David Moyes is expected to secure his first win as Manchester United manager on Saturday in Australia
Following their disappointing defeat in the hands of Thailand’s Singha All Stars in their first pre-season game, Manchester United are on course to bounce back to winning ways.
The English champions who continue life without Sir Alex Ferguson will be hoping to record their first win in their pre-season campaign at the ANZ Stadium. David Moyes who was not a happy man losing his first game in charge, will be banking on his men to demonstrate their true quality against the Australian League All Stars.
The Red Devils are clear ¼ (1.25) favourites with Ladbrokes to come out on top in this pre-season tie.
With the absence of star players like Shinji Ono, Alexander Del Piero and Emile Heskey, the hosts are underdogs to make home advantage count. Coach Ange Postecoglou’s men are available at 15/2 (8.5) to record a shock win over the 2012/13 Premier League kings.
Should the match go beyond 90 minutes, then a penalty shootout will be key in deciding the eventual winner, and you can back this to happen at odds of 4/1 (5.00) for a draw.
The Aussie outfit is psyched by United’s lone goal defeat in Bangkok and will be turbo-charged to hand Moyes’ team their second defeat in a row. Plausible as this may sound, they may find it difficult to bring down the Red Devils due to Robin van Persie and David de Gea’s return to the team.
With atmospheric conditions looking conducive for this game, the fans will definitely be entertained to the fullest with the best of beautiful football artistry, and odds of 4/9 (1.44) are too good to neglect on a high-scoring encounter featuring over 2.5 goals.
Punters looking for more value should back both teams to find the back of the net at 8/11 (1.72).