Excellent Easter for Sports Fans: Latest Action, New Betting Sites and Offers

April 13, 2022

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Headed into the holiday period and it’s time for a lot of us to put our feet up and take a well-earned rest. There’s no let-up in the sporting action though, with a host of quality entertainment on offer over the coming weekend.

Here we take a closer look at what’s in store and highlight a couple of the best new player offers available for those seeking to get involved in the action.

April 16 - 17 – Football: FA Cup Semi-Finals

Whilst the Premier League continues in earnest this weekend, much of the footballing focus switches to the most famous domestic cup competition on the planet, as the historic FA Cup reaches the semi-final stage.

First up at Wembley at 3:30pm on Saturday afternoon, Manchester City and Liverpool lock horns for the second time in a week. There was nothing to split these two at the Etihad last weekend in a thrilling 2-2 draw, but one way or another a winner must emerge from this one. At odds of 8/13 with Boylesports, league leaders Manchester City are favourites to progress, with Liverpool available to back at 23/20 with the same firm. And hot on the heels of that showstopper, we have an all-London affair on Sunday, as Chelsea and Crystal Palace do battle. Thomas Tuchel’s Blues are red hot favourites at 1/4 with Unibet for this one, as they look to bounce back from Champion’s League heartbreak in Madrid.

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April 14 – Horse Racing: All-Weather Championships Day

On the racing front, the Group 3 Greenham Stakes at Newbury takes centre stage on Saturday afternoon, but 24 hours before that contest we have the biggest race-day of the all-weather season, as Newcastle plays host to the annual Good Friday All-Weather Finals Day. There’s a championship event for all on an excellent seven race card, ranging from the sprinters to the marathon performers, with the feature contest of the 1m2f Easter Classic rounding off the card. Roger Varian’s course winner Tyrrhenian Sea is the 4/5 jolly with Betfred for that event but, with £200,000 up for grabs, he may not have things all his own way.

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April 16 – May 2: Snooker: World Championships Underway

And from the full throttle all-weather action, Saturday sees a slight change in pace as the stars of the green baize chalk up for what is the biggest event of the year. The Crucible Theatre in Sheffield provides the stage for the Snooker World Championships, and as ever the superstars of the game look set to do battle in a tournament which benefits from extensive TV coverage. In form Aussie Neil Robertson heads the betting at 7/2 with Boylesports, but has a host of dangers “cueing” up behind him, including Judd Trump, Ronnie O’Sullivan and Mark Selby. Always a popular event for a tournament winner bet, who will lift the famous trophy in 2022.

Best New Betting Sites & Offers

The Pools Welcome Offer

New customers at The Pools are able to take advantage of the sites “Bet £10, Get £30 in Free Bets Offer”. Simply sign up, deposit, and place a £10 bet at odds of Evs (2.00) or greater in order to qualify. Upon settlement of qualifying bet customers will receive 1 x £5 bet to use on Virtual Sports, 3 x £5 standard bets, and a £10 casino bonus.

BetUK Mobile Welcome Offer

New mobile customers at new betting site BetUK will also receive an excellent “Bet £10 get £30 in free bets” offer. Sign up, stake £10 at odds of 1/2 (1.50) or greater in order to received 3 x £10 free bets. Free bets must be used on accumulators containing four or more selections, where each selection is priced at 30/100 (1.30) or greater. Ideal for those weekend football accumulators!

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