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November 27th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
Tottenham v Man United Betting Preview
One of Sunday’s big games in the Premier League comes from White Hart Lane and Spurs will desperately seeking a win. Their lack of goals has started to catch up with them and they head into this one on the back of a three match winless streak in the top flight. United’s defensive frailties haunted them at Cardiff last time out, only managing a draw. Just one point separates the two sides, so big points on offer.
Tottenham v Man United Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Spurs 8/5, Man United 17/10, Draw 9/4
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Things have started to go a bit sour for Andre Villas-Boas’s men, with a tough looking game to try and snap a winless streak. After a draw at Everton and then a home defeat by Newcastle, Spurs were humiliated on a visit to Man City, being crushed 6-0. The season for Spurs had been built on defence, and with that falling apart, their lack of firepower and clinical play in the final third combined to see them suffer the heavy defeat at the Etihad. Spurs have conceded just the twelve goals all season, half of those coming in that one match. Tottenham have kept seven clean sheets this season, more than any other side in the top flight. They are yet to hit double figures going forward though and this has been the cause of all their problems, with just nine goals in twelve, and with rumours of a dressing room fall out, they may not take heavy backing for this one.
Spurs have only managed to win one of the last twenty four Premier League meetings with Man United. In the last twelve meetings between them at White Hart Lane, Spurs have managed to post a pretty terrible W0 D4 L8 record against the Red Devils. You have to consider Tottenham’s low scoring this season (no goals in their last three games) and the fact that they have managed just six in the last eleven home games against United, it doesn’t bode well for them. It could suggest that the game is going to go under 2.5 goals, which is trading at odds of 4/5 with Bet365. Manchester United will clearly carry the bigger threats up front and Wayne Rooney is trading at a good price of 11/5 with the bookmaker in the anytime goalscorer market. Robin van Persie though is perhaps a bigger threat, have scored six and assisted five in his last eight Premier League starts against Spurs.
So while there is little argument about the threat carried by the Red Devils, they haven’t been all that solid at the back. They haven’t kept a clean sheet in their last nine Premier League away matches now, and have only managed just the one clean sheet in their last eight matches all round in the top flight. They are on a three match unbeaten streak on the road (scoring two or more in each of those three), but they have lost two so far on their travels (at Liverpool and Man City). But will they have a relatively comfortable time against a weak Spurs attack, enough to push for a Man United To Win To Nil bet at odds of 7/2 with Bet365? Manchester United are generally a bit more negative on the road, especially under David Moyes, but they are good enough going forward to get something out of this and are straight value in the outright winner market.
There enough value in Manchester United for this one to just back them to win. However, if you want to take a bit of coverage then a United Draw No Bet is trading at Evens, while a Man United-Draw Double Result bet is value too at 1/2 with Bet365.
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Form (all competitions)
Spurs WDDWLL, Man United WWWDWD
Spurs have a goal from every 24 shots on average in the top flight this season
United have not kept a clean sheet in their last nine EPL away games
Spurs have kept seven clean sheets this season
Tottenham have won just one of the last 24 EPL matches against United
Spurs have won none of the last 12 home games against the Red Devils
November 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
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Robin van Persie has netted seven goals this season for Manchester United in the England top flight. After a bit of a sluggish start to the new season from the Dutch hitman, he has started to come to life again and is looking hungry to defend his Premier League Golden Boot title. Manchester United head to Wales on Sunday afternoon to take on Cardiff City and the Red Devils are strong 4/6 favourites with online betting site Sportingbet to take the win.
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We are talking about a striker who has scored in each of his last four Premier League outings now so there is a pretty fair shout of it happening. Van Persie is running at 3/1 in the First Goalscorer market against Cardiff too, and at 8/11 with BetFred in the Anytime Goalscorer market.
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September 30th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Despite their stumbles in the Premier League this season, online betting site Bet Victor installed Manchester United as 7/2 favourites to win the Capital One Cup after David Moyes men edged out Liverpool at Old Trafford in the third round. The Red Devils had started the third round as a 9/1 shots before their match up with their Anfield rivals, who they had lost against already in a league match.
