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Burnley v Manchester United Betting Preview

Surely not, right? Surely this will be the game that Louis van Gaal gets his first league win on the board with the Red Devils, right? It probably isn’t going to stop punters having a shot at Burnley for a price of 5/1 at Coral on this one. Is an odds-on United too little value to warrant backing for three points?

Burnley v Manchester United Betting Tips

Burnley have been in the Premier League just the once before, and their home game against the Red Devils won’t have been forgotten by Clarets fans. That is because Robbie Blake scored the only goal of the game in a 1-0 shock win for Burnley. The Clarets would take a repeat of that right now. They lost their opening league fixture 3-1 against Chelsea, following that up with an away defeat at Swansea, and then were dumped out of the League Cup in the week in a 1-0 defeat at home against Sheffield Wednesday. Turf Moor could do with a bit of cheer.

The Clarets look as if they are going to concede a fair few goals this season, and in fact have only kept three clean sheets in their previous 40 Premier League matches. One of those three were in that 1-0 win over United though. A Burnley 1-0 Correct Score is trading at a price of 12/1 with Coral for Saturday’s game. Expect this game to somehow go over 2.5 goals, even if it is down to comedies of errors at the back for both of them. Tough to pick anyone out for the Clarets in the anytime goalscorer market though, but Danny Ings makes the most sense at 2/1.

So don’t expect immediate miracles from Angel Di Maria, according to Van Gaal. Well, United fans should as he is a game changer. Huge signing and he is a 2/1 shot to find the back of the net on his debut. However, he is in the side to create, something which he excels at from either on the wing on in the middle. Just what Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie (both even money in the anytime goalscorer market) needs. RVP hasn’t had any kind of shot so far this season. United have won five of their last six matches against Burnley and in each of those five wins, they kept a clean sheet as well. Wouldn’t back them to walk out with a clean sheet at Turf Moor on Saturdayas they look nervous in defence, but they should still have enough quality to win.

Burnley v Manchester United Betting Odds

Man Utd 8/13, Draw 3/1, Burnley 5/1

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Burnley v Manchester United Predictions

There’s no confidence in the United side at the moment, but maybe the arrival of Angel Di Maria will inject some into them. Regardless of their embarrassment against the MK Dons in the week, this isn’t a game which they should be losing. The price on them doesn’t present any value so back them to win by two goals at 7/2 with Coral.

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29th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting


Spurs were the big stars of the second weekend of Premier League action as they took a 4-0 win over QPR at White Hart Lane. The reaction to that from online betting site Skybet was to cut Tottenham to 40/1 to land the big prize this season, as Mauricio Pochettino’s men are the early season leaders. They sit top of the pile on goal difference over Chelsea, but Spurs are still a big outside shot to remain there at the end of the season. Skybet also trimmed Tottenham’s odds to 3/1 though for a top four finish.

Manchester United went the other way in top four betting, as the Red Devils drifted out to 10/11. With just one point from two matches so far this season, Manchester United have all been moved out, quite a way it has to be said, in the Premier League winner betting market at Skybet. They are now 12/1 shots having been 9/1 ahead of Sunday’s match against Sunderland.

Things were looking on the up when Juan Mata scored the opening goal of the game against the run of play, to settle the Red Devils at Old Trafford, but they couldn’t hold on to their lead, and Jack Rodwell struck an equalizer for the Black Cats, with his first goal for the club.

Chelsea still head up the Premier League winner market at a price of 11/10 with Skybet following wins over Burnley and Leicester, while Manchester City and Arsenal follow the Blues at 12/5 and 13.2 respectively, with Liverpool up at 12/1 before their Monday night trip to the Etihad to face Man City.

25th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Football Betting

MK Dons v Manchester United Betting Preview

This should be interesting. It hasn’t been the most convincing of starts to competitive action from Louis van Gaal with the Red Devils, so are they facing a bit of a banana skin in this one on the road? We probably won’t be seeing the strongest United side and the Dons could be eying up a major giant killing act.

