Betting on Manchester United away from Old Trafford may sound a blindingly obvious betting strategy, but sometimes finding gambling success can be very simple.
If you do what’s right, the right way, at the right time, then more often than not you’ll be heading on the path to profit.
Well, this looks the right time to push the chips all in on a United victory at a whopping 7/4 at Liverpool.
Christmas looks to have come early for United backers.
Punting the Red Devils on the road over the last four years, where their price is bigger than 8/11 and usually bordering around Evens, would have generated devout Red Devil followers a healthy return.
In their last 39 league matches away from Old Trafford, United have won 26 times and have finished the season as the most prolific travellers in the Premier League three times in the last four campaigns.
Furthermore, they have only suffered 14 league defeats away from home in their last 76 matches.
The 17/10 is a similar price to what you would expect for a trickier trip to Manchester City, Chelsea or Arsenal.
Let’s look at the hard facts.
Liverpool, who look woefully short at 16/11, finished 28 points behind United in the Premier League last season, are missing their 23-goal maverick Luis Suarez through suspension and only drew 2-2 in 90 minutes at home to League One Notts County in midweek despite playing a very strong side.
Straw clutching Liverpool backers will point towards new United boss David Moyes’ shocking record at Anfield as Everton manager, where he failed to record a win in 11 attempts.
That’s hardly relevant, though.
The talent and winning ethos embedded into Manchester United as a football club puts them into a different stratosphere to Everton.
Moyes now has the tools to go and win at Anfield rather than grinding out gritty draws.
Keep it simple, back Man United.