Almost A Must Win Match For Liverpool
How on earth can you beat the best team in the league and champions-elect and then lose to the bottom two teams in the table who are prominent in the betting for relegation? That is the enigma of Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp. When Liverpool were sensational in the 4-3 win over Manchester City the German would have been odds-on to be given the Freedom of the City even though the major is a massive Everton fan. In less than two weeks the phone-ins are discussing the minimum requirement for Klopp to keep his job. It’s not reached a situation where his job is on the line but defeat tonight at Huddersfield in the Premier League would not be well received by fans who after the City win thought Klopp was wonderful. Liverpool are now 13/5 with Betfair not to finish in the top four which could mean curtains for the manager.
Huddersfield made a decent start to their first season in the Premier League but results are now more in line with expectations and the size of the club’s wage bill. Home form can be the key to avoiding an immediate return to the Championship but Huddersfield have not won in four fixtures on their own ground. Before losing at Swansea Liverpool won five and drew once over six fixtures on the road. Klopp’s high intensity football may not be suited to English football because there is no mid-winter break like there is in Germany. The matches come thick and fast at this time of the year but class should tell which means LIVERPOOL should be backed at 1/3 with William Hill to beat Huddersfield tonight. The match kicks-off at 8pm and is live on BT Sport.
The Standout Racing Bet At Punchestown
There is no racing this evening because the four meetings in Britain and Ireland are all this afternoon. After a quick glance at the cards it seems like none of the 26 races have prize money of £10,000. That fact could explain why grassroots midweek racing is in decline. The sport is the second most watched in person after football but that is due to the quantity of fixtures. It’s difficult to pick out a feature race today but on ratings one of the best horses in action is El Vasco at Punchestown (1.45pm). The top rated horse has a claimer on board which means a five pounds allowance. That concession can be key so EL VASCO is the standout racing bet at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.