A Night Of Goals In The Champions League
Tottenham’s season seems to be unraveling but a crisis will become a drama if they are knocked out of the Champions League tonight. They have a 3-0 lead over Borussia Dortmund heading into the second leg of the last 16 tie in Germany. It would be unthinkable if Borussia managed a turnaround but they have never come back from three-nil down in Europe. The stadium will be rocking if the hosts score early.
The home team have scored in 26 of their last 27 outings but that they have conceded in all but two of their last 12 matches. If Tottenham score an away goal Borussia need five to progress and they have conceded 13 times in six fixtures. The Bundesliga leaders will go for broke in the first half and that should create space for Kane so the bet is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 1/2 with Ladbrokes.
Real Madrid have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the last eight years. Things are going badly wrong in domestic football but with a 2-1 lead from the away leg Madrid should progress again at the expense of Ajax in the Spanish capital tonight. History is on the side of the home team because Ajax have won just two of their last 15 meetings with Spanish sides and lost all seven against Real.
Madrid have played three matches at home since the first leg in Amsterdam and suffered three defeats. They are too far off the pace in La Liga and Barcelona got rid of them in the Spanish Cup. Ajax are above average scorers in the Eredivisie and Champions League and can score tonight. An early goal for the visitors would put a cat among the pigeons and nicely set up OVER 3.5 GOALS at Evens with Coral.
The highest grade and most lucrative race today is the Class 3 novices’ limited handicap chase over three miles and a bit and Exeter (4.15). Spring Wolf is a progressive horse but unproven over the distance while Garrane’s best form is earlier in his career. THE OGLE GOGLE MAN goes well on the projected soft going and the distance won’t be an issue so is the selection at 5/1 with Ladbrokes.