Home Blog Page 2

Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce in the running for West Brom job

Following the unfortunate sacking of Tony Pulis, West Bromwich Albion have said they are willing to take time to find a suitable replacement. West Brom made the decision to release Pulis as manager on Monday following a 4:0 beating at home to Chelsea.

Tony Pulis record at West Brom had been fairly decent with a win ration of 30%. But the team has seen a dramatic decline in results since the start of the season and up to the Chelsea match last Saturday, with The Baggies losing four out of the last five games.

West Brom are now just one point from the relegation zone, so while the board of Directors are keen not to rush in finding a new manager, time is of the essence.

Alan Pardew 7/2 – Betfair
Ronald Koeman 10/1 – Paddy Power
Martin O’Neil – Ladbrokes

Who’s in the race to be the next West Brom manager?

Since Pulis departure there been a list of potential candidates with Martin O’Neil, Alan Pardew, Nigel Pearson and Big Sam Allardyce in the line-up.

West Broms Chinese owner Lai and the chairman has made it clear that the board want a manager with Premier League experience, as the fight to stay out of the drop-zone will be extemely difficult. This would rule out Northern Ireland manager Martin O’Neil who hasn’t managed in the EPL since 2013 with Sunderland.

Could Pardew save The Baggies?

Pardew certainly has the experience to handle the pressures of a dog-fight at the bottom, but realistically what can he do that Pulis couldn’t? That said Alan Pardew does have a decent win ration of near to 40% for both Newcastle and Crystal Palace.

Nigel Pearson who was assistant to Bryson Robson till 2006 looks a contender but is currenlt with OH Leuven in the Belgian Second Division, so it looks less likely that this will materialise.

Baggies fans have put in their 2 cents over the role, suggesting that former Everton manager Ronald Koeman would be the best fit for the club. While the Dutchman would be a good fit, it may be early-doors for him to take another management role, given how his position with Everton ended.

Don’t forget Big Sam

So this leave Sam Allardyce who has been out of managerial work since the summer (May 2017) when he parted company with Crystal Palace. Big Sam definitely has the experience but has hinted in the past that his next role would only be at an international level and not with a club.

Gay Megson who returned to the club as assistant in the summer has been put in as temporary caretaker as The baggies face Spurs this weekend.

Joseph Parker given insulting offer to fight Joshua

Anthony Joshua’s aim of heavy-weight unification in 2018 hit a major hurdle this week, after Joseph Parker confirmed his camp has received an offer from Eddie Hearn – and it was insultingly low.

Joseph Parker is the current WBO champion and during a press conference last week the team suggested they would accept a 40:60 split in Joshua’s favour for a potential unification fight. But David Higgins who is Parker’s manager believes negotiations have already collapsed even before they have started.

Higgins confirmed he received an email from Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn and the offer was so low that he believes it must be be a joke. Higgins says:

“I got this weird email from Eddie, but he must have been hacked. He made the most ridiculously low offer. It could be the most insulting offer in boxing history.”

Given that the fight would unify yet another belt in the heavy-weight category, Higgins believe that a 40 percent was pretty reasonable.

But Higgins has hinted that Joseph Parker isn’t restricted to fighting AJ and has other options.

“They pay us 40 percent and no less or they fight Wilder, who will obviously win and then we’ll fight Wilder on a 50-50 split” once Wilder has all three belts.

Eddie Hearn may have his work cut out for him if Anthony Joshua wants a chance to unify all heavy-weight belts. Duco Events do not appear to be backing down and AJ’s team aren’t careful they could seriously supper any chances of this fight happening in 2018.

LeoVegas acquires Royal Panda for €120m | But is it a good deal?

leovegas acquires royal panda

LeoVegas looks set to acquire Royal Panda in a deal that could cost the Swedish gaming firm a massive €120 million. Currently both parties have entered into an agreement in principle.

As part of the contract Web Investments Limited, a Maltese company that owns the Royal Panda brand, would receive €60 million up front. The Maltese firm could potentially receive a further €60 million if the company makes total earnings of €50 million within 12 months following the acquisition.

An incredible coup by LeoVegas

To ensure LeoVegas is in a position to take advantage of future opportunities, LeoVegas Group has obtained a debt financing deal of €100 million. Of this €40 million will be reserved for a revolving credit facility. The deal is expected to be completed by 1st December 2017.

