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Canada F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Mercedes miss-out on engine upgrade in Montreal

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The F1 gods continue to give us what is by far the best start to any season in years!

Monaco may have been a procession but Red Bull’s second race win before Montreal validates that there’s more of a level playing field.

In this weeks Canada F1 betting tips 2018 if Red Bull can make a charge for the title and where they can capitalise on tracks similar to Monaco. And as usual we give our predictions for this weekends race in Montreal.

Ok so Hamilton and Alonso had a point when they complained about the lack of overtaking and excitement after the race.

Hamilton has dominated in Canada winning six out of the last ten races, which includes three back to back between 2015 to last year.

But die-hard F1 fans have come to expect this from Monaco and to be fair it’s one out of twenty-one races on the calendar.

Ricciardo’s Monaco Masterclass

What really impressed me was not only Daniel Ricciardo’s ability to to stay ahead during the start, but the Aussie-grit style in which he defended that position having reported an issue with the car two thirds into the race.

The fault turned out to be the MGU-K which is part of the hybrid/KERS system that recovers energy from the rear braking system. It meant that the Red Bull was down 25% of it’s total engine power, which in rear terms meant he was 2.5 seconds slower.

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Daniel celebrates in style after a master-class in Monaco.

Red Bull on a Roll?

Well not quite.

Bear in mind Monaco is the exception to more traditional circuits, with tight chicanes and short straights, it’s more suited to well balanced cars as we discussed in previous articles.

But there are a number of tracks coming up with similar properties were pace isn’t key which we’ll cover later.

It’s all Level in Montreal

Mercedes have scrapped plans to bring in a new engine that was scheduled for Montreal, this was due to reliability issue during testing.

In qualifying Ferrari have proven to be the faster of the two cars, so there’s a strong possibility that they could have the edge this weekend.

Both Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo have won at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve but Vettel has yet to win here in a Ferrari.

Even with three wins on the bounce, Hamilton will not take anything for granted in Montreal.

Last saw Lewis wipe the floor with the rest of the pack by grabbing pole position and taking the chequered flag nearly 20 seconds ahead of the next best driver (Bottas).

I still believe Ferrari have the upper hand with raw pace and are clearly ahead given recent qualifying results. But even with Hamilton’s lack-luster performance in Monaco, the Brit is the best out there to bounce-back from poor performance.

While they don’t have the pace Mercedes has the talent and I can see Hamilton adding a four-straight win in Canada to his already impressive tally but not by as far a margin as previous races.

Canada F1 Betting Tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Hamilton
2. Vettel
3. Bottas

Which club has the most players as part of the England squad?

With just two weeks to go till the World Cup 2018, we’ll be crawling the web to bring you some of the more interesting stats to wrap your head around and impact your next bet.

So with Gareth Southgate naming his 23-man squad heading to Russia, below is an infograph from Statista illustrating which clubs have the most players as part of the World Cup 2018 England Squad.

Source: Statista Charts

North London Influence

While the result may not be all that surprising for hard-core Spurs fans (or any regular season ticket holder), it’s interesting to see just how the shift of power from the north-west clubs such as Manchester United and Liverpool have been overshadowed by the rise of Tottenham.

Compare this to four years ago in 2014 when Liverpool had five players on the plane to Brazil (Glen Johnson, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge).

Manchester United also had a decent amount of players (four) in the England squad (Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Wayne Rooney, Daniel Welbeck).

Chelsea in the shadow

The most startling stat for any Blue’s fans has to be how few Chelsea players are when you look back at the 2006 England line-up (John Terry, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole, Wayne Bridge).

Which club has the most players as part of the England squad?
Alexander-Arnold’s impressive performance for Liverpool has earned the young player a seat to Russia.

Manchester City make their mark

Since Sheikh Mansour’s purchase of Man City in 2009 The Blues have gone through a a complete makeover in the dressing room over the years, in the early years favouring foreign world-class players.

But times they are a changing and over the past two seasons Pep Guardiola has brought in more English talent and this has influenced Southgate’s final decision.

While some clubs have taken a hit others have stepped up to the plate including 2015/2016 Premier League winners Leicester City who have both Jamie Vardy up front and Harry Maguire who appears to be Southgate’s preferred centerback.

