David Moyes returns to Goodison Park for the first time as Manchester United manager on Sunday, and he’s sure to be greeted with a hostile reception from the fans who adored the 50-year old for the ten seasons previous to this one. Ahead of the game, we have a look at the betting market to see if there are any decent bets out there.
The match result could honestly go either way. If Everton turn up it’ll be hard to stop them, but they did play last weekend and this midweek, whereas United have had ten days off since the defeat to Bayern Munich. This gives United the slight edge, so I fancy an away win in this one. A best price of 2/1 is available with Bet365, whereas if you fancy an Everton win 31/20 is being offered by BetVictor.
In-play betting is fast becoming a personal favourite of mine, if you are new to it you can learn about live betting here. The first goal in this match is going to be crucial, as both teams this season have proven they know how to defend a lead, but struggle when coming from behind. If Everton score that first goal, United will have to chase the game and the chances are the game will definitely see more goals due to the expansive nature of the home side. Its worth putting a nice stake on over 3.5 goals if that first goal comes within the first twenty minutes or so, as I can definitely see goals in this one.
The first goalscorer market is always a tough one to predict, and at the head of the betting is former Everton striker Wayne Rooney, who is available at a best price of 5/1 with Winner. If United are to score first, the chances are it’ll come through top scorer Wayne Rooney, although Juan Mata has been in excellent goalscoring form recently, and he fetches in odds of 10/1.
A lot of Everton’s recent goals have come through Steven Naismith, who is available at 8/1, whereas big Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku is available at 6/1 via BetVictor.
If you fancy an outside bet in this market, why not have a look at Marouane Fellaini to score his first United goal against his former club, he is available at a huge 20/1.
Both teams to score
This one is a certainty for me. Both teams to score doesn’t fetch in huge odds but if you use this one in an accumulator you can get decent value. Sky Bet are leading this market offering decent odds of 4/6.
Our recommended bets
Manchester United to win @ 2/1
Both teams to score @ 4/6
Wayne Rooney first goal @5/1