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Hughie Fury v Kubrat Pulev Boxing Winner Odds & Predictions

Sports Betting
Hughie Fury v Kubrat Pulev Preview - October 21st, 2018 at 3.00 am Hughie Fury, the cousin of former heavyweight champion Tyson, is ranked number five by the IBF in the heavyweight division. You can’t have any fight in this division without a mention of Anthony Joshua and Fury believes that after he sees off Pulev on the weekend, he is going to be gunning next for Joshua.

Hughie Fury v Kubrat Pulev Odds*

Kubrat Pulev 4/6 Hughie Fury 11/10 Draw 25/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 18th, 2018 at 9:07 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] [toc heading_levels="2"]

IBF eliminator

Why this is is because his fight with Kubrat Pulev on the weekend is an IBF eliminator which means that the winner will become the next mandatory challenger for Joshua’s IBF title. So this will be a big step forward for the 24-year-old who carries a 21-1 career record into this bout on the weekend. The fight is taking place out in Sofia, Bulgaria, the home city of Pulev. So Fury certainly won’t have the crowd on his side. Fury won the British heavyweight title against Sam Sexton back in May which in turn was after a failed attempt to win the WBO heavyweight title against Joseph Parker back in September last year.

Going The Distance

The defeat against New Zealand’s Parker is Fury’s only defeat during his career, the majority decision going against him. Eleven of Fury’s fights have been won by knockout so that probably indicates that a win for him is most likely going to come by a points decision and the fight going the distance. That has to be backed in Fury v Pulev betting at bet365. Pulev was scheduled to fight Anthony Joshua last year but pulled out eleven days before the contest because of an injury. The 37 year old is a former world title challenger as he went up against Wladimir Klitschko in 2014 and was knocked out in the fifth. He has won all five of his fights since then, including a success over Dereck Chisora in May 2016.

Experienced Cobra is no pushover

The Cobra holds a 25-1 career record and is quite accomplished and experienced, and is a former two-time European and IBF International Heavyweight Champion with thirteen of his victories coming by knockout. But then, Fury has called him out for not having fought anyone difficult other than Chisora and Klitschko. But you look at Fury's record and that's a bit of the pot calling the kettle black type of nonsense.

Preview

It wouldn't be a great surprise to see this thing go the distance. There is a vast age difference between the two of them, and Fury has a slight height advantage over his opponent. The extended experience of Pulev though may just have enough to see him win this one. After all, he was ready to stand toe to toe with Joshua on merit. Fury couldn't handle the grinding work against Joseph Parker and it may be the same way in Bulgaria on the weekend.
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WTA Moscow Kremlin Cup Winner Odds & Predictions

Tennis Betting
WTA Moscow Preview - October 15th, 2018 Simona Halep returns to the Kremlin Cup and this is her first time at the tournament since winning the title in 2013. She goes as the 9/4 favourite* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 29018 at 8:33 pm) for this week’s action in Russia. However she has been a bit hampered recently with her back injury which threatened at one point to keep her out of the end of season WTA Finals. Reigning champion Julia Goerges is not back to defend her title. [toc heading_levels="2"]

WTA Moscow Odds*

Simona Halep 9/4 Karolina Pliskova 4/1 Sloane Stephens 9/2 Kiki Bertens 10/1 Anett Kontaveit 16/1 Anastasija Sevastova 20/1 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 20/1 Elise MErtens 20/1 Dari Satakina 22/1 Johanna Konta 22/1 Kristina Mladenovic 25/1 Mihaela Buzarnescu 25/1 Bar 28/1* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 29018 at 8:33 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Halep Returns to Moscow

Back in 2013, Simona Halep was on a hot streak of form and she claimed the title in Moscow. Her form isn’t hot at the moment because she is trying to battle through a back issue that she has had, which has seen her suffer early exits in recent tournaments. That includes having to retire at the end of September in Beijing in her first round match. She gets a bye in this one and this year’s French Open winner may be worth a pass until we see her get back to full fitness and her form return.

