Betting Preview – Thursday 20th August

Thursday’s sport includes six race meetings in the UK and Ireland, Europa League action, golf’s Made In Denmark and Wyndham Championship commence and lots more.

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

York (1:50pm, Flat)
Chepstow (2:10pm, Flat)
Stratford (2:20pm, National Hunt)
Lingfield (5:00pm, Flat)
Hamilton (5:10pm, Flat)
Killarney (5:20pm, Mixed)

They also race in Deauville in France from 11:45am and the Vaal in South Africa from 12:00pm.

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

US MLS – Columbus Crew v New York City (12:30am kick-off, live on Sky Sports 3)
UEFA Europa League, Play-Off, First-Leg – Southampton v FC Midtylland (8:00pm kick-off, live on BT Sport Europe)

There are a further host of ties in the Europa League also across Europe on Thursday night.

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

There are two matches down for decision in the WNBA from just after midnight (Irish-time) on Thursday morning.

The opening day of the Sydney Darts Masters gets underway on Thursday (live on Setanta Ireland) from 11:00am at the Qantas Credit Union Arena in Australia, featuring the first-round matches.

The opening round of the 2015 Made in Denmark gets underway on Thursday morning (live on Sky Sports 4) from 10:30am at the Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort in Aalborg, Denmark. Elsewhere, the first-round of the 2015 Wyndham Championship starts on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4) from 8:00pm at the Sedgfield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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, while the second-round heats in the Boylesports Irish Greyhound Derby take place at Shelbourne Park.

Super League action comes from Langtree Park on Thursday night as St Helen’s and Huddersfield (live on Sky Sports 2) from 7:30pm do battle in the Super 8’s.

Day four of the Western & Southern Open takes place on Thursday (live on BT Sport 2 & Sky Sports 3) from 4:00pm in Ohio.