A City Draw Would Throw A Cat Among The Pigeons
The twists and turns of who wins the Premier League could take another twist and turn today when Manchester City play Watford at home. The defending champions have won their last two league matches by one goal to nil but those results are not sustainable. When teams focus on not conceding the crucial winning goal does often not arrive and that could be the case at the Etihad today. City have won 14 matches at home but in eight of those both teams have scored. Watford can pick up a valuable point today and the DRAW is 7/1 with Ladbrokes.
Crystal Palace host Brighton in the other TV match and that could also result in a draw. Neither team can be trusted to produce a dominant performance in a meeting of two teams from the bottom half of the table. There have only been 25 goals in the Premier League at Selhurst Park this season and that is the lowest total of the 20 grounds. Palace have not found the net in half of their 14 Premier League matches at home and Brighton are not prolific on the road. Therefore the best bet is UNDER 1.5 GOALS at 19/10 with Coral.
The Saturday before the Cheltenham Festival is a strange day for racing. We are all looking forward to the jumps meeting that matters most and betting turnover could be paltry for a Saturday but there again some might take the view that winning money could come in handy before the action begins on Tuesday. The Imperial Cup at Sandown (14.25) is a lucrative handicap hurdle in its own right and MONSIEUR LECOC is the selection at 4/1 with Ladbrokes.