Live on ESPN: Tue 19.30: Man United may have only won 2 from 10 away games but they are still 2/5 (William Hill) to beat Blackpool.
It’s been a brilliant season so far for Blackpool but at the moment, Ian Holloway’s men are going to have ride out something of a turbulent spell. The Seasiders have suffered back-to-back defeats while influential skipper, the subject of much speculation, has handed in a transfer request. For the first time in the campaign then, morale might just be dipping a touch at Bloomfield Road and leaders Manchester United can take full advantage.
Ominously for the hosts, Sir Alex Ferguson’s troops smashed five past Birmingham on Saturday and although they have managed just two wins in ten away matches, drawing the other eight, they look a banker at 2/5 with William Hill in this one.
Blackpool’s games tend to produce plenty of goals and United are 10/11 (Partybets) to prevail in a game that produces more than 2.5 while bet365 quote the visitors at evens to come out on top by a at least two clear goals.
However, United could be set to take control early in proceedings and with few of the odds-on wagers catching the eye, Coral’s 11/10 for the table-toppers to be in front at the interval and the final whistle is perhaps the way forward.
Ahead of Tuesday’s other match, bookies are perhaps reading too much into Aston Villa’s slightly fortuitous home win against Manchester City because Gerard Houllier’s men are 6/4 with Stan James to follow it up with a victory at Wigan.
Admittedly the signing of Darren Bent has given Villa a lift but their away record, which contains just one win in eleven, is terrible and we’re not convinced that they’ve turned the corner just yet, so they’re far from appealing at skinny prices. Of course the struggling Latics are hardly the league’s most consistent home team, but they have only lost four times at the DW Stadium and they simply look overpriced at 11/5 ().
Man Utd/Man Utd in HT/FT betting – 11/10 (Coral)
Wigan to beat Aston Villa – 11/5 ()