Man Utd Can Beat West Ham Tonight
West Ham are at home to Manchester United tonight in the Premier League but the fixture is meaningless in terms of outstanding issues. The home team will not be relegated to the Championship and United will finish second in the league. Motivation and incentive will be key factors but West Ham players seemed to have downed tools before a crucial win at Leicester last weekend that made them safe.
David Moyes has achieved the objective of keeping West Ham in the Premier League and United’s players are playing for FA Cup Final places. United usually follow a defeat in the Premier League with a win and three points. The Hammers have recorded one victory in their last 12 fixtures with top six opponents so MANCHESTER UNITED are the team to back tonight at 4/5 with Ladbrokes.
It’s the dreaded Playoffs in League One and a 46 match campaign comes down to home and away ties and qualification for the Wembley final. Shrewsbury finished two places and 16 points ahead of Charlton in the regular season. Almost half of first leg matches in the Playoffs over the last 20 years have been drawn and there have been just nine goals in Charlton’s last seven matches.
Shrewsbury have a great profile in the context of moving up a division through the post-season route but Charlton made a strong finish in their league campaign. The form and momentum is with the hosts tonight and Charlton should avoid defeat. A DRAW is not the worst results in the first match in the tie for the home team and that outcome can be backed at 9/4 with Betfair.
It’s the second day of the Chester May Meeting and Idaho could be the best horse on the seven race card. Aidan O’Brien and Ryan Moore produced another potential Classic winner in Magic Wand in the Cheshire Oaks yesterday. The trainer often brings his best three-year-old colts and fillies to Chester in May but Idaho is one of his older horses. On ratings and form in the Derby, Irish Derby and King George IDAHO is a cut above the other runners in the Ormonde Stakes (3.35) so must be backed at 10/11 with William Hill.