Last week I presented to you my first betting preview. Well as it goes it wasn’t as hopeless as I first thought it might be. Included in my tips was an astonishing 5/1 winner, United to win 1-0 against the defensively terrible Aston Villa, which actually came in! At odds of 3/4 United to win to nil was probably the most realistic option, also winning. The final winner of my preview was Marcus Rashford at 4/6 anytime scorer, and the star certainly delivered.
Now I have thrown all the boring background information your way, we can move on to the preview for tonight’s game. Lets get down to business. Louis Van Gaal’s Manchester United face Alan Pardew’s Crystal Palace on Wednesday in a tie which could be repeated in the FA Cup final. For both teams tonight it will be another rotation scheme, due to the semi final FA cup fixtures they have on the weekend. Manchester United will have to push for the win after City dropped points against Newcastle last night.
In the last 5 meet ups between the teams, United have won four and drawn one, two wins at home and the rest away. This tie doesn’t scream excitement, but for a fixture this seems rooted for Manchester United at odds of 2/5, once again put them into your accumulators even if they do make hard work of it. United have won all of their last 5 games at home in the premier league, Palace have drawn 4 and lost one of their last 5 away games in the premier league so I expect the reds to capitalise on Palaces lack of finishing.
At home, United score on average 1.31 goals a game, conceding only 0.44 per game. Palace score on average more away from home, but concede more with 1.31 leaked in per match. The best price I could find was Manchester United to win and under 2.5 goals at 11/5, and personally I cant see this fixture being a bundle of goals.
Three out of the last four Premier League games have seen the devils end 1-0 but with a team who have grabbed goals away with four draws in the last five away matches, 1-1 score bet at 17/2 is very appealing.
United average their first goal at home in the 47th minute, with 25% of goals scored at home coming between the 45-60 minute mark. Palace concede around the same time away from home at 47 minutes, group goals would be good with time of first goal bet between 41-50 minutes at 7/1!
With the team put out against the villains, young Marcus Rashford will be rested despite his recent form, with Anthony Martial likely to come back into the starting line-up following his omission from the first 11 on Saturday. He is your man for the anytime bets at 6/5, a solid price.
I’d like to thank you all for the support on the last article and it is really appreciated! Follow me on twitter at @_jacksherlock for more interactions and I shall leave you all with my three BOTD (Bets of The Day)
Bet 1: Half Time/Full Time – Draw/Manchester United at 11/4
Bet 2: Anthony Martial to score first and Manchester United to win 2-1 at 30/1
Bet 3: Manchester United winning margin exactly by 1 at 5/2