As usual, the Premier League returns from an international break with a cracker of a fixture. On Saturday lunchtime it will be a massive showdown at Stamford Bridge between the undefeated Chelsea and the struggling Manchester United. Can Jose Mourinho put a bit of shine on his season at his old stomping ground, or will his former club heap more problems on him? Read our Chelsea v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 17/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 15th, 2018 at 7:16 p.m.)
It has been a long time since Chelsea lost at home in the league against Manchester United and they will fancy their chances here. Chelsea are undefeated across their eight games this season in the top flight, posting a W6 D2 record. They posted a comfortable 3-0 win out at Southampton before the international break with Eden Hazard once again the star of the show. He is in red-hot scoring form this season and while that continues he has to be worth backing at 11/8 in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). If he can help lift Chelsea to a win they would move ten points clear of Manchester United.
The Blues have posted a W3 D1 record so far on home soil, their winning streak ended in a tie against Liverpool in their last home game. Chelsea have been showing a very strong offensive hand this season and they have scored at least two goals in each of their victories in the top flight this season. They have earned a clean sheet in four of their eight league fixtures so far. A Chelsea 1-0 correct score option is appealing at 13/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm) but you could, of course, cover everything with a Chelsea to win to nil option.
The Red Devils hold a W4 D1 L3 record for the season and narrowly bagged a 3-2 win at home over Newcastle just before the international break, having been 2-0 down at half time. They got the result but the defensive frailties of their set up were again exposed. Manchester United did lose their last away game which was at West Ham leaving them with a W2 L2 record away from home. They have scored exactly two goals in three of their four away games. However, we are going to side with this one going under 2.5 goals at 10/11 odds* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm).
Across the course of the season, the Red Devils have managed to take just the one clean sheet so there are clear problems at the back there. Only Huddersfield, Fulham and Cardiff have conceded more goals than United have done this term. Away from home, they have conceded an average of 1.75 goals per game. They have scored 71% and have conceded 71% of their away goals in the first half of away matches. Romelu Lukaku has failed to score in his last three league games and he is down the pecking order at 5/2 odds in the anytime goalscorer market* (betting odds taken on October 16th, 2018 at 4:53 pm). Currency Manchester United are seven points worse off than they were at this stage of last season’s campaign.
Last season there was a home win for each in the Premier League. On top of that, Chelsea won the FA Cup final against the Red Devils. Looking specifically at the premier league form between the two recently, none of the last ten have produced an away win. Chelsea are W4 D1 in their last five league home games against the Red Devils. Both teams have scored in just one of the last six meetings in all competitions. Just two of the last ten in all competitions have made it above the 2.5 goal line.
Chelsea look more organised, far more committed and energetic and upbeat than Manchester United do. We have to side with the form team in this one for our Chelsea v Manchester United predictions. Home win.
17th October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils suffered their third loss of the league season last weekend as they were humbled down in London against West Ham. They badly need a pick-me-up on the domestic front. They will be expected to get it at home against Newcastle side who are still on the hunt for their first league win of the season. Read our Manchester United v Newcastle betting tips for more.
Manchester United 4/9
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on October 2nd, 2018 at 8:23 p.m.)
With no win in four matches across all competitions (D3 L1) the Red Devils need a lift. Last weekend they suffered a bruising 3-1 loss out at West Ham in the Premier League and followed that up with a 0-0 draw at home against Valencia in the Champions League on Tuesday. They have produced a W3 D1 L3 record this season in the top flight and of that, they are W1 D1 L1 at home. They have collected just the one point in their last two home games, but they are favourites here and Manchester United to win to nil is at 5/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).
Romelu Lukaku’s last goal in the Premier League against Burnley right at the start of September and is without one in three. Lukaku is the 3/1 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm) for the weekend action. At the moment they are nine points worse off than they were at this stage this season. The stats aren’t looking great with just three home goals and five conceded. There has been no clean sheet at Old Trafford for them this season. Still, against the misfiring Magpies, we can’t help but look at the value of a Manchester United 1-0 correct score at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).
Just the two points Newcastle have picked up thus far in their top-flight campaign and there doesn’t look to be any sign of recovery. Last weekend they lost on home soil against Leicester and have now failed to score in their last two. The Magpies have failed to score in three for their seven games this season and have tallied up the four goals. Four of the five league defeats which they have suffered this season have been by a 2-1 scoreline. Manchester United to win by a 1 goal margin is at 9/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).
