Betting Preview – Thursday 15th January

Thursday’s sport includes the Copa Del Rey QF between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid, more snooker from The Masters and racing from the UK and Ireland.

There are five meetings in the UK and Ireland on Tuesday – they are:
Thurles (1:05pm, National Hunt)
Market Rasen (1:10pm, National Hunt)
Ludlow (1:20pm, National Hunt)
Wincanton (1:30pm, National Hunt)
Wolverhampton (4:20pm, Flat)
They also race at the Vaal in South Africa from (10:15am), Pau in France (11:30am) and at Meydan from (2:45pm) in the UAE.

There are five matches live on TV on Thursday – they are:
AFC Asian Cup Group Stage – UAE v Bahrain (7:00am kick-off, live on Eurosport 2)
AFC Asian Cup Group Stage – Qatar v Iran (9:00am kick-off, live on Eurosport 2)
Spanish Copa del Rey, Last 16, Second Leg – Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid (7:00pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1 & 5)
Spanish Copa del Rey, Last 16, Second-Leg – Elche v Barcelona (9:00pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1 & 5)
International Club Friendly – Fluminense v Bayer Luverkusen (10:00pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 2)

The second ODI between New Zealand and Sri Lanka takes place on Thursday morning (live on Sky Sports 1 from 6:00am) at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Elsewhere, the Brisbane Heat entertain the Hobart Hurricanes down under in the Big Bash (live on Sky Sports 2 from 8:30am) at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

The opening round of the 2015 Abu Dhabi Championship gets underway on Thursday morning (live on Sky Sports 4) from 6:00am at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club in the UAE. Elsewhere, coverage of the opening round of the Sony Open takes place in Hawaii on Thursday night (live on Sky Sports 4 from midnight) at the Waialae CC in Honolulu.

There are six BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:
Sunderland (11:03am)
Sheffield (11:11am)
Romford (2:08pm)
Crayford (2:18pm)
Sittingbourne (6:28pm)
Monmore (6:33pm)
They also race at Hove (7:31pm) and Henlow (7:39pm) on Racing Post Greyhound TV, while coverage from Towcester (7:33pm) is available on SIS +

The 2015 Masters in London moves to the quarter-final stage (live on BBC2 and Eurosport from 1:00pm), with two matches down for decision on Thursday – they are:
2015 Masters – Ronnie O’Sullivan v Marco Fu (1:05pm)
2015 Masters – Ali Carter v Neil Robertson (7:05pm)
The Sydney International continues on Thursday (live on Eurosport from 9:00am).