World Cup Golden Boot Winner Predictions

Frontrunners

Antoine Griezmann – 14/1

France have an abundance of talent in their squad going into the World Cup and their attacking options are second to none, upfront alone they have Lacazette, Giroud, Mbappe and of course, Griezmann. Whilst his club future is uncertain he’s likely to start for France in the majority of their games and with his return of 19 goals in 51 games so far for his country he’s likely to add a fair few more.

Thomas Muller – 20/1

Thomas Muller is an interesting one, on one hand he always seems to pop up with a goal, on the other he’s having a pretty barren goal scoring run. At 20/1 he’s likely to provide some value but don’t be surprised if he either scores 15 goals or none. Germany will probably go far in the tournament and whilst they have other goal scorers Muller is the golden boy of German football and will probably be their #1 choice.

Lionel Messi – 9/1

Lionel Messi is down as favourite with most bookies and it’s a bit of strange one to say the least. Argentina struggled to qualify and it took a hat trick from the G.O.A.T to see them through to the finals but it’s unlikely he’ll be able to repeat his heroics at the finals due to their mismatched squad, if Argentina finally put it all together he might be able to notch a few though.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 12/1

Football’s other golden boy is vying for the golden boot too and being in a group with Iran and Morocco, he could reach a reputable total before even getting out of the group. Whilst he had a lean spell at the start of the La Liga season he still finished with a goal every 89 minutes, better than most strikers the world over. Whilst you shouldn’t count him out, Cristiano is another player hoping the rest of his squad can pull their weight.

Neymar – 10/1

Neymar is spearheading a nation trying to right the wrongs of the 2014 World Cup on home soil and they’re likely to be a different proposition to the team thrashed 7-1 by Germany. With a youthful team full of attacking threat they’re looking to go all the way and with the world cup odds paddy power have given its not unlikely and Neymar will likely reap the rewards. Games against Costa Rica, Serbia and the Swiss will likely add to his tally early and he will surely build on it over the course of the tournament.

Outsiders

Timo Werner – 14/1

The heir to Germany’s #1 striker spot, Timo Werner has come on leaps and bounds in the last two seasons, scoring 42 goals in 77 appearances for RB Leipzig. He’s managed 7 goals in 12 internationals too so don’t be surprised if he notches a few more.

Mohamed Salah – 33/1

Whilst his goal scoring exploits with Liverpool this season have been extraordinary, he’s unlikely to match that at the World Cup. Egypt are likely to be one of the whipping boys of the finals and won’t go far. His odds are more in homage to his club form rather than his likelihood.

Jamie Vardy 66/1

Whilst Jamie Vardy feels as though he’s been around forever now, this will be his first World Cup and England Fans should be pretty hopeful of his contribution. Finishing the Premier League season with 20 goals in a team that massively underperformed, he can probably score a few goals in an England side that’s likely to underperform.

Kylian Mbappe – 33/1

At 19 years old, Mbappe is the youngest player on this list and it’s a surprise he’s even being considered for the crown but should he start the tournament well, he could take the place of someone in the France starting 11 and will get plenty of chances to score.

Odds correct as at 10 May 2018.

Who is going to win Telegraph Fantasy Football 2017/18?

With just one set of Premier League fixtures left on Sunday (all played at the same time so no real transfer opportunities) and the FA Cup Final the following Saturday between Chelsea and Manchester United, it’s still all to play for in the race to be the TFF 2017/18 champion (and the winner of a cool £50,000).

Teams will be very low on transfers (probably only 1 or 2 if that) and those with Manchester United or Chelsea players should have an advantage – they are the only teams that have more than 1 match. Man United also played on Thursday so any spare transfers may well have gone into moving Man United players into teams just prior to that match (and MU defenders will have boosted scores).

Below is the current 2017/18 TFF Season League (for the qualifying season-ticket holders). Just 54 points seperate the top 20 who contain a number of FISO members including the leader. Simon will be worried about those close behind him, particularly formidable opponent Andy Luckhurst. Will TFF be won again by a FISO member after ‘Dead Parrot’ last year and ‘Frosty Casino’ in 2015/16?