MK Dons v Manchester United Betting Tips

This is the first ever meeting between the two sides, as League One side MK Dons get the chance at the Stadium MK to claim a big scalp. The Dons are sitting seventh in League One after a W2 D1 L1 record to open the season with and they put out rivals AFC Wimbledon in the first round to get their shot at United. There have been plenty of goals coming from the Dons this season, ten so far in their five games played this term. They could only managed a home 0-0 draw against Coventry in the league on the weekend though. Maybe they had one eye on this big contest?

Out of their previous six clashes with Premier League sides in the League Cup, the MK Dons have won two and lost four. They have some decent options like Will Grigg and Benik Afobe (on loan from Arsenal) at 4/1 and Tom Hitchcock at 5/1 to find a goal in the game. That is the only three out and out strikers they have on their books though. But Karl Robinson’s men won’t be afraid to have a go at this one and it could just be worth backing the game to go over 2.5 goals for a bit of excitement, because it’s unlikely that United will be completely at full strength.

Manchester United, with a defeat against Swansea and a draw at Sunderland haven’t made the most auspicious starts to the new season. But they may be able to cut loose here. The last time that they played in the second round of the league cup was all the way back in 1995, which shows how long they have been at the top in England (teams involved in Europe don’t come in until later). Incidentally, United lost that tie 4-3 on aggregate against York. However, the Red Devils have posted wins in five of their last six clashes with opposition from a lower division.

MK Dons v Manchester United Betting Odds

Manchester United 1/3, Draw 4/1, MK Dons 7/1

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MK Dons v Manchester United Predictions

The romantics of cup action will be thinking that the MK Dons are going to be worth having a punt on. They probably aren’t as there is still a big gulf in class between the two sides, no matter what kind of shape United are in. Wouldn’t expect anything other than a United win, but it might be worth having a shot at both teams to score for 4/6 too.

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25th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football News

The first home defeat ever in the league for Manchester United against Swansea. That wasn’t supposed to be the story floating around after the opening weekend of the Premier League. With all of the new optimism around following the arrival of Louis van Gaal and a decent pre-season, everything came crashing down as the Red Devils were rolled over 2-1 in their own back yard.

It was easy to draw comparisons with the problems that they had last season, when they lost an unheard-of seven home games in the top flight. It was all roses before kick off, Van Gaal getting rapturous applause ahead of his first competitive home game, but it quickly turned sour as United put in a disjointed, disappointing and lacklustre display.

Ahead of the new season, punters had been flooding to back United in their title challenge, the giants expected to rise again under Van Gaal and no extra games to take their toil in Europe this season. The Red Devils had been running at a decent 9/2 shot to be crowned English Champions again, but online betting site Skybet were quick to move them out to a price of 8/1 after the poor performance and result.

Manchester United are still trading as fourth favourites in Premier League betting, ahead of them Arsenal being drawn into 9/2 and Liverpool closing the gap a point into 10/1 now from 11/1.

Liverpool struggled to see off a Southampton side who performed head and shoulders above what anyone had expected of them at Anfield. A late goal by Daniel Sturridge sealed three points for the Reds. It was a late goal from Aaron Ramsey for Arsenal at home against Crystal Palace that saw the Gunners pick up three points too. Manchester City are holding ground as second favourites in Premier League betting, and they looked the most consign of the title challengers as they took a 2-0 win at Newcastle.

With unconvincing performances from United, Arsenal and Liverpool though, it has left  Chelsea hardening at the head of the market at price of 7/4 ahead of their opening fixture against Burnley on Monday.

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18th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Louis Van Gaal (Holland)

Manchester United v Swansea Betting Preview

These two sides met on the opening day of last season in the Premier League, and it was United who took a 4-1 win at Swansea. New boss Louis van Gaal will be hoping for an equally positive start to Premier League life. The Red Devils, after a promising pre-season are running as heavy odds on favourites to win the match, leaving the Swans drifting at very long odds.

