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What price more postponements this week?

We are approaching the 'business end' of the season but there's still a great deal of football to be played in the three remaining months of 2017-18. That's particularly true of domestic football in Wales, below the JD Welsh Premier League, where an exceptionally wet period and the limited numbers of 3G pitches have left us with a serious backlog of fixtures in some competitions. The outcomes in many of these competitions are unlikely to become clearer until well into the Spring.

The JD Welsh Premier League, where 75% of the grounds benefit from all-weather surfaces, remains on schedule for its April finish, and with this weekend already bringing the third round of Phase 2 games, the main battle-lines have now been drawn as clubs chase honours, European play-off places and safety.

TNS are clearly long odds-on to retain their league title, but will they be able to complete the domestic treble by regaining the JD Welsh Cup as well? Or will they even keep their hopes of four trophies alive by reaching the IrnBru Cup final?

Below TNS, several clubs are scrapping for the automatic Europa League places and it's beginning to look like a three-way race between Bangor City, Connah's Quay Nomads and Bala Town.

In the other group of six, contesting seventh to twelfth places, it's tight and hard to call in the battle for seventh and a shot at the play-offs, whilst the relegation picture has been thrown a little more open by Carmarthen Town's recent improvement - what price the Old Gold's great escape?

Away from domestic football, it's equally hard to predict the fortunes of the Welsh clubs operating in English football: the first half of the season was a miserable one for Swansea City fans but Carlos Carvalhal's side are now out of the relegation zone and still in the FA Cup. There's a wide range of bets available on all Swans games, including this Saturday's cup trip to Sheffield Wednesday, where the Welsh side are considered slight favourites.

In the Championship, Neil Warnock's Cardiff City promotion-chasing side go into tomorrow's home game with Middlesbrough on the back of a fine run of form. Most pundits have the Bluebirds as favourites to win this one but in this league too there are plenty of betting options to check out beyond the straight prediction of the final score.

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Whereas in these competitions the punter has an array of bets to choose from, including whether both teams will score in either half, the number of aggregate goals etc., back in the domestic game in Wales recent weeks suggest the bookies should maybe be offering odds which games will actually escape the weather and complete the 90 minutes, and which will be added to the long list of postponements! The weather forecast for this middle weekend in February is more promising, so we live in hope.

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