Manchester United No Sports Betting Lock This Time

December 1, 2010 Sports Betting

Sports betting has favored Manchester United in Premier League action for many years.

That may not be the case as much this year in online sports betting, as the defending champions face a lot of questions. Online sports betting has seen Manchester United make a lot of off-season moves, some of which were not positive.

Sports betting tells us that Manchester United will be without Cristiano and Carlos Tevez this season and that is not all. Nani was expected to pick up a lot of the slack and make United a contender again in sports betting but he suffered an injury and could be out for some time. He will definitely be out for the home opener against Birmingham on Sunday and perhaps longer.

"We could not put the shoulder back in, so that is the worrying part for us," manager Alex Ferguson said. "He had done very well and we were very pleased with his performance."

Manchester United is a contender in sports betting this season as they try to win their fourth straight Premier League title. That will not be easy as online sports betting information shows without Ronaldo and Tevez. They will also be without goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar for the next couple of months as online sports betting info tells us and that has put the pressure on Ben Foster. He has not proven he can handle the job so that is another concern for United. It is possible that Foster won’t even get the start against Birmingham in the opener. It could be Tomasz Kuzsczak. "Knowing Ben and the ability which he has, he should have done better with the second goal," said Ferguson. "However, it was his first big challenge. He has waited a long time, has had his injuries, and in pre-season I spread the load between the three ‘keepers, and maybe we did not have enough minutes for him."

Manchester United is not going to be as heavily favored in sports betting at the sports book this season but they still do have Wayne Rooney and Dimitar Berbatov. They also added Michael Owen and Antonio Valencia as sports betting info tells us. The reality though is that United can’t replace Ronaldo and Tevez. Unlike last season, when United was virtual lock in every match on the sportsbook odds board, they will struggle at times this season. That should make the Premier League race more wide open than it has been in a long time and sports betting lines very interesting.