There’s little at stake in this one. Valencia are going nowhere as they have secured third place in the group already. As for Manchester United, they have managed to secure qualification with a game to spare. They have a chance at winning the group, but they have to win this and hope that somehow Juventus fail to beat Young Boys on the night. Read our Valencia v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 7/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 11th, 2018 at 1:51 p.m.)
Valencia will be finishing in third place in the group so there is nothing at stake for them here. They opened their home account with a defeat against Juventus, before beating Young Boys at the Mestalla. Valencia had been on a four-match losing streak in Europe before they took a point against Manchester United on matchday two. Los Blanqui Negros have lost four of their last six home games in the competition proper. They have collected just the two wins in their last seven at the Mestalla (D1) in Europe overall.
Their home record against Premier League sides is W8 D5 L4. The last Premier League side they hosted was Swansea in the 2013/14 Europa League group stage and Valencia lost that game 3-0. The Spaniards have collected one win in their last six home games against English Premier League sides (D1 L4). The last time they hosted Man Utd they lost 1-0 in the 2010/11 group stage after conceding late on in the game. After a run of one win in 13 games in all competitions, Valencia have won five of their last nine so have found a bit of form. This is their first European campaign after a two-year absence
Five of the previous six meetings have ended in a draw
Six of their nine overall meetings have ended level
United won their last trip to the Mestalla 1-0 in the 2010/11 group stage
United are W2 D6 L1 against Valencia
The Red Devils have not conceded in three visits to the Mestalla
Manchester United took a 1-0 home win over Young Boys last time out on match day five. A stoppage-time winner from Marouane Fellaini in that game eased huge pressure off the Red Devils. They can go to Spain now knowing they have already qualified for the next round. United have won both away games in the group, 3-0 at Young Boys and 2-1 at Juventus. The Red Devils have suffered only one defeat in their last 11 European away games (W7 D3). Manchester United have conceded only five goals in their last 11 European road games, so that’s actually pretty strong.
Home and away Manchester United are W16 D5 L4 in their last 25 European fixtures. Their form against Spanish sides isn’t great as they have won just two of their last 14 matches against Spanish clubs (D6 L6), a run of games which includes their draw at home against Valencia earlier in the group. Manchester United have one loss in their last nine games in Spain though (W2 D6). The Red Devils have scored just the one goal in their last three visits to the Mestalla. Their current form in all competitions has seen United win just six of their last 16 matches in all competitions. In all competitions, this season United are W5 D2 L3 away from home and have just two clean sheet away from Old Trafford. They have to win and hope that Juventus don’t in order to claim top spot in the group.
We can’t look past the draw in this one. While Valencia have no interest in the game and it’s not too realistic to expect Juventus to not beat Young Boys. This could just be one of those games that fail to get going. Draw.
10th December 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The Red Devils stay at home for their weekend fixture after having hosted Arsenal in midweek. They get a somewhat easier looking home game as they face up to Fulham on Saturday. Will the Red Devils be able to piece things together to beat a side with the worst defensive record in the league? Fulham still have a long way to go to ease any relegation concerns. Read our Manchester United v Fulham betting tips for more.
Manchester United 2/7
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on December 4th, 2018 at 7:41 p.m.)
Manchester United earned a 2-2 home draw against Arsenal in midweek. Twice the Red Devils had to fight back from behind to get that result. That is three drawn matches in a row for United in the league, the last two being 2-2 draws. They are winless in four league outings (D3 L1). Overall this season at home in the league United are W3 D3 L1. They have drawn their last two at Old Trafford (Crystal Palace v Arsenal). In their seven home games, United have come up with just the ten goals. Still, 71% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. They have conceded 70% of their goals at home in the second half of games.
There has been just one home clean sheet from Manchester United this season. Both teams have scored in 71% of fixtures at Old Trafford in the EPL this term. 70% of the home goals they have conceded have been after the halftime break. United have scored first in just three of their home fixtures this season. The Devils have conceded the first goal in four of their last five league games now. They have also shipped at least two goals in their last two outings as well. Just to sum up their defensive difficulties, only the current bottom five have conceded more goals than United have done this term.
The Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw in their last EPL home game against Fulham
This will be the first meeting since the 2013/14 EPL season
Manchester United have won six of the last seven EPL games against Fulham
The Cottagers have lost nine of their last ten visits to Old Trafford in the EPL
The Cottagers picked up point in a 1-1 home draw with Leicester in midweek. Since Claudio Ranieri came in to replace Slavisa Jokanovic, the Cottagers are W1 D1 L1 with all the points in that sequence having been earned at home. Fulham are still looking for their first away win of this season in the top flight having gone D1 L7. They suffered a 2-0 loss at Chelsea in their last away game in a West London derby last weekend. They have lost all five game away against sides currently in the top six. In total, they have only come up with five away goals.
They have conceded 20 goals in eight league away games, an average of 2.5 goals per game against them. 62% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season, but there has been a shift because each of their last three away games have ended under the 2.5 goal line. Both teams have scored in just 38% of Fulham’s away games. The Cottagers have been trailing at the half time break in all but three of their eight away games this season. They are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet of the season (home and away combined). The Cottagers have the joint-worst away record this season in the top- flight. No team has conceded more league goals than Fulham have this season.
Both teams to score at 10/11
Manchester United to win & Both Teams To Score at 7/4
Over 2.5 goals at 8/15
* (betting odds taken on December 5th, 2018 at 5:41 pm)
It is hard to have a lot of confidence in Man Utd taking a clean sheet. So the most sensible option that we can see is Manchester United to win & both teams to score. That fits nicely with the Red Devils who are still looking unconvincing.
6th December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United dropped more league points on the weekend as they played out a 2-2 draw at Southampton. That leaves the Red Devils without a win in their last three league games. Arsenal moved up into the top four as they extended their unbeaten form. The Gunners piled four goals past rivals Tottenham in the North London derby. Read our Manchester United v Arsenal betting tips for more.
Man Utd 5/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 3rd, 2018 at 2:18 p.m.)
The Red Devils once again had to mount a fightback on the weekend, as they came back from 2-0 down in the first half to earn a point in a 2-2 draw. Still, it leaves them winless in their last three league games (D2 L1). Manchester United have conceded the opening goal in 6 of their last 8 league games.
Goals have been a little bit thin on the ground by their standards at Old Trafford, having netted just the eight so far on home soil. That has given them a record of W3 D2 L1 at Old Trafford this season in the top flight. Of all those games, they have managed just one clean sheet on home soil. Their only home clean sheet was in a 0-0 draw with Crystal Palace in their last home fixture.
67% of their home games have gone over 2.5 goals. Both teams to score is at 8/15 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm). A positive for the Red Devils is that they have a good record against the Gunners. Man Utd are undefeated in 14 of their last 15 home matches against Arsenal in all competitions. 62% of United’s home goals this season have come in the second half of matches while 75% of their home goals conceded have also been in the second half of games.
The Red Devils have been losing at half time just once at home this season (W3 D2). Only five teams have conceded more goals than United have done this season in the EPL. Actually, Chelsea, Man City and Liverpool combined (22) have conceded fewer goals than United (23).
Man Utd won both league meetings with Arsenal last season
United are unbeaten in four at home against the Gunners in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings
United are W3 D1 L2 in their last six EPL games against Arsenal
Six of the last nine meetings in all competitions have gone over 2.5 goals
Arsenal had a great day out on Sunday, beating Tottenham 4-2 at the Emirates in the North London derby. That made it back to back wins for Arsenal in the top flight this season. It all extended their unbeaten streak to twelve league games, winning nine of those. They aren’t short of confidence.
Their away form reads W4 D1 L1 and they are unbeaten in five away from home. Impressively Arsenal have an average of 2.7 goals per away game this season. Will that be too much for United to handle? 67% of their road games have gone over 3.5 goals. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm)
There have been over 2.5 goals in each of Arsenal’s last six away games so there is a trend running. The Gunners have netted at least two goals in all but two of their last 13 Premier League fixtures. They will be missing the suspended Granit Xhaka for this one. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has three goals in his last two league games and is at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on December 3rd, 2018 at 4:35 pm).
