Derby Can Beat Fulham Tonight
Derby finished sixth in the Championship regular season, three places and 13 points behind Fulham. However, it is not unique for the team that earned the final qualifying place earns promotion to the Promised Land of the Premier League. However, Middlesbrough could be best equipped to win that lucrative final place in the top tier of English football and they finished one place above Derby in the final table. Fulham went close to earning a place on league position but were pipped by Cardiff and that emotional baggage may be too much to overcome. Aston Villa are not playing consistently so MIDDLESBROUGH could be the team to back to win the Championship Playoffs at 3/1 with William Hill.
Derby have had a topsy turvy season and at various stages have looked like contenders for finishing in the top two and out of the running for the Playoffs. The Rams ultimately finished two points above Preston to sneak into the post-season deciders. Derby scored in their last nine home league fixtures and one goal could be enough to establish a first-leg lead over Fulham tonight. There has been a tactical change and results improved when it mattered most while Fulham just missed out on automatic promotion. The momentum is with DERBY so they should be backed at 19/10 with Ladbrokes to beat Fulham tonight.
It’s the third day of the May Meeting at Chester and the feature race is the Chester Cup. The distance is two miles and two furlongs and that’s over two laps of the shortest Flat circuit in Britain. Even over this extended trip the draw is important because at Chester horses are constantly on the turn and being on the inside of the track is an advantage. In an open handicap six horses have the same Racing Post Rating so the race is a minefield for punters and could turn into a bookies benefit. SILVER CONCORDE won the champion bumper at Cheltenham in 2014 and has a manageable weight at this level. The horse could make the frame from a middle draw at 16/1 with Betfair.