Can An English Club Win The Champions League?
The four Premier League clubs are still in the Champions League. The format of the competition is group stages and then knockout rounds. There are eight groups of four teams who play each other on a round robin basis. After match day 5 this week the two Manchester clubs have qualified for the last 16 with one match to spare.
If Liverpool beat Napoli one-nil or by two clear goals at Anfield on match day 6 qualification is assured. Tottenham need the same or a better result at Barcelona than Inter Milan at home against PSV Eindhoven to move forward. That outcome is unlikely so Tottenham look destined for the Europa League. ENGLAND is 9/4 to be the nationality of the winner.
There are 24 matches in the Europa League today and Arsenal and Chelsea are odds-on to win their matches. Arsenal’s match is in Ukraine and may not take place due to martial law while Chelsea are home bankers to beat PAOK. Arsenal have not won any of their five matches in Ukraine while PAOK have lost twice in their last 13 fixtures. The DOUBLE on two draws for the English clubs is 16/1 with Ladbrokes.
The two Glasgow clubs are in Europa League action tonight. Celtic are odds-on to beat Rosenborg away from home. Rangers are the outsiders against Villareal on their own patch. The Spanish team are unbeaten in 10 away Europa League matches and just over even money to win this fixture. For the best team in the group Villareal draw lots of matches and the DRAW against Rangers is 5/2 with William Hill.
The racing is about quantity and not quality today with five meetings in Britain not featuring a race worth more than £10,000. The biggest prize on offer is for the mares hurdle at Thurles at 2.00. Three horses have the same Racing Post Rating and have won races in the past at a lower level. TINTANGLE carries less weight than the other two runners and is the tip at 11/8 with Coral.