A round up of the betting for the major sporting events taking place on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th June featuring Super Rugby, Cricket World Cup, Euro 2020 and Womens World Cup football, French Open tennis, South African horse racing, the Canadian Grand Prix and Boxing
There are five Super Rugby matches on Saturday’s coupon, the first of which sees the Crusaders bid to secure top spot in the overall standings in their home fixture against the Rebels. The Saders are 18.5 point favourites on the handicap and the 9/10 about the home side to lead by 10 points or more at half time caught our attention.
The Waratahs start as slight favourites for their derby at home to the in form Brumbies. The Tahs are bidding to stay alive in the play offs and the Brumbies are looking to seal top position in the Australian Conference in what should be a tight game.
The Lions host a Hurricanes side who beat the Sharks in Durban last week. The Canes, who are 3.5 point favourites have named a strong side and will take all the beating.
Nothing less than a bonus point win will do for the Stormers when they host the Sunwolves and that is reflected in the handicap betting which sees the visitors given a 23.5 point start.
The final action in the penultimate round of the regular season sees Jagaures host the Sharks. The Argentine side are closing in on top spot in the SA Conference after a run of 7 wins in their last 8 outings whilst the Sharks play off hopes hang in the balance. The Sharks have a 6.5 point start on the handicap and plenty to find on the form book after losing 51-17 to Jaguares in Durban earlier in the tournament.
Aside from the Super Rugby the Junior World Championships is attracting plenty of interest among punters and South Africa are currently 19.5 points favourites for their second outing of the tournament against Georgia on Saturday. The Supersport Rugby Challenge continues as does the French Top 14.
Cricket World Cup
We have a double header to look forward to on Saturday and the first match to get underway sees England take on Bangladesh in Cardiff. Both sides have one win and one defeat against their name and the betting suggests England should win comfortably. The current tournament favourites are 1/6 to bounce back from a surprise defeat to Pakistan whilst Bangladesh cane be backed at 9/2.
Australia v India promises to be gripping viewing on Sunday. India are currently 8/10 favourites to win the game whilst Australia can be backed at 21/20 (click here for all markets) . The match gets our full attention in this preview where Pat Cummins to be top Australian bowler is among the suggested bets.
French Open Tennis
Rain has played havoc with the schedule at Roland Garos this week. As it stands the plan is to hold the semi finals of the Mens and Ladies Singles on Friday and the finals over the weekend and we will have a full suite of betting markets available for all matches.
Qualifying for Euro 2020 continues and a number of games are televised live on Saturday including Croatia v Wales, Turkey v France, Greece v Italy, Belgium v Kazakhstan and Belarus v Germany
The Women’s World Cup sees South Africa take on Spain in their opening match in Group B. Banyana face a really tough test with Spain currently priced at 1/7 to win the match with the draw trading at 25/4 and our ladies can be backed at 19/1. All markets are available here.
The Cosafa Cup also concludes this weekend as does the Uefa Nations League where hosts Portugal meet the Netherlands in Sunday’s final whilst Switzerland and England will battle it out for third place.
Local horse racing on Saturday sees an 8 race card at Kenilworth starting at 12:35 and the features continue in KZN with Greyville’s 10 race program getting underway at 11:25. The Rising Sun Gold Challenge is Race 7, due off at 15:20 and Rainbow Bridge is currently the favourite at 22/10 just ahead of Do It Again at 5/2. In Race 6, the Tibouchina Stakes, Oh Susanna is currently 12/10 favourite.
Sunday’s racing comes from Turffontein with an 8 race card on the standside track scheduled to get underway at 12:50.
Also on the menu this weekend we have the Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday. Ahead of qualifying Lewis Hamilton has been trading as favourite and we have a number of betting markets available here.
We finish with Boxing and Kevin Lerena defends his IBO against the Czech Republic’s Vasil Ducar at Emperors Palace on Saturday night. Lerena is currently priced at 1/8 to win the fight and Ducar can be backed at 5/1. Click here to bet on the fight and don’t forget our promotion below.
Note, all odds quoted are subject to change.
Have a great weekend punting.