PREMIUM FOOTBALL PICK - Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho does not expect Heung-min Son to play again this season. Mourinho has no out-and-out striker to call on, having declared academy prospect Troy Parrott not ready, meaning options are limited to playing Lucas Moura, Dele Alli or Steven Bergwijn. Erik Lamela will be assessed ahead of the game, but Son joins Kane, Moussa Sissoko and Juan Foyth on the injury list. RB Leipzig will be without the suspended Dayot Upamecano while Willi Orban and Ibrahima Konate are injured. Julian Nagelsmann is expected to retain a back-three formation, which could potentially mean Manchester City loanee Angelino featuring at wing-back. Tyler Adams and Kevin Kampl are Leipzig's two other confirmed absentees, so Amadou Haidara could start in midfield. How lucky can Tottenham get?. At the weekend, they scored a very lat winner with the last kick of the game after Engels made a tragic mistake fumbling on the halfway line. The win against City was against a self destructive team (red card + missed penalty), and they where outplayed for long periods by bottom club Norwich (2-1). And, while the results have been very fortunate, team news couldn’t be getting any worse. Another of the clubs best players Heung-min Son is now sidelined, things are beginning to luck desperate! Bundesliga 2nd placed Red Bull pulled off a great league draw in Bayern (0-0), and they followed up with a nice 3-0 over Werder Bremen at the weekend. The gap between them and number one spot in the Bundesliga is down to one point, and they are 3 clear of Dortmund (who beat PSG last night). Leipzig finished top of the group, and won in Benfica + Zenit! If their is to be a winner, surely it’s got to be the visitors!
FRENCH RACING - This is a FREE pick, we don’t offer tips in France to subscribers. It’s simply counter-productive when others bet your tip in the same PMU (betting pool). However, I don’t mind adding my thoughts on the Tierce (big race of the day), because it’s a much bigger betting pool and loads of bookmakers are offering fixed odds. Giving out at big meetings/races (Arc/derby etc) isn’t a problem, and nor is it when we know people bet at fixed-odds without going into the pool. All the same, we don’t know who does and who doesn’t, so just a fill-in from our side! Start box is less interesting on the grass track, so that’s not going to be a consideration. JUST A FORMALITY beat QUIET ZAIN last time out, and he’s up 2KG for winning. Even that makes him susceptible, and his winning rider was quick to desert him for MOONWALK STEP. While this fella wins in turn, we can’t imagine it being today. Half of the filed can be lined, and a handful of the others are more placed types. A 3kg rise is enough to put us off ATEEM, especially since he got the run on the race last time. I’ll take AIRFIELD BEAUTY, because he made a good return to the track and these conditions should suit even better. Trip is no issue, and trainer is in good form. Odds of around 11.00 are more than fair!
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WTA PREMIUM PICK - We have five for the afternoon, and today we are giving two for free users! ———The first thing to point out is Aliaksandra Sasnovich leads head to heads 4-2, and that includes the last three and both on hard court. However, we still prefer Kristina Mladenovic, because she qualified playing her best tennis for some time! The French girl hadn’t been at her peak for a while, but at least she stayed cool in letting a wayward Daria Kasatkina shoot herself in the foot. A better guide was her 2nd round win against big hitting Polona Hercog, since conditions where tough and she stayed fully focused. Mladonovic beat Osaka in the 2nd round of this last year, and Karolina Pliskova in 2017. We like her level in the desert, and we expect her to build on her efforts today!
WTA PREMIUM PICK - Want to get in on the action, subscribe to Premium firstname.lastname@example.org (we are only adding a FREE TENNIS because we don’t have any football bets today! ——When these two met at last years French open, Marketa Vondrousova dusted her opponent off court. In fact, the scoreline was an easy 6/0 6/2, and the 20 year old Czech ant on to record a season 29/9. The problem with Vondrousova is she had been injured for a while, and after London she didn’t get back on court until Adelaide. Nevertheless, the Roland Garros finalist should be nearing full fitness now, and when she’s on it’s clear she’s much better than a predictable Anastasija Sevastova! The Latvian went out in the first round last year, and she stands so deep that signature drop shop of Vondrousova could be a great asset!
