The time is finally here as we get set to kick-off the 2018 edition of Super Bowl Sunday. This year’s action is being played this year in chilly Minnesota but neither of the teams will be feeling cold with a Super Bowl trophy and ring on the line. The game will be played between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, and there are already big predictions as to which team will win.
The biggest story must be the fact that Mr. Tom Brady will be starting his eighth Super Bowl, which is the first time in the history of the NFL that this has happened. He has led the Patriots to five wins out of those eight appearances, and as they embark on their quest for their sixth, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking for their first win. The Eagles have appeared twice in the big show and lost twice, but it has been many years since they have been here, and even longer since they have looked this good.
Will the Eagles get Revenge?
It was back in 2005 when the Patriots met the Eagles in the Super Bowl. A younger Tom Brady vs Donovan McNabb, and back then the Patriots were not the huge favorites that they have become nowadays. The game was very close, went into the half tied 7-7, but at the end of the night, the Patriots had won by 24-21 and the Eagles would need to wait 13 years to try and get their revenge.
The Philadelphia and the Patriots both ended the regular season with a 13-3 record. The Eagles outscored the Patriots by 1 point during the year, but the Eagles allowed 1 less point (these are incredibly close stats by any standard). The fact that they are almost exactly the same should make for an incredible game and it might just all come down to the experience factor, which New England definitely has more of.
Do not count the Eagles out just yet. They have been a solid team for some time now and their roster will only continue to get better with the solid base they have formed over the last few years. Experts have said that this Eagles team is the best of all time and they will be a force not to be reckoned for the next few seasons.
Super Bowl LII Predictions
The big online bookmakers like Betfair Sports and 888 Sports have both given this game to the Patriots. New England is favorites to win at Betfair Sports by 1.50 to the Eagles’ 2.75. At 888 Sport, the odds are much the same with a little difference, the Patriots are at 1.48 and the Eagles are at 2.75. But odds on outright winner are only the tip of the iceberg, and both of the aforementioned online bookmakers are offering hundreds of individual odds, and, they will also be offering live in-play betting markets throughout all four quarters (and the halftime show featuring Justin Timberlake) so punters will have adequate chances to win some big money.