The Premier League top-goalscorer betting is an intriguing beast ahead of the 2014/15 campaign, with top-flight new boys Diego Costa and Alexis Sanchez both earning the respect of the bwin layers.
Over the next ten days we’ll be running the rule over the market’s ten front runners, starting with 4/1 favourite Sergio Aguero of reigning champions Manchester City.
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Premier League pedigree: Aguero’s best haul to date came in his maiden voyage in English waters.
The 23 goals he mustered on that occasion would have been enough to lead the scoring charts in three of the last eight seasons.
Despite limited game-time he was actually the division’s most effective striker last term, finding the net once for every 90 minutes played.
Even Luis Suarez could only manager 0.94 goals for every portion of regulation match time.
Squad competition: Not even the only Citizen inside the top eight in the market, Aguero will be in competition for minutes with 16/1 shot Edin Dzeko, not to mention Stevan Jovetic and Alvaro Negredo this season.
With the possibility that Yaya Toure could be used as a number ten after last term’s scoring exploits and the arrival of Fernando, there may only be one place for them all to scrap over at times during the campaign.
Teammate creativity: City’s 102 goals last term made them the league’s most irresistible goal-scorers.
David Silva (3.2) and Samir Nasri (2.7) were both inside the Premier League top four in terms of key passes per match last season, while Jesus Navas wasn’t far off (1.9) so Aguero can rely upon service of the highest quality to augment his knack for the unexpected.
Fitness reliability: If our assessment has read positively up until this point, it’s here the dark clouds gather over the balsa-wood Argentine’s profile.
Over the past two campaigns he has missed a grand total of 25 league games for City in all competitions and it’s unlikely he’ll be in rude health for the start of 2014/15 either after enduring an on-off relationship with the treatment room throughout the World Cup.