Not Good Enough Manchester United – Mourinho Favourite To Go First
Manchester United are 25/1 to win the Premier League and Jose Mourihno is now the favourite to be the first man to lose his current job. There is a full schedule this weekend but United are playing in the Monday night fixture. Mourinho has seven days to put many things right before the must win match against Tottenham at Old Trafford this time next week. His boys were a joke at the back and garbage in midfield against Brighton. Paul Pogba in appearance looks like that brilliant midfield player who won the World Cup with France but in performance he is a different man. MANCHESTER UNITED are now 10/11 with bet365 NOT to finish in the top 4.
To make matters worse Manchester City looked as good as last season in the 6-1 home win against Huddersfield. The match brought together the club with the biggest spending power and opponents with one of the smallest budgets but the job still had to be done. Liverpool can rub it in for United fans by winning at Crystal Palace tonight. However, since the start of last October Palace have lost just two of 32 league games by more than one goal. They will provide a tough test for Liverpool and a DRAW would be a good result and that outcome is 15/4 with Ladbrokes.
It’s the four day Ebor meeting at York from Wednesday to Saturday this week and the highlight is the lucrative handicap that gives the meeting its name on the fourth day. The favourite is STRATUM who is owned by Tony Bloom, the owner and chairman of Brighton FC. If his horse wins the Ebor he will have had a good six days and the best price for that result is 4/1 with Paddy Power. If Stradivarius wins the Lonsdale Cup on Friday connections get a £1,000,000 bonus for winning the three biggest staying races of the season. STRADIVARIUS is 4/9 with William Hill to complete the treble.
In the few days before a huge meeting the racing is usually ordinary. For some racing fans the York August meeting is better than Royal Ascot and Glorious Goodwood. The racing is just as good and the champagne and beer is relatively inexpensive. Windsor’s regular Monday evening meeting offers £117,000 tonight and that’s not bad for the first day of the week. The most lucrative race by far is the sprint handicap series final over six furlongs for horses aged three and older at 7pm. QUENCH DOLLY is the each-way standout bet at 16/1.
There are the usual tournaments in tennis and golf and Test cricket between England and India but the main action will be at York racecourse and behind the scenes in Manchester at Old Trafford.