After another nice little treble banker bet coming in on Bank Holiday Monday, I largely stayed away from the action yesterday, not really knowing how the Blackburn v Liverpool game would pan out, and to be honest I wouldn’t of considered Liverpool winning last night. Tonight sees 3 of the top 4 turning out, and there seems to be some good bets available. Here are my thoughts on the best of them.
Manchester City v West Brom 7.45pm
The Citizens are having a rough time lately, and after picking up just 2 points in their last 3 games, supporters are rightly worrying that the title challenge is almost over. Combined with Mario Balotelli’s inability to keep his composure, and proving to be too much of a liability, City have really been pulled through the mill.
However they take on West Brom this evening, and should be able to collect a much needed 3 points. Although the City defence looks a bit shaky, they tend to only concede at home to the better teams.
West Brom are inconsistent at best when away from home, and looking at the stats, I can confirm that The Baggies have kept just 1 clean sheet in nearly 3 seasons of Premier League away games.
Having to win doesn’t necessarily mean you will, but Manchester City hold the aces here, and they should win this in comfortable fashion.
Back Manchester City -1 goal at 8/11 with 888sport
Wigan v Manchester United 7.45pm
Wigan are still in the bottom 3, and relegation is a real danger, but they are making a real fist of their survival challenge, and Manchester United may have to dig their heels in to secure all 3 points here.
The Latics have picked up 8 points in their last 5 games, including wins over Liverpool and Stoke , and were very unfortunate to lose 2-1 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last Saturday.
United must be considered the winners here, but it took them 80 minutes to secure the game against Blackburn last week, and I’m predicting another tight game that could come to light in the second half.
Wolves v Arsenal 7.45pm
Wolves have been absolutely shocking, and there just seems to be no way out for them. The 4/9 available for an Arsenal win looks a very attractive proposition.
Wolves have lost their last 6 games on the spin, and have won just once in their last 20 games.
Arsenal are in fine form, and with their win over Manchester City fresh in their memory, The Gunners simply must be backed to put a very poor Wolves team to bed.