“If only I had the foresight to stick a tenner on Joe Allen to be first goalscorer in every Premier League game so far this season.” Not a commonly uttered phrase it must be said, however the Welsh chicken keeping extraordinaire has proved to be a very profitable selection in the first goalscorer market this season.
The 2016-17 Premier League season hasn’t thrown up too many big surprises so far. Liverpool are fending off Chelsea at top of the league closely followed by Man City, meanwhile at the bottom of the table Sunderland are propping up the table with five points. So no major revelations from a league table perspective.
Considering Hotshot Jackpot has been won three times already, we assumed the same was true of goalscorers markets too.
However, our traders will take some comfort from the fact that the most profitable first goalscorers this season have not been the likes of Kane, Aguero and Costa. Strikers rarely find themselves on lists such as these as the odds on them scoring first are usually the shortest.
If not Aguero, Kane or Costa then who?
Have a look at the graphic below to see which first goalscorers have returned the most profit so far this season: