The UEFA Champions League returns on Tuesday night and it is certainly the highlight of the live sporting calendar. We take a closer look at a couple of the matches in our Daily Diary.
Group E through to H are the first into action on Tuesday night and the Group E clash between Napoli and Liverpool is bound to be one of the more popular ones with punters.
Napoli have won 2 of their first 3 League encounters including beating Sampdoria 2-0 at home last time out. Their only defeat was a thrilling 4-3 away loss at Juventus.
Defending Champions, Liverpool, have made a great start to their League campaign winning all 5 of their matches including beating Newcastle 3-1 at home on the weekend.
Napoli are 2/1 with the draw 51/20 and Liverpool favourites at 13/10. Both Liverpool and Napoli have been playing in some high scoring games of late and we can’t see Liverpool adopting a conservative approach bringing the over 3.5 goals into play at 31/20.
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The other clash which catches the eye on the night is Dortmund at home to Barcelona. Dortmund are the underdogs for this one at 9/4 with the draw 27/10 and the Spanish giants 11/10 for the victory.
Dortmund have won 3 and lost 1 of their League fixtures and on the weekend they hammered Bayern Leverkusen 4-0 at home. Barcelona have made a somewhat subdued start to the League with a defeat and a draw coupled with their 2 victories and on the road they have drawn at Osasuna and lost to Atletico Bilbao. Given Barcelona’s slightly wobbly start to the season we think the home team can get a draw out of this one.
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Before we move away from Champions League, a quick look at the Outright Betting where Manchester City are 67/20 favourites ahead of Barcelona 5/1, Liverpool 13/2, Real Madrid 9/1 and you can get 10/1 and better the balance. For those who fancy an English Club to win you can get 7/10 that one of Man City, Liverpool, Spurs or Chelsea collect the silverware.
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Locally we have the MTN8 Second Leg Semi-Finals taking place this weekend and on Tuesday night we have Highlands Park at home to Polokwane City with the sides having drawn the opening leg 0-0.
Polokwane were impressive in beating Kaizer Chiefs on the weekend and although they haven’t had much time to recover we fancy them to get the win here at a price of 9/4.
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Local Horse Racing takes place at Turffontein on Tuesday with the first race off at 13h10 and the 8th and final at 17h30. Date Palm looks to be a warm order in the opener and is currently priced at 19/20 and our banker for the day comes in the first leg of the Pick 6, Horse No. 4 Wisteria Walk also priced at 19/20 at the time of writing.
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RUGBY WORLD CUP
There has been some movement in the outright betting since Monday’s Diary and New Zealand have drifted from 14/10 to 16/10, South Africa firm at 4/1, England are 9/2 and you can get 10/1 and better the balance.
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There are a lot of people who believe New Zealand and South Africa could meet in the final and for those that think South Africa can beat the All Blacks in the final you can get 18/1 about the straight forecast South Africa / New Zealand.
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Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.