David Haye v Tony Bellew Tips, Analysis and Betting Offers, Saturday 5th May 2018, O2 Arena, London

David Haye and Tony Bellew renew rivalries on Saturday night, as they meet at the O2 Arena in London. The pair met here in March last year, when injury hampered Haye’s strong start, leading to his camp throwing in the towel in the 11th round. That’s led to this rematch this weekend, with Bellew looking to prove himself once again after last year’s victory. The pair have been preparing for months for this one, but who will shade one of the biggest bouts in British boxing this year?

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David Haye v Tony Bellew Betting Tips

  • Haye to win via KO at 4/5 with BetVictor
  • Haye to win between rounds 7 and 12 at 3/1 with Betfred

Preview

The bookmakers have made Haye the clear favourite for this weekend’s meeting, he’s priced at 4/9 with Coral for the victory here. Bellew sits out at 15/8 with Coral, while the draw is priced at big odds of 33/1 with Betfair. Can Bellew prove the bookies wrong by following up his first victory over Haye, or will the favourite benefit from being back to full strength.

This bout was originally scheduled for December, with Haye having to reschedule after picking up another injury. He does seem to be at full strength heading into this one, and the result will depend on him keeping that up throughout this clash. The early stages of the first meeting saw some big moments from Haye, and he was in complete control before his Achilles injury. Can he reach those same heights this weekend?

Betting Verdict

Haye comes into this fight with 28 wins from 31 fights, and all but two of his victories have been by KO. Since he returned in 2016, he has dominated early in every fight, although the one which went close to the full 12 rounds was the last meeting with Bellew. We can’t see this one going the full distance, given that Haye’s game plan certainly won’t be to play for a points win. We’re backing Haye to take a victory in this one, so we’re going with the favourite to claim a victory via KO or TKO, which is priced at 4/5 with BetVictor.

Haye controlled the early stages of the first meeting, but he still wasn’t able to force it in the opening half of the bout. We think that will be the case again, but Haye can capitalise in the second half if he stays fit, which shouldn’t be a problem this time around. We’re backing a win for the Hayemaker between rounds 7 and 12, which seems like really great value at 3/1 with Betfred, so that’s our outside pick for this huge bout on Saturday night.

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