Manchester United’s 1-0 triumph over Arsenal added to lacklustre showings from title rivals Chelsea and Manchester City have flip-flopped the Red Devils from Premier League plodders to scorching value to successfully defend their crown.
The 9/2 about David Moyes’ men in bwin’s Premier League outright betting can be expected to evaporate further over the next few weeks with United’s returning ruthlessness to win football matches, suggesting that they’re finally finding their old spark under their new gaffer.
After a 2-1 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in September, United drifted out to 12/1 in the market but a scintillating run of four straight Premier League wins have catapulted the them into contenders once again and they are just five points behind league leaders Arsenal.
United don’t have to play any of the top-four between now and the end of the year.
Moyes will have been well aware when looking at the fixture list on his first day in the job that three point opportunities would come around more often when winter wondered into view.
The eight fixtures after the international break offers the reigning champions the perfect chance to build some momentum going into the New Year with an away clash at Tottenham at the start of December the toughest looking clash of the eight.
Very winnable home matches against Newcastle United, West Ham United and Everton are on the menu while trips to Norwich City, Cardiff City, Aston Villa and Stoke City provide further occasions for maximum point hauls.
Moyes’ men blunted an Arsenal attack that had scored in every game during this league season.
After a very wobbly opening to life under Moyes, United’s backline has finally started to give little away in its usual no-nonsense fashion.
Previously rampant Arsenal were restricted to just two shots on the target in the entire game as David de Gea’s back four kept their fourth clean sheet in the last six encounters.
United have history when it comes to coming off the pace to win a title.
The Red Devils are the Premier League kings of the comeback whether it would be banging in late goals when all seems lost or pipping title rivals to the post in the dying strides.
United won 13 of their final 15 games to close out the division by four points in the 1995/96 season and then repeated the feat in 2002/03, where they dropped just 16 points in their last 18 games to nail Arsenal and Liverpool on the line.