Anthony Martial bags brace for Manchester United and is now third-favourite to top the scoring charts this season
It was a case of “Anthony Who?” when Manchester United splashed the cash on a relatively unknown forward on transfer deadline day, although the Frenchman’s three goals in two Premier League games have made everyone sit up and take notice.
Martial has taken little time to adjust to life in England, scoring a fantastic goal on a cameo appearance against Liverpool before notching two more at St Mary’s on Sunday.
The bookies have reacted by trimming Martial’s odds on the Top Goalscorer market to 16/1, with Paddy Power among those firms quoting those particular odds and you can enjoy ¼ on the first four places if you are backing each-way.
Martial will line up against Sunderland in his next Premier League encounter, with Manchester United heavy favourites to put the bottom club to the sword at Old Trafford, with Wayne Rooney brought into an attacking midfield position.
Sergio Aguero remains favourite in the Top Goalscorer market although the Argentine continues to be thwarted in a bid to score more than the one Premier League goal he managed against Chelsea a few weeks ago.
SkyBet go 3/1 about Aguero repeating last season’s feat of topping the charts, although perhaps the contest will more of a wide open one than the latest odds suggest.
Diego Costa is a 12/1 chance although the Chelsea forward might face a retrospective ban for committing grievous bodily harm on Laurent Koscielny, while Pedro’s addition to the team could take goals away from his compatriot.
Callum Wilson is a more interesting prospect, with the Bournemouth striker having scored a fifth Premier League goal of the season against Sunderland on Saturday and he’s an attractive each-way bet at 16/1.
Graziano Pelle is another player who has been among the goals, with the Southampton striker having scored twice against Manchester United to bring his tally to four goals and odds of 33/1 look very fair.