In the Premier League this season 27% of matches have been drawn which equates to about 11/4 so the odds for tied matches in today’s two fixtures are about right. The most frequent number of goals scored by any team is 1 followed by 0. The frequency of goals scored by any team decreases as the number increases from 2 upwards. The probabilities suggest that at least one team in the matches between Liverpool and Manchester City and Bournemouth and Arsenal will not concede and the best odds for that happen are 16/5 with Ladbrokes for City to keep a clean sheet at Anfield.
There are 13 races across two meetings in Britain today offering about £150,000 in prize money in total while one race alone at Fairyhouse in Ireland is worth about £90,000. Even though Kelso stages two races worth £25,000 and Southwell features two £10,000 plus handicaps there are no standout races on either card that would catch the imagination of weekend punters. Sunday is when many people are looking for leisure pursuits and UK racing is missing a chance to promote the sport by offering average racing. The Fairyhouse feature is a handicap chase at 2.35pm in which ROCK THE WORLD can make the payout places at 20/1 with William Hill.
The BDO version is seen as the poor relation to the PDC darts World Championship and this year’s finalists are not household names. Phil Taylor and Michael van Gerwen are known around the world for being darts professionals but Glen Durrant and Mark McGeeney would probably be only recognised on the street by dedicated fans of darts. Their averages in qualifying for today’s BDO final compare unfavourably with those achieved by PDC players. GLEN DURRANT is the defending champion who can be backed giving up 3.5 sets at 5/6 with Paddy Power.