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Birmingham vs Man Utd – United will wait for second away win

| 28.12.2010

Manchester United may be undefeated away from home in the Premier League this season, but they are coming up against a side with one of the best home records in the Premier League.

Nine sides can boast a better away record than Man Utd this season, and Birmingham will fancy their chances of beating Sir Alex Ferguson’s side considering they’ve lost just once in their last four league games against the Red Devils.

Match Odds

But those three games that didn’t end in a Man Utd win were all drawn and the draw is priced at 11/4.

Birmingham last beat Man Utd at St Andrews way back in the 1978/79 season when both sides were in the old top flight.

Alex McLeish’s side are 11/2 to beat Man Utd but punters can rule out a repeat of the 1978/79 scoreline which finished 5-1.

Blues fans will be hopeful of taking the point but the betting market suggests a Man Utd win and Ferguson’s side are 8/15 to beat Birmingham.

Total Goals

Premier League ties between the two clubs at St Andrews have seen goals prove few and far between.

In the six Premier League games between the two, there have only been 11 goals and under 2.5 goals looks the pick of the betting market at 8/11.

A 1-1 draw is priced at 11/2 and that seems the most likely result should Birmingham manage to take a point, although Man Utd are 11/2 to win 1-0 and 6/1 to win 2-0.

Dimitar Berbatov continues to set the pace for Man Utd with 13 league goals this season and Man Utd strikers have scored six of their seven Premier League goals against Birmingham.

Cameron Jerome has previous against Man Utd and is Birmingham’s best bet to score – he is 7/2 to score any time.

A £10 stake on Wayne Rooney scoring first and Man Utd winning 2-0 would return £160. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.

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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.