Chelsea Can Be Top Dogs In London Derby
It’s not too many weeks ago that today’s televised fixture between the home team in Arsenal and Chelsea would be virtually a playoff match for the fourth Champions League place. While Chelsea are unbeaten in four fixtures Arsenal have lost two of their last three matches in the Premier League.
The Gunners are now only level on points with Manchester United who have come from well off the pace with five wins on the bounce. Today’s London derby has almost become a match Arsenal cannot afford to lose but that could be the outcome. United play Brighton at Old Trafford and they must be home bankers.
Arsenal have only lost one league fixture at the Emirates and losing to Chelsea at home would be a huge blow for the new regime. The early season optimism of the Unai Emery era has taken some blows and another defeat would get the fans twitching. CHELSEA are the bet to pick up three points at 7/5 with Betfair.
Wolves’ home fixture against Leicester is already looking like a relatively meaningless fixture. Both clubs are becalmed in mid-table safety, unlikely to be dragged into the relegation mire and too far off the pace to qualify for the Champions League or Europa League. Bookings are generally low in matches of this nature.
The Midlands outfits are in the second tier comfort zone so motivation will be key. On recent form Leicester have an edge and the sixth best away record in the Premier League. However, Wolves are the epitome of average at home and Leicester are on average team on league placings. In the best spirit of sitting on the fence the recommendation is betting on the DRAW at 21/10 with Paddy Power.
In racing Altior is the star of the show but only money buyers will be interested in backing the horse beat two rivals at Ascot. The Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock is far more competitive and 12 horses have been declared for the handicap chase over three miles and one and a half furlongs at 3.15. The field includes One For Arthur, the 2017 Grand National winner but WAKANDA is the tip at 13/2 with Coral.