Man Utd odds on to beat Everton as punters backing Van Persie at Goodison

There’s no getting away from it, all the talk has been of Robin Van Persie’s move to Man Utd as Paddy Power make the Red Devils odds on at 10/11 to beat Everton at Goodison tonight, reporting that plenty of money has come in for the ex Arsenal man to score first as part of their money back special – more details here

Its a tough start to their Premiership campaign for Toffees fans at Goodison as Alex Ferguson looks to blood the Dutch international for the first time in the red shirt of Manchester.

David Moyes’ men will look to take the positives out of such a tough start though. If they manage to get a decent result for example, it could kick start their campaign from the very beginning of the new campaign.

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Considering Everton are traditionally slow starters, this would be a massive bonus for them. Their hopes of a promising first few weeks do not hinge on Monday evening of course, but it would be a big bonus should they manage to get something.

After a seventh placed finish last season, they will be after more of the same again, pushing the top six as much as they can. This will be helped by the addition of Steven Pienaar of course and it seems likely they will add to their squad again before the transfer window closes.

It is unlikely anything will happen before Monday, but Everton will see themselves as more than capable of beating Manchester United. Back by a passionate home crowd, the stage is set for them to get up and running in this 2012/2013 Premier League campaign.

As for Manchester United, well all the attention could be on new signing Robin Van Persie. The Dutchman is all set to make his debut in this match and begin his potentially deadly partnership with Wayne Rooney.

It is important that United get off to a good start too. They know that Manchester City and Chelsea are likely to start with a win, so they need to as well. In what should be a close title race, they won’t want to hand any advantage, even at this early stage.

When these two teams met at Goodison Park last season, it ended in a 1-0 victory for Manchester United and this should be another tight contest from 8pm on Monday evening.

Tommy graduated from Sheffield University in 2009 with a Journalism degree and has worked in various professional industry posts including the football print media.