October 2019


Bookies back Liverpool to equal Premier League Record 

Friday 4th October, 2019 – Liverpool will equal Manchester City's record winning streak in the Premier League but will fall short of an unprecedented 19th straight victory, according to sports betting firm Sporting Index.  
The Reds are currently on a run of 16 tio-flight wins and face Leicester this weekend before heading to Old Trafford where they could match City's feat. Two wins from two would then see Liverpool have the chance to secure a 19th straight win in front of their home supporters against Tottenham. 
However, the traders at Sporting Index have totted up the numbers and think Jurgen Klopp's side will stop short of creating a new record and may have to settle for the same winning run as Pep Guardiola's team.  
Phil Fairclough, trading spokesmen for Sporting Index, said:Liverpool look unstoppable in the Premier League, and with their winning streak at 16 they can now equal Manchester City's record in their next two matches by picking up maximum points against Leicester and Manchester United.  


Spread bettors predict Foxes will pip United to sixth spot this season  

Monday 7th October, 2019 – Leicester will break into the 'top six' for the first time in four years - since they won the Premier League - according to sports betting firm Sporting Index
According to the football experts at Sporting Index, the Foxes will finish sixth on 61 points - one point above Manchester United - to split the cycle of the Red Devils, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham dominating the summit of England's topflight.  
Brendan Rodgers' side have won over pundits and punters alike after the whirlwind start to the season, and despite a 2-1 loss at Liverpool on Saturday the Midlands side currently occupy fourth spot - leading the spread betting firm to believe they will finish above struggling United at the end of the season.  
Neville Burdock, head of trading at Sporting Index, said: “Leicester will be disappointed not to have taken a point at Anfield on Saturday, but we've seen enough this season to believe they can break the top six for the first time in four seasons - when they won the league in 2015-2016.“  


Barry Geraghty saddles up with Sporting Index  

Friday 11th October, 2019 – Barry Geraghty, one of jump racing's most successful jockeys of all time, will be sponsored by Sporting Index for the winter National Hunt season.   
Geraghty will wear the Sporting Index logo on his breeches and collar, provide exclusive insight in a regular column on Sporting Index.com and support with social media posts and daily previews during the season's major meetings.  
The 40-year-old Irishmen's achievements include winning the 2003 Grand National aboard Monty's Pass and recording 38 Cheltenham Festival winners, second only to Ruby Walsh. He is also the retained rider for National Hunt racing's most successful owner J.P McManus.  
Sporting Index, who recently launched a fixed odds offering to run alongside their well-established spread betting serive, were the first sponsors of the Cheltenham Festival's Cross Country Chase, partnering the race from 2005-2007. Geraghty is the company's first partnership with a jockey.  


Early election vote to fail by 93 votes 

Monday 28th October, 2019 – Boris Johnson's move to force an early general election will fall short by 93 votes, according to betting firm Sporting Index.
The EU has agreed to Brexit extension until January 31st 2020, leading the PM to once again call for an early election as he attempts to break the parliamentary deadlock. His previous attempt fell short by 134 votes and the traders at Sporting Index are predicting another difficult evening for Johnson.  
The vote requires the support of two thirds of the House of Commons, a total of 434 votes, but the betting firm's political experts expect just 341 MPs to vote in the Government's favour, with 290 votes against (including abstentions). 
Phill Fairclough, political trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: Although we expect more MPs to vote in the Government's favour than in the previous vote, we're not counting on the Tory leader being able to gather the support to get him to the 434 required votes.  


Tories to fall two short of majority in December election 

Wednesday 30th October, 2019 – The Conservatives will fall in their quest for an overall majority by just two seats in December's election, according to betting firm Sporting Index.  
The House of Commons last night voted in favour of the General Election on 12th December after Labour agreed to back the early poll following the extension to the Brexit deadline.  
With 326 or more seats required for an overall majority in the House of Commons, the political betting experts have priced Conservatives seats at 324 following increased support for Boris Johnson's get Brexit done strategy.  
The traders are also predicting a terrible campaign for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, with Labour seats priced at 204, four worse than Michael Foot's disastrous campaign in 1983.  
Phil Fairclough, political trading spokesmen for Sporting Index, said: “The idea of a Conservative majority looked like a pipe-dream a few weeks ago, but JoBo has made steady gains amongst Brexiteers in the last two weeks. We're predicting he will fall just short of the 326 seats needed for an overall majority.