Manchester United are a banker at 4/11 via Stan James to increase their lead at the summit by seeing off hapless Wolves at Molineux. Terry Connor’s charges have lost six of their last eight including the galling 2-0 loss in last weekend’s six-pointer against Blackburn so it’s hard to see them halting United’s title push and Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are worth an interest in the handicaps, where they’re 5/6 (Skybet) when kicking off a goal in arrears.
Alternatively, Blue Square offer 6/4 for the league leaders to prevail ‘to nil’, William Hill chalk the visitors up at 13/2 to notch twice without reply and Coral quote odds of 7/2 about an opener from Wayne Rooney, following his sublime strike in Bilbao on Thursday.
At St James’ Park meanwhile, William Hill’s 17/20 chances Newcastle can bounce back from their last-gasp defeat to Arsenal last Sunday by beating Norwich. A high-scoring affair is on the cards on Tyneside, where Partybets price a match tally of three or more goals at 7/10 and hoping to contribute to that tally will be Demba Ba.
The Magpies marksman struck twice, albeit in a 4-2 defeat, when the pair met at Carrow Road and he’s a 9/2 chance at Betfred to open the scoring on this occasion.