The show started with Manchester City going down 2–0 at the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, where the hosts converted their first to shots through Marko Arnautovic. The Austrian winger also hit the post twice in the first half, so the Sky Blues actually lucky to start the second half with only two goals down. They were unable to recover, however.
Later on Saturday afternoon, Leicester City pulled out a confident, 3–0 win away at Swansea, thanks to a hat-trick from Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez. This helped Claudio Ranieri’s Leicester to climb back to the top of the Premier League table, stunning many experts of gambling facts. They are 26.00 (25/1) to win the league according to Bet365 Sportsbook.
Arsenal defeated Sunderland and though it wasn’t a surprise, this meant that two teams have passed City in the weekend, who fell back as down as third on the table. Still, Manuel Pellegrini’s men continue to be favourites to win the Premier League according to gambling news. Bet365 Sportsbook has the best offer for their success with online betting odds of 2.50 (3/2).
Their chances were boosted by Manchester United playing a goalless draw at home against West Ham United. Louis van Gaal’s Red Devils had only one shot on target during the 90 minutes and this stat speaks for itself. Jose Mourinho’s struggling Chelsea, increasingly getting involved in the relegation battle, suffered a 1–0 defeat at home to Bournemouth. Though Mourinho was previously confirmed as Chelsea manager until the end of the season, if it continues like this for them, his position might be reviewed even sooner…
To complete the list of crazy Premier League results, Liverpool suffered a 2–0 away defeat at Newcastle United, second bottom before the weekend. Just after Jürgen Klopp’s Reds were getting considered by more and more punters for the title – they are available for 10.00 (9/1) at Bet365 Sportsbook –, they came out with a performance. that was awful to watch. They might have been unlucky with the refereeing, but a defeat is all whet they deserved for their unimaginative display.
The holiday fixtures will expectedly bring an ever bigger mess, full of crazy Premier League results, and bettors should always consider the underdogs, especially when it’s about Premier League revelations like Leicester City and West Ham United.
The Red Devils have to emerge as victorious from the Man United v Club Brugge qualifying tie to get back to the Champions League after one year of absence.
After a very disappointing year with David Moyes that saw Manchester United finishing as low as 7th, Louis van Gaal took over the Red Devils. The Dutch genius led them back to the Champions League in his first year as United manager. However, Wayne Rooney and co. finishing fourth meant that the team had to join the competition at the play-off stage of the Champions League Qualification, starting with the Man United v Club Brugge fixture.
Teams like Valencia, Bayer Leverkusen and Lazio will also involved in the midweek qualifiers. However, many eyes of sports scores fans will be at Old Trafford, since the Red Devils start their Champions League campaign at home. The hosts are 1.29 (2/7) favourites according to Bet365, while a draw in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier is priced at 6.00 (5/1), gambling news report. The Belgians are 8.00 (7/1) underdogs at Bet365.
The Red Devils failed to qualify to the Champions League for the first time in 19 years with David Moyes. This means that Louis van Gaal will make his Champions League debut in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier with his current team. The Dutch manager and his side have to eliminate the Belgian outfit to reach the group stage of the competition.
According to Van Gaal, the Man United v Club Brugge qualifiers could determine United’s whole season. He also highlighted the importance of a clean sheet ahead of the first leg. He said, “It’ll be a big two games in fact – they could help set us up for the season. What we have to gain is very important, but you approach both matches as any other games. We want to win on Tuesday and not concede.”
United starting the season with two 1-0 wins might boost their confidence. Keen followers of live sports results argue that the Red Devils weren’t this organized at the back in two years. A clean sheet from the hosts in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier is available at 1.80 (4/5) in Bet365’s selection.
