The markets have severely underestimated the chances of Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph scoring first at 33/1 as Tottenham roll into Villa Park and punters should be piling into him safe in the knowledge that their stakes will be returned if Roberto Soldado or Jermain Defoe score at any time.
Only one of the Spurs attacking duo will lead the line in Andre Villas-Boas’ flexible 4-5-1 formation but with the array of talent in the Spurs midfield chances will be created for them at regular intervals.
To emphasise just how much the scales are tipped in favour of the punters with this unique offer, both Soldado and Defoe have been priced up at just 5/4 to score.
Defoe knows where the net is against Aston Villa.
Confidence behind a lumpy bet on Delph should be taken from Defoe’s tasty record when lining up against Villa, having scored three in his last two appearances, including firing two in Spurs’ 4-0 Capital One Cup demolition job at Villa Park.
Delph has hit the target with all of his Premier League shots this season.
The young Villa midfielder has added consistency to his game over the last six months and is now a mainstay in manager Paul Lambert’s engine room.
Although mostly tasked with breaking up play, he also has the energy to burst forward and is usually very accurate with his finishing, as shown when he struck the post against Arsenal in Villa’s opening day 3-1 victory.
Delph has too much class to go goalless in the Premier League for much longer.
Remarkably, the youngster, who has been touted as an outsider to make England’s World Cup squad by his manager, has never registered a goal for Aston Villa.
That duck will be broken and filling up with the 33/1 available on him notching the opener with the safety net of either Soldado or Defoe scoring for Tottenham should prove to be a wise investment.