Ronaldo Backed To Feature In Manchester United Opener After Martial Injury
Cristiano Ronaldo is being backed to get among the goals from the off as Manchester United prepare to kick off their Premier League campaign at home to Brighton.
The Portuguese striker was rebuked by new manager Erik ten Hag for leaving early from last weekend’s friendly against Rayo Vallecano, but his prospects of starting United’s opener at Old Trafford were boosted with news that Anthony Martial will miss out due to injury, leaving the Red Devils with limited options in the centre forward position.
The club’s top scorer from last season has since been backed down to 20/21 from 11/10 to find the net against Brighton, while Anthony Elanga has also shortened slightly into 11/4 from 7/2 having played more pre-season minutes than United’s number 7.
The betting is also backing Erling Haaland to waste no time in breaking his Premier League goals duck as Manchester City begin their title defence away at West Ham.
The Norwegian striker is a hot 7/10 shot to score against the Hammers and he also leads the race for the golden boot in his first season in England at 5/2.
Pep Guardiola’s defending champions have also been backed down to 25/1 from 33/1 to go the whole league season unbeaten having lost just three times on their way to a 93-poit haul last season.
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