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Premier League Darts Tips

Last week saw Mighty Michael van Gerwen’s epic 44 game televised winning streak finally ended by the ageless Raymond van Barneveld! His amazing sequence lasted 179 days, but playing twice in one night proved too much for MvG. Peter Wright also defeated the Dutchman in the final of the German Darts Championship on Sunday, so is the ‘Green Machine’ starting to malfunction? Our darts tipster Owen Fulda brings you his Premier League Darts tips for Judgement Night in Cardiff… Premier League Darts Tips Sign up to Easyodds to use our odds comparison service for all your betting choices! Kim ‘The Hurricane’ Huybrechts vs Peter ‘Snakebite’ Wright (Thu, 19:15) Wright -2.5 Legs @ 4/6 - BET NOW Wright beat Huybrechts 6-2 over in Hildesheim, Germany on Sunday, to compound the 7-2 spanking the Belgian suffered at the hands of Gary Anderson last week. That result meant the Hurricane was relegated out of the Premier League and now has nothing but pride to play for. Snakebite will put last week’s loss to Phil Taylor behind him and dispose of his opponent ruthlessly. Jelle ‘The Cobra’ Klaasen vs Phil ‘The Power’ Taylor (Thu, 19:55) Under 5.5 180s @ 10/11 - BET NOW Klaasen is another to fall through the relegation trapdoor after picking up just three points from eight games. The Power produced one of his best performances of the season to claim a high-quality 7-5 victory over Peter Wright last week. He nailed seven doubles from 14 attempts which is pretty awesome finishing. I fancy a low number of maximums to be scored as I can’t see there being much intensity in this game. Adrian ‘Jackpot’ Lewis vs Gary ’The Flying Scotsman’ Anderson (Thu, 20:35) Anderson -2.5 Legs @ 6/5 - BET NOW Lewis was really rather fortunate to scrape a win against Klaasen in Manchester last time out. His average was a shockingly low 84.39, which was mainly due to hitting a quarter of his outshots. Gary Anderson won’t be as welcoming as Klaasen was so I’m predicting something of a beating for the man from Stoke. I reckon the Musselburgh maestro will win by a minimum of three legs at a best price of 6/5. James ‘The Machine’ Wade vs Raymond ‘Barney’ van Barneveld (Thu, 21:15) Wade To Win @ 9/4 - BET NOW I think this could well be the upset of the night. I’m not sure if the bookies are forgetting how solid Wade had been this season, or if they’re putting too much weight on Barney’s thrilling win over MvG last week - but 9/4 on Wade is too big not to back in my view. Wade averaged over a ton in his narrow 7-4 loss to MvG and Barney can be pretty temperamental these days. Dave ‘Chizzy’ Chisnall vs Michael ‘The Green Machine’ van Gerwen (Thu, 21:55) MvG Most 180s -1.5 @ 9/4 - BET NOW MvG isn’t used to losing, especially not twice in four days! I think Chizzy may face a serious backlash and I’ve spotted this unique market being offered by Coral that MvG will out-maximum Chisnall by two 180s at 9/4! That seems huge considering Mighty Mike powered home eight 180s in his match against James Wade last week. Get on it! Visit our Premier League Darts betting centre to compare all the best odds on every market. SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

Shell Houston Open Tips

We’re only one week away from the first major of the year and we couldn’t be more excited. Resident tipster Stuart Gatelan will be looking to add to his +£58.75 season profit in this week’s Shell Houston Open, where he has two picks for the tournament. Shell Houston Open Tips Jon Rahm Outright Winner @ 11/1 – BET NOW Jon Rahm Top 5 Finish @ 11/4 - BET NOW Jon Rahm only turned professional last year but he is slowly proving to be a player to follow. In his first year he finished 2nd in the Canadian Open, 3rd in the Quicken Loans National and 23rd in the U.S Open. He made a relatively poor start to this season but put that behind him when winning the Farmers Insurance Open with a very impressive performance. That win has obviously boosted his confidence as since then he has finished 5th in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, 3rd in the WGC Mexico and most recently runner up to World No. 1 Dustin Johnson in the Dell Match Play last weekend. He will be happy to see Dustin Johnson has pulled out of this week’s tournament and at a best price of 11/1 I think he has a great chance to gain his second win as a professional. Henrik Stenson Outright Winner @ 14/1 - BET NOW Henrik Stenson Top 5 Finish @ 3/1 - BET NOW My second selection is super swede Henrik Stenson. Henrik ended 2016 with two consecutive runner up finishes in the WGC HCBC Champions and Hero World Challenge. He’s only played the 4 tournaments this season but has finished 8th, 7th and runner up in those events. A missed cut and withdrawing from the Dell Match Play due to not liking the new format is not the best prep for the US Masters but, he will surely be looking to put in a good performance this weekend ahead of the first major of the year. He has finished runner up in this tournament twice (2013 & 2016) so he obviously knows the course well and at a price of 14/1 I think he is worth taking a chance on to go one better this year. I will also be backing Rahm or Stenson to win at 5/1 with Skybet. For those of you without a Skybet account – Sign up today, bet £5 and you’ll get a FREE £20 to bet with! Two Chances To Win @ 5/1 – BET NOW For all the latest Shell Houston Open odds visit our Shell Houston Open betting centre. For all of the latest golf odds and golf tips, head to our golf betting centre. You can grab any new customer offer in our free bets section to place a wager on this game. Thanks for reading and good luck with your betting this week!

Premier League Sack Race

The Premier League sack race has swung wide open again after Middlesbrough's Aitor Karanka was shown the door last Friday. With the relegation trapdoor looming larger than ever, Chairmen across the Premier League are feeling itchy trigger fingers. Who will be next to face the axe? Read on to find out... Premier League Sack Race OFFER – Get a FREE £50 bet when you sign up with Sportingbet. NO MANAGER @ 6/5 - BET NOW. There are now just nine gameweeks left in the Premier League, so the bookies make no manager to leave their post the most likely outcome in the sack race by the time the season ends! ARSENE WENGER @ 2/1 – BET NOW. Arsenal fans have had a Wenger Out parade for a long, long time and that seems to be growing after the side capitulated to a 3-1 loss away to West Brom last weekend. He has however, guided them to Wembley in the FA Cup - but will he last the rest of the season as the tide turns against him at the Emirates? DAVID MOYES @ 3/1 – BET NOW. Sunderland are still sit rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and David Moyes continues to blame everything but himself for their struggles. The Black Cats have gathered just 20 points after 28 games meaning they are currently seven points adrift from their closest relegation rivals outside the dreaded drop zone. Their amazing 4-0 away win at Palace is starting to feel like it was a one off miracle performance. WALTER MAZZARRI @ 10/1 – BET NOW. Watford have regained some form after they were knocked out of the FA Cup by League One side Millwall earlier in the year. Their 2-1 win at the Emirates might have saved Mazzarri his job and they are now seven points clear of the relegation zone. MARCO SILVA @ 14/1 - BET NOW. Poor Marco Silva is now in the firing line at Hull City according to the latest Premier League scak race odds. Despite a decent return of justsix losses in 13 for this Tiges side, they still sit in the relegation zone. Will their owner pull the trigger on the Portuguese coach? Those are the top five managers in the next Premier League manager to be sacked betting market – but remember we have the best odds for all 20. For the latest next Manager betting odds head to our football specials betting page. SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

Indian Premier League Tips

  p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; min-height: 13.0px} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League is back after 10 long months away! Following the success of the Australian Big Bash, the IPL has to stamp its authority as the best T20 League in world cricket and I’m as excited as anyone to see what it has to offer this year. Our cricket tipster Owen Fulda had sized up the franchises, so read on to find out who he’s tipping for glory in the opening fixtures… Sign up to Easyodds to use our odds comparison service for all your betting choices! Indian Premier League Tips (IPL) Bangalore v Hyderabad Tips Sunrisers Hyderabad To Win @ 6/5 - BET NOW The tournament kicks-off with a repeat of the 2016 final, which I doubt you need reminding, was an absolute corker. After setting a target of 208, the Sunrisers Hyderabad ran out winners by eight runs after restricting the Challengers to 200/9. The big news on the eve of the game however is not good for the Bangalore side. Inspirational skipper Virat Kohli has been ruled out with a shoulder injury sustained diving in the field during the third Test match win over Australia. David Warner will aim to blast the Challengers innings into orbit - the Aussie’s strike rate of 175 off the first 15 balls of his innings was higher than any other batsman in the IPL. If £1.4million signing and express paceman Tymal Mills can put the anchors on opposite opener Chris Gayle, I reckon this should be a winning start for the defending champions. So back Hyderabad at 6/5. Rising Pune vs Mumbai Tips Mumbai Indians To Win @ Evens - BET NOW Arguably one of the most consistent teams in Indian Premier League, Mumbai Indians will be hoping to seize on the advantage early when they kick off their 2017 season on April 6. Mahela Jayawardene is a wise appointment as their new coach, and they will also be bolstered by the return of another Sri Lankan - Lasith Malinga, who they missed desperately in the previous season. His yorkers at the death are priceless in T20 cricket. Pune, who managed to win five games and lose nine matches to finish seventh last year, have de-pluralised their name from ‘Giants’ to the singular ‘Giant’. Don’t ask me why! They picked a lot of fresh faces in the auction last month and came out with a major decision of removing MS Dhoni as captain and handing the role to Australia's captain Steve Smith. That’s too much chopping and changing for me to back them in this fixture. Indians to win. Gujarat vs Kolkata Tips Gujarat Lions To Win @ 4/5 - BET NOW The Knight Riders have turned things around since their shocking season in 2009. They’ve won two titles - along with Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians - and reached four playoff berths in six seasons. They’ve also switched up their kit from a purple-golden colour jersey, to an all-new red-black attire. Gautam Gambhir takes the reigns from Sourav Ganguly.   I like the look of the balance in the Lions’ squad. They are well stocked in the all-rounder department with the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and James Faulkner which is really important when wickets are tumbling. England’s Jason Roy will have some pressure on him at the top of the order but with Aaron Finch alongside him, Gujarat should make a winning start. Visit our dedicated IPL betting centre for all the best IPL odds and IPL tips. Follow Owen on Twitter - @OwenSFulda

