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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.

More misery for under-fire Mourinho

All eyes will be on Old Trafford when Manchester United take on Valencia and the Spanish side can add to Jose Mourinho’s problems by drawing their Champions League clash. Los Che have been the embodiment of solidity so far this season, drawing five of their seven La Liga matches, scoring five times and conceding just […]

More cheer for Clarets in Cardiff

Cardiff City’s winless start to the season looks set to be extended to seven games after Sunday’s encounter as Burnley can edge to a narrow win in South Wales. It promises to be a tight and low-scoring affair as the Bluebirds have only scored three goals in their first six Premier League matches of the […]

Rams to come up short

Frank Lampard is unlikely to enjoy his reunion with Jose Mourinho when he takes his Derby County side to Manchester United on Tuesday for an EFL Cup third-round encounter. The two men enjoyed plenty of success together at Chelsea but Mourinho is enduring a torrid time in charge at Old Trafford while Lampard’s start to […]

No Silva lining for Everton at Arsenal

Arsenal have not kept a clean sheet in their first six Premier League and Europa League matches this season but they can end that sorry run against an Everton side that will still be reeling from last weekend’s dismal 3-1 home loss to West Ham United. Unai Emery was unhappy to concede two late goals […]

Anfield agony for shot-shy Saints

Southampton are the latest team to try to bring Liverpool’s perfect start to the season to an end but Mark Hughes’ side do not have the armoury to trouble the Reds at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal and has strengthened his squad superbly in the last nine months, […]

Sluggish Spurs set for San Siro boost

Tottenham may have made a stuttering start to their Premier League campaign but they can return to form by beating Inter Milan in the Champions League on Tuesday. Spurs were poor in Saturday’s 2-1 home loss to Liverpool with England stars Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier and Eric Dier in particular coming in for criticism. However, […]

Hapless Hammers to lose again

Home victories look set to be the order of the day when Burnley visit Molineux to take on Wolves and Everton entertain pointless West Ham United. After playing 10 matches in just over five weeks because of their Europa League commitments, the Clarets have had a fortnight to prepare for the game against Wolves because […]

Rampant Reds to sink Spurs

Hugo Lloris’ absence could be key on Saturday lunchtime at Wembley when Tottenham take on Liverpool in a crunch clash. The 31-year-old goalkeeper is struggling with the thigh injury that forced him to miss Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Watford and France’s recent games against Germany and Netherlands. Spurs, who will also be without Dele Alli, […]

England to power past Swiss

England can get back on track after suffering three defeats in a row by beating a Switzerland side that thrashed Iceland 6-0 on Saturday. Although the run to the semi-finals of the World Cup was a fine achievement and offered England fans hopes for a better future during a sun-soaked summer, Gareth Southgate knows better […]

Youthful exuberance too much for Serena

Naomi Osaka can cause a major shock and beat Serena Williams, who is attempting to win her 24th Grand Slam title, in the 2018 women’s US Open final. The 20-year-old Japanese player – she was only one when Williams won her first Grand Slam in 1999 – defeated the American legend in Miami earlier this […]