Liverpool will go back to the top of the table with a win at Cardiff and the home team are desperate for points in their battle to avoid the drop. Cardiff have played 10 matches against teams from the top six this season and have lost the lot. That does not augur well for a team who are in 18th place, three points ahead of Brighton after playing the same number of matches. A win would be a massive boost to their confidence and Cardiff were two bad refereeing decisions from beating Chelsea at home. They have won six league matches at home this season but the best they can expect today is a DRAW which can be backed at 13/2 with bet365.
Everton have beaten Chelsea and Arsenal at home in recent Premier League matches but also lost at Fulham. Manchester United have lost four away matches in a row and Goodison Park is always a difficult trip. When the player walk on to the pitch to the Z Cars theme the place is rocking especially when a team from Manchester are in town. Everton have not conceded a goal in three home matches which were all against opponents from the top six. That run may not continue today but EVERTON can win this fixture and that outcome is 11/5 with Betfair.
The Ryanair Gold Cup Novice Chase at Fairyhouse (4.25) is a Grade 1 race over two miles and four furlongs. Its timing between the festivals at Cheltenham and Punchestown has led to a small field of five runners. The favourite is Mengli Khan who is owned by the sponsors and that could be a tip. However, Gigginstown Stud took years to win their own race at Cheltenham under Ryanair sponsorship and another horse is preferred. WINTER ESCAPE is the selection at 3/1 with bet365.