Sporting life best bets of the day

  • Last Updated: August 31 2014, 12:06 BST

Our team pick out the best sporting wagers from today's action with football, racing and tennis covered.

Arsenal: Sunday bankers
Arsenal: Sunday bankers

Football

Arsenal to beat Leicester at 5/6

I expected Arsenal be a much shorter price for this assignment and at 5/6 they're a bet to beat Leicester in their first meeting since the Gunners put the seal on their unbeaten season in May 2004. Their record against weaker opposition is outstanding and it's the big games in which the Gunners come unstuck. The stats suggest there's no better side for this particular set of circumstances so we'll act accordingly. Ben Coley.

Racing

Good Decision in 4.50 Cork at 14/1

Good Decision gets the each-way vote in the 4.50 down at Cork at a current 14/1 with Skybet.  Christy Roche’s charge has dropped 9lb over his last three runs and is now down to a mark of 101 for this 80-102 event.  His last win came at Wexford last year off 97 and with Jody McGarvey claiming 5lb, that puts him bang there with every chance today. Irish Eyes.

Rugby League

Castleford (-16) to beat Bradford at 10/11

I thought the start would be bigger here even though Bradford have improved. Castleford obviously have to get up for this mentally after a disappointing Challenge Cup final but they have the squad to cope. This could be high-scoring with plenty of errors so bet over on the points, but the spread is hard to solve. I'll just lean towards Cas because I thought the start would be bigger for the Bulls. Ian Millward.

Tennis

Adrian Mannarino to beat Roberto Bautista Agut at 5/2

The Frenchman, who ousted another seed in Fabio Fognini in round two, has gone too big here in my opinion. His more attacking game is well suited to the Flushing Meadows courts and I give him a good shot at winning this match. Bautista Agut struggled in round one against Andreas Haider-Maurer, a player ranked lower than Mannarino, and simply looks too short. Andy Schooler.