World Cup 2018 England Squad:

Goalkeepers
Jack Butland
Jordan Pickford
Nick Pope

Defenders
Trent Alexander-Arnold
Phil Jones
Danny Rose
John Stones
Gary Cahill
Ashley Young
Harry Maguire
Kieran Trippier
Kyle Walker

Midfielders
Eric Dier
Dele Alli
Fabian Delph
Jordan Henderson
Jesse Lingard
Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Forwards
Harry Kane
Raheem Sterling
Jamie Vardy
Danny Welbeck
Marcus Rashford

Reserves
Adam Lallana , James Tarkowski, Lewis Cook, Tom Heaton and Jake Livermore

Monaco F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Hamilton’s sucker-punch to Ferrari

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In this week Monaco F1 Betting Tips 2018 we try and analyse just where Ferrari got it wrong for Seb to loose 2 places in Barcelona. Plus we’ll give you our pick for who will triumph in Monte Carlo.

For the time it took the second place driver to cross the line, Hamilton was sat in his motor-home drinking Moet.

OK so maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration but being a clear 20 seconds faster than the next best man is a life-time in Formula 1, that’s the significance of the Brit’s dominance in Barcelona.

Comeback kid turns it around… Again!

Couple to this that Lewis was 18 points behind Vettel at the end of China, and we’re starting to see flashes of brilliance that we saw in the second-half of 2017 where Hamilton wiped the floor with the rest of the pack.

Mercedes also appear to have got their act together at the possibility of the championship rivals Ferrari running away with the title.

Both silver arrows dominated in qualifying and locked-out the front row with a Hamilton-Bottas 1:2. Lewis lead from the get-go with Bottas losing out to Vettel going into the first corner.

It looked as though Bottas would get the undercut, but when the Finn emerged from the pits Vettel just sneaked in to take back second place.

Wrong move for Ferrari

The pinnacle point of the race came when Sebastian Vettel went Ferrari called the German in for his second pit-stop. The timing couldn’t have been worse as the virtual safety car meant that Vettel would end up sat behind Max Verstappen who had only recently put on a fresh pair of tyres.

The move cost Vettel second place and in a season that’s so close as far as performance goes, you really cannot afford to make those types of mistakes.

Front row start is crucial in Monaco

It may be one of the most glamours races on the F1 calendar but Monaco is pig of a track to overtake! So the key to winning is getting onto the front row.

Red Bull have looked strong in both FP1 and FP2 sessions

One stat to take away before placing a bet this weekend has to be that in all of the 65 races at Monaco, the race winner was in the top three for 54 of those races.

Lewis and Seb have both won twice here, so a win for either driver will provide a little psychological boost going forward.

Vettel ended Ferrari’s drought of Monaco race wins last year, before that the Scuderia hadn’t won in the French street track since 2001.

Hamilton had a miserable race in Monaco last year after dropping out in Q2 qualifying and ending the race in seventh, so the Brit will be desperate to turn

Monaco F1 Betting Tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

Raw pace is less important in Monaco and overall balance of the car is a key component.

So I expect to see the Red Bull cars perform well here and give both Ferrari and Mercedes a run for their money.

He may not have won many times here but Hamilton is the master of laying down a fast lap when it counts, so i’m putting my money on Lewis taking pole and the race win.

1. Hamilton
2. Ricciardo
3. Bottas

Spanish F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Can Horner tame Verstappen’s bullishness?

After an exhilarating race in China, surely Azerbaijan couldn’t be as good?

Well we were dead-wrong as Baku ended up being a belter!

In this weeks Spanish F1 Betting Tips 2018 we discuss which Red Bull driver is in the dog-house, plus give you our top tip going into the Barcelona race this weekend.

Rarely do I need to re-watch and entire race from start to finish, but Azerbaijan had so many events it was hard to keep track of them all.

The perfect start for Ferrari

The weekend couldn’t have got off to a more perfect start for Sebastian Vettel and Ferrari who ended qualifying with both of their cars taking up the front row of the grid.

Hamilton in contrast was still struggling with performance similar to China and ended the session in fourth and the prospect of Vettel extending his championship lead.

When two-bulls collide

The major talking point after the race has to be the coming-together between the Red Bull drivers Max Verstappen and Daniel Ricciardo. In my opinion I think it’s a clear 50:50 as to who is to blame for the incident.

Verstappen closed the door and then broke regulations by slightly drifting to the right to force Daniel out wide.

