The new season of the Premier League starts on Friday, August 9th with a game at Anfield between Liverpool and Norwich. That is where another round of top-flight title-chasing action will all start. The Reds of course on home soil will be looking to get off to a flying start.
Jurgen Klopp’s men produced such a strong season last term, losing just one game and still couldn’t get across the finish line. Liverpool are 9/4 second-favourites pre-season to beat Manchester City to the punch this time around* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm).
Manchester City 4/6
Manchester United 25/1
* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm)
Manchester City, who made it back to back Premier League titles last season thanks to a fourteen match winning streak to close out the season, are the early 4/6 odds-on favourites* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm). Looking at the pre-season odds at bookmaker bet365, the title race is expected to be nothing more than a two-horse race once again between the two current powerhouses.
Despite looking as if they may lose their grip on the title to Liverpool last season, somehow Pep Guardiola’s men found a way to win, despite losing four games compared to the one that Liverpool dropped. The Citizens open their title defence with an away game at West Ham at lunchtime on the opening Saturday of the season.
It looks as if the gap is widening between the top two and everyone else who could potentially be in the title race. Spurs have continuously missed the boat, not having had the stamina to stick out a season in full contention for the title. There are question marks surrounding them now, the biggest of which is going to be over manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Will he still be sticking around? He suggested towards the back end of last season that he may look for a new challenge and didn’t seem particularly happy about Tottenham’s lack of a war chest to go dipping heavily into the transfer market to boost their depth, which they are clearly in need of. Spurs open at home against Aston Villa on Saturday, August 10th. Tottenham are out at 16/1 to get the title* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm)
Chelsea have a transfer ban hanging over their heads and it’s hard to see them doing enough, whoever may end up in charge, to get their noses into the title race. They were a long way short in quality last season. Even with some questionable tactics, the quality of players just wasn’t there. It will be less without Eden Hazard.
Perhaps some of the younger blood will get a chance to shine now that their hands have been tied in the transfer market, but that’s not something that is likely to bolster their current situation of not realistically being a title contender. The Blues have a tough opener as they will be heading to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Sunday, August 11th.
The Red Devils had a tough time at the end of last season. They have some major rebuilding to do and they have been out as big 40/1 with some bookmakers to win the Premier League this season. They are currently at 25/1 with bet365* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm). That seems like almost an embarrassing number that they have on them, but it is indicative of their decline since the hay days of Sir Alex Ferguson era.
With Paul Pobga looking as if he wants away and a crop of ageing players not delivering along with no Champions League action next season to attract new players, it’s a tough spot for the Red Devils. They have the inexperienced hand of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in charge as well and his bubble was severely burst at the back end of last season.
The bookmakers are perceiving Arsenal as even less of a title threat than Manchester United are. The Gunners are out at 40/1 odds* (betting odds taken from bet365 on June 28th, 2019 at 10:23 pm) to pull off a title. This will be a big second-season for boss Unai Emery who couldn’t figure out how to get Arsenal playing like a decent away team.
They did battle through to the Europa League Final where they lost to Chelsa, but far too many defensive weaknesses were costly for them on the domestic front. They have a great attack but need to add some serious grit in the middle of the park and defence. Arsenal’s first test of the season will be a trip to Newcastle on Sunday, August 11th.
29th June 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United saw their chance at a top-four finish disappear last weekend in disappointing draw against Huddersfield. That’s one win in their last six league games now that they have produced. They get the chance to sign off on a positive note as they entertain Cardiff who suffered relegation last weekend. Read our Manchester United v Cardiff betting tips for more.
Man Utd 1/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 6th, 2019 at 9:40 p.m.)
Manchester United’s season will end without a shot at a top-four finish. They have taken only the two points from their last four league games now in what has been a terribly poor finish. If they can overturn a one-point deficit to Arsenal (two points really considering they are far worse off in goal difference to the Gunners) then United could steal fifth. The home record of the Red Devils this season is 10 D6 L2 and really it is in their home games against the stronger sides where they have failed. They have gone D4 L2 in their home games against the other top seven sides, leaving all their wins coming against teams eighth or lower.
United have averaged 1.8 goals per home game, managing to take a clean sheet in just 11% of home fixtures. 72% of league games at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals and of the ten home victories they have recorded, seven of them have been by a one-goal margin. The Red Devils have no clean sheet in their last ten league games, home and away, none in their last five at Old Trafford. Manchester United have been leading at half time in nine of their home games, which is good, but they have conceded 74% of their goals at Old Trafford in the second period of games.
