Weblog: The football punter
United stroll looks inevitable
WHATEVER way you look at Monday’s Premier League game between Manchester United and Fulham, the only possible outcome is a United victory. Squint at it, stand on your head and look at it, put the form through Google Translate and read it in Swahili – you still won’t be able to make a case for Fulham.
There’s a sense of inevitability about United winning the league now,
particularly as their title rivals Manchester City go to pieces every
time they have to play away from home. Poor lambs.
I know I’m doing my best to jinx United tonight – sorry Sir Alex! –
but they simply do not slip up in games like this at this stage of the
season. The way they’re playing they could turn the title run-in into
Let’s get down to business, then– how are we going to make money out of the rampant Red Devils? I’m backing the 3-0 and 4-0 correct scores.
They’ve scored two or more goals in 14 of their last 15 league games
and Fulham havescored a whopping eight goals away from home in the league this season.
Eight – the same number as United managed in 68 minutes against
Arsenal back in August. I'm no management expert but I'm guessing
Fulham boss Martin Jol won’t dwell on that statistic for too long in
his pre-match team-talk.