RVP favourite to score most goals again

ROBIN VAN PERSIE has scored the most Premier League goals in each of the last two calendar years and Paddy Power make him 4-1 to complete a hat-trick in 2013.

The Dutchman grabbed 35 goals in 2011 and went on to score 27 in 2012 and he has shown no sign of slowing up since swapping Arsenal for Manchester United.

Van Persie will be looking to get off to the perfect start at Wigan on New Year's Day, while others prominent in the Power market include Sergio Aguero (9-1), Fernando Torres, Wayne Rooney and Luis Suarez (all 10-1).

United, aided by the form of van Persie and Rooney, have scored 50 goals already in this season’s Premier League and Hills rate the Red Devils 4-7 to be the highest-scoring team in England’s top flight come the end of the campaign.

Arsenal head to Southampton 11 goals inferior to United but still on 39 for the season which is pretty good going after selling van Persie to Old Trafford.

Theo Walcott has made an impact in recent matches and he has been slashed from 50-1 to 22-1 with Power to score the most league goals in 2013 and bet365 have shifted Saturday’s hat-trick hero’s goal line to over/under 14.5.

Bet365 are also betting on the total goals over the latest round of Premier League fixtures and offer 5-1 about at least 34 being scored.

Match in Focus

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Newcastle v Man Utd

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • There hasn’t been more than a one-goal winning margin in Newcastle’s last 12 home games
Expert verdict
Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United remain an enigma. They look defensively vulnerable, lack penetration up front and, at times, look totally disjointed in midfield. However, they keep on nicking victories, compiling a W11, D4, L2 record in their last 17 league outings and should do just enough to beat Newcastle.

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