But Manchester United offered up a response to move through to the fourth round, and having been handed a comfortable looking home tie against Norwich in the next round. Their favouritism will have been helped along a bit more by the pairing together of Arsenal and Chelsea in a big London derby for the fourth round. The draw saw Chelsea slide out from 4/1 shots for the title to 8/1 with Bet Victor following a tough looking away draw at the Emirates.
Arsenal also drifted to 15/2 because of their clash with Chelsea. So that has left Tottenham and Man City breathing down the necks of the favourites heaviest. Andre Villas-Boas’s men cruised through their third round tie with a 4-0 win away at Aston Villa. Their reward for that was a home fixture against Hull in the fourth round.
Manchester city head to Newcastle for their match in the last sixteen, and the bookmaker has left them at 5/1 in the Capital One Cup Outright winner Market. Birmingham, who knocked out holders Swansea City in the third round, will get to host Stoke in the next round. You take odds of around 16/1 for a Championship side to take the title.
Capital One Cup fourth-round draw: Sunderland v Southampton, Leicester v Fulham, Birmingham v Stoke, Manchester Utd v Norwich, Burnley v West Ham, Arsenal v Chelsea, Tottenham v Hull, Newcastle v Manchester City. Ties to be played October 29 and 30.
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July 16th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Former Arsenal man Cesc Fabregas was the big headline maker of Monday as he was linked to a move to Old Trafford. New Manchester United boss David Moyes had apparently fired off a £25 million bid for the attacking midfielder, to lure him away from Barcelona. Since his move to the Nou Camp, Fabregas really hasn’t seen the time that he wanted in the middle of the park, losing out to Andres Iniesta for a starring role. So it hasn’t been the big dream move that he had wanted, and he has always had an interested in coming back to the Premier League.
From his side though, Fabregas hasn’t been the one pushing to get himself a move away from the Nou Camp, but his slightly unsettled position, has given clubs interest in the 26 year old. So an offer has come into Barcelona for him, and it will be up to the Spanish giants to determine the fate of the midfielder. The bid from the Red Devils is unlikely to meet their valuation of the Spain international and a further spanner in the works could come, because Arsenal have first option on Fabregas, should he leave Barcelona.
Fabregas sealed a £25 million move to the Nou Camp in 2011 and bookmakers have seen the Cesc Fabrgeas Club After Summer Transfer Window betting market taking a lot of action as a result of Man United’s bid. The transfer rumours may not have a lot of legs to be honest, and Barcelona are still favoured to Fabregas’s club at the close of the summer transfer window at odds of 1/2 with BetFred. Manchester United are at 5/4, with Arsenal at 11/2 to have captured Fabregas during the summer.
June 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
What is going on with Wayne Rooney’s future? It seems to be one of the biggest issues that new Manchester United boss David Moyes has to sort out of the summer. The rumours that the England striker wants away from Old Trafford keep rising and all sorts of transfer rumours keep raising their head. Everything from a move to Stamford Bridge, to Arsenal being in interested in him and now the Red Devils using Rooney in a player plus cash deal to get Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford has cropped up.
Whatever is going on with Wayne Rooney, the bookmakers have been reacting to a flood of bets coming in on his future. There was a big money rush at the end of last week as Real Madrid seemed to seriously enter the race to capture his signature. Odds were slashed on Rooney making a move to the La Liga side after punters reacted to rumours themselves and hit the bookmakers.
The 27 year old reportedly handed in a second transfer request at the end of last season, after looking unsettled and cutting a dejected figure for most of the term, as well as being left out of the starting line up in big matches. But Real Madrid haven’t obviously been the only side who have been linked with Rooney.
Paris St Germain, Bayern Munich, along with Arsenal and Chelsea have all apparently been in the queue to get Rooney. Paris St Germain’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been a vocal supporter of Rooney going to France.
But does the rush of bets on Rooney going to Real Madrid point to something going on? Online betting site Ladbrokes reported receiving a series of maximum stake bets just minutes apart on Rooney moving to Real Madrid.
Alex Donohue of Ladbrokes said: “Plenty have backed Rooney for a Real switch at big odds. The gamble is showing no sign of stopping and if it proves to be more than just a rumour we’ll be paying out plenty.”
