England Are On The Way To Wembley
England made the perfect start to their Euro 2020 campaign with a 5-0 win over Czech Republic at Wembley. The last player to touch the ball was one of the opponents for three of the goals but it was an impressive win. The squad has a good mix of youth and experience and Gareth Southgate has brought some joy back to following the national football team. The semi-finals and final of the European Championship are being played at Wembley so next July ENGLAND could lift the trophy at their traditional home and that outcome is 13/2 with Ladbrokes.
Gibraltar is a British dependency on the edge of Europe so in effect the UK has another team in the tournament. Residents of the Rock voted massively in favour in staying British and remaining in the European Union. Gibraltar is the smallest country in Europe and the national stadium is little more than a school playing field in the shadow of the Rock. Ireland play on the pitch today in Euro 2020 qualifying with a FIFA ranking of 34 compared to Gibraltar at 194. The visitors will win the match but not by a cricket score so the bet is GIBRALTAR + 3 at 6/5 with bet365.
There is a decent meeting at Newbury today with good opportunities for horses not running at the two spring festivals at Cheltenham and Aintree. The best race is the Grade 2 mares’ novices’ hurdle at 3.15. She Mite Bite is an improving horse who is more about potential than form on the track. The White Mouse has a good record over hurdles and is on a manageable mark. OSCAR ROSE has been a beaten favourite eight times over hurdles but this could be her day and is the each way top 4 bet at 12/1 with Ladbrokes at one fifth the win odds.