Luis Suarez’s late equaliser caused Paddy Power to pay out last Sunday and this weekend their opposing the Premier League’s top scorer on his return to Emirates Stadium
Gunners fans might not like it but Arsenal could be giving Robin van Persie and his Manchester United team-mates a guard of honour when the teams meet at Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
If Robin van Persie scores the last goal of the game it will break Gunners’ hearts all over again. That would be unfortunate, but luckily it is avoidable because Paddy Power are refunding losing first goalscorer, last goalscorer, scorecast and correct score bets if Robin van Persie scores last.
The Netherlands international scored a hat-trick on Monday night to seal Manchester United’s 20th league title and edge him even closer to the Golden Boot with Luis Suarez on the sidelines after biting off more than he can chew against Chelsea. Although Suarez did have time to equalise and cost the Irish bookmaker another payout on their money back special for the game.
The newly-crowned champions are 21/10 (3.10) with Paddy Power to keep the party going against the Gunners with a draw available at 12/5 (3.60).
Arsenal have lost just one of the last 12 in the league as Arsene Wenger’s men continue to fight for fourth place. Paddy Power are offering 5/4 (2.25) that they can ruin United’s celebrations and take all three points on Sunday afternoon.
Van Persie is stepping back on to the turf he called home for eight seasons and one where he knows how to find the back of the net.
He scored 51 times in 96 home league games for Arsenal. The Premier League’s top scorer is 9/2 (5.50) to open the scoring on his return and 11/10 (2.10) with Paddy Power to find the back of the net at any time.
There will be a carnival atmosphere in the away end on Sunday and Manchester United are 9/1 (10.0) with Paddy Power to win 2-1. The last two meetings between these two sides have finished 2-1 to the Champions with Van Persie scoring in both, one for either side.
There could be tears for the Gunners faithful if he finds the back of the net against Arsenal, but at least they won’t be left out of pocket thanks to Paddy Power’s money back special if he scores last.
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Jim Knight is 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