FOOTBALL BETTING: The race for 4th in the Premiership is heating up nicely and Boylesports make City as short as 6/4 to take the Champions League place ahead of London outfit Tottenham Hotspur.
Tottenham, who currently occupy 4th, are exactly the same in the betting though, 6/4 (Betfred), with a 2 point advantage over the Manchester men. Tevez’s hat-trick against Wigan last night was crucial for Man City to stay in the hunt as the main challengers. Liverpool are 4 points off the pace with a game less to play, reflected by bet365’s 5/2 for 4th place.
Aston Villa’s diminutive squad looks to be yet again causing end of season problems for them, SkyBet pricing them at 16’s to overhaul a 7 point gap for the Champions League qualification berth. An outsider that nobody would have considered a few weeks back is Everton. They have been on fire since the New Year and also have a kind run in with Aston Villa the only fixture to cause real concern. Paddy Power offer 50/1 on them to make a shock bid for glory, despite a 9 point deficit.
Man City must face 4 teams in the current top seven in their last 7 games, including Tottenham, before travelling to relegation threatened West Ham on the last day. Tottenham also have tough games in the form of Arsenal, Chelsea and Man Utd all on the bounce. The tie between City and Spurs could be all the more crucial.
This possibly leaves a stronger looking Liverpool side with a real chance of making ground. Only Chelsea stand in their way of a very possible 5 wins out of 6 games.
At the other end, Betfred put 6/5 on West Ham to go down and Paddy Power price Hull as exactly the same, despite the Tiger’s game in hand. Wigan have slipped back into the frame and Victor Chandler say 11/2 about them being caught up in the bottom 3 come the season end.
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