Real Madrid had been as far out as 40/1 to be the ones to sign Wayne Rooney, but that has been trimmed heavily all the way down to 5/1 with online betting site Ladbrokes. It is Arsenal and Chelsea, both trading at around 2/1 who are favourites to sign Wayne Rooney during the summer. New customers registering an account can get up to three free £10 bets as a welcome bonus for new customers.
May 28th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Newly crowned champions of Europe, Bayern Munich could well be in a position to dominate for a long time. After a late goal from Arjen Robben in the final of the 2012/13 Champions League at Wembley Stadium in London, handed the German giants their fifth European Cup title, the bookmakers have already installed them as favourites to take next year’s title alongside Barcelona.
Not only does incoming boss Pep Guardiola have a tremendously fit and technically brilliant squad to call upon, it is a squad which will be boosted by the addition of Mario Goetze and potentially Robert Lewandowski next season. Frighteningly the Bayern Munich squad could be getting even stronger still and with such strong foundations laid down by the out-going Jupp Heynckes with Pep Guardiola’s managerial prowess, Munich could stay on top of Europe for some time.
2013/14 Champions League Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Bayern Munich 4/1, Barcelona 4/1, Real Madrid 11/2, Manchester City 10/1, Manchester United 10/1, Chelsea 12/1, Paris Saint Germain 18/1, Juventus 18/1, Borussia Dortmund 22/1, Arsenal 25/1
But Barcelona have already made a massive summer signing, agreeing on a deal to bring Brazilian superstar Neymar, who had before said that he wasn’t interested in leaving South America, to the Nou Camp. What an addition that will be for Barca, who were sorely lacking a world class striker to add to their fire power, especially in the Champions League semi finals when Lionel Messi wasn’t fit and they get overpowered 7-0 on aggregate by Bayern Munich. The capture of Neymar has been a massive statement of intent from the Spanish giants, keeping them trading as joint favourites at 4/1 in 2013/14 Champions League betting odds at online bookmaker Bet365.
Real Madrid, with Jose Mourinho no longer in charge, don’t look to be suffering too much in the betting market for next season’s Champions League, being offered at 11/2. The Spaniards still have a high quality squad of course and a bit of tinkering from whoever the new manager will be, could get them close to the title, after failing in the semi finals for the last two season. The Merengues join Bayern Munich and Real Madrid as pretty much the power trio in Champions League betting for next term.
That is clearly highlighted by the fact that English trio Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are all well out in the running all in double figures to get their hands on the title. Throw into the mix the extended offs of the likes of Paris Saint Germain and Juventus, then the Champions League next season could well be a three horse race. But the arrival of Borussia Dortmund in the 2012/13 final was a surprise for a lot of people. Who could join the big three next term in the semi finals?
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April 25th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Online betting site boss Fred Done, owner of Betfred, has been questioning whether or not Manchester United can break the Premier League record this season. Chelsea currently hold the record of 95 points, when Jose Mourinho guided his Chelsea side to the 2004/05 title. It was a tremendous record which has stood the test of time since then. United are standing on 84 points with 12 remaining available to them, so they would need a perfect end to the season to eclipse Chelsea’s record. Can they do it?
Long time Manchester United supporter and online betting site Betfred, owner Fred Done, has offered up some odds his beloved Red Devils doing so. There is no margin for error and the Red Devils are looking a tricky finish in their end of season run in, and that is why BetFred have put up odds of 10/1 for Manchester United to crown their title winning season by breaking the record of 95 points.
“Clearly Sir Alex Ferguson will have this in mind and with 13 Premier League titles in the bag it would be fitting if Man United could finish the season with this record,” said Done.
It is certainly not the easiest of run ins for the newly crowned Champions. The four remaining fixtures in Manchester United’s season are away at Arsenal, home to Chelsea, home to Swansea and they finish up with a trip to West Brom. So it is a pretty tough end of season for the Red Devils.
They should be a joyous, happy and relaxed side and while some may think that will work against them, it may just make them play chilled exhibition stuff and put on a show, making them even more dangerous. It is hard to imagine a Sir Alex Ferguson side taking their foot off the gas.
