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Third Test turnaround for South Africa

Ed Hawkins / 31 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Although it can't be denied the tourists were heroic in Durban, Ed Hawkins can't see how they can escape with a series win when Sri Lanka meet South Africa at the host's fortress Newlands. Read more »

An easy five for Man U

Lee Dixon / 31 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Lee Dixon can only see humiliation ahead for Blackburn when they travel to Old Trafford and meet a Manchester United loaded with a fresh Wayne Rooney ready to kick a bagful. Read more »

Parth to glory at Rosehill

Gary Crispe / 31 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe like the look of the open Schweppes handicap over 1400m at Rosehill given it comprises an interesting line-up of quality gallopers resuming from a spell, plus some in-form types with a fitness edge.Read more »

NBA in play now

Nick Shiambouros / 31 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Chicago Bulls, Orlando Magic and Miami Heat are all in action this morning Australia-time in the NBA, but which side of the money line do we want to be on, asks Nick Shiambouros. Read more »

The Trotman cometh

Paul Bugeja / 31 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The Trotman has spent Christmas analysing the form guide for New Year's harness racing from Hobart to help you start 2012 with a win...or two...or more...Read more »

UK horse racing market movers

Editor / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

All the early price movements from Betfair's UK racing markets....Read more »

Spurs interested in Cisse

Michael Lintorn / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

More rumours fly, this time around Tottenham and its link to a striker...Read more »

Hammers will nail another away win

Mike Norman / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With several games scheduled in the Championship New Year's Eve fixture, Mike Norman sees cellar-dwellers Coventry ending the year on a high and West Ham winning away. Read more »

Trotting into the New Year

Editor / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

As 2011 comes to a close, there's loads of value to be had at harness racing meets across the country.Read more »

Goals from Gerrard for Liverpool win

Michael Lintorn / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

In a defining match for both sides at Anfield, if the Opta stats are anything to go by, Michael Lintorn sees Liverpool as the safe bet to take the win and join Chelsea in fourth. Read more »

War for Destiny between leading stables

Gary Crispe / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

In another strong racing programme at Canberra this afternoon, Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' looks forward to seeing two promising types from leading stables do battle in the Class 2 Handicap over 1200m. Read more »

Manchester United to go a'Roving

Michael Lintorn / 30 December 2011 / Leave a comment

If the Opta stats are anything to go by, Blackburn's impressive effort last time out is likely to be a mere memory in the dust when they meet Manchester United. Read more »

Arsenal rumours continue

Michael Lintorn / 29 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It may be somewhat out of the ordinary for Arsenal to be part of the Premier League rumour mill, but their apparent search for a striker has everyone talking and Michael Lintorn thinking...Read more »

Malouda on the move?

Michael Lintorn / 29 December 2011 / Leave a comment

After having his role at Chelsea significantly pared back, Florent Malouda is making rumbles about moving on from Stamford Bridge. Read more »

Shiny Tiara at Gosford

Gary Crispe / 29 December 2011 / Leave a comment

A competitive benchmark 65 race over 1100m concludes proceedings at this afternoon's Gosford meeting and Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' likes lightly-raced mare Brookton Tiara.Read more »

In-form Bhoys aim for top

Michael Lintorn / 28 December 2011 / Leave a comment

When Celtic meet the Rangers in a fight to head the Scottish Premier League, Michael Lintorn is hoping for some quality football after a series of yawn-inducing Christmas EPL matches.Read more »

Thunderous clash ahead with Grizzlies

Matthew Reid / 28 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Oklahoma City and Memphis combined to produce an epic playoff series last year, and Matt Reid is thankful the NBA haven't made us wait too long to see another clash between these rising Western Conference powers.Read more »

Gangster to mob rivals

Gary Crispe / 28 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of 'racingandsport' believes that leading Sydney trainer John O'Shea's hot form of late makes him the trainer to follow at Kembla Grange this afternoon. Read more »

Making hay Bales while Tottenham shines

Mike Norman / 28 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It was all about Gareth Bale when Norwich went down to Tottenham, even as some of the big 'guns', including the Gunners, dropped crucial Premier League points.Read more »

