iBet: United have more obvious corner winners
Manchester United V Chelsea, kick off 8pm, Sky Sports 1
Back Manchester United to win the most corners at 4/5
This truly is a mouth-watering clash between two genuine title contenders and two new managers looking to put their markers down. However, finding a value bet this early in the season when there is so little to go on is tough.
United (6/4) certainly impressed in their first game, winning 4-1 at Swansea, a rapidly-improving team who had enjoyed a brilliant pre-season. However, there were holes to pick in the performance – Swansea actually had more shots, more corners, and enjoyed more possession.
In the end world class finishing made the difference. Chelsea (2/1) have won both their games but they were lucky in their midweek fixture against Aston Villa – how the referee didn’t give the Midlanders a late penalty I don’t know. There are already signs that Mourinho’s formation won’t offer too much genuine width in the classic fashion – in two home games against Hull and Villa they have won only six corners.
United manager Moyes has more obvious corner winners at his disposal. They have won nine corners in their two competitive games so far and in their first home fixture of the season I would expect them to press more and take a few more chances with their full backs. Back United on the corners match bet.
Real Madrid travel to Granada tonight for another 8pm kick off and are 4/11 with Betfair Sportsbook to secure the victory, with the home side 7/1 and the draw 4/1. It’s 19/20 that Madrid win by two goals or more on the handicap market.
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