England strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy 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
21 Harry Kane (Tottenham) Last 6 games: 2-2-0-1-0-0 = 5
19 Jamie Vardy (Leicester) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-1 = 1
18 Romelu Lukaku (Everton) Last 6 games: 0-2-1-1-1-0 = 5
16 Sergio Aguero (Man City) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-2-0-0 = 2
15 Riyad Mahrez (Leicester) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-0-0 = 2
Analysis: With braces in his last two Premier League games (Villa and Bournemouth) and the goal that sparked England’s thrilling 3-2 comeback win over Germany, Harry Kane is in another rich vein of goalscoring form.
He’s now kicked two clear at the top of the Premier League charts and it’s worth noting that seven of his last 10 goals have come on the road.
That bodes well for Tottenham’s trip to Anfield on Saturday, a venue where Kane found the net on his last visit in February last year.
Tottenham will be desperate for all three points as they try and reel in Leicester at the top, and Kane looks a decent price at 8/5 to help them on their way.
This column is all about cashing in on the confidence sparked by recent goals so, despite a five-match drought for his club, Jamie Vardy has to be given a close look this week after back-to-back strikes in England’s friendlies against Germany and Holland.
The Leicester man will be on a serious high after that so the 7/4 about him scoring at home to Southampton is worth a play.
Vardy scored twice in a 2-2 draw against the Saints earlier this season so will fancy himself even more against Saturday’s opposition.
As Leicester are at home, that puts me off away-day specialist Riyad Mahrez as 12 of his last 13 goals for the Foxes have come on the road.
Harry Kane to score anytime v Liverpool at 8/5
Jamie Vardy to score anytime v Southampton at 7/4
Championship Top Scorers
22 Andre Gray (Burnley) Last 6 games: 0-0-1-1-2-0 = 4
19 Ross McCormack (Fulham) Last 6 games: 0-1-1-1-0-0 = 3
16 Abel Hernandez (Hull City) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
15 Jonathan Kodjia (Bristol City) Last 6 games: 1-0-0-0-1-0 = 2
15 Nakhi Wells (Huddersfield) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-0-1 = 3
Analysis: Andre Gray and Ross McCormack (if you count his blank for Scotland) have both failed to score in their last two outings while Abel Hernandez is on a terrible run.
So how about Jonathan Kodjia or Nakhi Wells?
Bristol City are away to a Hull side which has conceded just eight goals at home this season which makes Kodjia’s task a hard one.
It may be just as difficult for Wells.
Huddersfield have a Yorkshire derby against Sheffield Wednesday and the visitors have kept clean sheets in their last five matches.
Therefore I’m going to look a little further down the scoring charts and plump for Burnley’s Sam Vokes.
Although he didn’t get on the scoresheet for Wales last week, he’s scored nine times in his last 12 games for the league leaders and four of those have come in the last three matches.
Burnley travel to second-placed Brighton (where Vokes was once on loan) so he, too, won’t find it easy but the Welshman is in a rich vein of form for his club and is first-choice penalty-taker now.
The hosts have tightened up at the back again, but the 14/5 for a Vokes goal looks generous.
Sam Vokes to score anytime v Brighton at 14/5
League One Top Scorers
21 Nicky Ajose (Swindon) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-1-0-1 = 3
19 Adam Armstrong (Coventry) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-0 = 0
18 Paddy Madden (Scunthorpe United) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-1-0-0 = 3
17 Sam Winnall (Barnsley) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-1-0-0 = 1
17 Will Grigg (Wigan) Last 6 games: 0-2-0-1-1-0 = 4
17 Billy Sharp (Sheffield United) Last 6 games: 0-1-0-1-0-0 = 2
Analysis: Paddy Madden has jumped back to third spot in the League One list of leading marksmen after three goals in his last four games, the latest coming in a 6-0 home thrashing of Swindon.
Next up, though, is a trip to Bradford and they’re hardly the ideal opponents. The Bantams have let in just a single goal in their last six matches and go into the game on the back of two 1-0 wins.
But everything has its price and the 11/5 about Madden is playable.
A more appealing prospect for the acca, however, is Wigan’s Will Grigg.
Grigg has netted three goals in his last two away games and, with Wigan travelling to Shrewsbury, he’ll have another good chance to show his prowess on the road.
The Shrews have picked the ball out of their own net five times in the last three matches and Wigan’s 32 away goals is only one short of the current league best of 33.
Grigg is 7/5 to add to his tally and that’s fine.
Paddy Madden to score anytime v Bradford at 11/5
Will Grigg to score anytime v Shrewsbury at 7/5
League Two Top Scorers
23 Jay Simpson (Leyton Orient) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-0-0-1 = 1
22 Matty Taylor (Bristol Rovers) Last 6 games: 1-1-1-1-1-0 = 5
17 Billy Kee (Accrington Stanley) Last 6 games: 1-0-1-0-1-0 = 3
17 Kemar Roofe (Oxford United) Last 6 games: 0-0-0-3-0-1 = 4
Analysis: It’s now just one goal in 11 for Jay Simpson so, obviously, the Leyton Orient striker is not on the menu again.
He’s now at risk of being overtaken at the top of the charts by Bristol Rovers’ Matty Taylor, who has hit a real purple patch again.
Second-half goals in each of his last five games have elevated the Rovers striker to 22 for the season and we have to expect another at home to 16th-placed Crawley.
Taylor has scored six goals in his last four games at The Memorial Stadium and an odds-against price (we can get 23/20) in any game, never mind against modest opposition, is more than acceptable.
Just remember to stay patient as his goals usually come after the break!
The other option is Accrington’s Billy Kee, who has scored two in three.
The hosts are on a fine run of form with four wins in the last five matches and entertain a Cambridge side which has conceded eight in four games on the road.
Kee has only made the vidiprinter once in his last four home matches, though, so we’ll stick with the red-hot Taylor.
Matty Taylor to score anytime v Crawley at 23/20
Best-priced goalscorer accumulator:
Kane, Vokes, Grigg & Taylor at 38.54/1