Live on Skysports 1: Mon 20.00: Wayne Rooney is 9/2 (William Hill) to notch first at Everton and Man United are 6/1 to win 1-0
Manchester United face, on paper, a tough start to the season as they visit Everton but Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are still odds-on at 10/11 (Paddy Power) to get the better of the notoriously slow-starting Toffees. The Red Devils grabbed the only goal in the corresponding fixture at Goodison Park last season and with David Moyes’ resilient side likely to make life difficult for the visitors bet365’s 6/1 for another 1-0 away win isn’t without appeal.
At the time of writing, Robin van Persie was slated to make his first appearance for his new employers and he is quoted at 9/2 (Ladbrokes) for the opener on Merseyside but identically priced, this time at William Hill, is Wayne Rooney and coming up against his former club, who he has haunted on a few occasions, he’s a better bet to notch first.
With both teams feeling their way into the new campaign, bet365′s 6/5 about a drawn first half could be a solid bet to take on while United going onto win from this position is available at 9/2 with William Hill. It looks like it will be tight and Manchester United are 3/1 to edge by a solitary goal (Ladbrokes).