Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 17 April 2014

The Punter: Huge gap for Manchester United to Bridge against Chelsea

Chelsea should be backed at 11/4 for the Premier League title before Sunday's clash with Man United at Stamford Bridge.

That's a big price for a team playing with plenty of confidence and a four-point advantage over the Red Devils and Man City. Even if beaten, the Blues will still be top dogs at the end of the week.

City should have no problems at home to Swansea, so at worst Chelsea will still hold a one-point lead but beating United, for which they are at best 7/5, will put a vital seven points between themselves and United and shorten considerably to new favourites for the title.

And that would see United drift out from 2/1 which means they too can be backed as potential champions at decent odds with plenty of time for recovery.

The other big match is the early Sunday Merseyside derby clash with Everton at home which makes 6/4 a tempting price but it has a draw written all over it at 85/40.

Southampton v Spurs is the third Sunday game and with Saints conceding an average of three goals per game, makes Tottenham a solid bet at 9/10 especially after their latest away success at Old Trafford.

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