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Louis Van Gaal (Holland)

Manchester United v West Ham Betting Preview

This may be a case of not getting sucked into a West Ham revival and full Manchester United demise. The Red Devils are trading as heavy odds-on favourites for the win in this one, as they will look for the sanctuary of Old Trafford again. Despite this being United’s worst start to a season since 1989/90, the Hammers have been annual strugglers at Old Trafford and may not be able to capitalise.

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Manchester United v West Ham Betting Tips

United have to react from that shock loss last week at Leicester don’t they? It wasn’t all bad for them because they did open up a 3-1 lead in the game and if that controversial penalty hadn’t been given away to pull Leicester back, would the story have ended up differently. The positive for United is that they have scored seven goals in their last two games and have the firepower to send this meeting with West Ham comfortably over 2.5 goals. The downside to United is that they are terribly top heavy and have so little substance at the back, that they are likely to give up goals. They have conceded eight already, which is their highest total since shipping 10 in their opening five in the 2001/02 season.

United’s only win of the season so far came at Old Trafford, when they brushed aside a limp QPR 4-0 and you are going to be eying up the usual suspects in the Anytime Goalscorer market, from Falcao and Robin Van Persie at 4/5, to Wayne Rooney out at even money. Manchester United have taken 31 points from their last 11 Premier League matches against West Ham, so again, clear ascendancy in the betting markets for them, and they don’t appear to be in any inherent danger of losing this one.  They have won the last seven home games in a row (in all competitions) against the Hammers, just to add extra weight to the Red Devils. Something has to go right for them soon.

West Ham showed all sorts of uncharacteristic positivity under Sam Allardyce in taking down Liverpool 3-1 at the Boleyn Ground last weekend. The Hammers played an up-tempo, passionate game and weren’t afraid to throw bodies forward. But from a betting perspective it is important to not get carried away from things like that, because the Hammers are heading out of town, they’ll play a bit more conservatively. They still haven’t posted a clean sheet for the season which is likely to put them in huge danger against the fire power that United can produce. The Hammer’s took a win at Crystal Palace and a draw at Hull in their two away games so far. Toughest road game so far by a mile.

Manchester United v West Ham Betting Odds

Man Utd 1/3, Draw 4/1, West Ham 7/1

Manchester United v West Ham Predictions

West Ham’s poor history at Old Trafford is likely to trip them up in this one. The Hammers were able to bully a very poor Liverpool back line last weekend, but they didn’t have to concern themselves with as much firepower coming against them as they will on Saturday. United have the players to put this one to bed, in a game which is likely to go over 2.5 goals.

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25th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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Leicester v Manchester United Betting Preview

The Foxes are next in the firing line of the new Manchester United attacking force. The Red Devils crushed a weak QPR at Old Trafford last weekend for their first win of the season. Louis van Gaal’s men will get a much tougher test at the King Power Stadium and they may not have everything their own way. The Foxes have already taken points off Everton and Arsenal.

The Red Devils are favourites for this one at ONnline Betting Site Paddy Power, who are running a Pick Your Own Money Back Special for the game. Choose from Juan Mata scoring anytime, Wayne Rooney scoring first, the match ending in a draw or a goal in the last five minutes, and if your trigger is activated, you will get lost stake refunds on the First/Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and scorecast markets.

Leicester v Manchester United Betting Tips

The Foxes may represent a bit of value perhaps to grind out a draw in this one. Impressive points against Everton and Arsenal have seen people take notice of the newly promoted side. There is a big difference in quality between them and QPR who United beat so easily last week. The only loss the Foxes have suffered this season has been against Chelsea, which is forgivable. The question really is whether or not Leicester have the punch up top to push on for wins against the big clubs. They don’t lack fight, they don’t lack organisation and spirit, but is that touch in the final third of the pitch there for them?

Leicester have scored just one goal in their last eight Premier League matches against United and lost the last nine in a row against them. Not a good record then and it makes it hard to back them for a win. They posted their first league win of the season over Stoke last weekend and that was at a side who had just beaten Man City. Given the attack that they are are going to facing on Sunday, their defence is going to have to work harder than ever to get any points on the board in this one.

