English Premier League: Manchester United can kick-off new EPL season with ‘Win to Nil’ against Leicester City
July 24, 2018
Home Team (Man Utd) to Win to Nil – Yes @ 2.33 with Unibet*
The 2018 World Cup in Russia may have only finished a little over a week ago, but soccer will quickly be back on the agenda at all the major European domestic leagues.
The English Premier League begins a new campaign on the evening of Friday 10th August (UK time), with Manchester United playing host to Leicester City at Old Trafford.
Coach Jose Mourinho’s ‘Red Devils’ finished as runners-up to near neighbours Manchester City in the Premier League last season, albeit a mammoth 19 points adrift. Leicester, the surprise champions of 2015-16 (to put it mildly), finished a respectable 9th position last season.
Both teams have been active in the transfer market already this summer, which is set for a hectic last couple of weeks now that the World Cup is done and dusted and with the new deadline for deals being completed this summer, which corresponds with the start of the new league campaign.
Manchester United vs Leicester City Betting Tips
To date, Man.United’s main recruits have been the Brazilian midfielder Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk and teenage full-back Diogo Dalot from FC Porto.
The biggest deal that the Foxes have been involved in this summer has been the sale of midfielder Riyad Mahrez to Manchester City for a hefty £60 million. Incoming deals have been concluded for Norwich City midfielder James Maddison, Porto full-back Ricardo Pereira, West Bromwich Albion central defender Jonny Evans and Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward.
The big question mark is whether Leicester City can retain the services of defender Harry Maguire, one of the star turns in England’s run to the World Cup semi-finals and a player sought after by Manchester United among others.
Mourinho teams are traditionally very strong and difficult to breakdown on home turf and that was much in evidence again last season, with Man Utd winning 15 of 19 Premier League games at Old Trafford and losing just twice. They also conceded just nine goals.
The 4/9 (1.44) on a Manchester United win with bet365* looks too short to bet so, taking their solid defensive record at Old Trafford into account, it’s worth taking a look at them to also keep a clean sheet in the ‘Win to Nil’ betting market, which can be backed at 2.33 with Unibet*.
* Odds correct at the time of writing