Close Encounter At Molineux Tonight
Liverpool or Manchester City will win the Premier league but it’s two from four for the remaining Champions League qualifying positions. Manchester United are right in the mix so a defeat at Wolves tonight would be damaging. They lost in the FA Cup at Molineux earlier this month when they were second best. United under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are different animals to the Jose Mourinho version but push is now coming to shove in terms of playing in the Champions League next season. MANCHESTER UNITED are 5/4 with bet365 to finish in the top four.
Wolves are in seventh place but one point covers four teams who are in contention to be the best of the rest. A Europa League place is up for grabs but that can be a poisoned chalice. However, it would be a great achievement for a newly promoted team to qualify for Europe. Wolves have only failed to win one of their last seven matches at home and they have been competitive against the big six. United struggled to break down Watford at Old Trafford last Saturday but look solid at the back. The best bet for the match tonight is the DRAW at 23/10 with Ladbrokes.
Watford can maintain their quest to finish seventh with a home match against Fulham this evening. The visitors have lost 12 of their last 13 fixtures and will soon join Huddersfield with relegation to the Championship. Watford play Wolves in the semi-finals o0f the FA Cup on Saturday but are unlikely to take their foot of the gas in the Premier League. They had 20 shots against United and could have picked up three points. A WATFORD win at 3/4 with bet365 would be a good preparation for the Wembley trip and the Cup tie against Wolves.
There is Flat racing on turf at Musselburgh as the new season comes in with a whimper. All eyes are on the Grand National meeting at Aintree this week but there is a decent Class 2 race over five furlongs at the Scottish track (3.15). Tarboosh is the form pick but the horse has not run for 157 days. MERHOOB could have a fitness edge and is not far behind on the form so is the nap at 10/3 with Ladbrokes.