Club Brugge reached the playoff by eliminating Panathinaikos by a 4-2 aggregate score in the previous round. They also reached the Europa League quarter-finals last season, putting together a 15-match-long run without a defeat. They only conceded six goals during that series. It seems unlikely though they will be able to keep a clean sheet this time. Though injuries hurt them in the attacking department more seriously, they will also miss right-back Thomas Meunier due to a knee injury. The hosts will have only one absentee, Phil Jones, who is out for two weeks with thrombosis.
According to many pundits, the Red Devils were far from convincing in their first two league matches in the 2015-16 season. However it is hard to expect anything other than a home win in the Man United v Club Brugge Champions League qualifier. Wayne Rooney is favourite to open scoring with odds of 3.75 (11/4) at Bet365. In United’s last match, Adnan Januzaj registered the winner against Aston Villa on Friday. He is available to score against fellow Belgians at 2.88 (15/8).
Man United v Club Brugge will be the teams’ first meeting in European international club competition. The Belgians have some sour memories of English sides in UEFA competitions. They were defeated by Liverpool in the 1976 UEFA Cup and in the 1978 European Cup finals as well.
The hosts have won their last three home matches against Belgian sides. They met Anderlecht on all three occasions and registered a tally of 18-1. The Red Devils made their debut in European club competition against a Belgian side. It was in the 1956/57 edition of the European Cup, and the opponents were Anderlecht once again. They went home with a 10-0 defeat. This is United’s biggest victory in European football. Another big margin United success would be beneficial for punters, as the hosts are available with a -2 handicap at 3.00 (2/1) on Bet365‘s handicap betting market.
Belgian teams were able to score at Old Trafford only one goal so far. That was provided by former Czech international striker Jan Koller. He found a net in a 5-1 defeat fifteen years ago. That was the latest United home match against a Belgian side. Both teams to score in the Man United v Club Brugge qualifier goes for 2.20 (6/5) at Bet365.
Experts of gambling facts might now that Club Brugge have never won in England so far. They registered two draws and nine defeats in their previous 11 visits. The last time that the Belgian outfit reached the group stage of the Champions League happened ten years ago. This could come through a huge upset only this time, priced at 7.50 (13/2) by Bet365.
However, this is quite unlikely, considering United’s strength and the fact that they have never lost a qualifying tie in the competition. They lost only one game so far from their 16 qualifying matches – that came in 2002/03, when Zalaegerszeg defeated them 1-0 in Budapest.
The Argentine midfielder joins the French champions after an unsuccessful spell at Old Trafford. Though it seemed at the start of the 2014-16 Premier League season that Di Maria will be an asset for the Red Devils, he failed to fulfill the expectations. After he arrived as the most expensive player in British football, it seemed that he is a perfect fit to Louis van Gaal’s system.
The inside midfielder is able to cover a lot of distance moving horizontally on the pitch while also making dangerous forward runs. He is a player hard to come by in European football, but very useful in a creative three-man midfield, or a midfield diamond. He can also play in the forward line, and he is usually referred as a winger, since his natural role is traditionally unknown in English football.
The Angel di Maria transfer from Manchester United to PSG was finally completed. Online gambling news reported last week that the two clubs have agreed on his transfer fee. However the Argentine midfielder signed his four-year contract only on Thursday. Manchester United confirmed first via their official social media feed, that the Di Maria transfer was done.
The player, who was an integral member of the Argentina national team that finished as runners-up in last year’s FIFA World Cup in Brazil, as followers of sports scores might remember, was understandably delighted. He revealed, “I am very proud, and can’t wait, to wear the colours of Paris Saint-Germain. I want to win every competition we enter, both in France and Europe. I want to win the Champions League, which is a dream for all footballers, for a second time.”
His abilities were praised by Paris Saint-Germain’s Club Presient, Nasser Al Khelaifi. He said, “He is an incredibly talented player, with a frightening speed and ability to beat opposition players. He adds his name to the club’s strong South American community and, above all, the big Paris Saint-Germain family.”
