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Mark Race

Having worked in the media for nearly 30 years, Mark knows his sport inside out and at all levels.

An avid football fan, Mark also has serious knowledge of the tennis world and is quick to point out value bets in a number of other sports.

Goals to flow at expectant Anfield

Something will have to give at Anfield on Sunday when table-topping Manchester City take on Liverpool. The Reds are unbeaten at home this season and have not lost any of their last 14 games against City on their own pitch while Pep Guardiola’s team have won 20 and drawn two of their top-flight matches. The […]

Wilder to enjoy Steel City success

Sheffield United can get their promotion push back on track by beating Sheffield Wednesday in the Steel City derby on Friday. There has not been a Sheffield team in the Premier League for over a decade and the Blades remain the more likely side to return to the top-flight despite a poor recent run. Chris […]

City to sweep Robins aside

Bristol City have done incredibly well to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup but Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side will be too strong for the Championship outfit in Tuesday’s first leg at the Etihad Stadium. Lee Johnson’s side knocked Manchester United out in the previous round and have also seen off Crystal Palace and […]

Sky Blues can add to Hughes’ black mood

Coventry City have endured almost 17 years of misery since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2001 but the Sky Blues could enjoy some rare joy this weekend when troubled Stoke City visit the Ricoh Arena. Coventry, now managed by Mark Robins, were relegated to the fourth tier of English football last season, […]

Daily Tips – Cup progress and derby spoils for Liverpool

Liverpool take on Everton this evening in a Merseyside derby FA Cup tie and both teams have a few notable absentees. The hosts are missing key attacking duo Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho but new-boy Virgil van Dijk could be involved after the defender’s switch from Southampton, while Everton have doubts over Michael Keane and […]

Tyneside triumph for Seagulls

Chris Hughton can enjoy his return to Tyneside when his Brighton side visit Newcastle United on Saturday. The 59-year-old had an 18-month spell in charge of United before being unceremoniously axed in December 2010 and went on to enjoy spells at Birmingham City and Norwich City before joining the Seagulls almost exactly three years ago. […]

Morata’s suspension could cost Chelsea

Alvaro Morata’s absence may be a crucial factor when third-placed Chelsea visit improving Everton on Saturday. The Spanish striker is suspended after picking up his fifth yellow card of the campaign during the League Cup quarter-final victory against Bournemouth. Without Morata, Antonio Conte’s side do not have a focal point for their attack and Everton, […]

Black Cats to add to Birmingham’s blues

After finally ending their 364-day wait for a home win by beating Fulham, Sunderland can triumph again at the Stadium of Light this weekend when hapless Birmingham City are the visitors. Chris Coleman surprised many people when he left Wales to take on the daunting challenge on Wearside last month but he has revived a […]

Foxes no match for Pep’s peerless wonders

The EFL Cup may be at the bottom of Pep Guardiola’s priorities but Manchester City are on such a high at the moment that they should be able to reach the semi-finals of the competition at the expense of Leicester City. The Foxes had been on an outstanding run of form until they came unstuck […]

Gremio no match for Zidane’s Real

It is difficult to see anything but a third Club World Cup triumph in four years for Real Madrid when they take on Gremio in this year’s final. No South American team have won the competition since Corinthians beat Chelsea in 2012. Real have won the trophy twice after that game while Bayern Munich and […]