Ole Gunnar Solskjaer takes charge at Old Trafford as the Manchester United manager for the first time when his team takes on Huddersfield Town on Boxing Day. United were able to keep ahead of Watford and Bournemouth during the weekend but the eight-point deficit to Arsenal still persists. Huddersfield Town remain in the bottom three with a four-point deficit to Cardiff. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Manchester United picked up their biggest league victory of the campaign after a 5-1 success over Cardiff City. It took Solskjaer just one match in order to turn around the fortunes of the Red Devils.
Huddersfield lost a fifth consecutive match after being beaten 3-1 by relegation rival Southampton at home. The last victory for Huddersfield was against Wolves towards the end of November.
The recent game between United and Huddersfield produced a 2-0 win for the former at the John Smith’s Stadium. The last league game between these two teams also took place at Old Trafford with United getting a similar victory. Our betting tips and predictions expect a win for Manchester United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Manchester United win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Huddersfield are at a price of 15.00 to win the match. Yet, United are a significantly changed team from the one that was frequently dropping points under Jose Mourinho. There is a whole lot of positivity at the club and it is helped by a strong start to Solskjaer’s time at the club. Even though the Norwegian is on an interim basis and he has struggled as a manager in the past, this may be one of the worst times for Huddersfield to play United. Our preview would pick a win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Manchester United win at 1.25[/bet_tip_now]
Manchester United vs Huddersfield Town draw odds: 6.50
Huddersfield Town win odds: 15.00
Correct Score odds
Manchester United have come up with a five-goal haul for the first time this season but the team was certainly aided by a couple of fortuitous efforts. Despite being in the bottom three, Huddersfield have actually conceded just one goal in more than United. The problems for David Wagner’s men have been with regard to scoring goals. Our correct score prediction would go with a 3-0 win for United.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Manchester United 3-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
The game should be an entertaining affair with Manchester United’s home crowd pushing the team for a big win – similar to the success enjoyed by the club away to Cardiff. The Red Devils find themselves with confidence while Huddersfield are in a polar opposite position. Even then, our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
The impact of Anthony Martial this season has been profound with the Frenchman just one shy of catching his league tally from last season. Even though he is out of contract at the end of the campaign, Martial is on course for his best goalscoring campaign. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Martial.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Anthony Martial at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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