The weekend is here and we take a look at some of the betting options available for punters on what promises to be an exciting and busy weekend of sport.
Rugby Championships take top billing this weekend and on Saturday we have South Africa against Australia in Johannesburg and Argentina hosting New Zealand.
The handicap in the South Africa v Australia game appears to have stabilised around at South Africa (-5.5) and this certainly promises to be a close match. Australia will fancy their chances of beating a Springbok side missing many of their regular starters and a bet we quite fancy is in the half-time / full-time market with Australia to lead at the break and South Africa to come back and win at odds of 9/2 as altitude kicks in.
The Jaguares enjoyed their best ever season of Super Rugby and the Pumas who have been very disappointing in the Rugby Championship to date will be hoping to do likewise. They have a tough fixture to kick off with against New Zealand, but the good news for them is that the All Blacks are resting a number of key players. The handicap has been fairly stable since it came out and Argentina can be currently backed at (+12.5). A bet we quite fancy here, which was also successful in the Super Rugby final is Argentina to lead after 20 minutes at 19/10. They will have a fierce home crowd behind them and can come out firing.
There is a lone Currie Cup game on Saturday which features the Sharks at home to Western Province. The Sharks are underdogs after their poor performance against Griquas last week and the current handicap is (+4.5) Sharks. We fancy a nibble in the first try scorer market where Senatla, the Western Province flyer is 9/1.
Rugby fans should note that there is also a New Zealand Maori v Fiji International on Saturday morning and here money is streaming in for the Maori side who were beaten in the reverse fixture in Fiji last week. You can currently get (-8.5) about the home team.
TOUR DE FRANCE
Stage 14 of the Tour de France sees the riders tackle some massive climbs and as we finish up a mountain the contenders for the overall victory should not be holding anything back.
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NETBALL WORLD CUP
The Netball World Cup is reaching a conclusion and the semi-finals take place on Saturday as well as some of the positional play-offs. The final is on Sunday.
GOLF, THE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
The Open Championship continues at Royal Portrush and there will be live in running betting throughout the weekend as well as betting on the pairings prior to their teeing off.
Saturday’s racing takes place at Turffontein and Kenilworth and we have a fancy in each meeting.
The Mike de Kock trained Perfectly Putt runs in the 4th race in Turffontein we expect a big run from the 22/10 shot.
The 7th race at Kenilworth sees hot pot favourite Run Fox Run priced at 4/10 and it certainly looks hard to beat. A horse that we fancy could run a place though is Number 3, Ostinato currently priced at 13/1 a win and 39/25 a place.
Sundays racing takes place at the Greyville Polytrack an 8 race card starting at 12h15 and with the final race due off at 16h25. We haven’t had a good look at the card yet, but Sugar Girl in the 7th should be hard to beat at 1/1.
Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.