Manchester United set to pip Liverpool to Champions League spot

Manchester United have commanded more column inches than any other Premier League club this season, with Louis van Gaal going from hero to zero to hero in a short space of time. The Red Devils lost their Premier League opener against Swansea although Van Gaal then splashed a lot of cash to recruit the likes of Falcao, Di Maria, Blind and Rojo.

Results are taking a turn for the better and the bookies now expect United to be back in the Champions League next term, with bet365 offering a best price 4/7 about the Red Devils claiming a spot in the top four.

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Perhaps United will be battling Liverpool to the line for that particular spot, with Brendan Rodgers dismayed by his team’s poor start to the campaign although a victory against West Brom got the Reds back to winning ways.

Nevertheless, the bookies go 5/4 about Liverpool finishing in the top four this season and it will be galling for supporters if their return to the Champions League is short-lived, with Mario Balotelli struggling to make anywhere near the impact that Luis Suarez managed at Anfield.

Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal are the teams expected to dominate the Premier League and Jose Mourinho’s men are no bigger than 8/15 to claim the title this season.

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The Blues have been fast out of the traps and the fact that they have dropped just two points so far this season suggests that they will be a tough team to overhaul, although perhaps they are over-reliant on the goals of Diego Costa.

Posted: October 9th, 2014