Dec 19 2009

Betting Tip: Will Valencia score against Fulham?

Tag: Site News @ 9:11 am

Betfair, Manchester United’s official betting partner, has offered Red Rants readers a free £25 bet when you register with Betfair through us and place a bet on a United game or any other game. Bet with Betfair and claim your free £25 bet.

Injury problems continue to dog United and this Saturday’s trip to Fulham could be trickier than Betfair layers predict – the champions trade at 1.56 (4-7) for the win.

The Cottagers have produced some tidy and effective football this year, suffering just two defeats at home with Liverpool among their victims. Only Chelsea and Arsenal can claim league wins at the Thames-side fortress and it’s now four Premier League games unbeaten for Roy Hodgson’s men.

So, it’s unlikely to be a walk in the park for Sir Alex and co., especially with Michael Carrick and Darren Fletcher lined up to fill in at the back again. Wolves may have been shut out but Fulham will test the back four a little more than Wanderers’ reserves.

Given United’s defensive issues it’s a surprise to see over 2.5 goals trade above odds-on and that is the main selection. Fulham may not be free-scoring but they’re usually good for one or two goals while United aren’t too bad at finding the back of the net…

Only Chelsea have beaten Fulham by more than one goal this year and there’s little to suggest this won’t be a tight affair. Yet most of the markets point to Reds’ dominance. A small lay of United on the Asian handicap market -1&1.5 at odds of 1.92 (10-11) will mean a winning bet for you should the Reds win by a solitary goal or fail to win at all. Granted, it’s not the most loyal bet for a United fan to make but a winner is a winner…

As for individuals on the pitch, Anotonio Valencia has hit stride in recent weeks with goals against West Ham and Wolves. He could figure again and a price around 4 (3-1) may reward a tentative bet.

Elsewhere in the Premier League, Liverpool look short at 1.62 (5-8) to win at Portsmouth. Avram Grant’s charges have shown improved form in recent weeks, giving Chelsea a scare in midweek to prove that the players are still on side despite the club’s financial troubles. The new manager still has time to work things out while Liverpool were hardly convincing against Wigan. A lay of Benitez’s boys could be the shrewdest bet of the weekend.

Bet with Betfair and claim your free £25 bet.

Dec 15 2009

Betting Tip: United to roar back to form against Wolves

Tag: Site News @ 5:52 pm

Betfair, Manchester United’s official betting partner, has offered Red Rants readers a free £25 bet when you register with Betfair through us and place a bet on a United game or any other game. Bet with Betfair and claim your free £25 bet.

Saturday’s defeat wasn’t in the script for United backers but if we don’t lose to Villa for another 26 years we can probably afford to let them have that one –- especially after Chelsea dropped points again.

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Dec 09 2009

Manchester United poker tournament – win a signed shirt, free tickets and more

Tag: Site News @ 3:36 pm

As Christmas approaches, Betfair is giving all Man Utd fans something else to get excited about – a free to enter poker tournament with tickets to an Old Trafford fixture for the winner and a signed United shirt for the runner-up.

Entrants go head-to-head with other Reds fans, making the winner the finest poker playing United fan – unofficially at least!

The top prize is two seats at Old Trafford for the visit of Portsmouth on February 6 while the runner-up will receive a signed United shirt. The third placed card sharp lands a $100 bet with Betfair with fourth and fifth taking free bets to the value of $50 and $25 respectively. The next five entrants win a free $10 bet.

The tournament takes place on Wednesday December 16, and entry is simple – there are just a few easy instructions to follow:

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Nov 13 2009

Some interesting reads

Tag: Site News @ 12:11 am

1. RoM rails against the FA for making an example of United again. United Rant carries on, in a similar vein.

2. RoM also interviews United fan, and journalist Mick Hume

3. A spanking new episode of the Soccerlens is up. (this means it doesn’t qualify as a read, but a listen, but you get the drift.)

4. Finally, and there’s no escaping the top story of the day, Rob Smyth’s piece in the Guardian on refs, the FA and Ferguson.

Nov 12 2009

FA shafts Ferguson

Tag: Site News @ 5:43 pm

£20,000 fine. Four match ban. Two of them being suspended ones.

Also, he has to give up his car, and his house for a year. Go to an island, and survive for a month along with other famous British celebrities. He is banned from drinking wine for the rest of his life. And will have to listen to Alan Shearer’s rendition of Baa Baa Black Sheep for five hours. Daily.

Ok, I made the second paragraph up. But the first one is real. Here, have a look. Offered without further comment.

Nov 11 2009

Hargreaves — so excited that he might pass out

Tag: Site News @ 7:05 pm

Owen Hargreaves seems quite keen on making his return to the United first team — desperate, even, but in a good way — so much that he thinks he’ll probably pass out when he returns.

“It will be an amazing feeling to run out at Old Trafford again. I’ll be so excited I’ll probably pass out. I just want to be part of it again, to be available and healthy. I can’t wait to be involved. I want to be able to pull on the shirt and have an effect on games. I just want to compete in matches, work with the coaches to improve my game and become a better player. I want a good season to repay the faith shown in me by the United fans.”

Love the player, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed till I see him get a run of matches.

Nov 10 2009

Reads of the day

Tag: Site News @ 12:47 am

The Republik of Mancunia picks out what City fans think of Carlos Tevez. Priceless read.

The Run of Play unmasks the “toothbrushing man”.

Those of you not aware of the toothbrushing man, here’s the reference (happened during the Chelsea match)

Nov 02 2009

United sign new Rooney…

Tag: Site News @ 6:04 pm

… we are of course talking of Wayne Rooney’s newborn son — who we haven’t really signed but we imagine will be tearing up the pitch in about two decades from now — Kai Rooney, born at Liverpool Women’s hospital.

According to the spokesman, “Mother and baby are both absolutely fine. Wayne and Coleen are thrilled with the wonderful addition to their family life.” We wish Rooney all the best as a daddy.

Also, the baby must have broken record of sorts as he gets his first fake twitter account within minutes of birth. So far, it’s funny as hell!

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