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Premier League Betting

The Premier League 2016/17 is set to be a wide open affair by the look of the odds running around at the moment. The race is so wide open and the depth of contenders looking bigger than ever before, that Bet365 have changed their each way terms on the Premier League outright market to a fifth the odds and have stretched it out to three places as well. The each way on the market is usually covered in just the two places.

So what is causing all the uproar in Premier League 2016/17 betting? Well, last season Manchester City and Manchester United were both left to scrap things out for fourth place. It was Manchester City who got it and therefore worked their way back into the UEFA Champions League. But with big managerial changes for both sides over the summer, Jose Mourinho heading to Old Trafford and Pep Guardiola taking over at the Etihad, much more is expected of both sides this season.

Manchester United seem to be on the hunt for midfield superstar Paul Pogba and Bet365 have pulled United into 7/2 to win the Premier League. When Pep Guardiola announced back in February that he was heading to Manchester City, the Citizens were around the 11/10 mark to win next season’s league title, but they were eased a little bit to 5/2 over the weekend. With United though having been out as big as 7/1 when the market opened, there is a chance, that if they land Pogba, that they will be going off as favourites.

Rupert Adams of William Hill rates the likelihood of United being favourites as “unlikely but not impossible” but according to Betfred’s Peter Spencer “it’s highly likely, especially if United complete the Paul Pogba deal”. Coral’s Nick Goff thinks United and City could be 3-1 joint favourites when the season kicks off.

Manchester United are the only team in the top ten of the betting who are a loser for us – and they’re a significant loser,” said Goff. “We opened at 7-1 in May and have laid bits at each price down to the current 7-2.”

But they are not the only two names in the picture of course, you have Arsenal, who were runners up last season and potentially making a high profile move for Riyad Mahrez at a quote of 6/1 while Chelsea are the same price as well. What will have appeal for Chelsea is that new boss Antonio Conte is likely to whip them into shape and is a tactical mastermind and on top of that, the Blues have no interest at all in Europe this season so will be fresher for longer on the domestic front.

The same can be said of Liverpool as well, who are skipping European duties this term and they are a quote of 9/1 to win the Premier League this season, Jurgen Klopp’s men having some big appeal and that leaves the Anfield crew at the same price at Tottenham. Then you have reigning champions Leicester who are a 25/1 quote after their unexpected title run last season. Compounding their title defence will be the distraction and extra work needed for the UEFA Champions League.

Coral’s Nick Goff continued “The Leicester effect means we have red numbers next to every team from 500-1 down.”

“We’re shorter about them than we would have been a year ago but that’s not putting off customers.

“The biggest loser is Middlesbrough at 1,000-1, who would cost us several million already – we’re only in July.”

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25th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Football Betting

Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Preview – International Champions Cup, 25th July

It is still pre-season but there’s nothing like a Manchester derby. This one is going off in China as part of the International Champions Cup so nothing at stake but a bit of pre-season pride. Jose Mourinho will want a big response from his troops after they were hammered by Borussia Dortmund on Friday, and Pep Guardiola will be out looking for his first victory with Manchester City after having lost a friendly against former club Bayern Munich recently as well. The Citizens will have a stronger side out for this one though.

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Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Tips

Pep Guardiola will be hoping for just that little bit more from his squad as he looks to rebound from a loss in his first game in charge of City. That was a return to him to the Allianz Arena where he saw his youthful City side lose 1-0. There were 12 academy players in the squad for the game and in resting players after the Copa America and Euro 2016, it wasn’t a side which was anywhere near full strength. The big names will be joining up for the tour in China which is where City are for the International Champions Cup. Raheem Sterling, Joe Hart, new signing Nolito, David Silva and Sergio Aguero are set to join the party. After facing Manchester United at the National Stadium, City will then face Borussia Dortmund on the 28th of July.

The Citizens did a lot of high pressing in the game against Bayern, which is a big feature of Guardiola’s game, but naturally it will take time for it all to kick into full force. But they looked comfortable. The Citizens didn’t really create a wealth of chances for themselves though and because this is a friendly so just wait until kick off then you can go and knock around the live in play goalscorer betting markets, because until you know the strength of line ups, it’s not worth it in the pre-match markets. The same will go for the Correct Score market for example, as well. There was a lack of goals in last season’s Premier League meetings, just the one netted over the two games, giving United a 1-0 win.

