Betting Preview – Saturday 9th August 2014

Saturday’s sport includes Day 3 of the USPGA Championship at Valhalla, Shergar Cup action from Ascot, Championship football action and more.

There are seven meetings in the UK and Ireland on Saturday – they are:

Ascot (12:55pm, Flat)
Haydock (1:50pm, Flat)
Newmarket (2:00pm, Flat)
Redcar (2:15pm)
Linfield (5:20pm, Flat)
Kilbeggan (5:25pm, National Hunt)
Ayr (5:40pm, Flat)

They also race at Turffontein in South Africa from 11:25am and Kenilworth from 12:10pm.

A busy Saturday of action across Europe with matches down for decision in England, Holland, France, Scotland and here at home in the Irish Premier Division – they live matches are:

FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup – Germany v China (00:00am kick-off, live on Eurosport)
English League One – Sheffield United v Bristol City (12:15pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)
English Conference – Bristol Rovers v Grimsby Town (12:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
English Championship – Ipswich Town v Fulham (5:15pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)
International Club Friendly – Tottenham v Schalke (5:30pm kick-off, live on ITV4)
FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup – England v Mexico (6:00pm kick-off, live on Eurosport)
French Ligue 1 – Bastia v Marseille (8:00pm kick-off, live on ESPN)
FIFA U20 Women’s World Cup – New Zealand v France (10:00pm kick-off, live on Eurosport)

Day three of the Fourth Test between England and India continues on Saturday (live on Sky Sports 2 from 10:30am) from Old Trafford. Elsewhere, the Jamaica Tallawahs take on the St Lucia Zouks and Antigua Hawksbills face Trinidad and Tobago Red Steel in two matches in the Caribbean Premier League (live on BT Sport 1 at 5:00pm & 9:00pm).

There are two All-Ireland Football Championship quarter-final matches down for decision today (both live on Sky Sports 3) from Croke Park in Dublin – they are:
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, Quarter-Final – Donegal v Armagh (4:00pm Throw-In)
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship, Quarter-Final – Dublin v Monaghan (6:00pm Throw-In)

The three-round of the US PGA Championship takes place today with further action from the final major of 2014 at Valhalla in Kentucky (live on Sky Sports 4 from 4:00pm. All eyes once again will be focused on World Number 1 Rory McIlroy following his recent wins in the Open Championship and Bridgestone Invitational.

The remaining twelve first-round heats in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby take place at Shelbourne Park on Saturday night from 7:40pm. Elsewhere, there are five BAGS cards across the day and action also on Racing Post Greyhound TV – they are:

Romford (10:31am)
Crayford (10:38am)
Newcastle (2:24pm)
Sittingbourne (6:28pm)
Monmore (6:38pm)
Hove (7:31pm, live on RPGTV)
Henlow (7:45pm, live on RPGTV)

The Warrington Wolves take on the Leeds Rhinos in the first Challenge Cup semi-final (live on BBC1 from 2:00pm) at the Langtree Park, St Helens. The Rhions will be hoping to secure a final place and then secure victory in the competition for the first time since 1999.

Action continues at the Women’s World Cup in France with a number of matches down for decision today – they are:
Women’s World Cup – Ireland v Kazakhstan (12:00pm kick-off, live on TG4 & Sky Sports 3)
Women’s World Cup – Spain v Samoa (2:00pm kick-off)
Women’s World Cup – England v Canada (2:45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1))
Women’s World Cup – Wales v South Africa (4:00pm kick-off)
Women’s World Cup – New Zealand v USA (5:00pm kick-off)
Women’s World Cup – Australia v France (7:45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)
Elsewhere, the Griquas take on the Natal Sharks (live on Sky Sports 4 from 1:55pm) in the opening round of the Currie Cup from Hoffe Park Stadium, Kimberley, South Africa.

The action continues at the 2014 Dublin Horse Show at the RDS on Saturday with the Land Rover Puissance the feature event (live on RTE2 from 6:00pm) in the Main Arena.

There are a host of matches down for decision on day two of the Riga Open in Lativa (live on Eurosport from 9:30am) across the day on Saturday.

Further action continues from the Rogers Cup in Toronto (live on Sky Sports 3 from 8:00pm) on Saturday night as the competition nears a finish.