Manchester United v Swansea Betting Tips

The Red Devils are expected to get their season off with a bang here and considering that they have won six of their last nine matches played on the opening weekend of the Premier League (L1) then they are probably bankable to do so. They are actually unbeaten in home matches played on the opening day of the season in the history of the Premier League (W8 D3). Can’t argue with that record at all. They posted their lowest points tally for a season since 1990/91 last season, with just 64. The new Van Gaal regime would love to put three points on the board here and give reason to look ahead with confidence.

Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie are both 10/11 shots in the anytime goalscorer market for Saturday, but Danny Welbeck could be a decent option as he has scored three goals in his last two appearances against the Swans. Welbeck is a 7/5 shot to get on the scoresheet. There isn’t a great deal of history between the two clubs, with United holding an 11-7 head to head lead with five draws. United’s only defeat against the Swans in the last nine meetings was a 2-1 home loss in the FA Cup last season. So it is a strong enough record to back and would probably look for the affair to go over 2.5 goals.

Swansea’s previous three opening weekend matches in the Premier League have produced a total of 14 goals in them. Boss Garry Monk could have a big task on his hands this season, having lost Michu out on loan to Napoli and keeper Michel Vorm in a transfer to Spurs. They did bring Gylfi Sigurdsson back from Tottenham. Swansea struggled for goals last season, ending up the season on a zero goal difference, only the fifth time that that has ever happened in the Premier League. It wasn’t a season of forward progress from Swansea last season as they stuttered their way to 12th place. Tough to see them raising too much of a challenge at Old Trafford on Saturday, with really on Wilfried Bony a threat to the United defence.

Manchester United v Swansea Betting Odds

Manchester United 1/3, Draw 4/1, Swansea 8/1

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Manchester United v Swansea Predictions

Swansea fell to ten defeats and just five wins in their 19 away games last season in Premier League and with just one win from eleven previous visits to Old Trafford, the signs don’t look all too promising for Swansea in this season’s opener. There just isn’t enough there to see them springing a surprise win on the opening day. Expect some goals to come and go over 2.5 with Paddy Power for a price of 4/6.

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15th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

How massive will the loss of Luis Suarez be to Liverpool this season? The Reds benefited from a massive 31 goals from the Uruguayan last season, but as troubles continued to haunt him, the Premier League outfit sold him on to Barcelona to deal with. That has left a massive void up front now for Liverpool to try and have to fill. Is it even possible for them to replace Luis Suarez? It’s unlikely. They tried for Loic Remy but failed, so now Daniel Sturridge is going to be the one to carry the can. Despite all of Liverpool’s spending this summer, there is still a glaring hole up front.

That has left Liverpool at a price of even money with Bet365 in Premier League Top Four betting. Out of the five main contenders for the title this year, they are the only ones who are not priced at odds-on value. So what will Brendan Rodgers have up his sleeve? There is still time to pull in a big signing up front of course, but most of the money that the sale of Suarez brought in has already gone.

Will Suarez’s departure cost Liverpool a top four finish?

Chelsea and Manchester City are strong 1/25 shots to land a top four finished, with Manchester United at 4/9 and Arsenal hovering at 1/2. But the top four market is never about the big guns priced as favourites for the Premier League title. It is about who can squeeze behind them into a top four finish, which of course rewards with the huge prize of Champions League football the following season.

Last season finished with Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal occupying the top four spots, followed by Everton in fifth and Tottenham in sixth, with Manchester United well adrift down in seventh. Things are likely to change quite a bit from that with United back in the picture. Tottenham, under the new guidance of former Southampton boss Mauricio Pochettino are 7/2 shots to squeeze into the top four. They have added Ben Davies and Michel Vorm from Swansea, along with Eric Dier from Sporting Lisbon. Still, it is hard to see where the goals are going to come from for Spurs.

Everton almost muscled their way into the top four last season, their end of season form just letting them down, losing three of their last five played. Can Roberto Martinez’s men go one better than their fifth place last season? They have managed to sign Romelu Lukaku on a permanent basis which is a big coup for them. Everton is priced out as 7/1 shots in the Premier League Top Four betting market.

