Southampton will be far from pleased to see the face of Manchester City’s Bosnian battering ram Edin Dzeko, a man who has stung them twice in 119 minutes of pitch time since their return to the Premier League.
The good layers at bwin towers will be refunding selected losing scorer bets if the Saints own goal-machine Jay Rodriguez nets at the Etihad.
J-Rod has bagged five times in his last five games, which makes it a no-brainer to back the hosts’ Southampton nemesis to find the net.
As well as correct score wagers, losing bets will be returned on all unlucky first goalscorer punts and gambles on players to net two or more or three or more.
Dzeko’s precarious squad position dictates that backing him at 4/1 to register the opener could be a recipe for disappointment.
However, the former Wolfsburg man’s habit of doubling up on a regular basis means it’s worth chancing a punt on him notching two goals or more at 11/2, especially with the insurance of your money back if the white-hot Rodriguez nets for the fifth match in succession.
Sign up for a new account at bwin.com post hast and find your account ready furnished with a £30 free bet, a golden handshake with which will see you trouser £165 if the Bosnian brace bagger does his thing.
A hearty 12 of Dzeko’s 22 strikes across all competitions have come in six pairs that take in all competitions from World Cup qualifying with his native country to the Capital One Cup and the Premier League.
Punters needn’t be overly worried about the Saints road defence either, despite its status as the division’s joint-third meanest.
When it comes to away days at members of the current top six, Southampton have shipped at least twice to four of the five incumbents they’ve met so far, with a Luis Suarez-less Liverpool the only exception.