If it’s Thursday at 6pm and 8.05pm that means one thing….Europa League football live on television. The poor relation to the Champions League takes centre stage on a night that in the old days was free of live football but now for some teams and fans it is the highlight of the week.
Arsene Wenger probably never in his worst nightmares believed Arsenal would be playing in the competition while he was in charge. He got the club into the Champions League every season but now his has to deal with the culture shock of matches like the away fixture tonight against BATE Borisov in the Europa League.
Arsenal have to get back from Belarus and then prepare for a Sunday lunchtime match at home to Brighton so Wenger could rest some key players. However, if his squad have the right attitude the journey could be worthwhile and ARSENAL can win the match:
On paper Everton have a straightforward match at home to Apollon Limassol in the Europa League but football is played on grass. Ronald Koeman has spent a fortune of somebody else’s money to get Everton into the Champions League. However, his side are not functioning and getting into the Europa League again looks beyond them at this stage. This looks like a banana skin of a fixture which could end in a DRAW.
The Horse To Untangle The Puzzle!
Newmarket is the headquarters of Flat racing in Britain and combines Classics with ordinary sport. Today the meeting is somewhere in the middle with a Listed race and Group 3 contest. The Tattersalls Stakes (3.45pm) is the highest quality race of the day and it has attracted a decent field of two-year-olds.
Every runner has already had an outing and it’s an interesting fact that 66% of juvenile races are won by a horse that was first or was placed last time out. That eliminates just one of the nine runners but the odd horse out could be the one to back. TANGLED was disappointing last time out at Doncaster but has the form to win this race today:
Several colts have just one race but Tangled has the race experience to deliver at HQ.