Bet of the Day

2015-01-09 00:00
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Friday sees the opening T20 between South Africa and the West Indies at Newlands.

The West Indian squad looks far stronger than the one that went down 2-0 in the recently concluded Test series, while the Proteas squad is missing a number of their superstar names.

The Proteas do have a good home record in T20 matches, winning some 61% of their 31 fixtures played in the country.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the home side to get the three-match series off to a winning start.

et of the Week: Proteas to win @77/100

Outcome: TBC


Big match in the English Premiership on Sunday as Liverpool host Arsenal (18:00 SA time).

Liverpool have been woeful by their lofty standards this season (11th in the standings), while Arsenal have been marginally better (sixth).

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the away side to leave Anfield with the three points.

Bet of the Week: Arsenal to win @36/25

Outcome: LOST! Arsenal and Liverpool drew 2-2


Friday's sees the Cape Cobras host the Knights in the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge at Newlands. The start is scheduled for 18:00.

The tournament has been a resounding success - and the final promises to be a thriller!

The Cobras earn hosting rights after topping the log (losing only 1 of their 10 group matches, while the Knights lost 3.

The Cobras could welcome back Proteas stars Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the home side to lift the trophy.

Bet of the Week: Back Cape Cobras to win @53/100

Outcome: WON! The Cape Cobras won by 33 runs


Saturday sees the playing of the Springboks' final Test of the year at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff against Wales.

The Boks have a proud record of only ever having lost to the Welsh Dragons once in 29 Tests.

The Boks have made a number of changes to the team that struggled to subdue Italy last weekend.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing South Africa to beat the spread of 5.5 points, that is South Africa to win by 6 or more points.

Bet of the Week: Back South Africa (-5.5) @19/20

Outcome: Lost! The Springboks lost 12-8


The RAM SLAM T20 Challenge is proving a hit with spectators.

Friday sees the Knights head to the East London coast to face the struggling Warriors. The Knights have enjoyed a good season to date and currently sit second in the standings.

On the flipside, the Warriors have been woeful of late and languish second from bottom in the six-team log, well outside the playoff spots.

SA bookies BetFlash see little to no value in backing the Knights, so suggest betting on the home side to give their fans something to cheer about this evening (18:00 start)

Bet of the Week: Warriors to win at @7/5

Outcome: WON! Warriors won by eight wickets


The Springboks and Ireland will clash on Saturday in Dublin (19:30 SA time) for the 22nd time since 1906.

In that time, the Springboks have won 16 Tests, lost four and drawn one. The Springboks have scored 417 points - including 60 tries - and conceded 248 points and 24 tries for an average score of 20-12.

Heyneke Meyer's men will be looking to get their four-Test tour off to a winning start - and SA bookies BetFlash believe they will!

Bet of the Week: Springboks to win at @4/10

Outcome: LOST! Ireland won 29-15


It's the Manchester derby this weekend in the English Premiership!

City will host rivals United at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday at 15:30 SA time.

United's struggles this season are well documented. They have failed to win away from home in four matches, and find themselves in eighth position in the standings, some 10 points adrift of leaders, Chelsea.

City are faring slightly better, and lie third after nine matches this season, six points behind Chelsea.

SA bookies Betflash have installed the home side as marginal favourites for the victory.

Bet of the Week: Manchester City to win at @8/10

Outcome: WON! Manchester City won 1-0


It's final time!
After a scintillating season of Currie Cup rugby, we're down to the final two: WP and the Golden Lions.

WP will host the final at Newlands on Saturday (kick-off at 17:00), and will welcome a Golden Lions side brimming with confidence.

WP have been superb at home this year, losing only one match (to the Sharks), while the Lions have struggled on the road, losing tellingly, to WP in the round robin phase at Newlands.

SA bookies Betflash have installed the home side as marginal favourites for the title.

Bet of the Week: WP to win at @3/4

Outcome: WON! WP won 19-16


It's Currie Cup semi-final time!

The Golden Lions host the Sharks at Ellis Park (kick-off at 14:30) while the 'big' north v south derby sees WP take on the Blue Bulls at Newlands (17:00).