The Red Devils were 5-1 winners at Cardiff in December
United are undefeated in eight against the Bluebirds
Both teams have scored in one of the last six meetings
Cardiff have lost to nil on their last three visits to Old Trafford
The Bluebirds are on a three-match losing streak. They could not do enough to keep their survival hopes alive until the final weekend of the season. So they are heading down. Their away record for the season in the EPL reads W3 D2 L13 and in that campaign, they have managed just eleven away goals. That is an average of 0.6 per game. Less than half of their road games have made it over 2.5 goals. Each of Cardiff’s last five away games have actually ended under the goal line.
In total, the Bluebirds have taken a clean sheet in 22% of their away games this season in the top flight. Cardiff have lost four of their last five away games (W1) the one bright moment in that sequence coming against Brighton. Of their thirteen away defeats, eight of them have been by a one-goal margin only. Cardiff haven’t been involved in an away draw in any of their last nine on the road. They have been losing at the halftime break in exactly half of their road games for the term. Nine of the 11 goals which they have scored on their travels this season have come in the second half of games.
The Red Devils surely can’t miss the boat in this one. The wind will have been knocked out of the sails of Cardiff after last weekend’s loss and therefore this should produce the home win. The Manchester United to win to nil option looks a decent proposition.
10th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United’s hopes of a top-four finish this season hang on this one. Realistically they have to try and better whatever Chelsea manage against Watford this weekend to keep that slim hope alive. The Terriers remain on a huge losing streak and it would be something if they won their final home fixture. Read our Huddersfield v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 3/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on May 2nd, 2019 at 7:34 p.m.)
The Terriers are currently on an eight-match losing streak in the top flight. At home, it is a three-match losing run that they are on. Their home form for the season is W2 D2 L14 and it has been such an overwhelming difficult campaign for them. Can they at least raise a challenge in their final home fixture of the season? They have at least scored in four of their last five home fixtures, which is something. All season they have only managed the nine goals at home.
In total Huddersfield have picked up three clean sheets on home soil, connecting at an average of 1.67 goals per home fixture. The two wins that they picked at the John Smiths Stadium were both by a one-goal margin. Eight of their fourteen home losses have been by a one-goal margin. Huddersfield have lost all eleven games matches played, home and away, against the Big Six in the league.
Man Utd were 3-1 home winners over Huddersfield in December
The Red Devils have won their last three against the Terriers in all competitions
Huddersfield took a 2-1 win in this corresponding fixture last season
Both teams have scored in two of the last six meetings
The Red Devils picked up a home point against Chelsea last weekend, moving them onto a three-match losing streak. The point against the Blues is their only one in their last three games now. Overall, Manchester United have lost four of their last seven Premier League fixtures (W2 D1). They away form of the Red Devils is W9 D2 L7 this season but they are currently on a three-match losing streak away from home. Those defeats were against Arsenal, Wolves and Everton, United conceding eight goals in that run.
Manchester United have averaged 1.7 goals per away game this season, with 72% of their away fixtures going over 2.5 goals. They have scored at least two goals in each of their last three league away games. In total, they have picked up a clean sheet in 28% of away games but they have not eared one in any of their last four away from Old Trafford. Home and away combined, United have no clean sheet in nine. United have netted the opening goal in eight away games this season but heading into the weekend, only three teams have produced superiro away records than they have done.
Huddersfield are not too likely to sign off their home campaign with anything special in this one. Even though United are on the ropes at the moment, their defence producing some poor stuff, they may be worth a punt to get a clean sheet win.
4th May 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a crucial battle in the race for a top-four finish in the league this season. Chesla hold the aces and they will know that avoiding defeat is going to edge them closer to a top-four finish. But Manchester United are a bit of a wounded beast at the moment. Can they raise their standards to keep themselves in the hunt? Read our Manchester United v Chelsea betting tips for more.
Manchester United 17/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 27th, 2019 at 9:00 p.m.)
The Red Devils have been going through a bit of a rough time of things. They have lost their last two league games, reverses happening against Everton and Manchester City. That is four defeats in their last six games played now (W2) in the top flight. They have failed to score in half of their last six league fixtures. So they are not without their struggles at the moment. However, the loss against Man City in the derby at Old Trafford in midweek snapped a fourteen match undefeated streak of form that they had been on home soil in the top flight. They were on a three-match winning streak at Old Trafford before their clash with the Citizens.
