Manchester United v Fulham betting preview - Rooney to score first

Wayne Rooney Free Kick

Rooney looks set to play a major role in continuing the Red Devils’ unbeaten run at Craven Cottage this afternoon (3pm).

Manchester United are unbeaten in their last six games in all competitions and David Moyes’ side travel to West London knowing that they haven’t lost in their last eight meetings with Fulham.

Wayne Rooney has scored in five of those eight encounters, including the winner the last time the teams met when Sir Alex Ferguson’s men picked up a vital 1-0 win at the Cottage as they stormed to another Premier League title.

With that in mind, Rooney looks great value to open the scoring and is best priced at 9/2 with Bet365, Paddy Power and Bet Victor.

LIVE Premier League match alerts to your phone - goals, red cards, half and full-time scores

As for the result, it’s tough to see Martin Jol’s Fulham side picking up anything despite United’s poor away form in the league, which has seen them lose to rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Their other trips have seen them comfortably dispose of Swansea and pick up a gritty three points at Sunderland.

Moyes’ team are a best price of 8/13 to win with Ladbrokes, Coral and William Hill but the value for me is for them to be winning at half-time and full-time and you can get 29/20 on that with Coral and Bet Victor.

Manchester United and Fulham fans, what bet interests you this afternoon? Can the Cottagers cause an upset? Let us know what you think.

image: © vagueonthehow

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch