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Van Persie and Sanchez in sensational 7/1 scoring double

| 12.06.2014

To celebrate Group B’s opening day at the World Cup finals in Brazil, Coral are offering an enhanced price of 7/1 on Netherlands national captain Robin van Persie and Chile attacker Alexis Sanchez both scoring in their first games.

The Clockwork Orange tackle holders Spain, while the South American side take on rank tournament outsiders Australia. Here’s why punters should take advantage of this great bet.

Van Persie, who surpassed legendary poacher Patrick Kluivert as the Netherlands’ record scorer with a hat-trick against Hungary in October, netted 24 times in 33 appearances in all competitions this campaign, for club Manchester United and country.

Despite spending several months on the sidelines, the 30-year-old also managed to rank second behind Wayne Rooney as the Red Devils’ most lethal forward.

The seasoned sharp-shooter, who netted twice in his previous three games for Van Gaal’s injury-stricken side, is being wrapped-up in cotton wool ahead of the World Cup clash with Spain, following a bizarre beach incident with a kitesurfer.

On target 43 times in 85 caps for the Dutch, captain Van Persie is 6/1 to be leading marksman in Group B, and 33/1 to emerge as top scorer at the World Cup. His chances will be enhanced by the support of Bayern Munich wideman Arjen Robben, who provided seven assists for the Bavarian giants this term.

Following the finals in Brazil, Red Devil Van Persie may welcome fellow forward Sanchez to Old Trafford, with rumours circulating that Barcelona have put the former Udinese man up for sale.

A versatile and electrifying attacking presence for Chile, Sanchez chalked up 21 goals for Barca this term in all competitions, which is an impressive feat for any winger.

Having netted 22 times in 67 international appearances, the 25-year-old is the most potent player in Jorge Sampaoli’s squad, and is 5/2 to be top scorer for the South Americans, alongside Napoli forward Eduardo Vargas.

As for the opposition the dangerous duo will be facing, Australia have lost two of their last three outings, conceding six goals, making Chile odds-on at 2/5 to seal the win.



Holly Thackeray

Holly is a member of the content team, and can often be found on the sports desk writing about favourite topics Serie A and East Asian footballing nations. A recent darts convert, she is also a fully-fledged member of Barney's Army and a proud Leeds-born Manchester United fan.