Manchester United took a right hammering against Borussia Dortmund in their opening match in China. They were 2-0 down at the break and found themselves 3-0 down before new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan netted a consolation. United were nowhere near as sharp or match ready it would seem, as Borussia Dortmund were, there was quite a big gulf in class between the two. That’s a lot of goals shipped, but Mourinho isn’t a worried man, citing that Dortmund have been through more pre-season preparations than his squad. The Red Devils may be a little stronger come the start of the match against City, but then again, where United failed, City’s younger players actually held their own pretty well against Bayern Munich.

Manchester City v Manchester United Betting Odds

Man City 6/4, Man Utd 7/4, Draw 23/10

Manchester City v Manchester United Predictions

All that you can do is go based on what you saw from their respective games against Bayern and Dortmund. City looked the sharper of the two with having a weaker side than the one United put out against Dortmund. So that perhaps has to count for something, so have a crack on the Citizens putting the win on the board, probably in a low scoring game.

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25th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund Betting Preview – International Champions Cup, 22nd July

A highlight of the summer festival of friendly matches? Probably not because this is still likely to be an exhibition game where sides are far from being at full strength. Both sides may show a spattering of their top talent for this International Champions Cup offering out in China, where they will be joined by Manchester City as well. This match at the Shanghai Stadium has no bearing on anything and knowing Jose Mourinho who doesn’t like to lose anything, it will peter out into a dull affair.

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Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund Betting Tips

So Manchester United are now up and running under Jose Mourinho, who oversaw a 2-0 win over Wigan recently in a friendly. Now they head out to China to step up their pre-season workouts as they take on Borussia Dortmund in the International Champions Cup. Don’t get fooled but the name, this is nothing but an exercise in marketing and exhibition football. Mourinho signed Henrikh Mkhitaryan from Dortmund in the summer, so he will get to face his former club pretty quickly, he was in action against Wigan and looked good. The Red Devils appear to be on the hunt for Paul Pogba’s signature as well. This is a chance for Mourinho to get the Red Devils into shape and further enforcing his way of playing. This is just a friendly of course and that will affect betting opportunities here, particularly if both sides still lean on youth.

The last time we saw Dortmund and United battle a competitive match was in the 1996/97 season when they squared off in the UEFA Champions League. Dortmund won both matches by a 1-0 scoreline indicnetaly. You could have a punt on a 1-0 Correct Score for Dortmund at a price of 10/1, but because of neither being at full strength for 90 minutes, it’s worth skipping over the Correct Score and any goalscorer markets until the starting line ups are announced and the game starts to get into any kind of flow. Then you can enjoy Bet365’s live in play betting portal to go fishing for some value in those markets. Up in the pre-match anytime goalscorer markets you have Pierre Aubameyang at 3/2, with United’s Marcus Rashford and Wayne Rooney as 7/4 options while Mkhitaryan is a 2/1 get one against his former club.

Borussia Dortmund are still one of the most powerful clubs on the continent and if they bring all of their stars, they will give United a run for their money. They have the scoring power of Aubameyang, who simply couldn’t stop scoring last season. However, the German domestic season starts far later than the English one, so Dortmund may still be in more of a relaxed summer mood than what United are. You can take a punt on the game going over 2.5 goals for a quote of 3/4 with Bet365, so the bookmaker isn’t expecting defences to come out on top in this one. It may be worth a flutter with sides below strength and you can have a crack at both teams to score in the match as well for a quote of 4/7.

Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund Betting Odds

Manchester United 6/5, Borussia Dortmund 19/10, Draw 12/5

Manchester United v Borussia Dortmund Predictions

You can’t get a reason on anything here until the action kicks off and you see who is playing. Not only that, but who is playing with any interest as well. Look for goals to come in the game by going over 2.5 goals because there could be some scoring threat around and weakened defences. Watch the live in-play markets for the best value around and it may just be worth settling for the draw on this one in the match outright.

