Our resident betting expert is also backing Manchester United to be winning at half-time and full-time against West Ham and ultimately seal victory by a one-goal margin – but he does expect the Hammers to score.
Arguably the buy of the season at just £2m, the Spanish striker has three goals from his two games against Arsenal this season – he’s become their arch-nemesis! The former Rayo Vallecano man has found the net against the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United, too. So, at 21/10, the Tipster wouldn’t back against him finding the net (at any time) again.
With a vital trip to Tottenham up next for United in the league, the Tipster expects changes to be made. However, the likes of Javier Hernández, Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes can still be called upon, as well as the fit-again trio of Nani, Anderson and Wayne Rooney. No matter what team United field at Old Trafford, you would expect them to have too much for West Ham. A great stat: United have won 23 times in all competitions this season and 15 of them have been by one goal. With that in mind, the price on the Red Devils to win by a goal appeals at 11/4.
United’s 1-0 victory over the Hammers in November was a result which went very much against how theIR season has gone, with United picking up a rare clean sheet. The Tipster regularly backs this United side to let the opposition to score (the Red Devils have conceded in 17 of their 21 Premier League games) and the Tipster is backing both teams to find the net at 4/6.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s men have been more consistent of late, including a 2-1 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday. In fact, the Red Devils have been winning at half-time and full-time in EIGHT of their last nine Premier League games. United should be too strong for the Hammers on Wednesday, and the Tipster is backing the home side to be ahead at the interval – and then go on to seal a win in normal time.
Swansea are being underestimated here. They have an impressive record against Arsenal, having won their two previous league encounters as well as the draw that has resulted in this replay. Arsenal may be a little bit weary, having been chasing shadows for large parts of their 2-0 defeat by Manchester City on Sunday. Meanwhile, Swansea earned another impressive draw against Everton in their last outing. So Swansea to beat Arsenal is worth a punt at 11/2!
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