In contrast Ricciardo clearly wasn’t in a position to make an overtaking move and was too close to the back of Verstappen. Some say the Dutchman broke a lot earlier before the corner and the finger should be pointed to Verstappen – i’ll leave it you to decide.

Vettel goes all-in

Things really heated up after the safety car when Vettel got way too ambitious and overshot the first corner and ended up flat-spotting his front tyre and significantly losing performance.

This gave way for Bottas who had a pretty solid race up to this point. It looked almost certain that the Finn was going to take his second win of the season when suddenly he had a rear puncture after picking up debris following the two Red Bull’s collision. It was a heart-breaking moment

With so many of the front-runners dropping out this gave way to no-other than Lewis Hamilton. As fate would have it Hamilton ended up lifting the trophy and the race win. Vettel ironically ended up in fourth.

Vettel’s move cost him dearly.

The gap has narrowed

This race showed how close the teams now are and the days of Mercedes domination seem to have gone. It looked like Ferrari with Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen were the ones taking on Mercedes, but the last two races have shown Red Bull are very strong, all the top drivers have made big strides in 2018.

Except for Lewis who seems to have lost a bit of his edge. I think Hamilton is not as happy driving this season, it could be the reason he has still not signed a contract for 2019. If he does not do well in Spain I think he will struggl for the rest of 2018.

Well what about Barcelona on Sunday 13th, we would like to think Lewis will get back on track but would not put any money on it. I think Ferrari has much more momentum going forward and the market hasn’t factored this in at the moment given the up-sets.

The Red Bull drivers are going to be so careful so will not give it there best. The only other one to watch is Valtteri Bottas who has been driving really well this season.

Last year Lewis dominated in Barca with Vettel and Ricciardo behind, so if you fancy a bet we here at Betotg think there has never been a better chance to get good odds on this years races, its no longer a one horse race.

Spanish F1 Betting Tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Vettel
2. Ricciardo
3. Hamilton

How to place an accumulator bet on Paddy Power | Screenshot Guide

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Accumulator bets should be dead easy to place.

In most cases they are, but with so many options and hidden sections in your betting slip it can be confusing.

So for those still finding their feet, we’ll show you how to place an accumulator bet on Paddy Power.

We’ll give you a short quick start guide which is pretty self explanatory and for more visual punters we’ll also give you a step-by-step screenshot guide as well – so lets get going.

But first things first…

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Here’s how to place an Accumulator bet on Paddy Power

1. Open a Paddy Power account.
2. Add funds to your account.
3. Select the odds on the games you want to place.
4. Tap on Bet Slip in top-right on mobile.
5. Scroll down to Accumulator and enter Total Stake.
6. Click on Bet Now button to place bet.

Screenshot Guide to placing an acca on Paddy Power

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Here’s a more detailed description on placing a Paddy Power acca

I have to admit I do have a soft spot for Paddy.

It was the first bookmaker I used to place a bet online and from that day I’ve never looked back. Paddy Power is STILL my go to bookmaker so if you’re thinking of joining you’ve come to the right place.

Step-by-step Walk Through

First thing you should do is log into your Paddy Power account and make sure you have sufficient funds to place an accumulator bet.

Paddy Power has several deposit options but my personal pick has to be using your phone bill. For more details on this check out our detailed guide on using Neteller to make Boku deposits.

Next step is to find the games you want to bet on and select the odds you want to place. For this example i’ve gone with the following:

Stoke v Crystal Palace
Bournemouth v Swansea
Leicester v West Ham
Watford v Newcastle

In turn, select on each of the odds that you want to place as part of your accumulator bet. As you do this you should notice the notifications icon on your Bet Slip increase as you place each bet.

Now this is where most punters get stuck.

Once your done  tap on the bet slip icon (top right-hand corner on mobile).

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Open your Bet Slip and scroll down to find Accumulator.

Scroll down to Multiples and enter the amount you want to bet in Accumulator.

Below this you should see your Total Stake along with your current balance and Potential Returns should the accumulator come off. Once your happy with everything click on the Bet Now button and your accumulator is placed.

Now all you need to do is go though four 90 minutes of torture and wait for the scores to come in!

Before you go here’s some gotchas you need to be aware of.

Paddy Powers Acca Insurance

Like most bookmakers Paddy doesn’t like to see decent punters getting fleased. Which is why they’ll give you protection on any accumulators of five games or more.

If one of your 5+ fold acca lets you down Paddy Power will refund the difference. So it might be worth placing an extra game to give you the additional cover.

