Run­away blue train from Manch­ester won’t be stopped

The Times (South Africa) - - Sport The Odds -

● We took a beat­ing last week­end af­ter a fan­tas­tic run of suc­cess for many weeks. It was the English teams that let us down and what bet­ter way to put that record straight than by se­lect­ing a mul­ti­ple bet in­volv­ing English Premier League clubs?

There are a num­ber of very in­ter­est­ing games in the EPL this week­end, none more so than the mouth­wa­ter­ing clash be­tween log lead­ers Manch­ester City and fourth-placed Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur. Eigh­teen points sep­a­rate th­ese two teams, but this is not sur­pris­ing, given that City are 11 points clear of their near­est ri­vals, Manch­ester United, whom they beat 2-1 away last week­end. City fol­lowed this up with a 4-0 away win at strug­gling Swansea City in mid­week and have now won 16 and drawn one of their open­ing 17 league games this sea­son. Spurs will pro­vide tough op­po­si­tion to the City “run­away train”. But I do not see City achiev­ing any re­sult other than a win. The win odds of 5/10 seem very fair, but the ex­otic bet that I like is for City to win and both teams to score, this at good odds of 16/10. The value bets are:

❍ Manch­ester City to win and both teams to score at 16/10;

❍ Le­ices­ter City, who were im­pres­sive in their 4-1 away win at Southamp­ton in mid­week,


R240 per­mu­ta­tion for the Rugby 5 Pool on Satur­day

16 De­cem­ber (R5 P1) with the se­lec­tions: M1 = 1, 2; M2 = 1, 3, 4; M3 = 1, 2, 4, 5; M4 = 1; M5 = 4. R108 per­mu­ta­tion Soc­cer 6 Pool Satur­day 16 De­cem­ber (S6 V2 P2) is: M1 = 1, 2, 3; M2 = 1; M3 = 1,

2, 3; M4 = 1; M5 = 1; M6 = 1, 2. to host and beat a resur­gent Crys­tal Palace side, at gen­er­ous odds of 1/1; and

❍ Wat­ford to beat vis­it­ing Huddersfield Town, who do not travel well, at 8/10.

Other good value bets could be Man United to win away at WBA at 6/10; Liver­pool to do the same at Bournemouth at 5/10; and Ever­ton to beat strug­gling Swansea City at 7/10.

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