Over the past ten or so years, Conor has built up a body of work in covering soccer, particularly ongoings in Italy, while also touching on Spain and the rest of Europe, and has hosted The Forza Italian Football Podcast for about half of that time as well.
With most of his work coming within the worlds of Italian and Spanish soccer, Conor has been working in betting writing for a couple of seasons now and likes to think that he’s well placed to point punters in the right direction when it comes to Serie A-related bets.
Starting out covering the League of Ireland with independent sites before moving to the FAI’s official league coverage, Conor has been working within soccer since his early days at university. His betting work started later, and began with subscription services around Italian soccer. From 2020 on, betting writing started to provide him with more of his work and he has freelanced regularly for a number of outlets over the last couple of years, mostly focusing on Serie A during an exciting time in Italian soccer.
Having lived in his native Ireland until 2018, Conor’s work in Italian soccer then took him to Italy where he has been based ever since.
Italian soccer betting
European soccer, Italy especially
Favorite bet of all time
There are personal reasons behind this one, but Conor was one of the first people covering Italian soccer to realise the strength of the side that Gian Piero Gasperini was building at Atalanta.
After back-to-back Europa League qualifications were spoiled somewhat by failing to make it past the playoff in the second year, Conor backed Atalanta to finish in the top four of Serie A in 2018/19 and to reach the Champions League. They ended the season in third, and went as far as being within a minute of reaching the semifinals in their first year in the competition.
Most heartbreaking bet
In that same Champions League season - 2019/20 - Conor backed minnows Atalanta to overcome the fearsome Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-finals, when few people gave La Dea a chance.
When Mario Pasalic put them ahead after 25 minutes, it was on. But Atalanta had looked leggy in the post-lockdown Serie A finish, and despite leading 1-0 after 90 minutes, they conceded twice in stoppage time to fall out of the Champions League.