George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Tips and Betting Offers, Saturday 17th February 2018, Manchester Arena, Kick off: 22:00
Two of Britain’s leading super-middleweights go head to head on Saturday night, as George Groves meets Chris Eubank Jr. The pair hold the WBA and IBO titles respectively, and they’re going head to head for both. They’re also in the semi-final of the World Boxing Super Series, but just who will claim a place in the final with a victory in Manchester this weekend?
George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Betting Offers and Free Bets
- Betfair – 33/1 Groves or 25/1 Eubank offer – New customers to Betfair can claim massively enhanced odds on the weekend’s big fight – note that winnings are paid in free bets and that the max bet is £1.00 – see Betfair site for full terms and conditions
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George Groves v Chris Eubank Jr Betting Tips
- George Groves to win at 6/4 with Betfred
- Groves to win by KO, TKO or disqualification at 5/2 (£50 free bet at Ladbrokes)
The bookmakers are siding with Eubank Jr going in to this one, as he is the odds on favourite to win this bout. He can be backed at 4/6 with BetVictor for the win, as he talks up his hopes for a career out of his father’s shadow. He claims that this weekend’s fight is the perfect chance for him to stand on his own away from his family history.
However, it’s not nailed on that he’ll do that. The draw may be out at 20/1 with 888Sport here, but Groves is priced at 6/4 with Betfred to claim a win this weekend. The Saint is impressing of late, with his move to bring in Shane McGuigan as his trainer improving his fortunes.
Groves is talking a big game once again, and he claims that over-arrogance from Eubank Jr will play a part in deciding this contest. Pot, kettle? Having finally installed himself as a world champion last year, Groves isn’t going to be keen on surrendering his belt. Will he be able to defy the odds and see off Eubank Jr this weekend?
Since linking up with the son of Barry McGuigan, Groves has recorded six straight wins, and he’s managed to get over the final hurdle to win a world title. We feel like he’s added something to his approach in order to get over the line, and that improvement could be the thing which makes the difference in this close fight on Saturday night. It’s going to take something special to separate the pair, but the Saint has been coming up with big displays of late.
His title win against Fedor Chudinov was the kind of win that Groves needs to repeat, as he aims to takes Eubank Jr’s IBO title. He needs to get off to a flier in this one and try to unsettle his opponent, and that’s exactly what we see him doing. We think Groves is great value to extend his winning run with a victory here, so we’re backing him at 6/4 with Betfred. We’re also tipping Groves to end this one early, as he’s priced at 5/2 with Ladbrokes to win via stoppage.
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