Only one Choice at Scone

Gary Crispe / 27 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Up-and-coming conditioner Paul Messara's habit of producing promising young gallopers at the provincial and country meetings will continue today when the lightly-raced Ze Choice resumes at Scone.Read more »

Must win if Liverpool to join Champions

Mike Norman / 26 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Of the three Boxing Day Premier League matches, Mike Norman sees two easy winners in Liverpool and Man U, while the outcome of the Bolton v Newcastle game is much more difficult to predict. Read more »

Full Peal ahead for Summer Cup

Gary Crispe / 26 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' sees the Christmas Cup win of Sea Galleon as the winning catalyst for another border hopper, Full Peal, in this afternoon's G3 Summer Cup.Read more »

Goals all round when Spurs meet Canaries

Gareth Purnell / 26 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gareth Parnell offers Premier League fans a couple of late Christmas bon-bons with which to pull off a nice post-Christmas win or two... Read more »

Stoke v Aston Villa

Michael Cox / 25 December 2011 / Leave a comment

They may be the two sides with least possessions and fewest shots per game, but Michael Cox still rates the game when Stoke meet Aston on Boxing Day. Read more »

No delay for Arsenal crushing Wolves

Michael Lintorn / 25 December 2011 / Leave a comment

If devouring Opta Stats was the same as digging into Christmas pudding, Michael Lintorn would be one heavy feller as he dissects the stats for some of the big games over the Yuletide. Read more »

US to put Europe to test in Ryder 2012

Paul Krishnamurty / 25 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The 2012 instalment of the Ryder Cup has Paul Krishnamurty's attention for good reason - it looks like a classic. Read more »

Wounded Bears no match for Packers

Andy Richmond / 25 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Green Bay may have broken their winning run, but even with a big handicap against a Chicago wanting the season to be over, Andy Richmond thinks they deservedly remain Super Bowl favourites and will win on Boxing Day.Read more »

Hard to fancy Roar

Andy Morris / 24 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Now that Brisbane Roar are off the top of the table, Andy Morris believes their M1 derby against Gold Coast United takes on extra significance. Read more »

Stoke to pile pressure on AVL boss

Michael Lintorn / 24 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Aston Villa are highly unlikely to 'Rule Britannia' when they meet Stoke there, with Michael Lintorn predicting their rotten run to continue.Read more »

No Magic for Orlando

Editor / 24 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Joining the Betfair contributing team, Matthew Reid previews a game where Orlando travel to Oklahoma City to open the season in what looks like a clash of teams heading in opposite directions. Read more »

Christmas punting joy

Editor / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

A festive weekend awaits punters with the double treat of metropolitan racing on Christmas Eve and excellent Boxing Day races across the country on Monday. Read more »

Desperate San Diego to charge Lions

Ed Wyatt / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

As well as looking over some of the more 'volatile' games in NFC East and the AFC West, Ed Wyatt likes the underdog in the game between the Chargers and the Lions.Read more »

PGA 2012 Quintet

Dan Geraghty / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Dan Geraghty, the man in the know on the PGA, has found a quintet of players who he sees, given their performances in 2011, as being the ones to watch in 2012 Read more »

Kimi's 2012 tip for punters

Ralph Ellis / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Following some less than impressive seasons in Nascar and the World Rally Championship, Kimi Raikkonen returns to Formula 1, and Ralph Ellis wonders what insight he might have for bettors for 2012. Read more »

Dryden's day at Wagga

Gary Crispe / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Popular Canberra trainer Keith Dryden travels to Wagga today with what Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' sees as a handful of runners, headed by the promising Vilakazi Street.Read more »

Australia must consider all-rounder

Editor / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Betfair's latest sporting 'catch' to our team of pro-contributors, ex-New Zealand captain Chris Cairns, imagines there will be a degree of trepidation heading into the Boxing Day Test for the current Australian team after their recent loss in Hobart to NZ. Read more »

