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Will Napoli stop Juventus domination?

Posted on | August 19, 2016 | No Comments

SSC Napoli is one of the most successful clubs in Italian football with two Serie A trophies,five Coppa Italia and two Italian Supercoppa. On the European stage they have only one trophy, the Uefa Cup in 1988-1989 season.

According to Uefa rankings from this year, Napoli are ranked as the 8th club in European football and 2nd club in Serie A. This performance is even greater, considering that they are in front of clubs like Chelsea or Paris Saint-Germain and after they were only on 106th position in 2010-2011 season. The club is also in top 20 most valuable clubs in the world, on seventeen place with a value of around $350 million.

Last season, Napoli were close to win the Serie A as they fought for the trophy with Juventus. In the end they finished only 2nd at 9 points behind Juventus. But the title was not won so easily by Juventus. Both clubs were close in the standings but in the end Napoli made a few wrong steps. Even so this is a good performance that allows them to play in the next edition of Champions League, which will bring nice profits to the club.

After last season success the fans are hoping that their favorites will win the Serie A this year and according to www.betfaircasino.com they have a good chance to do it. Anyway the things have not started so well for the fans as their star, Gonzalo Higuain was sold to their rivals Juventus. Higuain scored 36 goals in 35 games for Napoli last season.

Even if they received €90 million, which will be paid in two trances, the loss is very important because the Argentinian was decisive with his goals in many games. The fans were very upset that the striker decided to leave San Paolo for Juventus as they know that a player like Gonzalo Higuain is very hard to be replaced, but they are convinced that the board will find the best solution.

Mauro Icardi from Inter and Diego Costa from Chelsea were on the shortlist but in the end it was Arkadiusz Milik from Ajax Amsterdam for €34 million who arrived at San Paolo. Also in this summer were brought defender Lorenzo Tonelli from Empoli for €10 million, midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini from Sunderland for €1.5 million and Polonaise  midfielder Piotr Zielinski from Udinese for €16 million.

When things seemed to have cooled down, there were rumors that suggest that another important playerit is very close to leave the club. It seems that Chelsea Londra are decided to buy the Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly and they are prepared to make a bid around €70 million, an offer that is hard to refuse especially for a defender.

Napoli are also interested on Simone Zaza from Juventus and they are prepared to make an offer of around €25 million for the Italian striker.

Everybody is curios how Maurizio Sarri will manage to motivate the players to fight for the title after so many changes in the team. It’s very important how long will take for the new players to adapt to the new team and new style. Can Napoli win the Serie A? It’s to early to say that, but surely they will be a strong team.

Uefa Super Cup preview

Posted on | July 20, 2016 | No Comments

Real Madrid and FC Sevilla will meet on 9th of August at Lerkendal Stadion from Trondheim, Norway in the 2016 Uefa Super Cup. This will be the 41st edition from an annual football match organised by UEFA , where the winners from UEFA Champions League an UEFA Europa League play.

Real Madrid

Real Madrid

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Real Madrid, the winners of Champions league, and Sevilla, Europa League winners, will try to win the first trophy of the season in a third consecutive all Spanish Super Cup.
In 2014 Real Madrid and Sevilla, played at Cardiff City Stadium for the same trophy that ended with Real Madrid victory 2-0. Both goals were scored by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Last year, Sevilla faced Barcelona in UEFA Super Cup, Barcelona won the game 5–4 after extra time and claimed their fifth Super Cup title.
On 9th of August, Real Madrid and Sevilla will play the first European club final in Norway, at Lerkendal Stadion from Trondheim.

The ground was opened in 1947, initially as the home stadium of SK Freidig and FK Kvid but ten years later Rosenborg taking up residence. The stadium has a capacity of 21600 seats and is a regular UEFA Champions League venue during Rosenborg’s campaigns, and even some Norway Internationals, but never has hosted such important match.

It is a match where Real Madrid are the big favorites and their fans hope that their favorites will repeat their 2-0 victory against Sevilla from the 2014 UEFA Super Cup from Cardiff.

Los Blancos had a good run in Champions league and won a group with Paris Saint-Germain, Shakhtar Donetsk and Malmö FF. In the first Knockout round they beat Roma 4-0 on aggregate with a double 2-0.
In quarter finals they meet Wolfsburg and the Germans were close to make a surprise after they won the first leg with 2-0, but Real Madrid managed to win second leg with 3-0 and to go through to the semifinal. They won the first leg at home 1-0 against Manchester City  succeed to defend that one goal advantage in England.

The final  was a replay of the final from 2014 against the rivals Atletico Madrid. In 2014 they won after extra time, now they needed the penalty shootout to win.
Sevilla started the European campaign in Champions League, but finished 3rd in a group with Manchester City, Juventus Torino and Borussia Mönchengladbach. They failed to advanced in the knockout round of Champions League, but they qualified in Europa League. They beat Molde 3-1 on aggregate, then 3-0 with Basel in the next round.

In the quarter finals they won against Athletic Bilbao after penalty shootout. In semifinals they beat Shakhtar Donetsk 5-3 on aggregate. They beat Liverpool with 3-1 and managed to win the trophy three time in a row. Everybody is curious to see what changes will bring the new coach as Unai Emery left Sevilla for French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Rarely has a dominance of both club and international football been so strong, but Spain’s stranglehold continues, with the two domestic rivals meeting in Trondheim, on August 9, two years on from their last meeting on the same stage.

