Premier League Betting Preview: Hull City v Manchester United

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Updated Tuesday 30th August 2016, 07:58 AM


Few people would have had money on Hull City to “do a Leicester” and become the unfancied team to upset the odds and challenge for the top of the Premier League this season, but their match against Manchester United this weekend sees second place play third. It may be a little early to jump to conclusions, with both teams having played just two games so far, but it seems the Tigers might not be the pushovers many expected they would be. Take a look at the Hull City v Manchester United betting odds here:

How the Bookies See it:

  • Winner: Man Utd 8/15, Draw 3/1, Hull 6/1 - Betfred
  • First Goalscorer: Ibrahimovic 3/1, Rashford 11/2, Rooney 5/1, Hernandez 9/1 - Sky Bet
  • Correct Score: Man Utd 1-0 11/2, Man Utd 2-0 6/1, Hull 1-0 17/1 - BetVictor

Form

Hull City have played two, won two despite starting the season rocked by the departure of boss Steve Bruce and with only 13 fit senior players at their disposal. A shock victory over champions Leicester was followed by a determined performance against Swansea, which ended in a 2-0 win to the Yorkshire club. Their four goals have all come from different players, showing they boast an attacking threat, if only on the counter attack.

Manchester United fans are hopeful the club has turned a corner under manager Jose Mourinho, easing through their opening fixtures against Bournemouth and Southampton. New boy Zlatan Ibrahimovic has settled straight into English football, netting three times in the opening two fixtures, and with £89 million signing Paul Pogba added to the mix they look a real force to be reckoned with.

Sports.net’s View

Hull’s caretaker boss Mike Phelan would love to pull off the shock of the season against the club at which he played more than 100 games and where he won three Premier League titles and the Champions League as assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson. The Tigers will attempt to absorb United’s powerful attacking threat and hope to nick something on the break, as they did at Swansea last weekend, but the job will be much tougher this time round.

Mourinho seems to have unlocked the potential of the Old Trafford squad he inherited and has added genuinely world-class talent to the mix. They will be there or thereabouts at the end of the season and defeat for United at the KCOM on Saturday seems hugely unlikely.

It is also unlikely to be a walkover, as Hull have shown great tenacity so far this term, but BetVictor’s 6/1 on a 2-0 victory for the visitors seems a good price. However, the home side do have goals in them, so 17/2 from Bet365 on a 2-1 win for Manchester United might be worth a look.

Sky Bet’s Score/Win Double market might also be fruitful, with value in backing Ibrahimovic at 11/10 to score in an away win or Wayne Rooney at 9/4 to hit the back of the net on the way to another three points for Mourinho’s men.

  • Sports.net’s Top Tip: Wayne Rooney to score and Manchester United to win at 9/4 with Sky Bet.

Please note odds may fluctuate before kick off.

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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:58:59+00:00
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