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Betting: West Ham United vs Manchester United

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West Ham United vs Manchester United
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After starting off conservatively in my first betting preview for Red Mancunian I ended up with a little profit. Robin van Persie’s brace against Wigan Athletic put me (and hopefully some of you) comfortably into profit for the night. The BTTS was the only bet that didn’t come in with United looking very solid at the back but 3 out of 4 isn’t bad!

This weekend sees the Reds take a break from Premier League dominance to start their FA Cup campaign. In the last decade or so the FA Cup has been lower priority at United in terms of trophies reflected by the fact that Portsmouth have won the trophy more recently that United!

With that in mind, and the fact that Fergie said so, there’s going to be a significant number of changes for the weekend’s action making the betting slightly more confusing. Add to that “the magic of the cup” and we could have a difficult time of it. The likes of Rafael, Carrick, Evra & RVP will certainly be rested and I can see De Gea, Rio, Cleverley & Chicharito getting a rest too. Vidic will be back after missing Wigan & Kagawa should also get a start as he too continues his recovery from a long injury lay off. However, the fact that we have 7 days before our next game against Liverpool means that this team line-up will be difficult to predict.

With that in mind it could be a tentative start to the game from United as an unfamiliar lineup takes to the field and the home team will look to capitalise quickly. West Ham are 13/8 to score first which looks like decent value.

If I’m being honest, the open nature of this game makes any specific tips difficult to make with any confidence so I’ll be staking small amounts on slightly longer odd “tips” as I’m feeling a little adventurous! The safest bet is for both teams to score at 4/6 and the open nature of the game suggests there could be goals in this game.

I also fancy Kagawa to be our main threat going forward especially if he starts up top with Welbeck. Welbeck’s work rate should create space for the Japanese magician & he could float in to score in a similar way to Scholes of old.

As always, only bet what you can afford to lose, get £50 free by signing up through Paddy Power here. Good luck & hopefully we can make some money together whilst watching the Big Red Machine march on!


My Picks (odds with Paddy Power):

All odds are in 90 minutes only.

Both teams to score (4/6) 3 units

Over 3.5 goals (7/4) 2 units

Kagawa first to score for United )9/2) 1 unit

West Ham to Score first (13/8) 1 unit


Other bets:

I won’t necessarily be betting on ALL of these but they’re bets that I think offer quite good value for money. See if any take your fancy & put a small stake on it!

Correct score Man United to win 3-2 (20/1)

West Ham to be winning at 20 minutes (11/2)

Chicharito to score 2 or more (16/5)

Man United to come from behind & win (8/1)

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