Arsenal need to avoid getting thumped 3-0 or worse in Napoli to go through and you would think in the form they are in they will get the job done.
I think I will leave Manchester United alone on the betting front for a while. I went against them at Bayer Leverkusen but thought that performance was a turning point for them, and subsequently backed them to beat Everton! Back to the drawing board.
The convoluted two-hour draw for the World Cup takes place tomorrow afternoon and Paddy Power go 100/1 that England end up in what’s already being called ‘The Group Of Death’.
Everton have an awful record at Old Trafford and on a trappy Premier League card, one price that jumps out is being able to back David Moyes’ men at ¾ at home, especially with the possible return of Robin Van Persie.
Fulham are now as short as even money in the Premier League relegation market following their fifth consecutive defeat at the weekend, with West Ham out to a best price of 8/1 with BetVictor following their 3-0 victory.
Any race where the favourites are around 7/1 is obviously wide open, but it’s interesting to note that nine of the last ten winners of the Stan James Hennessy Gold Cup started at 10/1 or less and that seven of the last ten had already won at Newbury.
Boylesports report support for Manchester United to win in Germany but I’m seeing this one the other way. Just a point separates these two teams in Group A but the bookmakers have United as short as 2/5 to win the group.
This looks on paper like a tight, top of the table clash but on the formbook Brentford look to have the upper hand.
They are virtues that are paramount in all sports across the globe and should not be devoid from the limelight. We have seen a huge lack of it in recent days and it has caused a stir around the cauldron of the Gabba as Australia routed a paltry England in less than four days.
Backing a team that has only won one of its last six Premier League games and which has failed to defeat Stoke, Cardiff and West Ham in its last three fixtures might not on the face of it be the most attractive betting advice, but I think there are reasons to think Laudrup’s men represent a little bit of value to get something out of their trip to Fulham.
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