AFCON 2019, Womens World Cup and Copa America all feature in Thursday’s diary whilst India are in action in the Cricket World Cup. The US Senior Open and Rocket Mortgage Classic get underway, Lewis Hamilton is a hot favourite ahead of practice for the Austrian GP and we take in a betting update for the Durban July.
Groups B & C are in focus in AFCON 2019 where the pick of the 3 games would have to be Senegal’s clash with Algeria. In the opening round of matches Senegal beat Tanzania 2-0 and Algeria also won their opener against Kenya by a 2-0 scoreline. It’s highly likely both nations will make it through to the knockout rounds but topping the group and a more favourable last 16 draw is a prize worth chasing. Senegal are favourites at 23/20 with the draw at 21/10 and Algeria are 26/10. Expect a decent game between 2 quality sides who look hard to separate and a 1-1 draw in the correct score market would net you odds of just over 5/1. Bet on Senegal v Algeria here.
The Womens World Cup has reached the quarter final stage and the first of the last 8 match ups sees Norway paired with England. Norway came through the previous round with a penalty shoot out win over Australia whilst England, who have a 100% record in the tournament so far, saw off Cameroon 3-0 in a controversial game. England are even money favourites to win in 90 minutes with the draw at 12/5 and Norway are 27/10. Bet on Norway v England here.
In the early hours of Friday morning the first of the Copa America quarter finals sees Brazil clash with Paraguay and the host nation are 1/6 favourites to get the job done in regulation time and 5/10 to win by a margin of 2 goals or more.
Cricket World Cup
Thursday’s action in the Cricket World Cup sees India clash with West Indies in Manchester with India looking for a victory that would pretty much secure a semi final place. We have a full match betting preview on this link where we look to Jasprit Bumrah to beat his quote in the Player Performance market. Bet on India v West Indies here.
Local racing comes from the Vaal where the first of 9 races jumps at 12:05.
Looking ahead to the Durban July to be run at Greyville on the 6th July the final field has been announced and our current betting looks like this.
(Place odds in brackets, paying top 4 places)
Hawwaam 37/20 (2/9)
Do It Again 19/4 (11/20)
Rainbow Bridge 23/4 (7/10)
Barahin 15/2 (75/80)
Twist Of Fate 20/1 (5/2)
Head Honcho 28/1 (7/2)
Legal Eagle 28/1 (7/2)
Eyes Wide Open 28/1 (7/2)
Doublemint 28/1 (7/2)
Magnificent Seven 28/1 (7/2)
33/1 and better the rest
The US PGA Tour heads to Michigan for the Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club and Dustin Johnson is the favourite, currently trading at 6/1. Rickie Fowler and Hideki Matsuyama are prominent in the betting at 14/1 and you can get 20/1 about US Open winner Gary Woodland. Chez Reavie, who won the Travelers Championship last week, is currently a 35/1 chance.
The US Senior Open is also on the calendar this week. Warren Golf Course, Notre Dam is the host course and David Toms (14/1) is the defending champion. Steve Stricker is favourite at 5/1 ahead of Jerry Kelly (15/2) whilst Scott Mccarron and Bernhard Langer can be backed at 10/1. Retief Goosen is an 18/1 chance.
1st Round 3 balls and 72 hole match ups are among the many options available to punters.
On the European Tour the Andalucia Valderrama Masters also gets underway on Thursday and Jon Rahm and Sergio Garcia currently head the betting at 13/2 and 15/2 respectively whilst Matthew Fitzpatrick is third best at 10/1. Top 10 and 20 finish, 1st Round Leader and Top Player by region markets are also available.
Motor Sport, Austrian Grand Prix
After yet another Lewis Hamilton / Mercedes victory in France last weekend we move on to Spielberg for the Austrian Grand Prix and ahead of qualifying Lewis Hamilton is 15/20 favourite to win Sunday’s race with teammate Valtteri Bottas at 28/10. The usual full suite of F1 betting markets are available here.
Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.
Have a great day punting.