Manchester United Can Still Win The Premier League
If Manchester United beat Stoke City at Old Trafford tonight and win the match against their local rivals at the Emirates the gap between United and City at the top of the Premier League table could be just nine points. If City then draw two matches there would only be five points separating the sides so City could then lose their last two fixtures and United would win the league. City were awful at the back in their loss at Liverpool so the championship is not quite done and dusted.
However, there is no margin for error so United must win 16 matches from 16 starts over the rest of the league campaign. That process cannot stall tonight or the unlikely series of events will not transpire and the slight chink in City’s armour would cause no lasting damage. UNITED are 2/9 to win tonight but the best betting option is for them to be leading at half time and full time at 4/7 with William Hill. Only maximum points would make City’s defeat at Liverpool mean anything in the context of the Premier League title.
The Masters is the most prestigious ranking tournament of the snooker season. There is a 16 player draw and all matches up to and including the semi-finals are best of 11 frames while the final is best of 19. There are 15 matches in total and over the last three years there have been 28, 26 and 26 centuries Marcu Fu has made the highest break in three of the last four years and recorded most centuries (6) in the tournament last year. However, Ronnie O’Sullivan was the champion in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Fu is comfortable at the Alexandra Palace venue but O’SULLIVAN is the player to back in the outright winner market at 5/2 with Ladbrokes.
There are typical Monday jumps meetings at Ayr and Plumpton and only one of the 12 races across both cards has total prize money of more than £10,000. However, there is 19 grand up for grabs in the long distance All-Weather Championship qualifier at Wolverhampton (6.40pm). Top rated WATERSMEET is tipped to beat Frontiersman with a three pound weight allowance which could be crucial in the final reckoning and win this race. The selection can be backed at 9/2 with Betfair.