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Chelsea v Man Utd FA Cup Final 2018 betting options at Bet365 – 19th May 2018

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It will be Jose Mourinho v Antonio Conte one more time this season as Chelsea take on Manchester United in the FA Cup final on Saturday. The action from Wembley kicks off at 5:15 p.m. and for both clubs, this will be their last chance at landing some silverware for the season. Manchester United finished second in the Premier League while Chelsea could only manage a fifth-place finish. With failed Champions League and EFL cup campaigns for both, this is their only chance to put a bit of shine and polish on the season. It is Manchester United who go into the final as the narrow 9/5 odds favourite with bet365* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on June 17th, 2018). That leaves Chelsea as the 19/10 underdogs so it is expected by the bookmaker to be a pretty tight duel between them. This is a repeat of the first ever FA Cup Final to be held at the new Wembley Stadium, which was back in 2007 with Chelsea taking a 1-0 victory after extra time. The Blues had a disappointing season in their title defence in the English top flight this term. In their final two games of the season they could only manage 1-1 home draw against Huddersfield before being convincingly beaten by Newcastle 3-0 on the final day of the season. Manchester United meanwhile have lost just one of their last 14 games in all competitions, winning 10 of those so they are in good form even though they have been heavily criticised for failing to produce dynamic entertaining performances. During the course of the Premier League season the two clubs traded home wins.

Popular FA Cup Final Betting Markets

Both of those wins were by a one goal margin and on offer in the bet365 winning margin market, there is a 3/1 odds price on Manchester United with Chelsea at 10/3 odds* (betting odds taken at 11:01 p.m. on June 17th, 2018) to do it by that one goal margin. Incidentally, Chelsea's last four FA Cup Final successes have been by one goal margin in the end. There are plenty of exciting FA Cup final betting markets open at bet365 from the standard fare of betting on the match outright and the popular goalscorer markets, to alternative options like scorecasts and Asian handicap betting. Because this is expected to be a tight game between the two sides another good FA Cup final betting market at bet365 to consider is the Method of Victory. In there you can choose the outcome of the game by winning method for either team be it in 90 mins, extra time or penalties. Will this be Antonio Conte’s last game in charge of Chelsea? Either way, can he sign off on the season on a positive note? The Blues have been struggling clinical finishing and defensive stability all season, but can they pull it all together once again at Wembley and make up for last season’s defeat in the showcase match to Arsenal? On the other side of things, former Chelsea boss Mourinho would love nothing more than to get one over his Italian counterpart. While Manchester United have not been playing with style swagger they have been efficiently churning out results and certainly look the more consistent of the two sides.

In-Play FA Cup Final Betting

Bookmaker bet365 have a tremendous variety of FA Cup final betting markets available to customers both pre-match and in play. Enjoying in-play betting on the big match from Wembley will open up a host of new options for you to enjoy as the action is ongoing. Bet365 generally offer above 70 in-play markets on a big game like this. Markets like next goal scored, the next goal scorer and final score can all be enjoyed. Plus you will also get the added benefits of cash out and partial cash out options which allow you full control of your live in-play betting selections.
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Premier League Ante Post 2018/19 Winner Odds

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Are you having your Premier League withdrawal symptoms yet? The 2017/18 season is done and dusted and now it will be around three months before being able to enjoy action once again. At least this summer there is the World Cup to bring some excitement to the table while we wait for the return of the English top flight. The odds on the new Premier league season are on offer so even though there is no action for a while, that doesn’t stop you in your teeth into some ante-post Premier league 2018/19 betting. Manchester City ran away with the league title in 2017/2018 season so will Pep Guardiola’s men be just as powerful in their title defence next term? No doubt that they will be dipping into the transfer market during the summer to bolster their squad even further, primarily with the desire to get their hands on the Champions League title.

