Although no one doubts Manchester United’s credentials as the holders of the Premiership title, there were still many pundits – and more than one football betting punter – who will have questioned the Old Trafford side’s ability to retain it this season. The reason for this is simple: no Sir Alex.

The end of Ferguson’s quarter-century in charge of United was a huge shock to the system for the club, and has been reflected in their shaky start to the retention of the title. However, for all of this, United go into the latest international break only five points off the lead, so are they still one of the bookmakers favourites?

Well of course new manager David Moyes would rather be in Arsene Wenger’s position, looking down at the rest of the league, but Arsenal have problems of their own – particularly a lack of real strength in depth – that could tell as the season wears on. That is not to say that the Red Devils have a flawless squad, as the weaknesses in central midfield and defence have been glaring so far this season, but there is always the January window to try to rectify these matters. The bookies have them at 9/2, compared with 7/2 for Arsenal and Chelsea and 11/4 for Manchester City and we will probably not have a certain idea of the title favourites once January is over, making Soccer Safari a sensible alternative until then.

This is an online casino slot machine, and it features a football theme throughout. To be more precise, it features animals in an African jungle football stadium, competing in their very own version of the World Cup. This makes it the ideal tonic for halftime at a Premiership game in the depths of winter, and with the apps on offer at mobile casino sites, you can play it on your phone at times like that.

If the goofy graphics don’t warm you up, then the $8000 jackpot, free spins feature and the chance to up your cash payout by scoring goals in the bonus game, just might do the trick. A key factor of this slots game is that it is accessible from mobile phones, making it easy to play anywhere and everywhere, including half time at a match. So take a break from picking your Premier League winner and play online casino games from the comfort of your home at

Written by Tom Shannon – Coming from Sheffield, Tom’s hobbies include writing and recording music, and creating video games. He also runs events to do with video games where people come to watch tournaments. Tom is currently studying in his final year at university.