It’s derby day in the north west of England tomorrow but derby day in London today because Chelsea visit the London Stadium to play West Ham in the early live match. In Liverpool and Manchester there are huge fixtures this weekend that bring together local rivals and in London it’s the Hammers meeting at the Olympic Stadium with the Blues. The Reds are fancied to come out on top in both derbies on Saturday but today the winners of the match will be wearing blue shirts.
West Ham have conceded more goals in the Premier League this season than any other team. There has been some improvement under David Moyes but they have not won a match with him in charge. Losing away at Manchester City by the odd goal in three is no disgrace but Chelsea could go to town against that dodgy back line. Joe Hart is beginning to show his age and may not play today. In any case the tip is CHELSEA to beat West Ham at with 1/2 with William Hill.
Newcastle have won just one of their last 10 fixtures and Leicester are developing into a decent outfit. The golden season of 2015/16 will never be repeated but the Foxes can establish themselves in mid-table safety and after a poor start they are ninth in the Premier League. Leicester tend to make fast starts and have scored in the first half in all but one of their last eight matches. Newcastle need the points and can secure one as the DRAW is the most likely outcome on offer at 23/10 with Coral.
In racing the highlights are the Becher Chase at Aintree and Tingle Creek Chase at Sandown. Blaklion and Fox Norton are favourites and if running well would shorten in the betting for their major targets of the Grand National and Champion Chase. Connections would like to see a decent run and the horses returning safely but punters and favourite backers would be interested in wins and the DOUBLE on the two market leaders is over 5/1 with Ladbrokes.