Those were two extraordinary derbies on Super Sunday. First up, Manchester City made what Jamie Redknapp described in the studio as the “biggest statement in Premier League history” by silencing their neighbours 6-1. It means the Premier League favourites have ‘flip-flopped’ on Betdaq. Manchester City are now trading at 2.11 to back on the Daq, with Manchester United out to 3.2. I still think Chelsea are the best value at 5.6, despite the setback at QPR on Sunday. That was the second part of Super Sunday and I have to admit to being surprised by the feistiness of the rivalry in West London.
Chelsea (1.68) face another big London derby at Saturday lunchtime as they kick off the Premier League weekend on Sky Sports against Arsenal (6). This is a fascinating contest as it will tell us if Chelsea are real title contenders and whether Arsene Wenger has got Arsenal back on track. Since their Old Trafford nightmare they have dug out a number of results, without looking convincing. Saturday will tell us how much progress they have really made. Arsenal fans will go there in hope as they have won more Premier League games at Stamford Bridge (six) than any other side and scored the most PL goals against Chelsea (53). I doubt they have ever been as big as 6 on Betdaq for a game at the Bridge but this does look a very tough task for this current Arsenal side.
I’m at White Hart Lane this weekend for Super Sunday (Tottenham v QPR) and the the Monday Night Football is back with Stoke against Newcastle. It promises to be a lively show looking back on the weekend’s action and I hope you can join Gary Neville and I from 7pm on Sky Sports HD1.
This weekend I strongly fancy Norwich to win for us for the third time this season. Norwich have won their last two games at Carrow Road, while Rovers have not won away this season, losing 3-1 at both Villa and Newcastle. I think Norwich are a big price at 2 on the Daq – I’m amazed they are not odds on.
The proper racing is back! The new National Hunt season steps up another gear this weekend with decent cards at Ascot and Wetherby, which puts on one of the best renewals of the Charlie Hall Chase that I can remember. I fancy Time For Rupert to win it and to go on and become the biggest threat to Long Run’s Gold Cup crown.
I was at Nicky Henderson’s yard on Thursday and then had lunch with AP McCoy, who is currently on a ten-day holiday! Both seemed particularly keen on Kid Cassidy for the new season. Take note.
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