69% of Arsenal’s away goals this season have been in the second half of games. They have opened the scoring in four of their six on the road. In total, they are on a thirteen match scoring streak in the top flight. They are, however, without a clean sheet in any of their last seven
Arsenal are definitely the stronger of the two at the moment. United are still looking disjointed and certainly don’t have the confidence running through their side like Arsenal will have after having won the North London derby. Away win.
3rd December 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Three points in this home game would be huge for Southampton. They are out of form through and their relegation concerns were increased with a loss against Fulham last weekend in what was a huge basement battle. Is there any way back for the Saints now? Manchester United make the long trip south looking to shake off another disappointing result of their own having been held to a home draw against Crystal Palace last weekend. Read our Southampton v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 5/6
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 27th, 2018 at 4:55 p.m.)
Southampton were dealt a hammer blow of a loss against Fulham last weekend as they lost 3-2 at Craven Cottage. That took them out to a nine-match winless streak of form in the league now. The Saints have failed to win a signal home game this season with a D2 L4 record. Across their six home games this season in the league they have produced only the four goals. They have failed to score in 50% of their home games and it’s hard to see this coming up being a high-scoring affair. Both teams NOT to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm)
Southampton have scored one goal in their last three home games but they have avoided defeat in their last two at St Mary’s, taking back to back draws against Newcastle and Watford. In their four games against current top-six sides this season, the Saints have lost all of them. They are facing a Manchester United side who are sat in seventh place. The Saints have shipped an average of 1.3 goals per home game so far but looking a positive perspective they have a clean sheet in a third of their home games. Under 2.5 goals is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm). Southampton have been losing at halftime just once at home this term. They were eight points better off after 13 games of last season’s campaign than they currently are.
Man Utd won this corresponding fixture 1-0 last season
In the last six EPL meetings, Man Utd are W3 D2 L1 against the Saints
Both teams have scored in just one of the last six EPL meetings
The last three league meetings have produced only one goal
The Saints have failed to score in their last four against United in the league
Manchester United are held to a 0-0 draw against Crystal Palace last weekend another deflating result for them. That’s one point in their last two league games now. The Red Devils are are W2 D2 L1 in their last five league games so it continues to look hit and miss with them. The positive from their draw with Palace though is that it was their first clean sheet since beating Burnley all the way back on September 2nd in the league. The win at Burnley is their only clean sheet on their travels this season. The Red Devil have been far from prolific in front of goal this season but have scored 12 goals on the road, conceding 13. Manchester United are without a clean sheet in five on the road
86% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals and each of their last five away from Old Trafford have made it over the mark. In just two of their away games this season have Manchester United scored in both halves of a fixture. Just like Southampton are, the Red Devils are eight points worse off than at this stage of last season’s campaign. 62% of the away goals they have conceded have been in the first half of games but they have scored in all seven away games this season. In the correct score market that the shortest priced option is a 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 27th, 2018 at 7.06 pm)
You can’t look at this game and not see the appeal in a draw. Southampton don’t look capable of pulling out a win but after a poor midweek Champions League effort, Manchester United don’t particularly look a great threat. Draw.
28th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There should be a pretty good chance for Manchester United to progress through to the knockout phase of the Champions League. If they get the home win over Young Boys while Valencia fail to beat group leaders Juventus on the night, then that will be enough for the Red Devils to get through to the knockout phase of the competition. Read our Manchester United v Young Boys betting tips for more.
Manchester United 2/7
Young Boys 10/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 26th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.)
A win will put Manchester United through to the next round of the competition, as long as Valencia don’t pull out a win over group leaders Juventus. A draw wouldn’t be enough on the night for the Red Devils as Valencia could still catch them. Manchester United are W2 D1 L1 in Group H. They opened their account with that good 3-0 success on the road at Young Boys. Since then they have scored in just one of their last three group stage games, a 2-1 win at Juventus. It means they have failed to score in their last two European games at Old Trafford. It’s the first time since 2005 they have done that.
