England Will Struggle To Reverse The Form
With no major football matches today we can focus on the Second Test between West Indies and England in Antigua. The key to working out who will win the match is measuring the most recent fixture between the sides against form going into that match. West Indies beat England by 381 runs in the First Test having lost their previous four international fixtures over five days. Conversely England were five from five before the Barbados debacle so does one swallow make a summer? In this case it does and England cannot reverse the form to beat WEST INDIES who are 11/5 with bet365
England cannot be as bad in this match as they were last time out. Even in such abject defeat Ben Stokes bowled well and took four wickets in the first innings. He also dismissed two of the top three in the West Indies batting order second time around. Stokes has taken 123 wickets in 50 Tests while Jimmy Anderson has claimed 570 batters in his 146 Test match appearances. Statistically you back Anderson every time to take most wickets but conditions will suit BEN STOKES in Antigua so he is the bet at 9/2 with Ladbrokes to be England’s top wicket taker in the match.
It’s the first round of the Phoenix Open on the PGA Tour in Arizona. The event is known for the huge crowds that turn up for the desert occasion and drink beer. It is estimated that about half a million fans attend and many of those take refreshments around the short 16th hole. Jon Rahm has been tipped to win a tournament in which four rounds in the mid sixties will be needed to compete. He went to University in the state so is almost a local. We can expect a fast start and JON RAHM is 11/10 with bet365 to outscore Bubba Watson and Xander Schauffele over 18 holes today.
All Weather racing is coming into its own this week and is fit for purpose of providing action when turf meetings are abandoned because of the freeze. Today’s racing at Southwell and Newcastle is not very good but at least it’s happening. The handicap over one mile at Southwell (3.40) is an opportunity for DASHING POET who has won over the course and distance and is 9/2 with Ladbrokes to prevail.