Bet Manchester Utd. -175 over Norwich City

Nila Amerova

Thursday, December 26, 2013 4:58 PM GMT

Manchester United descend on Norwich City in EPL week 19 betting. Join us as we preview the soccer odds and deliver our free picks for your consideration. 

Manchester United back on track

Manchester United certainly are after beating Hull City on Boxing Day, coming through on two of our recommended soccer picks: to win outright at -182 and to win both halves at +140 at Bet365.

Just a short while ago it was all doom and gloom for Man U’s title defence campaign but fast forward a couple of weeks, a slew of wins later, and the English champions are back on track. Or so it seems. Indeed, sportsbooks across the board have shaved their future odds in the title race, trimming them down from an ominous +2200 to a more respectable and believable +1400 price at Bet365.

On the back of a three-game winning streak the Red Devils are sporting positive form that augurs well overall, namely because all those wins were positively convincing, suggesting their bad patch might be well and truly behind them. And the best bit, Man U have before them a genuinely winnable match against Norwich at the weekend, on the back of which they should climb further up the table.

It wasn’t long ago when some of the Prem’s middleweights as well as its wanna-be ballers were raining down on Man U’s parade: defeats to Everton and Newcastle preceded by dubious draws to Cardiff and Tottenham, to name a few. Recent wins however over Aston Villa, West Ham United and Hull City have lifted Man U to seventh in the table (up from eighth) with a 9-4-5 record and 31 points – just eight points separate them from current leaders Arsenal at the top of the table – and improved their overall sports betting quality and estimation.

Man U descend on Norwich City as the -175 favourites to win outright on the road at Bet365. The hosts are listed at a whopping +500 to win outright at home while the draw is tipped at modestly large +280 soccer odds.

While Norwich City’s large odds to win at home can be mostly attributed to a penchant for being a bit of a punching bag for the big clubs – 5-1 to Liverpool, 7-0 to Man City and 4-1 to Arsenal. The large odds are also down to Man U’s revived form. Let’s not forget, these two sides met earlier this season in League Cup action as well when Man U, true to their top credentials, delivered a 4-0 beat down.

Norwich vs. Man U Betting Tips and Picks:

If Man U’s form holds true as most expect it will so will their -175 odds to win outright, which means they are the right soccer pick for this matchup. It’s hard to imagine Norwich City coming up trumps here – quite the pipedream, really. So the only thing left for us to do is to sift through the rest of the sports betting buffet on offer for this match in search of added value soccer picks for your consideration.

Where match betting markets are concerned, it’s clear that odds makers favour a comprehensive performance by Man U, an outlook that is underscored by the Over 2.5 at -125 and the +138 soccer odds on Man U to win both halves.

If you’d like to take as stab at predicting the score – arguably, one of the toughest facets of sports betting – here is a selection to consider. On the score odds, 1-0 or 2-0 scores are trading the shortest at +700, while the 2-1 score is listed at just +800 soccer odds. A 3-0 or 3-1 score is tipped at +1200 while a 4-0 score (the same result as their League Cup clash) is listed at +2200.

Soccer Free Picks: Man U to win outright at -175; Over 2.5 at -125 and Man U to win both laves at +138. 

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