2017 Grand National Tips

“On Saturday April 8th, the world’s most famous steeplechase will take place up in beautiful Liverpool. People from up and down the country will come together for one huge race that brings together families and gets people talking/ arguing year on year. Everyone has their own techniques to pick a winner, be it the colour of their silks, the name (Shakalakaboomboom came in for thousands of pounds, and I can only assume it was for his excellent name because he was never going to win), or their actual ability, we all have different ways of finding the winner of the Grand National!” JJ 2017 Grand National Tips Bet £10, get £30 FREE with 188 – CLAIM HERE The way I’m going to approach the Grand National tips this year is by offering up two tips now and then adding two tips when we have a fuller picture of who is running and who isn’t. The race was won last year by ‘Rule The World’ who relished the unusually soft conditions and had been primed by the master at getting a horse ready for a particular race, Mouse Morris. As you can imagine I’ve been racking my brains over this test-like-no-other for months now, but after long deliberation the first horse I can give you is THE LAST SAMURI (16/1), who was a gallant second in this very race last year. The nine-year-old was also my pick for the National last year and he carried 12 pounds less that time – but bear with me. Whilst he was given a peach of a ride by David Bass on the front end, the eventual winner ‘Rule The World’ was simply given a simply perfect ride by young David Mullins, which probably won him the race. It pays to be on the front-end in this race but The Last Samurai set quite a strong pace and appeared to be taking on 2015 winner Many Clouds on the second circuit, which must have taken its toll stamina wise in the soft conditions at the end of four miles plus. The selection has gone up a lot in the weights since then, 12 pounds to be exact, but even more so than last season I feel he’s been trained and campaigned with one race in mind. His most eye-catching run came when third over these unique fences in the Becher Chase at Aintree back in December. He was only a length behind eventual winner ‘Vieux Lion Rouge’ and ran like further would be much more preferable. What’s more, the selection gave this year’s favourite ‘Vieux Lion Rouge’ 17 pounds that day and only gives him 12 now. ‘One For Arthur’ ran an eye-catching fifth from the back of the back and bolted up next time, but he was receiving 22 pounds that day and now only gets 13. It’s will take an all mighty performance to reign supreme here but we know he stays the trip well and on the Becher form he should have the beating of horses half his price; I’m extremely hopeful of at least a placed finish. Download our BRAND NEW Grand National app to compare ALL the odds for the big race and get all my tips – DOWNLOAD HERE There are a couple more I like at the top of the market but for now I’ll stick with one near the top and one more nearer the bottom. The one I like at an enormous price is 11-year-old SAINT ARE (50/1) for Tom George. The old boy fell at the first in the Becher Chase this season but overall has a fantastic record at Aintree on good ground. The going completely went against him last season after the downpour we had in Liverpool just before the race, essentially leaving him with no chance. However, the year before he was a superb second behind probably the classiest winner of the Grand National in recent memory, ‘Many Clouds’. He just ran into a Gold Cup level horse that day, and without a doubt one of the dourest stayers around; any other year he would have won. He gets here only four pounds higher and he was an eye-catching second last time at Doncaster. The form isn’t working out at all from that run but he clearly wanted further and showed real grit to knuckle down after getting headed and outpaced before the last. He clearly has an affinity for these fences and if we do get good ground, he’s no 50/1 shot in my book. THE LAST SAMURI @ 16/1 E/W - BET NOW SAINT ARE @ 50/1 E/W - BET NOW TO BE CONTINUED...

Grand National 2016 Review

The 2016 Grand National was brilliant for a few reasons. The classiness of the horses entered was up there with the highest ever, and that new facet looks set to continue into the future rather than go the other way. There was mixed opinions however, as previous champions and placed horses, Irish and Welsh national winners, and some winners from the festival didn’t get in. The BHA is currently pondering a solution to make sure this doesn’t happen again but in my opinion, it’ll cause more trouble than it’s worth. The actual race was fantastic as well, with many chances deep into the race, the majority of the crowd seemed to have a shout with a quarter of the race still to run. Favourite MANY CLOUDS ran a gallant race from the front but seemed to labour in the soft ground over the painful four miles two furlong trip. On form he should have relished the conditions so don’t beat yourself up too much if you backed him! GOONYELLA was the plunge horse of the day, getting backed into 12/1, due to the heavy rain we had the night before and a further deluge at around 1 PM. Jim Dreaper is the master of soft ground nationals and the nine-year-old didn’t disappoint backers. Despite making a mistake at the 18th he stayed on well to place fifth and was the only one to come from the back and get close.   GILGAMBOA was another Irish trained horse who filled the places with a fantastic fourth for trainer Edna Bolger. He was always supposed to be a long distance chaser but after his disappointment in the Irish Gold Cup few would have thought this eight-year-old would be fourth in the Grand National in a few months’ time. As he’s only an eight-year-old I’m sure he’ll be back next year and has to have a chance of improving further. VICS CANVAS has to be one of the stories of the national this season. Completely written off at 100/1 surely this 13 year old had no chance against the likes of Many Clouds and Silviniaco Conti. How wrong we were! He also was basically down at Becher’s when mid-division and somehow made a miraculous recovery! He always had the potential for a big run having bolted up in the Cork National a few years back - but that was off of 118, a full 29 pounds lower than here. THE LAST SAMURI was my tip of the day and went off joint favourite. I – along with a few others I presume – was screaming like a little girl when he went over the last, I was sure he would power onto victory having been perfectly placed on the front end for the whole race. He’s another eight-year-old who will improve with age but he was a full 12 pounds well in this day – will he have a better chance? I’m unsure. However I don’t think there has ever been a more deserving winner than the Mouse Morris trained RULE THE WORLD. The man is unparalleled in getting horses ready for the big races, and this was no different. Just a few weeks after taking the Irish National in dramatic fashion with Rogue Angel he goes and does the double at Aintree. Ger Fox gave the Irish National winner a peach and young David Mullins was possibly even better in his first ever Grand National. He jumped and timed every fence perfectly (other than four out) as well as hitting the front at exactly the right time. Mr Morris said that Rule The World could have been one of his best ever had he not gotten injured early in his career but he didn’t need to be to give him arguably his best moment in training. In terms of horses to follow for next seasons National, how can you ignore DON POLI. Yes I’ve been slating this horse all year for being too slow. But that’s exactly what you need in a National something that plods along but stays forever. He’ll be an eight-year-old next season which is young to be a National winner but surmountable and I sense he’ll be aimed at this rather than the Gold Cup. 25/1 could be huge come April 2017!

Grand National Trends

 A lot has been said about trends throughout the years, some people find them incredibly helpful others don’t read into them as much. However in the Grand National it’s always useful to know that there has been no winner under the age of eight for 75 years or every winner since 1970 has won over at least three miles! Grand National Trends Here are some key stats and trends for the race this year to help you find a winner! ·         There has been only two winners of the Grand National carrying more than 11st 5lbs since 1977, out of 112 runners, in 2012 with Neptune Collonges (11-6) and Many Clouds (11-9) in 2015. ·         Many Clouds was only the fourth horse since 1983 to carry more than 11st, the others were Don't Push It in 2010, Hedgehunter who carried 11-1 in 2005 and Neptune Collonges (11-6) in 2015. Ballabriggs carried exactly 11st in 2011. ·         The last 11 winners have been rated between 137 and 160. ·         Every winner since 1970 had a win over three miles to their name. ·         There has not been a winner under the age of eight for 75 years. ·         Eight of the last 18 winners have jumped over the Grand National fences previously. ·         Irish trained runners have won seven of the last 19 Grand Nationals. ·         25 of the last 28 winners were ridden prominently from the outset of the second circuit. ·         16 of the last 27 winners started in the first eight in the betting. ·         The previous year's Irish Grand National has been a key race in the form. ·         Previous Grand National form important. ·         There has only been one Cheltenham Festival winner to have followed up in the Grand National since 1961. ·         There’s only been three French-bred winners of the Grand National in the last 103 years, but three in the last seven years, Neptune Collonges in 2012 and Mon Mome in 2009 and Pineau De Re in 2014.   For Grand National tips and the latest odds, download our Grand National app! Open an account with our friends at 188, bet £10 and get £30 FREE?

