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Based in the UK, it was natural Sam loved soccer and the Premier League, but watching the Super Bowl on TV led him to playing football at university in Britain, which led to the NFL becoming a huge part of his career. Whether it's afternoons watching soccer or late nights watching primetime NFL games, Sam is always focusing on the big matches and finding the best betting value.

Team: Plymouth Argyle
Sport to bet on: NFL
Sports movie: Happy Gilmore
Sports snack: Buffalo wings
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I saw an article on Alex Smith’s recovery and his ambition to play again, so I bet on Alex Smith to win Comeback Player of the Year. In my mind I was certain he’d win it even if he just made the field once for a kneel down at the end of a game. In the end he played a few games and performed well. It was super cool to win the bet (I had tickets from 33/1 to 16/1) and also to watch him make an amazing comeback.
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I feel like I haven’t had any truly gut-wrenching bad beats. I’m normally most annoyed with my losing bets when I’ve just followed my heart and not done any research. Generally when the reasoning behind my bets is solid (because I’ve used tools like those on Covers), even if they lose, I don’t get too salty.
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Man City vs Man United FA Cup Prop Bets: Foden Finds Back of Net vs Red Devils

May 23, 2024 • 9:05 AM ET

Our soccer betting picks have found three props offering value for the FA Cup Final, and Phil Foden stars in the one paying off the best. Find out why Sam Farley expects Foden to cap off the English soccer season with an early goal.

Atalanta vs Leverkusen Predictions and Picks for Europa League Final

May 22, 2024 • 11:35 AM ET

Bayer Leverkusen is having a season for the ages and can add more hardware to the trophy case with a win over Atlanta in the Europa League Final on Wednesday. We break down the matchup and more in our betting preview below.

Arsenal vs Everton Predictions and Picks for Sunday's EPL Matchup

May 17, 2024 • 7:07 PM ET

If Arsenal want any chance at capturing the EPL Title, they'll need to first take care of their own business before worrying about the result at the Etihad. Our EPL picks believe this will be one-way traffic with the Gunners peppering the net with goals.

Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa Predictions and Picks for Sunday's EPL Matchup

May 17, 2024 • 6:52 PM ET

It's the final EPL match of the season for Crystal Palace and Aston Villa and while both will want to finish on a high, our EPL betting picks believe the points will be shared at Selhurst Park.

Brighton vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks for Today's EPL Matchup

May 15, 2024 • 1:31 PM ET

Chelsea won't end in the spot they'd have hoped for entering the season, but our EPL picks expect them to continue their strong play as the campaign winds down.

Aston Villa vs Liverpool Predictions and Picks for Today's EPL Matchup

May 13, 2024 • 12:00 PM ET

With just two games left in the EPL season, Aston Villa and Liverpool both have something still to play for. For Villa, it's a spot in Europe, while the Reds are playing for pride and to send Jurgen Klopp off on a high note. Who will come out on top in today's fixture? Read on to find out!

Nottingham Forest vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks for Saturday's EPL Matchup

May 9, 2024 • 4:57 PM ET

While Nottingham Forest and Chelsea have very important things to play for in Saturday's EPL fixture, our soccer expert Sam Farley believes Chelsea's current form will be enough to get them over the line and collect a vital three points.

Real Madrid vs Bayern Munich Predictions and Picks for Wednesday's Champions League Match

May 8, 2024 • 12:06 PM ET

A place in the Champions League final is on the line and with the teams tied at 2-2, it's all to play for. Our soccer expert believes the difference in this fixture will be Madrid's winning pedigree. Find out why below!

PSG vs Borussia Dortmund Predictions and Picks for Tuesday’s Champions League Match

May 7, 2024 • 11:58 AM ET

PSG lost 1-0 to Dortmund in Germany last week but is heavily favored to reverse the result in France on Tuesday in Leg 2 of the UCL semifinal. Find out why our soccer betting picks like Mbappe & Co. to solve Dortmund's defense.

Liverpool vs Tottenham Predictions and Picks for Sunday’s EPL Matchup

May 3, 2024 • 1:51 PM ET

There's lots on the line when Liverpool and Tottenham collide on Sunday, but that doesn't mean there will be lots of goals, per our soccer betting picks.

Man City vs Wolves Predictions and Picks for Today’s EPL Matchup

May 3, 2024 • 1:47 PM ET

Man City enters the weekend second in the Premier League table, but they can leapfrog Arsenal if they take care of business at home on Saturday. Find out more in our Manchester City vs. Wolves betting picks.

Luton vs Everton Predictions and Picks for Today’s EPL Matchup

May 2, 2024 • 11:45 AM ET

Luton Town are still fighting to avoid relegation against a suddenly-hot Everton team that just punched their ticket to EPL play in 2024-25. Will the Toffees take their foot off the gas pedal? Our soccer betting picks believe so.

Borussia Dortmund vs PSG Predictions and Picks for Today's Champions League Match

May 1, 2024 • 12:15 PM ET

After meeting twice in the Group Stage, Dortmund and PSG renewed acquaintances in the UCL semifinal. Given the familiarity of both sides, our soccer expert expects the fresher side to prevail in this first-leg tie. Find out who that is below.

Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Predictions and Picks for Today’s Champions League Match

Apr 30, 2024 • 12:14 PM ET

In a match between two historic European powerhouses, Bayern Munich are favored at home over Real Madrid, but our betting picks don't necessarily think they should be.

Aston Villa vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks for Today’s EPL Matchup

Apr 27, 2024 • 11:01 AM ET

While Chelsea's season is all but over, Aston Villa is rolling and still has their eyes set on Champions League qualification. Expect that gap in motivation to be the difference when they face off on Saturday.

Everton vs Liverpool Predictions and Picks for Today’s EPL Matchup

Apr 24, 2024 • 11:04 AM ET

Everton are fighting for relegation while Liverpool are fighting for the Premier League title... and our EPL picks think things will get messy for the home side today.

Arsenal vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks for Today’s EPL Matchup

Apr 23, 2024 • 1:25 PM ET

Arsenal is a sizable favorite over Chelsea this Tuesday as they're focusing on a Premier League title with no further distractions on the horizon. The Gunners should subdue the Blues' offense, per our soccer betting picks.

Real Madrid vs Barcelona Predictions and Picks for Today’s La Liga Match

Apr 21, 2024 • 8:13 AM ET

Real Madrid's superior defense has been a massive difference-maker and one that should separate them from their Spanish rivals in Sunday's El Clasico showdown. Read more in our Real Madrid vs. Barcelona betting picks.

Man City vs Chelsea Predictions and Picks for Today's FA Cup Match

Apr 20, 2024 • 8:26 AM ET

The offensive attack of Man City is hard to wrap your head around, but it also leads to them giving up silly goals. Our FA Cup picks are backing Manchester, but we believe Chelsea will get their own as well.

Bayern Munich vs Arsenal Predictions and Picks: Gunners Handle Business

Apr 17, 2024 • 10:10 AM ET

A 2-2 draw in last week's fixture has left books questioning the capability of Arsenal, but our Champions League picks aren't doubting the Gunners on the road.

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