West Brom Can Be The Top Dogs In Birmingham Tonight
In Manchester its City v United, the crunch match on Merseyside is Liverpool against Everton and the fur flies in Glasgow when Celtic play Rangers. However, in the Birmingham area there are three major clubs so there are more derbies. Birmingham City, West Brom and Aston Villa are all playing in the Championship this season which means there are six clashes that decide local bragging rights in the West Midlands. Birmingham are at home to West Brom this evening so Adrian Childs will be excited and he might have a few pints before (and after) the match. He could be celebrating because WEST BROM can win the match and should be backed at 7/5 with bet365. Birmingham have not found the net in five of their last six fixtures.
There is very little at stake in tonight’s Super League fixture in the Super 8s. The home side in Wigan are booked for second place while their opponents Warrington, can’t be caught in fourth. However, the visitors have the incentive of being able to overhaul Castleford in the race for third position. Warrington will be missing four key players in tonight’s match and the market has responded with upward pressure on the handicap. However, there comes a point at which the reaction is not justified by the circumstances and that tipping point has been reached. Wigan should do enough to win the match without covering the spread. WARRINGTON +12.5 on the handicap must be backed.
It’s the third day of the St Leger meeting with four races live on ITV4 and the feature is the Doncaster Cup (3.35). This is a Group 2 contest and very much for the second division of stayers. Stradivarius won four of the big Cup races and the £1 million bonus and is absent and his closest adversaries are not running today. Three of the eight runners are trained by Willie Mullins and owned by Susannah Ricci (but in effect her husband Rich) and they are closely matched on form. On ratings one horse is not far behind so SHEIKHAYEDROAD is the selection at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.