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Solskjaer hopes for winning start

Solskjaer hopes for winning start


Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge of Manchester United takes centre stage on Saturday, when the Red Devils visit Cardiff City.

Solskjaer has stepped in to fill the void left by the sacking of Jose Mourinho and his first test is a teatime trip to take on one of his former clubs at the Cardiff City Stadium.

Cardiff v Man Utd, 1-1 draw FT @ 13/2

The two sides have only ever met once in South Wales in the Premier League, with a clash in November 2013 ending in a 2-2 draw.

You would expect Solskjaer to make a wining start to his time in charge, but the hosts are sure to be highly motivated and have won their last three home league games, meaning that they will be anything but a pushover.

Earlier in the day Newcastle United play host to rock-bottom Fulham, with the Magpies having claimed a hugely important 1-0 win at Huddersfield Town last time out.

Aleksandar Mitrovic to score at any time @ 19/10

The Cottagers, meanwhile, are yet to generate any sort of bounce with the arrival of new manager Claudio Ranieri, but they will have a man of a mission among their ranks this weekend.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic failed to make an impact on Tyneside, but has been full of goals since his switch to Craven Cottage.

However, he has found the net in only one of his last 11 league games and will be desperate to improve on that record against his former employers.

The early kick-off sees Burnley visit an Arsenal side who have lost their last two games after previously 22 unbeaten.

Arsenal v Burnley, Draw @ 21/4

The Gunners will no doubt expect to get back on track after losses to both Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur, but they have injury problems in defence and that could give the Clarets the inspiration to gain a positive result.

Burnley lost to a last-minute goal at Spurs last time out and a repeat of that sort of performance could well see them take a share of the spoils.


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Adrian Mills Adrian has enjoyed a journalistic career spanning over three decades, with cricket his specialised topic. He also has a wealth of knowledge on football, golf and tennis and has the stats to back up his betting advice.