Betting Preview – Thursday 5th February 2015

Thursday’s sport includes Ghana v Equatorial Guinea in the AFCON semi-finals, the 2015 Premier League Darts gets underway in Leeds, German Masters snooker continues and more.

There are four meetings in the UK on Thursday – they are:
Taunton (1:35pm, National Hunt, subject to a 7:00am inspection)
Huntingdon (1:55pm, National Hunt, subject to a 8:00am inspection)
Wolverhampton (2:20pm, Flat)
Chelmsford (5:35pm, Flat)

They also race at the Vaal in South Africa (10:15am), Chantilly in France (11:00am) and Meydan in the UAE (2:45pm; live from 2.30pm on Sky Sports 1).

There are matches in in Holland, Greece, Iceland and Mexico on Thursday, while the two games live on TV are:

African Nations Cup, Semi-Final – Ghana v Equatorial Guinea (7:00pm kick-off, live on ITV4 & Eurosport)
Dutch Eredivisie – Ajax v AZ Alkmaar (7:45pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports 5)

The live games in the NBA are:
Houston Rockets v Chicago Bulls (1.00am, BT Sport 1)
Golden State Warriors v Dallas Mavericks (3.30am, BT Sport 1)

The second stage of the Tour of Dubai takes place – featuring a 185km journey from Dubai International Marine Club to Palm Jumeirah.
Live coverage from 10.00am on Eurosport.

Action in the Premier League returns on Thursday from the First Direct Arena in Leeds (live on Sky Sports 1) from 7:00pm.

The second round of the Fitzgibbon Cup takes place on Thursday with a number of matches down for decision from 1:00pm.

On the European Tour, the Malaysian Open (live from 7.00am on Sky Sports 4) begins in Kuala Lumpur, while on the PGA Tour, the Farmers Insurance Open (live from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 4) begins in San Diego.

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)

The 2015 Super League season begins with the clash of Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors.
Live coverage from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 2.

European champions Toulon play Natal Sharks in a friendly at Stade Mayol.
Live coverage from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 3.

The German Masters continues in Berlin with more first round matches.
Live coverage from 9.00am & 1.45pm on Eurosport 2.

On the ATP Tour, the Ecuador Open, Open Sud de France and Zagreb Indoors all continue.