Chelsea Are Moving In The Right Direction
There are no matches in England or European competitions this evening after the midweek fixtures in the Premier League. It is now a two horse race for the title but its any two from four for the remaining Champions League qualification places. Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United won their matches but Tottenham were the odd men out after suffering a defeat against Chelsea which does not bode well for their chances of finishing third. The momentum is with the three other teams chasing that place.
Harry Kane seemed too fired up and there was a bizarre own goal. Two damaging defeats mean Tottenham can not win the Premier League which is now between Liverpool and Manchester City. CHELSEA have come through a crisis and the manager has asserted his authority so they look a good bet at Evens with bet365 to finish in the top four. TOTTENHAM are 7/2 to finish fifth or worse.
If Salford played St Helens in football it would be a fixture involving two non-league sides in the north west of England. In rugby league it’s a top flight match in the hotbed of the sport. Most traditional rugby league teams are in Lancashire and Yorkshire despite enclaves in the south of England and Spain.
Salford would be big favourites in football but St Helens are one of the superpowers of the 13 man game. The Saints have won their first three matches, scoring 73 points and conceding 52. That’s an average winning margin of 7 points but when you take home advantage into consideration the bet is SALFORD +8 at 11/10 with Coral.
Ludlow is the epitome of a countryside track and it is in farming community. The racing never takes place on market day as the pubs would be too packed. The catering facilities at the track are modest but you can get a pie and pint for less than a diver. Ludlow has put on a decent handicap chase over three miles at 3.35. Uhlan Bute has solid form claims and finished second over the course and distance off the same weight last week. However, TOMMY SILVER from the Paul Nicholls stable has better prospects and is preferred at 9/4 with Ladbrokes.