Manchester United versus Everton frequently serves up plenty of goals for the spectating masses, but recent renewals have been a bit more reserved.
Prior to this season’s 2-1 Red Devils win, four successive face offs had finished on the short side of the 2.5-goal line, though this cut back in net bulging has proved profitable for a certain type of player.
Bizarrely, on the rare occasions the net has bulged, it’s the left footers who have filled their boots.
In total those who favour their left foot or typically ply their trade on the port side of the pitch have scored a staggering seven goals across the previous four Man Utd v Everton instalments, so when punters are making their wagers on who’ll do the deadlock breaking when hostilities are renewed this must be taken into consideration.
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Simply select a first goalscorer and should they do the business, you’ll win your bet. “What’s so good about that?” you say? Well, if they then repeat the trick at any point in the match you’ll get paid out again!
That’s right folks, two paydays for the price of one, but which left-pegger to back?
The septet of lefties/players deployed on the left includes Robin van Persie, Ryan Giggs, Leighton Baines, Kevin Mirallas, Bryan Oviedo, Steven Naismith and Angel Di Maria.
Of the bunch, the former is back in contention after a lengthy injury absence, but is unlikely to start, which can also be said of the latter.
Giggs has retired while, as revealed in this article, Baines has been dethroned as the Toffees in-house penalty taker.
His replacement, Romelu Lukaku, is a left-footer too and this should interest the punters.
The Belgian powerhouse has a hat-trick to his name when playing against this adversary, claiming the match-ball in his West Brom days.
A beefy 13/2 says he notches first in this one, which will be paid twice if he finished the game with a brace.
However, of Lukaku’s last 11 across all competitions, only two have been the first of the match, so it may pay off backing in-form Spaniard Juan Mata to do the business.
A sizeable 17/2 says he’ll do the business and with his two of his previous three strikes opening proceedings, he’s the best bet of the first-scorer lefties.