Belgium vs England – Third Place Playoff – Preview, Predictions and Betting Tips

Sadly, Football is not coming home, but the Three Lions are not yet done in the FIFA World Cup. England will face other losing semi-finalists Belgium in the third-place play-off at Saint Petersburg Stadium on Saturday. England lost to Croatia in the extra time of their semi-final in a heart-breaking manner. Following an early goal from Kieran Trippier, England looked set for their first World Cup final after 1966. However, goals from Ivan Perisic and Mario Mandzukic dumped England out of the competition. Despite their exit, the English side has…

Read More

Manchester United vs Tottenham – betting tips and predictions

The Premier League action will begin with a blockbuster fixture this weekend as Manchester United host Tottenham at Old Trafford in an afternoon kickoff on Saturday. United are currently level on points with Spurs, but they sit in the second spot owing to a better goal difference. However, last weekend, Jose Mourinho’s side suffered their first defeat of the season as they lost at Huddersfield. The game against Spurs would arguably be United’s toughest challenge this season, and another defeat could set the alarm-bells rolling in the United camp. As…

Read More

Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – betting tips and predictions

Manchester United will be massive favourites to claim three points when they face hapless Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on Saturday afternoon. The Red Devils fulfilled their Champions League deputies in Moscow on Wednesday, and they would basically get only 48 hours before their kick-off against Palace. However, they would be high on confidence on the back of their 4-1 demolition of CSKA Moscow in Champions League. In their last league fixture, United registered a hard-fought 1-0 win at Southampton. As things stand, Jose Mourinho’s side are behind leaders Manchester…

Read More

Manchester United vs Everton – betting tips and predictions

Manchester United are riding high on confidence ahead of their league game against Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Red Devils had dropped their first points in the league last weekend when they drew 2-2 at Stoke, but they got back to winning ways with a 3-0 win over Basel in Champions League. As things stand, Jose Mourinho’s side occupy the top spot in the league table ahead of local rivals City on goal difference. United didn’t concede a single goal in their first three games, and Stoke are…

Read More

Manchester United vs Leicester City predictions and betting tips

Manchester United will look to build on their perfect start to the season when they host 2015-16 champions Leicester City at Old Trafford in the late kickoff on Saturday. United have emerged as early-season favourites after registering consecutive 4-0 victories over West Ham and Swansea. The game against the Foxes could be United’s biggest test yet this season, but Jose Mourinho would be confident of his side getting three points at home. Romelu Lukaku has managed to score in each of his two league appearances for United while Paul Pogba…

Read More

Summer Transfer Betting Tips

With the summer transfer window upon us, there has been much talk about one of the most anticipated seasons in football. While the actual football season is thrilling and heart stopping in itself, the summer transfer period is just as exciting with many fans and punters speculating who will join or leave their favourite clubs. In addition to this, there’s a wide range of football betting sites offering the latest odds. One of the most exciting discoveries is how many big-name players will join other clubs and how much money…

Read More

Five key transfers waiting to happen this summer

We are already in May, and it is not long before curtains are drawn on another season in most of the major European Leagues. However, with the closure of the regular season, everyone’s attention will turn towards the summer transfer window. Football Agents will become the most important people in the industry and billions will be spent by the clubs on transfer fees. Like every summer, a lot of footballing talent will switch allegiances over the course of the upcoming window. In this feature, we are going to take a…

Read More

A look at the Premier League Golden Boot race

An untimely injury to Tottenham striker Harry Kane has thrown open the race for the Premier League Golden Boot. At the time of writing, Everton frontman Romelu Lukaku leads the race with 21 goals. Tottenham ace Harry Kane is not far behind him, but he is ruled out with an injury at the moment. Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Chelsea’s Diego Costa also remain in contention, and their presence definitely makes this race a lot more entertaining. One can also not rule out Man Utd star Zlatan Ibrahimovic from making a late surge…

Read More

Clubs on red alert after Premier League star turned down new deal

Everton ace Romelu Lukaku has turned down the new deal on the table from the Toffees, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Belgian had been involved in contract negotiations with the club for some time, and last month, his agent, Mino Raiola, said that the new deal between his client and the club is 99.9% done. However, at the weekend, Lukaku dismissed signing a new contract in an interview with a Belgian broadcaster, and now Sky Sports are claiming that the striker has told his club that…

