Weekend betting: What are Preston North End's chances of getting back on track at Huddersfield Town
Local betting expert Joe Whitaker casts his eye over the weekend’s sporting action in the Premier League, Championship and horseracing.
It appears North End would have wished they had ended the season early with the form they have come out of lockdown with.
It was always going to affect some teams more than others and for some reason they just haven’t fired.
It won’t be easy going to Huddersfield on Saturday either, a side down there fighting to stay in the Championship.
Will we see a reaction from Alex Neil’s men?
I think they could get a point though I wouldn’t back them for the win.
A 1-1 draw can be backed at 7/1 as can Daniel Johnson at the same price to score first.
In the Premier League, Machester United look a home banker against a Bournemouth side who look in big trouble. Even at 1/5 it’s a start to your treble!
Inspired by two-goal Bruno Fernandes, United romped to a 3-0 victory at Brighton in midweek and they have come out of lockdown all guns blazing.
So I expect them to extend their 15-game unbeaten sequence with victory against Eddie How’s struggling Cherries at Old Trafford.
In mind that we need a bigger price to get our treble going, Wolves at home to Arsenal looks like another possible home win but at a better 13/10.
I wasn’t convinced by the Gunners last weekend in the FA Cup even though they got their win, I can see them struggling at Molineux.
To complete the treble I think it’s worth taking a chance on Leicester to get back to winning ways.
They haven’t found it easy since coming back and were beaten in midweek at Everton, though you don’t turn into a bad side overnight.
I can see them getting back to winning ways at home to Crystal Palace and they are 4/6.
The treble will pay a nice 7/2!
The Investec Derby at Epsom Downs (4:55) is always the showpiece of one of the biggest weekends of the racing year. The prices suggest it is a very competitive one this year, with support coming in for several of them after their first runs as three year olds.
Ed Walker’s ENGLISH KING created a likeable impression when winning cosily at Lingfield in June.
Whilst it’s clearly very talented and will get the trip, the recent rain could be a question mark.
He finished well down the field on his debut on soft last year.
The second favourite, 2000 Guineas winner KAMEKO also ticks a lot of boxes with blistering speed though he’s not certain to stay a mile and a half around Epsom.
I like the look of Aidan O’Brien’s VATICAN CITY at a price of around 10/1.
He never got a clear run in the Irish 2000 Guineas but looked like he would relish a bigger trip.
He could just go in a tad under the radar
Have a great weekend folks, be sensible and stay safe.