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20th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Football Betting

The League Cup is the first piece of top level silverware to get settled in England for the season. In early 2017 someone will be standing up at Wembley with the League Cup trophy in their hands. Last season that was Manchester City who edged out Liverpool on a penalty shoot out after a 1-1 draw in the match. The Citizens are one of the favourites to go back out and win the trophy against, trading as 7/1 joint favourites at online betting site Bet365.

They aren’t just joint favourites with one other team, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool are all on the same price. This is a different kettle of fish to the FA Cup of course, with most of the big clubs not really having a lot of interest in the tournament until the latter stages. This is an inconvenient extra campaign for some, particularly those running in Europe at the same time. So with understrength sides being fielded by the top clubs,it gives rise to opportunities for the outsiders to squeeze in through the door.

That having been said, despite a lack of interest, the title has predominantly stayed with a top Premier League Club. In the last twelve seasons, the title has been won by Manchester City twice, Manchester United three times, Chelsea three times, Spurs, Liverpool, Birmingham and Swansea. So you can see that the powerhouses in the English game still generally work their way to success, which says a lot about the depth of squads.

In the last two seasons were have seen big Chelsea v Spurs and Manchester City v Liverpool clashes in the final of the tournament so maybe interest is getting raised a little bit more. Liverpool incidentally are the most successful club ever in the history of the competition, having won it eight times before. Last season this was a genuine shot at some silverware with the Reds not getting close to the Premier League title and they attacked it hard. If they follow the same process this term particularly with them not being involved in Europe they could represent some value.

So the Reds may make a valuable punt to get their hands on the title at that 7/1 mark. The last time they did win it was in 2012 against Cardiff. But then you have Manchester City who have laid down some power in the recent editions, winning two of the last three competitions. So you can’t dismiss them and Chelsea’s win in 2015 and new boss Antonio Conte likely to drive his men hard at everything, also look a decent punt as well. That would leave Manchester United and Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho had the special touch at Chelsea in the League Cup, winning it three times with them. So that has to put the Red Devils among the front-runners as well. Behind those four you have Arsenal and Tottenham at a 10/1 price. It’s been a long time since Arsenal got their hands on the title, you have to go back to the early nineties for that. Tottenham’s last success came in 2008 when they took down Chelsea. With Spurs and Arsenal more heavily focused on the Premier League title, the price is a fair reflection of them.

League Cup 2016/17 Odds

Man City 7/1, Chelsea 7/1, Man Utd 7/1, Liverpool 7/1, Tottenham 10/1, Everton 20/1, West Ham 20/1, Southampton 25/1, Leicester 25/1, Stroke 25/1, 50/1 bar

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League cup History and Stats

There’s not a lot of prize money riding on this so you can see why the big clubs don’t throw as much priority at this as other competitions. There is just a one-hundred thousand pound prize for the winners and just to put that into context, the winner of the FA Cup lands two million. The League Cup was invented as a consolation tournament for teams who had already been ditched from the FA Cup in a season. The Tournament was first contented in the 1960/61 season and was a midweek, floodlit tournament. Aston Villa were the first ever winners of the tournament.

Villa have won the League Cup five times in their history but not since 1996 have they tasted success. That five trophy haul has left them level with Chelsea for title wins, with three of Chelsea’s titles coming since 2005. Then you have Manchester United, Spurs, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester City all with four League Cup titles and Leicester with three. Coming home with two wins each are Arsenal Norwich, Birmingham and Wolves. There have been eleven other clubs who have won the competition once.

Since the Final switched to the new Wembley Stadium four of the nine Finals have needed extra time and three of them have been settled on a penalty shoot out. Six of the nine Finals have gone over the 2.5 goal line. Tottenham have been to three of the last nine Finals (W1 L2), With Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool all making two appearances since the tournament switched back to Wembley.

League Cup 2016/17 Predictions

The options look split between Man City, Liverpool and Manchester United. Jose Mourinho has a proven track record in this competition and that has to count for something pretty big, with his assembling a tough looking United squad. Liverpool went hard for silverware last season and missed out and it may be a tough ask for them to get back there. Manchester City should have much bigger targets than this, so our tip is Manchester United. This is a season where Mourinho will want to prove himself on all front and he is a winner in this competition.


