Goals In Short Supply In China
Ryan Giggs won a vast amount of honours during his long career as a Manchester United but he never played in the China Cup. He is now the manager of Wales and his first match in charge is away to the hosts in that competition. There are ridiculous friendlies and there are preposterous ones and this match starting at 11.35 this morning is in the latter category. Uruguay and Czech Republic are also taking part in a bizarre four team tournament but the value of travelling to China is questionable.
Wales don’t need to build for the future because their best players are in the here and now and the main objective is qualification for Euro 2020, the football tournament and not a cricket version. China have not won in five matches against relatively moderate opposition and their last win was against Qatar. However, it’s difficult to evaluate the form but there have been no more that two goals in Wales’ last 10 fixtures. Therefore, the standout bet is UNDER 2.5 GOALS at 4/7 with Ladbrokes.
The international break disrupts the Premier League season and the Champions League is put on hold. The blank night for any meaningful football gives rugby league a chance. Tonight Widnes host Salford in the Super League. Both teams have lost four of six matches played so far. Widnes have a positive point’s difference of eight but Salford have conceded 36 more than they have scored. The overall differential is 44 over six matches so the average is more than seven. Therefore, WIDNES must be backed to cover a two point handicap at Evens with William Hill.
The turf Flat season begins on Saturday and the Lincoln is the feature race at Doncaster. FIRE BRIGADE ridden by Ryan Moore has been backed and is now 5/1 with Betfair to win the first major handicap of the campaign. There is a jumps meeting at Ludlow today and the richest race on the card is the two mile handicap chase at 4.10. There are four potential winners in the five runner field but on ratings JUST CAMERON is the marginal preference at 11/4.