Betting Preview – Thursday 29th January 2015

Thursday’s sport includes five meetings from Ireland & the UK, Copa Del Rey action, the Dubai Desert Classic and lots more.

Three Cope Del Rey quarter-final second-leg ties take place:
Getafe (0) v Villareal (1) (7.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Athletic Bilbao (0) v Malaga (0) (9.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Sevilla (1) v Espanyol (3) (9.00pm)

Bristol City play Gillingham in the Southern Area final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Live coverage from 7.30pm on Sky Sports 1.

There are five meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Thurles (1.35pm, National Hunt)
Wincanton (1.40pm, National Hunt)
Towcester (1.50pm, National Hunt)
Southwell (2.00pm, Flat)
Wolverhampton (5.35pm, Flat)

They also race in South Africa at the Vaal (10.15am, Flat) and in Dubai at Meydan (2.45pm, Flat)

The live games in the NBA are:
Atlanta Hawks v Brooklyn Nets (1.00am, BT Sport 1)
Phoenix Suns v Washington Wizards (3.30am, BT Sport 1)

New Zealand play Sri Lanka in the seventh and final contest of the series in Wellington.
Live coverage from 12.55am on Sky Sports 2.

On the European Tour, the Dubai Desert Classic (live from 6.00am & 10.30am on Sky Sports 4) gets underway, while on the PGA Tour, the Phoenix Open (live from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 4) commences in Arizona.

There are seven BAGS cards across the day:
Sunderland (11.03am)
Sheffield (11.11am)
Romford (2.08pm)
Crayford (2.18pm)
Sittingbourne (6.28pm)
Monmore (6.33pm)
Newcastle (6.39pm)

It’s semi-finals day at the Australian Open with both ladies’ semi’s being staged, plus the first men’s semi-final.
Ekaterina Makarova v Maria Sharapova
Serena Williams v Madison Keys
Tomas Berdych v Andy Murray – live from 8.20am on BBC One.
Live coverage from 12.00am on Eurosport.