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Premier League

The Premier League returns after the European action in midweek and Leicester will hope to take another step towards what would be a remarkable title.

They host West Ham this weekend in what should be one of their toughest matches for quite a while. The Hammers are having a great season and still have an outside chance of claiming one of the Champions League places by finishing fourth. They need to catch Man City who occupy fourth place at the moment and are five points clear of West Ham. For them to do this they will surely need to win all of their remaining matches so they will be all out for tomorrow's match. They did however have an energy sapping FA Cup quarter final match which they lost to Man Utd on Wednesday, and I think this could have an effect.

Leicester have had the whole week off and will come into this match full of confidence given their excellent form and the fact that they are seven points clear of Spurs at the top of the  league with just five matches remaining for both of them. A win this weekend I feel would almost certainly give them the title glory and I think they will have enough to win this by the odd goal.

Spurs travel to Stoke on Monday night and this is a match I think they will win comfortably. Stoke is usually a tough place to go, however they looked so lethargic against Liverpool last weekend it seems like they just want the season to end as they have nothing left to play for. Spurs on the other hand will still have hopes of catching Leicester, and if they did fail to beat West Ham on Sunday, it would give extra belief to Spurs so I can see them scoring a few goals here.

 

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Scottish Grand National - Ayr 16:10

Thirty runners go to post for the Scottish Grand National and I like the look of one that has sneaked in off a very low weight. Alvarado didn't make the cut for last weeks Grand National after finishing fourth the previous year but he has made it here and races off a featherweight of ten stone six pounds. I am confident that this gives him a superb chance of being right there at the business end of proceedings provided that Paul Maloney can keep him up with the pace early on. He stays all day so when the others are tiring inside the final half a mile, he will be there to pick them off one by one and hopefully come out on top at a nice price.

 

Today's Selections

Leicester and Spurs double - 2 points @ 3.53

Scottish Grand National - Alvarado - 1 point each way @ 25/1 (Paddy Power, Ladbrokes, William Hill)

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