United have never gone three consecutive European home games without finding the back of the net. The Red Devils have suffered just the four defeats in their last 24 European games home and away (W15 D5). Their record against Swiss opposition is W1 D2 at home, their last encounter ending in a 3-0 win over Basel in last season’s group stage. United are W3 D2 L2 in their seven games in all competitions. They had failed to earn a clean sheet in seven before a 0-0 against Crystal Palace on the weekend. Both teams not to score is at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 7:48 pm). That result leaves United with just four wins in their last 12 matches in all competitions (D5 L3).
This will be just the second game ever between the two sides
The only way that Young Boys get a shot at not finishing bottom of the pile is by going out and collecting three points in this fixture on Tuesday. So far they have taken only the one point from their four Group H fixtures. That one point was earned at home in a draw against Valencia. They conceded exactly three goals in their other three group stage games. A Manchester United 3-0 correct score is at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on November 26th, 2018 at 7:48 pm)
The Swiss side have won just two of their last 14 European fixtures (D5 L7). Of their sixteen previous away games in European competition, Young Boys are W1 D4 L11. This will be their eighth match against an English side and from their previous encounters have produced a W1 D1 L5 record from their seven. Their only ever triumph against an English side came in a 3-2 win over Spurs in the 2010/11 UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Guillaume Hoarau has scored six goals in his last eight appearances for the club.
There really shouldn’t be any kind of a scare or an upset for Manchester United in this one. They handle Young Boys easily enough in Bern and we can predict a repeat outcome of Manchester United to win to nil happening.
26th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
It hasn’t been the most memorable of seasons for Manchester United but they will be looking for some home cheer as they play host to Crystal Palace on the weekend. Given that the Eagles are struggling so badly at the moment, they could have a tough afternoon at Old Trafford. Read our Manchester United v Crystal Palace betting tips for more.
Man Utd 4/11
Crystal Palace 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 19th, 2018 at 10:48 p.m.)
The Red Devils will have to dust themselves off after losing 3-1 at Manchester City in their last game. Overall in their last six league outings, Manchester United are W3 D1 L2. At Old Trafford on domestic league duty, the Red Devils are W3 D1 L1. They have put together a three-match unbeaten streak of form on home soil, winning their last two there. Surprisingly though they are still on the hunt for their first clean sheet at home this season. Home and away they have only managed one. Both teams to score is at 19/20 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
Manchester United have scored eight goals and have conceded eight at home this term. 80% of their games at Old Trafford have gone above 2.5 goals so there is a trend worth jumping on. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). At Old Trafford, United have scored 62% of their goals in the second half of games. They have shipped 75% of their one goals after halftime at Old Trafford. They have hit the back of the net in each of their last nine games. In the correct score market a Manchester United 2-1 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm)
United have won their last five home games to nil against Palace
The Red Devils are on a six-match winning streak against Palace in all competitions
Both teams have scored in four of the last six meetings
Palace are winless in their last 11 against United in all competitions
The Eagles lost again just before the international break as they were toppled 1-0 at home against Spurs. They continue to look short of quality in the final third of the pitch. Roy Hodgson must surely be running on borrowed time now as Crystal Palace have gone D1 L5 in their last six Premier League games. They have come up with six goals on their travels this season. Their away form for the season is W2 D0 L4 which is better than their home form. They are likely to struggle to come up with a win as they have suffered a loss in all four matches away at current top-half of the table teams.
They have conceded 78% of their goals in the second half of games this season away from Selhurst Park. because of that, the halftime draw is worth considering at 6/4 odds* (betting odds taken on November 20th, 2018 at 5:14 pm). Only Huddersfield have scored fewer league goals than Palace have done this season. Palace have opened the scoring in just three games this term.
There should be a home win for the Red Devils in this one against a side who are so badly out of form. Given that United have struggled badly for clean sheets a home win & both teams to score option appeals.