Money Back Specials don’t Apply

While Paddy is the king of Money Back Specials this offer is not inclusive to accumulator bets – only single bets. You can’t have your cake and eat it you know!

Our Verdict

I believe Paddy Power has a rock-solid acca system for placing accumulator bets, which is the main reason I use them.

Not only is it intuitive, but it’s a simple 3-step process to complete – you couldn’t ask for more from one of the UK’s biggest bookmakers.

In my opinion you need look no further.

Azerbaijan F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Optimism at Red Bull following Ricciardo’s emphatic win

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We’re back in Baku for this weeks Azerbaijan F1 Betting Tips 2018, where we’ll analyse the last 3 races and work-out if Hamilton has some serious underlying issues moving forward.

This years title challenge could not have got off to a worse start for Lewis Hamilton.

In fact you would need to go way back to 2010 when he was driving for McLaren for a similar poor start to the season.

Hamilton in no-mans lands

The Brit for the first time in ages appeared to have no racing pace in his Mercedes, Hamilton said:

“I was in no man’s land today. I had no pace and was just trying to hold on for whatever I had. We have been under-performing, today was a disaster on my side. I have got to rectify that and get back to normal pace.”

Bottas steps up to the plate

In contrast Hamilton’s team-mate Valtteri Bottas who has been criticised in the past for a lack of consistency is starting to show the sort brilliance we were promised by Toto Wolf.

The Finn put in some blistering laps before pitting on lap 19 and ended up overtaking Sebastian Vettel for the lead. Ferrari were left scratching their heads as Vettel was a clear seconds ahead of Bottas prior to the pitstop.

It looked like Bottas would take the chequered flag, but the safety car towards the end of the race put a spanner in Mercedes chances and gave Red Bull the advantage.

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Valtteri Bottas did a perfect under-cut during the pit-stops to get ahead of Vettel for the lead.

Emphatic Ricciardo romps home

Red Bull had a roller-coaster weekend with both Verstappen and Ricciardo ending qualifying fifth and sixth respectively and a clear 0.7secs behind the front car.

But their change of fortune occurred during safety car period which Red Bull fully capitalised on and brought both cars into the pits to put on new rubber.

It gave Daniel Ricciardo better pace compared to Bottas allowed the Aussie to narrow the gap and eventually overtake the Finn for the lead and eventually the race win – Red Bull’s first win of the season.

After the race Ricciardo commented on his good fortune:

“Once I was aware we had the pace I wasn’t going to let it slip. It was crazy, a lot of fun.”

Smoke bellows from Vettels Ferrari as the German tries to get his car pointing in the right direction following his contact with Max.

Poor start for Merc or are Ferrari really that good?

We may have crossed a threshold for the first time in five years where Ferrari have the edge over Mercedes in pace. The prancing horse has outperformed the silver arrows in nearly every qualifying session this season, dominating the front of the grid in both Bahrain and China.

So have Ferrari finally turned a corner in performance and overall pace compared to Mercedes? I certain feel the tide has changed and I don’t believe the bookmakers have reflected this in their prices, so you should be able to get either Ferrari driver win at fair value.

Mercedes are implementing a number of short-term fixes in Baku to try to resolve Hamilton’s lack of pace.

Back in Baku

The Azerbaijan GP is still a relatively new track compared to previous races, with the Baku City street circuit being introduced into the F1 calendar in 2017.

Lewis Hamilton dominated qualifying last year but was unable to convert this to a race win with Red Bull finding more pace in the twisty winding roads of Baku for Ricciardo to take the win.

Personally i’m still backing Ferrari as they clearly appear to be quicker in qualifying and if it wasn’t for Ferrari’s blunder and the collision with Verstappen, Vettel would have won the first three races of the season.

With that said Lewis is at his best when the odds are stacked against him as 2016 proved, the Brit is hardly going to let Seb walk away with this.

But at the moment the momentum is with Ferrari and I don’t think Mercedes has a solution to their problematic pace.

Azerbaijan F1 Betting Tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Sebastian Vettel
2. Lewis Hamilton
3. Kimi Raikkonen

How to Use Neteller to Make Boku Deposits

Have you ever tried to make a deposit using your mobile phone? Frustrating isn’t it!

Fortunately the boffin’s at Neteller have come to the rescue.

So in this guide we’ll show you how to use Neteller to make Boku deposits, which is the latest revolutionary tech that lets you deposit using your phone bill.

