Our bets of the weekend column bring you the best tips from a number of well-informed connections associated with BetPreviews.
Max Daly: Ol’ Man River to win the 3.45 Newmarket @ 8/1; The unbeaten Ol’ Man River can take the Qipco 2000 Guineas for Aidan O’Brien. He was a very comfortable winner of a Group 2 event last September seeing out the mile well. He will have improved over the winter and can give Joseph O’Brien his second victory in the first classic of the season.
Thomas Henry: Premier League – West Ham v Burnley; West Ham @ 11/8; West Ham have managed just one win in their last 12 league games, while Burnley have not scored in their last five. However, the visitors are desperate for the points and will have to attack in numbers, and the Hammers can exploit the space at the back to take all three points.
Johnny England: Premier League – Tottenham v Man City; Both Teams To Score @ 1/2; The last seven Premier League showdowns between Tottenham and Manchester City have produced 34 goals so there is every reason to believe this clash will be every bit as entertaining. Recent history points to a bundle of goals but so too does this season’s form. These two teams top the goals-per-game table and are scoring and conceding at eyecatching levels.
Ben Clark: Championship – Derby v Reading; Derby HT/FT @ Evens; A draw does Derby in terms of reaching the bare minimum target of finishing in the top six this season but the Rams can qualify for the playoffs in style. County have scored 16 Championship goals in their last six matches and Reading are limping over the finishing line.
Felix Hassler: Serie A – Napoli v AC Milan; Napoli -1 Asian Handicap @ 7/5; Napoli are in great goalscoring form at the moment – they average at least two gaols a game in their last six. AC Milan hate playing at the San Paolo winning just twice in 19 and with Mexes and Abate out I fancy Napoli to win comfortably at 7/5 with a minus one handicap.