A little bird told me Ronald Koeman and Pep Guardiola were having a drink in the Deansgate area of Manchester on Sunday night. Maybe Koeman was tapping up his former teammate for a job. When Barcelona won the European Cup for the first time in 1992 Koeman scored the winning goal for Barcelona against Sampdoria at Wembley and Guardiola was playing in midfield. Yesterday Koeman got the boot from Everton and the betting suggests Sean Dyche is the man to replace him.
Jose Mourinho is under a bit of pressure at Manchester United not only because of the result against Huddersfield last Saturday but also the manner of defeat and United’s style of play. He set out to win a point against Liverpool at Anfield when surely his attack could have scored a hatful against their defence. Mourinho knows the value of winning trophies and respects the League Cup. He will probably select a UNITED team that is good enough to win their tie at Swansea tonight (1/2 with bet365).
It is rare that you see a Grade 1 winning horse running at Exeter on a Tuesday but Yanworth is in a race at the track today. Hurdles form means the horse has loads in hand on his chase debut but form does not always translate between the two disciplines. On ratings YANWORTH is 20 pounds better than the second best horse so looks the banker racing bet of the day and suitable ground conditions but the best price is 1/4 with Ladbrokes which equates to a 25% return on investment.
You can double your money by backing Lalor on the same card (2.50pm). The horse looked the real deal when winning a bumper at Aintree in April. He looks like an exciting recruit to hurdling and could go to the top. In fact he is a potential winner at the highest level which would put him in the same bracket as Yanworth so LALOR must be backed at Exeter today at Evens with William Hill.