A Good Day For The Bees, Bulls And A Lion
Without wishing to offend anyone by giving ill-informed opinions it’s probably fair to say by wealth, core support and stadium Aston Villa’s natural place in the hierarchy is the Premier League and Brentford are a third tier club. However, the fluid nature of the pyramid means they are both Championship outfits and meet in the division at Villa Park tonight. The natural order is often established in the long run but in this fixture the “smaller” club can match the “bigger” one. The nature of sport can make for a level playing field. Brentford, known as the Bees, have lost just once in 13 fixtures and can return south having avoided defeat. This is a meeting between potential promotion rivals and you can bet on the DRAW at 5/2 with bet365.
Wayne Rooney is taking the MLS by storm with great goals and one outrageous assist. The record England and Manchester United scorer is too good for this level but not quite good enough for the Premier League. His club, DC United, are not playing tonight. Rooney has been involved in big derbies in England in which the intensity is no doubt greater than the New York version. City host the Red Bulls tonight at the Yankee Stadium. They play in sky blue and are owned by the Manchester version who Rooney played against for United. The New York franchise is struggling just now so the RED BULLS are the team to back at 21/10 with William Hill.
In the south York is known as the Ascot of the north but in the north Ascot is known as the York of the south. The York Ebor Meeting is the last great Flat racing festival of the summer and it’s the first of four cards today. By historical ratings of those taking part the Juddmonte International is often one of the best races in the world. The favourite for this Group 1 contest for horses aged three and older is Poet’s Word. Three-year-olds receive a seven pounds allowance and that will be a big help for the horse that won the Dante Stakes at York in May. ROARING LION was subsequently second in the Derby and you must not ignore that form and back the horse to win today and that outcome is 3/1 with Ladbrokes.