Who Is Kyle Edmund?
Lets be honest now a week ago who had heard of Kyle Edmund and knew what he did for a living? The professional tennis player from Beverley in the East Riding Yorkshire is in the semi-finals of the Australian Open and currently the third favourite for the Sports Personality Of The Year award. If Edmund wins the Australian Open Anthony Joshua must unify the world heavyweight boxing titles or Harry Kane must be the leading goalscorer in the World Cup that England win to beat him in the contest. EDMUND was 500/1 to win the first Grand Slam tournament of the year before play began and now plays Marin Cilic in the last four at 8.30 tomorrow morning. He is now 12/1 with William Hill to cause a ‘Leicester City’ type upset.
The post Alexis Sanchez era begins at Arsenal and what better way to send him on his way to Manchester than progressing to the final of the EFL Cup at the expense of Chelsea tonight. The second leg of the semi-final tie at the Emirates tonight will be Chelsea’s seventh match in 22 days. The 4-0 win at Brighton at the weekend was not typical of their start to the year. The first match at Stamford Bridge was a nil-nil draw so it’s all to play for now. ARSENAL have only lost once in 25 home matches and are the bet at 11/10 with Ladbrokes to qualify for the final. MANCHESTER CITY will be the opponents and they are currently the favourites to win the EFL Cup at 1/2 with Coral.
With an inspection at Exeter planned this morning Catterick is the only jumps meeting that definitely goes ahead and there are two All-Weather fixtures at Lingfield and Kempton that presumably won’t be affected by the weather. The six races at Catterick offer total prize money of £60,000 which isn’t too bad but not a fortune. The betting industry is petrified of the maximum stake on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals being reduced to £2 due to the negative impact on betting office viability and the knock-on affect on racing and reduced prize money. BENTELIMAR will win less than £10,000 for prevailing in the richest race at Catterick (3pm) and the horse can be backed at 10/11 with William Hill.