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Louis van Gaal's side are favourites to progress past Costa Rica on Saturday and Paddy Power are offering a huge price on the Manchester United man finding the net

Costa Rica have provided one of the best underdog stories in recent times by negotiating their way to a World Cup quarter-final on Saturday evening.

The bookmakers would have given you 175/1 on that particular feat before the tournament started, but they expect the dream run to come to an end against a Dutch side that humiliated Spain 5-1 in the group stages.

Robin van Persie scored twice in that game and he will be looking to add to his tally of three goals overall in Saturday's quarter-final.

He heads the anytime goalscorer market at a best price of 6/5 (2.20) but new Paddy Power customers can get 9/2 (5.50) on the Manchester United frontman finding the net in 90 minutes.

Los Ticos are not to be underestimated by the Oranje though. Their resillience and defensive stability have been the bedrock of their campaign so far, having conceded just one goal from open play and two overall, including clean sheets against both Italy and England in their last two group games.

That said, after a long, draining penalty shootout victory against Greece in the previous round - a game they played over an hour of with just 10 men - they are sure to be tested more rigorously by a team packed with attacking talent and a squad who came past Mexico in normal time in the last 16.

With Louis van Gaal set to start work at Old Trafford in the next few weeks, Van Persie has showed just how clinical he can be in Brazil. The opportunity to back him to score anytime at 9/2 (5.50) is sure to tempt plenty of punters who believe he will find the net for the 1/2 (1.50) favourites on Saturday night.

There is also a Money Back Special on offer for all existing Paddy Power customers.

If this match ends in a penalty shootout, Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last goalscorer, Correct Score & Scorecast singles on this match as a free bet.

Anyone without a Paddy Power account who wants to take advantage of these offers can sign up for one here.

     
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New Paddy Power customers can back Robin van Persie to score anytime at 9/2 (5.50) with Paddy Power

Jim Knight is Chief Betting Editor at Goal.com 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

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