The positives for Newcastle is that they aren’t losing as much lately, however, they can’t find a winning touch to ease their relegation pressures and there is a tough game ahead of them on the weekend as they welcome Manchester United to St James’ Park. The Red Devils snapped back from their loss against Spurs with a comfortable win over Huddersfield on the weekend to strengthen their chance of a second place finish.
Manchester United 11/20, Draw 3/1, Newcastle 5/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 6th, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.)
Newcastle have only suffered the one defeat in their last six league matches now and that lone defeat happened away at Man City. So from that perspective it’s not been bad but they haven’t done enough winning to ease relegation concerns at all. They have picked up just the one victory in their last seven league matches now in the Premier League. Their home record has only seen them win three times too with a W3 D4 L6 return which isn’t much to get excited about but they are on a three-match sequence of drawn matches there at the moment. Newcastle have drawn three of their last four league games by a 1-1 scoreline and that is going to carry big odds of 7/1 at William Hill and the shortest priced option in the market is at 11/2* (Betting Odds taken on February 6th, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.). Newcastle have failed to win any of their last eight league home games and all season at St James’ Park have managed only eleven goals. Defensively they haven’t been too bad really with only the 15 conceded in 13. They are going to be somewhat vulnerable at the back of course and haven’t taken a clean sheet in any of their last four league outings and they have shipped in 77% of their home games. Four of their six home defeats this season have been by a one-goal margin only. No-one has picked up fewer home points than they have done this season in the Premier League.
Manchester United snapped back from their big disappointment against Spurs at Wembley as they rolled out a home win over Huddersfield last weekend. Out on the road, the Red Devils are W7 D3 L3 on their travels this season and the loss at Spurs snapped a very good six-match unbeaten streak of form that they were on away from Old Trafford (W5 D1). In total Manchester, United have returned 22 goals away from home this season in the top flight at a great average of 1.7 per game and that is something that should have Newcastle under pressure. Each of United’s last three away games have seen less than three goals and under 2.5 goals at William Hill is up at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken on February 6th, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.). Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez (who got his first goal for his new club last weekend) are the joint-shortest priced options to consider in the first goalscorer market. Manchester United have picked up a clean sheet in their last two away victories and Manchester United to win to nil looks a pretty good option to roll with as they boast the best defence in the top flight heading into the weekend.
Newcastle were on the wrong end of a 4-1 scoreline at Old Trafford back in November and they are winless in their last six games against the Red Devils in the Premier League now (D1 L5). So the head to head form isn’t there but he did hold out for a thrilling 3-3 draw in this corresponding fixture from the 2015/16 season. However, they are just W1 L3 in their last four Premier League home games against the Red Devils. Manchester United have scored at least three goals in four of their last six games against the Magpies.
Newcastle just don’t have the quality at the moment in them to land a victory in this one and they don’t look likely to collect a point out of the fixture. So settle for a Manchester United to win to nil wager, they are strong enough and professional enough to do the job.
8th February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils were very poor in a loss at Tottenham in midweek as they just never competed in the match at all. They will be pretty happy to get back on home soil on the weekend where they have a winnable match ahead of them. The Terriers though because the first side this season to inflict an away defeat on Manchester United this season as they landed a 2-1 home win over the Red Devils. It would be massive for them if they could do the unlikely and best the Red Devils again.
Manchester United 1/7, Draw 7/1, Huddersfield 25/1* (Betting Odds taken on February 1st, 2018 at 00:51 a.m.)
Manchester United were really poor, probably the poorest they have been this season in a 2-0 loss out at Spurs. The lack of fight from them was pretty embarrassing. Still, they get back to a winnable home match you would imagine at Old Trafford on the weekend where they face Huddersfield. However, the Red Devils have only won one of their last three on home soil, having been held to draws against Burnley and Southampton, before landing a 3-0 win over Stoke in their last home fixture. Overall they still boast a great home record of W9 D2 L1 in the Premier League this season and they have only conceded the five goals. Manchester United to win to nil at Ladbrokes has big appeal for the game at 4/7. The Red Devils have averaged 2.25 goals per game this season at Old Trafford and have picked up a clean sheet in 75% of their games. They haven’t conceded in their last two there and in the correct score market, a Manchester United 2-0 is the shortest-priced option available. They have to be better than they were down at Wembley.
