City Should Handle Fixture Pile-Up
Manchester City won their first trophy under Pep Guardiola by beating Arsenal in the final of the EFL Cup. They are home and hosed in the Premier League and are the favourites to be the champions of Europe for the first time. The quadruple is now not possible but they are in great shape to win three trophies. CITY are away at Arsenal on Thursday night and they are 3/4 with bet365 to win this fixture.
The demands of the fixture list are unlikely to come home to roost for City but they play Chelsea at home three days later. Jose Mourinho often complains about playing matches in quick succession but that means you are involved in the latter stages of competitions. United don’t play until next Monday and can consolidate their second place position in the Premier League by beating Crystal Palace on the road, an outcome that can be backed at 11/20 with William Hill.
England play New Zealand in the second One Day International early on Wednesday morning. Despite the return of Ben Stokes to international cricket New Zealand won the first match by three wickets. Stokes bowled impressively on his return but the hosts passed the target with four balls to spare. At one point New Zealand were 27-3 but did enough to win the match in the last over. ENGLAND are 8/11 with Ladbrokes to win this week’s second ODI.
The Premier League darts continues this Thursday with five matches. Michael van Gerwen is to the favourite to win the Premier League and 1/4 with bet365 to beat Mensur Suljovic this week. The world number one is not the current world champion but is still the best player in the sport. MVG can take one more stop to winning the Premier League for which he is best priced at 4/6 with SunBets.
The Cheltenham Festival begins two weeks tomorrow so there are no principal races this week. The schedule is likely to be affected by low temperatures so it could be mainly All-Weather fare this week. The big race of the week is the Scilly Isles Novices’ Chase at Sandown on Saturday. There is currently no ante post betting for the race but you can back RUBY WALSH at 4/6 with William Hill to be the leading jockey at Cheltenham.