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Betting tips: The Tipster is backing Manchester United's Robin van Persie to score against Arsenal at Old Trafford on Saturday

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Robin van Persie lines up against Arsenal for the first time since completing his summer switch to rivals Manchester United – and the Tipster is backing the Dutchman to score at any time against his former employers at Old Trafford on Saturday.

In this special edition for one of the greatest rivalries in English football, our resident betting expert is backing over 1.5 goals in what should be a blistering first half.

He is also tipping United to go on to win in a game which should produce at least three goals if recent history is anything to go by.

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Van Persie to score at any time against Arsenal – 20/21

Van Persie has continued his prolific form since swapping Arsenal for United this summer. The Netherlands international has already scored 11 goals for the 19-time English champions this season in all competitions. In addition, he scored in both meetings between these sides last season. So Van Persie to score for United at any time is a great shout at 20/21.
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Over 2.5 goals, and Man Utd to beat Arsenal – 11/8

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men were resounding 8-2 winners against Arsenal at Old Trafford last term, while they also won 2-1 in the reverse fixture at The Emirates. In addition, the Red Devils secured a 3-2 victory over title rivals Chelsea in their last league outing. The Tipster reckons over 2.5 goals and United to beat Arsenal is a great bet at 11/8.
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Over 1.5 goals in the first half in Man Utd v Arsenal – 11/8

United were 3-1 up at half-time in this fixture last season, while the Red Devils were ahead 2-1 at the interval in their back-to-back games against Chelsea in the past week. If that wasn’t enough, in three of United’s four home games in the league this term, there have been at least three goals in the first half. So over 1.5 goals in the first half at Old Trafford on Saturday is definitely worth at punt at 11/8.
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Man Utd to score over 2.5 goals v Arsenal – 2/1

United have scored over 2.5 goals in their last five games in all competitions this season, including Wednesday’s 5-4 loss to Chelsea. In fact, the Red Devils have averaged 2.7 goals per game this season in the Premier League. The Tipster considers United to score over 2.5 goals against Arsenal to be excellent value at 2/1.
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The long shot: An own goal in Man Utd v Arsenal – 6/1

The Red Devils have scored an amazing three own goals in their four Premier League fixtures at Old Trafford this term – Nemanja Vidic, Jonny Evans and Wayne Rooney have all been guilty of finding the wrong net. Meanwhile, Laurent Koscielny put the ball past his own goalkeeper in a 7-5 win at Reading on Tuesday. So, The Tipster’s ambitious but calculated long shot is for there to be an own goal in this game at very tempting odds of 6/1. You heard it here first.
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