Manchester City Can Get Three Points From Must Win Game
The most significant match of the season in the Premier League takes place on Thursday and it’s a home fixture against Liverpool that Manchester City must win. The visitors are unbeaten half way through the season and seven points ahead of City in second place. If Liverpool avoid defeat they would be in a strong position to be the champions of England for the first time since 1990. They could go for broke and secure the three points that could decide the title. MANCHESTER CITY have their backs against the wall and can win the match and that outcome is 21/20 with Coral.
The elite six clubs have broken away from the rest of the league and there is now a six point gap between Manchester United in sixth place and Wolves one place below. The race for a Champions League spot next season is any two from four because Liverpool and Manchester City surely cannot miss out from their position in the table. The three London clubs have slipped up while United have won the three matches with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge. The fixtures have fallen kindly for the caretaker manager and MANCHESTER UNITED are 9/2 with bet365 for a top 4 finish.
The biggest match in darts takes place on New Year’s Day. Michael Van Gerwen plays Michael Smith in the final of the PDC World Championship. There are two world titles up for grabs in darts and the BDO version begins on Saturday. The elite players contest the PDC event which VAN GERWEN can win for the third time and he can be backed at only 1/4 with Ladbrokes to beat Smith in the final on Tuesday.
Cheltenham stages its traditional New Year’s Day meeting which is the track’s last but one fixture before the Festival in March. The Christmas meetings at Kempton and Leopardstown led to a shake in the ante post markets for some of the races at the jumps meeting that matters most. Without running LAURINA has shortened in the betting for the Champion Hurdle. The mare gets a seven pound allowance from the male runners and is now 5/1 with Ladbrokes to win the race.