Soon after the Di Maria transfer from Real Madrid to Manchester United was announced, it seemed that the Argentine attacker regretted the move instantly. He bid farewell to Madrid fans in an open letter twelve months ago, and it was clear that he did not intended to play for another team. For him Manchester United was better than nothing, stunning many of those, who follow live sports results.
He wrote last summer, “Unfortunately, I have to go but I want to make clear that this was never my desire. My cycle at Real Madrid has come to an end. It’s impossible to capture everything I’ve experienced here in a few lines but I hope this letter communicates what I feel at the moment. There are many things that I value and many of them have nothing to do with my salary. I hope to find them at Manchester United, one of the biggest clubs in the world.”
It was especially an upsetting entrée after Manchester United invested GBP 59.7 million in the Di Maria transfer plus the Argentine’s luxury wages. He became the most expansive player in the history of English football, however he was unable to live up to the expectations. He wanted a leading role as a starter, but he wasn’t able to establish himself in United’s first XI.
Angel Di Maria signed a four-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain completing a EUR 63 million switch from Manchester United. The Di Maria transfer was a record in Manchester United’s history twelve months ago, but a year later he left to join the French champions. PSG will present the midfielder to the supporters before their first league game next week, online mobile news report.
The Argentine traveled to Qatar to complete the medical tests. Manchester United lost GBP 16 million regarding fees with the double Di Maria transfer in twelve months. Di Maria became the most expensive player in the history of British football right after he was the best player on the field in last year’s Champions League final. Real Madrid beat city rivals Atletico Madrid 4-1 in Lisbon.
He played in 27 Premier League games during his year-long spell in Manchester. Though his tally of three goals was disappointing, he was third in the league regarding assists with 10. He scored his last league goal in October, and after that it became obvious that he is unable to settle in at Old Trafford.
The shocking news about Man United Bid for Muller is the latest high-profile transfer story in the German media, though Bayern turned down the offer.
The news about Man United Bid for Muller might be shocking at first, but mainly because of the fee that the Red Devils reportedly offered for the German forward. It might be strange to burn that amount of money on such an unspectacular player. However, Thomas Muller is a special football talent. His intelligence, positioning and reading of the game provides many goal scoring opportunities for himself and for his teammates as well.
Louis van Gaal claimed that he planned to go with a 4-3-3 formation next season. Muller is the ultimate addition to that, as he perfectly fits to a lopsided three-man forward line. He also contributes greatly to his team through is work rate and fitness. He might be far from any Brazilian forward regarding ball skills, but he is far more effective than most of them by always taking up the proper position. The reported EUR 100 million might be still a crazy amount for him, but if he can help United to the title, he might worth it for Van Gaal.
Bayern Munich don’t want to transfer another player to Old Trafford. However, as gambling news report that Man United want Muller, it is understood that the German international fancies an opportunity in Louis van Gaal’s squad. Manchester United are allegedly ready to spend more than EUR 80 million on the intelligent forward.
Thomas Muller would reportedly get EUR 20 million per year in Manchester. That equals a GBP 265,000 weekly salary, which is twice as much as the player receives from Bayern. Van Gaal prepares his team in a 4-3-3 for next season. The 25-year-old, who has a good understanding of the game, would be a useful addition to that system.
Though the Bavarians rate the World Cup winning player highly, Pep Guardiola might be not that convinced about his qualities. Keen followers of sports scores might remember that the Catalan manager left out Muller last season, stunning the supporters. The two were also involved in a training ground rift recently. These facts might help Muller to get away from his beloved club.
Louis van Gaal mysteriously mentioned a shock move for an attacker recently. According to reports emerged from the German media, Man United want Muller to join them. The story also has that Bayern rejected an initial EUR 82 million offer. That was reportedly followed by an increased bid of EUR 100 million, only to be turned down by club chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge personally.
