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RACING

Ben Linfoot

Victory Bond in 2.05 Kempton

Progressive on the all-weather over 10 furlongs and worth forgiving latest run over a mile which he should come on for. Could give the hot favourite Matterhorn plenty to think about from a low draw under Richard Kingscote, who has a good record for William Haggas.

Simon Holt

Arbalet 1.50 Doncaster

Twice ran well behind Expert Eye last season and looks interesting dropping back to six furlongs in the Cammidge Trophy for Hugo Palmer. Has loads of pace and a potential improver.

Richard Mann

Divine Image in the 14.05 at Meydan

In Divine Image, Godolphin look to have another horse to follow in the footsteps of Thunder Snow and compete in the very best dirt races around the world. She looks a great bet in the UAE Derby on Saturday.


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FOOTBALL

George Pitts

Highest scoring half in Man United v Watford - to be the second

A fairly simple one for the Old Trafford clash, with goal intervals under the spotlight, and this is probably the most preferred bet from the 3pm games. The days leading up to the clash have been around Ole Gunnar Solkskjaer's permanent appointment as Manchester United manager and he will be keen to start his official reign with a victory in front of his own fans.

While Man United will be keen to burst out of the blocks, Watford can keep them at bay and save the goals for the second half. Simple, but hopefully effective.

Tom Carnduff

Doncaster to win on -1 handicap v Walsall

Rovers managed to snap a seven-game winless run with a convincing 4-1 victory over Bristol Rovers in midweek. With the hosts odds-on for victory here, the handicap market is where the value lies and it's worth a small stake on the 15/8 available for Doncaster to win on -1.

Their last three victories at home have been by at least two goals - alongside the fact that only Sunderland and Luton have scored more goals at home in England's third tier this season.


DARTS

Chris Hammer

Rob Cross to win the German Darts Championship

I've got to side with Rob Cross again because he's knocking down the door for a first title of the season and it's surely a matter of time before it breaks off the hinges.

Voltage was red hot last weekend and only just fell short in the final against MVG while his form looked to be continuing into his Premier League clash with Mensur Suljovic when he led 5-1.

Suddenly, for no apparent reason, the wheels suddenly fell off and he capitulated to a 7-5 defeat that cost him his leadership of the table - but he showed tremendous character 24 hours later to bounce back as he defied Jeffrey de Zwaan's inspired display and a 10,000-strong Rotterdam crowd.

Overall this season Cross has reached two finals, including the UK Open, and a semi-final so he's showing a lot more consistency than he did in 2018 under the pressure of being the world champion.

Also recommended: James Wade (18/1) and Jamie Hughes (50/1)

CRICKET

Richard Mann

Kings XI Punjab to beat Mumbai Indians

The start of IPL 2019 has been a rocky one for Kings XI Punjab with their opening-game defeat of Rajasthan Royals marred by Ravichandran Ashwin's Mankad dismissal of Jos Buttler before they were then beaten by Kolkata Knight Riders a few days later.

All things considered, Kings XI look worth a bet at odds-against hosting a Mumbai outfit who aren't always the most reliable early in the competition and who will surely need to address the make up of their middle-order before they are seen to best effect.

Ish Sohdi top Rajasthan Royals bowler

Chennai's pitch has a history of favouring spin bowlers and turned square when the hosts bundled out Royal Challengers Bangalore for only 70 in the IPL 2019 curtain raiser last Saturday. With that in mind, spin could be king again and I would be very surprised if the Royals don't include New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sohdi in their starting XI.

Sohdi is a terrific bowler who has enjoyed success in all three forms of the game and his exploits in the Big Bash ensured that his services were always going to be in demand for this tournament.

With conditions in Chennai likely to be in his favour and the Royals' attack generally dominated by seam bowlers, Sohdi looks worth a bet at 3/1.

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