Liverpool Should Have No Problems Against Brighton
If Liverpool beat Brighton at Anfield they will finish fourth and deny Chelsea a place in the Champions League. The home team have got a much superior goal difference which is worth an extra point so a draw would suffice. Brighton have nothing on the line so its hard to see them avoiding defeat away at the Champions League finalists. Liverpool have found the net before the break in all but one of their last nine fixtures at home. The odds on a Liverpool win are short but the LIVERPOOL/LIVERPOOL double result pays 4/6 with Ladbrokes.
Chelsea must beat Newcastle away from home to take advantage of any Liverpool slip up. Despite that fact that Liverpool have the safety net of winning the Champions League and qualifying by that route they will beat Brighton. That means Chelsea’s efforts will count for nothing as they strive for three points in the north-east. Newcastle’s last seven league matches have seen the winners prevail by one goal and something similar is expected today. Chelsea could sneak a tight match so ONE-NIL to the visitors is 15/2 with William Hill.
Ireland’s main trial for the Derby takes place at Leopardstown and the leading contenders are trained by a familiar name. The betting for the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial (3.40) is dominated by horses from the Aidan O’Brien stable owned by Coolmore. The team are responsible for Saxon Warrior who is the current ante post favourite for the Derby. The three shortest priced runners in today’s prep race have these connections and its 8/1 the next best horse. On ratings NELSON is the pick of the O’Brien entries and the horse is on offer at 15/8 with Betfair.