Sergio Aguero’s sensational start to his Manchester City career has prompted an immediate reaction in bwin’s top goalscorer betting market.
The Argentine came off the bench in the second half of the Citizens’ opening game of the season against Swansea last night and, just nine minutes into his debut, he had a goal to show for his efforts.
More was to come, with an assist provided for David Silva just moments later and then a second goal, a long-range effort which left Swansea keeper Michel Vorm with no chance, added in stoppage time.
Aguero’s brace has taken him straight to the summit of the top goalscorer table and his odds to finish there at the end of the season have been cut from 13/1 before the opening Premier League fixtures to 9/2, making him the outright favourite.
A successful £25 free bet on Aguero to score the most goals in the Premier League this season, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £137.50.
This compares with the £350 punters could have won had they put their money on Aguero late last week.
Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney has had his odds shortened from 8/1 to 13/2 after he notched his opening goal of the season against West Brom, although Robin van Persie’s inability to score for Arsenal against Newcastle at St James’ Park means his odds have lengthened from 7/1 to 8/1.
This means Rooney is second-favourite in the football betting market behind Aguero, with Van Persie, outright market leader before the start of the season, joint third-favourite alongside Fernando Torres.
The Spaniard might have failed to find the back of the net for Chelsea against Stoke on Sunday, but his performance suggested he is close to recapturing the form which saw Roman Abramovich pay £50 million to bring him to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool.
Javier Hernandez, who didn’t play over the weekend, and Luis Suarez, who scored and missed a penalty for Liverpool against Sunderland, complete the top six with odds of 9/1.
But with Man City boss Roberto Mancini comparing his new signing to Brazilian legend Romario after City’s victory last night, all eyes will be on Aguero following his stunning cameo.
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