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Bet on Blackpool vs Man Utd – Berbatov 4/5 to score any time

| 25.01.2011

At the start of the Premier League season, the whole football fraternity would be united in thinking that this game would be an emphatic win for Manchester United.

Up until last Saturday this game could have gone either way, but with Sir Alex Ferguson’s team finding their scoring touch at the right time and Blackpool finding three points hard to come by, the pre-season predictions look spot on.

Match Odds

Blackpool have been a revelation in the Premier League this season but it could be their attractive free-flowing football that is their downfall when Man Utd visit Bloomfield Road and the Red Devils are 4/11 to win.

Despite this being a home game for Blackpool, Ian Holloway’s side are as big as 7/1 to beat Man Utd – the same price Ipswich were to beat Arsenal in the Carling Cup semi-final first leg – but it should be a comfortable win for Man Utd.

Except United have drawn eight of their ten away games and the last time the two teams competed in the top flight, both games finished 1-1 – leaving the draw an ominous 4/1.

Total Goals

Blackpool will have to keep Dimitar Berbatov quiet if they are to take anything from this game but the Tangerines haven’t kept a clean sheet at home in the Premier League and Man Utd are just 6/1 to win 3-0.

A repeat of Saturday’s 5-0 win is priced at 40/1 but only Blackburn have stopped Blackpool scoring twice at Bloomfield road and a 3-2 result is available at 28/1.

Man Utd have scored the most headed goals and Blackpool conceded the most headed goals in the Premier League, paving the way for Nemanja Vidic to score any time and he is 6/1 to do so.

A £10 stake on Vidic scoring first and Man Utd winning 3-2 would return £3,000. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.