MOTM – BetVictor announces exclusive partnership with WhoScored

first_img StumbleUpon Share EveryMatrix ups CasinoEngine gamification tools with CompetitionLabs June 29, 2020 BGC: Charities win big as bookies take beating in Britannia Stakes June 19, 2020 Related Articles Submit BetVictor boosts casino portfolio with EveryMatrix’s CasinoEngine June 25, 2020 Share BetVictor has today announced an exclusive partnership with football statistics site WhoScored.com in a move which will see it as the only gaming firm providing a unique data-driven market for its customers. The WhoScored.com Man of the Match market is based on statistical data rather than pundit opinion, meaning the result is consistent, objective and available within 10 minutes of the full time whistle.Whilst the market is currently only available for games in the English Premier League, the scalability of the product ensures BetVictor will soon be in a position to roll out a similar market on other popular worldwide football leagues.BetVictor Head of Automated Trading, Chris Edwards, commented on the new partnership: “We’re delighted to have teamed up with WhoScored.com for what we believe will be a very successful partnership.“There is a strong appetite among our customers for a Man of the Match market that is objective and consistent, rather than one that relies on subjective pundit opinion and is often overlooked by the host broadcaster.”He concluded: “The MOTM market was only previously available on televised games in the EPL but we already expanded that to all EPL games over the first weekend. We remain committed to giving the football bettor the very best value; Simple As.”last_img read more

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Who could be this year’s Rick Wagner for the Ravens?

first_imgNearly two weeks into free agency, the Ravens appear no closer to filling gaping holes at the wide receiver and tight end positions after losing Torrey Smith and Owen Daniels.Viable options on the open market are dwindling and it would deviate from general manager Ozzie Newsome’s “best player available” philosophy to enter April’s draft with two starting positions to fill. Of course, a trade cannot be ruled out with Baltimore projected to have 10 or 11 draft picks — compensatory choices will be announced this week — and Newsome has acquired the likes of left tackle Eugene Monroe, center Jeremy Zuttah, and even former Ravens wide receiver Anquan Boldin through trades in recent years.But the lack of activity makes you wonder if the Ravens have more confidence in their current batch of wide receivers or tight ends — or both — than the outside world does.It was only a year ago when many were discussing how desperately the Ravens needed a starting right tackle following the free-agent departure of the disappointing Michael Oher. Considered little more than an afterthought by most, 2013 fifth-round pick Rick Wagner became an instant upgrade and an above-average starter in his second NFL season after playing sparingly as a rookie.Who might the Ravens view as this year’s Wagner?At the wide receiver position, Marlon Brown is the most experienced receiver remaining behind veteran Steve Smith as he caught 24 passes for 255 yards in his second season after collecting 49 receptions for 524 yards and seven touchdowns as a rookie in 2013. Despite a slow start working in Gary Kubiak’s new offensive system, Brown became more involved as the 2014 season progressed with 16 of his 24 receptions going for first downs.The other logical in-house candidate to emerge at the receiver position would be Kamar Aiken, who caught 24 passes for 267 yards and three touchdowns in his first year with the Ravens. The 6-foot-2, 213-pound receiver plays with a physical nature that the organization likes.Of course, a deep draft class of wide receivers makes it feasible that the Ravens could find an immediate starter in the first round, but the lack of a veteran addition could signal that they likes their young receivers more than we think. Either way, the addition of a productive vertical threat is an absolute must for strong-armed quarterback Joe Flacco by the start of the season.Failing to do so would mean trouble for the Ravens offense in 2015.Shifting focus to the tight end position, Crockett Gillmore is the strongest candidate of any player at any position to become this year’s version of Wagner. The 2014 third-round pick is currently the safest bet at his position on the offseason roster with veteran Dennis Pitta’s future remaining in doubt.Gillmore caught just 10 passes for 121 yards and a touchdown in the regular season, but he caught a 21-yard touchdown in the wild-card win over Pittsburgh and the Ravens appeared more comfortable involving him in the passing game as the season progressed. If you’re looking for precedent with the Ravens handing over the starting tight end job to an inexperienced option, then-rookies Ed Dickson and Pitta had a total of 12 receptions for 153 yards behind veteran Todd Heap in 2010 before combining to make 94 catches for 933 yards and eight touchdowns a year later.Do the Ravens need to add another tight end? Absolutely, but the lack of free-agent activity to this point — Baltimore reportedly had mild interest in veteran Scott Chandler before he signed with New England — and an underwhelming draft class make you wonder if Baltimore has a higher opinion of Gillmore than most observers. Barring a trade, finding a backup tight end would certainly appear more feasible than a starter at this point.The discussion at either position could become moot at any point as Newsome has more than five months to shape the roster for the regular season. No one is suggesting the Ravens should — or will — stand pat at wide receiver or tight end, but few would have endorsed Wagner as the starting right tackle at this time a year ago.It’s simply a possibility to keep in mind as the offseason continues and we inch closer to the draft with the Ravens’ two biggest needs yet to be addressed.last_img read more

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Tottenham Close In On UCL Qualification With Premier League Win Over Watford

first_imgTottenham Hotspur are three points closer to securing a spot in next season’s UEFA Champions League (UCL) following their 2-0 London Derby home victory over Watford in their Premier League Matchday 35 clash on Monday night.Dele Alli capitalised on an error from Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis to give the home side the lead before star striker Harry Kane wrapped up the points for Tottenham for his 27th league goal of the season.The win takes fourth-placed Tottenham (71 points) to within one point of Liverpool (72 points) who occupy third spot on the table and have played one game more than Mauricio Pochettino’s men.Tottenham also maintain their five-point lead over Chelsea (5th place with 66 points) as the race for the top four reaches a crucial stage.Relatedlast_img

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