Yes Sir, the premiership returns this weekend – and as with every season this gives us a great opportunity to grab some first goal scorer value.  

With no (or very little) competitive goal scoring form to take account of this season, it is tough for the book makers to justifiably bring in the usual suspects to their mid season prices (example- Van Persie is 4/1 to score first with Ladbrokes this weekend, if he stays fit expect him to 5/2 within a couple of weeks!)

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In the two examples below we have hopefully identified a couple of these value prices –

CHRISTIAN BENTEKE 8/1 EW – Arsenal V’s Aston Villa, 3pm (Setanta 1 in Ireland or live Radio five live Commentary)

Not only did he score a hatful of goals last season, plenty of them were the first goal of the game, he essentially carried the goal scoring threat of Villa for the first half of last season.  His muscular athletic presence, leading the line, is what Arsenal’s back line have traditionally struggled to cope with and should Benteke get an early chance, I would back him to take it.  At this price taking the EW value is smart (1/3 the odds for the first 5 goals scored in the game), it all but guarantees a small profit on the bet if Benteke scores, with very few matches containing more than 5 goals.

MICHU 8/1 EW – Swansea V’s Man Utd, 5.30pm Sky Sports HD 1   

What craziness is this, Michu 8/1 first goal scorer playing at home?  Yes please!! I know he is playing against the defending premier league champions, but United were not quick starters last season winning a high percentage of their points by coming back from deficits.  Michu is a lethal finisher, playing for a team which will always have its share of possession and therefore will create a number of chances, against almost any opposition. 

For those of you who like a bigger risk AND PRICE!!  How about the double at 80/1 (again with Ladbrokes)

Summary –



The Double at 80/1 EW


On an even stake- if either scores first we will have nice little profit, if both score first its Party time!!  

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