Looking for an off-beat scorer bet for Manchester United’s Premier League trip to West Brom?
Then look no further than returning Red Devils centre-half Phil Jones, available at tasty 11/2 odds to get on the scoresheet.
The England regular is likely to return after four games on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, and his would-be backers should pay heed to an interesting parallel in this Black Country fixture.
Jones also missed four Man Utd games between February and March of last year, before returning in style with the opening goal after 34 minutes of his side’s 3-0 win at the Hawthorns, the 22-year-old’s third of 2013/14.
You can have 22/1 on the former Blackburn man scoring first for the second successive season away to the Baggies, while Jones notching in a United win is available at 15/2.
There should be plenty of goals, with each of the last seven games between these two at West Brom producing at least three.
Odds of 8/11 on over 2.5 here therefore look safe, but a cannier play may be in backing ‘any other score’ at 33/2 with bwin.com.
This will come up if either side gets five or more, which both managed two seasons ago in this fixture, Sir Alex Ferguson’s last ever in charge of the 13-time Premier League title winners.
United also nabbed a 5-0 victory five away trips to the Hawthorns back, and these sides have racked up three 4-0 wins between them so far this term under new coaches Alan Irvine and Louis van Gaal.
The many-medalled Dutchman’s side are 3/4 to leave with all three points, which would be their third win on the bounce, while the hosts can be backed at 7/2 to claim victory and the draw 31/10.