Kane Must Score Lots Of Goals If England Have A Chance
One of the most popular betting markets in the World Cup is for the winner of the Golden Boot, awarded to the leading scorer. In 1986 Gary Lineker won the honour and he is the only England player on the roll call. Harry Kane will have to get close to emulating the TV presenter if England are to win the World Cup. Six goals should suffice to be the leading marksman in Russia this summer and that was Lineker’s tally 32 years ago.
The Mexico 86 squad was good enough to win the World Cup but Diego Maradona punched the ball into the net for Argentina’s first goal in the quarter-finals. His second goal was one of the best in the history of the World Cup but the dynamic of the game changed after he cheated to score the first goal and there would have been less space at nil-nil. Lineker pulled one back and almost equalised but Argentina won 2-1 and won the World Cup. HARRY KANE is 16/1 with Ladbrokes to win the Golden Boot.
It’s debatable whether Russia should be hosting the World Cup. The awarding of the tournament is questionable on a number of levels but purely on sporting matters it was a strange decision. The World Cup hosts should be genuine contenders for the world title and Russia do not have the ability to win the tournament. Russia are on a run of five matches without a win and the nation is expecting better when they play against Austria away from home in a friendly tonight. Austria have won their last three friendlies but did not qualify for the World Cup. RUSSIA should be motivated and they can be backed at 23/10 with William Hill to win this match.
There’s is a mixture of ordinary Flat and jumps racing today but the racing week culminates with the Oaks and Derby on Friday and Saturday. The Classics for fillies and mainly colts is run over the unique one mile and four furlongs course at Epsom which is the ultimate test of the thoroughbred. Nottingham stages a decent handicap at 3.50 over a mile and a bit and it looks an open contest. CUSTOM CAT is getting on and out of form but would win this race by the length of Epsom High Street at his best. The horse cannot be ignored at 25/1 with Betfair.