The Wire Is Fast Approaching In The Premier League
That famous wire is what the Premier League is going down to and today the ball is in Liverpool’s court. The team in second place and one point behind Manchester City play at Newcastle in the tea-time TV fixture with no margin for error. City visit Leicester on Monday and wins for the two title contenders would set up final day deciders. Liverpool play Wolves at Anfield and City visit Brighton and both sides may need points for different reasons. The manager of Newcastle is Rafa Benitez and the Leicester boss is Brendon Rodgers, both former Liverpool managers. If either do their old club a favour LIVERPOOL would almost certainly be champions of England for the first time in 29 years and that outcome is 7/2 with Coral.
Newcastle are becalmed in mid-table safety, free from relegation issues and with no chance of qualifying for Europe. There is a much held betting theory that the team with something to play for have an edge against opponents with nothing on the line. However, the evidence suggests competitive professional footballers just want to win football matches regardless of the circumstances. Conversely, you could say teams play better without the fear of losing. Newcastle have already lost nine league matches at home, scoring 22 goals and conceding 22. That may not become 10 because Liverpool look vulnerable and the DRAW is 4/1 with Paddy Power.
The 2,000 Guineas takes place at Newmarket (3.35) over the Rowley Mile and colts and fillies aged three are eligible for the first Classic of the season. It’s a strange anomaly that females can run in all five Classic but male horses can only run in three. However, fillies rarely run in the 2,000 and Derby and today’s field is colts only. The market leaders are Ten Sovereigns and Magna Grecia, both trained by Aidan O’Brien who has won the race nine, between 1998 and 2018. However, SKARDU is proven over the course and distance and can prevail at 8/1 with Coral.