Roberto Martinez completed one of the best bits of business of the transfer window with his loan swoop for Chelsea forward Romelu Lukaku and the 33/1 on the Belgian finishing the Premier League campaign as head goal-getter suddenly looks a massive price.
The 6ft 3in striker had the chance to rejoin West Brom, where he excelled during a loan move last season.
However, the lure of Goodison Park and the chance to play for a club with top-six aspirations proved too great.
Lukaku can expect to replace Nikica Jelavic up front for the Toffees, as the Croatian forward is without a goal in 12 league appearances stretching back to the end of March.
Arouna Kone, who is still to score for Everton after coming off the bench in each of the Blues’ three league matches so far, may be more difficult to see off as Martinez clearly rates him after their time together at Wigan.
The former West Brom man has a better head-to-head record based on last season’s scoring tallies, however, with 17 league goals in 35 appearances compared to Kone’s 11 in 34 matches.
At a shorter price, the evens on Lukaku to score over 11.5 goals is surely too good to be true considering that total had been surpassed by the end of February last season.
This was achieved in a Baggies side that finished 14 points behind Everton and now, without their prolific loanee, looks a pale shadow of the team that Steve Clarke took to eighth place in the Premier League.
With the criminally underrated Leon Osman, who created 27 chances in the league last season, feeding quality balls through the midfield and marauding wing-backs Leighton Baines and Seamus Coleman whipping in crosses from either side, Lukaku will get plenty of chances to show last year was no fluke.
The added incentive of cementing his place in Belgian coach Marc Wilmots’ World Cup starting line-up should see the big forward fill his boots again.