There’s some cracking sporting action to get stuck into over the Easter weekend – We’ve picked out a 32/1 treble that focuses on the racing at Newbury and a couple of key football matches.
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Harry Kane To Score + Tottenham To Win vs Brighton (12.30pm) – 7/5 SkyBet
Tottenham are in the best form they have been in all season and that is in no small part down to their lethal front three of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Dejan Kulusevski. Their 34 goals in 2022 is the highest in the league and that includes scoring 21 goals across their last six matches.
On the other hand, Brighton have lost six of their last eight games, and look set for a fifth successive bottom-half finish. They have consistently struggled to score goals this season, but they’re also now conceding more regularly too. They’ve let in nine goals across their last six matches, and have only kept eight clean sheets all season.
Harry Kane may not have scored in his last three PL games for Tottenham, but he has managed five assists in that time. He has scored against Brighton both times they’ve played them this season, scoring in the away win at the Amex and also netting twice in their 3-1 win at home in the FA Cup. In his last four appearances against Brighton, the talismanic striker has found the back of the net five times.
Add to that the fact Tottenham have beaten Brighton in all four matches at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it looks a solid bet for them to score again and Harry Kane to continue his formidable record against the seagulls.
Wild Beauty (Fred Darling Stakes, 2.25pm Newbury) – 9/4 SkyBet
This week it has paid to back virtually any horse who was part of the Appleby/Buick partnership and WILD BEAUTY looks a solid bet in the Fred Darling Stakes. Her Grade 1 win in the Natalma Stakes looks solid form, with the second in that race Pizza Bianca coming out and winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf next time out.
She is one of only three runners in the field to have won at Newbury so far (Jumbly + Nazanin being the others) and that course experience can be put to good use here. The ground should also be in her favour here, having finished in the top two in her three runs on good/good to firm ground.
Wild Beauty was beaten by Majestic Glory in the Sweet Solera Stakes back in August, but quickly reversed that form when finishing well clear of her in the Group 1 Fillies’ Mile in October.
Everything points towards a huge run from Wild Beauty. The previously mentioned Jumbly could give her most to think about, but William Buick looks like he means business this season and with the form he is in, we simply have to side with his ride.
Man City to beat Liverpool + Both Teams To Score (3:30pm) – 100/30 SkyBet
It’s been difficult to separate these two all season but Man City just seem to have the edge on their Merseyside counterparts here and can edge another thriller. In recent head-to-heads, Man City come out on top having won two of the last five, with the other three being draws.
Both teams have scored in each of the last four meetings so you can expect there to be plenty of goals in this, with the attacking quality of both sides a force to be reckoned with. Man City have only failed to score three times in 2022, with two of those coming in Champions League matches that have seen them winning the first leg so less need for them to attack. Liverpool have failed to score twice in 2022, and again one of those was in a second leg Champions League match where they had won the first leg.
Liverpool often struggle to stop City scoring, only managing to do so twice in their last fifteen matches against the sky blues. That being said, Liverpool tend to score themselves too, scoring in twelve of the last fifteen head-to-heads. So, both teams to score yet again looks a distinct possibility!
The most recent game between the two sides was a cracker, and City will feel they should’ve won it, having had a Raheem Sterling goal disallowed for a marginal offside, and Riyad Mahrez spurning a couple of excellent opportunities at the death. They will be without Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker for this game, but their strength is depth is arguably the best in the world so it shouldn’t be much of an issue replacing the duo here. Liverpool managed to rest some of their big guns against Benfica, but although they qualified for the semi-finals, they didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory, conceding three goals against the Portugese outfit.
Man City will be bang up for this after their recent meeting, and will be hoping to bring Liverpool’s quadruple hopes to a crushing end at Wembley.