2017 Grand National Runners

“The Grand National is probably the biggest and most well-known steeple chase in the entire world. The four mile, two and a half furlong monster chase is unlike any other race due to its enormous field, crazy distance and unique fences. Jake Johns goes through the top 40 in the betting for the Grand National 2017” JJ Vieux Lion Rouge – BET NOW Ran a decent seventh in this last year as a seven-year-old but taken his form to a new level this season with a dogged win in the Becher’s Chase over the National fences and the trial for this last time. Perfect preparation. Definitly Red – BET NOW Won three from five this season and looked a real stayer last time when beating last year’s second The Last Samuri by 14 lengths. One For Arthur – BET NOW Was staying on strongly behind Vieux Lion Rouge in the Becher’s and then took his form to a new level when putting in a perfect jumping display to take the three mile five furlong Betfred Classic by six lengths. The Last Samuri – BET NOW We know he stays the trip as he was a superb second in this last season behind Ruler Of The World. But he was very well in that day and will come here on a much higher handicap mark. Blaklion – BET NOW His trainer Nigel Twiston-Davies has deliberately skipped Cheltenham with this RSA winner from last year, which is a tip in itself, but there is still a question mark about whether he stays the trip. Ucello Conti – BET NOW This exact National has been the plan for a long time according to Gordon Elliott. He was an excellent fourth in the Becher’s and was sixth in this last year when he was possibly still too young. I would slightly worry about his staying ability but he carries lovely weight. The Young Master – BET NOW This eight-year-old needs good ground but he won the three mile five furlong bet365 Gold Cup so should stay. He fell when behind in the Becher’s this year. Foxrock – BET NOW He was contesting in grade ones a couple of years ago and has won his last three Hunter Chases, including ahead of Cheltenham Festival winner On The Fringe – possibly needs soft ground. More Of That – BET NOW He’s probably the most talented horse in the line-up having won a World Hurdle and he gets in with a decent enough weight. He’s the only horse to beat Annie Power when she’s stayed up but there a big question mark over his retained ability over fences. Carlingford Lough - BET NOW This two time Irish Gold Cup winner stays all day long and is another class angle into the race. But doesn’t jump that well and carries top weight. Carole’s Destrier - BET NOW He’s another Neil Mulholland horse who needs good ground but he stayed on well behind Native River in the Hennessy so has potential to get the trip. Could be carrying a bit too much weight. Cause Of Causes – BET NOW He’s now only eight pounds higher than when bolting up at the Cheltenham Festival last year. His trainer usually gets him ready for one run each season and this is it. Huge Chance but needs good ground. Won again at Cheltenham in the Cross-Country. Minella Rocco – BET NOW (NON-RUNNER) He won the Four-Miler at Cheltenham last year and he runs like this is the trip he needs. He also gets in on a good mark after a couple of falls, but you’d have to be concerned about his jumping. If he makes it round he’ll be bang there. Pleasant Company – BET NOW He pulled up behind Minella Rocco in the Four-Miler last season but has won two from his last three. If he gets some rain he’ll be in with a squeak. Likely to be the ride of Ruby Walsh. Rogue Angel - BET NOW Goes for Mouse Morris who won this last year with Ruler Of the World. He is the master of getting one ready for a race and this horse won the Irish equivalent last year off of eight pounds lower. Vicente – BET NOW He was recently bought by Trevor Hemmings, the owner of Many Clouds who stormed to victory in 2015 off of top weight.  Won the Scottish National off of only a pound lower last season but has been mostly poor this time round. Highland Lodge – BET NOW Clearly loves theses fences as he showed when second in this year’s Becher’s, but you’d have to worry about his ability to stay the trip. Tenor Nivernais – BET NOW He absolutely bolted up from the front at Ascot in February but disappointed at odds on next time. He’s unlikely to get his own way out front but could have a squeak if the ground turns soft. Saphir Du Rhue – BET NOW He ran a stormer in the Gold Cup when fifth of 15. On the face of it that’s up there with his best form but could also indicate a slightly below average Gold Cup. Set to be well in on the handicap. Alvarado – BET NOW He’s been 2nd in two Grand Nationals so clearly loves the course and distance. However he’s unlikely to get in and has been badly out of form this season. Houblon Des Obeaux- BET NOW He’s a humble servant for Venetia Williams who loves a slog. He could be well handicapped and ran well in the Midlands National last time. Just A Par – BET NOW He can run hot and cold but he put it all together from the back of the pack last time at Newbury. However he was beaten out of site in this race last year. Lord Windermere – BET NOW It seems mad to me this horse actually won a Gold Cup. He needs good ground and maybe on the downgrade now at 11. Perfect Candidate – BET NOW Won easily at Exeter last time but was pulled up behind Many Clouds the time before, but can he see out this monster trip? Raz De Maree – BET NOW No stranger to marathon trips like this and looked as good as ever when winning the Cork Grand National this season. Was eighth in this off of six pounds lower a few years ago. Saint Are – BET NOW Second in this two years ago and bounced back to form last time at Doncaster. Only four pounds higher than when runner up and clearly been trained for the race. Big outside chance. For Grand National tips and the latest odds, download our Grand National app! Open an account with our friends at 188, bet £10 and get £30 FREE  

US Masters Odds Overview

The first golf major of the year, the US Masters is almost upon us! The tournament starts on Thursday 6th April 2017 and comes to a conclusion on Sunday 9th April. In this preview, golf tipster Stuart Gatelan will be going through the top 5 players in the betting and why bookmakers have them as the most likely winners for this prestigious tournament. US Masters Odds Overview Get the latest best US Masters odds for your chosen golfer by perusing our odds comparison service. Jordan Spieth’s collapse on the final day was the big story at last year’s Masters and there’s no doubt that will be in the back of his mind coming into this tournament. At the young age of 23 you can never be sure how it will affect him but if you’re to go by his form this season you can see why the bookmakers have priced him up as one of the favourites. From the six events he’s played this season he has made every cut, been in the top 25 in every tournament, finished in the top 10 five times, managed two third placed finishes and picked up a very impressive win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. Not only does he arrive at the top of his game, he also holds the tournament record score of 270 (-18) with four time winner Tiger Woods. He has great form at Augusta, finishing runner up in 2014, winner in 2015 and runner up yet again last year. At a best price of 13/2 I will be surprised if he wasn’t in the running come the final day. If you’re looking for the player with the best form coming into this tournament, look no further than World Number 1, Dustin Johnson. His performances this season have been absolutely fantastic; from seven events he has only finished outside the top 10 once and has won his last two tournaments, the Genesis Open and WGC Mexico Championship. One of the massive positives about Dustin is his temperament, he shows no emotion on the golf course and is able to put a bad shot or bit of misfortune behind him straight away and focus on the next shot, which is something you definitely need to do in a major. He finished sixth here back in 2015, fourth last year and with the form he’s been showing this season it would be no surprise to see him win his second major. DJ is priced up at 7/1 with most bookmakers but one has pushed the boat out and gone a best price of 15/2. Rory Mcilroy comes into the first major of the year having only played three tournaments in 2017, due to a rib injury. The question coming into this tournament is will he be back to his best form? The early signs are very promising, since his return he has finished 7th in the WGC Mexico Championship and 4th in the Arnold Palmer Invitational - where he recovered from a dreadful opening two rounds. There’s no doubt that the Masters is the one tournament Rory wants to win more than anything and it’s quite ironic that it’s the only major he needs to complete a career Grand Slam after his infamous meltdown six years ago. Most bookmakers have gone 7/1 for Mcilroy to come out on top but you can get a best Masters betting price of 33/4 with one bookmaker using Easyodds. I’m sure plenty of people would have backed Hideki Matsuyama to win this tournament and his first major well in advance after his impressive form in 2016, coming into 2017. From October 2016 to February 2017 he played 7 tournaments in which he won three (HSBC Champions, Hero World Challenge and Phoenix Open) and finished runner up twice (CIMB Classic and SBS Tournament of Champions). Unfortunately for those who backed him early his form since has dropped drastically with a missed cut, 25th and 45th place finish in his last three tournaments. He might not be in good form coming into the tournament but it would be very stupid to rule him out and the bookmakers agree as he sits 4th in the US Masters betting at a best price of 18/1. Could he be the first major winner from Japan? Former World Number 1, Jason Day comes into this tournament with a lot to prove. There are obvious excuses but Jason doesn’t look anywhere near the player he was last season, a 5th place finish being his best result from 5 tournaments. He has shown glimpses of last season’s form in recent tournaments but definitely needs to find quick improvement and consistency if he is to have any chance at winning his second major. Fortunately for him, he knows Augusta very well and has some great form at the course, the highlight being back in 2011 when he finished runner up to Charl Schwartzel. He may not be at his best coming into the tournament, but when someone knows the course as well as he does you can never discount their chances. Some bookmakers have gone as short as 11/1 for Day to bounce back at the right time, but you can get a better price of 18/1 with one bookmaker. Don’t settle for less – get the best US Masters odds with or odds comparison service. For all the latest US Masters odds visit our golf betting centre. Follow Stuart on Twitter with his handle @StuartGatelan

US Masters Tips

Our resident tipster Stuart Gatelan has had a good start to 2017 with three outright winners and plenty of place winners. He’s in great form going into the first major of the year and will be looking to continue his current profit line that stands at £78.75. Here are his golf tips for the US Masters. US Masters Tips Jordan Spieth Outright Winner @ 7/1 - BET NOW For me, Augusta form is a must when backing someone to win the Masters and Jordan Spieth knows the course as well as anyone. He was runner up here back in 2014, winner in 2015 where he matched Tiger Wood’s tournament score record of 270 (-18) and finished runner up to Danny Willett last year where for anyone who watched the final day, knows how badly he threw it away. Jordan started this year with two top three finishes before getting a first win under his belt in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, where he blew the field away with an impressive 19 under par. He’s in good form coming into this tournament and will definitely be looking to make amends for last year’s final round collapse. Unfortunately, the bookmakers think the same as me and have him at a best price of 7/1 which is quite short but a price I will definitely be taking. Phil Mickelson Outright Winner @ 33/1 - BET NOW My second and final selection is another course specialist and three times Masters Winner, Phil Mickelson. His form looks very uninspiring on paper this season but if you have been watching him closely you would have seen that he’s been playing well in most aspects of his game. It was clear to see at the WGC Mexico that it was his long game that was letting him down, massively. Every tee shot he hit with his driver/woods seemed to end up in the rough or out of bounds, yet his recovery and short game was second to none and he somehow managed to finish in 7th. If he comes into this tournament with that problem resolved I think he has a great chance of joining Arnold Palmer and Tiger Woods as a four times Masters Winner. At a best price of 33/1 I definitely think it is worth backing Phil Mickelson to have a good week. For all the latest US Masters odds visit our golf betting centre. Follow Stuart on Twitter with his handle @StuartGatelan