Bertens needs a boost

Kiki Bertens is going to be showing up this week with the bit between her teeth. She goes as fourth seed and she needs to at least make the semi-finals in Moscow to shove either Karolina Pliskova or Elina Svitolina out of the eight that will be heading to Singapore for the WTA Finals. Bertens, this year’s Cincinnati champions is as short as 10/1 to make a winning run here* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 29018 at 8:33 pm). Pliskova is competing this week and she gets to the final four of the Kremlin Cup then she will guarantee herself a place at the end of season finals. So she has a big incentive to make a strong run as well this week and she goes as the second favourite behind Halep. Pliskova who won in Tokyo at the end of September slipped to a defeat in her first match out in Wuhan against Qiang Wang. Sloane Stephens booked herself a place at the WTA Finals for the first time, so she can relax this week a bit. She gets her spot at the finals on the back of Elina Svitolina not playing anywhere this week. She hasn't been in the great of form to be fair on this Asian swing of the season and with nothing at stake like Bertens and Pliskova, we feel it’s worth looking past her. Daria Kasatkina was the losing finalist here last year so will be enjoying some fairly fond memories of this tournament.

The Draw

Halep and Pliskova are the first and second seeds respectively for the tournament so they are on the opposite side of the draw and would only meet in the final. It is Kasatkina who is in Halep’s quarter and could be worth a flutter to cause an upset by winning that section. Kiki Bertens as fourth seed heads up the second quarter with 7th seed Elise Mertens (who opens against Jo Konta in a big first-round match). With question marks over Halep that could end up being a good draw for Bertens who needs that deep run. The third quarter has Anett Kontaveit opposing third seed Sloane Stephens. Then making up the fourth quarter is second seed Karolina Pliskova and fifth seed Anastasija Sevastova.

Predictions

We see the path ahead for Karolina Pliskova being a big factor at the Kremlin Cup and as she needs a good run to guarantee a place in the WTA Finals, we like the 4/1 odds on her* (betting odds taken on October 14th, 29018 at 8:33 pm). She would meet a Qualifier/Lucky Loser in the second round after her first round bye. From the top half, again because of the necessity of turning up on form, Kiki Bertens has to have appeal in the tournament.
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Super League Grand Final Betting 2018 Winner Odds & Predictions

Rugby Betting
Super League Grand Final Preview - October 13th, 2018 at 6.00 pm The Super League XXIII season will be settled on the weekend at Old Trafford in one of the big highlights of Rugby League. It is Wigan v Warrington facing off for the spoils. This is a repeat of the Grand Final from two years ago when the Wigan Warriors edged the Wolves in a tight scrap. Wigan are the 4/7 odds-on favourites to take the win again* (betting odds taken on October 12th, 2018 at 6:24 pm).

Super League Grand Final Odds*

Wigan 4/7 Warrington 7/4 Draw 14/1 * (betting odds taken from Ladbrokes on October 12th, 2018 at 6:24 pm)
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Super League Regular Season

At the end of the regular season, the Wigan Warriors finished in second place behind winners St Helens. They posted a W16 D0 L7 record across the course of the season, finishing a big ten points behind the league leaders. Warrington finished three points back of the Warriors down in fourth place with a W14 D1 L8 record on the board.

Super 8’s

Following the seven extra matches played in the Super 8’s things didn’t change in the league standings. St Helens stayed top with Wigan in second and Warrington coming fourth behind Castleford. That set up the play offs as St Helens v Warrington and Wigan v Castleford. Warrington pulled off the big shock really in taking down St Helens, who had lost just four games all season. In the sixth round of the Super 8’s St Helens had hammered the Wolves 34-14 so an upset looked far from being on the cards. Tom Lineham scored a late try for the Wolves to complete the upset. Wigan progressed through from their play off tie against Castleford winning 14-0 at the DW Stadium.