Manchester United’s overall home form this season reads W10 D5 L2 and they have scored 32 home goals at an average of 1.9 per game. They have struggled in defence and even keeper David de Gea has seen his form drop right away. United have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of home fixtures this season, while 75% of league games at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals. Of the home wins that they have recorded, seven of them have been by a one-goal margin. United have no clean sheet in any of their last eight league games, home and away. They have conceded 77% of their home goals after the halftime break.
Manchester United took a 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge earlier this season
The Red Devils also beat Chelsea in this season’s FA Cup
Chelsea have won only one of their last four games against United in the EPL
Man Utd are unbeaten in their last five at home against the Blues in the league
The Blues had to settle for a 2-2 home draw against Burnley last weekend, which was a disappointing result for them as they are trying to secure a top-four finish. The Blues haven’t been in great shape on the road in 2019. They have lost five of their last seven road games now (W2). The two wins in that sequence were against Fulham and Cardiff and both of those were 2-1 successes. So it hasn’t even been convincing against the weaker sides. In total Chelsea’s away record this season is W9 D1 L7. Their away record against the other top six sides is played four lost four this term.
Chelsea have taken a clean sheet in 29% of away games this season, but they have conceded in each of their last seven on the road. Of the goals which they have conceded away from the Bridge, 62% of them have been after the half time break. The Blues have opened the scoring in 9 of their 17 away games this season and have been leading at the halftime break in six. The Blues have not been involved in an away draw in fourteen played now. A victory in this game could consolidate their chance at a top-four finish, so it’s a huge game for them. They have the fourth best defensive record in the top flight. Can they keep out United?
Chelsea have been so poor on the road and their defence has been a mess at times. Manchester United may be able to rally themselves in this one and put a victory on the board. It’s likely to be a low scoring game as well. Home win.
27th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester City have a clear target in front of them. Win their final four games of the season and they are crowned champions once again. This may be their biggest hurdle to achieving that. Manchester United have fallen badly out of form but they will relish the chance of toppling their biggest rivals at Old Trafford in midweek. Read our Manchester United v Manchester City betting tips for more.
Man City 4/9
Man Utd 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
It is all going a bit sour for Manchester United at the moment who suffered a crushing 4-0 defeat at Everton on the weekend. That was their third straight Premier League away defeat. It means that Manchester United have lost four of their last five games played in all competitions (W1) and with this slump, taking a top-four finish this season has become increasingly unlikely for them. But as a positive Manchester United do still have some home form behind them as they are on a three-match winning streak at Old Trafford. Each of those three wins incidentally were by a one-goal margin.
The overall home form of United is W10 D5 L1 This season and they have been scoring well. The Red Devils have scored at least two goals in nine of their last 10 Premier League home games. Their defence has been crumbling pretty badly lately though as they have not managed to earn a clean sheet in any of their last seven Premier League games. That’s not a particularly good thing in having to face up to the division’s top scorers. United have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season and 81% of all fixtures at Old Trafford have made it over 2.5 goals. United have claimed a clean sheet in just 12% of home games this season. Seven of their 10 home successes this term have been by a one-goal margin.
Man City earned a 3-1 home win over United earlier this season
Man City have won their last two league visits to Old Trafford 2-1
Each of the last three league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
The Citizens are W5 D1 L1 in their last seven league visits to Old Trafford
Manchester City showed a bit of grit and steel in taking a 1-0 home win over Tottenham on the weekend. That was of course straight off the back of their Champions League exit at the hands of Spurs in midweek. So that was fantastic character shown by the reigning champions and it moved them on to a 10 match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League. Make that a 10 match winning streak actually. Away from home the Citizens have won their last four in a row, conceding just the one goal in that sequence. In their four away games against the other big six teams this season Manchester City have produced a W2 D1 L1 record.
Overall this season Manchester City have produced a record of W11 D2 L3 on their travels and they have averaged just under two goals per away game. Their defence has been rock solid as well because they have only conceded 10 away goals all season, which is an average of just 0.6 goals per game against them. In total Manchester City have taken a clean sheet in 56% of their away games. Both teams have scored in only 38% of Manchester City’s road fixtures. Of their 11 away victories recorded this season eight of them have been by a margin of at least two goals. The Citizens have also been leading at the halftime break in 11 of their 16 away games. Home and away combined City are on a 18 match scoring streak at the moment and they have scored 61% of their away goals in the first period of fixtures.
Manchester City to win and both teams to score at 13/8
Manchester City 2-1 correct score at 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 22nd, 2019 at 3:04 p.m.)
