Premier League looks set to strike it lucky
With a host of top quality strikers set to be plying their trade in the Premier League next season, William Hill think that the 2011/12 could be yet another record breaking season, offering 4/5 that last season's total of 1063 goals is broken this year.
With a number of the ‘top six' sides recruiting heavily over the summer break, Hills are offering 5/6 that the top six score more than the 334 that they mustered last season.
Manchester United lead the scoring charts last season and 9/4 is offered for them to do so once again, while Chelsea are the 11/4 second favourites.
Hills also offer 7/4 that over 30 goals are scored on the opening weekend of the season.
"Last season was a record breaker with more goals scored than any previous year in Premier League history and with a number of top strikers set to line up for their sides this season, the goals look set to flow," said Hill's spokesman Joe Crilly.
Despite suffering a somewhat rocky start to his Chelsea career, Hills are backing Fernando Torres to do the business this season and make him the 13/8 favourite to be Chelsea's top marksman this season. Didier Drogba is offered at 11/4 and Frank Lampard is 9/2.
Total goals scored by the "top six" in 2011/2012*: 10/11 under 334; 33/1 exactly 334; 5/6 over 334
*Arsenal; Chelsea; Liverpool; Man City; Man Utd; Tottenham
Total Premier League goals in 2011/2012: 10/11 under 1063; 100/1 exactly 1063; 4/5 over 1063
Total opening weekend goals in the Premier League in 2011/12: 13/8 under 26; 13/8 26-29; 7/4 30 or more
Highest scoring Premier League Side: 9/4 Manchester United; 11/4 Chelsea; 3/1 Arsenal; 6/1 Manchester City; 11/1 Liverpool; 14/1 Tottenham; 66/1 Everton; 66/1 Aston Villa; 80/1 Bolton; 80/1 Sunderland; 80/1 Newcastle; 100/1 Stoke; 100/1 Fulham; 125/1 West Brom; 125/1 Blackburn; 150/1 Wigan; 200/1 QPR; 200/1 Wolves; 250/1 Norwich; 250/1 Swansea
Chelsea top goalscorer: 13/8 Fernando Torres; 11/4 Didier Drogba; 9/2 Frank Lampard; 9/1 Nicolas Anelka; 9/1 Salomon Kalou; 14/1 Florent Malouda; 20/1 Daniel Sturridge; 33/1 Yossi Benayoun; 66/1 Branislav Ivanovic; 66/1 Ramires...others on request