Blues Could Have Good Derby Day
Everton fans don’t really hold much of a grudge against Liverpool but Goodison Park will be rocking if the home team wins the Merseyside derby. Not only will it be revenge for the freak winning goal for Liverpool in the corresponding fixture at Anfield in December. An Everton win would also have implications for their local rivals quest to be the champions of England for the first time in 29 years. Liverpool have won just one of five fixtures on the road and EVERTON can make that record worse by beating their neighbours at 5/1 with Betfair. So a win for the Blues.
Passions are not quite so high in west London as in Liverpool on derby day. Chelsea visit a Fulham side who look destined for relegation to the Championship and a win would keep them in touch with the top four. Fulham are on their third manager this season. A new appointment usually sees a brief improvement in results but Scott Parker is in charge of a defense that has still conceded 63 goals in the Premier League. That total should increase to day without reply as a CHELSEA WIN TO NIL is the recommendation at 6/4 with Paddy Power. More joy for the Blues.
There is more prize money on offer at Leopardstown in Ireland today that at the two UK meetings combined. Ireland run some of their major races on Sunday while in Britain the racing is usually average. The richest race of the day is the handicap chase over two miles and five and a half furlongs at Leopardstown (4.15). Monatomic is an improving horse who should relish the trip but Jett has something to prove. However, on ratings and the jockey’s allowance of seven pounds KYLECRUE is in good enough form to prevail at 8/1 with Betfair. The colours are not blue but football teams wearing shirts of that colour in derby matches should have a good day.