Manchester United begin their season at Old Trafford where they will face Crystal Palace on Saturday afternoon. Roy Hodgson's side ground out a 1-0 victory over Southampton in a cagey opening fixture, courtesy of an assured finish from Wilfried Zaha.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will once again be chasing Champions League qualification and will be hoping to build on a fairly successful end to last season, which saw them reach three semi-finals, as well as an impressive 14-game unbeaten run.
The addition of Donny van der Beek will provide United with some much-needed balance in midfield, with the former Ajax man registering eight goals and six assists in the Eredivisie last season.
As we take a closer look at this weekend’s fixture, we’ve gone for an ambitious but still very plausible boosted bet in Bruno Fernandes to score first and United to win 3-1 at 33/1.
The Portuguese international has been an absolute revelation since his move from Sporting Lisbon, and currently has more goal involvements (15) than he has league appearances. It is six years since United last failed to win their opening game, and although Palace managed to walk away with all three points here last season, we can see Solskjaer’s side getting the victory on Saturday.