Surely Manchester United cannot be as bad as they were against Everton on the weekend. This is some kind of chance at redemption for them for the performance. But Manchester City looked far more committed and talented at the moment and the away win looks a solid.
22nd April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Toffees do still have a shot at a top-seven finish this season after having put up some good results recently. They did, however, crash to a poor loss at Fulham last weekend. Manchester United have some work to do in the race for a top-four finish and they are struggling for a bit of a form. Read our Everton v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 23/20
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 16th, 2019 at 11:57 p.m.)
The Toffees suffered a 2-0 loss out at Fulham last weekend, a disappointing result for them as they had been on a three-match winning streak prior to that. They have still won their last two at home though taking down Arsenal and Chelsea. Before that, they had held out for a draw against rivals Liverpool at Goodison Park. So they have upped their game there and it leaves them at W8 D4 L5 this season on home soil in the top flight. Everton have not conceded in any of their last three league home games.
Everton have averaged 1.4 goals per home game this season but now have taken a clean sheet in 41% of their home games. Home and away combined they have five clean sheets in their last seven league outings. Less than half of the league games this season at Goodison Park have gone over 2.5 goals. Everton’s last four home wins have been with a clean sheet as well. Everton have been level at the halftime break in 10 of their 17 home games in the EPL. They have opened the scoring in 10 of their home fixtures this season.
Man Utd were 2-1 winner at home over Everton last weekend
The Red Devils are on a three-match winning streak over the Toffees
Everton are winless in eight against United in all competitions
United are undefeated in their last three league trips to Goodison
The Red Devils have not managed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last nine games in all competitions. After bowing out of the Champions League against Barcelona in midweek, it’s all hands to the pump in trying to get a top-four league finish. Manchester United have lost two of their last four league fixtures and both defeats in a sequence were away from home. So that is a two-match losing streak that the Red Devils are on away from Old Trafford at the moment, the defeats coming at Arsenal and then Wolves. The overall away form of Manchester United this season in the Premier League is W9 D2 L6.
Manchester United have scored 31 goals on their travels which is an average of 1.8 per game. 71% of all of Manchester United away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Red Devils have claimed a clean sheet in 29% of their road fixtures this season but they are without one in any of their last three away from home in the Premier League, none in their last six home and away combined. They do boast the fourth best away record in the top flight this season and they have been leading at the halftime break in seven away games. The Red Devils have not been involved in an away draw in any of their last nine.
Everton may well have a shot at this one given their recent results against strong opposition on home soil. Manchester United have looked a little bit short recently and the Red Devils may struggle to get something out of this trip to Goodison. Home win.
19th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Barcelona v Manchester United Champions League Preview, 16th April 8.00pm
Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage as they head back to Spain for the second leg of this quarter-final duel. Did Manchester United miss their chance on home soil to get themselves into this tie? They may have to endure a long night at the Nou Camp, needing to score twice to get themselves through. Read our Barcelona v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 7/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 13th, 2019 at 4:57 p.m.)
Barcelona hold a 1-0 advantage in this tie after an own goal by Manchester United’s Luke Shaw in the first leg at Old Trafford. That was their third straight win over Manchester United and for Barcelona, it was their first win in seven away knockout games in the Champions League (D2 L4). That was only their second goal in that sequence of games as well. So it is advantage the Spaniards as they get back to home soil and Barcelona have won five and lost three now of their previous 12 meetings with Manchester United. The Catalans have won 14 of their 24 two-legged ties against English opposition
Barcelona have never lost home game against Manchester United (W2 D2) although the last two meetings at the Nou Camp have ended in a draw. Barcelona have already hosted English opposition this season as they played out a 1-1 draw against Spurs on matchday six of the group stage. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 14 European games against English sides, winning 10 of those. They have won seven of their last nine home games against English sides.
Barcelona’s overall home record against English clubs is W20 D11 L2. Barcelona have lost just one of their last 20 Champions League games (W12 D7). They are unbeaten in 12 knockout stage at the Nou Camp, winning 10 of those. Barca are undefeated in 30 Champions League home games (W27 D3). Barcelona have progressed 36 out of the 38 times they won the away first leg in UEFA competition. Lionel Messi is the joint leading goalscorer in this season’s Champions League with eight.
