We are less than a week away from the biggest event on the football calendar as the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are deep into their preparations for Super Bowl XLIX.
The AFC and NFC champions are almost ready for their showdown with each other and everyone is placing their bets.
Of course the fans of each team believe that their team will be lifting the Vince Lombardi trophy in Arizona on Sunday, but somewhere else has a different view.
Seahawks fans will be optimistic ahead of their teams second straight Super Bowl appearance after they dominated the Denver Broncos in last years showcase.
Meanwhile the Patriots will be following quarterback Tom Brady to the Super Bowl for a record sixth time and their confidence is always high.
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When it comes to major sporting events, fans are big on betting and the pre- Super Bowl betting this year establishes a clear favourite.
With the point spread holding the Patriots -1 point being the most placed bet, the fans are clearly envisioning a close game.
Calls for a close game have been supported by EA Sports who are most well known for their production of the annual sporting video games including this year's Madden 15 video game.
Well they have simulated this year's showdown in Arizona and it is once again the Patriots set to come out on top by just four points.
The simulation (Which you can see below) shows Tom Brady having a great passing performance against a typically resilient Seahawks defense.
Focus finally on the game?
The last week has been heavily focussed on the controversial deflate-gate issue which centers around the game balls used in the AFC Championship game.
Many Patriots officials have claimed to know nothing about it and some have even claimed that it has taken time away from their Super Bowl preparations.
A very understandable position to be in but the Patriots will not be able to rely on excuses when they come up against the NFL's best defense on Sunday.
The Seahawks defense has given up the fewest passing yards of any team this season and only the third fewest rushing yards.
Whilst Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw multiple touchdowns in the NFC Championship game, the Seahawks will surely put more emphasis on avoiding another first half performance like at CenturyLink Field over a week ago when they were down 16-0 at half time.
See the Madden simulation here:
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