Premier League Winner 2018/19 Odds*

Man City 4/6, Liverpool 5/1, Man Utd 6/1, Chelsea 12/1, Tottenham 12/1, Arsenal 25/1, Bar 200/1* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) Manchester City are 8/11 odds on favourites* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the Premier League next season but title defences can be tough to pull off. No doubt opposing managers over the summer will be looking and studying the games where teams had success against City  during the season. In the second half of the season Crystal Palace, Burnley and Huddersfield all took draws against the Citizens. Manchester United and Liverpool were the only two sides to take a win against champions. So what does it take to challenge Manchester city? Well, a committed game plan of not being afraid to press them a little higher pitch. They have to be challenged. Liverpool and Manchester United were able to get at them work through sheer attacking bravery so that is something that other teams will have to figure out how to do a little bit better against the Citizens of next season. Of course still, it’s easier said than done when you are facing such immense side who can tear you apart in the blink of an eye. So if City were to have a wobble next season, maybe getting distracted by Champions League and FA Cup and League Cup campaigns, who is the most likely to capitalise and push towards the top spot? The bookmakers think Liverpool who are 5/1 second favourite is to win the league title next year. Liverpool look as if they need to make a couple of really big signings over the summer notably to try and improve their depth. A goalkeeper upgrade, a creative player in the middle of the park and an upgrade over Sadio Mane would probably push Liverpool to the next level. So it could be a big summer for them if they get things right in the transfer market and going based of what happened in the 2017/18 season they look of closest challengers to City. However the real appeal is in Manchester United at 11/2 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). No, they weren’t pretty to watch during the 2017/18 season but if they can get off to a strong confidence start they will only grow from there. It’s hard to see them making major upgrades in the summer although they can use definite improvement in the centre-half department, back up for Lukaku and the genuine creative force in the middle of the park. The Red Devils won six of their 10 games against the other top-six finishes this season and generally, they did try to produce a little more positivity in those big challenges. If it were not for the exceptional season that Manchester City produced, United would have been pretty close to getting their hands on the league title and will tweak here and there. Jose Mourinho should be more than able to get them to a place where they can close the gap on their city rivals.

Rest of the Big Six may struggle

As for the rest of the big six, this is will be a difficult period of transition for Arsenal having lost Arsene Wenger and is hard to judge what they will be doing in the summer and even what kind of shape their team is going to be taking next season. Chelsea may have a new manager in charge next season too because Antonio Conte’s position does not look all that safe at Stamford Bridge and they need some heavy investment in the transfer market. But with no Champions League football next season will they be able to pull the big names that they need? Chelsea are 12 to 1 odds* (betting odds taken at 9:37 p.m. on May 15th, 2018) to win the league next season which is the same price as you can take on Tottenham at the moment. Spurs once again produced plenty of flair and plenty of quality can’t yet still they can’t seem to get their act together when it comes to winning the Premier League. Their chances over the last few seasons really have been missed opportunities, huge missed opportunities for them and it's only getting harder and harder for them to win the league. Period it will be even tougher if they sell Harry Keane in the summer.

Prediction

Obviously, Manchester City with their deep pockets are going to be the ones to beat next season. There are already rumours about them upgrading next season in terms of adding more strike power and an extra centre-half. We do see though Manchester United being the ones really to mount a big enough consistent challenge to the Citizens next season. While Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool has a great chance of boosting his squad boosting Liverpool’s fortunes next season, the sheer consistency is more likely to come from the pragmatic approach of Jose Mourinho's troops. Back them for another top-two finish.
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Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 19th May 2018

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Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup, 19th May 5.15pm Will it be Chelsea or Manchester United getting their hands on a piece of silverware this season in the FA Cup final at Wembley on the weekend? There has been no love lost between the two managers this season and there is plenty of speculation as to whether or not this will be Antonio Conte’s last game in charge of the Blues. Manchester United did pretty well against the other top six rivals in the Premier League this season, so can they take down the disjointed Chelsea to finish the season on a high?

Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Odds*

Manchester United 8/5, Chelsea 19/20, Draw 11/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018)

Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Betting Tips

Chelsea looked as if they had played their way into a serious challenge for a top four finish in the Premier League this season. However, after their four-match winning streak, it all fell apart for them in their last two games. A home draw against Huddersfield was followed up by their worst performance of the season in suffering a three-nil loss at Newcastle on the final day of the season. Chelsea have just looked off-colour for pretty much the entirety of the season only producing in small patches here and there. It is glaringly obvious that they are missing a big goal scoring threat up front, but they haven’t been very convincing in defence either. Will their current lack of punch going forward hinder their chances of trying to break down Manchester United’s defence? Manchester United generally play a bit conservative and so will Chelsea find the space to open them up? Under 2.5 goals at bet365 is at 8/15 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on May 15th, 2018). Chelsea certainly did not look confident in their own ability at Newcastle on the weekend. Defensively they have just looked an absolute shambles at times this season a far cry from their powerful season last term. However, they do have three clean sheets in their last five games but in their final five games of the season, they only managed to score more than one goal in a game on one occasion. In the bet365 correct score market, the shortest priced option available is the 1-1 draw at 5 to 1 odds but a Manchester United 1-0 option is at 11 to 2 and pretty appealing for this FA Cup Final. Chelsea were very nearly knocked out in the third round of the FA Cup as they needed a penalty shoot-out at home against Championship Norwich to make it through. They did then have easy home wins over Newcastle and then Hull and in the quarter-finals, they needed extra time to move past Leicester at the King Power Stadium. Chelsea took a 2-0 win at Wembley over Southampton in the semi finals but didn’t have things all their own way in that game. With a second-place finish in the Premier League and a place in the FA Cup final, it has been a pretty decent season from Manchester United even though their performances have been less than spectacular. But they can finish with a bang here and they are in decent form having lost only one of the last 14 matches across all competitions. The Red Devils won 10 of those games so their form is strong. They did have to get through the end of the season without their top goalscorer, Romelu Lukaku but the Red Devils are hoping that he will be fit to start at Wembley. Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea won the Golden Gloves in the Premier League this season setting a new record for clean sheets. He really is a match winner and a game changer for United and really holds up what is a pretty average looking defence in front of him. Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is 3/1 odds. Manchester United have not really been troubled in the FA Cup this season as they started out with a comfortable home victory over Championship side Derby. They then went out on the road to bank wins at Yeovil and then Huddersfield before beating Brighton back at Old Trafford in the quarter finals. United did not ship a single goal on their way to reaching the semi-finals. They had to go up against Spurs in the semi finals and United were underdogs for that game with Spurs in form and having played all of their home games at Wembley this season. But it was United who did come out on top, doing a great job of keeping Spurs quiet and they took a 2-1 victory for themselves. That continued the streak of the Red Devils scoring at least two goals in each and every one of their FA Cup matches this season. Even though they have been heavily criticised this season they do seem to be organised they generally stick to a conservative game plan as is generally the way with Jose Mourinho. It is the result that matters the most not the performance.

Chelsea v Manchester United head to head

From the two Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Manchester United this season they both took a home victory and both of those victories were by a one goal margin only. They were paired up in the FA Cup last season with Chelsea taking a home win over the Red Devils. Chelsea have won three of the last five meetings with Manchester United in all competitions and each of those victories they won with a clean sheet as well. From the previous fourteen FA Cup matches that these two have contested it is Manchester United who are 8-4 ahead with the two drawn matches.  

Who will win - Chelsea v Manchester United FA Cup Predictions

Chelsea looked really short on confidence and quality in their defeat at Newcastle on the weekend. They can’t seem to get much going inside the opposition penalty box and Manchester United should be able to hold them at bay. The Red Devils are the stronger and more organised of the two sides and can take the victory to nil.
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Manchester United v Watford Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th May 2018

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Manchester United v Watford Betting Tips - Premier League 13th May 3.00pm The Red Devils have locked down second place so they have nothing left at stake in this one. So it will be just about trying to perhaps put in a positive performance to appease the fans who haven’t seen a lot of inspiring stuff this term. Watford haven’t been solid at the back for a long time now and may not enjoy their afternoon out on Sunday.

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United collected a point in a stalemate at West Ham in midweek. It wasn’t a good game at all. United are W14 D2 L2 back at Old Trafford this season and they have good form there having won six of their last seven home fixtures in the Premier League. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-0 option is at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Red Devils missed Romelu Lukaku and Marcus Rashford against West Ham and that clearly took a toll on them as they really did not create anything in and behind the Hammers’ defence. Will they be able to create without Lukaku though who has scored ten of his sixteen league goals this season at home? United have averaged two goals per home game this season while they have earned a clean sheet in 61% of their home fixtures. Overall for the season they have the second-best defensive record in the top flight and they secured a second place finish with the point against West Ham.

