Bet On Goals In The Battle Of Britain
On the one hand you could call it the Battle of Britain but on the other you could say it’s a tie between two of the biggest brands in world football, both under foreign ownership, managed by coaches from overseas and featuring the majority of players who are not qualified to play for England. In any case the Champions League quarter-finals first leg that brings together Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield will attract a huge global audience and a massive amount of betting interest.
You could make a case for any of the possible outcomes after 90 minutes of play. Liverpool have a great record at home in European competition and are the only team to beat City in the league this season. The visitors would see a draw as a great result and be confident of progressing to the next round after the second leg at the Etihad. However, they have better players than Liverpool and a win tonight would put the tie to bed. Valid arguments can be made for a home win, away win and draw.
In sport nothing is certain and games that look dull on paper can turn out to be a goal fest. Conversely matches with the potential for lots of goals can develop into a stalemate. The tone is usually set early on and the crowd will be urging their teams from the first whistle. Twelve of Liverpool’s last 17 matches at home have produced at least three goals and tonight’s tie on past results is projected to maintain that trend. Rather then trying to work out the complexities of the match result you can keep it simple by betting on OVER 2.5 GOALS at 6/10 with William Hill.
Barcelona are at home to Roma in the other last eight tie. Roma never keep clean sheets away from home in the Champions League. A match at the Nou Camp is unlikely to break that run of conceding on the road in Europe. In fact Roma have let at least one goal in over 26 away fixtures in the Champions League. It seems inconceivable that Barca won’t score at least one goal in each half. Consequently the bet on this match is BARCELONA -1 on the handicap at 4/6 with Betfair.
Compared to two huge matches in the Champions League the racing in Britain seems mundane. In fact it’s just All-Weather fare at meetings at Kempton, Lingfield and Southwell. Racing on artificial surfaces serves its purpose today of providing racing and betting when there are no turf meetings. In a programme of quantity more than quality MORDIN has a touch of class at Kempton (6.45) and should be backed at Evens with Ladbrokes.