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Man United fan backs dream home record with #WhatAreTheOdds bet

| 17.08.2016

Despite a patchy campaign under Louis van Gaal last season, Manchester United lost just two Premier League games at Old Trafford.

And with optimism high following Jose Mourinho’s appointment as manager and a raft of big-name signings arriving in the north-west, one confident fan has put in a #WhatAreTheOdds bet for the Red Devils to go unbeaten in the Premier League for the entire 2016-17 season at 9/1. So, can they go one – or rather two – better than last season?

There’s certainly no doubt they have the right boss in charge to make Old Trafford a fortress. The Portuguese gaffer enjoyed an unprecedented nine-year, 151-game streak without a home league defeat, spanning his time at Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real Madrid.

And the early signs under Mourinho have been good, with well-deserved victories over Leicester in the Community Shield and Bournemouth in the Premier League. There’s also a recent precedent of United enjoying an unbeaten home campaign – 18 wins and one draw – as they sauntered to the title in 2010-11.

Still, this United side will have to overcome a record which has seen them lose 17 home league games in the last five seasons – though that figure is warped by David Moyes’ disastrous tenure at the club.

But while remaining undefeated at Old Trafford throughout the year is a big ask, the quality of United’s players, their manager’s astonishingly good home record and the fact they’ve achieved the feat before all make the 9/1 on offer look like extremely good value indeed.

Their first home game of the season is the Friday night meeting with Southampton, who were dispatched 3-2 at the Theatre of Dreams last time out. United are 4/9 for victory, with a repeat of last season’s winning scoreline at St Mary’s priced at 28/1.

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



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.