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Where To Put Your Money For United vs Wigan

United are long odds-on at 1.25 to beat Wigan at Old Trafford this weekend, and if the stats are anything to go by they should do just that and register a comfortable victory.

The Red Devils had won all 14 meetings in all competitions with the Latics prior to their defeat in April last season, and the visitors have also failed to score in 8 of their last 10 league games against Sir Alex Ferguson’s side.

Throw in the fact United have won 36 and lost just two of their last 41 Premier League games at Old Trafford and have dropped just two of the last 30 points available on home soil and you can see why they are worthy favourites to get the job done.

One interesting fact is that United have conceded first in all of their games so far this season, but it’s hard to see that continuing in this encounter.

Indeed, the  best looks Robin van Persie to score first at 4.33 with bet365 providing he makes the starting XI having limped off after 45 minutes for Holland on Tuesday.

The Dutchman has looked really at home in a United shirt and quickly resumed his goalscoring exploits – netting four times from just six shots.

He has now netted 52 times in his last 28 Premier League games, and he managed to score a hat-trick for Arsenal against Wigan in January 2011.

bet365 and Betfred go a 13 about him repeating that feat, and you can also get 1.73 about him netting anytime with bet365 which looks tremendous value given that he is as short as 1.33 in a place.

Also, given that Wigan have failed to score in their last 10 games against United the 2.1 on offer with Paddy Power about Sir Alex’s side winning to nil also looks worthy of serious consideration from a punting perspective.

If RVP does start then I can see United winning this in emphatic fashion.

I like the look of 4-0 and 5-0, and those outcomes can be backed at 13 and 23 with bet365.

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60 Comments

  1. DreadedRed says:

    Sir Alex on Ryan, Paul and Rio:

    “My personal feeling is that Ryan can play for another couple of years. Paul’s a different physical specimen to Ryan and he’s had his injuries – two knee injuries, an eye injury – and yet he’s playing his 700th game. It’s phenomenal. Rio’s also playing his 400th game. It’s a landmark for the three players and it’s a great example to the younger players about what can be achieved if they sacrifice in football. These players have done that or they would never have got to this stage.”

    “You can’t judge Ryan’s performances at the moment because I haven’t played him! But he will be involved in a lot of games this season, as normal, and I’m sure we’ll see his ability.”

    “Paul came on against Southampton and it was like opening a door to another room. He brought order to the game. His selection and accuracy of passes changed the game. Robin van Persie, quite rightly, said he thought he was the man of the match, even though he was only on the pitch for 25 minutes. Southampton didn’t know what to do with him. That’s a great credit to the lad. He’ll always produce quality. He could be playing in 10 years in a former players’ game and still show what a fantastic player he is.”

    “I’m lucky to have worked with them both. It’s not a matter of being proud to have had them. It’s more a matter of saying, ‘I’m lucky to have had two devoted players like that’. It’s been brilliant.”

  2. Proverb says:

    Morning dread
    Happy matchday!!!

    3 possible milestones giggs 600, the great ginger prince 700, and rioferdy5 400
    A remarkable match on offer today

  3. DreadedRed says:

    Good morning Proverb!

    Smilestones galore, provided we win!

    I think we will win convincingly. Of course, it’s really all about the three points.
    Still, these are the games where we have more chance of improving our goal-difference.

    Hammer them United! Every goal is a nail in city’s coffin.

  4. Proverb says:

    Haha let’s rape shit
    A match we usually win comfortable it can’t be any difference this time around
    Get wee tomas and andoo to partner in midfield and put chicho and robin van boy up top and its cruise

  5. Proverb says:

    #any different

  6. DreadedRed says:

    utd_fc – good day sir!

    Edwin probably would have continued, had his wife not suffered so much during his last years as a United player. Had he carried on, I think it’s patently obvious that we would have been champions last season. Also, as you rightly surmise, de Gea would have had a year to learn from Edwin. A year without the super-critical glare of every interrogation lamp in England being thrust upon him.

  7. Proverb says:

    Today’s possible milestones:
    700th: Scholes appearance.
    600th: Giggs PL app.
    500th: Fergie Home league games.
    400th: Rio Ferdinand appearance.

  8. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    sure would have been awesome to still had VDS in goal. sigh. those good days when you didn’t need to worry about any goalkeeping lapses. De Gea will get there very soon. the important thing is he’s enjoying life with his family and United have got a gem of a young talent in goal so we’re both happy.

  9. DreadedRed says:

    Tom Cleverley says: “Playing for Manchester United, Great Britain and England all in one summer. I am living the dream!”

    “It [last season's injury] was a frustrating time. It always is if you are injured. You can’t do what you love doing. But I am not thinking about that now. I am just getting my head down and hoping to play as much football as possible for United. Everyone one is determined to win the trophy back; we don’t want City to do it again.”

    “I learned a lot at Wigan, playing alongside players from lots of different countries. And I’ve got a lot of respect for the club and the manager. He [Martinez] is a very good manager. He lives and loves football and knows everything about all the other teams. He was fantastic for me and I wasn’t surprised when they stayed up last year. I know what he can do.”

  10. Unitedforeva says:

    Our debutants Buttner & Powell both scored, in contrast Hazard skied the ball from like 15yards.

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