Betting: Get 5/1 on Robin van Persie to score anytime against West Brom

New Paddy Power customers can back Manchester United's leading Premier League scorer to find the net at a huge price on Saturday against Pepe Mel's relegation-threatened side
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There are plenty of things that have changed at Manchester United over the last nine months or so; a new manager, two high-profile signings and a remarkable dip in form for the reigning Premier League champions.

One constant, though, has been that, if Robin van Persie can remain fit, he will carry on scoring goals at a particularly impressive rate.

Eleven goals in just 16 league games this season mean that the Dutchman has an almost-identical scoring rate of 68.75 per cent when compared to last season's 26 strikes in 38 league appearances (68.42%).

Paddy Power are offering new customers the chance to back Van Persie to score anytime at 5/1 (6.0). That is a huge enhancement from the current industry best price of 11/10 (2.10), especially against a defence that has kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 games in all competitions.

This Saturday United will be looking to get back to winning ways when they travel to the West Midlands to take on a West Brom side who are in very real danger of losing their Premier League status unless Pepe Mel can turn around the club's poor run of results.

The former Real Betis boss has been in charge for just six games but the pressure is already mounting on the 51-year-old, with the Baggies sitting perilously close to the relegation zone in 17th place, just one point above Sunderland, who also have a game in hand.

The reverse fixture ended in a loss for Moyes's men at Old Trafford back in September so United will no doubt be out to avenge that defeat and avoid slipping further behind the top six, especially with Everton in FA Cup action this weekend.

United are favourites to secure that much-needed win at 8/11 (1.73) with Paddy Power while the Irish bookmaker have West Brom as 4/1 (5.0) outsiders and the draw trades at 13/5 (3.60).

Moyes will be looking for his big-name players to step up and perform and the chance to back Van Persie to score anytime at 5/1 (6.0) is one about which new Paddy Power customers can get excited this weekend.

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Robin van Persie to score anytime at 5/1 with Paddy Power

Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal and has been tipping football games since he was old enough to place a bet. He is a Leicester City fan, writer and member of the We Are Going Up Podcast