21st November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City will be looking to keep their title charge going and at the same time keep their rivals down. The Citizens have been looking better and better as the season has gone on and they have been scoring for fun lately. Manchester United though have had their difficulties this term but they have at least managed to show some character recently in fighting back and posting positive results. Read our Manchester City v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man City 2/5
Man Utd 8/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 8th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Manchester City have won their last three Premier League games now, the most recent of which was a 6-1 home success over Southampton last weekend. They have come up with a total of twelve goals in their last three league games alone. Four times this season they have scored at least five goals in a league game. Over 2.5 goals is at 4/9 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:50 pm). There is certainly a trend there as there have been over 2.5 goals in 21 of Man City’s last 24 league games at the Etihad.
The Citizens have been winning at both half time and full time in all but one of their last seven league home games. They have come up with at least two goals in each of their last seven home games in the Premier League and that is the current winning streak (7) which they are on at the Etihad too. The Citizens have produced an average of four goals per game at home this season, while they have conceded just three. It has once again been impressive stuff from them.
Each of the three home goals they have conceded have all been in the first half of matches. In 73% of their league games home and away this season, City have been winning at half time. They have kept a clean sheet in 50% of their home fixtures this season. With that in mind Manchester City to win to nil is at 8/5 odds for the Manchester derby* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:50 pm). Kevin De Bruyne misses out through injury and Eliaquim Mangala is a doubt. Other than that, the reigning champions are at full strength.
There was an away win for each in last season’s EPL fixtures
The head to head is even at two wins each and a draw in the last six league games
Three of the last four league meetings at the Etihad have gone under 1.5 goals
The Citizens are only D1 L2 in their last three home league games against United
Both teams have scored in just four of the last nine league meetings
United got a good 2-1 away win at the in-form Bournemouth last weekend as they hung on and rode their luck for the three points. That moved them on to a W3 D1 record in their last four league games now. They have had their issues at the back as they have conceded the first goal in four of their last five league games now. Looking at the away goals which they have conceded this season, 70% of them have been in the first half of games. The Red Devils have been trailing at halftime in half of their road games (W2D1).
Overall home and away this season Manchester United have produced just the one clean sheet, which was in a win at Burnley on September 2nd. Because they have scored at least two goals in each of their last four league games now, both teams to score is at 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on November 8th, 2018 at 3:50 pm). There have been over 2.5 goals in each of Manchester United’s last five league games as well.
Romelu Lukaku remains a doubt through injury after missing their last couple of games. Their overall away record in the top flight this term is W3 D1 L2 and they have collected just the one win in their last three (D1 L1). They have already met two of the current top four this season, losing against Spurs and drawing with Chelsea in those games. The Red Devils have scored exactly two goals in all but one of their away games this season. Only the current bottom five in the standings have conceded more league goals than Manchester United have done this season.
The Citizens have the clear edge of the two clubs in the Manchester derby and it hard to look past them. There are a lot of things defensively wrong with the Red Devils and who better to exploit them then the best attack in the league? Home win.
8th November 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There was a relative mismatch between these two at Old Trafford. Juventus were so good and controlled so much of the game, they looked like the home side. They will probably be even stronger back on home soil for the visit of the Red Devils. Will Manchester United have any chance of landing a big away blow in this one? Read our Juventus v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on November 4th, 2018 at 2:39 p.m.)
The Italians picked up a solid 1-0 win at Old Trafford on match day three, looking fully in control of the game kick off to the final whistle. Paulo Dybala got the only goal of the game for the Italian champions. The Bianconeri have yet to concede a single goal in this season’s group stage campaign having beaten Valencia 2-0, Young Boys 3-0 and then Manchester United 1-0. It has been a strong showing from them. Just twice this season in all competitions have Juve failed to score at least two goals in a game. Over 2.5 goals is at 8/5 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Last season in their group stage campaign, Juventus finished second behind Barcelona, collecting seven points from their three games in Turin. Before a 3-0 quarter-final first leg defeat against Real Madrid in Turin, Juventus were on a 27 game unbeaten streak of form at home in European action (W16 D11). Juve have only lost two European home games at the Juventus Stadium (W20 D12). They had however gone winless in three European home games because beating Young Boys on match day one. Cristiano Ronaldo is the 11/10 anytime goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
It has been a massively strong showing from Juventus again this season both on the domestic front and in Europe. They have won all of their fixtures played across all competitions this season except one. That exception was a 1-1 draw against Genoa in a league game. Juventus have come up with exactly three goals in three of their last four home games. If they can go and complete the double over Manchester United in the group in midweek, the Old Lady will win the group with two games to spare.
