Today’s Sports Betting Preview – By Rick Elliott

Posted on 10th January 2019 @ 11:11 am

Albion Have Gone For A Burton! 

BURTON ALBION are 4,500/1 with bet365 to win the EFL Cup and even bigger with other bookmakers. Never in the history of competitive sport has a team won a title at bigger odds! Actually that’s not strictly true because Leicester City could have been backed at 5,000/1 to win the 2015/16 Premier League. Shame on Jurgen Klopp for disrespecting the FA Cup and Wolves for playing three teenagers in their tie. At least MANCHESTER CITY took the EFL Cup match against Burton seriously and won 9-0 and are now 4/9 with Betfair to win the competition.  

There are few meaningful football fixtures in Britain or the rest of Europe tonight and we don’t even have the good old Europa League to provide some betting action. Levante host Barcelona in the first leg of the last 16 tie in the Copa Del Rey. Bookmakers face the conundrum of the strength of the Barcelona starting 11. Apparently members of the B squad have been training with the first team this week so Barcelona could be playing the reserves. In similar circumstances last season Barcelona drew at Celta Vigo so the sensible play is the DRAW at 4/1 with bet365. 

It’s the first round of the Sony Open on the US PGA Tour so plenty of first round three ball betting opportunities. Justin Thomas is the clear favourite to win the tournament for the second time in three years. The current world number four combines course and current form and has a game suited to the host course. He scored 59 in one of his winning rounds in 2017 so we can expect a quick start to his first outing in a full field tournament. THOMAS is 12/1 with Betfair to be the first round leader.  

The richest race of the day is the listed mares’ chase at Leicester (1.45) but it has attracted just four runners and a short priced favourite in Desirable Court that will only attract the professionals. The novices’ hurdle at 2.55 that is a qualifier for a championship series looks a decent race. On ratings and form BRECON HILL is the horse to back at 6/5 with bet365. 

Filed Under: Betfan, Horse Racing, Soccer, Celta Vigo, Copa Del Rey, Desirable Court, Justin Thomas