It can be quite cold in Huddersfield at the height of the summer. So in the coldest snap for years you can only imagine how it will feel being outdoors tonight when Chelsea are in town for a Premier League fixture. It’s the southern softies from the capital playing up north but in reality the visitors from London can go against the stereotypical grain. Huddersfield are hardly a side full of Yorkshire bred footballers which means the namby pamby side from the south can win this match tonight.
In freezing temperatures or pleasant weather the fact of the matter is that Huddersfield have only scored in seven of their last 16 matches. Those goals have earned the side enough points for mid-table safety but Tottenham and Arsenal have thumped them this season by an aggregate of nine goals to nil. Huddersfield lost four matches before beating Brighton and Chelsea were in form before their defeat at West Ham. You can ignore one match form and back CHELSEA to win tonight at 2/5 with Ladbrokes. Class will out even when it’s very cold.
The rest of the Premier League season is about playing for second place. Manchester City are home and hosed and they are good enough to go through the Premier League season without losing a match. If the second best team in the country are Manchester United City have nothing to fear. They beat their local rivals on Saturday at Old Trafford with something to spare. CITY are 50/1 to win the quadruple and that’s not the worst bet in the world.
There is an inspection today at Wolverhampton and Ayr is off so the only definite meeting in Britain is at Lingfield and there is nothing in Ireland. That means potentially there is only one race offering more than £10,000 to the winner and that is the Betway Dash Handicap (2.10pm). Bookmakers love sponsoring open races because they get money on most runners and can form a winning book. KASBAH has the joint highest Racing Post Ratings and can be backed each way at 25/1 with Betfair.