Big Day For Delia Smith And Norwich
Ipswich Town have fallen into the third tier and Norwich City are on the verge of promotion to the Premiere League. The East Anglian rivals will be two divisions apart next season and the only chance of a Tractor Derby is if they get drawn together in one of the Cups. Delia Smith is a director of Norwich who are unlikely to make a meal of finishing first or second in the Championship.
Indeed Premier League status would be assured today if Sheffield United lost at Nottingham Forest and Norwich beat Sheffield Wednesday at home. However, the visitors in the second fixture have lost two of eight away matches against teams in the top 10. The promotion party may be delayed with a DRAW at Carrow Road which is 16/5 with Ladbrokes.
There are no fixtures in the Premier League but it’s traditionally a huge day of derbies in rugby league. The biggest of the lot is Wigan’s home match against St Helens which is always played on Goof Friday. St Helens are nine places and 12 points ahead of their opponents and the relative point’s differential suggests the best bet is ST HELENS -8 at 11/10 with bet365.
The Indian Premier League is the best Twenty20 franchise in the sport and huge amounts of money has attracted the best players in the format. There are eight city based teams in the league who play each other on a home and away basis. Today’s match brings together the home team in Kolkata who are sixth and bottom of the table Bangalore. KOLKATA can prevail at 4/6 with Ladbrokes.
It’s the All-Weather Championships finals day at Lingfield and a big holiday crowd is expected at the track. There are seven races on the card and one million pounds in prize money up for grabs. The two bankers are Kachy (3.05) and Wissahickon (4.15) and the DOUBLE pays over 11/10 with bet365.