This Week In Sports
May 15, 2012
We’re launching a new feature on the Smarkets blog this week – first up, a weekly sports preview. We’ve added a slate of new sports that you can have a punt on and will be showcasing the big events and games that you should know about.
Easily one of the biggest weekends in the footballing season, Bayern Munich plays host to Chelsea as they battle for the title of Champions League Winner. The Blues will have their work cut out for them as they will be without four key players: Branislav Ivanovic, Raul Meireles, John Terry and Ramires. The English Championship Final will also be played on Saturday at Wembley Stadium. West Ham will face off against Blackpool for the trophy.
If you weren’t already aware, we’ve got all the Indian Premier League matches for you to back and lay on. Today, the Kings XI Punjab are favoured to beat the Delhi Daredevils. Later on in the week, the Deccan Chargers take on the Rajasthan Royals.
The HP Byron Nelson Championships starts on May 17th and runs for three days. Look out for Adam Scott, Matt Kuchar and Jason Day to make a bid for the title. We also have the Volvo World Match Play Championship taking place in Europe from May 17th to the 20th.
When in Rome – look out for Roger and Serena. The tennis glitterati descend on the Italian capital this week for the Internazionali BNL d’Italia, a tune-up to the French Open. Clay specialist Rafael Nadal will be seeking his fifth title, while on the women’s side, Maria Sharapova hopes to defend her 2011 win.
Check back tomorrow for an exciting promotion we’ll be running!