Sports betters are in for a busy weekend with the Ladies and Men’s Wimbledon finals, the Cricket World Cup final, the AFCON semi-finals, the Tour de France and the commencement of the Currie Cup. We take a look at the betting highlights taking place on Saturday and Sunday.
On Saturday Serena Williams takes on Simona Halep for the Wimbledon Ladies Title. The veteran American is a firm favourite at 5/10 with Halep priced at 15/10 and there are plenty of Exotics such as the games handicap where Williams is 8/10 (-2.5) games meaning that she must win 3 games or more in the match if you back her and the correct sets score where Williams 2-0 trading at 5/4.
The Men’s Final takes place on Sunday and at the time of writing we do not know the finalists, but can say with a fair degree of certainty that Novak Djokovic will be taking on either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal.
The AFCON semi-finals take place on Sunday and Algeria take on Nigeria while Senegal play Tunisia.
Algeria are favoured by the bookies at 33/20 to beat Nigeria who are 18/10 and required a late winner to beat Bafana Bafana, the 90 minute draw is 21/10.
In the other semi-final Senegal are 19/20, Tunisia 67/20 with the 90 minute draw priced at 43/20.
CURRIE CUP WEEK 1
There are two Currie Cup matches taking place on Saturday with the Golden Lions against the Pumas at 15.00 pm in Johannesburg and Western Province against the Blue Bulls at 17.15 pm in Cape Town.
The Golden Lions are a firm favourite at a handicap of (-9.5) points to beat the Pumas and for those who fancy the upset, the Pumas can be backed at 7/2.
Western Province are the current Tournament favourites – click here for outright betting and they are (-5.5) point favourites against the Blue Bulls. This does look a very competitive fixture with the Blue Bulls fielding a strong side and we believe that they have the chance of getting a result but will take the more conservative play and back them on the handicap of (+5.5) meaning that they can lose the match, but not by more than 5 points.
TOUR DE FRANCE
The Tour de France continues on Saturday with stage 8 which should be a good chance for the breakaway to stick. There is updated betting on all of the major classifications after each stage is complete and aside from stage winner and top 3 betting you can also place match bets on each stage.
There is plenty of local and International Horse Racing for punters to get stuck into this weekend.
Saturday’s Horse Racing action takes place at Turffontein with the first race getting going at 12.15 pm and the 9th and final race at 16.55 pm. There are a couple of really open looking races towards the back end of the Pick 6 and finding a banker on the card does not look easy.
Sunday’s action takes place at Scotsville where the first race gets going at 12.30 pm and the 8th and final race is scheduled for 16.35 pm.
As is expected at this time of the year there is some quality fields in Durban and in the 5th race we like the chances of the No. 4 horse, Spring Fling currently priced at 4/1.
The PGA Tour and the European Tour continue with the John Deere Classic and the Scottish Open and both events will be traded in-running.
CRICKET WORLD CUP FINAL
The Cricket World Cup final concludes on Sunday when hosts England take on New Zealand. New Zealand caused a big upset in the semi-final when they beat India and while England were the slight favourites against Australia who would have envisaged such a convincing victory.
England are firm favourites to win the game at 1/3 with New Zealand 49/20 and the World Sports Betting Promotion should get some interest. Back either team to win the toss and should your team go on to win the match your winnings will be doubled. Given how crucial the toss has proved in this Tournament it may not be a bad way to play your fancy. Details on the banner below and T&C’s apply.
The British Grand Prix takes place this weekend and Lewis Hamilton is currently an 8/11 favourite, Bottas is 11/2 with Leclerc and Vettel at 6/1 the only other riders quoted in single figures.
There is betting on a wide array of markets including a fastest lap and who will quality in pole position.
Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.