Another Three Points For Leicester Against Newcastle
Seventh place is up for grabs in the second tier of the Premier League. It’s a mini league within a league because the four contenders have no chance of breaking into the top six and finishing in the top half is virtually assured. Wolves, Everton and Watford are pushing for the highest possible finish but Leicester are the form team who have been transformed since Brendan Rodgers became the manager. Four successive wins have given LEICESTER momentum at just the right time and they are 6/1 with BetVictor without the Big Six.
The process of finishing best of the rest continues with a home match against Newcastle this evening. However, the visitors have the joint best defensive record in the bottom half so Leicester may take some time to break them down. City are dab hands at scoring late goals and Newcastle conceded more than the league average number of goals in the second half. The trends suggest the best bet is DRAW/LEICESTER in the half time/full time market at 16/5 with Ladbrokes.
If anyone is at a loose end at 3.30pm the Indian Premier League is great to watch. It’s a Twenty20 competition involving eight franchises in India who play each other on a home and away basis. The grounds are always packed and the whole concept is dripping with advertising and sponsorship, driven by television and possibly betting. KOLKATA are the team to back against Delhi today at 8/13 with bet365.
It’s the first day of the Scottish Grand National meeting at Ayr and the card offers £163,000 in prize money which is excellent for the track. The richest race is the Listed handicap chase over two miles and four and a half furlongs at 3.25. It’s an open contest and bookmakers go 5/1 the field in the early betting. Value At Risk won the race last year but there has been a dip in form and Tommy Silver is weighted up to his best. GOLD PRESENT is the top weight but with a bit in hand and is the selection at 6/1 with Ladbrokes.