PORTSMOUTH - MANCHESTER UNITED
I expect a very cautious opening to this game, after conceding so early at Stamford Bridge last week, Pompey will want to keep things tight early doors, to use a football cliche and United will be happy to do likewise. Portsmouth were unbeaten at home to the "Big 4" last season and have a very decent 2-2-2 record against United in their last six matches. Infact, this is their third meeting in just five weeks and the two earlier games and also the cup tie at Old Trafford in March, were all 0-0 at the break.
Sir Alex's side have been level at half time in five of their last six starts and that is what I am going with this evening. A cautious start, both still a little rusty and with each knowing the other's game very well, hopefully a borefest to begin with and some entertainment after the break !
6 points half time draw 2.25 general quote ..... a little higher is avaialble on the exchanges.