Premier League betting – Man Utd vs Wolves
Man Utd vs Wolves betting preview
Manchester United League Position: 3rd League Form: DDDWW
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men pulled out a top class performance last week against a Spurs team who this week bested the reigning European Champions. While it may have been helped by Nani’s extremely controversial goal it still can’t be disagreed with that United were on top form that day. They followed that up with a mid-week show typical of United’s efficiency in Europe, beating Bursapor 3-0 away from home and with a weakened side.
The Red Devil’s form vs. teams in the lower reaches of the table has been shaky this season though, with United failing to win 4 of the 5 games played against these teams. The absence of Wayne Rooney in the united squad has allowed his fellow strikers Dimitar Berbatov and Javier Hernandez to shine, so with SkyBet offering them at 3/1 to both score it’s worth a fair shout. However united can always be guaranteed to find goals from anywhere on the pitch and with Darren Fletcher and Nemanja Vidic both weighing in with a few goals this season the odds of 16/1 on Coral for Darren Fletcher to score first and 22/1 on BWIN for Nemanja Vidic to score first may look more tempting to those willing to take a risk.
Wolverhampton Wanderers League Position: 19th League Form: LLDLW
Wolves’s start to the season has been a torrid one to say the least, languishing in the relegation zone and being accused of playing ‘Thug Football’ can’t be doing much for morale in the dressing room. Last weekend though showed a glimmer of hope in their victory over high flying Manchester City, yes it may have been helped by City’s extremely poor performance but lets not take it away from Wolves they deservedly won 2-1.
Away from home also the Wanderers have only picked up 1 point this season against rock bottom side West Ham. However they have only failed to score in two games this season, so a bet on Wolves top scorers this season Sylvan Ebanks-Blake and Steven Fletcher to score anytime in the game, they are priced at 9/2 and 5/1 respectively on William Hill could be a good one with Rio Ferdinand again missing the game through injury, meaning mistake prone Chris Smalling will most probably deputise.
It looks pretty certain that Wolves will sink to a defeat here at the hands of United and with both teams being leaky at the back lately there should defiantly be some goals in it. So a bet on there being over 3 goals at 11/8 on Blue Square is another tempting opportunity, for the more ambitious punters out there though a bet on there being more than 5.5 goals in the game is looking tasty at 10/1 on Victor Chandler. If you are looking at an accumulator this weekend though you would be hard pressed to find a safer looking bet than an in form United tackling an out of sorts Wolves though..
Both to Score Javier Hernandez & Dimitar Berbatov 3/1 Sky Bet
First Goalscorer Darren Fletcher 16/1 Coral
First Goalscorer Nemanja Vidic 22/1 Bet 365
Total Goals Over 3 11/8 Blue Square
Over 5.5 Goals 10/1 Victor Chandler
By John Fernandez
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