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Former Man City man receives a 12-month BAN for breaching betting rules

Former Man City man receives a 12-month BAN for breaching betting rules

The ex Man City employee worked under Pep Guardiola and has been hit with a one-year suspension.

A former Manchester City employee has received a 12-month betting ban for breaching betting regulations.

Richard Bredice was most recently working as a performance analyst at Burnley, having previously reported to Vincent Kompany at Anderlecht.

Before that he had a six-year spell at City under both Manuel Pellegrini and Pep Guardiola.

But according to the Daily Mail, Bredice will now serve a suspension after placing a total of 456 bets.

The chunk of the bets came during his time at City and it's alleged that he placed them on incoming and outcoming transfers, as well as betting against the club he was working for.

In fact, he is accused of being responsible for 12 ‘inside information bets’ - which saw him pocket more than £1,7000.

These bets, 11 of which came in - were primarily related to City transfers - the most notable of which was to the tune of £515.

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This was placed the morning after a City staff function and a commission analysing Bredice's case ruled that the player's future was discussed at the event.

Bredice denied that he was friendly with City's first-team stars and was in anyway aware of their transfer plans - something the FA had declared.

Instead, he claimed that their targets were already common knowledge through the reporting of various news outlets.

The other 444 non-related transfer bets placed were successful on 129 occasions.

Bredice stuck £50 on City losing to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League in 2017.

City had already topped Group F going into the clash at Metalist Stadium and fielded a weakened side, losing 2-1.

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Going back a year when Pellegrini was in charge, Bredice placed a £20 bet on Chelsea beating Manchester City in the FA Cup at Stamford Bridge.

The stake was made nine days before the meeting but Bredice cashed out four days beforehand and lost £1.

A City side predominantly made up of teenagers went 1-0 up but lost 5-1.

Bredice has been handed a 12-month ban, with six months suspended for two years.

He has also been fined £4,500 and must pay a further £500 in costs, though can still appeal the decision.

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Topics: Man City, Premier League