Betting Preview – Saturday 12th July 2014

Saturday’s sport includes the World Cup 3rd/4th place play-off between Brazil & Holland, seven race meetings from Ireland and the UK, continued coverage of the Scottish Open and more.

There are two live matches on TV on Saturday – they are:
International Club Friendly – Monaco v St Veit (2:00pm kick-off, live on Premier Sports & Setanta Sports 1)
FIFA World Cup, Third Place, Play-Off – Brazil v Netherlands (9:00pm kick-off, live on RTE2 & ITV)

There are seven meetings in the UK and Ireland on Saturday – they are:
Ascot (1:25pm, Flat)
York (1:40pm, Flat)
Newmarket (2:05pm, Flat)
Dundalk (2:10pm, Flat)
Chester (2:15pm, Flat)
Tipperary (2:25pm, Mixed)
Sailsbury (5:55pm, Flat)
Hamilton (6:40pm, Flat)
They also race in South Africa at Clairwood (10:30am) and Kenilworth (11:30am), while action in France comes from Chateaubriant from 4:00pm.

The second day of the Diamond League event in Glasgow takes place at Hampden Park with all the action live on BBC1 from 2:00pm.

The cruiserweight bouts at the Echo Arena in Liverpool take place on Saturday night as Tony Bellew takes on Julio Cesar Dos Santos and Nathan Cleverly faces Alejandro Emilio Valori (live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:00pm).

The fourth day of the First Test between England and India takes place on Saturday morning from Trent Bridge in Nottingham. England were eventually bowled out for 544 in their second innings when the sides met here in 2011, leaving the tourists needing 478 for victory (live coverage today gets underway on Sky Sports 2 at 10:30am).

The eight stage of the Tour de France takes place on Saturday with the riders travelling a 161km journey from Tomblaine to Gerardmer La Mauselaine (live on TG4, ITV3 and Eurosport from 1:00pm).

On the European Tour, the Scottish Open (live from 10.30am on Sky Sports 4) moves into day threeat Royal Aberdeen, while in the States, the John Deere Classic (live from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 4) also moves into the third round.

The Women’s British Open is also into round three at the Royal Birkdale Golf Club (live from 1.00pm on BBC One).

There are six BAGS meetings across the course of the day. They are:
Kinsley (11.03am)
Hove (11.11am)
Swindon (2.08pm)
Monmore (2.18pm)
Nottingham (6.28pm)
Sheffield (6.38pm)

Racing Post Greyhound TV pictures come from Sunderland (7.25pm) and Romford (7.31pm)

The opening day of the England Masters takes place on Saturday from the Sports Arena in Hull with live coverage on Eurosport from 4:45pm.

It’s a busy day in Gaelic Games with qualifiers in both Football and Hurling down for decision – they are:
All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers, Round 3A – Sligo v Limerick (4:00pm)
All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers, Round 3A – Laois v Tipperary (4:45pm)
All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers, Round 2B – Cavan v Roscommon (6:00pm)
All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers, Round 1 Replay – Wexford v Clare (5:00pm, live on RTE2)
All-Ireland SHC Qualifiers, Round 2 – Tipperary v Offaly (7:00pm, live on Sky Sports 3)

The third round of the Scottish Open takes place today with Rory McIlroy right in the mix for victory following his record-round of 64 on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4 from 2:30pm). Meanwhile, day three of the John Deer Classic takes place in the US (live on Sky Sports 4 from 7:30pm). Elsewhere, the third day of the woman’s British Open takes place at Royal Birkdale (live on BBC2 from 1:00pm) and the US Senior Open continues at Oak Tree National (live on Sky Sports 4 from 11:00pm).

The Gastein Ladies event continues (live on BT Sport) from Austria on Saturday.