The Terriers suffered a 3-0 loss at home against Liverpool in midweek and that was their fourth straight defeat in the Premier League. The number of goals that they are conceding now is pretty alarming as they have shipped a total of twelve goals in their last four games and in response have managed just the one themselves. Huddersfield have failed to score in four of their last five Premier League games now. So they are struggling and relegation worries are very real at the moment. Away from home they are winless in three (D1 L2) and have not scored in either of their last two, those being losses at Leicester and Liverpool. In total, they have only managed the eight away goals all season and now they have conceded at an average rate of 2 goals per away game. They are really feeling the heay now and are winless in their last seven league matches home and away. The only positive you can look at is their shock 2-1 home victory over United back in October. But with eight away defeats under their belt, this season than a repeat performance of that stunning result looks unlikely to turn up on the weekend.
United have won three of their last four home games against Huddersfield (D1) so they have that positive going for them. Manchester United are actually unbeaten in fourteen games at Old Trafford against the Terriers. It was the Terriers who came out on top when the two met earlier in the season though but that is their only win in their last twelve against the Red Devils in all competitions now.
This should be pretty routine for Manchester United back on home soil as the away form of the Terriers isn’t there at the moment. They are unlikely to complete the double over United this season and Manchester United to win to nil looks a solid option.
2nd February 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This is a game of high importance for Spurs as they look to make up ground on the top four. The Lilywhites start the next round of matches in fifth place and trailing second-placed Manchester United by eight points. So there’s a lot of work for Spurs to do still but taking three points off the Red Devils would be a huge bonus for them. United though are on a good unbeaten streak of form, just like Spots are. Tottenham are 5/4 at Paddy Power for the win, with the draw at 11/5 and Manchester United at 23/10* (Betting Odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.)
Spurs have put together a six-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League (W4 D2) but they have had a couple of struggles lately. Recent 1-1 draws against West Ham and Southampton were a real surprise and then they were poor out at Notts County in the FA Cup on the weekend, having to rescue a replay by a 1-1 draw. Spurs though are unbeaten in their last eleven Premier League home games, winning seven of their last nine there, so they have been going well at Wembley. They have scored at least two goals in four of their last five on home soil. Overall they have netted 26 home goals in their campaign and Harry Kane has ten of those. Kane is the Paddy Power first goalscorer favourite at 10/3 for the game* (betting odds taken on January 28th, 2018 at 10:12 p.m.). The Lilywhites have conceded only the one goal in their last three at home against United and they have conceded just nine home goals this season which is an average of 0.75 per game against. This will likely end up being a low scoring game and under 2.5 goals has some good appeal for the fixture. You know there will be an emphasis on defence coming from the visitors. Tottenham have scored in each of their last twelve league games and have scored in 92% of their home matches.
Given the state of play in the league table would Manchester United be happy with a point? Probably. They are in good form and a pretty solid option for a top-four finish as it stands. They are unbeaten in their last eight league games and have won their last three on the trot as well. They have four clean sheets under their belt in a row as well so they are going strong, even if their performance are far from being high octane and flowing. They have won their last two away games and they are unbeaten in their last six on the road as well. Overall their away form is W7 D3 L2 for the season, and they have averaged 1.8 goals per game on their travels. In the Paddy Power correct score market, a 1-1 draw is a shortest-priced option at 11/2 and the Red Devils have scored in each of their last six away games. Anthony Martial has netted in the last two road games for United and in each of his last three home and away so he has hit a bit of form. The two defeats that Jose Mourinho’s men have suffered this season were both one-goal margin losses against Huddersfield and Chelsea. They have scored in 83% of their road games and will cause Spurs some nervy moments of course.
Tottenham are on a five-match unbeaten streak of Premier League form at home against the Red Devils, winning two of those. They have won their last two on home soil against United but the Lilywhites suffered a 1-0 loss at Old Trafford earlier this season. Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven games between these two in the top flight and Tottenham have failed to score in five of those seven matches against Manchester United.
Spurs really need a result in this one to avoid getting cut further adrift from the top four in the league. The Lilywhites have been going well on home soil and they have to take the game to the visitors as this is a huge opportunity for them. Back the home side to get the points. Sheer initiative may win the day.
29th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Clarets are running through a difficult patch of form at the moment as the wins have totally dried up for them. The Clarets are winless in six now and their home form has taken a turn for the worse with back to back losses there. Manchester United have been solid enough to suggest that they can go and chase down three points in this one despite being given a real scare by Burnley at Old Trafford recently. Man Utd are 8/13 at William Hill to get the win, with the draw at 13/5 and Burnley are at 5/1* (Betting Odds taken on January 15th, 2018 at 9:03 p.m.)
