Everton and Cappa Bleu to give bookies weekend headache
A blue weekend on Merseyside could spell trouble in the Grand National and FA Cup
It could be a day to remember for the blue half of Merseyside on Saturday, as one of the biggest weekends in the sporting and betting calendars approaches.
David Moyes’ Everton side take on city neighbours Liverpool at Wembley in the FA Cup semi-final and are 2/1 to progress to the final inside 90 minutes.
Back in Liverpool it is Grand National day and with Evan Williams’ 10/1 shot, the much-fancied Cappa Bleu, stealing the hearts of many a Toffees fan, bookies could be set for a massive pay-out to one half of Liverpool.
Cappa Bleu has been the best backed horse in the Liverpool area and if he can pair a win in the National with an Everton victory then punters will be gleefully depositing their returns.
The blue double is available at an inviting 33/1, and a day when Merseyside is the centre of the sporting world, will see over £400 million worth of bets placed on the race in conjunction with the match at Wembley.
However, the red side of the city need not fear as Ladbrokes are offering a red double to whet the appetite of any follower of Kenny Dalglish’s men.
Two horses carry the red flag for the Anfield club at Aintree, with West End Rocker the most likely winner.
It is 33/1 shot that West End Rocker triumphs, while Steven Gerrard and his men dispose of the side from across Stanley Park, down in the capital.
Reds fans looking for a more adventurous double should focus on outsider, According to Pete, and the same double here returns odds of 100/1.
Those who favour a fairytale story may wish to opt for an unlikely but profitable 140/1 double, in which Liverpool youngster, Raheem Sterling, bags the winner at Wembley and David Pipe trained jumper, Junior, leaps to victory over the Aintree fences.