So this is going to be an uphill struggle for Manchester United given the European home form of Barcelona. But in the last round of this season’s Champions League, Manchester United made a second leg trip to Paris to face PSG and turnaround a 2-0 deficit. That was only the fourth time that a team in the tournament had come back from losing the home first leg. Manchester United have won both previous two-legged ties against Barcelona. The Red Devils have already faced Spanish opposition this season as they played out a 0-0 home draw and suffered a 2-1 away loss against Valencia in the group stage.
With this season’s action, just United have claimed just two wins in their last 16 games against Spanish opposition (D6 L8). They are currently on a winless streak of seven games against Spanish clubs. But they don’t have too bad of a record in Spain having lost only two of their last 10 visits there (W2 D6). United’s record in two-legged ties against Spanish clubs is W6 L8. The Red Devils have only lost two of their last 13 European away fixtures, winning eight of those. In just one of those games, did they concede more than one goal in a game. Home and away Manchester United have lost seven of their last 29 European fixtures.
Barcelona should hold their own on home soil here. Manchester United can believe because of what they did in Paris in the last round. This is going to be a lot tougher of an ask though. Barcelona can take their time and pick off the visitors. Barcelona to win to nil.
15th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
The Red Devils have been struggling for a bit of league form lately and their chance at a top-four finish has gotten a little bit diminished because of that. They start the weekend three points behind fourth-placed Spurs down in sixth spot. West Ham have started to look like a bit of a faded force with some poor displays. Read our Manchester United v West Ham betting tips for more.
Man Utd 2/5
West Ham 6/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 9th, 2019 at 11:32 p.m.)
Manchester United need to step back on the gas to try and secure a top-four finish in the Premier League this season. The Red Devils have lost two of their last three played now, but both of those defeats were out on the road. Their home form does remain very strong as they are currently on a 13 match undefeated streak of form in the Premier League at Old Trafford. United have won their last two home games over Southampton and Watford. They have just been struggling again for clean sheets with none in any of their last five Premier League games, home and away.
This will come after their midweek battle with Barcelona in the UEFA Champions Lague as well. United have averaged exactly 2 goals per home game this season and 80% of all games at Old Trafford this season in the top flight have gone over 2.5 goals. Around half finished over 3.5 goals. Playing a part in that is a lack of clean sheets from United on home soil, the Red Devils claiming just two clean sheets at home in the league all season. Six of United’s nine home wins this season in the EPL have been by just the one-goal margin. They have conceded 74% of their home goals in the second period of games.
West Ham beat Manchester United 3-1 in September
The Red Devils won this corresponding fixture 4-0 last term
Both teams have scored in just one of the last four meetings
West Ham are winless in their last 13 visits to Old Trafford in all competitions
The Hammers are going through a rough time of it at the moment after back-to-back defeats against Everton and Chelsea. Both of those defeats were by a 2-0 scoreline and West Ham didn’t play well at all in either of them. The worrying thing for the Hammers going into this one is some really poor away form. They have taken only one point from their last seven away games in the top flight. In all seven games, the Hammers have come up with just the one away goal. They are currently on a three-match losing streak away from home.
West Ham have averaged under a goal per game away from home this season and only 38% of their away games have made it over 2.5 goals. West Ham have claimed a clean sheet in just two away fixtures all season and they have none in their last eight on the road. Home and away West Ham have conceded a least two goals in each of their last four played. West Ham have conceded 60% of their away goals in the second period of fixtures. Even with that poor away form they are seven points better off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
The Hammers have looked poor in their last couple of games and the Red Devils should be able to take advantage of that. United should power their way to a clean sheet victory at Old Trafford here.
11th April 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is the one that Manchester United would have hoped to have avoided. In order to reach the semi-finals of this season’s Champions League, they have to get past Barcelona. That’s no easy task. They may have to fill their boots at Old Trafford against the Spaniards in order to have something to defend at the Nou Camp. Read our Manchester United v Barcelona betting tips for more.
Manchester United 5/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on April 7th, 2019 at 4:02 p.m.)
Manchester United pulled off one of their famous night in Europe to get through their round of 16 tie against PSG. United had lost at home in the first leg, but then a dramatic stoppage-time penalty in Paris saw them land a 3-1 away victory to squeeze through. The Red Devils are W12 L6 in their 18 previous European Cup quarter-finals. This is their first since the 2013/14 season against Bayern Munich when they suffered a defeat. Manchester United have won one of their last three quarter-final ties only. Their home form in Europe isn’t great as they are W2 L3 from their last five at Old Trafford.
