The Premier League finally returns this week and there is one bet which is capturing a lot of attention. Sharp bettors are backing Manchester United to finish in the top 4 of the Premier League and claim a spot in next season's Champions League.
United have been in the relative wilderness of the Europa League of late but the sharp money is on Solskjaer's men to finish in the top 4. This month a huge 35% of bets on that market have been put on the Red Devils, at an intriguing price of +175.
Since January, and the arrival of Bruno Fernandes in particular, United have looked far better than their form pre-Christmas. The extra dimension that the former-Sporting Lisbon man has given them has transformed their fortunes. Likewise the inforced break due to Covid-19 has actually helped the Old Trafford side, because they'll now have World Cup winner Paul Pogba and English hero Marcus Rashford back in their ranks.
Liverpool are locked into one of the four slots already, and Man City are certainties, even if it's not mathmatically clinched yet. Leaving the remaining two slots as a battle between Leicester City (-550) Chelsea (-166) and Man United, with outsider Wolves (+800) and Spurs (+1200) potentially able to mount a late charge.
Man United have an early opportunity to cement their claim when they play Tottenham Hotspur this Friday.