Away from St James’ Park Newcastle are D2 L1 this season with just the one goal scored in that sequence. The two draws were both 0-0 and you feel that that would be some kind of positive return for them out of this one. Only three teams have conceded more shots against them on average this season than the Magpies have done. At the other end of the pitch, no side has had fewer shots per game this season in the Premier League than Newcastle have done. Both teams NOT to score comes in at 3/4 odds* (betting odds taken on October 3rd, 2018 at 4:26 pm).
Manchester United and Newcastle traded home wins last season in the Premier League and that leaves things even with one win each and two draws over the last four league meetings. Manchester United are unbeaten at home in the league against the Magpies in three now (W2 D1).
Even though things haven’t gone well for the Red Devils this season, at home against a poor Newcastle side, United should deliver. It’s time to keep things simple and Manchester United to win to nil appeals.
3rd October 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Last weekend in the Premier League Manchester United dropped more points as they were held to a home draw against the newly promoted Wolves. They head out on the road for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off as they face a West Ham side who look to be turning the corner. The irons have collected four points from their last two games after losing their first four matches. Read our West Ham v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Manchester United 8/11
West Ham 7/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.)
So after four straight defeats at the start of the season, West Ham have collected four points in their last two games. Last weekend they dug in well on home soil to play out a 0-0 draw with Chelsea, despite getting only around 30% of possession in the game. That was a precious point for them and it was their first on home soil this season as well. West Ham have netted just the one home goal in their three home fixtures (D1 L2) and the natural option is to expect this to be a low-scoring game so under 2.5 goals is at even money* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.).
The halftime draw may well be worth a look in this one. All of the home goals that West Ham have conceded this season have been in the second half of matches and they have been at 0-0 in two of their three home fixtures. Marko Arnautovic is the top scorer for them this season with three goals and he is at 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). A point out of this one for the Hammers on the back of the one against Chelsea would be another decent step of progress for them.
The Red Devils recorded back to back away wins at Burnley and Watford to get over their hump of back to back losses which they had suffered. But they dropped more points last weekend as they were held to a 1-1 draw at home against Wolves. The visitors were good for their point too. It leaves Manchester United with a W1 D1 L1 record from their three home games in the top flight this season. They’ve taken no clean sheet there, so they have done better on the road with a W2 D1 record. United have earned just one clean sheet overall this season.
In the bet365 correct score market a 1-1 draw option is at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Romelu Lukaku has scored in each of United’s three games on the road this season (total of four goals) and he is the obvious one to look for in the first goalscorer market. Lukaku is the first goalscorer favourite at 3/1 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 24th, 2018 at 11:24 p.m.). Manchester United have scored exactly two goals in each of their road games this term.
The Hammers picked up a draw last season in this corresponding fixture after having been torn apart at Old Trafford. West Ham have gone W1 D3 L2 in their last six Premier League fixtures against Manchester United. The Irons are W1 D1 L1 in their last three on home soil against the Red Devils. Both teams have failed to score in four of the last six league meetings.
The draw will have some appeal in this one as Manchester United have been grinding out results more than adding power and flair to proceedings. West Ham have a long way to go to get where they want to be, but digging in for a home point in this one could be another big point for them.
26th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Manchester United have done well to steady the ship by landing back to back league win on the road. So things seem to be settling down for them a bit. They did have Champions League duty in midweek so that balance begins for them. Wolves have produced some good stuff on their return to the top flight and they have already earned a point against United’s rivals Man City this term. Read our Manchester United v Wolves betting tips for more.
Manchester United 3/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.)
The Red Devils have steadied the ship with back to back away wins over Burnley and Watford. It’s not been overwhelmingly brilliant stuff, but the results have been there for them and that’s all that counts. This will be their first league home game since they were torn apart 3-0 by Tottenham back at the end of August. Their other home game this season saw them take a 2-1 success over Leicester in the opening game of the season.
There hbeen just the one clean sheet for them this season, but we are going to back a Manchester United to win to nil option at 7/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.). Aside from that washout against Spurs, the Red Devils have scored at least two goals in each of their other league games this season. In front of goal Romelu Lukaku has already had a good impact for them this season. The Belgian striker is naturally up as the first goalscorer favorites.
Wolves can be pretty happy with their return to the top flight. They have suffered just the one defeat in a W2 D2 L1 record. They have won their last two games by a 1-0 scoreline and they have not managed to score more than one goal in any of their last four league games. It is just three goals in their last four games in fact and because of that we can see this one ending under 2.5 goals at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.).