Infinite potential at Betfair Park

Ben Asgari / 23 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Ben Asgari believes the Peter Moody-trained Infinite Energy will prove a class above the rest on Saturday at Betfair Park. Read more »

Junior to get more senior

Michael Lintorn / 22 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Bottom of the league Blackburn could be losing their best scorer, Junior Hoilett, and Michael Lintorn has some thoughts about where he might be going.Read more »

Top two for a reason

Mike Norman / 22 December 2011 / Leave a comment

A few days ago a 'certain' Betfair columnist might have indicated a goal-crazy series of matches lay ahead in the Premier League, and after Wednesday's matches, it seems he was spot on. Read more »

All roads lead to Binalong

Gary Crispe / 22 December 2011 / Leave a comment

This afternoon's Magic Millions meeting at Wyong has assembled strong fields throughout, however, up-and-coming galloper Binalong Road looks one of the most promising types racing. Read more »

Daily racing previews

Daniel Bevan / 22 December 2011 / 1 Comments

Dan Bevan turns his attention to meets at Wyong and Seymour today in his value-finding daily racing preview.Read more »

Underdog Warriors to clip LA wings

Editor / 22 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Although in years gone by the LA Clippers and Golden State Warriors were fighting for lottery balls, Matthew Reid has a feeling that this Christmas Day match-up could easily be the best of all five games.Read more »

Racism has no place in soccer

Michael Lintorn / 22 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The use of racist language against QPR's Anton Ferdinand in October has dropped England captain John Terry in more than just hot water, with criminal charges being laid.Read more »

Suarez loses eight lives in FA ban

Michael Lintorn / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

After the FA came down hard on Luis Suarez over recent 'allegations', Liverpool face the prospect of eight games without him, something the markets are reflecting... Read more »

A whisker between them

Lee Dixon / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

When north meets west in the pre-Christmas match between Tottenham and Chelsea , Lee Dixon can only see a draw occurring. Read more »

Livewire ride for LePines Handicap

Gary Crispe / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Despite a number of scratchings, Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' thinks today's Le Pines Funerals Handicap (race 6) at Betfair Park Lakeside looks a terrific race with a host of winning chances. Read more »

NBA same same but different

Ed Wyatt / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Our US sporting aficionado, Ed Wyatt, finds himself happy sitting down to write about the NBA in 2011, considering how close we came to enduring a long work stoppage.Read more »

Daily racing previews: Betfair Park & Wyong

Daniel Bevan / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Daniel Bevan finds some value in Race 5 @Betfair Park and Race 4 @Wyong in his Australian Daily racing preview.Read more »

Kosmina seeing Red

Andy Morris / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

When Adelaide meet Sydney this Thursday night in the A-league, Andy Morris advises you not to write off the Reds.Read more »

Wigan will falter against Liverpool

Lee Dixon / 21 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Even after denying Chelsea three points, Wigan still go into their mid-week game against Liverpool the underdogs, and Lee Dixon doesn't like their chances of an upset. Read more »

Potters to get smashed

Mike Norman / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Ho ho ho..the Christmas football season is here with a big mid-week fixture, and Mike Norman is onboard to preview four of the games. Read more »

Relegation battle at Ewood Park

Lee Dixon / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With relegation looming for bottom of the table Bolton, and the fate of manager Owen Coyle in the balance, Lee Dixon doesn't hold much hope for either when they go to Blackburn for their mid-week match-up. Read more »

NBA Western Conference preview

Nick Shiambouros / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It will be up-and-coming Oklahoma who have Nick Shiambouros' attention as the NBA Western Conference gets under-way on Christmas Day. Read more »

Prince for triple reign

Gary Crispe / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

On the verge of a hat trick of wins, in-form galloper Usain Prince is the horse Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' believes can get the job done in today's ATAC Handicap (race 7) at Tamworth. Read more »

NBA Eastern Conference preview

Nick Shiambouros / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With the lockout over, and the NBA to kick off on Christmas Day with only 66 games in the regular season, Nick Shiambouros senses the heat will be on favourites Miami in the Eastern Conference. Read more »

