Manchester United went back top of the league with an easy 4-0 win over Hull City. United have been slightly cut in the online betting, and are now a best price of 11/4. Chelsea are still 5/6 favourites with most online bookmakers.
Remarkably I haven’t heard Alex Ferguson moaning about anything yet. Oh yeah I forgot, they won.
The main problem I would have with backing United though, is their over dependence on Wayne Rooney. If he where to get injured its hard to see where the majority of United’s goals would come from.
Up front Dimitar Berbatov has looked far from convincing, while Michael Owen has had limited chances, but when given one has failed to take it.
Paul Scholes looks on his last legs and hasn’t chipped in with his usual quota of midfield goals, leaving Carrick, Fletcher and Anderson to try and fill the void. Which they can’t do.
Ryan Giggs no longer plays out wide leaving Nani, Park and Valencia to provide the width, it’s hard to see where any creativity is going to come from with these three.
Leaving just Rooney, who it has to be said has excelled in the absence of Ronaldo and Tevez. Who knows how good he might have been by now had Ferguson not continually played him out wide in negative rolls during his early years at the club, wasting his talent and setting his development back years in my view.
Both Arsenal and Chelsea are both to play (on Wednesday) before United’s next game, meaning that Alex Ferguson’s team could be back down to third before they next kick a ball.
Adding to that United’s next game, a week on Sunday (31st Jan) is against Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, meaning the next eight days could go a long way to deciding the outcome of the league title.
Premier League Winner Football Betting
Chelsea are 5/6 with Bet365
Manchester United are 11/4 with Paddy Power
Arsenal are 10/3 with Coral (a £50 Coral Free Bet is available to new customers)
Manchester City are 33/1 with BetVictor
Using the free bets provided by online bookmakers could be a good way to place season long bets such as league title winners. Using this (Matched Betting) method ensures you don’t clog up your betting bank for months on end, leaving it free to be used for football trading.