The Rain In Sri Lanka Will Be A Pain
With no Premier League or Champions League fixtures tonight we can focus on the Second Test between Sri Lanka and England which begins in Pallekele early tomorrow morning. England won the first match by 211 runs, restricting the hosts to 210 and 250 in their two innings. Sri Lanka have to deal with some key absentees and England have great batting depth in the side.
The visitors may tinker with the order but their bat should be too strong for the Sri Lankan ball. However, we should bear in mind that rain in some form is predicted for all five days. Since 2010 three of the six Test matches played at the venue have not produced a definite result so the DRAW is the bet at 11/4 with William Hill. The third and final match of the series starts in Colombo next Friday. England play matches in the West Indies early in 2019.
It’s another international break for friendlies and matches in the Nations League so there are no meaningful football fixtures tonight. There are 19 matches in the EFL Trophy which brings together under 21 teams from the top two divisions and first teams from League 1 and League 2. There is very little squad news to go one and team selection will be key to the outcome of these ties.
Assuming a side is selected mainly from the first string SUNDERLAND are the form team and look the bet of the night at 4/5 with Coral to beat Morecambe but stakes should be small. According to the Racing Post Fleetwood are not taking the minor Cup competitions seriously so BURY are tipped to win their meeting at 13/10. Please don’t risk the mortgage on these matches.
There is plenty of betting action in darts and tennis tonight which should fill the void created by the lack of proper football. Michael Van Gerwen and Roger Federer are big favourites to win their matches but the double pays about 2/5 which will only attract the big hitters and money buyers. UNISON is top rated and a working man’s price at 5/1 with Betfair to win the decent handicap hurdle at Huntingdon (2.10) which is the richest race of the day.