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Bet of the day: Mata an anytime scorer chance against Southampton

| 19.08.2016

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | August 19, 2016

Coral’s bet of the day

  • Mata has scored twice in last four starts v Saints
  • Spaniard netted last time out against Bournemouth
  • Mourinho seems to have changed mind about Mata

Mata anytime scorer bet at 2/1

Friday Night Football in the Premier League is back, and Manchester United and Southampton are the first two teams of the 2016/17 season to battle it out on this day as they aim to continue their unbeaten starts.

It is from this match that Coral have picked out their latest bet of the day, with tasty 2/1 odds available on Juan Mata in the anytime scorer market.

Read on to find out why this price is too good not to take…

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Mata seems to now have proven himself to Jose Mourinho, after the Portuguese boss sold him on to Man Utd while the duo were at Chelsea, as the Spaniard started in the club’s first game of the season against Bournemouth.

Mata loves facing the Saints

The 28-year-old attacker took the opportunity to become the first person to find the net in an official match under the Mourinho era at Old Trafford, as he slotted home at Dean Court on the Red Devils’ way to winning 3-1.

After his scoring exploits, Mata may get the chance to start once again and he’ll certainly let Mourinho know of his record against Southampton.

In his last four starts against the Saints, the Spaniard has dispatched twice, including in the 3-2 victory at St Mary’s last season.

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Mata was also a handful for Southampton while on Chelsea’s books, as he helped set up three goals against them.

Even if Mata is a substitute, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan pushing for a starting place, he is still likely to feature in some capacity, so will get the chance to be on target again.

What are you waiting for then punters? Take this terrific Mata anytime scorer bet for a great chance to win big!


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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.