It is win at all costs for the Springboks when they meet Italy in the Rugby World Cup on Friday and we take a look at this game and other sporting highlights in our Daily Betting Diary.
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South Africa may be 9/2 third favourites to win the Rugby World Cup click here for Outright Betting, but there is definitely some tension amongst fans as this game against Italy approaches.
Boks are strong favourites at 1/33 to win the match with the draw 70/1 and Italy 22/1, but there has been money for Italy on the handicap, shortening from (+28.5) yesterday to the current (+26.5) and it does seem as if the Bok camp going from bad news story to bad news story with the unfortunate injury to Jesse Kriel and the Eben Etzebeth saga.
A popular market in matches like these is the first try scorer betting and here we have Cheslin Kolbe and Makazole Mapimpi both at 6/1 with Bongi Mbonambi priced at 11/1. Mbonambi scored first last week against Namibia and we wouldn’t be surprised to see South Africa going for an early driving maul and the hooker standing up with ball in hand over the try line.
There are plenty of markets to bet on in this match and you can click here for our Preview of the Springboks v Italy game and if you want to go straight to the betting on the match click here.
The ATP Japan open continues and you can click here for the link for all of the betting including the clash between Novak Djokovic and Lucas Pouille where Djokovic is a 1/10 favourite and there is a host of other betting opportunities on the game.
South Africa have their backs to the wall in their 1st Test against India and their only hope now is the draw which is priced at 7/2 although the home team are very firm favourites at 2/9.
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The World Cup aside there is also Mitre10 Cup action tomorrow as well as Pro 14 taking place on Friday night where Leinster take on Ospreys.
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Friday sees an English Championship match between Birmingham and Middlesbrough. Birmingham are priced at 14/10 to win the game with Middlesbrough 22/10 and the draw, which looks a big runner in this encounter, is on offer at 43/20. There are no fewer than 63 markets priced up at the time of writing.
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The European Tour and PGA Tour events, the Open de Espana and Shriners Open continue and you can click here for the in-running link to the Open de Espana and click here for the in-running link to the Shriners Open.
Local Horse Racing takes place at the Fairview Polytrack on Friday as it usually does. Punters have an 8 race card to look forward to with the first race due off at 12:30 and the 8th and final race at 16:40.
A quick scan down the card with the early betting shows there are some short priced favourites with Princess Kalisi in the 1st, priced at 15/20, Nicalex in the 2nd at 12/10 and later on in the day we have Juan Two Three in the 5th race, a sprint over 1000 metres priced at 19/20 for the win and Juan Two Three should be a popular Pick Six banker.
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There is also racing at the Greyville Polytrack tomorrow night with the 1st race getting going at 17:02 and the 8th and final race due to start at 21:07.
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Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.