So what is Neteller?

Neteller is an online service that allows users to transfer funds to merchants or between accounts without the need of any card details.

It’s very similar to PayPal but the gambling industry appears to have adopted Neteller due to it’s increased flexability – which we’ll come to in a bit.

Players can add/withdraw funds directly to their Neteller eWallet using their bank account, but this be cumbersome when on your mobile.

That’s where Boku steps in!

OK what is Boku & how does it work?

Boku is the latest mobile payment technology that lets customers quickly and easily add funds to their Neteller account using your mobile phone.

The process is incredibly simple yet more secure than more traditional banking methods. It’s so secure that is now my preferred method of payment.

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If this sounds too confusing, well it is really…

BUT there are a growing number of bookmaker and casino sites that allow you to deposit directly using pay by phone bill or Boku without the need Neteller.

We would strongly recommend you try this out first, as its a much quicker and easier service to use.

Pro’s and Cons of using Neteller to make Boku Deposits

No need to enter card details
Easier payment process on mobile
Enhanced SMS verification process
Faster withdrawal times – normally 24hrs
Low fees to transfer-out funds

How to use Neteller to make Boku Deposits – Screenshot Guide

1. First thing is to open an account with Neteller. The process is pretty straight forward, simply enter your details + banking details and your done.

2. Repeat the same process and open a Boku account, which will allow you to deposit to Neteller.

3. Next is to open an account with one of the bookmakers/casino’s in t he list above. In this example we’ll use our go-to bookie Paddy Power.

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4. In your Neteller account select Boku and click on Deposit Now.

5. Confirm the amount you want to deposit along with your phone number and submit.

6. You will now receive an SMS text message to authorise the payment, type “Y” and reply to confirm the transaction.

7. A pop-up message will now confirm the payment has been made along with a transaction reference ID.

While the initial setup is a bit of ball-ache, I hope you can see that once it’s done the actual process of transferring using you mobile is fairly straight-forward.

If you follow our “How to” screenshot guide above you shouldn’t have any problems. Most of the process requires opening accounts. Once it’s set-up, the actual process of transferring funds to Neteller using Boku is absurdly simple.

If you have any problem you can contact either Neteller or Boku customer support directly to assist you further.

FAQ

Is it safe to pay by phone bill?

Boku is in fact more secure than using your bank account – for 2 reasons:

Pay by mobile using Neteller does not require entering any bank card details (after initial set-up). So this significantly reduces the chances of your account being compromised by hackers or by any other fraudulent means.

Authorising the payment requires SMS verification from the mobile owner, so only you can confirm the transaction, this adds and extra layer of security that most banks do not currently provide.

Do I need funds in my account?

Technically no, but mobile carriers such as EE, Vodafone and O2 will restrict you to a max £50 credit limit.

The amount due will be processed on your next billing date, so if effect you could use this as a short-term interest free loan.

But I must stress that we recommend you should only gamble with what you can afford and not take any further risk by lending in the hope of paying it back with any winnings, it rarely works out.

What are limits with using Netter to make Boku deposits?

Provided you have the funds you can transfer up to £30 per day which may not sound high, but in our opinion it’s a fair restriction and is a good way for problem gamblers not to get carried away.

The best way to check for limits on any deposit method is to go to the Money section in your Neteller account and select the desired deposit option.

In the following step click on the question mark which displays a pop-up giving you the limits of the deposit type.

Can I withdraw any winnings using Boku?

In short no you can’t!

But then why would you when you can withdraw any winnings directly to your bank account using Neteller!

Better still the processing time is rapid with normal lead-times of 24hrs or 2 days max, which is significantly quicker than normal wire transfers which in some cases can exceed 4 working days.

Are there any fees for depositing and withdrawing funds?

There are absolutely NO FEES for moving money across using Boku – pay by phone, which is fantastic news as punters are free to try this revolutionary service for themselves.

Neteller do charge customers to withdraw funds, but with fees as low as 1.45% (min £0.50) for a standard money transfer they are very competitive and shouldn’t make a dent on your winnings.

Below is a full list of withdrawal options available, with some (merchant payments) being completely free.

Our Verdict

I hope i’ve done enough here to convince you to move over to pay by phone, as the enhanced security and ease of use were enough for me and I have to say I haven’t looked back since switching to Boku.

