Premier League: Chelsea v Hull Preview & Betting Tips

PedroChelsea can strengthen their grip on top spot in the Premier League when they welcome relegation-threatened Hull City to Stamford Bridge this weekend (4.30pm Sunday on Sky Sports 1).

It was vital that Antonio Conte’s men bounced back from their defeat by Tottenham Hotspur when they more …

Premier League: Man City v Tottenham Preview & Betting Tips

Sergio AgueroTottenham Hotspur can move to within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea by inflicting defeat upon struggling and out-of-form Manchester City this weekend (5.30pm Saturday, BT Sport 1).

Man City have struggled for form in the last couple of months, with a 4-0 defeat by Everton last time out the more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Liverpool Preview & Betting Tips

Paul PogbaPremier League rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will both be targeting all three points when they meet at Old Trafford this weekend (4pm Sunday, Sky Sports 1).

Man Utd have now emerged victorious from each of their last nine encounters in all competitions, with six of those wins coming in the Premier League. The Red Devils’ recent revival has more …

Premier League: Leicester v Chelsea Preview & Betting Tips

Claudio RanieriDefending champions Leicester City will play host to current Premier League leaders Chelsea at the King Power Stadium this weekend (5.30pm Saturday, BT Sport 1).

Chelsea’s last top-tier clash came at White Hart Lane, where Tottenham Hotspur ended their 13-game winning run with a 2-0 victory in an absorbing London derby. Despite that more …

Horse Racing: Veterans Chase Preview & 9/1 Betting Tip

Paul NichollsSandown hosts the valuable final of the Veterans’ Handicap Chase series on Saturday (3pm, live on ITV4). The 6/1 favourite Dynaste holds minimal appeal, even off his lowest ever chasing mark of 145, as he seems unable to finish his races this season and this one is three miles.

Dynaste was last seen starting as more …

FA Cup: Man Utd v Reading Preview & Betting Tips

Wayne RooneyManchester United are heavy odds-on at 1/5 with the bookies to avoid an upset when they welcome Championship side Reading to Old Trafford in the third round of the FA Cup this weekend (12.30pm Saturday, BT Sport 2).

United men have turned a corner in the last few weeks, with Monday’s 2-0 victory over West Ham United – given to them by more …

Premier League: Spurs v Chelsea Preview & Betting Tips

Eden HazardChelsea will set a new Premier League record for consecutive victories in a single season if they are able to overcome Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane this midweek (8pm Wednesday, Sky Sports 1).

The Blues extended their winning run to 13 successive games last time out, beating Stoke City 4-2 in front of more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Crystal Palace Preview & Betting Tips

Sam AllardyceArsenal need to keep their faint Premier League title hopes alive when they welcome Crystal Palace to the Emirates Stadium for a London derby this weekend (4pm Sunday, Sky Sports 1).

Arsene Wenger’s men looked set to continue their poor recent run of form against West Bromwich Albion on more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Man City Preview & Betting Tips

Adam LallanaPremier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City will both be feeling the need to keep in touch with leaders Chelsea at the top of the table this weekend (5.30pm Saturday, BT Sport 1).

Liverpool took a while to get going against Stoke City on Tuesday evening. The Reds conceded the opening goal to more …

Horse Racing: Kauto Star Novices’ Chase Preview and Betting Tip

Sam Twiston-DaviesThe defection of Thistlecrack has made the Kauto Star Novices’ Chase the most interesting Grade 1 prospect for punters on Boxing Day (2.05pm, Kempton, live on Channel 4). The Irish raider Anibale Fly heads the betting market at 9/4 but there are reasons to oppose him.

Owned by JP McManus, this six-year-old is more …

Premier League: Southampton v Spurs Preview & Betting Tips

Mauricio PochettinoTottenham Hotspur continue their challenge for the Champions League spots on Wednesday night, with Southampton set to provide the opposition at St Marys (7.45pm on Sky Sports 1).

Spurs bounced back from their defeat by Manchester United earlier this month with consecutive victories over more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Bournemouth Preview & Betting Tips

Eddie HoweLeague leaders Chelsea look to make it 12 Premier League victories in a row with Bournemouth the latest side to try and stop the Blues in their tracks (3pm Boxing Day).

Antonio Conte’s charges extended their winning run to 11 consecutive matches last time out, triumphing in a more …

JLT Long Walk Hurdle Preview & 10/1 Betting Tip

Harry FryThe talented Unowhatimeanharry has won his last six starts and is the 11/8 favourite in the JLT Long Walk Hurdle betting but this is not the cakewalk that his odds suggest (2.25pm Saturday, Ascot live on Channel 4). The unusually large field suggests that plenty of trainers think that it is worth taking him on.

Unowhatimeanharry is certainly useful. This eight-year-old son of more …

Premier League: Everton v Liverpool, Merseyside Derby Preview & Betting Tips

Romelu LukakuThe first Merseyside Derby of the season takes place this weekend, with Everton and Liverpool set to renew hostilities at Goodison Park (8pm Monday on Sky Sports 1).

Liverpool have stuttered a little in recent weeks, losing 4-3 to Bournemouth and drawing 2-2 with West Ham United prior to Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Middlesbrough. It was a more …

Premier League: Man City v Arsenal Preview & Betting Tips

Theo WalcottPremier League title challengers Man City and Arsenal face a crucial encounter at the Etihad Stadium this weekend (4pm Sunday on Sky Sports 1).

