Its Man Utd versus Everton from Old Trafford as Bet365 report their price of 8/1 for Wayne Rooney to score first and Manchester United to win is attracting plenty of activity from customers, a spokesman reported today.
“We should be in for a cracker at Old Trafford, and its sure to be an explosive atmosphere with three Everton old boys facing their former club, and with Rooney in such fine form punters are going for that little extra value”
The ex Everton man has put in some blistering displays for the Red Devils in recent weeks, bagging three goals in his last two as he faces his old club, in what looks like a mouthwatering clash between two form sides.
MAN UTD v EVERTON
Firm announces 8/1 Rooney/Man Utd to win double
Stoke based unit Bet365 have announced they are offering free bets worth £200/€200 to all new customers this week, plus are offering a stand out price of 8/1 for Wayne Rooney/Man Utd to score first double.
Of course, David Moyes takes on Everton for the first time since taking the Manchester United job in the summer and it’s safe to say the Toffees faithful haven’t missed him.
Roberto Martinez has fitted in perfectly on Merseyside, adding a new dimension to the team Moyes left behind and a top six finish looks very possible once again for a team whose budget is far less than some of the teams in the bottom six of the division.
However, this trip to Old Trafford will give Martinez a clear indication of just where his side are against a United side that have now gone 12 games without defeat after their 2-2 with Tottenham.
The Red Devils did considerably well to keep the run in tact at White Hart Lane having twice gone behind. But two strikes from the in-form Wayne Rooney rescued a much needed point for Moyes’ men.
Meanwhile, Everton moved into the Premier League top four after Gerard Deulofeu masterminded a 4-0 thumping of Stoke. It was the diminutive Spanish teenager’s first start for the boys in blue and he was sensational as he scored one and set up another. The 19-year-old on-loan from Barcelona looks a serious talent.
The markets have Man Utd as strong favourites at 8/11 to record another home win while the visitors can be backed at an appealing 9/2 with Bet365 and the draw a 11/4 poke.
However, Everton have won none of their last 20 Barclays Premier League away games at Old Trafford.
Chelsea (twice) are the only team to prevent the Red Devils from scoring in their last 74 league matches at Old Trafford, so Everton have a bit of a job on their hands to keep the sheets clean.
But they do carry a significant goal threat in the form of Romelu Lukaku, who scored a hat-trick on his last appearance against Manchester United when on-loan at West Brom.
With that in mind the both teams to score punt at 4/6 look a bet to consider.
Rooney has now scored 149 Premier League goals for Man Utd and only Thierry Henry has scored more (175) for a single club when at Arsenal. The England forward has been in sparkling nick in the last few weeks and he’s always a good bet to fire against his old employers.
The 8/1 for him to notch first and put Everton to the sword looks tasty.