Anorak: North London duo can click this time

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FROM a punting perspective this is the time of the season when you can watch a team like last week’s best bet Tottenham obliterate Manchester City in seven minutes, then play horribly at lowly Wigan.

You also have the scenario at the Emirates where Arsenal, for the first time in years, started short-priced favourite against Manchester United, but could not put away Sir Alex Ferguson’s side who, with the title wrapped up, supposedly “had nothing to play for”.

However, I am buying into the philosophy of bad one week, good the next, and suggest again backing both those teams which disappointed us last weekend – a north London double that pays 11-8 with William Hill, but evens in most other outlets.

Spurs host Southampton, who were humiliated at home by West Bromwich, while the Gunners travel to Loftus road, where QPR manager Harry Redknapp has recently used the word “they” instead of “we” about his already-relegated team – which is never a good sign of unity.

Neil Lennon aims to keep his main stars fresh for the cup final in three weeks, which is good news for Ross County, who have already beaten the champions this season. The Dingwall side. at 4-1 with Betvictor, look tempting. Charlton, who have enjoyed a good return to the Championship, can wrap up the campaign with a home win against Bristol City (4-5 Hills).

The Merseyside derby looks too close to call, and with some firms going 9-5 the draw, the 12-5 Scotbet are offering is too good to miss.

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