The televised domestic match is the EFL Cup fixture in which Sheffield Wednesday visit Sunderland. Ties now go to a penalty shootout if scores are level after 90 minutes but maybe the competition should be scrapped because nobody is bothered until the Premier League teams get involved and most of those are indifferent. Sunderland have sold 22,000 season tickets which is a huge number for a team playing in the third tier. Wednesday have won just three of their last 14 matches on the road and team selections tonight may extend that run. SUNDERLAND have the deeper squad so are the bet to win the match in 90 minutes at 29/20 with William Hill.
There are 36 matches in the Europa League this evening so the trick is to find three form teams and have a decent priced treble. You would need a degree in Geography to identify all the locations but all we can say without fear on contradiction is that all the matches are being played in Europe.
As a starting point and because I’ve heard of the name of this town let’s make a home win for Burnley against Istanbul Buyuk the first leg. Rosenborg often qualify for the Champions League and they are metaphorically in a different league to Cork City who they can beat at home. The banker must be Zenit in their home match against Dinamo Minsk. The TREBLE pays over 2/1 with Ladbrokes.
St Helens finished top of the Super League after the regular season but are not taking that form into the Super 8s playoff scenario. In 2018 the Saints have lost just three matches in the league and one of the teams that beat them is Wakefield. They host St Helens tonight whose form has dipped in the last two weeks. Current form suggests WAKEFIELD can win this match and that result can be backed at 11/8 with Coral.
There is £152,000 on offer in prize money at Salisbury today and the track have been rewarded with a small but select field for the Group 3 contest for cots and geldings aged three and older over one mile.(4.10pm) ELARQAM gets a handy six pounds age allowance and the horse has impeccable breeding. The Mark Johnston horse could edge the trainer to a new record for winners trained at 5/4 with bet365.