With a day of football including a Milan derby, Barcelona v Real Madrid and Manchester United's trip to Newcastle, Sportingbet have a great offer on their first goalscorer market
A whole host of European footballing giants are in action and for those interested in backing a first goalscorer bet in any of these games, Sportingbet have offered to pay out on losing first goalscorer picks, if they go on to score the second goal in the game.
The Premier League game of the day is arguably Manchester United's trip to Newcastle, with both sides claiming midweek European wins and looking to build more momentum domestically after mixed starts.
Robin van Persie has hit the ground running after his summer move from Arsenal, the Netherlands international has scored five goals for his new club.
He is available at 7/2 (4.5) to score first, but if Manchester United were to go behind, as they did against CFR Cluj and Tottenham in their most recent Premier League game, and Van Persie scored second, Sportingbet would pay out the full first goalscorer price.
Sunday evening sees Real Madrid, eight points adrift of rivals Barcelona, travel to Camp Nou as they seek to end the Catalan club's perfect start to the campaign.
Jose Mourinho's side may have stuttered in their defence of the La Liga title but Cristiano Ronaldo has been in ominous form with consecutive hat-tricks. The forward is available at 19/4 (5.75) to score first. The Portuguese international has scored in his last five Clasico games.
Lionel Messi will be looking to increase his goal total from six in Sunday's game, he is unsuprisingly the favourite to open the scoring at 100/30 (4.33) but with Sportingbet's offer, those who believe Messi will be one of the first two players on the scoresheet can back him with confidence.
San Siro is the setting for the Milan derby which is always an intriguing encounter.
Inter's Diego Milito is the favourite to break the deadlock at 5/1 (6.0) while Antonio Cassano is an 11/2 (6.5) shot and Stephan El Shaarawy, who was in fine form against Rubin Kazan on Wednesday, is priced at 6/1 (7.0).
With so many big games across Europe, this offer is being applied to eight games including Tottenham's trip to Aston Villa in the Premier League, Hannover's game against Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain's game against Marseille in Ligue 1.
The full list of games is below:
Barcelona v Real Madrid
AC Milan v Inter Milan
Newcastle United v Manchester United
Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
Hannover v Borussia Dortmund
Marseille v PSG
Porto v Sporting Lisbon
|Money back on losing first goalscorer bets if your selection scores the second goal in the game|
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