Something Still On The Line For 12 Premier League Clubs
We are at the semi-finals stage of the Champions League and Europa League and there are just two rounds of fixtures to be played in the Premier League. Four English clubs are still involved in European competition and 12 have something to play for in domestic football. Over the next seven days some huge issues will be decided and the action begins this week with the first legs of the last four in both European competitions. Each tie involves a club from the Premier League and the combined odds of ENGLAND be the winning nationality in the Champions League and Europa League is about 2/1 at the best odds.
Tottenham play Ajax at home on Tuesday and Liverpool are away at Barcelona the following night. In all the corresponding fixtures last season both teams scored and there were more than two goals. The four matches in the semi-finals produced 20 goals. Twelve of the 16 fixtures in the quarter-finals featured three goals or more. The goals flow at this stage of the competition and the OVER 2.5 GOALS double in this week’s matches pays just over 2/1 with bet365. Only one match at the same stage of the Europa League featured more than two goals so the UNDER 2.5 GOALS double in this week’s ties pays almost 9/4 with Betfair.
The first two Classics on the Flat take place at Newmarket over the weekend. The 2,000 Guineas and 1,000 Guineas are run over the Rowley Mile at HQ and both races look open at this stage of proceedings. It’s been a case of which horses are not running due to ill-timed injuries and the answer could be to follow Aidan O’Brien. In Ten Sovereigns (2,000 Guineas) and Just Wonderful (1,000 Guineas) he has the second favourites and the DOUBLE pays 53/1 with bet365. The trainer’s production line of horses continues at Naas where SO WONDERFUL is tipped to win the 4.40 race at 8/11 with Betfair.
The snooker World Championship has been reduced to a field of 12 players and by the end of today we will have reached the quarter-finals stage. Neil Robertson is the clear favourite in a draw that now features three former winners in Robertson, John Higgins and Stuart Bingham. On current form there could be a new champion because BARRY HAWKINS is playing well enough to win the title at 15/2 with bet365.