Betting Preview – Saturday 14th February 2015
Saturday’s packed day of sport includes four FA Cup matches, the cricket World Cup, five race meetings in the UK & Ireland and Six Nations action plus more.
Four FA Cup fifth round games take place:
West Brom v West Ham (12.45pm, BT Sport 1)
Blackburn v Stoke (3.00pm, Setanta Ireland)
Derby v Reading (3.00pm, Setanta Sports 1)
Crystal Palace v Liverpool (5.30pm, BT Sport 1)
In the SPL, the early kick-off between St Johnstone and Celtic is live from 12.45pm on Sky Sports 1.
The live games in Europe’s main leagues are:
Serie A – Sassuolo v Fiorentina (5.00pm, ESPN)
La Liga – Real Madrid v Deportivo (5.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Bundesliga – Frankfurt v Schalke (5.30pm, BT Sport 2)
La Liga – Granada v Athletic Bilbao (7.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Serie A – Palermo v Napoli (7.45pm, BT Sport 1)
There are five meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Wincanton (1.20pm, National Hunt)
Lingfield (1.25pm, Flat)
Ascot (1.30pm, National Hunt)
Gowran (1.40pm, National Hunt)
Haydock (1.45pm, National Hunt)
They also race in South Africa at Kenilworth (11.10am, Flat) and in Dubai at Meydan (11.00am, Flat)
At the World Cup, Australia play England in the opening Pool A match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Live coverage from 3.00am on Sky Sports World Cup.
The National Hurling League begins with games in Divisions 1A & 1B.
Division 1A – Cork v Kilkenny (7.00pm, Pairc Ui Rinn, Setanta Ireland)
Division 1B – Laois v Offaly (7.00pm, O’Moore Park)
Division 1B – Limerick v Waterford (7.00pm, Gaelic Grounds, Setanta Sports 1)
The All-Ireland Club Football semi-final between Corofin and St Vincent’s throws in at 2.00pm in O’Connor Park.
On the European Tour, the Thailand Classic (live from 6.00am on Sky Sports 4) continues, while on the PGA Tour, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (live from 6.00pm on Sky Sports 4) moves into round three in California.
There are seven BAGS cards across the day:
In Super League, Catalan Dragons play Castleford Tigers.
Live coverage from 2.00pm on Sky Sports 3.
In the Six Nations, two games take place:
England v Italy (2.30pm, RTE 2 & BBC One)
Ireland v France (5.00pm, RTE 2 & BBC One)
In the Pro 12, Munster play Cardiff Blues (7.35pm, TG4)
In the Aviva Premiership, Exeter Chiefs play Newcastle Falcons (4.30pm)
Three games take place in Super 15:
Sharks v Cheetahs (3.05pm, Sky Sports 1)
Bulls v Stormers (5.10pm, Sky Sports 1)
On the ATP Tour, tournaments continue in Rotterdam (live from 1.00pm & 6.30pm on Sky Sports 3), Sao Paulo and Memphis, while on the WTA Tour, tournaments continue in Belgium (live from 2.00pm on BT Sport 2 & 7.00pm on ESPN) and Thailand.