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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.

Spurs to make their move

Tottenham can bring a difficult week to an end by getting the better of promoted Fulham on Saturday. After being criticised for a lack of summer signings, Spurs have announced their move to a new stadium has been delayed. Mauricio Pochettino has been able to tie Harry Kane, Erik Lamela, Son Heung-min and Davison Sanchez […]

Strong Ajax to finish the job off

Ajax have bought well this summer and, after a disappointing 2017/18 season, look well-placed to enjoy more success this term. Ajax 27/4 to beat Standard Liege 2-0 The acquisitions of Dusan Tadic, Daley Blind, Hassane Bande and Zakaria Labyad appear sensible and, after their early exit from Europe last season, they should qualify for the […]

Emery to suffer first game anguish

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery could not have asked for a tougher start to the season as the post-Arsene Wenger era begins with a visit from Manchester City to Emirates Stadium. The Gunners have not beaten City within 90 minutes in any of their last seven meetings and that dismal run looks set to continue […]

No Maribor misery for Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has enjoyed a solid start to life as Rangers manager and that can continue on Thursday when Slovenian outfit Maribor are the visitors to Ibrox for the first leg of their Europa League third qualifying round tie. Rangers 51/20 to score in both halves The Gers understandably looked a little rusty when they […]

Fenerbahce to ride their luck in Lisbon

There are plenty of big names involved in this week’s Champions League third qualifying round, first-leg ties, including the likes of Benfica, Celtic and Ajax. Benfica endured a tough 2017-18 campaign and could struggle against Fenerbahce in this month’s games between the two teams. The Portuguese side lost all six of their Champions League group […]

Mahrez to make perfect start at City

Manchester City can start the 2018/19 season by sealing their first Community Shield victory at Wembley when they take on FA Cup winners Chelsea on Sunday. City, who ran away with last season’s Premier League and are 5/7 to win the title again this term, have won the campaign’s curtain-raiser four times but never at […]

Composed Spieth to tame Carnoustie

It would be a brilliant story if Tiger Woods won The Open at Carnoustie but on this occasion it would appear that pragmatism will prevail with Jordan Spieth on course to win the tournament for a second year in a row. Former world number one Woods rolled back the years on Saturday by carding a […]

Top 10 ComeOn! Sporting Moments of the Week

The thrills and spills of Wimbledon may be gathering most of the headlines but there is plenty of action going on elsewhere in the sporting world. 1. Cavendish crashes out An action-packed start to the Tour de France reached a peak on Tuesday when Peter Sagan collided with Mark Cavendish. A scan showed that the […]

Top 10 ComeOn! Sporting Moments of the Week

Heart-warming stories, individual brilliance and outstanding team-work have all been to the fore in the world of sport this week. 1. Lions outclassed despite superb try The All Blacks were too good for the Lions in the first Test but at least Sean O’Brien scored a wonderful try for the tourists. New Zealand had dominated […]

United England to keep the dream alive

Croatia may have a wealth of midfield talent at their disposal but there are weaknesses in their side that England can exploit in Wednesday’s World Cup semi-final. Croatia’s starting line-up for the quarter-final against Russia came from 11 different club sides, ranging from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to Besiktas, Eintracht Frankfurt and Hoffenheim. The […]