Pos Manager Team Pts
1 Simon Allen Destiny 2242
2 Gareth Gwilliam Team 1 2226
3 Shaun Woodford city4 2221
4 Andrew Luckhurst 4 2217
5 Greg Meenaghan Season CA 5 2217
6 Gary Frearson Nicole Lauren 15 2211
7 Bryan O’Rourke Charlotte 2211
8 Adam Pond Play up Pondie! 2201
9 John Ashworth Defoe 2200
10 Richard Neill Physio Wonders 4 2200
11 Henry Oakley C9 2199
12 Simon Snowball Adam Bogle 2198
13 Dean Burdin MU10 2196
14 David Watson Pouilly Fume 2195
15 David Bartram Prescient Education 2193
16 David Chadwick Thunder 2193
17 Simon Allen Emperor 2192
18 Nathan Howells ZH1 2191
19 David Parker JOSA 2191
20 David Watson Corksat 2188

Keep up with what’s happening in TFF on FISO’s TFF forum.

Applying Martingale To Fantasy Sports

Betting on fantasy sports is hardly a new thing in the industry but finding the right strategy could maximise your potential of coming away with a decent wallet full of winnings. Fantasy sports now encompass far more than just soccer or NFL and can incorporate a broad range of other events such as the Commonwealth Games and even Australian Rules football games. In this piece, we’re going to be looking into the Martingale Strategy for betting and how it could be applied to fantasy sports as we know them. But how do we bet on fantasy sports, and what exactly is the Martingale strategy? Read on to find out for yourself.

How Does Betting On Fantasy Sports Work?

Betting on fantasy sports is entirely different to your normal sports betting, but is quickly growing traction amongst fantasy sports players. In fact, the concept itself is pretty much unrecognisable when compared to your traditional bookmakers’ bet and so players and bettors often find that most strategies just don’t fit into this betting method. Within DFS (daily fantasy sports), players are required to put together their own fantasy team within a set budget and compete against other players and their teams.

Players have to choose the players for their teams who they believe will perform best, but of course, the better players tend to be the most highly priced and not every player will have the funds to do this through real money. Luckily, there are free and real-money based DFS so it truly is accessible to everyone in general. However, for those using real money fantasy sports, effective bankroll management is vital to ensuring they can stay in the ‘season’ for longer. The real money versions work with players going against each other, and the winner is essentially the one who accumulates the most points over a weekly, monthly or even seasonal league table – of course, the winner will get a cash ‘prize’ as a result.

Betting on fantasy sports can seem pointless when the odds are against us, but for those with effective bankroll management and a good strategy, betting on fantasy sports could be a fun, strategic method for trying their hand at winning a progressive jackpot.

What Is The Martingale System?

The Martingale system is one of the most commonly used betting strategies across a number of different gaming types. Whether you’re sticking to sport’s betting, or drifting out into the world of online casinos, this method can be applied pretty much everywhere, but what about in DFS? First, we have to understand just what the Martingale Strategy is and how to use it.

The Martingale System requires you to have a set bankroll and ideally a fairly sizeable one, so you can not only work with the bankroll you have, but resist the temptation to go over it at any point. To start with this system, you’ll need to place a fairly low bet. For this example, we’ll bet £1. Then, once that bet has been played, the result will tell you what to do next – if you lost, you double your bet and if you win, you play the same again in the case of £1, or return to that £1 bet if you’ve been betting more.

This might seem counterproductive, but the theory is that, by playing small bets and doubling your bet after a loss, you’ll come around to a win again and end up with a profit. Of course, there are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to this betting strategy, but the question is this – how can this strategy be applied to fantasy sports?

How Could It Be Applied?

Despite the difference in betting method that comes with daily fantasy sports, the Martingale Strategy could theoretically be applied to fantasy sports with little difficulty. However, it could require a large bankroll and an even larger penchant for taking risks. With DFS, you could essentially place a bet a day on the games that you play and then double your bets upon a loss. With a £10 bet on a game, you could essentially lose over and over again, but it would require a pretty much unlimited bankroll which unfortunately takes away from the ‘effective bankroll management’ we mentioned earlier!

