Can England And King Harry Do It?
One of the biggest market moves related to the World Cup is England to win the tournament and Harry Kane to be the top scorer. You could have backed this combination at 80/1 before the match with Tunisia and not much shorter as the match went into injury time. The winning goal meant Kane’s tally was two and England had won their opening match in a tournament for the first time since the World Cup of 2006. The winner/top scorer combined odds now stand at 25/1 with William Hill for ENGLAND AND KANE. It could just happen!
The Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo combo is a bigger price but that might not be the case after today’s fixture against Morocco in Group B. Portugal were second best against Spain in the first match but Ronaldo inspired his country to a 3-3 draw. Morocco lost to Iran thanks to a very late own goal in a match of poor quality. Ronaldo makes his side tick but they are more than a one man outfit and PORTUGAL should beat Morocco and that outcome is 4/6 with Ladbrokes.
A Portugal win would boost a treble on today’s favourites by 67% and it’s a tempting wager. Portugal may have been flattered by the score against Spain but they have enough to beat Morocco. Surely Spain will be too strong for Iran and Uruguay are in a different league to Saudi Arabia. It’s the seventh day of the World Cup and all the favourites have won on only one day. However, the three underdogs look vulnerable which means the Portugal, Uruguay and Spain TREBLE is the bet at with 13/10 with Coral.
It’s the second day of Royal Ascot and the banker of the day is Cracksman in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (4.20pm). The horse just scrapped home in the Coronation Cup at Epsom despite not acting on the track and having a bang on the head leaving the stalls. Cracksman won over the course and distance in the Champions Stakes at Ascot in October and that is the best form in the race. CRACKSMAN must be backed at 8/13 with Betfair.