Today’s match at Old Trafford between Manchester United and Everton is a mid-table six pointer. Whatever the outcome both teams will be from eighth to tenth position in the Premier League table this evening. For Everton that is about level par but United are seriously underachieving and a defeat today will hasten the departure of Jose Mourinho. However, he may already be targeting the Champions League.
The home team have conceded at least one goal in all but one of nine league matches this season but Everton have a poor record in this fixture. However, they have won their last three matches and United were outclassed by Juventus in the Champions League on Tuesday. At the relative odds EVERTON are the bet at 4/1 with bet365.
A win for Arsenal at Crystal Palace will take the club into second place in the Premier League and they have won their last 11 matches in all competitions. However, if you back the Gunners you might have to be patient as they have scored 11 of 14 goals in the second half in the Premier League this season. Palace have not scored a league goal at Selhurst Park this season and their five goals tally to date is the lowest in the division. ARSENAL are the obvious winners at 4/5.
Aintree stages its first meeting of the season which will culminate in the Grand National. A gloomy Saturday in October hardly compares with the track’s biggest fixture during the spring in April. The Old Roan Chase (3.00) would not look out of place at the Gran National meeting as it’s a Grade 2 chase over two miles and four furlongs on the Mildmay Course. Top weight FRODON will benefit from Bryony Frost’s three pounds allowance and is the horse to back at 11/2 with Ladbrokes.