Rugby World Cup may be taking a break, but there are still plenty of betting options for punters to get involved in on Thursday and we take a closer look in our Daily Diary.
Paul Casey tops the betting boards at 10/1 for the Italian Open and looking a bit further down the betting we find South African, Erik Van Rooyen at 35/1. If Van Rooyen can capture some of his form from a few weeks ago he should be right in the running. There are plenty of other markets to bet on and there will be in-running betting throughout the Tournament.
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In America this week’s Tournament is the Houston Open and here we have Henrik Stenson topping the betting boards at 10/1. By PGA Tour standards it is a relatively thin looking field and we have a small fancy for Bud Cauley currently 55/1 for a win and 11/1 for a Top Five.
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South Africa will be looking to bounce back from a first test defeat against India when they take them on, on Thursday. The action gets going at 06:00 in the morning South African time and India starts the match at 11/20 favourites with South Africa 8/1 and the draw 12/5. There will be in-running betting throughout the match and you can click here to bet on India v South Africa.
The ATP Shanghai Masters continues on Thursday and big serving John Isner who has already delivered for us in this Tournament is 5/1 to upset Novak Djokovic who is 1/8. There are a number of markets available in all of the matches and you can click here for ATP Shanghai betting.
The World Cup may be taking a break, but there is still Mitre10 Cup action on Thursday morning with Southland up against Bay of Plenty. Southland are 9/1 with the draw 75/1 and Bay of Plenty a very short price 1/20 which relates to a handicap of Bay of Plenty (-23.5).
Keep an eye out for the Total Points Line which will be available closer to kick off having said to be bad weather in the area.
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There are plenty of Euro 20 Qualifiers on Thursday night including the Netherlands v Northern Ireland where the Netherlands are short priced at 2/11 to win the match with Northern Ireland as big as 29/2. We fancy the Netherlands to win this one comfortably and the goals to flow and will take over 3.5 goals at 27/20.
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Local Horse Racing takes place at the Vaal on Thursday with the first race due off at 13:30 and the 8th and final race at 17:40. Sunshine Silk looks likely to be a popular Pick Six banker currently priced at 11/10 to win the 4th Race over a marathon 2400 metres and our fancy for the day comes in Race 5 also over 2400 metres where current favourite Slay The Dragon gets the nod at 3/1
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Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.