The heat is cranking up on David Moyes in the Champions League and Manchester United still need to find one more win from somewhere to qualify for the final 16, as Dublin based firm Paddy Power report they will refund bets should Wayne Rooney score first or last (KO 19:45GMT).
Unfortunately, for their backers and Moyes himself, they will need to wait until the final matchday as Bayer Leverkusen rate as great value to beat the Red Devils in Germany.
Man Utd fans will be well aware that their club are winless in their last four Champions League away games (D3, L1), their worst run since February 2004 – December 2005 (8 games, D3, L5).
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Refunds if Wayne Rooney scores first or last
Paddy Power have announced they are offering free bets worth £250/€250 to customers to spend on any Champions League fixture this week tonight PLUS will refund bets should Wayne Rooney score the first or last goal!
Winning on the road has become a problem and with Moyes still not getting to grips tactically with how to set up his side in European games, all the money should be piling on the Germans at 7/5 with Paddy Power.
Leverkusen are very underrated at this level on home soil, having won each of their last eight Champions League group stage home games, including beating Chelsea 2-1 a couple of years ago.
They carry a significant attacking threat under coach Sami Hypia, with Sidney Sam a very talented player drifting in off the wings to cause carnage.
The Red Devils, who do have a very good record against German teams over the last few years, are available to be backed at 9/4 for the victory but are drifting by the minute with all major bookmakers.
The draw, which would be a result that Moyes and the travelling United army would snap your hand off for at this stage, is trading at 23/10.
For those that like a goalscorer bet, rather than an outright win bet, look no further than the chances of Wayne Rooney adding to his tally in the Champions League.
The England international is the top scoring English player in Champions League history with 29 goals and there aren’t many better players currently in Europe than the in-form United striker.
He took Leverkusen apart at Old Trafford, highlighting the weakness in the German backline when tasked with marking a world-class striker.
It’s therefore very surprising to see Rooney being priced up at a huge 9/1 to fire first in Leverkusen, with the markets tending to prefer his strike partner Robin Van Persie.
Rooney is in much better form than the Dutchman at present and punters should act upon the odds compliers sloppiness.
For added security it may be worth noting he is 11/4 to score at any time.