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Premier League Betting: Goals likely as Manchester United look to end winless run | Goal.com

12th September, 14:03

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side have won just one of their last nine league matches and punters can be on both sides of the bet with the Betfair Exchange

The first international break of the season is officially over as the Premier League returns to centre-stage this weekend.

Manchester United host Leicester City on Saturday afternoon in the pick of the 3pm kick-offs and the Red Devils are just 5/6 (1.83) with Betfair Sportsbook to claim their first win since their opening match of the season.

However, those who believe Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will lead his men to victory for just the second time in ten league matches can get extra value with the Betfair Exchange, where the Norwegian's charges are priced at 10/11 (1.91).

What is the Betfair Exchange?

The Betfair Exchange is the world's largest sports betting exchange. It follows the model of a stock exchange but replacing share trading with betting odds on events in the world of sport, politics and entertainment. T&Cs apply.

On any betting market, there are two sides of the bet. On one side, there are those who think an event will happen (backers) and on the other, those who think it won't happen (the layers).

The Betfair Exchange allows customers to bet against each other rather than a traditional bookmaker, meaning players can set their own odds which may be longer than regular sportsbooks.

Backers and layers get bets 'matched' as long as they agree on a price (the odds) that an event will or won't happen.

Manchester United vs Leicester City Betting

Although United are in a dire run of form having collected just eight points from their last available 27, the 10/11 (1.91) available on the Exchange may be enough to convince punters considering their record against Leicester.

The Foxes haven't beaten the Red Devils since their famous 5-3 victory back in 2014, a run of 10 meetings without victory, and they have only won three of their last 10 away fixtures in the Premier League.

Over 2.5 goals in this game is 10/11 (1.91) with the Betfair Exchange, which is significantly better than the 4/5 (1.80) on the Sportsbook, and in the previous seven matches between the two teams, five of those have seen over 2.5 goals.

Both teams struggle to keep clean sheets, with Leicester not managing one away from home in the league since New Year's Day and United recording just two in their last 15 Premier League games at Old Trafford.

How does the Betfair Exchange work?

By matching customers, rather than taking the risk itself, the Exchange provides the option to 'lay' - betting on something not to happen.

Betting against other customers removes the need for the margin that fixed-odds bookmakers incorporate into their prices and provides the opportunity for a more efficient marketplace, which is why you can often get better odds on the Betfair Exchange. Instead, customers pay a small commission, but on winnings only.

How do I sign up to the Betfair Exchange?

To sign up, simply follow this link or any of the relevant ones on this page and simply register for an account as usual.

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