The Champions League group stages begin this week and there are some massive games to look forward to. PSG host Real Madrid, defending champions Liverpool are in Italy to face Napoli, Borussia Dortmund take on Barcelona and Atletico Madrid tangle with Juventus in another eagerly anticipated clash. Chelsea take on Valencia at Stamford Bridge, Spurs are away at Olympiakos and Man City have to go to Ukraine to play Shakhtar Donetsk for the third season in a row. Many more of Europe’s top teams are in action, so there are loads of games for punters to choose from. Bet365 is running a Euro soccer bonus offer, which gives you boosted odds on accumulator bets. There is a 5% bonus on a treble, 10% bonus on your returns from a four-fold, 15% on a five-fold and so on, up to 70% for 14-folds and upwards.
Mansion Bet is offering Brace Insurance on Premier League games. If you bet £5 or more on a first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score, half-time / full-time or match winner and both teams to score market, and your bet fails to win, you will get a refund if a player scores two or more goals in the game. The offer is valid for up to £25 and covers pre-match bets on televised Premier League games. A number of players have started the season in blistering form, including Tammy Abraham, Sergio Aguero, Sadio Mané and Teemu Pukki, so games featuring Chelsea, Man City, Liverpool and Norwich could be interesting with this promotion.
A brave new era begins at Vicarage Road on Sunday as Watford take on Arsenal. The Hornets sacked boss Javi Gracia after just four games of the new season. They lost their opening three matches and then drew 1-1 away at Newcastle last time out, so the club decided to axe Gracia and replace him with former manager Quique Sanchez Flores, who lasted just one season in his previous spell at Watford. He will be thrown straight in at the deep end on Sunday. Arsenal have made a decent start to the season, and they are particularly strong going forward. Alexandre Lacazette is out for a month due to injury, so Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is certain to lead the line for the Gunners. He has been great in front of goal this season, and he has the pace and movement to terrorise the Hornets. Paddy Power will give you back your money as a free bet if Aubameyang scores in this game. The offer applies to anyone spending up to £10 on a pre-match single bet on this game, and it covers every market at any odds.
The Rugby World Cup begins in Japan this week and it is sure to be a major betting event. The world’s best 20 teams have been divided into four pools of five, with the top two in each pool progressing to the quarter-finals. Defending champions New Zealand are the firm favourites to secure a third consecutive World Cup triumph, but England, South Africa, Ireland and Wales all look strong, so it promises to be an exciting tournament. If you place a £10 win or £5 each-way bet on the Rugby World Cup at William Hill, you get a free £5 bet.