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Bet on Man Utd vs Birmingham – Home win to nil looks good value

| 22.01.2011

Manchester United’s betting odds may be 1/5 to beat Birmingham, but it may pay to be a bit more adventurous in order to improve profits further.

To Win To Nil

Birmingham have failed to beat Manchester United in their last 24 showdowns in all competitions, while their recent record at Old Trafford is thoroughly depressing.

They have found to score, let alone win, in their last nine away games with Manchester United and this makes Sir Alex Ferguson’s team good value at 8/11 to win to nil.

Furthermore, Birmingham have registered fewer shots on target than any other Premier League team this season and this statistic does not lend itself to them finding the scoresheet at Old Trafford.

Correct Score

With Birmingham not looking appealing at 14/1 to beat Manchester United, the correct scoreline market may be the other place to find some better value.

There have only been seven goals in the last four showdowns between the pair at Old Trafford, while Manchester United have triumphed just 1-0 in each of the last two campaigns.

It is 6/1 in the Premier League odds that Birmingham are defeated 1-0 again and the fact that Manchester United have not scored more than two goals in their last nine games gives this plenty of appeal.

Alternatively, it is 5/1 that Manchester United beat Birmingham 2-0.

First Goalscorer

Wayne Rooney may only have two league goals this season, but his good scoring return against Birmingham means that this could be the game that turns around his season.

Rooney is 11/4 to open the scoring against Birmingham and he has found the net in four of his previous seven appearances against the opposition.

A £25 stake the scorecast of Manchester United beating Birmingham 1-0 and Rooney scoring the only goal would return £350. New customers can sign up here for a free £25 bet.



Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.