Only Chelsea and Everton have bagged more first-half goals than Manchester United this season, making their players the obvious jump off for first-scorer betting when they visit Southampton.
Ronald Koeman’s side, on the other hand, have struck just eight times before the interval, doing two thirds of their scoring after the oranges were handed out.
The kind-hearted bookies at bwin.com are offering double the odds on first goalscorer wagers for the game, so there’s twice as much reason to get involved.
But which Red Devils are most likely to register the opener you may well ask?
Here are three of the leading candidates.
Wayne Rooney @ 7/1
The United skipper was in sensational nick before a knee injury intervened and looks an enormous price to net the opener if pitched in from the off.
He’d netted five times in his last four games and eight in his last nine before that mishap.
Juan Mata @ 8/1
Ah, handsome Juan, the type of lad you’d be happy to let date your sister, unless you supports Southampton, against whom he bagged at St Mary’s last term.
More importantly he’s a man who has been amongst the goals of late, with decisive strikes against Crystal Palace and Stoke inside his last four games.
Marouane Fellaini @ 23/2
The gangly Belgian is a constant threat from set pieces and he’ll have extra room in the home penalty area due to several Saints injuries.
Jack Cork and Morgan Schneiderlin are definitively out of the picture this evening while centre-half Toby Alderweireld is also a potential absentee.
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When it comes to the match betting, United are narrow favourites to land their fifth successive victory at 8/5, while Southampton are 37/20 to snap a three-game winless run.
The third successive draw between the sides can be backed at 9/4.