Derby to beat Reading again!
Derby have already taken three points from Reading in the league and recently knocked them out of the Capital One Cup. Derby are going for automatic promotion to the Premier League, but I think Rams boss Steve McClaren will see the FA Cup as a chance to keep their good run going rather than a distraction. Reading go into this one in decent form, but home advantage and with the likes of Darren Bent to call upon, Derby should be too strong for Reading.
Derby to win, @10/11 with betfair is a good price and the first of my selections today.
Stoke to Squeeze past Blackburn
Mark Hughes returns to face his old club at Ewood Park this afternoon, on the back of some great results in the Premiership. I think this gives the opportunity and motivation for Stoke to turn a mediocre season into a great one, with a run to at least the semi-finals in the FA Cup. I don’t believe this will be an easy game against Blackburn, who will be determined to take another Premiership scalp, as they did against Swansea. Stoke are a good, organised side and they should at the very least take a draw in this one, which makes Stoke to Win/Draw no bet 4/6 @ betfair a decent bet.
17/2 Enhanced Treble – Liverpool, Derby and Stoke
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Kick off 3pm
With it being a difficult betting weekend for football fixtures, here is my two horses for this weekend.
1420 Haydock – At Fishers Cross @ Evs
At Fishers Cross hasn’t been able to buy a win since taking 2 championship races back in spring 2013. Today off of level and receiving some weight you have to think this one-time champion horse stands a great chance.
1620 Ascot – Otago Trail @ Evs
Otago Trail has been winning races any way you like and today won’t be any different. Ventia Williams horse really has the sky as its limits and if this horse was train by Paul Nicholls or Nicky Henderson it would be half the price, so we are getting some value. If all goes wrong with other bets today this is the one to save your blushes.
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