Are City’s Wheels Beginning To Come Off?
Manchester City can now not win the quadruple as the fabled romance of the FA Cup gave them a nasty shock. The champions-elect were humbled at Wigan and that is the team that caused another major upset by beating City in the 2013 final. The betting market has been totally rehashed and punters taking fancy prices about the other teams are now sitting pretty.
One of the big guns will probably win the Cup but Wigan’s odds have been slashed and they are now 66/1 with bet365. The new favourites are Manchester United but dark horses LEICESTER are 8/1 with Ladbrokes. City can now concentrate on the EFL Cup, league and Europe and they are now 10/1 to win all three trophies.
They are still the favourites to win the Champions League and Barcelona are second in the betting. The Spanish club can be backed at odds-against to win at Chelsea tonight and that looks a steal. Barcelona have not lost in 24 matches in La Liga and conceded just 11 goals. They also let in just one goal in six Champions League group matches.
There are two statistical anomalies related to tonight’s match: Lionel Messi has not scored in eight appearances against Chelsea and Barcelona have only scored two goals in the first 15 minutes in the league and Champions League out of a tally of 71. For betting purposes you should keep it simple and back BARCELONA to win tonight’s match in London at 23/20 with William Hill.
It seems quite strange that amongst the typical moderate Tuesday racing fare a Grade 3 hurdle at Clonmel offers over €23,000 in prize money. No other race on the card is worth more than €10,000 and in 20 races in Britain there is only £168,000 up for grabs. The 2.50pm race at Clonmel is an open contest and only one of the six runners is not a potential winner. MOONSHINE BAY does not have the best form but is an improver with the potential to reward punters who back the horse at 5/1 with Coral.