LeoVegas believes that Royal Panda’s brand works well with sports betting customers, following the recent introduction of their sportsbook. Royal Panda generates most of it’s earning from the UK market, which accounts for 50% of it’s revenue. Total earning grew by 63% from the previous year to a decent €9.8 million.

Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas Group CEO was excited by the prospect “With the help of the strong symbolic value in the panda, the company has built a premium brand among gamer’s, and we will complement LeoVegas with Royal Panda.”

Following the aquisition LeoVegas group have re-adjusted it’s financial targets for 2018.

What does LeoVegas acquiring Royal Panda mean for punters?

Given the refinancing required to purchase Royal Panda, should reassure punters that LeoVegas is in a strong financial position.

It’s not completely unfeasible that the two firms could merge, but I think given LeoVegas demand for a brand that attracts sports customers, it’s unlikely we will see this happening any time soon.

Now that LeoVegas acquires Royal Panda and has the financial clout backing it. do not be surprised to see more purchases of big name casino sites going forward into 2018.

Eddie Hearn says Joshua v Wilder will happen in 2018

Anthony Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn has reassured boxing fans that negotiations for the unification fight are making good progress and a fight between Joshua and Deontay Wilder is likely to happen sometime in 2018.

Unification is on the cards

Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko early this year to add the WBA title to his IBF belt. Wilder currently holds the WBC title and a fight between Joshua and Wilder would finally unify the belts, with the winner walking away with all three and regarded as the undisputed heavy-weight champion.

Wilder looks to be in incredible shape building up to this fight, following the American beating Bermane Stiverne in a one-round knockout last weekend in New York. This week Wilder appears to be ready to go to war with Joshua, claiming the Brit and his team around him are doing what they can to avoid fighting Wilder.

Hearn spoke to Sky Sports on now negotiations are progressing between both camps:

“Our job to deliver but it doesn’t happen overnight. We have to respect but we also need to do great business for Joshua. If we offered Wilder his true worth, the meeting would last two minutes.”

AJ want to be champ end of 2018

But Eddie Hearn has also hinted that AJ could face Joseph Parker before then. Parker is currently WBO champion and Joshua’s mission is to be the unified champion by the end of 2018.

In the meantime Tyson Fury who currently doesn’t hold a British boxing license has gone onto Twitter to goat Joshua and the Watford-born dream of becoming the undisputed champion.

Fury has publicly highlighted his lack of focus and desire after beating Klitschko, having “achieved everything I want”. Should AJ unify the belts we could see Fury come out of retirement for one last fight against Joshua.

Brazil F1 Betting Tips 2017 | Lewis proves he’s a cut above the rest

brazil f1 betting tips

What a fortnight it’s been for Lewis Hamilton and in this weeks Brazil F1 betting tips 2017 we review the events that lead Britain’s most successful F1 champion to his fourth title and look forward at the prospect of whether he can break all records in the future.

Lewis Hamilton left Mexico City the 2017 world drivers champion and given his recent performances in the second-half of the season it’s well deserved. It was a remarkable achievement for the British driver, as it looked at one point in that race that he may not even cross the line.

Verstappen to win in Brazil NOW 7/1 – PaddyPower
Vettel to be quickest in qualifying NOW 7/2 – BoyleSports

Nightmare start for Hamilton

The first corner off the grid saw young Max Verstappen take the lead from Sebastian Vettel but in doing so both drivers touched. This looked like a good opportunity for Lewis to take advantage but it was not a good move as it turned out. The Brit passed Vettel on the outside and it looked like it would stick, but Sebastian accidentally caught the rear tyre of Hamilton causing a puncture which saw him at the back of the field after a quick tyre change.

Max wiped the floor with everyone in Mexico City.

It left Hamilton struggling to catch the pack and only reached the last ten about lap 65, finally finished in ninth. Vettel fared a bit better to work his way through to fourth, but not enough to stop Lewis being crowned WDC for the fourth time.

Verstappen dominated up-front

The race winner Max Verstappen was in a race of his own. The Dutchman not only led the race from start to finish but did it in style and passed the chequered flag some 20 seconds ahead of the next best driver (Valtteri Bottas) and almost a minute ahead of Kimi Raikkonen.

