Best Sports Bets for the Festive Season


Fans are in for a treat over the holiday season, with the calendar packed with some top-class action across a wide range of sports.

The Premier League continues to dominate much of the latest sports news, and that trend will undoubtedly continue during Christmas and New Year.

However, football is not the only sport worth following, with some thrilling events taking place elsewhere over the next few weeks.

The upcoming period will provide punters with a host of wagering opportunities, so read on as we pick out our three best sports bets for the festive season.

Saint Roi – Matheson Hurdle – Leopardstown – December 29

Saint Roi will bid to showcase his Cheltenham Festival credentials when he lines up in the Matheson Hurdle at Leopardstown on December 29.

The Willie Mullins-trained horse was an impressive winner on his seasonal reappearance at Tipperary, before suffering an unlucky defeat in the Morgiana Hurdle on his most recent run.

He finished a neck adrift of Abacadabras on that occasion but is strongly fancied to reverse that form on what should be a more suitable track.

Saint Roi has the Champion Hurdle as his main target this season and a win at Leopardstown would be the perfect way to highlight that he is the real deal.

Manchester United vs Wolverhampton Wanderers – Premier League – December 29

Plenty of pundits were waxing lyrical about United’s 6-2 victory over Leeds on Sunday – a result that moved them up to third in the Premier League.

Their recent form in the top flight has been excellent, and they will be eager to continue in the same vein as 2020 comes to a close.

Their home game against Wolves on December 29 gives them a perfect opportunity to pick up another three points, with the visitors struggling to produce consistent performances this term.

United look a banker bet against the Midlands outfit, although backing them to win and both teams to score may well be the way to play this one.

Gerwyn Price – World Darts Championship – Alexandra Palace – January 3

Gerwyn Price has been the form player in darts over the last few months, winning eight titles since darts resumed in July.

The Iceman reached the semi-finals of the World Darts Championship last year but looks primed to go all the way this time around.

Price has landed in a tricky quarter of the draw, with Jose De Sousa and Nathan Aspinall amongst the biggest threats he could face in that section.

However, Price possesses the talent to win the trophy and is strongly fancied to claim the world crown for the first time in his career.


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