Archive | June, 2015

Copa America: Argentina v Paraguay Preview & Tips

Lionel MessiFavourites Argentina can reach the final of the 2015 Copa America when they face off against Paraguay in the semi-final in Concepcion on Wednesday (00:30 BST, live on Premier Sports).

Argentina have progressed undefeated through to the final four of the competition. They defeated Uruguay (1-0) and more …

Copa America: Chile v Peru Preview & Betting Tips

Jorge ValdiviaHosts Chile can progress to the final of the 2015 Copa America but will have their work cut out for them against an impressive Peru side in their semi-final in Santiago (Tuesday, 00:30 BST, live on Premier Sports).

Chile have thus far progressed undefeated through the competition. They beat Ecuador and Bolivia and drew with more …

F1: Austrian Grand Prix Preview & Betting Tips

Lewis HamiltonLewis Hamilton (pictured) is odds-on with the bookies to extend his 17-point lead at the top of the Formula One Drivers’ Championship by taking victory at this weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 13:00 BST, live on Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton ended his team-mate Nico Rosberg’s two-race winning streak with a comfortable victory from more …

Royal Ascot: Diamond Jubilee Stakes Preview & 10/1 Betting Tip

Ryan MooreThe 6f Diamond Jubilee Stakes is the second Group 1 sprint of Royal Ascot for older horses. It is often contested by horses that ran in the King’s Stand Stakes over 5f on the opening day (4.20pm Saturday).

Indeed, this year Pearl Secret (16/1) makes a quick reappearance after finishing fourth, beaten just a length, in the more …

Royal Ascot: Gold Cup Preview, Betting & Tip

Dermot WeldThe Gold Cup run over 2m4f on Ladies’ Day is still considered by many to be the highlight of the meeting. This year the race has attracted a cosmopolitan field of stayers from all over Europe (4.20pm,Thursday).

Favourites have a particularly strong record in the Ascot Gold Cup with seven of the last ten obliging, so more …

Royal Ascot: Prince of Wales’s Stakes Preview & Betting Tip

Michael StouteThe 2015 Prince of Wales’s Stakes has brought the top middle distance horses from three continents to do battle over a mile and a quarter at Royal Ascot (4.20pm, Wednesday).

This Group 1 race is for horses aged four and over and the field consists of contenders of more …

Euro 2016 Qualifier: Slovenia v England Preview & Tips

Wayne RooneyEngland seek to maintain their perfect record in Euro 2016 qualifying when they travel east to take on Slovenia in Ljubljana on Sunday (17:00 BST, live on ITV1).

England are unbeaten in nine internationals since their early elimination from last summer’s World Cup in Brazil. They top Euro 2016 qualification Group E with 15 points from an unblemished record of more …

Scottish Sprint Cup Preview: Choice bet @ 25/1

Ed De GilesThe Scottish Sprint Cup run over 5f at Musselburgh is worth £100,000 in guaranteed prizemoney and invariably attracts some of the leading sprint handicappers (3.25pm Saturday).

Red Baron (5/1), who has already won three times this season, justifiably heads the market. Most recently, Eric Alston’s six-year-old failed by more …

Friendly: Republic of Ireland v England Preview

Roy HodgsonThe Republic of Ireland and England meet for the first time on Irish soil in 20 years when they face off in an international friendly at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Sunday (13:00 BST, live on ITV1).

Ireland come into the match on the back of four wins, two draws and just one defeat in their seven more …

Champions League Final Preview: Juventus v Barcelona

Lionel MessiBarcelona are the bookies’ favourites to secure their fourth Champions League crown when they take on Juventus in this year’s final in Berlin on Saturday (19:45 BST, live on ITV1).

Barcelona come into the match having already secured the Primera Division and Copa del Rey titles in more …

Epsom Derby Preview: In for the Kil at 20/1

Frankie DettoriThe 2015 Investec Derby at Epsom looks the most open renewal of this prestigious contest for years (4.30pm, Saturday). There is plenty of talent but not one proven Group 1 performer crying out for the Derby distance of a mile and a half.

The 6/4 favourite Golden Horn is unbeaten in his three starts and looked stunningly impressive when winning the Dante over more …

F1: Canadian Grand Prix Preview & Tips

Jenson ButtonLewis Hamilton lost out late on in Monaco two weeks ago and will be keen to reestablish a healthy lead at the top of the Drivers’ Championship with victory at this weekend’s Canadian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 19:00 BST, live on BBC1 / Sky Sports F1).

Hamilton led the field until he and his Mercedes team decided to more …