City are back to odds on favourites to retain the Premier League title after that gutsy draw against Liverpool at Anfield.
Betfred have them 10/11 to win the title outright with Chelsea 5/2 while Liverpool are 4/1 – and my team United have drifted to 16/1.
Mo Salah’s wonder goal against the Blues in Sunday’s match of the season has had a significant effect on the top league goal scorer market with the Egyptian King now 5/2 favourite with my all time hero Cristiano Ronaldo 11/4 – and Chelsea’s ex-Red Romelu Lukaku out to 3/1.
WITH a break in the Premier League this weekend, Gareth Southgate’s England take on Andorra on Saturday evening in a World Cup qualifier.
I’ve been getting the history books out and checking our record wins since the war. Not a lot of people know this, but we beat both Portugal in 1947 and the USA in 1964 – by 10-0.
If you think we can match that scoreline on Saturday, it’s available at 100/1 with Betfred.
A more realistic result for Southgate’s Group I table toppers is 4-0, which was the same result at home back in September, at 9/2.
FEW football fans had even heard of Moldovan side Sheriff Tiraspol – and even fewer would have bet on them to beat European aristocrats Real Madrid in the Champions League like they did last week.
Unless you’re Betfred punter Modou Sanyang Tamba, who backed them to win the Group D tie as part of his five-fold accumulator.
The 44-year-old security guard and youth worker from Nottingham said: “I picked out Dortmund to beat Sporting, Atletico to topple AC Milan and Liverpool to triumph over Porto. They were all favourites, and then I fancied PSG to beat City and my maverick pick was Sheriff, who I’d not even heard of.”
All five of his selections won, turning his £10 wager into £4,039.
Father-of-one Modou added: “I was watching the matches unfold on TV and was leaping around with joy, especially because of the upset in Spain.
“What am I going to do with my winnings? Well, I’m going to get some new furniture for my house and have the garden done up – and I’m going to send some money to my wife in Gambia too.”
To pick out total unknowns from Moldova to win at the Bernabeu is frankly remarkable. Good luck to this fella who has proved once again you can win big from a small stake.
SIR Keir Starmer might not get his wish for Lashana Lynch is only an 8/1 shot at Betfred to be the next James Bond.
The Labour leader told ITV’s Good Morning Britain that he doesn’t have a favourite 007, but added with a smile that he does think it’s time for a female Bond.
Speculation has reached fever pitch about who will replace Daniel Craig, 53, after his final outing as the British super spy in the newly-released 25th movie ‘No Time To Die’.
Former GMB host Piers Morgan, who was amongst an army of critics of Sir Keir’s opinion, will be pleased to know he’s a 2000/1 shot at Betfred to land the role.
He’s well behind Band of Brothers heartthrob Tom Hardy and Bridgerton star Rege-Jean Page, who is a 7/2 shot – the same price as James Norton.
Next up is Lashana Lynch and Idris Elba, both at 8/1, while Poldark star Aidan Lewis is 20/1 – and Peaky Blinders’ Cillian Murphy is available at 25/1.
It’s always been an ambition of mine to be the new Bond!
I guess I’m not the only one, and realistically I’d only put my chances at 2500/1 – the same as Mr Morgan.