Betting Preview – Thursday 8th January 2015

Thursday’s sport includes more Copa del Rey action, four race meetings from the UK, the BDO World Championship continues at Lakeside while golf action returns in the form of the South African Open Championship.

In League 2, the clash between Luton Town and Shrewsbury is live from 7.45pm on Sky Sports 1.

In Spain’s Copa Del Rey, two games take place:
Granada v Sevilla (7.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Barcelona v Elche (9.00pm, Sky Sports 5)

The U-21 Premier League game between Manchester City and Chelsea is live from 7.30pm on BT Sport 1.

There are four meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Catterick (12.40pm, National Hunt)
Southwell (12.50pm, Flat)
Leicester (1.00pm, National Hunt)
Wolverhampton (4.15pm, Flat)

They also race in Dubai at Meydan (2.45pm, Flat) and in South Africa at the Vaal (10.15am, Flat)
The opening night of the Dubai Carnival is live from 2.30pm on Sky Sports 1.

The live game in the NBA is Cleveland Cavaliers v Houston Rockets – live from 12.00am on BT Sport 1.

Australia play India in the third day of the fourth and final Test in Sydney.
Live coverage from 11.25pm (Wed) on Sky Sports 2.

Perth Scorchers play Brisbane Heat in a Big Bash contest from 8.00am on Sky Sports 2.

The BDO Darts Championship continues at Frimley Green with more last 16 matches.
Live coverage from 1.00pm & 6.00pm on BBC Two.

On the European Tour, the South African Open Championship lifts the curtain on the 2015 season – taking place at the Glendower Country Club in Johannesburg.
Live coverage from 8.30am & 12.30pm on Sky Sports 4.

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)

On the ATP Tour, the Brisbane International, Chennai Open and Qatar Open (live from 12.30pm & 6.30pm on Eurosport 2) are continue, while on the WTA Tour, the Brisbane International also takes place along with the Shenzhen Open and ASB Classic.
Live coverage of the Brisbane International from 6.00am on BT Sport 2.