TattsBet News 5th January

SOCCER – ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE

The Christmas-New Year period is always a busy time in the English Premier League, and it’s fair to say that punters have come off second best this year after a string of massive upsets. The short-priced favourites have been going down left, right and centre, but that’s not to say that some Tattsbet clients haven’t been taking the value:

Dec 31 - Blackburn ($26) def. Man Utd – 30 punters backed Blackburn
Jan 1 - Aston Villa ($12) def. Chelsea – 19 punters backed Aston Villa
Jan 2 - Sunderland ($5.85) def. Man City – 39 punters backed Sunderland
Jan 5 - Newcastle ($5) def. Man Utd – 29 punters backed Newcastle
Jan 5 - Bolton ($6.25) def. Everton – 24 punters backed Bolton

Tattsbet now have Manchester United out to $3.75 for the title after backing up their New Year’s Eve loss to Blackburn with another defeat to Newcastle this morning. That leaves the champions three points behind fierce rivals Manchester City who are into $1.45. Tottenham ($9) are well in commission now, breathing down Man Utd’s neck on the table with a game in hand.

CRICKET – 2nd Test AUSTRALIA V INDIA

Tattsbet punters were on the money when they backed Michael Clarke to notch up his triple-century today. He was $2.05 to reach the milestone having sat on 251 overnight.

Pre-post activity on the 2nd Test largely saw Tattsbet clients steer clear of Australia ($2.20), instead taking the $3.25 about India bouncing back with what now appears a most unlikely SCG victory.

TENNIS – BRISBANE INTERNATIONAL

One Tattsbet client is riding their luck this week after placing $6,660 at $2.15 on Andy Murray wining the Brisbane International. Murray has dropped the opening set in each of his first two rounds, but now trades at just $1.65 to collect the silverware on Sunday night. Murray is $1.28 to get past Marcos Baghdatis ($3.60) on Friday. In the other quarter final, Queensland’s own Bernard Tomic is $1.30 to defeat Russian Denis Istomin ($3.45).

There has been no shortage of drama on the Women’s side, with Sam Stosur bowing out as a $1.10 favourite and Serena Williams succumbing to an ankle injury. Tattsbet’s WTA analyst says its Kim Clijsters title to lose now, with the Belgian trading at odds-on ahead of today’s quarter finals.

In Australian Open betting, Serena Williams’ injury doubt has seen her drift to a $5 second favourite behind Petra Kvitova at $4. Kim Clijsters sits on the third line of betting at $6.50 with Victoria Azarenka ($9) and Sam Stosur ($9) rounding out the single-figure quotes. On the Men’s side, world number one and defending champ Novak Djokovic is a clear top-pick at $2.40 with Roger Federer at $3.50. Indifferent early season form has seen Rafael Nadal ($3.25 out to $6.50) and Andy Murray ($6 out to $6.50) both drifting.

RACING

BIG MONEY TO BE WON WITH TATTSBET JACKPOTS THIS SATURDAY!

There’s more than $200,000 in TattsBet race jackpots to be won Saturday! The undoubted highlight anywhere on the east coast racing wise is the $100,000 Bat Out Of Hell over 900 metres at the Gold Coast which doubles as a $135,000 jackpot First4 race. The First4 pool on the Bat Out Of Hell is estimated to reach $400,000. Harness punters are also well catered for with a $45,000 start up to the Albion Park Quadrella on Saturday night.

MAGIC MILLIONS ROUGHIE TRIMS UP $300!

Recent Sunshine Coast maiden winner Moroccan Dancer has been a $401 to $101 price firmer with TattsBet this week to win Saturday week’s Magic Millions 3YO Guineas at the Gold Coast. With one win from five lifetime starts the 3YO daughter of General Nediym has just $9,100 in the bank and desperately needs to win Saturday’s Gold Coast City Council Handicap worth $64,000 to the winner to be any hope of scrapping into the $1M Guineas when the field is finalised early next week.

BET OF THE WEEK

$2,000 at $48 to collect $96,000 Racing Multi WON

31/12 Moonee Valley R4 General Truce $4.00
31/12 Moonee Valley R5 Pied a Terre $3.00
31/12 Moonee Valley R8 Obsidian Dragon $4.00