United Can Beat Tottenham Tonight
Tottenham are unbeaten in their last six home matches and Manchester United have not lost on the road in six fixtures. The natural conclusion is that tonight’s meeting at Wembley will be a draw which in the context of Champions League qualification would not be a bad result for either side. Arsenal have now dropped off the pace for a top four finish for which five teams are in contention so one must lose out. If Tottenham lost tonight they would be five points behind fourth-placed Liverpool and struggling to make up the ground to qualify for the Champions League through their league position. Four Premier League teams are still involved this season and it’s 11/8 with bet365 that ENGLAND is the winning nationality.
The Braver Wager Is Man Utd
Harry Kane has scored 34 goals for club and country this season but only netted once in seven matches against Manchester United. That team have conceded 14 goals in 24 matches in the Premier League and have the best defensive record in the division. United have recorded a draw and five wins in their last six away fixtures. Tottenham have several injury concerns while their opponents only have absentees amongst the fringe players. It’s tempting to go down the obvious route and advise a bet on the draw. However, Spurs are a weakened outfit and Kane is playing against his bogey team so the braver wager is MANCHESTER UNITED at 12/5 with Coral.
SHANROE STREET Makes Most Appeal @ 15/8
There’s little to get excited about with the racing today. It’s more about quantity than quality and of the 31 scheduled races in Britain and Ireland only one offers prize money of £10,000 or more. There is a small field for the novices’ handicap chase at Ayr (3.10pm) and any of the four runners could prevail. Shanroe Street is the pick on ratings and recent form. The horse was second over course and distance last month and can go one better today. Buffalo Ballet is a 12-year-old maiden after eight chases and Knocknamona has gone up in the weights and may not cope. SHANROE STREET makes most appeal and can be backed at 15/8 with William Hill.