MCB EXCLUSIVE – The Friday Fix – your top trio of bets for Friday

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.

Here’s our offering for Friday, April 2…

Rugby League: Huddersfield v Salford

Two of the teams who offer their fans the MyClubBetting service go head to head in a cracking tea-time clash (6pm).

And it is the Huddersfield Giants who can come out on top, thanks in large part to their kicking game, which is getting ever stronger.

They have great momentum with the pairing of Danny Brough and Jamie Ellis, and their forwards show great finesse and power. The half-backs are also a strong unit, and while they are expected to win, it may be surprising that they can win comfortably.

In what will likely be a high-scoring affair, we don’t feel Salford have the defensive capability to withstand the constant pressure from the Giants’ forwards.

SELECTION: Huddersfield @ 1.38

Tennis: Andy Murray v Tomas Berdych

Berdych
Value pick: Berdych

It could be worth opposing Andy Murray as he attempts to and a third Miami Open title.

Murray reached the semi-final by seeing off Dominic Thiem in three sets, but he is carrying a nagging shoulder injury.

He will need to feel in top shape to beat Tomas Berdych tonight and set up a likely final against Novak Djokovic, the man who beat him in the Australian Open final and again in the semi-final at Indian Wells.

But Berdych is simply over-priced to reach the final at 2.62. He has six wins over Murray in 11 meetings, although Murray leads 4-3 in hard court battles. The favourite has prevailed in six of the 11 meetings.

SELECTION: Berdych to win @ 2.62

Football: Rely on Rams

Take Derby County to see off Watford in the Championship’s only evening fixture.

This clash invariably sees a positive outcome one way or the other, as none of the last 13 meetings has ended in a draw.

Eight of the last nine meetings saw more three goals or more scored, and that could well be the case again (it is 1.88 for more than 2.5 goals to be scored).

Watford are in the automatic promotion places on goal difference from Middlesbrough and are five points ahead of the fifth-placed Rams.

Derby have had a slew of recent injuries which has not helped their promotion push, but they have lost just three of their 19 home games and have won 11 of them. Only Norwich and Watford, who have played a game more at home, have scored more than their 41 goals at home.

Derby have not won any of their last six games, however, so a bounce-back must be taken on trust.

Watford lost at home to Ipswich in their last match before the international break but seek a fifth victory in six away trips. It won’t be easy for the Rams, but we reckon they are a value bet. That word again. Value.

SELECTION: Derby to win @ 2.04

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

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MCB EXCLUSIVE – The Thursday Trio – your top sporting tips for today!

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.

Here’s our offering for Thursday, April 2…

Rugby League: Widnes v Warrington

Danny Galea
Key man: Galea

Widnes have made an indifferent start to the Super League season. Their thumping at St Helens last week saw them drop to two wins, a draw and four defeats for the season.

Warrington have won four and lost three of their seven games as they head into the busy Easter period.

Warrington have won five of the last eight meetings, but the home side has won two of the three clashes on their home turf.

Widnes get a welcome boost with the return of captain Kevin Brown, who was missing for the last three games with a hamstring injury and it also seems likely that back rowers Danny Galea and Danny Tickle, and hooker Lloyd White will be fit.

Warrington have been much the better team this season and something is clearly not clicking with the Vikings, but the return of some key players means they are over-priced at 3.50 in what is effectively a two-horse race (draw is 22.00).

We are not saying Widnes will win, we are saying there is a better chance of winning than their current odds suggest. That represents value in our book.

SELECTION: Widnes @ 3.50

Tennis: Kei Nishikori v John Isner

The Miami Open has provided some excellent tennis and some great results for our betting team.

This quarter-final, between the respective national No.1s, has us in a bit of a quandary, however

Nishikori cruised past David Goffin in straight sets, beating the Belgian 6-1, 6-2. He notched five aces and won 74% of his first serve points in a match that lasted barely 68 minutes.

Isner struggled to edge the higher-seeded Canadian Milos Raonic in a serve-dominated encounter, with the American smashing 25 aces to Raonic’s 12, to close out the match 6-7, 7-6, 7-6 in a gruelling two hours and 43 minutes.

This will be the first meeting and if the fifth-ranked Japanese star can hit his peak form and handle Isner’s serve, he can progress to the semi-final.

We reckon that Nishikori’s return will win the day and he can win in two sets (at 2.02), but we will play safe.

SELECTION: Nishikori to win @ 1.37

Racing: Broxbourne the best

We’ll make this simple: We are taking a bit of a chance on our sporting tips today, but our racing tip looks a solid selection.

Broxbourne (Ludlow 3:30) won’t be much of a price in the mares’ novices’ hurdle after acquitting herself well in Listed company on her last two runs, following a winning start at Fakenham.

With Double Silver, her main rival on the form book, ruled out, Nicky Henderson’s charge can pay for the Easter eggs.

SELECTION: Broxbourne (3:30 Ludlow)

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

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MCB EXCLUSIVE – The Wednesday Wager – a duo of top tips!

Both our selections were winners yesterday! Which is nice.

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 are attempting to find a couple of bets each day to stimulate your punting juices.

Here’s our offering for Wednesday, April 1…

Football: Coventry v Leyton Orient

Tony Mowbray
Tough battle: Mowbray

Coventry are three points out of the League One relegation zone and Orient are a point from safety. Both have a superior goal difference from those around them in the dogfight.

It appears as though 50 points will ensure safety from dropping into the fourth tier of English football and it seems that three from eight will fall, along with rock-bottom Yeovil.

Orient are without Jobi McAnuff and Ryan Hedges, who are both on international duty, while Coventry midfielder James Maddison is unlikely to feature and Marcus Tudgay (hamstring) is a doubt.

Tony Mowbray’s Coventry have won one game at home in the last five months and that is a stat that should set alarm bells ringing. But they have won three of their last four (all on the road)

Orient (Odds: 2.56) are a well-organised outfit, but while many believe they are too good to go down, they have failed to score in both their last two road games (both losses).

Coventry have enough easy games, including their last two against Crewe and Crawley, to think they will survive.

We tentatively take the hosts to end their home hoodoo at odds of 2.64 but we look for Orient to grab a goal at least.

SELECTION: Both sides to score @ 1.78

Tennis: Serena still the best?

Take Sabine Lisicki to beat Serena Williams in the WTA Miami Open.

Williams holds a 2-1 advantage in all-time meetings – winning on clay and hard court surfaces (thanks to a Lisicki retirement) – with the German winning their sole meeting on grass at Wimbledon two years ago.

Williams has warmed to the task in her last three matches, struggling past Julia Goerges in three sets before getting a tough test from Ana Ivanovic in the last 32. Sara Errani was then swept aside in the last 16.

Lisicki is playing some of the best tennis of her career and has breezed past her first three opponents, including Svetlana Kuznetsova in the last round (6-2, 6-3).

Lisicki has lost one of her last 17 matches – to Simona Halep – in the semi-final of the Indian Wells masters. And that was a walkover.

There is no doubt Serena is odds-on for a reason, but the value lies with the rising German star.

SELECTION: Sabine Lisicki @ 6.00

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

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