Sheffield and Bristol are two of the biggest cities in England not to have a Premier League team but United and City are promotion contenders and meet in a six-pointer this evening. Sheffield United have home advantage but Bristol City have lost just once in 13 away matches in all competitions. Both sides have 37 points but the visitors have the edge on goal difference and they are currently third in the table. Neither side were fancied for promotion but they are right in the mix for a move up to the Premier League.
United have let in at least one goal in nine of their last 10 matches while City have lost just three times all season. The Bristol team have found the net two times or more in all but two of their last eight fixtures. In the last 10 matches involving either side both teams have scored on nine occasions. The match winner is difficult to call but recent trends suggest both teams to score is the bet at 8/13 with William Hill. Offence is a stronger area than defence for these teams and the match has goals written all over it.
Snow is forecast in some parts of the country so it’s appropriate that the highest graded race of the day is called the Winter Novices’ Hurdle at Sandown (2.30pm) and a horse called White Moon is a leading contender to win the contest. That’s not a coincidence bet because the horse has the form to win a race of this nature. WHITE MOON has won two novices’ hurdles this season and should be backed at 15/8 with Ladbrokes to win at a higher level today. Most of the field have won well this season but the selection has the potential to go on to greater things.
However, regardless of the bets in football and racing there is one wager than cannot be beaten. GEORGIA TOFFOLO is buying money when you bet on the Made In Chelsea start to win I’m A Celebrity at 1/9 with Betfair! That’s an 11% return on investment that she’s the last Z-list celebrity to leave the jungle for a chat with Ant and Dec. Sadly I haven’t got a clue whose going to win Strictly Come Dancing!