans have seen their side score seven goals in their last two fixtures, picking up the same number of points in their four fixtures since the restart.

Knowing an empty stadium against the current champions will not add much to their home advantage, Óscar García Junyent will hope for continuing solidity from his side; Celta have only conceded once in their last seven games, and should not be written off easily.


A 71st-minute strike from Croatian substitute Ivan Rakitic was enough to ensure the win for Barcelona last weekend against Athletic Bilbao. Although level on points with the league leaders, Real Madrid’s head-to-head advantage means that Barcelona will need to finish at least one point above their rivals in order to claim their 27th La Liga title.

Despite the fact that they have dominated in their head-to-head record against Celta Vigo, Quique Setién’s team are by no means entitled to the win. With Celta widely considered one of Barcelona’s bogey teams of recent seasons, Barca fans will undoubtedly look towards their Argentinian talisman Lionel Messi to lead the line and ensure the full three points. 


As expected, the current La Liga champions are favoured to come out on top, with Barcelona at 13/20 (1.65) to win, while the chances of Celta Vigo are measured at 41/10 (5.10).

RCD Espanyol

Two losses and a draw in their previous three fixtures have seen RCD Espanyol slip down the table into last spot. With a game against the current first place holders Real Madrid this Sunday, Abelardo Fernández must get his team’s act together, and fast, to spare his side from any embarrassment on the field.

With the worst points tally and goal difference in the league, RCD Espanyol are unfancied and all but consigned to relegation. However, fans of the Blanquiazules will no doubt expect their side to come out with all guns blazing, ready and willing to fight for their pride.

Real Madrid

Seeking his second La Liga trophy as a manager, Zinedine Zidane has seen his side win all of their last four fixtures. Level with Barcelona (but clinching first place due to their head-to-head record), Real Madrid must aim to push away from the champions this weekend as they take on RCD Espanyol at the RCDE Stadium.

Midfield maestro Luka Modric will be suspended after accumulating his fifth yellow card, which means that Real Madrid fans may witness the return of Carlos Casemiro to the lineup, supported by both Kroos and Valverde in the midfield. With goals a-plenty coming from all areas of the team since the restart, youngsters Mariano Diaz and Vinicius Junior will look to get in on the action if they make it into the lineup.


RCD Espanyol enter the fixture with their chances calculated at 61/10 (7.10) to win, with the league leaders Real Madrid looking strong as favourites at 3/7 (1.43).


Following three consecutive wins in the league, Villarreal shared the spoils of their last game with Sevilla last Monday in a 2-2 draw at home. Ahead of their next game, good news is emanating from the Estadio de la Cerámica; Villarreal captain Bruno Soriano may be set for his first league start in over three years.

With an intense derby against rivals Valencia on the horizon, Javier Calleja must push his team to take advantage of their opponent’s poor form and overcome the recent one-sided history of this match-up.


With only one win in their last five fixtures, losing to both Eibar and Real Madrid and sharing points with Levante and Deportivo Alaves, Valencia have allowed themselves to slip down the La Liga table, dropping down a couple of positions since the restart.

With a derby against Villarreal on the cards this Sunday, Los Murcelagos must gather themselves and forget about their recent troubles. Albert Celades must look to ensure his players are ready to make a statement, as three points could prove vital for his team’s campaign to get back into European football, hurling them into sixth-place if results go their way.


In one of the tightest games to call this weekend, Villarreal come out on top at 119/100 (2.19) to win, with the travelling team Valencia looking at odds of 11/5 (3.20).


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Join us as we take a look into the final fixtures in German top-flight football and preview Bundesliga betting in Week 34.


Borussia Dortmund

Erling Braut Haaland will have a hard time finding any critics after last weekend’s otherworldly display against RB Leipzig. The Norwegian striker found the net twice and secured second place for Borussia Dortmund and the unofficial title of best-of-the-rest.

Although BVB enter their last game of the season 10 points away from the league champions, manager Favre can take many positives from his team this season. His young superstars have proved vital to the team’s success and will surely only improve with another season under their belts. The future could be bright for Dortmund; if they can hold onto some of their young guns.


Hoffenheim go into their final fixture of the Bundesliga with a 4-0 thrashing of Union Berlin under their belt. Although safe in the knowledge that they have successfully secured a qualification spot into the Europa League next season, the potential to put Wolfsburg’s sixth-place position to the sword still remains.

Knowing that they are a team that have caused Borussia Dortmund problems in the past – they were 2-1 victors when the team’s met in the reverse fixture – Schreuder should have his players feeling some confidence that they could take all three points.


Borussia Dortmund head into the fixture as favourites at 19/25 (1.76) to win, with Erling Braut Haaland calculated at 3/4 (1.75), to be an anytime goalscorer. Hoffenheim’s chances are measured at 61/20 (4.05), to come out on top.


Having swatted Schalke 04 aside in a 4-1 victory last week, Wolfsburg find themselves hovering in sixth place, level on points with Hoffenheim. In what will undoubtedly be one of their hardest games of the season, the Wolves must welcome reigning champions, Bayern Munich to their home ground.