We have been saying for a while Max will take the title soon and this races shows he has the right stuff. We think if Hamilton and Vettel had not collided Max would still have won. It was a pity that Hamilton was getting all the praise at the end of the race taking a bit of the shine off Verstappen’s triumph, but there will be plenty more days of praise for this young driver.

Not everyone at Red Bull was smiling

There was a few non finishers with the main one being Verstappen’s team mate Daniel Ricciardo. The Aussie only managed lap 5 which was a disappointment for him but he has had the best part of the luck during the start of this season and the tides appear to be turning on him. Daniel suffered a turbo failure, Marcus Ericsson lap 55 and Brendon Hartley lap 30 with engine trouble, and Nico Hulkenberg with power unit failure lap 24.

One good result was Fernando Alonso he finished the race 10th a great result for a driver who has rarely seen the end of a race in 2017.

The next race is in Brazil on 10 – 12th of November, with the constructors and championship titles complete it is just team points the drivers will be looking for. It can mean a lot of money to the teams, especially the smaller ones. So as far as winners go we here at Betotg think any of the top drivers will take this race, but it’s always worth that big money outside bet.

Max is currently on fire and certainly has the momentum, but in Brazil both Ferrari and Red Bull may suffer as this is a track that favours Mercedes raw speed over aero packages.

Brazil F1 Betting Tips 2017 BetOTG Predictor

1. Lewis Hamilton
2. Valtteri Bottas
3. Max Verstappen

In 2018 we have a new and young British driver joining the paddock. At only 17 years of age British driver Lando Norris is joining McLaren, he comes from Glastonbury Somerset and will be reserve driver taking the place of Jenson Button.

He has come through the usual F1 steps (world karting champion and Formula three champion). The Brit will be driving in formula two as well as his place as McLaren reserve, good things are being said about him but only time will tell.

Moyes will relish huge challenge at West Ham

moyes signs west ham

It came as no surprise that no sooner had Slaven Bilic left the London Stadium, that David Moyes was poised to be the new manager at West Ham.

Slaven Bilic was released by West Ham on Monday following a humiliating 4:1 defeat to Liverpool on the weekend. It now puts the Hammers into the relegation zone for the first time this season.

Bilic’s position became untenable

Crack’s in Bilic’s management at the club began at the start of last season and the way the Payet situation was handled. In the end the Frenchman left the club in the January transfer window.

But not before he cause major discontent in the dressing room which affected results on the pitch. Since then the Hammers have been in a downward spiral despite the new signings in the summer.

Last chance saloon for Moyes

Moyes has been out-of-contract since the summer where he parted company with Sunderland, winning only 8 games in 43 matches, that’s just under a 19% win ratio.

It’s been a difficult ride for David Moyes ever since leaving Everton. His transition to Manchester United manager following Sir Alex Ferguson was never an easy option, but the Scotsman did have a better win record at United than in his previous club and than his successor Louis Van Gaal.

Moyes was all smiles during his first training session with the players.

Since then he had a torrid time at Real Sociedad with the fans on his back from the start and the recent departure at Sunderland. So this recent move back to a decent side in the Premier League really is the last chance for Moyes.

What do the Pundits make of Moyes at West Ham?

Former Hammers striker Dean Ashton made it loud and clear what Moyes faces at the London Stadium.

“As a player, David Moyes coming in wouldn’t inspire me. That is what’s going to be hard because he’s going to have to overcome that straight away.”

Moyes first game in charge of the Hammers will be away to Watford this Sunday 12th November.

BGO joins the wager free revolution with 50 Free Fair Spins

bgo fair spins

BGO who took the gambling industry by storm with it’s genius marketing campaigns are at it again. This time they’re joining the revolution by completely scrapping wager requirements on new customer bonuses before a player can withdraw any winnings. BGO Fair Spins gives players an honest bonus without taking the mikey, lets take a closer look.

Has wagering gone too far?

The whole purpose of wager requirements was to protect online bookmakers and casino sites from rogue punters. It stopped new customers getting the maximum bonus and then completely withdrawing the money without gambling and walking away in profit. But over the years some big

What is BGO Fair Spins?

It does exactly what it says on the tin. BGO are now offering 18+ new customers who join up to 50 wager-free Fair Spins on a selected number of slot games. Any winnings you make you get to keep without any of the hefty wagering multipliers you would have had to make in the past before withdrawing any winnings.