WP topped the log while the Blue Bulls finished the season strongly after a shaky start. WP recorded wins both home and away against their old enemies.

The Blue Bulls have been bolstered by the return of Handre Pollard from Springbok duty, but it remains to be seen in which position he plays.

While they expect WP to win, leading SA bookies BetFlash are NOT expecting Allister Coetzee's men to beat the 6.5-point handicap.

Bet of the Week: Bulls (+6.5) @ 9/10

Outcome: LOST! WP won 31-23


This weekend sees the playing of the final round of round-robin matches in the 2014 Absa Currie Cup season.

WP, guaranteed top spot in the log (and thus a home semi-final and potential final) win, lose or draw, welcome the Sharks to Newlands.

The Sharks on the other hand could still secure a home semi-final should they win AND the Golden Lions go down to the Free State Cheetahs.

WP have made wholesale changes - 11 in fact - to their starting XV, while the Sharks have welcomed back Springbok No 9, Cobus Reinach.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the visitors at 11/20 - and so do we!

Bet of the Week: Sharks to win at 11/20

Outcome: WON! Sharks won 28-20


The 2014 Rugby Championship draws to a close this weekend, with a "dead rubber" between the Springboks and All Blacks at Ellis Park.

But try telling those players in the Green and Gold and "all black" that there's nothing to play for!

New Zealand may well have wrapped up this year's title, but pride will be on the line come 17:05 in Johannesburg on Saturday.

The Boks are sweating on the fitness of No 8 Duane Vermeulen, while the visitors have been forced into a number of changes, most notably up front to their tight 5.

The altitude will favour the home side, but the All Blacks do have a proud record to defend in SA and as the No 1-ranked side in the world.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the All Blacks to win...

Bet of the Week: All Blacks to win at 8/10

Outcome: LOST! Springboks won 27-25


The Springboks and Wallabies clash at Newlands in Cape Town on Saturday, in a do-or-die match for both sides.

Kick-off is at 17:05.

Lose and the Rugby Championship title is lost for another year. Win, and a mathematical glimmer of hope remains...

Both teams have been forced into a number of changes, but the home side are still expected to have the ascendancy up front.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the home side to win by 8 points or more...

Bet of the Week: Springboks to win by more than 8 points at 17/20

Outcome: WON! The Springboks won 28-10


The Springboks face a daunting task in toppling the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash in Wellington on Saturday (kick-off at 09:35 SA time)

The Boks currently sit second in the standings, three points adrift of the No 1-ranked All Blacks.

If last weekend's results are anything to go by, the match won't be close! But matches are played on grass, not on previous outcomes...

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the home side to win by 9 points or more...

Bet of the Week: All Blacks to win by 9 points or more at 17/20

Outcome: LOST! The All Blacks won 14-10


The Springboks are in Perth, preparing for their Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies on Saturday  (kick-off at 12:05 SA time).

Having beaten Argentina both home and away, the Boks are currently top of the standings, while Australia find themselves rock bottom, after a draw and a heavy defeat to the mighty All Blacks.

Both teams have been forced into a number of changes - but nothing changes the fact that leading SA bookies BetFlash expect the Wallabies to win at home...

Bet of the Week: Australia to win by more than 2 points at 0.85/1

Outcome: LOST! Australia won by 1 point


The 2014/15 English Premiership season roars into action this weekend with Manchester United looking to put behind a miserable last campaign - starting with a match against Swansea at Old Trafford.

The Red Devils have posted some encouraging pre-season results and boast a good record against their rivals on Saturday (kick-off at 13:45 SA time).

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have United as 34/100 favourites - and we agree they'll be hard to beat.

Bet of the Week: Manchester United to win at 34/100

Outcome: LOST! Swansea won 2-1


Sunday sees the playing of the final "warm-up" match ahead of the 2014/15 English Premiership season - the Community Shield - between last year's league champions Manchester City, and last year's FA Cup winners, Arsenal.

Both sides have recruited shrewdly in the transfer market and will be raring to go at Wembley.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have City as 111/100 favourites for the first silverware on offer this season - and we agree!