Aware that obtaining the full points could save them from a round of preliminary Europa League fixtures next season, Glasner will be clinging on to the hope that his top-scorer Wout Weghorst can help make the difference one more time at the Volkswagen Arena.

Bayern Munich

Any assumptions that Bayern Munich might take it easy after clinching their eighth consecutive title will have been put to rest following their flawless display last Saturday. Robert Lewandowski made history, scoring two goals to bring his seasonal goal tally up to 33 and securing his place as the most prolific goalscorer in Bundesliga history.

Motivation hasn’t proven an issue for Hans-Dieter Flick and his team. So there’s no reason to doubt that FC Bayern end the season on a high and secure their 26th victory. 


The champions, Bayern Munich head into their final fixture as the favourites at 7/9 (1.78) to win, with Robert Lewandowski at chances of 16/33 (1.49), to score at any time. Home-side Wolfsburg find themselves at 61/20 (4.05), to cause an upset.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Borussia Monchengladbach head into their final fixture of the season against Hertha BSC in fourth place, after a double strike last weekend from Stindl gifted the Foals all three points.

Marco Rose will take nothing for granted, knowing his players face the team who stole points from fifth place Bayer Leverkusen last time out. Borussia Monchengladbach have full control over their Champions League qualifying ambitions, a win guaranteeing at least fourth place.

Hertha BSC

Sandwiched in the middle of the league with a single point separating them from Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha BSC go into their final fixture needing a win to push them up to ninth place.

While Hertha BSC have lost three out of their last four games, they can take some positives from last weekend’s deserved victory, knowing that they have a team with the potential to improve on their previous 0-0 draw versus Borussia Monchengladbach earlier this season.  


As the home team, Borussia Monchengladbach at 7/20 (1.35) to win, come out very much on top with Hertha BSC measured at 37/5 (8.40).


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We’ll explore your options for EPL betting in Week 31 as English football teams continue to find their feet in the latest set of crowd-less, socially distanced fixtures that are set to take place in the next few days.


Manchester United

Following another mistake from goalkeeper David de Gea, the Red Devils found themselves chasing a well-organised Tottenham team for most of the game last Friday. Victory for former manager Jose Mourinho would prove elusive though, as Eric Dier’s late shove on Paul Pogba gifted United the chance to share the points, with Bruno Fernandes converting their 11th penalty of the season.

Now unbeaten across 12 games in all competitions, Manchester United welcome Sheffield United to Old Trafford this Wednesday. As things stand, fifth place will be good enough for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team to gain entry into the Champions League (Man City’s appeal pending). Still, Manchester United must avoid a repeat of their previous 3-3 draw earlier this season to guarantee their spot, as teams below them will be looking to capitalise on any dropped points.

Sheffield United

It’s safe to say that the restart of the league has not gone the way Sheffield United would have wanted. A highly controversial decision not to award a clear goal against Aston Villa, and a red-card followed by a flurry of three goals conceded against Newcastle, has left the Blades at odds with their previous form this season.

With a difficult game against Manchester United up next, Chris Wilder must sharpen his Blades and get them back to the mentality that saw them attain one of the best defensive records in the league – second only to the league leaders.


As the home team, Manchester United at 5/12 (1.42) to win, come out very much on top with Sheffield United measured at 81/10 (9.10).


Liverpool will entertain Crystal Palace this Wednesday as the league leaders return to Anfield for the first time in almost three months. Coming off an uninspiring 0-0 draw in the Merseyside derby last weekend, the Reds are now just five points away from securing their first Premier League title in over 30 years.

Klopp’s men will be bolstered against the Eagles by the return to the starting XI of both Mohamed Salah and Andy Robertson. While Liverpool can’t win the title against Palace, a win will mean that the Reds could potentially claim the Premier League title at the home of current champions, Manchester City, on 2 July.

Crystal Palace

It’s been a season of exceeding expectations for Palace who are looking to secure some form of European football for the next season and remain positioned to record their best-ever Premier League points tally. A 2-0 win over Bournemouth last weekend propelled the Eagles into the top half of the League, positioning them at the centre of a mid-table battle, right-between Arsenal and Tottenham.

Heading into the fixture with a degree of positivity, Roy Hodgson will hope that his team are capable of emulating their emphatic 2-1 victory at Anfield back in April 2017, which, incidentally, was the last time this Liverpool team lost at their home ground in the Premier League.


Probably the most predictable odds in EPL betting for week 31, Liverpool are at 13/50 (1.26) to win, enter the matchup as strong favourites, with the odds of Crystal Palace causing an upset calculated at 13/1 (13.00).


Five minutes after coming on versus Aston Villa last weekend, super-sub Christian Pulisic made an immediate impact, scoring a goal and inspiring Chelsea’s 2-1 comeback victory. Although currently safe and five points clear of fifth place, the Blues’ fortunes could turn as they prepare themselves for a home fixture against a roaring Manchester City side this midweek.