From the previous head to head Juve are W6 D2 L5 up
Before match day three, their most recent meeting was in the 2002/03 Group Stage
Juventus lost both of those games
Manchester United were on a three-match winning streak against Juve before their loss on match day three
On match day one Manchester United eased themselves to a comfortable win over Young Boys out on the road, but then things went downhill. They were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia and then they suffered that defeat against Juventus. So they have some work still to do for qualification. This is the first time since the 2012/13 Champions League that they have failed to score in back to back games in the competition. The 2005/06 campaign was the last time that they failed to score in three straight European games. Both teams not to score is at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am)
Manchester United have lost four of their last 23 European games home and away combined (W14 D5). They have been pretty solid on their travels to be fair to them as they have suffered a loss in just one of their last ten on the road (W6 D3). They have conceded just four goals in their last ten European away games and they are undefeated in their last four visits to Italy with a W2 D2 record. Their most recent trip there saw United edge AC Milan 3-2 in the 2009/10 Champions League
Before losing against Juventus two weeks ago, Manchester United had gone unbeaten in eight games against Italian opposition. If they could get back to avoiding defeat in this tough game out in Turin, it would be seen as something of a success for them. Anthony Martial has scored in four of United’s last five games and is at 7/2 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on November 4th 2018 at 10:47 am).
We can only predict that this game will go much the way as the first one did, in that Juventus will control most of the game and win it. Manchester United barely made an impression against them at Old Trafford. Home win.
5th November 2018 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Bournemouth will kick off at home on Saturday lunchtime three points ahead of the Red Devils in the league standings. Opening that up to a six-point lead would be huge form them. They have plenty of great form behind them to make a good case for themselves. United have just started to see better returns, but their defence still remains a liability for them. Read our Bournemouth v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 19/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 31st, 2018 at 6:23 p.m.)
Bournemouth have remained undefeated in their last four Premier League games after producing a strong 3-0 win over Fulham last weekend. In that run of games, Bournemouth are W3 D1 and they have taken a clean sheet in each of their last three. Overall this season at the Vitality Stadium Bournemouth have picked up a W3 D2 record from their five games. They have collected a clean sheet in two of those. Bournemouth have averaged two goals per game at home this term.
So there are a lot of positives. 60% of their games at the Vitality have gone over 2.5 goals. 70% of all their matches this season have gone over. For Bournemouth v Manchester United betting tips, over 2.5 goals is at 8/11 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm). There is a small trend with two of Bournemouth’s last three home fixtures against the Red Devils getting above the goal line.
There has been no home goal conceded in the first half of any game from Bournemouth this season. The half time draw is at 13/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm). To the full credit of Eddie Howe’s men, only the current top four in the Premier League have each scored more goals than Bournemouth have so far managed in the top flight. They are 13 points better off than they were after ten games of last season’s campaign so it’s a huge step forward. Callum Wilson has the scoring form with three goals in three games for the Cherries.