You can earn 1 free fair spin for every £1 you deposit on your welcome bonus, which means the maximum you would deposit is £50. Minimum deposit is just £10 so you get a minimum of 10 BGO fair spins. The spins are limited to a number of slot games, which include: Hansel and Gretel, Starburst, Aloha and Shangri-La Cluster.

There’s always a catch

Bear in mind that the BGO fair spins only have a 3-day expiry date on them, so once you receive them, i’d suggest you use them straight away.

Minimum withdrawal is £20 so you would need at least this amount before taking any money out of your account. Finally this offer is not available to customers depositing using Neteller or Skrill. Be sure to read BGO’s full terms and conditions before sign-up and depositing.

Times they are a changing

There’s been a size-mik shift in the industry and the Gambling Commission is clamping down on sports betting and casino sites that look to take advantage of punters.

I think the days of eye-watering wagering requirements of up to 60x has come to an end and it’s likely you’ll see more and more casino sites following BGO’s lead. So what does this mean for the regular punter? Put it simply – great value gambling.

This offer is correct at the time of publishing and is subject to change. For a full list of the latest offers and terms and conditions, please refer to the main website.

Conquer Casino Review

conquer casino

Betotg have been looking at one of the new kids on the block, Conquer Casino and boy do we do like what we see. We’re sure that by the end of this review you’ll understand what we mean!


  • Over 280 of games to choose from.

You can quickly find the game you want from the professional site heading, which makes their games look incredibly inviting. They have plenty of old favourites and new challenges with titles such as Microgaming’s Bridesmaids Slots, Gorilla Go Wild and Game of Thrones.

conquer casinoWelcome Bonuses on Conquer Casino

Once registered on Conquer casino, you will find as a new player you will get the 100% cash match bonus up to £200. This is the perfect way to start the gaming fun straight away. The bonuses will continue because Conquer Casino offer a 2nd deposit bonus of 50% up to £300 and a 100% bonus on the 3rd up to £300.

Regular Promotions

  • There are daily and weekly specials such as Monday madness and game of the day. Or how about protection day which gives you back 10% of any losses; if you haven’t signed up after reading that, what have we got to do?
  • There is also a VIP points system where you’ll receive one point for every £16 wagered.


  • Available on Mobile, iPhone and windows.

You can access all the games easily on your mobile phone including iPhone and windows.

Banking Method

  • You can use the usual credit and debit cards, also you can deposit or withdraw through cards such as Neteller, Skrill, and Ukash.

So there you have it, we think this Casino is one of the best around. From the minute you sign up you will find Conquer Casino is simple to use and you will feel like you are being dealt with by true professionals. You can easily get to speak to them if you have any questions, as there is always someone who will answer any queries.

We hope our article has helped you make up your mind to join Conquer Casino.

Please Note: All website information, sign-up bonus and promotions are correct of publishing and are subject to change, refer to the main website for all terms and conditions.

Joshua v Takam Betting Tips 2017 | Carlos poses a real threat to AJ

joshua v takam betting tips

With just over 24 hours to go, for this Joshua v Takam betting tips 2017 we take a look at Joshua’s stand-in opponent stats and give you our opinion of how the fight may play out, as well as some decent value odds.

Ever since Anthony Joshua ended the career of Wladimir Klitschko in one of the best heavyweight fights for a decade. The North-Londoners profile has gone into the stratosphere, with talk of a final unification fight with American Deontay Wilder who holds the WBC.

But both Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn are in no rush to go state-side and have suggested a fight with Wilder could be on the cards in late 2018. Until then Joshua has a few “pay-day” fights scheduled with some second-rate boxers past their prime.

Joshua had planned to fight the Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev who has a pretty decent career of 25 KO’s and only one loss to Klitschko back in Nov 2014. But the Bulgarian has to pull-out of the this fight due to a hamstring injury. With less than 3 weeks to go in steps Carlos Takam who was scheduled to be Anthony’s next opponent in early 2018.

AJ writing his own history

With Klitschko now heading for retirement and it’s unlikely we’ll ever see Tyson Fury back in the ring after the Mancunian declined to register for his UK boxing licence last month, there are very few strong opponents who can stop Joshua from dominating boxing for a decade.

Chinks in the champs armour

What stood out from Joshua’s previous fight against Klitschko was that the Londoner was caught out a number of times by a boxer way past his prime. A turning point in the fight came in the sixth when Wlad dropped Joshua on the canvas, with a full body shot to the chin.

