The first of the Champions League's last 16 bands will be decided this week, as important other legs will take place over Sweden Tuesday and Wednesday evening. Here are the games taking place this week:
Liverpool v Porto
Liverpool have full control of this band in this second band in Anfield. As Jurgen Klopp's side played a coveted 5-0 victory in the first leg, the highlight of which was a Sadio Mane hat-trick. The Neds head into this game on the back of five wins in their last six games of all competitions. The Merseysiders are also 11 matches unbeaten in the Champions League, while scoring three or more goals in their last five outings. Then they have won their last four games since the first team and scored two or more goals in all four wins. However, the visitors' latest record in the Champions League is not great, as they have won just three of their previous nine outings in the national elite competition. To make matters worse, they have also won just one of their last five away games in this competition.
PSG against Real Madrid
These two teams were seen as potential winners in the Champions League before the root. However, Real took a 3-1 victory in the first leg of the Bernabeu. PSG has plenty of work to do to get back to this tie. The country side has now suffered consecutive defeat in the Champions League after five straight wins in the competition. However, Unai Emery's side is a formidable opposition to the Parc des Princes. The club from the French capital are 12 matches unbeaten on the domestic market of the Champions League, who have scored two or more goals in their last six home teams of the competition. Real Madrid may experience mixed fortunes in La Liga, but their Champions League form has been strong. Los Blancos has won six of its last eight casino games, including its last three outings, while scoring at least three goals in its last three wins.
Tottenham vs. Juventus
These two teams lead to this spot at Wembley with the knot evenly balanced at 2-2 from the first leg in Turin. Tottenham have the advantage of two goals away and also have a good record in this competition. In fact, Mauricio Pochettino's side have won seven of their last nine matches in the Champions League. The North London side has also scored two or more goals in eight of their last nine outings in this competition. Spurs have now won their last four home games in the Champions League on the home ground, scoring three goals in all three wins. Juventus leads the English capital in three straight wins in Serie A. The Bianconeria's latest Champions League record is mixed, as they have won three and drawn three of their six most recent Swedes.
Why casino and betting brands love Premier League . Premier League football star Joey Barton has been banned from the game for 18 months after breaking the rules of the game. But he has accused the league of mixed messages about gambling, saying that "betting is everywhere" in the sport. And the most obvious place is in front of the clubs themselves.
In the current Premier League football season, the twenty participating clubs have generated a record $ 289 million (£ 226.5 million) in combined revenue from shirt sponsorship agreements alone. Of the twenty clubs, half have shirt sponsorship in place with a wager / online casino company, showing the great interest the industry shows in the sport. The figure that these organizations have pumped into the Premier League threshing sponsorship amounts to a total of $ 46.3 million ($ 36.3 million). All of a sudden $ 43.3 million ($ 36.3 million) distributed across ten teams seems almost cheap, especially when you consider the large global commercial opportunities.
In fact, in just six years, Premier League threshold sponsorship across the division has more than doubled. During the 2010/11 season, the combined twenty top flight sites in the country had thrush sponsorship agreements of $ 128.1 million ($ 100.45 million). Thirteen times the Premier League Champions Manchester country $ 60.3 million ($ 47 million) a year handles Chevrolet response to much of the staggering revenue this season and is still a record deal for sweater sponsorship worldwide. But the betting sector is now moving into the act in a big way.
As you can see from the table, the Premier League has seen an influx of betting companies from many global locations like the city, with Dafabet and even Sweden with SportPesa. This investment from abroad combined with high demand for broadcasting rights across each international region will only see these figures grow and rapidly.
For example, Dafabet, which has invested a total of £ 8 million in shirt sponsorship across Sunderland and Burnley, has now labeled over 225 territories, 730 million homes and a global audience of over three billion homes. These numbers are rising every week. Premier League clubs pull so much opportunity from the traction to the self-proclaimed "most exciting league in the world" and it works when companies manage to pay for their logo or message to be seen in a great location. The casino and betting sector are growing strongly in the Premier League and although none of the above offers come close to matching Manchester's Swedish deal with Chevrolet.