Premier League round-up: Arsenal 15/8 to win league without big two
Manchester United may have already had the title sewn up, but the weekend’s Premier League action wasn’t without some intriguing developments in some of Coral’s other markets involving the division. Having avoided defeat against United 15/8 Arsenal look poised to make a surge in the Coral’s Premier League betting without the Manchester clubs betting, whilst QPR may yet finish bottom at odds of 5/4.
Chelsea picked up another three points against Swansea to firm up their pole position as 4/6 favourites in Coral’s Premier League betting without the Manchester clubs. However a dastardly selection of remaining fixtures casts doubt on the Blues’ ability to pull it off.
Visits to Old Trafford and relegation-battling Aston Villa – where they’ve won just once in their last three league visits – sit alongside dicey home encounters with Tottenham and Everton and Rafael Benitez’s men also have the distraction of at least one more Europa League game to contend with.
Arsenal – 15/8 to top the Manchester-less top flight with Coral – look best placed to take advantage with QPR, Wigan and Newcastle on the menu for a Gunners outfit who have nine wins and three draws to show from their last 13 Premier League games.
Meanwhile the race for bottom spot is still in full swing as QPR and Reading remain locked in a nose-dive on 25 points apiece with three games remaining. The current wooden-spooners are the Royals, who Coral make 4/7 jollies for a twentieth placed finish, with QPR 5/4 outsiders in the race no-one wants to win.
Whilst it may be considered that the more avaricious members of Rangers’ mercenary wing would be keen to make hay in pursuit of win bonuses as the season wanes away ignobly, it may be that they are value in Coral’s to finish bottom market, given the look of the clubs’ respective remaining fixtures.
The Super Hoops must host Arsenal and Newcastle – both desperate for points for different reasons – before a final day trip to Anfield. In comparison Reading have just one seemingly un-winnable game, against Manchester City, with trips to already-safe West Ham and Fulham ripe with the promise of late-season freak-resultery.