Out on the road, this season Wolves suffered a loss against Leicester and then collected a victory at West Ham. They have done pretty well defensively for a newly promoted side and the two goals that they have conceded on the road both came in the first half of matches. Raul Jimenez has really been a standout performer for them up front and if they are going to make a breakthrough it will most likely be through him. However, we see big appeal in the Manchester United 1-0 correct score option at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from September 19th, 2018 at 6:42 p.m.).
This is the first meeting between the two sides since the 2011/12 Premier League season. The Devils posted wins in both meetings with Wolves on that occasion, netting nine goals in total. In the last six Premier League meetings Manchester United are W5 L1 against Wolves. Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings in all competitions.
The Red Devils look warm favourites to collect the win in this one. Wolves really haven’t produced the goals yet this season to suggest that they will take the win. For our Manchester United v Wolves betting tips, we will look for a home win to nil.
19th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Hornets have had an incredibly strong start to the new season with four straight wins. Not bad for a side who were expected to be struggling. They passed a very big test just before the international break as they produced a success over Tottenham. Manchester United eased a bit of pressure off of boss Jose Mourinho as they collected a win at Burnley before the break. Read our Watford v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 10/11
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.)
A great start then has been made by Watford with four straight wins. There were always going to be question marks about them until they met a strong side. That happened at the start of September when they played host to Tottenham and produced a 2-1 win. This will actually be their fourth home game this season in the Premier League and they have scored exactly two in both of their games at Vicarage Road already this term. We are going to have a look over 2.5 goals with bet365 at 19/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.) as Man United’s defence hasn’t been great. Each of their last seven home games against Manchester United in all competitions have gone over the goal line.
Watford have managed just the one clean sheet as well this season so both teams to score is running at 4/5 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). It has been Roberto Pereyra who has made such a strong start to the season for them in front of goal with three goals in four games. He is going to be worth a look in the anytime goalscorer market as he has looked to be a pretty sharp acquisition. The Hornets have been winning at both half time and full time in each of their last three games in the league.
Manchester United snapped back from two straight defeats in the Premier League by getting a win against Burnley before the international break. It was a comfortable win for them as well. They start the game six points behind Watford so this most certainly isn’t one that they can afford to lose. Out on the road this season the Red Devils have suffered a 3-2 defeat Brighton and then that win Burnley. Another factor in this expecting this game to go above the 2.5 goals is that United have netted exactly two goals in three of their four matches this term. Three of their four matches have gone over the goal line.
Romelu Lukaku has been among the goals so far this season and he is the 4/1 first goalscorer favourite for the game* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). Manchester United have actually scored at least two goals in six of their last seven road games at Watford. Putting it all together and really the 2-2 correct score market option at 14/1 odds makes for one of our top options in Watford v Manchester betting tips* (Betting Odds were taken on September 12th, 2018 at 1:14 p.m.). They still need to go out and prove themselves and find that unity and this will be a great test.
Last season The Red Devils won both meetings against the Hornets and that is a three-match winning streak overall that they are on against them. The Red Devils do totally boss the head to head record between the two of them as they are W20 D5 L5 against Watford. Each of the last four Premier League meetings between the two at Vicarage Road have gone over 2.5 goals.
For our Watford v Manchester United betting tips, we can see the confident start from Watford producing even more on the weekend. They should be strong enough on home soil after proving themselves against Spurs last time out, to collect a point out of this. Draw.
13th September 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This suddenly becomes a huge pressure match for Manchester United. The Red Devils have lost their last two top-flight fixtures and Jose Mourinho appears to be struggling to hold on to his job. However, there is a chance here for them with Burnley out of sorts on the domestic front and the Clarets had extra work on Thursday night in the Europa League. Read our Burnley v Manchester United betting tips for more.
Man Utd 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.)
Burnley put on a really spirited showing at home against Olympiakos on Thursday night in trying to salvage their European season. But it was not enough to reach the group stage, but it was another taxing game for them and all of this European action seems to have put a big strain on their domestic campaign. The Clarets took a point in their opening Premier League game against Southampton but then suffered heavy back to back defeats against Watford and Burnley.
Burnley comnceded seven goals in those two defeats. That’s not something that you expect from the Clarets. They are winless in eight league games now. We are going over 2.5 goals at 23/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.). There have been over 2.5 goals scored in five of Burnley’s last six games so there is a trend.
