Khan 9/1 to dispose of Barrera in first 4 rounds

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It's over a month since Villa last won a game and by the time they play Spurs on Sunday they are likely to have slipped out of a Champions League position given Arsenal play Blackburn Rovers at the Emirates tomorrow.

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Villa are 11/10 with Stan James to arrest their current slide, and they could have picked a better time to play a rejuvenated Spurs who gave United such a game at Wembley in the Carling Cup. Harry Redknapp's side are only four points clear of the relegation places despite their recent renaissance and are 13/5 to get three points tomorrow with the draw at 9/4.

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I think there will be goals tomorrow and think the 14/1 for 2-2 is slightly overpriced. Gareth Barry has fond memories of Spurs and is due a goal. He is 14/1 to score first and remember if he scores in the game but doesn't score first you'll get your money back with Stan James with our First Goal Scorer Money Back Offer.

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Birmingham City make their third trip to Yorkshire this month when they visit the Keepmoat Stadium this evening. Rovers are unbeaten at home since December when Wolves lowered their colours and they look sure to give Blues a tough test. The visitors are 7/5 to win tonight's televised game with Donny 8/5 and the draw 11/5.

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Wolves are 4/9 to beat bottom club Charlton at Molineux and Reading are 4/6 to beat the Tractor Boys of Ipswich. The enhanced treble of Blues, Wolves & Reading pays 27/5 and Birmingham City may have to win if they are not to lose ground at the top of the Championship table.

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Manchester United can put the Premier League to bed if they beat arch-rivals Liverpool in today's lunchtime kick off. United are a shade of odds on at 9/10 with Liverpool at 7/2 and the draw at 11/5. Rafa's Reds have yet to lose to one of the Big Four so far this season and I don't think they will get beat today. A goalless draw is priced at 8/1 with 1-1 at 11/2.

Amir Khan is 4/6 to get his career back on track this evening against Marco-Antonio Barrera 11/10 with the draw at 22/1. Khan has suggested that he thinks the fight will go the distance, but I think he will stop the Mexican legend and I think this is an inspired move by promoter Frank Warren.

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Khan will always be vulnerable to a puncher and it is difficult to get the image of his defeat to Breidis Prescott in 54 seconds out of the mind, but I think he will be too powerful for the durable 35-year-old. Khan is 9/1 with Stan James to win in rounds 1-4, 8/1 between rounds 5-8, 10/1 between rounds 9-12 and 11/8 to win on points. The 8/1 for rounds 5-8 is the recommendation.

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England are 4/5 to beat the West Indies Evens in the only 20/20 match the countries will play tomorrow evening. The hosts are without skipper Chris Gayle which is a big blow and that could swing the match to England. The talented Dwayne Bravo returns to the West Indies fold but Shivnarine Chanderpaul 4/1 is the selection for top bat. At the time of writing it is not known who will open the English innings with skipper Andrew Strauss but the hope and expectation is that Kevin Pietersen (11/4) comes in three and if he does take the 11/4.

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Tiger Woods was six off the pace after the 1st round of his latest comeback tournament at Doral and joint leader Phil Mickleson was 7/2 favourite with Tiger 11/1 and a back-to-form Padraig Harrington also 11/1.

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It's about time Martin Johnson's England gave their supporters something to cheer about, and I think we can beat the French at Twickenham tomorrow (10/11 with a 1 point start). I think Ireland can cover the six-point handicap in Murrayfield this evening against the Scots and similarly the Welsh (-18) against the Azzuri.

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After the brilliance of Cheltenham it is more mundane fare this afternoon although if Pride Of Dulcote has won yesterday's Albert Bartlett Novices' Hurdle I am likely to have retired by the time you read this! Marufo will appreciate the step back in trip in the 4.45 at Uttoxeter and, despite being overlooked by Tony McCoy; I like the look of Another Brother EW in the 2.35.

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Charlie McCann