There were 12 points between Manchester City and their nearest rival, Manchester United, in the final 2020/21 Premier League standings as Pep Guardiola’s side absolutely dominated the campaign. Expect to see something similar once again as the defending champions have become even stronger over the summer.
Gambling can be a high-risk, high-reward activity, and sports betting is an example. Betting on an underdog football team may earn you a huge profit if they win, but that comes with choosing a team with high odds of winning.
A coin toss has two possible results: heads or tails. Under ideal conditions, the probability of heads or tails is equal, so you have a 50% chance of guessing the right outcome. In real life, in turn, things are a bit different: no coin is perfectly balanced, so each one is biased for heads or tails. So, calculating the odds of a coin toss goes way beyond simple probabilities - there are many factors that have to be taken into account.
When FIFA Announced Qatar would be hosting the 2022 world cup, we were all shocked given the country’s lesser footballing history. After all, we've all witnessed the previous editions being held in famous footballing nations. That is, from Russia 2018 to Brazil 2014, footballs most epic showpiece has always found a home among its passionate fans.
Sports gambling has become so widespread that even the richest of athletes love to place a bet on their favorite teams from time to time. The trend of gambling among professional athletes is growing steadily, which is why the official bans represent the only thing that really prevents unethical activities and possible fraudulent activities.
Liverpool’s 2020-21 campaign was a pretty topsy-turvy one. From being the favourites to win the Premier League at one point, to suddenly looking unlikely to even qualify for the Europa League the next, it was a strange season by all accounts. In the end, Jürgen Klopp’s charges managed to scramble a third-place finish after picking up some form at the tail-end of the campaign
As long as people have competed, there has been gambling. In the earliest days of gladiators in coliseums, royals and peasants alike would place wagers on their favorite fighters in hopes of getting a good payout or even just bragging rights. Gambling on sports and athletic competitions has come a long way since then, although the basic principles are the same. However, modern gambling really came into its own when it became a pillar for organized crime in the early parts of the 20th century.