Long Shot Bets

A-League Underdogs Could be Bound for Glory

Sydney is the Australian A-League minor premier-elect and the Sky Blues have handed out a couple of hammerings to Perth this season but they may be vulnerable to a shock reverse against the Glory at nib Stadium on Sunday. Australia’s national team is in FIFA World Cup qualifying action this week but Football Federation Australia has not called a halt to its Australian A-League, which means that five of the competition’s 10 sides will have to line up without Socceroos stars. Sydney and Perth are two of the five Australian A-League teams that are missing players because of Socceroos commitments but the Sky Blues are worse off than the Glory. Australia coach Ange Postecoglou called...

Clarets to Break Premier League Away Maiden

Burnley has beaten Sunderland twice at Turf Moor this season and one thinks that the Clarets are overpriced to post their first English Premier League away victory by defeating the Black Cats again, this time at the Stadium of Light. Burnley and Sunderland are set to meet for the fourth time this term. Their first clash was in the English Premier League on New Year’s Eve, Burnley striker Andre Gray scoring a history-making hat-trick inside 53 minutes as the Clarets smashed Sunderland 4-1 at Turf Moor. Gray became the first Burnley player to score three goals in an English Premier League just five years after playing in England’s sixth tier. Burnley and Sunderland were paired in the...

How Gunners May Opt for Eddie to Succeed Arsene

Arsene Wenger’s days as Arsenal boss are numbered after the latest UEFA Champions League embarrassment for the Gunners so bookmakers are falling over themselves to quote odds about the Frenchman’s Emirates Stadium successor. Most bookmakers think that Massimiliano Allegri is highly likely to take over from Wenger when the time comes for Arsenal and the longest-serving Gunners manager ever to go their separate ways. Allegri is contracted to Juventus until the end of next term but he has been playing hard ball with the Old Lady because Arsenal and Barcelona are two of the major European teams which are in the market for a coach. Arsenal is odds against to participate in next season’s...

Arsenal Over the Odds to Finish Best of the Rest

It promised to be the most competitive Premier League in years, with Jose Mourinho taking charge at Manchester United and Pep Guardiola taking the reins across town at City. Jurgen Klopp would have his first full season in charge of Liverpool, and Antonio Conte was brought into Chelsea after impressing at the Euros with Italy. On top of that, last season’s shock Champions Leicester were defending their title, while Arsenal and Spurs – 2nd and 3rd last term – were also expected to be in the thick of the title race. In reality, Conte’s Chelsea have turned the race into little more than a procession, and the Blues have a ten-point lead at the top with just 12 games to go....

Wanderers to Have a Gas against Neutered Guests

Bristol Rovers fans have had a month to forget and the Gas are well worth opposing in their English League One match against Bolton at the Macron Stadium on Tuesday. An English League One promotion challenge was not out of the question before the transfer window slammed shut for another season but the worst nightmare of Bristol Rovers supporters happened when Matty Taylor joined Bristol City for a paltry fee. According to media reports, only 300,000 British pounds changed hands when Taylor became the first player to cross the Bristol divide since Trevor Morgan went from Rovers to City in 1987. One would have expected Bristol Rovers to receive a seven-digit amount for Taylor’s services...

Rags to Riches: Walsall to Hold Court at Wimbledon

Walsall is one of English League One’s form teams and one thinks that the Saddlers, now that they have struck upon a system that gets the best of out of their star players, are overpriced to post an away win over Wimbledon on Saturday. Inexperienced Walsall boss Jon Whitney omitted the so-called Turkish Messi, Erhun Oztumer, for several English League One rounds because the former Peterborough playmaker did not fit into the manager’s preferred system. Walsall was in danger of getting sucked into an English League One relegation scrap before Whitney, who succeeded Dean Smith as Saddlers coach midway through last season, swallowed his pride and admitted that leaving Oztumer on the...

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Punters should remember that it is often necessary to adapt their bankroll and betting strategy when it comes to these long shot bets. For instance, if you would normally bet $10 per punt, then on long shots you might wish to only bet a smaller amount, say $1 or $2. This is common practice and a sensible bankroll management strategy for long shots. For further guidance, see our piece on The Kelly Criterion for a better understanding on how much you should bet.

Sports commonly covered in the Long Shot Bets column include Football, Golf and Formula one, while it also often features entertainment bets among many other exotic markets. Our experts scour the history books and statistics to find you the best value hidden in the more obscure markets. We want to help you punish the sportsbooks for taking their eye off the ball by concentrating mainly on the more popular markets.



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