Tips for Strips: Mata’s late winner bags a simple but effective punt


Juan Mata’s 83rd minute winner against Watford landed one lucky Marathonbet follower a brand new France shirt.

We called for your best football tips ahead of Wednesday’s fixtures in a bid to crown the most shrewd punter with a football strip of their choice. Jay from Bristol was the only person to correctly tip up a winning selection from the Manchester United v Watford game (draw HT/Man Utd FT).

Despite Man United’s goalscoring exploits against Arsenal at the weekend, our Jay correctly predicted Watford would be a tough team to break down at Old Trafford. His tip returned 14/5 with Marathonbet.

Jay told us: “I knew Watford had a very strong defence and when they play the big teams away, Quique Sanchez Flores likes to sit back – creating pressure on the opponent. This happened with Spurs and City already this season. I thought they’d be hard to break down leading to a 0-0 at HT but eventually United would overcome them. I’m a Bristol City fan myself, I never bet on them as they’re so unpredictable!”

Dozens of entries were foiled thanks to Bayern Munich’s loss to Mainz, Spurs’ defeat to West Ham, Manchester City’s defeat to Liverpool and Arsenal’s self-imploding exploits against Swansea at the Emirates. Talking of which, have you seen how Gooners on Twitter reacted to that defeat?


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