Is Rooney Bigger Than Brexit Today?
If Wayne Rooney comes on towards the end of England’s friendly against the United States at Wembley tonight in percentage terms what detrimental affect will it have on England’s chances of winning Euro 2020? Subject closed! If you can disregard this divisive issue which this morning seems as big as the Brexit deal England are playing an international fixture at the national stadium.
It’s a prep match for the Nations League meeting with Croatia at Wembley on Sunday and that team are at home to Spain in the competition tonight. Croatia were spirited and determined when beating England after extra-time in the semi-finals of the World Cup but that was then and this is now. A home win would help England but a more likely outcome is three points for SPAIN at 23/20 with bet365.
It’s ironic that on a day that the relationship that Northern Ireland has with the rest of the UK and Europe is being discussed they play a friendly across the border against the other Ireland. It’s the first time in over seven years that the two Ireland’s have contested a football match. In the context of international football it’s more about the geography and history than a match that could produce lots of goals.
In six fixtures on the road Northern Ireland have not scored a single goal and Ireland did not find the net in the two matches during the last international break. Ireland have had 18 shots in their three Nations League fixtures to date and their neighbours lack creativity up front. Correct score betting is fraught with danger but on this occasion NO GOALS is the most logical bet at 5/1 with Paddy Power.
Clonmel stages its biggest race today (3.00) and the conditions chase over two miles and four furlongs has attracted a small but select field of five runners. The betting and ratings suggest only the outsider Rashaan can be dismissed. Kemboy and Doctor Phoenix have the best recent form but neither horse has run for over 200 days. Fitness could be an issue for two horses that have not won at the Grade 2 level of today’s race. A TOI PHIL is proven in this type of company and was second in this race last year. Ridden by Davy Russell and trained by Gordon Elliott the combination can produce a win with their horse and that outcome is 5/1 with.