Now that Ronald Koeman is out the way Slaven Bilic is the favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave their position. This market is not about who will be sacked next so Sean Dyche is the second favourite on the basis of being a leading contender for the vacant Everton job. Bilic can get some respite because West Ham look overpriced to beat Tottenham at Wembley in the League Cup tonight.
In normal circumstances Tottenham would be home bankers to beat their London rivals. The market has been framed on Spurs fielding a strong team but fixture pressure means they could send out the second string. They have two huge fixtures over the next six days and the League Cup is an inconvenience.
They play Manchester United in the Premier League and Real Madrid in the Champions League. In effect you are betting on Mauricio Pochettino’s approach to the tie. He can do without the League Cup so WEST HAM to win in 90 minutes must be backed at 11/2 with Coral.
The tie between Chelsea and Everton at Stamford Bridge throws up some interesting dynamics. Everton will be managed by David Unsworth who is the caretaker boss for now and Chelsea are not at their best. The visitors could have the motivation and desire which makes EVERTON interesting at 3/1 with Ladbrokes to progress.
The star in the racing yesterday was Yanworth who is prominent in the betting for the novice chases at the Cheltenham Festival. One of the best hurdlers last season made an impressive start over fences. The horse translated form from the smaller obstacles and looked a natural. It’s too early to be placing ante post bets but YANWORTH should go in your notebook for the meeting that matters most in March.
At the other end of the spectrum Elwazir looks a good bet in the juvenile race at Newmarket today (2.55pm). The horse was second on debut splitting two decent prospects and can win for the first time. There are some debutants in the race but ELWAZIR is the standout racing wager at 10/11 with William Hill.