Today is not just a normal Tuesday because it is getting a healthy sprinkling of FA Cup magic. There are nine fixtures in all tonight as 18 teams look to progress to the fourth round of the cup via a replay. Six Premier League teams are in action including an all top-flight affair as West Brom host QPR.
Wigan avoided a shock defeat in their first game with Bournemouth at the DW Stadium. Now back at Deans Court Bournemouth look great value to surprise the Latics who are struggling for wins. Stoke and Sunderland are both odds on to beat Crystal Palace and Bolton respectively whereas Fulham have a tricky test away to Blackpool, with the winner facing either West Ham or Manchester United in round four.
Man City are the 4/1 favourites to lift old ‘big ears’ with defending champions Chelsea 9/2 to retain their crown. Brighton and Leicester are the biggest priced sides outside of the top-flight at 80/1.
- FA Cup replays: Banana skins galore for the Premier League teams
- Betting: FA Cup coupon
- Betting: FA Cup outright
Andy Murray has laid down his marker for the Australian Open in Melbourne taking little over an hour and a half to beat Robin Haase in straight sets. The British number one won 6-3 6-1 603 in a one-sided affair as he took apart his Dutch opponent. The US Open and Olympic champ will now face Joao Sousa in round two.
You can watch and bet on all the games down under live on PPtv.
Murray is the 11/4 second favourite to win another Grand Slam with Novak Djokovic the clear favourite at 10/11 in the market.
World number two Judd Trump takes to the baize this afternoon in the Masters Snooker as he takes on Barry Hawkins at the Alexandra Palace. The 2011 UK Championship winner is aiming for another successful year as he attempts to take back the number one ranking spot off Mark Selby.
Later on this evening Shaun Murphy is a red-hot odds-on favourite to progress to the next round by beating world number 13 Ricky Walden.
If there is a century break scored in the final frame of any match, Paddy Power will refund losing single bets on that game.
Today’s racing comes from Lingfield Park, Ffos Las and Wolverhampton.
George Baker’s Double Dash won on his only previous run at Lingfield. Which means he could be unbeatable on this track or, like Prince William, he may just have struck it lucky on his first try. In which case we suggest he enjoys the trophy he has and doesn’t push his luck. Maybe suggesting the trophies sister might want to join them on his birthday. Double Dash can make it two for two in the 3.35pm and crown off a successful days racing.