Sporting Life Best Bets of the Day

  • Last Updated: August 25 2014, 20:48 BST

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

Raheem Sterling: Worth siding with in tonight's big match
Raheem Sterling: Worth siding with in tonight's big match

Saturday's Best Sporting Bets

Horse Racing

Bartack to win the 4.45 Ripon

The incredible Osteopathic Remedy goes for a scarcely believable fifth win in the Ripon Rowels Handicap today. Michael Dods' stalwart bounced back to winning form at Thirsk last time when the heavens opened and though he's highly likely to run with great credit again I can't help but think he's going to struggle to confirm the Thirsk form with Bartack. David O'Meara's charge was beaten three and a half lengths by Osteopathic Remedy at Thirsk, but he gets a 2lb pull at the weights here and has since bolted up at Ripon in a handicap over the course and distance nine days ago. He'll have to defy a career-high mark today, but he's now thriving for O'Meara and looks the one to be on back at the scene of his recent success. He has a nice draw in four, can track the leaders from a prominent position and kick on in the straight under Danny Tudhope, who got a nice tune out of him last time. Ben Linfoot

Football

Raheem Sterling to score anytime v Man City at 11/4

With Mario Balotelli waiting in the wings, Liverpool’s quicksilver frontman looks the focal point for the visitors at the Etihad this evening and his pace on the counter attack will be a key factor. He is already off the mark for the season with the opener against the Saints last week and his clever finish against these rivals at Anfield in April remains fresh in the memory. Sterling can give the very best defences a torrid time and he is fancied to make an impact in front of goal as well. David John

Tennis

Vasek Pospisil to beat Simone Bolelli 3-0 at 11/8

Pospisil didn't have a good first half of the season but the signs in recent weeks have been promising. He made the final in Washington where he beat Tomas Berdych and Richard Gasquet, while he also took a set off eventual champion Roger Federer in Cincinnati. His big serve will cause claycourter Bolelli plenty of problems and I just see a gulf in class here. The Italian has not won a main-draw match on hardcourts at ATP-level this season and I anticipate he'll be brushed aside. Andy Schooler

Greyhounds

Swift Hoffman (Trap 5) to win the 9.22 Nottingham

The Caffreys Puppy Classic final takes centre stage at Nottingham this evening and Swift Hoffman can show his kennel companion Newinn Yolo a clean pair of heels. The Pat Rosney-trained pair are very closely matched based on the Gymcrack form at Kinsley and although Newinn Yolo went quicker in last week's semi-finals, he could be inconvenienced by the early pace of Jimmy Nailed On and Greenhill Beauty when the lids go up and the son of Makeshift, the track record holder for the 480m trip at Colwick Park, may get a dream run on the outside.