A Good Week To Support England
Maybe these Nations League matches do mater after all. Spain and England played a proper international in the competition on Monday night and the best team won. England played a young side but were too good for their opponents in Seville. There were shades of Michael Own against Argentina in 1998 when Raheem Sterling slotted home the first goal. The other two goals from Marcus Rashford and Sterling again were works of art and Spain’s two goals in reply did not spoil the mood. After winning 3-2 in Spain and playing so well ENGLAND are now 8/1 with Coral to win Euro 2020. The semi-finals and final of the tournament are being played at Wembley Stadium, the only ground where England have won a major cup.
The England cricket team are number one in the world rankings in the One Day format whereby both sides bat for 50 overs. A no result and win by the Duckworth-Lewis Method against Sri Lanka have consolidated their position at the top of the standings. The third of five ODI’s in Sri Lanka is played today and if it completed England should go 2-0 up in the series. Sri Lanka have lost 36 of their last 50 over matches when both innings have been over the full compliment of overs. The home side have lost four of the last five ODI’s at the stadium at which today’s match is being played. ENGLAND are with 4/11 with Paddy Power to take a two mach league in the series but bear in mind this meeting starts at 10am.
The richest of five meetings in Britain and Ireland is the jumps fixture at Punchestown. The most lucrative race is the Irish Daily Star Chase at 4.10, a Grade 3 contest over three miles and one furlong. Three of the six runners are owned by Gigginstown House Stud but when the money is down the few big owners and trainers dominate the entries and often outcome on the track. Some of the money filters down to the grassroots but the medium sized trainer struggles to make a decent living from training jumps horses in Ireland and it’s a similar story on the Flat. ROAD TO RESPECT was fourth in the Gold Cup and that form makes the horse the nap on the meeting at 3/1 with Betfair.