Paddy Power will refund selected losing bets if the Red Devils frontman bags the final goal of Sunday's match at WembleyThe Community Shield is regarded as the Premier League season’s curtain-raiser, but Wigan come into the game having already hit the ground running.
The Latics became the first team in history to win the FA Cup and be relegated from the Premier League in the same year but got underway in the Championship with a 4-0 win away at Barnsley last week.
Paddy Power have Owen Coyle’s side as massive 10/1 (11.0) outsiders to beat Manchester United with David Moyes aiming to deliver his first piece of silverware as Red Devils boss. Sir Alex Ferguson had an incredible record in this competition, and from 1993 onwards the Scot was involved in 15 Community Shield matches.
The game isn’t necessarily a positive opener for United though, who have gone on to win the league only 55 per cent of the time they’ve won the Shield.
Moyes won’t want to lose his first attempt at silverware as United boss and at 2/7 (1.29) with Paddy Power his side are fully expected to win comfortably against their Championship opposition.
Punters looking for some value can back Manchester United to win to nil at 11/10 (2.10) if they think United can keep out the Latics. Wigan have scored just twice in 11 games against Sunday's opponents and goalkeeper David de Gea will be confident of a clean sheet at Wembley despite the United defence conceding in all four pre-season matches thus far.
The Premier League champions have won by four goals or more in six of the last eight meetings between these two sides and are 2/1 (3.0) with Paddy Power to win and cover the two goal handicap.
They are 9/2 (5.50) to win by four or more and Paddy Power has priced them up at 25/1 (26.0) to record their third consecutive 4-0 win over Wigan.
As Wayne Rooney tries to force through a move away from Old Trafford and trains with the reserves, all eyes will be on last year’s Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie.
The Netherlands international is 3/1 (4.0) to open the scoring on Sunday and odds on at 4/7 (1.67) to find the net at any time.
Paddy Power will be hoping van Persie doesn’t net the last goal of the game, because if he does Paddy will refund all losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, correct score and scorecast singles on the match.
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