The convoluted two-hour draw for the World Cup takes place tomorrow afternoon and Paddy Power go 100/1 that England end up in what’s already being called ‘The Group Of Death’.
Everton have an awful record at Old Trafford and on a trappy Premier League card, one price that jumps out is being able to back David Moyes’ men at ¾ at home, especially with the possible return of Robin Van Persie.
Fulham are now as short as even money in the Premier League relegation market following their fifth consecutive defeat at the weekend, with West Ham out to a best price of 8/1 with BetVictor following their 3-0 victory.
Any race where the favourites are around 7/1 is obviously wide open, but it’s interesting to note that nine of the last ten winners of the Stan James Hennessy Gold Cup started at 10/1 or less and that seven of the last ten had already won at Newbury.
Boylesports report support for Manchester United to win in Germany but I’m seeing this one the other way. Just a point separates these two teams in Group A but the bookmakers have United as short as 2/5 to win the group.
This looks on paper like a tight, top of the table clash but on the formbook Brentford look to have the upper hand.
Backing a team that has only won one of its last six Premier League games and which has failed to defeat Stoke, Cardiff and West Ham in its last three fixtures might not on the face of it be the most attractive betting advice, but I think there are reasons to think Laudrup’s men represent a little bit of value to get something out of their trip to Fulham.
Word is from Australia that most of the pitches to be used for the Ashes will be hard work for the bowlers unless the weather intervenes.
The perils of betting on friendlies was illustrated for the umpteenth time when England played Chile last Friday.
Anyone looking a bet on the England game tonight might want to look at the goals markets. England have been made odds on (Chile are 100/30) but I’m not so sure.
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