Premier League Champions-elect Manchester City are a super skinny 3/20 to wrap up the title with a home win against West Ham and evens to soar past the Irons by two or more goals, but bwin.com have laid on a tempting concession for punters who fancy some first-scorer action.
If Ivorian powerhouse Yaya Toure bags the opener against Sam Allardyce’s side, bwin will refund all losing first scorer, correct score, player to score two or more and player to score three or more bets.
With such an offer in place, the smart money will be on the 5/2 about on-fire forward Edin Dzeko kicking-off the celebrations in the north west.
The World Cup-bound Bosnian has scored five goals in City’s last three games, with two of them opening the scoring.
Since Liverpool’s dramatic 2-0 loss against Chelsea let the Citizens back into the title race, no player has done more than Dzeko to ensure their new-found advantage was not wasted.
A fourth-minute opener at Crystal Palace settled City nerves before Toure rounded off the scoring before half-time, while doubles against Everton and Aston Villa – the latter two of which put his side 2-0 up at home to Paul Lambert’s men – have left coach Manuel Pellegrini in pole position to capture his first league title.
Seven of the striker’s 16 Premier League goals this term have been openers.
Dzeko has been breaking deadlocks since City’s first away game of the campaign, when his ferocious 30-yard effort left Cardiff’s David Marshall clutching the air, although the Bluebirds came back to claim a 3-2 win.
Since that afternoon in the Welsh capital, Newcastle, Crystal Palace (twice), Cardiff (again), Manchester United and Villa have all seen the 28-year-old ruin their best laid plans at 0-0.
With the Citizens’ penalty-taker extraordinaire Toure holding the money-back key, you’ll be covered should he open the scoring with his 21st league goal of the campaign.
The boys in black and yellow at bwin have come up with a cracking offer for this last-day doozy, as the Premier League’s joint-second top scorer – with a whopping 20 goals – will be batting for you at the Etihad.
Toure has bagged 20 top-flight goals this term – including six penalties and the fourth in their 4-0 win at home to Villa last time out – so you could hardly wish for a better first scorer, correct score, player to score two or more and player to score three or more concession.