The Clarets have posted a W5 D2 L4 record on home soil this season and they have lost their last two at home, having gone down against Spurs and Liverpool. They are just having a tough time of things at the moment with a six-match winless streak of form that they are on right now, having lost their last two, both one-goal margin defeats. They need some improved fortunes at the moment and this is probably going to be a game which goes under 2.5 goals. Burnley have scored eight and conceded eight goals at home so far this season and just 36% of their games at Turf Moor this season have gone over 1.5 goals. 75% of the goals that they have conceded this season at home have been in the second half of matches, so there may be a bit of value in a half-time draw at William Hill. They are going to have dig deep now to turn this form around, but they may take some heart from their 2-2 draw at Old Trafford recently, but they couldn’t hold on to a strong 2-0 lead that they had played their way into.
Manchester United eased their way to a 3-0 victory over Stoke on Monday night and that took their unbeaten streak of form out to seven matches in the top flight now (W4 D3) and they go into this one with back to back wins under their belt having scored five unanswered goals across wins over Everton and Stroke. The Red Devils have gone W4 D1 in their last five away games now and they have scored at least two goals in each of those games as well, so in the William Hill correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option may have decent enough appeal. The Red Devils have not conceded in any of their last three league outings now and away from Old Trafford, they have averaged 1.9 goals per game going forward. They have taken a clean sheet in 36% of their away fixtures this season while they have scored in 82% of their road games. Their away form is there at the moment to suggest that they can get something out of this trip to Burnley and they now have the joint-best defence in the Premier League at the moment alongside Chelsea and only Man City have earned more away points than Manchester United have done in the top flight this season. Anthony Martial has scored in United’s last two games and is worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market.
That thrilling 2-2 draw between these two at Old Trafford recently leaves Manchester United unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against the Clarets, winning three of those. They took a 2-0 win in last season’s corresponding fixture and the Red Devils have taken a clean sheet in four of their last six league outings against the Clarets. Each of the last four games between them at Turf Moor have seen less than three goals.
Manchester United are the value option to go out and win this Turf Moor clash with a clean sheet in tow as well. They have not had any problems in picking up points on the road recently and even though they aren’t playing particularly well, they can pick off a Burnley side which has just lost its way. United to win to nil.
17th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Jose Mourinho has been in a battle of words with Chelsea boss Antonio Conte but he needs to spark a bit of life back into his Red Devils. They have won just one of their last four games but they are heavy favourites to collect maximum points at home against Stoke on Monday night. The Potters are sliding ever closer to relegation and this is a tough, tough away game for them. Manchester United are 2/9 to take the win, with the draw at 11/2 and Stoke out at 14/1* (Betting Odds taken from January 12th, 2018 at 6:08 p.m.)
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games now, winning half of those and only one of their last four. They took a 2-0 win out at Everton on New Year’s Day and that is back to back clean sheets from them in the top flight. They have had a couple of frustrating results on home soil recently with them having been held to draws there by Burnley and Southampton and it leaves them actually with only a W1 D2 L1 record in their last four home games. That’s been substantial lost points for them. Still, overall they have gone W8 D2 L1 this season at Old Trafford in the top flight and they haven’t given up much at the back. United have conceded just five goals at home in their eleven games and Manchester United to win to nil at William Hill returns 10/11 odds. The Red Devils have scored an average of over two goals per game this season at Old Trafford and so around a 2-0 correct score option is probably going to be around the right mark. 67% of the goals that United have scored at home this season have been in the second half of matches, while 80% of the goals they have conceded have been in the first half. Romelu Lukaku top scores for them and heads up the anytime and first goalscorer markets.
The Potters are still looking for a new manager as well as some wins to get themselves clear of the drop zone. The Potters have gone W1 D1 L5 in their last seven games in a horrible run of form. They have been stuck on just the one away win all season as well and have collected just get one point from their last five road games. Their defence has been all over the place and away from the Bet365 Stadium this season Stoke have conceded an average of 2.45 goals per match. That is no clean sheet in their last six games away from home for them now and none in their last twelve overall home and away. Stoke have also failed to score in four of their last six games as well and need quite the overhaul. Three of the seven away defeats that they have suffered this season have been by a margin of at least four goals. Six of the twelve defeats they have take overall this season have been by at least three goals. It’s not good, to say the least, and in their last two games against top six sides, they have conceded five goals against Chelsea and Tottenham. With the goals drying up for them, it may be a big ask for them here and they may struggle to make an impact, so both teams not to score at William Hill will probably be the way to swing.
