MCB EXCLUSIVE – The Thursday Trio

You already know that your club betting service gives you more than any other high street bookie: We give your club free kit and equipment – plus we give back 20% of revenues!

And now we’ll attempt to find three bets each day to stimulate your punting juices.

All three tips won on Wednesday!

Here’s our offering for Thursday, March 19…

Rugby League: St Helens v Warrington

James Roby
Happy return: Roby

The European Super League is in its early stages and upsets are possible.

Yet this is unlikely to be the case when St Helens host the Warrington. Wolves have lost just once in Super League so far this season, while top-of-the-table Saints are unbeaten, so it should be an epic scrap.

St Helens have hooker James Roby and prop Kyle Amor back from injury and suspension respectively, but they are still without Jonny Lomax, Mark Percival (out for six weeks with a knee injury), Luke Walsh and Mark Flanagan.

Warrington have no real injury concerns and head coach Tony Smith has named an unchanged 19-man squad from the one that beat Leeds last week.

Warrington won their last two at Langtree Park but although the Saints have a few key men missing, their depth is such that they should be able to overcome their losses. We take them to win.

BET: St Helens to win @ 1.77

Darts Premier League: Raymond van Barneveld v Phil Taylor

Of all the five clashes in the Darts Premier League in Glasgow, this one is arguably the one everyone wants to see.

Phil Taylor is like kryptonite to Raymond van Barneveld. The Power leads the all-time series meetings 51-12-4, an extraordinary run of success against one of the top players in the world.

Reigning Premier League champion van Barneveld has made a poor start to the defence of his title and sits level with Kim Huybrechts in the bottom two in the table, having lost 7-3 to 2009 champion James Wade last week.

Taylor is also coming into this off a loss, having gone down 7-3 to Michael van Gerwen in Nottingham last week.

Van Barneveld was way off his game last week and while Taylor was not 100 per cent with his doubles, he holds an Indian sign over Barney and should get back to winning ways.

BET: Taylor to win

Price is right for Mountain

Mountain King (4:05, Ludlow) looks ready to put what little experience he has over fences to good use in the Wye Valley Brewery Handicap Chase.

Mrs Diana Whateley’s dark and light blue colours have been a familiar sight in the winners’ enclosure this season and the Philip Hobbs-trained six-year-old looks ready to add to the tally.

Mountain King was beaten favourite in a four-runner soft-ground affair at Huntingdon last time, where he was a little too keen and didn’t help himself by making the odd jumping error.

However, he should be better suited to the faster ground at Ludlow and the drop back to two miles looks just what the doctor ordered.

BET: Mountain King (Ludlow 4:05)

All odds quoted from Shoreham FC’s betting service Shorehamfc.myclubbetting.co.uk

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