Goals Expected At Wembley Tonight
It’s job done by Liverpool so one down four to go. There is still a chance that the Premier League could have five representatives in the last eight of the Champions League. It’s a record to have so many teams from one league being involved from the word go but to have all but three teams in the last eight would be unique and unlikely to happen again. ENGLAND is now 11/8 with bet365 to be the winning nationality.
With a 4-0 lead after the first match we can assume Manchester City will make a safe passage with the home tie against Basel taking place tonight. Liverpool had a five goal lead against Porto and played out a goalless draw last night. However, Basel have played in the last 16 twice before and lost the away matches 4-0 on each occasion. That outcome tonight is with 9/1 with Ladbrokes.
The tie of the round is Tottenham against Juventus and it’s the second leg tonight at Wembley after a two-all draw in Italy in the first match. That means a low-scoring draw or a Tottenham win would see them qualify. However, the tie is perfectly poised because if Juventus score first they are in the driving seat. There have been three goals or more in all but one of the home team’s last nine Champions League matches
Tottenham’s passing and movement should see them score and Juventus must find the net at some stage. The match is unlikely to be a cagey affair and it could turn out to be next goal’s the winner. There might be no snow falling but it might be snowing goals. It could be a thrill a minute and the bet of the night is BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at with 4/5 with William Hill.
FORTUNE’S PEARL Looks A Big Price
The Beat from the East has relented and the racing is back to normal. All eyes are now on Cheltenham but there are four meetings today. The All-Weather card at Kempton offers £114,000 in prize money which isn’t bad for a midweek night. The richest contest at 7.10pm is worth over 30 grand to the winner and is a qualifier for the Kentucky Derby. On ratings FORTUNE’S PEARL looks a big price at 9/2 with bet365.