Manchester United were frustrated in a 2-2 draw at Stoke earlier this season and each of the last three Premier League meetings between the two of them have ended in a tie. Manchester United are unbeaten four against the Potters in the top flight but if you look at the last five between them it is all even with one win each and three draws. Manchester United have won eight of their nine previous Premier League home games against Stoke (D1).
Back the Red Devils to go all the way and win this one and given how poor the Potters are doing at the moment they are value to win this home game to nil as well. Stoke are likely going to find themselves in a heap more trouble after this.
14th January 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Everton are in good form on home soil at the moment and look as if they can give the Red Devils a good run for their money. The Toffees are unbeaten in their last five league outings at Goodison Park now and their defence has really stepped up through the gears. Manchester United are carrying some decent away form at the moment, however, their defence has looked increasingly vulnerable lately. Everton are 4/1 underdogs on home soil with the draw at 14/5 and Manchester United at 4/6.
The Toffees have been solid enough at Goodison Park recently to suggest that they can get something out of this fixture. They have remained unbeaten in their last five at Goodison Park winning four of those and they held their own against Chelsea on Merseyside just before Christmas in a 0-0 draw. That is three clean sheets for them in their last four games on home soil and that may help keep the score down in this one. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair for the fixture is at 3/4 odds. Everton are W6 D1 L3 at home this season in the top flight and given their early struggles this season, it’s a decent enough return. They have scored an average of 1.7 goals per home game and have taken a clean sheet in four of their ten home fixtures. So at the moment they could make life difficult for the Red Devils. 71% of the goals that Everton have scored on home soil this season have come in the second half of matches. Wayne Rooney is a price of 5/2 to get a goal against his former side. He is Everton’s top scorer for the season and until they bolster their forward ranks, they need him.
The Red Devils are on a current four match undefeated streak of form away from home, winning three of those games. There were denied a win at the King Power against Leicester in their last away games, drawing 2-2. That is no clean sheet in any of their last seven away games for the Red Devils now which is a suspicion and both teams to score at Betfair may well have a bit of appeal because of that. The shortest priced option in the correct score market is a 1-0 win for United, but the 1-1 draw is looking pretty appealing sat there at 7/1 odds. Jesse Lingard is now United’s joint top scorer away from home alongside Romelu Lukaku (out through injury) with four goals each. Lingard is trading at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market for the game and Lukaku’s absence is likely to bring Marcus Rashford into more prominence. Manchester United have scored at least two goals in each of their last four away games and 70% of their road games have gone over the 2.5 goal line. But this a tricky away game for them at the end of a really busy period and given their lack of clean sheets, they may play it a bit conservatively.
Manchester United pounded Everton 4-0 at Old Trafford earlier in the season. That has left them with a five match unbeaten streak of form in the top flight against the Toffees. Everton are W3 D1 L1 though in their last five Premier League home games against the Red Devils. Manchester United have scored in each of their last six against Everton in all competitions.
Everton may be good enough at the moment to dig out a point in this one. Basically Manchester United have been struggling for clean sheets recently and Everton looks much more organised in going about their business. A share of the spoils looks a decent option.
31st December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils have been so consistent and reliable on home soil that they will have plenty of backing in this Boxing Day Fixture. The only visitors to win at Old Trafford this season have been Manchester City. The Clarets have had their great season behind them but they have been struggling for their wins out on the road. Man Utd are 2/11 to take the win with BetVictor, with the draw at 11/2 and Burnley at 16/1.
The Red Devils got back to winning ways last time out at Old Trafford, recovering from their home loss to Man City. They are W8 D0 L1 for the season on home soil and that can’t really be faulted. They have only shipped the three home goals all season and have scored at an average rate of 2.4 goals per game this season. That’s a clean sheet in 78% of their home league games this season and Manchester United to win to nil has to be a great value option for betting in this one. The Red Devils have opened the scoring in seven of their nine home games and they have not been behind at the break in any game. 64% of their goals have come after the break so it could be worth considering a half time draw. Romelu Lukaku is the outright first goalscorer favourite.