NFL Season Review

As the dust settles on the New England Patriots’ enthralling 34-28 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons at Super Bowl 51 it seems like a good time to put together our NFL season review. Our NFL tipster Owen Fulda made a healthy profit with his tipping over the course of the season and read on to see where it went wrong and right throughout the AFC and NFC divisions.. NFL Season Review I guess we should start with reigning world champions the New England Patriots who just do not know when they’re beaten. A side that are worth of all the plaudits that are coming their way. Even the most positive fan of the Boston franchise must have feared the worst at 28-3 down with just 8:31 left in the third quarter. But Tom Brady stepped up into the clutch and with a bit of help from James White and Julian Edelman, the rest is history. Brady will have turned 40 by the time next season gets underway but he’s not even hinted at retirement. New England are 6/1 to retain the Super Bowl Trophy and who would bet against the Brady and Bill Belichick delivering on the grandest stage of all once more?  Elsewhere in the AFC East, the Miami Dolphins exceeded expectations by reaching the playoffs for the first time since 2008, even doing so without first choice QB Ryan Tannehill. British-born running back Jay Ajayi was their breakout star, rushing for 1272 yards on the season. The less said about the New York Jets the better while the Buffalo Bills fired head coach Rex Ryan after missing out on post-season football for the 17th consecutive year. Expect big roster purges from both franchises as they look to rebuild in the off-season yet again. Heading North in the NFC, the Green Bay Packers’ campaign dipped throughout October but ended with a dramatic, roller-coaster ride through the playoffs. CBS Sports have place them at third in their ‘Power Rankings’ and many pundits expect a serious push for the Super Bowl next year. Aaron Rodgers was sublime at times, especially under duress in the pocket, weaving his way out of perilous situations time and again. Green Bay are a best price of 10/1 to win the big one next year and with some solid recruitment over the summer, that price could well have been cut by September.  The Packers’ closest divisional rivals are the Detroit Lions but once again they flattered to deceive once they entered do-or-die gridiron time. It’s now been eight straight playoff losses for Detroit and it’s becoming so ingrained in the fabric of the franchise that they can’t seem to fix the issues at hand. Chicago Bears were hopeless last year, winning just three games, while the Minnesota Vikings choked after their winning start and finished with a 8-8 record. Adrian Peterson earns $14million per year but is rarely fit – it’s time for the Vikings to get rid. The Pittsburgh Steelers who won the AFC North, have one of the most star-studded rosters in the league, but seem to just fall short at the crucial time. It’s imperative that they re-sign Le’veon Bell. He’s one of a kind and every dime they pay him will be money well spent. Their divisional record of 11-5 should’ve been better and I’d back it to be so next year.The 9/2 price for them to win the AFC Championship doesn’t look too shabby either. The Baltimore Ravenspromised much but finished with a 50% record and Bengals fell apart and only won half the 12 games they did the previous year. And the Cleveland Browns? Well they finally won a game which made a lot of people happy! The NFC East is probably the strongest division in the NFL at the moment. Three of the four sides finished the regular season with winning records and the other, the Philadelphia Eagles were still a force to be reckoned with as they finished 6-8. But it’s the Dallas Cowboys who lit up the season. When Tony Romo was ruled out for the first few weeks of the campaign no-one quite new what to expect of rookie Dak Prescott. But what they got was one of the most talented week-on-week performers to grace the game in their first season. He led Dallas to a 13-3 season with amazing performances from fellow rookie running-back Zeke Elliott and experienced receiver Dez Bryant. Expect even bigger things next year! The Cowboys are a best price of 11/1 to go all the way next year, but are 9/1 with some bookmakers so be sure to check our odds comparison service before you bet! The New York Giants beat the Cowboys twice last year and Eli Manning reckons next year is their year, but they still have a tendency to capitulate in the playoffs - as they did last year in a 38-13 defeat by the Packers. The Washington Redskins will look to build around Kirk Cousins who put up amazing number last season with almost 5,000 yards and 25 touchdowns. He’s a truly outstanding talent. Oakland Raiders really should’ve had the AFC West sewn b up and locked in a bye to the Divisional round of the playoffs, but disaster struck when rookie QB Derek Carr broke his leg on Christmas Eve. From that moment onwards they were in terminal decline and were soundly kicked out of the playoffs by the Houston Texans. The Kansas City Chiefs - who capitalised on Oakland’s misfortune to take top spot in the division - had a good season and the emergence of young wide receiver and return specialist Tyreek Hill bodes well for next year. The Chiefs are 33/4 to claim the AFC Conference title next season while the Raiders are a tempting-looking 9/1. The Denver Broncos did reasonably well to finish 7-5 on the season considering their massive QB struggles. Trevor Siemian could prove to be a great but he’ll need to work hard to get his power up. The San Diego Chargers need a change of scenery. They never sell out their stadium and there is a sense of apathy around the entire franchise. A relocation is surely on the cards in the near future. The NFC West was once again dominated by the Seattle Seahawks who continue to tear teams apart at home but can’t follow these performances up on the road. They were routed 36-20 by the Falcons in the playoffs which is no disgrace, but it’s an all-too-regular occurrence. I would personally stay well clear of their price of 12/1 to win the Super Bowl. The Arizona Cardinals were bang average, while the San Francisco 49ers and LA Rams would consider average a compliment. They’re both in a shambolic state and will need to pick well in April’s draft if they are to improve on their six combined wins. Down South in the NFC we saw a division that has literally flipped upside down in 12 months. The Carolina Pantherswent from losing Super Bowl finalists, to losing 10 games in the regular season. Some critics are accusing Cam Newton of being a one-season wonder but surely that’s not the case. The real test comes next year as they look to bounce back. The same goes for the Falcons who will be mentally shattered by the manner of their Super Bowl defeat. They played some brilliant offensive football over the year but maybe the saying that 'defenses win championships' rung true in the end. They just could not find a way to stop Brady’s masterful arm when the chips were really down. Expect big things from Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ QB Jameis Winston next season. He’s going from strength to strength and I definitely think Tampa Bay will at least secure a Wildcard spot come January. If you fancy a long-shot punt, then the 22/1 on them to win their Conference title is about as good as it gets in my opinion. New Orleans Saints were very much run of the mill last year, there’s not much to say about them or their 7-9 season in all honesty. Last and certainly least is the AFC South. A ragtag bunch of teams if ever there was one. Life must be hard as a Jacksonville Jaguars fan. Certain Jags supporters are probably hoping the franchise moves to London sooner rather than later, just to put them out of their misery! The Texans get a negative mention for booing Brock Osweiler repeatedly and the Colts also get one for breaking Derek Carr’s leg! All in all a season which delivered drama on a weekly basis with more overtime and tied games than I can remember. It was only let down apart by the early rounds of the playoffs which weren’t great. Bring on the draft and then next season Get all the best gridiron odds at our extensive NFL betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

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Royal Ascot Odds Overview

“The crème de la crème of the flat season is without a doubt Royal Ascot and it throws up hundreds of markets every year. What are the Commonwealth Cup odds? How many lengths with Almanzour win by? What colour hat will the queen wear on Tuesday? All legitimate questions that will be answered this summer. Jake Johns runs though some of those at the top of the market for some key races.” JJ Ascot Gold Cup Odds – BET NOW The Ascot Gold Cup is the premier marathon race of the year and the feature race of the entire Royal Ascot meeting. It was won in impressive style last season by Order Of St George who acts as the favourite this time round. He was short of room under Ryan Moore but showed a wicked turn of foot to take the race comfortably by three lengths. The consensus was that he will now dominate the race for years to come like Yates before him. But after an excellent third in the Arc he went off the rails, losing at odds of 1/7 in the Irish St Leger before two more losses to end his season. Next in the betting is Vazirabad, who was unfortunately side-lined for the Ascot Gold Cup last season but had won seven races in a row from 2015 to 2016. On his best form the French raider must have a chance but he was slightly underwhelming on reappearance last time over in Dubai. Mizzou is your third favourite after an excellent second last year. He does have an affinity with Ascot racecourse but can you really see him reversing the form with Order of St George? I’m not sure. Commonwealth Cup Odds – BET NOW The premier three-year-old six furlong event is only a couple of years old but it is fast becoming one of the races of the Royal Ascot meeting. Of course A P O’Brien trains the favourite, this time going by the name of Caravaggio. The Ballydoyle colt was unbeaten in four starts as a two-year-old and seemed to come on leaps and bounds from each run. The run included a win at Royal Ascot with a win in the Coventry ahead of Mehmas, and a group one with the Phoenix Stakes at The Curragh. The Commonwealth Cup odds grid is riddled with talent including American wonder filly Lady Aurelia and Godolphin’s Blue Point.

Glorious Goodwood Dress Code

The dress code at Glorious Goodwood varies depending on which enclosure you find yourself in. But no matter where you are most attendees opt to dress up in smart attire. Fashion and standing out is incredibly important at Glorious Goodwood, maybe only second to Royal Ascot in the British flat racing calendar! There are also various ‘best dressed’ competitions running throughout the four days! Glorious Goodwood dress code is synonymous with elegance and is a major fashion event in its own right. Richmond Enclosure Dress Code Ladies: Vibrant prints are a favourite with the ladies in the most expensive enclosure at Goodwood. A summer wedding outfit would work well that feels “fun but chic”. Head gear is required but the rules are far less stringent than Royal Ascot. Experiment with flamboyant head pieces, or if you feel like it, stick to a more elegant pillbox! Gentlemen: Jacket and tie are required for the Richmond enclosure but like for the ladies the feel is much more relaxed than the top hat and tails of Royal Ascot – think timeless appeal but smartness to make you fit in anywhere. Linen suits are popular and the majority of the males in the enclosure will be wearing some kind of Panama hat. Jeans are strictly forbidden of course. Gordon and Lennox Enclosure Dress Code Gordon Enclosure – Slightly less formal than the Richmond enclosure but smart attire should still be adhered to. Suit and tie are not strictly imposed but you should definitely feel the need to dress to impress as you’re likely to be snapped by a photographer! Lennox Enclosure: The cheapest and least formal enclosure at the course with no formal dress code whatsoever! Wear whatever you want – within reason. Don’t go dusting off the old Spiderman costume quite yet because no fancy dress or bare chest outfits are aloud. Shorts are also strongly discouraged. Serving Military Personnel: Serving military personnel are welcome to wear formal serving dress. Get all the best racing odds at our racing centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips!