Lampard will know that Chelsea’s rivals will bank on his team losing points this Thursday. Should they lose and their form suffers during a relatively tough stretch of fixtures to close out the season, Chelsea can still be caught by those below. The previous fixture between the sides finished with a City victory, 2-1 at the Etihad.

Manchester City

Manchester City have made an exceptional comeback to the Premier League, scoring eight goals without conceding, and securing six points in their first two matches. For the first time since the restart, Pep’s team will need to travel south for their first away fixture. 

With the bad news of Sergio Aguero’s possible season-ending injury circulating around Manchester, the responsibility of goal-scoring responsibilities will fall on other members of the squad. Fortunately for City, the likes of Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez have both impressed since the restart. Pep’s men will need to be on their toes because while the previous fixture between the sides ended in victory for the Citizens, their last Premier League trip to Stamford Bridge ended in a 2-0 defeat.


The away side enter the fixture as favourites, with Manchester City at 26/33 (1.79) to win, while Chelsea are fancied at 4.15 (63/20) to cause an upset. 


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Join us as we dive into the penultimate weekend of German football. Read on for the latest scoop on some of the most exciting fixtures and Bundesliga betting in week 33.

Following a 1-0 victory away to Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich successfully secured their place as Bundesliga champions for the eighth time in a row. The league title may be decided but the battle for European spots rages on as teams fight it out to grab the last few remaining points that could make the difference between a season of success or failure.


RB Leipzig

Having fallen apart by conceding two late goals and drawing their fixture against Fortuna Düsseldorf last Wednesday, RB Leipzig lost the chance to capitalise on the failings of the teams around them. The fixture list has, however, given RB Leipzig a great chance to directly fight Borussia Dortmund for the second-place spot. Three points down and level on goal difference, the Red Bulls will look to their Chelsea-bound German talisman, Timo Werner, to keep his focus and end his time at the club on a high.

Borussia Dortmund

BVB are left looking over their shoulders following their unexpected midweek 2-0 loss to Mainz at Signal Iduna Park. Although short on time, Lucien Favre must ensure his team recovers both mentally and physically for a difficult test at the Red Bull Arena. There’s not much to split the sides in the table, or in their matchups this season; the last fixture between Dortmund and RB Leipzig ended in a 3-3 draw. Borussia Dortmund’s young prodigies will need to be firing on all fronts if they want to secure their runners-up spot in the Bundesliga. 


Home team, RB Leipzig come out as favourites at 13/10 (2.30) to win, with Borussia Dortmund’s chances measured at 39/20 (2.95).

Schalke 04

Can Bozdogan’s midweek red card against Eintracht Frankfurt saw Schalke’s hopes of a comeback fade as they found themselves playing out their 11th loss of the season. Schalke now find themselves with nothing to play for, their hopes for European qualification dead in the water. Should they to continue to lose, Schalke could finish as low as 15th in the table. Manager David Wagner will demand his team show some improvement and achieve a better result than the 1-1 draw from when the sides met earlier in the season.


A 3-0 loss to Borussia Monchengladbach ended Wolfsburg’s chance to break away from the pack hunting Europa League places. With Hoffenheim below them but level on points, and Freiburg breathing down their neck just one point away in eighth place, Die Wölfe must return to winning ways when they travel to the Veltins-Arena this Saturday. With qualification to European competition hanging in the balance, all eyes will be on Wolfsburg’s top scorer Wout Weghorst to make the difference this weekend.


Wolfsburg head into their fixture as strong favourites at 7/11 (1.64) to win, with the home team Schalke at 22/5 (5.30), to cause an unlikely upset.

Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s campaign to wrap up their 30th Bundesliga title was accomplished in great fashion last Tuesday. As Robert Lewandowski banged-away his 31st goal of the season in a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Werder Bremen, the Bavarians etched themselves into history as eight-time consecutive winners. Bayern Munich now welcome Freiburg to their home stadium, keen to ensure their domination of the league continues to the end of the season.

SC Freiburg

A 2-1 victory, courtesy of a 71st-minute strike from German forward Nils Petersen, gave SC Freiburg a much-needed victory last Friday. Positioned in eighth place and well within striking distance of the Europa League spots, SC Freiburg will need to do it the hard way and beat the newly-crowned champions on their home ground for a chance to leap into sixth place.


No surprises here as Bayern Munich are highly fancied at 3/11 (1.27), with the chances of SC Freiburg calculated at 89/10 (9.90).


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With the preliminary midweek games out of the way, English football returns to its rightful place as the highlight of a football-filled weekend.

Join us as we take a closer look at some options for EPL betting in Week 30 and examine some of the headline fixtures taking place in the next few days.



Currently seven points off the top four, Tottenham’s 2019-20 campaign had seemingly faltered under the weight of recurring defensive errors and hard-hitting injuries. With captain and talisman Harry Kane returning to fitness from injury, Spurs are now much better placed to finish the season competitively. Jose Mourinho will look to stoke the fire within his players in an effort to reignite their fight for a Champions League place and close the gap on their opponents in the table.