Watford News and Form

Watford were running on an eight-match winless streak of form (D2 L6) before they took a win over Newcastle last weekend. That was one of their better performances as well, but by the other token, Newcastle were really poor especially in the first half. But that was action at Vicarage Road and Watford have been poor on the road. The Hornets are on a five-match losing streak on their travels and are winless in eleven. They have not hit the back of the net in any of their last seven away games either so Manchester United to win to nil at bet365 is at 11/10 odds* (betting odds taken on May 9th, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.). The Hornets have averaged under a goal per game this season and it is hard to picture them putting it all behind them and running out winners at Old Trafford on the weekend. Of the goals that Watford have shipped on the road, 62% of them have been after the half time break in games. Only two sides have conceded more goals than Watford have done this season and that will leave them in jeopardy for this one.

Manchester United v Watford Head to Head

Manchester United were 4-2 winners at Vicarage Road back when the two met for the first time this season making it back to back league wins over them. United have won all four of their previous Premier League home games against Watford and the last three have been to nil. Home and away United have won four of their last five league games against Watford.

Manchester United v Watford Betting Odds*

Manchester United 2/11, Draw 6/1, Watford 12/1* (Betting Odds taken at 10:55 p.m. on May 9th, 2018)

Manchester United v Watford Predictions

Manchester United to win: There are clear problems in the Watford set up at the moment and they may have a tough time getting into this. Back the Red Devils to get themselves a comfortable win and probably to nil as well.
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West Ham v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 10th May 2018

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West Ham v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League 10th May 7.45pm West Ham go into this midweek home game five points clear of the drop zone having beaten Leicester at the King Power on the weekend. That should just be enough to get themselves to safety at the end of the season. Manchester United had a bad day at the office on Friday night as they lost at Brighton, so will be looking to bounce back from that as they look for a point to guarantee second place.

West Ham News and Form

The Hammers got themselves a good 2-0 win at Leicester on the weekend and that was enough to secure a place in next season's’ top flight. So the pressure is off of their shoulders now and it was an important win because it snapped a run of four games without a win for them (D2 L2). West Ham’s last two games of the season are both on soil and their record there this season is W6 D5 L6 for the season. The Irons have lost just two of their last eight on home soil in the top flight (W3 D3) so they haven’t done all that bad there at all really. However, at home this season they have lost their other three matches against the current top four and the Irons conceded heavily in each of those. But they did also score in each of those defeats so both teams to score at bet365 is at 3/4 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). They can just try and enjoy themselves here and boss David Moyes would probably like to get one over his former club.

Manchester United News and Form

Manchester United suffered a surprise loss at Brighton last time out but still look well set for a second place finish. The Red Devils are W7 L2 in their last nine league games and they have scored at least two goals in each of those wins. In the bet365 correct score market a Manchester United 2-1 win is at 8/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 3:17 a.m. on May 7th, 2018). Manchester United are W10 D3 L5 for the season but their returns have been a little mixed lately away from Old Trafford going W3 L3. In each win in that sequence though they did score at least two goals. So it is worth having a look over 2.5 goals to crop up in the game as well. Manchester United have won just three of six away games at the current bottom seven in the league, which makes for surprising reading as you would expect them to go and dominate teams at the bottom of the table. Four of Manchester United’s six defeats this season in the top flight have been by a 1-0 scoreline and five of them have been by a one-goal margin. The Red Devils have averaged 1.7 goals per away game but may not be at full strength for this one up front.

West Ham v Manchester United Head to Head

Manchester United were easy 4-0 home winners over West Ham earlier in the season. They are now unbeaten in three against them in the Premier League (W2 D1). Manchester United boast a powerful W7 D4 L1 record in their last twelve games against the Irons in all competitions, but they are only W1 D1 L1 in their last away games against the Hammers. Both teams have scored in five of the last seven meetings but it hasn’t happened in the last two.

West Ham v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Manchester United 8/11, Draw 11/4, West Ham 7/2* (Betting Odds taken at 00:06 a.m. on May 6th, 2018)   

West Ham v Manchester United Predictions

Draw: The Hammers put in a good shift at Leicester On the weekend and should be confident after that. This isn’t the easiest game, but Manchester United, who may not be at full strength again, may not fully be up for the fight.
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Brighton v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 4th May 2018

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Brighton v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League 4th May 8.00pm This is a tough game for Brighton who could get themselves safe with a win in this one. They have a five-point buffer between themselves and the drop zone going into this Friday night action so aren’t quite over the line yet. Manchester United beat Arsenal in a strangely subdued match at Old Trafford on Sunday which just further strengthened their grip on second place in the table.

