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Betting news on Hazard, Murray and Templegate

by Josh Powell | August 28, 2012

Morning update from the Paddy Power Blog on all the latest betting moves in sport

Football

Eden Hazard has been in stunning form for Chelsea since his arrival from Lille in the summer and he told the Sun newspaper that he wants to win a treble this year. The star midfielder has been a key player in getting Di Matteo’s side to the top of the table after the first three games and has his eyes on silverware.

Chelsea have their first chance to get their hands on a trophy on Friday when they face Athletico Madrid in the Super Cup. The Blues are 6/5 to win in the 90 minutes and 4/7 to lift the cup. They have been cut to 7/2 to win the Premier League after their good start and are 6/1 to lift the FA Cup.

If you fancy Hazard and co to regain the Champions League this year you can back them at an appealing 14/1 with Paddy Power.

The brilliantly named Capital One Cup returns tonight for the second round as plenty of lower league teams look to upset the big boys. The stand-out tie being shown on the tele is Wigan’s trip to Nottingham Forest. Forest are 11/8 to win tonight with Wigan at 19/10 in what should be a cracking encounter. Another pick of the round is Tranmere’s trip to Villa Park. Rovers are unbeaten in the league whereas Villa are struggling badly to kick-start their campaign. Villa are 4/9 to beat the League One side with Tranmere a massive 11/2 for the upset.

Tennis

Andy Murray is through to the second round of the US Open after beating Alex Bogomolov in straight sets yesterday. The Olympic Gold medallist won 6-2, 6-4, 6-1 to progress and is 7/2 to win the competition and break his major duck.

Meanwhile Roger Federer is still undefeated underneath the lights at Flushing Meadows and is 5/2 to lift the trophy. The favourite remains the Serb Novak Djokovic who is 5/4 and faces Paolo Lorenzi in the first round.

Racing

Racing today comes from Epsom, Ripon, Southwell, Sedgefield and Ballinrobe. The opening race of the afternoon is the 2.00pm at Ripon.

In The Sun, Templegate is napping Dubawi Island in the 5.50pm at Southwell. The James Tate trained gelding will be looking for his first win in this, his fourth start.

‘He is bred to be smart and looked to be getting his act together when narrowly beaten last time out at Kempton. His pedigree suggests today’s different all-weather will suit and rookie trainer James Tate has been banging in the winners this month’, says The Sun’s top tipster.

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