What another great weekend of sport. We were treated to a fascinating four rounds of Golf at the BMW Championship as well as an enthralling Community Shield at Wembley. All of that whilst the Lionel Messi saga was taking twists and turns even he would struggle to pull off.

There’s a lot to reflect on, so let’s have a look at the ripples in our future markets.


Is the Messi-ah Coming?

Another week has gone by and the transfer saga of the summer continues to develop. Lionel Messi’s exit from Barcelona is far from straightforward with the Catalan club now at loggerheads with LaLiga over the legitimacy of his release clause.

With talks already underway, along with personal terms reportedly discussed, it’s no surprise to see that the Argentinian magician is 4/6 to be at the Etihad next season.

This one is sure to roll on and on, with the terms of his Barcelona contract still ambiguous at this stage.

Arsenal Aiming High

The Community Shield gave us the first taste of football of the 20/21 campaign. For much of the match, Arsenal were the better side. The Gunners, however, succumbed to Liverpool pressure in the last half hour and it finished 1-1. The Londoners sealed victory on penalties, with star man Aubameyang netting the winner.

There are a lot of positive vibes coming out of the Emirates as we embark on the new season. You can back Arsenal for a top 4 finish at 3/1 whilst marksman Aubameyang is 6/1 to be top-scorer in the Premier League.

Rahm & Johnson Setting the Standard

It was a final round showdown between Jon Rahm and Dustin Johnson at the BMW Championship at Olympia. The course provided the toughest of tests. Rory McIlroy, Hideki Matsuyama and a few others fell by the wayside over the final 18 holes, with eventual winner Rahm sinking a putt from 66 feet to beat Johnson in a play-off. Both players have been playing well since the restart.

Rahm now has two wins under his belt and who can forget Johnson’s remarkable performance in The Northern Trust Open. Both will feel as confident as ever of getting a major win this season. Rahm is currently 11/1 for the US Open and the US Masters. You can back Johnson at 9/1 for each of the final two majors of the season.

Odds are correct at the time of posting

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