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The NFL returns to London for the first game of their international series: kick-off time and how to watch

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For the first time in the 2022 season, the NFL comes back to London for two teams to re-ignite one of the sports longest and most storied rivalries, The Minnesota Vikings play the New Orleans Saints at the Tottenham hotspur stadium.

The Vikings come into this game after a thrilling win 28-24 victory over the Detroit Lions this past Sunday at the U.S Bank Stadium in Minnesota. The Vikings love coming over to the UK to play and they will be looking to make it a third victory in a row on these shores. They first visited in 2013 and last visited five years ago defeating the Cleveland Browns at Twickham.

The Saints on the other hand come into this game in a possible state of panic after losing two on the bounce to Carolina Panthers and The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 22-14 and 20-10 respectively. The Saints like the Vikings are no stranger to playing in London sporting a 2-0 record across the pond after defeating the San Diego Chargers (now the LA Chargers) and defeating the Miami Dolphins in 2017 in a 20-0 shutout victory.

Although the Vikings have form and momentum on their side, it is the Saints that were victorious the last time to two teams met on Christmas Day 2020.  The Saints blew away the Vikings in a 52-33 where the Saints led 31-27 going into the fourth quarter but came out all guns blazing to outscore them 21-6 to take the bragging rights.

Kick-off and how to watch

The game kicks off at 2:30pm GMT and 9:30 Eastern time.

It will be broadcasted live On Sky Sports NFL and SKY Sports Main Event.

Key Players, stats and bets

The Vikings are -2.5 favorites to win on the spread as they are favorites to w in the game. a Spread is where a team has to win by a certain amount of points for the bet to be successful. So if the Vikings win be 3 points, they would cover the 2.5 spread and the bet would be successful, where as if they only won by two points, the bet would be unsuccessful.

Viking QB Kirk Cousins has had a up and down start this season but Vikings Wide Receiver Justin Jefferson had a game to remember on the opening day against Green Bay, receiving 184 yards from Cousins, hem two to combine for a Touchdown is inevitable.

Saints QB James Winston has had 4 touchdowns passes and thrown for 858 yards in the first 3 games of the season, after the departure of Legendary Super Bowl winning QB Drew Brees, he has stepped up to the plate for the saints, him to get a TD pass would be a good bet to add to the bet builder.

RafsSportTalk BetBuilder –

Vikings to win @ 20/29

Under 45.5 points game total @11/10

Justin Jefferson to receive over 86.5 yards @10/11

Justin Jefferson to receive over 6.5 receptions @11/10

BetBuilder is7/1 @Bet365

Betting Odds explained –

in a bet, whatever is on the right hand side of a bet, is what you must place to win whatever is on the right, or example, if a bet is 2/1, for every £1 you place, you get £2 back, including the £1 pound you placed, so for a 2/1 bet to win, you receive £3 back. if a betting odd is the other way round, say 1/3, then that is a big favorite to win, so for that odds, every £3 you put on, you get £1 back, so to win more money, you would have to place more money on the bet to win. On Bet365 they offer bet builders on sports bets such as football and basketball so you can add multiple bets into one just as I have done above to get you better odds than just betting on the team to win.

Always gamble responsibly, never bet with anything you do not have and you can not afford.

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