Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

  • Last Updated: August 23 2014, 17:20 BST

Check out our team's best bets from the pick of today's sporting action, including football, racing and golf.

Diego Costa can get off the mark first when Chelsea host Leicester
Diego Costa can get off the mark first when Chelsea host Leicester

Saturday's Best Sporting Bets

Horse Racing

Van Percy to win Ebor Handicap at York - 12/1

Andrew Balding's inmate comes into the race in winning form having won a red-hot heat last time at Glorious Goodwood where he narrowly got the better of Havana Cooler. He showed plenty of spirit that day, which should stand him in good stead for one of the fiercest handicaps of the whole Flat season.

Football

Diego Costa to score first v Leicester - 9/4

The Spaniard got off the mark against Burnley on Monday and Jose Mourinho feels he is one of the missing pieces in the jigsaw to help them reclaim the Premier League title. Chelsea face a second promoted team in succession and Costa should be licking his lips in front of the Stamford Bridge faithful.

Football

Swansea (-1) to beat Burnley - 13/8

Swansea caused the suprise of the weekend when they won at Manchester United last weekend so spirits are high for the season's first match at the Liberty Stadium. They will surely control possession against newly-promoted Burnley, who were given a stark welcome to the top flight on Monday night, and can use that advantage to take the victory.     

Golf

Kevin Chappell to beat Brendon Todd at The Barclays in round three - 21/20

The betting suggests there is very little between these two but Chappell just gets the vote as he continues his good form after a solid week at the US PGA. His ball striking has been excellent all week in New Jersey and his game is in exactly the sort of shape to put him in position for a crack at the title on Sunday.

Greyhounds

Fridays Daryl (Trap 6) to win the 9.59 at Belle Vue

The B.V.O.F Northern Flat Championship final takes centre stage at Belle Vue at 9.59 and Fridays Daryl (T6) represents good value in the market. The veteran campaigner by Droopys Scolari claimed the scalp of his kennelmate Fridays Philip in the heats on Sunday and should get a dream run around the opening two bends before taking full advantage of any jostling between the early-paced sorts drawn on his inside.