Monday's market moves
Swansea are a best price of 3/4 for tonight's Premier League clash with Hull.1625
BetVictor and Stan James are prepared to take on the Welsh side.
Hull, with just one away win so far, are widely available at 9/2 with the draw offered at 11/4.
Michu, expected to return tonight, is the 9/2 first goalscorer favourite.
Toulouse are the big drifters in the Heineken Cup betting following the weekend's action.1450
The French side suffered a shock 16-14 home defeat to Connacht yesterday and were duly pushed out to a general 7/1.
Despite causing the upset, Connacht can still be backed at 750/1 with Spreadex to lift the trophy next May.
Leinster, one of only two unbeaten sides at the halfway point of the group stage, and Toulon are battling for favouritism at the head of the market.
The Irish side, impressive 40-7 winners at Northampton, have been widely cut. Betfred and totesport will give you 4/1.
Defending champions Toulon can be backed at the same price generally after winning in Exeter.
Another French team, Clermont Auvergne, are general 5/1 shots, with the other unbeaten side Ulster offered at 8/1 by Ladbrokes, Stan James and betway.
The San Francisco 49ers are into a best of 12/1 for the Super Bowl after last night's victory over the Seattle Seahawks.1435
The day's big match was won 19-17 by the Niners, who are now offered at 12s only by Paddy Power.
The Seahawks, Super Bowl favourites before kick-off with most firms, drifted out after what was only their second loss of the season.
They can now be backed at 3/1 with bwin with the Denver Broncos now back as jollies with most firms. The Broncos, 51-28 winners over Tennessee, are still offered at 3/1 by 888sport and Unibet though.
The New Orleans Saints are also prominent in the betting - they 17/2 with the 888sport/Unibet stable after beating Carolina 31-13.
There was also more good news for our followers with our tipster David John landing two winners from two bets last night.
Our non-league football man Nick Hext has tipped up the FA Trophy in the past so make sure you check out his preview of this season's competition, which includes a 66/1 shot.1405
Here's an interesting special priced up by William Hill.1345
With Manchester United struggling in the Premier League and now odds-against to reach next season's Champions League, Hill's are offering 25/1 that United win this season's Champions League but finish outside the domestic top four.
Such a scenario would cost the fourth-placed finisher a place in the Champions League - as was the case when Spurs finished fourth in 2011/12 and sixth-placed Chelsea were crowned European champions.
There's been money for Ross Barkley to make England's World Cup squad following his man-of-the-match display for Everton at Arsenal yesterday.1335
bet365 have gone all the way into 5/6 (from 13/8) but William Hill remain happy to lay the midfielder and they offer him at 2/1 to make Roy Hodgson's final 23-man squad to be named next May.
Cristiano Ronaldo is favourite for the FIFA Ballon d'Or award after the shortlist was whittled down to three this afternoon.1325
Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Franck Ribery are the contenders for the prize, which will be handed out on January 13.
Ronaldo, who was cut signficantly after his four goals helped Portugal win their World Cup play-off against Sweden last month, is 4/7 with Paddy Power and BetVictor with Messi - the winner of all three previous such awards, plus the 2009 gong when it was awarded by France Football - offered at 9/4 by 888sport.
Despite playing in Bayern Munich's Champions League-winning team, Ribery is a rank outsider with Stan James and BetVictor offering 16/1 about the Frenchman.
Colour Squadron heads the betting for Saturday's December Gold Cup at Cheltenham following this morning's declaration stage.1315
A total of 18 horses remain in the field and Philip Hobbs' hopeful is no bigger than 6/1, which is widely available.
That puts him just clear of Johns Spirit (13/2 with 888sport) on best price. Next in the market is Paul Nicholls' Grandioso, who can be bakced at 10/1 with Ladbrokes.
Top-weight Champion Court is a 12/1 shot but is expected to head to Huntingdon for the Peterborough Chase instead.
Our regular Monday feature - Something For The Weekend - has just been published.1150
In it, Matt Briggs looks ahead to the weekend's football, picking out potential value on the coupon.
Apologies for it being a little later than usual but illness has struck Betting Zone today so we've been a little busy juggling various things!
Ahead of today's racing, Examiner is proving a popular favourite for the 1230 at Lingfield.1120
You could have got 9/4 earlier but the best left is Stan James' 15/8 with virtually every firm having trimmed their price this morning.
Bogsnog has attracted cash at a bigger price for the 1540 at Wolverhampton.
Sky Bet are among those to have gone in from 16/1 to 10/1, while Ladbrokes are particularly wary and offer 8/1 (from 14s). You can still get 12/1 if you shop around.
Sky Bet's Michael Shinners said: "Bogsnog disappointed last time but has clear each-way claims on his previous two efforts."
Back on the Lingfield card, Excellent Aim is another to have been well backed with William Hill and Betfred both in from 11/1 to 7/1 about the horse's chances in the 1330 race.
Stan James and 888sport still offer 11s though, perhaps happy to lay the horse with money having also come for favourite Gregori, who is now better than 15/8.
Our editor Dave Ord provides today's racing tip of the day 1050
Australia are now just 1/12 generally to regain the Ashes after going 2-0 up in Adelaide with three to play.0930
Michael Clarke's side wrapped up a 218-run victory by taking the last four England wickets in just 11.4 overs on the final day, and the tourists are now 6/1 to hang on to the urn by drawing or winning the series.
It's even money that Australia wrap up the series by winning the third Test, which starts on Friday in Perth where the hosts have won the last six Ashes contests.
England are 9/4 to get back in contention with a win, and 30/1 (888Sport) to win the three remaining Tests to become the first England side to win an Ashes series from 2-0 down.
Michael Clarke is evens at Sky Bet to be Australia's top series runscorer - with Dave Warner 11/8, Brad Haddin 6/1 and 20/1 bar - while Mitchell Johnson is 1/8 to take the bowling honours after taking 17 wickets in two man-of-the-match displays.
Manchester City replaced Arsenal as title favourites again after the Gunners were held to a 1-1 draw by Everton on Sunday.0900
In a tight encounter at the Emirates, Mesut Ozil put Arsene Wenger's team in front with ten minutes to go, only for Gerard Deulofeu to equalise in the 84th minute.
Olivier Giroud almost snatched a win with a world-class volley in injury-time but his effort smashed against the crossbar.
Man City, five points behind the Gunners in the standings, are now the 7/4 favourites generally with Arsenal 2/1 chances.
Chelsea are 4/1, Liverpool 8/1 and Manchester United 33/1 following the end of the weekend's action.
Everton have been trimmed following their second good away result in five days and Stan James go 66/1 about Roberto Martinez's men.
The Toffees are 5/1 with BetVictor to qualify for the Champions League.
Fulham have drifted from 4/5 to 6/5 to get relegated from the Barclays Premier League with bet365 following their 2-0 win over Aston Villa yesterday.
Goals from Steve Sidwell (21) and a Dimitar Berbatov penalty (30) ensured all three points for Rene Meulensteen's men who are now level on points with Crystal Palace and West Ham towards the bottom of the table.