Liverpool’s title credentials face their sternest test to date as they head to the home of arch rivals Manchester United.
The Reds are 17/10 to prevail at Old Trafford, with United available as excellent price 7/5 favourites and the draw a 5/2 alternative.
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One player in particular who will be desperate to derail Liverpool’s league-winning aspirations will be boyhood Everton fan Wayne Rooney and, if he opens the scoring, bwin will refund an array losing bets.
The firm will return all losing correct score punts if the England man breaks the deadlock, as will all incorrect first goalscorer wagers and bets on players to score two or three times.
Rooney’s notched three goals in eight appearances versus the Reds at Theatre of Dreams and, with 13 strikes in 31 appearances thus far in 2013/14, he represents a solid safety net here.
The 28-year-old weighs in at 11/2 to notch the opener, but with the insurance policy in place it may pay off to seek a big profit by backing a defender to notch first.
A defensive representative from either side has appeared on the scoresheet in three of the previous six renewals of this esteemed clash.
Jonny Evans – who got the party started when United met Sunderland in January – is a 40/1 shot to score first, while adventurous right-back Rafael can be backed to register his second goal against the Reds in as many seasons at 33/1.
Patrice Evra has also established himself as an aerial threat this term, popping up with two goals and may appeal at a dizzying 33/1 also.