Manchester United have faced Hull on six occasions in the Premier League and have won every time, so bwin.com’s top-price 4/11 about victory for Louis van Gaal’s men at Old Trafford looks safe, but there’s an even better way to make money by betting on the upcoming top-flight clash.
Five of those six wins came in games containing over 3.5 goals, with all three at the home of the 13-time title winners seeing four or more scored, making 21/10 a value bet about the same again in the north west.
This stat even harks back to September 1987, the previous time these sides faced off prior to the Tigers’ promotion, subsequent relegation, and promotion back to the top flight since 2008.
Sir Alex Ferguson led his United team to a 5-0 League Cup victory 27 years ago, then posted 4-3 and 4-0 victories over Phil Brown’s men when the Humbersiders graced the big stage.
Red Devils deputy Ryan Giggs kept the trend going last season during his brief stint as caretaker manager via a 3-1 victory, and United have been warming up with three three-plus goal games in their past five home matches under new coach Louis van Gaal, including a 4-0 win over QPR.
Furthermore, prior to being beaten 1-0 away to struggling Burnley and a drab 0-0 draw at Anfield, Steve Bruce’s boys had been involved in four road matches producing three-plus goals in a row, with three throwing up at least four.
Add in the fact that Hull last won away on the opening day of the season and everything points to the hosts taking all three points in a goal-fest.
Scorers? News that Radamel Falcao may feature for United after seeing off injury makes 4/5 on the Colombian striker to score at any time tempting, with Wayne Rooney looking good at slightly bigger 20/21 odds, as the club and country captain has nine in his last 12 all told.