The prices feel out of whack at Old Trafford this evening.
Something’s a bit wonky about that, though it’s hard to nail down exactly what – and the head-to-head form is no help to us.
A reserves game in the Carabao Cup must be ignored, and that came after a total VAR fiasco in the Prem.
United won that reverse fixture 3-2 in one of the all-time Stockley Park shamble showers, with goals and penalties ruled in and out by the fistful, and armpits everywhere.
The visitors nicked it with a Bruno Fernandes spot-kick awarded so long after the final whistle had been blown they’d taken the nets down.
Brighton’s ‘Big Six’ numbers since Christmas point at a tight one, and a 0-0 would suit. United’s scoring problems are pulling that way too.
Try NO ‘both teams to score’ at 10/11 (BetVic).
Still, here was a chance to regroup for the do-or-die weeks ahead – but what could Steve Bruce possibly do in a few extra days that he hasn’t tried already?
Have Andy Carroll exorcised? Prescribe an intensive course of prosecco colonics?
The NO ‘both teams to score’ looks fair at 20/21 (BetVic).
The Saints make a meal of things in the air, and that’s all gravy for the visitors. Big Kiwi Chris Wood is in scoring form too.
Split a stake between the DRAW at 12/5 and ‘Burnley win to nil’ at 11/2 (BetVic).
In Spain tonight, Luis Suarez is a fair ‘anytime scorer’ spin at 7/4 (Paddy) for Atletico Madrid’s trip to Sevilla in La Liga (8pm).
Last time: Winners at 5/2 and 7/5
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