Could Gibraltar Win Euro 2020 At 5000/1 A La Leicester City?
Sotogrande is near the Costa del Sol which is home to many ex-pats who will be out in force for the first round at the resort’s Valederrama golf course for the first round of the Andalucía Masters. From certain points on the course you can see the Rock of Gibraltar which is on the edge of Europe. Gibraltar could sneak into the finals of Euro 2020 which would be remarkable because their home ground is little more than an Astroturf school pitch near the runway of the airport.
The UK dependency could earn their place by winning one of the minor sections in the Nations League. Surely that would make a farce of a tournament that is known as finals. Gibraltar could qualify while Germany may be absent which is all very democratic but hardly an elite tournament. ENGLAND are 10/1 with Ladbrokes to win the Nations League while Gibraltar are 25/1 to win League D Group 4.
The course at Valderrama rewards accuracy over distance and Sergio Garcia has the best recent form. He has won all five regular tournaments played in Spain and is a two-time winner on one of his favourite courses. On current and course form Garcia could lap this field but his foundation is the host and he will have duties away from the course. However, he has enough in hand to handle both elements of the week.
The 2017 US Masters winner has always won on the course as a major champion but the sample is just one tournament. One of the stellar three-balls starts at 12.35 GMT and brings together a course winner, multiple major champion and player from Spain. ANDREW ‘BEFF’ JOHNSTON is the selection to beat Padraig Harrington and Alvaro Quiros over 18 holes today at 13/10 with bet365.
The racing is more about quantity than quality with six meetings in Britain and Ireland and no fixture offering prize money getting close to six figures. There is a competitive handicap chase at Carlisle (3.45) which is a qualifier for a staying chase series final and its just over three miles in distance. Six of the runners can be backed between 5/1 and 8/1 at the top of the betting. ACDC won at Wetherby yesterday and the seven pounds penalty is negated by a jockey’s allowance. The horse is 11/2 with William Hill to win races on two consecutive days which is rare.