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Rooney and RVP to bag goals because of brilliant Baggies record

| 06.03.2014

West Brom have drawn 1-1 at home to the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Arsenal this season, and you can back them at 6/1 to produce the same scoreline, or 11/4 to share the spoils against Manchester United.

David Moyes and Pepe Mel go into this fixture, not only for a battle for three points, but also their jobs, with both joint second-favourites at 9/2 to be the next Premier League manager to leave.

Neither club go into this game with a great deal of confidence, with the Baggies (7/2) on a run of seven Premier League matches without a win, while the Red Devils (8/11) have won just twice in six.

However, in the reverse fixture in September, West Brom managed the incredible feat of beating United on their own turf 2-1, thanks to a winner from Saido Berahino. Back the Burundi-born England World Cup squad outsider (16/1) at 10/3 to score anytime.

Man Utd attackers Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie boast fantastic personal records against their March 8th hosts, with the former scoring six in his last six, while his Dutch striking partner has four from six previous Premier league outings.

Back the Netherlands captain, who has netted eight in his last 10 games in the league, to prove doubters wrong that he is a disruptive influence by scoring anytime at The Hawthorns at 10/11.

Historically, head-to-heads between the two sides in all competitions is closer than one may think, with Man Utd leading the way with 52 victories compared to their opponents’ 41 – with the first match coming way back in 1892.

In recent times, though, the record has been very one-sided, with the Red Devils winning 12 of their last 18 against West Brom – losing just twice. In their last 14 fixtures with them, United have managed to net an impressive 37 goals at an average of 2.6 per game, and you can back them at 10/3 to score over 2.5.

West Brom desperately need a win in their fight for Premier League survival, as they lie down in 17th, just one point above Sunderland in the drop zone – who have a game in hand on them – with the Baggies’ odds to get relegated priced at 11/4.

United, on the other hand, are battling just to get into the Champions League places, and have odds of just 10/1 to finish in the top four.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.