A goalscorer punt is one universally appreciated by fair weather wager makers up and down the country, but knowing which market to back your runner in, be it first, last or anytime is often the difference between elation and despair.
Ahead of this weekend’s round of games we’re identifying which players offer the best value to ripple the onion bag at any time.
Here are the three we unearthed:
James Ward-Prowse @ 11/4
Southampton travel to Newcastle without many of their regular midfield lynchpins, but the double-barrelled England Under-21 star will be on the bus to Tyneside.
Saints have relied on attacking-midfielders to do the bulk of their goal-getting of late.
Six of their last eight across all competitions have been bagged by players who are typically deployed in support of the solo striker, with Sadio Mane and Dusan Tadic responsible for the bulk of these.
In the absence of the former, the Senegalese’s contemporaries will have to contribute in the coming weeks and Ward-Prowse’s odds to notch here are fairly sizeable.
He’s a skilled set-piece taker and his advanced berth in the team will mean he’s frequently involved in attacks.
Players occupying similar positions have rustled the Magpies’ net in each of the last three league games to further enhance the value here.
David Silva @ 9/4
The Spanish sorcerer is skilled in the art of scoring against Arsenal, having done so in one league meeting with the north Londoners in each of the previous three seasons.
Having failed to bag at the Emirates earlier in the campaign, he must strike at the Etihad in order to prolong this streak and we fancy him to do just that.
So fresh off the plane that he is yet to be attributed an anytime goalscorer price, Sunderland fans will be keen to see the freshly-minted Mackem elongate an impressive trend at White Hart Lane.
The former Tottenham favourite could return to north London for his Black Cats debut and if he does, don’t be surprised to see him on the scoresheet.
He has registered every time he has taken to the field for the first time in a new club’s colours across his career, having done so for West Ham, Bournemouth, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Toronto FC.