Manchester United

While Manchester United fans can only glance enviously at their fiercest rivals at the top of the table – both City and Liverpool are beyond reach, Champions League qualification is still very much within their grasp. With a European ban looming for Manchester City – appeal pending obviously, fifth place could well secure a spot in Europe’s top competition. While Sheffield United and Wolves separate the Red Devils and Spurs, the North London side are perhaps their biggest challengers for the position. A win, therefore, is vital.


Although they are the home-side, Tottenham come out as underdogs at 39/20 (2.95) to win, with Manchester United measuring up at 7/5 (2.40).


With his side mired in mid-table, Carlo Ancelotti will hope that his players were able to use the mid-season hiatus as a chance to study that tactical system he’s been trying to implement since taking the reigns in December. The Toffees return to football with an immensely challenging home derby against runaway league-leaders Liverpool this Sunday. Will Everton have the firepower to delay the inevitable? Or will they be dispatched as they so often have in recent years by their rivals?


There’s still the potential for this to be a truly historic season for Liverpool. Klopp’s men resume the season way out-front in the league with an astounding 82 points. Having dropped points only twice in 29 games, the Reds will be pumped to return back to their winning ways come this Sunday. As Liverpool cross to Goodison Park, Jordan Henderson and co will be focused on securing three of the final six points necessary to become champions.


As is almost always the case this season, Liverpool find themselves as strong favourites at 20/33 (1.61) to win, with the chances of Everton causing an upset calculated at 23/5 (5.60).


Chaos, disappointment and questionable tactics have left a ragged Watford team fighting just above relegation places. On the plus side, an extraordinary 3-0 hammering of a then-unbeaten Liverpool side in Watford’s last home game showed the naysayers that the Hornets have the potential to push themselves out of the danger zone. With their first match back against a strong third-place Leicester City team, Watford will need to hit the ground running to fulfil their ambition of securing another season in the Premier League.

Leicester City

A full 103 days after their last competitive game, Leicester City will return to the pitch in an away fixture at Watford this Saturday.  With the aim of their season – clinching a Champions League spot – within touching distance, Brendan Rodgers will have his Foxes hungry for points to realise their European dream. There’s also the ever so small possibility that they could challenge Manchester City for second place, should Pep’s men turn their focus to other competitions where they still stand a chance of picking up silverware.


No surprises as Leicester City come into this fixture as favourites at 9/8 (2.13) to win. Watford have odds of 5/2 (3.50) to secure a much-needed victory.   


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Find out what’s still at stake when Italian football returns.

Authorities in Italy have allowed the continuation of Serie A, with Italian top-flight football returning to centre stage on 20 June. To make sure you’re armed with knowledge before you begin betting, we’ve put together this Serie A preview.

With more and more governing bodies seeing fit for sport to return to our screens, the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) have finalised their plans to continue the Serie A 19/20 campaign. The first two fixtures – Torino vs. Parma and Cagliari vs. Verona – take place on 20 June.

A significant amount of time has passed since Italian clubs have been able to kick a ball and compete against each other. We’ll take a closer look into a highly-competitive Serie A table, where league glory, Champions League qualification and Europa league spots are still to on the line.

League title and the battle for the Champions League

Anyone with a passing knowledge of Serie A will not be surprised to find Juventus atop the table. What is of note though, is the fact that just one point separates them from rivals Lazio in second place. Sarri’s men are looking to secure the club’s eighth title in just as many years, solidifying a legacy worthy of the 35-time Serie A champions. For Juventus, it should be business as usual, with most at the club aware of what it takes to win another league.

Second-place Lazio will be eager to end the reign of the Bianconeri, as they find themselves within point-black range of Serie A’s top spot. Manager Filippo Inzaghi will have his work cut out for him to achieve his aim. Lazio find themselves travelling away from home a daunting seven times in their final fixtures, and have the most matches against clubs in the top eight.

After a flying start to the season, Inter find themselves well-secured in the third Champions League place. Eight points away from second place and six points away from fourth, the Nerazzurri are an island. However, with many fixtures still to be played and a lot of points up for grabs, an optimist might point to the potential of a top-of-the-table reshuffle. We’d say, don’t bet on it.

The final position for entry into the Champions League is currently held by a high-flying Atalanta team, who appear to be a club on the rise. Scoring an incredible 15 goals in their last three fixtures in all competitions, Atalanta will be eager to continue their form at the restart. Goals will be needed if they’re to push themselves away from the hungry chasing pack and secure their ticket into next year’s Champions League.

The fight for Europa League

We’ll continue our Serie A preview with Roma, who find themselves in fifth place on 45 points and in possession of a qualification spot into the Europa League. With a six-point gap to the team below them, Fonseca will keep his team’s attention on fourth-place Atalanta. Two points is a vulnerable advantage that the Giallorossi are more than capable of overcoming.

