Today’s Sports Betting Preview – By Rick Elliott

Posted on 13th March 2019 @ 10:51 am

Tiger Roll Can Get Punters Back In The Game  

Altior is the banker of the second day of the Cheltenham Festival in the Champion Chase (3.30) and the shortest priced ante post favourite of the four day meeting. However, after there was only one winning favourite yesterday and at 5/1 anything can happen at the jumps meeting that matters most. 

In the Champion Hurdle the vast majority of bets were on the first three in the betting none of which made the frame. Punters tried to win their money back on Benie Des Dieux in the next race but the horse fell at the final hurdle with the race won. The weather was miserable early on but there was still a record crowd for the first day and about mid-afternoon the sun began to shine. 

Despite the forecast for strong winds the second day goes ahead and Altior cannot be opposed in the two mile championship race. However, the card also features one of the most popular horses in training. The Grand National winner TIGER ROLL can give punters the feel good factor by winning the Cross Country Chase (4.10) for the second successive year at 6/5 with Ladbrokes.

The three Premier League teams to have played their second leg fixtures in the last 16 of the Champions League have qualified for the quarter-finals. Liverpool are playing away from home against Bayern Munich but the first match at Anfield was a goalless draw. The stakes are high and that can lead to caution or all out attacking. The latter is more likely so the best bet is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 4/6 with Betfair.  

The first leg of the tie between Barcelona and Lyon in France was also nil-nil so there is all to play for in the Nou Camp in the second match. Barcelona should come through the tie but the home team have conceded in five of their last six home matches in all competitions. That means there should be another BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE bet at 8/11 with Ladbrokes. 


Filed Under: Betfan, Horse Racing, Soccer, Benie Des Dieux, Cross Country Chase, Nou Camp, Premier League