So Manchester United are on a nine match Premier League winning streak against Leicester, and Wayne Rooney has scored in both of his Premier League appearance against the Foxes. Put him in the picture again alongside Angel Di Maria, Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao then you are spoiled for choice in the anytime goalscorer market. Let’s not forget that beating QPR heavily isn’t a sign that you are Premier League title candidate, but the Red Devils must have taken confidence from their first win of the season.

United have gone four away games in the top flight without a win now, the last time they went five was back in 2001. Already this season, United have used a league high 26 players, which proves that they are still trying to find their way. While they have huge quality going forward now, they do look pretty poor at the back. Another stat which may give Leicester hope is that United have won just four of their last 17 Premier League matches played on a Sunday.

Leicester v Manchester United Betting Odds

Manchester United 4/6, Draw 3/1, Leicester 4/1

Leicester v Manchester United Predictions

The Foxes have poor form against United, but they have fought for everything this season. They aren’t going to be walkovers like QPR were, that’s for sure. United are still to really be tested and their patience may come under scrutiny here. United are still good enough to back for the win, but don’t expect it to be a goal fest from them again.

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19th September 2014 / Lee - Category: Premier League Betting


The Red Devils finally got their season going with a 4-0 victory over QPR on the weekend, their first league victory under Louis van Gaal. New loanee Radamel Falcao made a cameo appearance off the bench, but didn’t score in the match. This weekend, Manchester United will go up another of this season’s newly promoted clubs in the shape of Leicester.

Online betting site Ladbrokes are offering up an early price of 11/1 that the Red Devils will post a win by four goals or more against the Foxes, to keep things happy at the Theatre of Dreams. Can the new, impressive attack deliver another rout? While QPR were such easy pickings for United, they will probably have a tougher time of things against the Foxes when they head off to the King Power stadium on Sunday.

Leicester have already played Everton, Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League and haven’t conceded more than two goals in a match. Indeed, Chelsea were the only side to beat them by more than one goal, so Louis van Gaal’s men will go up against a relatively sturdy Leicester defence. Naturally Nigel Pearson’s men are going to be underdogs for the match (21/4) with United as 4/6 odds on favourites with online betting site Ladbrokes, who offer up to a free £100 bet as a welcome bonus.

17th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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The Colombian hitman will get the chance to make his debut for Manchester United on the weekend, as the Red Devils host Harry Redknapp’s QPR at Old Trafford. Since the 2009/10 season, Falcao has netted a phenomenal 104 goals in 139 appearances in European club football (FC Porto, Atletico Madrid and Monaco combined).

United will be hoping that Falcao, despite not playing a full 90 minutes since mid-January because of a knee injury, carries on that form. Many people saw the high priced loan deal as a move of desperation by new United boss Louis van Gaal, as he it still waiting for his first league win of the season after a loss against Swansea and draws against Sunderland and Burnley.

While United clearly need improvements at the back and in midfield, the boss will be hoping that deficiencies there will be covered up by the extra attacking threat brought in. Falcao is trading as 3/1 in the First Goalscorer Market against QPR on Sunday, and is up as 4/6 favourite in the anytime goalscorer market at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

How much of an impact with the Colombian make in his Old Trafford debut?

Place a bet on the first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast market for Manchester United v QPR betting, and if Falcao scores at anytime, you will get lost stakes on those markets refunded. This is part of online betting site Paddy Power’s pick your own money back special. The alternatives to selecting Falcao scoring anytime as your trigger, is the game ending in a draw, a goal in the last five minutes or Wayne Rooney scoring first.

12th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Free Bets & Promotions

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

Are Chelsea lining up Cristiano Ronaldo swoop? The rumour has been floating around this week, with Manchester United reportedly also being prepared to offer their former player £300,000 a week to come back to Old Trafford.

Talks of Ronaldo being unhappy in Madrid are the fuel on this fire, reportedly unhappy about the sales of Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria during the summer. Real Madrid are expected to come out and quash all hopes of either Premier League getting their hands on him though. Chelsea allegedly have £60 million set aside somewhere to make a move for Ronaldo when they January transfer window opens.

How much legs is this rumour likely to have? Not a lot. Bookmakers haven’t batted an eyelid really, with online betting site Ladbrokes leaving Chelsea as 8/1 shots to land a Ronaldo coup. That is the price on Ronaldo starting next season with the Blues.