When it comes to DFS in particular, the limitations are particularly inherent. If you have a high skill level and find that you’re winning regularly anyway, this method could prove profitable but for those on limited bankrolls with even more limited skill level, this could prove to be much riskier with harsher losses. Not everyone will have a huge bankroll or one that they’re willing to kiss goodbye to if things go sour, so while the Martingale System can be applied, the question of whether it should is ultimately a matter of personal opinion. For those with limited budgets, this could be a risk they may not want to play, but for those with larger bankrolls and a history of DFS wins, the profits could soon be rolling in.

How To Bet On Fantasy Sports

One of the fastest growing pastimes of men is betting on fantasy sports. This concept works differently from bookmaker bets as the wager is not put on the sporting events directly. Instead, players are required to create their own fantasy team to compete against the others who have created their own. There are many different betting platforms offering a wide range of options, prizes, and jackpots.

#1: How Betting On Fantasy Sports Works

To be able to participate in fantasy sports betting, players must choose the players they think will perform best. Each pick has a set value determined by the quality of the player and the bettor must choose a whole team within a set budget. Points are accumulated by the performance of those players chosen.

#2: Real Money Fantasy Sports Bets

There is free and real money fantasy sports betting competitions online that you can take part in. Real money betting works by players betting against each other and the winner is the one whose team accumulates the most points. There are many different formats for this form of betting such as weekly and seasonal competitions.

#3: Sporting Knowledge

One of the main reasons why it has become so popular is due to bettors been able to use their sporting knowledge to gamble against other bettors. In the US it is widely popular with passionate fans who have a huge knowledge base that they can use to their advantage. It is most popular with football, soccer, baseball and basketball leagues.

#4: Fantasy Sports Betting Rules

Each fantasy sports league has their own unique take on how the points and rules work. Depending on the sport that the league is catering for, points will be rewarded for players who score points, create assists, clean sheets and more.

The rules will determine the available budget, amount of players that can be picked from a single team and positions. In some league players will be able to pick substitutes and will be able to move them in and out of the team each week. It means that if one of your main team players gets injured you have a replacement you can use. Each week the points totals of all the teams are added up and entered into a league on their score. The winner is the one with the most points at the end of the competition.

#5: Ways To Bet On Fantasy Sports

There are many ways you can place a bet on fantasy sports. The most popular is by entering a fantasy sports league that lasts the whole season for a huge jackpot. If players want to just bet on a single game, they can do so via online betting sites by setting up a team just for a single week. It is also possible to enter weekly league competitions with prize available for the top finishing players or winner takes all in a mutual betting group.

Conclusion

Fantasy sports betting is on the rise and is one of the must way ways you can gamble on sports. You can enter leagues for very little for your chance to win a huge progressive jackpot that would change your life forever. All you have to do is to pick the best performing players for either the week or season for your chance to win big.

Double Gameweek, Wildcards & Freehit Chip

Fantasy Premier League is at the crux point of the season where not only has the impact of the FA Cup meant the movement of EPL fixtures, resulting in Gameweek 35 with only 6 matches whilst the FA Cup semi-finals were played, but some EPL clubs have little to play for whilst others are fighting tooth and nail to stay in the EPL. We’ve also had a double gameweek in GW34 and will have another one in gameweek 37.

England striker Harry Kane

Gameweek 34 had the likes of Spurs, Man Utd, Leicester and Chelsea playing twice. Importantly for many Harry Kane, who’s been out of sorts since returning from a long injury lay-off, and Lukaku, after MU’s surprise 1-0 loss at home to now relegated WBA, scored in their teams 2nd match of the week. No team managed 2 clean sheets in the week.

Many FPL managers who’d saved their Free hit chip (new for this 2017/18 season) would have used it to reset their team for GW35 with only 12 teams playing due to the FA Cup semis which involved 4 EPL teams. Those captaining Salah, Lacazette, Sterling, De Bruyne or Jesus would have done well, especially so if they had defenders from Watford, Palace, Man City or Everton.

With Gameweek 36 starting this Saturday and a normal 10 matches some managers are considering playing their wildcard chip now so that they can then use their saved Triple Captain or Bench Boost chip for Gameweek 37. Only 1 chip can be played in each gameweek. Most managers however won’t have saved such chips and will be lucky to just be able to use their wildcard for GW37 which starts on Friday 4th May and then has 6 extra matches (making 16 in all) on Tuesday 8th, Wednesday 9th and finally Thursday 10th. Player selections will likely be from Man Utd, Spurs, Man City, Arsenal (bearing in mind Europa Cup) and Chelsea. Finding that player who really gets in amongst the goals (like Harry Kane at this time last year) will give a real boost to a manager’s season ending FPL total score and placing.