2018 Super League Grand Final

Warrington are in their fourth Grand Final while Wigan Warriors in their 10th Grand Final. Wigan are the favourites and they created a bit of history in the Super 8’s, becoming the first team ever to will all seven of their games in that section. This is the last time the Super 8’s format is being used, so the record won’t be matched. It is worth looking at the differences in terms of scoring and defence between the two sides at the end of the season (not counting the play off matches). Warrington actually outscored Wigan 767 to 740, which was a turnaround as they trailed the Warriors by 42 points at the end of the regular season. The Warriors had a much better defensive record conceding 417 points to the 561 shipped by Warrington. Wigan finished with a points difference of +323 while the Wolves had a points difference of +206. The top try scorer for the Wolves was Tom Lineham with 18 and he is at 6/4 in the anytime try scorer market* (betting odds taken on October 12th, 2018 at 6:24 pm). The top scorer for the Warriors was Liam Marshall with 16. Tries for the season. Wigan’s Dominic Manfredi is the 7/4 favourite in the market* (betting odds taken on October 12th, 2018 at 6:24 pm).

This Season’s Meetings

Round 3 Warrington 16 Wigan 10 Round 15 Wigan 38 Warrington 10 Round 20 Wigan 13 Warrington 12 Super 8’s Wigan 26 Warrington 6

Third Grand Final Meeting

This is the third time that Wigan and Warrington have met in the Grand Final. Wigan won both of the previous meetings, in 2013 and in 2016. The Warriors took a big fourteen-point victory in the 2013 final over the Wolves, while it was just down to six in 2016.

Prediction

That was some performance that Warrington pulled out of their hat in the play offs to take down red-hot favourites St Helens. It may be hard for them to top that and the defence of the Warriors is so good. Wigan are on a nine-match winning streak and they have conceded just 92 points in that run of games. We see more misery coming the way of the Warrington Wolves on their big occasion, but we are expecting a tight duel nonetheless. Warrington are 11/10 at a +4 Handicap* (betting odds taken on October 12th, 2018 at 6:24 pm) as we can see them getting close but not quite having enough to totally break that Wigan defence.
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Ramsey to Anfield gains momentum in betting markets

Next Manager Betting & Transfers
Arsenal star set for summer move? There has been a lot of speculation about the future of Arsenal’s Aaron Ramsey. The Welshman’s contract talks with the club has fallen through and it looks for all the world that he will be leaving the Gunners in the summer when his contract is up. During the recent summer transfer window, there were links between Ramsey and AC Milan. They have been long admirers of the midfield ace and they are in at 10/3 to capture his signature in the summer* (betting odds taken on October 9th, 2018 at 4:20 pm). Whole other big names like Juventus, Manchester United and Chelsea have all been linked up with interest in the Welshman, it is Liverpool who are shorter than ever to get his services. Liverpool are now just 5/2, making them the favourites to get Ramsey in the summer* (betting odds taken on October 9th, 2018 at 4:20 pm). That is down from a price of 5/1 so it’s been a big move.

Aaron Ramsey Next Club

Liverpool – 5/2 AC Milan – 10/3 Juventus – 4/1 Manchester United – 9/2 Chelsea – 6/1 * (betting odds taken on October 9th, 2018 at 4:20 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="Ladbrokes"] Liverpool have just started to show signs of becoming a bit static and predictable this season, a far cry from their powerful, fluent attacking selves from last term. Their big three of Mo Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino haven’t been at the races and certainly, the arrival of Ramsey would give the Reds a tremendous boost in the middle of the park. Alex Apati of Ladbrokes said: “With Arsenal seemingly preparing for life without Ramsey, it now looks as though Liverpool will add another Gunner to their ranks at the next available opportunity.”

 
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Tottenham v Cardiff Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th October 2018

Tottenham
Tottenham v Cardiff Betting Tips - Premier League, 6th October 3.00pm Spurs have managed to win their last two league games to steady what was a bit of a rocky ship. They are going into this weekend’s game as red-hot favourites for three more points as well as they play host to Cardiff. The Bluebirds have failed to record a single win so far this term and look to be finding life in the top flight pretty hard. Read our predictions for Tottenham v Cardiff.

