Best Bets From Man Utd v Ajax And Other Europa League Matches

By Sam Darby on 23/02/2012 11:00

The Europa League remains in the limelight on Thursday evening after Man city’s progression to the next round and now it’s the turn of their local rivals Man Utd to feature. Man Utd take a 2-0 lead into this second leg at Old Trafford, what does ValueChecker make of the best bets in this match and the other Europa League games on Thursday night?

According to the ValueChecker Value Bets, which are based on a statistical analysis of previous results, it is Ajax who are the best bet to beat Man Utd in this match. With Man Utd traditionally strong at home and already in front in this tie they are a fairly short price to win this match and ValueChecker thinks that the 9.17 on the away side is far too big with the suggestion being that Ajax should actually be closer to 3.38 and that difference in odds means that has been given a value rating of 0.22.

ValueChecker has picked out several value bets for tonight’s fixtures and the best value today could lie with Anderlecht who have been given a value rating of 0.52. Anderlecht are evens at the time of writing but ValueChecker thinks the Belgian side should be more like 1.47 to beat AZ Alkmaar. Other value plays include Olympiakos, PAOK and Braga, you can check out all the most overpriced selections on the ValueChecker Value Bets page.

As for the Man Utd ValueChecker wikis on the feature match tonight, it could pay to back Dimitar Berbatov to score against Ajax with this game being played at Old Trafford, Berbatov has a great scoring record at home, this season six of his seven goals have come at home whilst last season Berbatov scored sixteen goals in twelve home matches.

Another pointer from the Man Utd ValueChecker wikis suggest that Man Utd do well against the better teams in the Premiership and Ajax are clearly a good time so that wiki could be relevant here. Man Utd had the best record last season against teams that finished in the top half of the Premiership, they gained 33 points from eighteen games against top half opposition last season and they gained the same points haul from those game last season. Man Utd are clearly a very professional team against the better teams and could be a good bet here.

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