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Our best bets for the Champions League1

Wednesday's Champions League tips

The final matches of the 2018/19 Champions League group stages take place on Wednesday evening. George Pitts has four best bets.

Check out today's Paper Talk2

Paper Talk: Chelsea want Suarez

Chelsea eyeing a move for Barca's Denis Suarez as Liverpool target Pascal Gross - all according to Wednesday's back pages.

Slavisa Jokanovic: Tipped to take over at Reading
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'22/1 Jokanovic the man for Reading'

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Raheem Sterling celebrates yet another goal against Bournemouth4

Sterling wins Premier League Award

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling in the Premier League Player of the Month for November.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa5

The EFL needs a Farke and Bielsa

With comments this week suggesting Daniel Farke and Marcelo Bielsa are bad for English football, Tom Carnduff believes that they should be celebrated.

Our best bets for Saturday's sport including horse racing, football, darts, Formula 1, cricket & NFL

Some of our best bets of the day for Saturday October 6
Some of our best bets of the day for Saturday October 6

So many sports, so many bets, so little time. So we've put all our Saturday best bets in one place for you.

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.


Horse Racing

Ben Linfoot

If the forecast is correct, it’s going to rain, rain and rain some more at Ascot on Saturday. The ground could well deteriorate throughout the afternoon, then, and every drop will be music to the ears of connections of Erissimus Maximus. He goes for the McGee Group Handicap having won the race last year and such has been his (poor) form this season he runs off a 3lb lower mark.

But this summer’s fast ground didn’t play to his strengths and he’s very much at home when there is significant cut in the turf. He could well retain his title under 3lb claimer Nicola Currie if the rain arrives.

Matt Brocklebank (listen to our Racing Podcast)

Vintage Brut is already proven at Listed level having won the National Stakes at Sandown earlier in the season and he can return to winning ways in the Racing UK Two Year Old Trophy at Redcar on Saturday.

Stepping up to six furlongs for the first time is expected to bring out a bit of improvement, with the big field also set to play to his strengths as he tends to travel smoothly. With a mark of 101, he should take plenty of beating and, on the face of it, is entitled to be a bit shorter in the market.

Richard Mann

Laugh A Minute has always been a talented performer and aside from winning a valuable pot at Doncaster, his juvenile campaign last summer also saw him place in the Convivial Maiden at York and finish second to the classy Wells Farhh Go.

Roger Varian’s charge turned in a career best performance when chasing home Tantheem in Group Three company at Deauville most recently, when finishing ahead of a host of smart performers, and he shaped really on his reappearance over this course and distance back in May.


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Football

Full Premier League Preview here

Full EFL preview here

Premier League: Burnley v Huddersfield Town (Saturday 1500 BST)

While Burnley have won their last two, Huddersfield have yet to win this season and had one of the worst away records last term. They've already conceded 10 goals in three fixtures on the road this season, while only scoring three in total home or away.

Premier League: Everton v Leicester City (Saturday 1500 BST)

Everton had 12 corners in their 3-0 victory over Fulham last weekend, taking their corner count to 39 for the campaign.

Premier League: Manchester United v Newcastle United (Saturday 1730 BST)

By no means will the hosts be convincing, but Newcastle have been pretty poor this term, with a couple of exceptions including their defeat at Man City. Rafa Benitez's side will make it tough and with Mourinho going all out to win, it may not be the most memorable of affairs. Given the fact Man United are odds-on favourites to win, the total goals option presents a good price.

Championship: Leeds United v Brentford (Saturday 1230 BST)

Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds United top the Sky Bet EFL Championship on 14 points
Leeds United's Marcelo Bielsa

Two promotion contenders, that both score goals. However Leeds have ten points from a possible 15 at home, while Brentford have a poor away record, with just three points earned on the road.

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Episode Five of Sporting Life's Sky Bet EFL Championship Podcast is out now
Episode Five of Sporting Life's Sky Bet EFL Championship Podcast is out now

Darts

World Grand Prix final (Saturday 2000 BST)

Michael van Gerwen has been in awesome form but Peter Wright is not intimidated by the Dutchman anymore, beating him four times on TV this season, including at the Champions League of Darts two weeks ago. Snakebite showed real character against Mensur Suljovic and he can at least make this final go the distance.

Peter Wright has enjoyed some success against Michael van Gerwen in 2018
Click on the image to read our full preview packed full of statistics, records and best bets


Formula One

F1 Insider: Japanese Grand Prix
F1 Insider: Japanese Grand Prix

Japanese Grand Prix (Sunday 0610 BST)

Gasly arrives at Suzuka with a significantly upgraded Honda engine after its successful introduction in the pre-race sessions in Russia last weekend. At 7/1, there's enough juice in the price to justify a wager on Gasly repeating his top six finishes in Bahrain and Hungary.


Cricket

Pakistan v Australia: First Test (Oct 7-11)

Australia begin their first Test series since the infamous ball-tampering scandal when facing Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday morning and it is no surprise to see the hosts installed as even-money favourites given their strong record in their new home.

Furthermore, Australia are without key bowlers Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood for this tour, as well as disgraced captain Steve Smith and David Warner, and they could be in for some tough work in the next few weeks.

As ever in this part of the world, the Australian batsmen can expect to face a trial by spin and with the likes of Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja having plenty to prove in that department, I can’t resist a bet on Shaun Marsh in the top Australia first innings runscorer market at 4/1.

Marsh has always been an immense talent and is finally starting to fulfil his undoubted promise. He enjoyed a brilliant time of it when Australia trounced England in the most recent Ashes episode and again when the Aussies were beaten by the same opponents in an ODI series back in the summer.

With his former Western Australia coach Justin Langer now at the helm of the national side, Marsh can finally feel secure of his place in the side and his record in the subcontinent – 544 runs at an average of 41.84, with two hundreds – suggests he will be Australia’s key man. He should be backed accordingly.

NFL

Touchdown Treble (Time Live: Friday 5 October 1800 - Sunday 7th October 1800)

All 3 players scored a Touchdowns last week and they have nine TDs between them this season - Hunt (3), Barkley (3), Brown (3). Last week’s Touchdown Treble won.


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Most Read Football

Our best bets for the Champions League1

Wednesday's Champions League tips

The final matches of the 2018/19 Champions League group stages take place on Wednesday evening. George Pitts has four best bets.

Check out today's Paper Talk2

Paper Talk: Chelsea want Suarez

Chelsea eyeing a move for Barca's Denis Suarez as Liverpool target Pascal Gross - all according to Wednesday's back pages.

Slavisa Jokanovic: Tipped to take over at Reading
3

'22/1 Jokanovic the man for Reading'

Sporting Life’s Sky Bet Championship expert Noel Whelan has urged Reading to act now and make Slavisa Jokanovic their new manager.

Raheem Sterling celebrates yet another goal against Bournemouth4

Sterling wins Premier League Award

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling in the Premier League Player of the Month for November.

Leeds United head coach Marcelo Bielsa5

The EFL needs a Farke and Bielsa

With comments this week suggesting Daniel Farke and Marcelo Bielsa are bad for English football, Tom Carnduff believes that they should be celebrated.

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