When dominance in domestic football in Europe is talked about, Bayern Munich and Juventus quickly comes to mind. The New Saints, though, have done enough to be in this elite group and Australia online casinos seems to be backing them up.
The Cymru Premier League is synonymous with TNS just like it is impossible to mention Champions League without Real Madrid. With 13 League titles, they are the most successful club in Welsh league structure (which does not include Welsh teams playing in the English pyramid).
The Saints won nine successive honours between 2009 and 2019. However, they have failed to add a 14th domestic trophy, with Bala Town pipping them to successive titles.
But The Saints, who are often included in online gambling site lists for the day, already have one hand on the title after defeating their main rival 2-1 on Tuesday. With eight more games to go, Anthony Limbrick’s men are just a point away with 26 more than Bala.
Yet Limbrick and his players will be aiming for another win to maintain their excellent home record at Park Hall.
Limbrick said: “Our home form has been excellent this season. We’ve won every single game at home this season, including in Europe as well – and that’s what we’ll be aiming for, whether it’s a point that we need, or whatever the points are, we’ll be looking to win that game.
“We want to carry on that home form, not just for this game, but for the games coming till the end of the season to show how much we’ve improved as a group, so we’re determined to win this game and put on a show like we have done in every game.
“But one thing I would say is Penybont are a very tough opponent. We had probably what, I think, was an entertaining game for the neutral here, 3-2, maybe not for us so far, but we narrowly came out winners in that game.
“They drew with us at their place, and normally it’s by an odd goal that we’ve got in front of them, or drawn with them, so it will be really tight and tough.
“They’re a very tactical team, they change shape and do different things each time they come and play us, so we’re expecting a really tough challenge and they certainly will want to come and cause an upset here on Saturday.”
Saints, who have been runners-up in the JD Cymru Premier for the last two seasons, have won 20 of their 24 league games this season, losing just once.
Limbrick added: “We’ve said it from the start, and it’s been my line if you watch the interviews regularly, then you’d know that it’s not about the table for us, it’s about improvement from last season.
“It’s of course about improving the position that we finish, which was second last season to first this season.
“We don’t talk a lot about the table here at all. We talk about the performances, how we can get better, how we can improve, how we can raise the standards, and I think the big test will be is if we could get over the line on the weekend, how we react to that afterwards, what we do after that.
“We’ve got the saying that we want to finish strong and finish strong in the season means that we want to go and get the win on Saturday.
“We know how tough and difficult it’s going to be. We’ve got great respect for Penybont, but we want to win here again at home, and that would put us in the position we want to be.”