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Money back on first scorer bets if Berbatov proves his point

| 16.02.2012

Having made just 18 appearances so far, some could deem it surprising that only Wayne Rooney has scored more Manchester United goals than Dimitar Berbatov this season, and the 6/5 odds for the Bulgarian to score at any time against Ajax underline the value of Ladbrokes’ offer to refund losing first scorer bets if he does notch.

Those familiar with Berbatov will not be surprised by his record this season, as he continues to perform admirably in his rare chances to impress Sir Alex Ferguson, averaging over a goal every two appearances, with many of those coming from the bench.

He should get the nod to start in the Europa League this week however, and his 9/2 odds to get the opener look more appealing than 4/1 favourite Wayne Rooney, who is likely to be rested.

With Ladbrokes offering to refund all losing first scorer bets if the Bulgarian scores at any time against Ajax, there is certainly the added incentive to attempt to pick the right player to break the deadlock in Holland.

Javier Hernandez may also get the chance to rekindle his form of last season, and will interest punters at 9/2, while the home side’s main goal threat Siem De Jong is a big 8/1 to notch first.



John Klee