20th of February, 12/1 Goalscorer Special
Yet again, I’ve been on fire when it comes to naming goalscorers in my write ups and research. It’s a regular occurance where I’ll identify the key players to have an impact in a certain game.
So… I’m going to have a go at putting them in a bet! Load my 12/1 Goalscorer Special by clicking here on mobile.
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When I think goal scorers, I instantly think of Immobile. Deadly in front of goal and incredibly consistent for years now, he’s first up on today’s bet.
* Immobile has netted 14 in 20 this season
* Last season he got 36 in 37 league games, continuing his brilliant form from previous seasons
* Since his move to Lazio in 2016, he’s bagged 117 times in 162 games, it doesn’t get much better than that
* Luis Alberto, Sergeij Milinkovic-Savic & Joaquin Correa are all very adept at fashioning chances for their talisman
* Immobile is also the clubs designated penalty taker and rarely fails to convert from 12 yards
* He’s bagged in each of his last 5 home games too and with Lazio enjoying some great form since the turn of the year he’ll be looking for another here
* Both sides average 3 goals per game and Sampdoria have kept just 2 clean sheets in 22 games, so there should be ample opportunity for Immobile to get one
A nice free flowing game should come here, with that you wouldn’t fancy backing against Ciro getting us out first tick on this bet.
Getting El Pistolero from rivals Barcelona was a simply phenomenal piece of business by Atleti. He’s helped his new side to be 6 points clear at the summit of La Liga, which will stretch to 9 with a win here.
* Suarez is the top scorer in Spain’s top flight, leading Lionel Messi by 1 in the race for the golden boot
* The Uruguayan’s 16 goals so far this season have given Atleti a whole new dynamic in attack
* Even at 34, Suarez is still razor sharp, both in his movement and finishing
* He’s still got the pace to burst past defenders and he just sniffs out chances, as he always has
* Prior to his last two games, he’d scored 7 in
* Since the turn of the year he’s scored 8 in 8
* Levante may have held Atleti in midweek but a trip to the Wanda Metropolitano is a whole new challenge
* Levante have conceded 33 times in 23 games, the same number as basement club Huesca
* Atleti are still unbeaten on home soil and have scored 26 times in 11 games here
The hosts have transformed somewhat this season, gone are the days of 1-0 wins. They’ve scored 2+ in 6 of their last 7 and so much of this transformation can be attributed to Suarez.
Maybe an unfamiliar name but this is someone I’ve had my eye on for a while now. I even found myself watching VVV Venlo highlights to see the man in action and my word was I impressed.
* Giakoumakis has scored 22 times in 21 games for VVV this season
* He’s responsible for 63% of their goals this season
* He’s bagged 6 in his last 3 league games including 4 in the home win over Vitesse
* He’s done that more than once too, he also bagged 4 away at Den Haag
* He’s a quite terrifying prospect for any side to deal with, strong, quick and absolutely dominant in the air
* Of course with 22 goals he’s a quality finisher and also steps up for penalty duty
* Of all the sides in top half, AZ have conceded the most goals (32 in 22)
* I fancy VVV to cause some issues here and chances are it’ll be the Greek forward who’s at the centre of it all
If you’re stuck for something to do I suggest you go and watch some of this fella. His aerial ability in particular is quite remarkable. He must be on the radar of some big sides by now.
I simply couldn’t leave the big Norwegian out of this bet. After a brace in midweek he’ll be looking to fill his boots once more as the Black Yellow travel to a doomed Schalke side.
* Haaland has scored 15 goals in 16 league games
* In the Bundesliga since joining Dortmund, he’s bagged 28 in times in just 31 matches
* His numbers across all competitions are crazy, since his UCL debut he’s scored 18 times in just 13 appearances, it’s bonkers
* There isn’t an opponent in Germany you’d rather back him against either
* Schalke are rock bottom, they’ve won once in 37 Bundesliga games
* This season they’ve conceded 52 goals in just 21 games
* They’ve lost their last two at home 3-0 and 4-0
* To make matters worse, they’re also without Matija Nastasic at centre half
* With Salif Sane still absent too, they’re now without their two best centre halves
This selection very much speaks for itself. Dortmund are superb in attack, that win at Dortmund will have done wonders for their confidence. Schalke are a club in crisis, there’s every chance Dortmund absolutely flatten them here.