When there’s 22 players on the pitch with all but two standing a decent chance of rippling the net, scorer betting can be a daunting pursuit, but it’s that much less daunting when you’re backing one of the Premier League’s most efficient shots-to-goals merchants.
It may not come as too much of a shock that the prolific Villan features in this piece but his three goals this term have come from just eight attempts, whereas fellow league-leading scorers Daniel Sturridge and Olivier Giroud needed 10 and 13 shots respectively to plunder their totals.
The man some claim Paul Lambert sold his soul to the devil on the Bull Ring to procure is 4/1 to score first or last and 11/10 to register any time against Newcastle.
It often seems that when Yaya decides he wants to score he invariably does, as his wonderful free-kick against Hull illustrated and he’s now struck twice already this term from just five tries.
Toure the younger is 9/4 to register against Stoke and 7/1 to do so first or last.
The summer signing from Sevilla has played just 76 of the 270 minutes in Manchester City’s first three league games, but that hasn’t stopped him scoring twice from six attempts.
He’s 4/1 to post the final goal at the Britannia, with another profitable cameo from the bench likely.
Lukaku’s loan move to Everton looks a playing-time godsend for Benteke’s Belgium teammate, who scored 17 times from an average of 2.8 shots per game at West Brom last season.
The Toffees will be unable to field him this weekend as they play his parent club Chelsea, but the 20-year-old will have a chance to open his account against West Ham in their next outing.
The Spaniard has needed just seven shots to grab two goals in his first three Premier League games and last season he notched 24 times in La Liga from just 100 efforts.
As a result he was a more efficient shots-to-goals scorer than Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao and Alvaro Negredo, so it’s easy to see why he’s 19/20 to net during the 90 minutes when Norwich City visit the Lane.