#PuntoftheWeek: Man United's 3-1 over Barcelona is the punters' choice

Wayne Rooney celebrates United's opener in the 3-1 over Barca - your punt of the week
Wayne Rooney celebrates United's opener in the 3-1 over Barca - your punt of the week

It's Wednesday which means it is time to reveal the results of the latest #PuntOfTheWeek poll. This week, Betfair punters have chosen Manchester United's 3-1 victory over Barcelona as the best bet. Read on for the full shortlist...

Man Utd to beat Barcelona 3-1 @ 22/1 (51% of the 3,909 votes)

Manchester United have had quite a promising pre-season with wins over San Jose Earthquakes and Club America, but their most impressive result came in their 3-1 triumph over Barcelona. A combination of old and new talent helped secure a win over the European Champions with goals from Wayne Rooney, Jesse Lingard and Adnan Januzaj. United took the lead through captain Rooney after just eight minutes, before doubling with Lingard's confident strike just after the hour mark. It was still 2-0 at the 90-minute mark but injury time goals from Rafinha and Januzaj ensured punters that took the 22/1 about a 3-1 scoreline were richly rewarded.

Michael van Gerwen to win the World Matchplay @ 15/8 (27%)

World number one MVG proved his worth when claiming his first World Matchplay championship in Blackpool on Sunday night. The pre-tournament jolly showed just how good a contender he was throughout the tournament. His biggest challenge came in the quarter-finals where he came from 6-1 down to beat Ian White before dismissing Peter Wright in the semis and finally securing the title with an 18-12 win over 2007 champion James Wade.

Chris Froome to win the Tour De France @ 21/10 (11%)

Olympics Bronze medallist and 2013 TDF winner Chris Froome was always going to have strong support going into the most prestigious cycling title. An early crash for Cancellara in Stage 3 allowed Froome to obtain the yellow jersey, and while other riders took their chance, it was ultimately in the Scot's grasp from Round 8 thru 21. He becomes the first Briton to win the Tour Twice, landing his followers with a tidy reward at better than 2/1.

Sebastian Vettel to win the Hungarian GP @ 16/1 (11%)

Sebastian Vettel claimed his second Formula 1 win of the season in the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday. Lewis Hamilton made several mistakes from pole position on the opening lap, giving Vettel (starting from third on the grid) the lead over Nico Rosberg. Vettel would hold this uncontested lead right through until the final lap, ahead of Daniil Kvyat and Daniel Ricciardo in second and third respectively.


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