Morning update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport
Bebe came out of the shadows to rescue a 1-1 draw for Manchester United at Ajax Cape Town yesterday but it was little consolation to punters who backed the Red Devils at 1/6. An 86th minute back-heel put Ajax Cape Town on the brink of a massive upset before the Portuguese flop equalised in time added on. Meanwhile, United boss Alex Ferguson has reportedly made a £35m bid for Brazilian Lucas Moura (19). The Sao Paulo attacking midfielder is currently in England with the Brazilian Olympic team.
Another United target Robin Van Persie has been ordered to miss the Gunners pre-season tour of China and South East Asia by manager Arsene Wenger as speculation about his future intensifies.
Nicklas Bendtner (24) of Paddy Power pants fame is set to quit Arsenal this week for AC Milan or Turkish side Galatasary. Bendtner spent most of last season on loan with Sunderland before playing for scoring for Denmark against Portugal at Euro 2012 and revealing the now much sought-after pants.
Ferrari’s Fernando Alonso took pole position for successive Grand Prix’s and starts today’s German Grand Prix ahead of reigning world champion Sebastian Vettel and promoted Michael Schumacher who was bumped up to third after Mark Webber was given a five-place grid penalty.
Adam Scott takes a four shot lead into the final round at the Open Championship as he tries to win his first Major. The Australian is on 11-under-par with Northern Ireland’s Graeme McDowell and early pace-setter Brandt Snedeker tied for second. Rory McIlroy’s week hasn’t improved and he’s already dropped four shots in his first five holes and is now at nine-over-par.
Tiger Woods is within range of the leaders on six-under-par as he chases his 15th Major title.
John Gosden’s Great Heavens heads the betting for the Irish Oaks (3.20) at the Curragh this afternoon. There’s also racing from Ascot, Newton Abbot and Tipperary.
One of Gaelic football’s biggest grudge matches takes place at Croke Park when Dublin take on Meath in the Leinster Final (4pm). In the Ulster Final Donegal take on Down at 2pm. If there is a red card is shown Paddy Power will refund all losing single 1st/last goalscorer, anytime goalscorer and first team goalscorer bets in that match. Terms and Conditions apply.
Tour De France
Bradley Wiggins (32) will become the first British rider to win the Tour De France in Paris this afternoon barring a fall.