This week is another full-time job for us tipsters with midweek Champions League games dominating the weekdays. The Turkish Airlines Open also starts on Thursday and has a massive £7m prize money will draw in even the most sceptical about golf in Turkey. On the weekend Deontay Wilder goes up against Bermane Stiverne to defend his WBC Heavyweight Champion belt. We take a look at how Anthony Joshua’s biggest rival will fare.
Champions League Matchups
The pick of the games this week is Real Madrid’s return leg to London to face Tottenham. Spurs more than held their own in Madrid with Harry Winks the stand out performer. The youngster looked ahead of his years controlling the park against galactico’s and their fancy names. Spurs are without talisman Harry Kane and if the weekend against Manchester United is anything to go by they might struggle for goals here. Real Madrid have caught Tottenham in a slight slump and they will be looking to take advantage. Betway has Madrid at 23/20 which looks to be the best odds with the bookmakers.
Elsewhere Manchester City travels to Naples for their fixture against Napoli. They have been playing champagne football of late but were unable to keep the boys from Italy from taking something back to Italy. Unibet have Man City at 6/4 to break down the Italians and return with three points.
Chelsea are in Rome for a capital vs capital matchup. Eden Hazard is back to his incredible best and Morata is fully fit to return to Italy with his scoring boots. Chelsea are favourites at 7/4 but perhaps a more lucrative returner would be Morata to score first, which 888 Sport have at 9/2.
Turkish Airlines Open
The 2016 Turkish Open was won by Dane Thorbjorn Olesen. It is another stellar field which will take to the first day on Thursday. The purse of over £7m is no doubt to blame. The winner will receive over £1m. Tommy Fleetwood is leading the Race to Dubai and therefore is likely a favourite to win this year’s open in Turkey. He is at 20/1 with the bookies.
There are four major champions in the field. Martin Kaymer, Padraig Harrington, Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn also tees up, as well as former world number one Lee Westwood. This is a very strong field. It is no surprise that Stenson is favourite with the bookies as the Swede is having a brilliant few years. When it comes to betting on golf though his volatility means that he is just as likely to implode than to win. Justin Rose is blessed with a much cooler head and at 38/5 with Paddy Power could be a better bet.
Deontay Wilder vs Bermane Stiverne
Deontay Wilder has been speaking a lot about Anthony Joshua this week but he will need to look to Bermane Stiverne as his next opponent no matter how much he wants the triumphant Brit. This is a rematch and takes place in the Barclaycard Arena in Brooklyn NY.
Wilder is after his sixth straight knockout. He took the world title off Stiverne to bring Americans back to the division titles for the first time since Shannon Briggs in 2007. All roads are leading to an incredible showdown.
Meanwhile, Wilder has Stiverne to deal with. The boxer is already a broken man and this rematch is a desperate snatch for the title that won’t pay off. A knockout Is back on the cards for this bout on Sunday. Wilder stopped his last opponent in the 5th round and to do the same Paddy Power has the odds at 15/2.