Saturday's Market Moves

  • Last Updated: September 2 2012, 11:06 BST

1820: Tom Millard has digested the action after qualifying and he has come up with two bets for Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix.

1755: Andre Villas-Boas' Tottenham reign appears to have taken off where his Chelsea one finished and William Hill are offering 5/2 with William Hill that he has left White Hart Lane by the time the season finishes - he is 2/7 to still be there.

His stint in charge of Chelsea lasted a mere 154 days and Hills are offering 7/2 that he lasts an even shorter time at Spurs and has been given the boot before the March 15 (153 days or fewer).

"Chelsea had a reasonable start last season under AVB and that probably kept him in the Chelsea hotseat a little longer than had they not," said spokesman Joe Crilly.

"But this season, Spurs have started slowly and need to improve and quickly for the young manager to avoid a repeat."

1600: Jenson Button is the 11/8 favourite (from 10/1) with Coral bookmakers to win the Belgian Grand Prix after securing his first pole position in three years at Spa.

Second place on the grid went to Kamui Kobayashi, who is 12/1, while third placed Pastor Maldonado is 14/1.

Button's team mate Lewis Hamilton is 10/1 (from 5/2) after finishing only eighth.

"While most of the championship leaders struggled, Button was dominant in qualifying, he will be difficult to beat from pole position if he reproduces that form on Sunday," said Coral spokesman Gary Burton.

1520: BetVictor have introduced the Sandown Group 3 winner Fantastic Moon into their QIPCO 2000 Guineas betting at 25/1 after coming from last to first and winning a shade cosily in the Candy Kittens Solario Stakes.

He was given a well-timed ride by William Buick to get the better of Tha'ir and Master Of War and Sky Bet also make him a 25/1 chance for the Newmarket Classic.

Coventry Stakes winner Dawn Approach remains the general 10/1 market leader.

Tominator got his head in front again at Chester and he is now 14s from 20s at Sky Bet for next month's Cesarewitch at HQ.

1455: BetVictor make Jenson Button 11/8 favourite for the Belgian Grand Prix having finished on pole for Sunday's race after qualification.

Spokesperson Charlie McCann said: "The former world champion had a new wing fitted to his McLaren, which teammate Lewis Hamilton didn't, much to the chagrin of the latter who suggested via twitter that he lost 0.4 secs just on the straight.

"With the World Championship in mind it was a good day for leader Fernando Alonso with the Red Bulls struggling and Alonso will start from sixth place on the grid."

1400: Back in 1996, Southampton hammered Manchester United at The Dell but William Hill are not predicting such a rout to take place this season.

Southampton are 5/1 (United are odds-on at 6/10 to win) to get the win at St Mary's and a massive 500/1 to win the game by the same 6-3 scoreline.

During Southampton's win in the previous season, Manchester United changed their kit at half time and Hills are offering 250/1 that they do so again on Sunday.

Robin van Persie opened his United account last week and he is 11/4 to open the scoring against Southampton and 12/1 to score a hat-trick.

"Before they were relegated, Southampton was not the happiest of stomping grounds for United although the odds suggest that they will cruise to victory this weekend," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.

"We will be expecting a few quid on the 6-3 scoreline I'm sure though."

Arsenal are struggling to find the back of the net and William Hill are offering 7/5 that the Gunners once again fail to score in their match against Liverpool, for which the hosts are 23/20 favourites and the subject of nearly 75% of all bets on the outcome of the match.

Newcastle and Aston Villa fight it out in the other match of the day and the hosts are 4/6 to win the match.

This season, William Hill are also putting out enhanced wincasts for every single team and one of the standout offers of the weekend is the 7/4 for Papiss Cisse to score anytime with Newcastle winning the match.

1140: Saturday's latest racing market moves from Sky Bet:

2.15 Sandown - Catfish 8/1 from 14/1


Brian Meehan's Catfish has been well supported, both last night and further this morning, to land the opening sprint handicap at Sandown. The four year old daughter of One Cool Cat began the season with the profile of an improving sprinter but hasn't yet managed to meet those early season expectations. She is however down in class and is just 1lb higher than when posting good efforts at York and in the Epsom Dash and might not need to improve to beat these.

2.30 Chester - Rosslyn Castle 6/1 from 10/1


Another of those that we have seen sustained support for both overnight and this morning is the lightly raced Rosslyn Castle. Earlier in the season this three year old son of Selkirk ran away with a soft ground handicap at this track before missing three months when finishing last at Haydock a few weeks back. He should strip fitter for that effort and back on ground he likes and a track he has already shown a liking for, Roger Charlton's charge should go well.

4.00 Sandown - Late Telegraph 12/1 from 20/1


With some slight weakness in the likely favourite for this event, it seems that punters are looking for an each way alternative in the shape of Sir Henry Cecil's Late Telegraph. This four year old son of Montjeu has been disappointing since winning a Goodwood maiden last year and has posted some modest efforts so far this year. However, he has dropped to a handicap mark of just 83 and his master trainer has opted for first time blinkers in order to spark a revival and should they have the desired effect he could be well handicapped.