FRENCH RACING PICK for free - With all due respect, if you can’t make money from French racing their is no hope for you has a professional gambler. The PMU odds rarely represent chance, and the UK bookies are even worse. While this race doesn’t necessarily fit into the category of clueless, we can only imagine one winner. We should start by saying SIR NONANTAIS has been well placed by his connections, and the 11 year old recently returned from 18 months off to win. However, he beat nothing, and he was receiving weight. This is a higher grade, and on this occasion he’s giving 3KG to LADY DE ROCHE. The selection is one of two from the Francois Nicolle stable, and according to ratings she’s four kilo better than SRHELIGA. CELTIOR wins in turn, but he will need something to happen to the others under his welter burden. With French racing you are begging on jockey performance somewhat, but all-in-all a easy pick to make! If i was making a book on this race, the odds would be LADY DE ROCHE 2.30, SIR NONANTAIS 3.50, SRHELIGA 6.00, CELTIOR 10.00, FURAX 17.00, SAMYSAN 50.00 ROSE DES BRIERES 80.00.
FREE QUALIFICATION PICK - Aliaksandra Sasnovich had an easy 2nd round of qualification against the useless Blinkova, but prior to that she needed three to get past Luisa Stefani. Whichever way you look at it, Sasnovich isn’t the player she promised to be. Ana Bogdan will never be a star, but she qualified past a very good player in Shuai Zhang. And, while that match took longer than ideal, Bogdan did at least give the impression of being fully fit. In any case, her form is decent and she should be capable !
FREE WTA TIP - No Pinnacle odds at the moment, market should improve! ----------This is a qualifier, so it’s listed under FREE TIP. If you want to get all our WTA picks for Dubai, you can for a special deal of just €30 — Send message ‘’Dubai special’’ to email@example.com . Alison Van Uytvanck will give it her best, but if Katerina Siniakova is in form that won’t be good enough. While the boxers daughter needs to find some consistency, she’s got the right game for these courts!
Syndicate betting pick for free users - Massive game in Serie A when 3rd placed Lazio take on top of the league Inter. Just one point separate the clubs, and their is a 14 point cushion to the 4th placed side Atalanta. Suffice to say, Champions league football is looking certain for both, but winning the Scudetto will be even better! Despite not scoring in the last two games, Lazio have by far the hottest striker in the league. The fact is Ciro Immobile has 5 more goals than nearest rival Ronaldo (Juventus), and he’s 8 clear of Inter’s top man Lukaku. What we can tell you is Inter boss Antonio Conte was looking to acquire a couple of strikers during the recent transfer window, but nothing happened. And, that’s the main issue we have with Inter, we wonder how many goals they have in them! The Eagles are unbeaten at him. Thy have scored the most home goals in the league, and they also conceded the least. Their is an argument for suggesting Inter are better on the road, because they too are unbeaten when playing away (9-2-0). However, drawing in Lecce and Fiorentina don’t auger well, and Lazio are the most prolific team in the division!
PREMIUM PICK - St Etienne are becoming very frustrating. In last weeks match Les Verts fell behind to a 25th minute goal in Montpellier (lost 1-0). However, they had 50 minutes to find an equaliser against a team with 10 men. When Sambia was given a straight red, it appeared to be a matter of time before St Etienne would equalise. What happened for the remaining 50 minutes was a lack of creation, and literally zero penetration. Th visitors are 4-0-8 on the road, and that includes five straight defeats coming into this. While Claude Puel’s team did win a cup game during the week, it was at a lower league club! Season promoted Brest lost just one league game at home, and that was a tight (1-2) game against serial winners PSG. No other team won in this stadium, and they have also beaten Amiens, Bordeaux, Strasbourg (5-0), Dijon & Metz. The hosts have a comfortable cushion over the relegation zone, and they come into this on the back of a highly credible 0-0 in Rennes! While the visitors have the higher value players, that all means nothing when these sides go head to head. The reverse game was drawn, so why can’t Brest benefit from home advantage here?
A couple of debutants here, but none of them have compelling pedigree’s and this is a tough starting point. A couple of these are easy to line, and we are only interested in the two principals. A week ago SERKIYNA finished a nose in front of TOUR D’ECHELLE, but we expect Jerome Reynier’s runner to reverse today. Afterall, she was not given an hard time by his jockey, whereas Christophe Soumillion had the run of the race. While jockey Antonio Orani often needs a wake-up call, his 2.5KG is worth a bit!
FREE FRENCH RACING PICK - If GONE SOLO can utilise stall one, he must have a good chance of winning this poor claimer. Robert Collet’s gelding found 1600m beyond him at Chantilly, and the time before he was beaten just 2.5L at Chantilly. His jockey Camille-Collet-Vidal had 3 winners from her last 14 mounts, and she gets to take off 1.5KG female jockey allowance. This isn’t the toughest of races, and those racing close to the pace have been advantaged!