Liverpool And Chelsea Face Penalties
Derby beat Manchester United at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup last night after one of the best ever penalty shootouts. It meant something to Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard was proud to beat his old boss. There could be penalties in tonight’s tie between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield because there is be little between the two sides. In this competition if the scores are level after 90 minutes there is no extra time and the outcome is decided by penalties. The two sides meet in the Premier League at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and that fixture will mean much more. Chelsea have scored one goal in the last nine meetings with Liverpool and on this occasion that might suffice to earn a DRAW which can be backed at 3/1 with bet365.
The United States have not won the Ryder Cup in Europe for 25 years. The last time Tiger Woods was on a winning team was in 1999. Bookmakers say about 80% of the outright bets have been on the States. On average world rankings their 12 man team are the ones to beat. The Ryder Cup is being played at Le Golf National near Paris so the match comes to France for the first time. The Europeans have more experience of the layout because it hosts the French Open but the set up could be different this week. The last four holes provide a perfect amphitheatre for matchplay golf and most of the 28 matches will be decided over the finishing stretch. The biggest winning margin is 4 and 3 at 25/1 with Ladbrokes which would mean every match reaching the 15th hole and beyond and no player or pairing gets a drubbing.
There are two Flat meetings and one over jumps in Britain today while they race on the All-Weather at Goodwood but there is no racing in Ireland. There is £216,000 in prize money up for grabs at the 7 race fixture at Goodwood which is excellent for a midweek meeting at this time of the year. The Class 1 Listed race over one mile and two furlongs (3.35) offers the biggest prize fund and the race has attracted a small but decent field. Gabr has run well in better company this season and Spark Plug has a good chance on form but another runner is preferred. THREADING was second in a Group 1 race at Royal Ascot and that form stands out so the horse is tipped at 7/2 with William Hill which is a price worth taking.