Harry Kane scored more goals in 2017 than any other player in the five main European leagues and broke Alan Shearer’s record for goals in a calendar year. You can be certain he’ll be hopeless in the World Cup for England this summer. However, you would hope he doesn’t do a ‘Ben Stokes’ and not be able to take part. Even with Kane up front England have no chance of winning the World Cup but if he was absent their prospects would be reduced. Kane is 6/10 with William Hill to score at anytime when his Tottenham side play ay Swansea tonight in the Premier League. Spurs are the only one of the six superpowers of English football that Swansea have never beat.
The Welsh side were looking at a defeat at Watford in their last match. Two late goals gave them a win and three points in new manager Carlos Carvalhal’s first match in charge. There should be a spring in the step in the team at the bottom of the league when Tottenham are in town tonight. The key to the outcome is whether Kane has recovered from a bout of flu that has prevented him from training since Boxing Day. Any side would miss their talisman and leading scorer even though Tottenham are not quite dependent on Kane as England. However, Swansea can build on the late drama at Watford and avoid defeat and the DRAW is 15/4 with Ladbrokes.
Watford have the perfect fixture to recover from that defeat to Swansea because they are playing at Manchester City tonight! Actually it might not be a bad time to take on the champions-elect because Kevin de Bruyne and Gabriel Jesus will be absent due to injury at the Etihad Stadium tonight. Unfortunately Watford are depleted by injury and suspension so the inevitable defeat is on the cards. However, statistically there have been more than two goals in 71% and 62% per cent of City and Watford’s recent matches but OVER 3.5 GOALS can be backed at Evens with Betfair tonight.
With an inspection at Ayr this morning the only definite racing action in Britain and Ireland today is on an artificial surface at Newcastle. One of the best turf tracks in the country has been dug up to create an All Weather track but Newcastle could be the only surviving fixture this afternoon so the move is justified. In fact there is some decent prize money on offer at this twilight meeting. The most lucrative race is a fast-track qualifier for the All Weather Championships at 5.10pm. DOCTOR SARDONICUS has the benefit of a run 11 days ago and the horse offers a bit of value at 9/1 with William Hill to win this race.