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Premier League team profiles, part 2

Brighton & Hove Albion After over three decades out of the top flight, Brighton returned last year with the idea of sticking around. A 15th-place...

Southampton

Premier League team profiles, part 1

Cardiff City Having once been an example of poor ownership, Cardiff City return to the top flight under Vincent Tan. The owner has seemingly mellowed...

Betting preview: France - Croatia

A handful of Croatia players took umbrage at suggestions they might have been tired for their semi-final against England, insisting they had been fire...

Betting preview: Belgium - England

The World Cup third-place play-off is a game that neither team involved ever seems to want, but once you get beyond those three or four days of m...

Betting preview: Croatia - England

The Croatia national team offers a fine example of the distinction between negativity and uncertainty avoidance. Zlatko Dalic's men aren't defensive a...

Betting preview: France - Belgium

Roberto Martinez was lauded for the change of system that enabled Belgium to defeat tournament favourites Brazil in the last round, although most of t...

Betting preview: Sweden - England

England exorcised some of their innermost demons when beating Colombia on a penalty shootout four days ago, prompting Gary Neville to lead the charge ...

Betting preview: Uruguay - France

Kylian Mbappe burst on to the world stage in breathtaking fashion against Argentina six days ago, becoming the first 19-year-old to score twice in a s...

Betting preview: Brazil - Belgium

Belgium have left their mark on Russia 2018 in becoming the first team since West Germany in 1970 to recover from two goals down and progress in a Wor...

Betting preview: Colombia - England

Remember that World Cup England headed to a few weeks ago under no pressure, just looking to enjoy themselves and entertain everyone? Low expectations...

Betting preview: Sweden - Switzerland

What a game this should be: on paper, Sweden and Switzerland sounds like a 0-0, going to penalties. Both teams, though, are far less stodgy than their...

Betting preview: Brazil - Mexico

For Mexico, the aim was to make it to ‘game five’ – the quarter-final. Having not done so since their own home World Cups in 1978 an...