Premier League – Blackpool vs Man Utd
Blackpool vs Man Utd betting preview
Blackpool League Position: 11th League Form: DLDWD
Blackpool’s season so far has been, in comparison, to what everybody thought it would be a massive success. While pundits said that Blackpool didn’t stand a hope of surviving this season in the Premier League they continue to defy this and sit at the top of the bottom half of the league. Ian Holloway’s fearless management style has been a breath of fresh air in a league where playing 3 defensive midfielders has become the usual. However while this does mean the Seasiders are never short on goals it also means that they are extremely defensively suspect.
Joint top goalscorers Marlon Harewood and Luke Varney seem the most likely to merit a starting place an Holloways ever changing team and therefore are good shouts to score anytime at 4/1 on SkyBet and 9/2 on Coral respectively. Blackpool’s record in front of goal though makes it hard to believe that they will not come away from this game with at least 1 goal too their name so with odds of 7/10 on StanJames for both teams to score it looks a fair bet.
Manchester United League Position: 1st League Form: WDDWW
Manchester United’s 7-1 defeat of Blackburn last week was probably the best showing the Red Devils have produced this season. Yes it was helped by a thoroughly abysmal showing from Blackburn but nobody can deny that the collective class of Dimitar Berbatov,Wayne Rooney and Nani shone bright last Saturday. Dimitar Berbatov’s 5 goal salvo was the main talking point and he is priced at a handsome 25/1 on SkyBet to score a Hat-Trick, 8 goals in 2 games, now wouldn’t that be a reason for everyone to get of the lethargic Bulgarians back. More likely however is that Berbatov will open the scoring and he is priced at 9/2 on Bet365 to do so.
United however can produce goals from all over the pitch as shown this season by them having 12 players to score. Including 3 headed goals from Serbian central defensive sergeant Nemanja Vidic who is priced at a handsome 6/1 to score anytime in the match on SkyBet and William Hill. United do tend to struggle against sides who play attacking football like Blackpool, and could be caught a cropper here, I mean weren’t we in this position last year. A team comes up to the Premiership through the play offs and are widely expected to do rubbish (Burnley) and then they beat Manchester United and show everyone they are not the little boys people think they are. However it would take a brave man to bet against United after winning 7-1.
Anytime Goalscorer Marlon Harewood 4/1 Sky Bet
Anytime Goalscorer Luke Varney 9/2 Paddy Power
Anytime Goalscorer Nemanja Vidic 6/1 Sky Bet
First Goalscorer Dimitar Berbatov 9/2 Bet 365
Both Teams to Score 7/10 Stan James
By John Fernandez
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