Fred Done decided to pay out Manchester United winning the title early last season, a move which hit him in the pocket hard as rivals Man City came back to claim the league title on goal difference with the final kick of the season. That was the second time that his optimism got the better of him, paying out early in 1998 on the Red Devils winning the title, only to see with dismay, Arsenal string together a run of form which saw the Gunners edge the title. It was something that he again did this season, successfully so with Man United winning the title with four games to spare.
Done said: “When I got it wrong last year the missus didn’t talk to me all summer and told me to never do it again, she said I was a jinx. Well of course I didn’t listen and I paid out on the 10th February and this time I was thankfully right. A record 20th title is a remarkable achievement and I believe it is down to the determination of the world’s greatest manager Sir Alex Ferguson .”
Betting on next season is already available at online bookmaker BetFred where Manchester United are the 11/8 favourites, Man City 7/4 and Chelsea are 5/1.
April 25th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
Arsenal v Man United Betting Preview
Will the newly crowned champions be taking their foot of the gas as they head to the Emirates? Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have achieved their goal of ruling the Premier League so don’t have anything to play for. Arsenal on the other hand have a massive amount at stake heading into this one with their old rivals. The Gunners are still toughing it out in a race for a UEFA Champions League spot with London rivals Chelsea and Spurs. The Gunners have been producing some great form, will it be enough to get valuable points against the Champions? There is the small matter of the return of Robin van Persie too.
Arsenal v Man United Betting Odds at online bookmaker Bet Victor
Arsenal 5/4, Man United 2/1, Draw 5/2
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On the top fixtures for the season is this one and there is usually drama somewhere. Arsene Wenger will want to get one over on Sir Alex Ferguson in this one, because their Champions League status for next season is on the line. They go into the weekend one point clear of fourth placed Chelsea, and two clear of Spurs, but have played a game more than those two. So the pressure is on to keep delivering. Arsenal have hit some strong form, losing just one of their last dozen games in the Premier League. More impressive is that they have rattled off nine wins in that run of games. Granted, their form came about four months too late into the season to challenge for the title, but at least they look to be on the right track again.
Arsenal lost 2-1 at Old Trafford earlier in the season, so there is some added revenge on their minds. The Gunners also lost this fixture last season against United as well. Arsenal have lost two of the last three Premier League matches at home against the Red Devils. They have also shipped 21 goals at home this season, not particularly great, keeping just four clean sheets in their last 16 home matches in the top flight. They have only taken four points from seven games against the other sides in the top five this season. So it could be all about current form for them and with five wins in their last six, the only dropped points in a scrappy home draw against Everton, they should be able to push United hard in this one.
The Red Devils have the title in the bag and can relax. But that’s not something they do, and being relaxed may just make them play even better. The return of Robin van Persie is on the cards, and he netted after three minutes at Old Trafford against Arsenal in United’s 2-1 win earlier in the season. Interestingly, in that encounter, Arsenal had far more possession in the game, but had fewer shots. The Red Devils have been immense on the road this season, running up a W12 D3 L2 record for the season. They have netted at a rate of over two goals per game and have won four of their last five on the road. The Red Devils have won six of the last seven EPL meetings against Arsenal but this is a non-competitive match for them, and it will all depend on which Manchester United shows up really.
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There could be something to say for swinging with Arsenal on this one, simply because of the fact that they have home advantage and they have something to play for. They are favourites and just rolling with a bit of positive value in backing them at 5/4 with online bookmaker Bet Victor looks a good option.
Arsenal WWWDW, Man United WLLWDW
The Red Devils are unbeaten in their last ten away games in the Premier League
Arsenal have kept just four clean sheets in their last 16 EPL home games
Robin van Persie has scored 17 goals in his last 17 matches at the Emirates
Arsenal have scored the most goals of all EPL teams in the last 15 minutes this season
April 23rd, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Premier League Betting
With Robin van Persie’s hat trick against Aston Villa on Monday night, Manchester United got their hands on the Premier League title again. That was their 20th English title and Sir Alex Ferguson’s men turned the tables back on their rivals Man City, pretty comfortably.
Online bookmaker Bet365 have already installed Manchester United as 13/8 favourites to take the title next season as well, as with their stroll to glory this season, they will be front runners again to go out and defend their title. But the bookmaker is playing it with some caution as Manchester City are not that far behind in the odds.
