The Premier League returns this weekend after the International break and there are some cracking matches to look forward to.
The big match today is the evening kick off at Anfield where Liverpool host title chasing Spurs. Liverpool are still in the hunt for a top four place so will be right up for this and Spurs need the three points desperately to keep the pressure on Leicester in the quest for the title. The corresponding fixture at White Hart Lane finished 0-0 but I have a feeling there will be goals in this match today.
Since the turn of the year Liverpool have been a lot better in front of goal whilst still be a it leaky at the back and Spurs have scored a lot of goals this season whilst maintaining an extremely strong back line. That defence will surely be tested today with a forward line that contains Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Countinho. I think this has the potential to be a high scoring draw, however a draw wouldn't really be any good for either team and can see Liverpool sneaking this with their home advantage.
Arsenal have a lot of ground to make up as they currently sit eleven points behind Leicester which means they pretty much need to win all of their remaining games this season and even then that might not be enough. They host Watford today in what should be a tough match by I would think they will have too much for them at the Emirates and come out on top.
Leicester don't play until tomorrow where they are at home to Southampton. They may have an extra spring in their step if Spurs do in fact drop points today and although it appears that the pressure is starting to have an effect on the way Ranieri's men are performing, they are still grinding out the results, which is a sign of champions. Southampton are seventh so still have a chance of making the Europa League places and will make things tough for Leicester and I think they will be good enough to get a point.
The flat season really kicks off today with the Doncaster meeting and this Listed contest over a mile looks a decent race with a stand out horse.
Belardo didn't win last year but was a very impressive second to the dominant Solow in the QEII stakes at Ascot and looks the pick of these on the ratings. He goes well on the ground and Roger Varian's colt was doing a lot of his best work at the finish in that race so a mile looks to be a good trip for him.
Custom Cut is a live danger but he has to give seven pounds to the selection I certainly don't think he will be good enough to do that of Belardo is fully wound up after his break.
Premier League treble - Liverpool, Arsenal & Leicester v Southampton draw - 1 point @ 10.69 (Paddy Power)
Doncaster 15:55 - Belardo - 3 points @ evens (Most firms)