Napoli have had a difficult season and sit in sixth place in the Serie A table. Considered by many as the team that would normally take the fight to Juventus and push them hardest throughout the season, Napoli find themselves cut well and truly adrift. Qualification for the final Europa League is the height of their ambitions. The restart of Serie A does offer a chance for the team to reset themselves and get back on track, ready to challenge for bigger prizes next season.

The battle to avoid relegation

Brescia, SPAL and Lecce occupy in the relegation zone. While the writing may already be on the wall for Brescia and SPAL, who find themselves with 16 and 18 points respectively, Lecce have a chance to break out. Only three points separate them from 14th place, so Genoa, Sampdoria, Torino and Udinese will all be looking over their shoulder.

Serie A Betting

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After a 100-day shutdown, fans of the English Premier League welcome the return of top-flight football this Wednesday. Aston Villa host Sheffield United, before Arsenal travel to take on Manchester City at the Etihad. 

Join us for a detailed preview into the first Premier League fixtures to hit our screens since March, and read on to learn about all the new rules, regulations and TV enhancements that have been put in place.


The reintroduction of the Premier League will see managers, coaches and players subject to newly introduced Covid-19 measures, in an effort to ensure the safety of all those present at games. Televised fixtures will also undergo ‘broadcasting enhancements’ as a way to mitigate the behind-closed-doors matchday experience.

As per the implemented safety measures, players will not shake hands at the beginning of each fixture and are encouraged to refrain from spitting and clearing their nose while on the pitch. Additionally, during goal celebrations, players have been asked to keep a reasonable distance between each other. Surrounding the match officials in any case of controversy is out and ball boys and ball girls have been removed, with spare balls being lined up around the pitch. 

Teams can bring a bigger matchday squad, naming nine substitutes on the bench, with five allowed to enter the play per match. This change promises to add a new tactical dimension to the game – and perhaps favours the teams with big squads – while players and teams build up their match fitness in the coming weeks. 

From a television standpoint, fans will enjoy the introduction of a tunnel camera and be given the option to add artificial crowd noise while they watch the game. Broadcasters will also be able to show live video feeds of pre-selected fans as a way “to improve the environment both visually and acoustically”.

Through these measures, it is hoped that the Premier League navigates a successful and safe return to football, while also providing spectators with a number of options to help them further enjoy their viewing experience.

Now that we know what to expect in terms of the regulations when we tune-in this Wednesday, let’s dive head-first into a preview of the upcoming fixtures.


Aston Villa

A restart button was exactly what Dean Smith’s side needed, as numerous defensive errors and unfortunate injuries throughout the season have seen them slip progressively down the table into the relegation zone. All hope of keeping Villa afloat will be placed upon the shoulders of local lad and captain, Jack Grealish, whose incredible performances have attracted the attention of a number of big clubs in the league. With a game in hand, a win against Sheffield United will propel the Villans up to 16th place, where they will find themselves just one point behind Brighton & Hove Albion.

Sheffield United

Sheffield United have seen an immense resurgence since their return to the Premier League. Now in a seventh-place tussle for possible European places, the Blades have spent a season quietly capitalising on every point, refusing to lose against the teams currently around them. Manager Chis Wilder has stated that his players are in “brilliant condition” and will expect nothing less than a win, as the full three points will see The Blades climb above both Wolves and Manchester United and into fifth place.


Although the travelling team, Sheffield United head into the fixture as favourites at 6/5 (2.20), with Aston Villa’s chances measured at 47/20 (3.35).

Manchester City

Finding themselves in a lonely second-place spot, the reigning champions stand 25 points adrift of the runaway league leaders and five points ahead of Leicester City. As Pep Guardiola prepares his team to tackle a travelling Arsenal side, questions over the squad’s mentality have surfaced. Will Manchester City choose to focus on other competitions in an effort to secure silverware this season? We’ll soon find out.


Mikel Arteta returns to the Etihad Stadium this Wednesday to face his former mentor, Pep Guardiola, in possibly the biggest test of his managerial career to date. With a renewed sense of optimism around the Emirates since the dismissal of Unai Emery, the Gunners have found some form, losing only once in their last 10 Premier League fixtures. Arteta will aim to use his inside knowledge of Guardiola’s approach to Arsenal’s favour, as a victory could not only shoot the Gunners up to sixth place but also send a clear message of intent to the teams around them.


Manchester City find themselves as strong favourites at 1/3 (1.33), with the chances of Arsenal causing an upset calculated at 79/10 (8.90).


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CS:GO DreamHack Masters is coming to an explosive finale this weekend, with the Grand Finals due to take place on 14 June in Europe and North America.

While we wait for Friday’s Lower Bracket Finals results, let’s have a look at DreamHack Masters standings so far. 

