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Bet of the day: Record-chasing Vardy a nifty 9/2 first scorer

Matt Haynes | November 28, 2015

  • Vardy aiming to beat Ruud van Nistlerooy record
  • Leicester looking to extend Premier League lead
  • Ranieri confident about Vardy

Van Gaal wary of “nasty” Vardy

Record-chasing striker Jamie Vardy will look to score his 11th consecutive Premier League goal against Manchester United, currently held by former Red Devil Ruud van Nistelrooy.

Coral offer Vardy at 9/2 to scorer first and United boss Louis van Gaal is all too aware of the problems that Vardy can create, having netted last term against United.

“He was already last season a very nasty player for us,” said Van Gaal. “He scored, won a penalty, and now he is scoring 10 games in a row. I only know Dennis Bergkamp as a player who did the same with Ajax. It’s not so easy to do that.”

Ranieri backing his striker

While there has been considerable pressure on Vardy to beat the record, his coach Claudio Ranieri has backed Vardy to deliver: “I think it’s good Jamie has this – maybe all his team-mates will try to help him,” the Italian said.

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“But the main idea is the team. After there is Jamie, there is me and everybody – the team,” continued the Foxes boss. “I hope for him and the fans he gets the record – but sooner or later someone will break the record. I hope for Jamie he does it.”

Vardy humble

There could well be another reason to celebrate should Vardy score, with the Foxes currently top of the Premier League by one point to Man United and two points ahead of Manchester City and Arsenal.

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A win may mean that they extend their lead at the top of the English top flight and should Vardy net the 28-year-old would no doubt be over the moon.

“It would be unbelievable [to break the record], but I would only want to get another if we got the three points,” Vardy said ahead of the match against United.

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