Read More

Chelsea receive double-transfer boost

Chelsea have received a double-transfer boost in their pursuits of two top European strikers. London Standard reports that Antonio Conte’s priority in the transfer market is to sign a world-class striker in the summer and Everton’s Romelu Lukaku and Real Madrid’s Alvaro Morata sit at the top of his wish list. The report speculates that the Blues have been given positive indications in both cases. Morata re-joined Real Madrid from Juventus last summer, but he has managed only six league starts this season. He is reportedly frustrated at the lack…

Read More

Chelsea to launch late massive spending spree

Chelsea are planning to launch a massive spending spree in the closing stages of the transfer window. The Express claims that the Blues intend to spend up to £150 million before the transfer window shuts down at the end of this month. The West London club have faced continuous frustration in their pursuit of Napoli centre-back Kalidou Koulibaly as the Naples club are not willing to budge on their £50m valuation of the Senegal international. However, Chelsea are still hopeful of signing their primary defensive target in the coming days. The report…

Read More

Everton plan to go John Stones-style on Romelu Lukaku

Everton are prepared to take a John Stones-style stance on Chelsea’s interest in Romelu Lukaku, with boss Ronaldo Koeman prepared to turn down all bids for the Belgian striker, according to a report by the Daily Mail. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. However, the Times later claimed Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and…

Read More

Chelsea to make massive but final bid for Everton striker

The Paul Pogba transfer has had many chapters, but so does the one of Romelu Lukaku. Now, reports have revealed that Chelsea are going to make a final offer for the Everton striker. On Monday, reports said the Toffees were confident that the Belgium international would start the new Premier League season at Goodison Park, which starts with an home encounter against Tottenham on August 13, unless their £75 million valuation was met. But today, the Times claims Chelsea believe they can re-sign their former player for less and have warned Everton that, if…

Read More

Conte confirms Chelsea star might leave this summer

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has refused to confirm that striker Diego Costa will be playing for the West London club next season. The 27-year-old, who is yet to feature for the Blues during their US tour due to a minor back injury, has been consistently linked with a return to Atletico Madrid for quite some time now. The La Liga club have also time-and-time again expressed their desire to bring their former striker back to Vicente Calderon. Now, Conte has further fuelled the rumours linking Costa to Atletico by refusing to…

Read More

Chelsea linked with two world-class strikers

Chelsea have been linked with two top strikers in the space of last 48 hours. The Blues, who have already bought Michy Batshuayi from Marseille this summer, are reportedly looking to procure another striker before next season. Italian football journalist Gianluca di Marzio has claimed that the West London club have made a bid of £50 million for their former player – Everton striker Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has earlier hinted that he could quit the Merseysiders this summer. Along with Chelsea, Lukaku has also attracted attention from the likes…

Read More

Arsenal hold talks with two star strikers, ready to make massive wage bid for Alvaro Morata

With Manchester United, Manchester City, and Chelsea ready to redeem their poor season by hiring a new coach, Arsenal can’t sit still and watch those three clubs fight it out for the Premier League crown. The Gunners have been on the look out for a new top striker, and several big names have been mentioned. Now, according to a report by The Sun, Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has held talks with Everton striker Romelu Lukaku and Lyon forward Alexandre Lacazette as he looks to bolster the Arsenal attack. Lukaku provided 25 goals and seven…

Read More

Arsenal reportedly agree personal terms with Romelu Lukaku

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is keen to land a new top-level striker who can add the killer instinct their current options lack, and according to the latest reports, the Gunners are making progress on landing a big transfer target. According to Italian journalist Emanuele Giulianelli, Arsenal have agreed personal terms with Romelu Lukaku ahead of making a summer bid for the Belgium international. The 23-year-old provided 25 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances in all competitions last season for the Toffees and has scored two goals thus far at Euro 2016, twice…

Read More

Chelsea to target Liverpool flop forward and Juventus midfielder

Chelsea have identified Liverpool forward Christian Benteke as one of the possible summer targets. The Times claims that the Blues aim to sign Everton forward Romelu Lukaku during the summer transfer window. However, if they fail to land their preferred target, they will turn their attention towards his Belgian compatriot. Liverpool signed the forward for £32 million from Aston Villa last summer, but after having failed to impress manager Jurgen Klopp in his debut season at Anfield, he is touted to leave the club in the summer. Benteke managed only…

