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Old Trafford bet catches the eye

Old Trafford bet catches the eye


There are no fewer than four Premier League games taking place on Sunday, with Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United all in action.

Man Utd v Bournemouth – Over 3.5 Goals @ 13/10

It’s not hard to see what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s instructions have been since taking over at Manchester United – telling his players to go out and express themselves.

There’s clearly an emphasis on attacking play, highlighted by the fact United have scored eight goals in the Norwegian’s first two games in charge.

It’s also worth noting that they are still giving up chances at the other end and conceded against both Cardiff and Huddersfield.

With Bournemouth the visitors to Old Trafford on Sunday (Match Odds – Man Utd 20/51, draw 17/4, Bournemouth 7/1), expect another wide-open game. Outside the bottom five, these two teams have the most goals against records in the Premier League.

So the 13/10 available for over 3.5 goals is well worth considering, especially as Bournemouth have lost defensive mainstay Simon Francis to a long-term injury.

Man City To Beat Southampton + BTTS @ 7/5

Anyone who predicted back-to-back defeats for City over Christmas will be very rich, but it’s unlikely that anyone will see them losing three on the bounce.

St Mary’s was where they ended last season on such a high, grabbing an injury-time winner to reach the 100-point mark, so expect another City win on Sunday. With 4/13 on offer for an away victory, it’s worth considering another factor to increase the odds.

Pep Guardiola’s men have not kept a clean sheet in their last nine games in all competitions, while Southampton have scored seven goals in three games since Ralph Hasenhuttl took charge.

So 7/5 is tempting for a City win and both teams to score on Sunday afternoon. Raheem Sterling scored twice in a 6-1 win at the Etihad last month and is 9/2 to net first at St Mary’s.

West Ham To Win At Burnley @ 6/5

Burnley’s Boxing Day hammering by Everton will have left some scars in the home dressing room heading into Sunday’s home clash with West Ham.

The Clarets look a shadow of the team that finished seventh last season and unless they can find a couple of strong additions in January then relegation looks a very real prospect.

West Ham, meanwhile, are finally putting together a consistent run, with five wins in their last six matches. They also have a good recent record at Turf Moor, winning twice and drawing once in their last three visits.

Crystal Palace – Double Chance v Chelsea @ 6/5

A London derby kicks things off on Sunday and this will be fiercely competitive, with Crystal Palace capable of springing an upset.

The Eagles beat Chelsea on home soil last term and head into this game on a three-match unbeaten run, which includes wins over Manchester City and Leicester.

Meanwhile, Chelsea’s away form hasn’t been great this season and the Blues – 20/27 not to win a major trophy – have lost two of their last four league games on the road.

It’s also worth noting Eden Hazard has never scored at Selhurst Park, with Palace keeping clean sheets in their last three home encounters.

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Warren Ashurst Warren has been a sports journalist for over 25 years, both written and broadcast. Having worked as a radio commentator, he has a wealth of experience of seeing top-level sport first hand and specialises in football, golf and cricket.