Manchester United took back to back clean sheet wins over Bournemouth last season
United are unbeaten in five EPL games against the Cherries (W4 D1)
The Red Devil are W9 D3 L2 in the overall head to head with the Cherries
Both teams have scored in four of the previous EPL meetings
The Cherries are W1 L2 at home against United in the Premier League
Manchester United have moved to a three-match undefeated streak of form with a W2 D1 record. They held on to bank a 2-1 success over Everton at Old Trafford last weekend. The big trend with Manchester United’s league wins this season is that all but one of them have been by a one-goal margin only. Three of them have been 2-1 scoreline. Manchester United to win by a one-goal margin is at 11/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm)
Out on the road in the top flight this season the Red Devils have picked up a W2 D1 L2 record and they have collected just the one point in their last two road games. There has been no clean sheet from Manchester United in any of their last six league outings and away from home, they have just one for the season. 80% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. United have both scored 9 and conceded 9 goals this season on their travels
The shortest-priced option in the correct score market is the 1-1 draw at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 31st, 2018 at 12:02 pm). Main striker Romelu Lukaku was dropped for last weekend’s game against Everton because of his scoreless streak of form. Anthony Martial has stepped it up for them though as he is now on a three-match scoring streak in the Premier League, netting four goals in a sequence. United have scored in all five of their away games this season and have scored in each of their last four visits to Bournemouth.
The draw is our betting tip for Bournemouth v Manchester United. A lot of the good results that Bournemouth have churned out have been against sides currently in the bottom half of the table. This will be a sterner test and United look as if they are upping their game a bit. Draw.
31st October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There will be pressure back on Manchester United on the weekend as they play host to Everton. They almost gave themselves a lift with a win at Chelsea last weekend but were denied late on to leave them with one win in four. Everton meanwhile have strung together a three-match winning streak so will arrive at OT in form. Read our Manchester United v Everton betting tips for more.
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 26th, 2018 at 1:21 p.m.)
It looked as if Manchester United were heading to a great three points at Stamford Bridge against Chelsea last weekend. But they were denied right at the death and had to settle for a 2-2 draw. That leaves Manchester United’s league form at W4 D2 L3 for the season. Their record at Old Trafford reads W2 D1 L1. They took that dramatic 3-2 win over Newcastle in their last home game, which was after being 2-0 down at half time.
They conceded the first goal against Chelsea last weekend as well and their defence still looks a major problem area for them. Going forward they have scored at least two goals in four of their last six league outings now and both teams to score is a great prediction at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). Romelu Lukaku is on a four-match Premier League goal drought.
Still, United have no one to swap him out for, so he goes as their 13/10 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm). United still haven’t managed a clean sheet on home soil this season, overall only taking one across the course of the season. The Red Devils have shipped at least two goals in each of their last three league games. They have great home form overall in the Premier League with only three defeats in their last 38 league outings at Old Trafford. They have lost only one of their last 21 home matches against the Toffees in all competitions as well.
United beat Everton twice last season without conceding a single goal
United are unbeaten in seven against the Toffees in all competitions
Manchester United are W3 D1 in their last four EPL home games against Everton
Both teams have scored in four of the last eleven meetings
United haven’t conceded more than one goal in any of their last seven games against the Toffees
Although they left it late to get their goals, Everton banked a 2-0 win at home over Crystal Palace last weekend. That left Marco Silva’s men on a three-match winning streak of form in the top flight. Away from home, the Toffees are W1 D2 L1. They have been consistent in front of goal having only failed to net once this season. Everton have also produced at least two in each of their last three fixtures. Over 2.5 goals is 4/5 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm).
75% of Everton’s away games have ended over the 2.5 goal line this season, half of them have gone over 3.5 goals. So there is a high potential of goals here. The Toffees have scored 67% of their away goals this season after the halftime break, while they have conceded 71% of their away goals after halftime. The half time draw is at 13/10 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm).
Everton have been drawing at half time and winning at full time in their last 3 matches in the Premier League. So that is a decent trend to weigh up if you fancy the Toffees to bag three points on the weekend at Old Trafford. They will be taking on a side which has no injury concerns with them. Everton’s shortest-priced option in the anytime goalscorer market is Cenk Tosun at 5/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 26th, 2018 at 4:05 pm)
It is a tough one to call but we are going to side with United. Everton are scoring well and United are poor at the back, but the Toffees haven’t quite done enough away from home this season for us. Manchester United to win & both teams to score.
26th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting