Burnley busted many coupons by preventing Manchester United winning at Old Trafford yesterday but punters can get their money back by backing Manchester City minus one goal in the handicap markets in their Premier League fixture at Newcastle tonight. Burnley were a 14/1 chance to win their match and only a goal in injury time secured a point for United. City can go 15 points clear in the table with a win in the north east which would be an 18th league victory on the bounce.
Newcastle have been plummeting down the table in recent months but were impressive in beating West Ham away from home last weekend. However, it can be dangerous to look at one match form and the overall trends mean this fixture brings together a struggling side and a winning machine. There is an adage in football betting that you should never back an away team at odds-on but City are an exception. They have scored in the first half of four of their last five away matches in the Premier League but the bet tonight is CITY -1 GOAL at 4/6 with Betfair.
Michael Van Gerwen is by some distance the best darts player in the world and can confirm that status by winning the PDC World Championship again. We have reached the third round of this year’s tournament and tonight’s six matches involve three players with the word Van in their name. The nation that brought us Total Football is now the centre of the darts world but VAN GERWEN is head of shoulders above the two other players from the Netherlands. The Dutchman must be backed to win the world title at 8/13 with Paddy Power.
Betfan members were left in no doubt about the outcome of the King George yesterday. Might Bite was tipped as the winner if not falling and the horse is now the second favourite for the Cheltenham Gold Cup behind Sizing John who won the race last season. The feature of the racing programme today was the Welsh National at Chepstow but the meeting has been abandoned. The Desert Orchid Chase at Kempton (2.30pm) features a clash between the Champion Chase winner and leading contender for next year’s race. Special Tiara won that race at Cheltenham in March but POLITOLOGUE is the bet today at 8/15 with William Hill.