To be fair to Anthony is was the first time he had to pull himself off the canvas after a heavy blow from a top fighter and he took it well. But it suggests that the champ has some weaknesses to his game-plan and a younger opponent with similar ability could cause Joshua some trouble.

joshua v takam betting tips 2017
Joshua set to dominate the heavy-weight division.

Could an upset be on the cards

Anyone who think that this fight is a walk-in-the-park for Joshua hasn’t paid attention to Takam’s scorecard. Apart from an defeat early on in his career, the Cameroonian born boxer has only lost to Povetkin and Parker in recent years, so he’s definitely no push over.

Joshua v Takam Betting Tips 2017 Predictor

If Takam has any chance of winning this fight it has to be during the early rounds. I’m sure the he will come of of his corner and give it everything he has to try and put Joshua off-guard. Takam likes to get close-in which is the opposite of Joshua’s style so expect the start to be chaotic.

This is clearly Joshua’s to lose and provided Eddie Hearn has done his homework, Joshua should comfortably beat the French-Cameroonian. With that said Joshua will likely beat Takam later in the fight between seven and ninth round but the Brit needs to keep his head if the Frenchman causes an upset in the early round.

Mexican F1 Betting Tips 2017 | Hamilton cruising to fourth title

mexican f1 betting tips 2017

It’s come round quick yet again, so in this Mexican F1 betting tips 2017 we review Hamilton’s stellar performance in the USA GP and just what Vettel need to do to rain on Lewis’s parade to stop the Brit taking the title in Mexico.

Hamilton stepped-up to another level in the second-half of this season winning the last 5 out of 6 races.

Lewis in cruise-control to fourth title

It’s fair to say that Lewis Hamilton’s could have collected his fourth world championship during the USA GP, but Sebastian Vettel’s second place put a stop to that. Still Lewis leaves America for Mexico leading by 66 points, so on paper he only needs to come sixth in the race to take the title and who would bet against him?

Again in Austin he was in a class of his own. After a bit of a slow start off the line (letting Vettel take the lead) Lewis just waited patiently in the wake of the Ferrari and when the chance presented itself he pounced to take the lead back and from there he was untouchable.

Dutch finesse hampered by poor marshal’s

The race itself was a treat for the fans with plenty of wheel to wheel battles, but driver of the day had to be wonder-kid Max Verstappen. The Dutchman proved just how good a driver he is, starting from sixteenth on the grid he fought hard to come over the line in an impressive third place – a huge triumph.

But as we have seen in the past the stewards who I am sure were not watching the race gave him a five second penalty for having four wheels off the track just before he passed Kimi Raikkonen to take the podium place.

Had the stewards watched the race they would have observed many drivers doing the same thing. It’s hard to see how it helped Max, in qualifying if you run that far off the track it slows you down, it was such a shame as it robbed the fans of a wonderful finish.

Groundhog-day for Alonso

It’s been confirmed that Fernando Alonso has signed another contract with Mclaren and as usual Fernando failed to finish yet again in Austin. After 3 years with the team you can only assume his decision to stay is financial as year on year McLaren and Honda have failed to come up with a decent competitive car. Unless there’s something Alonso knows that’s in the pipeline its a tragedy to see the very talented Spaniard languishing in a team that’s slowly corroding and he could end up in the mid-pack yet again in 2018.

Another driver who has signed is Max Verstappen, it looked like he may have gone to either Ferrari or Mercedes but that rumour has now been put to bed as he is going to be a Red Bull for at least another year.

The Mexican GP may give Hamilton cause for concern as it’s a track that really benefits a strong aero package and the Mercedes has struggled in this area throughout the season. Hamilton will be very cautious to ensure he take the title in Mexico so don’t be surprised to see Ferrari and Red Bull give the Brit a hard time.

Mexican F1 betting tips 2017 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Daniel Ricciardo

Just to go back to penalties in F1, we agree with David Coulthard that the drivers being relegated places back in the grid for engine or gearbox changes, are being penalised for something not in his control, this rule wants dumping as soon as possible.


Newey could give Red Bull the edge | F1 Gossip 15/01/18

The winter-time is hell for any F1 fans who are desperate for a petrol-fuelled hit. So here's a brief update on whats happened since...