Super League Betting Tips

Leeds Rhinos have turned their fortunes around remarkably this season, and now sit joint top of the Super League alongside Hull FC and Castleford. After their 66-10 humping by the Tigers, Leeds have knuckled down and won three on the bounce, scoring 112 points in the process. The three televised fixtures this week are particularly tantalising and our tipster Owen Fulda offers up his best bets for them below... Super League Tips Sign up to Easyodds to use our odds comparison service for all your betting choices! Salford Red Devils vs St Helens (Thu, 8pm) St Helens Win By 1-12 Points @ 19/10 - BET NOW It’s fantastic news for St Helens that their instrumental scrum-half Matty Smith felt no ill-effects after his return to action after missing the first two months of the season. Widnes prop Manase Manuokafoa was banned for two matches for the tackle which injured Smith, but now he’s looking forward to going up against his old club Salford on Thursday. "I felt a bit rusty but the leg feels fine," he said after the win 31-6 win over Warrington last Friday. Saints could be close to full strength for the first time this year with full-back Jonny Lomax set to return for the game at the AJ Bell Stadium. Lomax, who made his England debut against France in October and started all three matches in the Four Nations Series, has missed his club's last three games with a knee injury. Salford were as they demolished Widnes with nine tries last week which makes this one tough to call. Both teams have won their last two games but I think Smith and Lomax will combine to drive the away side to a hard-fought win. It will certainly be close and they might have to come from behind to claim the points, but I reckon they are capable of doing so. Leeds Rhinos vs Wigan Warriors (Fri, 8pm) Warriors To Win @ 6/5 - BET NOW What a massive game on Friday night! This is going to be an absolute barnstormer of a fixture. Rhinos forward Brad Singleton will rightly play no part as he's been banned for six matches and fined £300 after elbowing Greg Bird in the face in the 46-10 win over Catalan Dragons. The game will be Kallum Watkins’ 200th appearance for Rhinos and his 44th match in a row! Top effort! Shaun Wane reckons his Wigan Warriors side would have beaten Hull if video replays had been available. The good news for him is that Wigan could receive a triple boost on the injury-front with Oliver Gildart, Ryan Sutton and England forward Liam Farrell all nearing full-fitness. Seeing Wigan priced at above even money is a rare sight, and I can’t see them going three games without a win, so I’m siding with the Warriors at 6/5. Catalan Dragons vs Wakefield Trinity (Sat, 5pm) Dragons -12 Points @ 10/11 - BET NOW After a great start, the French side have now lost three in a row. But that’s where the poor form stops because, mark my works, they will not be losing to Wakefield, especially at home. A win will see the Dragons overtake their opponents in the Super League table and given how strong they’ve been on French soil this year I’m confident of them overturning the 12 point margin in the handicap market at odds of 10/11. Get all the best rugby Super League odds at our extensive rugby league betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts. Super League Betting Tips Wigan Warriors @ 3/1 - To Win Grand Final - BET NOW! The returning hero, Kiwi Thomas Leuluai is back for one final bash at Super League after re-joining the Warriors. The 31-year-old will also help coach the team and should improve their attack, which was poor for long periods of 2016. Boss Shaun Wane insists he never had a worry that Frank Paul Nu’uausala would join Super League’s contract rebels, and by putting him through the wringer in pre-season may bring even more out of the man known as ‘The Wrecking Ball’. Wigan are top-four certainties. Warrington Wolves @ 7/2 - BET NOW! Warrington’s loss of star halfback Chris Sandow after losing both major finals last year will be particularly hard to take. Kevin Brown is the man tasked with stepping into Sandow’s huge boots. I’ll be amazed if he’s able to replicate the Aussie’s 11 tries and 25 assists but Brown is still a quality operator. Can the Wolves top the Super League table after 30 rounds once again? Certainly. Can they go one better and claim that elusive Grand Final glory? I’m not so sure. St Helens @ 11/2 - BET NOW! Taking on Leeds Rhinos in the curtain-raiser on Thursday night will give us a enhanced sense of where St Helens are after a topsy-turvy off-season. Most disappointingly their ‘super-quality’ signing, scrum-half Matty Smith will miss the start of the campaign after suffering a broken leg in pre-season. Jonny Lomax will once again be key to their chances. Keiron Cunningham has made some shrewd signings and you simply can’t rule Saints out of the trophy hunt this year. Hull RFC @ 11/2 - BET NOW! With their local rivals Hull KR relegated, Hull can focus on progressing beyond beyond the semi-finals of the play-offs this year. Albert Kelly became the latest player to controversially? cross the Hull city divide and will feel serious pressure to perform. After topping the Super League table Hull won just three of their Super 8s games before seeing their hopes extinguished 28-18 by Wigan. They need to build on winning last season’s Challenge Cup with a Grand Final appearance. Leeds Rhinos @ 8/1 - BET NOW! Much as they’d like to, Leeds Rhinos can’t erase 2016 from history, but they’ll need to delete it from their memory banks if they are bounce back in the way that club-legend turned Rugby Director Kevin Sinfield believes they’re poised to. Captain Danny Maguire managed just 10 appearances last year so hopefully he can stay fit and lead the Rhinos onwards and upwards. A winning start at St Helens would be a massive tonic for the entire organisation. Castleford Tigers @ 20/1 - BET NOW! There could be some value to be had backing the Tigers. They won an impressive five of seven Super 8 games last term, but by then it was too late as their poor early-season form meant they missed the playoffs. Considering they are as short as 10/1 with certain bookies, 20/1 is a huge price! They’ve recruited well in the former Man of Steel Zak Hardaker, and hopes are high that Castleford can break the monopoly at the top of Super League. Time will tell. Catalan Dragons @ 25/1 - BET NOW! Could 2017 finally be the year of the Dragon? The French side are 4/7 for a top eight finish and I’m certain they’ll achieve that. French international prop Remi Casty has retained the Dragons’ captaincy and his natural leadership is valuable in pushing onwards from their last campaign which promised so much but ultimately tailed off badly. If Laurent Frayssinous can finally coach his side to overcome their struggles away from home, they really could challenge. Huddersfield Giants @ 40/1 - BET NOW! The Giants had something of a shocker in 2016 but at least they avoided the dreaded drop when Rick Stone came in and steadied the ship. Some pundits think they’ll be scrapping it out at the foot of the table once more but some are more positive. I’m going to sit on the fence until I see them in action, but their odds of 9/2 for the wooden spoon may tempt some people - especially Rhinos supporters. Leigh Centurions @ 50/1 - BET NOW! Promotion was well-overdue for the Centurions but now the real test starts. The jump from playing part-timers to fully battle-hardened professionals on a weekly basis is a huge one, but Leigh will be quietly confident of causing some upsets. They even put 50 points past Wigan in pre-season which certainly made a few people sit up and take note! Salford Red Devils @ 100/1 - BET NOW! Salford would have reached the Super 8s last season if it wasn’t for the six-point deduction imposed on them by the Rugby Football League for salary cap breaches. They’ve brought in former Dally M Medal winner in the NRL Todd Carney, and the Australian will add some panache. Priced at 13/8 for a top-eight finish, that will surely tempt some people, even me. Widnes Vikings @ 200/1 - BET NOW! Injuries have robbed the Vikings of the vital Joe Mellor for the first half-dozen or so weeks of their campaign and selling Kevin Brown to neighbours Wigan won’t have gone down too well with the fanbase. They beat Wigan away last season and sat on top of the table briefly before ending up in seventh place. A tough season awaits and I’d be surprised if they progress beyond the initial 23 games. Wakefield Trinity @ 200/1 - BET NOW! Trinity made headway in 2016 by reaching the 8s for the first time in their history but then proceeded to lose all seven games. A Challenge Cup semi-final appearance was another high and the have a clever coach in Chris Chester. The bookies don’t seem to rate them, but trust me, their 5/2 price for a top-eight finish will rapidly shorten if they even come close to upsetting Hull on Sunday! Get all the best rugby Super League odds at our extensive rugby league betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

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2017 Cheltenham Festival Review