Plenty of discussion on tactics for the next FPL gameweeks is going on in FISO’s FPL forum. To join in register for free here.

Top 5 Best Online Casino Strategy That Really Works


The aggressive strategies and engaging games from the betting houses helped online gambling reaching more people in the recent years. The industry is no longer trailing behind traditional online gaming. Instead, it integrates the best elements of traditional online gaming into the gambling world.

Due to that, a large number of people are accessing online casinos for fun and entertainment. A significant percentage of players approach the games seriously to earn some good income. If you are into the online gambling world, you fall under either of these categories. Even if you access the online gambling world for entertainment, you can seriously approach the games and earn some good income. A number of strategies will help you to draw more success from the online tables.

Choose the Right Game

All online casinos house hundreds of different types of casino games in their platforms. Choosing a game randomly by just keeping prize money or other critical flags is a real mistake. It is always good to choose games that reflect your personality and mood. There are casino games where you can apply skills or crave for mere luck.

If you have excellent analytical skills, you can choose games like poker and blackjack as they give you the option to make use of your skills. Also, you should stick to a couple of games and continue to play those to become a master during the course of time.

Learn the Game

After choosing the game, it is your turn to learn it. As much as you know the game, you improve your chances of winning it. You can read articles and watch videos that describe tips, strategies, rules associated with the games, and more.

You can also watch videos where players make some big wins and losses. Those videos will give you better insights that you can utilize in your gaming. Before starting, click the help icon of the casino game and fully understand the rules, instructions, winning payouts, types of bets, and more. Good knowledge of the game is a highly valuable asset in online gambling.

Make Use of the Free Games

A large number of casino platforms offer free games to help you to transition the learning curve. The real-time gaming experience is the best learning and strategy in your online casino game adventures. You can explore as much as you want since there is no risk of loss. As you play the game more, you get more connectivity to it, and it would become crucial when you put your real money.

Many casino platforms offer unlimited free games to aspiring gamers. It helps you to play the game until you are comfortable and confident to take on the real war.

Use the Specific Game Strategies

Based on the type of game you choose, you can learn and apply some specific strategies to improve the winning odds. You can research on the internet and get an idea about the strategies you can apply into your games. For instance, if you choose to play poker games, you can learn Texas Hold’em and Seven-Card Stud strategies to improve your chances.

The strategies will teach you how to approach the game, when to invest money, when to quit the game, and more. The specific strategies also help you to advance your learning in the game.

Utilise the Offers

Do you know that online betting houses often put promotional offers to attract more gamers into their platforms and encourage the existing gamers? They offer free gifts, match bonus, free spins, and more to the players. If you are careful enough to make use of these options, you may be winning jackpots without making any significant investments.

Usually these promotional offer work in three ways: better payouts, improved winning odds, and more opportunities like free spins. Don’t you think that effective use of all the three would ensure better success and returns from the wheels?

Conclusion

Many people think that online casinos have less room for strategy. In reality, all those are designed to benefit the gamers with right skills and strategies as well. It is due to the online casinos need more gamers and continued business. For that, the winning record of the players in the casino is a primary factor.

Meet Traffic Puma. The New Affiliate Marketing Beast for Online Gaming

Traffic Puma is the newest name in affiliate marketing. You better watch out for this animal. Because it is born to prowl the affiliate marketing space and bring some new ideas to market.

Meet Traffic Puma.

One of the newest to enter the affiliate marketing space. A space which is pretty saturated as it is. But Traffic Puma is not a business idea made up in the basement office. Because the company is founded by three friends from the iGaming industry.

Together they have several decades in the business. Experience that could be of benefit, if one is able to find the right project.

Traffic Puma

And the first project for Traffic Puma is one that targets the UK.

In the UK the market for online sports betting and casinos is very high, so this will be a natural starting point. Also, because Traffic Puma has special knowledge in these areas.

