Manchester United travel to Villa Park on Saturday looking to maintain a record that has seen them score in every single Premier League match this season and they will be looking to Javier Hernandez as the man most likely to do the damage.
Hernandez has scored four goals in his last six Premier League appearances, while Wayne Rooney hasn’t found the net domestically since September 18 – seven games ago.
Bwin are offering odds of 7/5 on Hernandez scoring at any time on Saturday, while Rooney is on offer at the shorter price of 11/10, so backing Hernandez seems to make a lot of sense, both statistically and financially.
United have racked up an impressive 30 league goals this season, a feat bettered only by their noisy neighbours, and they have yet to fire a blank in the Premier League. This explains why bwin are offering odds as short as 7/50 for United to score in the match on Saturday.
In order to get better odds it could pay to back United to score first at 53/100 – Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have scored the first goal in 11 of their 13 games so far in this campaign.
Saturday’s opponents Villa have scored first in just six of their 13 matches by comparison and are on offer at 37/20 to score first in this one.
Although Villa have failed to score in either of their last two matches, they have found the back of the net in their last six games against United and are priced at 53/100 to score at least once again this time around.
it could pay to back United to score first at 53/100 – Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have scored the first goal in 11 of their 13 games so far in this campaign.
The man most likely to do it for them appears to be Gabriel Agbonlahor.
Both he and Darren Bent are level on five goals each so far this season, but Agbonlahor has scored double the amount of goals Bent has against United in his career to date, finding the net four times against the champions compared with Bent’s two.
Agbonlahor is 9/4 to score at any time and 8/1 to open the scoring, while Bent is priced at 17/10 to score and 6/1 to score first.
But the smartest play for anyone looking to bet on the goalscorer markets is to take the 7/5 on Hernandez notching at some point.
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