Betting Preview – Saturday 3rd January

Saturday’s sport includes FA Cup 3rd Round action, five race meetings in Ireland & the UK, World Darts Championships semi-finals and lots more.

FA Cup third round fixtures take place. The games involving Premier League sides are:
Leicester v Newcastle (3.00pm)
Tranmere v Swansea (3.00pm)

In La Liga, the live games are:
Sevilla v Celta Vigo (5.00pm, Sky Sports 3)
Elche v Villareal (7.00pm, Sky Sports 3)

There are five meetings from Ireland and the UK. They are:
Newcastle (12.00pm, National Hunt)
Sandown (12.10pm, National Hunt)
Lingfield (12.20pm, Flat)
Cork (12.35pm, National Hunt)
Wincanton (12.55pm, National Hunt)

They also race in South Africa at Turffontein (10.20am, Flat) and Kenilworth (11.50am, Flat)

The live game in the NFL is:
Carolina Panthers v Arizona Cardinals (9.30pm, Sky Sports 2)

The live game in the NBA is:
New Orleans Pelicans v Houston Rockets (1.00am, BT Sport 1)

South Africa play West Indies in the second day of the third and final Test in Cape Town.
Live coverage from 8.25am on Sky Sports 2.

New Zealand play Sri Lanka in day two of the Second Test in Wellington.
Live coverage from 9.55pm on Sky Sports 1.

The semi-finals of the PDC World Darts Championship takes place in London.
Live coverage from 7.00pm on Sky Sports 3.

Day one of the BDO World Championship takes place – live from 2.30pm on BBC One & 6.30pm on BT Sport 2.

Romford (10.31am)
Crayford (10.38am)
Newcastle (2.24pm)
Poole (3.08pm)
Sittingbourne (6.28pm)
Sunderland (6.33pm)
Monmore (6.39pm)

In the Pro 12, three games are down for decision:
Leinster v Ulster (2.40pm, BBC Two & Sky Sports 1)
Treviso v Zebre (3.00pm)
Scarlets v Ospreys (5.05pm, Sky Sports 1)

In the Aviva Premiership, two games take place:
Saracens v London Irish (2.00pm, BT Sport 1)
Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester (4.30pm, BT Sport 1)