Welsh National Preview: 14/1 Point taken

rebecca curtisThe Welsh National has attracted a top class field of staying chasers looking to stake their claims for the £100,000 prizemoney on offer (2.35pm, Saturday, Chepstow).

We haven’t seen Rebecca Curtis’ (pictured) Teaforthree (20/1) since he won a similar amount in the Grand National at Aintree in April. He was third by nine lengths to Sue Smith’s Auroras Encore. He came a close second to Michael Scudamore’s Monbeg Dude in this race last  more …

King George VI Chase Preview & Tips: Count on Conti

paul nichollsThe King George VI Chase on Boxing Day at Kempton (3.10pm) looks to be the most closely contested renewal of this famous horse race for many years.

The 3/1 favourite, Colin Tizzard’s Cue Card appears to be the one to beat.  This seven-year-old son of King’s Theatre silenced his doubters with an emphatic win in the three mile one furlong Betfair Chase at Haydock a month ago. He had been a disappointing favourite on his more …

Premier League: Man City v Liverpool

The Premier League’s two highest scoring teams meet on Boxing Day (17:30 GMT, live on BT Sport) when Manchester City host Liverpool at the Etihad stadium.

City are the league’s form team, with five wins and one draw in their last six matches. They sit third in the table with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and four defeats and come more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Chelsea Preview

mezutozilTwo of the Premier League’s top three meet on Monday night when Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates (20:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

The Gunners have made a strong start to the season and lead the way with 35 points from 11 wins, two draws and three defeats, but received a little dose of realism last weekend, going down 6-3 to a rampant Manchester City.  more …

Premier League: Spurs v Liverpool

luis suarezTottenham Hotspur will be looking for three points when they host fellow top four hopefuls Liverpool at White Hart Lane on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Spurs have recovered well from their 6-0 thrashing away to Man City, taking seven points from their last three league matches, including consecutive away wins. They are sixth in the Premier League with 27 points from eight wins, three draws and four defeats.  more …

Premier League: Man City v Arsenal

olivier giroudManchester City are expected to continue their excellent home record when league leaders Arsenal visit the Etihad Stadium on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport 1).

City have scored seven more goals than any other side in the league, including an average of 4.14 per home match. They are fourth in the Premier League table, six points off the top, with 29 more …

Champions League: Man Utd v Shakhtar Donetsk Preview

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Moyes: Difficult week

Manchester United are already guaranteed a place in the final 16 of this year’s Champions League but will go through as group winners if they can take at least a point from the visit of Shakhtar Donetsk to Old Trafford on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

United top Group A with 11 points from three wins and two draws. Shakhtar are three points back in second and are competing with Bayer Leverkusen to join United in the knockout stages. Real Sociedad are bottom with just a solitary more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Everton Preview

Arsene WengerLeague leaders Arsenal will face a tough test of their credentials when they host in-form Everton at the Emirates on Sunday (16:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Arsenal come into Sunday’s match on the back of three consecutive victories, including Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Hull. They sit atop the Premier League table with 34 points from 11 wins, more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Newcastle

alan pardewFollowing defeat at home to Everton on Wednesday, Manchester United will be desperate to take three points when they entertain Newcastle at Old Trafford on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport).

United are ninth in the Premier League table with 22 points from six wins, four draws and four defeats. They had gone 12 matches undefeated in all competitions prior to Wednesday’s defeat, albeit without always convincing with the quality of their performances.  more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Everton Preview

wayne rooneyDavid Moyes will face Everton for the first time since taking over as manager of Manchester United when his former employers travel to Old Trafford on Wednesday (19:45 GMT).

United come into the match on the back of a 2-2 draw away to Tottenham on Sunday. Wayne Rooney (pictured) scored more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Southampton

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Mauricio Pochettino

After a disappointing, albeit ultimately inconsequential, loss in midweek, Chelsea will face another stern test when they host high-flying Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Sunday (16:10 GMT, live on Sky Sports).

Chelsea are third in the Premier League table with 24 points from seven wins, three draws and two defeats, four points shy of leaders Arsenal. They are also through to the more …

Premier League: Spurs v Man Utd Preview

After suffering a crushing defeat at the hands of one Manchester club last weekend, Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas Boas is in need of a strong result when his side host Manchester United at White Hart Lane on Sunday more …

Hennessy Gold Cup Preview and Tips: 20/1 Duty calls

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McCain: Can land Hennessy Gold Cup

The Hennessy Gold Cup Chase at Newbury is one of the most prestigious handicaps in the National Hunt calendar (Saturday, 3pm).

Alan King’s Invictus (11/1) is among the market leaders. We haven’t seen this seven-year-old son of Flemensfirth since he beat Nicky Henderson’s Cheltenham Gold Cup winner, Bobs Worth, in a three mile novice chase in February more …

X Factor Preview: Oppose the odds-on shot

We are down to the final five and have a red hot 1/2 favourite in the X Factor betting in the ample shape of Sam Bailey, the prison officer from the ‘overs’ category.   more …

Champions League: Arsenal v Marseille

olivier giroudArsenal could take a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with victory at home to Marseille on Tuesday (19:45 GMT, live on ITV1).