Pep Guardiola’s team’s title hopes have taken a hit in the last few weeks, although back-to-back defeats by Chelsea and Leicester City were at least followed by a 2-0 victory over Watford on more …

Horse Racing: Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Preview & 8/1 Betting Tip

Evan WilliamsThe Caspian Caviar Gold Cup Handicap Chase is the highlight for punters of Saturday’s card at Cheltenham (1.50pm Saturday live on Channel 4).

Bouvreuil, the 6/1  favourite, looks plenty short enough for a horse who has only ever scored in mud and has just two wins to his name. This five-year-old, owned by JP McManus, only more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Tottenham Preview & Betting Tips

Harry KaneTop-four hopefuls Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur clash in a crunch match at Old Trafford this weekend (2.15pm Sunday, Sky Sports 1).

Jose Mourinho’s men dropped points for the ninth time this season with a 1-1 draw against Everton last time out, when a late penalty from Leighton Baines cancelled out Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s first-half more …

Premier League: Leicester v Man City Betting Tips & Preview

Raheem SterlingManchester City should return to winning ways when they travel to the home of Premier League champions Leicester City this weekend (5.30pm Saturday on BT Sport 1).

Pep Guardiola’s side fell four points behind fellow title contenders Chelsea when they were defeated 3-1 by more …

Horse Racing: Becher Chase Preview & 12/1 Betting Tip

Neil MulhollandThe valuable Becher Chase at Aintree, run over the fearsome Grand National fences, is a must for punters who like an open-looking handicap with joint favourites at 10/1 (1.35pm Saturday live on Channel 4).

The 11-year-old Alvarado trained by Fergal O’Brien for the Ruckers is one of them. This likeable chestnut is more …

Premier League: Everton v Man Utd Preview & Betting Tips

Anthony MartialManchester United will be looking to give their top-four chances a major and much-needed boost when they travel across the northwest to take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday afternoon (4pm on Sky Sports 1).

Jose Mourinho’s men were held to a draw in their previous Premier League encounter, with West Ham United escaping more …

Premier League: Man City v Chelsea Preview & Betting Tips

PedroTwo of the top three in the Premier League do battle at the Etihad Stadium this weekend, with Manchester City playing host to table-toppers Chelsea (12.30pm Saturday, Sky Sports 1).

Pep Guardiola’s charges made it two wins on the bounce when they came from behind to defeat Burnley last more …

Horse Racing: Hennessy Gold Cup Chase Preview and Betting Tip

David PipeThe Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury is one of the most prestigious handicaps of the season with a prize fund of £200,000 (3.10pm Saturday live on Channel 4).

Native River looks an extremely worthy leader of the Hennessy betting market at 6/1 for the Colin Tizzard yard. This tall six-year-old chestnut has found his perfect partner in Richard Johnson. He definitely benefits from more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Spurs Preview & Betting Tips

Diego CostaChelsea can strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League table when they entertain London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge this weekend (5.30pm Saturday on BT Sport 1).

Antonio Conte’s side extended their winning run last time out, edging past Middlesbrough by a more …

Champions League: Arsenal v PSG Preview & Betting Tips

Mesut OzilArsenal and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head this midweek with top spot in Group A of this season’s Champions League up for grabs (7.45pm Wednesday on BT Sport 3).

The Gunners go into this encounter in first place in their qualifying segment after a come-from-behind victory over more …

Horse Racing: Betfair Chase Preview & 8/1 Betting Tip

Richard JohnsonThe Betfair Chase at Haydock is an intriguing prospect for punters as the two market leaders both have questions to answer (3pm Saturday live on Channel 4).

The current titleholder and 13/8 favourite Cue Card was phenomenal last season, transformed by a wind operation and helped by improvements at the Tizzard yard, but he was a more …

Premier League: Southampton v Liverpool Preview & Betting Tips

Philippe CoutinhoPremier League leaders Liverpool can pick up their fourth consecutive victory when they travel to St Marys to take on Southampton this weekend (3pm Saturday).

Liverpool climbed above Manchester City and to the summit of the standings when they thrashed Watford 6-0 before the international break. It was another stunning attacking performance from more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Arsenal Preview & Betting Tips

Aaron RamseyManchester United and Arsenal clash in the Premier League at Old Trafford this weekend (12.30pm Saturday, Sky Sports 1).

Manchester United returned to winning ways before the international break, beating Swansea City 3-1 after a run of three draws (against Burnley, Stoke City, Liverpool) and a defeat by more …

Friendly: England v Spain Preview & Betting Tips

Adam LallanaGareth Southgate’s England will play host to Julen Lopetegui’s Spain in a prestigious international friendly at Wembley this midweek (8pm Tuesday on ITV1).

The Three Lions made it 10 points from 12 in their 2018 World Cup qualification group last time out, beating rivals Scotland 3-0 in London. Headed efforts from Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana (pictured) and more …

World Cup Qualifier: England v Scotland Preview & Betting Tips

Gordon StrachanTraditional rivals England and Scotland do battle in World Cup qualification at Wembley on Friday (7.45pm on ITV1).

England may be without a permanent manager following Sam Allardyce’s shock exit after just a single match in charge but they have made a solid start to the campaign. They have more …