Betting Preview – Saturday 2nd May
Saturday’s packed day of sport includes seven race meetings in the UK & Ireland including Punchestown & Newmarket, seven Premier League matches, rugby’s Champions Cup Final and lots, the big Mayweather and Pacquiao fight takes place at 4am on Sunday morning plus lots more.
Seven games are scheduled to take place in the Premier League. The live games are:
Leicester v Newcastle (12.45pm, BT Sport 1)
Liverpool v QPR (3.00pm, Setanta Sports 1)
Manchester United v West Brom (5.30pm, Sky Sports 1)
All 12 games in the English Championship kick-off at 12.15pm. The live games are:
Blackburn v Ipswich (12.15pm, Sky Sports 2)
Derby v Reading (12.15pm, Sky Sports 1)
In the Scottish Championship, the live games involves Hearts and Rangers (12.15pm, Sky Sports 5)
The live games in Europe’s main leagues are:
La Liga – Atletico Madrid v Athletic Bilbao (5.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Serie A – Sampdoria v Juventus (5.00pm, BT Sport 2)
Bundesliga – Bayer Leverkusen v Bayern Munich (5.30pm, BT Sport 2)
La Liga – Sevilla v Real Madrid (7.00pm, Sky Sports 5)
Serie A – Sassuolo v Palermo (7.45pm, BT Sport 2)
There are seven meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Goodwood (1.40pm, Flat)
Uttoxeter (1.45pm, National Hunt)
Newmarket (2.00pm, Flat)
Thirsk (2.10pm, Flat)
Punchestown (2.35pm, National Hunt)
Doncaster (5.10pm, Flat)
Hexham (5.25pm, National Hunt)
They also race in South Africa at Greyville (11.05am, Flat) and Turffontein (12.00pm, Flat)
The live games in the AFL are:
Gold Coast Suns v Brisbane Broncos (7.35am, ESPN)
North Melbourne v Hawthorn (10.30am, ESPN)
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao title fight takes place in Las Vegas – start time is predicted to be approximately 4.00am Irish time on Sunday.
West Indies play England in the second day of the Third Test at Kensington Oval – live from 2.30pm on Sky Sports 2.
The live games in the Indian Premier League are:
Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders (11.00am, Sky Sports 4)
Sunrisers Hyderabad v Chennai Super Kings (3.30pm, Sky Sports 4)
The All-Ireland U-21 Football Final sees Tipperary play Tyrone at Parnell Park (Throw-in 6.00pm, live on TG4)
Games are also scheduled to take place in round 1 of the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cups.
The WGC-Cadillac Match Play continues at Harding Park in San Francisco as the final 16 players take to the course.
Live coverage from 8.00pm on Sky Sports 4.
There are six BAGS cards across the day:
Clermont Auvergne play Toulon in the European Champions Cup Final at Twickenham – kick-off 5.00pm.
Live coverage from 4.00pm on Sky Sports 3 & BT Sport 1.
The live games in Super Rugby are:
Blues v Western Force (6.30am, Sky Sports 3)
Hurricanes v Crusaders (8.35am, Sky Sports 3)
Rebels v Chiefs (10.40am, Sky Sports 3)
The semi-finals of the World Championship continue at the Crucible Theatre in Sheffield.
Live coverage from 1.00pm on BBC One and Eurosport.
On the ATP Tour, the BMW Open, Estoril Open (live from 4.00pm on Eurosport 2) and Istanbul Open all continue, while on the WTA Tour, the Prague Open (live from 7.45pm on BT Sport 1) also continues.