Thomas Muller plays for Bayern since 2000, making his debut for the first team in 2008. The 25-year-old was built in the Bayern team by Louis van Gaal. Since then he collected four Bundesliga titles and won the Champions League too. With Germany, he won the World Cup last year, having scored five goals throughout the tournament, equaling his tally from 2010, as followers of gambling facts might know.
Though the second bid might be no more than media speculation, it is clear that Muller would be a wonderful signing for Manchester United. The forward is regularly praised for his intelligent positioning, creativity and his productivity. He is also able to do an outstanding job in different roles either in the forward line or in midfield.
Manchester United acquired the services of midfield maestro Bastian Schweinsteiger recently. It seems that Louis van Gaal needs more German talent in his squad, as Man United want Muller as well, according to online mobile news.
The Red Devils reportedly offered EUR 82 million for the forward, but Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stated that the club will not sell another one of his top assets for Manchester United. Rummenigge also warned the entire German football.
He said, “The Bundesliga has to finally act. The English are overtaking us left, right and centre. When taking into account transfer market activity, in marketing terms, in TV money – anywhere, really.”
He added, “The Bundesliga has to be careful not to fall further behind, I think. Anyone who follows the transfer market at the moment, within which English clubs work, knows their clubs are being fully upgraded. The Bundesliga has to be careful that we’re not emptied out.”
As the Premier League clubs are about to strengthen their squads, the biggest names in European football are involved in the discussions about possible transfer moves. It looks like Manchester United will finally acquire Southampton’s Morgan Schneiderlin, but it is also possible that they will get competition if they really want to bring Sergio Ramos to Manchester, as City is reportedly interested too. The Blues are in talks about signing Juve’s Paul Pogba as well, but his enormous transfer fee could prevent the Frenchman’s move to Etihad Stadium.
Online gambling news reported that Manchester United could present French midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin as their new player as early as Wednesday. Schneiderlin’s possible departure from Southampton was broadly discussed in the media since January, so the deal that is taking shape shouldn’t upset any of those who follow sports scores news.
Schneiderlin is considered as one of the finest holding midfielders in the Premier League and he is expected to take over Michael Carrick’s place in front of the United backline. This will be the Frenchman’s first opportunity to participate in the Champions League, as the Red Devils qualified for the competition again after a year of absence.
The French media reports that Man United will pay for Schneiderlin a fee around EUR 30 million (GBP 20 million) and according to English reports, the deal could be finalized this week. Schneiderlin was also linked with a move to the Emirates however Arsenal seems to be outbid by United.
The two giant clubs from Manchester have to battle against each other for Real Madrid’s Spanish World Champion and Champions League winnig defender, Sergio Ramos, gambling news report. Manchester United is looking for his signature for a while, and a possible deal also involving David de Gea was also emerged from the press.
However, according to the English media, Manchester City now entered the race for Ramos as the Blues’ board is watching the situation closely. If the contest will become more serious, this could be one of the most interesting transfer sagas of the summer.
Meanwhile former United star goalkeeper, Peter Schmeichel suggests De Gea to stay at Old Trafford as he is on his way to become a legend for the Manchester club. The Spanish goalie expressed before that he wanted to move to Real Madrid, however the Danish icon sees a bright future ahead of De Gea at Old Trafford.
In the meantime Manchester City is just about to bring the young French star, Paul Pogba to Etihad Stadium from Juventus. The Turin-based club asks EUR 100 million (GBP 70 million) for one of its top asset and Pogba’s salary demand is reportedly EUR 12 million (GBP 8.5 million) for a year after tax, which means something around a GBP 160,000 salary per week.
All this won’t include the EUR 10 million fee of his agent, Mino Raiola, who is reportedly in talks with Txiki Begiristain, Manchester City’s director of football, according to latest gambling news. Pogba is also heavily linked with Barcelona and Real Madrid, and some experts speculate that City will miss out on Pogba eventually because of the high fee.