Brighton News and Form

Brighton still have some work to do to get themselves safe and the huge worry over their shoulders is over how tough of a finish they have. After playing host to Manchester United on Friday in what is their final home game of the season, the Seagulls then go to Man City and then Liverpool. There may not be too many points on offer for them in all that. However, they have landed back to back home draws, one of them a superb point against Spurs recently. In the bet365 correct score market, the 1-1 draw in this one is at 13/2 odds while the Manchester United 1-0 is the shortest-priced option at 13/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018). Brighton have posted a W6 D8 L4 record at home this season so they can be proud of their efforts. They have gone W3 D2 L1 in their last six at the Amex as well. They are likely going to need this to be a low scoring game to get something out of it, so under 2.5 goals should make for a decent proposition. Brighton have been level at half time in eleven of their eighteen home fixtures (eight of those 0-0 score lines) so that could be another option. They have scored 65% of their home goals in the second half of home fixtures.

Manchester United News and Form

Marouane Fellaini popped up with a late winner for Manchester United at home against Arsenal on the weekend and that leaves them in command of second place in the table. United are five points clear of third-placed Liverpool in the table and having played a game less than the Reds. So they are well set to finish as runner up in the final standings. Manchester United have won seven of their last eight league outings now and they have won their last three in a row away from Old Trafford. The Red Devils have scored at least two goals in each of their last three away wins as well, so they are carrying good form. Strangely for them though is that they have managed to pick up just the one clean sheet in their last five away games but they will probably be fancied to get one here. United’s away record for the season is W10 D3 L4 and they have averaged 1.76 goals per road game. There hasn't been a draw in any of United’s last seven road games and half of their away wins have been by a one-goal margin only. Manchester United to win by a one-goal margin at bet365 is at 5/2 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018) and while a win does land them second place in the table, they are just coasting at this point.

Brighton v Manchester United Head to Head

All of the head to head form is with Manchester United without too much question really. They were 1-0 winners at home in the league over Brighton earlier this season and then in mid-March beat them again at Old Trafford in the FA Cup with a 2-0 success. Manchester United are on a four-match winning streak against Brighton (although this season’s meetings were the first since the 1992/93 season) and all clean sheet wins. The overall head to head between them is 12-1 in United’s favour with five draws.

Brighton v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 8/13, Draw 11/4, Brighton 9/2* (Betting Odds taken at 4:51 a.m. on April 30th, 2018)

Brighton v Manchester United Predictions

Manchester United to win: It is all about toughing it out for Brighton now until the end of the season. A point would be precious but Manchester United seem to find ways to win games without really ever finding a top gear. Away win maybe only by a one goal margin.
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Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions & Betting Odds – 29th April 2018

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Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Tips - Premier League 29th April 4.30pm Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal at the end of the season and then and he’d probably love to go out with a bang by taking a win at Old Trafford against his old foe Jose Mourinho. However, Arsenal’s away form is pretty shoddy this season. Manchester United are well on course for a second place finish this season and with an FA Cup final to come too, it’s been a decent return from them on the domestic front.

Manchester United News and Form

After their FA Cup success against Tottenham on the weekend, Manchester United get back to Premier League business on Sunday in facing up to Arsenal. The Red Devils have produced a good W13 D2 L2 record at home this season in the top flight. Their recent shock home defeat against West Brom snapped a five-match home winning streak that they were running along on. That was such an odd result for United but they have recovered well since then in league and cup. They should be able to lock in second place in the league from here and three points would push them a little closer to that.

Manchester United v Arsenal 2018 Infographic

United have averaged over two goals per home game this term and their defence has been rock solid, only having conceded eight times at Old Trafford. You would have to consider Arsenal’s poor form on the road too and Manchester United to win to nil is at 6/4 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) looks a decent proposition. Man Utd have conceded just three second-half goals at home this season, taking a clean sheet in 65% of fixtures at Old Trafford. Romelu Lukaku is the 10/3 first goalscorer favourite* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.) and of course this will pit former Arsenal man Alexis Sanchez against his former club.

