It’s SuperBowl weekend as the Giants meet the Patriots
Anticipation is building ahead of Sunday’s Superbowl – one of the most watched showpiece sporting events in the world – as the New York Giants prepare to meet the New England Patriots.
The Giants have done superbly well to emerge from a position earlier in the season when they were a staggering 129/1 (Betfair) to win the NFL’s top prize. Even by 1 January 2012 they were still considered 33/1 outsiders (Ladbrokes), coming through a must-win game versus the Dallas Cowboys to ensure they even made the postseason.
Having negotiated their way through a play-off against Atlanta Falcons, the Giants have subsequently beaten more fancied opposition in the form of defending Superbowl Champions Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers, wins that according to Oddschecker would have earned punters a £44.60 profit haul from two £10 bets.
It’s been far more plain sailing for the Patriots, who saw off the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens to reach the Superbowl and go into the match as 8/11 favourites (various).
Bodog have Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as the 13/10 favourite to be SuperBowl Most Valuable Player (MVP) for a third time, which would equal the record held by legendary 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. The Giants’ Eli Manning is 9/4 to win the award for a second time.