14th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Premier League Betting

Another exciting season of Premier League football is on the cards and there will be some new faces plying their trade across the clubs trying to make a name for themselves. Who will finish as the Premier League Top Goalscorer this season? Last season Tottenham’s Harry Kane topped the charts with his brilliant 25 goal haul, which wasn’t enough to help Spurs land the Premier League title for the first time.

Will Kane be able to shake off a disappointing Euro 2016 campaign and fill his boots in the English top flight next season? He cut a despondent figure at Euro 2016, most people citing that he looked tired after his long season with the Lilywhites. But let’s not forget that was the second season in a row that Kane had bagged more than twenty goals in a Premier League season, having netted 21 in the 2014/15 season.

Kane is running at 7/1 in the Premier League 2016/17 Top Goalscorer market. Only one man is shorter than him in the market and that is Sergio Aguero who is a 10/3 poke. The Argentine, one of the best strikers in the world without question won the Premier League Golden Boot in the 2014/15 season with a 26 goals haul. Despite all of the goals that he has scored for Manchester City, that is his only Golden Boot title in England.

He was only the one goal behind Kane in last season’s exciting Premier League Golden Boot chase. However, Aguero scored his goals in just 30 games and therefore ended the season with the league’s best goals to minute ratio. Now you can easily imagine him at the head of a Pep Guardiola side and imagine that his output is going to increase. Will it be enough to get him the Golden Boot title for the second time?

What about Zlatan Ibrahimovic who has gone to join Jose Mourinho at Manchester United? The big Swede has scored goals wherever he has gone and the talismanic forward isn’t done yet. Will his reunion with Mourinho bring out the best of him to fire him at the Premier League Golden Boot title at the first attempt? It’s a big ask, especially in a Mourinho side which isn’t likely to be as attack minded as Guardiola’s City.

Last season’s joint runner up Jamie Vardy is a 16/1 quote to finish the season as the top goalscorer in the English top flight. Will he be able to produce the kind of scoring form that he managed last season? Just shorter than him are Everton’s Romelu Lukaku at 12/1 and Chelsea’s Diego Costa at 14/1. Neither of them really have the kind of enhanced prolific scoring about them to get their hands on the prize. They will shine in patches and go on hot streaks, but the overall consistency isn’t likely to be there.

Chelsea have drafted in Michy Batshuayi from Marseille to boost their attack. The young Belgian scored 26 goals in 62 games in all competitions with Marseille and briefly put in an appearances at Euro 2016. He finished last season with seventeen league goals from League One. A dark horse at best for a quote of 20/1, but looks a great Premier League fit, and he is the same quote as Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez’s team mate Olivier Giroud is in at a quote of 16/1. Giroud has scored 57 goals in 135 game for Arsenal, a great return but his highest tally in the Premier League has been sixteen goals, a tally he netted last season and in the 2013/14 term.

Premier League Top Goalscorer Odds

Sergio Aguero 10/3, Harry Kane 7/1, Zlatan Ibrahimovic 10/1, Romelu Lukaku 12/1, Diego Costa 14/1, Olivier Giroud 16/1, Jamie Vardy 16/1, Michy Batshuayi 20/1, Alexis Sanchez 20/1, Daniel Sturridge 25/1

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Premier Golden Golden Boot History and Stats

This of course goes back to 1992 when the Premier League was created and there has been a top goalscorer of choice. This is a prize where the winner gets £1,000 for each goal that he has scored through the season and that money goes to the charity of his choice. It’s one of those things in football that most remember who the first ever premier League top goalscorer was. It was Teddy Sheringham, then of Tottenham Hotspur who landed the title with 22 goals which was a low tally compared to what was to follow.

Newcastle’s Andy Cole fired of 34 league goals to win it the following season and the Alan Shearer tallied the same amount the following season to win it and he won it three times on the bounce as well, twice with Blackburn and once with Newcastle. But Shearer’s tally of three Golden Boots was topped by Arsenal’s Thierry Henry who won it three times in a row from the 2003/04 season through to the 2005/06 season adding to his top scoring features in the 2001/02 season.

