September 2018

1,283 touchdowns, 90 yard rushing TD’s and -13.6c – the NFL season in numbers

Sporting Index predict the key statistics for the upcoming NFL season ahead – including a longest passing touchdown of 94.75 yards
 
Thursday 6th September 2018, London – The NFL will see 1,283 touchdowns, 1,170 sacks and a coldest temperature of -13.8c during a game this season, according to spread betting firm Sporting Index.
 
The National Football League kicks off tomorrow with reigning champions the Philadelphia Eagles hosting the Atlanta Falcons, and the traders at Sporting Index have already predicted a total of 1,283 touchdowns to be scored this season – 58 more than the last campaign.
 
In an era of high powered offenses, teams are scoring more and more touchdowns, and the Super Bowl winning Eagles led the league last year scoring a total of 53 touchdowns.
 
As well as predicting more high-powered offenses, Sporting Index also expect to see the top scoring defense hit six touchdowns this season to supplement their points total.
 
In a sport renowned for explosive plays and game changing moments, the spread-betting experts have also predicted longest touchdown pass will be just under 95 yards, and the longest rushing touchdown will be a shade under 90 yards.
 
The NFL does not stop for the cold under any circumstances throughout a season, and with weather in the north of the US particularly challenging during the winter months, Sporting Index traders reckon the coldest temperature at an outdoor game will be -13.8c.
 
Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “NFL fans are bound to be excited for the upcoming season – some major off-season moves and the potential for a number of teams to build dynasties has dominated the talk during the summer.
 
“Our traders think there will be a glut of touchdowns, plenty of long players, and lots of opportunistic defense that fans love to see, and it could be one of the most balanced NFL seasons we have seen in some time.
 
“We’ve gone for 1,283 touchdowns, a 95 yard touchdown, and a coldest game of -13.8c – still a lot warmer than the fabled Ice Bowl, which froze the mercury at -26c.”

Manchester City heading for first ever Champions League title

Sporting Index map out route to Champions League Final – with City expected to be crowned champions after knock-out stage exits for Tottenham, Man Utd and Liverpool
 
Monday 17th September 2018, London – Manchester City will finally realise their dream of lifting the Champions League trophy this season, according to spread betting firm Sporting Index.
 
The spread betting experts have mapped out the route to the final in Madrid in May 2019, with Pep Guardiola’s side expected to pip his former club Barcelona to win Europe’s elite trophy.
 
The Champions League has been the holy grail for City in recent years, with owner Sheikh Mansour publicly stating that Guardiola was brought in to help the club conquer European football by winning club football’s biggest prize, and Sporting Index think this will be the Sky Blues’ year.
 
Liverpool will be the next best performing English club according to the Sporting Index traders – despite finishing runners up in last year’s competition, the Reds will likely fall at the quarter-final hurdle this year, while Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United will crash out in the last-sixteen.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Champions League for the last three seasons with former club Real Madrid, however Los Blancos and his new club, Juventus, are expected to exit the tournament in the semi-finals this season.
 
Big spending Paris Saint German are predicted to exit alongside Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals.
 
Ed Fulton, trading spokesman for Sporting Index, said: “Manchester City have made it clear in recent years that their goal is to win the Champions League to realise their ambitions of becoming one of the world’s top clubs alongside Barcelona, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich to name a few.
 
“Our traders think that this could finally be their year and expect them to defeat Pep Guardiola’s old side Barcelona in a glamour tie in Madrid – in what would be the biggest achievement in the club’s history.
 
“Liverpool were heartbroken to fall at the final hurdle in Kiev last year, but the Reds will only reach the quarter-finals before exiting this year, whereas we see Manchester United and Tottenham heading out at the last-sixteen stage.”