Wounded United odds-on to bounce back

United have been snatching victories by the odd goal

Manchester United will be looking to put their midweek European disappointment behind them as they host a Wolves team who should enter this match in a buoyant mood after picking up three vital league points last weekend. 

Over the years we have been accustomed to seeing Ferguson’s men bounce straight back from any mishaps they have had, however, with the news that their captain and defensive leader Nemanja Vidic will miss the rest of the season through injury, United fans will no doubt have slight concerns as to who can provide adequate cover. With both Rafael (knock) and Fabio (hamstring) doubtful for Saturdays match, Ferguson may have to play Phil Jones in a more natural defensive role.

Mick McCarthy, on the other hand, has no such problems, with no fresh injuries to report of. Wolves also welcome back midfielder Karl Henry from his latest suspension, which is another huge boost for the team. The only dilemma McCarthy may face is choosing his forward line. A lot of sides opt to play one striker when they travel to Old Trafford, but with Kevin Doyle the focus of most Wolves’ attacks and Steven Fletcher in fantastic form, the manager may start both, with Fletcher handed the task of dropping back into midfield when required.

SkyBet are offering 9/2 on Fletcher scoring anytime, whilst Bet365 offer 14/1 for him netting the first goal. Taking into account his recent form and the opposition’s possible defensive frailties I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Scotsman grabbing himself a goal on Saturday.

Despite a lot of poor performances recently, United have been snatching victories by the odd goal, and this may continue this weekend. Ladbrokes are offering 10/3 that Fergie’s men win by one goal and those odds are just too good to ignore.

Come 17:00 on Saturday, I firmly believe that Manchester United will have closed the gap between themselves and their city rivals to just two points. However, they will have to work hard for the 3 points. Mick McCarthy’s men will push them for the full 90 minutes but will once again come up short at Old Trafford.

Recommended Bets:

Manchester United to win by 1 goal @ 10/3 with Ladbrokes

Both teams to score @6/5 with Ladbrokes

Written By:- Richard Hodge (About our Authors)
Posted on:- 09/12/2011 - 16:33 PM
Filed in:- Man Utd Betting News, West Ham United, Manchester United

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