Sporting Events of the Week

By Martin Green22 April 2019
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Lewis Hamilton

Premier League

There is a raft of exciting midweek action to look forward to in England’s top flight, starting with Chelsea v Burnley on Monday. Both teams are in fine form and both teams to score therefore looks attractive at 3/4 with Bet Victor. Tottenham are locked in an absorbing battle with Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd to finish in the top four, and they have a great chance of returning to winning ways when they host struggling Brighton on Tuesday. The Seagulls have been poor in front of goal recently and Ladbrokes has 11/10 on Tottenham to win to nil. Both teams to score also looks good when Wolves take on Arsenal on Wednesday.

The big game sees Man Utd host Man City in a huge derby. Pep Guardiola’s side can return to the top of the table with a win and they are just 4/9 to pull it off. Man Utd have lost six of their last eight games and they may be ruing the decision to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a full-time contract. You need to give Man City a handicap to find value on them in that one. Liverpool should sweep Huddersfield aside on Friday night, and then there is a full round of action to look forward to at the weekend.

Snooker World Championship

The world’s finest players are in Sheffield to battle it out for glory and a champion will be crowned on May 6. Ronnie O’Sullivan is the 9/4 favourite with Paddy Power to win the tournament, while in-form Judd Trump also looks interesting at 13/2. Mark Allen takes on Zhou Yuelong on Tuesday night and Allen -3.5 is well priced at 11/10 with Coral.

Barcelona Open

Clay court king Rafa Nadal was disappointed to crash out in the semi-finals at Monte Carlo last week, and he will be keen to triumph in Barcelona. He is 8/13 with Bet Victor to pull it off, and he certainly has all the tools to succeed. Nadal has lifted this trophy for the last three years in a row and he has won it 11 times in total throughout his career, so many will be tempted to back him to do so again.

Azerbaijan Grand Prix

The bookmakers keep writing Mercedes off and they keep triumphing. The season is now three races in and the German team has pulled off a one-two in each of them. Valtteri Bottas pipped teammate Lewis Hamilton in the curtain raiser, and Hamilton has seized the chequered flag in both subsequent Grands Prix, with the Finn finishing second. The Ferrari’s of Charles Leclerc and Sebastian Vettel were clear favourites to prevail in China, but now the bookies have seen sense and made Hamilton the narrow favourite in Baku this weekend. He won here last year and he is very well priced to do so again in 2019 at 15/8 with William Hill.

UFC Fight Night 150

Al Iaquinta takes on Donald Cerrone in the headline event a UFC Fight Night 150. It takes place at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa this coming weekend and it also features Derek Brunson v Elias Theodorou and Cub Swanson v Shane Burgos. Iaquinta is the 8/11 favourite to beat Cerrone in the main event and that looks like a good bet, as he has the experience and the talent to topple the Cowboy.