The East Midlands is buzzing today because Derby host Nottingham Forest in the Cloughie Derby. Both sides were a massive part of the life of Brain and won the league when he was in charge. He took Forest further because they won the European Cup twice during his time at the City Ground. Forest have conceded 13 goals in their last five matches so DERBY (5/6 with Ladbrokes) can win with home advantage.
Southampton have a dismal scoring record at home and that means Newcastle are a good bet to beat them on their own ground in the Premier League today. In fact in four matches in the league on their own pitch the Saints have found the net just three times. That is taking the concept of being shot-shy too far and makes Southampton no value to win today at odd-on. NEWCASTLE are the better option at 4/1 with bet365.
Paul Nicholls has won the juvenile hurdle that opens the card at Chepstow six times in the last nine years. He targets the race with one of his best juveniles and in Malaya he has a good prospect running in the race today. The horse has been bought from France where he gained plenty of experience and the form as worked out well. MALAYA is the racing banker bet of the day so should be backed at 10/11 with Paddy Power.
There is a full schedule of fixtures in the NFL and Kansas City look the home bankers against Pittsburgh. They have won 14 of their last 17 matches at home and are 5 for 0 in all fixtures this season to date. Kansas are now third favourites to win the Super Bowl and a win in this fixture can keep the momentum going. KANSAS cannot be ignored at 1/2 with Sun Bets to beat Pittsburgh tonight.