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Sporting Life's big game preview for Liverpool v Manchester United
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Reds too good for arch rivals

Liverpool are backed to make a fast start at Anfield to help them get the better of arch rivals Manchester United in Sunday's huge showdown.

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Paper Talk: Wilson to Chelsea?

Chelsea 'confident' of agreeing £30m deal for Callum Wilson, Paul Pogba could return to Juventus in a swap deal and more, all in Saturday's back pages.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview3

Saints to grind it out

The first Super Sunday game sees Arsenal attempt to continue their unbeaten run as they face Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton.

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Paper Talk: Barca want £200m Kane

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Papers: Chelsea want Isco

Chelsea are lining up a move for Real Madrid midfielder Isco in the January transfer window, according to today's newspapers.

Our best bets for Saturday September 22 including football, horse racing, boxing, darts and NFL

All of Saturday September 22's best bets of the day in one place
All of Saturday September 22's best bets of the day in one place

It is Saturday, and here come our best bets for the day across the likes of football, horse racing, darts and boxing. Best of luck to you today!

To read full previews for each event please click on the fixture or tipster's name. To go to the betting market, click on the suggested bet.

For details of advised bookmakers and each-way terms, visit our transparent tipping record


Racing

Ben Linfoot

After 10mm of rain at Newbury on Thursday night conditions might well have swung in the favour of Gay Kelleway’s Robsdelight ahead of the Heatherworld Stud Handicap over seven furlongs. The Harbour Watch gelding has run his two best races on softer ground at Doncaster and he’s worth forgiving some below-par efforts this summer including on the Kempton all-weather which he didn’t really take to.

The good news is he’s dropped 9lb in three runs and, back on turf on autumnal ground following a nice break, he looks handicapped to have a big say with David Egan taking over in the saddle

David Ord

John Gosden’s charge caught the eye on his handicap debut in the Britannia at Royal Ascot, travelling strongly and doing all his best work late on when finishing sixth behind Ostilio. He showed the benefit of that experience when slamming his rivals in a lesser heat at Goodwood last month.

The return to ten furlongs will suit and he looks a colt to follow this autumn. Adamant is a danger for Sir Michael Stoute but the selection is on a roll and we haven’t seen the best of him yet. He’s the one for me.

Matt Brocklebank (Listen to our weekly Racing Podcast to hear more about our best bets advice)

The Rewards4Racing Cesarewitch Trial Handicap lacks a star turn in truth but that should allow the relatively exposed Stars Over The Sea to get back to winning ways. He’s always been a good horse but Ian Williams definitely looks to have sweetened him up since taking care of the seven-year-old after he left Henry De Bromhead’s yard last winter. The re-fitting of a hood has clearly helped in recent starts and he ran really well over a shorter trip at the July Course when second to Star Of The East a month ago.


Football

Premier League: Cardiff City v Manchester City (Saturday, 1500 BST)

Manchester City have won eight of last nine Premier League games following a mid-week Champions League match. Neil Warnock will set his side up to be organised and gritty, as will not want to be embarrassed, but a Premier League team being 16/1 to win at home tells you all you need to know about the size of their task.

Premier League: Fulham v Watford (Saturday, 1230 BST)

Watford have with four wins compared to Fulham’s one win. Yes, Watford have only played once away from home so far, but they did win up at Burnley and Craven Cottage is neither far away nor overly intimidating – Crystal Palace have already won there this season.

League One: Scunthorpe v Shrewsbury (Saturday, 1500 BST)

Stuart McCall wrapped up his first victory as Scunthorpe manager in their last outing and a clear upturn in performances since his arrival make them look great value at 21/10. Shrewsbury have struggled in the opening weeks of the season and they have picked up just two away points.

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Darts

Champions League of Darts (Saturday and Sunday, BBC 1 & 2)

The BBC-televised Champions League of Darts hits our screens this weekend from Brighton, with eight of the world's best players split into two groups. While it looks almost certain that Michael van Gerwen and Gary Anderson will come out of Group A ahead of Dave Chisnall and Daryl Gurney, I'm backing Rob Cross to top Group B (which includes Peter Wright, Mensur Suljovic and Simon Whitlock) at 6/4 and also 6/1 to win the title. The Hastings man could really be starting to find his top form again having beaten MVG in the final of a World Series of Darts event last month and he's eager to remind the big TV audience why he's world champion. It's just taken time to adapt to his new star status and busy schedule but there can be no questioning his ability. He also has the benefit of strong support in the south of England.

The Flying Scotsman has enjoyed a stunning season, which really got rolling when winning the UK Open at a freezing Minehead for the first time in his career. He topped that this summer when becoming only the third player after Taylor and MVG to complete the Triple Crown of Darts as he overcame his bogey player Suljovic in a compelling World Matchplay final. It's like he's on a mission to scoop up the remaining trophies he's not yet won - and the Champions League is the next on his list ahead of the World Grand Prix at the start of October. He'll go well this weekend and is one of the few players who can give MVG a real test.


Boxing

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin (Saturday, 2200 BST)

Povetkin on paper is Joshua's toughest opponent, apart from Klitschko, and he can use all of his experience to take it into the second half of the fight. But at some point he's expected to wilt under the heavy hands of the younger man, and the 2/1 available for Joshua to win in rounds 7-12 is well worth taking.

Luke Campbell v Yvan Mendy (Saturday, 2100 BST)

Mendy sprang a surprise when handing Campbell his first defeat as a professional via a split decision in December 2015 and is 100/30 to repeat the dose, despite winning all seven outings since. However, they have been against moderate opposition in his native France, whereas the Hull southpaw has rebuilt in fine style and tested himself at the highest level. He looks a much better fighter now and, in his first bout under the guidance of top coach Shane McGuigan, can box his way to a comfortable points success.


NFL

Sky Bet Touchdown Treble (Offer live from Saturday at 1200 BST)

All three players scored a TD last week – scoring six between them: AJ Green 3, Thomas 2, Hill 1.


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Most Read Football

Sporting Life's big game preview for Liverpool v Manchester United
1

Reds too good for arch rivals

Liverpool are backed to make a fast start at Anfield to help them get the better of arch rivals Manchester United in Sunday's huge showdown.

The latest rumour and gossip from the back pgaes2

Paper Talk: Wilson to Chelsea?

Chelsea 'confident' of agreeing £30m deal for Callum Wilson, Paul Pogba could return to Juventus in a swap deal and more, all in Saturday's back pages.

Sporting Life's Premier League preview3

Saints to grind it out

The first Super Sunday game sees Arsenal attempt to continue their unbeaten run as they face Ralph Hasenhuttl's Southampton.

Check out today's Paper Talk4

Paper Talk: Barca want £200m Kane

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The latest rumour and gossip from the back pages5

Papers: Chelsea want Isco

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