Harry Kane raced to ten Premier League goals in just 13 starts this season, but the undisputed highlight of Tottenham’s 2014/15 is expected to have to wait a good deal longer next term.
The bwin.com odds moguls have priced up which month will bring Kane’s tenth league goal of 2015/16, making January and February joint favourites at 4/1.
His recent selection for Gareth Southgate’s England Under-21 for the European Championships has brought with it ample fears of burnout in a player just coming to the end of his first season as a top-flight regular with European commitments.
Kane’s phenomenal strike rate following his accession to the number nine role at White Hart Lane has begun to slow down of late, with the young striker hitting a solitary goal in his last seven league outings for the Lilywhites, suggesting fatigue may already be blunting his razor-sharp instincts.
His previous septet had yielded no fewer than nine strikes.
With a curtailed summer holiday to recuperate from the most physically demanding season of his career to date, the chances of his once again being as effective as he has been this term are greatly diminished.
Moreover, even as Kane strives for international age-group glory in the Czech Republic, it’s possible the next campaign’s divisional enemies will already be analysing his hitherto unexamined game for patterns and weaknesses.
With the striker less rested and his opposition more prepared it could be worth looking as far ahead as March or April at 6/1 and 9/1 respectively for his tenth strike of the next Premier League season.
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