iBet: Price Looks Took Big About A Manchester United Home Win
Premier League, Manchester United V Everton, kick off 7.454pm
Back Manchester United at ¾ (BetVictor)
Everton have an awful record at Old Trafford and on a trappy Premier League card, one price that jumps out is being able to back David Moyes’ men at ¾ at home, especially with the possible return of Robin Van Persie. The Toffees have won just once in 21 visits to The Theatre Of Dreams and that was in the inaugural year of the Premier League.
Of the 20 meetings following, The Reds have won 16 and drawn four. It has to be admitted that Everton are above United in the league on merit and above them in the eight-match form guide as well. They are playing with confidence, but there are signs that the red half of Manchester is just starting to ‘click’.
Everton manager Roberto Martinez can’t exactly draw on confidence gained from previous encounters either. In four visits to Old Trafford he has lost four times, and conceded 16 goals. The Reds have won seven of the 10 matches they have played at home in all competitions this season and are unbeaten in last 12. They are going to score – only Chelsea have prevented them from doing so in their last 74 league matches at home.
One thing Everton can draw on is that the last time Romelu Lukaku faced The Reds, he scored a hat-trick – for West Brom in May. Lukaku is 5/2 with Totesport to score at any time and it’s 31/40 (BetVictor) that both teams score. Van Persie has scored six goals against Everton and assisted in five in his last 10 Premier League starts against The Toffees. Betting comparison site Oddschecker.com has the Belgian at a best price of 6/5 to score at any time and 4/1 to notch the first goal. Wayne Rooney, who is looking for his 150th Premier League goal for United, is best priced 13/8 with Bet365 to score at any time. In pure stats terms ¾ about the home win looks decent value
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