The Dutch star was inspirational in last year’s 2-1 away victory over Aston Villa as he grabbed a brace in a classy win and Sportingbet have priced up a range of specials on him with Spurs 10/11 to win the game.
Punters can back the forward at 3/1 to score from inside the box, 10/1 to score a header and 12/1 to score from outside the box. He can also be backed to score in the first half at 5/1, the second at 15/4 and a repeat of last year’s effort where he scored in both halves is a very tasty 22/1.
Those who fancy £10 on the Dutchman scoring first in another 2-1 win will make a profit of £500 thanks to the 50/1 odds.
Gareth Bale was also on top form on Wednesday night and is 7/2 to score more goals than Villa’s Emile Heskey in a special head-to-head goal matchbet, while Emmanuel Adebayor can be backed at 5/2 to score more than Gabby Agbonlahor.
The Togolese is the 5/1 favourite to open the scoring with Bale 7/1, van der Vaart 6/1 and former Villa loanee and Young Player of the Year Kyle Walker worth a few quid at 28/1!
You can also back the number of Spurs players to find the net this weekend with 1 player 15/8, two players 11/5 and 3 or more available at 7/2.
Having led at half time and full time in the two previous games against Villa – as well as in the last two league games against Blackburn and Bolton -the same market is there for the taking at 4/1, while Spurs to win both halves on Sunday is 17/10.
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Odds correct at time of writing.