Robin van Persie won it in back to back years as well, his last with arsenal and his first with Manchester United. Since Cristiano Ronaldo won the award in the 2007/08 season with Manchester United with 31 goals, only Luis Suarez has managed to match that tally with his 31 goal haul for Liverpool in the 2013/14 season before heading off to Barcelona. Overall, there have been more titles won by English players (11) than any other nationality. France and Netherlands players have combined for five Golden Boot titles each.

Premier League Golden Boot Prediction

With Manchester City and Manchester United looking set to climb back to the top and challenge for the title, we would look to one of those two clubs to produce the top scorer. Sergio Aguero managed plenty of goals even when not particularly well supported last season by a mediocre supply service. With the extra touches of attacking  quality that will be coming with Pep Guardiola’s arrival, it has to be Aguero at a quote of 7/2.


13th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Premier League Betting

How many punters will be tempted by another big-priced winner this season getting their hands on the Premier League title? Leicester stunned the pack and the bookmakers with their title success last season. The Foxes are a big 28/1 price to go out and pull off a repeat of that success but was that just a one-off occasion. Will normal order be restored with the big guns grappling back power in the league title, or, have Leicester been able to establish themselves as one of the big guns?

There are some interesting questions abound and it is Manchester City who are 9/4 favourites to land the title win, followed by their neighbours Manchester United at 7/2. The citizens last got their hands on the title in the 2013/14 season with Manchester United having picked it up the season before. What makes it interesting this time around for them will be the fact that there are new managers in place at both clubs.

Manchester City pulled off a huge coup in drafting in Pep Guardiola to take the helm, but will he be able to establish his tika-taka football in the scrappy English top flight? Manchester City will have the spending power of course to draft in high quality players which should keep get them in the hunt, with Guardiola’s connections being able to pull in high profile players as well.

Then you have the opposite in style with Jose Mourinho having taken over at Old Trafford. The former Chelsea boss will bring his pragmatic style to the circus, but how well will that fit in at Old Trafford? The club expects open, flowing, attacking and stylish football, not something that Mourinho is particularly associated with. But Mourinho is a winner, a proven winner at that and can the Red Devils right back up there.

Chelsea also have a new man in charge as they welcome in Antonio Conte. The man is a task master, a master tactician as we saw at Euro 2016 with Italy’s great wins over Belgium and Spain. He will tighten the ship drastically at Chelsea and the Blues will be better for it, because there will be a new sense of discipline that the players probably have never faced before at the club. There’s a big wake up call for the Chelsea players after such a drastic decline last term, sparked by Mourinho falling out with everybody.

Chelsea are a 13/2 poke to win the title, with Arsenal in at 6/1. The Gunners continue to be the nearly men of the Premier League title race and Arsene Wenger can’t seem to quite find that missing piece, that edge or grit to get them over the finish line. With the decline of Chelsea and Manchester City last season, the Gunners had a brilliant chance to stretch their legs and get their hands on the title, but against misfired when it mattered the most. Can they solve the equations this time around?

The same question can be asked of Tottenham really after coming so close last season to the title. Did they miss their big opportunity or is the 7/1 quote on their shoulders at online betting site Bet365 realistic? It’s going to be a big task to pick themselves up and put in another powerful season to ensure that they are in the mix, especially with the regulars like Man City and Man Utd expected to be much stronger this season.

Premier League 2016/17 Betting Odds

Man City 9/4, Man Utd 7/2, Arsenal 6/1, Chelsea 13/2, Tottenham 7/1, Liverpool 8/1, Leicester 28/1, 80/1 bar

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Premier League 2016/17 Fixtures

The new season starts on Saturday, August 13th, so with the Euro 2016 championships having taken up a good chunk of the summer, it’s not a long break until the domestic league action in England fires itself up again. The opening game of the new season sees the newly promoted Hull City entertaining the reigning Premier League Champions Leicester. There are a couple of huge games as well going off over the first weekend too. You have Arsenal v Liverpool on Sunday, August 14th with the Gunners at 11/10 to take the win and Liverpool at 3/1. Then on Monday night you have a big London derby as Chelsea play hosts to West Ham.