Daily racing Previews: Kyneton & Tamworth

Daniel Bevan / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Daniel Bevan takes you to meets in Kyneton and Tamworth to find the best bets in today's horse racing calendar.Read more »

Wayne Rooney back to best

Ralph Ellis / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Even though Ralph Ellis admits the Premier League is a squad game these days, there being no 'I' in team, that doesn't change the fact that in every football side there is one key player, something evidenced last weekend by the top three sides.Read more »

Outsiders Udinese will scuttle Old Lady

Michael Lintorn / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

On Wednesday night Studio Friuli hosts the battle of the Bianconeri, and Michael Lintorn sees Udinese having an early Christmas treat at the expense of Juventus. Read more »

49ers to edge out Steelers

Andy Richmond / 20 December 2011 / Leave a comment

When the 49ers meet the Steelers in Monday night football, one or the other must rise from the midst of their mini-crises and carve out a win as the post-season approaches. Read more »

Duty Bound to win

Gary Crispe / 19 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' has a hunch that promising filly Duty Bound can return to winning form in today's Fred Cooper Cup (race 5) at Goulburn.Read more »

Manchester City holds top

Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 19 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Manchester City's win over Arsenal gives them more welcome momentum heading into the pointy end of the season.Read more »

van Persie to halt Man City

Lee Dixon / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Lee Dixon is anticipating an action-packed game of football when Man City meet Arsenal, with a fair few bookings, but thinks Arsenal will still prevail.Read more »

Manning calls the shots

Andy Richmond / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It is the form of Eli Manning that will get the Giants over the line when they meet the Redskins this weekend. Read more »

Take the draw when AVL meet LIV

Lee Dixon / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

While not overly enthused by the Aston Villa/Liverpool game this weekend, Lee Dixon sees a low-scoring draw as the likely outcome, which means punters might make a little Christmas cash out of the game.Read more »

Arsenal in with a chance

Matthew Walton / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Defying the odds, some of the big guns have been ejected from the Champions League, something Matthew Walton sees as an opportunity for Arsenal to run with and push deep into the finals. Read more »

Nani a score-sheet certainty

Lee Dixon / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Plagued by injury, Man U faces a tough fixture in the Premiership road ahead, but if you go by the stats, Lee Dixon can only surmise they will win this weekend, in all probability off the boot of Nani.Read more »

Cowboys' cheerleaders to cheer along

Andy Richmond / 18 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Despite the handicap, Andy Richmond thinks the Dallas Cowboys will be too good for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will put up fight enough to save their post-season lives.Read more »

Newcastle on a winner with Ba

Michael Lintorn / 17 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Michael Lintorn has a selection of smart goal-kicking bets this weekend, backed up as always by the Opta stats. Read more »

McCain's Saturday runners (UK)

Donald McCain / 17 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With a strong team lined up at Haydock (UK) , and a live contender in the big handicap at Ascot (UK), Donald McCain sees a busy weekend for both himself and punters ahead.Read more »

It's all in the draw

Michael Lintorn / 17 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Michael Lintorn is watching the odds drift out for Chelsea and Arsenal as they land Napoli and AC Milan in a tough draw in the Champions League. Read more »

Razor ride for Rawiller

Gary Crispe / 17 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It's honest galloper Rarefied that Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' feels can break through for an overdue win when he lines up in today's Listed McGrath Razor Sharp Handicap (race 5) at Warwick Farm. Read more »

Goals aplenty at Upton Park

Andrew French / 17 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Andrew French is fairly confident of it being a goal frenzy when Barnsley meet West Ham this weekend in the Champions League. Read more »

Packers worth the spread

Ed Wyatt / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Although Ed Wyatt swore off big point spreads last week, what he failed to mention was his new philosophy: that this doesn't necessarily apply to Green Bay.Read more »

Back in Orbit

Brad Thompson / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Brad Thompson expects Orbit Express will return to the winner's circle at Flemington on Saturday. Read more »

Chelsea will roll Wigan

Lee Dixon / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

A trip to Wigan this weekend looks likely to bring a victory for Chelsea, but even with another win, Lee Dixon won't be surprised to see the Blues defence concede yet again.Read more »

