Betting Spy: Contenders wilt as title race heats up

Grant Prior 8 years ago
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The sound of choking was echoing around Premier League grounds this week as the title contenders fluffed their lines in almost comical style.

Not sure the team in red will finish first in the title race.....
Not sure the team in red will finish first in the title race.....

The critics were quick to pounce when Leicester could “only” draw with West Brom on Tuesday night.

But 24 hours later that was a massive point gained as Spurs, Arsenal and Man City all slid to defeat.

It was a great night at Upton park on Wednesday as Tottenham were made to look distinctly average by a very determined West Ham.

A see-through mask seemed to rob Harry Kane of his attacking powers while the visiting defence looked all at sea every time a cross came in.

The kindest thing I can say about the Tottenham midfield was I didn’t notice it much.

Meanwhile Arsenal were reverting to type by blundering to another defeat at the hands of Swansea and Man City were humiliated by an improving Liverpool.

Arsene Wenger must feel like a jockey who has to produce his team to pounce within inches of the finish line or they go to pieces with a sniff of victory.

He’s certainly getting the falling behind bit right – it just looks like the winning flourish might be beyond them.

The title seems Leicester’s to lose but pressure does funny things in sport.

On one of our first old football club golf weekends our midfield wizard was surprisingly several shots in the lead coming down the 18th at San Lorenzo.

But the pressure got to Robbie and his head came off completely dunking ball after ball into the water.

The annual tournament was always known after that as the Bob Choke Classic.

All these title fun and games have disguised the real sporting story of the moment – Betting Spy’s glorious return to winning ways.

Successive winning trebles have seen returns most contractors can only dream about.

But now the pressure is on here as well to keep the run going and the cash rolling in.

Another treble looks tricky but I think the bookies have underestimated West Ham again for their visit to Everton.

Now Goodison Park has never been a happy hunting ground for the Hammers.

But 4/1 to win looks too big a price for a team who sit five places and eight points above the Toffees in the league.

West Ham have an injury crisis at the back but should score against a leaky Everton side who have already been beaten this year on their own ground by West Brom and Swansea.

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Running total of all bets to a £10 stake for 2015/16 season:  £+138.00

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