Two of the fattest cats in European football are in action this Friday night, giving punters the chance to boost their coffers ahead of the weekend’s betting.
In England, Manchester United travel to Aston Villa, while Bayern Munich begin the defence of their Bundesliga crown with the visit of Hamburg.
Should the pair win in games that yield a combined goal haul north of 4.5, bwin.com will pay out at a boosted price of 3/1.
It’s an incredibly generous offer given the likelihood it’ll land, with a distinct possibility Die Roten alone will score enough to satisfy half of the criteria for a winning wager.
Bayern to beat Hamburg @ 1/10
Such overwhelming favouritism for Pep Guardiola’s men is ridiculous, but vindicated by recent results recorded when these have locked horns.
Hamburg’s last five visits to the Allianz Arena have seen them lose by the following scorelines: 6-0, 5-0, 9-2, 3-1 and, most recently 8-0.
As if this wasn’t convincing enough, the Bavarians won all their home matches against sides outside the Bundesliga top six last season.
Der Dino were almost as reliable, though it was defeats they could be counted on for.
Their Bundesliga membership was maintained by virtue of a play-off and judging by their loss in the German Cup opening round at FC Carl Zeiss Jena last weekend, they don’t appear to have improved too much.
This leg of the double is as good as in and given that both matches in question only need to see five goals scored in total before the 3/1 we’re chasing is dispensed, Man Utd are likely to find themselves free of the net bulging burden in their fixture.
Man Utd to beat Aston Villa @ 67/100
Premier League folklore dictates the Red Devils love it at Villa Park, winning in the second city with alarming regularity not just on their divisional visits, but in FA Cup semi-finals hosted at the venue too.
Since 1993, they’ve lost just one league match here, prevailing in three of their last four, including a 3-0 victory during David Moyes’ ill-fated stint at the helm.
Swansea, Chelsea and Everton are the only hosts to take maximum points from Louis van Gaal’s side in 2015, whereas Villa slipped up in four winnable fixtures of the seven in the league that Tim Sherwood was in command of.