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Man United v Norwich: Rotated Reds will sweep all before them

| 01.02.2013

Although Manchester United are set to rest players in preparation of the Champions League visit of Real Madrid, this should serve as no deterrent for punters to back the home side at 1/3.

United have won 12 from 13 games at Old Trafford this season, beating every lower-half side they’ve met along the way, and scoring 34 goals.

And they will be gunning for revenge against their 8/1 visitors, who came away from the reverse fixture with all three points earlier in the season.

A 1-0 triumph meant that Norwich won without conceding that day, and that is a feat United look well-positioned to accomplish here at 5/4.

The Red Devils have won each of their past three league games without being breached, whilst half of their eight clean sheets so far this term have come at Old Trafford.

2-0 has been the most commonly recurring scoreline Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have triumphed by on those occasions, and given that they beat Norwich by this score two of the past five times the sides met, it will see some support as a 6/1 shot.

Punters delving into player markets should be wary of squad rotation meanwhile, as Ferguson is sure to keep an eye on next week’s clash with Real, as aforementioned.

As such, Javier Hernandez looks set to be the beneficiary of Robin Van Persie’s probable absence, with the Mexican striker 4/1 to open the scoring.

And Ryan Giggs is expected to line up for his 1,000th appearance in professional football, after signing a one-year extension to his United contract.

The 39-year-old is 5/1 to celebrate the milestone by scoring in a Red Devils win, as he has done in United’s past two Premier League matches.

Proven by the quality of these sort of reinforcements, even if United are to play a weakened team, they should still have too much for the travelling Canaries, who have won only one away game all season.

At 17/20, the hosts look a terrific price to victor giving up a one-goal handicap.

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



John Klee