Without taking the breath away at any point, Manchester United have steadily crept to the top of the Premier League table but they’re still no shorter than 5/1 at Skybet to capture the title, their ‘noisy neighbours’ City remaining at the head of the betting at 10/11 via bet365, closely followed by Arsenal at 4/1 with the same firm.
There could nevertheless be a significant shift in a couple of those prices this weekend as the Gunners and the league leaders lock horns at the Emirates Stadium.
Home advantage ensures that Arsene Wenger’s troops are Stan James’s 21/20 favourites while Louis Van Gaal’s team are a 14/5 chance (William Hill) to continue their impressive start to the campaign by plundering all three points in North London.
The visitors though, are hard to oppose at present, especially up against a side whose best work so far has come on the road and accordingly Stan James’s 13/5 about the pair taking away a point apiece is the value bet.
Score draw – 10/3 (Ladbrokes)