Turf Moor was a tough place for visitors over the first half of last season in the Premier League. The Clarets ended up with a W7 D5 L7 home record but they won just two home fixtures from mid-December onwards. It means that they are just W3 D3 L6 in their last twelve home games in the top flight after losing there against Watford recently.
So there are some definite early struggles from them but a positive is that they have scored three goals across their last two games. Both teams to score at bet365, considering United’s defence looks terrible at the moment, is at 21/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and worth a look.
The Red Devils need a win. After edging past Leicester in their season opener it has been back to back losses against Brighton and then Spurs for them. They have conceded exactly three goals in those two defeats as well. So if the Red Devils where to get out of this trip to Turf Moor with a win, we can only assume that it will be by a one-goal margin which is at 12/5 odds with bet365* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) and leads our Burnley v Manchester United predictions. It’s hard to know quite what is coming from United in terms of quality.
Against Brighton, they were dreadfully uncreative and ponderous, against Spurs they were bright and on the front foot and had their chances to open up a lead. It didn’t happen and they were punished. Romelu Lukaku missed some big chances of them against Spurs but he is the 15/4 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from August 29th, 2018 at 6:35 p.m.) for Sunday’s game. You would have to imagine that this would be Jose Mourinho’s last game in charge if they were to suffer a defeat in it. Can they put their recent struggles behind them with three points?
The Red Devils took four points off Burnley last season in the Premier League. Manchester United are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games against the Clarets after losing their first ever meeting in the competition against them in 2009. Both teams have scored in just two of the previous eight Premier League meetings. The Red Devils are on a two-match winning streak at Turf Moor.
For our Burnley v Manchester United predictions, we are looking at Manchester United to get the job done. They aren’t playing well and don’t look confident, but Burnley aren’t quite at the races at the moment and we are backing the Red Devils to edge it by a one-goal margin at Turf Moor.
30th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
There will be extra pressure on the Red Devils now going into this home game after their shock loss out at Brighton last weekend. That’s going to be a huge blow if they were to lose back to back games so early in the season. They will be taking on a Spurs side who have started in much better fashion though, as the Lilywhites have picked up back to back wins to start the campaign with. Read our Manchester United v Tottenham betting tips for more.
Manchester United 6/4
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 p.m.)
The Red Devils need a response here after losing against Brighton last weekend. Can they handle the pressure because it was a poor performance that they churned out at the Amex? They did win their opening game of the season which was on home soil against Leicester, taking a 2-1 slightly unconvincing win in that one after a bright opening spell.
As a positive, they have scored exactly two goals in both games this season and Paul Pogba has gotten one in each and he is a 7/2 anytime goalscorer option for the game* (Betting Odds were taken on August 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 p.m.). Naturally his teammate Romelu Lukaku is a shorter-priced option in the market for them. United can at least take some solace from their home performances last season.
United posted a superb W15 D2 L2 record last season at home in the top flight and they won their home games against all but one of the other top six finishers (Man City). They only conceded the nine goals at home last season, but keeper David de Gea seems a bit unsettled at the moment, probably because of the defence in front of him so both teams to score is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 p.m.).
United are undefeated in 35 of their last 37 home matches in the Premier League. The Red Devils have been winning at half time and at full time in five of their last six home games, so that’s not a bad trend to consider for your betting. Each of United’s last three home wins have been by a one-goal margin only.
Spurs have opened the season with back to back wins over Newcastle and then Fulham. As they are without a clean sheet this season it warrants backing this game to go over 2.5 goals which is at even money odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 p.m.). Tottenham’s star striker Harry Kane finally broke his unwelcome record of never having scored a Premier League goal in the month of August, as he struck one against Fulham last weekend.
That will have done his own confidence the power of good and, not too surprisingly, he is the 7/2 first goalscorer favourite option for this game* (Betting Odds were taken on August 23rd, 2018 at 11:32 p.m.). The Lilywhites will need a big game from him. Spurs have scored at least two goals in their last three matches in the Premier League now and there have been over 2.5 goals netted in each of Tottenham’s last three league games.
Last season out on the road in the Premier League Tottenham posted a W10 D4 L5 record on their travels but they had a rough time against the other sides who finished in the top six. They posted just a W1 D1 L3 record on the road against their fellow top-six finishers so that was a lot of crucial dropped points in their big away games.
Spurs are just about at full strength now after some early season concerns. They are missing Son Heung-min who is off at the Asian Games while there could be a doubt over keeper Hugo Lloris after his arrest on Friday morning.