Read More

Top clubs to battle for young Everton stars, Toffees continue search of new manager

Everton are set for a squad overhaul as The Toffees disappointed this season, finishing in 11th place in the Premier League and sacking manager Roberto Martinez. According to the Mail on Sunday, Everton remain interested in appointing Manuel Pellegrini as their new manager, following talks last week. The Argentine’s reign at Manchester City came to end due to the signing of Pep Guardiola and joins a list of potential managers with Ronald Koeman, Unai Emery, Frank de Boer and David Moyes. However, The Toffees are not the only club interested in Pellegrini,…

Read More

Premier League Season Review – Everton

lukaku everton

Everton: 11th FA Cup: Semi-finals Capital One Cup: Semi-finals The distraction and the fixture congestion caused by the Europa League was the main reason provided for an indifferent campaign for Everton in 2014-15 as they fell way below the standards set when narrowly missing out on the top four in Roberto Martinez’ first season in charge. This time there was no such excuse and there were some encouraging signs to begin with, but it all ended up going horribly wrong as a squad full of talent flopped badly once again.…

Read More

Chelsea dealt two transfer blows, chasing surprising duo of central defenders

With new manager Antonio Conte joining Chelsea after Euro 2016, the Blues are primed for a big summer transfer window to improve on their very poor Premier League season. However, the Stamford Bridge club were handed two serious transfer blows this week. Chelsea have told Everton they will not just give the Toffees what they want for Romelu Lukaku. The Belgian striker has made it clear he wants to leave Goodison Park and is open to a return to Stamford Bridge. However, the Blues will not pay the £65 million Everton are…

Read More

Chelsea in pursuit of Everton duo

Chelsea are not giving up on their pursuit of Everton duo Romelu Lukaku and John Stones if the latest reports are to be believed. The Blues have been strongly linked with both players recently and according to Belgian source Het Laatste Nieuws (via Metro), they have already contacted Everton to discuss the potential transfers. Both players have a lot of suitors in the transfer market, and it won’t be an easy task for the West London club to secure their signings. Chelsea tried to sign Stones last summer, but their multiple…

Read More

ICYMI: Manchester United’s FA Cup semi-final win in five crucial moments [Videos]

Manchester United booked their place in the FA Cup final at Wembley on May 21 against either Watford or Crystal Palace after beating Everton 2-1. We’re looking back to the game’s best moments. Moment 1: Wayne Rooney denies Romelu Lukaku Half-time at Wembley and 0-1 for @ManUtd… Should @RomeluLukaku9 have scored this opportunity? #FACup https://t.co/VuAGgTkAPE — Eleven Sports BE (@ElevenBE_nl) 23 april 2016 Moment 2: Marouane Fellaini puts United 1-0 up Moment 3: David De Gea saves Romelu Lukaku’s penalty Moment 4: Chris Smalling’s own goal 1-1! @ChrisSmalling with the…

Read More

Chelsea to launch a sensational swoop for Everton duo

Chelsea are planning to all guns blazing in the upcoming transfer window. According to a report in Daily Star, the Blues are planning to launch a £90million swoop for Everton duo of John Stones and Romelu Lukaku. The Blues attempted to sign Stones last summer, but their three bids were turned down by the Toffees. The centre-back has suffered a slump in his form this season, but the Blues are convinced that he could provide a long-term defensive solution for their squad. The West London club are ready to offer £40 million…

Read More

Jose Mourinho badly hurt Chelsea’s bid for Romelu Lukaku

Everton’s Romelu Lukaku has scored a total of 18 Premier League goals this season and has been linked with a big transfer next summer. The 22-year-old joined the Toffees from Chelsea for £28 million two years ago and has revealed he’s ready to take the next step in his career, having a desire to play Champions League football. The likes of Juventus, Manchester United, and Bayern Munich have been linked to Lukaku, but incoming Chelsea coach Antonio Conte has been said to be a fan of the Belgian, according to The…

Read More