With only four CS:GO teams competing in Oceania and Asia, the Grand Finals in these regions wrapped up on 7 June. In Oceania, fan-favourites Renegades crushed Avant Gaming 3-2, leaving ORDER trailing in third place and Chiefs Esports Club in fourth. In Asia, TYLOO triumphed over ViCi Gaming, banking $10,000 and 185 Tournament Circuit Points. Beyond Esports were defeated by ViCi in the Lower Bracket Finals, leaving Lucid Dream in the dust.  

Quick refresher! In 2019, DreamHack partnered with ESL to announce the ESL Pro Tour, a top-tier pro circuit linking over 20 DreamHack and ESL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events leading up to the two biggest Masters Championships of the year. All tournaments and leagues in the circuit connect through a ranking system, where teams earn points for their performance in any of the prerequisite CS:GO events. The teams will be seeded based on their point rankings, with the qualifying teams heading to IEM Katowice and ESL One: Cologne. The Cologne event will have a massive $1,000,000 prize purse up for grabs at the end of August 2020. 


The playoffs kicked off on 8 June, and G2 Esports left no doubts about their intent to secure the top prize of $54,000 and 400 Pro Tour points. G2 knocked Berlin International Gaming down to the Lower Bracket on 10 June, where BIG will face the victor of Friday’s match between Natus Vincere and Faze Clan in their last bid for the Grand Final against G2. Favourites Fnatic were knocked out of the running in Round two, losing to MAD Lions Madrid 1-2. 

The Grand Finals will take place on 14 June, in a best-of-five skirmish where G2 starts with one map advantage for dominating the upper bracket. The prize pool is $160,000. Let’s see if G2’s lineup has what it takes to continue on the road to Cologne!


G2 Esports, formerly known as Gamers2, is the name of a Spanish pro esports organisation currently based in Berlin, Germany. Founded by Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez, G2 also squad up in League of Legends, Hearthstone, Rocket League, and Rainbow Six Siege. As the 2017 DreamHack Masters champions and victors of ESL One Season five and three, G2 are a formidable opponent for whoever emerges victorious on Friday.

kennyS — Kenny “kennyS” Shrub is a 25-year-old player from France. He started out playing Counter-Strike: Source and competed for Team EnVyUs before joining G2. Kenny is regarded as one of the quickest and most skilled AWPers, taking his high-risk, high-reward Magnum plays to the next level every match. 

JaCkz — 27-year-old Audric “JaCkz” Jug joined G2 in 2018, shortly after dropping 3DMAX.

AmaNEk — François “AmaNEk” is another French player, 26, who left Team LDLC in favour of G2 last year. 

nexa — Nemanja “nexa” Isaković is G2’s 24-year-old in-game leader from Serbia. Played for CR4ZY before joining G2 in 2019.

huNter- Nemanja “huNter-” Kovač switched to G2 with nexa, both playing for CR4ZY before joining FURIA. The 24-year-old Bosnian-Serb plays as a rifler. 

The team is guided by Damien “maLeK” Marcel — 34-year-old professional coach from France. Previously coached 3DMAX, Team Envy, and Owly Six. 


With a smaller lineup in NA, the playoffs went live on 11 June and will conclude on 14 June. The Grand Final will follow the same format as in Europe: best-of-five with one map advantage to the team leading from the upper bracket. Six teams are still in the running for the 1st-place prize of $40,000 and 320 Pro Tour Points. In the upper bracket, Brazilians FURIA Esports trampled 100 Thieves 2-1 on 11 June, comfortably progressing to Sunday’s Grand Final. Thieves are moving down to the lower bracket, where they will go head to head with the victors of Round two.

Team Liquid go up against Gen.G Esports on Friday afternoon, while MIBR try their luck against ESL Pro League Season four winners Cloud9. The lower bracket finalists are still up in the air, meanwhile, let’s meet FURIA!


Founded in 2017 by Jaime “raizen” Pádua, FURIA Esports took the crown in the Spring 2020 BLAST Premier and have consistently placed in the top four in every major event since April 2019. Teams will not be taking the threat of the Brazilian newcomers lightly! 

 yuurih — Yuri “yuurih” Santos is a professional CS:GO player. Active on the competitive scene since 2016, the 20-year-old previously competed for Virtue Gaming and INTZ eSports. 

arT — Andrei “arT” Piovezan switched from INTZ eSports to FURIA in 2018. The 24-year-old is FURIA’s in-game leader. 

VINI — At 21, Vinicius “VINI” Figueiredo is a rifler on FURIA, active since 2014, who previously played for Pichau, T Show, and Furia Academy. 

KSCERATO — Kaike “KSCERATO” Cerato started out playing Counter-Strike 1.6 as a rifler. Before joining FURIA Esports, KSCERATO ran with Dai Dai Gaming and Furia Academy. 

HEN1 — 24-year-old AWPer, Henrique “HEN1” Teles, joined Counter-Strike team sixty9 back in 2011, before switching to CS:GO with KaBuM! e-Sports in 2014. Teles joined FURIA in September 2019, weeks after dropping Luminosity (currently inactive). 