Lad looks likely At Canterbury

Gary Crispe / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Honest galloper Republic Lad is the horse that Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' thinks can break through for an overdue win in tonight's La Boheme Handicap (race 4) at Canterbury Park.Read more »

Victoria Cup at Melton

Editor / 16 December 2011 / 2 Comments

You've said you love him, and so the Trotman is back, bringing you a full preview of Saturday's meet at Melton.Read more »

Value for Villiers on Fibrillation

Daniel Bevan / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Our man Daniel Bevan gives you the short and low down on this weekend's Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm.Read more »

Ascot Christmas Meeting

Graham Cunningham / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Graham Cunningham has a few surprises under the tree for you in his selections for the first day of Ascot's big Christmas Meeting.Read more »

Totti threatens to walk

Michael Lintorn / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Michael Lintorn is wondering whether a player exodus could see the fall of Roma...Read more »

Fibrillation all heart at Warwick

Ben Asgari / 16 December 2011 / Leave a comment

If it's an each-way special you're after, Ben Asgari urges you to look no further than lightly-raced mare Fibrillation in Saturday's $175,000 Group 2 Villiers Stakes at Warwick Farm. Read more »

Villas-Boas stamps his authority

Hannah Duncan / 15 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Hannah Duncan can foresee a much bigger changing of the guard at Chelsea and is left wondering when this will occur.Read more »

Alarm bells sounding

Gary Crispe / 15 December 2011 / Leave a comment

In-form galloper Alarms is the horse Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' believes wil take out today's NMIT Handicap (race 6) at Kyneton. Read more »

Short Test ahead for Sri Lanka

Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 15 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With a South African side that will revel in conditions at Centurion, Jamie Pacheco sees a shortened test match of just four days ahead as Sri Lanka faces an uphill battle to win.Read more »

Bolton in an away upset

Andrew Atherley / 15 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Andrew Atherley scratches a little below the surface and finds a reason or two why it might be worth backing Bolton when they meet Fulham in the Premier League.Read more »

Kiradech to star in Thailand

Steven Rawlings / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

For Steven Rawlings. it will be a week for the outsiders at the Australian Masters and the inaugural Thailand Golf Championship. Read more »

Uk election market update

Paul Krishnamurty / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

After David Cameron's controversial Euro-veto decision last week, Paul Krishnamurty warns you to beware short-term conclusions when it comes to how it will affect the Tories' chance of reelection.Read more »

Chelsea defeat leaves City @ 1.9

Mike Norman / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Mike Norman is a happy chappy at the shake up for the title that Chelsea's come-from-behind win over Manchester has created. Read more »

Daily racing preview

Daniel Bevan / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

On a day that appears a punting paradise across Australian race-tracks, and with strong fields abounding, Daniel Bevan is focused on races two and seven at Caulfield.Read more »

School of hard knocks for Froch

Ralph Ellis / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

After Amir Khan's failure last weekend, experienced British boxer Carl Froch will come up against a tough foe in a foreign land, but Ralph Ellis sees the hardnut from Nottingham being focused on the 12 rounds in front of him and nothing more.Read more »

Satin to give slip

Gary Crispe / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Looking over the mid-week meeting at Caulfield, Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' can't go past The Age Handicap (race 6), a terrific betting race with an open field and market.Read more »

On the rebound

Michael Lintorn / 14 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Arsenal should beware a Manchester City still smarting from their defeat to Chelsea, something Michael Lintorn can support with some interesting stats. Read more »

Ogilvy the Master at home

Mark Allen / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The Victoria Golf Club, home of the JB Were Masters, is looking an absolute treat, which Mark Allen predicts will be perfect for scoring. Read more »

Little local hard to hold out

Gary Crispe / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of 'racingandsports' thinks local galloper Little Pablo should be hard to hold out in today's VB Gold Handicap (race 6) at Wangaratta. Read more »

Spin twins for England

Frank Gregan / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Frank Gegan was surprised at the selection of Monty Panesar in England's squad ahead of matches against Pakistan in the new year, and is expecting big things of him to warrant his inclusion. Read more »

