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Man Utd vs Blackburn – Rooney is 4/6 to continue scoring run

| 27.11.2010

The resurgence of Wayne Rooney continues on Saturday when Manchester United entertain Blackburn Rovers and the striker will want to continue redeeming himself in front of the Old Trafford faithful.

Considering his scoring record against Blackburn, he has three goals in his last three starts and is 4/6 to score any time, all eyes will be on Rooney as he prepares to earn back the faith and support of the Man Utd supporters.

Match Odds

Blackburn’s only win at Old Trafford in the Premier League came in the 2005/06 season, and Man Utd are the overwhelming favourites at 2/7 to beat Blackburn.

But Sam Allardyce’s side have won three of their last four games, scoring two goals in each of those wins and are 28/1 to repeat that 2-1 victory of the 2005/06 season.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s side have won 16 of their last 18 games at Old Trafford and remain unbeaten this season which would mean a Blackburn win at 9/1 would be one of the shocks of the season.

Total Goals

Rooney’s record against Blackburn is proven and of the two Man Utd strikers that will start the game, Rooney offers the value considering Berbatov hasn’t scored in the Premier League since his hat-trick against Liverpool.

Morten Gamst Pedersen has started to find his goalscoring touch again and the Blackburn winger will be dangerous should the Man Utd defence hand him the opportunity of a free shot around the box – Pedersen is 4/1 to score any time.

But the Man Utd defence kept two clean sheets against Blackburn last season and they are 5/6 to do so again on Saturday.

United have scored 15 goals in their last five ties home games with Blackburn and Rooney to score first with Man Utd winning 3-0 is available at 16/1.

A £10 stake on Wayne Rooney scoring a hat-trick would return £170. New customers can sign up here for a free £10 bet.



Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.