Sports Diary, 21 and 22 September
Sept. 20, 2019
The English Premier League returns this weekend, but it is all about the Rugby World Cup and the All Blacks against the Springboks. More in our Betting Diary.
There are 6 matches taking place over Saturday and Sunday and the highlight is surely New Zealand against South Africa where there has been plenty of money for the Boks and they have shortened from 9/4 yesterday to a current price of 2/1. The handicap has also edged in a point from (+6.5) to (+5.5). There will be loads of Exotic Markets on offer for the match including Points Lines so be sure to check in at this link closer to kick-off and you can read our match preview here
Australia v Fiji should be an entertaining match on Saturday morning and we have a preview up in our dedicated World Cup Section. The Wallabies are firm favourites for the match at a handicap of (-15.5) and we think Fiji may just be able to give them a scare and make the (+15.5) a decent play.
Ireland v Scotland is the pick of Sunday’s action and this match will likely decide which team tops the Group. The Irish who are showing signs of returning to form are 1/3 with the draw 25/1 and Scotland 28/10. The handicap is 8.5 points with Ireland of course the favourites and our full preview is available here
There is also Mitre10 Cup Rugby Matches taking place this weekend including the big clash between Auckland and Wellington where Auckland are currently favourites with the handicap of (-6.5).
FOOTBALL There is plenty of English Premier League action this weekend and the highlight is on Sunday when Chelsea host Liverpool . The current League leaders, Liverpool are 1/1, with Chelsea 53/20 and the draw on offer at 57/20.
Recent head-to-heads between these sides have not necessarily been that high scoring, but both of them have been involved in high scoring encounters in recent weeks and the over 3.5 goals gets our support at 27/20.
The PSL is back in full force this weekend and the big clash of the weekend sees Wits up against Pirates . Wits currently sit 3 rd on the table with Pirates 1 point behind them in 7 th , but having played a game more.
This fixture with Wits hosting has had 1 goal exactly for the last 3 seasons that has us leaning towards under 1.5 goals in total at 31/20.
The Singapore Grand Prix takes place on Sunday and at the time of writing, Lewis Hamilton is the 14/10 favourite ahead of Max Verstappen 33/20, Valtteri Bottas 13/2 and you can get 10/1 and better the balance. There are a host of markets on offer for punters including Winning Margin where under 4 seconds is trading at 13/10 and the current line for a number of Classified Drivers at the end of the race is over or under 16.5 with the under 16.5 having shortened in to 11/20.
Bookmakers have now priced up on the MotoGP without Marc Marquez for the season and here we have Dovizioso 2/7 favourite ahead of Alex Rins at 6/1.
This weekend sees the Aragon Grand Prix taking place on Sunday with Marquez a massive favourite at 9/20 ahead of Dovizioso at 7/1.
Local horse racing takes place at Turffontein and Durbanville on Saturday and on Sunday at Scottsville.
Turffontein has a 9 card meeting starting at 12h30 and due to finish at 17h20.
Durbanville racing is due to take off at 14h00 and the 8 th and final race is scheduled for 18h10.
Sunday’s 9 card Race Meeting at Scottsville is scheduled to start at 12h20 and the last race is due to go off at 17h10.
Other betting options over the weekend include the European and PGA Tour Golf as well as the Fists of Steel Boxing card which features Lerena v Seferi with Lerena currently a 1/10 favourite.