Daily racing preview

Daniel Bevan / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Today's preview from Dan Bevan covers meets at Wagga and Wangaratta.Read more »

Black Cats clawing back lead

Michael Lintorn / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Sunderland's weekend win cuts the gap between it and Newcastle to 12 points, and Michael Lintorn wonders if this means the Black Cats can catch the Magpies... Read more »

Barcelona wins first Clasico

Michael Lintorn / 13 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Michael Lintorn analyses what Barcelona's first Clasico win of the season, for the third year in a row, might mean to this year's La Liga. Read more »

Juventus to take top again

Jonno Turner / 12 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It's time Roma's poor form takes a turn for the better, but Jonno Turner can't see it happening when they meet Juventus in their Serie A matchRead more »

Kiwis take the Test

Mathew Thompson / 12 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Over just three hours, the Black Caps came in from $42 to winners in the second test in Hobart.Read more »

Speedy Sequent right at home

Gary Crispe / 12 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe is sure Sequent can get punters off to a good early start in today's Metro Hotels Handicap (race 2) at Port Macquarie. Read more »

Daily racing previews

Daniel Bevan / 12 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Daniel Bevan offers you his best picks for meets at Terang and Port Macquarie. Read more »

Sunday Punchestown runners

Gordon Elliott / 11 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gordon has his hopes set on three horses at Ireland's Punchestown on Sunday. Read more »

Spurs to get Stoked

Lee Dixon / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

On the back of their win against Everton, Lee Dixon sees Stoke as more than a chance to halt Tottenham's winning run. Read more »

Gordon's Saturday runners

Gordon Elliott / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With his weekly column, Gordon Elliot has four horses he thinks are worth a look in Saturday meets in the UK. Read more »

Cheltenham International Hurdle day

Graham Cunningham / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

On International Hurdle day, Graham Cunningham has the perfect recipe for a big day at Cheltenham. Read more »

A tale of two managers...

Lee Dixon / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

As the Martin O'Neill era at Sunderland begins, Lee Dixon predicts the Black Cats will take the cream when they meet Blackburn at home. Read more »

Broncos to buck Bears

Ed Wyatt / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Approaching the pointy end of the season, it's no more playing with the points spread for Ed Wyatt, who is now taking a common sense approach when it comes to his NFL tipping.Read more »

Goal or no goal

Mike Norman / 10 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It's either goal feast or famine in this weekend's Premier League, with Mike Norman seeing the former at Carrow Road and the latter at Liberty Stadium. Read more »

Benefica to stumble

Michael Lintorn / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

While happy for Benefica's performance mid-week, Michael Lintorn isn't so convinced they will follow this form through this weekend in the Champions League. Read more »

This is it for Symons

Brad Thompson / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

There is a decent race in smart galloper That's Not It, and for Brad Thompson it's this Saturday at Flemington.Read more »

Icy wont mist this one

Gary Crispe / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The Chris Waller-trained Icy Mist didn't have much luck last time at Canterbury but Gary Crispe of racingandsports.com.au thinks the mare is worth another chance in today's Tooheys New Handicap (race 2) at Canterbury Park.Read more »

Man City to buck stats

Michael Lintorn / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Although the stats suggest Man City's away success at Chelsea is poor, Michael Lintorn believes another stellar, goal-rich game for Mario Balotelli will take them to a win. Read more »

England's 2012 hopes rise

Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

As Uefa reduced Wayne Rooney's three-match ban to two, James Pacheco felt his hopes rise for England's chances of winning Euro 2012. Read more »

World record for Sehwag

Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Sachin Tendulkar has been knocked from his ODI perch with a record-breaking 219 off the bat of Virender Sehwag. Read more »

Christmas comes early for Sea Galleon

Ben Asgari / 09 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The $100,000 Listed Christmas Cup (2400m) is the highlight of the racing action in Sydney this weekend and Ben Asgari sees it as the perfect race for Victorian raider Sea Galleon to continue his winning form. Read more »

Napoli scrapes in to knock-out

Michael Lintorn / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Serie A has its detractors, and even with three of its sides making the Champions League knock-out stage, none of them are seemingly likely contenders to take the title.Read more »

Has Tiger found his roar?

