It Could Be A Bad Night For Huddersfield And Liverpool
It’s rare at this stage of the Premier League season to have a fixture in which both teams have something on the line. Last night Southampton beat Swansea in which in effect was a playoff and tonight Chelsea host Huddersfield and the outcome will have implications at both ends of the table. They are outside bets but Chelsea could still finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League and Huddersfield could still be relegated and make an immediate return to the Championship. Stoke and West Brom are down so one more club will face the nightmare scenario of dropping into the second tier. HUDDERSFIELD are 5/2 with Betfair in relegation betting.
Tottenham are at home to Newcastle in another massive fixture in the context of playing in the Champions League next season, As much as it pains me to say (I support Man United) but there is still a chance that Liverpool won’t be playing in the Champions League in 2018/19. They could lose the final against Real Madrid and drop down to fifth place in the Premier League. Tottenham and Chelsea must win tonight to make that unfortunate scenario feasible and the DOUBLE on the two London clubs can be backed at 1/2 with Ladbrokes. Newcastle have been involved in 20 league matches settled by one goal and Huddersfield ‘s last eight fixtures have seen two goals or less so don’t expect a goal feast tonight but two home wins.
It’s the first day of the Chester May Meeting which has a tradition of seeing future superstars in action. Shergar won at the fixture in 1981 and last year Wings Of Eagles and Enable appeared. At this stage of the season it’s all about potential and unproven Classic ability but don’t rule out seeing a future Derby and/or Arc winner at Chester this week. The Chester Vase (3.35) is a Derby trial which has been won by Aiden O’Brien seven times in the last 10 years. His FLAG OF HONOUR has a Derby entry and has the right pedigree for that race and the horse is on offer at 15/2 with William Hill to win at Chester today.