Nicholas “guerri” Nogueira, 30, is currently coaching FURIA Esports after retiring as team lead in 2018. Nogueira started his career in 2006 when he played competitive Counter-Strike 1.6 with 


Now that we have two of the grand finalists gearing up for combat, you may be wondering where to watch the upcoming DreamHack Masters Grand Finals. 

Both events will be streamed live via the DreamHackCS Twitch channel. The CS:GO live streams will be available in English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Swedish. You don’t need to register an account to tune-in to live matches; all official CS:GO Twitch streams are available to the public. Alternatively, follow CS:GO streamers on Youtube, Twitch, or Mixer.

To stay on top of the standings, upcoming CS:GO matches, and international Twitch streams, head on to the DreamHack Masters Survival Guide. Check it out, you may stand to win prizes from CORSAIR, Monster Energy, Intel®, and exclusive DreamHack merch! 


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Join us as we take a look at Bundesliga betting for week 31 and highlight some of the exciting battles taking place this weekend.

German football is no longer the only major league underway in Europe, courtesy of the resumption of La Liga (read our La Liga preview here). But that doesn’t mean that the focus turns away from Bundesliga, as German teams prepare themselves for their 31st round of fixtures.

With only four matches left, managers and players will be feeling the pressure; the value of taking three points is at an all-time high. Read on as we shed light on a tight fight for European league places and a final sprint for silverware by the league leaders.


Bayern Munich

Five wins, 15 points and 17 goals since the restart have placed Bayern Munich firmly atop the pack in the Bundesliga. The Bavarians welcome Borussia Monchengladbach to the Allianz arena this weekend, knowing that they are only a few points away from another record-breaking, title-claiming season. Hans-Dieter Flick will look to his Polish striker Robert Lewandowski to continue his immense form and seal maximum points for Bayern Munich.

Borussia Monchengladbach

Following a shock 1-0 defeat to Freiburg last Friday, Borussia Monchengladbach find themselves on the back foot, with the teams below them closing in fast. Although still in the running for a top-four finish, Marco Rose and his team will know that another slip-up could cost them the chance to compete with Europe’s elite next year. 


As is almost always the case, Bayern Munich find themselves as strong favourites, at 3/8 (1.37) to win and the least appealing option for Bundesliga betting in week 31. Borussia Monchengladbach’s chances are measured at 34/5 (7.80).

RB Leipzig

Following the dismissal of defender Dayot Upamecano, RB Leipzig saw their advantage against SC Paderborn 07 crumble as the fixture ended in a 1-1 draw. RB Leipzig know that they will need to get back to winning ways if they want to keep their third-place position in the league. They must come away from their Friday fixture against Hoffenheim with the full three points.


Another team which saw a loss of points against a relegation side due to a red-card dismissal, Hoffenheim will look at their home fixture against RB Leipzig as a way of setting the record straight. Positioned in seventh place, just outside of the Europa League qualification spots, Hoffenheim must finish their weekend fixture with maximum points if they wish to keep the dream of European competition alive for next season.


RB Leipzig come out on top as favourites at 5/11 (1.46) to win, with the chances of Hoffenheim causing an upset calculated at 26/5 (6.20).


A 1-0 victory away to Werder Bremen last Sunday saw Wolfsburg secure sixth place in the Bundesliga table. Finding themselves eleven points away from fifth place, Wolfsburg will no doubt look to consolidate their current position and increase their advantage over the teams below them.


Petersen’s second-half goal provided Freiburg with a crucial win over rivals Borussia Monchengladbach last Friday. Now in eighth place, Freiburg will be looking up at the table, aware that an end-of-the-season march into the final Europa League qualification spot is still possible. This Saturday, Freiburg travel to take on direct league rivals Wolfsburg at the Volkswagen Arena.


One of the closer games taking place this weekend in the Bundesliga, Wolfsburg are favourites at 33/10 (1.73) to win, with Freiburg looking to beat the odds at 15/4 (4.75).


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Get up to speed with the state of the league in our Premier League preview.

The English Premier League has been given the all-clear by authorities and will return to our screens on 17 June. Which means Premier League betting is set to return too.

Following a series of discussions and meetings held between all 20 of the Premier League clubs towards the end of last month, an agreement was made to ensure the return of the competition in mid-June. The first two fixtures scheduled to take place are Manchester City vs. Arsenal and Aston Villa vs. Sheffield United, followed by a full fixture list that weekend.

Highly valued positions in the table remain up for grabs, with only nine-points separating current fourth-place holders Chelsea from eleventh-place Crystal Palace. Join us as we take a look into the league table and remind ourselves who’s fighting for what!

League title and the battle for the Champions League

We’ll start our Premier League preview at the top. This season, Liverpool have ascended to total domination of the Premier League. As the league restarts, they’re in an incredible position up-front, with the title all but secured. With Klopp’s men needing a total of 87 points to claim their first league title in 30 years, two wins will see them move out of Manchester City’s grasp and be crowned champions of the Premier League.