Ralph Ellis / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With a lot of young emerging talent, Ralph Ellis wonders if Tiger's win at the Chevron World Challenge warrants the money that has come in for him in The Masters. Read more »

Clasico goal shoot out

Michael Lintorn / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With plenty of goals to go around for Spain's top two, even with a lot at stake, Michael Lintorn sees more goals coming...Read more »

Big track beaut for Bocuse

Gary Crispe / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of racingandsports.com.au believes talented galloper Bocuse will be hard to hold out in today's Port Fairy Cup (race 6) at Warrnambool.Read more »

Triple Champions Treat

Michael Lintorn / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

If you're looking for three selections to make a little coin from the final set of the Champions League, Michael Lintorn is your man. Read more »

The best first round two-ball bets

Paul Krishnamurty / 08 December 2011 / Leave a comment

It's all about the environment for Paul Krishnamurty as he identifies who to follow on day one of the Dubai World Championships.Read more »

Dubai Desert Golf

Steven Rawlings / 07 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Steve Rawlings has a good six or so players that he likes as the golfing world looks to the Race to Dubai decider, the Dubai World Championship. Read more »

Napoli to seal their spot...just...

Michael Lintorn / 07 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Michael Lintorn sees heartbreak ahead for Manchester City when Napoli take on Villareal in an attempt to seal their spot in the last 16 of the Champions League. Read more »

Watch this Broadcast at Warwick

Gary Crispe / 07 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Handy galloper Broadcast gets the chance to return to winning form in today's final race at Warwick Farm - the Warwick Farm Handicap (race 7), something Gary Crispe feels sure he will do. Read more »

Fergie's boys to shake the Basel

James Eastham / 07 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Premier League Champions they may be, but when Man U met Basel last time they were undone, something James Eastham can't see happening again. Read more »

Ballon d'Or hat trick

Michael Lintorn / 06 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With Messi, Ronaldo and Hernandez comprising the shortlist for the top individual award in world soccer, it appears that the Ballon d'Or will stay in Spain yet again.Read more »

Prepare for Outburst at Tamworth

Gary Crispe / 06 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of racingandsports.com.au sees Emotional Outburst turning the tables on Studio Star in today's Apricus Australia Handicap (race 2) at Tamworth. Read more »

Manchester City can progress

Matthew Walton / 06 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Matthew Walton argues that Vincent Kompany and Mario Balotelli will be key players if City are to beat Bayern Munich in the Champions League. Read more »

Serie A Relegation

Ben Lyttleton / 05 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Adrian Mutu's checkered European football career is potentially heading towards its conclusion, but maybe, just maybe, Ben Lyttleton can see Cesena as the place where the Romanian might redeem himself. Read more »

When clean sheets are worth goals

Ralph Ellis / 05 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Concentration, resilience and an excellent team ethic are the ingredients Ralph Ellis sees in a Manchester United that picked up the three points on the weekend to take their tally to four out of five wins.Read more »

Capital chance at Taree

Gary Crispe / 05 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Last start Kempsey Cup place-getter Capital Raising looks a strong prospect for Gary Crispe in this afternoon's Benchmark 70 Handicap over 1614m at Taree. Read more »

No land of Giants

Andy Richmond / 04 December 2011 / Leave a comment

With New York on the skids in recent times, Andy Richmond thinks they are unlikely to put up little resistance when they meet a 17-game winning streak Packers. Read more »

Liverpool must win this one

Lee Dixon / 04 December 2011 / Leave a comment

If Liverpool is to justify why it is considered favourite, and finish in the top four, Lee Dixon believes it must win the match against Fulham, and should at a ground it is used to victory at.Read more »

Still some fight in Rovers

Joe Dyer / 04 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Bottom of the table Blackburn lifted with four from the Yak in a day when some of the big guns of the Premier League also stamped their authority.Read more »

The goods at Goodison

The Inside Man / 03 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Picking overs and unders for various games across Europe, the Inside Man has some value for the soccer hungry.Read more »

How wide can you go?