Tottenham News and Form

Spurs have steadied their unsettled ship with back to back league wins out on the road against Brighton and Huddersfield. So that has taken them up to a W5 L2 record for the term, so things are looking a bit better for them. Spurs have collected at least two goals in all but one league game this season so goals haven’t been a problem. They should be pretty comfortable against the struggling Bluebirds you would imagine. A Tottenham 2-0 correct score looks a strong option at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:03 pm). We are taking into consideration the midweek Champions League action that Spurs had. So we are just going for a nice easy, reasonable win for them in this one at Wembley. Spurs to win to nil is tremendous value at 21/20 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:03 pm). Harry Kane has scored three goals in his last two games and is the first goalscorer favourite. Spurs have so far only played the two home games this season and so there’s not much home form to go on. But they have averaged exactly two goals from the two home games that they have played. Their 2-0 win out at Huddersfield last weekend returned just their second clean sheet of the season.

Cardiff News and Form

The Bluebirds are struggling pretty badly at the moment. Even when they are scoring they are still not able to get points on the board. They are stuck on just two points from 0-0 draw against Newcastle and Huddersfield early in the season and now the Welsh club are on a four-match losing streak. In that sequence of four games, they have conceded a total of thirteen goals as well. They lost 2-1 at home against Burnley last weekend and there doesn't appear to be an immediate solution to their problems. Away from home they are D1 L2 and they suffered a big loss at Chelsea in their last away game. On their two trips to London this season in the top flight they have shipped a total of seven goals. Cardiff have produced just the one away goal this season. Looking at the goals which they have conceded ten of them have either been in the final fifteen minutes of the first half of the final fifteen minutes of the second half during games. So those are certainly the periods where they are most vulnerable. This could be another long afternoon for them and both teams not to score is at 4/5* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 3:03 pm).

Tottenham v Cardiff Head to Head

The last time that Spurs and Cardiff were together in league action was back in the 2013/14 season. Spurs won both game 1-0 that season. The Lilywhites are unbeaten in their last seven games against the Bluebirds in all competitions and they haven’t conceded a single goal in any of their last five against the Welsh Club.

Tottenham v Cardiff Betting Odds*

Tottenham 2/9 Draw 11/2 Cardiff 10/1 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

Tottenham v Cardiff Predictions

Tottenham to win: It would be an upset to many if Spurs didn’t get three points out of this game. It should be fairly routine for them at Wembley we feel and for our Tottenham v Cardiff predictions we are going to go with Tottenham to win to nil.
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Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov Winner Odds & Predictions

Sports Betting
Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov Preview - October 6th, 2018 It is one of the most hyped and most anticipated fights of the year and it’s coming up this weekend. Conor McGregor steps back into the octagon to face rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in his UFC comeback fight. The bout is going down in Las Vegas and there is certainly no love lost between these two. The fireworks should be flying in Sin City.

Conor McGregor v Khabib Nurmagomedov Odds*

Khabib Nurmagomedov 5/8 Conor McGregor 13/10 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:20 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"]

The Rivalry

McGregor lost his lightweight and featherweight title belts because of inactivity, not having fought now for two years, and Nurmagomedov was installed as the lightweight champion. That didn’t go down well with the Irishman who wants his crown back. Earlier this year McGregor accepted a plea deal at a heading in New York to have felony charges dismissed for an attack on fellow UFC fighters. Following UFC 223 Conor and his entourage and attacked the bus which was carrying Nurmagomedov, McGregor caught on video throwing a metal dolly through the window of the bus.

McGregor

McGregor's last fight was back in November 2016 when he beat Eddie Alvarez to win the lightweight belt. During his couple of years away from the sport, he did enter into that big money boxing spectacle against undefeated world champions Floyd Mayweather as the Irishman switched disciplines and lost. At least in the ring, not in the pocket in a mega-million deal. Now he is fired up to right some injustices that he appears to feel have beset him. He’s not happy about Nurmagomedov holding the lightweight title and he has been irritated with the featherweight title having been stripped from him as well. McGregor holds a W21 L3 record in his MMA career, his most recent defeat suffered was against Nate Diaz back in early 2016 before getting his revenge in a rematch later that year in a welterweight belt. McGregor by KO TKO Submission or Disqualification is at 13/8 odds* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:20 pm)

