iBet: Manchester United 3/1 To Suffer A Record Ten Premier League Defeats
Manchester United Specials
Bookmakers are betting on how many losses Manchester United are going to suffer in the league this season, with Paddy Power going 11/4 that they will be beaten eight times and 11/4 nine times. Given that David Moyes men have already suffered six reverses – four of them at home – and look short on both quality and confidence, the odds look tempting.
Ten losses for United would be a Premier League record for the club and comes in at just 3/1. Since the inception of the Premier League, United have only recorded over six league losses in one season on four occasions. They still have to face Manchester City and Liverpool at Old Trafford and the same bookmaker goes 11/8 they will finish the season with five losses at home and 3/1 to finish with six.
It’s ½ their next league win comes against Swansea, 8/1 against Chelsea, 7/2 against Sunderland, 10/1 against Cardiff and 33/1 versus Stoke. Swansea looked every bit as good as them when they knocked them out of the FA Cup at Old Trafford and of those prices, Sunderland could be the value.
Theo Walcott is still odds-on to play in a World Cup finals in his career, despite injury almost certainly ruling the Arsenal forward out of this year’s event. While the bookies have suspended betting on Walcott’s inclusion in the final squad for Brazil, they make him odds-on at 8/13 to play in any tournament in his career with his injury resulting in the ‘to make the plane’ odds for Aaron Lennon (evens from 6/4), Ashley Young (5/4 from 6/4), Adam Lallana (11/8 from 7/4) and Raheem Sterling (6/4 from 2/1) all shortening accordingly. Wayne Rooney and Joe Hart remain the shortest-priced players for inclusion at 1/50 each. Walcott was 1/10 for inclusion.
Sepp Blatter’s odds of getting the sack this year have been slashed according to Ladbrokes. In response to the news that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will now take place in winter, the bookies have slashed the odds of Blatter getting the boot this year to just 5/1, from 20/1. The firm also believes that the switch comes as the biggest sign yet that the World Cup won’t be moved from Qatar either, with the odds of a rebid process opening up drifting to 4/1 from 11/4. As for the kick off of a winter World Cup, it’s odds-on that it starts in November (1/3) with October (4/1) and December (5/1) the second and third favourites.
Latest from Independent journalists on Twitter