Betting Preview – Friday 8th May

Friday’s sport includes eight race meetings in the UK & Ireland, Championship play-off action, the Players Championship continues and lots more.

There are eight meetings in the UK and Ireland on Friday – they are:

Market Rasen (1:20pm, National Hunt)
Lingfield (1:30pm, Flat)
Chester (2:10pm, Flat)
Cork (5:10pm, Mixed)
Nottingham (5:15pm, Flat)
Downpatrick (5:20pm, National Hunt)
Ascot (5:35pm, Flat)
Ripon (6:00pm, Flat)

They also race at Fairview (12:00pm) in South Africa and at Greyville (4:30pm).

There are a number of matches live on TV on Friday – they are:

Australian A-League, Semi-Final – Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City (10:30am, live on BT Sport 1)
German Bundesliga – Hamburg v SC Freiburg (7:30pm, live on ESPN)
French Ligue 1 – PSG v Guingamp (7:30pm, live on BT Sport Extra)
English Championship, Play-Off, Semi-Final, First-Leg – Brentford v Middlesbrough (7:45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)
Scottish Premiership – Motherwell v Kilmarnock (7:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)

Action continues in the Indian Premier League on Friday with the Chennai Super Kings against the Mumbai Indians (live on Sky Sports 1 from 3:00pm) at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Elsewhere, the ODI between Ireland and England takes centre stage in Malahide, Dublin (live on Sky Sports 2) from 10:30am as these two sides meet for the first time since a victory for England by six-wickets in September 2013.

The second round of the Mauritius Open takes place on Friday morning from the Heritage Golf Course in Domaine de Bel Ombre (live on Sky Sports 4) from 6:30pm. Elsewhere, the second-round of the Players Championship continues at TPC Sawgrass (live on Sky Sports 4) from 6:00pm.

There are seven BAGS cards on Friday – they are:

Kinsley (10:31am)
Swindon (10:38am)
Hove (2:08pm)
Monmore (2:18pm)
Nottingham (6:28pm)
Towcester (6:33pm)
Sheffield (6:39pm)

There are a number of matches in the Pro 12 on Friday – they are:

Pro 12 – Newport Gwent Dragons v Edinburgh (7:30pm kick-off)
Pro 12 – Leinster v Benetton Treviso (7:35pm kick-off, live on TG4)
Pro 12 – Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors (7:35pm kick-off)

The opening quarter-finals at the Madrid Open take place on Friday (live on Sky Sports 3) at 2:30pm and 7:00pm.