One of the biggest games in world football returns on Sunday night as Real Madrid and Barcelona take part in the 180th La Liga meeting between the two.
There are only 13 games to go and the huge clash at the Bernabeu on Sunday night is likely to be a good indicator of who will lift the title and the end of this season.
No repeat of stalemate
Barcelona and Real Madrid played out an uneventful goalless draw in December with both teams desperate to give nothing away as they sat level on points at the top of the table.
A lot has changed since then and Barcelona head to the Spanish capital with a two-point lead at the top of La Liga and we can see both teams getting on the scoresheet.
Becoming a successful sports bettor starts with speaking the language. Even diehard sports fans might be new to gambling terms such as the difference between laying and getting points, long vs. short odds and steam movement vs. sharp action. The lingo quickly becomes second nature, but it’s important for bettors to consult a helpful guide before starting out. Think of it like brushing up on a few key Italian words and phrases before a trip to Rome. You need to know enough to navigate the landscape from the get-go. Our introductory guides will help the novice sports bettor get there.
Of course, gambling is all about the numbers. Knowing how to read point spreads and moneylines is essential to get off to a good start. Sports bettors will quickly realize it’s not just about picking the better team. It’s about breaking down point spreads and totals, looking for an edge in the numbers. Bettors need to know exactly what those numbers mean in order to find value on teams or in certain lines. The difference between a -120 bet and a +110 bet might seem small in the short term but understanding value and money management is the best way to become a successful bettor. We offer a comprehensive look at the numbers and how to break down the resulting value or lack thereof.
New players with deep sports backgrounds might think they’ve got it all figured out, but it takes time to learn how
The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has reached out to representatives of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), calling for a ban on gambling adverts during live broadcasts of gaelic football and hurling.
The players’ body has called for a ban to be written into GAA rules, with a motion currently prepared for GAA Congress this weekend. If successful, the proposal will then be discussed by the GAA Central Council.
It comes in response to the Economic and Social Research Institute Report published at the end of 2019, in which 80% of respondents believed teammates engage in gambling on either a daily or a weekly basis.
Paul Flynn, GPA CEO, commented: “It was clear from the ESRI Report that gambling is an issue that concerns inter-county players. The ESRI Reports, the GPA Student Report and other membership surveys allow us to listen to the voice of players and act accordingly.
“This information informs us of their views on issues of great importance to them and their playing experiences. This guides our policy developments and strategy initiatives.
“Both the GAA and the GPA have long been leaders in this area and we’ll now work with Central Council to take another big step towards removing the link between gambling and our games.”
In a statement on its website, the GPA confirmed that its representative Seamus Hickey would be campaigning for the development of a formal policy which would prohibit gambling advertising during live broadcasts of the two sports.
If the proposal
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The XFL is finally here!
The 10-week regular season kicks off on Feb. 8, and if you’re wondering where and how to bet on the new league, we’ve got you covered.
Where to Bet on the XFL
We’ve compiled a list of the nine states with legal online sports betting, most of which allow you to deposit money straight from your phone into an account.
If you’re in any of the following states, click on any of the sportsbooks listed below to bet on XFL games right now.
- New Jersey: BetMGM, bet365, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet, SugarHouse,William Hill, more books
- Pennsylvania: DraftKings, FanDuel, SugarHouse, more books
- Indiana: BetRivers, DraftKings, FanDuel
- West Virginia: DraftKings, FanDuel
- Iowa: PointsBet
- Oregon: Oregon Lottery
- New Hampshire: DraftKings
- Rhode Island: Sportsbook RI
- Nevada: Check out our full list
If you’re not in one of the nine states with legal online sports betting, you can still bet on the XFL in-person at authorized casinos in the following states:
- New York
Unfortunately, if you’re in one of the 37 states not
NFL betting is the most popular form of sports betting in the United States. But with the 2019-20 NFL season over, the XFL looks to capitalize on both the popularity of football and sports betting in its inaugural season.
Starting Saturday, February 8th, 2020, bettors in states with legal US sports betting such as NJ, IN, PA and more, will be able to wager on XFL games. If you’re in a state that is still waiting to legalize online sports betting, you can still play XFL DFS at daily fantasy sports sites like DraftKings and FanDuel.
RotoGrinders’ DFS team is excited to cover the XFL as part of our Core Premium Product – they will have projections/LineupHQ, articles, media, and more!
For more info on XFL DFS check out RotoGrinders XFL DFS primer podcast.
XFL Betting Tips — Week 5
XFL Week 2 Betting Picks (6-1)
- Eight XFL teams in 2020
- 11 vs. 11 football
- 10-week regular season (Feb. 8 – Apr. 19)
- Two games on Saturday; Two games on Sunday (ABC, ESPN, FOX, FS1)
- Two four-team divisions (East and West)
- Four playoff teams (two from each division)
- Two playoff rounds
- XFL Championship is on Sunday, April 26th at 3 p.m. ET (ESPN)
XFL Teams 2020