Bet of the Week: Manchester City to win at 111/100

Outcome: LOST! Manchester City lost 3-0


The Waratahs and Crusaders will lock horns in the final of the 2014 Vodacom Super Rugby tournament on Saturday in Sydney. Kick-off is at 11:40 SA time.

The Waratahs have played the Crusaders 8 times in Sydney, winning only 3 times. The average score is 28-27 in favour of the Crusaders.

The Waratahs are searching for a maiden Super Rugby title while the Crusaders are looking for an incredible eighth success.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the Crusaders at evens - and so do we!

Bet of the Week: Crusaders to win @ 1/1.

Outcome: LOST. Waratahs won 33-32


The Sharks will fly the SA flag in this weekend's Super Rugby semi-finals against the seven-time champion Crusaders.

The Sharks have a poor record in Christchurch, having won only 1 of their 11 previous encounters - but that lone victory did come earlier this year.

The average margin of victory for the Crusaders in New Zealand is a staggering 13 points (35-22).

Leading SA bookies BetFlash are backing the Crusaders to win by more than the 6.5-point handicap.

Bet of the Week: Crusaders to win by 7 or more points at 8/10

Outcome: WON! Crusaders won 38-6


While we aren't likely to see a similiar 7-1 scoreline, the 2014 Soccer World Cup second semi-final between Argentina and the Netherlands promises to be an exciting affair.

Both sides have struggled at times during the tournament, but have done enough to progress to the semi-finals.

Leading SA bookies, BetFlash, have Argentina as favourites to proceed to Sunday's final.

Bet of the Week: Argentina to win at 14/10

Outcome: WON! Argentina won 4-2 on penalties


The 2014 Soccer World Cup has reached its quarter-final stage!

Hosts Brazil haven't been in the sort of pre-tournament form the "experts" had predicted, but they've done enough to get through to the Last 8.

In Neymar, Hulk, Fred and Jo - among others - they have potential match-winners across the board, while Colombia have relied of current tournament top scorer James Rodriguez to keep their dream alive.

Being familiar with each other's play - and players - as well as being accustomed to the weather conditions, it's difficult to see who has the advantage.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have gone for the upset!

Bet of the Week: Colombia to beat Brazil at 328/100

Outcome: LOST... Brazil won 2-1


The rivalry continues!

With the Stormers out the running and the Bulls relying of a miracle to progress, pride will be at stake at Newlands on Saturday (kick-off at 17:05).

The Stormers have shown some great home form recently and will want to take revenge after losing to the Bulls at Loftus earlier in the season.

With the home teams enjoying a big advantage this season, BetFlash suggest backing the Stormers at 31/50.

Bet of the Week: Stormers to beat the Bulls at 31/50

Outcome: WON! Stormers won 16-0


Hosts Brazil face a tricky Last 16 clash against South American 'neighbours' Chile on Saturday.

Brazil were undefeated in their group, while Chile sent defending champions Spain packing, before losing to the Netherlands.

With Neymar leading Brazil's attack, leading SA bookies BetFlash believe the hosts will have too much firepower for their opponents.

Brazil are on offer at 56/100 to win while Chile can be backed at 469/100. The draw after 90 minutes is on offer at 139/50.

Bet of the Week: Brazil to beat Chile at 56/100

Outcome: WON! Brazil beat Chile 3-2 on penalties


Australia take on France in the third and final match of their three-Test series having already clinched the series 2-0.

While the Wallabies were in scintillating form in the first Test, the second match was a drab affair, with Australia winning 6-0.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash expect the Wallabies to bounce back to their best form in Sydney. Kick-off is at 07:00 SA time.

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et of the Week: Australia to beat France by more than 12 points at 9/10

Outcome: WON! Australia won 39-13


England and Uruguay clash in a must-win match on Thursday at 21:00 SA time.

England lost 2-1 to Italy in their opening clash, while Uruguay were shocked 3-1 by Costa Rica.

Defeat for either side could mean a early exit for the tournament.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash suggest backing the South Americans for victory

Bet of the Week: Uruguay to beat England at 237/100

Outcome: WON! Uruguay won 2-1


After a four year wait the 2014 Soccer World Cup is upon us!

The opening match sees host Brazil take on Croatia.

