Cross-Sport Multiple: Back Celta Vigo for last day salvation

1Jun 2013



Andrew Hughes thinks relegation threatened Celta Vigo can earn a priceless three points against Espanyol on Saturday and land a cross-sport multiple in the process.


Bet 1: Back Celta Vigo to beat Espanyol at 1.44


It's the final weekend in La Liga and as is usually the case, the relegation battle is more compelling than what is going on at the top end of the table.


Celta Vigo find themselves in the last relegation spot, but Deportivo are only one point clear of them, with a poorer goal difference and facing a trickier tie against Champions-League chasing Real Sociedad.


The home side have been making a fight of it in recent weeks, with crucial victories against teams in the bottom half of the table and they have an excellent chance of picking up another victory on Saturday. Espanyol have raised their game against Barcelona and Real Madrid in recent games, but have also lost to lowly Deportivo and Granada and have nothing to play for. Back Celta to grab the points.


Bet 2: Back Sri Lanka to beat India at 2.1


Thanks to the IPL, the Indian Champions Trophy squad has been the last to arrive on these shores, flying in on Wednesday, giving them just two warm-up matches and nine days before their opening game next Friday. Many of the Sri Lankan players were involved in a practice tournament at home, in which pitches were tailored to replicate English conditions, although their preparation wasn't helped by the abandonment of their warm up game on Thursday.


With time in the middle at a premium ahead of the tournament, both sides will want to give their first choice teams a run out, and I think Sri Lanka have the edge. Their batting is more experienced, and although India's squad includes a decent young swing bowler in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sri Lanka can call upon some useful seamers of their own, including Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara and of course, the deadly Lasith Malinga. Back Sri Lanka to have the better of this warm-up.


Bet 3: Back Dawn Approach to win the Derby at 2.25


It would be unfair on the other eleven runners in Saturday's showpiece to say that this year's Derby is all about one horse. Aidan O'Brien has five entries including six time winner Battle Of Marengo and Chester Vase winner Ruler Of The World, and there are strong challenges from the continent in the shape of Andre Fabre's Ocovango and German Group Three winner Chopin.


But exciting as many of those colts are, on form and on what we have seen on the racecourse so far, Dawn Approach is a class apart. Unbeaten in seven outings, his victory on stepping up to a mile in the 2000 Guineas was as impressive as anything we've seen in that race in recent years, Frankel aside.


His sire was a Derby winner, and although his pedigree on his dam's side casts some doubt on his ability to stay the twelve furlongs, the fact that he settles well, and has a good temperament will help him see out the distance, and with his class advantage over the other main contenders, he should prevail.


Total Odds for this multiple: 6.8 Remember, multiple prices are based on our Sportsbook product, so any winnings are exempt from commission.



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Keywords: Cross-Sport Multiple, Celta Vigo, Dawn Approach

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