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Blackburn scraped a 1-1 draw at Anfield against Liverpool on Boxing Day, but they seem a million miles away from having stability and content fans. A devastating home loss to Bolton showed the extent of Rovers misery, and it’s highly unlikely they will get so much of a sniff of victory at Old Trafford this Saturday.
Rovers boss Steve Kean is barely clinging to his job, and his side are rock bottom of the Premier League. Hardly perfect timing to be visiting Old Trafford.
Added to all their current problems, Old Trafford has never been a happy hunting ground for Rovers.
Blackburn have won just one game on their travels to United in Premier League history. A 2-1 win back in 2005 is hardly going to be an inspiration at such a desperate time.
Rovers have won just 1 of their last 18 Premier League games, and Manchester United must be licking their lips at the prospect of their visit.
United seem to be crippled by injuries when you look at their treatment bench, but that just hasn’t translated into a loss of form or results.
Sir Alex seems to have got his players focused on the job in hand, and after City’s slip up, allowing United to close the gap to just goals difference, The Red Devils will show just how important experience is in this kind of situation.
Wayne Rooney was rested until the second half against Wigan, and will be chomping at the bit to get involved in this game. Javier Hernandez is also fit again, and it won’t be long before he too is back amongst the goals.
From a betting perspective, the 1/7 odds about Manchester United are just too short to have any interest in.
Ladbrokes are offering 1/2 about United winning at half time/full time, and we suggest that this bet should be made with maximum stakes.
These two teams are at different ends of the scale in terms of form and quality, and Manchester United could have a field day against a terrible Blackburn side.
Manchester United to be winning at HT/FT 1/2 with Ladbrokes