Lurking at the bottom of the first goalscorer market, Sascha Riether will be an unfamiliar name to many of you.
However, all you need to know are two things: he plays for Fulham and he’s a sensational value bet at 40/1 to score first against West Bromwich Albion.
The German’s dynamic bursts from right-back are set to leave the Baggies in a spin.
Despite the plethora of talent within Fulham’s ranks – Dimitar Berbatov, Adel Taarabt and Darren Bent – Riether, despite being a defender, is responsible for a huge chunk of their attacking menace.
Indeed, 43% of Fulham attacks have come down his right flank this season.
Riether, who racked up over 100 points in fantasy football last season due to his escapades in the final third, has quick feet, a sharp attacking mind and scary creative skills for a defender.
West Brom’s makeshift left-back Jonas Olsson was given the run around by nippy winger Wayne Routledge against Swansea two weeks ago in West Brom’s 2-0 defeat, highlighting his lack of flexibility in adapting from his usual role at centre-back.
Routledge created four good chances for his teammates and missed two of his own.
Olsson’s clear weakness at dealing with a direct winger will be an area that the tactically shrewd Fulham manager Martin Jol will be targeting, with Riether at the forefront.
He’ll fancy his chances against the cumbersome Swede and although he has only ever scored one goal for Fulham, his chances of netting first against the Baggies are much stronger than 40/1.
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Jol’s men, who can be backed at 11/10 to grab the three points, can only boast a smash-and-grab away win at Sunderland to their name this season as defeats at Newcastle and at home to Arsenal have blunted their progress.
Including last season, Fulham have only won twice in their last 11 league matches and have been a shambles at Craven Cottage, losing five on the bounce.
The Baggies, a 12/5 shot for a much needed away win, are in a similar slump of form, winning just once in their last 12 Premier League games and taking just one point from their opening three outings this campaign.
Worryingly for their followers, they have also yet to find the net in those three games.
Riether can show the West Brom striker how it’s done at 40/1.