Racing Tips: Three for Thursday

Not long until the flat season proper kicks off now, with Saturday’s Lincoln Handicap at Doncaster being the traditional curtain raiser. I’ll stick to the flat for the best bets from Thursdays cards, with a couple in the novice contests catching the eye in addition to a rapidly improving filly on Chelmsford’s card.

Wolverhampton 5:25 Brockey Rise @ 15/2 with BetVictor

The most interesting runner here is Ed Walker’s Global Excel on handicap debut. Whilst the booking of Silvestre De Sousa certainly catches the eye, he looks far from thrown in off a mark of 69 on what he has shown to date. He may well improve dramatically for this step down in trip and switch to handicapping, but he will need to. Having been made favourite for this he is there to be taken on.

The one to side with is course and distance winner Brockey Rise. It wasn’t a great race that this one won last time out over this track and trip, but it nevertheless continued his sequence of improved performances of late. Rated 70 in his juvenile days, he gets in at the foot of the weights here on a mark of 61.

He will need to improve for that win 27 days ago, but he was notably strong at the line that day, and looks to have been overlooked a little in the market for David Evans. (www.zakłady-bukmacherskie.com)

Chelmsford 7:45 Jaalboot @ 10/1 with BetVictor

Things haven’t quite gone to plan for the £130,000 purchase Jaalboot. So much so that he has subsequently been sold and shipped from the Owen Burrows yard to that of Mark Johnston. I am perfectly happy to forgive his two runs to date though. Firstly he was only beaten seven lengths on debut at Wolverhampton, despite losing at least that when blowing the start. Next time he did pretty well to only go down by 3¾l at Brighton considering he appeared to be all at sea on the good to firm going that day. Looking back at his debut run his action certainly seems far more suited to synthetics. Having also been gelded since last being seen at the track 254 days ago it would be no surprise should he put up a much improved display here. There’s always the chance he may just need this outing but at the price he’s still worth chancing.

Chelmsford 8:15 Good Business @ 2/1 with LVBet

My final bet of the day comes in this handicap contest for the fillies from LVBet. Temeraire will likely give it a good go from the front, whilst Mythical Spirit won nicely over course and distance last time out. Not quite so nicely as the Henry Spiller runner, Good Business though. This daughter of Dutch Art has shown marked improvement this term, winning both of her starts in 2018, both times over this course and distance, and looking to have plenty left in the tank on each occasion. She is up 7lbs for that latest success, but with Spiller calling on the services of capable 5lb claimer, William Cox, she is effectively only 2lbs higher for a three-length success and looks well in.

football betting

Five Betting Tips for the Weekend

There is a whole host of sporting action to look forward this weekend including Chelsea vs Arsenal in the Premier League and Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez in the boxing. In this article I will be posting five betting tips for the weekend of sport ahead, some of them are long shots and some of them safer bets. Take a look through and see what takes your fancy!

1. Philipe Coutinho to Score at Anytime – 7/4 (Bet365)

Philipe Coutinho made his return to action for Liverpool on Wednesday night after coming off the substitutes bench in the 2-2 draw with Sevilla at Anfield. Coutinho was given a rousing reception by Liverpool fans, despite spending this summer agitating for a move away from the club. He may well get a chance to start a game this weekend following the suspension of Sadio Mane and I’m backing the little Brazilian wizard to find the net against Burnley.

2. Romelu Lukaku 2 or More – 4/1 (Bet365)

The main narrative of Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Everton is Wayne Rooney’s return to Old Trafford and the former England captain could be worth a punt to find the net. On the flipside, Romelu Lukaku is facing off against his former club for the first time since leaving and I’m backing the big Belgian to continue his fine goal scoring form and find the net multiple times in this game.

3. Gennady Golovkin to win – 8/13 (Bet365).

Arguably the two best boxers in the world right now face off against each other on Saturday night in Las Vegas and it’s not an easy fight to call. I’m backing Golovkin, who is the slight favourite for the fight with bookies, because he has the edge in one-punch-power. It’s going to be a really close fight in the desert and I fancy Golovkin’s power could see him over the line.

4. England to beat West Indies in the first T20 – 4/7 (Bet365)

England edged the recent test series 2-1, but West Indies showed that they are no pushovers in the second test match. Despite that defeat, England start the first T20 match as favourites. England have the batting firepower to blow any team in the world away and if they get things right then the West Indies should be no match for this England side. The Best quotes for this match you can find in a betfair review.

5. Alvaro Morata FGS vs Arsenal – 7/2 (Bet365)

The biggest game of the weekend in England takes place on Sunday afternoon as Chelsea host Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have already beaten Spurs this season whilst Arsenal were embarrassed by Liverpool in their only game against a top six side so far this season. Alvaro Morata has started the season well for Chelsea and I’m backing him to open the scoring on Sunday against a less than convincing Arsenal back line.

 

Betting tips: Spain v Italy

When it comes to European football, these two countries are way out in front of the chasing pack, with the possible exception of only Germany. Even when it comes to club football, it is usually these two countries’ leagues that have their clubs in the finals of European football.

Both national sides have been sweeping all other teams out of their way in their games thus far. The reverse fixture saw an excellent game, which ended up finishing 1-1.  Spain will be hoping to go one better with this game in Madrid and take a priceless three points.

This game has the wonderful side story of David Villa returning to the international fold. The World Cup winner must have thought his international career was all over. He moved to Australia and then the MLS. However, his incredible form for New York has saw him return to the fold – that and the fact Diego Costa being stuck in professional limbo right now.

Spain form

The Spaniard’s last game against Macedonia in their last World Cup Qualifier wasn’t overly impressive. They came out with a 2-1 victory, but Spain would be expecting to have a much bigger win.

In their game previous to that, they hammered Israel by four goals to one. That was the true Spain and the one they will be hoping turns up against Italy.

Italy form

The Italians are just after an excellent performance against Liechtenstein, winning by five goals to nil. Prior to that, they decimated a terrible San Marino by eight goals to nothing. These sides aren’t really the level that Italy will be coming up against. Italy know that they should have got the three points when these two teams faced off earlier in this qualifying campaign, so will be aiming to grab the win in Madrid this coming weekend.

News

The news in the lead up has been dominated by Diego Costa not being picked in the Spain squad, while his older counterpart, David Silva has been. It’s a strange choice on the surface, but when you look into it, it begins to make sense.

Costa isn’t playing football at the moment, while David Silva is in great form and despite his age, he still looks like a player who can do an excellent job at international level. Plus, if Silva isn’t firing on all cylinders, Spain still have other players who can provide potency in attack.

Betting tips

Recent games show a Spain side that is creaking at the seams. They don’t look like a team that is playing to their full potential – the game against Macedonia really demonstrated that. Meanwhile, Italy look like a team that is on a mission to sweep all competition to the side.

We fancy the Italians to grab the valuable win. They are priced at a generous 10/3 (Odds: www.online-betting.org) to get the job done in Spain and we really do think that they will take all three points. In fact, we don’t even think that they will have much trouble doing so.