To spearhead Traffic Puma’s campaign in the UK, they will use the newly developed site Wisegambler.com
And the communicational task at hand for CEO Ken Larsen at Traffic Puma will be to explain how “wise” merges with “gambling” in the first place.

The Wise Gambler

“In our gaming universe we want to attract people like you and me, who like to play online games – for money – occasionally”, he explains. “The important thing is to keep your gambling under control. And we want to focus on that in all of our communication”.

The project was conceived, planned, and executed in full compliance with UK regulations, which changed recently.

“Our core values include responsibility. And for us, it is on our part we need to see more responsibility. We will communicate this idea better.”

Information is a key piece of the puzzle, as more and more users seek just that. Wisegambler.com appeals to responsible players who want to keep their playing under a little control.
And, at the same time, enjoying themselves.

Malta Location

Traffic Puma is located on the small island/country of Malta. And it seems fitting, not just because Malta is one of the best places to be if you’re in the gaming industry, but also because people in the business mix more here.

Traffic Puma was started by three colleagues and friends from “the business.”
And according to Larsen, one of Traffic Puma’s main weapons is exactly the collective experience of its founders.

“It is Traffic Puma’s ability to consolidate tech and resources from already existing ventures that will be our main strength.”

The company already has several affiliate sites in various foreign markets, such as Northern Europe, and South America. Wisegambler is going well, and the plan is to launch several other sites soon. Keep an eye out for this up-and-coming company from Malta, if you’re interested in lead marketing and affiliate marketing for the iGaming industry.

How to be a good score predictor

The best tips for becoming a good score predictor, from how to develop your system to key variables. How to be the best on your path from score predictor to winning score predictor.

Ever since the first booking agency opened up, there have been people that would stay up all night so they could figure out tomorrow’s fixtures. Those times have changed because now is easier than ever to be a good football score predictor. If you ever wanted to become a good score predictor then you came to the right place. Take a sit and a pen because there is a big difference between a good score predictor and a casual score predictor and that’s what you are going to learn from this article.

Develop a system

Ask every winning football score predictor what is the first step you should go through when starting to bet on sport and he will always tell you to develop your own system. Having your own system can grant you a lot of benefits, but you need to make sure it’s yours and of course, developing your own system takes practice and experience, but you will also need to know your variables.

Know the variables

Knowing how to estimate a team’s performance and potential is all due to these variables. Statistics are key for a good football score predictor. Some of the most popular ones are:

• Possession
• Shots on goal
• Shoots on target
• Goal differential

You should always have these variables in mind when predicting a score because they are detrimental and mandatory for every score predictor. They should be the main focus of your system. You wouldn’t believe how many people forget about this, thus, their system is going to fail.

Always incorporate Home Ground Advantage

There is no doubt that the home ground advantage exists. Every good football score predictor knows about it. What is something you should doubt is on to which degree home ground advantage enhances a team possibility to win. Whether or not, certain teams have a bigger home advantage than others. In terms of football, some speculated that the advantage the team playing at home as against the opposed one is +0.74 goals per match.

Trust your instincts

Call it what you want: instincts, intuition, gut feeling, you have to trust it. Your instincts are shaped by your past experiences and your existing knowledge which you gained from those experiences. Your intuition is connected to your mind, body and spirit and it could help you win a lot more times than you would think. Just be careful not to rely on it too much, intuition is wanted to be dependent on in certain situations, a smart score predictor is a good score predictor.

Choose the best odds to bet

Do some research when it comes to good bookmakers to be sure you are betting in the right place. Odds play a very big role when it comes to your winnings and you must choose the most lucrative ones. Remember, a good bookmaker makes a good score predictor. The days where you could only play at one or two bookmakers are over since the internet got popular so why not search for the best one there is?

Summarizing everything, not everyone can be a good score predictor because it requires a lot of patience and skill but there is nothing wrong in trying. You have to put in the 10.000 hours in order to be good at this, no one was born with every match’s score in their hands. Trust your gut instinct, because that’s what matters, and stick to the best bookmaker out there, by doing this you can make as much money as a free slots real money casino. The games are in your hands and you must choose who is going to win using your knowledge and all the tips you have learned here. Good luck in finding the best matches and the right score for them on your path of becoming a good predictor!

