ONE of the biggest myths in the world was that old line that used to do the rounds about the Premier League being the best in the world.
It’s a bigger myth than adult supervision. My eyesight has got decidedly worse the older I’ve got. In fact, so has everything.
But then I suppose you can’t knock Sky Sports for billing November 5th as ‘Super Sunday.’
Man City take on Arsenal and Chelsea play host to Manchester United, not forgetting Spurs v Palace and Everton v Watford.
Actually, you can forget about those other two matches.
The match that catches my eye from a betting perspective is the one at the Etihad.
See the latest City v Arsenal betting odds here from our preferred spread betting firm Spreadex.
City are on a fantastic run of form that has seen them win 14 straight games in all competitions, their most recent victory a brilliant win against Italian table-toppers Napoli in the Champions League.
During their 14-match win streak they have out-scored the opposition 46-11, averaging a handy three goals per game.
Unsurprisingly, the bookies have chalked the Citizens up as strong favourites to beat the Gunners – and that could play right into our hands.
City will have returned from a tough trip to Italy a little jaded whereas most of Arsenal’s first team will have been afforded a rest from Europa League exertions.
Pep Guardiola’s team have faced Premier League opposition who have all deployed similar tactics – sit deep and hope for the best.
Arsenal have players who are equally comfortable in possession and will be more than prepared to fight fire with fire.
The Gunners stuck five goals past Everton two weeks ago and followed that up last week by beating Swansea to put themselves on the brink of the top four.
They have won six of their last seven matches, the other being a draw against Chelsea.
Not bad form for a team priced up as rank underdogs.
Key men Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil, Alexandre Laccazette all look likely to be rested and refreshed for this one – and are capable of causing any opponent problems.
You never know with these things. In fact, I never know with most things.
But I just feel, despite City’s superb form, Arsenal are being written off. They are generously priced to cause an upset and there’s a huge upside if they do triumph.
I will be buying Arsenal to win the match at 12.5 with Spreadex.
The market makes up to 100 so if Arsenal do win you’d make a whopping 87.5 times your stake.
Remember, only bet what you can afford!