English Premier League is probably the most interesting championship in the world and the very first round of the championship proves that with a very interesting match. At Old Trafford, Manchester United will try to start the season with a victory over Tottenham, which this year has huge ambitions to rank in the top four.
Louis van Gaal was again very active in the transfer market and managed to add to the squad names like Bastian Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay. In the same time the Dutchman managed to get rid from the club a bunch of players with high wages and low success rate like Falcao, Robin van Persie and Angel Di Maria. There are also some other players who were sold during the summer break like Darren Fletcher, Tom Cleverley and Anderson. However, I believe that all these changes made by Louis van will affect the game of the team in the first matches, because all new players will need some time to match in the squad.
The transfers in Tottenham weren’t so stormy and Mauricio Pochetino will be able to use a team in which the players know each other very well and probably will be able to take something from the “Red Devils”.
Whether they will succeed or the three points will go to Manchester? The bookmakers offers the hosts as a favorite in the match. Bet365 gives them odds of 1.67, while the highest odds for their victory is proposed by Betway – 1,73.
Tottenham as an outsider in the match is rated with 5 by Bet365 and 5.44 of Pinnacle. The best odds for a draw could be found with Coral, Ladbrokes, Pinnacle and Sportingbet. All four bookmakers give four as odds for a draw.
I think the fact that the home team has too many new players in the squad will have its decisive importance in this game and that’s why I believe the chances of Manchester United are slightly overpriced. This means that a bet for a guests win is not unjustified and the proposals on the Asian handicap are even better. The odds for a Tottenham’s win with 1 goal in a hand against Manchester United is estimated at 1.67 by Bet365 and 1.77 by Ladbrokes. It is certainly worthwhile bet, since a victory for United with a goal margin will refund the bet, while a draw or an away win would be a winning bet.