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Sports Round Up: Our trader looks at what Wednesday has to offer

| 24.03.2020

Senior trader Andrew Wildig gives us his picks

We’ve still got a healthy offering of sports on offer throughout Wednesday, including the likes of Golf, Chess and Esports.

Our Senior Trader Andrew Wildig has cast his eyes across the action and given us his views, starting with another sensational Esports Boxing clash…

Esports Boxing – 17:00 (Live streamed and bet In-Play)

eMike Tyson Vs Eric ‘eButterbean’ Esch

On 22nd November 1986, Iron Mike Tyson became the youngest Heavyweight Champion of the world at just 20 years and 145 days old. In that time, he’d achieved a clean record of 28-0, with 26 of those wins coming by way of KO or TKO.

In his career, 44 of his 50 fights were won by KO or TKO, and we make him the 1/8 odds-on favourite to win this fight by stoppage. You can find 1/12 on a Tyson win by any means.

Butterbean may prove to be tough competition, only losing by KO or TKO twice in 91 fights. We see some value in Tyson winning this one on points, with odds of 10/1 on that. Think Tyson can really outclass his opposition and fancy the ‘Baddest man on the planet’ to win by KO or TKO early on, rounds one and two are joint-favourites at 5/2.

2020 Candidates Chess tournament

After a day’s break, we’re back with Round seven of 14 from the Candidates Chess tournament.

Ian Nepomniachtchi is heading the betting as the even-money favourite, with the 2018 champion Fabiano Caruana priced up at 11/4 to notch the win.

With an undefeated record so far through his six matches, with three wins and three draws, the price offered on Nepomniachtchi looks quite enticing. He’s clearly at the height of his form.

When Caruana won the 2018 Championship, he won five of 14 matches, with four wins and nine draws enough for Sergey Karjakin to win the title back in 2016.

Nepomniachtchi is fifth in the world as things stand, with the Russian’s ranking peaking in September. His current form suggests he is getting better, and his win ratio stands at well ahead of the curve for the tournament.

We expect to see a slight regression, but it’s hard to make a case for Fabiano Caruana here, despite being ranked second in the world. His only win so far has come against Kirill Alekseenko, who sits bottom of the pile.

In the short term, the games continue where Nepomniachtchi is 6/1 to beat second place Maxime Vachier-Lagrave as black. The draw is 3/10. Caruanais 13/8 to beat Wang Hao.


The Cactus Tour – Sundance

There’s another round of the Cactus Tour taking place, coming from Buckeye, Arizona at the Sundance Golf Course.

It’s Hayley Moore that heads the field as a 7/2 favourite. Moore went to the University of Arizona, so she’ll be fully aware of the surroundings here.

Moore picked up her debut win on the Cactus tour back in 2019 at the Stallion Mountain, so she’ll be looking to build off that. Second-favourite Sarah Burnham has taken a step down in class from the LPGA tour to compete here.

The LPGA hasn’t had an event since February, so she’ll be joining in here and hoping her class shines through. We’ve got her at 4/1 in the outright betting.

View the latest Sports odds here.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publication.



Drew Goodsell

Drew is a journalism graduate who closely follows American sports, focussing on the NBA and NFL. He also has a keen interest in all things football, paying regular attention to the Premier League, Bundesliga and Ligue 1.