It Could be A Grim Friday For Ipswich
As it’s Black Friday you can get one for the price of two with one thrown in free or you could have a bet on tonight’s Championship match between the home team in Ipswich and West Brom. The value of the deals today is for some people a black and white issue and West Brom’s first kit is black and white stripes. The visitors have celebrity fans such as Frank Skinner and Adrian Childs who the Baggies can please today by beating Ipswich on the road. The Suffolk side have not won at home this season and they have managed one win in 17 league fixtures. The visitors kept several Premier League standard players after relegation from the top flight last season and have added to the squad. WEST BROM are the team to back at 19/20 with bet365.
Rugby union fans can bet on a Premiership match tonight that is being played on an artificial surface. Surely one of the attractions of the sport is the muddy conditions which make running with the ball so hard. When rugby union has become saniatised we know we are in trouble. Worcester don’t play on proper grass and Harlequins are their opponents at home tonight at their rebuilt club. Despite a dip in results in recent matches WORCESTER are having a decent season and that can continue with a win against Harlequins and that outcome is 8/11 with Ladbrokes.
There is a decent jumps card at Ascot today but the biggest race of the week is the Betfair Chase at Haydock Park tomorrow. It’s the rematch of the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the forecast is for good to soft ground. The head says Might Bite can beat Native River this time and is the horse to back but a little bit of my heart says THISTLECRACK is too big at 10/1 with Coral. This is a horse that dominated the staying hurdle division and translated that form with an impressive win in the King George. At his best Thistlecrack can win the Betfair Chase.
The richest race at Ascot today is the Class 2 handicap chase over two miles and five furlongs. It’s an open contest with six horses at single figure odds. The top weight is Royal Regatta whose form figures of PPP (pulled up three times) do not augur well. The horse has not run for 363 days so fitness could be an issue. ROYAL REGATTA has a good record at Ascot and has come down the weights sufficiently to be the selection at 4/1 with William Hill.