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Betting news on Mark Hughes, the Twenty20 and Templegate’s tips

by Josh Powell | October 2, 2012

Football

QPR remain rock-bottom of the Premier League after a 2-1 home defeat to London rivals West Ham. Rangers now have two points from their opening six games and are still looking for their first win of the season. Matt Jarvis and Ricardo Vaz Te put the Hammers in control before the break before Adel Taarabt pulled one back in the second half. Mark Hughes’ side are 11/4 to be relegated at the end of the season.

The Champions League is back underway tonight with Chelsea, Manchester United and Celtic all in action away from home.

Celtic travel to Spartak Moscow in the 5.00pm kick-off and are 5/1 outsiders to leave Russia with all three points. The Red Devils head to Transylvania to face CFR Cluj and are odds on at 4/6 to take three points despite some of the senior players such as Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes being left at home. Chelsea face Danish champions FC Nordsjaelland looking to recover after dropped points against Juventus at home in the opening week. The reigning champions are firm 4/11 favourites to notch their first group win of this campaign.

Cricket

The Twenty20 World Cup continues in Sri Lanka without the reigning champions England. The three lions crashed out yesterday after an impressive bowling performance from the hosts left England whimpering towards a 19-run defeat.

Australia face Pakistan today in the first of two very close games. Australia are the narrow 8/11 favourites with Pakistan at 6/5 in the betting. That’s followed by India against South Africa with both teams eyeing up a semi-final clash with Sri Lanka. There’s hardly anything to seperate these two in the betting with India at 10/11 and South Africa at 20/21.

Australia are the 9/4 favourites to lift the trophy with Sri Lanka just behind them in the betting at 5/2.

Racing

Racing today comes from Ayr, Wolverhampton and Sedgefield with the meeting at Folkestone abandoned because of a waterlogged track.

The Sun newspapers top tipster Templegate is napping Sovereign Street in the 3.40pm at AYr and his next best is Ebble in the 2.00pm at Woverhampton.

‘Sovereign Street is the right way to go at Ayr. Ann Duffield’s fast-improving sprinter loves the mud and, despite winning his last three, is still on a very handy mark’.

Ebble was only two lengths behind the winner when third in a fair Chepstow maiden last month. The second franked the form by romping to a 12-length victory at Catterick next time out’.

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