Although it’s mathematically still possible for Manchester City to challenge for the title, Pep’s men will know that the dream of three Premier League titles in a row is lost to them. Secure in second place with a five-point gap and a game in hand, the Citizens will look to make the best out of the situation, and finish in second place as best of the rest. 

Much like Manchester City, Leicester City find themselves relatively secure, hovering in third place with a five-point gap to Chelsea. Brendan Rodgers will want his team to look forward and not back and will be pushing them to challenge City for a possible second-place finish, setting them up nicely for Champions League football next season.

Three points away from fifth-spot, Chelsea find themselves leading an extremely tight pack of teams fighting for the valuable fourth Champions League place. Although many considered this season a write-off for the Blues due to their summer transfer ban, Frank Lampard’s squad has shown otherwise. Chelsea will hope to continue to be able to rely on their young talented group to secure crucial points against the odds. 

The fight for Europa League

Manchester United find themselves fending off competition for a spot in the Europa League, only six points above eleventh place. Solskjaer will have bigger hopes for the Red Devils though, and no doubt have them focused on challenging Chelsea for a Champions League spot.

Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United are in similar situations. Equal on points and separated by a couple of goals, both sides will need to fight through the final games of the season for a Europa League place.

North London teams Tottenham and Arsenal have had similarly turbulent seasons, leading both clubs to change manager mid-way through the season. With Jose Mourinho and Mikel Arteta each having a point or two to prove, we’d be reluctant to rule either club out of a last-ditch effort to secure a European spot.

The battle to avoid relegation

With the restart of the league, AFC BournemouthAston Villa and Norwich City are forced to face the grim reality of their situation once again. All find themselves in the red, at the bottom of the table and in danger of relegation. Each club must view the resumption of the league as an opportunity to turn their fortunes around and pick-up some incredibly valuable points that could ensure their survival. 

Premier League Betting

You can expect plenty of Premier League Betting options at EnergyBet to ensure you can make the most of the return of the biggest football league in the world. Join us as we enjoy not only the comeback of English football but lots of other sporting competitions around the world too. 

Stay tuned to EnergyBetWorld as we’ll be previewing Europe’s other top leagues as well as this Premier League preview.


Spanish football is due for an imminent return to our screens, with La Liga set to resume play as of 11 June. Sevilla welcome Real Betis to the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium in the opening fixture.

Having been suspended since 23 March, the top division of Spanish football returns this Thursday. So, what better time than now to take a look at our La Liga preview?

As players return to their club facilities for safe training sessions, managers and coaches face the task of preparing their teams for the newest set of challenges they may face on the field. Join us as we take a look at an open La Liga table, and read on as we showcase an intense battle for first place, the fight for European positions and the scrap to avoid relegation.

La Liga title and the battle for the Champions League

Lionel Messi’s Barcelona continue the season sitting on 58 points just ahead of their historic rivals, Real Madrid. The defending champions seek their third title in as many years. Packed with experience, this Barca team knows what strings need to be pulled in order for them to claim their 27th La Liga trophy. Barcelona resume their campaign with an away fixture against Mallorca on Saturday 13 June.

Standing just two points behind the leaders, Real Madrid will eagerly await any opportunity to leapfrog their rivals and claim the league’s top spot. Secure in the runners-up position with nine points to spare, Los Blancos supporters will demand that their team push on and claim a historic 34th title at the expense of their rivals. Real Madrid’s first game back will be at home to Eibar on Sunday 14 June.

Third-place Sevilla find themselves atop close competition with only two points separating them from sixth place. With plenty of games left to play in La Liga, Los Nervionenses will need to prove they have what it takes to cope with the mounting pressure from the teams below them. Sevilla take on Real Betis this Thursday as the first game of La Liga’s return.

Real Sociedad hold onto the final Champions League spot, tied on 46 points with Getafe. Although predicted to go on and secure this position by the end of the season, Real Sociedad still need to face Real Madrid, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid, each of whom find themselves equally desperate for points. Real Sociedad will host Osasuna this Sunday 14 June.

The fight for Europa League

Getafe resume the season from fifth position, level on both points and goal difference with Real Sociedad. Bordalás will try to ensure sure that his team are in a strong position come the end of the season. To do so, they will need to overcome Atletico Madrid, who are currently only one point behind them. Getafe travel to Granada this Friday for their first fixture.

It’s been a season of many ups and downs for Atletico Madrid who find themselves in unchartered territory, occupying sixth place and a point away from Champions league positions. Simeone knows his squad is more than capable of digging themselves out of their current predicament; if only they can replicate the passion which saw them push past Liverpool in their final fixture before the break. Los Rojiblancos travel north Athletic Bilbao on Sunday 14 June.

The scrap to avoid relegation

We’ll end our La Liga preview at the bottom, as the restart of the league signals the resumption of a gruelling relegation battle. While the prospect of another year in La Liga seems out of reach for RCD Espanyol and potentially Leganes, 18th-placed Mallorca sit only one point away from safety and may yet save themselves. Just 7 points separate positions 14-18 in the table.

La Liga Betting

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