Because of their price of 1/2, it is Arsenal who have taken the most amount of bets on the market, taking well over a quarter of the wagers staked. Online betting site Bet365 offer up to a free £200 bet as a welcome bonus for new customers registering an account with them.

12th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Rooney-Van Persie (Manchester United)

Manchester United v Inter Milan Betting Preview

It’s more Italian opposition for Mmanchester United at the International Champions Cup. After holding off Roma for a 3-2 win in their opener, the Red Devils turn their attention to Inter Milan, who edged out Real Madrid in a penalty shoot out in their group opener. So a top of the group clash in the race for top spot. Who will take control?

Manchester United v Inter Milan Betting Tips

Well, after a flurry of three goals scored in the first half against Roma, Manchester United failed to any of the basics correctly in the second half, and Roma almost fought back for a point. Louis van Gaal’s men got out with a 3-2 win, but the new boss was heavily critical of his side, pointing fingers at his playmakers Juan Mata, Ander Herrera and Shinji Kagawa for producing poor passing displays.

Mata did score in the game, while Wayne Rooney netted a brace in the match though, and the England man is an 8/11 shot in the anytime goalscorer market against Inter.

The win over Roma followed up a 7-0 victory in a friendly against LA Galaxy, so at least it has been a positive start in terms of results for Van Gaal. But he is going to need to get his players sharper, as really only Wayne Rooney was the bright spark of the team.

The Red Devils have good history against Inter Milan as they are unbeaten in four previous competitive matches against the Italians. United have taken two wins and two draws from those four meetings and so should be backable enough to shoot for the win in this one. Would expect the game to go over 2.5 goals again, because United still look weak at the back.

Inter Milan dug in against Real Madrid in their opening group match and got their rewards. They tied up the game from a spot kick following Gareth Bale’s opener for Madrid, twenty minutes from time. That’s the way it finished, and Inter edged it in a shootout. Still, there was nothing really there from the Italians for Manchester United to really worry about, as they didn’t raise a big threat in the game against what was largely a Real Madrid B side. Their best routes to goal are going to be from set pieces against United, but other than that, a draw looks about the best option that they could achieve out of 90 minutes.

Manchester United v Inter Milan Betting Odds

Manchester United 13/10, Inter 2/1, Draw 12/5

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Manchester United v Inter Milan Predictions

Teams are still looking for some pre-season sharpness and it is hot out on the US, which is probably why United laboured in their win. Still, they have Rooney who looks sharp and there’s a match winner for you. Inter Milan are lacking one, so stick with the Red Devils at decent value to edge the victory at Bet Victor.

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28th July 2014 / Lee - Category: Football Betting

Vidal (Chile)

Well, one of the big targets of the summer for Manchester United’s new boss Louis van Gaal was apparently Chilean midfielder Arturo Vidal. There had been links running since the World Cup and with the Old Trafford outfit in need of an overhaul, with Van Gaal stating that his squad was unbalanced, then Vidal looked a good fit. However, the longer the summer has drawn on, the less likely the Juventus man looks to be heading to Old Trafford, pretty much stating that the Red Devils are a no-go for him.

Online betting site Betfair were quick to slash the odds of Vidal from 20/1 to 4/1 to make a move to Liverpool though, after rumours surfaced on Friday. The Reds are eyeing up a marquee signing and the box to box, powerful Chilean midfielder would fit the bill nicely for them. Although they have good central midfield options already, Vidal would enhance what they already have, as he is a player with a high work rate in both defence and attack and would certainly steel up the heart of the Liverpool team.

There is the factor that they would also stop rivals Manchester United getting a star man as well. Bayern Munich are 12/1 shots to be the next club for the current Juventus man, and that may be a bit of a generous price considering that they shipped out Toni Kroos to Real Madrid recently and could well be looking for a replacement. They would have the pull to lure Vidal from under both Liverpool and Manchester United’s noses.

