Goals Is The Tale Of These Two Cities
On the balance of form and the weighting of home advantage there is very little to choose between the home team in Norwich City and their opponents Birmingham City in tonight’s televised match in the Championship. Seven of the side’s last six matches have ended in draws and with no firm favourite a stalemate is the most likely outcome of this fixture. The reverse meeting earlier this season ended as a 2-2 draw.
Consistency has not been either team’s strong suit which means one could produce a winning performance that does not fit in with their current run of form and results. A safer bet is on at least one goal being scored and conceded at both ends of the pitch. Both teams have scored in all but two of the last eight matches involving the Canaries and Blues. Tonight’s standout bet is BTTS at 3/4 with Ladbrokes.
Ronnie O’Sullivan is now odds on to win the Masters in snooker which is now down to the last six. Today’s last two quarter final ties are too close to call but Mark Selby and Neil Robertson are slight favourites to beat Judd Trump and Barry Hawkins respectively. However the four players on the other side of the draw are playing for second place. O’Sullivan is tipped to win his fourth Masters in six attempts.
The Rocket has championed a lighter schedule for the leading players but his actions speak louder than words. He has entered just five tournaments, winning three, losing the final in another and reaching the last four of the English Open. The seven times Masters champion has played 28 matches this season and won 26 (92.86%). We just can’t ignore that level of form and must back O’SULLIVAN at 10/11 with Betfair.
Kachy won today’s handicap over six furlongs at Lingfield last year. The horse then ran at a higher grade without being disgraced, including behind Blue Point in a Group 1 sprint at Royal Ascot. Today’s race can be a stepping stone to better races and one runner has the potential to deliver on a bigger stage. GORGEOUS NOORA is a course and distance winner and the tip on the same mark as when third at the track over six furlongs last week. The selection can be backed at 11/8 with Ladbrokes.