Nurmagomedov

Nurmagomedov is the undefeated lightweight champion in the UFC and this is such a huge moment for the Russian. His status will go through the roof if he takes down McGregor, especially in his home country. All of the build-up and hype in the usual media circus has been on McGregor. That usually happens and it is something that can irk and undermine opponents. McGregor knows how to play to the press and he is playing the bad guy once again, set on the path of revenge and to prove that he is the real king of the sport. Khabib holds a 26-0 career record and is the direct rival to McGregor. He is the opposite in style to McGregor and the opposite in personality as well. Khabib is a wrestler whereas McGregor is someone who is going to stand up for a long as possible and gets his strikes off. It is these difference between the rivals which really adds that extra interest to this because this could be a fight for the ages and no matter who comes out on top, there is going to be a lot of talk about this one. Don't be surprised to hear a rematch announced pretty quickly either. Nurmagomedov by KO TKO Submission or Disqualification is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:20 pm)

Predictions

Wrestler or Striker? Which one wins out? Nurmagomedov has to go out and get McGregor down in the first round. That is where it is all going to count for him because he needs to get the Irishman as winded and as tired as possible. If Khabib can do that then his wrestling skills are going to cause McGregor huge problems. The big problem is that McGregor is a tremendous defender against takedowns. He has a huge reach-advantage because of his height and is able to fend off attempts to get him down to the mat. His reach and strikes are something that he uses to massive advantage in the first round of fights, because he makes himself such a difficult target to hit and grapple. This is a difficult fight for both fighters because of what both are up against. The key for McGregor is standing up in the first round. If he does that then his extra reach as the fight wears on is going to be all important. If Khabib can’t get it done when his energy is high in the first then the advantage is going to swing to the Irishman. At the end of the day, given his style, it is going to be easier for McGregor to get a decision victory if it goes all the way. However, we think that he is going to tag his opponent enough, swinging in the second and we are going to back McGregor to finish the fight in the third which is at 12/1 odds* (betting odds taken on October 2nd, 2018 at 4:20 pm).
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Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin Winner Odds & Predictions

Sports Betting
Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin Preview - 22nd September 2018 Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua steps out at Wembley on the weekend for a fight that really neither he nor the public want. He is putting his IBF, WBO and WBA titles all on the line on the weekend when he takes on Russia’s Alexander Povetkin. It is really a Joshua v Deontay Wilder that everyone wants but that still has not managed to manifest itself.

Anthony Joshua v Alexander Povetkin Odds*

Anthony Joshua 1/12 Alexander Povetkin 7/1 Draw 33/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on September 18th, 2018 at 5:25 pm) Come April next year, assuming that Joshua wins this bout on the weekend, he will be up against either Tyson Fury or Wilder. It could even be the impressive Dillian Whyte who gets his shot at Wembley against Joshua instead. But first things first and Joshua has to beat what is in front of him on the weekend. Povetkin has a pretty strong career record as he has only been beaten one. That was a loss against Wladimir Klitschko back in 2013. So the 39 year old Russian has plenty of experience under his belt and he could be a bit underrated. Povetkin was the WBA titleholder from 2011 to 2013 and a former Olympic Gold Medalist. He takes a career 34-1 record into this fight at Wembley on the weekend with him. This will be Povetkin first fight since beating David Price in Cardiff earlier this year. 24 of Povetkin's win have been by knockout. We don't see him putting down Joshua and indeed there is some appeal on this fight to go the distance at 11/4 odds* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 5:25 pm) because again, the Russian is a little underestimated and could pose a serious threat to Joshua. Joshua was taken to a points decisions for the first time in his career in his last fight against Joseph Parker. It is now a 21-0 career record that Joshua has produced and all but one of those has been by a knockout. There is 4/11 odds option on Joshua winning this by a KO or TKO* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 5:25 pm). Will he more aggressive after he showed a lot of respect against Parker?

