Time for Anderson to weigh in with goals for Manchester United

Despite a slow start and a shocker against Coventry City, Anderson has emerged as one of the best players new to the Premier League this season and a real threat to Paul Scholes immediate future at United.  But the one area that Anderson needs to improve on is his goalscoring - and there have been signs in recent weeks that he has been working on this area of hs game.  Several times he has gone past the forwards and got shots in - including the one that broke to Ronaldo to break the deadlock against Lyon.

Anderson will score eventually and until then he is priced at a much more attractive level than any of the more usual suspects.

Before the Derby match this game looked like another that United would easily win to assert their advantage at the top of the table; but even after Arsenal slipped again at the weekend United played with such a slight cutting edge at Derby that alarm bells are jangling. Bolton were spineless against Wigan but Gary Megson will have to do little to lift them to play at Old Trafford - and for many of the group their Premier League futures. Bolton will look to their improved back four - Cahill looks the real deal already - to hold off the champions, and hit them on the break. United will be very short favourites but an early goal will ease any jitters and set United up to improve their goal difference.

Tonight's predictions

Wednesday, 19 March 2008; Barclays Premier League: Manchester United (1) vs Bolton Wanderers (18), KO 20:00

Paul Grech: Home Banker
Hugh Larkin; Home banker
Antony Melvin: Home

Anderson Goal Minutes sell 5, buy 8 
Of course Ronaldo is more likely to score and even the over priced Rooney, Tevez and Saha are more likely to; but Anderson has been noticably trying to get in efforts in recent weeks and must score eventually.

Example: 6pt buy Anderson goal minutes at 8
No goals: you lose 48pts
Anderson scores after 45 minutes: You win 222pts
Anderson scores after 30 and 60 minutes: You win 492pts
Anderson scores after 30, 60 and 90 minutes: You win 1032pts
and so on

Man Utd Team Goals sell 2.60, buy 2.80
Surely United will be more switched on against a Bolton side that winds them up; and there is the reverse at the Reebok for motivation too.  A buy will be profitable if United score more than twice.

Example: 20pts buy Man Utd Team Goals at 2.8
No goals: You lose 56pts
1 goal: You lose 36pts
2 goals: You lose 16pts
3 goals: You win 4pts
4 goals: You win 24pts
5 goals: You win 44pts
6 goals: You win 64pts
and so on

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Anderson will score eventually and until then he is priced at a much more attractive level than any of the more usual suspects"