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Manchester United best bet to dominate on the road

| 07.01.2013

At far from their best for the majority of the season so far, Manchester United still find themselves seven points clear at the top of the Premier League table.

And with a vastly superior record to any other team away from home this term, United look a tremendous bet to be the division’s best away side at 4/9.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men also currently possess the best home record in the league, but face serious competition from local rivals Manchester City, who have lost once at Eastlands in two years.

With United being the sole victors at that ground over those two seasons, their ability to pick up points at the most difficult of away grounds is evident.

Meanwhile, punters should also take confidence from United topping the Premier League away charts for two of the past three seasons.

During that time, the Red Devils’ most impressive points-per-game ratio on the road has been 2.21, which they are on course to better this season.

United currently possess a 2.27 points-per-game average from 11 games on their travels this term, and, as aforementioned, the side has not been at their best.

Being a team that traditionally peaks post-Christmas, that statistic bodes well for punters backing the Reds to prove the league’s superior away outfit.

As does the fact that half of United’s eight remaining games away from Old Trafford are against lower half opposition.

Relegation candidates QPR and Sunderland are amongst those, whilst United will hold no fears when travelling to West Brom, where they haven’t lost in 29 years.

Arsenal and Tottenham appear to represent the trickiest of United’s remaining away fixtures, but their victories at either ground last year will ensure they travel with belief.

And in pursuit of a 20th title, which they are now 1/4 to claim, it is difficult to envisage a collapse of form drastic enough to see their away record be bettered.

As such, 4/9 looks a very tempting price about United collecting more points than anyone else on the road this season.

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



John Klee