Friday, August 03, 2007


..... who sponsor the blog, have come up with some interesting markets on the Premiership, with odds for the top goalscorer at each of the "Big 4" clubs, plus Portsmouth . Which seems an odd choice, there must be a Pompey fan at their head office !

I am not going to put up any bets, but have a few observations.

New Arsenal signing Eduardo Da Silva, looks set to take the Premiership by storm and given the number of chances the Gunners create, could even have a chance in the league topscorer market, where he is quoted at 26.0. He really has only Van Persie and Adebayor for competition in the Arsenal market and this proven goalscorer, 7 in 12 games for Croatia and 34 in his domestic league last season, could be outstanding value at 3.25.

Baring injury, Didier Drogba should take the Chelsea crown, unless the real Shevchenko decides to turn up, hard to get involved in a season long bet at odds of 2.10 though.

The Manchester United market is worth a second look. Carlos Tevez has been made favourite at 3.00, ahead of Rooney and Ronaldo, both quoted at 3.50, after those talented three, it is 7.0 Saha and 13.0 Solksjaer, who are not likely to see too much start time.

Given that Tevez took time to get going at West Ham and as an emotional individual, may well have been affected by the transfer wrangle, I would have to look to oppose him. Hard to see Ronaldo having as good a season this time round, even if he does, he will struggle to match his tally of 17 goals. Which leaves us with Rooney, who despite having a rough time for much of last season, still notched 14 goals and will surely have benifitted more than most, from the summer break. He appeared in good shape in the Inter game in midweek, when almost 74,000 turned up for a friendly game !

Here's a picture of Wayne collecting his Blue Peter badge, from the charming Konnie Huq, UK readers will know what I am talking about.

Back shortly with news for today's action.

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