IT’S World Cup quarter-final weekend and William Hill are offering 13-8 that all four favourites – South Africa, New Zealand, Ireland and Australia – make it through.
There is a risk injuries could catch up with Ireland and Wales and it’s 11-4 that no northern hemisphere sides reach the semis.
In the first match today Wales look big at 3-1 with Stan James against a South Africa side priced up at 6-17 by Marathonbet.
And defending champs New Zealand are 1-5 at Betfred and Totesport to progress at the expense of France, 6-1 outsiders at StanJames.
At the Shanghai Masters tennis it’s semi-final action this morning. Stan Wawrinka barely tried a leg in his meek quarter-final surrender to Rafa Nadal who should be too strong at 9-20 with Sportingbet to get past Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.
Andy Murray was dazzling in his demolition of Tomas Berdych and now finds himself 7-2 underdog at Marathonbet in his clash with Novak Djokovic.
Murray won their last meeting in August – ending an eight-match losing streak to the world No.1. The Scot is in fine form this week and although Djokovic hasn’t dropped a set since the US Open Final I like the evens at Paddy Power and Ladbrokes for Murray to win a set.
There’s also plenty of boxing among the Saturday sporting highlights so post all your tips and chat here and good luck with your bets.