4.15 Beverley - Ponty Acclaim 7/1 from 9/1


This year's Beverley Bullet sprint looks an almost unfathomable puzzle but the punters seem to have found a lively contender in the form of Tim Easterby's three year old filly Ponty Acclaim. This speedy sort managed to score at Group 3 level last year but as a result has struggled with her high rating this year. Last time at York she showed some good speed and travelled very well for a long way before being run out of it close home when giving weight to all bar two rivals. Today she gets weight from all of her opposition and should get a good tow into the race with plenty of pace upfront.

1030: Manchester City left it late the last time they faced QPR and bet365 make it a 25/1 shot they score an injury time winner on Saturday.

Spokesman Steve Freeth said: "Both games between the two sides during 2011/12 finished 3-2 and Man City's three games this season have ended 3-2, 3-2 and 2-2, so there could be some more injury-time drama - although it's a huge price to top the nail-biter from May 13!"

The 2012/13 Premier League title is 12/1 to be decided by goal difference and Roberto Mancini's side are 50/1 to go through the season unbeaten in the top flight.

1020: It was another hectic transfer deadline day as expected and one of the last deals to be completed was Clint Dempsey's move from Fulham to Tottenham.

The USA international had been odds-on for much of the day to head to Liverpool but Spurs swooped at the 11th hour to land him and Sky Bet make him a 9/4 chance to score on his debut under Andre Villas-Boas.

Fulham did manage to land a big name themselves after they secured the services of Dimitar Berbatov from Manchester United and the Bulgarian is a 7/4 chance at Sky Bet to score on his debut for the Cottagers.

Joey Barton has left QPR for Marseille where he will try and shake-off his bad-boy image - however, Sky Bet price him up at 20/1 to see red in his opening game for the French outfit.

After Chelsea's 4-1 humbling in Monaco, William Hill have cut the price of Roberto Di Matteo being the first Premier League manager to lose his job from 25/1 to 16/1.

Hills are also offering 6/1 that Pep Guardiola is in charge of Chelsea before the end of the season.

"If the performance against Atletico is a sign of things to come in Europe, Di Matteo will be given the elbow sooner rather than later," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.

Chelsea are 12/1 to win this season's Champions League.

0945: England have squared the NatWest ODI series with South Africa and are now even money with Hills to win the fourth encounter and 5/2 to win the series.

Half-centuries from Eoin Morgan and Jonathan Trott saw them to a four-wicket win in the third clash on Friday at the Kia Oval.

"England have bounced back and they have a chance of winning the series," said Hill's spokesman Rupert Adams.

The teams will meet again on Sunday at Lord's with the tourists 4/5 for victory with Hills.

0920: Tiger Woods is the 7/2 favourite at bet365 and sportingbet for the Deutsche Bank Championship after the opening round in Boston.

Woods carded a seven-under-par 64 and trails by two shots from South Korea's Seung-Yul Noh.

The latter produced a blemish-free 62 to take command and he can be backed at a general 12/1 to take the title.

Chris Kirk is in sole second place after his 63 and he is on offer at a best price of 22/1 with Sky Bet.

Ryan Moore and Jeff Overton matched Woods with their 64s and that duo are 25s and 35s respectively at bet365.

England's Luke Donald is five off the lead and a 14/1 chance with Louis Oosthuizen 18/1 following an opening 66.

0910: British teenager Laura Robson has been cut to 40/1 by Sky Bet to win the US Open from a pre-tournament 1,000/1 following her victory over ninth seed Li Na today in New York.

The 18-year-old followed up her victory over Kim Clijsters in round two, which sent the Belgian into retirement, by upsetting another former grand slam champion.

Li, who won the French Open last summer, looked favourite to come through when she recovered from losing the opening set to level but Robson did not waver and deservedly clinched a 6-4 6-7 (5/7) 6-2 win.

Robson is now a best-price of 80/1 with sportingbet to win the women's singles at Flushing Meadows, with several layers more wary having trimmed her into 33/1.

Robson, ranked 89th in the world, headed into her clash with Clijsters as the 7/1 outsider, while she was cut to 200/1 for the title following that win and a 9/2 punt to beat Na.

Sky Bet Tennis Trader Ned Brooker said: "We had Robson up there with the biggest-priced players in the draw ahead of the tournament but her odds have come tumbling with two remarkable wins, which have cost us a fair bit of money.

"The punters are now turning their attentions to backing her for the title and we're starting to rack up a fairly heavy liability on her in the outright."

Next up for Robson is defending champion Samantha Stosur, who is a best of 28/1 with sportingbet to retain her title.

Serena Williams remains a strong favourite, now a best of 10/11 with sportingbet. Victoria Azarenka is a best-priced 6/1 second favourite (Blue Square and 888sport), with Maria Sharapova a best of 15/2 with Boylesports.

0900: Good morning and welcome along to Saturday in the Bettingzone's Market Moves. We will have a full run down shortly on all the transfer deadline day specials plus an update on the Deutsche Bank Championship where Tiger Woods is right in the mix.

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