Who Will Win The Race That Stops A Nation?
You could get up early or stay up late to see the race that stops a nation at 4 o’clock tomorrow morning. The Melbourne Cup is a handicap in name but the limited range of weights makes it more akin to a conditions race. The race is run over two miles at Flemington and the day is a mixture of the Grand National and Royal Ascot. No British trained horse has won the race but on ratings MAGIC CIRCLE could prevail for owner Marwan Koukash and the British trainer, Ian Williams. You can back the horse at 13/2 with bet365 to win Australia’s most famous race.
Manchester United have picked up 10 points from a possible 12 in the Premier League but they are still nine points off the pace. Deep down Jose Mourinho knows the team cannot win the title and his focus is now the Champions League. This week’s away match against Juventus is not a must-win match because United are playing for second place in the group. It’s not so much the result but the performance that will be telling in Turin in a match against the champions of Italy. In a one-off match Mourinho gets results and a great outcome would be a DRAW at 16/5 with Betfair. Liverpool and Manchester City should qualify from their groups but Tottenham are in trouble and must beat PSV at Wembley. Their manager, MAURICIO POCHETTINO, is 10/3 with Paddy Power to be the new coach of Real Madrid.
Huddersfield play Fulham at home tonight in a relegation six-pointer because both clubs are in the bottom three. The Fulham manager is the favourite in the next manger to leave his job market and losing at the bottom club could be the final straw. The London club have conceded 28 goals in 10 Premier League fixtures and nobody has ever let in more at this stage of the season in Premier League history. Home advantage can be key and HUDDERSFIELD are 13/10 with William Hill to win.
England start the First Test in Sri Lanka early tomorrow morning. It’s a three-match series with matches over five days but the weather could intervene. England won the ODI series 3-1 but rain affected each fixture. Sri Lanka are a tough team to beat at home in the longest format of the game. If the monsoon weather doest not cause too much disruption conditions will favour the home team. In fact SRI LANKA have won five of their last six tests at the venue so can improve that record by beating an England team who have not set on the best Test match 11 and that outcome is 9/4 with Ladbrokes.