2020 Football Betting Highlights
Despite what’s been going on in the rest of the world, we’ve had quite the year of football delivered to us in 2020, from Premier League drama atop the table to an ultimate Champions League showdown between two European giants.
Fortunately, we’ve sifted through the lot for you, so you can sit back and relive the past six months of action and entertainment all from the comfort of your home, while placing your stakes on the 2020/21 season predictions and betting tips. So, first things first…
A Thrilling End To The Premier League Saga
It was pretty clear that this season’s runaway league leaders Liverpool would secure their first division title since 1990, with the Reds 25 points ahead with 10 games to go.
Yet when the 2019/20 campaign resumed after a period of lockdown, Jurgen Klopp’s men seemed to have taken the collective foot of the gas. A hammering at the hands of Manchester City followed by an unusual lapse in defence from the man mammoth Virgil Van Dijk against Arsenal that culminated in a 2-1 loss proved as much. And yet the Merseysiders still cruised to victory, in line with the season predictions.
Further down the table, however, things were far more competitive in the Champions League spots, with Leicester City loosening their grip on third spot, allowing Manchester United to usurp them on the last day of the league. The trio were joined by Frank Lampard’s Chelsea, who were able to secure their place into next season’s Champions League permutations ahead of Wolves and Arsenal.
In the basement of the Premier League, the relegation battle that ensued between Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Watford and Norwich City also provided plenty of thrill and drama. Indeed, it was Dean Smith’s men who narrowly escaped the drop into the Championship, despite the odds being against them – Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford weren’t as fortunate.
With the 2020/21 season now only a week away, make sure you check out our Premier League predictions and betting tips and place your wagers on the opening matches.Whether it’s a top-of-the-table clash, or an intense relegation scrap, with plenty of betting markets and offers on hand, your chances of emerging with cash in hand will only be a few clicks away.
A Champions League Knockout Tournament For The Ages…
With the action, just as with the Premier League, being halted for the post-COVID 19 lockdown, UEFA proposed a mini knockout tournament to finish off the Champions League ahead of the 2020/21 league campaigns, which resulted in one of the most entertaining tournaments in recent years.
Indeed, from Atalanta’s heartbreaking near-victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the semifinals were it not for some Kylian Mbappe-inspired magic, to Man City’s shock defeat to seventh-placed (in Ligue 1) Lyon in the quarterfinal, the games came in thick and fast, and so did the compelling play.So fast that Barcelona were able to do very little as Bayern Munich’s attack tore apart their defence with blistering pace in a 8-2 defeat.
The resulting final saw the German giants face-off with PSG on the 23rd August at the Estadio de Luz – a game that finished with Der FCB lifting their sixth Champions League title in Bayern’s history.We can only hope that this season’s permutations are just as thrilling – make sure you check out all our outright Champions League bets and punt on who’ll win the esteemed trophy this year.
Our expert writers and tipsters will be working around the clock to provide you with all the predictive previews and enhanced odds you need for a Champions League betting experience unlike any other.
FA Cup Glory For The Gunners Again…
Over in the FA Cup, it was Arsenal who clinched their 14th FA Cup title as part of the neverending 2019/20 campaign – an all-time record – after sweeping aside Chelsea by two goals to one, courtesy of another Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang brace.
The Gunners made light pickings of their semifinal clash, defying the outright odds against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City with an impressive attacking display. Meanwhile, Lampard’s men proved to be just as delightful to watch against a lackluster Man United. Both teams will once again be vying for more Cup magic in this season’s permutations – make sure you check out all our FA Cup promotions and betting offers as the teams start playing their third-round fixtures.