Two Football Matches Instead Of Soccer
With no major soccer matches taking place in Europe we have to focus on football in the United States for the best bet of the day. For many years American Football was an alien sport. The forerunner of live betting was a bookie based in the north west of England showing recordings of matches which punters were quite happy to bet on unaware that the transmission was delayed. In-play betting has come on leaps and bounds in the last 20 years and it is now unimaginable for a bookie to take bets on something that has happened. BALTIMORE at Cincinnati is the live Thursday night match and the home team are the money line bet at 10/11 with Boylesports.
Rugby league football is another version of the sport that is huge for betting in the north of England and elsewhere. Rugby league used to be a winter sport played on muddy pictures. There were up and unders and early baths in the days of Eddie Wareing who also presented It’s A Knockout with somebody else. Sky Sports changed rugby league by making it a summer sport. Live matches generate massive betting turnover and the fixtures begin at punter friendly times. Tonight’s live match is Castleford’s home fixture against Huddersfield. The key issues have been decided so there is little at stake. CASTLEFORD have selected a strong team and can cover the handicap of 14 points at 10//11 with William Hill.
The Doncaster St Leger meeting is a four day affair but that’s one too many. The first day was not even shown on ITV4 and the cameras have only been switched on for day two. Yesterday the racing was average but the card today is worthy of a meeting that stages the oldest Classic in the world even though there is only one Group race. The Park Hill Stakes at 3.00 is a Group 2 contest for fillies and mares run over the St Leger distance. HORSEPLAY was placed in the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks and that form makes the horse the one to back at 3/1 with Betfair. The richest race of the day is for horses aged two at Class 2 level (3.35). THE IRISH ROVER has form in Group races and is trained by Aidan O’Brien so is the bet at 5/1 with bet365.