Liverpool Can Win Huge Match
If Liverpool can remain unbeaten against Arsenal at Anfield today and the crunch match at Manchester City on Thursday they are will be in a great position to be champions of England for the first time since 1990. They are unbeaten after 19 league fixtures and half way to emulating the Arsenal side that did not lose a league match in the 2003/04 season. The two meetings last season produced 10 goals but a one-nil win in the old Arsenal style would suffice for Liverpool today.
The last five corresponding fixtures have seen 24 goals so that outcome is unlikely but Liverpool can win this huge match. The Arsenal defence is depleted and the home side’s front men are getting into gear. In what could be a huge match for their title aspirations LIVERPOOL are the team to back at 1/2 with Ladbrokes.
For the first time in a number of seasons the Glasgow Derby between Celtic and Rangers is a meaningful fixture in the context of the Scottish Premiership table. Rangers have recovered from demotion and are now contenders again for the title. Despite only being watched by 800 fans CELTIC are the team to back at Evens with William Hill.
It’s the fourth and final day of the Leopardstown Festival and the highlight is the Ryanair Hurdle which could have a massive bearing on the betting for the Champion Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival in March. Samcro is being kept at two miles despite two setbacks this season and may be vulnerable to a specialist at the distance.
On collateral form with Buveur D’Air Melon should be the favourite to win this race. The horse was a close second to the winner in the Champion Hurdle last season who easily beat Samcro in the Fighting Fifth Hurdle at Newcastle. If MELON is in the type of form that he showed at Cheltenham in March the horse must be backed today at 5/2 with Betfair and a win would strengthen his claims for Cheltenham in March.