Betting Preview – Saturday 31st January 2015

Saturday’s sport sees the return of Premier League action, five race meetings in the UK & Ireland, GAA NFL matches and lots more.

The live midday kick-off in the Premier League is Hull City v Newcastle United. (kick-off 12.45pm, BT Sport 1).
The live midday kick-off in the English Championship sees Brentford v Middlesborough. (kick-off 12.15pm, SKY Sports 1).
The live afternoon Premier League game is Sunderland v Burnley. (kick-off 3pm, Setanta).
The live tea-time game in the Premier league clash is between league leaders Chelsea and title-holders Manchester City at Stamford Bridge. (kick-off 5.30pm, SKY Sports 1).

The live games in Europe’s main leagues are:
La Liga – Eibar v Atletico Madrid (5.15pm, SKY Sports 5).
Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen v Borussia Dortmund (Kick-off 5.30pm, BT Sport 1).
Serie A – AS Roma v Empoli (Kick-off 7.45pm, BT Sport 1).
Serie A – Genoa v Fiorentina (Kick-off 5pm, BT Sport 2)
Ligue 1 – Nantes v Lille (Kick-off 7.00pm, BT Sport 2).

And there is also live action in the African Cup of Nations and Asian Cup:
African Cup Of Nations – Congo v DR Congo (kick-off 4pm, Eurosport)
African Cup of Nations – Tunisia v Equatorial Guinea (kick-off 7.30pm, Eurosport)
Asian Cup – Australia v South Korea (kick-off 9.00am, Eurosport 2)

There are five meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Ffos Las (12.55pm, National Hunt)
Lingfield (1.10pm, Flat)
Sandown (12.40pm, National Hunt)
Wetherby (1.00pm, National Hunt)
Fairyhouse (12.50pm, National Hunt)

They also race in Dubai at Meydan (11.00am, Flat) and South Africa at Kenilworth (9.20am, Flat) & Turffontein (10.35am, Flat) and in France at Pau (9.20am, Flat)

Saturday night fights on the Capital Punishments card take place at the O2 arena in London from 8.00pm, live on SKY Sports 1. The following matches take place:
Kevin Mitchell v Daniel Estrada for the WBC Silver Lightweight title and John Ryder v Billi Godoy (for the WBO Inter-Continental Middleweight belt).

ODI, New Zealand v Pakistan, Wellington. ( 6am, SKY Sports 2.

The Masters, live on ITV4 from 12.45pm where the following first round match-ups will take place:
Peter Wright v Brendan Dolan, Robert Thornton v Dave Chisnall, Adrian Lewis v Ian White and Simon Whitlock v Raymond van Barneveld.

And from 7pm live on ITV4 the following matches will conclude the opening day of The Masters:
James Wade v Mervyn King, Phil Taylor v Terry Jenkins, Gary Anderson v Andy Hamilton and Michael van Gerwen v Wes Newton.

National Football League Division One – Donegal v Derry (Throw-in @7.00pm, live on Setanta).
National Football League Division One – Tyrone v Monaghan (Throw-in @7.00pm, live on Setanta Sports 1).

On the European Tour, the Dubai Desert Classic moves into day three (Sky Sports 4, @9am), while on the PGA Tour, the Phoenix Open continues in Arizona (Sky Sports 4 @6pm).

There are 33 BAGS cards across the day:

Romford (10.31)
Crayford (10.38am)
Newcastle (2.24)
Sittingbourne (6.28)
Monmore (6.39pm)

The national coursing championships get underway at Powerstown Park in Clonmel (11am).

Harlequins v Bath in the LV= Cup. (Kick-off at 2.40pm, Live on SKY Sports 1).
Castres v Toulouse in the T14 Rugby Union clash. (Kick-off 1.30pm, Live on SKY Sports 4).
Saracens v Blue Bulls in a friendly game of Rugby Union (Kick-off 3.15pm, Live on BT Sport 1).

Australian Open Women’s Final, Serena Williams v Maria Sharapova. Live on BBC2 from 8.25am and Eurosport from 8.00am.
Australian Open Men’s Doubles Final, Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini v Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. Live on Eurosport from 11am.