Betting Preview – Thursday 30th April

Thursday’s sport includes six race meetings in Ireland & the UK as the Punchestown Festival continues, the second day of the WGC Match Play Championship, World Snooker Championship semi-finals and lots more.

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

Lingfield (1:35pm, Flat)
Sedgefield (1:45pm, National Hunt)
Redcar (1:55pm, Flat)
Punchestown (3:40pm, National Hunt)
Newton Abbot (4:45pm, National Hunt)
Towcester (5:05pm, National Hunt)

They also race at the Vaal in South Africa from 11:30am.

There are a number of matches live on TV on Thursday – they are:

English Under-21 Premier League – Everton U-21 v Liverpool U-21 (7:00pm kick-off, live on LFCTV)
Spanish La Liga – Rayo Vallecanco v Valencia (7:00pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 5)
English Under-21 Premier League – Southampton U-21 v Chelsea U-21 (7:00pm kick-off, live on Chelsea TV)
Belgian Jupiler League, Play-Offs – KAA Gent v Anderlecht (7:30pm kick-off, live on Setanta Ireland)
Italian Serie A – Empoli v Napoli (7:45pm kick-off, live on ESPN)
English Football Conference, Play-Off, Semi-Final, First-Leg – Eastleigh v Grimsby Town (7:45pm kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)

Action continues in the Indian Premier League on Thursday (live on Sky Sports 2 from 3:00pm) as the Kolkata Knight Riders take on the Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens.

The WGC Match Play Championship moves into day two of Thursday (live on Sky Sports 4 from 9:00pm) with further group matches at TPC Harding in San Francisco.

There are seven BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:

Sunderland (11:03am)
Sheffield (11:11am)
Romford (2:08pm)
Crayford (2:18pm)
Sittingbourne (6:28pm)
Monmore (6:33pm)
Newcastle (6:39pm)

They also race at Hove (7:31pm) and Henlow (7:39pm) on Racing Post Greyhound TV.

The 2015 World Snooker Championship continues in Sheffield on Thursday (live across the day on the BBC & Eurosport) with the two semi-final matches getting underway – the schedule of play is:

1:00pm – Anthony McGill or Shaun Murphy v Barry Hawkins or Neil Robertson
7:00pm – Judd Trump v Stuart Bingham or Ronnie O’Sullivan

Day four of the Estoril Open takes place on Thursday (live on Eurosport 2 from 3:00pm and 7:00pm) featuring matches in the last 16 of the tournament. Elsewhere, it’s down to the quarter-final stage at the Prague Open on Thursday (live on ESPN from 10:00am) in the Czech Republic.