Arsenal News and Form

Arsenal have produced some poor form this season on the road in the Premier League. They have gone W3 D4 L9 only on their travels and they have lost their last five on the road. It’s not been anywhere near good enough by their standards, and overall they are winless in their last six away from the Emirates. In their four matches against current top five sides away from home this season, Arsenal are D1 L3. The Gunners have been drawing at half time in ten of their away games and a half-time draw at bet365 may appeal. That’s not a bad shout considering that Manchester United tend to look a bit conservative in the first half of games. There has been no clean sheet for Arsenal in any of their last seven away games and they have conceded an average of 1.6 goals per away game in total. 65% of the goals that Arsenal have produced away from home this season have been in the second half of matches. 65% of their away goals conceded have been after the break as well. In the bet365 correct score market a Man Utd 2-0 and a 1-0 are both at 7/1 odds* (betting odds taken on April 24th, 2018 at 1:56 a.m.). After a difficult season, Alexandre Lacazaette has scored in three of Arsenal’s last four games.

Manchester United v Arsenal Head to Head

Manchester United produced a great 3-1 away win at Arsenal when the two met back in December. Things though are even between the two clubs in their last five league meetings with two wins each and a draw. United are on a long stretch of 10 unbeaten home league games against the Gunners. Two of the last three at Old Trafford have ended in a 1-1 draw. Only one of the last four league games between the two clubs at Old Trafford have gone over 2.5 goals.

Manchester United v Arsenal Betting Odds*

Man Utd 4/9, Draw 10/3, Arsenal 13/2* (Betting Odds taken at 6:58 p.m. on April 23rd, 2018)

Manchester United v Arsenal Predictions

Manchester United to win: Given the poor away form that Arsenal have produced this season this should end up being a home win for the Red Devils. They have been solid at home in the top flight all season and this fixture shouldn’t trip them up. Arsenal’s defence will give them chances.
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Pogba? Bale? Kane? Top Transfer Betting Odds Options

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The end of the 2017/18 season isn’t even here and there has been much speculation flying around already about who could be moving club in the summer. Are Manchester United going to have a clear out and move on record signing Paul Pogba? Will Real Madrid be shuffling their pack? Will Tottenham be able to hold on to Harry Kane? Paul Pogba There have been rumours that United are ready to let Pogba go in the summer. After a disappointing season for the Red Devils, (not all the player’s fault, but he hasn’t been used to the best of his abilities), Pogba’s move back to Old Trafford hasn’t been a fruitful one. It is going to be a matter really of who could afford him after costing United the best part of £100 million. The most likely destination for the midfield dynamo is PSG who can splash the cash and give the Frenchman a base on home soil. They would see him as a big component for an assault on the Champions League next season. But still, that's a big old 6/1 price* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) to happen. Gareth Bale The Welshman does look to have run his course at Real Madrid. Even when he has been fit he hasn’t exactly been in full favour of head coach Zinedine Zidane. So the likelihood is that the Spaniards will be happy enough to sell him on during the summer. Bale is 4/1 at BetVictor to make a move* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) back to Tottenham, but the stronger likelihood is that Manchester United would go out and break the bank to snap him up and they are 2/1 favourites* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) to make it happen. Jack Butland The Stoke shot-stopper probably wouldn’t be happy about knocking around in the Championship next year. His England career demands that he is playing at the top level and there is going to be plenty of options for him as well. Liverpool head and shoulders looks the strongest destination for him as the Reds aren’t strong in that department. That could be a risky move for Butland though, trying to backup a Liverpool defence which is left exposed often because of the way they play, but it guarantees Champions League football. Liverpool are 7/2 at BetVictor to be his next club* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.). Arsenal probably wouldn’t be too appealing of an option in comparison, while Manchester United have no need for him. Chelsea may be an outside option to replace Thibaut Courtois who hasn’t looked particularly happy this season and who is 2/1 to be at Real Madrid next season* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.). Fernando Torres The Atletico Madrid forward isn’t going to be with the Spanish outfit next season and it’s more than likely that he would be heading off abroad something either in China or the MLS. Nando would draw a lot of attention from a base in the USA and there is a 4/1 price* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) on that to be his move. However, at just a couple of marks longer at 6/1 odds with BetVictor* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.), how about him reuniting with Rafa Benitez, who he excelled under at Liverpool, by switching back to the Premier League with Newcastle? Luke Shaw He’s got to leave Old Trafford surely. The problem for buyers though is whether or not he is damaged goods, because those rumours about him being lazy don't seem to go away. It’s hard to see that any of the other top six in the league would take a gamble on him, so it’s likely that Shaw would end up somewhere at a mid-table club. Someone like Everton who are 4/1 joint-favourites* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) alongside Spurs to get him. Karim Benzema If Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid, would they also let go of Karim Benzema? He has been a staple of their attacking unit for several years now but for such a big club packed full of stars around him, he hasn’t really got that high of a goal percentage. There surely does have to be better options out there to explore, especially with Real Madrid looking to get back at Barcelona next season. It’s hard to see who would take a chance on Benzema, but you can’t help think that Arsenal would be interested in signing him if he were to end up in the Premier League. Eden Hazard Hasn’t been at his brilliant best this season for the Blues and he is carrying the air of a man who is ready for a fresh challenge. There really is only one out for him realistically and that would be to Real Madrid. The sale of Bale could well facilitate them to go after Hazard and the Blues would probably take it to try and use the cash, in turn, to rejuvenate their squad a little bit after a disappointing Premier League campaign. He's unlikely to go anywhere else. Harry Kane Could Hazard be teaming up with Harry Kane at the Bernabeu next season? If the England man were to leave Spurs in the summer it wouldn't be to another Premier League club obviously. He is much in the same boat as Hazard that moves up for him are going to be limited to pretty much PSG or Real Madrid. He doesn’t really fit anywhere else and Real Madrid are the 3/1 favourites at BetVictor* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) to be Kane’s club after the summer transfer window. Usain Bolt Wait what? Yes, the Olympic champion has been putting in some heavy training with Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund. The Jamaican sprint legend has made no secret about his desires to play football professionally and he is 13/8 at Betvictor* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) to sign for any German club (which makes sense as that’s where he based his training). The nature of modern football though has a 7/2 on it being an MLS club and 9/2 on it being a Chinese club that he signs for before the summer transfer window closes. Betfair have him at 6/4* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.) to sign with Borussia Dortmund as his next permanent club, while Scottish outfit Rangers are 33/1* (betting odds taken on April 19th, 2018 at 6:58 p.m.). Whoever signs him will wouldn’t just be in it for the 31-year-old’s skills, which are untested, but the commercial opportunities that signing him would bring.
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Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Prediction & Betting Odds – 21st April 2018

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Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup, 21st April 5.15 pm This is a heavyweight duel between two strong Premier League sides and it is Spurs who are likely to have the edge according to the bookmakers. The Lilywhites go as favourites for the fixture and this, of course, is something of a home game for them as they have been using Wembley as a temporary home this season. Will Manchester United be able to produce a solid performance over 90 minutes to fight their way past the Londoners?

Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Odds*

Tottenham 6/5, Man Utd 23/10, Draw 12/5* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018)

Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Betting Tips

United boss Jose Mourinho has said that he could well drop under-performing players for their FA Cup semi-final. That was in response to their home loss against West Brom on the weekend. You never know with Mourinho though, it could be mind games. United haven't conceded in this season’s FA Cup yet, having opened with a good win over Championship side Derby before easing past League Two side Yeovil. Following that the Red Devils Took back to back 2-0 successes over Premier League sides Huddersfield and then Brighton. So three of their four FA Cup games have ended in a 2-0 scoreline in their favour. The shortest-priced correct score option at bet365 for the game is a 1-1 at 5/1 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 7:36 p.m. on April 18th, 2018). Manchester United won the FA Cup two seasons ago, beating Crystal Palace in the final after extra time. They need one more to draw level with Arsenal on 13 at the top of the FA Cup win charts.

