Sports Diary, Thursday 12 March


We take a look at Thursday’s sports betting highlights in our Daily Diary.



The Europa League last 16 matches get under way on Thursday night and Wolves will be looking to do what Arsenal couldn’t when they face Olympiacos away.

Olympiacos beat Arsenal in extra time after the two-legged tie finished level, while Wolves had a far easier passage beating Espanyol 6-3 on aggregate having won the 1st leg 4-0 at home.

Olympiacos are 12/5, the draw is 43/20 and Wolves are favourites at 12/10 and looking at Wolves games in Europe this season we like goals here and will go for over 2.5 goals at 5/4.

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Manchester United are 1/1 favourites away at LASK who are 59/20 with the draw 23/10.

United have had some promising form of late and they hammered Club Brugge 5-0 at home in the 2nd leg of their last 32 encounter to win 6-1 on aggregate.

LASK came through 3-1 on aggregate over AZ Alkmaar winning the home leg 2-0.

United certainly seem to be on the right track and we think they will win this one and the 1/1 appeals.

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All eyes are on Sawgrass for the Players Championship where Rory Mcilroy has drifted slightly from 7/1 to 8/1 and 16/10 a Top 6 finish.  Fellow European Ryder Cup Star, Jon Rahm is 13/1 with Justin Thomas 18/1 and you can get 22/1 and better the balance.

Patrick Reed is the man who seems to play better the more public pressure there is on him and the more people dislike him and he could be one to follow at 40/1 for a win and 8/1 for a place.

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After a successful 3-0 whitewash of Australia in the home ODI Series, South Africa  go over to India where their recent record is very poor and not surprisingly 2/1 to win the opening  ODI with India on offer at 4/10.

A batsman that we think may be able to handle conditions better than most is Buvuma and he can be backed at 4/1 in the Top Away Batsman market.

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The Paris-Nice one week stage race continues on Thursday after Wednesday’s individual time trial and there will be Stage betting as well as head-to-head betting closer to the start and you can Click Here for all of our Cycling markets.



Just a quick heads up ahead of the weekend where there are 7 Super Rugby Matches taking place with 1 on Friday, 4 on Saturday and 2 on Sunday. You can Click Here for all Super Rugby betting




Local Horse Racing takes place at the Vaal Race Track on Thursday, an 8 race card starting at 13:00 and finishing at 17:20.

It looks like a pretty tough card and a popular Pick Six banker will be Riverstown, Horse No. 1 in Race 5 currently priced at 11/20.  Our value play for the day comes in the 7th Race, Horse No. 6, Culture Trip currently priced at 8/1.

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Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.

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