It's all about the opening day at the Cheltenham Festival today and we've got you covered with a race-by-race guide for all 28 races this week plus there's a place in the last 16 of the Champions League is at stake for four hopefuls tonight.

Arsenal had been swatting teams aside prior to their 1-0 defeat to Porto in the first leg. They responded to that defeat with impressive wins over Newcastle and Sheffield United then proved that they can also grind out results with a 2-1 win over Brentford on Saturday.

Things should be a little more straightforward tonight and the bookies agree, making the Gunners 1/5 to win inside the 90 minutes and 3/10 shots to qualify.

Tonight’s opponents have won just two of 22 knock-out games away from home in the Champions League and have only qualified on half the occasions that they’ve held a first leg lead.

In three meetings between the sides in London Porto have yet to score a goal and it’s been 11-0 on aggregate with the Gunners winning the last clash at the Emirates 5-0. A repeat tonight pays 18/1 and is worth a quid.

Mikel Arteta’s men will need at least two to qualify, a 1/3 shot, but will more than likely cruise through by scoring three or more at even money.

After a 1-1 draw in Naples things are finely poised ahead of the Italians’ trip to Barcelona.

Barca enjoyed the lion’s share of the first leg and a goal by Lewandowski had them in front before Osimen’s equaliser.

Napoli have failed to reach the heights of last season’s title success and are 31 points off the pace in Serie A this time round. They’ve been better of late but a win at the Nou Camp looks like it could be a step too far.

Super Singles

  • Arsenal to score 3+ Goals 1/1 Bet365
  • Barcelona to win 4/5 SBK

Bonkers Bet

  • Arsenal 5 Porto 0 18/1 Bet365

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Cheltenham Racing Tips

Rizzel will be guiding us through this year's Cheltenham Festival with his brilliant race-by-race previews of each and every race. Let's get started with his Champions Day summary

Here goes with Rizzel's preview for each race

As always, post your betting tips for today in the comments section below.

32 Comments
  1. noob gambler 1 month ago

    Never have much luck with the European game so I’ll be sticking with 2 tips from here that I also like the look of plus one of my own for a treble.
    Partick-Raith am going with bet of the day. Btts o2.5
    Taking the Wrexham to score 2+ goals from the Acca
    And my final pick sees me heading to the national league.
    Chesterfield-Oxford city.
    Chesterfield are currently sitting top of the league and have been scoring for fun this season and have a goal difference that more than doubles their nearest opponents. Oxford are the complete opposite. Sitting bottom of the league with a goal difference nearly twice as bad as their closest rivals. For me this points to plenty of goals for the home side and I’ve decided to go with chesterfield to score in both halves. Odds of 4/9 which is no good for a single but is fine for my treble. Especially with the poor odds for tgls

    Acca pays 2.6/1

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  2. Alves 1 month ago

    Tonight’s 5fold insured wi PP paying 5/1+.

    Kidderminster v Fylde – BTTS or OVERS
    Partick v Raith – BTTS or OVERS
    Carlisle v Barnsley – BTTS or OVERS
    Derby v Reading – BTTS or OVERS
    Arsenal v Porto – Arsenal to score & take 5+ corners plus Porto 2+ cards

    2
  3. Whensaturdaycomes 1 month ago

    Arsenal 1 Porto 1 11/1
    Porto to qualify 12/5
    Porto double chance 10/3

    Barcelona win btts 5/2

    Best of luck everyone

    2
  4. Deano86 1 month ago

    Melbourne City vs WS Wanderers , 8.00

    Corner in 1st 10 minutes
    Goal scored 1st half

    Double at 1/1 ,

    Will have a goals bet up aswel for tonight ,

    Goodluck………

    • Deano86 1 month ago

      Nope no corner 👎

      1
  5. Lk87 1 month ago

    Over 1 Arsenal goal
    Over 1 Portsmouth goal
    Over 3.5 cards Barca V Napoli

    8/5

    2
  6. Wee Joe 1 month ago

    Arsenal v Porto

    At least 1 goal, at least 1 card & over 3 corners in each half 13/5

    Longshot

    Bukayo Saka To Score, Gabriel Magalhaes & Pepe Both To Be Carded 25/1

    2
    • Wee Joe 1 month ago

      Just spotted this,also looks decent value….

