Striker! Kane, Lukaku and Ighalo can start 2016 with profit

Date published: Friday 1st January 2016 3:26

Harry Kane: Backed to score for Tottenham at Everton

Harry Kane: Backed to score for Tottenham at Everton

Dave Tindall is tipping Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku and Odion Ighalo to continue their goalscoring heroics and bank more profits this weekend.

Premier League Top Scorers

15 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Last 6 in all comps: 0-0-0-1-0-1 = 2

15 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Last 6 games: 2-0-1-1-1-1 = 6

14 Odion Ighalo (Watford) Last 6 games: 1-1-2-1-1-1 = 7

13 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) Last 6 games: 0-0-2-1-3-0 = 6

11 Harry Kane (Tottenham) Last 6 games: 0-2-1-0-0-0 = 3

10 Olivier Giroud (Arsenal) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-1-3-1 = 6

Analysis: The goals have slightly dried up for Leicester’s dynamic duo, but there are plenty of good options elsewhere.

Everton have conceded more goals (19) at home than any other side in the Premier League so Harry Kane (three in three) can strike again. The Spurs marksman scored more Premier League goals (27) than any other player in 2015 and is definitely worth a bet at 13/10 to get 2016 off to a flying start.

In the same game, Romelu Lukaku has to be followed given his current red-hot form. The Belgian has banged in 11 goals in his last 10 appearances and has found the onion bag in each of his last five Premier League games at Goodison.

Odion Ighalo’s amazing season goes from strength to strength and, with Manchester City the visitors to Vicarage Road, the Watford striker is available at over 2/1. That’s great value for a player who has notched in each of his last six games in all competitions and is just as prolific against the big teams.

Best bets:

Harry Kane to score anytime v Everton at 13/10 (bet365, Ladbrokes)
Romelu Lukaku to score anytime v Spurs at 7/5 (Betfair)
Odion Ighalo to score anytime v Man City at 21/10 (Ladbrokes)

Odion Ighalo

Championship Top Scorers

15 Andre Gray (Burnley) Last 6 games: 3-0-1-0-0-0 = 4

13 Ross McCormack (Fulham) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-1-0-0 = 3

10 Charlie Austin (QPR) Last 6 games: 2-0-0-1-0-0 = 3

10 Nick Blackman (Reading) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-0 = 1

10  Fernando Forestieri (Sheff Weds) Last 6 games: 0-2-2-0-1-0 = 5

10 Alan Judge (Brentford) Last 6 games: 0-0-2-0-1-1 = 4

Analysis: Andre Gray loves playing in front of his home fans, so much so that all of his last 11 goals for Burnley have come at Turf Moor. That includes a hat-trick against Bristol City last time out so the 6/4 for him to spark more celebrations at home to Ipswich looks well worth a bet.

Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday brings together two of the division’s hottest marksmen in the form of Ross McCormack and Fernando Forestieri.

Both are good options at 9/5 and 23/10 respectively as games at Craven Cottage are full of goals. The hosts are the Championship’s joint second highest scorers on their own patch while they’ve conceded a league-high 21 times there. Preference is for the ultra-reliable McCormack who has scored in five of his last six home games.

Best bets:

Andre Gray to score anytime v Ipswich at 6/4 (General)
Ross McCormack to score anytime v Sheff Weds at 9/5 (Ladbrokes, Coral)


League One Top Scorers

13 Adam Armstrong (Coventry) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-0 = 1

11 Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-0 = 1

10 Leon Clarke (Bury) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-1-0 = 3

10 Bradley Dack (Gillingham) Last 6 games: 0-1-1-0-0-1 = 3

10 Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) Last 6 games: 1-1-1-0-0-0 = 3

Analysis: Billy Sharp’s goals are helping lead a Sheffield United revival with the striker having netted in each of the Blades’ last three victories. Two of those were winners.

True to his name, he’s the sharpest of the division’s leading scorers at present and a home game against Peterborough offers an obvious chance to keep his streak going as they let in plenty. Take the 13/8.

Gillingham’s Bradley Dack is the other option at home to Bradford but four of his last five goals have come on the road so Sharp looks the best play.

Best bet:

Billy Sharp to score v Peterborough at 13/8 (Coral, Betfair)


League Two Top Scorers

18 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) Last 6 games: 1-1-0-0-1-1 = 4

13 Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-3-0 = 4

12 Jabo Ibehre (Carlisle) Last 6 games: 2-0-0-1-1-0 = 4

12 Barry Corr (Cambridge) Last 6 games: 1-1-0-0-0-1 = 3

11 Marc Richards (Northampton) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-1-0 = 3

Analysis: Jay Simpson has 18 in 27 games this season and has kept that two in three ratio going with four goals in his last six games. He’s also banked six in his last eight away games so he doesn’t let up on the road. Stevenage are leaky at home so Simpson can come up trumps again at 6/4.

Barry Corr has taken his tally to 12 with strikes in both of Cambridge’s Festive period games and is a decent bet at 7/4 to make it three in three with another against AFC Wimbledon.

Best bet: 

Jay Simpson to score anytime v Stevenage at 6/4 (Coral, Ladbrokes)

Best-priced goalscorer acca (one from each division):

Kane, Gray, Sharp & Simpson at 36/1 (Betfair)

Dave Tindall

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