Manchester United face arguably their most winnable home match of the Champions League group stages against a Real Sociedad outfit without a point thus far. So who better to set the Red Devils on course for victory than Robin van Persie?
Ladbrokes are offering 4/1 until kick-off on Van Persie bagging the opening goal of the game when his side take on Spanish strugglers Sociedad at Old Trafford in Group A, out from 3/1.
This represents the industry best price on United’s prolific Dutchman, so punters who may have been pondering this bet anyhow, will do well to take up RVP’s refreshed odds.
There are few strikers in world football with a keener eye for goal than RVP, who has already netted himself 13 goals in 14 appearances this season for both club and country in all competitions.
The former Arsenal man not only scored against Bayer Leverkusen in United’s last home Champions League game, he also took home the match ball after a hat-trick for Holland in their recent rout of Hungary – which included grabbing the opener.
After the international break, RVP then crowned his Premier League return by landing the first blow against Southampton at Old Trafford, with a trademark emphatic finish into the bottom corner of the Saints net.
So all the signs are there that the Devils’ deadly marksman has honed his sights once more as Sociedad make the journey to Manchester having registered a single win in nine games in all competitions; giving rise to United’s 4/7 favouritism.
After that disappointing league draw at home to the Saints, expect David Moyes’ men to come flying out of the blocks at Old Trafford and there’s no better candidate than RVP to ease the tension in the crowd.
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