Wenger’s Last Stand?
The Beast from the East relented and yesterday there were no abandonments in the Premier League and the two Sunday fixtures look like going ahead. That is bad news for Arsene Wenger because if Arsenal lose to Brighton the Frenchman could be out of his job. It’s only because other bosses are in more perilous situations that Wenger is as big 8/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave his post.
An away match at Brighton is not a bad fixture when you desperately need a result to save your job. Even though Arsenal have not managed a win in their last six starts on the road they could pick up maximum points today. Amazingly no side in the Premier League has suffered more defeats than Arsenal since the start of the year. Brighton have lost three league matches at home but their opponents were one of the big boys so ARSENAL must be backed at 17/20 with William Hill to win today.
Manchester City’s relentless progress to the Premier League title can continue at home to Chelsea in the late live match. The visitors have won two in eight away from home. However, Chelsea usually find the net at other grounds and they have scored in all but two of their last 14 away fixtures in the league. The obvious bet is CITY to win and BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 21/10 with Ladbrokes.
The All-Weather fixture at Southwell has survived the freeze and racing on artificial surfaces has again been a godsend. It’s not the best racing in the world but at least the meeting provides some betting action. DAWN DANCER is the standout bet at 5/4 with Betfair in the equal richest race of the day (2.45pm).