It’s that time of the week again as Luke Towler returns with some lesser spotted sporting value.
This week he has selections on the tennis, rugby and boxing as well as a bid to build on last week’s 100% NBA record.
Enjoy and, as ever, if you have any comments for either myself or Luke you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
So I’m sat down relaxing after a visit to the gym when the ladies FA Cup final pops up, Arsenal at 2.90 to win, chucked £10 on, had a nap, and woke up to a win. Beautiful!
Roll it on to Saracens at 2.10 to beat Racing92, kiss kiss bang bang!
Plan of action was to chuck all profits on Rosberg, who was trading at 3.80 just before race started.
Here is where things go Pete Tong…
Nico Rosberg gets a cracking start by overtaking Lewis into the first corner – and then my cash goes down the pan.
Hamilton shouldn’t have been so aggressive but equally Rosberg shouldn’t be changing engine modes three corners into a race.
To top things off, the one bet I felt so passionately about last week slipped my mind…
I even went as far to make a note on the back of my hand. Well, by the time I saw that note Everton were 2-0 up!
Novak to finally take home the French
Sunday sees the tennis world roll into Paris where the players will fight to become king or queen of clay and brilliant betting opportunities will be presented to us punters left, right and centre.
The biggest nugget on offer before the main draw is made without a shadow of doubt has to be Djokovic to complete his career grand slam.
All obstacles look to be out of the Serbian’s way. Nadal is still on the decline due mainly to injuries, Federer has withdrawn with a bad back and Murray wont hang with Novak over five sets.
Andy Murray may have beaten the world number one in straight sets in Rome on the brown stuff, but let it not be forgotten Djokovic cut an ankle in the very first game which required stitches – not something finely tuned athletes are going to run off.
4/5 with the majority of bookmakers is far too good an opportunity to pass up on:
Novak Djokovic to win the French Open: 4/5 (generally)
Chef Curry with the pot!
Weekly readers are no doubt crying out for a couple more NBA play-off tips after last week’s 100% success – Oklahoma City Thunder not only beat the San Antonio Spurs, they were kind enough to pour in enough points to tip us over the point scoring spread.
Tips this week centre around the Golden State Warriors and for those not switched on to the NBA, it’s the team Steph Curry plays for (Ed note: me neither).
Warriors went 1-0 down in the best of seven series but did pull things back Wednesday night. Monday morning has OKC travel to sunny California where I believe Golden State will run riot, so get on these two beauties:
Golden State to win with a -2.5 handipcap: 9/10 (Bet Victor)
Over 220.5 points scored during the game: 9/10 (Bet Victor)
Don’t be put off by the 220.5 handicap because these two score points like they’re going out of fashion.
Make Haye while the sun is shining
I would love nothing more than to write about David Haye taking on the world champ, having a cracking chance of winning with great odds to boot. But he isn’t,
Haye is instead fighting Arnold Gjergjaj and I’m pretty sure I saw this lad working the doors outside Yates’ last Saturday night.
Haye is 1/100 to win and 1/14 to win by knockout, so not odds worth jumping on, but these odds have turned my eyes:
David Haye to win in Round 1: 7/2 (Bet Victor)
David Haye to win in Round 2: 7/2 (Generally)
David Haye knows he has to make headlines if he is to get back into the elite boxing mix and nothing makes big headlines like a heavy early knockout.
The Polish opponent has little pedigree and Haye won’t want to be seen going into the later rounds.
Towlers’ Tip of The Week
Some super rugby:
Chiefs to beat the Rebels with a -16 handicap: 19/20 (generally)
Blues to beat the Force with a -5 handicap: 19/20 (generally)
Quick warning for those punting through Betfair – betting on these two matches will require funds going through the Australian wallet and not the sports wallet.
Category: Betting Tips