Manchester United should have no problems in disposing their Championship opposition side with ease in the traditional season opener.
Here are some bets you may to consider:
Best Bet: Man United to win 4-0 (13.5) or any other score (8.5)
Followers of bigger prices may want to attack the correct score market to grab some added value. There have been 18 goals scored in the last four Community Shield games during ‘normal’ time, and with the clear gulf in class on show here, we’re expecting that high-scoring trend to continue. The Premier League champions rarely take pity on their opposition and have scored eight goals in their last three appearances in the season curtain raiser. Wigan look set for an old fashioned mauling as Moyes, who is likely to name his strongest side, looks to silence some of the doubters.
Recommended Bet: Back Javier Hernandez to score @ Evens
Hernandez is a real flat-track bully, who loves taking advantage of inadequate defences. With Wayne Rooney “injured”, there’s a chance he could start and it would be surprising if he wasn’t to find the net. He has notched six goals in just five appearances when facing Wigan.
Recommended Bet: Back Man United to win to nil @ 2.25
Wigan’s record against Manchester United is woefully extraordinary. In the last 17 meetings between the sides, the Latics have won just once, losing on 16 occasions.
It gets worse.
Of the last 12 meetings, they have been taken to the cleaners without scoring 10 times, including three 5-0 hammerings. Now a Championship side – the first team from that level to play in the season opener since 1980 – Wigan stand little chance of causing United any problems, even with chief nuisance maker Grant Holt now leading the line. Moyes will want to make a statement, and we’re expecting a comfortable United win and a clean sheet.