25th July 2014 / Lee - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

Manchester United v Roma Betting Preview

Well the Red Devils have a pretty busy time of things as they move towards the new Premier League season under Louis van Gaal. The new boss has already been complaining about the pre-season schedule as he pits his wits in Group A of the International Champions Cup against Real Madrid, Inter Milan and AS Roma.

Manchester United v Roma Betting Tips

Should be an interesting start to life for Van Gaal at Old Trafford as the biggest pre-season tournament in the world is an attractive lure. United take on Real Madrid, Inter and AS Roma in Group A and if they top the round robin pool, they will play the winner of Group B in the Championship match. Group B has Liverpool, Man City, Olympiakos and AC Milan in it. If this fixture was a clash in last season’s Champions League, United would have probably been underdogs. But with a new man in charge, some new signings coming in, they are 6/5 favourites at Paddy Power to win this match.

Of course this is pre-season and teams aren’t going to be at full strength, and tactics are going to be tested and ironed out, so it’s not going to be a full-blooded affair, but it should be competitive. This is the only taste of European opposition that United are going to get this season, having failed to qualify for either the Champions League or Europa League. United have played Roma six times before and they hold a strong head to head lead of 4-1 with the one draw. United have won the last two matches against the Italians, which were back in the 2008 Champions League.

Roma look a strong outfit, they finished second behind runaway leaders Juventus in Serie A last season, and are second favourites for the Scudetto again this term. Their top options in the anytime goalscorer market is francesco Totti at 2/1, along with Mattia Destro. United’s Wayne Rooney is 6/5 favourite to get on the scoresheet in the match, followed by Javier Hernandez at 6/4 and Danny Welbeck at 2/1. There should be goals in this one and worth looking over 2.5 goals for it. It’s still pre-season, defences aren’t going to be that sharp.

Manchester United v Roma Betting Odds

Manchester United 6/5, Roma 11/5, Draw 12/5

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Manchester United v Roma Predictions

Early season and these two should be pretty evenly matched. Expect a good open game to come here and the goals to flow. Good value on the toss of a coin to pick a winner here, so stick to the match outrights and take the big value of 2/1 on the Italians.

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23rd July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting


Despite punters looking towards Manchester United landing the Premier League title this year, bookmakers have had a very different point of view. New boss Louis van Gaal seems to be carrying a lot of swagger and confidence into his early Old Trafford days. However, online betting site Ladbrokes have 8/15 that Van Gaal will finish his first season in England empty handed.

That was a price which had drifted from 1/2 on Thursday morning. It is highly likely though that the Dutchman is going to be lasting a lot longer than David Moyes did in the job and Van Gaal is 1/20 to outlast the Scotsman in the Old Trafford hot seat. Moyes lasted just the ten months, so not exactly a hard record to break, hence the short odds. With a price of 11/2 running on Manchester United to win the Premier League, they are going to make a tempting proposition for punters and they look for a season of revival. Without the distractions of European football, it could enhance their Premier League challenge.

The Red Devils are 4/7 to land in the top four at the end of the season and make their way back to Champions League football. The Red Devils have been priced up at 3/1 to win their first three games of the season under Van Gaal, while his 5/1 to guide them to four straight wins out of the blocks, 6/1 to win their first five and 10/1 to win their opening six.

Manchester United open against Swansea, then face Sunderland, Burnley, QPR, Leicester, West Ham and Everton in their opening six matches. So a pretty easy introduction to Premier League life for Van Gaal, having to play all three newly promoted clubs. The Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup treble is up at a price of 250/1.

Van Gaal said in his first Old Trafford press confidence: “I want to look at the players here at present. I know the players but I have not trained and coached them. It will take three or four weeks to see what they can do before we buy other players.”

That hasn’t stopped Ladbrokes taking bets betting on how many of Anderson, Javier Hernandez, Wilfried Zaha, Nani, Tom Cleverley, Chris Smalling and Bebe leave during the transfer window, with five their 15-8 favourite.

17th July 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

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