Ed Wyatt / 03 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Despite the massive point spread in the game between the Patriots and the Colts this weekend, Ed Wyatt still warrants the game worthy of dissection.Read more »

The Four by Four Footy Facts

Four By Four / 03 December 2011 / Leave a comment

In their weekly 'Four by Four' soccer column, betting@betfair's stellar soccer contributors cover the top four leagues in English football, giving you an exciting Multiple option.Read more »

Giovinco the key

Dave Farrar / 03 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Dave Farrar hopes Parma will use its loss in the Coppa Italia to help lift it to a win when they play at home in the Serie A this weekend. Read more »

Hungry like the Wolves

Lee Dixon / 03 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Lee Dixon sees a rare change for Wolverhampton to pick up a win when they meet Sunderland this weekend in the EPL.Read more »

Encore for Bravo

Jamie "The Pacman" Pacheco / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

After India only just clinched the win in the 1st ODI, Jamie Pacheco is expecting a similarly close clash in the 2nd, with the West Indies' Darren Bravo to shine again. Read more »

Can't see Forest for the trees

Andrew French / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The Champions League throws up a bit of value this weekend, with Andrew French making the Seagulls his nap selection of the round. Read more »

Bankstown hat trick for Washakie?

Editor / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

The Trotman brings you his weekly pearls of wisdom, with a focus on Saturday's Bankstown card, where he thinks the favourite, Washakie, could take out the hat trick.Read more »

Kingston Town Classic preview

Daniel Bevan / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Daniel Bevan offers his expert opinion on Saturday's Kingston Town Classic at Ascot, with Luckygray looking the horse most likely to take the prize.Read more »

Organised Newcastle over Hyped Chelsea

Lee Dixon / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Momentum is a great motivator, and when Newcastle come up against an all-star Chelsea side, Lee Dixon thinks this might be enough to get them a win. Read more »

Moody to Turnitup at Valley

Ben Asgari / 02 December 2011 / Leave a comment

A lack of pace makes Turnitup the one to beat for Ben Asgari in Friday night's $100,000 Premium Handicap at Moonee Valley. Read more »

Cunningham's hot racing picks

Graham Cunningham / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Graham Cunningham's has his eye on three horses in today's meets in the UK.Read more »

Upset brewing in Brisbane Cup

Editor / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

For our respected greyhound man in the know, the Form Hound, Australia's most promising chaser Bekim Bale remains the greyhound to beat in tonight's Brisbane Cup at Albion Park, but an awkward box draw has created the real possibility of an upset in the group one raceRead more »

Stars shooting for Dashing win

Gary Crispe / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Gary Crispe of racingandsports.com.au believes handy galloper Dashing Stars should be hard to hold out when he contests today's race 6 at Seymour. Read more »

Daily racing preview

Daniel Bevan / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

In his daily racing preview, Daniel Bevan takes us to where the good money is on offer at Race 6 in Seymour and Race 8 at Hawkesbury.Read more »

Eagles @ Seahawks

Andy Richmond / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Turn the clock back a year and both the Eagles and Seahawks were division winners but at present Andy Richmond is waiting for the miracle that would have to occur for either to take that position this year. Read more »

Good debut season for EPL Swans

Andrew Atherley / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Although Swansea haven't proved conclusively that they have what it takes to stay in the Premier League to Andrew Atherley, they have made a good start.Read more »

Persian a star in Bagot

Ben Asgari / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Robert Smerdon takes a two-pronged attack to Monday's $150,000 Listed Bagot Handicap (2800m) at Flemington, with the second of his two runners, Persian Star, creating the most interest for Ben Asgari.Read more »

Ramsay riches in Hong Kong

Steven Rawlings / 01 December 2011 / Leave a comment

Steve Rawlings has a lot of golf and a plethora of players to mull over in a big week ahead in the golfing calendar.Read more »

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