Betting on the Spurs to come 4th in the Premier League

Well, it looks as if the top of the Premiership is just about settled, and indeed it has been for some time. With 27 games played and just another 11 to go, Manchester United is sitting pretty at the top of the league on 68 points given that they have only lost three games all season. Manchester City is also almost assured of ending the season in second place; the club currently has 56 points, which is not that far ahead of Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which have 49 and 48 points respectively. Currently Arsenal are in fifth place on 47 points. In reality should spurs finish in the top four, then their most likely position would be fourth place, and the current odds of them doing this are around 4/5. The odds on Chelsea finishing in the top four are 1/6; Arsenal is priced at 3/4 and Everton is priced at 7/1. The guys at have got some great offers to claim which can seriously boost your winnings.

So, is a bet on Spurs finishing fourth a value bet? Looking at the table alone would make it appear a bit of a casino type of bet, especially as Everton is trailing Arsenal by only five points. This could suggest that the real value bet is on Everton rather than Spurs, but that depends on your attitude to football betting as well as your club loyalties. Jan Vertonghen, who was signed for Spurs in the summer, is totally convinced that his team will finish in the top four, but he really has his sights set on a third place finish.

If the tension is all too much for you, then perhaps you might care to take a break from the ups and downs of your favourite club and try your hand at some football related online casino games such as the Soccer Safari online slot machine. A broad selection of slots games, poker, roulette and blackjack games can all be found at Technically the Soccer Safari game is a five reel video slot with 30 pay lines. It was created to honour the last World Cup which took place in South Africa, though this football tournament obviously took play in the jungle as all of the players are wild animals. You can bet anything from 30 pence right up to £120, and if you are lucky then you might win the top jackpot of £25,000.

Tottenham v Manchester City – Match preview for

This week I spoke to Manchester City blog Typical City about Sunday’s match. 

The appointment of AVB was met with skepticism by some, including many Tottenham fans, yet he seems to be doing an excellent job. What are your feelings towards the manager?

Very positive. He did so well at Porto and then so badly at Chelsea (with some caveats), so there was an element of risk in the appointment.

Initially he made some questionable decisions – selling Rafael van der Vaart, trying to sell Michael Dawson, making William Gallas captain, picking Jake Livermore, staggering Hugo Lloris’s introduction to the team – but he’s got the results and has generally realised and rectified those errors.

Challenging for third place as late as April is as good as we could have expected from this squad. I’m excited about what he’ll be able to do when he’s made a couple of signings and has a full season at White Hart Lane under his belt.