No Tragedy In Greece For Burnley
Burnley overachieved in the Premier League last season for a club with their budget and wage bill. There is a direct correlation between how much an outfit can pay their players and their finishing position in the league. Burnley are a bottom six team based on their financial situation so qualifying for Europe was a case of punching above their weight. Second season syndrome suggests they will find their level and in the Europa League that means not qualifying for the group stages. However, Burney can defy the odds and DRAW with Olympiakos if the first leg of the last qualifying round in Greece tonight and that result is 27/10 with William Hill.
Jos Buttler’s century for England against India in the 3rd Test was not good enough to avoid defeat but his side lead 2-1 in the best of five series. Test cricket is the longest format of the game but it’s from the sublime to the ridiculous because Buttler is playing for Lancashire this evening at Kent in the quarter-finals of the T20 Blast. Buttler is one of the best players in limited overs cricket and he has now added the string of a Test century to his bow. He could open the batting for LANCASHIRE against Kent which means they are the bet at 10/11 with bet365.
It’s the start of the FedEx Cup playoffs with the first round of Northern Trust. There are 120 players in the field and over the next three qualifying events that number will be whittled down to 30 for the Tour Championship. At this stage everybody has a chance of winning the FedEx Cup and $10million bonus. Even the wealthiest golfers on the planet are interested in that amount of money. The world number one is DUSTIN JOHNSON and he can be backed at 8/5 with Ladbrokes to outscore Brooks Koepka and Justin Thomas over 18 holes today.
It’s the second day of the York Ebor meeting and the highlight is the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks (3.35pm). It’s a contest over one mile and four furlongs in which horses aged three get a nine pounds weight allowance from older horses. Sea Of Class is a worthy favourite on ratings and form but another horse is preferred. LAURENS has unfashionable connections but the horse has delivered in Group 1 company and is the better option at 7/2 with Coral to win at York today.