Betting Preview – Thursday 24th July
Thursday’s sport includes Europa League qualifying action, seven meetings from the UK & Ireland, the opening round the Canadian Open & much more.
There are seven meetings in the UK and Ireland on Thursday – they are:
Sandown (2:00pm, Flat)
Yarmouth (2:10pm, Flat)
Bath (2:2pm, Flat)
Leopardstown (5:25pm, Flat)
Lingfield (5:30pm, Flat)
Limerick (5:35pm, National Hunt)
Doncaster (5:45pm, Flat)
They also race at the Vaal in South Africa from 11:25am and Vichy in France from 11:45am.
There are a number of UEFA Europa League qualifying matches down for decision on Thursday, while the summer pre-season club friendlies also continue – the feature matches are:
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Shakhter Soligorskv Derry City (6:00pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Groningen v Aberdeen (6:30pm kick-off, live on Premier Sports)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Sligo Rovers v Rosenborg (7:00pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Hajduk Split v Dundalk (7:15pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Crusaders v Brommapojkarna (7:45pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – St Johnstone v Luzern (7:45pm kick-off)
UEFA Europa League, Second Qualifying Round, Second-Leg – Stjarnan v Motherwell (8:15pm kick-off)
Other live matches on Thursday include:
International Club Friendly – Toronto FC v Tottenham (00:00am kick-off, live on BT Sport 2)
International Club Friendly – Olympiakos v AC Milan (00:30am kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)
International Club Friendly – Roma v Liverpool (0:30am kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
International Club Friendly – Sporting Kansas v Manchester City (2:00am kick-off, live on BT Sport 2)
International Club Friendly – LA Galaxy v Manchester United (3:30am kick-off, live on MUTV)
UEFA Women’s U-19 Euro Championship, Semi-Final – Norway v Spain (5:00pm kick-off, live on Eurosport 2)
The 2013 Commonwealth Games from Glasgow continues on Thursday with live coverage across the day from 9:00am and BBC1, BBC2 and BBC3.
The T20 Blast continues on Thursday with the Middlesex Panthers against Surry from the Southern Division at Lord’s (live on Sky Sports 2 from 6:00pm.
The 2014 Tour de France continues on Thursday with stage 18 taking the riders a total of 145.5k, from Pau to Hautacam (live on TG4, ITV4 and Eurosport from 11:55am).
The World Match Play continues on Thursday from the Winter Gardens Arena in Blackpool with the competition reaching the quarter-final stage (live on Sky Sports 1 from 7:00pm).
Three tournaments get underway on Thursday with the British Senior Open underway early from Royal Porthcawl in Wales (live on Sky Sports 4 from 11:30am), while the opening round of the Russian Open is also live on Sky Sports 4 from 4:00pm. Elsewhere, the first-round of the Canadian Open takes place from Royal Montreal (live on Sky Sports 4 from 9:00pm).
There are seven BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:
They also race on RPGTV at Monmore (7:25pm) and Hove (7:31pm).
Super League action takes place on Thursday evening as Hull FC face the Castleford Tigers at the KC Stadium (live on Sky Sports 3 from 8:00pm).
The second-round of the Croatian Open continues in Umag on Thursday (live on Setanta Ireland from 4:30pm).