Southampton Big Outsiders To Win The FA Cup
The spring sporting season continues with the semi-finals of the FA Cup at the weekend. The last four matches are now played at Wembley which you can look at in two ways. It gives more teams and fans an opportunity to visit the National Stadium of devalues the final. The FA Cup is now dominated by the superpowers who regularly play in big matches in major stadiums. The average finishing position in the Premier League of the winners is fourth and seventh for the runners up. Southampton are the only team left in the competition below seventh place and they are 14/1 with Ladbrokes to win the FA Cup.
It’s the time of year in which there are major races over jumps and on the Flat. No sooner has the Grand National meeting at Aintree taken place then it’s the Craven meeting at Newmarket. The Scottish Grand National is run at Ayr on Saturday but there are three days of top class racing on the level at HQ. There are major trials for the first two Classics of the season. Clemmie has been the winter favourite for the 1,000 Guineas but will probably miss the race after suffering a training setback. VICENTE is 12/1 with William Hill to win the Scottish National for the third time.
In tennis it’s the start of the European clay court season which culminates in the French Open in Paris. The sport is played on a number of surfaces and players are more suited to one than another. Rafael Nadal has won each of the four Grand Slam tournaments but has won the French Open ten times which is a record for any winner of a major. In fact no player has ever won any type of tournament 11 times and NADAL has won in Monte Carlo, Barcelona and at the French Open on 10 occasions. He is 4/6 with Betfair to win the Monte Carlo Masters.