Neteller have been leaders in the mobile payment revolution and their latest adoption of Boku re-enforces our belief that pay by mobile is here to stay.

More recently they have started accepting Bitcoin deposits which will allow any owners of the cryto currency a wider variety of gambling sites.

To use Neteller to make Boku deposits may not be ideal, but at least it’s a step in the right direction and most of the major gambling sites now accept Neteller so you won’t be short of options.

Chinese F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Pressure mounts on Mercedes to turn it around

It’s hard to image anyone being brave enough to bet on Sebastian Vettel winning the first two races of the season, buts that’s precisely what the German has done.

Vettel has now extend his gap in the championship by 17 points, due to Hamilton coming in third place.

Merc playing catchup

Mercedes inconsistencies in both races have seriously scuppered Lewis Hamilton’s start to the season. With a lack of communication between him and the team in Australia and a gearbox failure, which gave the Brit a five-place penalty starting in ninth place, they will be desperate to get one over Ferrari this weekend.

Indeed Ferrari’s ability to dynamically switch tactics and bring Vettel in retaliation to Mercedes allowed them to get out ahead of Bottas.

In the remaining final five laps Bottas was closing the gap by a second a lap on the German. But Vettel was able to fend-off the flying Fin to take the chequred flag.

But in contrast Hamilton was fortunate to take third.

Verstappen clearly came out worse when he made contact Lewis.

Lewis was extremely fortunate to come out unscathed in a collision with Max Verstappen as the Dutchman tried to overtake into the first corner on lap four.

The moved didn’t pay-off for Max who had to retire with a rear-left puncture not far on. To add more misery to the Red Bull garage, Daniel Ricciardo retired also simultaneously to Verstappen.

Damage Limitation for Lewis

Hamilton did everything he could in the race to minimise the point deficit between himself and Vettel with some astonishing overtaking moves.

What could be the move of the season resulted in Hamilton overtaking three cars going into the first corner.

One in particular came on lap five on the main straight as Hamilton overtook Fernando Alonso he also saw an opportunity to take a late-gasping break down the inside to overtake Ocon and Hulkenberg into the first corner. He made the move stick and from there was up to up to sixth.

Another noteworthy result came from Pierre Gasly and Toro Rosso who came in an impressive fourth place – which equals their best ever result. Given the teams decision to move over to Honda after McLaren switch during the winter it’s an incredible achievement.

Hamilton on home-soil in China

So what should you expect in China?

Well Lewis is a grandmaster in China with a record-breaking five wins.

Vettel on the other hand has only won once here.

Ferrari are notably faster on higher-temperature tracks and China is no different. This could be due to the way the Ferrari manages tyre-wear better than Mercedes at higher temps.

It’s clear from qualifying in Bahrain that Ferrari are at least on par with Mercedes with pace, so results are going to be tougher to call this year than in previous.

I believe provided Mercedes make no mistakes, Hamilton will raise to the occasion and pull-out the race win.

Interestingly Kimi Raikkonen has kept in-touch of Vettel for both previous race so i’m slightly hedging my bets on Kimi pipping Vettel for second spot.

Either way it’s great to see such a close tightly fought championship so early on in the season, even with the possibility of it being a 3-horse race, lets hope it continues.

Chinese F1 Betting Tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Hamilton
2. Raikkonen
3. Vettel

Bahrain F1 Betting Tips 2018 | Ferrari come out clear winners in Oz

In this weeks Bahrain F1 betting tips 2018 we take a look at just where Hamilton and Mercedes got it wrong in Oz and give you our opinion if Ferrari are a genuine threat to Merc.

History has a habit of repeating itself and one again Mercedes were caught on the back foot.

Mercedes may have had the better package going into Sundays race at Melbourne – with Lewis a clear 0.5secs quicker than the next driver. But their lack of being able to do some simple sums meant for a second time in two years that Ferrari got the better of them.

But for most of the weekend it wasn’t Seb leading the Ferrari charge and in-fact was his team-mate Kimi Raikkonen, who always appears to have a lack luster start to the season, but proved the 2007 WDC is still a challenger for the German.

There were some real promising signs coming from McLaren who finally have a decent engine manufacturer (Renault) for 2018.

Alonso had a decent start to qualifying, the Spaniard had to sit the final session Q3 in the garage, which dropped him down to 11th place. To the delight of the McLaren team he was not only able to get the car home but beat Max Verstappen to pick-up a respectable fifth place, this certainly look to be a turning-point for the Woking team of better things to come.