A point out of this tough away game would be a bonus for the Clarets. Burnley have gone W4 D3 L2 this season on their travels and they are W2 D1 L1 in their last four away from Turf Moor in the top flight. Defensively they have been immense all season long and under 2.5 goals has to be a good option for the game. Burnley have only conceded the nine goals in their nine away games so far and only 33% of their away games have gone over 2.5 goals. Considering they have been to Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool and Man City already this season, they have done very well. Can they dig out something from this game at Old Trafford? Sam Vokes is their top scorer on the road with three goals for the season. Their defence has kept them going all season and they need it to be at its best on Boxing Day.
The Clarets dug out a point in this corresponding fixture last season and they are D2 L2 in their last four against the Red Devils in the top flight. From the six previous Premier League meetings, Man Utd are W3 D2 L1 against the Clarets.
Manchester United are going to be big value to get a win to nil on the board in this one. The Clarets are not strong enough going forward to go and take a win at Old Trafford, so get behind the home side although they may well have to work hard for it.
24th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Foxes fell to a surprising defeat last weekend at the King Power against a resurgent Crystal Palace and need to dust themselves off from that. That loss snapped a good stretch of form that they were on in the Premier League and will be looking for a big three points in this one. United are grinding out the wins lately in the top flight, just doing enough to get their points and move on. The Red Devils are 8/11 odds on favourites for the win in this one with the draw at 13/5 and Leicester at 15/4.
The Foxes were thwarted by Crystal Palace at the King Power last weekend and that snapped a good four match winning streak of form that they were on. They had a long night in midweek, losing a penalty shoot out against Manchester City in the EFL Cup quarter finals and there will be concerns about fall out from that. The Foxes have produced a W4 D1 L4 record at home this season and they have gone W3 L2 there in their last five. So they have been scoring well at home this season and this should be a game which delivers over 2.5 goals and at William Hill that is a price of 5/6 and worth a look. It will be interesting to see if they can get back to winning ways immediately in what is a tough game for them. The Foxes have three clean sheets in their nine home games and 64% of their home goals have been scored in the first half of matches. In the William Hill correct score market, a Manchester United 2-1 win is trading at 8/1. There will also be a decent shot at both teams to score in the fixture too.
The Red Devils have won six of their last seven league games and will naturally be going in the game as the favourites to collect the victory. The Red Devils are on a three match winning streak out on the road in the Premier League at the moment and they have scored at least two goals in each of those as well. Overall the Red Devils are W5 D2 L2 this season. Their last two wins have only been by a one goal margin in the league though and a Manchester United to win by a one goal margin returns a rice of 11/4 which may well have big appeal. Romelu Lukaku goes as the 6/5 William Hill anytime goalscorer favourite and he has now scored in back to back games. The Red Devils have scored at an average of 1.9 goals per game on the road this season and they have taken three clean sheets in their nine away games. They have only been trailing at half time in one of their away games this season. United seem to be in an efficient mood more than anything at the moment and they do look as if they have a comfortable run of fixtures through to the end of the season. They have failed to pick up a clean sheet in any of their last five top flight away games.
The three points went to the Red Devils when these two met at Old Trafford back at the end of August. Manchester United are now on a four match winning streak against the Foxes in all competitions and they have scored at least two goals in each of those victories as well. Overall they are undefeated in their last seven against Leicester (W5 D2).
Manchester United seem to be finding ways to get the wins on the board and they are probably value to go and do that again. The one goal winning margin for the visitors will have appeal because overall they have the extra depth and quality to scrape this one out.
20th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils squeezed out a narrow win over Bournemouth in midweek in a really flat performance. But the win was important after having lost to Manchester City on the weekend. They head out on the road to take on the struggling West Brom on the weekend. The Baggies got a surprise point in a 0-0 draw at Anfield in midweek which keeps them just outside of the drop zone. Where is their next win coming from? Manchester United are 3/5 to take the win, with the Draw at 3/1 and West Brom 11/2.
The Baggies failed to win again in midweek but they pulled out a precious point in holding out for a 0-0 draw at Anfield which was a bit of a surprise. Their winless streak though is up to fifteen now in the top flight but they have drawn four of their last five now (L1) so they have steadied the ship, they just need to turn the corner and start getting wins on the board. The Baggies are W1 D5 L2 at home this season and are winless in seven at the Hawthorns. They have drawn their last two there, against Newcastle and Crystal Palace but the last time they hosted a top six side they were hammered 4-0 by Chelsea. The Baggies are scoreless in their last three games played in the top flight and have scored in just two of their last seven. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair is a decent option to look at. 71% of West Brom’s matches have had under 2.5 goals in total this season. West Brom have only returned the eight goals at home this season and they are likely going to try and stay tight in this one against strong opposition. They have taken clean sheets in 38% of their home games and the big question about the Baggies really is whether or not they can muster up enough going forward to break that winless streak. That’s going to be hard in this one.
