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 …

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Preview: Vettel seeks Ascari record

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Lewis Hamilton: excellent record at Yas Marina

Despite sealing his fourth consecutive Formula One Drivers’ Championship in India last Sunday, Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel will want to keep his winning run going with victory at this weekend’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Race, Sunday, 13:00 GMT, live on Sky Sports F1).

Vettel was a comfortable winner in India, qualifying on pole position and finishing the race nearly half a minute clear of Nico Rosberg’s Mercedes. It was his sixth consecutive victory, leaving him just three short of equalling Alberto more …

Breeders Cup Mile Preview: Hannon to strike Olympic gold

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Richard Hannon: Seeks Breeders Cup Glory

Like the earlier Breeders Cup Turf, the Breeders’ Cup Mile (11.40pm, Santa Anita Park, Saturday) was one of the original seven races run during the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park in 1984. The race brings together the best milers from Europe and North America, who compete for a purse of $2 million around two bends on the turf course.

This year, Europe is represented by Olympic Glory, trained by Richard Hannon, and Cristoforo Colombo, more …

Breeders Cup Turf Preview: The Fugue on song

The Breeders’ Cup Turf (10.22pm, Santa Anita Park, Saturday), run over a mile and a half, has proved a happy hunting ground for European horses in recent years, with horses trained in Britain, Ireland or France winning seven of the last ten renewals. more …

Premier League: Chelsea v Man City Preview

Pellegrini: May have to settle for low-scoring draw

Two of the early season favourites for the Premier League title meet on Sunday when Chelsea host Manchester City at Stamford Bridge (Sunday, 16:00 BST, live on Sky Sports 1).

Chelsea are currently second in the table, two points behind leaders Arsenal with 17 points from five wins, two draws and one defeat. After a patchy start to the season the Blues come into this fixture on the back of four consecutive victories in all competitions. more …

Racing Post Trophy Preview & Tips: Johnny be good at 16/1

Favourites have often triumphed in the Racing Post Trophy (3.50pm, Doncaster, Saturday) but with no clear market leader, this looks to be the most open renewal of the Group 1 horse race for two-year-olds for many seasons. more …

Indian Grand Prix Preview: Still some Vettel value

Sebastian Vettel will hope to wrap up the 2013 Formula One Drivers’ Championship in style with victory at this weekend’s Indian Grand Prix (Race: Sunday, 10:30am BST, live on BBC 1 / Sky Sports 1). more …

Champions League: Arsenal vs Borussia Dortmund

mezutozilArsenal have made an impressive start to their Champions League campaign but will face the toughest test of their credentials to date when they host last year’s losing finalists Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday (19:45, live on ITV 1).

The Gunners top Group F on six points after wins away to Marseille and at home to Napoli. Dortmund and Napoli are tied in second on three points, while Marseille prop up the group with no points to their name.  more …

QEII Betting Tips & Preview: Get the Max factor

Jim BolgerThe Queen Elizabeth II Stakes is the most valuable mile race in Europe with £1million in guaranteed prize money (3.30pm, Ascot, Saturday).

Soft ground means that Toronado declines the opportunity to take on Dawn Approach (9/4) for the fourth time this season, leaving Jim Bolger’s (pictured) 2,000 Guineas and St. James’s Palace Stakes winner as clear favourite. more …

Champion Stakes Preview: Morandi the merrier at 16/1

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Jean-Claude Rouget: Can land Champion for France

The Champion Stakes is the climax of the UK flat season with £1.3 million on offer. A trio of French challengers line up at 4.05pm at Ascot on Saturday with live hopes of carrying the spoils across the Channel.

Cirrus Des Aigles is the clear favourite at 11/10, bidding to regain the Champion Stakes crown that he lost to Frankel last year. But the jury is out on whether he retains the more …

Premier League: Man Utd v Southampton Betting Tips

Manchester United are still searching for consistency at this early stage of the season and will face a serious test of their credentials when they welcome high-flying Southampton to Old Trafford (15:00 BST, Saturday). more …

Premier League: Newcastle v Liverpool Preview

luis suarezNewcastle United host Liverpool at St James’ Park on Saturday (12:45 BST, live on BT Sport 1) hoping for three points to push on after a mixed start to the season.

The Magpies are 11th in the table with 10 points from three wins, one draw and three defeats. After two consecutive losses, they then performed well in a 2-1 victory away to Cardiff in their more …

World Cup Qualifier: England v Poland Preview & Tips

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Hodgson: Can expect comfortable win

After victory over Montenegro on Friday, England can confirm their place at the 2014 World Cup by defeating Poland at Wembley on Tuesday (20:00 BST, live on ITV 1).

Friday’s win guaranteed England of at least a playoff place, taking the Group H leaders to 19 points, four more than current third place occupants Montenegro. With just one round of matches left to play, they cannot finish lower than second in the group.

The ideal result would, of course, be to qualify automatically by winning the group. With second-placed Ukraine facing an easy home fixture more …