Man Utd's Dimitar Berbatov Could Have Part To Play Against Atheltic Bilbao

By Sam Darby on 08/03/2012 11:03

Man Utd are in action on Thursday night in the Europa League against Spanish outfit Athletic Bilbao and many will be expecting a comfortable victory for the current Premiership holders at home but what does ValueChecker make of their chances in this match?

It seems that the ValueChecker Value Bets fancy this match to got the way of the away side here. Athletic Bilbao are available at 7.6 at the time of writing but according to ValueChecker, which picks the value bets by using a statistical analysis of previous results for the two teams, Athletic Bilbao should actually be more like a 2.63 shot in this match and as a result Bilbao have been given a value rating in this match of 0.30.

Man Utd have a great record against the better teams in the Premiership according to the Man Utd ValueChecker wikis and that looks likely to be transferred to these latter stages of the Europa League where United will be taking on strong opposition in each match. Last season Man Utd gained the most points in the league against top half opposition (33) whilst the season before they also picked up 33 points against top half teams.

It is possible Dimitar Berbatov could get a bit of a run out in this competition and should the Bulgarian hitman start it should be worth backing him to score in this game because it is being played at Old Trafford. Berbatov doesn’t have the best scoring record on the road but when playing at home he is lethal. Last season Berbatov scored 16 goals in 12 home starts and 2 sub appearances whilst this season all 7 of his league goals have come at Old Trafford.

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