Burton Can Keep The Score Down Against City
Burton Albion are playing in League One so the club’s achievement in reaching the semi-finals of the Carabao Cup should be applauded. However, the team playing in the third tier of English football had a reality check when Manchester City beat them 9-0 in the first leg of their last four tie at the Etihad Stadium.
There is an expression that stranger things have happened at sea but there is more chance of Elvis being seen playing golf on the moon than Burton qualifying for the final. Despite only preventing a double figure drubbing by one goal in the first match Burton maintained a good attitude as City just kept on scoring.
If that approach is replicated in the second match at home tonight Burton can keep the score down. They kept their defensive shape and maintained energy levels as City scored goals for fun. You can bet on BURTON +3 at 4/5 with Ladbrokes which is a winning bet if the margin of defeat is two goals or less, Burton win or the match ends in a draw. City are a million to one on to qualify for the final.
England embark on a three Test series in the West indies today at Bridgetown where the home team have won just three of their last 10 five day matches. Scoring averages are remarkably close for both the hosts and visitors on the ground over that spell. The statistics suggest a closer encounter than the betting would suggest but England can confirm their world ranking status with a win. In fact West Indies have lost their last four test matches and England have won their last five so there is no doubting the side in better form. For a bet on history you can’t ignore JIMMY ANDERSON as the top England bowler at 5/2 with bet365.
When Hereford racecourse closed in December 2012 there was a great deal of doom and gloom about the demise of the small track. However, the course reopened for jumps racing in October 2016 and a new reservoir will aid watering and provide better ground. The highlight of today’s meeting is the Class 3 limited handicap chase at 2.50. On form and ratings CESAR COLLONGES is the tip at 2/1 with Ladbrokes.