Prediction

This could well be a tougher fight for Joshua than most will expect it to be. The Champion is going to have to be on his toes here against a dangerous underdog. We are going to get behind the 3/1 odds on a Decision or Technical Decision for the Joshua win* (betting odds taken on September 18th, 2018 at 5:25 pm).
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Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Winner Odds & Predictions

Sports Betting
Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Preview - 16th September 2018 It has been another great year of boxing and we aren’t done yet. One of the most anticipated fights of the entire year, the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez is finally here. The first bout between them, which was twelve months ago, ended in a controversial draw and to date, one of the strangest boxing outcomes in a long time.

Gennady Golovkin v Saul Alvarez Odds*

Golovkin 4/7 Saul Alvarez 11/8 * (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.) Twelve months ago the scrap between GGG and Alvarez was hyped up big time. It was a spectacle as well with the two of them going at each other, but one man had a clear edge. That was Kazakh fight Golovkin who throughout the absorbing contest looked to be scoring more, landing more punches than his opponent. Most pundits at the time through the win was going to GGG but just one of the judges gave him the win, another scoring it even and then a really strange one gave Alvarez a big 118-110 win. The result didn’t do down well with either fight nor the crowd in Las Vegas who wanted it. It was that heavy scoring from the one judge in favor of Mexico’s Alvarez that was just so hard to understand. But the rematch is here and hopefully the issue is going to be settled. There was supposed to be a rematch earlier this year but it had to be postponed because Alvarez failed a couple of drugs tests.

Golovkin to get his rewards

GGG is a supreme fighter and has won all but one of his 39 contests. That lone exception being that draw with Alvarez. 34 of his 38 wins have been by a knockout. He is the man everyone in the division wants a shot at. He hasn’t been happy about what he deems to be “excuses” by Alvarez about what happened over the fighter's failed drug tests. Triple G is going to be defending his WBA, WBC and IBO middleweight titles in this. His only fight since that first bout with Alvarez was a knockout success over Vanes Martirosyan in the second round back in May. This is a fight where he needs to come out an impress to solidify his place among the greats in this sport. Golovkin v Alvarez is 2/5 odds at bet365 to go the distance* (betting odds taken from September 12th, 2018 at 10:42 pm).

Alvarez with second chance

Alvarez has only suffered one defeat in his 52-fight career and that was a points decision loss against Floyd Mayweather five years ago. This will be his first fight since his unanimous decision success over fellow countryman Julio Cesar Chavez back in May 2017. So the Golden Boy gets a second shot at hitting the top of the game and he is 11/8 to do it* (betting odds taken from September 12th, 2018 at 10:42 pm). A win of any nature here against Triple G is going to propel him to all sorts of accolades. This is his big chance. He stuck in there in the first fight with GGG but never did enough to win it. That’s the edge that was missing but all the talk from his camp is how angry he is, how badly he wants to put GGG to the canvas.

Predictions

Canelo is angry, that’s fair enough, but GGG has a lot more to feel aggrieved about because we saw him do enough to have settled this score with the Mexican at the first time of asking. These are two tough fighters with neither having too many clear-cut flaws. But the class and composure of Golovkin has shone through time and time again and if there’s an advantage in terms of defense, he has it. It will be interesting to see this go the distance again. We are going with Triple G by a decision at 15/8 odds* (betting odds taken from September 12th, 2018 at 10:42 pm).  
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Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas Betting WInner Odds & Predictions

Sports Betting
Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas Preview - September 8th, 2018 Amir Khan is back at the start of a new journey. He has been talking lately about how much he wants to be crowned World Champion once again. The 31-year-old will take on Colombia’s Samuel Vargas on the weekend in Birmingham and he will be under pressure to perform. He has too if he wasnt to get the step back up to picking a more lucrative and high profile fight later in the year.

Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas Odds*

Amir Khan 1/20 Samuel Vargas 8/1 * (betting odds taken from bet365 on September 5th, 2018 at 9:23 pm) [bbutton bookmaker="bet365"] Kahn is a pointless 1/20 odds on price* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 9:23 pm) to back at bet365 to win this match. It is expected to be that easy for him. In his last match, he took on Canadian Phil Lo Greco and smashed his opponent in less than 40-seconds into the fight. So there’s really no gauge as to exactly where he is at. Kahn is on the road back to the top following his defeat in his big shot against Canelo Alvarez in May 2016 which just stopped him in his tracks. That was the third knockout of Khan's career, the others coming against Danny Garcia and Breidis Prescott, interestingly a Colombian who pulled off a shock win over Khan back in 2008. Khan is 4/11 at bet365 for a knockout victory in this one* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 9:23 pm) and one can say that he was super eager to get into Lo Greco when he met the Canadian. Will he come out all-guns-blazing? That may actually work against him down the line, people need to see that he can fight. There have been talks about potentially meeting Manny Pacquiao later in the year, but it is more likely that rival and fellow Brit Kell Brook is really on the horizon. That’s the fight that Khan really needs to get himself established in the game again. This is set for 12 round but under 8.5 is at 4/7 odds* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 9:23 pm).

Colombian not a contender

Vargas is basically an unknown and isn't really someone that Khan needs to be dithering about with. The Colombian faced Danny Garcia back in 2016 and lost on a technical decision and while he did pick up a half-decent win over Ali Fuenak in August last year, he’s really not faced much quality opposition in his career which stands at 29-3, two of the defeats were knockouts. He basically has nothing to lose in this fight. A win pretty much ends Khan’s career and the Colombian is 5/2 to go the distance* (betting odds taken on September 5th, 2018 at 9:23 pm).

Prediction

We see a straight forward victory coming for Khan but it is a strange situation where he probably won't want to finish this too quickly, but show that he has the skills to showcase for bigger challenge. Still, he should finish it under 8.5 rounds.
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Rafael Nadal v Nikoloz Basilashvili Winner Odds & Predictions

Tennis Betting
Rafael Nadal v Nikoloz Basilashvili Preview - September 2nd, 2018 Rafa Nadal has continued his march through Flushing Meadows but he had to dig a bit deeper than he would have wanted to in his third round tussle with Karen Khachanov. The two of them battled it out for four hours and Nadal had come from behind after dropping the first set as well. It was just a tight battle all the way, but the 17-time Grand Slam champion Nadal is looking at an easier match in the fourth round.

Rafael Nadal v Nikoloz Basilashvili Winner Odds*

Rafael nadal 1/25 Nikoloz Basilashvili 12/1 * (betting odds taken on September 1st, 2018 at 11:45 pm) After easing through the opening two rounds of the tournament, Nadal faced a tough challenge against Russia’s Khachanov on Saturday. Nadal dropped the first set and then clawed his way back to the win with tie-break set wins in the third and fourth. He had to dig deep on an exhausting day of tennis, but that challenge will have steeled him as most players are aware that at some point of a tournament there will be a real test of their resolve. Next up for Nadal is Georgia's Basilashvili and this will be just the second meeting between the two players. Their only prior clash came at Roland Garros last year and you probably know what the result was. Nadal, the king of the French Open powered his way to a stunningly one-sided success, dropping just the one game in the match. Just one game. That was astonishing stuff and it makes the appeal on a Rafael Nadal -8.5 Games Handicap at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on September 1st, 2018 at 11:45 pm) well worth a look. It makes the set betting option of 3-0 though such poor value in comparison at 4/11 odds* (betting odds taken on September 1st, 2018 at 11:45 pm) and this is expected to be that easy for the Spaniard. Basilashvili hasn’t had an easy passage through to the tournament. He took five sets against Aljaz Bedene in the first round, then four sets, winning on a tie-break in the end against Jack Sock in the second round. He completed his third round match against Guido Pella in exactly the same manner, four sets, getting the decider on a tie-break.

Prediction

We are likely going to see a show of dominance from Nadal. That match against Khachanov would have shaken him and it’s the kind of thing that drives him to better improve himself. He should come through this challenge pretty easily and we are sticking with that Nadal -8.5 Games Handicap at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on September 1st, 2018 at 11:45 pm).
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