With global lockdown and restrictions depriving us of proper football entertainment there is not much to do than reminisce.
The 2019/20 Premier League campaign has been put to a halt due to the COVID-19 situation. With no exact return date and leagues across Europe being cancelled, Liverpool fans are still living in uncertainty.
After 30 years without a league title, they were in progress of one of the best league seasons ever. Six points short of lifting the coveted trophy, Liverpool have made a huge improvement on the 2018/19 season when they achieved whopping 97 points and still did not win it.
Going Down the Memory Lane
And as we all worryingly wait for the Premier League football to return it might be a good idea to relive the most iconic moments from the last season. The 2018/19 campaign has provided us with plenty of drama throughout. With sackings, errors, eye-popping goals and plenty of surprises, it’s been a season to remember.
From the betting point of view, it’s also been a terrific ride for all avid punters. There have been plenty of betting opportunities as bookies latched on the football excitement with plenty of generous offers of their own. New sports bookies are regularly appearing online and while some of these may be new creations entirely, occasionally you will find a brick and mortar bookmaker has made the move to the online world, a prime example being VOdds. They are a massive Asian handicap betting platform that offer aggregated real-time odds from a comprehensive list of difficult to reach Asian bookies. They have a growing list of bookmakers includes Pinnacle Sports, SBOBET, MaxBet, and plenty more to choose from. Users can access VOdds through the usual channels of vodds.com, vodds.co or vodds.net, or can even use a VPN for uninterrupted access. Not only are most bookmakers moving online to help save costs it also gives them the opportunity to offer a wider range of sports betting markets. From free bets to deals, you had it all. At the moment, however, there is no doubt that betting enthusiasts are also eager to welcome football back to the scene.
Memorable Goal(s) & Moments to Cherish
Goals are the essence of football.
People might still be raving about Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant assist in a 3-1 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in April. The Belgian returned to the starting line-up after injury struggles and pulled off a masterstroke when he picked up the ball just inside his own half, swept it low across the pitch to Sterling who smashed it into the back of the net from a tight angle. It was truly a moment of brilliance which deserves to be talked about for a long time.
Same can be said about arguably the most incredible save from the 2018/19. Kepa Arrizabalaga rose to the occasion in Chelsea’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool in September when he palmed Sadio Mane’s poked effort into the bottom corner to single-handedly save his team.
However, it’s the goals we still remember.
One of those that will be long talked about occurred in December. With Crystal Palace running away with an important victory at the Etihad, it was Andros Townsend who inspired his team with a wonder goal.
Latching on a Bernardo Silva’s clearing header, Townsend smashed a first-time volley from over 30 yards out and buried a rocket into the City net. It was one of those goals that make for a punter’s dream. Not only did Townsend help his team to a colossal win but he must have done wonders for bettors around the globe, including numerous bets.
Manchester City are dominating this article throughout and it’s only befitting to end with the 2018/19 champions. With the campaign going down the wire towards the beginning of May 2019, Manchester City’s injury-plagued captain Vincent Kompany entered the legend.
The Belgian defender made his first shot on target from the outside the penalty area since December 2013 and scored a thumping winner of Leicester City with 20 minutes left on the clock. “Don’t shoot, pass the ball”, Pep Guardiola was shouting with all City players thinking the exact same thing.
Gary Neville, however, summed it best by asking “Where do you want your statue?”