With so much information at our disposal – as we are overloaded online, in print, on mobile and by 24/7 television coverage - we live in a world where everyone is an expert... or at least weThere are occasions when we here at ReadyBetGo want to bring you interesting facts about the gambling industry When something catches our eye, we will publish it for your enjoyment. like to think we are. That means before a ball is kicked, a pitch thrown, a puck struck or a tackle made in anger, bold judgements can, and will, be passed on what forthcoming fixtures/seasons will hold. Sometimes, though, regardless of what the stats may suggest, what recent trends tell us and what recruitment work leads us to believe, the glorious unpredictability of sport leaves us scratching our heads. This, though, keeps us coming back for more, with shocks, giant-killings and results that nobody saw coming all part of the fun. After all, if we all knew what was going to happen before it did, what would be the point in said events taking place?
It is this intrigue which keeps coaches, professional performers, supporters and punters on the edge of their seat, with there being recognition across the board that success can only be achieved if all necessary boxes are ticked on any given day. At the very highest level, establishing, and then maintaining the consistency required to be competitive day after day, week after week is an endless task – and the fact that all of those competing alongside you are pushing towards the same goals means upsets and coupon-busting surprises are inevitable.
Followers of the English Premier League will have become accustomed to such outcomes this season, with logic often in short supply as plucky underdogs set about dishing out black eyes aplenty to heavyweight rivals caught cold. It is, however, these displays which are helping to keep things interesting and offer food for thought to those keeping a close eye on football betting markets focused on events at opposing ends of a fiercely competitive division. In the title race, Arsenal – without a top-flight crown in some 12 years – are very much back in the hunt, alongside perennial challengers Manchester City, while the rebirth of Manchester United continues under Louis van Gaal and the stunning demise of Chelsea under Jose Mourinho.
Picking a winner at this stage is virtually impossible, while the scramble for a top-four finish and Champions League qualification is even more intense – with there every chance that a side few would have tipped to be in mix, a West Ham United or Leicester City, could pip the usual suspects, plus the likes of Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, to the finishing post. Just 10 points separate top from 12th at present, and the tussle below that cut off point can also be expected to go down to the wire. The line ‘too good to go down’ has been trotted out on numerous occasions down the years, but the clubs like Sunderland and Newcastle of this world know that is never the case, while Aston Villa are flirting wildly with a first demotion out of the top tier in three decades.
Nailing your colours to any given mast at this stage would require a heady mix of bravery and bravado, with all of the swotting and knowledge in the world unable to mask the fact that 2015/16 has become a ‘close your eyes and hope’ campaign when it comes to the art of prediction.
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