Fans who bet on soccer will be eager to see England encounter Russia again for the first time since a Euro 2008 qualifier in 2007. On that occasion, the Russian team defeated the England squad 2-1 in Moscow. This may bring English soccer betting fans bad memories; Russia finished second in the group and qualified to the Euro Cup, while England went on lose the last qualifying match to Croatia and fail to qualify to the tournament. England had previously won the home game 3-0 at Wembley including a pair of goals by Michael Owen (fun fact: Michael Owen is currently a breeder and owner of race horses).
Which teams have the better soccer betting odds of winning their respective groups? The Copa America Centenario features 16 teams instead of the traditional 12, and it’s safe to say that the “special” guests will not overstay their welcome, but that still leaves plenty of suspense as to who will make it through to the second round.
Unlike the San Jose Sharks in the NHL, the Cleveland Cavaliers will be betting on basketball underdogs even at home in the Q Arena – though not by much, either – for game 3 of the NBA championship series which the Golden State Warriors lead 2-0, according to SBG Global sportsbook:
You’ll never find Lebron James betting on basketball, which as a player he shouldn’t anyway. However, he should pay a little more attention to his team’s odds of winning game 3 of the NBA finals series versus the Golden State Warriors, even though he said he does not like to get involved in that. At SBG Global sportsbook, they stand thus:
The Golden State Warriors sometimes believe as many as six impossible things before breakfast. It was not enough to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 2 of the NBA Finals, take a 2-0 lead in the series, and put themselves just two wins away from a second consecutive championship – which in and of itself would make many people betting on basketball at SBG Global sportsbook happy – but they did so in such a way as to make the Cavs looks like the Philadelphia 76ers and not the Eastern Conference champions. The 110-77 victory was the most one-sided ever in finals game. The Warriors are now the first team to lead 2-0 in the finals since the 2009 Lakers.
The San Jose Sharks have lost the first two games of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals to the Pittsburg Penguins, but according to SBG Global sportsbook odds, the former are due for victory in game 3 of the series:
The French national team has never lost a competitive match to the Southeast Europeans. Nevertheless, experts who bet on soccer expect this one to a close contest, based on recent encounters. France and Romania have played each other officially on eight occasions; the former have won three of those matches, while the rest have ended in a draw (including four of the last five). The opening match of the Euro 2016 will be held on June 10th at Stade de France, Saint-Denis; t heir only previous game in that venue was a 1-1 draw in a World Cup qualifying game in September 2009. The two squads first met in a EURO 1996 finals game in Newcastle on June 10th, which France won 1-0 with the lone goal scored by Cristophe Dugarry – can soccer betting history repeat itself 20 years to the day? Well, other than the fact that Dugarry has been retired for over a decade.
The boxing betting terms ‘favorite’ and ‘underdog’ may take a whole new meaning at the Rio Summer Olympic Games in August. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has voted to let any boxer who wants to try and qualify and get selected for their respective national teams next month. AIBA has been criticized by the likes of Oscar de la Hoya and Mike Tyson for attempting to mix apples and oranges. Golden Boy and Iron Mike, voices of reason – how do you like them apples? Manny Pacquiao was set to compete in Rio but ultimately preferred to focus on the political ring, after having been elected a Philippine senator. Good call, Manny. Even his manager thought it was an ill-advised idea.
The Pittsburg Penguins lead the Stanley Cup Final series 2-0, and while fans betting on hockey expect the San Jose Sharks to get back in the picture with a win in game 3 at the SAP Center on Saturday, SBG Global sportsbook still favors the Penguins to bring home the gold:
The Golden State Warriors are the favorites of people betting on basketball to win game 2 of the NBA championship series on Sunday at the Oracle Arena, per SBG Global sportsbook: