iBet: Expect cards at Anfield at Manchester United come to visit
Liverpool and Manchester United, kick off Sunday, 1.30pm
It’s hardly a secret that Liverpool (15/8) and Manchester United (13/8) don’t like each other and this one could be especially feisty – it was this fixture that saw the spat and subsequent allegations of racism that led to a lengthy ban for Luis Suarez. So while the result may be hard to call, there will surely be plenty of cards. In fact only Liverpool v Everton (20) has seen more than the 13 red cards waved in this grudge match. Nemanja Vidic is sure to start and the 2/1 for him to be carded on offer from Sky Bet looks attractive. Three of his four Premier League red cards have been against Liverpool. Perennial bad tackler Paul Scholes is the 5/6 jolly in this market, although he’s not certain to play. Spreadex are booking the bookings line at 48-52 so they expect five yellow cards, while you will be able to back over 4.5 bookings at odds against with Betfair. Man United have (badly) missed two spot kicks already this season and the 17/2 available from Paddy Power that a penalty will be missed will attract some, while it’s 11/4 that either team scores one.
Malaga are the big movers in the Champions League group betting after Match Day One following their 3-0 win against much fancied Zenit St Petersberg. The Spaniards are in from 5/1 to a best priced 9/5 to win Group C, which has a very dodgy 6/4 favourite in out-of-sorts AC Milan.
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