A cracking summer transfer window deadline day means there’ll be a few Premier League debutants on show when domestic football returns after the international break, including four players priced up at 4/1 or less with bwin.com to mark their special occasion with a goal.
We’ve had a good luck at the quartet in order to assess the veracity of their striking claims.
Back Manchester United’s Radamel Falcao @ 4/5 to score at home to QPR
The Colombian didn’t quite manage to notch on his first Atletico Madrid appearance three years ago, but he did bag on his home debut for Los Colchoneros and in Monaco’s opening Ligue 1 match last term.
Falcao repeated the feat for the principality club at the start of this season, despite making it onto the pitch against Lorient for just over half an hour, so you can be somewhat confident of this wager coming in whether Louis van Gaal starts the 28-year-old or not.
Swerve Sunderland’s Ricardo Alvarez @ 4/1 to score at home to Spurs
This Argentine does indeed guarantee goals, although few are likely to be his own.
Eight Alvarez assists and just four strikes for Inter in Serie A last term says as much, so punting on Black Cats striker Connor Wickham at 5/2 to open his top-flight account for the season may be more be sensible.
Back Hull’s Abel Hernandez @ 9/4 to score at home to West Ham
Nobody is expecting the Tigers’ record signing to emulate compatriot Luis Suarez straight away, but Hernandez’s one-in-two Serie B strike rate with Palermo last term must have been even more impressive than it sounds for Steve Bruce to sanction this £10m move.
The most (in)famous Uruguayan to play in the Premier League notched on debut for Liverpool, at home to Stoke, and with only two sides managing to concede more goals than the Irons so far this term, Hernandez looks a solid shout to score.
Back Southampton’s Sadio Mane @ 2/1 to score at home to Newcastle
New Saints coach Ronald Koeman worked overtime to bring this Senegalese winger to the south coast from Red Bull Salzburg, and a quick glance over Mane’s striking form gives a clear indication as to why.
The 22-year-old bagged 31 times in 63 league matches for Salzburg, with 16 in 26 appearances during 2012/13, which makes 2/1 a stout price on him scoring on Southampton debut.