Chelsea Can Sneak It Against Norwich
There were 10 goalless draws in the Premier League in December which was good new for bookmakers. A typical football punter bets on things to happen rather than things not to happen. We like to back teams to win matches and goals to be scored. When Chelsea played at Norwich in the third round of the FA Cup the match was a stalemate and no player found the net. Matches with no goals are a bookies benefit and tonight’s replay at Stamford Bridge looks like being another tight affair. Norwich have conceded just one goal in their last five matches. Premier League class should tell in the end so it’s feasible that the correct score after 90 minutes is ONE NIL TO CHELSEA and that outcome can be backed at 6/1 with William Hill.
The Masters is the most prestigious non-ranking snooker tournament of the season and brings together the best players in the world. In theory it’s an invitational tournament but it’s a title with no ranking points up for grabs that the players crave most. The cream usually rises to the top and Ronnie’ O’Sullivan has won the Masters three times in the last four years and is the favourite to win it again. It’s a short format with matches played over 11 frames until the final which is best of 19. Shaun Murphy and John Higgins have won the world championship and are favourites to beat Ali Carter and Anthony McGill today. The DOUBLE on the two more fancied players pays 5/6 with Ladbrokes.
Market Rasen is a small track and one of the grassroots venues of National Hunt racing. In an era of derisory prize money and at a time of the year when there is a lull in the sport the track should be applauded for putting up £84,000 in prize money over seven races. The course has been awarded with a small but select field for the richest race on the card. The graduation chase at 2.05 has attracted some smart novices and only the outsider Bailco can be dismissed. THREE MUSKETEERS has struggled in some competitive handicap hurdles but can win this race back over fences and the horse can be backed at 2/1 with Betfair.