I bet the TV planners couldn’t believe their luck when Super Sunday turned out to be the top four Premier League teams.
Arsenal v Leicester and Manchester City v Tottenham were gripping to watch and a fantastic afternoon of football on Sky.
Would you believe it, but the price on Chelsea to win the Premier League with 12 games to go is now 5000/1 – exactly the same as Leicester City were before a ball was kicked.
Incredibly, too, it looks like our Champions League representation is pretty much set when you look at the odds for the top four to finish in the top four.
Arsenal are 1/50, Tottenham 1/25, Leicester City 1/16 and Manchester City 1/7.
Manchester United’s demise means they are now 100/30 to make the top four, with Liverpool at 11/1, and with Wayne Rooney missing the next six weeks it looks even less likely United making a challenge.
In my opinion, this is the weakest Manchester United side we have seen in many, many years – probably since pre-Sir Alex Ferguson.
Manchester City massively under-performed last weekend as well, with Yaya Toure continuing to look uninterested, and the only plus for them was that skipper Vincent Kompany was back.
Of the top three, Leicester are now the outsiders to win the title, despite being two points clear – and I wouldn’t put anybody off backing them.
They have shown at the Emirates and at the Etihad they are a match for any team in the country.
You can’t fluke 26 matches. They are where they are on merit.
And, with a single focus until the end of the season, the ‘impossible dream’ is still achievable.
While the competition has taken a bit of a back seat in recent years, I’m delighted the FA Cup will be centre stage this weekend.
The Chelsea v Manchester City tie on Sunday is undoubtedly the highlight.
The betting market makes Manchester United second favourites to win the Cup, simply because they are away at Shrewsbury on Monday night.
I wouldn’t back Manchester United against any team in the country at the moment, never mind make them second favourites.
Two teams which really interest me for a punt are West Ham United and Everton.
They are both mid-table sides, both safe and they are both more than capable of beating any of the top teams in the country on their day.
West Ham are 12/1 and Everton 14/1 and, going into the last 16, they must be a better play than Arsenal, Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham or Manchester City.