India Are The Bet In The Second Test
With no meaningful football action tonight other than loads of matches in the Europa League the main sporting action is the start of two events in cricket and golf. England meet India in the Second Test at Lord’s and it’s the first round of the US PGA Championship. The sporting summer is still going strong but it’s the first matches in the Premier League at the weekend. England beat India by 31 runs in the First Test but may struggle in the second match at Lord’s and one of the reasons is that Ben Stokes is absent due to commitments elsewhere.
England have lost four of their last eight Test matches at Lord’s and lost the second five-day matches after beating South Africa and Pakistan in the first meetings last summer. INDIA can confirm their status as number one in the Test rankings by levelling the five match series and that result can be backed at 15/8 with Betfair. The future for Stokes is unclear but the whole episode looked unsavoury and not the behaviour you would like to see from an elite athlete and international sportsman.
Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas and Justin Rose are at the top of the world rankings in golf and the players in form. Cream doesn’t always rise to the top in majors but on this occasion the best players can dominate the PGA Championship. The combined odds of three players whose first names sound like a firm of solicitors is 3/1 with Ladbrokes. Dustin, Justin and Justin can start the championship well and win their first round three balls. The TREBLE on Johnson, Thomas and Rose to outscore their two playing partners over 18 holes today is almost 11/1 with William Hill.
There are five Flat meetings in Britain today but both the fixtures in Ireland offer more prize money. Sligo continues its main summer meeting but the better action is at Leopardstown where there is a Group 3 contest for horses aged three and older over one mile and four furlongs. YUCATAN has decent form at a higher level and will appreciate the drop in class so the horse should be backed at 7/4 with Paddy Power.