That is the same price as the Portuguese star heading back to Old Trafford, while he can be backed to make a move to Paris St Germain at the start of next season for a mightily long 16/1 shot. The mere speculations about Ronaldo is probably him fishing for a pay rise at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo is holding steady at 1/5 with Ladbrokes that he’ll still be a Real Madrid player come the start of the 2015/16 season.


12th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football News

Rooney-Van Persie (Manchester United)

Manchester United v QPR Betting Preview

Is this the game where things are all going to change for Manchester United. Punters thought that last time out, but the Red Devils stumbled to a draw against Burnley. But having been boosted by the arrival of Radamel Falcao, bookmakers have drawn United into heavy favourites for this one, as much as 2/7 at Paddy Power.

This one is going live on TV, so online bookmaker Paddy Power have a big special running for it, covering the game with their pick your own money back special. Choose from either Falcao scoring anytime, Rooney scoring first, a drawn match or a goal in the last five minutes, and if your selected refund trigger is activated, you will get lost stake refunds on the first/last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast markets.

Manchester United v QPR Betting Tips

So Louis van Gaal is still searching for his first league win with United and it will probably happen here. Forget what has gone before this season and look at the facts. They have won 10 and lost none of their 12 previous Premier League matches against QPR. They have won their last four league matches on the bounce against the Londoners. This has been United’s worst start to a season since 2007/08 (on that occasion taking two points from three games) but they bounced back to win both the Premier League and the Champions League.

So all eyes will be on Radamel Falcao in this one, who has a fantastic scoring record of 104 goals in 139 league appearances in Europe since 2009/10. With Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney, United shouldn’t be struggling for goals. Still, Falcao is 4/6 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Rooney and RVP around even money. United have kept a clean sheet in four of the last five meetings against QPR in all competitions and the Red Devils can be backed at a price of 10/11 at Paddy Power for another one in this latest meeting. This surely isn’t going to go wrong for them is it?

QPR start the match a point ahead of United in the league standings, having won one and lost two of their three openers. The first points of the season came last time out, taking a 1-0 win at home against Sunderland. That strike by Charlie Austin for the R’s is their only goal of the season so far (in all competitions). In their only other away game of the season, QPR were trounced 4-0 at White Hart Lane by Tottenham.  Surprisingly though they have had just two fewer shots than Chelsea have this season, but have scored ten fewer goals than the Blues. Nothing to back in the R’s for this one, as they have won just one of 21 previous away league games against United (D3 L17).

Manchester United v QPR Betting Odds

Manchester United 2/7, Draw 9/2, QPR 10/1

Manchester United v QPR Predictions

Louis van Gaal will have massive, massive questions to answer if United somehow lose this one. There’s going to be no excuse after dipping so heavily into the coffers to boost their squad. It should come together here for three points, giving QPR’s lack of scoring, back United to win to nil.

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11th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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It was the biggest and boldest move of not only the transfer deadline, but of the entire summer. In an act of desperation, Manchester United turned to Radamel Falcao to try and lift their ailing spirits and fortunes. The fee of £6 million for the Monaco man for a one season loan deal, screams of United having fallen on hard times and also of desperation to try and buy their way out of the doldrums which they are facing again this season. It all started with the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson, and the famous club have yet to pull themselves back together from that divorce.

Don’t bank on Falcao for instant Red Devils return

Last season United could only manage a seventh place finish in the Premier League, meaning no European football this season, partly to the failed David Moyes experiment and squad low in quality. They have made big moves during the summer to try and boost their fortunes, notably bringing in the striking power of Radamel Falcao from Monaco. But what is the likelihood that the Colombian striker would be sticking around at Old Trafford at the end of the season, if he can’t fire the Red Devils into European action again? Is he nothing more than a temporary fix?

Falcao is 1/2 shot to sign permanently with United at the end of his loan, but that would cost the Red Devils well over £40 million to secure the deal. Considering that Falcao who would heading towards the age of 30 by that time, it does appear to be a lot of money for a player about to turn thirty and there is probably much more shrewd business out there that United could do with that £40 million.

