Saturday Bests of the Day: Free tips for Newmarket, Premier League football, Rugby World Cup and F1

The Sporting Life team provide their free tips for Saturday's action across a range of sports
The Sporting Life team provide their free tips for Saturday's action across a range of sports

After three of our best bets came in last week, we round up our free tips for this weekend, covering racing at Newmarket, Premier League football, Rugby World Cup, F1 and the World Athletics.

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RACING

Ben Linfoot

It’s a belting renewal of the Juddmonte Middle Park with unbeaten horses like Earthlight and Mums Tipple dominating the market after some tremendous wins already this season.

However, their presence means we are getting generous odds about Ger Lyons’ SISKINwho is four from four following some exciting displays of his own this campaign.

His last two victories at the Curragh, where he dispatched Monarch Of Egypt on each occasion, were quality performances rubber-stamped by his trademark cruising speed and rapid turn of foot.

His Group One success in the Phoenix Stakes last time, on ground that wouldn’t have suited, marked him out as a colt out of the very top drawer and it’s his striking turn of pace that could be the potent weapon against a superb field on Saturday.

David Ord

The British Stallion Studs EBF 'Jersey Lily' Fillies' Nursery is red-hot heat but Picture Frame strikes as the sort to lift such a prize judged on her handicap debut at the Qatar Goodwood Festival last time.

Drawn on the outside of the field, she made met with trouble in running when trying to make her challenge two out and was switched again inside the distance. She stayed on powerfully from there to finish seventh behind Governor Of Punjab. Stone Circle (fourth) and Indian Creek (fifth) have won since and the handicapper has been generous in dropping the selection a pound for that run.

She’s definitely feasibly handicapped on her previous four lengths win in a Newbury novice stakes and gets the vote here over Oti Ma Boati who threw away her chance at York last time by missing the break and is a big player on her second run for the William Haggas team.

Simon Holt

Korcho has gone up in the ratings by over a stone since winning at Windsor in the spring and it is surprising that the handicapper dropped him a couple of pounds after his latest run at Goodwood over a mile and a quarter where he was bang in the firing line until well inside the final furlong having travelled kindly into the lead two furlongs out.

On that evidence, this slightly shorter trip is going to suit Nicola Currie's mount and he looks good value on an earlier second behind Walkinthesand at the Newmarket July meeting where he had Majestic Dawn, Dark Vision and the much-fancied Good Birthday behind him.

One other pointer is that the selection's half brother Credit Swap won this race back in 2010.

Oli Bell

Highland Chief - 1.50 Newmarket

Paul Cole's charge hasn't been seen since finishing a fine third to Pinatubo in the Chesham at Royal Ascot but is a big player on form, open to more improvement and the yard are going well.


FOOTBALL

George Pitts - Premier League

The Blades sit sixth in the standings for total corners taken this season with 38 and they average an impressive nine per home game. Liverpool, meanwhile, are second in the overall corner standings with 44 and they average seven a game on the road.

Raheem Sterling has been in fine form in the early weeks of the campaign, scoring nine goals in 10 appearances for club and country.

He ended a two-game goalless drought (by his standards) by netting a brilliant effort at Preston on Tuesday and he plays a key role in this City team going forward.

Five of Sterling's eight goals have come in the first half of games in 2019/20 while Aguero is on fire, scoring eight goals in total and netting in all six appearances, with five of his eight goals also coming in the first 45.

Tom Carnduff - Sky Bet EFL

We're big fans of the Posh who are regulars in our EFL tips and deliver more often than not, especially when it comes to finding the back of the net as they're the top scorers in League One this season, but sit in ninth in the table as they're not beyond conceding a few as well.

They're also bang in form at home with eleven goals in their last three matches at London Road - including a 6-0 hammering of Rochdale last time out - the same Rochdale that took Man Utd to penalties at Old Trafford this week.

The Posh also got a juicy match-up against a Wimbledon side in turmoil with boss Wally Downes in the news for all the wrong reasons, and that's on top of form that has seen them lose all five away games in the league this season - conceding twice in all of them.

That can only lead one way against this dangerous Peterborough side, who don't let up when they're ahead so will always keep pushing for goals, meaning the -1 on the handicap at these odds looks too good to pass up.

Sporting Life EFL ACCA

In the Sky Bet Championship, Tony Mowbray's BLACKBURN welcome Luton. The Hatters have won just two of eight in all competitions this term while Blackburn have won back-to-back games.

Paul Lambert's IPSWICH are at home to Tranmere. The Tractor Boys are yet to taste defeat in the third tier since their relegation and have impressively won six of their last seven in all competitions.

CAMBRIDGE UNITED will be hoping to make it three wins from their last four when they travel to struggling Stevenage. Boro, still with caretaker manager Mark Sampson, remain winless all season

EXETER are the early leaders with 22 points from 30 and they host Grimsby, who were hammered 7-1 by Chelsea in a tough midweek cup match and they have just one win in their last seven in all competitions.


RUGBY

Tony Calvin - Rugby World Cup

Tonga have taken some hammering over the last 12 months, but on the whole have been in matches up to half time. They've also only make Tong four changes for this match, which should help their first half performance

They only trailed England 18-3 at the interval in their opening World Cup match and even when they lost 74-24 to Wales last year they were only 24-17 down at half-time, so let’s hope they can hold their own early in this one. Remember too, Argentina started poorly in their opening match, trailing France 20-3 at the break before their second half fight back.

Ireland won 50-22 and 35-13 in Japan in 2017, and I think they are worth a decent bet to successfully concede a 20-point start at 10/11.

I was pretty down on Ireland’s claims coming into this tournament but a hasty revision was needed after they dismantled Scotland 29-3 in their opener.

They have kept changes to a minimum here, and they are certainly not weakened by the return of the likes of Rob Kearney and Keith Earls, with Jack Carty getting his starting chance at 10 with Johnny Sexton’s injury problems resurfacing.

I thought Japan were over-rated coming into the tournament and that impression was reinforced by their opening performance, though Russia did put a better shine on that with their bold showing against Samoa.

Whichever way I look at this game, I see Ireland winning by upwards of 20.


FORMULA ONE

F1 Insider - Russian Grand Prix

Valtteri Bottas has always revelled in the grip-less track surface, taking his maiden victory here in 2017 and only being denied in 2018 by team orders.

The Finn qualified third at Sochi for Williams in 2014, 2015 and 2016, so has the course form to mix it with team-mate Lewis Hamilton and the Ferraris.


Odds correct as of 1730BST on 27/09/19

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