August Action Continues: Weekend Sporting Highlights, Best New Betting Sites and Offers

August 10, 2022

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Hot on the heels of the latest summer heatwave comes the next round of sizzling Premier League fixtures, as the 2022/23 Premier League season begins to find its stride. Here we take a look at the pick of the games, and highlight the best of the horse racing action on a cracking weekend for sports fans. And for those seeking to spice things up with a bet or two, we provide a rundown on two of the best new player offers currently available.

Saturday August 13 – Football: Aston Villa vs Everton

Rivals on the pitch during their respective careers with Liverpool and Chelsea, and often vying for the same England shirt, this weekend sees Steven Gerrard and Frank Lampard do battle in the dugout, as Aston Villa welcome Everton to Villa Park. The first of the weekend’s televised games, the action gets underway at 12:30 pm in what looks set to be an enthralling encounter.

Many are anticipating big things from Villa this season following an impressive summer of transfer business. Safe to say that an opening day defeat at newly promoted Bournemouth wasn’t the start they were looking for. Back in front of their own fans, the Villains will be hoping to bounce back. Who knows what to expect from the Toffees this term? Mired in a relegation battle for much of last season, the Goodison Park club had been surprisingly quiet in the transfer window. However, things have perked up this week with the addition of Conor Coady on loan from Wolves, and the permanent signing of Amadou Onana from Lille. Slightly unfortunate in a narrow loss at home to Chelsea last weekend, Everton will likely be optimistic about taking something from this one. Aston Villa are 4/5 favourites with LiveScore Bet, with Everton available to back at 7/2 with the same firm.

Sunday August 14: Football: Chelsea vs Tottenham Hotspur

Nottingham Forest welcome West Ham to the City Ground in the first of Sunday’s doubleheader, but the pick of the games comes at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea play host to Tottenham Hotspur. Third and fourth respectively in the league last season, Champion’s League football will once again be the minimum aim for the two clubs this time around.

Most pundits are of the view that it is Spurs – under ex-Chelsea boss Antonio Conté – who will finish closest to Manchester City and Liverpool. The North London club did little to dispel that opinion when blitzing Southampton 4-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on opening weekend. This however represents a far sterner test for Harry Kane and co. It hasn’t been the easiest of times for Chelsea thanks to the ownership situation, but the club have nevertheless invested heavily over the summer, with the signing of Raheem Sterling in particular looking an astute piece of business. Effective rather than impressive when winning narrowly at Goodison Park, the Blues will be keen to build on that here. 10Bet go 13/10 for a Chelsea win and 11/5 for Spurs in what looks set to be a Sunday afternoon firecracker.

Saturday August 14 – Racing: Hungerford Stakes Day at Newbury

Moving away from the football, Saturday afternoon also features the usual selection of racing action, with a total of nine domestic cards on offer. Of those nine, the pick of the bunch comes at Newbury, with the tracks seven race card featuring three events rated at Listed level or above.

A talented field of juveniles takes to the track in the Listed Denford Stakes, which precedes the Group 3 Geoffrey Freer Stakes for the stayers. It is however the Group 2 Hungerford Stakes which is the headline act. Tiber Flow heads the betting at 11/4 with BetGoodwin as he steps down from Group 1 company. The William Haggas runner likely won’t have things all his own way though. Chindit (7/2 BetGoodwin) is also used to plying his trade at a higher level, whilst the consistent Pogo is rarely too far away.

Best New Betting Sites & Offers

Hollywoodbets New Player Offer – Bet £10, get a £20 in Free Bets

Hollywoodbets provide an excellent way for new players to boost their betting fund ahead of the weekend action. Simply sign up, deposit, and place a bet of £10 or more at minimum odds of 4/5 (1.80) to receive 4 x £5 free bets. See Hollywoodbets site for a full list of terms and conditions.

Spreadex Welcome Offer – Bet £25, Get £40 in Free Bet’s

Dual fixed odds and spread betting site Spreadex also offer a deal well worth taking advantage of. New players who place a bet of £25 or more at minimum odds of 1/2 (1.50) will receive 5 x £5 free fixed odds bets, 2 x £5 free total goals spread bets, and £5 worth of free spins. See Spreadex site for a full list of terms and conditions.

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