The Gunners top Group F alongside Napoli with nine points from four matches. Borussia Dortmund are third on six, while Marseille prop up the group with not a point to their name.  more …

Premier League: Man City v Spurs Preview

Manchester City will be hopeful of maintaining their impeccable record at the Etihad Stadium when they host Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday (13:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports). more …

Betfair Chase Preview: Tidal rave at 10/1

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Henderson: Sends out Gold Cup hero Bobs Worth

The Grade 1 Betfair Chase at Haydock looks to be the strongest renewal of this race for many years (3pm, Saturday). The top trainers are wheeling out their biggest guns in pursuit of the £200,000 prize fund.

Nicky Henderson’s Cheltenham Gold Cup hero Bobs Worth heads the market at 9/4 and has Paul Nicholls’ Gold Cup casualty, Silviniaco Conti (5/2) not far behind him. There has been much mention of Bobs Worth being more …

Premier League: Everton v Liverpool

roberto martinezTwo of the Premier League’s top six meet on Saturday (12:45 GMT, live on BT Sport 1) when Everton host Liverpool in the 221st Merseyside derby.

Everton have made a good start to the season and are sixth in the Premier League table with 20 points from five wins, five draws and just more …

England v Germany Preview & Betting Tips

roy hodgsonAfter defeat to Chile on Friday, England will be hoping for a more positive result when they take on Germany at Wembley on Tuesday (8pm GMT, live on ITV1).

Friday’s loss was England’s first this year, ending a 10-match unbeaten run made up of six victories and four draws. It was the first match of their preparations for next year’s World more …

Paddy Power Gold Cup Betting Tips & Preview

The Paddy Power Gold (2.30pm, Cheltenham, Saturday) is the highlight of the three-day Open meeting and, as usual, has attracted a maximum field of 20 runners. However, we’ve dug a little deeper into the form and produced what we think is an excellent more …

United States Grand Prix Preview & Betting Tips

It is the battle for positions in the Formula One Constructors’ Championship that will take centre stage this weekend as the paddock travels across the Atlantic for the United States Grand Prix (19:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1), the penultimate more …

International Friendly: England v Chile

wayne rooneyWith qualification sealed, England’s preparations for next year’s World Cup begin with the visit of an energetic Chile side to Wembley on Friday (20:00 GMT, live on ITV1).

Victories over Montenegro and Poland last month were sufficient for England to win their qualifying group. The Three Lions finished the campaign undefeated with 22 points more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Arsenal Preview, Betting and Tips

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Ramsey: most impressive player

League leaders Arsenal will face a serious test of their title credentials when they travel to Old Trafford to square off against Manchester United on Sunday (16:10 GMT, live on Sky Sports). 

United have not enjoyed the best of starts to the season and are eighth in the Premier League table with 17 points from five wins, two draws and three defeats. They are, however, in good form, having won four of their last five matches in all competitions.

United come into the match on the back of a 0-0 draw away to Real Sociedad in the Champions League on Tuesday. Moyes made seven changes more …

Premier League: Tottenham v Newcastle

andre villas boasAfter a solid start to the season, Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to kick on with victory over Newcastle at White Hart Lane on Sunday (12:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports). 

Spurs are fourth in the table with 20 points from six wins, two draws and two defeats. They have won four of their last six matches in all competitions, including Thursday night’s 2-1 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League. They drew 0-0 with Everton in the Premier more …

Champions League: Real Sociedad vs Man Utd Preview

davidmoyesManchester United could take a big step towards qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages with a positive result away to Real Sociedad tonight (19:45 GMT, live on ITV 1).

United top Group A with seven points from two wins and one draw, a point clear of Bayer Leverkusen in second. Shakhtar Donetsk are third on four points, while Real Sociedad prop up the group more …

Melbourne Cup Betting Tips & Preview: It’s simple, Simenon

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Willie Mullins: Good bet to land Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup takes place in the early hours of Tuesday morning UK time (4.00am GMT, Flemington, Australia). We take a look at the leading contenders, from home and abroad, to seek out a selection that can go well at rewarding odds in this famous two-mile handicap.

While Ireland has landed it a couple of times, no British-trained runner has won the ‘race that stops a nation.’ This more …

Premier League: Arsenal v Liverpool Preview

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Wenger: Arsenal 2nd highest league scorers

Two of the Premier League’s early season pace setters meet on Saturday when league leaders Arsenal entertain Liverpool at the Emirates (17:30 GMT, live on Sky Sports 1).

Arsenal are two points clear at the top of the table, with 22 points from seven wins, one draw and one defeat. They have not lost in the league since their opening day home defeat to Aston Villa and have won all three of their subsequent home matches.

Arsene Wenger’s men are the second highest scorers in the league and have, at times, produced some breathtaking football. Aaron Ramsey has been a driving force in midfield with five goals and four more …