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Thursday's Market Moves

Sky Bet Betting Blog Posted 1st October 2010 view comments

English clubs well supported in Europe

Ahead of tonight's Europa League action, Sky Bet are seeing some good support for both Manchester City and Liverpool to win their respective matches.

Roberto Mancini's City side host Juventus and have so far attracted just over 75% of the total bets on the match result at 8/13 (Juventus 9/2 and Draw 11/4).

Can Liverpool continue their winning form in Europe

Can Liverpool continue their winning form in Europe

Liverpool, who will be looking to build on their victory over Steaua Bucharest in their opening game, are 11/10 to come away from Holland with maximum points (12/5 FC Utrecht and 12/5 Draw). It's 9/4 for Roy Hodgson's men to win to nil and 10/11 is on offer for Fernando Torres to score in his first European appearance of the season.

Sky Bet's Tim Reynolds said: "Everybody wants to see the English clubs do well in Europe but it would be a brave man backing Liverpool in their present form."

5/1 A player to jump in the water after hitting the winning putt

Ahead of the start to the 2010 Ryder Cup, Sky Bet are offering a host of specials including 5/1 for the player who holes the winning putt to celebrate by jumping in the water on the 18th green.

With so much pressure on the opening shot, it's 5/4 for both the European and the USA team to hit the fairway (4/7 either misses the fairway). 8/13 is on offer for Europe to get the first point on the scoreboard (6/5 USA) and it's 8/11 for Colin Montgomerie's men to record the first birdie (evens USA).

After all the media coverage into his private life and his poor run of form, Tiger Woods is 5/6 to play in all five matches (5/6 4 or less). It's 16/1 for the current world number one to gain a maximum of five points (7/2 no points) and 6/1 for Woods to play along side Phil Mickelson.

In the 'Crazy Pavin' market, it's 9/1 for Tiger Woods, Ricky Fowler, Zach Johnson and Stewart Cink all to lose their singles matches and in the 'Monty's Boobs', 6/1 is on offer for Luke Donald, Ed Molinari and Padraig Harrington all to lose their singles matches.

Sky Bet's Tim Reynolds said: "We have tried to offer our customers the best possible selection of markets but we'll be definitely keeping our fingers crossed that none of the players copy Paul McGinley's celebration at the Belfry in 2002, when he jumped in the water after holing the winning putt."

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