With Ali away on honeymoon, The Athletic's Matt Slater joins George Elek to discuss off-field matters in the EFL, including updates on the Fan-Led Review of Football Governance and discussing the possible end of the 3pm blackout. This podcast is sponsored by Betfair. Join the NTT20 Squad on Levellr! An EFL Community on Telegram with non-stop EFL chat and bonus video & audio content from George & Ali. Join with a 2-week free trial & then £4.99 per month: shop.levellr.com/products/ntt20_community
Professional football punter Nick Goff stands in for George Elek + joins Ali to make some weekend EFL picks. This podcast is sponsored by Betfair. BET 10 GET 2 - Get a £2 free bet with Betfair when you place £10 worth of accas on the EFL this season. Must have combined minimum odds of evens or more. Max one free bet per day. Free bet valid for 48 hours on Accas or Bet Builders. T&Cs apply. Over 18s only. Gamble responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. Join the NTT20 Squad on Levellr! An EFL Community on Telegram with non-stop EFL chat and bonus video & audio content from George & Ali. Join with a 2-week free trial & then £4.99 per month: shop.levellr.com/products/ntt20_community
Professional punter Nick Goff stands in for George Elek + joins Ali to make some weekend EFL picks. This podcast is sponsored by Betfair. BET 10 GET 2 - Get a £2 free bet with Betfair when you place £10 worth of accas on the EFL this season. Must have combined minimum odds of evens or more. Max one free bet per day. Free bet valid for 48 hours on Accas or Bet Builders. T&Cs apply. Over 18s only. Gamble responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. Join the NTT20 Squad on Levellr! An EFL Community on Telegram with non-stop EFL chat and bonus video & audio content from George & Ali. Join with a 2-week free trial & then £4.99 per month: shop.levellr.com/products/ntt20_community
Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek, The Athletic's Tim Spiers and bet365's Steve Freeth as Arsenal head to Chelsea in the weekend's standout Premier League game. The panel also look ahead to Liverpool's visit to Tottenham following Antonio Conte's first anniversary in charge of Spurs. Plus there's a look ahead to Unai Emery starting his reign at Villa Park against Manchester United, including some trivia, as well as Man City v Fulham & Everton v Leicester. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell is joined by The Athletic's Tim Spiers, George Elek and bet365's Steve Freeth as Man City look to leapfrog Arsenal at the top of the Premier League and Graham Potter returns to Brighton with his in-form Chelsea side. Following Unai Emery's return to the Premier League the panel give their take on the Spaniard taking over at Aston Villa, as well as Villa's visit to Newcastle United. The panel also discuss Liverpool v Leeds at Anfield with the Reds in need of kickstarting their campaign while pressure being to mount on Jesse Marsch. Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek, Bet 365's Steve Freeth and the Athletic's Tim Spiers to look ahead to all the action in the Premier League this weekend. We start with reaction to Aston Villa sacking Steven Gerrard on Thursday night, with Villa fan Dan very pleased with the decision, before moving on to the big game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday evening between Chelsea and a Ronaldo-less Manchester United. There's also a look at Spurs v Newcastle, Nottingham Forest v Liverpool, Manchester City v Brighton and Leicester v still managerless Wolves Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding and Ed Quigley to preview Saturday's card at the Cheltenham Showcase.The day kicks off with the Novice's Hurdle and a typically open looking contest. 8 go to post at present opening up some good each way opportunities, Rexem is the 3/1 favourite with Shearer and St Palais not far behind.Next up it's the Handicap Chase and another open looking race. The Hollow Ginge heads the market at a best price of 10/3. Davy Russell rides Tullybeg at a best price of 6/1, who's also entered in the 15:20 on Friday's card.The Masterson Holdings Hurdle follows with Pied Piper making his first appearance of the National Hunt season having run in the Ascot Stakes in June. He's a best price of EVS with his Aintree conqueror Knight Salute next at 5/2. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Max Rushden is joined by Barry Glendenning, George Elek and Ben Fisher to assess the runners and riders in the Football League. Help support our independent journalism at theguardian.com/footballweeklypod
Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek and bet 365's Steve Freeth as Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool look to get their Premier League campaign back on track up against Pep Guardiola's Man City. Steven Gerrard's position at Aston Villa has been up for debate ahead of Chelsea heading to Stamford Bridge. Plus Newcastle United visit Old Trafford looking to upset Manchester United, meanwhile, will Tottenham finally provide style as opposed to substance up against Everton? Produced by Guy Clarke Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding to preview Champions Day from Ascot.With four Group 1s on the card it looks set to be a great afternoon's racing, headlined by Baaeed's final run in the Champions Stakes.The card kicks off with the Long Distance Cup. Trueshan is currently a best price of 15/8 to win the Group 2 race, but St Leger winner Eldar Eldarov is sure to provide a stern challenge and isn't far behind in the betting at 5/2. The first Group 1 of the day is the Sprint Stakes. Creative Force is the market leader in an open looking contest at 7/2, Andy is keen on Rohaan, the 4 year old disappointed in this race last year but won the Wokingham at Royal Ascot back in June.The Fillies & Mares Stakes follows with Emily Upjohn favourite in another open race. She's currently a best price of 4/1. She disappointed at Ascot in the King George following her Oaks second place but will be looking to end the season on a high.Inspiral will prove tough to beat in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes and is a best price of 11/10 compared to worst odds of 10/11. Modern Games could provide the toughest challenge and is the 4/1 second favourite with William Buick in the saddle.The penultimate race of the day is the Champion Stakes, the final time we'll get to watch Baaeed. He looks to make it 11/11 and the betting suggests he'll do it, he's a best price of 1/4 but as short as 1/5 in places. Andy is keen to get Adayar onside with 9 going to post. At 5/1 he could provide to the toughest challenge to Baaeed with stakes being returned should he finish no worse than third. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dan Bardell is joined by George Elek, bet 365's Steve Freeth and The Athletic's Tim Spiers to preview the weekend's Premier League action, with a big focus on Sunday's clash between Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates. There's also a look at Erling Haaland's incredible run of form before getting stuck in to Brighton v Tottenham, Everton v Manchester United and Crystal Palace v Leeds Utd. All this plus the meeting on Monday night of two managers under increasing pressure as Steven Gerrard takes his Aston Villa side to the City Ground to take on Steve Cooper's Nottingham Forest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Check out English Championship Football League betting picks for Matchday 14 from Betting Weekly™: EFL Championship. You'll hear soccer betting odds and analysis from experts George Elek and Jack Wright. Analyzed games include Stoke City vs Sheffield United and Blackpool vs Watford, and more. You'll also get our League 1 and League 2 predictions.
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Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by The Athletic's Tim Spiers and Bet 365's Steve Freeth to get stuck in to a massive weekend of Premier League football, with the North London derby, the Manchester derby and a crunch encounter in the East Midlands between Leicester and Nottingham Forest the pick of the bunch. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding and Danny Archer to look ahead to one of the season's best flat races, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.After speculation over a potential entry - Baaeed's connections chose to go for the Champion Stakes at Ascot, pushing Luxembourg to the top of the market where he remains, currently heading the betting at a best price of 7/2.Last year's winner Torquator Tasso is a 15/2 shot having shocked the racing world last year when winning the race at huge price of 72/1. The German raider looks to go back-to-back although will have to do it from stall 18. The guys touch on the draw with Andy not necessarily in agreement that it'll be to Torquator Tasso's detrimentRob Hornby is reunited with Westover having had a watching brief for his last two runs where Colin Keane was in the saddle. Having been as big as 16/1 at the start of the week the Irish Derby winner is now into a best price of 10/1. Rob joined Rishi Persad and Sam Turner earlier in the week on Racing Weekly to preview the ride, you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6vIU8aEGsk&t=5sAs well as the Arc the weekend's racing from Longchamp is packed with quality racing with no fewer than six Group 1s on Sunday and two on Saturday. After not being supplemented for the Arc, Very Elleegant goes in the Prix de Royallieu and is currently a joint 3/1 favourite alongside Sea La Rosa. It's the Prix Du Cadran for Kyprios who looks to make it 6 in-a-row, whilst Kinross runs in the Prix de la Foret#oddschecker #horseracing Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Check out English Championship Football League picks & predictions for Matchday 12 from Betting Weekly™: EFL Championship. You'll hear soccer betting odds and analysis from experts George Elek and Jack Wright. Get insights on West Bromwich vs Swansea City, Sunderland vs Preston North End, and much more.Subscribe today so you never miss our expert EFL picks!
Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by the Athletic's Tim Spiers and Bet 365's Steve Freeth for a look ahead to a big weekend of international football which will feature significant tests for Gareth Southgate's England and Rob Page's Wales just two months out from the world cup. Will Southgate put his faith in Bellingham? Will out of form Maguire and Shaw retain their starting spots? Who takes the no.1 shirt in Pickford's absence? The international break also gives us the opportunity to reflect on the Premier League, so the panel cast their eye on how the title race and relegation battles are shaping up after seven games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by oddschecker tipster Andy Holding to preview Friday and Saturday's racing from the Cambridgeshire Meeting at Newmarket.Starting with Friday, Andy takes a look at the opening four races on the card, kicking off with the Fillies' and Mares listed stakes. Roger Varian is bang in form of late but Andy looks to take Zanbaq on here with Crystal Caprice. Another Fillies' and Mares race follows next on the card, with 8 runners on the card Andy thinks Sea Silk Road is the right favourite but he looks for some each way value.Next up it's the Rockfel Stakes. Commissioning heads the market at 7/4 but Andy thinks the market is "all wrong", again he looks for some each-way value with many of the other runners in good form, with the added benefit of having run better times than the favourite where the draw could also be key.The Joel Stakes comes at 3.35, and despite just 7 runners several firms are still paying 3 places. Andy is all over Pogo citing it as the value bet of the day. Charlie Hills' runner can be backed at a top price of 5/1 compared to a worst of 4/1.Saturday looks all set to be a brilliant day of racing with two Group 1 races and the feature Cambridgeshire Handicap. The Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes kicks the day off with Andy keen on Flying Honours despite the short price of 4/7, a superstar in the making?Next up it's the Group 1 Cheveley Park Stakes. Trilium and Meditate are joint market leaders at 5/2 with Andy keen on the former, another potential superstar in the making, as well as liking the each way price of Lezoo with William Buick on board.Another Group 1 follows with the Middle Park Stakes, Blackbeard opened up at 2/1 in places but is now out to 11/4. Andy was very very keen on Mischief Magic with one bookmaker going 5/1, although he's now a top price of 7/2.The Cambridgeshire comes next and as ever it looks wide open with a current field of 29 runners set to go to post. You can currently get 8 places with SkyBet in a race that Andy calls one of the most competitive renewals ever. Mujtaba heads the betting at 9/2, but our man draws up a shortlist of Savvy Victory (10/1) under Ryan Moore with stamina on his side, Dual Identity (14/1) and Kitsune Power (16/1), with the latter running for the in form Roger Varian. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by the Athletic's Jay Harris to look ahead to all seven games this weekend as the Premier League returns from a week off. There's a big game on Friday night between two promoted sides Nottingham Forest and Fulham, can Forest pick up some points to match their promising performances of late, or will Mitrovic be too much for that leaky defence? There are question marks over Son's place in the Spurs team as they get set to take on Leicester, Brentford take on Arsenal with Ivan Toney looking to celebrate his England call-up with a big performance, and there's a big game for Steven Gerrard as Aston Villa look to back up that point against Man City with a positive result at home to Southampton on Friday night All that plus Wolves v Man City, Everton v West Ham and Newcastle v Bournemouth Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding to look ahead to another weekend's flat racing with the Ayr Gold Cup and a nice looking card at Newbury ahead.Following the declarations for the feature of the week at Ayr, Khanjar heads the betting at 4/1 with the rest of the 25 runner field all 10/1 bar. Andy thinks the favourite is a group horse in the making and could well prove to be good value at the prices. At the time of writing SkyBet are paying 7 places on this one so it could pay to look for each-way value. Mr Wagyu and Bielsa are another two that catch Andy's eye at 14/1 and 10/1 respectively.Over at Newbury we've got the Legacy Stakes at 13:40. Dubai Future heads the betting here, his last win came in the Wolferton Stakes at Royal Ascot but was only good enough for third last time out in the York Stakes.The feature of the day at Newbury is the Dubai Duty Free Handicap. Warren Point leads the market here at 7/2 in an open looking contest.As well as previewing Saturday's action at Newbury and Ayr, the guys briefly discuss the decision to send Baaeed to Ascot over going for glory in the Arc. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by the Athletic's Tim Spiers for a look at the pick of the Premier League fixtures this weekend, there's the Merseyside derby on Saturday lunchtime which should feature the returning Darwin Nunez, and could see new signings debut for both teams. Chelsea made a late move for Aubameyang, will he come straight in against West Ham and make an impact? Plus there's a look at Aston Villa v Manchester City, a daunting prospect for under pressure Steven Gerrard. All that plus Man United v Arsenal, and the increasingly beleaguered Brendan Rodgers takes his Leicester side to high flying Brighton Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell, George Elek, and Tim Spiers gather once again to preview the biggest Premier League fixtures. Coming up, can Manchester United get two wins in a week? Will Liverpool be pulled apart by the Cherries? And could Fulham be the first to put a spanner in the Arsenal armoury? All that plus some insight into Newcastle's potential new striker Alexander Isak and the striker with a pirate celebration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell, Tim Spiers and George Elek preview the best of the weekend's Premier League action starting with the huge game at Old Trafford on Monday night as Manchester United take on Liverpool - will another humiliating defeat prove a tipping point for the disgruntled United fans? Does Liverpool's lengthy injury list give Utd a glimmer of hope? Can Jurgen Klopp's side afford to drop more points this early on? Plus there's a look at Spurs v Wolves, Bournemouth v Arsenal, Leeds v Chelsea, and Newcastle v Manchester City Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell, Tim Spiers and George Elek preview the best of the weekend's Premier League action as Gerrard prepares to take on Lampard. Is Stevie G missing Mick Beale? Do Chelsea have everything to lose against Spurs? And will somebody hit 40 goals in the Premier League this season? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by the Athletic's Tim Spiers for the first preview show of the season, and on the eve of another Premier League campaign they start by looking at the big narratives that may define the 9 months ahead. Are we set for another two-horse title race between Man City and Liverpool? Can any of the chasing pack close the gap and could that team be Antonio Conte's Tottenham? Could Newcastle barge their way in to the big six and make it seven? Plus there's a look at the relegation candidates, how we expect new boys Fulham, Bournemouth and Nottingham Forest to fare, and with things seemingly not being well at Leicester could Brendan Rodgers be a surprise candidate for first manager to be sacked? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
George Elek is joined by Mark O'Haire, Jack Wright and David Preece to preview the 2022/23 Premier League new season. Mark and Jack provide their betting insight to pick out some value in the outright markets, whilst David Preece gives his view on the various runners and riders and gives us a view from a player's and coaches point of view.Champions Manchester City once again head the betting at a best price of 8/11 whilst Liverpool are hotly fancied to run them close once more with Jurgen Klopp's side at 11/4. The top two pulled miles clear of the rest last season and a rejuvenated Spurs look the most likely to follow with them at 14/1 third favourites, and odds on to finish inside the top four.Manchester United enter a new era with Erik ten Hag in the dugout, they're at 15/8 just to finish in the top four, as big as they've been for a number of years. Arsenal meanwhile ended the season in disappointing fashion as they missed out on a top four spot but have freshened up their squad with several new arrivals. The headline signing looks like Gabriel Jesus, he's halved in price for the Golden Boot since joining the Gunners and that market is one the guys touch on.As well as the race for the title, top four and Golden Boot, the panel look at the battle to stay in the Premier League. Newly promoted Bournemouth are odds on for a swift return to the Championship with Scott Park frustrated at the lack of singings, and it's a similar story at his former employers Fulham. The third club to join them have taken different approach. Nottingham Forest have brought in no less than 12 new signings including Jesse Lingard, they're out to 5/4 for the drop.Frank Lampard will be hoping for a better season for Everton than the one they endured last year. They're 7/2 to be relegated whilst the former Chelsea boss is the 4/1 favourite to be the first manager to leave his role. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by Niall Lyons to preview the year's fourth and final major, The Open Championship.The Open returns to St Andrews for the 150th edition of the the tournament. Rory McIlroy is favourite to win this week at a best price of 10/1. McIlroy who hasn't won a major since 2014 has finished in the top ten of all three previous majors this year.Second favourite is Niall's headline tip Xander Schauffele. The American was victorious last week in the Scottish Open and is one of the most in form player's in the world right now.Niall has seven tips in total for this week ranging between 18/1 and 150/1 as he looks to build on his profit for the year of 196pts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is once again joined by Andy Holding to preview day two of the July Festival at Newmarket.The guys jump straight into the second race on the card, the bet365 Heritage Handicap. 12 runners are lined up for this one as it stands with New London the 10/3 favourite. Andy gives us his tale of woe having backed New London last time out but thinks he could improve here especially with the draw.Next up on the card is the Duke Of Cambridge Stakes. A trappy looking race Maylandsea and Mawj head the betting. Lezoo is just behind at 11/4 and Andy thinks he could produce another good performance after winning last time out under Frankie Dettori.The Bet365 Trophy takes place at 3pm and it's a wide open looking content with 16 entered. Candleford is 7/2 best price at the time of writing and Andy is a 'massive fan' of him.At 3.35 it's all about Inspiral. She's currently a 2/11 shot to make it five from five with Frankie Dettori on board in the Falmouth Stakes. A lap of honour? Andy thinks so.For the last two races on the card Andy is keen on Nizaaka and Celsius at current prices of 11/4 and 9/1 respectively. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding to look ahead to day one of the July Festival at Newmarket.2.37: The opening race of the week is the Maiden Fillies' Stakes run over six furlongs. Ivory Madonna appears to set the standard here after her run in the Albany Stakes and she'll have Hollie Doyle on board. Andy thinks she looks a worthy favourite in a tricky to call contest with over half the field newcomers.5.00: The Bahrain trophy comes next at 1.50. Deauville Legend runs here, tipped up by Andy at Royal Ascot where he came a notable second, he's 9/1 best price here and doesn't appear to be too fancied on this occasion. Masekela is the 7/4 favourite here following his Derby run, Walk of Stars follows next having disappointed there himself with Zechariah also around the 4/1 mark.9.25: The July Stakes takes place at 2.25, eight are declared at the time of writing and Persian Force and Little Big Bear both head the betting at 7/4 with the latter as short as 6/4 in places. Andy isn't keen on Persian Force at the price whilst he thinks Mysterious Night could be value at an each way price.12:55: 19 are entered for the Bet365 Heritage handicap. Bosh jumps of the page here for Andy with Richard Hannon's charge currently a best price of 11/1, several bookies are paying up to 6 places on this one at 3pm and Andy thinks at the prices it could be the best bet on the card.16:30: Mostahdaf just edges Yibir for favouritism in the Princess Of Wales's Close Brothers Stakes and Andy thinks he's a fair favourite and can't see too much value elsewhere in the race.18:30: Frankie Dettori rides favourite Mighty Ulysees in the listed Sir Henry Cecil Stakes. Alflaila is one that interests Andy here at 10/1 having previously tipped him up for the Jersey Stakes.21:08: The final race on the card is the Weatherbys Hamilton Handicap over a mile. Enforced is the favourite here at 3/1. A trappy looking race and after some deliberation Andy landed on Charlie Appleby runners Echo Point and Noble Dynasty. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by tipsters Thomas Pearson and Ryan Summerfield to preview Saturday's Coral Eclipse from Sandown.Thomas and Ryan discuss their approach to tipping in general and how they're approaching the day's racing at Sandown. The meeting kicks off with the Coral Charge at 1.50. Raasel and Mitbaahy head the betting with the former the 11/4 favourite with James Doyle on board, a generous four places are on offer with several bookies for this one. Mitbaahy is the one who catches Ryan's eye.The Coral Challenge at 2.25 looks fairly open although Sinjaari heads the betting at a best price of 5/2, the field is then 6/1 bar with plenty each way value on offer with 11 runners declared and four places again on offer with a couple of bookies. Ryan isn't keen on the favourite here with the think he could be far too short in the betting haven't flattered to deceive in the past.Ahead of the Eclipse it's the Coral Distaff and Heredia is a short priced 5/4 favourite with the lads think he does look a solid bet. The main challenge may come from Grande Dame with Ryan Moore on board the 7/2 shot.Six have been declared for the big one at 3.35, the Coral Eclipse. It's worth noting the sponsors are still offering three places despite the small field. French Derby winner Vadeni is now a best price of 7/4 to win the Eclipse for Jean-Claude Rouget. Native Trail comes next in the betting with William Buick on board again, followed by Bay Bridge in an intriguing looking line up. Ryan thinks the favourite is undoubtedly the one to beat here but could possibly be too short. Thomas isn't sure the pace will suit Vadeni but does feel he's the right favourite. Three handicaps follow the feature with William Buick on favourites Chairman and Lovely Mana. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding and Johnny Ward as they look ahead to the Irish Derby at the Curragh. The guys also take a look at Saturday's card from Newcastle where the Northumberland Plate takes centre stage.Westover had been favourite for this weekend's classic, with Johnny eyeing him up as a good thing at the start of the week when the race was previewed on Racing Weekly. Since then Aidan O'Brien has entered Tuesday into the race, who now takes up favouritism at a best price of 6/4.Andy and Johnny give their thoughts on the race and both agree on a 66/1 e/w pick as well.Over at Newcastle Rajinsky is the favourite to win the Northumberland Plate for Harry Davies and Hugo Palmer. Trueshan is once again entered having been withdrawn at Royal Ascot last week due to the ground. At the time of writing Hollie Doyle's mount has been backed into 11/2 from 7/1 to land this one. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
In the last of our Royal Ascot 2022 previews, George Elek is once again joined by Andy Holding and Johnny to run through Saturday's card.Alfred Munnings is the current even money favourite for the Chesham Stakes but our panel think there's vulnerability in him based on the time figures he's run to date. The Jersey Stakes comes next at 3.05 and Andy has a "strong" fancy in this one with him not being blown away by the quality, he likes Alflaila for Owen Burrows, currently a best price of 8/1It's another short priced favourite in the Hardwicke with Hurricane Lane a best price of 4/5 at the time of writing, William Buick will be hoping for another winner as he hunts down Ryan Moore. Both Andy and Johnny think we're guaranteed to see a non-runner here which would affect each-way backers."Probably the race of the week" Andy describes the Platinum Jubilee as. James McDonald is onboard the Australian Home Affairs who was only narrowly beaten by Nature Strip recently, Andy isn't sure how much you can read into that run for the 15/8 favourite.The Wokingham Stakes looks a hugely open affair with the favourite Fresh currently at 9/1. Johnny think he's a solid bet to be in the frame with some bookies paying up to 8 places.The Golden Stakes handicap is the penultimate race of the meeting. Missed The Cut is the 7/2 favourite as things stand. "Leave this race to Godolphin" is Andy's advice.The week ends with the Queen Alexandra Stakes. With Trueshan likely to withdraw, Andy fancies a 14/1 shot as his bet of the week! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Andy Holding and Johnny Ward join host George Elek to run through the Friday card at Royal Ascot 2022. Friday sees the penultimate afternoon of action from Royal Ascot and it's a double-helping of Group 1 races as the Commonwealth Cup and Coronation Stakes headline the card.First up the chaps discuss the Albany Stakes with the Aidan O'Brien trained Meditate leading the market ahead of Mawj for Saeed bin Suroor. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding to preview day three at Royal Ascot, with the Ascot Gold Cup taking centre stage at 4.20 as the combination of Stradivarius and Frankie Dettori look to make it a fourth win in the race.The day kicks off with the Norfolk Stakes, Walbank is a best price of 2/1 favourite to win the Group 2 race with Andy having been keen on him for quite a while, tipping him up in previous columns.Next up it's the King George V Stakes, Andy likes the look of Deauville Legend in this one at a chunky price.At 3.40 it's the Ribblesdale Stakes, no Emily Upjohn in the field and Andy fancies the favourite to do the job at a best price of 15/8.The aforementioned Ascot Gold Cup is next with Stradivarius up against the likes of Kyprios and Trueshan who has been declared despite concerns over the ground.It's a big field in two of the last three races with the Britannia Stakes and Buckingham Palace Stakes either side of the Hampton Court Stakes where the Ryan Moore ridden Reach For The Moon is a 4/7 favourite. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is once again joined by Andy Holding and Johnny Ward to look ahead to Wednesday's card at Royal Ascot.The action kicks off with the Queen Mary Stakes. Wesley Ward has raved about his runner Love Reigns in this one but our panel are sceptical about his qualities and look to take on the favourite as well as the second favourite.The day's Group 1 is the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at 16.20. Ryan Moore rides Bay Bridge in this one as he bids to become top jockey at Royal Ascot this year.All seven races on the card are covered in number two of five preview pods. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
George Elek is joined by Andy Holding and Johnny Ward to preview the first day of Royal Ascot 2022.The week kicks off with Baaeed a massive favourite in the Queen Anne Stakes. Andy Holding describes it as potentially the second procession of the week.The second Group 1 of the day is the King's Stand Stakes run over five furlongs with Golden Pal the favourite at a best price of 9/4. Andy is looking for e/w value in this one.Coroebus is the market leader for the third Group 1 of the card in the St James' Palace Stakes. The Guineas winner will be looking to follow up his success at Newmarket.They full days' card is previewed with tips and insight for each race, as well as a look at the markets for top jockey and top trainer. All five days of racing will be previewed on YouTube! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid... Do Madrid dare lose this following Mbappe's public rejection? And if Liverpool were to fail, does a season which at one point looked truly historic, become forgettable? Is Mo Salah is really out for some 2018 revenge, why Liverpool's left flank will decide this match and we'll hear from Michael Owen - who sat down with The Athletic's Liverpool correspondent James Pearce earlier this week - to talk about the number 9s: Sadio Mane & Karim Benzema. Later, our trio cast their minds ahead to the start of the next Premier League season and make some early (bold) predictions!
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to discuss if Gerrard's Merseyside connections are a genuine source of hope for Liverpool's slim Premier League title chances... Plus, why City feel like the footballing world is against them, how Leeds may live to regret those chants about Thomas Frank and why Spurs with Champions League football AND Antonio Conte at the helm, will mean business next year.
It's over. The worst season of home games in living memory. And Jon, Jason and Mike met outside Vicarage Road, after the 5-1 defeat to Leicester, to discuss the final nail in the coffin of a terrible season. And, after being introduced to the Watford fans, pre-match, FTRE talk with Jacqui Oatley about her feelings about Rob, George Elek, from Not The Top 20 podcasts, about what he achieved at Forest Green and Adam Leventhal, the Athletics Watford correspondent, tells about how the decision was made to finalise the appointment. Plus we discuss the Player of The Season and a farewell to Ben Foster. COME ON YOU ORNS.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet356's Steve Freeth to reflect on a dramatic night in North London as the race for the Top 4 between Arsenal and Spurs goes on... Did Conte show Arteta who's boss or was another hotly anticipated Premier League contest, spoilt by the officials? Plus, a rare FA Cup final meeting between two of the top three sides in the league awaits, more on Ryan Sessegnon's development under Antonio Conte, why Joey Barton may soon be back in the Premier League and what is Declan Rice actually worth?
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview another exciting Premier League weekend... The panel assess the wreckage from Man City's late-late Champions League exit, explore how Luis Diaz would have fit in at Spurs and why all Bielsa's good work at Leeds is under threat if they're relegated this season. Plus, Arsenal's various goal threats, which strikers Newcastle could look to bring in this summer and George admits Don Carlo Ancelotti has proven him wrong again.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview what promises to be another hugely exciting weekend of Premier League football... Big games for Liverpool away at Newcastle and Man City away at Leeds, with both matches coming in the middle of high-pressure Champions League semi-finals will this be the weekend one of them slips up in the title race? The race for the top 4 continues to intrigue with Arsenal the latest team in possession of the 4th spot, they visit an injury-hit West Ham on Sunday while misfiring Spurs look to get back on track against a potentially distracted Leicester side who may have next week's second leg at Roma on their minds Plus, there's a massive game at Goodison Park as Everton take on Chelsea, will Frank Lampard's former side push him even closer to relegation?
Mark Chapman is joined by Alan Shearer, football correspondent John Murray and Spanish football expert Guillem Balague to dissect a game that they deemed, possibly the greatest 90 minutes they had ever seen. Will City come to rue the missed chances in the first half and what can we expect from the second leg in a week's time? Reaction from Pep Guardiola who explains how proud he was of the performance. Plus, hear from Jurgen Klopp ahead of his sides semi-final first leg on Wednesday. The Liverpool boss is certainly not underestimating Villareal. And away from the Champions League it was a big night of EFL football with George Elek from 'Not the top 20' joining the pod. TOPICS: 0'50 One of the greatest ever games of football? 5'20 Guillem the 'party-pooper' 7'50 The second-leg psychological battle 10'50 Pep Guardiola interview 15'00 Can Real play any other way? 19'00 Benzema and the Panenka 21'40 EFL round-up 25'30 Final thoughts 27'50 Jurgen Klopp ahead of Villareal
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview what promises to be another hugely exciting weekend of Premier League football... Can Man United bounce back away at Arsenal, buoyed by the announcement that Erik ten Hag will become the new manager this summer? Will title-chasing Liverpool drive city rivals Everton into the bottom three and could Brentford's Christian Eriksen cost Conte's Spurs more ground in the race for Top 4? Plus, how good Thiago is at not getting booked, why Chelsea are so bad at home and why Leeds were right to hire Jesse Marsch.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview Man City v Liverpool: Round 2... Have the odds swung in Liverpool's favour after their respective Champions League exploits? Similarly, are Spurs now in total control of the race for Top 4 or can Brighton and someone like Enock Mwepu do the double in North London? Plus, whether Vieira has a plan for crestfallen Chelsea after their cruel Champions League exit and The Athletic's George Caulkin explains what it's been like to support Newcastle, six months on from the takeover.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview the BIG ONE: Manchester City vs Liverpool... Does Sunday's winner go on to lift the Premier League trophy in May, will Salah rediscover his goalscoring touch at the Etihad and who plays on the left in our combined XI? Plus, the trio assess Everton's demise, with relegation for the first time in 68 years looking increasingly likely, whether Erik ten Hag is the answer at Old Trafford, as well as, why it is fair to expect a busy summer at Villa Park and why it's 'advantage Spurs' in the race for Top 4.
Hosts Dan Bardell and George Elek are joined by bet365's Steve Freeth to preview Liverpool's early opportunity to go top of the Premier League table... Plus, Maguire's move from Leicester to Manchester United revisited, Vieira's induction into the PL Hall of Fame, whether Marcus Rashford would benefit from a move to Arsenal and if David Moyes should be crowned manager of the season?