UEFA Champions League: Liverpool vs Real Madrid Preview

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid | Wednesday 22 October | Anfield | 20:45

The cathedral that is Anfield on a European night is a topic of near poetic lamentation for Reds supporters the world over. The fact that Real Madrid are the most decorated club in European football makes Wednesday night’s fixture all the more tantalising for Scouser scribes. Between them, Liverpool and Real Madrid have a massive fifteen European Championships, and who can forget the magnificent dismantling of Madrid in 2009? Yet, Liverpool have not won a domestic league title in over twenty years and still hang on to this vainglorious notion of equality with the Madrids and Barcelonas of the world. This could be the night to set that record straight.

ABSA Premiership Week 9 Preview

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A bumper weekend of top fixtures meant some tight games amongst the leading sides, and some looser encounters amongst those still trying to make their mark on the season. With little time to rest for those sides reeling from weekend defeats, we could see much of the same during a slew of midweek clashes. The big question at this early stage of the season is who will be the side to halt Chiefs’ winning streak? Amakhosi have played eight, won eight and few look able to stop them in their bid for a season full of success.

Vaal Sand Thursday 23rd October Best Bets



Winning Form brings you their best tips for Vaal Sand's racing on Thursday the 23rd of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

El Clasico: Real Madrid vs Barcelona Preview

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Real Madrid vs Barcelona | Saturday 25 October | Santiago Bernabeu Stadium | 18:00

No introduction needed for this historic rivalry. Mighty Real Madrid and giants Barcelona contest one of the biggest occasions on the football calendar—a game eagerly anticipated before pundits endlessly dissect it in the days and weeks that follow. On Saturday, the two clubs will go head-to-head in an epic encounter at the Santiago Bernabeu for the first time this season. Glitz, glamour and prestige are always a part of this mouth-watering fixture, and this year fans will be hoping they get more of the same.

Telkom Knockout 2014: Quarter-Finals Preview

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The Telkom Knockout reaches the quarter-final stage this weekend. All the big guns are still in the tournament and have avoided each other in the quarter-finals due to the seeding system for the draws. Kaizer Chiefs host Telkom Knockout holders Platinum Stars, while Orlando Pirates entertain Ajax Cape Town in Soweto. In the other ties, Absa Premiership champions Mamelodi Sundowns welcome embattled AmaZulu, and Bidvest Wits face visiting SuperSport United in the most evenly weighted of the fixtures. Please note at the time of writing the below teams had not played their midweek league matches.

Racing Post Trophy 2014 - Feature Preview

In this week’s International Feature we move back to South Yorkshire, England, for the annual Group 1 RACING POST TROPHY to be held over a mile at Doncaster Racecourse on Saturday 25 October. This is the last Group 1 event of the 2014 British flat racing season and its supporting feature is the Listed Doncaster Stakes to be run over six furlongs. There are two other interesting races on the two-day festival i.e. The Apprentice Jockeys’ Training Series Final and an Amateur Riders’Handicap. This preview of the Racing Post Trophy is brought to you by South Africa’s leading betting operator, HOLLYWOODBETS.NET.

La Liga Week 9 Preview

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The El Clasico seems to be happening at just the right time as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi look to be in red-hot form. Ronaldo netted his fourteenth and fifteenth goals to set a record start in a Spanish league season, while Messi scored to move one goal from the competition's all-time scorer. Messi is now poised to equal Telmo Zarra's milestone 251 goals, a record that has stood since 1955, when Barca travel to face Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. Barca lead the La Liga standings, four points ahead of third-place Real Madrid, while Sevilla occupy second spot with a point more than Los Blancos.

The McGladrey Classic 2014 Preview

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The McGladrey Classic | Thursday 23 October- Sunday 26 October | Seaside Course, Sea Island

This week the PGA Tour heads to Georgia and the picturesque Seaside Course at Sea Island, a wind battered par 70 that measures just over 7,050 yards. The course is well known for being incredibly difficult when the wind is up, which it will inevitably be at some stage during the tournament, and although the fairways are wide players often find themselves off the beaten path on account of the blustery conditions. The trouble comes in the form of thick rough and fairway bunkers and as most of the field will find themselves having to deal with both at some stage, the first key stat to look at is scrambling. Clearly, accuracy is also to be favoured over length but GIR% will be of even more importance as wayward approaches will be punished severely.

The ISPS Handa Perth International 2014 Preview

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The ISPS Handa Perth International | Thursday 23 October - Sunday 26 October | Lake Karrinyup Country Club

The European Tour heads to Australia this week for the ISPS Handa Perth International which will be hosted at Lake Karrinyup Country Club. The event is co-sanctioned by the European Tour and the PGA tour of Australasia and offers a US $2 million purse, a fairly handsome prize fund which has attracted some of the Tour’s more talented golfers. This is the third instalment of the tournament and we now know a fair amount about the course and what can be expected of players if they stand a chance of winning. Accuracy off the tee will be important as water features on seventeen of the holes and there’s a lot of bush waiting to swallow wayward tee shots. The same goes for GIR% as wayward approaches may never be found.

Your Lucky Stars - Week 43

Durbanville Wednesday 22nd October Best Bets




Winning Form brings you their best tips for Durbanville's racing on Wednesday the 22nd of October. Comments, betting and images are provided! Tips provided come from Winning Form, as well as their back page tipster - Magic Tips by eMeM.

Pakistan vs Australia 1st Test Preview

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Pakistan vs Australia | Wednesday 22 October | Dubai | 08:00

A resurgent Australian Test team travel to the UAE to face off against their nomadic counterparts, Pakistan. With Saeed Ajmal missing Pakistan find themselves in an obvious predicament, tantamount to a late 1990s/mid-2000s Australian team without spin magician Shane Warne. It is a major gulf that has granted Australia some semblance of advantage. That being said, the Australians slid to a comprehensive loss to Pakistan A in their warm-up fixture amid the threat of spin and reverse swing, two forces that are sure to dominate the upcoming Test series. They are also two forces that have conspired to thwart recent Australian Test sides.