Britbets Sporting Update 05/01/21

The weather has cancelled a lot of the racing in midweek sadly, leaving just the all-weather action to keep racing fans occupied until the weekend where there is a host of rescheduled action to whet the punters’ appetites.

The bulk of the action is on the Saturday where the Welsh National is set to take place at Chepstow after being abandoned over Christmas, with other abandonments being raced this weekend too there are a number of high-quality races at Kempton and Wincanton as well. Naas has a great card on Sunday with the Handicap Hurdle the feature there, Appreciate It, Ballyadam, Bob Olinger and Ashdale Bob are all early entries in what could be a cracking race.

ITV will be covering most of the above on Saturday, the ever popular Bet365 4/1 Racing Offer will be available again and should prove to be very popular indeed

Saturday:

Chepstow:

1:25 – Juvenile Hurdle

3:10 – Welsh Grand National

Wincanton:

2:05 – The Dipper

Kempton:

2:20 – Relkeel Hurdle

2:55 – Silviniaco Conte Chasse

3:30 – Lanzarote Handicap Hurdle

 

Sunday:

Naas:

2:30 – Lawlor’s of Naas Novice Hurdle

Soccer:

FA Cup weekend graces England, the world’s oldest cup competition is popular all over the world and it has thrown up some great ties this year, with continental action also in the mix it’s a busy week of action in the world of football.

 

EFL Cup

Man Utd vs Man City – 6th January

 

FA Cup

Aston Villa vs Liverpool – 8th January

Arsenal vs Newcastle – 9th January

Marine vs Tottenham – 10th January

 

Serie A

Milan vs Juventus – 6th January

Roma vs Inter – 10th January

 

La Liga

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona – 6th January

Osasuna vs Real Madrid – 9th January

 

Bundesliga

Borussia Monchengladbach vs Bayern Munich – 8th January

Leipzig vs Borussia Dortmund – 9th January

 

Cricket:

India and Australia are locked in at one test apiece with the third and crucial match set to take place on Wednesday – it’s going to be intriguing to see how this plays out given the recent reported COVID breaches, we may see some changes to the two teams, one thing is for sure though, Steve Smith will need to improve aplenty if Australia want to avoid a series defeat.

 

Elsewhere, England landed safely ahead of their mini-tour of Sri Lanka in a few weeks, the Big bash continues with its usual game-a-day format.

 

Golf:

The Sentry Tournament of Champions kick-starts the 2021 year with all the players in the field having won a tournament in the previous calendar year on the PGA Tour. Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm and Bryson DeChambeau all feature, with Dustin Johnson heading the market. Play starts on Thursday in Hawaii.

 

Snooker:

It’s the second biggest tournament of the season as the world’s best compete at Ally Pally to take home one of the most prestigious trophies in snooker. We have a range of markets available for the Masters, including ‘Nationality of Winner’, ‘Highest Break’ and ‘To Win Quarter’. The pick of the first round matches includes Ronnie O’Sullivan and Ding Junhui.

 

NFL:

That’s it, the main season is now over and the playoffs begin with a six-game wild-card this weekend. Some of the standout games include the Titans taking on a resurgent Ravens side and the Steelers trying to capture some of their early season form as they are up against the Browns. But in the end any team can beat any other so we can all look forward to an action-packed weekend!

 

NBA:

Steph Curry was in fine form scoring a career-high 62 points as his GSW side beat the Trailblazers – it may only be week three but it’s already starting with a bang!!