Opening Weekend Premier League Fixtures
Arsenal v Liverpool
Bournemouth v Manchester United
Burnley v Swansea City
Chelsea v West Ham United
Crystal Palace v West Bromwich Albion
Everton v Tottenham Hotspur
Hull City v Leicester City
Manchester City v Sunderland
Middlesbrough v Stoke City
Southampton v Watford

Looking forward full circle to the end of the season as well, there is a big Arsenal v Everton clash while the other title contenders all have winnable looking matches, so if the season has come down the wire then it could be a thrilling final day of action. Let’s not forget the relegation battle as well. Will Burnley and Hull, who are the favourites to take the drop this season at even money, have done enough to be safe before heading into the final day? Will someone be able to keep themselves alive with points on the final day?

Final Day Premier League Fixtures
Arsenal v Everton
Burnley v West Ham United
Chelsea v Sunderland
Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur
Leicester City v Bournemouth
Liverpool v Middlesbrough
Manchester United v Crystal Palace
Southampton v Stoke City
Swansea City v West Bromwich Albion
Watford v Manchester City

Premier League Relegation Odds

While the gripping title title will take much of the spotlight, the relegation battle each season always thrills. Last season you had a big revival from Sunderland under Sam Allardyce to survive, the season before, Leicester recorded a brilliant survival run. The newly promoted side are always at the top of the list to take the drop back down to the Championship and that means that Hull and Burnley are even money joint favourites to suffer relegation, with Middlesbrough at an 11/8 quote to take the drop. Of those who survived last season. West Brom and Watford are 2/1 quotes to take the drop. Sunderland and Bournemouth are 3/1 with Swansea at 4/1.

Premier League Stats

Leicester’s win last season of course was a shock to all. It really upset the apple cart, and they became just the second team other than Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Chelsea to have won the Premier League since it started in 1992. Blackburn was the other team when they won it in the 1994/95 season ahead of Manchester United. So it is more than likely that the title is going to revert back to one of the big guns.

Manchester United have been English Champions 20 times before and only Liverpool come close to that with 18 wins. However, the difference here is that Liverpool haven’t won the league since the 1898/90 season (which means no Premier League title) while Manchester United have won 13 Premier League times. There’s no comparison in terms of current success at all.

Looking back at the Premier League stats from last season, the 1-1 scoreline was the one that turned up the most often. A total of 41 games ended with that drawn scoreline which was 11% of all games. A 1-0 home win was the next most frequent result with 37 games ending in that scoreline followed by 9% of all games ending in a 1-0 away win and then 8% of games ending in a0-0 draw. So there, the low scoring games were the clear way to go last term.

There were home wins in 41% of the matches and away wins in 31% percent of the games. In total over the course of the season there was an average of 2.7 goals per game and both teams scored in 52% of matches. 53% of all Premier League matches last season went over 2.5 goals. Almost 17% of all goals in the English top flight last season were scoring after the 80th minute.

Premier League Predictions

Where is the title going to end up this season? Manchester United may be the ones with value to get the job done, because of Jose Mourinho and his proven track record in England. Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola has to come in and overhaul things with an entire new style, whereas Mourinho is likely to implement his a lot quicker on the Red Devils. It may be a title without flair and swagger, but Mourinho’s ego fits perfectly in the Theatre of Dreams and he may be able to outsmart the pack once again and prove to his critics that he hasn’t lost his special touch. It’s a big return to English football for Mourinho after his meltdown at Chelsea last term, expect him to be coming in breathing fire. Manchester United outright at 7/2 gets our nod.


13th July 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

Manchester United

Manchester United v Crystal Palace Betting Preview

Can Crystal Palace see their name engraved on the famous old FA Cup trophy for the first time in their history? They have only been to the FA Cup final once before and that occasion they found themselves beaten in a replay by Manchester United. Louis van Gaal’s season could be rescued somewhat with a piece of silverware on the board. But the Red Devils, despite being favourites for the Wembley battle, could find themselves given a tough time of things by the battling Eagles on the Wembley pitch.

