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Mark Race

Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels. An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.

Big guns meet at Old Trafford

The opening weekend of the new Premier League season concludes on Sunday with three fixtures and there is a mouth-watering clash at Old Trafford. United to beat Chelsea @ 6/5 Manchester United‘s revival under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was fairly short-lived and the conclusion to last season could not come quick enough for the Red Devils. […]

Reds to triumph in opener

Liverpool start their Premier League campaign on Friday night with a home clash against newly-promoted Norwich City. Here we look at the markets available for the first game of the season, as Reds manager Jurgen Klopp looks set to the campaign off to a flying start. Liverpool to win @ 1/7 The Reds were only […]

City favourites to earn early-season bragging rights

Manchester City will be hoping to pick up where they left off last season when they face Liverpool in Sunday’s Community Shield. The Citizens secured a domestic treble last term, defending their Premier League title while thrashing Watford in the FA Cup final having already beaten Chelsea on penalties to take the Carabao Cup. The […]

Rose to take Ohio spoils

The PGA Tour stops off in Ohio this week for The Memorial Tournament and 2010 champion Justin Rose looks in good shape to make it a second success at Muirfield Village. Rose to win @ 16/1 World number three Rose broke his PGA duck at this event nine years ago and he has an evident […]

Addicks can deny Black Cats immediate return

After enduring two nightmare seasons in a row, Sunderland have done well to regroup and reach the League One play-off final, but they may have to put up with at least one more year in the third tier of English football as in-form Charlton Athletic have the armoury to beat them on Sunday. Both the […]

More Wembley glory for Mellon

Tranmere Rovers can make it back-to-back promotions by beating Newport County at Wembley on Saturday in the League Two play-off final. Just over 12 months ago Micky Mellon’s team defeated Boreham Wood 2-1 in the National League play-off final, despite having Liam Ridehalgh sent off in the first 60 seconds, as they returned to League […]

Gayle’s absence gives Villa the edge

Aston Villa’s dramatic comeback in Saturday’s first leg against West Brom could give them the psychological edge heading into the return clash as the two Midlands rivals attempt to reach the Championship play-off final. Dwight Gayle’s first-half goal had given the Baggies the lead at Villa Park but two goals in the last 15 minutes […]

Villa and Rams to take control

Aston Villa and Derby County can take the initiative in their Championship play-off matches against West Brom and Leeds United respectively on Saturday. Villa are the form team heading into the play-offs, winning 10 games in a row to surge up from 11th in the table in early March to finish fifth, although they did […]

Rested Barca to finish Reds off

Liverpool will no doubt put on a good show at Anfield against Barcelona on Tuesday but the La Liga champions have the ability to ride out the storm and reach the Champions League final for the fifth time in the last 14 years. Jurgen Klopp’s team were a little unfortunate to lose last week’s semi-final […]

Hazard to keep Blues on track

It may almost have been by default but Chelsea now find themselves in the box seat to finish fourth this season and they can edge closer to that aim by beating FA Cup finalists Watford on Sunday. Maurizio Sarri opted to use Eden Hazard from the substitutes’ bench in Thursday’s Europa League draw at Eintracht […]