El Clasico is one of the biggest fixtures in world football because it brings together not only the most famous football clubs in Spain but it’s a clash of politics like no other in the world’s favourite sport. I’m grateful for today’s Racing Post for pointing out that two darts players from Spain meet in the first round of the PDC World Championship tonight. The hype machine at Sky Sports has gone into overdrive and called the match between Cristo Reyes and Toni Alcinas El Clasico of darts. BARCELONA can beat Real Madrid away from home at 11/5 with Betfair on Saturday in the football version but I haven’t got a clue who is the better darts player from Spain.
It’s a quiet night for football as you can probably guess! You know that when the main betting match of the night is a tie in the Dutch Cup and the lead story is about two darts players from Spain. The Dutch national team created total football and in Ajax the country produced a club side that won the European Cup three times at the start of the 1970’s. Johan Cruyff was a massive part of that team and became a hero at Barcelona while his son Jordi ran around Old Trafford like a headless chicken when he played for Manchester United. FEYENOORD can beat Heracles -2 goals on the handicap and you can back that option at 23/20 with William Hill.
There is no racing in Britain on Sunday and Monday but Boxing Day sees the second biggest chase of the season in the King George. It’s the mid-season championship for chasers and could see the emergence of a new racing superstar in Might Bite. Exeter stages the most valuable meeting today but the most lucrative race has attracted just two runners. It’s not simplistic but it seems ridiculous that owners complain about derisory prize money when a race worth over £12,000 to the winner has attracted just two runners. OVERTOWN EXPRESS has the best form and can win the match with Le Rocher at Exeter today (2.05pm), at 2/5 with Ladbrokes.