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Manchester United v Crystal Palace Betting Tips

So the Red Devils go into the Wembley final as favourites and they will be justifiably confident against a Crystal Palace side who haven’t won a lot of games since the turn of the new year. As for Manchester United, they have only suffered the two defeats in their last ten matches across all competitions and of those thirteen, eight have ended in United wins. Granted their form at home has been stronger than what it has out on the road. United have banked only the one clean sheet in their last five played in all competitions so they haven’t been at their best at the back. If you wanted to have a flutter on the both teams to score market for the FA Cup final then that will fetch you a price of 11/10 at online betting site Betfred. United won the most recent meeting between the club’s 2-0 at Old Trafford in the Premier League and that extended a good sequence of clean sheets against Palace. United have taken five clean sheets in their last six against Crystal Palace (one goal conceded in total) in all competitions. Manchester United instead to win to nil over 90 minutes is a price of  8/5.

It hasn’t been plain sailing for Manchester United in their FA Cup run this term at all really. They had to battle really hard to get past West Ham and in the semi final against Everton, they progressed in an evenly contested game thanks to some last minute wizardry from Anthony Martial. So they have had to work harder than expected to get to this stage. Going into the game they have the stronger option in the goalscorer markets though with Marcus Rashford and Martial both trading at 13/8 in the anytime goalscorer market with Wayne Rooney a 5/2 poke behind them to net. There have been the four previous matches in the FA Cup between Crystal Palace and Manchester United and the Red Devils hold an unbeaten W2 D2 record. Most people will remember that thrilling 1990 FA Cup Final 3-3 draw between the two. United won the replay 1-0. The last time that the Red Devils lifted the trophy aloft was in the 2003/04 season when they beat Millwall 3-0 at the Millennium Stadium.

Crystal Palace have never won the the FA Cup and they were stopped by Manchester United in their only previous appearance in the FA Cup Final, that 1990 epic. It has been a tough time for Palace since the new year started. Across all options they have won only the seven games and five of those were in the FA Cup. So that has clearly ended up being their priority at this stage after having gone on that long winless streak in the Premier League. There have been good returns from Palace in the FA Cup too having beaten four Premier League opponents in the form of Stoke, Spurs, Norwich and Watford on their way to the Final. Crystal Palace aren’t in top winning form as a whole, taking just two victories in their last seven matches in all competitions and who only have not kept a clean sheet in any of their last six played. They also haven’t fared too well in previous meetings with Manchester United, posting a W7 D10 L31 head to head record against the Red Devils. The last time they played United in a cup game, which was a League Cup tie in 2011, the Eagles took a win. However, that has been their only victory over their FA Cup final opponents in the last twenty meetings with them.

Manchester United v Crystal Palace Betting Odds

Manchester United 3/4, Draw 13/5, Crystal Palace 19/4

Manchester United v Crystal Palace Predictions

Crystal Palace have done a lot of good work in the FA Cup final this year, so can they cap it all off. It’s unlikely that they are going to go to Wembley and put in a soft performance, they will dig in and fight. They lack the scoring power perhaps to take the victory at the end of the day and with United running on good winning form lately, the Red Devils have it in them to win this to nil.

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18th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

Skybet

Online betting site Sky Bet have produced a boost for Tuesday night’s rearranged Manchester United v Bournemouth Premier League fixture. The first attempt on Sunday was called off because of a suspicious package, which turned out to be nothing more than a training device in the end. So all’s well and everything is set for the second attempt at getting the game done on Tuesday night.

Unfortunately for Manchester United, they can’t take fourth place away from their rivals Manchester City now as the Citizens got the point that they needed on Sunday. That means that Manchester United will bow out for the league season with nothing to play for, but they do still have the FA Cup final to look forward to next weekend against Crystal Palace. Young striker Marcus Rashford got a call up for England’s preliminary Euro 2016 squad by Roy Hodgson, but is is Anthony Martial that Sky Bet are focusing on for their Manchester United v Bournemouth price boost.

You can back Martial to score and Manchester United to win at a price of 2/1 now with Sky Bet. That is up from the industry average of 6/4 that can be taken on that double. The Red Devils have won all four of their previous home games in all competitions against Bournemouth, so have the track record and each of those wins were to nil as well. The Red Devils have taken a W6 D1 L0 record in their last seven Premier League games at Old Trafford as well and Martial has scored three goals in his last three top flight games.