Bull on the Back Foot

The same can’t be said for Red Bull who never really got out of first-gear in Melbourne. Both McLaren and Haas kept them honest throughout the race, but both driver were no where near the front two.

It may have just been “back to school” jitters but the team from Milton-Keynes must have been scratching their heads given the promising lap times in Barcelona.

We see a new driver Joining F1, Sergey Sirotkin a Russia born in Moscow a young man of 22, debut Australia, taking the drive Robert Kubica was hoping to take, he will be waiting in the wings so this young man had better show his class.

Another new driver for the 2018 season is 20 year old Charles Leclerc who will be driving for Sauber, born in Monte Carlo big things are expected with this young man.

So what can we expect in Bahrain on Sunday?

Both Seb and Hamilton are race winners in the last few years with Vettel on the top step of the podium in 2013 & 2017, Hamilton won in 2014 & 2015 so provided both Mercedes and Ferrari are evenly matched, it should be a tight race.

Bahrain F1 betting tips 2018 – BetOTG Predictor

1. Raikkonen
2. Vettel
3. Hamilton

Viking Runecraft Slots Review | Nordic Raiders Pack a Punch

Slot game developers have had easy for too long, churning out the same old tripe year after year.

That’s all about to change with Play n GO’s latest offering Viking Runecraft, which aims to level the playing field and push web-based gaming to the limit – providing a totally immersive environment.

But before we get carried away lets give this slots game the “Total Wipeout” experience and really put it through it paces.

Valhalla Awaits

Viking Runecraft does look very intimidating at first but this cascading slots game breaks away from the traditional reel-scrolling gameplay which in our opinion has been re-made to death.

This 7×7 design has more features than you can shake a stick at – which means much more entertainment. With spins costing as little as 10p and going up to a max of £100 Viking Runecraft suits every punters price range.

Sat on an icy nordic backdrop this uber cool slots game comes with a variety of viking characters: Thor, Odin, Freya and Heimdall which switch as you level-up. With up to 5 levels on offer you can reach the gates of Valhalla and become of God himself.

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Totally Immersive Gameplay from the Start

To move up a level you need to collect all of the rooms within the pattern that’s just underneath the character. Once you have collected each rooms for that pattern you will increase to the next level and a new character will emerge

A win on the grid involves receiving 5 or more adjacent patterns. This in turn will charge your Destruction Meter which you find on the left hand side.

As winning patterns are burnt new symbols drop down to replace them so you can have multiple winning patters just from one spin.

Charge of Destruction Bonus

The aim is to fully charge your Destruction Meter which will unlock one of four animated Charge of Destruction bonus features which includes

Lure of Loki

Selects 2 symbols (lets say the axe and helment) on the grid and burns all of the first symbols, so in this instance all axes would be burnt. It then converts any helemts to another symbol.

Fury of Fenrir

Destroys 4 diagonal lines and burns matching symbols within the strike, with new symbols dropping down to replace any winning patterns.

Judgement of Jörmungand

This is a mega feature which destroys a path of symbols from one end of the grid to another in no order to build up.

Scorching of Surtr

Selects 3 types of symbols and burns any of those on the grid with fire spreading out and burning any nearby symbols.

Runes of Valhalla

As you play you will also collect rune stones from any winning patterns. The stones that you have will be displayed in the top left hand corner.

Collect all 5 rune stones which slot into each block on the Rune wheel to win extra bonuses and increase your winnings.

Annihilation Ragnarok Feature

The ultimate killer bonus has to be the Ragnarok. To achieve this you need to double-up on the Charge of Destruction Meter twice which means you need 40 winning symbols, charging from yellow to blue which unlocks Ragnarok embolim feature.

The Ragnarok will unleash all four Destruction features one after another until all four have been used.

Not only this but each feature comes with a winnings multipler which can go up to a staggering 15x. It’s the biggest bonus on the game and once you achieve it just watch you winnings come rolling in.

Our Verdict

Viking Runecraft really tries to differentiate itself from the drab and mundane slot games of years gone by and does so quite spectacularly.

The visuals simply took my breath away and is a far stretch from some of the latest releases of last year. I think there’s a great balance of great CGI and features that should please even the most die-hard of slot players.

In all Play n Go have done an exceptional job with Viking Runecraft and raised the bar exceptionally high for the rest to keep up with.

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