Celtic Can Beat AEK Athens Tonight
Celtic are making their usual uncomplicated progress to the Champions League group stages because they are in their comfort zone during the qualifying rounds. They have the players to get past the top teams from some of the minor European nations but getting out of the group is another kettle of fish. Celtic. In every year since 2013 Celtic have played in the first round proper but never gone beyond the last 16. The Scottish champions have scored three goals in four of their last five matches and a similar tally without reply would probably be enough to qualify for the group stages of the Champions League at the expense of AEK Athens. CELTIC are 3/4 with Ladbrokes to beat the Greek champions in Glasgow tonight.
Hampshire won the One Day Cup over 50 overs so could claim to be the best county in limited overs cricket. They beat all comers in the white ball format but have not translated the form into the T20 Blast. Hampshire have played nine fixtures in the South Group but have only recorded one win. Their net run rate is -0.947 while Somerset have a positive return to the tune of 0.892. These figures measure the balance of runs scored and runs conceded and are an excellent form guide. Despite playing at home Hampshire must be opposed and SOMERSET are 8/11 with William Hill to win this match in the shortest format of the game.
There are six Flat meetings in Britain and Ireland today and even with the value of the pound Sligo stages the most lucrative meeting which offers €117,000 in prize money which equates to over a hundred grand in pounds. The most on offer in the UK is the £79,000 up for grabs at Kempton so yet again Ireland has more prize money on average per meeting. The biggest pot at Sligo is for the handicap over one mile and four furlongs and change at 7.30pm. Dancing Doll is the favourite but the horse has a poor win strike rate. ZOFFANYIA is a progressive horse who could improve to win this race and that outcome is 10/3 with Coral.