England Can Cover The Handicap Against Scotland
Its strange that in a rugby union match between Scotland and England the trophy being played for is called the Calcutta Cup, The old rivals lock horns at Murrayfield today in the Six Nations and the English can return across the border carrying a trophy named after a city in India. After two rounds in the competition England have a points difference of plus 27 and Scotland have conceded 21 points than they have scored. ENGLAND are the favourites at 1/3 with William Hill to win this match.
England have won the last eight meetings and beat Scotland by 40 points when they last played, at Twickenham in March 2017. Scotland’s last Calcutta Cup was won in 2008. The winning margin was only six points in the last fixture. Generally Scotland lose quite close scoring contests and they rarely get thumped. Scotland are not good enough to keep within a score of their opponents so the bet is ENGLAND -8 at Evens with Ladbrokes.
There are seven fixtures in the Premier League but most of the big guns are playing tomorrow when Arsenal meet Manchester City in the final of the EFL Cup at Wembley. Liverpool’s home match with West Ham is the only one involving a top six side that has implications for Champions League qualification. The live matches are Leicester against Stoke and Watford versus Everton. Both these matches could go either way and the DOUBLE on two draws pays over 12/1 with bet365.
A Good Opportunity For MONT DES AVALIORS
Kempton stages some trials for the Cheltenham Festival which is now just over two weeks away. It’s the highlight of the sport and the biggest jumps meeting of the season. Most of the leading contenders have had their prep races and being primed for their big day. There are two novices’ races at Kempton that could provide pointers for the meeting that matters most. The chase at 1.50pm looks there for Cyrname to take and the hurdle at 3pm is a good opportunity for MONT DES AVALIORS and the horse can be backed at 15/8 with Betfair.