Manchester City Go Marching On To The Quadruple
The sporting season continues with huge events in football and golf. There are the first leg matches in the quarter-finals of the Champions League and the US Masters from Thursday. Four Premier League clubs have reached the last eight of the biggest domestic Cup competition in the world and potentially England could have three representatives in the last four. A Premier League team has not won the Champions League since 2012 and ENGLAND is 4/6 with Betfair to be the winning nation.
Liverpool begin their tie at home to Porto on Tuesday and Manchester United welcome Barcelona to Old Trafford the following evening. The all Premier League tie begins tomorrow night when Tottenham take on Manchester City at their bright new stadium. Liverpool, Watford and seven of the biggest clubs in Europe will have their say but the impossible dream goes. Manchester City are 9/2 with Paddy Power to win the QUADRUPLE and that is now a feasible objective.
There are now just three points between Tottenham in third place in the Premier League and Manchester United in sixth. It’s any two from four for the final two Champions League qualification spots. Chelsea could go above Tottenham and Arsenal with a home win against West Ham this evening. The Hammers have not found the net in their last 11 defeats and have picked up just one point from seven road trips. CHELSEA TO WIN TO NIL is the bet at with 13/10 with Paddy Power.
The Masters Tournament is the first major championship of the season and the only one of the four played on the same course. Jack Nicklaus likes Dustin Johnson for the Green Jacket. Tiger Woods is looking for his fifth title at Augusta National and 15th major in total. Justin Rose has the game and temperament to win his second major but we could see just the sixth player to complete the career Grand Slam. RORY MCILROY is 7/1 with Betfair to join that exclusive club.
The feature race of the week is the Scottish Grand National at Ayr on Saturday. The level of interest will never reach that of the real National at Aintree but the Scottish version is still one of the biggest betting races of the season and bookmakers go 10/1 the field. Another handicap chase, at Kelso over almost three miles (3.40), is the richest race of the day. The top weight is MIDNIGHT SHOT but a seven pound claimer’s allowance could help the horse win at 4/1 with Betfair.