“It takes me a good three weeks to get over the Cheltenham Festival, luckily that coincides perfectly with Aintree and then we have the flat season, so about so don’t worry too much about me crying all over my custom made Labaik scarf every night for too long. This may not have been a vintage festival in terms of quality - probably due to the enormous number of big name casualties – but as with every festival, it wasn’t short on talking points.” JJ “Willie Mullins is out of form, there’s a virus in his yard… oh no actually he’s brilliant again” In racing, more than any other sport, fans and punters latch onto anything to explain a loss – almost definitely because there is money involved. But the real story is nearly always something totally different. Willie Mullins’ stable weren’t running terribly at all, Melon ran a cracker in the Supreme on day one, as did Vroum Vroum Mag and Limini when second and third in the Mares. Douvan still managed to beat one horse in the Champion Chase despite running the majority of the race with a fractured pelvis for god’s sake. So when two lads came running up to me on the Thursday morning asking if I still fancied Yorkhill even with the Mullins form, it had to be a resounding yes. The rest is history of course, Ruby rode a four-timer on the day and Willie added a couple more on Friday – balderdash! Labaik wins the Supreme at 25/1, I win £2000 from £2 and Jack Kennedy is the biggest talent this sport has to offer I bloody told you lads! In all honesty I was close to certain the stubborn Labaik wouldn’t even start on Tuesday, and there I would be, looking like an idiot tipping him for the third race in a row having not moved a yard. But low and behold, he is in fact a serious animal with buckets of ability. Jack Kennedy is one of the best race riding jockey’s going already at the age of 17, so it scares me to think how good he’ll be after he hits puberty - the lad judges pace like a jockey who’s been riding for 20 years. He and Gordon Elliott must have turned this horse inside out to get him going and I owe them every penny of the £2000 I won when backing him at 1000 on Betfair in February…Well I’ll buy them a pint if I ever get to meet them, hopefully Jack will be 18 by then, if not I’ll get him some Lego or whatever kids like these days. JJ Codd gets Fayonagh home from an unpromising position somewhere in Gloucester I started to get properly excited about my Labaik bet when Jamie Codd, or ‘The Codfather’ as he hates to be called, stated Labaik was the “best workhorse I have ever seen”. But not only is he an excellent judge, he is a ludicrously talented jockey. My selection had been frustratingly withdrawn from the Bumper but no matter, I’ll get an equal thrill from Jamie Codd giving Fauonagh an inch perfect ride. The mare completely blew the start after they were forced to go from standing, but Mr Codd never lost his cool, scraping paint at the back of the field before pulling her out on the straight. She came from last to first, and after the last showed a turn of foot Shane Williams would be happy with. Not only was it a ‘cool as a cucumber’ ride it revealed something special to us - this mare is a monster. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see her in the J P McManus colours next season either. Douvan… It annoys me that my hand is forced to write about this but to ignore it would be erroneous, as when people think back to Cheltenham 2017 in 10 years’ time they’re most likely going to remember that Douvan lost at odds of 2/9. He was later found to have a stress fracture to his pelvis, which in a weird way is the best news possible, a minor injury that can easily be treated and a reason for such a poor showing in the Champion Chase. He was the shortest price horse ever to lose at the Festival and the best result for the bookies this century. Jessica Harrington is the queen of Cheltenham I always thought Sizing John would get two and a half miles but when rumours started to emerge on social media he would be going for the Irish Gold Cup, I’ll admit I had my doubts. Even after he won the race I was still dead against him, the race was run at a dead pace and they finished in a bunch, if he was ever going to win over three miles he was just given the perfect set of circumstances. He was the first winner of the Irish Gold Cup for Jessica Harrington and her first ENTRY in the Cheltenham Gold Cup! I’m never going to knock a horse that keeps winning, but the cynics out there will look at the time and the way they finished in a bunch and think, was this a true Gold Cup? The Foxhunters was run at a faster pace up until the fifth fence… all I’m saying. Might Bite goes full lunatic in the RSA My number one take out from the Cheltenham Festival 2017 has to be the lovable yet totally insane Might Bite. This horse is an absolute freak of nature. To be that far clear in a grade one at Kempton and fall at the last; it was just madness to call him the lay of the festival – just. He took apart that RSA field before the dreaded final fence, 20 lengths clear once more coming to the last. It can’t be possible for a horse to know that he’s at the last fence can it because he fluffs it every time? He then decided “actually I want to go back home now” and start pulling Nico’s arms out towards the enclosure. Subsequently the loose horse gallops past and he elects instead to have a little chase. The claims he didn’t get up the hill are totally false, he basically got past whisper from a standing start within the final half furlong when whisper was in full flow. This is the horse to watch in the future; in fact I’d go as far to say that he would beat Thistlecrack if both went for the King George next season. When all is said and done we as sport fans love a lunatic, he could be our very own Mike Tyson, pulverising opponents into submission with the world at his feet, but then he’ll do something mad like run after a dog in the crowd, or buy a tiger and claim he’ll eat your children. 2017 Cheltenham Festival Winners Supreme Novices’ Hurdle - LABAIK @ 50/1 RSA Chase - MIGHT BITE @ 12/1 JLT Novices’ Chase - YORKHILL @ 6/4 Mares’ Novices’ Hurdle - LET’S DANCE @ 3/1 Triumph Hurdle – DEFI DU SEUIL @ 6/1 County Hurdle – ARCTIC FIRE @ 25/1 Browns Advisory Plate - BOUVREUIL E/W @ 12/1 (3rd)                                     - THOMAS CRAPPER E/W @ 33/1 (4th) Gold Cup - MINELLA ROCCO E/W @ 40/1 (2nd)

IPL Betting Tips

The curtain has fallen on another enthralling Indian Premier League season as the Mumbai Indians claimed their third crown with a 41-run victory over the Chennai Super Kings. There’s plenty of cricket betting to dive into this summer with the Ashes, England’s ODI series with New Zealand and action from the NatWest T20 Blast. Visit our dedicated cricket betting centre for all the best odds and tips.

Top 5 FA Cup Upsets

The FA Cup third round means the threat of an upset is a real one for those sides facing lower league opposition this weekend. Plenty of teams from the first and second tier face tricky ties over the course of the weekend and to get us in the mood for the weekend’s action, Tom Powell has picked out his top five FA Cup upsets from years gone by… Sutton 2-1 Coventry City (1989) In the third round back in 1989 it was Division One Coventry City who were on the wrong end of one of the biggest giant killings in FA Cup history as they crashed out against non-league Sutton United. Two seasons before, Coventry had been the giant killers themselves as they lifted the trophy at the expense of Tottenham but after 42 minutes here they were 1-0 down Sutton captain Tony Rains had given his side the lead. Parity was restored seven minutes into the second half as Welsh international David Phillips leveled matters and it looked as if the Sky Blues’ class would see them through. But the non-league side had different ideas and were ahead again on the hour mark as Matthew Hanlan struck. They held on for half an hour to record the biggest win in their history. Their FA Cup run came to an abrupt end in round four as they were beaten 8-0 at Norwich. Wrexham 2-1 Arsenal (1992) When Division Four side Wrexham were drawn against First Division champions Arsenal in the FA Cup third round back in 1992, it looked a formality that the Gunners would be cruising into round four. However, events at the Racecourse Ground did not go to plan for the heavy favourites. Things began well for the North Londoners. Alan Smith gave them a 1-0 half-time lead after sliding in Paul Merson’s cross two minutes before the break and although it wasn’t pretty, Arsenal led 1-0 with eight minutes to play and looked destined to win. Mickey Thomas’ left foot rocket of a free-kick leveled matters going into the final five minutes before 20-year old forward Steve Watkin capitalized on Tony Adams’ error to hook the Welsh side into the lead with time running out. A pitch invasion followed the final whistle and Wrexham were through to round four. Arsenal are heavy favourites to beat Sunderland this weekend, check out the betting here... Leicester 1-2 Wycombe (2001) This FA Cup quarter-final meeting provided us with a real Roy of the Rovers moment (or should it be Roy of the Wanderers) as Division Two Wycombe overcame Premier League Leicester to reach the last four of the tournament thanks to a late goal from Roy Essandoh. The 25-year old forward was only at Wycombe on a two-week contract having been signed a week earlier following an appeal on Ceefax from Essandoh’s agent to Leicester manager Lawrie Sanchez needing a fit, non-cup tied striker for this match. Essandoh started the match on the bench and watched on as Paul McCarthy headed Wycombe into a second half lead before Muzzy Izzet responded with an equalizer 23 minutes from time. Sanchez was then sent off and forced to watch the match on a small screen deep within Filbert Street but did witness the momentous moment when, deep into injury time, Essandoh headed home to prove the romance of the cup was alive and well. Can Wycombe pull off another shock this weekend as they host Premier League side Aston Villa? Check out the betting here... Man City 0-1 Wigan (2013) The FA Cup is no stranger to upsets in the final, the 1988 final proved that as Wimbledon beat Liverpool thanks to Lawrie Sanchez’s goal and Dave Beasant’s penalty save, but the 2013 final was perhaps even more of a giant killing, despite Wigan and Man City both being Premier League sides. Man City were heavy, heavy favourites heading to Wembley. They’d beaten Chelsea in the last four, and not conceded a goal prior to that during their run to the semi-finals. City huffed and puffed all match, always on the front foot but never managing to break down Wigan’s stoic wing back formation and things turned on their head with six minutes to go. Pablo Zabaleta picked up his second yellow card to give the underdogs the belief they could go on and win the match and win the match they did with Ben Watson flicking home Shaun Maloney’s corner in the first minute of injury time. Will Man City negotiate their clash with Norwich this weekend? Find all the odds here... Chelsea 2-4 Bradford (2015) Chelsea host Scunthorpe in this year’s third round and the Football League side should be watching and rewatching tapes of the Blues’ demise at the hands of League One Bradford City in last year’s fourth round as inspiration. Stamford Bridge would have been more relaxed than ever when Ramires converted Mohamad Salah’s pass to put the Premier League side 2-0 up following Cahill’s opener on 21 minutes. Even after Jon Stead had pulled a goal back four minutes from the break there would have been little need to panic. However, the sides were all square with 15 minutes to go after Felipe Morais side footed home to set alarm bells ringing before Andy Halliday completed the comeback with eight minutes to go. Onlookers could scarcely believe what they were seeing and there was more to come from Phil Parkinson’s side as Mark Yeates latched onto Stead’s back heel to etch Bradford’s name in FA Cup folklore. Can Scunthorpe take inspiration from Bradford when they visit the Bridge this weekend? Betting for the match is here...

