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Hull v Man Utd
Four teams have picked up maximum points from their opening two matches and while that might have been expected from the two Manchester clubs and Chelsea few would have picked Hull City to be the final member of the quartet, particularly as they faced champions Leicester in their opener.
Since 2011/12, promoted teams have faced teams that have finished in the top-four – surely the minimum requirement for Hull’s opponents given their summer activity – 60 times and lost 60% of the games. On that alone it would suggest that Man Utd, despite their impressive efforts so far, are a little overrated at 1.50 to win this.
Over the past three seasons Man Utd have won five of their nine trips to promoted teams and six of the matches have been level at half-time as a familiar pattern of the hosts sitting back and defending has materialised. Hull will set up to frustrate Jose Mourinho’s side and go into the International break with seven points. While they might struggle to stop Ibrahimovic and co for 90 minutes there’s a good chance they’ll be able to do it for 45.
Recommendation: Half-time draw 2.20
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