Archive | December, 2016

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 …