England Favourites To Be Champions League Winning Nation
More than half of all sports bets are placed on football and there are more members of FIFA than the United Nations. It’s now just about a 12 month sport seemingly except for today when there appears to be no fixtures. The losers after this week’s schedule in the Premier League are Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian international created Premier League history in United’s 2-0 defeat away to Tottenham with the briefest appearance ever after coming on as a substitute. Fellaini didn’t wait for an explanation from Jose Mourinho but stormed up the tunnel. He could have played his last game for UNITED who are now 1/2 to finish higher than Liverpool in the Premier League.
The race for the Champions League qualifying places took some strange turns this week. Arsenal lost to Swansea and Chelsea were humbled by Bournemouth at home and both London clubs conceded three goals. It’s looking like any three from four teams getting into next season’s Champions League because Arsenal are now six points behind Tottenham in fifth place. We are assuming champions-elect Manchester City are home and hosed which means United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs are fighting over the scraps. One of the superpowers will not qualify for the Champions League through their league position but the waters are muddied if a Premier League team wins the competition this season. ENGLAND is the favourite and 11/8 with bet365 to be the winning nationality.
LE BOIZELO Looks A Decent Bet At 7/2
The racing fare is ordinary today with jumps meetings at Wincanton and Towcester and they race on the All-Weather at Southwell and Kempton. There is a handicap chase over two miles four furlongs at Wincanton (3.35pm) worth over £15,000 to the winner which makes it the richest race of the day. The first three in the betting are closely matched but on Racing Post Ratings Le Boizelo has a form edge and the horse is improving. The third favourite won over course and distance on heavy ground last month and has the scope to handle the weights hike. LE BOIZELO is in the hands of the 2015 and 2017 winning trainer so looks a decent bet at 7/2 with Ladbrokes.