Manchester United travel to Basque Country priced at 23/17 to knock Real Sociedad out of the Champions League. The draw is given odds of 12/5, while the hosts are 24/13 shots to land their first three points in the group.
Keep an eye on the total number of goals during the game though, as bwin’s money back special will be activated should over 3.5 be scored, something that’s happened in the pair’s last five combined games.
If tonight is the sixth then losing bets on the correct score, first goalscorer and player to score two or three goals in the match markets will be refunded, making it the perfect opportunity to back Robin van Persie’s odds of 17/4 to score first.
The Dutchman has bagged the first goal of the game six times this season.
It may not seem possible for Van Persie to improve on any aspect of last season’s goalscoring feats, but the ex-Arsenal man has found an area to upgrade.
Of his 35 strikes for club and country last season, just eight of them were the first of the match.
This season, in both red and the famous orange of his national team, Van Persie is already just two first goals away from matching that tally, with six of his 15 net ripplers breaking the game’s deadlock.
He’s scored in every game since the international break.
United have played three games since the last international break, against Southampton, Stoke and Fulham, and in each of them Van Persie has beaten the keeper.
With the two Holland matches prior to the Saints clash included, he has six strikes in his last seven games, making his the only form to side with for the Sociedad visit.
David Moyes has only picked three players more times in the Champions League this season.
Despite the impending weekend clash with Arsenal, fans of the Dutchman shouldn’t fret over his potential inclusion in the first team.
The only time Moyes hasn’t selected the one-time physio favourite was to protect him from a niggle against Sociedad last time out. Otherwise, only Patrice Evra, David De Gea and Michael Carrick have made more Champions League appearances for the Scot this season.