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Not often that Man Utd offer value as top Premier League home side

| 10.10.2012

Manchester United haven’t lost more than two home games in a season since 2004, and as such appeal at 11/4 to be the best Premier League home side this term.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have began their campaign indifferently by their standards, already losing on their own patch to Tottenham Hotspur in one of just three home outings so far.

However, tradition would suggest that not many more, if any, defeats will follow at the ‘Theatre of Dreams’ across the course of the season.

United suffered only two home defeats last term, and that was their joint-highest tally of losses at Old Trafford in eight years, indicating their dominance on their own patch.

Therefore, sure to be challenging for title glory once again, the Red Devils appear to offer superb value at 11/4 to have the best seasonal home record in the Premier League.

Their most serious challengers to this record could be local rivals Manchester City, who achieved the accolade last term, with 18 wins and one draw at the Etihad in 2011/2012.

Champions City are 13/10 to once again prove their home superiority, though it should be noted that they have already drawn once at Eastlands this campaign.

Another possible deterrent is the array of difficult fixtures yet to come for City, whilst the uncharacteristic fragility of their backline recently will be a cause of concern for punters.

Meanwhile, Chelsea would appear to make up the list of serious contenders to be the top flight’s best home side, as 9/4 shots to do so.

The Blues have begun the season in terrific fashion, firing 11 Stamford Bridge goals en route to winning four out of four matches on their own turf.

Chelsea would have to significantly improve their home resolve if they are to stand a chance in this market though, as four losses last term negated the Blues’ title chances.

Elsewhere, Arsenal are the first in a number of bigger priced options, as 14/1 hopes to post an Emirates record that bests all competitors’ efforts at home.

Their one win, one draw and one loss at home so far this campaign though, suggests inconsistency will once again hinder their hopes of proving a worthwhile selection in this market.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



John Klee