Manchester United and Spurs traded home wins in the top flight last season. They are on a four-match winning streak against Spurs at Old Trafford in the Premier League and there have been seven home wins in the last seven Premier League fixtures between these two. Under Mauricio Pochettino, Spurs have failed to score or pick up a point in four league visits to Old Trafford. United’s last three home wins over the Lilywhites have been a 1-0 success and both teams have scored in just one of the last eight Premier League meetings.
We have to go with the home win for our Manchester United v Tottenham betting tips. The Red Devils just have a habit of delivering the goods in these big home fixtures and we saw plenty of evidence of that last season when they beat the rest of the top six at Old Trafford aside from Man City. We are backing the home side to come good, probably by no more than a one-goal margin.
25th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
Brighton will have to dust themselves down after a loss out at Watford last weekend in which they failed to get a goal on the board. This is a tough game to follow up with now for their home opener as they face United. The Red Devils actually played with a lot more intent and positivity than they were ever expected to as they collected a 2-1 home win over Leicester to start their campaign. Read our Brighton v Manchester United betting tips for more insights.
Man Utd 3/4
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.)
The Seagulls suffered a 2-0 defeat out at Watford last weekend and they failed to get a single shot on target in the game. So not a good start from Chris Hughton’s charges and they could struggle here. Jose Izquierdo and Florin Andone are both on the sidelines alone with Bruno, while Martin Montoya who arrived on the south coast on trade deadline day is doubtful but could be put into action. Their record signing Alireza Jahanbakhsh is likely to get a full debut in this one along with Yves Bissouma who was one of their better players against Watford off the bench. Still, it is really hard seeing Brighton having a big attacking input in this game and both teams not to score is at 4/6 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.).
The Seagulls did end last season with a decent run of home form, going W3 D2 L1 in their last six at the Amex. Overall home and away in the top flight Brighton are on a three-match losing streak and they have been losing at both half time and full time in each of those games. As each of their last four home fixtures have ended under 2.5 goals, for our Brighton v Manchester United betting tip we are considering that trend to continue. There’s not great value so you would be better off doing a Manchester United to win & Under 2.5 goals wager at 9/4 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) as we are expecting a defeat for the Seagulls.
The Red Devils collected a 2-1 home win over Leicester last weekend and they were good value for it. They played some decent attacking stuff at a higher tempo than most people were expecting from them. Paul Pogba opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the third minute, with Luke Shaw getting what proved to be the winner. Romelu Lukaku naturally heads up the first goalscorer market at 7/2 odds with bet36* (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) as he returns. They were not at full strength last weekend and that is probably going to be the same way for them this weekend as Nemanja Matic and Antonio Valencia are doubts along with Jesse Lingard. Others like Marcos Rojo and Ander Herrera are sidelined.
Each of Manchester United’s last three away games have ended under 2.5 goals so there is that expectancy of this game not getting above the line. Last season the Red Devils posted a W10 D4 L5 record away from Old Trafford and two of those defeats did happen away at teams who finished in the bottom six, Brighton being one of them. Four of United’s five defeats away from home were by a one-goal margin only but we don’t see that cropping up this time. United bagged an average of 1.58 goals per away games last season and overall home and away they conceded just 0.74 goals per game on average. Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 8/5 odds * (Betting Odds were taken on August 16th, 2018 at 10:46 p.m.) and that is one of our leading Brighton v Manchester United betting tips.
Brighton and the Red Devils met three times last season. They traded 1-0 home wins in the Premier League while Manchester United collected a win in their FA Cup meeting. Each of the last five meetings between them in all competition have ended in a home win and four of those five results have been 1-0 score lines. Both teams have scored in just one of the last seven meetings between the two clubs.
Brighton were non-existent as an attacking force last weekend at Watford and they will probably struggle against a decent Man Utd defence. We have to back the away win in our Brighton v Manchester United betting tips and will expect the Red Devils to complete the job with a clean sheet as well.
18th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
This late Friday night fixture starts the new Premier League season and there will be plenty of pressure on Manchester United. It hasn’t been the most productive or settled of summers for them but they are favourites to bag three points at Old Trafford. What will a spirited Leicester be able to pull off in this away game? Will they be able to disrupt Jose Mourinho’s men in this intriguing clash? Read our Man Utd v Leicester betting tips for more.
Man Utd 9/20
* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.)
