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Bet of the day: Van Persie to score and Fenerbahce beat Ajax

| 22.10.2015

Lee Gormley | October 22, 2015

  • Fenerbahce welcome Ajax in latest Europa League clash live on BT Sport 2
  • Robin van Persie has struck past Ajax before during Feyenoord days
  • Hosts have lost once in last 10 home games in all competitions

Van the man has returned to form

Turkish giants Fenerbahce will welcome Frank de Boer’s Ajax side to Istanbul for their latest Europa League clash this season in what should be an exciting Group A tussle, and Coral have an amazing bet of the day for you to enjoy, with Robin van Persie 11/4 to score anytime in a home victory.

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This pick is definitely worth a wager at a max stake of £20, as a potential profit of £55 is on offer, with Fenerbahce holding home advantage and deadly Dutchman Van Persie having enjoyed a return to form after previous frustration at international level.

Netherlands international hitman Van Persie struck an incredible 30-yard free-kick in his previous club appearance to earn his side a vital 1-0 triumph over Kayserispor, seeing his clinical eye for goal return at a momentous time.

The former Arsenal and Manchester United sharpshooter has now bagged five goals in all competitions for club and country this campaign, with Fenerbahce having lost just once when he has been on the scoresheet this term.

Istanbul is Fenerbahce fortress

Vitor Pereira’s Super Lig title-challengers have been superior on home turf of late, having lost on just one occasion in their previous 10 outings at the Sukru Saracoglu Stadium and have more than enough firepower to see off any Dutch threat.

The Yellow Canaries will be out to secure a crucial three points in front of their rapturous home fans, as they battle Ajax in a bid to climb further up the Group A standings, and they face a Dutch outfit that have struggled massively on the road in Europe.

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Ajax have not won an away Europa League game since February this year when they overcame Legia Warszawa, with that being their only triumph on their travels in European competition during 13 previous outings.

Fenerbahce firepower

With Van Persie having begun his glittering career at Feyenoord, before taking the Premier League by storm, the all-time Netherlands goal scorer has experience of dispatching past Ajax during his early days in the Eredivisie.

As well as Van Persie, Fenerbahce have the likes of Fernandao, Nani and Diego Ribas in their rampant ranks, with the Turkish giants ready to revive their Europa League ambitions with a vital home victory.


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Lee Gormley

Lee joined the Coral team in 2014 after studying at Leeds Trinity University, having moved across the water from Ireland, and has plenty of industry experience from his time with various news outlets in both England and Northern Ireland. After graduating with a BA Honours degree in Sports Journalism, he has since become an important member of the talented sports desk, passionately covering boxing, football and snooker, among many other sports. Lee is also a massive Manchester United and Republic of Ireland fan, but curbs any bias during his work, and outside of his job can be found regularly taking part in sport himself, such as boxing, GAA and football.