Our bets of the weekend column brings you the best tips from a number of well-informed connections associated with BetPreviews.
Max Daly: Latharnach to win the 2.50 Newmarket Saturday: Latharnach can continue Charlie Appleby’s good run of form with victory in the Listed King Charles II Stakes. The selection impressed when last seen and is strongly fancied to take this prize en route to better things.
Thomas Henry: Norwich v Ipswich: Norwich to win @ 4/5: Norwich were the top-scoring home side in the Championship, bagging 50 goals in 23 games, and beat Ipswich 2-0 at Carrow Road in the regular season. Unconvincing on the road, Ipswich conceded more than they scored, and may have missed their chance in the 1-1 first-leg draw.
The Editor: Southampton v Aston Villa: Both Teams To Score @ 17/20: Southampton were rock-solid earlier this season but have now kept just three clean sheets in 11 outings, with keeper Fraser Forster’s absence undermining defensive confidence. Aston Villa have netted in consecutive games against Manchester United, QPR, Spurs, Liverpool, Manchester City, Everton and West Ham and can score again.
Johnny England: Burnley v Stoke: Stoke to win @ 7/4: Burnley’s gritty relegation resistance has been undermined by a lack of goals – the Clarets have scored just 26 in 34 games – and that lack of firepower could be their undoing. Add into the mix that Burnley concede an average 1.5 league goals a game, and their prospects against Stoke start to look grim.
Felix Hassler: Espanyol v Real Madrid: Both Teams To Score @ 4/6: Both teams to score is the bet at the Power8 Stadium. Espanyol have notched in every one of their last eight games bar a 2-0 home derby defeat to Barcelona. Real Madrid need to pick themselves up from midweek Champions League heartache and could be affected by bad news from the Vicente Calderon about remaining title hopes.