United Can Keep The Winning Run Going At Arsenal
In terms of relative league status tonight’s fourth round FA Cup tie between Arsenal and Manchester United is the pick of the crop. It brings together famous old clubs from the capital and the north of England. Not so long ago during Ferguson and Wenger’s pomp this fixture would not be as important as their meetings in the Premier League. Arsenal and United are now fifth and sixth on the same points and only separated by Arsenal’s better goal difference. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is one of Fergie’s acolytes so it would be appropriate if MANCHESTER UNITED won the Cup during his temporary time in charge and that scenario is 8/1 with Ladbrokes.
The first step on the road to Wembley is in theory one of the toughest draws they could have been given but anything seems possible while the Olegend is in charge. United have won seven out of seven since the sacking of Jose Mourinho. Good players are now playing like good players and great players are getting close to their potential. Arsenal are the epitome of inconsistency winning four, losing four and drawing one of their last nine matches. UNITED have the attacking strength to keep the winning run going so are the bet to beat Arsenal in 90 minutes at 9/5 with Betfair.
Naomi Osaka beat Serena Williams in the final of the US Open last September. She was a worthy winner but her greatest achievement in tennis was overshadowed by the behaviour of the player she beat. Osaka has proved that final was not a one-off because she plays Petra Kvitova in the same stage of the Australian Open at 8.30am tomorrow. The Japanese player can win back-to-back Grand Slams so the bet is NAOMI OSAKA to beat Kvitova at 11/10 with Ladbrokes.
The temperatures have risen so there are no inspections planned for today’s racing. The standout race in terms of prize money is the Class 1 mares’ chase over two miles and four furlongs at Huntingdon (2.40). Magic Of Light has made the journey from Ireland but the trip could be an issue. A more solid proposition is HAPPY DIVA and the horse can be backed at 4/1 with Betfair to win the Huntingdon feature.