Whatever the reason for signing Falcao on loan, be it out of desperation or to simply appease fans and convince them again that they are actually ambitious, Manchester United have captured a proven goalscorer. But is that going to make a tremendous difference to their fortunes considering that they have already two world class strikers in their ranks. But it could be a disruptive move for United, because boss Louis van Gaal has to try and juggle Falcao, Robin van Persie and Wayne Rooney up front. United now have a spattering of quality players like Angel Di Mara, Marcos Rojo, Rooney and RVP, but is there strength to back it up in the rest of what is a pretty average looking squad?

Just how much can Falcao produce for United?

He hasn’t played ninety minutes since back in mid January, when he picked up the knee injury which kept him out of the 2014 World Cup. This is a Hail Mary gamble by the Red Devils. A pricey one at that. Online betting site Bet365 have set Falcao’s goal line at 13.5, backable at a price of 5/6 to go over or under the mark.

The Colombian is likely to make his debut for Manchester United against QPR next weekend, and Falcao is a 4/6 shot to score in the game and he is also priced up at 4/6 to score a Premier League hattrick sometime during the season, and is priced at 8/11 to outscore new teammate Wayne Rooney in the Premier League.

Falcao gamble still leaves United at even money for return to Champions League

A gamble it may have been from Louis van Gaal after such a poor start to the league season with United losing at home against Swansea and being held to draws by Sunderland the newly promoted Burnley. United are now 14/1 shot to win the Premier League this season and even money to finish in the top four.

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7th September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Football Betting

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Manchester United responded to all the pressure that they have put on themselves with early season poor form. Boss Louis van Gaal went big on deadline day to appease fans and the United board by capturing Radamel Falcao on loan for the season. The club will have an option to buy the Colombian at the end of the loan.

It could be a bit of a risky move for United, as Falcao has been injured since January, an injury which saw him miss the World Cup. He hasn’t played ninety minutes since the middle of January when he picked up his terrible knee injury. However, he has still managed to net a couple of goals in three games for Monaco at the start of this season.

The reaction to the Falcao move saw Ladbrokes move United in from a best price of 20/1 down to 16/1 to get their hands on the Premier League title. Still long shots, as the newly assembled stars at Old Trafford, including Angel di Maria and Danny Blind have to prove that they are playing for a club that they can make great again.

28 year old Falcao should add speed and prowess to the United attack, and he has been priced up as a 16/1 shot to win the Premier League Golden Boot. Ladbrokes have quoted Falcao at 6/4 to be United’s top league goalscorer this season, and 8/11 to score more than Wayne Rooney over the course of the season.

Online betting site Bet365 have offered up a  price of 5/6 that he goes over 13.5 goals, suggesting that the Colombian is going to need time to fit in. He may well do, given that United have out and an out striker options in Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie already. Falcao is likely to make his debut on September 14th when United host QPR, looking for their first league win of the season.

United are 2-7 from 3-10 with Bet365 to beat the Hoops and are 10-11 from 11-10 with Paddy Power for a top-four finish.

2nd September 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Premier League Betting

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The league season didn’t get off to a bang for the Red Devils, losing at home for the first time ever in the league against Swansea, and then only managing a draw at Sunderland. But the biggest shock of the early season was to come in a midweek trip to the MK Dons in the League Cup, with Manchester United falling apart and being brushed aside by the League One side in a 4-0 defeat.

Online betting site William Hill decided to ease the Red Devils out to 14/1 in the Premier LEague title race following the humiliation last Tuesday. The Reds are now also odds-against at a price of 11/10 to finish in the top four this season, despite picking up the big signing of Angel Di Maria. A disappoitning draw way at Burnley on Saturday has pretty much confirmed that as an accurate price.

With United losing at home against Swansea and drawing against Sunderland and Burnley in their opening three Premier League matches, new boss Louis Van Gaal is a 4/7 shot to be out of a job before his three year contract is completed at Old Trafford. He is 10/1 to go before the end of the season, just as David Moyes did last term in his first season with the club.

Manchester United are 4/1 to not even finish in the top six this season, missing out on European qualification again.

30th August 2014 / Lee A Jackson - Category: Bookmaker News

Premier League Betting

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

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