Just because the racing at Cheltenham finishes at around 5.40pm today, that doesn’t mean that the day’s sporting action ends by any stretch of the imagination.
That’s because the Champions League returns later in the evening with two massive ties on offer to round Tuesday right off!
English champions Leicester take on Sevilla at the King Power Stadium trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain, while Italian kingpins Juventus welcome Porto to Turin holding a 2-0 advantage ahead of their second leg battle.
We’ve had an in depth look at tonight’s ties and we’ve come up with a nifty double that could deliver at 8/1 to use our racing winnings on!
Let’s talk you through it…
The first leg of this match-up happened to be Claudio Ranieri’s last as Leicester City boss before he was disgracefully sacked the next day.
Things looked ominous for the then out-of-form Foxes as their Spanish opponents grabbed a 2-0 lead just after the hour mark, but Jamie Vardy’s last sting for Ranieri has given Leicester a right shot of an unlikely progression into the last eight.
Since then Craig Shakespeare has taken charge thanks to back-to-back 3-1 home victories over Liverpool and Hull respectively. Those victories have eased Leicester’s relegations worries and now they can play with total abandon tonight.
Sevilla have dropped points to Alavés and Leganés in their last two outings, hardly world beaters in La Liga. Leicester’s recent upturn have us sniffing an upset tonight, so don’t be afraid to back the Foxes at 21/10.
There really isn’t a club that makes you more romantic about this competition than the mighty Juventus and it looks like they are nailed on to make it to the last eight.
An early red card for Alex Telles and two rapid fire goals from Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves in Portugal seem to have this tie sown up royally.
Another reason you can’t see Porto picking up an unlikely victory tonight is the spectacular home record their opponents boast. The Old Lady hasn’t been overturned in Turin since August 2015 and they also possess the meanest defence in the tournament – only conceding two in their seven Champions League games to date.
Juve hold an unbeaten record against Porto in Europe, winning three and drawing one of their four meetings so far. We can’t foresee anything other than Juventus to win to nil tonight at 13/8.