What useful skills can you gain from fantasy sports?


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The idea behind fantasy sports embodies the dream of every real fan to find out if they have what it takes to recognise talent and manage a team. Although fun, invariably, fans would see for themselves it is no easy task. However, if you are good at it, it most likely means that you are blessed with a specific practical skillset, which could be transferrable and exploited in so-called real life.

First, experienced players have to show a lot of insight and tend to be sharp-witted. The Test Your Perception by Unibet quiz is one of many ways to make you realise how fantasy sports improve those abilities. And it is much more than just recognising others’ emotions. The most successful people in this game are not just smart but represent the whole set of skills that can be applicable to virtually any business.

Keeping up with the game requires constant adjustments and reacting to changes on a regular basis. If you don’t want to miss any opportunity, you need to stick to a tight schedule and be organised. The changes often include transactions between users. This is where negotiation capabilities may constitute a significant edge. The more experience gained in that department results in getting better deals — and who wouldn’t like that? Focused fantasy playing involves increased activity, even beyond matchday: following sports news and updates, reading dedicated articles, being up to date with everything. Information is power nowadays and knowing how to assimilate large quantities of data helps a lot.

Perhaps the most usable trait of successful players is that they can detach from emotions and feelings. Their choices are results-oriented and based on strategy and numbers instead of likes and dislikes. Our favourite athlete may be ideal for our made-up team, but not necessarily perform well. For that reason, and all the above, the stock market is often perceived as the place where fantasy sports enthusiasts will likely feel at home. The analysis of numbers in both instances is quite similar. And at the end of the day, there is no reason why such skills cannot be used when looking at the volume or analysing the price-to-earnings ratio.

FIFA Series of Console Games

FIFA is also known as FIFA Soccer or FIFA Football. It is a sequences of association football video games, released annually by EA Sports.

When the sequences began in late 1993, it was noticeable for being the first to have a licence from FIFA. The newest parts in the sequences comprise of numerous exclusively-licensed leagues with leagues and teams across the globe. This includes countless teams from England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Turkey, Portugal, Netherlands, Mexico, and much more.

While FIFA 95 did not include much other than the skill to play with club teams, FIFA 96 pushed the boundaries. By obtaining the FIFPro license, Sega Saturn, 32X, PC and PlayStation versions used EA’s virtual stadium engine for the first time with real player names. FIFA 97 was afterwards implemented with improved graphics, and with many other unknown teams available to select.

During the years, FIFA games have been met with several minor criticisms. These include the improvements of each game structures over its predecessor. As the console market is growing, FIFA is being confronted by other titles such as Konami Pro Evolution Soccer sequences. However, during the past three years, FIFA had sold more than 3.5 million copies all around the world to keep its reputation as the world’s best-selling sports video game franchise.

Throughout many years of success, EA Mobile has brought forward the most famous football game sequences on mobile version. The gameplay was altered to the particulars of mobile devices, which called for some overview. It’s arcade-like and dynamic, even though it also features a variety of options, which enable you to manage your team and select the right strategy. Inspired by this, Mummies Bingo came forward with Champions Cup game, but this time, in the form of a slot machine.

Furthermore, FIFA mobile contains minigames, referencing the real-life current football events. You can build your own team to challenge other players online. The game uses the free-to-play mode with possible microtransactions, and the official license permitted for implementing over 17,000 players, 650 teams and 30 leagues.

Another interesting chapter of the most popular video games came in 2016 when Lionel Messi signed a contract with FIFA. The game allows you to select your favourite national club or team. Stimulating challenges await you in both multiplayer and single game modes. Aside from all the features, one of the best additions in FIFA 16 is the Women’s Football Clubs. However, there are only 12 women’s teams in the game and cannot be competed with men.

FIFA will keep on enhancing its series and produce better quality of graphics in the upcoming years. If you take a look at the latest FIFA 18 edition, you will notice the introduction of Real Players Motion technology. This technology governs the behaviours, animations and appearances of the in-game footballers. Even though it encompasses mostly top players, the less-known footballers also act in a more realistic manner. This superb game comes with a continuation to a story campaign from FIFA 17. What will make upcoming FIFA games more striking, is the option to let players in the game to negotiate with other clubs, just like in real life!