The Red Devils took a 1-0 home win over Bournemouth in midweek, in what was a pretty inspiring performance. A Man Utd 1-0 correct score at Betfair collects a price of 11/2 going into this one. It is probably not a bad option and United are 11/8 to win this one to nil and they are a solid defensive side taking on a West Brom side who have struggled for goals this season. United are W4 D2 L2 out on the road and after back to back losses at Huddersfield and Chelsea, they have improved to win their last two, out at Watford and then Arsenal, scoring at least three goals in both of those victories. Romelu Lukaku netted the winner against Bournemouth in midweek and he is a 10/11 anytime goalscorer option for the fixture. United are averaging just under two goals per game away from home and have taken a clean sheet in 38% of their road fixtures this season. They have only been losing at half time in one of their games away from Old Trafford. 62% of the goals that they have conceded away have come in the second half of matches and a half time draw is not a bad option to look at. At the end of the day this is probably going to be a low scoring contest and both teams not to score looks rock solid at 8/11.
Manchester United took a 2-0 win at the Hawthorns last season but things are even between themselves and West Brom in the last six Premier League meetings with two wins each and two draws surprisingly. Both teams have failed to score in each of the last six clashes between them in the top flight.
The Red Devils should be able to get another narrow win on the board in this one. The Baggies are out of form and are no real threat and this will be just about getting the job done for the Red Devils out on the road at the end of a busy week. United to win by a one goal margin looks good value.
16th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils felt that they were a bit unlucky in their 2-1 home loss to Manchester City on the weekend. That defeat left them eleven points adrift of the leaders but they do at least have a good chance of snapping straight back to winning ways in this one. Bournemouth have failed to win any of their last four league outings now but they have managed to pick up a four match unbeaten streak of form out on the road. Manchester United are 2/7 to claim the win, with the draw at 9/2 and the Cherries are heavy underdogs at 11/1.
The Red Devils were sunk in the Manchester derby by their neighbours Man city on the weekend and even boss Jose Mourinho thinks that their title shot is done for the season. United are still in second place and with some work to do to lock in a top four place for the term. The loss to Man City was the first time that United failed to win a home match in the league this season, but they have only conceded the three goals on home soil all season still. So Manchester United to win to nil at Betfair is going to have appeal in this one. United’s overall form then is W7 L1 in their eight matches at Old Trafford so far and they have averaged 2.6 goals per game on home soil and there is going to be a good option on them in the Betfair correct score market and the Red Devils are 6/1 to get a 2-0 victory on the board while they are at 15/2 to win 1-0. Fourteen of the 21 league goals that they have scored on home soil this season have come in the second half of matches and Romelu Lukaku is their top scorer at Old Trafford with five goals there. He is the first goalscorer favourite in the match at 12/5. With their 100% scoring record in home fixtures this season, they will be expected to shake off that loss in the derby on the weekend. They have the second best home record in the top flight this season and they have the joint best defensive record as well.
The Cherries have only suffered the one loss in their last six games played now in the top flight and they have gone unbeaten in their last four on the road with a W2 D2 record. They played out a draw at Crystal Palace on the weekend to collect another point and overall home and away they are D3 L1 in their last four games. Their overall away form reads W2 D2 L4 this season and they have been level at the break in five of their eight road games so they could be worth backing in the half time draw at Betfair to dig in there. The Cherries have only scored the six goals out on the road this season so may not offer up too much of a threat to Manchester United’s defence at the end of the day. The real challenge is going to be for them keeping a clean sheet in this one but they do have two of them in their eight road games so far. Under 2.5 goals at Betfair would back up them keeping things tight at Old Trafford. Jermain Defoe is the only Bournemouth player to have scored more than one away goal for the club this season and he is an 11/1 option, the same price as Callum Wilson.
There was a 1-1 draw between these two at Old Trafford last season which not many punters will have seen coming. United are just W2 D1 L1 in their four previous Premier League fixtures against the Cherries, with both teams having scored in each of those fixtures. From the overall head to head between them across all competitions, United are 7-2 up with three drawn games.
Manchester United should be able to pick up the three points on offer in this one back on home soil. It is a good chance for them to shake off the disappointments of the Manchester derby and they are great value to turn out and win this to nil.
13th December 2017 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting