Nick Gordon
2 minute read
11 Apr 2014
11:00 am

Full spectrum of sporting action to invest in

Nick Gordon

There's a glut of sporting action for those looking to invest in the relevant markets over the course of the coming weekend.

Not forgetting about the action at Augusta National where the class of 2014 chase the famed green jacket, consideration must also be given to the action in the English Premier League, FA Cup, Super Rugby, MotoGP and the much-anticipated boxing action from Las Vegas.

With Arsenal’s league campaign floundering, their only chance at a piece of silverware this season lies in the FA Cup as they travel to Wembley to take on giant-killers Wigan in the first of the competition’s semifinals tomorrow.

The Gunners will be keen to give their fans something to cheer about and will head into the clash as 9/20 favourites while their opponents are priced at 5/1.

The battle of the minnows happens on Sunday with Hull City fancied at 7/10 while Sheffield United are 4/1.

There’s also the potential league-deciding clash between Liverpool and Manchester City to consider in Sunday’s action. City travel to Anfield with odds of 18/10 about their chances of bagging a crucial three points while the hosts are 27/20.

Chelsea also have a chance to keep their title ambitions alive when they travel to take on Swansea City. The Blues are 15/20 favourites for the fixture while their hosts are 37/10.

In a selection of tomorrow’s fixtures, Crystal Palace are 11/10 when they host 26/10 Aston Villa in the first of this weekend’s games, while Norwich City are 24/10 when they travel to 11/10 Fulham. Everton, who have emerged as contenders for a Champions League berth, are 15/20 for their clash at 37/10 Sunderland.

Super Rugby action continues with the Bulls running out at a price of 7/4 for their clash against the 5/10 Highlanders in Dunedin for the first of today’s matches. The Reds are 12/10 against the 15/20 Brumbies in the other encounter.

Tomorrow’s local action sees the Cheetahs entertain the Crusaders in Bloemfontein while the Lions and Sharks battle it out at Ellis Park. The Crusaders are quoted at 6/10 while their hosts are 29/20. Meanwhile, in Johannesburg, the coastal visitors are 3/10 and the home side is 29/10.

The second round of action in the MotoGP takes place this weekend with the Grand Prix of the Americas and the bookmakers have Marc Marquez at the top of the boards with a price of 7/10 on his chances of taking another win after his opening success.

His nearest rival is Jorge Lorenzo at 5/2, while Daniel Pedrosa and Valentino Rossi are 6/1 and 9/1 respectively.

In the boxing action this weekend, Manny Pacquiao is favourited at 5/10 to avenge a controversial loss to Timothy Bradley, priced at 16/10, when they step into the ring.