FA Cup Manchester United v Tottenham 2018 Infographic

Manchester United last faced Spurs in the FA Cup in 2009. That was a fourth-round tie with United collecting a 2-1 win over the Londoners at Old Trafford. That was the 15th FA Cup meeting and things couldn't be tighter from all of that with five wins each and five draws. Both teams not to score at Bet365 for 3/4 odds has to offer some value as both teams have scored in just one of the last eight meetings. United and Spurs traded home wins this season, Spurs having won two of the last three games between the two clubs. Three of United’s FA Cup games this season have gone under the 2.5 goal line and four of the last six meetings between Tottenham and Manchester United have produced fewer than three goals. Tottenham have made hard work of their FA Cup progress this season. After opening with an easy home win over AFC Wimbledon, they needed replays back at Wembley to get past both Newport and Rochdale in subsequent rounds. They took a direct route of a 3-0 away win over Swansea in the quarter finals though. So in all but one of their six FA Cup matches this season Tottenham have managed to come up with at least two goals. Harry Kane is 3/1 bet365 first goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 6:50 p.m. on April 16th, 2018) for the match up. Spurs have won the FA Cup eight times before in their history, but haven’t gotten their hands on it since 1991. They haven’t even been back to the final since then either, but they are on the threshold here and go as favourites to progress.

Who will win - Manchester United v Tottenham FA Cup Predictions

The Red Devils are more likely to throw out a poor performance than the Lilywhites are and that just should leave Tottenham in the driving seat. Spurs have familiarity with the Wembley pitch and surroundings and that’s a big plus. Look for both teams to score but for Spurs to take the victory. The Londoners will have had a day's extra rest as well for this one.
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Bournemouth v Manchester United Predictions & Betting Odds – 18th April 2018

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Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Tips - Premier League 18th April 7.45pm The Cherries slipped to a defeat at Anfield on the weekend, going down 3-0 against Liverpool. Still, they look comfortable for a middle of the table finish this season which they can be pleased with after their difficult first half of the term. After beating Manchester City, Manchester United turned around on the weekend to lose against bottom side West Brom at home in a really strange result. What’s next for them?

Bournemouth News and Form

Bournemouth slipped to a 3-0 loss at Anfield on the weekend, which actually leaves them with only one league success in their last eight (D4 L3). Their home form isn’t bad at all really though as they have only lost one of their last eight at the Vitality with a W4 D3 L1 sequence so that’s been pretty solid from them. It is worth considering a half-time draw because of a trend and that is that Bournemouth have been level at the break in 10 of their home games this term including their last two. A half-time draw at William Hill is at 6/5 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018). Bournemouth are on an eight-match scoring streak at home in the league, netting exactly two in six of their last seven there. They haven’t been tight at the back though as they are without a clean sheet in their last eleven home fixtures which isn’t good. 75% of Bournemouth’s home games this season have gone over 2.5 goals which is a pretty high percentage. Overall they have taken a clean sheet in just 12% of their home games. 72% of Bournemouth's home goals have been in the second half of matches.

Manchester United News and Form

The Red Devils would have been a bit of a banker for punters at home against bottom side West Brom on the weekend, especially having beaten Man City in their previous match. But they just went back into their unadventurous shell and paid the price. It was all very strange. Their away form for the season is W9 D3 L4 and they have won their last two on the road at Crystal Palace and then that epic comeback at the Etihad. United have conceded in each of their last four road games, so both teams to score at William Hill for 7/10 odds* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) may be worth a flutter. United have averaged 1.75 goals per game on their travels and 61% of their away goals have been after the half time break. Manchester United have actually conceded more goals away from home in the opening 30 minutes of games than they have scored. Romelu Lukaku is the 21/20 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds taken at 8:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018) at William Hill. It’s hard to know what to expect from them now, the player’s don’t seem to be particularly full of enthusiasm.

Bournemouth v Manchester United Head to Head

Manchester United took a 1-0 win over the visiting Cherries at Old Trafford earlier in the season and that means they are W3 D1 L1 from their previous five Premier League games against the Red Devils. Both teams scored in four of those five meetings and from the previous two at the Vitality, it is one win each with both games going over 2.5 goals.

Bournemouth v Manchester United Betting Odds*

Man Utd 7/10, Draw 14/5, Bournemouth 4/1* (Betting Odds taken at 6:57 p.m. on April 15th, 2018)

Bournemouth v Manchester United Predictions

Draw: This is midweek action and it may be worth backing a share of the spoils. Bournemouth aren’t short of spirit, teamwork and energy, things which the Red Devils seem devoid of at times. The Cherries can pick themselves up and get a point out of this.
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