Tottenham’s Harry Kane and Ross McCormack of Fulham are both in Dave Tindall’s 50/1 anytime scorer staking plan this weekend – while Romelu Lukaku is tipped to bag again.
This column has already brought you one 50/1 winner this season and has had successful tips among its selection every week since launch, including five winners out of six last week.
Premier League Top Scorers
19 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Last 6 in all comps: 0-0-0-0-1-0 = 1
19 Harry Kane (Tottenham) Last 6 games: 2-0-1-0-0-0 = 3
18 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Last 6 games: 2-1-1-1-0-1 = 6
16 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Last 6 games: 0-0-2-0-0-1 = 3
15 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-1 = 2
Analysis: And to think that some folk were prepared to write off Harry Kane as a one-season wonder when he failed to score in his opening eight games of the season for Spurs.
With a double at Aston Villa last Saturday, the Tottenham striker is now joint-top scorer alongside Jamie Vardy with 19 goals.
Next up is a home game against Bournemouth and Kane should be fit and raring to go after playing in just 14 minutes of Tottenham’s two-legged defeat to Borussia Dortmund in the Europe League.
The prices look short but there’s a bit of odds-against if you shop around and Kane has to be backed again as focused Spurs kick on with their title push.
Romelu Lukaku also did the business for us last week when netting a brace against Chelsea to make it six goals in his last six games.
With Arsenal the visitors to Goodison, he’s a decent price at 6/4 to add to his tally so let’s take it.
The Belgian has scored in four games straight and loves a sequence having already netted in eight consecutive matches across November and December.
Arsenal could be mentally vulnerable after recent losses while Everton are full of beans after beating Chelsea in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup last weekend.
In their current form, Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero don’t appeal given that this column always focuses on the hottest strikers.
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime v Arsenal at 6/4 (Coral, bwin)
Harry Kane to score anytime v Bournemouth at 11/10 (bwin)
Championship Top Scorers
22 Andre Gray (Burnley) Last 6 games: 0-1-1-2-0-0 = 4
19 Ross McCormack (Fulham) Last 6 games: 1-1-1-0-0-0 = 3
16 Abel Hernandez (Hull City) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
14 Alan Judge (Brentford) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-0-1-0 = 2
14 Nakhi Wells (Huddersfield) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-1-1 = 3
Analysis: Ross McCormack keeps doing this column favours so I make no apologies about putting him up again.
The Scottish striker appears to be priced up on the basis that Fulham are no good. True, they aren’t but the Cottagers do score plenty of goals and McCormack is obviously a big reason for that.
Explain why he is 23/10 to score again at the weekend when he’s fired home in each of his last three matches to move just one short of the magical 20 league goals for the season?
It’s hard to, as it makes no sense at all.
Fulham have collected just a point in those three games but that’s irrelevant of course. Their troubles lie at the back and, thanks to McCormack, they’ve scored five goals in those matches.
The good news is that McCormack doesn’t just do it in easier home games. In fact, of his last 10 goals, six have come on the road so there’s no reason why he can’t add another at Birmingham on Saturday.
The price looks way too big so get stuck in.
The division’s top scorer, Andre Gray, is also worth investing in.
Burnley have kicked six clear at the top and face a Wolves side which has shipped 50 goals this season.
Gray has four goals in his last four games and the 11/8 is more than fair for him to wheel away in celebration yet again.
Ross McCormack to score anytime v Birmingham at 23/10 (Unibet)
Andre Gray to score anytime v Wolves at 11/8 (Unibet)
League One Top Scorers
20 Nicky Ajose (Swindon) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-3-2-0 = 7
19 Adam Armstrong (Coventry) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-2 = 2
17 Sam Winnall (Barnsley) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-0-0-0 = 1
16 Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-1-0-0 = 2
16 Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-0-0-1 = 2
Analysis: Finally, Adam Armstrong has been replaced at the top of the League One charts and the man to knock him off top spot is Striker! favourite Nicky Ajose.
The two strikers are set to come up against each other at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday and I’d much rather be on Ajose at 15/8 than Armstrong at 13/10 despite the latter having home advantage.
Armstrong has only found the net in three of his last 15 starts so has become extremely unreliable as an anytime scorer proposition. In fact, if you do want to back him, choose the 2 or more or hat-trick options as in the 11 games he’s scored in, six times he’s gone on to claim two while, on one occasion, he helped himself to a treble.
Ajose can also get them in bunches but it’s the sheer number of games he scores in that makes him attractive and he can make it five in six with another on Saturday.
He’s already scored against Coventry this season while he’s bagged three goals in his last two away games.
Nicky Ajose to score anytime v Coventry at 15/8 (General)
League Two Top Scorers
23 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-0-0-0 = 1
19 Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) Last 6 games: 1-1-0-3-0-0 = 5
17 Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) Last 6 games: 3-0-1-1-0-0 = 5
15 Marc Richards (Northampton) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-0-0 = 2
15 Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-1 = 2
Analysis: It’s now just one goal in eight for Jay Simpson so, obviously, we’ll be swerving the Leyton Orient striker again.
There are a couple of decent options elsewhere though.
Bristol Rovers’ Matty Taylor made it five in his last four games with a goal against Mansfield last weekend and landed us some 6/4.
Rovers have now won four straight, scoring 10 goals in the process, and should be good for a few more at 17th-placed Newport.
It’s a relatively short trip for the visitors and Taylor is a nice price at 15/8 to continue his recent purple patch.
Oxford’s Kemar Roofe moved up to third spot in the charts with a hat-trick against Dagenham and Redbridge last Saturday and now has 17 in League Two and 24 in all competitions.
He’s also registered in four of his last five away games which bodes well for Oxford’s trip to Barnet.
The O’s have bagged 36 goals in 18 away games in League Two so create lots of chances and Roofe is a good bet at 13/8 to fire home another.
Matty Taylor to score anytime v Newport at 15/8 (General)
Kemar Roofe to score anytime v Barnet at 13/8 (bet365)
Best-priced goalscorer accumulator:
Kane, McCormack, Ajose & Taylor at 50.84/1 (Coral)