Group C of 2018 European World Cup qualifying gets underway with Czech Republic taking on Northern Ireland at home at the Generali Arena in Prague. Pinnacle currently lists Czech Republic as the favorites at -125 even money with Northern Ireland +436 and a draw at +243
The most anticipated English Premier League game of the weekend goes Saturday, Aug27th at White Hart Lane in London – Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool.
Liverpool will play their second straight road game of the new English Premier League season when they travel to Turf Moor to take on newly-promoted Burnley FC this Saturday, August 20th. This will also be Burnley’s second consecutive home contest as they were edged 1-0 by Swansea in their season opener last week. Liverpool built up a 4-1 lead against Arsenal in their season debut at the Emirates Stadium in London and then hung on for a 4-3 victory.
SOCCER BETTING PREVIEW – EPL 2016/17 opening day features an intriguing matchup in Liverpool where Everton will be hosting London’s Tottenham Hotspur.
The MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey will host a heavyweight soccer showdown this Wednesday, August 3rd – Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid.
ODDS & SOCCER BETTING PREVIEW: International Champions Cup continues this Wednesday as Bayern Munich take on AC Milan at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois.
Scottish Premier League champs Celtic FC host the EPL champs Leicester City in the 2016 International Champions Cup at Celtic Park in Glasgow on Saturday.
The round-of-16 knockout stage continues at the Euro 2016 tournament in France on Sunday, June 26th with reigning world champion Germany taking on Slovakia in Lille. The winning country will carry on to the quarterfinals while the loser will be packing their bags and heading home. If the game is even after 90 minutes it will go to 30 minutes of extra time. If it’s still tied, it will then be decided by a penalty shootout. Slovakia is seeking its first European Championship while West Germany was crowned winners in 1972 in Belgium and 1980 in Rome. They also won the tournament as Germany in England in 1996.
Host nation the USA will be battling it out with Colombia for the third-place game in the 2016 Copa America Centenario soccer tournament this Saturday, June 25th when the two teams meet at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona. These two teams met in the opening game of the tournament with Colombia winning a 2-0 decision in Group A. However, the Americans rebounded from that defeat to come back and win the group. The USA is playing this match after losing 4-0 to the world’ stop-ranked team Argentina in the semifinals on Tuesday night while Colombia was beaten 2-0 by fifth-ranked Chile.
Wales and Russia will battle it out in Toulouse, France this Monday, June 20th as both nations hope to land a spot in the round of 16 at the Euro 2016 tournament. England leads Group B with four points followed by Wales and Slovakia with three each and Russia with just one. A Russia win would vault them past Wales, while a Welsh win could see them win the group if England fails to beat Slovakia the same day. If Wales and Slovakia finish level on points, Wales will win the tiebreaker due to their head-to-head-win over Slovakia in their opening match. Wales is currently ranked number 26 in the world by FIFA while Russia is ranked 29th.