City Can Move Closer To Winning The Lot
Manchester City could be out of two competitions this time next week but the more likely scenario is that the quadruple is still on. No English club has ever won four trophies in the same season and it’s 15/2 that City sweep the board. Manchester United won the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup in the 1998-99 season but their neighbours could go one better and also win the EFL Cup.
City play Arsenal in the final of that competition on Sunday (4/11 with Ladbrokes to lift the trophy) but before then are away at Wigan in the FA Cup in the fifth round tonight. The winners of the tie are at home to Southampton in the next round and City can progress by beating Wigan.
Since the start of the Premier League era one of the big guns usually wins the Cup. Portsmouth beat Cardiff in the final in 2008 and City were stunned by a late Wigan winner five years later. Generally the team running around Wembley (or the Millennium Stadium) with the trophy in May are one of the top four teams from the Premier League.
The draw can pan out so that the four semi-finalists are all English football superpowers. However, LEICESTER could gatecrash that party by knocking out Chelsea in the sixth round as they have been drawn at home. The shock Premier League champions in 2015/16 are 12/1 with bet365 to win the FA Cup.
City usually score away from home and one goal could be enough to get the job done at Wigan. There is an old adage that you should never back an away team at less than even money but there are exceptions. The visitors tonight are massive odds-on to win in 90 minutes but can be backed at 10/3 with William Hill to WIN BY 4 OR MORE GOALS.
BLOTTOS Is An Improving Horse Who Can Prevail
The prize money at Carlisle today is not bad for the first day of the week. The card features a handicap hurdle and handicap chase worth over £11,000. The chase looks wide open but there is an obvious contender in the hurdle (3.35pm). BLOTTOS is an improving horse who can prevail in this contest at 13/8 with Paddy Power.