Easy win and clean sheet predicted for United against Bolton

Discussion in 'Manchester United Forum' started by Niall, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. Jan 13, 2012

    Niall All Powerful Super Being

    Jun 13, 1999
    After all the excitement and satisfaction of the FA Cup last week when Man Utd turned the tables on Man City and knocked them out the competition attentions have to be turned back to the Premiership this week with another fairly local game against struggling Bolton.

    Man Utd backers are going to struggle to get rich this week and you certainly shouldn't expect anything near the price at Eastlands last week, those looking to back United to win this one are going to be rewarded with just 1/6 at the time of writing. Considering United are currently 29 points ahead of Bolton and sixteen places in front of them those odds are probably pretty fair. An away win in this match would be a huge shock and would reward anyone backing that outcome with odds of 20/1 whilst even a draw would be a pretty shocking result and you can get 15/2 that the points are shared at Old Trafford on Saturday.

    If looking to boost the odds on a United win then check out the handicap betting, United are available at 4/9 to win this game by more than one goal, 5/4 to beat Bolton by more than two goals and a big looking 3/1 to win the match by more than a three goal margin. The last two games against Bolton may have come when Bolton were in better form but it is still surprising that United only won by one goal margins, the six games before that had all been won by United by at least a two goal margin though with scores ranging from 2-0 to 4-0. Five of the last eight meetings between these sides at Old Trafford have been won to nil by United and that could be one of the best bets in this fixture at odds of 10/11 currently.

    A clean sheet for United would really help us narrow down the possible correct scores and this should be a good betting market for the home game against Bolton. Last year the correct score in this fixture was 1-0 but that is the only 1-0 win at home to Bolton in the last fifteen years so 10/1 is about right on that. United have scored two goals in three of the last four games here against Bolton and that looks a likely outcome at odds of 13/2, probably a better bet on the 3-0 scoreline at the same odds as the last 3-0 win was back in 1995. The next best option after 2-0 could be a 4-0 win for Man Utd, United have scored four goals in the last eight renewals of this match and 4-0 could be worth covering at 9/1.

    With United expected to net goals on several occasions in this match it is worth focusing on the anytime goalscorers rather than the first goalscorer betting. Wayne Rooney heads the betting in this market which is no surprise after his Eastlands double, he certainly showed no signs of wanting out of the club in that match and 4/6 is a fair reflection of his chances. If Dimitar Berbatov is restored to the starting line up then he'd be a good bet to score, he often struggles away but has five goals in his last two home games and 10/11 on the Bulgarian to score looks a good bet, if he doesn't play then stakes on Berbatov will be refunded. At a slightly bigger price Nani could also be worth an interest, the winger is always a goal threat and has two goals from his last three home matches.

    What are your favoured bets in the match against Bolton? How many goals can United win by on Saturday and will they be able to keep a clean sheet against the third worst team in the Premiership this season? Share your thoughts and best bets with other knowledgeable football fans at OLBG.com, the sports betting community site where correct tips can win cash! £3,000+ given away every month!.