Tuesday's International Friendly Tips

The international break is upon us and the final list of international friendly fixtures happen today before we get back to domestic affairs this weekend. Football tipster Ross Casey offers his best bets for four of the matches this weekend… Tuesday's International Friendly Tips CLAIM THIS OFFER – Coral are offering 33/1 that either France or Spain win a corner tonight! Russia v Belgium Tips (Tues, 17:00) Belgium To Win @ 7/5 – BET NOW Russia are hardly showing great form heading into the 2018 World Cup. The hosts of next year’s tournament have lost two of their last three home games and next up for them is a tough game against Belgium. Roberto Martinez’s side are now unbeaten in six and will be looking to bounce back from their disappointing draw against Greece last time out an can in my opinion here – Russia lost both halves against Ivory Coast on the weekend and looked poor. Ireland v Iceland (Tues, 19:45) Iceland or Draw Double Chance @ 3/4 – BET NOW Ireland had a hard luck story on Friday night as they are without two key defensive players now through injury and failed to capitalise on a man advantage against Wales. That doesn’t bode particularly well for them here against an improving Iceland side. The away side have won five of their last eight matches and I fancy them to get some kind of result when the two teams meet tonight. Back Iceland in the double chance market. Holland v Italy Tips (Tues, 19:45) Italy To Win & Both Teams To Score @ 5/1 – BET NOW Italy are playing Holland at the right time as they are now managerless after their embarrassing 2-0 defeat in Bulgaria last weekend. The Dutch defence in particular is in disarray and Italy can take advantage of that tonight. However, at home, Holland have scored in four of their last five and have plenty of classy players on show going forward. I am backing Italy to win & both teams to score at 5/1. France v Spain Tips (Tues, 20:00) Over 2.5 Goals @ 13/10 – BET NOW Each of the last four times this fixture has been played in France, there have been less than three goals scored. However, I am going against the grain tonight and tipping over 2.5 goals. Each of the last three Spain matches have seen three or more goals scored and I believe the same can happen tonight. Are there any bookmaker offers for these matches? You can grab any new customer offer in our free bets section to place a wager on this game. For all of my football tips visit my Twitter account which is @Rosscasey24. Thanks for reading and good luck with your betting this week! Get all the best football at our extensive football betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

Jake's Tuesday Racing Tips

“No winners yesterday but hopefully I can do slightly better with national hunt cards from Southwell and Hexham as well as all-weather racing from Wolverhampton.” JJ Did you enjoy our Cheltenham app? Make sure you download our BRAND NEW Grand National App HERE 2.40 Southwell I backed Fly Home Harry when he somehow got up under Paul Moloney at this track back in November. He looked to have no chance going over the last but Midnight Jade idled badly in front and he took advantage. However they’re all going to struggle to get the better of DAWNIERIVER (5/2) for Michael and Tom Scudamore. She reeled off a hat-trick between October and November, which culminated in a 49 length victory at Plumpton ahead of Kapgarde King, who won next time. She then wasn’t ideally suited by soft ground at Fakenham and she lost absolutely nothing in defeat when fourth at Cheltenham in a far superior race to this. She takes a big drop down in class today and should be shorter than 5/2 in my book. DAWNIERIVER – COMPARE THE ODDS 3.40 Southwell We’re sticking with Southwell for our next tip and this class four handicap hurdle run over three miles. Twist On Ginge has been heavily backed all morning and if he comes on for his decent effort on heavy last time he’s definitely in with a chance. However, MIDNIGHT GEM (13/2) is the bet here for me at 13/2. She tanked through the race last time on her first attempt at three miles and was still going the best on the front end when falling three out. The winner that day was Bodega, who absolutely bolted up on Saturday in a valuable handicap chase at Newbury. That was going to be her best run to date and she gets here on the same mark of 109. MIDNIGHT GEM – COMPARE THE ODDS Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Genting – CLAIM HERE 3.20 Wolverhampton We’ll scoot on over to the all-weather for my next tip and this class five handicap over seven furlongs. Sidewinder is the 5/2 favourite and his form behind the useful Gilgamesh over course and distance last time is useful, but I worry about how genuine he is in a finish. DARK DESTROYER (11/4) comes out of the worst stall but could potentially be a class above these for Joseph Tuite. Last season he was pitched at the deep end in a valuable stakes race at York and finished a more than respectable eighth of 18. He then started his season on the all-weather in 2017 with a fast finishing second at Lingfield in what turned out to be an incredibly hot maiden where the first, third and fourth have all won within two runs since. He managed to get his first victory on the board last time at Kemtpon when he probably had more in hand at the finish than the winning margin suggests, and the second horse looks a nice sort for John Gosden having won his two subsequent runs. DARK DESTORYER – COMPARE THE ODDS

Jake's Monday Racing Tips

“What. A. Weekend! March is getting better and better and has the potential now to be my best Month ever. We struck gold on Saturday after some frustrating results as Vivlos stormed home in the Dubai Turf at a massive 33/1! Then Czabo brought home the bacon once more on her first outing this season at Naas after being tipped to win at 8/1!” JJ 2.30 Plumpton This is a desperate race but I’m willing to take a bit of a risk on the outsider of the four FRANK N FAIR (7/1) for Zoe Davison as every other horse comes into the race in horrendous form. Oliver’s Hill was running well before being hiked up to a mark of 116, which he clearly didn’t handle when beaten out of site last time. Turban was decent in the past and has plummeted down to an incredibly eye-catching mark of 112, but there’s a reason for that drop, he’s been terrible since moving to England. The selection hasn’t exactly been setting the world alight but he was a staying on fourth at this track in a class three over hurdles and at this distance. What’s more, he was in the process of running a big race over fences last time when travelling nicely at the back of the field before being taken out by a fallen horse. Yes he’s six pounds wrong here but Zoe Davison’s claim all but negates that and she’s a decent young jockey as well! FRANK N FAIR - COMPARE THE ODDS 3.00 Plumpton Awesome Rosie isn’t without a chance in this class three handicap hurdle over two miles, four and a half furlongs. She was behind a subsequent winner at Doncaster two starts back and then placed third behind mud lark Eminent Poet at Market Rasen on soft. However, Warren Greatrex may have a found the perfect race for GROUNDUNDERREPAIR (6/1), who is currently a best price of 6/1 but could easily go off much shorter. He’s only a six-year-old and is still unexposed after bolting up by 5 lengths in a maiden at Lingfield last time. This is his first attempt at a handicap and he’s been given a lenient mark of 115, also Thomas Greatrex takes off another seven to tempt me into a big bet even further. He has always looked a talented horse ever since his debut at Carlisle when he was a close second behind Cloudy Dream, who recently finished runner-up in the Arkle behind Altior. GROUNDUNDERREPAIR – COMPARE THE ODDS Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Genting – CLAIM HERE 4.10 Market Rasen We all know how good these Sue Smith horses can be if they get their own way up front and she may have another poor race to show off NEVER UP (11/4). He bolted up last time when dictating the pace and whilst it was only a two runner event the second was odds-on at 5/6. He also won the start before at Southwell and whilst this is ever so slightly higher in quality, it isn’t deep for the grade and there are no confirmed front runners other than the selection. In an ideal world we would have expert front running jockey Danny Cook on board but Sean Quinlan can more than do a job and hopefully get it done here. NEVER UP – COMPARE THE ODDS Did you enjoy our Cheltenham app? Make sure you download our BRAND NEW Grand National App HERE

Jake's Sunday Racing Tips

“It’s the official start of the turf flat season in Ireland on Sunday! The feature race of the day is the fiendishly difficult Irish Lincoln but before that we also have the Lodge Park stakes, a group three for fillies and mares over a mile.” JJ Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Genting – CLAIM HERE 4.10 Naas The first group race of the season, the Lodge Park Stakes, is being run for the first at it’s home for this year, Naas. Somehow has probably got the strongest form in the book for this mile event, and she won first time out last season, but I’m certain she needs at least a mile and a quarter to show her best stuff. Flying Fairies showed massively improved form to take the Trigo Stakes at Leopardstown ahead of a couple of useful horses. But she seemed to take the 10 furlongs incredibly well so the step back down to a mile is a slight worry. I’m going with the English raider CZABO, who is no stranger to the Irish turf with her excellent fourth in the Irish 1000 Guineas last season. She ran well on the soft ground that day and she won her first run of last season at Sandown.  Looking further down her form, she first caught my eye when breaking her maiden tag at York over six; a race threw up multiple next-time-out winners. CZABO – BET NOW Did you enjoy our Cheltenham app? Make sure you download our BRAND NEW Grand National App HERE

Jake's ITV Racing Saturday Tips

“I’ve already tipped every turf race at Meydan on Saturday so this Saturday’s piece maybe slightly shorter than usual! It’s far from a vintage Saturday anyway with one graded races across all cards, and that’s a mares’ novice race!” JJ Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Mr Green – CLAIM HERE 2.25 Newbury We’ll start the day with this competitive handicap chase run over two miles and four furlongs. I was all over O’MAONLAI (13/2) when he ran here last time in a race won by Thomas Crapper, who has since placed in the Browns Advisory Plate at Cheltenham. The selection was absolutely cruising that day, up until the 12 fence where he made a catastrophic error which all up ended his chances. He still managed to hold onto fourth that day but had he not made the mistake I’m certain he would have placed and possibly pushed the winner. What’s more, his overall record at Newbury is outstanding and includes an easy win here this season on similar ground to what he’ll face on Saturday. O’MAONLAI – COMPARE THE ODDS It's also DUBAI WORLD CUP DAY today, read my for the event tips HERE 3.00 Newbury The only graded race on Saturday is this grade two novice race for mares. The first one I fancy is WIZARD’S SLIABH (10/1) for Fergal O’Brien and Paddy Brennan.  Her record so far this season reads 1-2-2 but it’s the final two seconds I want to concentrate on here. The first came when behind Tara View, a mare who has now won her last four starts and is massively on the upgrade. Next time she all but threw the race away when hanging violently left before and after the final hurdle. The mare that won that day, Ms Parfois, was a staying on third behind Colin’s Sister next time before winning her most recent race by 11 lengths. She’s got cheekpieces on for the first time on Saturday afternoon and if they can straighten her out she’ll go close. The second mare I like is THEATRE TERRITORY who appears the value bet in the race at 16/1 for Nicky Henderson. She looked to be finally putting it together at this track two starts back when travelling into the race and looking like the winner when she fell two out. She then took her chance in a grade two and was travelling nicely again before slipping after the third last – she was ridden soon after. It looked like she lost the race at that moment and if she finally gets a clear round here she could go close for a trainer that has won four of the last 10 running’s of this race. WIZARD’S SLIABH E/W – COMPARE THE ODDS THEATRE TERRITORY E/W – COMPARE THE ODDS Did you enjoy our Cheltenham app? Make sure you download our BRAND NEW Grand National App HERE

