Djokovic in stunning form

September 12th, 2015 | Ian Carnaby's Racing News

If someone had told me that defending champion Marin Cilic would take only three games against Novak Djokovic in their US Open semi-final, I’d have advised him to take more water with it. However, the Serb was in magnificent form and is clearly living up to his ranking as the best player in the world.

Having said that, Roger Federer is also playing extremely well and did not give Stan Wawrinka a look-in in the other semi. It looks an outstanding final and a most intriguing one, especially as Federer has a recent win over Djokovic to his credit. Even so, I believe the latter will have learned from that, this is the one he wants most and I believe he will win. Even if you have only a passing interest in tennis, you should watch this match because it could turn into a magnificent confrontation.

The Premier League returns with the fully monty on Saturday  –  Chelsea in action at lunchtime and the Manchester United v Liverpool game a few hours later. I still expect United to be right there at the end of the season but they are not scoring enough goals to warrant an odds-on quote in this and my guess is that it will very tight and low-scoring. As for Chelsea, they look vulnerable at Everton and dropping any more points will give them quite a task, even at this early stage of the campaign, especially if Manchester City win at Palace, which is by no means certain.
My only two bets in the section would be SWANSEA to win at Walsall  –  17/10 available with Betfair and Betfred  –  because it will take a while to integrate all the new players at Vicarage Road and the Swans are already flying, and both teams to score when Norwich meet Bournemouth.

The latter have made a good start but there are problems to sort out at the back, while the Canaries, poor at St Mary’s even if they did lose a man  –  know how to hit the target at Carrow Road.

Accrington produced a dour defensive display to earn a goalless draw at Portsmouth last week but they will find things harder at BRISTOL ROVERS, who have readjusted to life in League Two very well and can make ground on the leaders here. Grimsby should beat Aldershot in the Conference but 1 to 2 is too short.

SWANSEA 15 units at 17/10 to beat Watford
Norwich v Bournemouth Both Teams To Score at 10/11
BRISTOL ROVERS 20 units at 10/11 (Betfred) to beat Accrington