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17th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Manchester United

Well the kick of on Sunday was abandoned at Old Trafford which means that Manchester United and Bournemouth have to reassemble at the Theatre of Dreams on Tuesday night. Fortunately for punters, that has given Paddy Power time to adjust their free in-play bet offer for Manchester United v Bournemouth betting. There’s always a silver lining.

Manchester United have conceded just the eight goals on home soil this season and have won six and gone unbeaten in their last seven league games at Old Trafford. It’s been a good return for them, but with rivals Manchester City taking a precious point at Swansea on the weekend which means that United won’t finish fourth now (unless they win 19-0), this delayed game has become a dead rubber.

Bournemouth have only lost just three of their last dozen games out on the road in the top flight, winning five of those, but they have lost two of their last three away from home. The Cherries have been to Old Trafford four times before in all competitions and they have lost all four of those visits and have failed to score a single goal as well. Not surprisingly, they are underdogs on Tuesday.

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17th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Manchester United

Manchester United v Bournemouth Betting Preview

It’s the final shot for Manchester United this season to end on a high. Their loss at West Ham in the week was a little damaging to their hopes of claiming top four above Manchester City. United have to win this now and hope that the Citizens lose at Swansea in their final game. Had United held on to their lead against West Ham, all they would had to have done is beat Bournemouth anyway to guarantee that top four finish. Now all they can do is hope that the Swans do them a favour. Oh yes, and beat Bournemouth themselves of course.

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Manchester United v Bournemouth Betting Tips

United need to put a win on the board to have any chance of claiming fourth place from Manchester City. The Citizens just need a point though in their game at Swansea. Even with what is at stake, it’s hard to see this Old Trafford affair being a great open thriller. United lost 3-2 at West Ham in the week, so had that extra game and they blew a 2-1 lead in that match as well. But their form at Old Trafford has been pretty superb (results, not performance) because the Red Devils have claimed 19 points from the last 21 available at Old Trafford in the Premier League. That has been built on a very mean defence which has shipped fewer home goals than any other side this season, just the eight of them. You can back the Manchester United v Bournemouth game to go under 2.5 goals for a price of 5/4. As a note, there have been just 32 goals in the Premier League at Old Trafford this season, which is fewer than on any other ground in the top flight this term.

The output of United going forward this season hasn’t been great. This will be their lowest tally of goals scored in a single Premier League season, as they go into their final game with just the 46 netted. That’s 13 goals shy of their previous lowest tally. Wayne Rooney has returned just the seven league goals this season and he needs three on the final day to avoid finishing a Premier League for the first season with United under double figures. Marcus Rashford is a 6/5 quote in the anytime goalscorer market with Anthony Martial at 11/10. United have also won just 18 games this season in the top flight and if they beat Bournemouth it will only equal their previous lowest tally. Going back to their great home defence, four of their last five wins at Old Trafford have been with a clean sheet and they can be backed at 5/4 to win to nil.

Bournemouth have been to Old Trafford just the four times before and they have come away from those visits with four defeats and with not having scored a single goal. So a tough game for them to finish off with. They have only managed the one win in their last seven Premier League games this season but they haven’t been all that bad out on the road. They have lost just three of their last twelve out on the road in the top flight, however, two of those have come in their last three away games. Overall, the Cherries have suffered four defeats in their last six league games and have scored exactly one goal in each of their last four games played. Tempted by a Both Teams To Score punt at 5/6 then? Unfortunately for the Cherries they just don’t have the form at Old Trafford and they have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last nine Premier League games as well.

Manchester United v Bournemouth Betting Odds

Man Utd 1/3, Draw 4/1, Bournemouth 8/1

Manchester United v Bournemouth Predictions

United should get the win that they need to at least put pressure on Man City for fourth. However, Bournemouth haven’t been terrible on the road and will make the Red Devils work for it. Not likely to be a high scoring game so look under 2.5 goals but for a win for Manchester United.

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13th May 2016 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting










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