Goals Galore At Wembley Today
Tottenham and Arsenal have not had a fixture at Wembley since the stadium was transformed from an antiquated relic to a modern arena. The Twin Towers were replaced by the Arc and now Tottenham have replaced Arsenal as the top dogs in north London. The clubs are going in opposite directions and while Mauricio Pochettino is in demand Arsenal Wenger could be signing on at the unemployment office at the end of the season. The outcome of today’s fixture will go a long way to determining his fate and it doesn’t look too good for the longest-serving manager in the Premier League. Today his nine lives could run out.
Derby matches are not exact sciences and form can go out of the window but this is a meeting that the higher-placed team in the table should win. Tottenham are one place and four points ahead of their opponents in this fixture. They are unbeaten in six starts in the Premier League while Arsenal have lost two of their last four matches. However, regardless of relative league positions Arsenal often score in this derby. They have found the net in 44 of the last 46 meetings with Tottenham who have scored 51 goals in 26 Premier League matches as have Arsenal. The logical bet is TOTTENHAM to win and BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE at 9/4 with Ladbrokes.
Worth An Each-Way Dabble At 33/1
The principle race meeting today is over the jumps at Newbury which stages two important trials for the Cheltenham Festival and the richest handicap hurdle in Britain. The Betfair under several titles was first run in 1963 and only two horses have won it and then prevailed in the Champion Hurdle the following month. The winner has been aged five or six every year since 2005 and over the last eight years no winner has carried more than 11 stone two pounds. MOON RACER is a past winner of the Champion Bumper and could be a blot on the handicap so is worth an each-way dabble at 33/1 with William Hill.