      Bukayo Saka To Assist A Goal & Arsenal Most Corners In Each Half 18/5

      Arsenal won the corner count 10-1 in Portugal,Saka likes an assist from run to the touchline then a cutback….if only it was that simple 👍

      Best of luck all

  7. Deano86 1 month ago

    League 1 goals treble ,

    Carlisle
    Derby
    Bolton

    Overs treble 5/1 ,

    Goodluck 👍

    7
  8. noob gambler 1 month ago

    Made a slight change to my treble just for better odds.
    Partick-Raith o2.5
    Wrexham 2+tgls
    Chesterfield ht/ft
    3.2/1
    Good luck all

  9. cockerspaniel 1 month ago

    Partick v Raith Rovers
    20 + booking points each team 11/8
    50 + booking points in the match 6/4
    Skybet
    Decent odds imo

    • sand 1 month ago

      Both teams to get 20 booking points is 6/4 if you do it thru bet builder at sky

      1
  10. tonys 1 month ago

    Bet365 doing a special of Arsenal to score in the 1st half at evens (1/1), was 2/5. I think this has a good chance of coming in.

    4
  11. AC1987 1 month ago

    Barnsley, Derby and MK Dons all to win and BTTS. Treble pays 46/1 Boylesports 👍

    1
  12. jamesylfc 1 month ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Carlisle v Barnsley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bolton v Oxford 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

    ▪️Both Teams to Score Double
    🔹️2.06/1, bet365

    1
  13. AC1987 1 month ago

    Paul Mullin (Wrexham) anytime scorer 5/6. To score a brace 4/1 Boylesports 👍

  14. dc john boy 1 month ago

    Carlisle
    Gateshead

    Over 2.5mgs double 9/5
    Over 3.5mgs double 6/1

    Good luck

    2
    • dc john boy 1 month ago

      Lost crap in Gateshead

  15. alex_mufc83 1 month ago

    Team Goals Treble

    Arsenal O1.5 TGls
    Derby O1.5 TGls
    Portsmouth O1.5 TGls

    5/2

  16. alex_mufc83 1 month ago

    Team Goals Treble

    Arsenal O1.5 TGls
    Derby O1.5 TGls
    Portsmouth O1.5 TGls

    5/2

    GL

    2
    • alex_mufc83 1 month ago

      1 Arsenal goal short 👎🏻

  17. MrBigChug 1 month ago

    CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

    Managed to land the NB last night, one off on the longshot. Player picks from tonights fixtures with paddypower as always for there suber sub offer.
    Pepe Aquino fouled at least twice in the first leg, also fouling in the first half

    PEPE AQUINO to commit foul 4/5
    (Porto)

    PEPE AQUINO to commit fh foul 9/5 NB
    (Porto)

    VARELLA / WENDELL / TRAORE / CHRISTENSEN
    (Porto). (Porto). (Napoli). (Barcelona).

    All to commit fh fouls 13/1 LONGSHOT

  18. newts68 1 month ago

    NAP Over 0.5 fhgls double pays 4/5 NAP
    Patrick Thistle v Raith
    Wycombe v Wigan
    GL with all bets

    • newts68 1 month ago

      Also over 1.5 fhgls double on same games pays 13/2 small stakes

  19. alex_mufc83 1 month ago

    Also on Overs Treble

    Birmingham v Middlesbrough O2.5 MGls
    Bolton v Oxford United O2.5 MGls
    Carlisle v Barnsley O2.5 MGls

    4/1

    • alex_mufc83 1 month ago

      Lost – Birmingham poor finishing.

  20. Snetts 1 month ago

    Having a stab at these 2 tonight
    Arsenal to score in the 1st half. Worth a punt with the 365 B et boost @2.00

    Over 2 Arsenal goals
    Over 2 1st half Arsenal corners
    Arsenal to qualify @3.00
    GL

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  21. newts68 1 month ago

    In play 55 gone
    Patrick 0 Raith 1
    Over 2.5 goals 5/4 👍

  22. cockerspaniel 1 month ago

    Writing off my bookings at Firhill LOSERS
    Well done all winners

  23. jamesylfc 1 month ago

    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Carlisle v Barnsley 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (2-3)
    🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bolton v Oxford 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (5-0)

    ▪️Both Teams to Score Double
    🔹️2.06/1, bet365
    ❌️

  24. Alves 1 month ago

    Humped tonight. 3/5 Partick gl & Porto card away

  25. noob gambler 1 month ago

    Partick-Raith o2.5
    Wrexham 2+tgls
    Chesterfield ht/ft
    3.2/1
    LOSER
    Time to look at tomorrow

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