Euro 2016 quarter-finals preview

Posted on | June 30, 2016 | No Comments

The Euro 2016 quarter-finals look set to produce tightly-contested encounters. The first game of this stage will start tonight with Poland and Portugal battling for a place in the semi-finals.

Wales will play Belgium on Friday, Germany against Italy on Saturday and France against Iceland on Sunday. You can check the remaning UEFA Euro 2016 fixture list on BetHut.

With France, Germany and Italy all on the same part of the table we can have see one of Belgium, Portugal and Poland in the final.

France and Germany remain the main favorites, but Italy’s game against Spain proved that they should be also taken into consideration.

Of course the most interesting game will be Germany against Italy. This could have easily been the final.

Germany is getting stronger and stronger. They are the only team that have not conceded a goal.

Italy on the other side don’t have any individuals, as Conte recognized, but are strong as a team and very disciplined.

Wales vs Belgium preview – Euro 2016

Posted on | June 28, 2016 | No Comments

Wales will play Belgium on Friday 30 June in the second game of the Euro 2016 quarter-finals. Wales were placed in Group B along with England, Slovakia and Russia. They won the group with 6 points as they beat Russia and Slovakia and lost against England. Wales managed to qualify in the quater-finals after winning 1-0 against Nord Ireland in the next round.

Wales vs Belgium

Wales vs Belgium

On the other side Belgium were in the Group E with  Italy, Sweden and Ireland. They finished 2nd with 6 points, same as Italy. In the next round  they passed Hungary with a categorical 4-0 win.

Belgium and Wales were in the same Qualifying Group for Euro 2016 and both coaches know the strengths and weaknesses of the other team. Wales have won 4 points in the last 2 games but even so Belgium are the favorites according to the odds from Bet365. Wales manager Chris Coleman has praised Belgium squad and said that the minimum expectation for such players must be the semifinal.

For both sides is a good  chance to make history and they will do anything to win this match. With the favorites Germany and France on the other side of the table, the Belgium players are convinced that they can go through to the final and win it.

For Wales a win in this game could be a good chance of reaching a semifinal of a major football tournament for the first time ever. They participated at a major tournament only once before this summer, at World Cup in 1958 where they reached the quater-finals.

Playing Sport Themed Real Money Games

Posted on | June 20, 2016 | No Comments

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The sport themed Real money games with slot game formats are some of the most popular games that anyone is going to play on websites like the Insta Casino. The Insta Casino and websites like it are going to attract people who really like sports to begin with for a lot of different reasons. Sports tend to strike a lot of the same chords as online gambling, and they’re going to attract a lot of the same people. Sports are all about adrenaline, competition, succeeding against the most impossible odds, pushing forward when the world seems to be throwing around too many obstacles, and becoming improbably wealthy in the process. These are the sorts of emotions and narratives that have appeal in the world of gambling. They have appeal in both worlds, so they’re going to become popular in both worlds, and they will mix with one another when it is possible for them to mix in the first place.

Naturally, sport themed Real money games with slot mechanics are going to be more common than sport themed Real money games with table game mechanics. Slot games just lend themselves to so many different themes that it’s easy for the developers to more or less add in anything that they want, and sports themes are going to be convenient choices for a number of reasons. The idea of sports themed blackjack seems to be more speculative. Oddly enough, sports themed poker would probably be popular, since many of the same people who like online sports betting really like poker games of all kinds. However, the sport themed Real money games with slot mechanics are still always going to be the most common sport themed real money games.

There’s a lot of pressure for developers to keep on producing real money games today. Real money games keep on getting more popular, and it’s important for developers to keep on expanding the market. They need to keep on releasing new material in order to accomplish market expansion on that level. Popular genres need to expand in order to stay popular, and they need constant influxes of new material. The sport themed Real money games with slot mechanics that people can find are only a few games among hundreds by this point in time. Developers are lucky to have a few such reliable themes.

Should Fifa introduce video replay?

Posted on | August 18, 2010 | No Comments

The video replay one of the most discussed topic in football in the recent years.

Everyone expects from the referees to be perfect, or at least to reduce the mistakes during the games but it looks that this is a very hard task to do. So everyone tries to find solutions, and Fifa is pressed from all sides to come with an alternative.

In the first phase Fifa tried the system with 6 referees, tested it in Europa League, but even this solution doesn’t seem to be better. There were also speculations that the ball should contain a chip to signal when the ball passes the line of the goal but the solutions is not well seen by the specialists.

So at the moment it looks like the only viable solution is the video replay.Regarding the video replay the opinions are divided with a plus for it. Fifa is pressed to take a decision especially after the World Cup mistakes, when some of them proved to be crucial.

So after rugby, basketball, tennis or american football we might have video replays also in football. This decision would bring advantages but not only.

At advantages we can mention fewer mistakes that can decide games and fewer scandals. On the other side the spirit and the charm of the game would suffer.  Imagine for example a game show with a similar setup – a Who Wants To Be Millionaire Online Game for example would take so long and become boring. Also the game could have more than 10 minutes of additional time which could determine the players to lose their patience  awaiting for the verdict, the fluidity of the game could also suffer.

The final decision will be taken in November but there are chances for a positive answer.

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