Kane Looks Nailed On To Score
Tottenham will finish in the top four in the Premier League and qualify for the Champions League. Other than prize money and pride there is no material benefits from finishing second, third or fourth. In the past the team that earned the last place had to play a qualifying tie to be involved in the group stage of the Champions League that is no longer the case which means there is nothing on tonight’s trip to Brighton for Spurs and that could be reflected in their attitude on the field. Subconsciously they might not be ‘at the races’ and Brighton could take advantage.
The home team are four places and seven points above the relegation places. There could be a bizarre combination of results which could see Brighton go down but another three points should secure their place in the top division. However, two defeats in quick succession could see Brighton get dragged into a relegation dog fight. BRIGHTON are 8/1 with William Hill for an immediate return to the Championship. They need the points more than Tottenham tonight. There will be some strange results from now until the end of the season because of fixtures involving teams already on the beach and opponents desperate for points.
In this context the obvious bet is on Brighton but there is a gulf in class. Harrry Kane will be hungry for goals and he won’t be resting on his laurels. Mo Salah has given him a challenge and made a statement and Kane craves his status as the top scorer in the Premier League. He was the leading striker last season but Salah is in the driving seat with a five goal lead. The ‘Harry’ factor means Tottenham can inflict a 14th league defeat for Brighton this season, nine of which have been 2-0. KANE ups the ante at this stage of the season so must be backed to score at any time at 4/6 with Ladbrokes.
The new Flat season really gets into gear with the first day of the Craven meeting at Newmarket. The biggest jumps race of the year took place last Saturday and now we have the first major fixture on the level with some Classic trials. Golden Horn ran in the Fielden Stakes (4.45) three years ago and then won the Derby and Arc so the race has a history of producing champions. MILDENBERGER has some significant entries so is the horse to back at 15/8 with bet365.