England Can Make Home Advantage Count In Euro 2020
The two year cycle of international tournaments moves on to the finals of the European Championship. However, rather than in one host nation Euro 2020 will take place across 13 cities in the continent. The semi-finals and final will take place at Wembley Stadium next summer and England have a good record playing at home in the World Cup and Euros.
Portugal are the defending champions and still have the nucleus of the successful squad from 2016, including Cristiana Ronaldo. The four semi-finalists at the last World Cup were from Europe and France won the trophy. A bright young squad with some emerging talent and home advantage can see ENGLAND be the champions of Europe for the first time and that outcome is 7/1 with bet365.
The Tour Championship is a new concept for snooker and replicates the FedEx Cup in golf. It’s a three-tournament event with the highest earner winning the trophy but the most lucrative event is this week’s actual Tour Championship. There are eight players involved and invitations are based on ranking points over the last year. Every qualifying player has accepted the invitation for an event being played in Llandudno.
Ronnie O’Sullivan recently became the first player to record 1,000 century breaks in competition but the event may not get juices flowing. The extended format makes for fewer shocks and matches are decided over 17, 19 and 25 frames which favours the current world champion, Mark Williams. The number one seed is MARK ALLEN who can justify his status by winning the Tour Championship at 15/2 with Betfair.
There is a marathon handicap chase over three miles four and a half furlongs at Taunton today (4.30). The Class 3 contest is the second richest races of the day but it has only attracted five runners which is disappointing in terms of each way betting as only two places count. DANCING SHADOW is proven in long distance chases and has the form to win this race at 15/8 with bet365.