Brazil are out to win a record sixth trophy and will have to shoulder the weight of a nation.

But they "should" get their campaign off to a winning start...

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have Brazil on offer at 31/100 to pick up three points on Thursday night (kick-off at 22:00 SA time).

et of the Week: Brazil to beat Croatia

Outcome: WON! Brazil won 3-1


Saturday sees the playing of an all-important all-New Zealand Vodacom Super Rugby derby between the Blues and Hurricanes.

The Blues need to win to stand any chance of reaching the playoffs, while the Hurricanes will be out to build of an already impressive season which has seen them play some enterprising rugby at stages.

The Blues are unbeaten at Eden Park this season - and leading SA bookies BetFlash expect that to continue...

Bet of the Week: Blues to win

Outcome: WON! The Blues won 37-24


Saturday sees the playing of the 2014 Champions League final - an all-Spanish affair - between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

Real Madrid are looking for a record 10th win in the Champions League and will look to star player Cristiano Ronaldo for the victory.

Atletico Madrid were crowned La Liga champions this season - no mean feat at all beating both Barcelona and their opponents on Saturday to the title.

Boasting a far superior record against their neighbours, Real Madrid will surely have too much fire-power come the final whistle in Lisbon.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have Madrid as 19/20 favourites, while Atletico can be backed at 57/20. The draw is on offer at 23/10.

Bet of the Day: Real Madrid to win

Outcome: WON! Real Madrid won 4-1 after extra-time


Week 13 in Super Rugby sees the Bulls host the Stormers in the big SA derby on Saturday. Kick-off is at 19:10.

The Bulls still harbour hopes of a playoff spot, while the Stormers are out of the running in a lowly 14th spot at present.

It's never easy for visiting teams at Loftus Versfeld, and it certainly will be even tougher for an injury-ravaged Stormers team...

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have the Bulls as favourites - and the bet we like is 'Bulls to win by 6 or more at 3/4)

Bet of the Day: Bulls to win by 6 points or more

Outcome: WON! Bulls won 28-12


Tonight sees the playing of the second Champions League semi-final between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich.

Madrid lead the way is the scoring stakes this year, averaging 3.2 goals per match, with Bayern in third with 2.6.

Both team will be out to make history should they win the tournament - It would be Madrid's 10th title, while Bayern would be the first club to successfully defend their title since the tournament's inception in 1992.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have Real Madrid on offer at 13/10 to win, while Bayern Munich can be backed at 8/5. The draw is on offer at 43/20.

There's very little to separate these two European giants - so we'll go for a narrow home victory...

Bet of the Day: Real Madrid to WIN

Outcome: WON!
Real Madrid won 1-0


Everton, looking to cement a Top 4 English Premiership finish and in the process secure a Champions League spot next season, welcome Manchester United to Goodison Park on Sunday.

Kick-off is at 17:10 SA time.

Everton, who have only lost once at home this season, welcome former manager David Moyes back to Merseyside.

Leading SA bookies BetFlash have Everton on offer at 5/4 to win, while United can be backed at 7/4. The draw is on offer at 41/20.

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Bet of the Day: Everton to WIN

WON! Everton won 2-0!


The Proteas will lose their ICC World Twenty20 semi-final against India, if bookmakers are to be believed...

The Proteas are set to tackle India in Friday's second semi-final in Dhaka - and have been installed as underdogs by leading SA bookies, BetFlash

The Proteas can be backed at 13/10 to reach Sunday's final, while India are on offer at 11/20.

Bet of the Day: India to WIN

WON! India won by six wickets


Liverpool will close within a single point of log-leaders Chelsea should they beat Sunderland at Anfield on Wednesday night (kick-off 22:00 SA time).

The Reds have been flying high of late, while Gus Poyet's Sunderland side find themselves in the relegation zone in 18th position.

The Black Cats will be desperate for points, but this might just be Liverpool's title year - so expect them to get the job done.

Bookies BetXchange have Liverpool on offer at 1/6, while Sunderland can be backed at 17/1. The draw is on offer at 15/2.

Bet of the Day: Liverpool to WIN

WON! Liverpool won 2-1

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