CAF: Wydad Casablanca vs Mamelodi Sundowns Preview

Our football writer previews the CAF Champions League clash between Wydad Casablanca and Mamelodi Sundowns which takes place on Friday 17 August 2018.

It’s crunch time in the CAF Champions League as South Africa’s only representative, Mamelodi Sundowns, do battle with holders, Wydad Casablanca, on Friday night in Morocco. Group C is slowly proving to be a group of death, with all four teams still in with a shout to qualify. Wydad lead the way with eight points, while Masandawana are placed second on five points, level with Horoya and two ahead of Togo-Port. The last meeting between these two sides ended 1-1 in Pretoria, now, both teams will be looking for a more positive result in Casablanca.

SA PSL: Week Three Preview

Our football writer previews the PSL Week Three action which kicks off on Friday 17 August 2018.

It’s been an interesting three weeks of domestic top-flight football with the Absa Premiership and MTN8 games giving us a taste of what to expect in the current season. Bidvest Wits and Steve Komphela’s Bloemfontein Celtic are the early pacesetters as they top the standings with maximum points in their respective opening fixtures.

On the wrong end of the table, Chippa United, Polokwane City and Maritzburg United are early relegation candidates as they’re all still on zero points. The big three, namely Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates and Mamelodi Sundowns are still blowing hot and cold and this could be a defining gameweek for them. This is how I think week three will pan out...

NFD: Week One Preview

Week One Preview

Our football writer previews the NFD Week One action which kicks off on Saturday 18 August 2018.

This is one of the most fascinating NFD seasons ever with the likes of Ajax Cape Town and Cape Umoya United formerly known as Platinum Stars competing in the second tier. TS Galaxy, owned by player agent, Tim Sukazi, will be looking to stamp their authority after purchasing Cape Town All Stars’ status. New kids on the block, TS Sporting recently unveiled Benson Mhlongo as their head coach and other rookies, in the shape of Maccabi boast players with Absa Premiership experience in the likes of Collins Mbesuma and Edmore Chirambadare. Here are my betting tips for the first gameweek.

English Premier League: Week Two Preview

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We preview the second week of the 2018/19 English Premier League season. 

What a week! The Premier League kicked off in superb fashion with Liverpool already showing their title credentials, sitting atop the table after an emphatic 4-0 win over West Ham. Maurizio Sarri and his Chelsea team sit narrowly behind in second place after they eased past Huddersfield, comfortably beating the Terriers 3-0 at their own turf.

A couple of teams sit behind the Reds and the Blues, including the champions, Manchester City, who made it a start to the Premier League to forget for Unai Emery as City brushed aside his lacklustre Arsenal team, winning 2-0 at the Emirates. Tottenham and Manchester United also kick-started their campaign with 2-1 victories, while unsurprisingly, none of the newly-promoted teams were welcomed back to the Premier League with a victory.

Spanish La Liga: Week One Preview

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Banele Pikwa previews the opening round of fixtures taking place in Spain's La Liga. 

The Spanish La Liga returns to action this Friday after Spain’s top three teams were all successful last season with each team winning a major trophy. Barcelona won the league, Atletico won the UEFA Europa League and Real Madrid won the UEFA Champions League for the third successive time.

There will be no Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi debates this season after Ronaldo left to join Italian champions Juventus. The big questions are who will win the league and who will challenge Messi for the Pichichi award? Let’s see what the opening round has in store for us.

Mitre 10 Cup 2018: Tasman v Canterbury Preview

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Reigning Premiership champions Canterbury will get their title defence started on Friday with a tricky away clash against Tasman.

Canterbury will be looking to make a fast start to their 2018 Mitre 10 Cup campaign when they square off with local rivals Tasman. This will be a repeat of last year's Premiership Final, which saw Canterbury run out 35-13 victors.

Can Tasman avenge their final defeat or will Canterbury once again prove too strong for their near neighbours?

Mitre 10 Cup: North Harbour vs Northland Preview

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The 2018 Mitre 10 Cup gets underway on Thursday the 16th of August with a cross-conference clash between North Harbour and Northland.

A blockbuster week of rugby action gets underway this Thursday with Mitre 10 Cup Premiership outfit North Harbour playing host to Championship side Northland.

While one would expect the hosts to get the business done here, it may not be as clear-cut as that with Northland possessing an extremely competitive squad.

European Tour: Nordea Masters Preview

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Our golf writer previews a low-key Nordea Masters taking place between 16 and 19 August at the Hills Golf and Sports Club. 

A change of date has severely affected the quality of the field for this week’s event. It’s rather a tough sell one week after the year’s final Major to attend a low-key event such as this one. Formerly known as the Scandinavian Open, the Nordea Masters was created in 1991 when the Scandinavian Enterprise Open merged with the PLM Open.

Like many of Europe’s dwindling events, the tournament actually has a surprisingly strong pedigree. Monty won the event three times while Lee Westwood captured three titles. Major Champions Nick Faldo, Vijay Singh, Graeme McDowell and Adam Scott have also tasted success in this event.

PGA Tour: Wyndham Championship Preview

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Take a look at our preview for the PGA Tour's Wyndham Championship taking place at the Sedgefield Country Club. 

This will be a defining week for many players with this being the final event before the FedEx Cup Playoff events. Only the top 125 will progress and many players will be hoping to avoid a stint on the Web.Com Tour next year. Additionally, there will be some players- like defending champion Henrik Stenson- who will be hoping to make a final case for Ryder Cup selection.

Originally known as the Greater Greensboro Open, Sedgefield Country Club has enjoyed a long association with this event. It has been the permanent host since 2008 while the event was renamed to the Wyndham Championship in 2007.

Greyville Wednesday 15 August 2018 Best Bets

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Winning Form brings you their best tips for Greyville's racing on Wednesday the 15th of August 2018. Comments, betting, and silks are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

Terms and Conditions - Boxer Voucher Promotion

Terms and Conditions - Boxer Voucher Promotion

It’s time for our midweek competition where you could stand a chance to win a R500 Boxer store voucher! Let us know how many winners have there been so far in the ‘Groceries For A Year’ competition? Let us know your answer in the comments section of the Facebook competition post. 

ATP Tour: Cincinnati Open Ro64 Selected Matches Preview

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We take a look at two of the most potentially exciting round of 64 matches from the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Open taking place on Tuesday 14 August.