Along with beating Young Boys at Old Trafford, in this season’s group stage, they lost at home to Juventus and were held to a 0-0 draw by Valencia. Then came their defeat against PSG in the round of sixteen. Surprisingly in their last four home games in Europe Manchester United have produced only the one goal. United hold a W6 L8 record in two-legged ties against Spanish opposition. Overall home and away, the Red Devils have produced a W17 D5 L6 record in Europe in their last 28 played. Manchester United have lost three of their four games played (all away from home) since taking that win in Paris against PSG.
The last two meetings have been in Champions League Finals
Barcelona are W4 D4 L3 in their 11 previous games against United
United have won both two-legged ties against Barcelona
The Red Devils are W1 D2 in three previous UCL home games against Barca
Barcelona are W14 L6 in their twenty previous appearances in the European Cup quarterfinals. However, they have struggled at this stage in recent seasons as they have exited the other quarter-final stage in four of their last five Champions League campaigns. Last season they looked on course to reach the final four holding a 4-1 lead over, but then Barcelona collapsed in the second leg away from home. There was their third quarter final exit in a row. In each of those three games from those quarter-final exits, Barcelona failed to get a goal on the board. Barcelona have met English opposition already this season as they won at Spurs before a draw against the Lilywhites in the group stage.
Barcelona have suffered just the one defeat in their last 13 European games played against English opposition (W8 D4). Overall they have won 14 of their previous 24 two-legged ties against English opposition. They have only lost one of their last eight such-ties. When it comes down to individual matches, Barcelona have suffered just one defeat in their last 19 Champions League games which was their loss at Roma in last season’s quarter-finals. Barcelona though are actually on a six-match winless streak in the knockout stage away from home with a W2 L4 record. From those six games, Barcelona have produced just one goal. Barca are currently undefeated in 16 games in all competition (W11 D5) and Lionel Messi is the joint top scorer in this season’s tournament with eight goals.
Barcelona are likely going to be too strong for a Manchester United side who haven’t been that great on home soil in Europe this season. The visitors should have the craft to open up the home side. Away win.
8th April 2019 / lee - Category: UEFA Champions League Betting
Wolves suffered a disappointing defeat out at Burnley in league action on the weekend. But they have some solid form at home behind them. Man Utd have already lost at Molineux this season, will they suffer the same fate on their return? Read our Wolves v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 31st, 2019 at 4:16 p.m.)
Wolves suffered a tame 2-0 loss out at Burnley on the weekend. That is only their second defeat in their last nine played though. The two defeats in that sequence were away from home as well. Wolves are on a four-match undefeated streak of form at home (W3 D1) currently. They won their last home fixture 2-0 against Cardiff. Wolves have produced a total of 22 goals at home this season, while they have conceded 19. Just 33% of league games at Molineux have gone over 2.5 goals. Wolves have earned a clean sheet in a third of their home games.
Wolves have produced at least two goals in each of the last three home wins. Each of Wolves’ last six league games, home and away have gone under 2.5 goals at the final whistle. Of the goals that Wolves have come up with at home, 73% of them have been in the second half of matches. Just three times this season have Wolves been leading at half time in a home fixture. They have opened the scoring in 7 of their 15 games at Molineux so far. Raul Jimenez has scored in three of their last five league games.
There was a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford between them in September
Wolves beat Man Utd 2-1 at home in this season’s FA Cup
Six of the last seven meetings have gone over 2.5 goals
Wolves are W2 L2 in their four previous EPL home games against United
The Red Devils collected a 2-1 smash and grab job against Watford on the weekend at Old Trafford. Away from home, this season Manchester United are at W9 D2 L5 for the season. They suffered a defeat in their last road game, a 2-0 loss out at top-four rivals Arsenal. Manchester United have scored a total of 30 goals away from home this term, while they have conceded at an average of 1.4 goals per game. United have taken a clean sheet in 31% of their games, four of their five coming in their last six on the road.
United though have not taken a clean sheet in any of their last four, home and away. 69% of United’s away games have gone over 2.5 goals this season. Four of the five fixtures which they have suffered on the road this season have been by a two-goal margin. The Red Devils have had their struggles against Wolves this season, only managing a 1-1 draw at home against them in the league, before exiting the FA Cup against them at Molineux. United have opened the scoring in half of their away games this term, and only Arsenal, Liverpool and Man City have scored more league goals than they have produced.
Wolves are a solid unit on home soil and have shown already that they can frustrate the Red Devils. This may be another case of the same thing happening. Wolves will be up for the challenge and they could well get out of the duel with a share of the spoils. Draw.
31st March 2019 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting