The Dutch striker was on target yet again as Sir Alex Ferguson’s men edged out Liverpool 2-1 at Old Trafford, a result that means United remain seven points clear of neighbours Manchester City, who beat Arsenal.
The champions are now a 7/2 chance at Stan James to retain their crown while Chelsea are 16/1 (bet365) after an emphatic victory at Stoke and it’s 1/2 at Coral for a Manchester one-two in the final standings, with United first and City second.
“It going to take a huge performance to stop Man United from claiming a 13th Premier League title and if Robin van Persie can stay fit for the rest of the season, the Man United/Van Persie double looks a great bet,” Coral’s Tim Reynolds told Betrescue.
“The Dutchman has now scored a total of 17 goals from his 19 league starts for United and with Wayne Rooney returning from injury, it’s only going to aid both United and Van Persie,” added Reynolds.
Elsewhere, Arsenal are now six points adrift of local rivals Spurs after their Emirates Stadium reverse but the Gunners are still evens at Coral to finish in the top four with Tottenham 6/5 via the same firm and Arsene Wenger’s charges are 10/11 to finish above their North London foes.
Coral – Latest Premier League Betting
**Man United/Van Persie Double
5-4 Man United to win the league and Robin van Persie top league scorer
**Man United’s total league points
5-6 Over 86.5 pts
5-6 Under 86.5 pts
**Premier League straight forecast
1-2 Man United, Man City
**Premier League tricast
8-15 Man United, Man City, Chelsea
**Season Match Bet – To Finish Highest
10-11 Arsenal v Tottenham 4-5
1-5 Man United v Man City 3-1
4-7 Everton v Liverpool 5-4
**Roberto Mancini to be at City start of the 2013/14 season
4-9 Yes, 13-8 No
**Man City to win a major trophy this season
11-8 Yes, 8-15 No
**Premier League Top 4 finish
1-8 Chelsea, Evs Arsenal, 6-5 Tottenham, 5 Everton, 13-2 Liverpool
**Premier League Outright
2-7 Man United, 10-3 Man City, 14 Chelsea
**Premier League Top Scorer
Evens Robin van Persie, 3 Luis Suarez, 9 Demba Ba, 16 Michu