Though Barcelona is banned from transfers for this summer, they will be able to bring in new players in January. The Frenchman’s previous club, Manchester United was also keen to bring Pogba back, but the midfielder expressed that he is not interested in a move back to Old Trafford where he hardly got any chances to prove himself in the 2011-2012 season he spent there.
Radamel Falcao has an awful campaign behind him at Manchester United. That gig was the first for the Colombian after his serious injury that caused him to sit out the World Cup last summer. Many argue that he is no longer a world class striker, but some say that at least he deserves a chance at a team where he leads the attack and the others are there to supply him with chances. He failed to come up with a good performance in the first game of the Cafeteros at the Copa America, though it seems that this doesn’t bothers Mourinho. However, the fact that Chelsea preferred a loan deal to a permanent one is telling.
As Raheem Sterling is very likely to leave Liverpool this summer with his agent stating that the 20-year-old will not consider any contract offers from his current employer, another Premier League forward is about to start the new season at a rival team, according to online mobile news.
After a poor season at Old Trafford, Radamel Falcao is going to move to Stamford Bridge. AS Monaco loaned him to Manchester United for the last season with an option to buy him permanently, however after the Colombian striker totaled only four league goals in 26 outings for the Red Devils, Louis van Gaal opted not to retain his services.
A former Van Gaal protégé, Jose Mourinho however is ready to give him a chance at Chelsea, especially after Diego Costa is reportedly on the way out. Though Monaco wanted to sell the striker for good, Mourinho would prefer another loan deal.
Some might argue that to bring Radamel Falcao to Stamford Bridge is no better than playing online lottery gambling by Jose Mourinho. The Colombian spent a terrible 10-month-long loan spell at Old Trafford. Before that, he was rated as a world class striker and now he would not make for a decent one according to many of those who follow sports scores.
However, it is expected that he will come back way stronger at Chelsea, as Louis van Gaal’s United was never really set up in order to supply Falcao. The Colombian was basically a squad player at United, however he can function at his standards when he can act as the number one forward of the team.
Not to mention the second part of the season, when Van Gaal opted for a far more pragmatic approach and deployed Marouane Fellaini to help the attackers with his strength and height. Falcao was virtually redundant then, but Jose Mourinho is certainly the manager, who is able to bring out the best of his players. And at Chelsea, Falcao would play in front of Cesc Fabregas, which means that world class service is guaranteed.
With his future being in the balance, Radamel Falcao started the Copa America with a very modest performance. Colombia obviously had the quality to approach their opening game at the tournament as favorites, but Venezuela, stunning many followers of live sports results, managed to beat the Cafeteros through work and discipline.
Venezuela caused an upset in their last Copa opener as well, denying Brazil from scoring. That side reached the semis, and with most of the players still being in the squad, they have the potential to surprise fans around the world again. In the meantime, Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has a huge problem, as it seems that Falcao, his former superstar is ceased to be a world class striker.
Jose Mourinho stated that he will find the world class in Falcao next season, however, Pekerman should either find it sooner or get rid of him and use Jackson Martinez instead, who was Colombia’s only promising footballer against Venezuela in the first match, despite playing only a few minutes.
Current club: Barcelona
Current club: Real Madrid
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Current club: Real Madrid
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Current club: Chelsea
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Current club: Liverpool
Current club: Liverpool
Current club: Chelsea
Manchester United vs. Bayern Munich Soccer Betting Line:
Manchester United -½ -135 -135 2½ O -135 U +115 1½ O -140 U +120 Draw +260
FC Bayern Munich +½ +115 +365 2½ O -135 U +115 1 O Ev U -120 Draw +260
Half Time Line:
Manchester United -½ +130 +130 1 O -135 U +115 Draw +125
FC Bayern Munich +½ -150 +350 1 O -135 U +115 Draw +125
To Score First: Manchester United -210 FC Bayern Munich +160
To Qualify: Bayern Munich -115 Manchester United -125
Match Time: 02:45 PM Eastern Time Wednesday April 7, 2010