Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero are both in Dave Tindall’s anytime scorer staking plan this weekend.
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 an 8/1 payout last Saturday.
Premier League Top Scorers
19 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Last 6 in all comps: 1-0-2-1-0-0 = 4
16 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-0-0 = 2
16 Harry Kane (Tottenham) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-0-2-0 = 3
14 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-1-1-2 = 6
14 Odion Ighalo (Watford) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-1 = 2
14 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-0 = 1
Analysis: Another goal away to Dynamo Kiev in midweek made it eight in seven games for Sergio Aguero so the Argentine remains a man to follow.
Next up is Sunday’s Capital One Cup final against Liverpool and, with a high-scoring encounter on the cards (32 goals in the two team’s last eight meetings), we have to back him to keep his hot-streak going.
Aguero returned from a six-week lay-off to score against Liverpool earlier this season, curling a beauty into the bottom corner, and he has netted in two of the last three games he has played against the Reds.
Any odds-against price is fair so take the 5/4 with William Hill.
After a week off, Leicester return to action at home to Norwich and Jamie Vardy is an even money shout to bang in his 20th of the season.
With the batteries recharged, he should be able to pick up where he left off (four goals in his previous four games) against a Canaries side which ships goals for fun.
Sergio Aguero to score anytime v Liverpool at 5/4 (William Hill)
Jamie Vardy to score anytime v Norwich at Evens (William Hill)
Championship Top Scorers
18 Andre Gray (Burnley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-0 = 1
16 Ross McCormack (Fulham) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-1 = 2
16 Abel Hernandez (Hull City) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-0-1-3 = 5
13 Alan Judge (Brentford) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-1 = 2
13 Nakhi Wells (Huddersfield) Last 6 games: 1-1-0-0-1-1 = 4
Analysis: The goals have dried up for Andre Gray (none in the last four) while Ross McCormack has failed to trouble the scorers in three successive games for the first time since August.
You could say McCormack is ‘due’ but this column is all about players who are in the middle of hot streaks rather than trying to anticipate dry patches ending.
Abel Hernandez has fired blanks in his last two games while Alan Judge has just a single goal in his last five outings so step forward Nakhi Wells.
The Huddersfield striker is the Championship’s in-form striker right now after netting in four of his last give games.
Last time out he got a late equaliser against MK Dons and prior to that bagged the winner at home to Wolves.
Huddersfield host an Ipswich side that hasn’t kept a clean sheet in nine matches so Wells should be licking his lips and so should we given that he’s on offer at 11/5.
Note, his last three goals have come after the 77th minute so don’t panic if he doesn’t register early.
Nahki Wells to score anytime v Ipswich at 11/5 (Betfair, Betbright)
League One Top Scorers
19 Adam Armstrong (Coventry) Last 6 games: 2-0-1-0-0-3 = 6
18 Nicky Ajose (Swindon) Last 6 games: 3-2-0-0-2 = 7
16 Sam Winnall (Barnsley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-1 = 2
15 Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-0-1-1 = 3
15 Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-2-0 = 4
Analysis: After tipping Nicky Ajose to score 2 or more last week and landing the 8/1 after he blasted in a hat-trick against Blackpool, we have to follow the Swindon man again.
Before that home hat-trick, he bagged a brace away to Colchester so, with five goals in his last two starts, he’s prime betting material.
Next up for Ajose and Swindon in an away trip to Peterborough.
That’s a Peterborough side, who have lost their last three matches 2-1, 3-0 and 4-0 so Ajose has a golden opportunity to get in the goals again.
Only five teams have conceded more home goals than the hosts so Ajose has to be value at 7/4 to flash up on the vidiprinter again.
Paddy Madden has bagged three in his last five games and would appear to have an open goal with second-bottom Oldham the visitors to Glanford Park.
However, the Latics have let in just 13 goals on their travels which is two less than league leaders Burton so they’re pretty resilient on the road.
Adam Armstrong has scored three times in Coventry’s last two home games so after a run in which he netted in just two of his previous 10 matches he’s probably trustworthy again.
Take him at 7/5 to score at home to Fleetwood although Ajose gets the nod for the acca.
Nicky Ajose to score v Peterborough at 7/4 (Sky Bet, Betfair, Betbright)
Adam Armstrong to score v Fleetwood at 7/5 (Betfair)
League Two Top Scorers
22 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-1 = 2
15 Marc Richards (Northampton) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-0-0 = 2
14 Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-0 = 1
13 Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
13 Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-1 = 2
13 Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) Last 6 games: 2-0-0-1-1-1 = 5
Analysis: Again, it’s a process of elimination.
Jay Simpson has failed to score in his last four games while Marc Richards of Northampton is sidelined by injury.
Matty Taylor? He’s gone completely cold with just one goal in his last 10 games and it’s an identical story with Jabo Ibehre (1 in 10).
Lyle Taylor did us a favour when firing home against Barnet last week although he was shut out against Carlisle in midweek.
So, the man with the closest thing to a purple patch is Accrington’s Billy Kee.
The former Leicester trainee has scored in each of his last two games and has three goals in his last four.
Accrington host Barnet at the weekend and the visitors have the second worst defensive record in the division having shipped 31 goals in 15 away games.
All the planets seem aligned for an anytime scorer punt on Kee at 13/10
Billy Kee to score anytime v Barnet at 13/10 (bet365, Betfair, Betbright)
Best-priced goalscorer accumulator:
Vardy, Wells, Ajose & Kee at 34/1 (Betfair)