Archive | December, 2014

Premier League: Spurs v Chelsea Preview

Jose MourinhoTottenham Hotspur and Chelsea have both gone undefeated through the Christmas period and both will want to continue that run in their meeting at White Hart Lane on New Year’s Day (17:30 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Spurs come into the match on the back of a five-match unbeaten run that has seen them move to more …

Premier League: Spurs v Man Utd Preview

Mauricio PochettinoTwo of the Premier League’s form sides meet when Tottenham Hotspur host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday (12:00 GMT, live on BT Sport).

Spurs come into the match after recording their third consecutive 2-1 victory, the latest away to Leicester on Boxing Day. They are seventh in the Premier League table, just two points shy of more …

Premier League: Chelsea v West Ham Preview

John Obi MikelTwo of the Premier League’s top four meet when league leaders Chelsea host West Ham at Stamford Bridge on Boxing Day (12:45 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea have responded well after suffering their first league defeat of the season to Newcastle at the start of the month, winning both of their subsequent fixtures. They top the Premier League table, with more …

Horse Racing: King George Chase Betting Tip & Preview

Colin TizzardThe King George on Boxing Day looks a typical festive treat with a ten-runner field where only a couple can be safely ruled out of contention (3.10pm Kempton, Friday).

A dour stayer, last year’s winner Silviniaco Conti (5/2) looks a worthy favourite. He is officially the highest rated horse in the field. He was going well when falling three out in the 2013 Cheltenham Gold Cup but more …

Premier League: Liverpool v Arsenal Preview

Arsene WengerLiverpool are in dire need of a good result when they host Arsenal at Anfield on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

On the back of just two wins in their last eight Premier League matches, Liverpool recorded a morale-boosting 3-1 win over Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday. They are a more …

Horse Racing: Ladbroke Hurdle Preview & 20/1 Betting Tip

Sam Twiston-DaviesThe £150k Ladbroke Hurdle potentially offers a decent return for punters who can pick their way through the hyped horses to find some value and that is precisely what we have done (Saturday 3.30pm Ascot).

This famous handicap hurdle provided young Dan Skelton (the son of top showjumper Nick and more …

Premier League: Newcastle v Sunderland Preview

Gus PoyetNewcastle will be hopeful of ending a run of three consecutive derby defeats when they host Sunderland in the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Magpies come into the fixture on the back of successive heavy defeats to Arsenal (in the league) and more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Liverpool Preview

David De GeaTwo teams in contrasting form square off when Manchester United host Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Man Utd extended their winning streak to five matches with a 2-1 victory away to Southampton on Monday. The result saw them move ahead of the Saints into third in the Premier League table, with more …

Horse Racing: December Gold Cup Preview & Betting Tips

Paul NichollsThe 2m5f Caspian Caviar December Gold Cup has less strength in depth for a 13-runner handicap chase than might first appear (2pm Saturday, Cheltenham, live on Channel 4).

Improving Caid Du Berlais (7/2), winner of the Paddy Power Gold Cup Chase over 2m4½f on the Old Course at more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Newcastle Preview & Betting Tips

Alan PardewArsenal will face a difficult task in righting last weekend’s defeat to Stoke City when they host Newcastle United at the Emirates on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners come into the match on the back of a 4-1 victory away to Galatasaray in the Champions League on more …

Champions League: Liverpool v Basel Preview

Brendan RodgersLiverpool’s Champions League future hangs in the balance ahead of their final group stage match at home to Basel on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Reds are two points behind Basel in the Group B standings and must win at Anfield if they are to progress to the knockout stages behind group winners Real Madrid. Basel only more …

Premier League: Southampton v Man Utd Preview

Louis Van GaalManchester United seek a fifth consecutive league victory when they travel to St Mary’s to face Southampton on Monday (20:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Southampton have suffered some set-backs over the last couple of weeks but are still riding high in the Premier League table after a strong start to the campaign. They were third prior to more …

Becher Chase Preview & Betting Tips

Gordon ElliottThe Grand National fences provide a unique spectacle and so Saturday’s Becher Chase is always eagerly anticipated by punters (1.30pm, Aintree). Negotiating the Liverpool fences is easier than in yesteryear and the historic emphasis on course form, while still respected, may not carry the weight it once did.

The current title holder Chance Du Roy (10/1) is fancied by many to more …

Premier League: Man City v Everton Preview

Sergio AgueroManchester City are targeting a fifth consecutive victory in all competitions when they host Everton in the Premier League at the Etihad on Saturday (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Man City come into the fixture on the back of a commanding 4-1 win away to Sunderland on Wednesday. The defending champions are more …