With little happening in the summer transfer market and Jose Mourinho having cut a disgruntled figure throughout pre-season, it will be interesting to see what the Red Devils produce on Friday night. United were strong at home last season in the top flight, posting a W15 D2 L2 record there across the course of the season, conceding just the nine goals along the way. It makes sense to have a look at under 2.5 goals with bet365 at 17/20 odds* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12pm) as there may be a slow start to the season for them. Plus, five of their last six league games have been under the goal line. United also banked a clean sheet in 63% of their home games last season.
Not too surprisingly Romelu Lukaku is the 6/5 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12pm) as United will lean heavily on the big man for goals once again. The Red Devils won their opening game of the season last term 4-0 at Old Trafford against West Ham and have won their last three opening games of a new season in a row. The last time they lost an opener was against Swansea at Old Trafford in 2014. Overall Manchester United have gone undefeated in 34 of their last 36 Premier League home games.
Rolling over for their away from last season, Leicester have lost their last three road games in the top flight. They have shipped at least two goals in their last three away from home in the top flight as well. Right off the bat, the Foxes will not be at full strength for this as boss Claude Puel has said that Harry Maguire and Jamie Vardy won’t be starting the game and one of their big summer signings James Maddison is a big injury doubt for them as well. After selling off Riyad Mahrez in the summer to Man City, they have brought in Rachid Ghezzal as a replacement, but he’s likely to be on the bench after joining late.
With questions over the weight of Leicester’s attack going into this one, Manchester United to win to nil at 5/4 odds with bet365 does appeal* (Betting Odds were taken on August 7th, 2018 at 5:12 p.m.) in Manchester United v Leicester betting odds. Leicester posted a W5 D5 L9 away record in the top flight last season. They opened their account last term on the road and suffered an albeit thrilling 3-4 defeat at Arsenal. The Foxes are W1 D1 L2 in their last four opening fixtures of a Premier League season. With them not at full strength on Friday, they are going to have their work cut out for them.
It was a 2-0 home win that United rolled out in this corresponding fixture last season. They have gone undefeated in their last seven Premier League games against the Foxes now (W4 D3) and they have won five of their last six top-flight home games against Leicester as well. Both teams have scored in seven of the last nine meetings.
Even though United haven’t looked settled and Mourinho does have injury problems himself, we are still going to back the Red Devils to get a win for our Manchester United v Leicester betting odds. It is well worth backing the game to go under 2.5 goals as well. Leicester may just be too lightweight to cope at Old Trafford.
8th August 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting
The Red Devils haven’t put on a show in terms of performance many times this season, will they deliver an exciting afternoon in this final match of the season? There is nothing riding on it as they have finished second. Watford have nothing at stake here and given their poor stretch of form that they have been suffering this may not be a positive finish for the season for them.
Manchester United 2/11, Draw 6/1, Watford 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)
There was another dour performance from Manchester United in midweek as they played out a 0-0 draw at West Ham. Back at Old Trafford the Red Devils have posted a W14 D2 L2 record for the season and they have won six of their last seven league outings there. They have scored exactly two goals in each of their last five home wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Red Devils missed Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford no Thursday night and it showed as they created little behind the West Ham defence. United have averaged two goals per home game this season while they have taken clean sheet in 61% of their home fixtures. Will they be able to create without Lukaku though who has scored ten of his sixteen league goals this season at home? United do have the second best defensive record overall in the top flight and with that point against West Ham in midweek, they secured second place. They do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to.
The Hornets managed to snap their long winless streak of eight games (D2 L6) as they took a home win over Newcastle last weekend. They looked a bit better balanced in that one actually to their credit, but the Magpies were very poor. But that was at home and Watford’s away form makes for some miserable reading as they have lost their last five on the bounce and haven’t won in their last eleven on the road now. Wait, it gets worse. They have not scored in any of their last seven away games and Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Hornets have averaged under a goal per game this season out on the road and given their current form they don’t look a good option to go to Old Trafford and pick up three points. Of the goals that they have conceded away from home this season, 62% of them have been after the half time break in games. Only two sides have conceded more goals than Watford have done this season and that will leave them in jeopardy for this one.
The Red Devils took a good 4-2 win at Vicarage Road back in November and that is back to back wins over the Hornets now for them. United have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Watford and the last three have been to nil. Home and away United have won four of their last five league games against Watford.
The Red Devils have had a good season at home and are likely to sign off on a positive note in this fixture. Watford have been poor over the second half of the season and aren’t likely to raise too much of a threat in a game of no meaning. Home win to nil.
11th May 2018 / lee - Category: Premiership Betting