Goals Expected At Anfield Tonight
Liverpool take a five goal lead into the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie against Porto and kept a clean sheet in the away match. The tie is done and dusted which means Liverpool are certainties to progress to the last eight which could include five teams from the Premier League. Chelsea have their backs against the wall in Barcelona but Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham are favourites to qualify for the quarter-finals going into their second legs. ENGLAND are the 11/8 favourites with bet365 to be the Champions League winning nation.
Motivation is the key to tonight’s match at Anfield and the home team don’t need to go for a win. However, they have scored at least two goals in their last eight home fixtures in all competitions. If Liverpool do score early their effort levels may drop and that could let in Porto at the other end. Attention could then turn to one of their biggest games of the season, away to Manchester United on Saturday. Liverpool are better going forward than keeping things tight at the back so BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE is a good betting option at 7/10 with William Hill.
Paris St-Germain and Real Madrid are two of the richest clubs in the world and virtually have the backing of a nation. Qatar bankrolls the French team and Real is the establishment of Spain’s favourite team. They take a 3-1 lead into the second leg in France tonight and that should be enough to see them through to the next round. Real have only lost four times in 22 Champions League starts on the road and can be backed at 3/10 with Betfair to win the overall tie.
MISTER MUSIC Looks A Good Bet
The jumps fixtures at Exeter and Newcastle have been lost today so it’s just All-Weather racing at Southwell. Let’s hope racing over the sticks goes ahead this time next week as it’s the first day of the Cheltenham Festival which looks like starting on good to soft ground. The richest race at Southwell today is the one mile handicap at 4.20pm. If the horse is good enough the weight is not a problem and from the top of the handicap MISTER MUSIC looks a good bet at 7/2 with Ladbrokes.