296th Milan Derby to Air Live on GOtv

first_imgEverton, who were languishing at the bottom of the table in the early part of the season, have been resurgent since the appointment of Carlo Ancelotti as manager. Crystal Palace, on the other hand, have struggled all season and are currently lie 14th, just six points above relegation places, leaving manager Roy Hodgson worried. But with the tricky pair of Wilfred Zaha and Jordan Ayew in attack, they carry offensive plenty of offensive menaceThe Serie A will witness the fierce rivalry on Sunday when Inter Milan host AC Milan in the 296th Derby Della Madonnina (Milan Derby) at San Siro. The game, which kicks off at 8.45pm, will be aired live on SuperSport Select 5.Inter, who won the first encounter 2-0 in September, will seek strengthen their chances of dislodging Juventus as the league champions. They will, however, meet a Milan team who have been in indifferent form. Also on Sunday, reigning LaLiga champions, Barcelona, will travel to face Real Betis at the Estadio Benito Villamarín. The game kicks off at 9pm and will be live on SuperSport Select 4.Real Betis, currently placed 12th, have lost two and drawn two of their last five games, pushing them closer to the relegation battle. But coach Joan Francesc Ferrer, popularly known as Rubi, will hope that his charges – including striker Borja Iglesias Quintas, midfielder Nabil Fekir, and veteran winger Joaquin – will rise to the occasion against their more illustrious opponents. Second-placed Barcelona will aim to regain top spot. Los Blaugrana are three points behind their rivals, Real Madrid, and manager Quique Setién knows that another loss may hamper the team’s chances of retaining La Liga title. Although the team will miss injured striker, Luis Suarez,  skipper Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann will provide sufficient threat upfront, Ivan Rakitic and Frenkie De Jong will provide depth in the middle of the park while Gerad Pique will be tasked to lead the team’s defence line.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Football fans will be treated to a bumper package this weekend as games from the Premier League, Serie A and La Liga will be aired on GOtv this weekend.The games, scheduled to hold from 8-9 February, will be broadcast live on SuperSport Select 2 to GOtv Jolli and GOtv Max subscribers, and on SuperSport Select 4 and SuperSport Select 5 exclusive to GOtv Max subscribers.The weekend’s broadcast begins with the Premier League encounter between Everton and Crystal Palace at Goodison Park today at 1:30pm and will be aired live on SuperSport Select 2.last_img read more

Betsson AB sees no home comforts closing tough 2019

first_img Related Articles LeoVegas hits back at Swedish regulations despite Q2 successes August 13, 2020 Submit Publishing its full-year 2019 results, Stockholm-listed online gambling group Betsson AB details that it has achieved its strategic goals in a year of tough industry challenges and corporate adjustments.Tougher operating conditions within its Nordic home markets and the Netherlands see Betsson record a 5% decrease in group revenues to SEK 5,173m / €493m (FY2018: SEK 5,419m).Lower group revenues would be further frustrated by an operating margin drop to 16% (2019: 22%) as Betsson posts an 28% operating EBIT decline of SEK 865m / €82m (FY2018: SEK 1,193m).Closing its full-year 2019 accounts, Betsson governance declares a corporate net income of SEK 787m representing a 27% decrease on 2018’s corresponding SEK 1,078m.Despite 2019’s negative outcomes, Betsson President & CEO Pontus Lindwall remains optimistic on the firm’s underlying strategy, closing a year of tough adjustments for all industry incumbents.“We are proud to report a 2019 full-year operating profit of SEK 865 million,” he said. “This shows that Betsson has the ability to run a profitable business, even during a year of challenges. Despite a notch in the growth curve, our ambition is to grow more than the market, organically and through acquisitions.”A regional breakdown of Q4 2019 trading saw group revenues in the Nordics decline 32% to SEK 450m (Q4 2019: SEK 659m) alongside Western Europe revenues decreasing to 15% to SEK 387m (Q4 2019 SEK 455m).In its Q4 statement, Betsson details that local taxed revenues primarily attributed to Sweden and Italy had increased by 41% to SEK 464m (Q4 2019 SEK 330m), corresponding to 36% of group revenues.Countering multiple tax adjustments, Betsson governance details that it continues to ‘review its business models’ to adapt to market realities, whilst in-turn evaluating ‘new market opportunities in order to grow revenues and earnings’.Lindwall added: “During the fourth quarter we made a minor strategic acquisition and continue to analyse several opportunities, both in locally regulated markets and in markets that will be regulated. By further increasing the geographical distribution, we can reduce the impact of temporary downturns in individual markets.” Share Share Betsson outrides pandemic challenges as regulatory dramas loom July 21, 2020 Spelinspektionen reminds operators of AML responsibilities July 2, 2020 StumbleUponlast_img read more