Jake's Friday Racing Tips

“Lac Sacre broke his losing run at Chepstow for us yesterday at 6/1 under a perfectly timed ride from Richard Johnson. I mentioned in the piece that this gelding will need to be held onto for as long as possible and the Champion Jockey timed his charge to absolute perfection.” JJ 2.30 Newbury This is a quite a low quality class three handicap chase compared to what we’re used to at Newbury. 9/4 is actually a decent price for the favourite Howlongisafoot who runs for the inform Chris Gordon. But I’m taking a chance with ROCKCHASEBULLET (11/1) for Fergal O’Brien, who is having his best season as a trainer. The nine-year-old made his belated return after two years off the track last time when 12th of 14 at Cheltenham. However almost everything was against him that day; the two mile trip was too short, he’s a far better chaser than hurdler and he wouldn’t have liked the soft ground. Throw all those negatives in the mix and combine it with the fact he’d been off for two years and he actually didn’t run too badly. He clearly needed the outing and should be better for it. What’s more, he’s back over the larger obstacles today and on better ground. He’s won off this mark in the past so hopefully can put up a worthy effort. ROCKCHASEBULLET E/W – COMPARE THE ODDS Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Genting – CLAIM HERE 3.40 Newbury Next up at Newbury is this class three novices’ limited handicap chase over two miles, seven and a half furlongs. Vinnie Red beat the superbly named Master Jake two starts back and that horse has gone onto win twice since. However he may be a little short at 11/4 based on his poor effort last time. I’ll be instead siding with DIG DEEPER (13/2) for Caroline Bailey and Harry Skelton. He finally put it all together in a novice chase last time when beating Weststreet by 11 lengths over this distance at Huntington. That was in first time cheekpieces and they’re back on today, which is an obvious positive. He was a close second behind Charmix at Hereford this season and that Harry Fry gelding is a serious horse when he gets soft ground so that was a big performance.  Many people’s concern would be the faster ground, but he won his point-to-point on good ground when the front two pulled well clear of the pack and the runner-up won his next two completed starts. DIG DEEPER – COMPARE THE ODDS 4.10 Newbury I’m surprised that I’M A GAME CHANGER (13/8) didn’t go to Cheltenham after his last two starts. He showed a devastating turn of foot from three out, moving from last to first on the way to a seven length victory at Bangor. He then took his form to the next level in his first start in a handicap at Ludlow in similar conditions to what he’ll face today. Even when destroying the last hurdle he still managed to get the better of Dino Velvet by a whopping 11 lengths. That Alan King Juvenile then went on to run a cracker in the Fred Winter next time when staying on all the way to line, finishing ninth off 22 and closer to the winner than he was to the selection at Ludlow. I’M A GAME CHANGER - COMPARE THE ODDS

Sunday’s 2018 World Cup Qualifier Tips

Sunday sees even more World Cup 2018 qualifying fixtures come our way. Ross Casey offers his best bets for the Sunday action… can he add to the three winners he found already on Thursday? Sunday’s World Cup 2018 Qualifier Tips OFFER – Get a FREE £50 bet when you sign up with Sportingbet. England v Lithuania Tips (Sun, 17:00) England -2 Handicap @ 21/20 – BET NOW England should be able to defeat Lithuania by more than two goals at Wembley this weekend in my opinion. Lithuania have lost 4-0 and 3-0 away from home in their last two fixtures and this new look England side look dynamic and confident enough to put plenty past their opposition - even without Harry Kane or Daniel Sturridge. Northern Ireland v Norway Tips (Sun, 19:45) Draw @ 11/5 – BET NOW Northern Ireland did not impress at all last time out, losing 3-0 at home to Croatia. That was only a friendly, but will be real cause for concern for Michael O'Neill. Norway have won their last five matches against Northern Ireland and whilst they come into this match with just three points from a possible 12, they can get a draw on Sunday night. Montenegro v Poland Tips (Sun, 19:45) Poland To Win @ Evens - BET NOW Poland have lost just one of their last 19 matches and can call upon the considerable talents of Arkadiusz Milik again after his return from injury. Back the White Eagles to win away in Montenegro. Scotland v Slovenia Tips (Sun, 19:45) Slovenia Draw No Bet @ 11/8 – BET NOW Slovenia are unbeaten in their last seven matches and look a good price at 11/8 in the draw no bet market against Scotland. The Scots are really struggling of late, drawing with Lithuania and Canada in their last two home interationals and picking up just one win in thier last seven games. Back the away side to get some kind of result in the draw no bet market. Are there any bookmaker offers for these matches? You can grab any new customer offer in our free bets section to place a wager on this game. For all of my football tips visit my Twitter account which is @Rosscasey24. Thanks for reading and good luck with your betting this week! Get all the best football at our extensive football betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.  

Australian Grand Prix Tips

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Saturday's World Cup 2018 Qualifier Tips

The World Cup qualifying has begun in earnest for 2018 and our football tipster Ross Casey offers his best bets for Saturday's fixtures including the clash between Belgium and Greece… Saturday's World Cup 2018 Qualifier Tips OFFER – Get a FREE £50 bet when you sign up with Sportingbet. Sweden v Belarus Tips (Sat, 17:00) Sweden To Win To Nil @ 6/5 – BET NOW Sweden are in decent form coming into this fixture with four wins in their last six games and their 6-0 demolition of Slovakia back in January their last fixture! With that in mind, I fancy them to win to nil against a Belarus side that have scored just four goals in their last six games. Bulgaria v Holland Tips (Sat, 19:45) Holland -1 Handicap @ 7/5 – BET NOW Holland are improving under Danny Blind's management and they have now lost just one of their last five matches. They won by more than one goal last time out against Luxembourg and with a fully fit squad, they can do the same in Bulgaria in my opinion. Bulgaria have lost by more than one goal twice in their last three matches! Belgium v Greece Tips (Sat, 19:45) Belgium To Win To Nil @ 20/21 - BET NOW Belgium are almost even money to win to nil against Greece on Saturday which looks good value in my opinion. Their attacking talent is impressive, but their defence is also a key strength. The Belgians have kept three clean sheets in their last five games and Greece have never scored an away goal in Belgium! France v Luxembourg Tips (Sat, 19:45) Luxembourg +3 Handicap @ 13/10 – BET NOW Luxembourg could be value here with a plus three handicap. This would have come in for each of their last seven matches and France have rarely won by more than more than two goals in their last two years of football. Are there any bookmaker offers for these matches? You can grab any new customer offer in our free bets section to place a wager on this game. For all of my football tips visit my Twitter account which is @Rosscasey24. Thanks for reading and good luck with your betting this week! Get all the best football at our extensive football betting centre! SIGN UP to Easyodds for daily tips, best odds and free bets as well as access to our competitions, emails and horse alerts.

Jake's Thursday Racing Tips

“We had a slightly better day yesterday with Buttercup knuckling down to win at Haydock. NAP Good Run ran well but got into a battle with the wrong horses at a crucial time. There’s racing today from Ludlow, Chepstow and Cork and some all-weather action from Chelmsford and Wolves.” JJ Get a 100% deposit bonus and 25 free spins when signing up to Genting – CLAIM HERE 4.10 Ludlow Poor field sizes are yet again prevalent on all national hunt courses today, but at least this five runner event is competitive. There should be plenty of pace here with three of the five runners confirmed front runners. Speredek comes here in form after taking a race form the front at Sandown last time, but he’ll struggle to dominate here and the form isn’t working out well. I’m willing to take a risk with the classy GREY GOLD (5/1) for Kerry Lee and Jamie Moore. He’s been poor on his last two starts but won three runs back, showing me the fire still burns. Hopefully he can hang back slightly behind three horses taking each other on for the lead and come through late. If he can get his jumping sorted he’s got a huge chance on ground that he loves. GREY GOLD – COMPARE THE ODDS (NON-RUNNER) With Grey Gold out of the picture, it makes this the dreaded four runner chase. I’m going on a bit of a mad one here with WORKBENCH. He’s the only horse in the field that won’t want to be leading and he stays much further than this which could help if there’s a strong pace. He has been poor recently but was slightly improved last time going okay until the final three fences. He’s rated a pound lower than his last winning mark and this sharp track will play to his strengths. Obviously there are concerns such as the ground but it’s an angle and I’m sticking to it! WORKBENCH - COMPARE THE ODDS 2.40 Chepstow Here we have another five runner event at Chepstow to start the day (sigh). It was a tough decision between favourite Braw Angus and GILLY GRACE (7/1) but at the prices I’ve sided with the latter. The seven-year-old has been slowly but steadily improving and put in her best showing by a long way last time in her first attempt at a handicap. She placed fifth of 17 that day, only one place behind Thundering Home who won his next two. She’s been put down three pounds for that useful run as well making her 19 pounds lower than the favourite Braw Angus. GILLY GRACE E/W – COMPARE THE ODDS Download our BRAND NEW app here for all the best odds and tips 3.50 Chepstow An eight-runner race!? Pink Gin acts as the 5/2 favourite and will not need to improve much from his Newbury run to take a race like this. However, LAC SACRE (6/1) is probably the only safe option in the entire line-up. He is on a long losing run but has been progressing recently, starting with a decent third of 15 over hurdles at Taunton. He wouldn’t have won on his next start but he would have gone close had he not badly messed up the final hurdle. The race he placed second in last time is no stronger than this and he gets here on the same mark. He needs to be delivered at exactly the right moment but if he gets given a nice ride he could be in with a squeak. LAC SACRE - COMPARE THE ODDS