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Betting Preview – Thursday 11th June 2015

Thursday’s sport includes six race meetings in the UK & Ireland, golf’s Lyoness Open & St Jude Classic both commence and lots more.

There are six meetings in the UK and Ireland on Thursday – they are:

Worcester (1:40pm, National Hunt)
Nottingham (2:00pm, Flat)
Newbury (2:20pm, Flat)
Leopardstown (6:00pm, Flat)
Uttoxeter (6:10pm, National Hunt)
Haydock (6:50pm, Flat)

They also race at the Vaal in South Africa from 11:10am and Maisons-Laffitte in France from 11:45am.

There are five live matches on TV on Thursday – they are:

FIFA Under-20 World Cup – Portugal v New Zealand (8:30am kick-off, live on Eurosport)
FIFA Under-20 World Cup – Germany v Nigeria (8:30am kick-off, live on Eurosport 2)
International Friendly – England U21 v Belarus U21 (7:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
FIFA Women’s World Cup – Germany v Norway (9:00pm kick-off, live on BBC3 & Eurosport 2)
FIFA Women’s World Cup – China v Netherlands (11:00pm kick-off, live on BBC Red Button & Eurosport 2)

The sixth meeting of the Diamond League series takes place on Thursday night (live on Eurosport 2) from 7:00pm in the Bislett Stadium in Oslo, Norway.

There are a host of matches down for decision in the MLB from just after midnight (Irish-time) on Thursday morning.

The T20 Blast continues on Thursday with Northamptonshire against Derbyshire (live on Sky Sports 2) from 6:00pm in the North Division clash at the County Ground. Elsewhere, the opening day of the Second-Test between the West Indies and Australia takes place (live on Sky Sports 5) from 3:55pm at Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica.

The opening day of the 2015 World Cup takes place on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 1) from 7:00pm in Germany – the schedule of play is:

World Cup – Spain v Norway (6:10pm)
World Cup – Japan v China (6:30pm)
World Cup – Austria v Czech Republic (6:50pm)
World Cup – Gibraltar v Italy (7:10pm)
World Cup – Belgium v Philippines (7:30pm)
World Cup – England v Denmark (7:50pm)
World Cup – Germany v India (8:10pm)
World Cup – Australia v Russia (8:30pm)

The opening day of the 2015 Lyoness Open starts on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4) from 10:00am at the Diamond Country Club in Atzenbrugg, Austria where Mikael Lundberg from Sweden is the defending champion. Elsewhere, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship starts on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4) from 6:00pm at the Westchester Country Club in Harrison, New York. Finally, the opening round of the 2015 St Jude Classic, where Ben Crane is the reigning champion gets underway in Tennessee (live on Sky Sports 4) from 9:00pm.

There are six BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:

Sunderland (11:03am)
Sheffield (11:11am)
Romford (2:08pm)
Crayford (2:18pm)
Sittingbourne (6:28pm)
Newcastle (6:38pm)

They also race at Monmore (7:25pm) and Hove (7:31pm) on Racing Post Greyhound TV.

Action continues on day four of the Mercedes Cup in Stuttgart on Thursday (live on Eurosport) from 2:00pm. Elsewhere, the AEGON Open takes place in Nottingham (live on Eurosport 2) with action from the last 16 of the competition from 12:00pm.