Shared Points When Birmingham Host Swansea
You can back a team tonight at 2/1 who are unbeaten at home in six matches to win at their own stadium and extend that run. Birmingham City have made a poor start to the new season but they can avoid defeat against Swansea. However, beating the newly relegated side in the Championship at St Andrews may be beyond them despite home advantage against a team playing in the Premier League last season.
Swansea have been dropping down the pyramid since sacking Garry Monk at the end of 2015 and he is now the manager of Birmingham. He wasn’t too concerned about losing in the League Cup this week. Winning three points tonight will move Birmingham in the right direction and give Monk the satisfaction of beating the club who got rid of him after 11 years service. However, he may have to settle for a DRAW and that outcome is 21/10 with Ladbrokes.
The televised T20 Blast action is Yorkshire’s home match against Notts. The shortest format of the game is unpredictable and that is one of the attractions. Notts won the reverse fixture by 63 runs last Friday which suggests they can win on the road tonight. Yorkshire are two points adrift of the visitors but have a match in hand. On run rates Notts have the edge but home advantage can negate that so YORKSHIRE are the bet to beat Notts at 4/5 with William Hill.
Warrington are playing in the final of the Challenge Cup at the end of the month but play Castleford away from home in the Super 8s tonight. The hosts finished one place and two points ahead of their opponents at the end of the regular season. Castleford had a positive difference of 87 points but Warrington scored 121 points more than they conceded. That’s 44 points advantage over 23 matches and home advantage is worth six points so the projected start for Warrington should be four points. You can back WARRINGTON +6 at 10/11 with Coral.
There are seven Flat meetings and one over the jumps in Britain and Ireland today. Chelmsford should be applauded for putting up £132,000 in prize money at their All-Weather fixture. The card features three decent handicaps and the 7.20pm race is the joint most lucrative and interesting from a betting point of view. Nicola Currie is worth more than her three pounds claim and she can ride QUEEN IN WAITING to a win at 9/2 with bet365.