Preview – NFL Super Bowl XLIX – America’s Game


The NFL has seen a rise in popularity throughout European markets, as its Chief Commissioner Roger Goodell eyes the opening of a London based NFL franchise. Totally different to any European sport SBC asked team to provide a preview of this year’s NFL Super Bowl XLIX final between the New England Patriots vs Seattle Seahawks (Sunday Feb 1)

Rising popularity of NFL in Europe

The NFL is proving to be a very popular sport with European bettors. There’s no bigger occasion than the NFL Super Bowl, which takes place on February 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

European bettors looking to make the most of thier NFL betting this season, have chosen as their destination. Matchbook consistently offer the best prices among all betting services and can offer the best wagering liquidity across all US Sports.

NFL & Matchbook

NFL betting has seen a big increase recently with just under £400 million traded by Matchbook on their NFL markets last season. When one considers the total volume traded on the Las Vegas sports books in a season is about £1.2 bn, that’s quite a staggering volume to be traded on one online exchange.

It is often a problem for European bettors to have their NFL bet go unmatched due to the focus on other sports such as soccer. However, Matchbook is able to offer their customers’ sufficient liquidity to ensure every bet gets matched. Combine this with the lowest commission structure in the industry, then Matchbook is the only product which restores the maximum amount of value to the NFL punter.

Matchbook NFL Super Bowl Winner Market – 27 Jan


As a betting exchange, Matchbook has the advantage over bookmakers by offering the true Vegas handicap lines so the bettor can get the most value from their bet. European bookmakers set their NFL lines with a built-in margin to detract value from the bettor. Matchbook’s community of bettors allows for an unrestricted marketplace where the users determine the value.

This year Matchbook sent one lucky bettor and a friend on their way to Glendale, Arizona to see this year’s Super Bowl XLIX. The lucky winner secured this prize by simply betting on the NFL for a minimum of 4 gameweeks during the NFL regular season with the No. 1 destination for US Sports betting –

Brady Vs Wilson

Matchbook NFL Super Bowl XLIX Preview

The Super Bowl is consistently the most watched sporting event of the year, and this year will be no different. With Katy Perry performing at half-time, there’s even entertainment for non-sports fans at the event. This year, both teams come in on the back of some pretty astounding stories and seasons.

The Seattle Seahawks reached the Super Bowl by staying focused against a Green Bay Packers team that crumbled around them. The Packers held a 16-0 lead at half-time but threw it all away to a team led by Russell Wilson, who believes divine intervention got them to this stage.

The New England Patriots, no strangers to controversy, have been under investigation in a scandal that has been tagged as Deflate-Gate. The Patriots are reported to have under-inflated every ball that they used during the course of their AFC Championship game vs. the Indianapolis Colts. However, the scoreline of 45-7 seems too large to be attributed to the level of air pressure in a ball. But, as NFL fans know, this is a game of inches.

The Super Bowl this year is unique in that there is no clear favourite. In the US, these games are called pick-’ems, where the spread betting line 0.0. In this situation, the oddsmakers can see no clear winner of the game, which should mean an exciting and close game. This would be a welcome sight for NFL fans that watched one of the most one-sided Super Bowls in NFL history last season when the Seahawks destroyed the Denver Broncos, 43-8. Super Bowl XLIX will be a different story. For those bettors that are particularly swayed towards one side, then they can find some particular value in this one, as the oddsmakers just can’t separate the two.

This year’s Super Bowl is a story of two quarterbacks at the opposite ends of their careers. Seattle’s quarterback Russell Wilson already has a Super Bowl to his name, and at the rate he is going, he could end up as one of the most successful QBs of all time. Tom Brady, on the other end, is at the end of his long and storied career and is looking to add a fourth Super Bowl title to his name in Arizona. Wilson’s Seahawks dispatched one legendary QB in last season in Peyton Manning, will the ‘Legion of Boom’ add Tom Brady to their list this time?


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