New Stoke forward Marko Arnautovic is a very tempting price at 4/5 to score over 4.5 Premier League goals in 2013/14 and the talented but tempestuous former Twente youth player should get plenty of chances to reach that modest mark this season.
Arnautovic, who can also play on the wing, is hardly Europe’s most reliable goalscorer, having found the net 14 times in his 72 league appearances for Werder Bremen.
Potters fans may also be concerned with how often their new star will be available for selection, as his rap sheet in Germany leaves a lot to be desired.
The headstrong 24-year-old has seen red twice in his three years in Bremen, collecting 13 yellow cards along the way and was also suspended after being cautioned by police for speeding in April.
However, the 6ft 3in Austrian surpassed the 4.5 goal mark when notching up five Bundesliga strikes before Christmas last season.
He appears ideally suited to Hughes’ robust style of play and will look to get on the end of some of Stoke’s much-maligned long balls, with Jon Walters drifting wide this season to provide more penetration from the right wing.
Former Ipswich man Walters was the Britannia side’s top scorer last season with eight goals, although the fact that he was an ever-present in the Premier League diminishes that achievement somewhat.
Peter Crouch could only manage seven strikes in his 34 league appearances in 2012/13 and Kenwyne Jones is no longer a reliable source of goals either having failed to net in the Premier League in 2013 and fired just three times in the competition since September 2011.
Arnautovic was Stoke’s only addition up front during the summer and he will fancy his chances of establishing himself as a first-team regular considering the dearth of attacking talent in Hughes’ squad.
With 35 games left in the campaign, the controversial hitman looks nailed on to breeze past a tally he has reached in his last two league seasons.