Betting Preview- Thursday 31st December

There are 4 UK & Ireland race meetings and a visit to Villarreal for Gary Neville’s Valencia on the New Year’s Eve fixture list.

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

Punchestown (12:05pm, National Hunt)
Uttoxeter (12:20pm, National Hunt, subject to a precautionary inspection at 8:00am)
Lingfield (12:30pm, Flat)
Warwick (12:40pm, National Hunt, subject to a precautionary inspection at 8:00am)

They also race at Turffontein in South Africa from 10:15am and Pau in France from 11:00am.

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

Australian A-League – Central Coast Mariners v Wellington Phoenix (8:00am kick-off, live on BT Sport 1)
Spanish La Liga – Villarreal v Valencia (3:00pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 1)

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

The Adelaide Strikers take on the Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash on Thursday morning (live on Sky Sports 1) from 8:00am at the Oval in Adelaide.

There are four BAGS cards on Thursday – they are:

Sunderland (11:03am)
Sheffield (11:11am)
Romford (1:33pm)
Crayford (1:38pm)

The opening day of the World Championships begins on Thursday (live on Eurosport 2) from 12:00pm in Abu Dhabi.