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Betting bonanza expected on bumper sports weekend

| 01.10.2010

Brits are gearing up for a bumper weekend, with a feast of sporting action including the Ryder Cup, Chelsea’s clash with Arsenal, the Super League Grand Final, and Europe’s most prestigious horse race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

A flurry of bets on Europe has seen Colin Montgomerie’s team cut to 1/2 to win the Ryder Cup, and with the bad weather interrupting play on the first morning, it’s now 2/9 that the match runs into a fourth day.

Chelsea are 8/11 to win the Premier League’s top of the table clash on Sunday, with Arsenal a 4/1 shot. Didier Drogba has scored 12 goals in his last 10 games against the Gunners, and is 4/5 to score at any time.

In Rugby League, Wigan are 8/11 to win their first Super League title of the 21st century by defeating St Helens. Saints are 6/5 to win, with legendary hooker Keiron Cunningham 7/2 favourite to claim the Harry Sunderland man of the match award, in the final match of his glittering career.

French star Bekhabad tops the betting for the Arc but the bookies expect Ballydoyle’s Fame and Glory and runaway Derby winner Workforce to serve up a thrilling clash in Europe’s premier horserace.

David Williams of Ladbrokes said, “This weekend offers something for everyone and with so much on we’re going into overdrive. It’s the biggest betting weekend we’ve seen since mid-Summer.”



Ed Needham