Saints Youngsters Can Prevail In The EFL Trophy
There is another international break this week and matches in the UEFA Nations League which are glorified friendlies. The fixtures give some meaning to non-competitive matches but winning the competition comes third behind the World Cup and European Championships. It’s a blank week for the Premier League and Champions League but there are 24 matches in the EFL Trophy.
This is also a third rate concept behind the two domestic Cups and brings together lower league clubs and Under 21 representatives from the Premier League. The Southampton academy still produces good young players so the nap of the night is SOUTHAMPTON U21 to beat Cambridge United at 13/8 with bet365.
Its debatable whether the enforced pause in the Premier League is good or bad news for Jose Mourinho. He was backed off the boards to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job and at half-time in Manchester United’s match against Newcastle at Old Trafford betting was suspended. The comeback from two goals down to win shook up the market on the boss to be out of work first.
The Fulham manager has been backed and SLAVISA JOKANOVIC is now 20/1 to go first. Phil Neville has never managed at a professional club but he seems to be doing a good job as the manager of the women’s national team. ENGLAND are 4/6 with William Hill to beat Australia in a friendly match tonight.
The Dewhurst Stakes is the most important race for colts aged two and often identifies leading contenders for the following year’s Classics. Aiden O’Brien targets the race with his best male juvenile but he trains eight of the 12 declared runners this time. His best chance could be with TEN SOVEREIGNS and 8/1 is a price worth taking but the horse is not a definite runner so there is that downside.
There are no races of the quality of the Group 1 juvenile’s championship contest at Leicester today. However, there is a decent handicap over five furlongs at 3.20 that has attracted seven runners. That means there are only two payout places for each way bets so win only is the best wager. BLUE DE VEGA can overcome carrying four pounds more than his amended mark and win this race at 5/1 with Coral.