Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham’s Harry Kane 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 single week since launch.
Premier League Top Scorers
25 Harry Kane (Tottenham) Last 6 games: 1-0-2-0-1-2 = 6
23 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-1-3-0 = 5
22 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Last 6 games: 1-2-0-0-0-0 = 3
18 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
17 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-0-0-1 = 2
Analysis: It might be fair to assume that Leicester’s players will turn up to the King Power on Saturday feeling hungover after a series of title celebration parties.
But you could also argue they’ll be feeling like untouchable giants after their astonishing achievement.
So, after sitting out the last two games through suspension, I’m going to back Jamie Vardy to put an exclamation mark on an amazing week with another goal at home to Everton.
Vardy had scored three in two before his ban and, although now three behind Harry Kane, he won’t have given up on trying to win the Premier League’s Golden Boot.
Everton’s defence and motivation has to be questioned so Vardy looks worth backing at odds-against to thank the fans with another goal.
As I’ve noted in many a column, Riyad Mahrez does the bulk of his scoring on the road, while the goals have dried up completely for Romelu Lukaku.
Given that he’s also better than even money, I’m also happy to back Kane at 21/20 to score at home to Southampton on Sunday.
Yes, Tottenham must be deflated after seeing their title hopes extinguished at Chelsea, but they’ll still want to finish above Arsenal and Kane will still be keen to end the campaign as the Premier League’s leading scorer.
He registered at St Mary’s earlier this season and I’ll take him to fire home against the Saints for a second time.
Jamie Vardy to score anytime v Everton at 6/5 (totesport)
Harry Kane to score anytime v Southampton at 21/20 (bet365, William Hill)
Championship Top Scorers
24 Andre Gray (Burnley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-0 = 1
21 Ross McCormack (Fulham) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-1 = 1
19 Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) Last 6 games: 2-1-1-0-1-0 = 5
19 Abel Hernandez (Hull City) Last 6 games: 1-1-0-1-0-0 = 3
17 Nakhi Wells (Huddersfield) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-1-0-0 = 2
17 Tomer Hemed (Brighton) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-3-0-0 = 4
Analysis: Burnley’s Andre Gray has gone three games without a goal, while Ross McCormack of Fulham is suffering the leanest patch of an otherwise excellent season after five straight blanks.
The obvious call here is Jonathan Kodjia, who did us a favour by scoring twice against Huddersfield last weekend after he’d been recommended at 7/4.
That brace left him just one short of the 20-goal mark and hopefully he can hit it with a goal away to QPR.
His price looks way too big at 23/10 against a Rangers side which has won just once in eight games.
Jonathan Kodjia to score anytime v QPR at 23/10 (Unibet)
League One Top Scorers
24 Will Grigg (Wigan) Last 6 games: 1-2-0-1-1-2 = 7
22 Nicky Ajose (Swindon) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-1-0 = 1
21 Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-1-0-1 = 4
19 Sam Winnall (Barnsley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-2-0 = 2
19 Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-0-0-0 = 1
19 Adam Armstrong (Coventry) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
Analysis: Paddy Madden snapped a poor run with a first goal in six games for Scunthorpe last weekend while Billly Sharp is also enjoying a strong end to the season.
The Blades striker has 21 for the season now after making it three in four with a consolation penalty in the 3-1 defeat at Coventry.
But with 19 goals since the turn of the year, I’ll continue to play Will Grigg.
The Wigan man has been landing the League One element of this column’s acca for several weeks and will want to sign off the season with another at home to Barnsley on Saturday.
With the title all but mathematically secured, it will be party time at the DW Stadium so the full-of-confidence Grigg can spark more celebrations.
The 7/5 looks fair enough.
Will Grigg to score anytime v Barnsley at 7/5 (Paddy Power)
League Two Top Scorers
27 Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-1-1-2 = 5
25 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) Last 6 games: 0-0-2-0-0-0 = 2
21 John Akinde (Barnet) Last 6 games: 2-1-1-0-2-0 = 6
20 Lyle Taylor (AFC Wimbledon) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-2-0-1 = 4
18 Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-0-0-0 = 1
Analysis: Matty Taylor has been a staple of this column for the last couple of months since he became the go-to striker after an amazing run of anytime scoring which landed for eight games running.
True, he’s not hit the onion bag in Rovers’ last two away games, but it’s hard to ignore him when they play at home.
Taylor has netted in each of their last seven home matches and that run includes a brace against Crawley and a hat-trick versus Hartlepool.
Rovers need him to come up trumps one more time on Saturday as they’re just a point outside the automatic promotion slots and a win would give them every chance of snatching third or even second.
The visitors are relegated Dagenham & Redbridge so it really is the perfect opportunity.
That said, the odds more than reflect it and I’m not overly-keen to take the best 8/13 as a single bet. However, it looks to be good for acca purposes so we’ll try and cash in on him one last time.
Barnet’s John Akinde rewarded us at a hefty 12/5 last week and has done so in four of his last five matches.
Therefore, take him at 13/8 to score at Crawley, who have lost their last seven games.
Matty Taylor to score anytime v Dagenham & Redbridge at 8/13 (General) * Acca only
John Akinde to score anytime v Crawley at 13/8 (bet365)
Best-priced goalscorer accumulator:
Vardy, Kodija, Grigg & Taylor at 18.6/1 (bet365)