Manchester United have all the experience in the world, and they have a formidable forward line. Despite rumours that the out of favour Wayne Rooney is set for a summer departure, it is likely that the England striker will still be at Old Trafford next summer. Just about the only piece of the puzzle missing for Manchester United is in the midfield. Michael Carrick appears to be the glue which holds everything together, but they need a world class player in there alongside him. That is the only way that they are going to make a real impact in the Champions League next season and after such a comfortable run to the domestic title, that has to be top order for Sir Alex Ferguson next term.
Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini suggested that lack of new signings realistically cost his side the title defence. That is probably true as they have not been quite as dynamic this season and have looked just a little short through the midfield area. However, they did hit their stride about seven months too late into the season to make a run at the title, maybe being helped with the pressure off them in the Premier League title race. Their defence is in very good hands, but they look as if they could beef up the midfield area, and won’t be too far away from a title challenge next season. They have deep enough pockets to get the players they need and that is why online bookmaker Bet365 is still cautious at a price of 15/8.
So ante post 2013/14 Premier League betting suggests a two horse Manchester race again. But Chelsea are trading at big value behind the two at odds of 4/1. There is little doubt that there is going to be a big shake up in the summer at Stamford Bridge, with a new manager coming in and money needing to be spent on bolstering their ranks. They don’t have a particularly deep squad and that has hurt them this season with having had to play a lot of games. They are continuously being linked with big names and they have the ability to get their hands on them. The crucial thing for Chelsea will be who steps into the role as manager. It may not take the right man for the job too much to get Chelsea into the mix. Longer value at 4/1 maybe, but could be worth a flutter.
At much longer odds are the perceived challenges of Arsenal, Spurs and Liverpool coming in. While there is potential in them, they still look quite a way short of really becoming a proper Premier League title threat. None of them really have the financial resources or pull to match up with what the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea can bring in. That will keep them on the outskirts.
2013/14 Premier League Outright Winner Betting odds at online bookmaker Bet365
Man United 13/8, Man City 15/8, Chelsea 4/1, Arsenal 12/1, Spurs 16/1, Liverpool 20/1
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February 13th, 2013 / Lee A Jackson - Category:
Owner of online betting site BetFred, Fred Done has been getting excited about his love affair with Manchester United again. After already paying out early on the Red Devils to win the Premier League title back this season, after they stretched out their lead to twelve points with twelve games to go over rivals Man City, there is hope yet for United in the Champions League as well. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men, despite being under the cosh quite a bit, came away from the Bernabeu with a hard fought 1-1 draw against Jose Mourinho’s expensively assembled Spanish champions. But while success again beckons on the pitch for Sir Alex Ferguson, there could be some cheer away from it as well.
At a special lunch at the Savoy hotel on Tuesday, the weights were announced for the entrants of the 2013 Grand National. Sir Alex Ferguson has two entrants in the race, with Harry the Viking and What a Friend, the former being the bigger hope of the two, and BetFred decided to offer renewed odds of 16/1 on Harry the Viking for the big Aintree race. What a Friend is trading back at around 40/1 in the ante post market for the race, which will be ran in Liverpool on April 6th, the same weekend that the big Manchester derby in the Premier League was pencilled in for. So with United in the hunt for more silverware this season, there could be extra success for Sir Alex Ferguson on the racetrack.
Harry the Viking is trained by Paul Nicholls, who announced back in January that he would be entering the 2013 Grand National fray. Ferguson has been active in horse racing for the last decade or so, gaining relative success in particular with Rock of Gibraltar, success which really hasn’t been followed up on by either What a Friend or Harry the Viking. So claiming a big Grand National win would be quite a triumph.
Betfred boss Fred Done said: ”I’ve already paid out on Manchester United winning the title and that’s cost me over £300,000 but Fergie winning the Grand National would cost me a lot more. The world’s greatest manager is 16/1 to win the world’s greatest steeplechase.”
Meanwhile born and bred United fan Fred Done believes the Red Devils can knock out Real Madrid from the Champions League after a 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu.
“The league is in the bag, that’s why I’ve paid out early, but I honestly think United can add the Champions League and the FA Cup. I had my doubts at the start of the season but I believe this team is better than the treble winners of 1999. It’s 20/1 to happen and as a United fan, I would love to pay out on that.“